Calm responses this week. For the moment at least, people have stopped freaking out over grammar corrections.
Tag: Pokemon author responses
“Although, please ask Farla not to message me. I really don’t need a repeat of this conversation. Thanks!”
“About the Pokemon names being capital, they are being treated as pronouns for the story, not for grammatical sake.”
It’s time for replies! For anyone new, these posts are 50% about wallowing in the most ridiculous things people say and 50% about letting sane people say their piece. Once, in the beforetimes, they were almost entirely screaming madness, but those days have passed. (more…)
Something interesting occurred in this batch: I gave two authors essentially the same review, yet the responses I received were quite different, and quite detailed. For those interested in how content of review correlates to author response, I draw your attention to this case study.
“This title is in Latin. The grammar rules for Latin are different from the ones for English. I should know, because I took online Latin classes in high school”
In which I seem to come to a reasonable compromise with an author upset over the concept of public reviews, for once.
In which an author does not throw a tantrum when learning their story violates the guidelines! But also a lot of people block me for petty reasons.
That Korrasami person comes back to complain at me again, but responses are otherwise calm.
An author took it upon themselves to fight me over something I said a month ago to someone they don’t know.
“And yes, I admit, my story seems cliché, following the trope of other stories out there, but let me ask you something. How often do you run into a Pokémon fic, or any other fic in general, that has done anything original? I can almost guarantee there are stories like mine that would be written the same way, and you probably gave them some criticism as well, but you should know that not everyone is perfect.”
Responses remain civil. Most people are appreciative.
Refreshingly calm responses today.
“yes but novels are different as if I was breaking TOS then I would have done that with all my other story chapters so logically its bullshit that I get hate when people are just greedy all I do is grant peoples dreams but it never works out for me.”
“But what truly amuses me is that the people on the Capitalization-Thread do not realize that you are actually the troll, the one who is attempting to rile them up over a petty argument, and seem to be succeeding, unfortunately. But that will not work for everyone, and sooner or later you run into a wall headfirst. You must have been lucky for the past 16 years on this site, nothing less, nothing more.
Just know this. Your attempts to toy with other authors will come back to haunt you, for even if you had written a thousand stories, it would negligible compared the great number already on this site, the ones written by the general populace. Banning others is not a solution, and neither is it an option one can use in repetition. Because sooner or later, you’ll run out of people to ban.”
Why are we getting so many people who have apparently never seen a real troll before?
“OK then but you don’t need to give me a whole list of everything that you thought was terrible in my story. Not everyone can live p to this “perfect” expectations of yours. It’s just a story.”
I’m blaming the English curriculum for this.