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01 June 2005 @ 09:42 am
Feedback Whining Amnesty Day  
I want there to be one of these, so I can beg and caper and wheedle and cry like a little bitch and ask for more feedback, MORE MORE MORE.

And not look horrendously, self-embarrassingly tacky.

Like I do right now. *cough*

Yes, but. So. In the spirit of this annual day, which I've made up and offer now as a blow to the collective pool of fannish good manners, if you know I've read a story of yours and have *not* commented on it, or have not commented *enough*, beg! Beg! And I will answer fulsomely.

And in turn everyone reading this must (a) buy all the Alias DVDs, and (b) read all my Alias stories, and (c) leave a 1000-word comment.

I think that's fair.
 
 
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nestra on June 1st, 2005 04:48 pm (UTC)
I don't know. Have you read my Alias fic?
Anna S.: will tippineliade on June 1st, 2005 04:52 pm (UTC)
Oh god! I read Safe House, you're right! And I didn't comment, because I am a terrible rather lazy person. I thought it worked incredibly well--what man turns down a blow job? *g* And Sark is so Mister Cool about it all. Why not give his captor a blow-job? Maybe it'll pay-off in unknown dividends later.

"Will you please sit down? You're boring me out of my mind -- an impressive accomplishment."

Nailing the Sark voice.

"Oh, Jesus," Weiss moaned. He was immediately, impossibly hard, and when Sark's agile tongue flickered, he saw stars. This had to be the stupidest thing he'd done in his life, including the time in sixth grade he'd tried to ride his skateboard down a railing in the park.

And the Weiss. I love Weiss. There is no bad Weiss, only badly written Weiss. Which this is not. I give you: squee. *g*

witlingwitling on June 1st, 2005 04:51 pm (UTC)
Heee. You are funny.

::pets you::

Also, I read your latest J/V squib this morning at the kitchen table and was steel-bolted to my chair. Greatness, yis. But I won't click through and leave a comment there right now because last night I again resolved, no porn at work. Every so often I like to make an effort not to be fired.
Anna S.: scary_girleliade on June 1st, 2005 04:53 pm (UTC)
Every so often I like to make an effort not to be fired.

Yeah, me too. This morning I had a 1:1. Every time I get through my weekly 1:1 successfully--without cringing--I breathe a huge whoosh of relief. And then go read LiveJournal.
starspiderstarspider on June 1st, 2005 04:55 pm (UTC)
Since you like feedback so much-
That was a great rant! I don't think you looked tacky at all. :)
Anna S.: jm-shorneliade on June 1st, 2005 04:58 pm (UTC)
*kissage*
Chasechase820 on June 1st, 2005 04:57 pm (UTC)
Humph. I'm still waiting for you to give The Man Who Wasn't There a try. I know you don't like WIP's, but damn, girl: I've got 80,000 words posted. Surely that's enough to keep you occupied for awhile.

Hey, you give me whining amnesty, I'm gonna take advantage of it.

Tell you what: you give TMWWT a try, and I'll read all your new Alias stories and comment. And I don't even watch the damn show. But as with Rivka T.'s SV stuff, I'm willing to give it a try because I know you're just that fucking talented. What do you say?

Anna S.: muldereliade on June 1st, 2005 04:58 pm (UTC)
Humph. I'm still waiting for you to give The Man Who Wasn't There a try. I know you don't like WIP's, but damn, girl: I've got 80,000 words posted. Surely that's enough to keep you occupied for awhile.

You are so right. I started reading it and then bit my lip and decided I'd wait until it was finished. It's been making me itch though--an Angel/QAF crossover! It's ready-made crack.

Tell you what: you give TMWWT a try, and I'll read all your new Alias stories and comment. And I don't even watch the damn show. But as with Rivka T.'s SV stuff, I'm willing to give it a try because I know you're just that fucking talented. What do you say?

It's a deal. :) Is the whole series collected in your memories?
Chasechase820 on June 1st, 2005 05:49 pm (UTC)
It is indeed, under "QaF/AtS Crossover."

But the best copy of TMWWT is at Herself's site, Bugger This:

The Man Who Wasn't There.

If you'd rather read the LJ versions because commenting is easier that way, there isn't a huge amount of difference between the LJ and archived drafts. Mostly minor obsessive editing on my part.

Enjoy! Can't wait to hear what you think of it.
rachewickedwords on June 1st, 2005 04:59 pm (UTC)
::cough:: Uhm, I don't watch alias and yet I have been compelled to read each of the shortcuts you've been posting, because they do that thing I love with the slow build-up and reveal, plus the little details of characterization are so cool, even though I know squat about who these guys are in canon. They really work for me.
Anna S.: luminous_dancerseliade on June 1st, 2005 05:01 pm (UTC)
You are a good person and I lick you--but only if you allow me to, of course. I can only indulge in so many bad-mannered acts per day.

