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1/4/2008 c1 akb-inactive
Oh Jesus christ, you had my attention from the beginning. With your checklist and all. And oh my God, I feel so ashamed, cuz I wrote a story before with a character waking up from sleep. And I know! I get so annoyed when people keep naming the brands of clothing, and when characters DESCRIBE themselves! Oh jeez, it's so lame! I cannot believe how much I related to this! :D

And the whole... Greg had her name tattoed on him part. Jesus, I was just laughing at how stupid that was - although I'm sure someone's written that before. Bless that poor soul. :)

Wonderful piece you've got here. :D
1/3/2008 c1 janet
YOU ARE SO AWESOME.

All the things that you've listed are exactly what I hate about some of the stories that I've read. I recently skimmed one that was a good idea, but the writing was just awful!

Thank you for putting this up. Seriously.
1/3/2008 c1 Corinne
I was just thinking of writing something similar to this. Thank you for writing it. I agree with all of your comments. I especially liked the one about random love confessions.

The only one you forgot was to stress checking your summary for errors. If I see a spelling mistake, typo, or chat lingo in a summary refuse to read the rest because if you are careless with 3 sentences I hate to see what you are like for the rest of the story.

Well Thanks for writing all of that out. I agree with you 100%.
1/3/2008 c1 loversloveliarslie x
amen sista

haha =]
1/3/2008 c1 alittlebittoobroken
I absolutely agree on everything you said in there.Thank you for saying everything that I think every reader would want to say to authors about their stories and what makes them immposible to enjoy.Good job:)
1/3/2008 c1 7Riley Hunter
While you should be thanking ME for reading this, I thank you for taking the time to HELP US UNDERSTAND. Out of curiousity, have you found anything wrong with MY story? True, it's two chapters, but could you please tell me if you have found anything along the lines of what you wrote. It would be highly appreciated.
1/3/2008 c1 Reen
I have to agree with you on romances on fictionpress. Sometimes they have really good ideas but I can't enjoy the story because instead of paying attention to what I'm reading I'm correcting all the errors they're making, or what would have been a better choice of words, and even how man times they're used the same adjective in the same scentence. Sometimes all it takes is a little bit of self editing, or a betta-reader. I took a look at your favorites, and while I have read almost all of them i have to say that i have read better. There are a lot of good stories out there, most which were writen quite a while back. It seems the writing just goes downhil as the years progress. But if you look hard enough I'm sure you will find that there are some amazing stories out there.
1/3/2008 c1 helicopter
I agree.

Please post this on too.
1/3/2008 c1 StopThisSong
I adore you! This was absolutely brilliant, well thought out and completely describes everything I have ever noticed and been annoyed with when reading some of these stories. You hit every nail on the head and unearthed many common writing problems. I can't tell you how many times I've had to stop reading a story simply because it's starts out with the character getting woken up (I have seen this one at least 96 times, I tell you) or the characters are 'in love' but don't compliment each other at all! (I mean, if you're going to make two people, why not give them personality instead of some soap opera, "You slept with my sister!" drama?)

Thanks so much for stating your opinion. =) Kudos
1/3/2008 c1 Lovely Miriana
THIS WAS BRILLIANT! I COMPLETELY AGREE TO EVERYTHING YOU'VE STATED. Wonderfully hilarious.Made my darn day.
1/3/2008 c1 22groovacious
Hahaha I was laughing because most of what you said is so true. The alarm clock, the sudden description of the narrator (that is the most annoying esp "I have pale skin, ivory coloured hair and violet eyes-People always say I'm pretty but I don't think I am). And the msn chat speak is so irritating-it drives me nuts, they think people will actually review that crap? And I love the cliche summary in the beginning. I saw the title and I was hooked but then I read the summary and I thought "here we go again we stupid cliched stories" even though I clicked on it anyways. I also loved how you said "I lured you in..." etc, I got creeped out in a positive way. I love the structure and ideas and opinions very true and I think you are hilarious.
1/3/2008 c1 oldie1
Hello. I just wanted to say that I agree with everything you’ve written, specially the one about describing the character in a whole paragraph. It’s definitely better to find about him/her during the whole story and only when it matters.

And I’ll definitely give a look on the stories on your favourites.

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Catarina
1/3/2008 c1 sunflower.kiss
THANK YOU. Finally, someone who tells the truth! Most fictions are like that! You were really helpful, it even helped me out. Thanks a billion, and I'm definately checking out those stories you recommended!
1/3/2008 c1 2Black-Rose-Upon-Thorn
lo00ol! I'm in two minds about this. One - the very immature part of me - wants to stomp and wail. I was actually looking forward to reading the story ur summary described. *rolls eyes* Yes, very immature. The second part of me wants to stand up and cheer and pat u on the back, but seeing as i may be countries away, that is disappointingly impossible. But omg lol u've hit a few nails on the head. (yes over used term, i know). But even so i have to disagree with a few of ur exhibits..

e.g [C] aww whats wrong with that? True True Its overused but come on! Stuff like that DOES happen to people.. lmao except in my case.. other people apparently "fling" their alarm clocks away in frustration, and i on the other hand shut it while still asleep. When i end up waking late however, i THEN feel like crushing the damn thing, but alas i discover that to my chagrin it is my own stupid fault. I mule-headedly don't accept this however, and proceed to insult any siblings within a 5 mile radius for failing to wake me up. Evil, rude and cruel. Yes, i know.

[E] Dear LORD do i agree with u here. The worst thing is when you are reading a fairly good story, and the plot has only just started to take on a turn for the best, when it abrubtly finishes with confessions of love. At that point i feel ready to book whatever flight i need to and make it my personal mission to strangle said person.

Also when u mention such a thing to the author they send back a review reply with a shrug (okay i imagine the shrug; that's what their attitude implies) and they say, "I wanted it to be that way". I then vow never to read any of their work again. *sighs* Such a shame.

Lmao this reminds me actually a few months ago about an article in the local newspaper. Some guy was so in love with his family he actually - no lies- tattooed his whole back with the picture of his wife and two kids (they showed us the picture) only to have the wife divorce him some short time later. How does that poor (yet stupid) man deal with THAT? lol

Hehe other than that i seriously agree with you whole heartedly except with Exhibit G, which i just thing is a personal thing that gets under your skin, lol. Gotta be annoying having so many people owning the same name. Thankfully i never have those issues.. except one time in year 6 and GOD that was a nightmare. Funnily enough the other girl ended up being my best friend lol.

e lol feast on my reply. err... okay that was a lame sentence. But dear God i wrote a lot.. *grins* i feel pretty sorry for u actually, because i have a feeling i may have rambled a bit. *ducks head*

oh feel free to review back! Actually *scratches head* it might sound a bit confusing. Unfortunately something is wrong with my document manager so i cant change some stuff on it. Although i'd appreciate a review (even if it sucks) anyway.

Thanx, Luv

Lj

xoxox
1/3/2008 c1 Guest
I thank you for putting this up here. I didn't really need it, because I pretty much know all of this from common sense and/or experience. I just wanted to tell you how freakin' happy I am that you put something in here about the character DESCRIBING WHAT THEY LOOK LIKE. I have reviewed stories that were great other than the fact that they started out "Hi, my name's _ and I have brown hair and blue eyes etc., etc." Not only is it boring to read, it's really unnatural.

I'm gonna look at those romance stories in your favorites. =)
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