ranty ranty

Nov. 9th, 2006 07:24 pm
spankerella: (wtf)
You know how some things just catch you on the wrong day? Yeah.

courtesy cut... pottymouth ahoy )

review wank

Jul. 7th, 2006 10:49 pm
spankerella: (cojones)
I am THROUGH being polite about stuff.

A person left this as a review for SC:
if you don't finish this story i will find, maim & kill you, slowly.
& i really don't want to do that.


Of course I said this in return:
You know a sure-fire way to get me to NOT want to update a fic? Review like you just did. That motivates me to work on fanfic not at all. So the folks who like my original work will be quite pleased with you. I don't respond well to threats. AT ALL. If this is all you can think to say, then don't bother reviewing or reading my fic anymore, thanks.

And if you think you can take me.... bring it.


If anyone would like to school this twit in proper review etiquette, have at it. Like I said... done being nice. Just drop me a line at echo_liz(at)hotmail(dot)com and I'll part with the email address. Nothing harsh, minions. Just a few tips perhaps. They just joined TtH on the 5th and have only left 2 reviews. I shudder (shutter, anyone remember that?) to think what the other one said.

Normally, I'd think this was my old troll Olaf resurfacing again, but it's not her style.
spankerella: (wank kitten)
I just saw this today. Wow. *is sorta bummed* I know not everyone is gonna love my stuff and hasn't, and I've certainly been slammed before, but for some reason this made me sad today. Particularly the last bit. So those of you who troll my journal loving to revel in my upset, go revel. Although, I am wondering if the person read the printed version of the book, or if they read a passed on file or the version that was originally on my webpage. They say they read the book, but I am no so sure. Because, seriously, all the weird vibes with Spider and Madi were GONE. That was the first bit of stuff that got cut. Ah, well. Who cares. More people liked it than hated it. I just don't like that that's the first review people see when they go looking for reviews. Also, I have this funny feeling that this person created an Amazon account just to leave that review. Interesting. That's an awful lot of work (to me) just to take the "Almighty Echo" down a peg. Oh well, everyone has to have a hobby, I guess. Funny thing though, I have this little niggling thought in the back of my head that I know who it is, and if I'm right, this person *SO* needs to get a better hobby. Or possibly a new life. But this could just be me being paranoid.

But if I am right, IF, it was never a contest. Stop trying to win. Stop wasting your energy not liking me.

eta: I seriously think I know who left this business, so now I'm a bit... amused. Someone *SO* needs to get a life. Leave me alone, trollina. AGAIN... it was never a contest. Stop trying to win. Stop wasting your energy not liking me. GET A LIFE! I'm sure there's something out there more worth your energy.

the review in question )
spankerella: (draco wts by potterpuffs)
*Snape!face*

I simply *LOVE* people who don't understand the concept of a drabble or a mini. They're NOT supposed to be longer. I don't feel like writing longer parts lately hence the minis and drabbles, thank you, miss pissy pants reviewer. *grumblegrumblegrumble*

/wank

eta: Did a trimming of the flist tonight. Mostly communities I don't post to or read at anymore that went, but if you were trimmed, please don't be offended. I almost never lock posts.
spankerella: (floral bonnet by fyrie)
For the most part, my recent forrays into writing Firefly have been well-received, and I thank those of you who are liking it for saying so. I'm a little confounded by other things though... like a review just saying "That was different". WTF? Give me something to work with. Good different or bad different?

I also don't like having to explain the fic-for-all. I don't get how you can be on TtH and not know about the fic-for-all. I mean, those of you that read "The Myth of Spike That Was" got that it was a stand-alone mini, right? Which I *AM* considering taking that plotline and making it into a whole fic with Spike/River, but thinkin' ain't doin', folks. I have other fics to work on first.

Just ignore me. I'm having a cranky day kinda. Needed to get that out of my system. Carry on.

random Firefly: "Ha ha ha! Mine is an evil laugh! Now die!"
spankerella: (not evil)
You know, I was going to work on ES today. I have about half of the next part written actually, but I deliberately did not because of a few of the so-called reviews I got on it. Oh, I'll finish it. Likely tomorrow or Wednesday. It'll even be posted sometime before the weekend, but I felt like being bitchy today. I still don't like being told to hurry up and update when I only posted a part this past weekend. I also don't like being called an evil bitch for leaving it in a cliffhanger-y situation. I like cliffies, folks. As a writer, I am allowed to like such things. As a writer, I am allowed to leave it hanging if I wanna. Please don't get testy with me about it... because then I reserve the right to be a crabby bitch about it right back at you and not work on things... even though I could have. Oh well, writing this part to "The Distance to You" was just as satisfying.

