Category Archives: rant
I had a guest review over on ffn today for my one shot, The End.
The was terribly sad and unnecessary. Wish I hadn’t read it. This could of ended so much better but your ending was super bad and dumb.
I can understand someone not liking a story, really. There are plenty out there that I don’t like as well but if that’s the case I cut my losses and leave the story rather than a review. Why? Over there there’s no way to tell, just by looking at the numbers, whether the reviews are good, bad or indifferent and I don’t want to add any more of my presence to a story I didn’t enjoy than I already have (clicking the link counts as visiting the story).
Since it’s a guest review I can’t reply back to them and ask what they didn’t like about it. Since it’s in my top 5 of the one shots I’ve written (along with The House Always Wins, Sookie’s Gift and Looney Tooney) that I actually enjoy reading time and time again I can’t understand.
Maybe it’s because I don’t WANT to understand?
In both the books and the show Sookie didn’t evolve, or if she did she quickly devolved. She did stupid shit that didn’t get her anything but more heartbreak. She didn’t get the guy, she didn’t get the HEA I feel she should have had.
Mind you, Eric didn’t really have an HEA either.
They never spoke again after he talked to her to get her to talk to the douche.
In my opinion, and others considering the reviews I got on here for The End, they needed that last conversation. They needed closure.
Eric needed to let her know that she HAD hurt him and that he was moving on with his life and he wanted her to do the same.
What would you call a relationship where the participants couldn’t communicate? Where they were either constantly arguing or having make up sex? A relationship that your family and friends didn’t approve of?
I’ve been there, done that and own the damn t-shirt store!
It was time Eric took back the reigns in his own life and got on with the business of living instead of mourning that which was never really his to begin with. sigh
It was time he took his balls back from both Sookie and Pam and started being a man again! smile
Would I have liked it if he had told her he would be there when she was ready to move on? Hell yeah but in my eyes it would have still been more of the same: Miscommunication and toxicity.
I know at least one person asked for a sequel of sorts and I am working on it. It’ll be part of a writing challenge (not allowed to say which one) so it’ll be a while before you see it but it is in the works.
It has come to my attention through posts and personal conversation that some people think the awards are meant only for those who are regular posters or for The Authority itself or something. (I read this last night so I’m sure my memory is faulty, bear with me)
I see the awards as the community’s way of saying thank you to those who have awesome stories and do post on the regular or who are such fantabulous writers they get nominated even if they don’t update regularly. I can think of two off the top of my head who fall into the later category, too.
Yes, another book review!
Aside from that I’m thoroughly enjoying the LACK of cold and snow! I’m NOT enjoying the humidity!
Where have the seasons gone? I can remember have four seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter.
Now? Not so much. We jump right from winter into summer and back again with hardly any warning. Spring and Fall seem to be but a second thought when we look back at the year. Spring is still cold–winter coat cold only with rain instead of snow with few warm and sunny days and Fall isn’t much better.
Maybe I should say we go from winter to construction instead?
I can’t get on the highway by my place any more since they’re doing construction on the ramps and the highway itself.
I can’t go straight to where I want to go without hitting a few more construction zones sigh.
Grocery store? It used to be a 5 minute drive. Now it’s 30 minutes of hell and getting home is just as bad.
Coffee shop? Two construction zones.
Work? Three construction zones, soon to be four deep sigh.
The highway isn’t really an option since I have to travel ten minutes towards my ultimate destination to get to the next ramp, or ten minutes in the opposite direction sigh.
Why couldn’t the region get its head out of its butt many years ago and appoint the funds, which were supposed to go to road upkeep and water main maintenance already, then instead of waiting 50 years when it then has to all be done at the same freaking time?
Thank you kelpie for this idea.
For all you writers out there, and maybe not writers, but does other people’s writing/speaking drives you bonkers?
Things like mixing up your and you’re or their, there and they’re.
sammich for sandwish
chimley for chimney
thrown for throne (thank you kelpie, lol)
words that should have an apostrophe s rather than just an s at the end
Shall I go on?
Sound off people, please :). I like the interaction and I truly do want to know what some of your pet peeves are so I don’t commit them, lol.
I’ve had time to digest what I know about Dead Ever After, the thirteenth and final book in the Sookie Stackhouse series.
I haven’t read it since I was crazy enough to read the spoilers *sigh*. There WILL be spoilers below here so if you haven’t read it and don’t want to see the spoilers stop here.
The image is from the net, no infringement intended, I just thought it was cool and I wanted a space filler, lol.