The Other Pokeauthors, Part 113

you’re a dick, i’m just letting you know”


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Subject: if you don’t like, don’t read.

A response to your review at https://www.fanfiction.net/r/12961077/

If you don’t like it, don’t read it. and I’ve heard all about your rude reviews dickhead. Plus i am new to http://www.fanfiction.net, GOT IT?!

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Subject: dick

you’re a dick, i’m just letting you know

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re: Your review to A little love Story with Lucario and Braixen
9 JunTheStardustDragon
A response to your review at https://www.fanfiction.net/r/12960886/

Hey. I must say, I do like how you are assuming the fact that I am making this book into a generic High School love story. I have big plans for this book, so I would prefer if you would not assume anything like that from me.

Also, another thing. It is actually grammatically correct to put a comma at the end of what a character is saying in the quotations.

Ex “I do like to read at the library.” She said.

You are supposed to put a comma at the end of a sentence because of the sentence is not complete yet, thus you will be making two separate sentences by doing so, but if you put a comma at the end of what a character is saying…

“I do like to read at the library,” she said

That flows a lot better than putting in a period.

Thank you for your review! See ya next chapter!

secs ago[Hey. I must say, I do like how you are assuming the fact that I am making this book into a generic High School love story. I have big plans for this book, so I would prefer if you would not assume anything like that from me.]

Then you should have made that apparent. All I see in this chapter is generic high school romance. Fair or not, people will use the first chapter to decide whether or not to keep reading. If people bounce because your first chapter isn’t representative of the real story, that’s a flaw.

This thread has more explanation on the subject: https://www.fanfiction.net/topic/11834/142411850/1/First-Chapters

[It is actually grammatically correct to put a comma at the end of what a character is saying in the quotations.]

…Yes, that is exactly what I said. I’m not clear what the issue is?

St Elmo’s Fire,

A new guest review has been posted to your story. Please login to moderate this review.

Story: Do No Harm
Chapter: 1. Home and Hearth

From: Dwankitybag (Guest)
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Dwankitybag:You wouldn’t capitalize pokemon or mouse or dragon so you should go kill yourself you f*** dwankitynag

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re: Your review to The Legendaries
37m agomilkymarshmello
A response to your review at https://www.fanfiction.net/r/12960602/

Thanks…?

Are you a mod or admin or something?
Anyway, so do you think I should continue my fanfiction, or delete it and start a new one?

Thanks.

secs agoNo, I am not a mod. Mods don’t spend time reviewing people.

I advise you to make your own decision for the story based on what you want to write. Just be aware that you have other options than Pokemon to tell the stories you want to tell. What drew you to tell this story about the pokemon gods in particular? Is there something about them that you can’t find anywhere else?

Hello, asking for restart and forgivness.
13 JunNovum Arkilum
Hello.
You probably know me better as Arkilos… you reviewed my attempts on Project Legacy.
I hope you still remember me.. I just want let you know that we have gotten off on the wrong foot, I would like to apologise for some of my latter actions… I ran into Dragon and I found myself tumbling into a situation that was less then desirable… I have talked to Reeds, if we can reacquaint with each other… I would appreciate it.

I would love to here your thoughts on my current stories… please keep in mind that I am working alone with Dyslexia, so grammar and spelling errors is something that is very large struggle for me… and finding an editor is difficult when I seem to have Leonardo’s curse it seems.
(and yes I am still trying with Project Legacy… I am to stubborn to give in)
Novum Arkilum.

secs agoThere is a detailed grammar guide here: https://www.fanfiction.net/topic/11834/21887406/1/Writing-Guide-Part-One-Grammar

Other online resources, such as Grammar Girl, may also be helpful.

Have you tried using weighted fonts? I have heard they are helpful for many people with dyslexia.

And sure, if I run into your stories again I’ll give my thoughts. I’ll try to avoid saying stuff I’ve already mentioned in a previous review.

This was the dickweed who made the petition trying to remove me and everyone I ever touched. He did take it down… about half a day after sending this PM, and only after Farla showed up in his thread to berate him about it.

22 Comments

  1. Sinitrena says:
    Is it just me or does it seem a bit presumptuous to call (any kind of) fanfiction a ‘book’? There is more to something being a book than just length, for example. For a story to become a book, it needs a certain kind of structure, more than the chaptering system on fanfiction.net allows. It requires character arcs, a plot that is planned through from beginning to end, a climax, ect.

    I’m not saying there’s no fanfiction that reaches this level of (let’s call it) professionalism, but it’s certainly rare.

    But maybe that’s just my understanding of what a book is.

    1. Nah says:
      By that definition, not only does some fanfiction qualify, but many published books do not. This website alone is full of examples of unstructured, unpolished professional novels. Don’t give the gatekeepers more credit than they deserve.
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    2. Talarc says:

      Maybe I’m being old-fashioned, but for me a story can only really be a book if you read it on paper rather than electronically. It sounds really weird to me if people talk about ‘their book’ on FFN. I’ve written stories on FFN, but I wouldn’t say that I’ve written any books. Whether it’s ‘professional’ or not isn’t a factor. 

