not your typical annihilatrix (furiosity) wrote,
not your typical annihilatrix
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0001 - Via goneril: This is a picture of people racing in a motorcycle and a go-cart with a sidecar with a lion in it on a vertical wall-of-death. I'm not even kidding.

0010 - hp_yule_balls sign-ups have started [writers | artists | pinch hitters]! There's a cap of 90 on the writer sign-up slots, and they're filling up pretty fast.

0011 - karaz is looking for writing advice.

0100 - A poll. I have thinky thoughts on this subject, but I'll wait to see the poll responses first, because my thinky thoughts attempt to be persuasive. I'll post 'em on Monday (Civic holiday! Yay long weekend!).

A friend and I were discussing unsolicited concrit, and she is of the mind that it should not be offered because it's rude; I'm sure I don't need to tell you I disagree wholeheartedly -- I think criticism is only ever rude if it's phrased rudely, especially if it attacks the creator rather than the fanwork.

Back when the kerfuffle over reviews happened, people were floating the idea of having writers specify in their headers that they don't appreciate unasked-for concrit, negative feedback, flames, whatever have you. What do you think?

Poll #1233613 Fandom, Personal Boundaries, and You

How long have you been in fandom?

Less than a year
4(2.7%)
1-2 years
13(8.8%)
2-5 years
60(40.5%)
5-10 years
56(37.8%)
10+ years
15(10.1%)

What sort[s] of behaviour do you think is/are *always* unacceptable in a fandom context? (comment if you run out of room)

You see a fic header containing the equivalent of "no concrit, please". You have not yet read the fic. Your (internal) reaction?

No reaction - I don't care.
11(7.5%)
LOL, look at the sensitive tulip!
11(7.5%)
I'm a bit put off, but it's no big deal.
14(9.5%)
If it's worded politely, it doesn't matter, but if the wording is belligerent (i.e. "I don't give a shit what you think, so save your concrit for someone who cares!", it leaves a bad taste in my mouth.
38(25.9%)
I'm glad to see it - it's honest.
1(0.7%)
omg! How dare this writer try and dictate reader response! >:(
1(0.7%)
Something else, upon which I will elaborate in a comment.
4(2.7%)

You see a fic with a "no concrit, please" (or equivalent) in its header: Does it make you:

More likely to read it
1(0.7%)
Just as likely to read it if that section weren't in the header
49(32.9%)
Less likely to read it
50(33.6%)
It depends on how it's worded.
47(31.5%)
Something completely different, with which I shall comment.
2(1.3%)

You leave concrit on a fic, and the writer replies to you, pointing out the header, which clearly says "no concrit, please" (or the equivalent)

Oops. That's a bit like ignoring warnings, isn't it? Sorry, ficcer.
45(30.6%)
Whatever. I say what I want when I want. That header is not the boss of me!
4(2.7%)
If the author is polite, I'll apologise, but if s/he is rude, I won't. Typing words into your header doesn't entitle you to being a twit.
41(27.9%)
I'll just ignore them.
6(4.1%)
Something else. I'll comment.
6(4.1%)

In general, do you think it's acceptable for writers to be upfront about their concrit preferences, regardless of whether they like it or not?

Yes
134(91.8%)
No
5(3.4%)
Oppression! I'll comment.
7(4.8%)

Do you think "no concrit, please" automagically means "by the way, this fic is total crap and I know it"?

Yes
35(23.6%)
No
95(64.2%)
Stop oppressing me.
18(12.2%)

Ticky box?

TICKY BOX! :D
15(10.9%)
TICKY BOX! >:0
3(2.2%)
LLAMA!1
28(20.3%)
OPPRESSED SO HARD THEY CANNOT STAND! LET MY READERS GO!
18(13.0%)
IT'S WRITERS, DINGBAT. LET MY WRITERS GO! >:|
8(5.8%)


And another, unrelated poll, because I am weak:

This poll is closed.

f should sign up for hp_darkfest

Y
24(66.7%)
N
3(8.3%)
I ABSTAIN
9(25.0%)
Totally went and signed up. Kinney save me. ;_;

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