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[personal profile] putigress2012
So, I received this anon "review" for "John - The BAMF Omega" on ffnet. I just need a little rant. Under the cut to save space.


truth:I'm going to be completely honest here when I say that your fics
honestly disgust me. You have no respect for canon characteristics in any
fandom you join and instead choose to woobie-fy, uke-fy, and feminize your
chosen male character of the fandom. In result, your fics resemble ones I
would expect out of 13 year-old anime fangirls and I was so, so disapointed to
see you join the Sherlock fandom. One of the largest signs as to how far this
fandom has fallen, really.


Ok, so apparently my joining the Sherlock fandom is a sign of the fandom's decline. Good to know. I feel like Sherlock BBC is one of the strongest, most diverse, and respectful fandoms around. But maybe that's just me being a 13-year-old girl.

Now, I'll admit that I have definitely written woobie!characters and uke!characters in the past - especially when I was in the HP fandom. That was the beginning of my writing fanfic, coming from manga and anime where the idealized males often have "feminine" attributes, and I definitely hope I have improved as a writer since then. I moved from HP fandom to ST, and some of that woobie-ness carried over. But I feel overall that my ST fic is better than my HP fic. I've written over 40 ST fics, of various qualilty. Some I look back on and wonder: "what was I thinking?", and other fics I am very proud of. I've dabbled in a couple other fandoms (Superman, XMFC) and played with various characterizations. I'm still a relatively young writer (21) and I feel like I needed that variety to help me grow as a writer - to figure out what worked for me, and what didn't. Now I'm trying to settle into the Sherlock fandom - one already filled with wonderful, talented, and prolific authors - and I'm trying to find my place.

So I'm especially insulted by this flame for "John The BAMF Omega" because I'm not quite sure where it came from. The whole point of that fic was to show that John is a strong, solid character with agency over his actions, no matter the universe. Unless, of course, the flamer felt I was making Sherlock an "uke". How am I supposed to know? I guess my whole rant pretty much involves the fact that I don't know where this flamer thinks I went wrong.

As for feminizing my characters - well, I suppose that is a manner of opinion. I've written fem!characters - particularly fem!Kirk and now fem!John. I like to explore how gender affects character dynamics, but I still try to retain their key characterization - and I'm not going to apologize for that.

As for omegaverse - well, I feel like it is an interesting trope that's broad enough to allow for things such as heat, mpreg, etc. For some it may not be their cup of tea - and that's fine. To quote John: "It's all fine." I clearly mark my fics, and warn for such things as omegaverse. If you don't like it, do me a favor and please don't read it. Or at least don't leave insulting anonymous reviews on my fics, which I work very hard on. I'm good with dealing with constructive criticism: if you think my characters are too "woobie", point out specifically what you think I did wrong so I can analyze my characterization from another point of view and improve for next time.

*takes a deep breath*

Well, that wasn't exactly a short rant. Sorry, it's just I've been trying hard to get my John and Sherlock voices just right, and flames always bother me. Again, constructive criticism is great. I love it. Flames - I try not to be sensitive, but they are just so discouraging.

*sighs*

Thanks to anyone who bothered to read all this ridiculousness.

Crazy

Date: 2012-02-02 08:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shotgun-suzie.livejournal.com
Wow. I really thought you did a good job of having John stay in character while still being an omega. I really don't know what that flamer was talking about.

Re: Crazy

Date: 2012-02-02 09:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] putigress2012.livejournal.com
Thanks for the support.

And yeah, I didn't really get where the anon was coming from. If (s)he was un-anon, I could have asked. I'm probably going to turn the anon option off all my accounts (lj, ffnet, etc).

Date: 2012-02-02 08:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bittercld.livejournal.com
:(

Truth: this reviewer sounds like an asshole.

If the stories this person produces are so 'disgusting' to you, feel free to push the back arrow. I *don't* feel that she chooses to 'woobie-fy, uke-fy, and feminize' her characters. Yeah, they're not not 100% in character, but fandom seldom is. That's why we have fun tropes like omegaverse and highschool!fics and mirror!verses. I've found her characterizations to be perfectly recognizable and a pleasure to read.

Also, how are you getting this from that Omega!John fic? It was a fabulous reversal from the usual (though also enjoyable) omega character going into heat and being unable to control themselves or negotiate their experiences. Seriously, what were you reading? How is that in any way feminizing/uke-fying? Perhaps your comment wondered in from a totally different fic?

