A Comment That Pissed Me Off. · 5:20am
I have written two fanfictions set in the world of My Little Pony, both crossovers and of the 'Human in Equestria' genre. The positive support I've received is overwhelming and puts a great big smile on my face. When a reader takes the time and effort to leave a comment I'm always eager to see what they have to say. With that said I do occasionally receive a negative comment. Thankfully most are content with pointing out various grammar or spelling errors that I make from time to time.
These are honest criticisms and I have no rebuttal against them. English is my native language and, I will be the first to admit, I’m not that great when it comes to spelling and grammar. It does not bother me when readers point this out. Nor does it bother me when other writers make occasional mistakes of this kind. After all, this is fanfiction. It is something that we all enjoy as a hobby; for fun. It is a product provided free of charge, for all to peruse as they see fit.
For myself, I am very forgiving of errors made in fan stories. This is a community driven social media where we all can exchange our thoughts, ideas, and feelings with each other through the stories we tell.
Now, I post my work on both fimfiction.net and fanfiction.net and from the latter I received a very nasty comment on my ‘Mass Effect: Continuum’ story.
I quote, “Absolutely disgusting. Shame on you for shitting on such a wonderful and well thought out video game series with your autistic ponies.” End quote.
This was a comment posted on chapter one. Four days after I had posted chapter seven. I doubt the toad-headed butt-loader even bothered to read the story, let alone give it an honest critique of my storytelling skill. It is the first negative review that truly pissed me off to the point that I needed to write about it. So, please, forgive me for posting this in my blog. I just needed to tell someone about it since the commenter was anonymous and I can’t chew him out for his arrogance.
Different strokes for different folks.
I don’t understand the attraction for Doctor Who/Warhammer 40K/Dragon Ball Z crossovers with My Little Pony. I simply do not like them, but I’m not going to crap all over people who do enjoy them. As I’ve said before, this is fanfiction. Our only limitation is the scope of our imagination. If I don’t like it, I’m not going to read it. Yet I am content to leave you alone, those who find entertainment in stories like these.
I do apologize if I come across as being overly harsh, as that is not my intention. I hope you understand the point I am trying to make here. Rest assured that this is not going to stop me from writing. Not by a long shot. I just needed to put this out there and am already feeling a lot better for having done so.
Good night everyone, and stay safe.