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  • Michael92

    14 26.92%
  • Hikari Uchiha Senju

    3 5.77%
  • DrProof

    1 1.92%
  • serenaandrosie

    3 5.77%
  • M3U

    5 9.62%
  • Escorpiius

    8 15.38%
  • Lili-Chwan

    6 11.54%
  • Germanicus and Uzumaki16.

    4 7.69%
  • -Yami-

    1 1.92%
  • Reborn

    7 13.46%
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    Re: Voting: Best FanFiction [July 2013]

    But see, I love this:

     
         

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    Re: Voting: Best FanFiction [July 2013]

    Quote Originally Posted by chakrawizard555 View Post
    Huh, I figured I was the only regular here that watched Clannad You see After Story, too, or just the first one?
    With Clannad I mean both the first one and After Story. I love the whole series

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    Re: Voting: Best FanFiction [July 2013]

    Quote Originally Posted by Escorpiius View Post
    Oh damn, what a silly mistake? ;P Yeah, there's a "first" in between...
    Though, on second thoughts, it's one of my best mistake -.-
    this is also the first contest I have entered for a while

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    hey there

    there are so many good writers that have entered this month & FF contests are all about fun and not about who places where but I don't think I will place because there are just better writers than me entering this month. I am still gonna enter again next month if i can.

    here is an opening i like at the moment

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUoOTR_lXlA

    I have alot more favourites this is just one of them.
     
         

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    Re: Voting: Best FanFiction [July 2013]

    Quote Originally Posted by Skylar Knight View Post
    With Clannad I mean both the first one and After Story. I love the whole series



    I thought we had something special there for a second
    What would make you think that .-.
    Quote Originally Posted by serenaandrosie View Post
    this is also the first contest I have entered for a while



    hey there

    there are so many good writers that have entered this month & FF contests are all about fun and not about who places where but I don't think I will place because there are just better writers than me entering this month. I am still gonna enter again next month if i can.

    here is an opening i like at the moment

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUoOTR_lXlA

    I have alot more favourites this is just one of them.
    Hi Serena-chan!!
     
         

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    Re: Voting: Best FanFiction [July 2013]

    Quote Originally Posted by Reborn View Post
    What would make you think that .-.
    Because I believe in destiny, Reborn... I believe in destiny

    Alright, I'm just going to stop now xD
     
         

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    Re: Voting: Best FanFiction [July 2013]

    Quote Originally Posted by Germanicus View Post
    I feel your pain. It makes me think my stories aren't compelling. Which is a pain.
    Guess that would explain why you quit writing here. For me, though, so long as I get feedback from you guys, as in the other ASPIRING writers on the base, I can deal with the low publicity

    Quote Originally Posted by Skylar Knight View Post
    With Clannad I mean both the first one and After Story. I love the whole series
    I ended up watching it, just cause I felt, as a lover of anime, I was obligated to (plus, I wanted to see if it was really as big a tear-jerker as I heard). Clannad was decent, but After Story, ...I'll admit I didn't cry, but I definitely came close to it at least twice, man. Just a beautiful work of art as a whole

    Only had two problems with it, though. First, ...yeah, I know it's based off a visual novel (i.e. multiple endings), but the anime adaptation is the LAST place to insert them into. I swear, I was so pissed off when I finished Clannad off with that last episode, especially since I didn't know After Story existed at the time.

    Second, ...kinda childish, yes, but I do have a problem with the fact that neither of them kissed even once during the whole series, even after the episode when the girl explicitly admits to her parents that they have sex. ...That part was hilarious, by the way
     
         

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    Re: Voting: Best FanFiction [July 2013]

    Quote Originally Posted by chakrawizard555 View Post
    Harsh lately, Reborn?
    Not true, it's not only lately.