Date: 2012-02-02 09:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] putigress2012.livejournal.com
Thanks for the support. I really appreciate it.

This is very similiar to how I would have responded to anon if I could. But on ffnet there's no way to leave a message to an anon, so that left me to rant on lj. It is quite possible that (s)he didn't actually read the fic - just saw my username and decided to post something nasty. There really isn't anything fic-specific about the flame. *sighs*

Date: 2012-02-02 09:03 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lygtemanden.livejournal.com
I think they chose the worst fic of all of them to complain about a weak John, that was anything but! I don't know what uke stands for (I get that it is derogatory in this context), but I guess that it relates to the whole 'feminize' concept.

I felt that you kept true to the characters, this fandom is especially diverse because you have three different 'canon' verses to choose from, the original Doyle, Ritchie's movies and (not least) BBC!Sherlock, so there are a lot of different voices to choose from with regards to John Watson, and all of them equally valid.

I've been so thrilled to see you dip your toes in this fandom, and look forward to more ;-)

Date: 2012-02-02 10:38 am (UTC)
fairyniamh: (Grin (Black Hat))
From: [personal profile] fairyniamh
Uke is Japanese for 'bottom'. It is not derogatory at all... it's just the normal Japanese 'Cliche' to over feminize the receiving, Uke, partner in a homosexual relationship.

Date: 2012-02-02 11:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lygtemanden.livejournal.com
Thank you! I tried to google it, but failed, and had to go do something else.

So does that mean that if an author stated that the fic contained a uke!John, that he would be feminine, or just that he is the 'receiving' partner in bed? Just trying to figure out what concept covers... Thank you for your help with this!

Date: 2012-02-02 11:25 am (UTC)
fairyniamh: (Eye)
From: [personal profile] fairyniamh
Uke can cover both so there is no way of telling. Uke from the Japanese verb 'ukeru' (receive) it's used in anime/manga and fanfiction for the "bottom" or "passive" in a yaoi/shounen-ai (male/male) relationship. So there is just no way of knowing if he will be feminized or not. It just really depends on the Author. :S

LOL, I wrote in a few Anime fandoms before settling in my current fandom... so I don't mind helping someone find their way through the awkward terminology. :)

PS trying to get my brain to work at 5am so this might not make a lot of sense. Gomen ne... Sorry.

Date: 2012-02-02 11:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lygtemanden.livejournal.com
Domo Arigato - thank you very much ;-)

Date: 2012-02-02 09:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] putigress2012.livejournal.com
When used properly, uke isn't derogatory at all. But I think lygtemanden is right that anon meant it to derogatory. Which I supposes might indicate an unfamiliarity with Japanese fandoms and/or slash? But thanks for explaining for me - I should have included a definition in my rant.

Date: 2012-02-02 09:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] putigress2012.livejournal.com
Thanks for the support. I really appreciate it. Also, the more I think about it, the more I consider it possible that anon didn't even read the fic before flaming... *sigh*

I see that fairyniamh provided an excellent definition of uke, so I won't go into it any further.

I do love the diversity of canon characterization to choose from. I wrote 3 Ritchie-verse SH fics (in early 2010, I think), but the fandom was still pretty small back then. BBC!Sherlock is two-fold amazing: the show is one of the best I've watched in years, and it exploded SH fandom. It attracted many new writers/readers, and eased writing a bit because now you don't have to research Victorian London (just London in general if you're non-UK).

I have more ready for this fandom. A couple more one-shots fromo the meme, and two long fics that are in the brainstorming/preliminary writing phase.

*hugs*

Date: 2012-02-02 10:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] soulessamazon.livejournal.com
I hate flamers. I never see the point in flames. If I'm going to be an ass about something, the worst I do is ask if they could run spell check cause it is the point I can't figure out what the words are.
*HUGS*
You are NOT a 13-yr "fan-girl". I happened to enjoy the omega fic you wrote, I thought it was amusing and did have fun with the strong points of the chars even though they were in an AU.
But then, I happen to think the internet is for porn and LJ is for amusing rants on life.

Please keep writing and sharing, you are wonderful.

Re: *hugs*

Date: 2012-02-02 09:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] putigress2012.livejournal.com
*hugs back*

Thanks for the support. And yeah, I guess I don't understand the point in flames. If I really don't like a fic (spelling/grammar, characterization, squicks), that's what the back button is for. *sighs*

I'm glad you liked my omega fic. I tried to keep John as a strong character, so I'm happy that came across well for you.