And for the record... I am not evil. I'm merely wicked. There's a difference.

*

title: The Distance to You
author: echo
part: 2 - the Trouble with Trouble
rating: 18
words: 2060
disclaimer: Not mine. These characters belong to Joss Whedon.
summary: Dawn finally meets Angel's son when he visits the Watcher's Council, and she starts having issues because she can't decide if she wants to kill him or kiss him.
AN: Written at the request of [livejournal.com profile] shenaux for [livejournal.com profile] the_fund. This part is dedicated, by [livejournal.com profile] shenaux's request, to the Beck family.

http://willowslilsecret.net/gc/eFiction1.1/viewstory.php?sid=251

to do list:
* next part of Eternal Sunshine
* next next part of Eternal Sunshine
* finish Duets with a Remus/Dru and a Faith/Charlie
* I owe [livejournal.com profile] carinthea a fic
* The Distance to You, a Dawn/Connor fic part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, and part 5
* Jealous Face, Spike-centric with a side of Luna part 1, part 2, and part 3
spankerella: (special hell by mortari)
You know what I (check out my Firefly swear) GORRAM despise besides people who harass me about updates? People who pimp their own fics in reviews. That's so tacky. They need to go to the special hell too. I got a couple of reviews tonight for the first part of "The Distance to You" that made me wonder why these folks even bothered to review at all. Connor haters. Yeah, *insert sarcasm here* telling me in a review how much you hate one of my fave characters is REALLY gonna endear me to you and make me take note of whatever else you manage to say. Don't be like that, ladies and gentlemen. It only makes me cranky.

Now, for the most part, everyone was very helpful and constructive, and those folks will be thanked nicely when I get around to replies... which might not be this weekend. I'm working a lot.

when

Sep. 8th, 2005 12:31 am
spankerella: (illyria)
FYI, I do not consider this a review, people:

"When are you gonna update?"

I'm starting to get really burned out by that question. I'm weary anyhow. I think I'm getting sick, and I've been writing a lot lately. Just because it's not what you think I ought to be writing doesn't mean I'm gonna be nice to you if you're rude to me. I'm tired tonight, and that was not only in my inbox a few times regarding various fics, but it has been left on various fics at my site. Oh most people sugar coat it with an "I love your work or this fic, but..." I think I already need another fic vacation.

I think I'm just tired. I'll see how I feel about fic tomorrow.

stuff

Aug. 23rd, 2005 04:02 am
spankerella: (slytherin girls)
I didn't do *ANYTHING* of importance today. Though I am making headway on this Harry/Pansy fic. I also finally found my Slytherin clothing icon. Thank you to everyone who made some for me or just pointed me in that direction. I also have an out-of-control awesome Pansy icon that I will be using when I finally post said Harry/Pansy fic.

Now for the middle-of-the-night-but-I-can't-sleep bitching.

Why is it every time I get someone correcting me and I point out that their punctuation and stuff is crap in their email and say I'm reluctant to be corrected by someone who can't even type proper in a mail that they've SENT to someone, they come back with some reason why they typed like that? Except, I kinda feel crappy because they said they're dyslexic this time. But at the same time... I don't. I really have issues with someone telling me I did something wrong when it seems like they can't do it right themselves. I so don't have a problem with people pointing out my typos and mistakes. Don't think that, but don't think I'm not going to be a little funny about someone who corrects me in one long run-on sentence with no capital letters. And I feel for this person's plight because having a learning disability is a bitch, but at the same time, when you first mailed me, I didn't know that, so...
spankerella: (imaginary men)
Ran errands for my Grandma today then had lunch with her. I love having lunch with my Grandma. We always have the most interesting conversations. We talked about Jesus today. My Grandma is the only Christian I know that I can really get into a deep conversation about Christianity with without getting upset. She's what a Christian should be in my eyes. Devout, yet tolerant of views not her own.

And a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO KAREN aka [livejournal.com profile] msgordo. I'm working on something in a naked Draco with a side of snobby Blaise and awkward Connor for you, but it's not quite ready yet. It shall be posted either later tonight or early tomorrow.

I bought hair dye. I am going back to being a redhead. I have been a blonde for the last few months and I am already tired of it. Everybody thinks of me as redheaded anyhow. Not dark this time, as I look odd with dark hair. Just copper kettle-y.

