Reviews that don’t make sense. Do they drive anyone else mad? (182)

1 Name: juanafever : 2010-01-05 17:50 ID:D5qZCEX+

I understand the constructive criticism and people telling you that there is something you could do to improve (my spelling mostly, it sucks sometimes I honestly admit) they point out something in plot twist that you keep forgetting and so on. All that is nice and good. That way we all improve.
But how to react when you get a review stating very firmly that it hates the main ship of the story and the story itself is crap and can hardly be read and so on and so forth ... submitted on CHAPTER 27???? Honestly! Who reads this far just to give a useless feedback? The way I see it you don’t like =you don’t read. But the best was still to come. Guess what? Couple of weeks later... when will you update? .... The same person! The same ff.net ID! Probably forgot to logout before sending the review! I don’t think I ever laughed so hard in my life.
Anyone else had reviews that just don't make sense?

133 Name: Iaculus : 2010-01-28 13:52 ID:SIsaVTYS

Well... it's sort of yellow...

134 Name: chop sue : 2010-01-31 05:39 ID:6QPNaPD5

New one. It's not really helpful is it?

'weird ending...'

And that's it. Like. What.

135 Name: Iaculus : 2010-01-31 05:56 ID:4TmY6Pld

Well, how weird was the ending?

I mean, if we're talking End of Evangelion-standard, there's good odds that it just fried their brain beyond the capacity to capitalise or form proper sentences. It's a documented phenomenon.

136 Name: Elkkun : 2010-02-01 04:39 ID:R5YlVRMK

>>132 was I the only one who noticed that REALLY BAD PUN?

Or am I just good at seeing them even then theyre not supposed to be noticed or...Just not there?

>>135 Big.Words.Confuse.Me. :3

137 Name: chop sue : 2010-02-01 09:59 ID:6QPNaPD5

>>136 Evidently it wasn't bad enough if you were the only one who noticed it XD

>>135 And it wasn't weird at all! It was perfectly respectable! Like good china and silver cutlery! I'm much too simple a person to induce complexity in the thoughts of other people.

138 Name: Lupa Dracolis : 2010-02-01 10:05 ID:WOWM12I4

>>136 You're not alone; I saw the pun too. It's not that bad...

139 Name: Elkkun : 2010-02-02 02:37 ID:R5YlVRMK

Glad I'm not the only one who noticed it...

140 Name: Lupa Dracolis : 2010-02-03 00:36 ID:45lT0PtZ

"I LOVE SETH! I LOVE SETH! GOD I LOVE SETH! THANKS U SO MUCH FOR PUTTINGSETH IN THIS AWESOME STORY! I really think this story will be pretty kwel,please update son!"

...Okay then. Please note that this 'AWESOME STORY!' consists only of a prologue.

141 Name: セーラーエリスは刀の女ですか。 : 2010-02-03 00:59 ID:OtQztTTg

>>140 gahahhhihihiihi
lol lol lol.
I love the enthusiasm of some readers/reviewers they are so cute :D

142 Name: Lupa Dracolis : 2010-02-03 09:13 ID:45lT0PtZ

It's just a prologue! One that is 450 words long! (yes, I write short prologues)

143 Name: セーラーエリスは刀の女ですか。 : 2010-02-03 09:31 ID:7/x+3xBc

>>142 it is still cute and funny :D

144 Name: Lupa Dracolis : 2010-02-03 12:20 ID:45lT0PtZ

But odd and slightly disturbing also.

145 Name: Elkkun : 2010-02-04 12:15 ID:FjHl5jRc

But still funny XD I would be on the floor laughing my head off at it!

Literally. :D

146 Name: Francys Pai : 2010-02-08 23:30 ID:ivjKi2+T

Not really one that makes no sense, but I got one today going "I'm waiting for chapter 4."
I posted chapter 3 like what...2 weeks ago. Anyone ever mentioned to this person that patience is a virtue?

147 Name: RayRay : 2010-02-09 01:05 ID:GByqi8PA

I got a review once that just confused the hell out of me, but looking at my stories now, I seriously can't find it...which is just confusing me.

Oh well. I just remember she was making no sense, and she had to PM me telling me what she meant haha.

148 Name: Darksword512 : 2010-02-09 11:26 ID:E6IWSYYR

When I finished my first ever story that had 14 chapters, I got a review a week later on chapter 1 saying "I think this is a brilliant beginning! Will chapter 2 be out soon?!" I sent a message back saying "Yeah. Along with 12 other chapters, it's already up."

What did I get back? "REALLY?! WOW! HOW DID YOU DO THAT SO QUICKLY?!"

???

