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ThursdayPersona EG will resume tomorrow.5 comments · 53 views
I'm still dealing with this cold (it's getting better, but still need to rest to really kill it). I'm going to get some writing done today, but there's no way I'll have the next Persona EG ready to post today...or rather, I could, but I'd rather take my time on this one, so it'll be out tomorrow.
The events of this week have just...really thrown me off my game, and I'm very sorry for that. Between stuff that happened offline, then yeterday's...unpleasantness...this week has just been very, very strange.
Today, I'm reading some story updates, resting, and doing a little bit of writing on a couple of different projects. Tomorrow, Persona EG's daily updates will resume, and hopefully it'll be a while before the next coitus interruptus.
On a related note: Tomodachi either won't update this week, or it'll update Sunday. I'm honestly not sure which yet.
(Also, if you saw that earlier blog post from this morning? Damn me if I didn't think of how to actually work that. So...do expect a prologue for that today, but it's not going to be a front-of-the-fridge thing.)
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Let me take a minute to explain that last, rather dramatic blog post. And forgive me if I'm not entirely coherent or as eloquent as I usually am. I'm not in a very good state right now.
So I got inspired to try my own hand at a story involving Cards Against Humanity. Seems harmless enough, right?
I saw the ones that were already here, and thought it'd be fun to write my own. Seems harmless enough, right?
So then I wrote it. I put a lot of work into it. I had a lot of fun writing it.
Then it got featured. Which is nice, but I honestly didn't care if it would or not, because the whole point of writing fanfiction is to have fun doing it, right?
But then something happened.
A lot of people started being really condescending, derisive, and hateful of that story.
They saw it as blatant feature box bait. Which was never my intent.
They saw it as a shameless rip-off of another story. Fair point, I did it because of CAE, but it was still MY story, simply taking another approach to what THAT story had already done. And, I might add, I PMed Door Matt well in advance of actually posting CAEG.
I can take criticism. I've been writing for years. I've received a lot of criticism.
But what I've been inundated with today has not been criticism. It's been browbeating abuse without point or purpose.
Because the people attacking me aren't attacking my work. They're attacking it being a story similar to something else that's already on the site.
Because, you know, there aren't hundreds upon hundreds of stories here that are similar to something else.
And it's just been going on all day until I haven't been able to enjoy anything, and I'm tired.
Even a site moderator's joined in on it, albeit far more respectfully, but it still hurts to see a site moderator doing the same thing everyone else complaining about this story is doing.
I've had my entire day ruined, I'm feeling lower right now than I've felt in a LONG time, and why?
Because I thought it'd be fun to write a story, and I wrote a story.
That's my big crime.
On a site for writing, publishing, and reading stories, I'm getting torn apart for writing a story.
Which I didn't write for attention, or for a cheap ride to the feature box, or any of the other SHIT that people are accusing me of.
I just liked the idea, and thought it'd be fun to write.
And for that, I apparently deserve to be dragged through a river of shit.
I don't know what the fuck is wrong with people on this site, and I frankly don't care, but what I've been through today was completely unnecessary and never should have happened. I know the Internet has issues when it comes to people being jerks, but this...this is a level beyond anything I've been personally subjected to in a very, very long time.
And everything I've been through today? All because I, MINDING MY OWN BUSINESS, DECIDED TO WRITE A STORY THAT I THOUGHT WOULD BE FUN TO WRITE.
FOR NO OTHER REASON.
Is that right?
Is that fair?
Should this kind of thing really be happening here?
I'm really upset, really frustrated, really angry, and most of all, really tired.
And right now, I kind of really hate this site.
But that puts me in a bind, because I've got two stories with regular update schedules that a lot of people like and that I don't want to stop working on. I don't want to stop writing, I'm not GOING to stop writing, and I don't want to let down the people who are enjoying my work.
So...I just don't know what to do.
All I know is that right now, at this moment, this is the least fun place to be on the Internet.
ThursdayDoes anybody remember what fun is?18 comments · 223 views
I'll give you a hint.
IT'S THE EXACT OPPOSITE OF BEING ON FIMFICTION!!
At sunrise Twilight Sparkle yawned and clambered out of bed.
Clop, clop, clop went the hooves of the ponies as they rose to start the day.
Spike had already made breakfast, and Twilight Sparkle joined him at the table.
Clop, clop, clop went the hooves of the ponies as Twilight put the breakfast things away.
Twilight Sparkle opened the library and went over her checklist of things to do during the day.
Clop, clop, clop went the hooves of the ponies as Twilight scratched off 'eat breakfast' with her quill.
She opened up the windows to let a cool breeze blow through the library.
Clop, clop, clop went the hooves of the ponies as a butterfly landed on the windowsill.