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    Because I believe in destiny, Reborn... I believe in destiny

    Alright, I'm just going to stop now xD
    Well that turned out well for you didn't it
     
         

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    Re: Voting: Best FanFiction [July 2013]

    Quote Originally Posted by chakrawizard555 View Post
    I ended up watching it, just cause I felt, as a lover of anime, I was obligated to (plus, I wanted to see if it was really as big a tear-jerker as I heard). Clannad was decent, but After Story, ...I'll admit I didn't cry, but I definitely came close to it at least twice, man. Just a beautiful work of art as a whole

    Only had two problems with it, though. First, ...yeah, I know it's based off a visual novel (i.e. multiple endings), but the anime adaptation is the LAST place to insert them into. I swear, I was so pissed off when I finished Clannad off with that last episode, especially since I didn't know After Story existed at the time.

    Second, ...kinda childish, yes, but I do have a problem with the fact that neither of them kissed even once during the whole series, even after the episode when the girl explicitly admits to her parents that they have sex. ...That part was hilarious, by the way
    I never really had any problems with the series. The lack of kissing never really got to me, I personally think the amazing story made up for it. Although I do get you and why you think so, a kiss scene would easily show the emotional bond between them.

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    Re: Voting: Best FanFiction [July 2013]

    Quote Originally Posted by Skylar Knight View Post
    I never really had any problems with the series. The lack of kissing never really got to me, I personally think the amazing story made up for it. Although I do get you and why you think so, a kiss scene would easily show the emotional bond between them.



    It left me in a heartbroken state, but it was worth it
    Well, it's not just that, but you know...it's like with Eureka Seven (apologize if you haven't seen it yet). They declared their love about halfway into the anime, but they at least got one kiss in during the last episode - and they were probably half Tomoya and Nagisa's age. I don't need a kiss to see how much they love each other, anyone with a heart can see that. I'm just saying it's kind of a suspension-of-disbelief that they're going through your basic tragic love story without just one kiss or even an innuendo suggesting that something more physical is happening between them. The only time a lack of kissing really gets to me is when there's no real certainty that the two characters will end up together when it's over, then it's open-ended and it pisses me off. (Lookin' at you, Ergo Proxy and Trigun.)

    Kinda sending off some gay vibes in this little exchange with Reborn, eh, Skylar?
     
         

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    Re: Voting: Best FanFiction [July 2013]

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    Please don't blame him, Lawliet, he's just going through puberty at the moment. We've all been there

    Please don't hate me, Reborn.
    Haha poor Reborn!

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    Re: Voting: Best FanFiction [July 2013]

    I have a question. Now we writers love criticism and we expect it from ourselves. But how do we know that we are worthy to criticize another person's work? How do we know that what we think is the right way is right? I mean, apart from the obvious 'you need to check your spellings' and 'you need to keep your tenses consistent' and 'your sentences are too long/short' or maybe 'you don't describe well enough or you describe too much'

    We've heard of writers whose work were rejected by some and yet they are some of the greatest names in literature today. Did you know that Tarzan was called a racist plot which was also against feminism? And yet today, Tarzan is like...

    What makes something good and what makes it bad? O_o
     
         

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    Re: Voting: Best FanFiction [July 2013]

    Quote Originally Posted by Uzumaki16 View Post
    I have a question. Now we writers love criticism and we expect it from ourselves. But how do we know that we are worthy to criticize another person's work? How do we know that what we think is the right way is right? I mean, apart from the obvious 'you need to check your spellings' and 'you need to keep your tenses consistent' and 'your sentences are too long/short' or maybe 'you don't describe well enough or you describe too much'

    We've heard of writers whose work were rejected by some and yet they are some of the greatest names in literature today. Did you know that Tarzan was called a racist plot which was also against feminism? And yet today, Tarzan is like...

    What makes something good and what makes it bad? O_o
    It's all those basic elements that make a story great, man. Normally, if a work written that well is turned down, it's because of controversy, like with your example of Tarzan, or because they don't believe it would sell well. Other than that, no publisher's gonna reject a story that's written extremely well, has a great plot, characters and charater development, themes, etc.. It'd be stupid not to publish it then.
     