Date: 2012-02-02 10:34 am (UTC)
fairyniamh: (Eye)
From: [personal profile] fairyniamh
It sounds like you have someone who has a personal grudge against you.

I do not think you are a 'bad' writer. Yes sometimes the characters are over the top... but! But (not butt get your mind out of the gutter girl) it was in crack stories where over the top is what was needed.

Now I can't give any criticism, good or bad, about your new stories... because I am not in that fandom. Have never watched an episode and feel no desire to watch it. (*Shrugs* I like for my Holmes and Watson to be in the Victorian Era... it's what I grew up with.)

I know personally I am still happily snuggled in with Star Trek (Though I switched pairings... Spock/Kirk was getting too... ummm grrrrr for my taste.) Still, I know and understand the need to try other fandoms. So Kudos to you for having the courage to try that. Do not let people like that reviewer get you down. Because if push comes to shove you don't have to post to FF.net you can just post to LJ and AO3.

Date: 2012-02-02 09:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] putigress2012.livejournal.com
Yes, it is quite possible someone has a personal grudge. I don't know why, considering I always try to be polite - even if I don't agree with someone. *sighs*

Oh, my dear crack stories. *laughs* Yes, those characters were waaaaayy over the top - but again, fics clearly labelled, with an A/N: "Not to take seriously." Maybe anon just doesn't read headers and author notes? Hmm...

Yeah, at first I was kind of tentative about BBC!Sherlock. I've read all of ACD's canon, and I liked the Ritchie-verse interpretation of SH. My thoughts were pretty much: "Sherlock Holmes? In the modern era? Well, that's going to be either really good, or really, really atrocious." It's really, really good. But I can understand how some people might not find it their cup of tea, so no worries. ^^

I still very occasionally read ST, focusing mostly on Spock/Kirk and McCoy/Kirk. What pairing did you switch to? And yeah, I always have to urge to explore other fandoms, as long as the canon material is good.

This is actually the first time I've posted to ffnet in a long, long while - I've been focusing exclusively on LJ. I might go back to not posting there again. Also, I don't have an AO3 account. Something you recommend getting?

Date: 2012-02-02 09:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] putigress2012.livejournal.com
PS - Thanks for the support. I really appreciate it!

Date: 2012-02-03 02:21 am (UTC)
fairyniamh: (Default)
From: [personal profile] fairyniamh
I am firmly seated in McCoy/Kirk. LOL, Actually let me rectify that: I am firmly seated in anything to do with Karl Urban and Chris Pine. (I Love Reaper!Bones and Black Hat!Bones.)

The only other fandom I have been interested in is SPN... but the climate there is kinda... tense so I will stick to reading and commenting rather than writing.

You don't get many reviews on AO3 but it's a good place to archive. And it's pretty easy to transfer your stories from LJ to AO3 so. OH and if you need a DW to back up your LJ let me know and I will give you an invite code.

Yes, I recommend getting a DW and a AO3 in case LJ has another DDoS attack. :S

Date: 2012-02-03 03:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] putigress2012.livejournal.com
Oh, ok. How is that pairing doing? The ST fandom in general has seemed to slow down quite a bit. It will probably pick up again once the next movie comes out.

SPN - that is one fandom that I've never gotten into. I haven't seen the show. What do you mean when you say that the climate is tense?

I tried to get an AO3 account, but the site kept closing my browser. It was around the time that the 502 signs kept showing up, so it's possible it has something to do with that. I think I have a DW? It's a journal. I haven't actually used it, though. I'm not very familiar with that site.

Date: 2012-02-03 06:19 am (UTC)
fairyniamh: (Hugs)
From: [personal profile] fairyniamh
Kirk and McCoy is actually still going pretty well. Even the Jim/Bones kink Meme is doing ok. Not great and not super strong but better than Spock/Kirk or even the regular ST Kink Meme. [livejournal.com profile] jim_and_bones, [livejournal.com profile] buckleup_meme, and [livejournal.com profile] mccoy_and_kirk are all doing their share in keeping the pairing alive if not thriving. To be honest I love [livejournal.com profile] jim_and_bones because it pushes my creativity to new and interesting levels.

I will admit to loving Supernatural. The show is very interesting and the men are very yummy (Misha Collins aka Castiel looks like the butt baby of Kirk and McCoy and Jensen Ackles' bow legs makes me want to do naughty things to him.)... But it's not a series you can easily come into late. I know I was very confused until I watched from start to current. As to the climate... besides the always present shipping wars (there will always be shipping wars in every fandom. I accept that.) but the kink shamming and some of the open violence put forth in kink shamming... yeah that to me makes the climate too tense for me to write in. I prefer a non-violent fandom.