149 Name: sharingansupergirl : 2010-02-10 09:46 ID:OA3PI4l+

@148 How did you manage that- oh yeah... :P jokes.

I tend to read a story to the amount of chapters they've uploaded. If I'm really not fond of it I probably won't read it all the way to chap 22, but sometimes I think I should give it a chance and that they will get better. I live in hope :) and try not to be too pissed when I realize I wasted my time.

150 Name: sharingansupergirl : 2010-02-10 10:04 ID:OA3PI4l+

Oh that note, I've not actually reviewed a story I didn't like just on story alone. I meant things like grammatical errors, or the odd things they could amend. I tend to just say where they could improve, and don't do those horrible bitchy things of reading every chapter to complain. Nope, just construct. :)

151 Name: Elkkun : 2010-02-14 11:24 ID:dnwDLSYu

>>148 I wanna see that review XD.

>>150 sometimes there's a story where barely anything's wrong, and then you can be like "Okay, so. How do I review this?"
:x I hate situations like that.

152 Name: Vic Taylor : 2010-03-04 04:28 ID:PwZB51Fu

Just had this review:

"damn, now you just HAD TO write Jack/Jenny :)"

Only... I didn't. She comes into the scene and takes ONE breath. <confused>

153 Name: Iaculus : 2010-03-04 06:35 ID:zZ3GS3Mb

>>152 It's Jack Harkness. If she inhales in his presence, she's pregnant.

On this, writers and fans agree.

154 Name: Vic Taylor : 2010-03-04 06:40 ID:PwZB51Fu

@Iaculus - Does it make any difference if he's dead at the time? XD

155 Name: Iaculus : 2010-03-04 06:43 ID:zZ3GS3Mb

>>154 <i>Hell</i>, no.

156 Name: Elkkun : 2010-03-04 11:55 ID:dnwDLSYu

>>155 sooo...even if he's DEAD....She can still get pregnant? O_o...

157 Name: Vic Taylor : 2010-03-04 12:41 ID:PwZB51Fu

@Elkkun - You know we're joking, right...?

158 Name: Elkkun : 2010-03-04 13:35 ID:dnwDLSYu

Of course I know you're joking ^_^ I'm going to do the obvious thing and turn into a kitten...Then I am going to hide in a box and cry.
-does that-

159 Name: Vic Taylor : 2010-03-04 14:54 ID:PwZB51Fu

Sorry. XD

160 Name: Elkkun : 2010-03-07 14:31 ID:dnwDLSYu

Eh It's OK :P.
-hugs-

161 Name: StormRaven333 : 2010-03-08 02:41 ID:MQwBynt0

I've had a lame review before. The person proceded to tell me that I don't know the first thing about formulating plots and my writing was bad, Needed therapy to get out of my little fantacy world, Thinks I send reviews to myself from alternate accounts and that I need to get a grip on reality, and quote: "I don't care if it is fanfiction."

He/she didn't even have the guts to be signed in to send it!

I thought to myself; "What the hell?" and almost died laughing.

There's always SOMEONE to ruin it for everyone huh?

162 Name: Elkkun : 2010-03-08 04:09 ID:R5YlVRMK

LOL they never even had the decency to SIGN the REVIEW
Oh my God I think I'm dying of laughter X'D

You should make a little note in another chapter saying
"Thanks for not having the balls to sign your review."
:P

163 Name: Vic Taylor : 2010-03-16 22:35 ID:PwZB51Fu

Just got this review for a chapter of just over 1000 words:

"nothing much happened in this chapter."

Well, thanks for that, genious!

164 Name: RayRay : 2010-03-17 00:42 ID:CCWdpd2v

Well that can be a matter of opinion, sometimes writers do waffle on for an inordinate amount of time and never get anywhere...

but that review does leave a lot to be desired.

Ha.

165 Name: Vic Taylor : 2010-03-17 12:40 ID:PwZB51Fu

Another of her reviews:

"LOL!!!!!!!

WHOT????

XD"

All I can think is 'oh dear'. I PMed her, asking her quite politely to actually leave reviews with at least a single well-formed sentence in future. She came back with a hugely sarcastic reply. O_o

166 Name: sharingansupergirl : 2010-03-17 13:11 ID:eASltc5W

@165 (gasp!!) You can't tell someone to leave at least a single well formed sentences in the future! What were you thinking?

I always PM when I don't understand a review, but I always wonder if the answer is going to be a strongly worded one...

What was the reply, if you don't mind me asking?

167 Name: callmebaka : 2010-03-17 13:46 ID:helafTTl

I once got a review calling me a misoginistic troll WTF I'm a girl for crying out loud.