How is work going today? :)
MELODY GLOUCESTER PEGASUSjolielaide on June 1st, 2005 05:00 pm (UTC)
Hi! You make me laugh!

I am one of those sucking vortexes (vortices?) who bleeds you dry of all your delicious (smart, kinktastic, twisted, amazing) writings and rarely so much as utters a peep of appreciation. I'm sorry! I'm a taker! What can I do?

Anyway: your J/V is killing me, veeeery slowly. I've abandoned other fic WIPs, left them crying on the side of the road, their pantyhose torn and mascara running down their cheeks. I've jilted them for your J/V and IT'S NOT EVEN A FANDOM OR A PAIRING I LIKE OMG! The J/V stuff is so cracktastic and great that I'm holding off on finishing reading it because I don't want it to be over. And that's the kind of praise I usually lavish on my fancy novelist stalkee boyfriend, David Mitchell. Or on witling.

In conclusion:

::fawns::
E. Stardustemstardust on June 1st, 2005 05:04 pm (UTC)
For my part, I resisted clicking on the links for the first 6 parts. I don't watch Alias, I don't want to get sucked in, and I don't even find the older guy that hot. I keep having to interrupt myself while reading to remember which one is Jack and which one is Vaughn. But OMG! I gave in, and read it (inhaled it, actually), and it was SO worth it. Now don't stop writing it. Stop working and write! Now!
the opposite of batmanpearl_o on June 1st, 2005 05:12 pm (UTC)
Does the feedback have to be for your Alias stuff, or can we just throw in anything? Because I'm still giddy six months later over your due South tsunami story. And I've read a lot of fic commentaries, but I think your one for "Your Horoscope for Today" was by far the best one I've seen -- there aren't very many of those that actually make me think about the process of writing in general -- and the story itself was funny and sexy and just in a completely charming style.

I'm in any of your fandoms, so I don't think you've read anything by me, but this holiday is basically the best idea ever, and I think I might steal it.
Trepkostrepkos on June 1st, 2005 05:13 pm (UTC)
Yes, but. So. In the spirit of this annual day, which I've made up and offer now as a blow to the collective pool of fannish good manners, if you know I've read a story of yours and have *not* commented on it, or have not commented *enough*, beg! Beg! And I will answer fulsomely.

OK, I'm equally if not much more self-embarrassingly tacky and self-pimptastic than you, OK?
So, I know you gave me knicker-wettingly exciting feedback on the first part, so I feel bad asking, but if you have time, give me some feedback on the second part of my Spike/Riley stuff, "Out of the Shadow"?
Specially, whether you liked the Spike/Angel confrontation and how they worked things out?
Anna S.: muldereliade on June 1st, 2005 05:17 pm (UTC)
I'm quite sure--well, 99% sure--that I read the second half. Did I really not comment? Hmmph. I suck the big suck. But I've also been meaning to rec the story. I will try to do that tonight!

See, God, I am a good girl. Do not strike me down with the X-Filesy death lightning.
Trepkos: snuggle bunniestrepkos on June 1st, 2005 05:25 pm (UTC)
You are all kinds of good.
Definitely no death ray.
Only the bunnies of love.
peasant_ on June 1st, 2005 05:20 pm (UTC)
You have a kitten for your userpic!

Sorry, completely OT, but I just got to see everyone's userpics for the first time and I had NO IDEA you had a kitten. How long have you had a kitten? He is altogether too cute and adorable. And very similar to my own beast except for minor details about the ears.

Er... feedback whining. Right. Actually can I ask something I have always wondered and never dared to ask before - have you in fact read any of mine?

But before you answer I had better warn you I shan't buy the Alias DVDs since I have never watched Alias and have no notion of doing so. Please now kill me slowly at your leisure.
julia_herejulia_here on June 1st, 2005 05:22 pm (UTC)
Well, if I weren't actually writing hard-copy letters to people I'e owed correspondance for years I could always go read everything you've ever posted anywhere and write fb but that's pretty stalkertastic, now that I think of it.

Julia, life itself is strange enough
cindershadow on June 1st, 2005 05:26 pm (UTC)
Actually, a post like this is very helpful for those of us who fear demonstrating in LJ the same absolute lack of social skills we display in RL and therefore are afraid of butting in too often with long-winded, gushing, embarrassingly unsophisticated but entirely sincere praise. (It's also a challenge to write admiringly to someone who uses words so well . . . one hopes awkward compliments are still adequate!)

So--the short version: I love your writing. It obsesses me, and I keep thinking about moments from it when I should be working, or cleaning house, or running errands. I spent the weekend not only wallowing in the new J/V but also immersing myself in your older Sentinel stories; equally mesmerizing but, as an earlier post noted, in a more elaborate, lush style than your current lean, pure, intense work.