Somebody left a review for "I Have Never Felt Your Fear" that pointed out Ginny's name was Ginevra not Virginia. *sigh* Because no fics were ever written before JoRow introduced that name as canon, ay? I shouldn't let it bother me, but it was one of those... "Nice fic, but Ginny's name is Ginevra" then provided a link to the HP Lexicon page that name's on. I think the link is what got me. It seemed all... "Look how much smarter I am than you because I know this link" Oh well. I'll get over it. I've already added a note to the beginning of the fic for people to keep in mind that it was started just after OotP and finished over a year ago. I had already added a note that it was completed WELL before HBP came out. Oh well. Some people just have to be that way. Like the reviewer that pointed out the Mozart didn't write Moonlight for "A Bit of the Dark Sinister". If they'd just read the beginning of the next part, they'd know that I knew that. They would have further seen there was an actual reason for it being like it was, but someone was just in such an all-fire hurry to correct me that they didn't even see what was going on.

Now, I am going to fold and put away towels then work on Karen's fic.
spankerella: (kitcarlos)
I just got home from work to find this review had been sent ot my inbox. I'm not even going to dignify it with a response at the place it was left. I'd just like to say that this last week of working on nothing but my original work has been really great. It has reminded how much I love playing and torturing my characters rather than someone else's.

Why can\'t you finish this Story I\'m still waiting for you to finish Gyfindor
Girls ( Dieing as we speak) Then I start reading Drop in the ocean ( Again
wanting to scream you are taking so long to finish) Now I find another one of
your stories I love and what do you do leave me hanging.
(aaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh)


Though I do feel like correcting this twit. Drop is finished. Has been for two years now. If you are gonna complain to me about my WIPs, at least get the unfinished titles correct. On second thought, I do believe I will leave a response. Don't worry. I'll be civil.

eta: Really wish I had the money to blow on a permanent account, but being me (broke), it's just not an option. Besides, if I had an extra $150, it would *SO* not be used for a permanent LJ account. Though all I really want from it is the 100 user pics. LOL. I guess I'll just have to hold out until they make that option available to paid accounts. I really hope all of you that have said you'd buy my book when it gets published do so because I am sick to death of being broke all the dang time. LOL. I'm doing a little rewriting (275 pages down) then I'm passing out on my bed. Lots to do on the day off tomorrow.
spankerella: (wtf)
This was left as a review for Deja Potter Vu. Feel my irritation.

Hi! I really don't get what is soo special about Remus Potter reading the Lord of The Rings when he was nine... I mean, I read Homer's Oddyssey when I was nine!

Well, good for you. *scowls* Why do I attract people like this? Why can some of you not just read the story for what it is... a little bit of fanfiction. It's not like I was trying to write The Great Gatsby or Catcher in the Rye or anything like that. I mean, I read Bram Stoker's Dracula when I was 11, but you don't see me saying that in reviews. Talk about nothing useful there. All Remy's reading was supposed to show was that he was an avid reader, and I do believe I chose LotR because I myself was reading it at the time. No great hidden meaning or mystery there.
spankerella: (wtf)
I should have known as good as Thursday and most of Friday went that something would come along to foul it up.

me bitching here, not me calling people bitches... just so we're REALLY clear )
spankerella: (wtf)
You know, no matter what I do in the fic world, someone somewhere always manages to find something to bitch about. Just so everybody knows... I happen to like writing crossovers. I was a crossover writer way before I was a pure HP writer. I prefer writing crossovers most of the time. That's likely not going to change. Deal with it please. PLEASE.

my Bitchy McBitch )
spankerella: (eoldman)
Ever have a day where you get that one review that just makes your spirits plummet? Because it hits you where it hurts? Ever want to tell people if that's what they really think then don't bother next time? I hate when I let things like this get to me... because it makes me question if people REALLY like things or if they're just saying 'good work' so I'll keep working. That might not make sense. It's like one review erases all the good things.

review )

Wow. Thanks for making me feel like total crap about my writing ability. I've only spent the last month writing on that part.

I know I shouldn't let this get to me. My brain is actually saying that, but I just can't help it. I feel like I suck right now. A more rational part of me is saying this is just one person's opinion, but I'm questioning now. Maybe I shouldn't be writing until I'm sure I can again. I have so many ideas, but right now I feel like they aren't good enough.

Gonna go crawl in a hole now.

eta: OK! No hole! I get it. Jesus Christ monkey balls. I'll stop feeling sorry for myself because as far as my writing I have nothing to feel sorry about, but I'm telling you that review HURT MY FEELINGS. Yes, I have feelings. Damn.

eta2: Over it. Pissed off and writing like a demon. The pity party was just busted up by the Cranky Pants police. Feelings = still hurt because I'm offended that someone would even suggest I'd post "partially baked cookies", but the hurt is currently being channeled into some fabulous fic character frustration. No need to comment on the sad state of affairs unless you just want to.