      That’s my definition anyway, but maybe I just have an outdated view on exactly what a book is! 

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    3. ? says:
      Isn’t a book just the medium? Plus, by that definition non-fiction books aren’t books.
  2. Talarc says:

    If you don’t like it, don’t read it. and I’ve heard all about your rude reviews dickhead. Plus i am new to http://www.fanfiction.net, GOT IT?!

    That’s interesting. The response I got to my review was:

    I’m still kinda new at this, but thanks for the tip

    I guess that the difference is between your reputation and mine. Still, I got blocked in the end as well, so perhaps it was just the fact that they were more annoyed by the time you reviewed? People are weird…

    1. Ghost says:

      Probably the reputation. In Talarc’s case, they probably got the usual PM from the other guys and then they blocked Talarc.

  3. Ghost says:

    “Dwankitybag:You wouldn’t capitalize pokemon or mouse or dragon so you should go kill yourself you f*** dwankitynag”

    Did he just misspell his own name trying to insult you? Come on, way to kill an insult.

    1. Definitely Not the Reeds of Enki says:
      One of the funnier kinds of complaints I see is when people say they don’t need help with grammar everything about their sentence(s) says otherwise. 

       

      Speaking of grammar, I am on my phone now, so there may be a few spelling errors here and there. I am not a very good texter. 

    2. Act says:

      Maybe he was punning on his own handle by calling Elmo a ‘dwankitynag.’

  4. Definitely Not the Reeds of Enki says:
    Talking to Novum Arkilum was honestly more draining than dealing woth Blaze. At least I can just say “Screw it,” and leave them alone even if they poke me with the hate-stixk, but actually trying to get him to fix his own goddamn mess was like pulling teeth. I finally got him to say that he would give an apology and a public statement, but I don’t think that’s happened and I’m not deciphering his cryptic last PM sent to me. I don’t think he ever properly apologized to Farla, even when I gave him something exact to say.

     

    He also asked me for “temporary help” concerning the construction of his forum and if I could review his Harry Potter story, because our reviews are apparently not evil enough now to warrant getting us all removed from fanfiction.

     

    @ St Elmo’s Fire, How much time did you get to spend with the lovely indivudual in question? Count every second that you didn’t have to deal with him a blessing. It was like the idea of personal accountability was an alien idea, like not wanting to get between Farla and Blaze’s “cat fight” (yes, he called it that. I’m surprised he wanted anything to do with me, but I’m not entirely sure he got how sarcastic I was being with him) in the interests of his own sanity. What even is responsibility?

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    1. I responded once more to call him out on the petition and he did apologize, but fortunately I did not engage further.

      He did actually make a public apology on his forum last I checked, but the forum now seems to have disappeared.

    2. Farla says:

      Yeah, he’s a dickhead. It’s less “doesn’t get responsibility” and more “doesn’t give a fuck that it is”.

      People who go straight from being assholes to asking for favors are generally going to be awful people, and this one managed to be worse than usual by not even stopping his shit-talking before asking for the favor. Every interaction that had  a person is talking shit behind my back and then appearing to ask a favor has gone the same way as this. Even if you do the favor, they’ll just demand another and then melt down over that, or they’ll return to shit-talking, or both at the same time.

      It’s best to have firm boundaries. They rely on being unreasonable enough the other person will do them a favor just to move things further, then they’ll renenge on whatever deal and demand another.

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  5. Godly Pika Y says:

    “If you don’t like it, don’t read it. and I’ve heard all about your rude reviews dickhead. Plus i am new to http://www.fanfiction.net, GOT IT?!”

    This is ignorance. I am honestly disgusted at how this kid responded to a review. From what I have seen, the reviewer said nothing about not liking it and merely criticized. If people said that fucking trash to me, I would no doubt report his/her stupidity.

    1. Eh, the “new to the site” bit makes me think they’re probably just a kid. They’ll grow out of it.

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      1. I agree. It does rather sound like it was from just a kid; might be their first real critique or something.

  6. Ghost says:

    Elmo and Farla have got another story about them in the Pokémon fandom again. This time they’ve been cast as a pinsir and a poochyena, and it’s surprisingly well written for a take that.

     

    How do people find the time to do this? Especially when you guys have not even touched the dude?

    1. I aspire to reach the levels of infamy in which some random ass pokemon gets cast as “The Reeds of Enki” in a story. It’ll probably never happen, but I’m keeping my fingers crossed.

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      1. Venompaw says:

        I’ve read two stories written about me before.  Three rants that addressed me directly in some form. 

        I myself wrote two stories to vex two different people.

        The Reeds of Enki sounds like a mystical item in D&D.

        1. Hmm. I wouldn’t mind being a magical item in D&D either. Maybe +2 INT -2 CHA so long as you blow a magical set of reed pipes every day? I dunno. 

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          1. Although, I do recommend not actually joining them in making stories with names of pokemon made just to provoke. That just seems like a really bad idea overall.

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    2. Godly Pika Y says:

      I kinda wanna see those stories.

    3. CrazyEd says:

      I’m going to write a story about Act and Farla where they’re both FUCKING HIPOPS.

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