Someone asked me why I'm not on FicWad anymore. Here's your answer.
(#) upinflames 2012-08-26 02:30:28 PMHey. I totally agree with you. On the part that lots of the big authors here kinda left and moved on. In a way it does make me feel like I should be letting go too but whatever. I'm here, but not really.
What with the writing aspect, I was always more of a reader than anything so that ship has sailed. But I have you know that I've been a silent reader on your shit for a while so I hope you get back into writing. Maybe not on this website, since I've been thinking it's gone to hell, but somewhere else maybe.
P.S. - Thank you for commenting on SyraStrange's story. She hasn't talked to anyone for a while and this is the first time she's written anything for about half a year. Lost confidence and motivation, y'know. You just don't know how grateful she really is of something so simple as a hi from some of the older people she thought were gone.
Hope to see your face around here sometime,
Author's responseThank you for the review, in all honesty I'm surprised anyone remembers me because it's been so long. I'm unfamiliar with the new crowd on the site and seeing my favourite authors gone will be hard, but I can't go on just giving up because of it. Either way, I'd love to get back into contact with all the people I left behind so feel free to drop me an email If you ever want to talk.
As for Syra, it was nothing. I know what it's like to lose motivation (i'm going through it at the minute) and I know what it's like to be starting out after a long rest in writing. I'm quite a cynical person when it comes to writing, so I honesty wouldn't have reviewed her if she hadn't deserved it. It was wonderfully written.
- I'm very new to FicWad, so I feel kind of weird commenting to someone who's been here forever. But I only recently found your stories on this site, and they are great. Seriously, it's hard to compare that writing with other things I've read. It's sad that you don't have the motivation to write anymore, but it's okay. From what I know, you've experienced some pretty big changes and that can throw people off. I really hope that whatever happens to you, that you can still get back into writing, because you are one of the best writers I've ever stumbled upon.
Author's responseAww, thanks love! Best of luck with all of your literary pursuits, I hope you have better dedication than I do!
(#) DisenchantedPatient 2012-08-26 03:29:46 PMI'm kind of new here and don't talk to people really but I know you from SullenRiot and twitter. Not sure if we've ever spoken but y'know? I read that because I recognised the name. Good thing it's the same username and stuff. I can tell you, something bad will come around and you'll have pent up energy that'll burst into something creative. Have you honestly tried harnessing the dormant anger and sadness in you? If so and it hasn't worked but you're still desparate for that depression you could try empathy, read about murders and accidents and all the impurities of the world, it's sure to make you feel something other than contentment.
Author's responseHoly crap, you know me from SR?! That's a completely dead scene for me. God, that was so early in my online writing. I Finally Found You sucked so bad, I can't believe it had like 20,000 reads because it was appalling. Same with my twitter. I was going through the whole angry teen thing then, I probably looked like a silly little girl. Regardless, I thank you for your recognition and your kind words.
(#) DisenchantedPatient 2012-08-26 03:46:44 PMI read it once and thought it was the shit (this was one of my first ever fanfictions so it was bound to be) but read it again a while later and the golden paint started to peal and fade. But I've read things on here by you that are MUCH better, you can really tell how much you've matured, and while it'll be sad to see you go I hope that you find a new way to get into the right mood for writing :)
(#) jack-the-ripper 2012-08-27 12:58:19 PMI can totally relate. I first started using this site in 2007 under a different username, then in 2008 I made this account. I'm happy that I've managed to keep in contact with a few of the amazing people I bonded with here but still, many of them disappeared and went on with their lives.. I did too, ofcourse, and stopped coming here for a while. I missed ficwad and the community we had and came back only to realize that most of the people I knew had left long ago. I don't really know any of the users here today, sometimes I feel like I wanna get acquainted and have the sense of community again though with new people but then again - I'm afraid I'd expect it to be the same as it was before, with me being fifteen and lost in life, finding comfort here in this world of fiction and ofcourse it wouldn't be the same.
I've thought about deleting my account several times but never actually do it, I still like to come here and post some stuff that are mostly oldies, if for nothing else then maybe just for the sentiment, the nostalgia. I mean, I literally spent my teenage years here. These were the only friends I had, the only world I felt welcome to.
Now that I'm older, and thus have experienced things I wouldn't have dreamed of almost six years ago, it feels nice to come here and smile and reminisce.
I'll just try to shake off the melancholly that follows.. ;)