         

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    Re: Voting: Best FanFiction [July 2013]

    Quote Originally Posted by Germanicus View Post
    I hate to agree with the fact that the ff contest is based on popularity, but...it's kind of obvious. Most people that vote don't even read all of the submissions. So many months where I barely see any more.views on chapters despite being entered in a contest in which at least twenty people voted. It's disappointing, but it's true. Can't make people read and judge with no bias, unfortunately.
    Quote Originally Posted by chakrawizard555 View Post
    See, I'm at the point now where I'm not sure whether the occasional slight increases in a chapter's views are from other people reading it or just me checking up on them. It's honestly quite depressing, cause that means that I could have a chapter with over fifty views, but only ten people have actually clicked on the link
    Quote Originally Posted by Germanicus View Post
    I feel your pain. It makes me think my stories aren't compelling. Which is a pain.
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    Guess that would explain why you quit writing here. For me, though, so long as I get feedback from you guys, as in the other ASPIRING writers on the base, I can deal with the low publicity
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    Look at how long ago those were. To be quite frank, a lot of the times it feels as though it comes down to popularity since people's attention span and general lack care enough to actually give consideration to stories prevents them from reading most, if at all any, of the submissions other than the ones from people they know. Often times people may not even do that. If you go to a lot of Fanfiction posts, they're the generic "good job" posts. Very few people give an actual opinion that means something. I'll go and read chapters that has bad grammar, incoherence, clichés, and other areas are in need of critic (sometimes very heavy) and yet people will: either not mention it or sugar coat it with a light little "there were a few grammatical mistakes but overall good job". Some writers may not care for whatever reason but it gets annoying.

    I went off on a tangent. But the main point of this post is: Strong is the possibility that a lot of voting is based on popularity and that is what my based prediction is on and not so much the actual writing prowess. I guess everything was rather evidence more or less. People will tend to vote for their friends aside from select few (mainly the writers...or at least I'm hoping the writers have that type of respect enough) who will actually judge a contest and vote. Since I've been away for a while, newer people may not recognize me. OR the people who vote arent' really within the community, they are people who read what their Friends put out. I post my chapters and rarely link. Before you didn't need to, however unless you do some sort of advertisement, you'll get no second glance. As I've been away, the reason I'm not as much of a top runner as anybody else is just that.
    Long time indeed my friend, I guess we finally can call you a FF veteran ;D

    I understand your points, and I suppose most of those people only either have their minds made up in front (which probably happens a lot, and which is a bit sad - even though I myself, fall under this category this month ), or they just click on each of the initial threads of the contestants and judge it by reading the first paragraph, the name of the work/chapter, the style, and whether it's original or a FF, just because they can't bother to read through 3 x 10 chapters to do an actual thought on who and what was the best. I guess that might be the only problem increasing contestants, because it literally ends up becoming too much for people to read... We already have 8-10 as a standard, and if Sara extends it to 15, we'll have 3 x 15 = 45 chapters to read each month!! I mean, I doubt many can take a knife to the heart and honestly say they read through all 45 chapters carefully, and made up their mind on who's FF was the best?? In fact, to be honest, I don't think I've had time to read through all of the chapters in a contest since 09/10, because I honestly don't have time to read through 30 chapters, especially when I know there are people like Roku, Escorpiius and myself, who like to write big ass chapters. So usually when I actually check all submissions out one month to vote, I usually read through one of the three chapters they've posted, take a quick look at the rest, and then make up my mind. It often comes down to grammar and structure instead of story and creativity because of it.

    And yeah, that is a problem too. And the answer is simple... It's either because the "reader" quite frankly don't care, only looking to increase his/her posts, giving the writer a pat on his back and say well done (as a confidence boost), regardless of if it's good or not, or, it's because the person itself is not the type to post longer posts, giving major ass reviews. Of all my readers, I think I have like three who gives long and detailed critical reviews (Escorpiius, Kuroi and Kyon), then I have people like Flash, Marhuto and Danivass, who like to write shorter reviews, only talking about what happened in the chapter and what they liked/didn't like, and then I have some other readers who only post things like "another great chapter my friend, keep going, etc." The last ones does not really annoy me though, because the other readers make up for it. What I do find odd though, is the random posts/reviews i get from time to time from people I've never heard or seen before, who only leaves posts like "Cool chapter," etc xD

