Mar. 16th, 2011

Holy Crap

Mar. 16th, 2011 01:18 am
oxfordtweed: Movie!verse Arthur Dent and Trillian Astra with their heads cocked to one side and 'WTF on the lower left (WTF - Arthur & Trillian)
What the hell were you all doing while I was in bed? My LJ inbox email address has over 100 messages in it. That thing was empty when I fell asleep. D:
oxfordtweed: (WTF - Geoff)
This showed up on Fandom!Secrets today, which created a rather predictable wankstorm.

I dunno. When I post a fic or piece of art, I'm not entitled to any comments or faves or kudos or whatever. When I comment on something someone else posted, I'm not entitled to any replies or thanks.

That said, I do try to respond to comments to fic, more often than not. On art, not so much. I sort of fail at responding to everyone, because half the time, I don't know what to say to a comment that itself is only a sentence long. "Thanks for reading" seems the most appropriate, but every once in a while, I'll post something that gets an unexpectedly high amount of reviews, and two dozen 'thanks for reading' replies feels very impersonal.

If you ask me a question in your comment, I will answer. If you say something that sparks up a dialogue, I will respond. If you have a critique to offer (fic or art), I will respond. Every time. I may not respond right away, but it will happen.

I can see it being rather dickish to not respond to every comment on a fic when those comments amount to a grand-total of two, but I think there's a point where it becomes a bit unreasonable to expect a reply to every comment? I've seen fic posts with 3+ pages of comments. I would be AMAZED if the author responded to even half of those, honestly.

Are comments really that big of a deal?
oxfordtweed: (WTF - Watson)
This showed up on Fandom!Secrets today, which created a rather predictable wankstorm.

I dunno. When I post a fic or piece of art, I'm not entitled to any comments or faves or kudos or whatever. When I comment on something someone else posted, I'm not entitled to any replies or thanks.

That said, I do try to respond to comments to fic, more often than not. On art, not so much. I sort of fail at responding to everyone, because half the time, I don't know what to say to a comment that itself is only a sentence long. "Thanks for reading" seems the most appropriate, but every once in a while, I'll post something that gets an unexpectedly high amount of reviews, and two dozen 'thanks for reading' replies feels very impersonal.

If you ask me a question in your comment, I will answer. If you say something that sparks up a dialogue, I will respond. If you have a critique to offer (fic or art), I will respond. Every time. I may not respond right away, but it will happen.

I can see it being rather dickish to not respond to every comment on a fic when those comments amount to a grand-total of two, but I think there's a point where it becomes a bit unreasonable to expect a reply to every comment? I've seen fic posts with 3+ pages of comments. I would be AMAZED if the author responded to even half of those, honestly.

Are comments really that big of a deal?

Oy

Mar. 16th, 2011 04:18 am
oxfordtweed: (Mycroft - Umbrella)
I'm FINALLY nearly done with my [livejournal.com profile] sherlock_remix assignment.

Leave it up to me to do something about ten times longer than the fic I'm meant to be remixing. Uhm. Whoops? lol


Anyway, these things are meant to be beta'ed. I've never had a beta before. Anyone want to beta-read this thing for me? It gets a bit dark at times (of course it does; I wrote it), and is a bit of pre-canon kid-fic with Sherlock and Mycroft being their usual terror selves. I'm not quite done yet, but I should be done witin the next few hours.

Oy

Mar. 16th, 2011 04:18 am
oxfordtweed: (Mycroft - Wants Pie)
I'm FINALLY nearly done with my [community profile] sherlock_remix assignment.

Leave it up to me to do something about ten times longer than the fic I'm meant to be remixing. Uhm. Whoops? lol


Anyway, these things are meant to be beta'ed. I've never had a beta before. Anyone want to beta-read this thing for me? It gets a bit dark at times (of course it does; I wrote it), and is a bit of pre-canon kid-fic with Sherlock and Mycroft being their usual terror selves. I'm not quite done yet, but I should be done witin the next few hours.
oxfordtweed: (Mycroft - Does Not Approve)
I don't know why, but it bothers me. Like, a lot. It's not even a matter of matching tone with the source (which is something I really like to do, generally; if the canon is PG-rated, I generally like my fic to hover in that area as well). While there's no real swearing in the show, there's a lot of other darker areas that suggests that these are just somewhat professional people who wilfully refrain from swearing.

I can see John swearing up a rather creative storm at something. I can even see Lestrade getting pissed off to the point of letting something slip, even while he's on duty (off duty, he's probably just as foul as John is capable of being).

Sherlock and Mycroft? Not so much. Sherlock uses words like 'backside' for crying out loud. When he uses words like 'fuck' multiple times in anything other than a mocking, sarcastic context, it sort of pulls me out of the story. Mycroft would probably see such common language as being beneath him.

I can see both of them getting angry to the point of it slipping out. I think everyone's hit that level of anger at least once in their lives. I can't see them swearing for the sake of swearing though.


Am I alone in this?
oxfordtweed: (Mycroft - Fine Print)
I don't know why, but it bothers me. Like, a lot. It's not even a matter of matching tone with the source (which is something I really like to do, generally; if the canon is PG-rated, I generally like my fic to hover in that area as well). While there's no real swearing in the show, there's a lot of other darker areas that suggests that these are just somewhat professional people who wilfully refrain from swearing.

I can see John swearing up a rather creative storm at something. I can even see Lestrade getting pissed off to the point of letting something slip, even while he's on duty (off duty, he's probably just as foul as John is capable of being).

Sherlock and Mycroft? Not so much. Sherlock uses words like 'backside' for crying out loud. When he uses words like 'fuck' multiple times in anything other than a mocking, sarcastic context, it sort of pulls me out of the story. Mycroft would probably see such common language as being beneath him.

I can see both of them getting angry to the point of it slipping out. I think everyone's hit that level of anger at least once in their lives. I can't see them swearing for the sake of swearing though.


Am I alone in this?
oxfordtweed: (Zark that! - Zaphod)
So, Ryan and I have totally sort of fallen in love with Scrubs, a decade late. It's funny, but I can see why my aunt hates it.

Basically, after the amount of time I've spent in and out of hospital is throwing big red flags everywhere. I get thrown out if it so easily over ridiculous stuff like JD doing an ultrasound or a GSW victim going straight to ICU.

Blah
oxfordtweed: Dr Zoidberg riding a giant sperm (Zoidberg - Sperm)
So, Ryan and I have totally sort of fallen in love with Scrubs, a decade late. It's funny, but I can see why my aunt hates it.

Basically, after the amount of time I've spent in and out of hospital is throwing big red flags everywhere. I get thrown out if it so easily over ridiculous stuff like JD doing an ultrasound or a GSW victim going straight to ICU.

Blah
oxfordtweed: (James - Piss Off)
Why did I agree to stay up to make Ryan breakfast when he gets up at 4:00? I should get on that; it's nearly half-three.

I just spotted myself in the mirror. My hair is terrible. I look like James May. James May can pull off this shaggy spaniel look, but I most definitely cannot. Seriously, how do people handle having hair in their face all the damn time? D:
oxfordtweed: Jeremy Clarkson inside a Peel P50 microcar (Jezza - Peel P50)
Why did I agree to stay up to make Ryan breakfast when he gets up at 4:00? I should get on that; it's nearly half-three.

I just spotted myself in the mirror. My hair is terrible. I look like James May. James May can pull off this shaggy spaniel look, but I most definitely cannot. Seriously, how do people handle having hair in their face all the damn time? D:

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