Curious little bastard, aren't you?
You can never just let me lie in peace can you?
I understand. I've been eager to read and review the story myself. I got halfway through the chapter two nights ago and then worked 17 hours yesterday. So far I can say it's... different. I plan on reviewing it in the comments when I finish (spoiler free of course)
I meant to include you in the last reply.
That isn't true, I'm editing this one on my own. I'm 3500 words into chapter two.
As for the dark issue, labeling the story dark due to a couple scenes would be equal to tagging it as comedy due to a couple funny ones. Clashing tags aren't allowed so it's really up to me to decide what to label it. I was extremely friendly friendly and reasonable with Steel Resolve at first, but he refused to simply respect my decision and move on.
Rofl Steel refused to listen is why he was treated the way he was..
I mean, come on now. I think ImJustAnotherBrony and I know more about TSD and what it qualifies as than he does.
The observation loses grounds with TSD because this story means more to him than anything else on a deep, personal level.
That's the reason we are so defensive of it. No, this story isn't about the popularity. He's has no reason to retell TSD; it's already popular. He is doing it because he wants TSD to be remembered not as a story of Scootaloo having sex with Cheerilee. He wants it to be recognized as the greatest love story he ever wrote.
Besides, he already has the next few chapters written up, he's just waiting for Silver Cloud to edit them as usual.
I kinda have to ask though. If the first chapter is dark in parts such as a supposd rape scene (and I believe there's only one chapter so far, and I plan on making time to read it after work), shouldn't the story be labeled as dark?
Now hear me out.
I only say so because of IJAB's track record. The majority of his stories are labeled incomplete. He tends to start a story and never come back to it unless it gets enough attention from the community. There is a very good chance given his track record that he will never continue the story at all, and if the future of the story is not meant to be dark, but only sad, shouldn't he label it dark for the time being? Otherwise he might be misleading readers into a story that never grows from dark into sad because he never finishes it.
Please don't take this as an insult of the author. Just an observation. I believe he is a skilled writer, and while I am not a personal fan and have my gripes about his style, he has certainly proved himself a popular writer.
Well at least you treated me with more dignity thanmy buddy Steel. I must say I was intrigued by TSD when I saw it next to my story in the feature box. I'll have to bump it further up my read list and see exactly what the buzz is about and why the author has become so defensive over it.
This made me laugh.
This fic has more mature themes. That's what I meant by "dark." I'll proudly say that was poor terminology on my part.
But just because the first chapter has Scootaloo being raped, does not mean that it is a dark story. It's meant to be a sad one for that fact.
If he tagged it as Dark, that would imply the entire length of the story would be expected to be Dark.
He could be banned for inappropriately tagging his story if he labeled it as Dark.
He and I have gone through lengths of discussion and research on this matter. Sad is what it more fits in this context.
That's pretty much all there is to say on the matter. I hope that clarifies everything for you.
Didn't your first comment on TSD say it was clearly "more serious and dark than the original"?
Oh wait, sorry. I just realized I'm poking holes in your argument. I'll you carry on being a... what was your term? Ignorant cunt?
Someone should tag this comment feed as dark. It's hilarious, but the themes in this feed are not those of a happy, friendly equestria.
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