Yeah DW is just like LJ. I have one basically because of all of the DDoS attacks LJ was having a few months back. Before you use it I suggest you import your LJ over to there. (And it will import everything you have: Icons, Stories, Friends, Tags, Comments.) I admit to being an LJ junkie though so I use it when LJ is down. And the crossover posting is awesome. Sorry AO3 was being a PIA. I do like it basically so I can have a back-up for all of my stories.

If you still have me on AOL feel free to beep me anytime. :)

Date: 2012-02-03 06:53 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] putigress2012.livejournal.com
Good to hear that McCoy/Kirk is still going well. If the next movie is good, I might get sucked back into the fandom. ^^

Ah. Shipping wars are one thing - kink shaming is another. I don't really like shipping wars. It's one of the reasons I love the BBC Sherlock fandom so much - I feel like John/Sherlock is the definitive pairing, but writers and readers are also open to other pairings. I absolutely can't stand kink shaming, though. I don't care how "out there" you think a kink is - you don't like it, you press the back button and move right along. I can definitely understand how a hostile climate would be unconducive to writing.

How do I import my LJ to DW? Is there an "import" function somewhere? And I'm going to have to try AO3 again.

We'll have to chat on AOL again soon. I haven't signed in for a while, but I will remember. ^^

Date: 2012-02-03 07:28 am (UTC)
fairyniamh: (Goofy (KU))
From: [personal profile] fairyniamh
I have high hopes for the next movie. The actor line-up is... just stunning and bless him JJ will NOT be shooting it in 3D like Paramount wanted him to. \o/ (3D is physically painful for me to watch so I was happy to hear that... though there will be a 3D version of it.)

Friendly shipping wars I can get behind (Like the neener neener X/Y is better than Y/Z)... some of the more violent ones (like a few I have seen in Star Trek where X/Y is canon and Y/Z blows ass and is NOT canon so F*** You and your Y/Z pairing.) I cannot... and yeah I cannot and will not stand behind kink shaming. My view is YKINMKATO. I can skip stories/prompts that go too kinky for me.

https://www.dreamwidth.org/tools/importer Log in and go there. Once you have it started you do not need to stick around. DW will inbox/email you once the transfer is complete. (Warning: It can take up to 48 hrs for the transfer to complete if the traffic is heavy.)

I do miss chatting with you because your brain works in mysterious ways and actually helps me get my creative juices flowing. :) (No that wasn't an insult. :P)

Date: 2012-02-03 08:12 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] putigress2012.livejournal.com
Yeah. Cumberbatch as a villain! I'm so excited. Also, I dislike 3D, so I'm glad I will have the option to watch it in 2D.

Friendly shipping wars can devolve to unfriendly pretty quickly, so I generally just keep out of it. I'm also rarely exclusive with my shipping, so I'm one of the least likely to defend any single pairing. And I completely agree with you on kink shaming.

Thanks! I'll do that right away. It will be good to have a back-up.

Aw, thanks. I take that as a compliment, not an insult. We'll have to chat really soon. :D

Date: 2012-02-02 11:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] yanyann.livejournal.com
Oh, wait, there is a fandom that used to be dignified (I'm guessing that's what he/she meant), and now has fallen? What happened? What did they do? That sounds like something quite scandalous happened.
And btw, 'disgust', 'characteristics', 'feminize', 'largest'? Those are quite big words for a 16 year-old that can't play nice in fandom (ya know, the community of diverse people with diverse interests?).
Wait? Was he/she dissing anime? Awww, that's so cute and ignorant. Declaring something childish just because it's hand drawn and animated.


I have't watched Sherlock (bbc) so I can't really say wether or not the characters are ooc or not (not that it even matters). But I am in love with Star Trek and know that it's a better and richer fandom for having you in it.
Plus you have a better vocabulary and writing stile than any 13 year-old I've ever met.

So you just rock on and be fabulous.

Date: 2012-02-02 09:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] putigress2012.livejournal.com
Thanks for the support. I really appreciate it.

And yes, it certainly felt like anon was looking down on anime - and maybe even slash in general? I don't know. Can't exactly ask him/her, considering (s)he commented anon. *sighs*

I really recommend watching Sherlock BBC if you have the time. It is an excellent show, even if you don't get into the fandom.

And thanks, it means a lot that you think so. Again, I really appreciate the support.

