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Dear reviewer,

So you gave my crossover story a decent, if not particularly good rating. Then, you say that you don't know one of the series at all and would've given it a better rating if you did.

...What?

What was the point of that? Why even give a rating at all then?

Normally, and this is just me, I don't read crossovers unless I have some vague familiarity with all the series involved. It tends to make more sense then.


Vaguely confused,

Me
  

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azardarkstar: (Random 1)

Dear Author,

Your story set in a Norse-based culture, featuring canon characters with Norse names, probably shouldn't have a love interest named Angela1. Particularly if she's also from that same culture and isn't an outsider.

No Love,

Me



1) name changed to protect the innocent.


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azardarkstar: (Random 1)

Dear Author,

Your fic was just this side of pure crack, but it was fun and entertaining, and I really, really wanted to keep reading. But I just couldn't get over the fact that you kept misspelling a character's name. Not just any character but the main bad guy from season 1.

Sincerely,

An exasperated former reader


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azardarkstar: (Random 1)

Dear Author,

Scent ≠ sent.

No, really. It doesn't. And if I happen to stumble upon this little gem in the first paragraph or so, I'm hitting the back button so fast that I'll get whiplash.

Yes, I'm looking at you, Inuyasha fandom.


No love,

Me


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azardarkstar: (Random 1)
Dear Flamer(s),

Don't get me wrong, I actually enjoy flames. Really, I do. They're a secret thrill. It lets me know that people are actually paying attention.

But for both of these, I'm more confused than anything.

For the first reviewer, you didn't like the fact that it's a genderbender. I can accept that; some people are just not into it. You also didn't like that I gave the main character different abilities than in the original; that's cool, too. You didn't like any of the other changes I made either and think that it's too far from canon to be considered a real fanfic. And this is where it gets a little strange. It's obviously set in the same general universe. It has all of the same characters, save one being female now. And most of them are variations or interpretations of how they were in canon. It's the same series. It's not a strange AU where they're in WWII or anything like that.

Basically, what it boils down to (and what my other readers have noticed), it kinda sounds like you wanted canon. Just canon and nothing else. Which sort of defeats the purpose of fanfiction. Or at least reading my fanficiton.

For my second reviewer, just a quick question. If you hated it so much, why did you read over twenty chapters? I would've thought one or two, but twenty?

Just saying.

Thanks for reading though,

Zari


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azardarkstar: (Random 1)

Hi there,

So... I understand that these are your fics and that this is your group. Not to mention that you control membership. But I just want a teensy bit of clarification. I'm a legal adult, you know. I can poison myself as much as I want with cigarettes and alcohol. I can vote for my country's president and my state's senator. In my professional life, I can suture people up, cut off skin cancers, and do chest compressions during a code.

But I'm really and truly neither old enough nor mature enough to read your works?


Sincerely,

A Would-Be Reader


P.S.
I'm pretty sure that I'm not going to be much more mature a few months from now when I finally meet the minimum age requirement. Just saying.


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azardarkstar: (Random 1)

Dear... person,

Your fic could've been awesome. Sadly, it wasn't.

The premise held so much potential. Yet, you kicked it in the stomach, stabbed it a few times, and then set it on fire. There were POV changes from third person to first person to I'm-not-even-certain-what-to-call-this. Not to mention misspellings that made me die a little inside, and all the tense changes had me weeping from sheer agony. Plus, the things you did to the participles are best left unsaid.

And that was only the first chapter. I shudder to think what the rest of it was like. Normally, I can at least make a few suggestions to improve, but I'm not certain that's possible here.

Greatly pained,

Zari


P.S.
Your summary lured me into a false sense of security. Why could you spell correctly there and not in the fic itself?
 
 
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