WHAT?!? Somebody made a topic like THIS, and I don't see it 'till it's got two pages? Criminal.
1. Okay, first of all, the people on the message board are way too nasty. Or at least, a lot of them.
Yes, some people on the message board are FRIENDS. It doesn't mean that they are suck-ups.
I am NOT a suck up to Dark Kirby. I think she is a good writer, and if she keeps going and stuff she'll be fine.
And some of the people here are STUCK-ups.
ALERT ALERT ALERT ALERT ALERT. Just so you realize, this is the most obscenely friendly message board on, basically, the internet. Message boards are a haven for trolls and George Carlin fans like me- be glad your silly ass didn't stumble onto Something Awful.
2. Okay, on the fanfics thingy, you hardly get any encouagment. They SAY it's "Constructive Critisem", but, really, it's not.
It's actually REALLY annoying, for readers and the author, to have this as a reply:
It should really be:
That's annoying. People say that "If you only ever get replies that say: Good Job! then you won't improve".
I say, "Yes, it's good to get better, but if you never get any encouragment, that's even worse."
So. You're not even flaming the sarcastic
reviews, but all forms of criticism as a whole? You're an embarassment to writing. I get actively pissed off
when a review consists of "awesome I hope [insert primitive, fangirlish opinion of future plot developments here]." By the way, most people who need encouragement have low self-esteem. Most people who have low self-esteem have earned it. See? George Carlin fanaticism.
3. Okay, a certain girl(no names mentioned) said most of this. She also spoke for everyone on the message board.
She said we ALL do this, and we ALL do this, and everyone should critizise everyone's work.
It really made me mad, so I spoke to her. Anyway, as I said before, I believe in encouragement.
And I believe in criticism, because it has practical application. And it's consistently honest, which encouragement seldom is.
4. The fourth thing is, not EVERYONE falls under any of these catagories. Like myself, for instance.
The thing is, some people don't except the fact that you have to start SOMEWHERE.
What, do they expect people to wake up one morning and be as talented as J.K.Rowling(Harry Potter) or C.S.Lewis(Narnia)?
Right. So now you start arguing for
criticism? Wow, a self-defeating argument. What'll they invent next?
Not everyone is like this. I know that, for people who are gonna respond. Some people are(not perfect)nicer and critisize when necisary.
I'm afriad(No, I'm not perfect, either) that I am like that.
And, if I still have people, calling me a "suck up", being really annoying, speaking for everyone, and expecting people to be published authors on mine, or Dark Kirby's reviews, I'm gonna forget I ever Strolled into the message board.
It's always necessary. Even Kasuto needs a little commentary here and there (love talk getting repetitive, plots trending more cliched, sparse grammar issues) and, as novelism goes, he's pretty much the best fanauthor known. Again, if you think indulging fantastic, egotistical delusions is nicer than actually helping, you shouldn't be behind a word processor. You should be behind a TV tuned in to pre-school programming twenty-four hours a day, because that's the only thing out there that won't make you cry. And again,
find a message board that is, per capita, "nicer," Bongo Bill will eat my hat. More Carlin fanaticism, see? BWAHAHA.
I dream not only of being a writer, but of being a critic, and you offend both