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03 July 2005 @ 01:06 am
 
Whoa. I just read samenashi's anon hate thing and at last, I realise why I am so terrified of holding opinions and of posting fic.

I mean, aside from the fact that I'm a wimp. I read Who Moved My Cheese? and tried to think "What would you do if you weren't afraid?" and the answer was "Everything!" because I'm afraid of everything.

I just marvel at people who wouldn't automatically change themselves so as to not have other people hating on them. I would.
 
 
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Omuch_reality on July 2nd, 2005 05:14 pm (UTC)
Truthfully I'd never really care what anonymice say. I mean, you know if they had guts they'd say it *to* you, you know?

Admittedly I've never been named! But... yeah. I don't think I'd be fussed overmuch. I mean, if people want to bitch they just will. Doesn't make them right. And anon hate probably makes them the wankers, anyway.
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on July 3rd, 2005 02:41 am (UTC)
Oh, I wasn't named either! Sorry, there seems to be confusion on that point, but then again it was one in the morning when I posted. :)

I just ... I mean, I'd always prefer people to say things behind my back and not to my face so long as I didn't *hear* it, and the lj equivalent is anon posting. You can't win, though. You're either disregarded or hated, there seems to be no middle ground.
not your typical annihilatrix: Coffee for Slytherinsfuriosity on July 2nd, 2005 05:17 pm (UTC)
Actually, you got hated on. Not in person, but some mouse ranted bitterly about people who write minor-character fic with characters like Terry or Blaise. Apparently, writing minor (blink and you miss 'em) characters means you lack creative skills. I must have missed the memo that announced that sticking to a canon characterisation required creativity... *eyeroll*

Plz to not be telling me that you're going to stop writing minor characters just because of some wankers.

The fact is, people will always hate on you. It doesn't matter what you do. Some people hate Mother Teresa. Shit, I hate her for when she denounced gays.
M: Not Your Average Bitch (Pansy)vaguely_dirty on July 2nd, 2005 05:26 pm (UTC)
Minor characters kick ass and if anything, they're better to write cos the author has to expand on their personality because they're just passing mentions most of the time. I mean, not everyone has the same perspective on Blaise, do they? Look at all the old girl!Blaise fics,lol.
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hobviously on July 2nd, 2005 05:18 pm (UTC)
People hate me anyway.
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on July 3rd, 2005 02:49 am (UTC)
God, why? You're cool.
balfrog on July 2nd, 2005 05:31 pm (UTC)
Have no idea what the post was- but can piece it together from the previous comments, and all I have to say is, O BRoTHER. what a thing to get a hate-on about. *rolls eyes* in your honor.

and the obligatory *pet/grope*
ex_ella_bane358 on July 2nd, 2005 06:22 pm (UTC)
I'm going to grope froggie in your journal; I hope you don't mind!
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M: Elegant (LIV)vaguely_dirty on July 2nd, 2005 05:32 pm (UTC)
Honestly? I hate so many people sometimes that it astounds me that I've got people on my flist or in real life,lol! If I changed for everyone who hated me, I'd end up in an asylum. Everyone wants something different so someone's always going to hate something about you whether it be your opinion, your nose, or the way you spell your name. It's tedious to change for them.

every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on July 3rd, 2005 02:53 am (UTC)
It's tedious to change for them.

Tedious for you; a way of life for me. And for the things I can't change -- my height, my grades, the way I look -- I apologise for, that tends to work just as well.
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ex_ella_bane358 on July 2nd, 2005 06:22 pm (UTC)
I love your icon today, sweets :D I DON'T HATE YOU!! And yeah, I know what you mean about witholding fics and stuff. Frankly, I was terrified of sending in Hall of Mirrors to the Big Bang. I'm new to fandom. I haven't written anything like that ever before and boom I write a big ole fic featuring probably the most popular slash couple in HP fandom and yeah I was petrified. But, eh, it's all good. Some will like and some will hate. Me, I'm all about love ♥
And porn. And little gay wizards.
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on July 3rd, 2005 02:55 am (UTC)
spectacular made it and most of my icons.

Yeah ... how did you get so cheerful? Clearly you haven't spend long enough here. Or you've grown out of teenage angst, you lucky thing.

witholding fics and stuff.

*snorts* I only wish I'd withheld some of my fics! Then I wouldn't be so upset at their reception.

This is a right old pity-me thread, is it not?!
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let's keep it casual: Lucy Liu Flowery [poisonfruit]casually on July 2nd, 2005 10:15 pm (UTC)
Would you be a dear and possibly link me to that comment? I'd like to read what it said and make an angry face and shake my fist with an actual reason. ^^;

But reading what everyone else commented, I have a vague idea. The thing with this fandom is that the majority is obsessed with the Harry/Draco, Lucius/Snape, Snarry, Sirius/Remus, Harry/Ron, etc., etc. Naming all the major pairings would take forever. But my point is that those pairings are what's being written all the time and it's like..."oh, great, another [insert pairing here] fic...yawn. Whenever a fic is posted with a minor character (like your Terry/Michael, I bow at your feet) where the writer incorporates their own take of the character and still stick so close to canon, I flock to it. It's not a bad thing, it's actually a great thing.