Date: 2012-02-02 01:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] treksnoopy.livejournal.com
I loved that fic! There was nothing wobbie about that John. He was decisive and strong and still an Omega.

Some thoughts. This person claims to be upset that you've joined Sherlock famdom because they hate everything you've written in other fandoms. If they hate your writing, why are they reading it? Simply to be an ass?

Turn off annoymous posting. I think it encourages this kind of stuff. You're right, if they don't have the guts to identify themselves then they shouldn't be leaving negetive crass comments; calling names then running away. Talk about acting like a 13 year old!

You keep doing your thing. I alway enjoy your work.

Date: 2012-02-02 09:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] putigress2012.livejournal.com
Thanks for the support. I really appreciate it. And yeah, I'm still not getting where (s)he thought that John was woobie. I wish I could ask him/her. *sighs*

Yeah, I don't know why they would read my fic if (s)he hates all my previous fic. I certainly learn to associate certain authors with a certain quality of work - both positive and negative. If you're familiar with the author, you learn what to expect from them as far as spelling/grammar, characterizations, and plot go.

I think I'm going to turn off anonymous posting. Thanks for the suggestion. That way I can just avoid this altogether in the future. If someone wants to flame, they can do it under their own account.

Date: 2012-02-02 01:59 pm (UTC)
ext_393041: perfect Spock (eyebrow gif)
From: [identity profile] verizonhorizon.livejournal.com
OMG that was a horrible, wretched anon! You are very prolific, write all sorts of things, and are always extremely nice and welcomed around my block any time! :)
P.S., I agree with the person above who says not to invite anon comments because on your journal. It removes people's sense of humanity.
Edited Date: 2012-02-02 02:00 pm (UTC)

Date: 2012-02-02 10:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] putigress2012.livejournal.com
Thanks for the support. I really appreciate it.

I'm going to block anon comments on my journal. I definitely agree that anon lets people "say" things they wouldn't otherwise.

Date: 2012-02-02 02:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lalazee.livejournal.com
I'm just speechless with shock. What a disrespectful asshole - and, on top of that, a plain old liar. Even though I'm not a good commentor, I'm still a reader - and I really truly enjoy your work. I believe that everyone has their own style of characterisation - and if a reader disapproves of that style... they can just, y'know, NOT READ IT. That's what I tell people who complain about my writing style. Don't like it? BUGGER OFF. When people like this try to get you down, try and recall all the positive comments you've received in the past. I know how hard it is to concentrate on the bad and not the good, but there ARE people who read your fic and there ARE people who like that you've expanded your fandoms. The bottom line is that YOU are happy writing, not some random asshole. WE THINK YOU'RE WONDERFUL.

Date: 2012-02-02 10:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] putigress2012.livejournal.com
Thanks for the suppport. I really appreciate it.

Yeah, it is one thing to give constructive criticism. It is another thing to pretty much comment: "I hate your writing. It's disgusting. Stop writing." I agree that if a certain writing style is so distasteful, they should just do us all a favor and not read it.

I'm trying to focus on the positive comments, and this post has certainly been helpful in that regards. Again, thank you for your support. ^^

Date: 2012-02-02 07:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] northernwalker.livejournal.com
I haven't a clue what they're talking about because they obviously didn't read the fic. Some of your earlier stuff isn't my thing, but you've definitely grown and improved as a writer. I think you write an interesting, intelligent John, and in this fic it really worked that Sherlock was the one out of control.

*sends marshmallows to toast over flame*

Date: 2012-02-02 10:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] putigress2012.livejournal.com
Yes, it is quite possible that they didn't even bother reading the fic - just saw my username posting on ffnet for the first time in a while and decided to flame.

I'm glad you think I've grown and improved as a writer. The flame actually made me go back to my earliest works and re-read some of them to get an idea of how much my writing has changed. I posted quite a few things in 2009 - and some of them were truly atrocious. I was 18 and gathering up my courage to write NC-17 rated fics - and then I went a little PWP crazy and that was all I wrote, lol.

I'm also happy you think my John is interesting and intelligent - because those are two characterizations that I go for in watching, reading, and writing John Watson. I really dislike when he is characterized as a bumbling fool - and I am so, so glad that the Ritchie movies and BBC Sherlock reversed that trend. I watched "Sherlock and Weapons", the 1943 film with Basil!Holmes the other night. I really enjoyed Holmes - but I didn't like what they did with Watson at all. I just feel like a man like Sherlock Holmes would not have a long-term flatmate and best friend that was anything less than awesome.

