Anna (hellga) wrote,
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Curious little flame

I decided to document it all here for future reference. In chronological order.

Back in September I have left the following review on this story http://www.fanfiction.net/read.php?storyid=1341509&chapter=1

If I were you, I would abandon the plot altogether. It has so much wrong with it, writing something entirely different would take less time and effort. Who helped you with your Sindarin? That was the only thing in this fic that was acceptable.

Judge for yourself whether the story deserved such treatment.

Today I noticed a review on one of my stories:

WHY DID YOU DO THAT TO SEOM! THAT WAS A BEAUTIFUL PIECE OF WORK AND YOU BELITTLED HER/HIM!
JUST BECAUSE YOU ARE A COMPLETE TOLKIEN FREAK AND THINK THAT EVERYTHING HAS TO BE PERFECT, DOESNT GIVE YOU THAT RIGHT!
AGH!!
Anyways, because i am a CIVILIZED writer, i will give you some advice, the story isnt that bad, but length-wise, it is.
DONT BELITTLE OTHERS OR I WILL BELITTLE YOU!
ALL WRITERS HAVE A CHANCE TO BE GREAT, BUT YOU HAVE TO GIVE THEM A CHANCE!


from someone named pIPPINpIRATE (http://www.fanfiction.net/profile.php?userid=519547)

I sent the following reply:

Well, my dearest flamer-wannabe, I have read your attempt at “belittling” (which, I am sad to say, has failed miserably - in order to belittle someone, you have to be "bigger and better", which you aren't, as evident from lack of anything even remotely resembling grammar in that lovely review). I am amazed to notice the lack of e-mail address in the very same profile in which you so generously bash the reviewers who don't leave their e-mail. If you want to see my detailed reply to your review, feel free to contact me at tar_daedin@hotmail.com. I would hope that you do, because I can’t bear the guilt of letting such an inadequate flame attempt loose on our already much-suffering world.
As far as this piece of writing here, it could benefit greatly from improved punctuation, lack of in-story author’s notes, and something remotely resembling a plot.
"Welcome to Valinor Lord Elrond, I’ve been expecting you.” - what an amazing illustration of gratuituous abuse of King Comma!
"My breath shook with every inhale, here I was, in a strange new world, with nothing, nothing but the clothes on my back, my shoes, and the contents of my gym bag." - my precious, are we aware that inhale is a verb and not a noun? Though fixing this wouldn't do much good to this sentence already tortured beyond anything a sentence should experience.
I would continue, but this story negatively affects my brain function, and I would rather avoid any permanent nerve damage at this stage in life.
I would thank you for your attention, but I doubt I will have the dubious honor of obtaining it.
Sincerely,
Hellga the Amused
P.S. If you do get back to me, please link the review which earned me such an amusing little flame.


I left it as a review to this story (http://www.fanfiction.net/read.php?storyid=1692985)

Then I was bombarded by following messages:

1) jUST SOSE YA KNOW,I FLAMED NOT YOUR WORK, BUT BECAUSE OF WHAT YOU DID TO POOR SEOM, SHE HAD A LOVELY STORY.
IF YA DONT LIKE FLAMES, DONT FLAME SOMEONE ELSE!

2) since you asked, here is my e-mail address, my mother will kill me if she finds out it is on the web, just so ya know!

3) To everyone out there, this is Felice, apologizing for the way I treated Hellga, pleez forgive me.

4) To Hellga- From a very Sorry Pirate
I am extremely sorry that I "Flamed" you, although you seem to think it
was a very sorry flame. I am sorry that my flame was not better, but I
am not used to flaming stories, I am used to being positive. I am again
extremely sorry, I was extremely out of line, and acting very immature.
I must apologize again and again. Flames are bad! No one likes flames,
except for some people who strangely do, not me.
At the time that I was writing this, it was 5'o clock in the
morning, but that is no excuse to my improper behavior. This I write as
an apology, no one like hearing flames, except those strange people. An
d because I am so sorry, I send you a niggle, a fuzzy, magical lion cat
thing. They cuddle up in your lap whilst you read.
I personally, do not even like writing flames, it makes me feel
horrid on the inside and unlike the person I normally am. Just remember
this, to the deepest place in my brain, or heart, whichever you believe
has emotion, I am sorry. Please accept my apology.
I shall write an apology not unlike this one on your review board,
to explain how out of align I was. Again, sorry.
Felice
PS, tried sending this through e-mail, and couldnt
the link is or look up Seom and read the elven wizard.


I haven't decided what I am going to do about it yet. Probably, I will let it rest - she seems quite sincere in her apology.

Such is the story of my first flame.
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