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14 July 2003 @ 10:11 am
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TheNightSpore: Reminds me - i have to go leave a nasty review for that ripoff story
roondaboot: NASTY REVIEW, oh... yes please.
roondaboot: And tell me what you write. *bounces* I wanna know!
TheNightSpore: "I liked this story, but I think I liked it better when Dr Worm wrote it as 'Strychnine'."
TheNightSpore: simple yet nasty
TheNightSpore: What do you think, too subtle?
TheNightSpore: *shakes head* man oh man, that story sucks ass
roondaboot: XD *dies* Man, that's so subtle... I wonder whether she gets it...
TheNightSpore: *cringes*
roondaboot: We're so elitist.
TheNightSpore: Well, hopefully. I mean, come on, really - when she's not ripping off you she's just redescribing the movie
roondaboot: And thinking that Willard/Socrates is wrong...
TheNightSpore: We're not elitist, we're just . . . um . . . . what's the word?
roondaboot: Better than everyone else?
TheNightSpore: Willard/Socrates is the whole point of the damn movie! Hello?!
roondaboot: No, wait...
TheNightSpore: Well, aren't we?
roondaboot: Haha, yeah.
TheNightSpore: *snort*

It's just that this story seems to have (un)consciously lifted a few of the elements of "Strychnine" or possibly "Virgin" since they're just the same story anyway. I know I'm probably the LAST person in the world who should feel the need and/or right to get incensed about this, but it's weird to read something and recognize it as being suspiciously akin to your own style when you're pretty sure you didn't write it. *shrugs*

And, because now is definitely the time for fanfiction.net dramas, here's a review I received for "Fog":

"surrounded happily by pagan worship of the Almighty Dollar.

I find this very offensive! I am a fan of the Thin Man obviously and I came upon your story hoping to read a wonderful piece of writing, not to be insulted."

Um... what? She doesn't deign it necessary to tell me WHY that's offensive. And, call me clueless, but I really don't understand at all. And if she came to my story for a wonderful piece of writing... she... what? When did I insult her? Good lord, I'm probably more of a capitalist than you are, so shut yo' mouth,
Current Mood: exasperated
Current Music: MRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR Lawn mower I hate Mondays
Pete: If I really can't let something go...glorybox on July 14th, 2003 03:26 am (UTC)
First of all...yes, that was a ripoff story. When I'm more coherent, I think I'll leave a nasty note myself.

Second of all...that comment on "Fog" makes no sense at all. It only furthers my theory that there are some real whackjobs on fanfiction.net and that most of them need to be shot and put out of their (and possibly our) misery.

Third of all....I hope to god that all made sense.
DrWorm: lovedrworm on July 14th, 2003 05:45 pm (UTC)
I'm glad I'm not the only one who sees the ripoff. Well... I mean, I know Nightspore thought so too, but he kind of pointed it out to me. Nice to have, like, a third party. Not that I think it's a big deal, it just sort of bugs me to read it. Especially since that girl's writing has always sort of bothered me, though I did want to keep track of her when she was writing Murder by Numbers slash (mostly because no one else was doing it at the time).

AND... and... I think we have solved the mystery of the "Fog" review: apparantly I am "one of those high and mighty Christian bible thumpers" who is just tryin' to keep the Pagan man down. Lawdy, lawdy. I gave her a dictionary listing. Hopefully she'll sort it out.
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DrWorm: brightdrworm on July 14th, 2003 05:48 pm (UTC)
I think that was a sincere review, though it can be difficult to tell at times. That person has reviewed some of my stuff and... yeah. But, no, I think she meant it.

Though the exclamation points are a bit suspect.
Hippie Geek Girl: Agent Smithgypsyjr on July 14th, 2003 03:58 am (UTC)
Hence my maxim that if you can't express your opinion in a way that makes sense, it doesn't count.
DrWorm: lovedrworm on July 14th, 2003 05:48 pm (UTC)
That's a damn good maxim.
i am not avery.: [ fear me ]amazingrando on July 14th, 2003 05:49 am (UTC)
I imagine the chick's Wiccan, maybe, and doesn't realize the actual definition of "pagan".

Or maybe she really, really likes money.
DrWorm: zootdrworm on July 14th, 2003 05:50 pm (UTC)
*BING* Yes, apparently this is the case of a bit of a hoity-toity (yet ignorant) Wiccan-type person. I finally got that. How... irritating.