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fuckyeahfanficflamingo:

[I’M GOING TO FINISH A WIP THIS TIME! (Fanfic Flamingo) DOES NOT FINISH WIP THIS TIME…]

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AKA, 2013.

fuckyeahfanficflamingo:

[I’M GOING TO FINISH A WIP THIS TIME! (Fanfic Flamingo) DOES NOT FINISH WIP THIS TIME…]

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AKA, 2013.

fuckyeahfanficflamingo:

[ATTEMPTS TO WRITE SHORT SWEET FLUFF ROMANTIC FIC WITH OTP (Fanfic Flamingo) BECOMES EPIC LENGTH MELODRAMA DOING EVERYTHING IN IT’S POWER TO KEEP OTP APART]

fuckyeahfanficflamingo:

[ATTEMPTS TO WRITE SHORT SWEET FLUFF ROMANTIC FIC WITH OTP (Fanfic Flamingo) BECOMES EPIC LENGTH MELODRAMA DOING EVERYTHING IN IT’S POWER TO KEEP OTP APART]

eyebrowofdoom:

[Excerpted from eyebrowofdoom’s full post]

I think the gift economy of fandom goes both ways: the fanworks are a gratuitous gift that cannot be demanded from a place of entitlement; but a positive audience response is also a gratuitous gift that cannot be demanded from a place of entitlement.

I don’t feel entitled to a positive audience response. I do feel entitled to be treated like a fellow person, and not like a fic-dispensing machine that will refund a kudos in recompense for the unliked portion of a story.

I think a gift economy is diminished when readers treat their feedback as a payment to the fan creator for a satisfactory fanwork, to be withdrawn when a fanwork disappoints, rather than readers treating their feedback as a way of participating in the fandom community. I thought we were trying to create connections, not transactions.

Again, a kudos is a single mouse click. In terms of effort, it’s the equivalent of a smile. “I wish I could take back that smile!” makes it clearer, possibly, why I see wanting to un-kudos as an ungracious sentiment.

It’s true there are circumstances, like a story being offensive, where graciousness isn’t deserved. But the Flamingo at hand referred to “that awkward moment” not “that offended moment.” And recent Flamingos variously complained about WIPs updating too slowly or developing in ways that disappointed readers, stories being OOC, stories featuring too much sex or too little sex. That’s the context that made me feel the “un-kudos” Flamingo was about the reader seeing their kudos as dropping a quarter into a busker’s cup and not getting their two bits worth, and wanting it back.

fuckyeahfanficflamingo:

[HOW DO I (Fanfic Flamingo) UN-KUDOS A FIC?]

That awkward moment.

I’m boggled by the idea that someone wishes they could take back their SINGLE BUTTON CLICK which cost them nothing, the tiniest possible gesture that let the author know their work was appreciated. Why? Because later something happened in the story they didn’t like? So?

All a Kudos means is that you got enough enjoyment out of a story/fanwork to click a button. No one thinks a Kudos means you must love every word and particle of the story, just that you enjoyed something in it and you wanted to say “Thanks for writing that part I liked!” through the tiny gesture of flexing a single finger.

Between AO3 and kinkmemes, it’s easier than ever to be a reader in fandom. You don’t have to go out hunting for every fic, finding individual writers’ websites or newsgroups or Yahoo! groups or Livejournal communities; there’s tons of fic all in one place. You can prompt exactly the story you want to read on a kinkmeme, and have a decent chance that the story will be written to your specifications. That’s great! But I wonder if it’s inculcating a consumer, rather than a participant, mentality in readers. The excitement of “Someone wrote a story about my current favorite characters/world!” becomes “Well, someone wrote a story about my current favorite characters/world, but it doesn’t have my very most favorite tropes or kinks, and it doesn’t exhibit a professional-level quality of prose and proofreading, so I guess I’ll condescend to read it, but I wish I could take back that button-press gesture of appreciation I made. I mean, it’s not like I have an infinite amount of button-presses in me! I have to save those up for the stories that are 100% perfect.”

fuckyeahfanficflamingo:

[DECLARATION OF LOVE HAPPENED (Fanfic Flamingo) OTP SUDDENLY UNABLE TO REFER/SPEAK TO EACH OTHER WITHOUT USING THE PHRASE “MY LOVE”]

love it also when everybody starts speaking in proper English or Shakespearean. Instant back button.

Is it just me, or has the Flamingo been skewing toward sour remarks from readers lately, harping on things they don’t like? It’s kind of a downer.

fuckyeahfanficflamingo:

[LIKE STORY, WANT TO REVIEW (Fanfic Falmingo) AUTHOR BEGS AND BRIBES FOR REVIEWS, NO LONGER WANT TO REVIEW]

Sadly apropos that recent post on Reviews And Author Responses. Remember, authors, answer all reader comments or else people will think you don’t care about feedback!
 But don’t “beg” or “bribe” for comments or people will think you care too much about feedback!
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fuckyeahfanficflamingo:

[LIKE STORY, WANT TO REVIEW (Fanfic Falmingo) AUTHOR BEGS AND BRIBES FOR REVIEWS, NO LONGER WANT TO REVIEW]

Sadly apropos that recent post on Reviews And Author Responses. Remember, authors, answer all reader comments or else people will think you don’t care about feedback!

But don’t “beg” or “bribe” for comments or people will think you care too much about feedback!

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helens78:

fuckyeahfanficflamingo:

[GET HIT BY NEW NEW WONDERFUL IDEA (Fanfic Flamingo) LOOK WITH DISMAY AT YOUR PILE OF PENDINGS TO WRITE]
Oh, if I only were able to write everything I want to…

GPOY. ;_;

;_;

helens78:

fuckyeahfanficflamingo:

[GET HIT BY NEW NEW WONDERFUL IDEA (Fanfic Flamingo) LOOK WITH DISMAY AT YOUR PILE OF PENDINGS TO WRITE]

Oh, if I only were able to write everything I want to…

GPOY. ;_;

;_;

fuckyeahfanficflamingo:

[START A SMALL AU ONESHOT (Fanfic Flamingo) EXPAND INTO A FULLY DEVELOPED ‘VERSE WITH A MULTI-CHAPTER FIC AND TEN SIDE STORIES]

Pretty much…

fuckyeahfanficflamingo:

[START A SMALL AU ONESHOT (Fanfic Flamingo) EXPAND INTO A FULLY DEVELOPED ‘VERSE WITH A MULTI-CHAPTER FIC AND TEN SIDE STORIES]

Pretty much…

helens78:

fuckyeahfanficflamingo:

[WHAT IF X HAD BEEN - (Fanfic Flamingo) NO.]



I think you just eliminated all AUs, all fanfiction, and all fiction, flamingo submitter.  What the heck are you talking about?

Yeah, what the fuck, why a Fanfic Flamingo that denies the entire principle of fanfic? And creativity? Is this some kind of sophisticated avian trolling?

helens78:

fuckyeahfanficflamingo:

[WHAT IF X HAD BEEN - (Fanfic Flamingo) NO.]

I think you just eliminated all AUs, all fanfiction, and all fiction, flamingo submitter. What the heck are you talking about?

Yeah, what the fuck, why a Fanfic Flamingo that denies the entire principle of fanfic? And creativity? Is this some kind of sophisticated avian trolling?