A pony came by to check out a book, another came by to talk.
Clop, clop, clop went the hooves of the ponies in the streets of Ponyville.
Twilight Sparkle became frantic when she realized she hadn't made a checklist of checklists to make of checklists she'd need to make next week.
Clop, clop, clop went the hooves of the ponies as Spike told her to take a pill.
A shipment of books arrived and Twilight Sparkle sorted them for shelving.
Clop, clop, clop went the hooves of the ponies as she triple-checked all the receipt stubs.
The library shook as in the house next door, Vinyl Scratch perfected her latest mix.
Clop, clop, clop went the hooves of the ponies as they started going deaf from the wubs.
Derpy Hooves delivered the mail and checked out a book on muffins.
Clop, clop, clop went the hooves of the ponies as Derpy collided midair with Rainbow Dash.
Twilight Sparkle cringed at the pile of tangled limbs and manes falling out of the sky.
Clop, clop, clop went the hooves of the ponies as the two pegasi landed with a crash.
Twilight Sparkle applied first aid to the pegasi while Rainbow Dash berated Derpy.
Clop, clop, clop went the hooves of the ponies as Derpy's eyes rolled round and round.
Twilight Sparkle chided Rainbow Dash and gave her the latest Daring-Do book to read.
Clop, clop, clop went the hooves of the ponies as Rainbow Dash made a squeeing sound.
Cheerilee stopped in to return a book and they chatted for a bit.
Clop, clop, clop went the hooves of the ponies as the hour rolled round to noon.
As Cheerilee left, Twilight's stomach rumbled, and she knew it was time to eat.
Clop, clop, clop went the hooves of the ponies as she told Spike lunch would be ready soon.
Twilight Sparkle ate a lettuce, lettuce, and tomato sandwich for lunch.
Clop, clop, clop went the hooves of the ponies as they went to their favorite spots to eat.
Rarity dropped by to invite Twilight Sparkle for an afternoon out and to give Spike a hat she'd made just for him.
Clop, clop, clop went the hooves of the ponies as Spike's face turned red as a beet.
The Cutie Mark Crusaders stopped by to check out a book on fencing.
Clop, clop, clop went the hooves of the ponies as Twilight shuddered at the idea of those three with swords.
Twilight instead suggested they try a less dangerous hobby, and they agreed.
Clop, clop, clop went the hooves of the ponies as the Crusaders went to find some skateboards.
Twilight Sparkle made a checklist of things for Spike to do when she left for the rest of the day.
Clop, clop, clop went the hooves of the ponies as she wondered if she'd better just stay.
Spike rolled his eyes and reassured her it'd be fine, so she left to meet up with her friends.
Clop, clop, clop went the hooves of the ponies as Spike threw the list of chores away.
Twilight Sparkle met Fluttershy and Rarity for some shopping and afternoon tea.
Clop, clop, clop went the hooves of the ponies as they trotted down the Ponyville streets.
They found Applejack selling many tasty apple treats, and they bought an apple fritter apiece.
Clop, clop, clop went the hooves of the ponies as they nibbled on their fried apple sweets.
They passed a couple fillies jumping rope and singing songs as they went around the corner by the park.
Clop, clop, clop went the hooves of the ponies as they trotted down a different lane.
They arrived at Sugar Cube Corner and they said hello to Pinkie Pie who joined them in her bouncy silly way.
Clop, clop, clop went the hooves of the ponies as Pinkie pulled a cupcake from her mane.
They all drank tea and talked a bit, then did a little shopping in the town.
Clop, clop, clop went the hooves of the ponies as Rainbow Dash flew by with Thunderlane.
Then suddenly the sky got dark, the wind picked up, and thunder rumbled loud.
Clop, clop, clop went the hooves of the ponies as they ran from the impending rain.
Applejack offered them a ride in her wagon as she sped back to Sweet Apple Acres.
Clop, clop, clop went the hooves of the ponies as they raced inside where it's dry.
Pinkie Pie decided to throw a rainy day party, and soon everypony was having a grand old time.
Clop, clop, clop went the hooves of the ponies as the rain fell gently from the sky.
When the storm was over everypony went outside and continued their afternoon fun.
Clop, clop, clop went the hooves of the ponies as they gabbed about various things.
In the park they found Lyra Heartstrings making beautiful music with her lyre.
Clop, clop, clop went the hooves of the ponies as the unicorn plucked the strings.
They listened until sunset, then it was time to head for home.
Clop, clop, clop went the hooves of the ponies as they trotted wearily away.
Twilight said goodnight to Spike and brushed her teeth and slipped between the sheets.
...and the hooves of the ponies didn't clop, clop, clop because everypony already hit the hay!