Re: The quality of this site
I just got my s$%t called out, didn’t I. I remember that post, and my reply about not being a copy editor. I used the word “happy” not “proud.” I am not “proud” of not being a copy editor; I had that job for awhile and I hated it. Hence, I am “happy” to no longer be a copy editor. I am also not proud of my grammatical errors but, because I am not being paid for any of my writing (which I enjoy; that’s why I do it), and editing (which I do not enjoy) I feel that giving it a once-over (sometimes twice) proofing is polite enough to those who would read it. Are you arguing that if my work is not ready for publication that I should not post at all?
Now, you’ve called me a third rate amateur (which should be written third-rate amateur because, after all, if two adjectives modify a noun in a single concept the adjectives should be hyphenated) which is obviously an insult and further, you prophesy a curse upon me that I shall never be anything more and that if I should ever send work to a publisher that I would be laughed at. Well, in the name of Christ I reject your curse. (Also, as an aside, when you speak about an individual, you shouldn’t use the pronoun “they”).
Also, unless you have an objective rating system of authors, I’ll think you’ll find that “third-rate” is more opinion than factual observation. Further “way too many errors” is an opinion. Had you stated, for instance, that I made 57 errors, that would be a factual observation. I also would have absolutely no bone to pick with such a careful and astute observation. Even better, you could point out which errors and I’d even go and fix them. I asked you to be more specific - but you never took the time to do that. Instead, you just made general, sweeping, insulting statements to a contributor because you did not enjoy the way one of my characters reacted to the death of her parents. (see post and quote here: http://abdlstoryforum.info/forums/index.php/topic,5846.msg60997.html#msg60997)
Now, I’m not arguing with you entirely about the quality of the writing on the site. I think it’s that there’s the same amount of good writing (although some of my favorites haven’t written much of late - Kita, I’m begging you… I’m sure you’re busy ) and more that there is a lot of bad writing which gets in the way of finding the good stuff. But I am kind of insulted that you’re claiming (or at least insinuating) that my work is what is dragging the quality of the site down.
Also the hypocrisy of people is astounding. Take for example that it seems that for a number of these so called authors it is quite okay to post stories about illegal activities such as kidnapping, slavery and the like WITHOUT any form of disclaimer what so ever, and they “claim” creative licence and the like, and yet they squark if someone else boarders on child molestation.
There is a reason for this one, and it is not hypocritical. As much as we play at literature, I think most of us realize it is still semi-erotica because, regardless of lifestyle, ABDLism is considered a fetish by the public at large. Kidnapping, slavery, and illegal activities are plot complications (hopefully) portrayed in a negative way and are used for keeping the plot from being only about diapers which, after 50 stories, would be very boring. Child molestation, when it appears, is not always presented in a negative light and that fact is very scary. There are horrible consequences to it and portraying that in a romanticized way is dangerous and wrong, especially in works that are already semi-erotica. We can’t have the child molestation element mixing with the erotic element unless it is unromanticized, realistic, and the negative consequences are born out. To do otherwise would be akin to promoting child molestation. Do we promote diaper-wearing? Yes, and while that may also be wrong, that ship has sailed on anyone who has found their way to this site and is reading these stories- they’re not being corrupted or encouraged by diaper stories.
TL;DR If you don’t like it, Wimsett, why don’t you post something better and show us all up.