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Ouatic-7 [userpic]
Ouvre or Incompatible

I thought I made a post yesterday evening, a long involved deal about how I got two emails within 24 hours from MediaMiner authors begging me to review their epilogues and wondering if this was a new trend. It wasn't the wittiest post so I wasn't too surprised there were no comments.

I'm surprised now. Somewhere in the process, either my client or LJ decided the post didn't deserve to see the light of day so I was saved.

Mood: relievedrelieved

LJ ate my post the other day, too. I decided my journal must have reached it's 'ridiculous' level and triggered something deep within the bowels of LJ's code. A self-defense mechanism, so to speak.

Requests for reviews always unnerve me. So many times, the reason there are no reviews is because the fic is unreadable. Then I am left debating whether to bluntly honest, or to just ignore the request.

One request was from a guy I had corresponded with pretty heavily and reviewed several chapters. I hadn't reviewed the epilogue because it was not up to par. Not bad, just dull. I said:

Greedy! I haven't noticed any of my pieces getting reviewed by you!

but gave him some sugar. He did go review some stuff but is a glutton for punishment and wants something longer.

The other person wrote a kick ass last chapter, then followed it up with 3 or 4 really too detailed descriptions of how they all lived happily ever after. Again, not bad, but dull. As far as she knew, I'd only reviewed the one chapter and I didn't think she wanted to hear the truth so I ignored that one.

That's the problem - not knowing if they want to hear the truth. I have to be very comfortable with knowing the person can take concrit before I'll give it.

You know me, blunt as a butter knife, but it wasn't like she was going to edit the last three chapters down to one based on my say so.