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Constructive criticism?Do most people that want constructive criticism put something in the summary or author's notes? How do most handle it?
|Michelle||Personally, I think once you put your story out there you should be prepared for people reacting to it. In all kinds of ways:)|
|JesusKetchum31||Given that the Ficwad review system is designed to favor constructive crit, I say that, at least on this site, you should go ahead. As long as you don't use personal attacks or get too nasty, there shouldn't be a problem. Generally, I would assume that people want CC unless they have some kind of warning in their summary that indicates senstiivity about their story.|
|dreamcatchersfic||nod That was my take, that most people were here for the atmosphere of concrit that this site has. Thank you for your responses.|
|PikaBot|| Little is more frustrating than unhelpful reviews. like, my ONE REVIEW reads: 'Disturbing. If you wanted to show me a gaping, smiling hole where someone's heart used to be, then mission accomplished.'|
Is this a good thing? Is this a bad thing? THIS IS NOT HELPFUL
Yeah, good point there.
|JesusKetchum31|| I kind of enjoy empty complimentary reviews, but that's becuase I love attention. Still, I prefer reviews that tell me what I did right, or what I did wrong. |
As for that review you got, PIkabot, what was the story about? Just from reading the review, I got the impression that you did a good job, in the story, of descibing a character who has undergone enough trauma to render them depraved. Maybe. I dunno. I haven't read the piece. But yeah, that is rather vague.
|Jensti|| PikaBot, that review made me laugh out loud! It was clearly constructed after some great thought, although, unlike Jesus, I interpret it as meaning the story was depressing? I'm tempted to read your story off the back of that so I guess it works in that sense. However, from your posting on the Titles thread, I'm a bit nervous about it - don't want to mentally scar myself or anything!|
I got a review that basically lambasted the anime I wrote for, calling the whole programme 'gay' but making absolutely no reference to my story which was really helpful!
|JesusKetchum31||Jensti, I'm a big fan of angstfic. I'm like a stereotypical emo kid, without the sharp implement. So when someone really does a good job of writing for a depraved or insane or depressed character, I fangirl. XD|
|PikaBot||Heh, Jensti, I wouldn't worry. I put rating and warnings on my stuffs. I just thought Sgt Snarky was being rather...alarmist. THe worst that story has to offer is brutality against fish.|
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I think you were right. I think you had a point there.