I am going to reply one last time. You. Haven’t. Read. Anything. Else. I’ve. Written. Especially anything relating to this. Your approach was so utterly heavy handed, how could I NOT be offended? Don’t try to come off as though you were being helpful; it was embedded in a decidedly unpleasant manner. She at least offered more of a useful critique, which I accepted graciously (or did you read that, either?). To a point, you were right as well, but you still never saw the previous parts so you could not possibly make any proper judgment on my ability.
You staged an unprovoked and unwanted attack on my writing, and without bothering to acquaint yourself with the previous works (I also gathered that abluhbluh didn’t read all that much either, so don’t get too excited). This is also a collaboration and my back is up because I’m protecting others; this does bear my name, I am the primary writer and I make the final edits; it’s all on me. Perhaps I flew off the handle last night, and if so, my apologies. I’ve seen a lot of good people being attacked by people who don’t like a ship for whatever reason and that’s what I saw in your post. But until you’ve actually read what I’ve written to set up this scene (and there’s no point. I’m sure I can’t change your mind. 1) It’s decidedly x-rated in places and 2) It’s not the DoloFang you want either), you have no place to speak on it. You’re missing the lead in completely and that’s why I’m upset. If you want a non-smutty idea of what I’m capable of, try this: http://drhicks76.tumblr.com/post/43552243087/beautiful-jewel-homestuck-fanfic-chapter-12
Keep in mind that this was written prior to Beforus Aranea canonized Dualscar was a pirate; I assumed a violetblood would have been Admiralty and played it that way).
This is all I have to say on the matter. I’m not here to entertain you. This is for whoever wants to read it. If you find it isn’t up to snuff, you can either just walk away or offer a more even means of concrit. When it comes to offering help, there are FAR better ways to go about it than you did there; surely you can’t refute that. I also happened to have a whole pile of anti-DoloFang anons come at me at the exact same time your post arrived, so that doesn’t exactly put me in a listening mood, either. I shouldn’t have to come on to my blog and defend my writing and my choice of ship to ANYONE. I will happily accept critique if it’s well-presented (yours was) but not if the intent is to rub the writer’s face in it (which was the vibe I got). I would NEVER partake in what has gone on here. I am not submitting this work for adjudication; it’s a STORY for people who WANT to read it, no more, no less.
Constructive Criticism is always welcome. A little tact goes a long way. If I have replied angrily, I genuinely felt attacked by what you wrote. There was something seriously unpleasant about your approach and I was honestly incredulous that you would comment on something you hadn’t read all of. We’re all people here; consider what you say before you say it; anyone who knows me knows I am not a “throw the first punch” person, but I will defend myself.
This is the end of this. If you have a constructive critique of the above link, by all means reply. If you seek only to tear down, don’t waste my time or yours. I genuinely hope you opt for the former.
For Christ sakes dude, listen to yourself for a moment. “so utterly heavy handed, how could I NOT be offended?” “An unprovoked and unwanted attack on my writing?” “If you seek only to tear down, don’t waste my time or yours?” Get. Over. Yourself. (Heh heh, pinched your obnoxious habit!)
You are taking criticism of your fan-fiction so personally that I guess I can understand you flying off the handle the way you did and are still doing because you have convinced yourself that I’m ‘attacking’ -you- as a person. But that is frankly… scary levels of projection. You are not your writing. Your writing is something you did. I think that the writing you did was pretty flawed for a number of reasons and suggested a bunch of ways you might be able to make it less so, as did ablubluh.
You’ve still done nothing but provide endless excuses and subtly (in your mind, anyway) accuse us of being nothing but mindless, tooth-gnashing harpies who want to tear you down. Not only is this grossly inaccurate, pathetically juvenile and insanely self-important, it’s just… dumb and disgraceful.
People shouldn’t -have- to have extensively read everything by an author in order to say ‘Hmm, this isn’t complete dogshit.’ For all your endless bleating about how I haven’t read the rest of your 40000 word ‘novel’ you still haven’t given me a valid excuse for why your characters seem so flat and lifeless even when they are locked in the throes of a violent, emotionally-charged confrontation involving attempted murder, actual murder, broken hearts and generally a lot of volatile shit.
Again and again you say that it’s the rest of the writing that makes that readable… but if all of your novels lead up to a point where I’m expected to believe that Mindfang, the Dolorosa and even Dualscar are cliched and dull and generic then it is not an interesting or satisfying set up, it a set up which actively makes the character shrink and warp rather than grow and develop.
Considering that I’ve been open and willing to ‘attack’ you publicly with my crit, I don’t like your allegation that I am somehow responsible for the Anons who ‘attacked’ you in any way shape or form. And once again, we clearly have very, very different interpretations of the word ‘attack’, as you seem to take everything said against your fan-fiction as one. Which is absurd and graceless.
Also stop trying to scrabble for your dignity by roleplaying a snooty nobleman who wearily sighs as he corrects the silly rabble on their incorrect opinions of his masterful work, privately chuckling to himself as he peppers his replies with masked insults that he’s certain his verbal opponent will be too stupid to pick up on. You don’t have the charisma for it.