As I said before….here, we go again!
Last week was absolutely wretched for me. My husband was away all week on business, leaving me to do deal with everything (including another damn snow storm!) all on my own. Work was insane; we are down two people, and this month we have a lot of deadlines we need to meet. And to top it all off, myself and some of my favorite writers (morggy, magsmacdonald, and mysecretofanfiction just to name a few) were hit by the infamous guest/anonymous reviewer again.
Now, let me preface this by saying, there are some guest reviewers that are absolutely wonderful! I had a guest reviewer this week tell me that ADL was their all-time favorite True Blood fanfiction (huge honor, so humbled by that). Then there are the others….those faceless, spineless, cowardly, judgemental reviewers who hide behind the anonymous label so they don’t have to defend their words. There are some writers, that like to hide behind the anonymous label so they can comment on another person’s story without reprisal (you know who you are).
I have no problem with people not liking my story; hell, there are plenty of FF stories out there I don’t like. But you’ll never see me slam someone else for expressing themselves creatively. You’ll never see me belittle someone because they have made an error in their story. I’m very selective about when I’ll comment on something. If I commented on everything I read, I’d never have time to write. What I do have a problem with are those that have called me a whore, an atheist, an advocate of physical/emotional/sexual abuse, and un-American. It is to those anonymous reviewers that I say fuck you! It is because of people like you that some wonderful fanfiction writers now avoid posting in the fanfiction communities.
So it is with this in mind that I have written this little parody. It is, at most, a two or three chapter story. This started as an email going back and forth between myself and mags. You can thank her for the wonderful signs in the later half of the chapter. Also, thanks to kleannhouse for finding my mistakes. You are a terrific Beta, and I’m so thankful you help me as much as you do.
Without further ado, I give you…