Review for Changeling


(#) NekoKitten 2007-03-21

First off, I want to make a few points about flamers. In regard to the ‘review’ above mine, it is rude and, in my opinion, shouldn’t even be here. There’s a simple solution to the problem GinnyLuvr seems to having; if you don’t like it, then don’t read it. The warning was at the top of the page. Go off and read about heterosexual pairings. I assure you, there are just as many het stories as slash ones, on this site and many others.

Also, the language is appalling. ‘Sucks’? That word should never be used in a story review. As both a writer and a reviewer, it seems obvious to me that that kind of comments isn’t going to get anyone anywhere. Do you really think that Draeconin’s writing will improve after what you’ve said? This is her (or his, as the case may be. The penname isn’t gender-specific) story. The storyline is obviously already established. Instead of being vulgar, why don’t you use this space to write something useful? There are many aspects of writing that can be improved or commented on, though personally I don’t think ‘Changeling’ needs any improvement. The grammar is impeccable, the story flows very nicely, and Draeconin has obviously done a good amount of research. The storyline might be a bit improbable, but that’s what fanfiction is about; writers taking a pre-existing world and the characters therein and creating a story within it. The only person who has any real grounds for objecting to this or any slash story to do with Harry Potter & co is JK Rowling, but I don’t see her posting nasty little reviews anywhere, do you?

The point of that little rant was that you flamed, and I despise flamers. As I pointed out, it is pointless, offensive, and could have been avoided.

Also, as a little side-point, I noticed that GinnyLuvr hasn’t actually posted any stories here on FicWad, despite being a member since May of last year. Why is that, by the way?

And so, on to my review of the story. As I mentioned above, the grammar is flawless, and the story has a nice flow to it. I can definitely see potential in the plot for a more than decent story. And, I would like to commend you on the research. Either you spent a heck of a lot of time in the library or on the Web looking up fae folklore or you’re extremely well-read. Either way, well done! As you can probably tell I’m a bit of a slash fan, but only when it’s tasteful, which this story seems to be. Please, please, don’t let spiteful little flamers like GinnyLuvr put you off. They’re just nobodies with nothing better to do, so pity them if you like, but honestly, don’t believe a word they say. I hope you keep writing this story.

kisskiss, lovelove