Also, someone on the fb page posted this in response… (I’m just angry now…I need some chocolate.)
First two asks:
So, I do this thing where I hate-follow a few fanfic writers and this one girl posted on her facebook fan page (yes, she’s narcissistic enough to have made one for herself) about banning this “cyberbully” from ff. This “cyberbully” in question posted an angry review about another author’s fetishizing (sp?) rape and abuse explicitly and threatened to report the story, which was a fairly valid view especially because it’s against the rules to have graphic scenes like the ones the author (cont’d)
(cont’d) The “cyberbully” deleted her account after the author posted a bunch of announcements over all her stories threatening to create a petition to get rid of the author in retaliation. Since the “cyberbully” deleted her account, I don’t really know if she’s really as vicious as the author and her, the author’s, friends claim but she seemed reasonable albeit angry. The author, in question, is popular and obsessed with romanticizing rape, which appeals to her young audience terribly (cont’d)
I know those feels because I follow a lot of badfic writers on my personal Twitter.
It’s totally legit to complain about a story and tell an author that their story will get reported if they don’t follow the rules and guidelines. It’s good to get criticism. It’s understandable that someone would get upset about a fic that romanticizes rape and abuse.
If someone calls you out on writing or producing or even endorsing/supporting problematic content, even if that person is angry, please take a step back and think about what that person is saying. Generally these people are speaking from a place where they are frustrated and hurt; they’re not trying to be meanie butts and spoil your fun.
That being said, not all criticism is valid, but it is always a good idea to seriously consider any criticism you do get. (By criticism I mean things like “You should reconsider using rape as a plot device” rather than “YOUR STORIES SUCK GET OFF THE INTERNET”.)
In response to that…lovely screencap, someone criticizing you or calling you out is not someone “seeking attention.” They just want you to stop.
The attacks on the commenter’s supposed looks are really unnecessary.
I also hate the idea that someone who hasn’t published anything online doesn’t know how to write properly. I’ve never delivered a standup routine - wait actually that’s a lie I have so let’s rephrase that - I’ve never done a professional standup routine but I still know that Daniel Tosh’s stupid remarks were disgusting and harmful. I’ve never written a song but I know that 1D’s What Makes You Beautiful is insipid.
This girl is so seriously immature and it is boiling my asparagus.