...echo out.

*

worth it

Mar. 23rd, 2005 02:57 pm
spankerella: (wr+ss)
Been replying to reviews at the handful of sites I post my fics at. Found some gems I need to share. How ever much I bitch, this is worth it...

Wonderful as always. I have to confess, how much how-to knowledge I take from all your stories. Even at 28, I've never been to a real sleepover, I've not had a boyfriend, only been kissed once, groped once, curiously have had two marriage proposals. But anyway, I've always been the awkward, loner, shy type, I've not known how to do the things other people do, I didn't know how to make friends or talk to them. With your stories, I love the interaction, the openess, the 'Ok to be ordinary' attitude and the kindness. Reading your stories helps me to identify the type of people I want to be around, to make friends with. Then they teach me how to talk to them. I've felt that reaching out to people would make me be weak, and I like my control, but, your stories make me think I'd be emotionally healthier and stronger having loving friends, and that it would be definitely worth finding them. Thank you for your help, I'm quite grateful. :-)

People give me too much credit. I'll take it. I'm flattered and honored to take it. Don't get me wrong, but I just provide the nudge, you all do the rest.

And I hope this person has a sense of humor....
More. More, now. Please?
At first there was some eye twitching. Many swear-heavy replies were considered. Then I decided on this...

computerized answering machine-y voice: Your demand-y "request" has been denied due to writer's block and real life issues. Thank you. *beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep*

See? Sometimes I can have a sense of humor about the obnoxious reviews. That's a "bite me" with flare.

*
spankerella: (crankypants)
OK i am e-mailing you because i am very angry I NEED THE NEXT PART OF CHASE MALFOY PPPPPPPPLLLLLLEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAASSSSSSSS EEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!! i have been waiting for months!!!

I really wasn't in the mood for this sort of BS today. Because though she is doing a HEAP better, my mother still has cancer, ladies and gents. She still gets hella tired, and I am still running this household, so I said... )

Well, now that that's aside and I officially ranted all my poison out today, let's see who needs to be pointed at for fic appreciation.

a fellow Brat )

*
spankerella: (crankypants)
I'm a really sorry to bother you, but are you ever going to update Snake Charming?

You're not sorry. Don't lie. It's only been 2 months since the last part was updated. I have a life offline, you know. I wasn't writing much for the month of January and most of February. I have just now gotten back into it. Have some patience, will you? I update a lot faster than a lot of other writers. If you really cared anything about not bothering me, you'd have checked any of my sites or my livejournal for WHY there have been no updates.


*insert sarcasm here* Mails like these just MAKE MY DAY. Only been 2 months, folks. Two. I'd like to once again ask everyone to keep their pants on. PLEASE. I get inclined not to work on SC by this kind of business. It doesn't inspire me. And since I haven't done this in a while...

TO DO:
*finish D/G mini
*Narcissa/Sev mini for [livejournal.com profile] jennie_wls for hosting my sites and putting up with my constant BS.
*GASP! Write movie fic-a-thon fic for TtH
*next part of LAYLOM
*start D/G collaboration with [livejournal.com profile] goddessvicky
*TRY to finish "Polyjuice Perversions" finished!

All other time will be spent learning lines for a short film and rewriting "In Shad".

*
spankerella: (harem)
Snagged from [livejournal.com profile] houses7177 who snagged from [livejournal.com profile] qill13 I present...

the most f*ckable 5: version echo )

*~*~*~*

eta: People pick the funkiest things (in my opinion) to bitch about with my fics sometimes. To me, this is right up there with the girl that wasn't going to read SC anymore because I was *THINKING* of naming Tara's baby girl Porcelina Francis and Francis was not going to be spelled the "correct feminine way" (Frances).

more under here )

*~*~*

AOL mini-rant w/ swears )

*
spankerella: (flying monkeys)
Got a LOVELY email today. I went a little like this...

i think you should add more to the story
eternal sunshine of the slytherin mind
will you please do that. please email me back with your answer


I wonder if this was what they had in mind for a reply... )

*~*~*~*

she said quote answers )

*

eta: I posted a Dawn/Michael mini for the FFA today. I am 10 away from my goal of 50. I have written 6 for the Valentine's theme. The latest is here...

http://www.tthfanfic.com/story.php?no=6162&chapter=6

*

April 2017

S M T W T F S
       1
2 345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
30      

Syndicate

RSS Atom

Most Popular Tags

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags
Page generated Jul. 24th, 2017 08:51 pm
Powered by Dreamwidth Studios