OK, I'm all for receiving politely-phrased suggestions about future… - Girl of Many Fandoms — LiveJournal [entries|archive|friends|userinfo]

[ userinfo | livejournal userinfo ]
[ archive | journal archive ]

[May. 28th, 2003|01:17 pm]
Previous Entry Share Flag Next Entry
OK, I'm all for receiving politely-phrased suggestions about future possibilities for my writing, but this comment left with Flashover is just taking it too far:

1. Can you write a story about the character St. John that tells of his life as a computer hacker and Warlock?
Or …
2. Can you write a story about the character St. John that tells of his life as a professional striper?
Or …
3. Can you write a crossover story using Ranma 1/2 and the X-men.
Or …
4. Can you Write a X-men fan or slash story where St. John is evil or a criminal.
He is willing to do anything except try to destroy or take over the human race, the world or bring hell on earth. He just wants power, influence and money. He only helps the X-men when it helps him. Bobby must work for him.
Or …
5. Use the book "Shadow Man" by Melissa Scott to write a slash or fan fic story for the X-men. All of the main characters one of all the five genders and use or make reference to nine sexual preferences from the book. If St. John is used he must be a herm, be or get married and pregnant at some point. Also all herms must be fertile.
Or …
6. Can you write a story using the X-men, where a biological weapon that was being created, studied, used, or whatever got loose and everyone in North America was exposed. As a result all females (human and animal) died, it affected the DNA of all males (human and animal) so that no more females can be created and a percentage (you decide how much) of the male population was turned into fertile hermaphrodites. Because the biological weapon tainted the water, soil, plants, insects and animals, it is no longer safe for females to live there. All human hermaphrodites have breasts and waist long hair.
Or …
7. Can you write a male pregnancy story were St. John gets pregnant by Bobby or another X-man character?

That was the entire comment. Am I just overreacting, or is that really, really pushing it?
LinkLeave a comment

[User Picture]
Date:May 28th, 2003 - 05:42 am
That looks like review-spam to me - if I got that I'd assume s/he was copy-pasting that to all the X2 stories s/he'd read/liked.

Also, that's insane. So no, I don't think you're overreacting. Indeed, I think anything short of voodoo dolls is under reacting, but that's probably just me.
[User Picture]
Date:May 28th, 2003 - 05:48 am
Er, yeah, I'd say that's really, really pushing it.

And to be honest, since all of these suggestions are phrased as "can you..." I might respond with, "no, I really can't."

[User Picture]
Date:May 28th, 2003 - 06:10 am
That's 'pushing it to the point of why don't you A) write the fuckers yourself and b) think up some GOOD plots.'

What a wanker.
[User Picture]
Date:May 28th, 2003 - 06:39 am
No, thats pushing it. Thats really, really, really, really... ::Runs out of really's:: >< Pushing it.
Date:May 28th, 2003 - 06:47 am
What's a professional "striper"?

What I would do, is politely tell them that no, you don't have time to write those stories, but they can if they really want to.
Date:May 28th, 2003 - 08:28 am
....Okay, just how much monkey crack has s/he been smoking? And, dude, where can I get some?
[User Picture]
Date:May 28th, 2003 - 08:59 am
I would say no, definitely not overreacting. Gah.
[User Picture]
Date:May 28th, 2003 - 09:03 am
*picks self up off floor and tries to stop laughing*

Date:May 28th, 2003 - 09:44 am
-snickers- i think you ought to write every single one of them. especially number seven. because not only does this world really, really need more mpreg, but i think stjohn would make a great mum.
[User Picture]
Date:May 28th, 2003 - 02:56 pm
I don't think you're overreacting at all -- that is like, definitely pushing it. (And ouch, I can't stop laughing. Ouch.) I mean, they didn't even review, they just told you (I mean, suggested) *what* to write? Lame ass.
[User Picture]
Date:May 28th, 2003 - 07:50 pm
That's .... just......... ok, my response would be:

1. No
2. No
3. No
4. No
5. No
6. No
7. And No

But thanks for asking.

Someone was on mucho something or other when they wrote that. It's posts/e-mails like that that get deleted with no response. And I love responding to comments.

May there be much strength and patience in your character to endure such as this.
[User Picture]
Date:May 28th, 2003 - 07:55 pm
Defiantly pushy. I'm not entirely sure why, but the list just seems a bit...much.
[User Picture]
Date:May 29th, 2003 - 01:30 pm
Can you write a story about the character St. John that tells of his life as a professional striper?


Yes, please, do tell us all about his career in the candy cane factory, where he paints the stripes on. Exhilirating!

Also, that list is not only pushing the limits of polite behavior, it is downright farcical. Who is this sad, sad person who badly needs a hobby, and why does s/he have an obsession with turning characters into hermaphrodites?
[User Picture]
Date:May 31st, 2003 - 02:45 am
I've recieved nutty requests from people saying "Can you please write this..." but never quite a long list as that. That's... alarming. I'd advise you to tell them that they should write the fics themselves if they want them written so badly.

Jen / Quoth the Raven