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An author's ending note that I wanna share cause..well...err...

"Everyone who's been enjoying this story but has not been leaving encouraging reviews can all die in hell. Do you have any idea how discouraging it is to see so many hits and yet being forced to think that it's not satisfying enough for you to leave a review? Even if it's bad criticism, I want it. You're all assholes who are about as bad as leeches who read manga online and don't even buy a single translated publication even if they're available in your area. Shame on you.

A small few of you have also been complaining to me about deleting anonymous reviews which you have been leaving. I'm a sensitive, guy, so when I see that someone anonymous has been leaving a review to every single freaking chapter and they're all horribly spelled and don't offer anything constructive, it makes me feel paranoid and I think you're mocking me. You think I'm pathetic? Well, you're reading my fanfiction so DEAL WITH IT...

Examples include: "OMG THIS IS GREAT GIVE ME MOAR" or "AWESOME CANT WAIT FOR THE NEXT UPDATE". Seriously, that stuff pisses me off, and I'm sure I'm not the only one who feels this way. Anonymous reviews are welcome, but please don't leave a review if you can't even offer me anything helpful. This is not facebook or myspace, this is fucking fanfiction. If you're going to do that, send it to me as a message. And if you're still going to do it, learn to spell. All caps is considered rude and is the mark of a troller. I should know."

...wow them be harsh words. I dunno bout this person here but....I love seeing more hits than reviews. I mean, I LOVE reviews (even if they are one liners) but when i see the hits I go "WOOHOO 10k hits I WIN~ :D" In Homer Simpson style.

is paranoid/touchy author paranoid/touchy?


Date: 2010-12-16 12:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] reikokatsura.livejournal.com
You know, if I EVER read a message like that by an author I would NEVER leave them a review. Never.

Reviews are wonderful and all (really, really wonderful), and of course the more elaborate ones are the best, but even one liners like "This was great! Update soon!" are better than nothing. It shows you you that the person liked your story enough to want to read more. It also shows that the person liked it enough to say something about it, rather than not saying anything at all, which they could have.

As an author, [s]he should really learn to grow a tougher skin. And maybe a brain, because if [s]he thinks people will continue to leave reviews after that message, she's clearly touched in the head.

Date: 2010-12-16 12:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sweety8587.livejournal.com
ikr! and they even go on further to say that "if after reading this you send a pity review or apologize, im gonna get mad" O____O the hell? Thats one damn good way to alienate your fanbase

Exactly! It feels good to know that "hey this person took a little time out to write even one line to encourage me" :D But even if they dont write a review I dont mind because im grateful enough that someone clicked my fic and tried it/read it.

Word *nods*

Date: 2010-12-16 12:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] reikokatsura.livejournal.com
*Gapes* They didn't! Not that I think anyone would be stupid enough to apologize after that insulting message, but to think that the author would blow up at someone who made an attempt to... *shakes head*

The author really needs to get that stick out of his arse, get off his high horse, and get some common sense. If he thinks the way to getting more reviews is by being a jerk and insulting and threatening people, then he's just crazy.

I know you didn't put the author of the message for a reason (and probably a good one), but I'm so curious to know now. *Sighs*

Fandom drama. Gotta love hate it.

Date: 2010-12-16 01:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sweety8587.livejournal.com
If this intimidates/pursuades/makes you pity me into leaving a review, do keep in mind that it's best to not apologize, or I will know you were one of them. And if you were thinking of reading this to the end without leaving a review (in other words, NOT thinking of leaving a review for a story you actually enjoy reading) then you're a horrible person.
:\ they so did. this person needs to remember that its JUST fanfiction. Or wait...i think i could get shot for that blasphemous statement XD I think someone is being WAY too damn serious :B

its a Vocaloid fanfic that i was following that just finished, that much i can say safely XD I dont wanna target the author (that really isnt my intent) but...just to point out that some authors are way too serious and sometimes that pushes the boundary of internet manners :\

hehehe indeed XD the whole reason why i tend to avoid being too active in forums

Date: 2010-12-16 12:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] chipsforjustice.livejournal.com
Holy shit.

Sounds like this guy has some sort of god complex kind of thing going on. It seems like he thinks his words are holy or something.

Date: 2010-12-16 01:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sweety8587.livejournal.com
i think he's coming from the place that "hey i took time out to write this so i want people to acknowledge it in some way" but i think thats kinda silly cause dont we write fanfic purely to satisfy ourselves and then any readers out there?

this approach just seems way too harsh and not true to fanfiction itself IMHO

Date: 2010-12-16 09:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nagicakes.livejournal.com
I can safely say that if I was reading a fanfic and saw a note like that, I would NEVER leave them another review. EVER. If there's one way to alienate your fanbase, that's it. I know I've left a note saying that if they felt the need to point things out (like, a huge list of them) that need to be fixed, to PM me instead of leaving it in a review. But I only did that because I got this big ass review from someone telling me off about how I fucked things up; they were all very small details. Like...down to whether they wear slippers or socks while at home in Japan or not.

But seriously, I'm just happy to get people reading it. I'd love it if they left reviews, but if they don't, at least it's getting out there. This guy has some issues!

Date: 2010-12-16 09:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sweety8587.livejournal.com
appropriate icon very appropriate XD

ikr? shouldnt you feel happy over the simple fact that people are checking your story out? why be so egotistical that "omg they are so mean and horrible that they arnt reviewing!" :\ i dont get it

Date: 2010-12-16 10:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kenkai-chan.livejournal.com
Is the person mental? Seriously? You do NOT tell that to your fans. Christ, every author wants reviews but hits and alerts are not a bad thing.

What astounds me though is that this person managed to insult the intelligence of his fanbase, question their loyalty, call them horrible and then proceeded to demand respect and good reviews. WTF? They're going to get NO reviews come next update and I hope they don't either. I have reviewers who leave only a line or two each chapter, but I am still ecstatic to get them. Geez, talk about not appreciating a fanbase /)_-

Date: 2010-12-17 09:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sweety8587.livejournal.com
word! it comes off as very bi-polar doesnt it? :\ lucky for them thats the final author note after the fic end and i usually leave a nice long review at the final chapter but after this i was like "Y' know, now i dont wanna."

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