*FROTH* The main reason I hate ffnet: The users
Dear guy who posted to two chapters of mine now stating that I must shorten my author's notes, and then threatened to report me to ffnet if I post an author's note on my next chapter,
You, sir, are a bossy asshole. You have no control over what I post, and the fact that I'm posting absurdly-long author's notes will not shatter your tiny, self-centered world.
Yes, good author's don't need author's notes. Just because someone doesn't need something doesn't mean that the thing which is not needed is incapable of adding anything to an experience, or can't just be nice to have for its own sake. Many of my other readers have expressed delight at my author's notes, and claim they're funny. More than one has stated that they can't decided if they like the story or the author's notes more. ...Though this may not be saying much about the story...
I'm fully aware that having my author's notes longer than the chapter looks tacky, however, I deny completely that "three or four lines" needs to be the max. Especially when most of the author's notes are more about interacting publicly with my readers than about the story itself. If they would comment on my LiveJournal instead of on ffnet, most of these "author's notes" would be reply comments.
Why the hell did I taking the time to justify myself to you? It doesn't matter what you think of my author's notes. Who are you to tell me what a good author does or does not do? You're just some random ffnet user I don't know and hardly give two shits about. Who appointed you the ultimate sovereign of author's note length? Get back to me when you're Terry Pratchett or the ghost of Heinlein. I might listen to you then. Maybe. If I felt like it.
Inferiority issues? I "obviously have inferiority issues"? Man, not only are you an asshole, you're an arrogant asshole, to think you know about my mental state more than I or my therapist do. And before you get all superior going "Hah! A therapist, you do have issues!" Yes, with my family. Because at the time I saw her regularly, I was living with my mom, and we would have likely murdered each other without a mediator.
You have more brains and common sense than I? You who come into an author's story reviews, boss them around, and expect them to just roll over and obey your every word?
I'm pretentious? Me?
Hyperdictionary: "Pretentious: intended to attract notice and impress others"
Huh. I guess I am. Well, I'm not going to be ashamed of that, so you fail at insulting me there.
I wish I'd never promised myself not to reply to you after the first time, so I could call you an asshole to your face. But I keep promises to myself. So I'm going to vent where you can't see me. You insulting, condescending, grudge-reporting little shit.
I'm going to continue writing author's notes as long as I want them to be, and if you get my story removed, I'll put it back up, author's notes intact. If I get booted off ffnet, I'll rejoin and post it again. Until you go away. That's really all I want. For you to disappear. Or at least shut up. Because every time I see your posts, I want to kill something. Preferably you.
And Fandom Rant? Thank you for existing. I needed to rave about this guy to get it out of my system so I can try to forget about him.
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