Don't listen to what some anonymous hater said, because I think they're just jealous they can't write half as well as you. And don't change, I've only just begun to get to know you!
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on July 3rd, 2005 02:58 am (UTC)
It should be the second from latest thread on her journal; but it's not about minor characters at all, sorry, I seem to have confused the issue! I didn't get hated on personally, there was just one person who said that minor character shipping is pointless. In terms of "people reading minor character fics" she was absolutely correct. You'd need a thicker skin than me to not care that 90% of any readership passes over rareshipping just because it's rareshipping. (I have to take that route because otherwise I'd have to admit that they pass it over because my writing is too shit for them to continue with it.)

And don't change, I've only just begun to get to know you!

You may as well list your pet peeves, then, so I don't do them in front of you.
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every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on July 3rd, 2005 02:35 am (UTC)
It seems to be mainly on samenashi herself. *shrug*

Oh, and vin Diesel!
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kabeyk on July 3rd, 2005 02:10 am (UTC)
Aw, darling.x But would you change everything? I know there's little things I'd change (heh, maybe), but stuff that's really important to you, well you'd stand up for that, wouldn't you?

You shouldn't link me to stuff like that - I could spend all day laughing at the hate and the wank.

kxx
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on July 3rd, 2005 02:35 am (UTC)
I've spent most of my life wishing I was anyone but me, so yeah. If there was some kind of permanent Polyjuice, I'd take it, oh boy would I.

TBH, it cracked me up too. However, everyone seems to think I got hated on and now I'm wibbling; I was actually talking in generalities. Any opinion and any fic of mine, if I saw that it was held in widespread disregard I'd be slain. God, I wish I could take down all my fics except for the last two, but I'm too much of a wimp to even do that. *facepalm*
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Insufferable, man.: rings - proverbcynicalpirate on July 3rd, 2005 03:02 am (UTC)
Stfu. Go check out and do Jaxmari's hate thing, please. Now.

YOU AIN'T A WIMP, YOU RIDICULOUSLY TALENTED AND CREATIVE AND FUNNY GIRL.

If you change, I will officially breakdance on your labtop. Okay?
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on July 3rd, 2005 03:49 am (UTC)
I did. :)

Er ... you can keep thinking that, okays?! Do you mean laptop, no?
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Minnowminnow_53 on July 3rd, 2005 11:37 am (UTC)
Okay, I haven't read all the comments, but I saw that shaky-weird meme, if meme it can be called, via my f-list, and was so proud to see you and reddwarfer answering under your own names. If you have to say something anonymously, it ain't worth saying. So well done, you! ♥ No less than I'd expect from a Gryffindor Ravenclaw.

^_^xx
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on July 3rd, 2005 11:49 am (UTC)
I'm not brave at all. It's just that I know I'd be haunted by posting hate, even anon, so it all stays locked in my head.
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every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on July 4th, 2005 03:13 pm (UTC)
The oddest thing. Is that I hadn't been brought up at all when I posted this, I just felt bad for some of the writers mentioned -- even though I agree on the wrongness that is the endless lurve for the Draco Trilogy, for eg. Then, like, two anon people said they loved Queen of Hearts.

Life is seriously wierd.

Thank you, for liking the fic, I mean. Maybe that's a triumph; maybe it would be better if I liked it more than everyone else. I know not, Horatio. xD
Lord Marmaduke Newbrycatsmeat on July 4th, 2005 07:36 am (UTC)
I hate you, and yet you won't write me porn.
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on July 4th, 2005 03:01 pm (UTC)
I will, okay?

Not with cats or women though. There are some depths even I will not plumb.

Dare I ask for -- another -- pairing?
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gabbysun on July 4th, 2005 01:44 pm (UTC)
DUDE THEY LOVE YOU. ;D (I really liked your fic, by the way. EXCELLENCE!)

*hugs* Oh, man, I know exactly how you feel, all the time. I'm in the process of reading through the meme, and it's honestly sort of pathetic. I've seen better. ;D

But hey, you are amazing and we love you and you can't forget that, okay? (And if all else fails, you and I can be wimps together. :D)

♥!
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on July 4th, 2005 03:04 pm (UTC)
I KNOW. THAT WAS SO RANDOM. And they even knew how to use punctuation correctly! This is a turn up for the books!

It was a bit more smutty than usual, but it is two teenaged boys. Inevitablity much? xD

We will always be wimps together, whether or not we are wimps. *love*
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