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Being in fandom can be great experience a lot of the time, there is every so often that something happens that seems to shake things up. I personally like to stay away from that kind of thing, because sometimes it’s hard to when it seems like someone does something that makes it hard to be quiet. Last year it was a Tumblr account about Dramione (Draco & Hermione shippers), and now it’s an author who deleted all her work because she wanted more reviews.

I am normally of the side of the writer as one myself, especially since there are a lot of entitled ones, but when one metaphorly tells their readers to fuck up then that is obviously where I draw the line. Not only that but apparently this person is a BNF in the fandom (Big Named Fan), even though I feel like that is not true because I never heard of them. Though, thank heavens I never heard of them before, let alone read anything from them.

This all started out when the author had complained a lot on Tumblr about how their readers didn’t review, despite having over 22 thousand reviews on their fanfiction, they average over 30 reviews per chapter, that is WAY more than most people, and they complained, they also complained about them having a lot of views compared to reviews. Which is a complete slap in the face to their readers and other authors. After complaining and guilt-trip their readers for more reviews, they delete all of them. That’s an even bigger slap in the face.

Fanfiction and writing like any art is something people (I) do for them/myself, not for anything other than the love of it, and putting it out anything out there is just being nice, and it’s like a gift, you don’t get to say you get anything in return, and your not entitled to anything. I know I tell people that with writing, fanfiction, graphics, art, etc that you have to do it because you love it and you enjoy doing it, or else why do it and if you are happy with your end products that no one else’s opinion matters and no should go looking around for validation.

Yet, this author complained about the amount of reviews they had and then had no problem deleting all their reviews. Sorry, that just doesn’t sit right, and a lot of people called BS on that and said they did it for drama. Considering, like two days after they restored their fics and wrote a long essay about how they blamed the readers and not getting enough reviews, but then turned around and said it wasn’t the fact I am inclined to agree with the people who said that.

I think authors have a right if they want to disappear, delete their fics, or never update them at all, If they wanted to delete them then whatever, but they decided to blame their readers for them and I think that sucks for the readers. If I was one of their readers I would never read anything from them again.

Don’t get me wrong, I do feel like readers should review if they can, but even for me it’s hard sometimes, I do try but it doesn’t always work, however, I or no one else is required to. As a writer myself, if a reader doesn’t want to review my fanfiction, so be it, I willing wrote it and posted it, no one forced me to, and I am not entitled to a review just because I wrote something.

What really gets me about this is that this person is pretty well known (to like everyone else, I’m glad I don’t know them tbh) and they have a ton of freaking reviews, they are blessed in that aspect, this just seems selfish and nasty to me.

Tiffany

I am a millennial female and proud of it! From the state that's called the armpit of the south and the sunshine state. I'm a wannabe writer and artist, who likes blogging, and anything DYI. Is fandom trash and lives to ship fictional characters together. Favorite fruit is lemon, loves veggie sushi, and I am always carb loading.

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Lovely - May 1, 2019 @ 1:13 pm

I personally think it’s annoying that the author would ask for reviews and then delete them!

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Brandy - May 1, 2019 @ 4:23 pm

What’s the point? Definitely unsure why they would ask for feedback, but not keep the reviews posted. Unless, maybe, they only wanted to keep the “good ones” up to save their rep.

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