168 Name: Vic Taylor : 2010-03-17 15:04 ID:PwZB51Fu

@sharingansupergirl - It was this:

"Yes, I had a feeling leaving a one sentence complaint about the shortness was going to bite in the butt 3

rar

here is my CC:

rar, filler. Or not. W/e. I think you are a lovely writer and that even your fillers are nice. Really. Because I am only now realizing who the hell it is I'm talking to and don't want to sound like an ass anymore because your stories are too lovely 3
Now I'm confusing myself and feel bad for being an ass.
Gah ]8"

I think it's rather lame...

169 Name: moonphase : 2010-03-17 15:05 ID:D3by96XU

>>167
you can can be a misogynist even if you're female. Its a hatred of women.

170 Name: moonphase : 2010-03-17 15:08 ID:D3by96XU

>>168

I hardly understood what she or he was saying in that reply...

171 Name: Vic Taylor : 2010-03-17 15:17 ID:PwZB51Fu

@moonphase - I had a bit of trouble. XD

I was just pissed off at this point, so my reply:

"I believe you are confused, yes. I destinctly said I didn't want praises, I wanted CC. That is not CC. That is someone trying to be clever and failing."

Her reply:

"yup! 8D
and now I'm all embarrassed at my fail so I'm just going to stop replying and keep my mouth shut."

O_o

172 Name: moonphase : 2010-03-17 16:05 ID:D3by96XU

hm, odd...well at least he or she were ashamed and not being arrogant about it.

173 Name: Vic Taylor : 2010-03-17 16:31 ID:PwZB51Fu

They weren't ashamed. That was so obviously sarcasm it's not even funny.

174 Name: RayRay : 2010-03-17 18:20 ID:V3vx5TQ3

Doesn't come across as sarcasm, genuinely sounds like they're trying to avoid something, so I really hope you just left it there. There isn't a point in getting into a review war with someone you know.

My friend had a case where someone read what she had completed of the fic, and then told her that it was OOC, that she didn't like the fact that it wasn't set in the same thing that it didn't have enough of the trio (Harry Potter fanfiction btw)...

She was fairly rude about it though, so my friend wrote back saying like, you know, why did you read so much of it then, it was clear from chapter one that it was going to be this way, so you know.. I made it clear. I think you were a little harsh and I'd like to say that if you're going to be like that then I'd rather you didn't review again..

The girl actually apologised though, explained what she had meant a little better, and then conceded that although it was well writtten, it just wasnt her thing. Said good work on the writing skills and said she wouldn't be continuing to read.

I think she was lucky that she got a reader that actually apologised for coming across the way she did though, she had another person who would review every chapter, on the day it was posted, saying variations of:

"OMG UPDATE NOW YOU DONT UPDATE ENOUGH MY GOD IM DYING HERE UPDATE NOW OR ILL BE REALLY MAD!!!"

She told the girl to stop it, and hasnt had a review from her since. Hahaha.

175 Name: moonphase : 2010-03-18 12:39 ID:D3by96XU

yeah, sounds to me like the person felt genuinly kinda silly, so I would let it go. I've never had any really nonsensical reviews, esp like the one RayRay pointed out. I am more careful when I review now, I try and make them as clear and (if necessary) as constructive as possible.

176 Name: soul surfing : 2010-03-21 13:45 ID:88+LFp7W

What annoys me incredibly is when they spell things ridiculously, so you can barely tell what they're saying.
Example:
"Ehm, some parts are really cousin"

That actually is from one of my stories, and I was tempted to e-mail them something sarcastic. Instead, I ignored it. Works fine. :D

177 Name: Fee : 2010-03-21 13:55 ID:DvJy6Zf0

>>176 Did the reviewer mean confusing? That's the only word I can get out of that.

178 Name: Lupa Dracolis : 2010-03-21 14:49 ID:8g/eAeXB

>>176 Some parts are really like my cousin's? As in a cousin who writes fanfic?

179 Name: Carmzziiee : 2010-03-22 06:30 ID:NthUXmD4

Lol. I totally agree. I may not be the best speller, but I once got an inbox critizing my grammar on one of my stories. It just made me lol so hard becase:
a) They spellt Idiot- idot Grammar- grammer ect.
b) Eg. you idot. carnt you now how 2 spell a simpl word.
And he/ she critizises me?

180 Name: Alaric Dahmer : 2010-03-24 01:56 ID:R5YlVRMK

>>179 that is what i call, a fail.

181 Name: Elkkun : 2010-03-24 07:31 ID:R5YlVRMK

>>180 you call ANYTHING a fail...

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