Re: Voting: Best FanFiction [January 2016]
Well it's a time and a place for everything. Like RokuNR and the rest before me, my time to fade away has come xD
Originally Posted by Mysterious
I mean, I already did retire from contesting back in 2014, but then I got inspired to prolong it one more year, and so I did.
You have to remember that I started competing in these contests back in 2010. After 5 years, it's lost its touch (for me at least).
Also the more obvious point is that I'm also finished with my stories on here. I do have chapters I could still join with I suppose, but at this point doing it for fun isn't cutting it anymore. Time to let other people shine, don't you think? To be honest, a lot of past people complained in the past since I always joined these contests. That is also one of the reasons to why I initially retired until those people gave up writing on the Base. You could say that winning these contests were everything back then. I do know of readers that have completely lost their faith in their own work after not doing good in them. Some people are more "emotional/serious" about these contests than others, or so it has been in the past. Even I was crazy about them the first 10 or so times I joined, but after that it really just became a tradition more so than anything.
Also if you take a look around, you won't find many members from before 2012, at least not before 2010. It's a new generation on the rise for sure. I'm just a relic of the past
You think I'm funny? I usually hear that I'm just weird, not funny
Well to be honest I try to be funny to stick with the rules. It might make me seem dumb since the tone is not mutual, but if I can turn a discussion into something we can laugh about, then that is worth it all the way. These contests are supposed to be light-hearted anyways, they always have been as long as Lawliet's been in charge (even though it has had its share of "violence" up through the years I must say ), negativity has nothing to do here. So yeah, if I insist on going serious like that one time last year, things sure will go out of control. Then the rules would be broken >_x
Edit: I'll probably remain silent for the rest of the month, so I'll just pen this down just to get it out there...
The thing (that I suspect), is that I came up with an idea for something called a Marathon Table for the FF contest about 3 years ago as I approached Lawliet with the idea. She approved it and it was green lighted for a month or two here in the contest section. Some people including Reborn didn't like the idea because it felt like it glorified the winners of these contests too much and undermined the rest (and I do understand that point, I just never thought that someone would make such a big deal out of it. I didn't consider that other people could get upset). After all, these contests were meant to be fun since they often were decided on popularity rather than actual ability. That is where our disagreement began, and even though I made up with the other person who also disagreed, I never truly concluded things with Reborn, not the way it used to be before that anyhow. You could say I was a bit arrogant at the time so obviously I was supporting my own idea. At the end of the day it was taken down and Reborn's mostly been in RP since then from what I know. I probably shouldn't talk too much about this, but I feel like there's no reason to deny any of this.
That is why I said; "Good to have you back around the Base again (in the "only section" that matters) ;D" to him in my first post as a joke, being that he was once one of NB's most passionate writers on here.
If things really were clear between us, a reply like;
"What do you know of it? For someone who hasn't stepped outside the FF section ever since his arrival, you sure seem to know which section matters the most "
Would be more suited. And my reply to that would probably have been;
"Lmao, I have to give you credit to that one as you speak the truth. I have yet to place foot outside this section for the past 5 years, so you strike a fair point I do know the RP section is one of the pillars that holds NB up these days, no mistake about it, but it is sure good to see you back in these parts of NB again knowing your past as a writer "
And that would have been the end of it. Now it seems more directed, and thus it turned into what we now have before us.
Then again, it might all be an act and I might be completely off here. But in that case, I'm not the only one who was fooled, haha. I have a tendency to think people are after me if they play the bad guy, as it wouldn't be the first time that would happen, as last year implied xD
Anyways it's probably part of his act as seen through his first posts, but one got to ask... Why play the bad guy? If he's trying to be the villain of Ninja Gaiden 3, he should be even more sadistic I suppose, haha. Well enough rambling about. I think this sums up most of what I had on mind, hmm...