    And another thing, popularity is unfortunately often involved for sure, or Germanicus should have won every single month he joined in for sure (I mean, just look at him), and the same can be said about many other writers too. Some get the recognition they deserve, others' don't, it's just like that, and it has always been, and perhaps always will be.
    "Popularity" can be a term based on more than a single fact though, as you have things like; The name of the writer (as in, how well known it is on the Base), the name of his/her FF, number of awards (I fear this might play in from time to time when people see someone with a lot of awards, they think they do justice by "auto" voting for them, like, if they have this many awards, they must be good and deserve to win), the user's "state" on the Base (Sensei, Modship, etc) <--- I'm not saying this might be a factor personally, but I've seen someone raise that question into a debate in the September month I refereed you to above in my last post, where an argument broke out between the contestants after someone (not naming) accused Pervy Sage of getting votes, just because he was a sensei, and he retorted back that it was against the rules to dis down on other contestants like that, that he could get DQF for it, and then some started attacking the people without proper Grammar and Punctuations, claiming that they should get DQF from the contest if every rule was to be followed completely, it was crazy for sure xD

    But now I'm side-tracking, my point is that not everything is fair, and neither will it ever be. This is one of the many, many, many reasons to why I immediately voted for Escorpiius, as not only is he a great writer, but he deserves to win this contest, not only because of his new work, but because he has deserved to win every time he's joined (but still hasn't). I don't care at all if I win or not this month, as long as Escorpiius claims 1st...

    Quote Originally Posted by chakrawizard555 View Post
    Unfortunately, that often is the case. It's almost too obvious sometimes And yeah, I agree some FF writers require some much-needed criticism, but once Michael gets back on, he'll probably give you the same answer to that that he gave me
    And what answer was it that I gave you?? O__o xD Not the same as above I suppose? =p

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    I like what I'm seeing Sara, you should hang around more often in the contest threads, gracing us with your presence ^_^

    Quote Originally Posted by Uzumaki16 View Post
    I have a question. Now we writers love criticism and we expect it from ourselves. But how do we know that we are worthy to criticize another person's work? How do we know that what we think is the right way is right? I mean, apart from the obvious 'you need to check your spellings' and 'you need to keep your tenses consistent' and 'your sentences are too long/short' or maybe 'you don't describe well enough or you describe too much'

    We've heard of writers whose work were rejected by some and yet they are some of the greatest names in literature today. Did you know that Tarzan was called a racist plot which was also against feminism? And yet today, Tarzan is like...

    What makes something good and what makes it bad? O_o
    Now that's a good question to raise a healthy discussion over!!

    I think we need to differ NB and the "real" world here, as in the "real" world, we have actual reviewers reviewing the different projects (movies, books, games, etc), but here on the Base, it's more of a "take it or leave it" type of thing... It's up to you whether you'll just flush down the critical "advice" down the toilet, or if you're going to take it in and grasp and learn from it. I do believe it often comes down to the actual member himself/herself, as who are you going to take more serious, the new member with 5 posts and only been active for 3 days's critical review, or a Mod like Roku, Escorpiius, with all their rewards and long time on the base,'s critical review??
     
         
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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael92 View Post
    And what answer was it that I gave you?? O__o xD Not the same as above I suppose? =p



    Now that's a good question to raise a healthy discussion over!!

    I think we need to differ NB and the "real" world here, as in the "real" world, we have actual reviewers reviewing the different projects (movies, books, games, etc), but here on the Base, it's more of a "take it or leave it" type of thing... It's up to you whether you'll just flush down the critical "advice" down the toilet, or if you're going to take it in and grasp and learn from it. I do believe it often comes down to the actual member himself/herself, as who are you going to take more serious, the new member with 5 posts and only been active for 3 days's critical review, or a Mod like Roku, Escorpiius, with all their rewards and long time on the base,'s critical review??
    The whole "mostly foreign population" thing? Remember? You gave me quite a lot of grief for it.