Thanks for your support. I really appreciate it. :D

Date: 2012-02-03 05:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] carnivalwheel.livejournal.com
I feel like I'm cutting in on your conversation and being totally off topic from your rant, but I was skimming

I was wondering if you plan on watching other series of Sherlock Holmes?

I can recommend Granada Holmes (all the episodes are on Youtube)(Two Different Watsons in this series, David Burke and Edward Hardwicke, who were actually both quite smart Watson if you ask me though not everyone agrees. They both often try to apply Holmes's methods.

The Soviet Union Holmes (all the videos are on google video and another site, but I have the masterlist). The Sherlock Holmes stories are kind of twisted because of the censorship in Russia (for example...Holmes doesn't do cocaine), but the Watson (and Holmes for that matter) are wonderful. The best I can describe the episodes as is that they mash some of the stories together to make long episodes like the BBC Sherlock.

And if you want a BAMF-but-still-adorable-in-his-own-way Nigel Stock is Watson goes on that list. He was Watson for two different Sherlock Holmes. A black and white series with Douglas Wilmer and another series Peter Cushings(there's only 6 episodes in this series, the rest were lost/missing).



Date: 2012-02-03 05:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] putigress2012.livejournal.com
I would like to watch Granada Holmes eventually. I actually didn't realize that all the episodes were on Youtube, so that's good to know - thanks.

And thanks for the other suggestions, as well. I will definitely look into them. I'm currently re-reading "The Complete Adventures of Sherlock Holmes" (I'm on the 'Valley of Fear' right now), because I haven't read ACD canon in years and years. I might actually try my hand at "modernizing" a few of the cases for BBC verse. ^^

Flamer be trippin'

Date: 2012-02-02 08:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wyren09.livejournal.com
I have no idea what that person was going on about, I have read many of your works of fanfiction and I can honestly say you are one of my favorite ST writers. No joke. I am happy that you have decided to join yet another fandom that I love and I can not wait to see what you can come up with.

Best wishes always

Re: Flamer be trippin'

Date: 2012-02-02 10:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] putigress2012.livejournal.com
Thanks for your support. I really appreciate it. And I have quite a few more BBC Sherlock fics in the works, so I hope you like what I come up with. :D

Date: 2012-02-03 02:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] antesqueluz.livejournal.com
What a ridiculous comment. Personally, I was thrilled to see you join this particular fandom, 'cause I always enjoy your writing. I think your characterizations are believable and this story especially was not in any way demasculinizing or diminishing to the characters. I don't know what that individual has been smoking. Don't pay them any mind, dear.

Date: 2012-02-03 03:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] putigress2012.livejournal.com
Thanks for the support. I really appreciate it. I haven't gotten a flame in a while, so it was a bit of a shake to my confidence. But all these wonderful comments have certainly helped me calm down from this flame.

Date: 2012-02-03 03:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] darkwingfan.livejournal.com
I love all of your stories and that flamer can suck it. You write such lovely stories with interesting twists and depth in the characters that shows a human venerability and strength. And your stories are sexy, which I love. Keep on writing that person has a stick up their a**.

Date: 2012-02-03 03:55 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] putigress2012.livejournal.com
Thanks for the support. I really appreciate it. I have quite a few more Sherlock BBC stories in the works, so don't worry - I plan to continue writing in this fandom. ^^

Date: 2012-02-03 06:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] altimeterrise.livejournal.com
"You have no respect for canon characteristics in any
fandom you join and instead choose to woobie-fy, uke-fy, and feminize your
chosen male character of the fandom."


First off, I thoroughly enjoy your writing, and I've never felt you feminized your chars in a way that wasn't in keeping with the spirit of the particular fic you were writing - a lighthearted pwp, or one that was clearly crack!fic.

This flamer sounds like a particular breed of troll I like to classify as "the canon nazi." Basically, people who think the only type of fanfic that has merit is one that sticks to canon as closely as possible without actually being canon. If that's what someone wants to write, it's fine, but it doesn't make writers who want to take a looser interpretation of the characters/setting/whatever bad writers.

In other words, said troll is criticizing you because you don't write in a style she likes - it has nothing to do with your craftsmanship/writing ability.

Date: 2012-02-03 06:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] putigress2012.livejournal.com
Thanks for the support. I really appreciate it. I understand how some might not like my writing style - I just wish they would press the back button rather than flame. *sighs* I've disabled the anon function for my ffnet account, so no more anon flames for me. ^^

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