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I don’t normally post, I tend to be a one post a year girl, I support fandom in the background by commenting, helping out occasionally as a beta, and generally just being a reader, but as a follower of Buckeye5’s Making a Scene, which is another story that may have been lost to livejournal recently I just wanted to say what I believe about fan fiction in general.

Each fan fiction story written, and posted online, is a gift, it has been written for pleasure by the writer, and posted freely so that others can enjoy it if they want, all the writer wants back is a few comments, nothing more, nothing less.

If a person doesn’t like a story, then just walk away and read something else

If everyone looked at fan fiction the same way then maybe we wouldn’t get so many abandoned stories and people leaving livejournal because they have had enough of the nasty comments and backstabbing.

There is enough bad things in the world right now as least let’s enjoy a few stories.

Date: 2011-03-15 01:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ashmedai.livejournal.com
I don't read fanfic (or extremely seldom), but I couldn't agree with you more. I feel bad for writers who have fun writing and expressing themselves creatively, offer up what they've done free of charge, and get nothing back but hurt feelings. I hate the bloated sense of entitlement some people have, and that nothing is ever good enough. You'd think they were paying through the nose to read fiction, and had a right to demand a certain standard in return. Truth is, nothing is being asked of them aside from common decency, and even that's too much. It's pathetic.

Date: 2011-03-15 04:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] connorblond.livejournal.com
What he said.

Date: 2011-03-15 01:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] germanjj.livejournal.com
*nods* you're sooo right!

Date: 2011-03-15 05:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alienat.livejournal.com
I so agree with you. *nods*

Date: 2011-03-16 08:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] allyeff.livejournal.com
Yep totally agree with you all - lets keep it friendly. If you can't say anything nice (or at least constructive), don't say anything at all.

Date: 2012-10-31 05:48 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] bangingpatchouli
I'm new to DW and was just browsing around looking at SPN related journals. I just wanted to say that as a writer, I really appreciate this post. Readers don't realize how much comments make to writers. I little appreciation and encouragement goes a long way. Thx

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