    Yeah, but he was asking how does the person giving that advice know that they're giving good advice that can actually help out the writer whose work they're reviewing. He's basically saying, "What makes you or me or any of us worthy of judging how good another person's story is?"
     
         

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    Quote Originally Posted by chakrawizard555 View Post
    Well, it's not just that, but you know...it's like with Eureka Seven (apologize if you haven't seen it yet). They declared their love about halfway into the anime, but they at least got one kiss in during the last episode - and they were probably half Tomoya and Nagisa's age. I don't need a kiss to see how much they love each other, anyone with a heart can see that. I'm just saying it's kind of a suspension-of-disbelief that they're going through your basic tragic love story without just one kiss or even an innuendo suggesting that something more physical is happening between them. The only time a lack of kissing really gets to me is when there's no real certainty that the two characters will end up together when it's over, then it's open-ended and it pisses me off. (Lookin' at you, Ergo Proxy and Trigun.)

    Kinda sending off some gay vibes in this little exchange with Reborn, eh, Skylar?
    I have to admit, I was hoping for at least one kissing scene while watching the series. It seems somewhat weird that a couple, who clearly love each other deeply, never kiss once. So yes, I agree with you to some extent. The only reason I see why the producers did this, was because they wanted people to focus on the plot and not simple things like a kiss.

    I was a bit bored yesterday, I guess

    Quote Originally Posted by Uzumaki16 View Post
    I have a question. Now we writers love criticism and we expect it from ourselves. But how do we know that we are worthy to criticize another person's work? How do we know that what we think is the right way is right? I mean, apart from the obvious 'you need to check your spellings' and 'you need to keep your tenses consistent' and 'your sentences are too long/short' or maybe 'you don't describe well enough or you describe too much'

    We've heard of writers whose work were rejected by some and yet they are some of the greatest names in literature today. Did you know that Tarzan was called a racist plot which was also against feminism? And yet today, Tarzan is like...

    What makes something good and what makes it bad? O_o

    Despite the feminism and racism, Tarzan really has a great and unique plot. There was something new about it, and I think that's what people appreciate the most. When I read a book, when I look at the pages, I focus on the plot and base my opinion on it alone. It's true that a book needs to be written well with grammar, flow and structure, but what makes something stand out is the story the book holds.

    You can be the best of writer, a person who knows how to write what's needed, but it won't get you far if you have no creativity and imagination. You need a bit of both, but no one is going to read your work if the plot and story go downhill. In the word "storytelling", the "story" always comes before "telling". That's how I see it, that's how I like my books, and that's how I plan to write my books.
     
         
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    Re: Voting: Best FanFiction [July 2013]

    Quote Originally Posted by chakrawizard555 View Post
    The whole "mostly foreign population" thing? Remember? You gave me quite a lot of grief for it.

    Yeah, but he was asking how does the person giving that advice know that they're giving good advice that can actually help out the writer whose work they're reviewing. He's basically saying, "What makes you or me or any of us worthy of judging how good another person's story is?"
    Foreign as in English... Yeah, I do remember, haha xD I did? If so, I want to apologize for that brother, it's wasn't the way I intended you to feel.

    Well that is definitely the coin flipped the other way... I stand by my post regardless xD If you're a newbie, you should wait with reviews Jk
     
         

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    Re: Voting: Best FanFiction [July 2013]

    Uzu, in response to your question, let's lay down some facts;
    First, writing, like all art, once it reaches a level of skill, becomes subjective to the beholder.
    Not all stories, however, are created equal.

    We could never put a HarryPotter or the Hunger Games in the same category as a Crime and Punishment or 1984. However, we could put a Tale of TwoCities there, though I don't like it myself.

    Thinking about that, we go back to critics; remember, Fitzgerald, who is one of the best writers to walk the earth, was shunned by most during his time. His books sold terribly. In his life, he could have been regarded as a "failure". And yet now his work is fairly well read, and is immortalized. (At least in North America.)

    My point being, critical review is up to everybody; you don't become "worthy" of reviewing somebodies work. The only place I see those reviews varying is in what the ones being critiqued can take from them to improve their work. Other than that, it's worth nothing. The critics who write articles online or in the papers are no different than you shooting the shit with your friends about how good/bad something was.

