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Mistress Marilyn's POV
No shit, Tempus Fugit!
Uh oh. Ran out of patience! 
7th-Aug-2005 01:58 pm
me-burger
Snark alert (rare in these here parts)!

I had to put a very pointed Admin post up at the Alexander-the-Great-Slash list. After wasting my precious time re-formatting several completely screwed up and nearly unintelligible fanfics last night and approving them to the list, one of the authors (who can clearly barely speak or write English) wrote and asked why we had taken her italics out. Seems to think her story makes no sense without the italics.

Note to anyone writing anything he/she thinks is worthwhile: If you can't make yourself understood without italics and special characters and a Deus ex Machina god appearing to explain what you're really trying to say, you should take up another hobby, such as needlepoint and leave the writing to someone else.

I'm already feeling a little bad about my post. But just a little, mind you. (Stop laughing, Joey!)
Comments 
7th-Aug-2005 09:13 pm (UTC)
Easy! I thought I knew that list could be a pain, but I guess I didn't know how big a pain. I know most list members appreciate your work, so don't get too bugged.

I'd be happy to be listed as a beta (although I admit my time is extremely limited) if you're looking for them.
8th-Aug-2005 09:49 am (UTC)
Thanks, Sweetie! We'll see if it's worth it to offer them betas. Actually, I doubt it.

I'm over it. Almost.
7th-Aug-2005 11:04 pm (UTC)
Don't feel too bad. Reading fics with lots of errors takes away from the fun of actually reading them. Fics should help bring people together because of a common interest and not drive them away
(screaming and pulling out their hair)due to really bad grammar.
:p
Take some asprin and it will be okay
8th-Aug-2005 03:11 am (UTC)
Ummm, I like doing it in cars myself.
8th-Aug-2005 03:18 am (UTC)
Thanks
8th-Aug-2005 09:50 am (UTC)
I agree. I can't stand horrible fanfics cluttering up the lists I moderate, which sounds a little ridiculous. But these people seem to *love* reading the stuff, regardless of how bad it is. Mystifying.

Anyway, I'm okay now. I've read some good fanfic today, so that helped!
8th-Aug-2005 03:11 am (UTC)
I bet most of them want to do it right but just haven't got a clue. They're learning from the best.
8th-Aug-2005 09:50 am (UTC)
They certainly seem to not have a clue . . .
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