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Fanfiction's Worst Reviews

Discussion in 'Fanfic Discussion' started by Moridin, Jul 7, 2010.

  1. Ched

    Ched Da Trek Moderator DLP Supporter

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    I was directed here from IRC by reports of what sounded like a dumpster fire going on, but all seems (more or less) well. Regarding Joe and Sey, I second @Dark Syaoran I think.

    I admit I'd be pissed too if someone from DLP was giving me passive aggressive shit anonymously. Especially personal shit. And since it might have involved the competition I did feel the need to weigh in on that and tell them to get the fuck over it - the competition is for fun. There's not even a real prize.

    It's quite possible to make a career out of writing either a similar character or similar tropes over and over in different formats. Look at John Grisham and Dean Koontz ffs.

    I think everything has been said on that topic now? We'll figure out who the anonymous person is sooner or later without filling up this thread with speculation.

    And now that I've had my say... I wanna bitch about this review that's been pissing me the fuck off since 2015.

    Here's the one-shot: Skipping in the Dark
    Here's the review:
    The start said Dumbledore isn't gay. Wrong. Dumbledore IS gay! He held romantic feelings for Grindelwald, the reason why he couldn't stand up to Grindelwald until their duel. J.K Rowling revealed it ages ago, didn't you know? Unless you're very recent, then you wouldn't know. DUMBLEDORE IS GAY!

    OMFG it's LUNA ffs! She's using "gay" to mean "happy" and that's the. whole. point. of. the. joke! It's blatantly obvious and I wanted to strangle this reviewer and explain in simple words precisely how it was funny, damnit, and that they're a puss-eating idiot.

    And yes, I've been on and off being irritable about this for 4 years now. It's fine. Everything is fine:GDie1
     
  2. James

    James High Inquisitor

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    @Ched that is awesome. I actually laughed out loud. Thank you.
     
  3. ScottPress

    ScottPress The Horny Sovereign Prestige

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    @Joe I think I hurt their feelings

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  4. Silirt

    Silirt Professor DLP Supporter

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    >reviewing Lesser Evils twice to say that it doesn't have a lot of reviews
    Those are some big brain plays right there.
     
  5. Silens Cursor

    Silens Cursor The Silencer DLP Supporter

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    ScottPress The Horny Sovereign Prestige

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    But wait, there's more! The spice salt must flow...

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    @Zombie mate someone has an issue with your remarks
     
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  7. Zombie

    Zombie John Waynes Teeth Prestige DLP Supporter

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    Yep, its the same person that spammed my shit up. Just call them a Naruto fan, that chaps their dick.

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    I have a fan.
     
  8. Joe

    Joe The Reminiscent Exile Prestige DLP Supporter

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    I'm not going to engage with this reviewer anymore, lads. I've said enough. The more I think about it the more I feel sorry for whoever it is - they've got nothing better to do than attack those of us still providing new stories to the community with obscure facts about writers from the last fifteen years.

    It's a race to the bottom between being creepy and being pathetic. The smart money is on a tie. Anyway, I don't see a way this doesn't end, at best, with those of us he's attacking also being on a well-maintained spreadsheet where he guesses our nipple size and hue against suspected skin softness. But then I've always been an optimist.

    So yeah, I'm out.

    Here's a 'worst' review that made me chuckle:

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    This guy nailed Wastelands before I even knew what track the story was going to take. I'm almost proud of this one. Heh.
     
  9. Eilyfe

    Eilyfe Minister of Magic

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    Ouff. What gets me are reviews that tell you your story is garbage and then compare it to another one that apparently does everything better. I know it's just par for the course, but somehow those sting even more than just a "u suck, and here's why".

    Damn you, fragile writer ego, one day I'll have mastered you!
     
  10. Xiph0

    Xiph0 Administrator Admin

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    All I'm going to say is that if the person leaving those reviews is doing so anonymously because they think they'd be banned then we've sent the wrong message over the years, and that I very much appreciate everyone trying to move the topic along.

    Regarding the Story Competition point, submissions are anonymous and made solely to me and I wouldn't dream of spending an ounce of time trying to connect dots just because someone has a theory that person might have leveled criticism anonymously. It's the internet, that's beyond fair play even if it stings.
     
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