    In that respect, if the question becomes "am I worthy to review their work in a way that would help them?" Than it boils down to 'do you write, understand varying levels of literature, and have mastery in the english language?' That would make you 'worthy'.

    Least that's my two bits.
     
         

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    Re: Voting: Best FanFiction [July 2013]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uzumaki16 View Post
    I have a question. Now we writers love criticism and we expect it from ourselves. But how do we know that we are worthy to criticize another person's work? How do we know that what we think is the right way is right? I mean, apart from the obvious 'you need to check your spellings' and 'you need to keep your tenses consistent' and 'your sentences are too long/short' or maybe 'you don't describe well enough or you describe too much'

    We've heard of writers whose work were rejected by some and yet they are some of the greatest names in literature today. Did you know that Tarzan was called a racist plot which was also against feminism? And yet today, Tarzan is like...

    What makes something good and what makes it bad? O_o
    Horrible examples

    If somebody spells something wrong...they spelled the word wrong. If somebody is mixing their tenses three times in a sentence or throughout their story to the point it's not making sense...than it doesn't make sense. That's not necessarily a case of right or wrong it's purely correcting/proof reading at that point if those are the factors you're telling people to improve on.

    There are a lot of factors that make people, especially other writers worthy of criticizing others. Going through the process (hopefully) of being criticized, reading other's works and studying their styles, and understanding what they like about their style and other styles and noticing patterns between other people with similar styles. Those right there are factors but here's a more important one,

    Do you feel worthy?

    Regardless if something is widely accepted or popular or not. It doesn't give anybody any less right to criticize it.
     
         
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    Re: Voting: Best FanFiction [July 2013]

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    I have to admit, I was hoping for at least one kissing scene while watching the series. It seems somewhat weird that a couple, who clearly love each other deeply, never kiss once. So yes, I agree with you to some extent. The only reason I see why the producers did this, was because they wanted people to focus on the plot and not simple things like a kiss.

    I was a bit bored yesterday, I guess
    Welcome to my world But yeah, absolutely. Most people do pay more attention to the expression of the couple's love rather than the love itself, so I see the credibility in that. Personally, though, I don't see how just one kiss could've ruined what they were trying to do, especially for a story like Clannad

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    Foreign as in English... Yeah, I do remember, haha xD I did? If so, I want to apologize for that brother, it's wasn't the way I intended you to feel.

    Well that is definitely the coin flipped the other way... I stand by my post regardless xD If you're a newbie, you should wait with reviews Jk
    Well, you did, and I've been emotionally scarred ever since ... I kid.
     
         

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    Re: Voting: Best FanFiction [July 2013]

    Quote Originally Posted by Uzumaki16 View Post
    I have a question. Now we writers love criticism and we expect it from ourselves. But how do we know that we are worthy to criticize another person's work? How do we know that what we think is the right way is right? I mean, apart from the obvious 'you need to check your spellings' and 'you need to keep your tenses consistent' and 'your sentences are too long/short' or maybe 'you don't describe well enough or you describe too much'

    We've heard of writers whose work were rejected by some and yet they are some of the greatest names in literature today. Did you know that Tarzan was called a racist plot which was also against feminism? And yet today, Tarzan is like...

    What makes something good and what makes it bad? O_o
    Beyond literal problems such as incorrect spelling or grammar, what is "bad writing", really? Bad (or good) writing is a reflection of what a reader enjoys or doesn't enjoy in a work of literature. Everyone has their own unique view. For that reason, I don't put very much value in a single person's advice. Instead I look at the most commonly held beliefs across society as a whole, because, after all, your work will be judged by society as a whole, not a single person. However, since beliefs change, what society currently deems as "good writing" isn't constant. That's why authors such as Shakespeare and Fitzgerald are held in higher regard now than they were in their lifetime. So, to answer your question, anyone and everyone is worthy of criticizing your work. But that doesn't mean you should listen to everyone's criticism.
     
         

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