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01/05/2002 Entry: "The Four Horsemen of FF.Net."

You know, for all that I love, enjoy, and use fanfiction.net, I also love to make fun of it. Because, you know, ff.net is a pit of voles. Pit of voles! Pit of voles!
Ahem. I'm sorry. Why don't you people stop me?

Anyway. Back to my point.

This evening, when I logged on, I checked my ff.net account, and determined that I had received a new review. I went to read said new review. Said new review was by someone that I did not know.
Amazingly enough, said review was literate, well thought out, and made an actual salient point about the fic in question. Those of you who frequent ff.net can attest that this makes the review very close to unique in the history of ff.net.

To recap: I got an intelligent review on ff.net. This is one of the signs of the Apocalypse.
And, you know, if the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, the signs of the end, are War, Famine, Pestilence, and Death...

The Four Horsemen of FF.Net, sure signs of the end, are Tolerance, Intelligence, Taste, and Language Fu.

Thank you, drive through.

Replies: add your comment: currently 8 comments

*mind explodes*

Posted by Adobe Scribe @ 01/05/2002 11:00 PM EST

I know what you mean...the reviews are often useless. It's all, "This story's great!" or "WAI!" and when you read the story itself it's utter crap. I try to post intelligent reviews....When I actually bother to review, that is...

Posted by Scruffy Hippie Chick @ 01/06/2002 12:42 AM EST

You know, most of the reviews at ff.net I've gotten have been rather nice and intelligent. But on that note, I'd like to point out the most reviews I've ever got for one story has been 12. And half those people missed the point ._. Yoinks, I love fanfic readers c.c;

Posted by Lea @ 01/06/2002 12:50 AM EST

If I ever find the time to write reviews on something like this, I always try to make them intelligent-sounding, but that's natural for me anyway; it's just how I write. But I realize not everyone is like this, and ff.net seems like the place where this indeed, would not happen very often. Perhaps the Apocalypse is indeed upon us..... *_*

Posted by Wolf @ 01/06/2002 11:27 AM EST

I'd've said "objectivity" in there too... either "THIS SUX0RZ!" or "THIS IS THE BEST FIC I'VE EVER READ!!!", based primarily on whether they like the characters IN the fic, and really not due to anything the writer's done. Bleh. And yet you HAVE to check, to see if there may be, someday, something useful. Right...

Posted by StB @ 01/06/2002 04:09 PM EST

You might be touched to know, Mooncalf, that your story inspired me to go out and start digging out stories on ff.net that haven't had many reviews and giving thoughtful, constructive response to the works. I, er, elected to do this on my "pseudo-alter-ego" account, where I store all my crap, so there might be some confusion when these poor authors go to click on this strange ranting reviewer and see the bizarre stuff that *she's* written...but it's the thought that counts, right? And I owe it all to you, Mooncalf. You should, uh, be flattered. Possibly.

...it's kinda late.

Posted by Adobe Scribe @ 01/06/2002 11:40 PM EST

Hmm. Perhaps this has something to do with the fact that it takes a lot more time to write a decent, well structured review (or even an unstructured but thoughtful one which at least covers what does/don't work etc), rather than hack out a quick "THIZ R00LZ!"?

Posted by JohnnyBoy @ 01/08/2002 05:50 AM EST

ur fics r the best pleez write more lolololololollol WAI XD!!!!!!1

OK, did that work? Is the universe's balance restored now?

Posted by Big Big Truck @ 01/13/2002 08:48 PM EST

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