Since you've now officially welcomed feedback, I'll save the rest of the 1000 words for later comments! I really can't thank you enough. (But it will be delightful to do so more often, and now I will.)
nullabonanullabona on June 1st, 2005 05:28 pm (UTC)
Ok. I’ve loved your stuff for years and years and years and I want to read your J/V stuff but I have never seen one ep of the show and MUST not be tempted. The show has been on for years and I know how good your stuff is and I could get hooked. If you had posted J/V under another name and say, there was a rec here or there for it – then I would be more likely to give it a whirl(although this is what happened with SGA and I ‘m so screwed) because I would not know it was you but since it is you—I can’t.
tskterata: tsktskterata on June 1st, 2005 05:31 pm (UTC)
you haven't read any of my fic, because...well, I've only written one and its a WIP and very little is posted, and as far as I know, no one has read it. Or if they have they decided that it sucked too hard to comment on.

I have more written, which I haven't posted yet, because the lack of an audience made me feel guilty about writing while the Boo is napping, instead of vacuuming, or cleaning the litter pan (ugh).

Or reading your new J/V...

And so far its only porny in my head.

Not a very glowing rec, is it? No wonder no one's reading it. And since I haven't figured out how to post links yet, you'd actually have to go to my LJ and find it (which isn't very hard because there's not much there).

uh...so...nevermind.

love your fic, though
Miss Murchison: prettymissmurchison on June 1st, 2005 05:51 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you posted this, because it's inspired me to unload some free-floating guilt that twinges me when I read your LJ.

I'm not sure I've ever told you how much I love your writing, especially "Sidelines," and how often I've recc'd it. Spander isn't one of my 'ships, but when you write it, I believe every word until I finish the story. And then I want to read it over so I can believe it all again. I even announced that at a Slayage panel, with a bunch of non-fanfic readers staring at me. (I gave them URLs and told them to GO READ NOW!)
bleu_lavandebleu_lavande on June 1st, 2005 06:49 pm (UTC)
I've completed a) and b). 'Was easy. Now, as for c) I was wondering if, being a francophone, I could get a 50% reduction in word count. Because, you know, it's difficult to... OH! LOOK OVER THERE! Godiva dark chocolate truffles! You should go get some, quick, before there's none left!
::makes a discreet exit::
Anna S.: puppyeliade on June 1st, 2005 06:53 pm (UTC)
What is the word count in Euros?

*grin*

OH! LOOK OVER THERE! Godiva dark chocolate truffles! You should go get some, quick, before there's none left!

*does the crazed meerkat stare* Where? Where?!
LadyStarlightladystarlightsj on June 1st, 2005 07:14 pm (UTC)
I have no clue if you've ever read any of mine -- and I'm not into Alias. But I love your Buffyverse fiction to absolute death. Complete with squeeing if there's a new story up -- which scares the cats.
Herself_nycherself_nyc on June 1st, 2005 07:14 pm (UTC)
You're opening a huge can of worms. HUGE. CAN. OF WORMS.

When did you last read a story of mine? :: hand on hip ::

La la la ....
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Anna S.eliade on June 1st, 2005 07:57 pm (UTC)
Your feedback is awesome and I bow down before you. And lay my head upon your toes. *love*
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angelaangela_o on June 1st, 2005 09:43 pm (UTC)
Well, since you've already complimented one of my title suggestions and that's about as close as I get to writing lol, how about we just skip to the part where I tell you that I love *your* writing. Pairings don't even matter. It's the beauty of the prose and the depth of the emotions being expressed that speak to me on a visceral level. Excessive verbiage. Jack. Vaughn. Vaguely stalkerish praise. Spike. Krycek. Mulder. Love. Amazing. Hot. Made me cry. Etc, etc totalling out at a 992 words.

Thanks for sharing with the rest of us. (1000) :)
do you want orcs? because this is how you get orcs: Orpheus: Angel & Faithkita0610 on June 1st, 2005 10:24 pm (UTC)
But I don't LIKE Alias....*sigh*

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Sandrine: not-so-canon (Will/Sark)sandrine on June 3rd, 2005 09:48 pm (UTC)
I only came upon your LJ the other day and spend several hours reading through your Jack/Vaughn stories and was found myself utterly spellbound. Particularly "The Mission" is a wonderful fic. You perfectly capture Jack's voice and demeanor.

Already bought all the Alias DVDs and am currently annoying the vast majority of my friends list (who are not into Alias...) with episode reviews. *sheepish look*
tafkarfanfictafkarfanfic on June 8th, 2005 03:59 pm (UTC)
In lieu of a thousand-word comment on your stuff, I present to you an essay I wrote on your story "Meetings". (That's actually why I friended you in the first place...)