I don’t think it was just you, hence my post above (full disclosure: was made after I had wind that Ashley had been upset by comments here). I wanted to make it unequivocally clear that I really really like this fic, ok?LtrllySusan wrote: ↑Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:10 pmI have seen the post Ashley made about reading "that shit on IDB" and I know it's likely partially aimed at my comment regarding that one Six Ravens chapter.alittledizzy wrote: ↑Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:11 pmJust an FYI based on current outside-forum conversation: you guys are fully allowed to have honest conversation on here. Of course we would never encourage hate for any fic (and there has been absolutely none in this thread) but this is earmarked for discussion of fic, not direct author feedback. Authors can make the choice themselves if they can handle reading discussion about their fic, but that is what they're signing on for when clicking this thread.
I know he gets a lot of awful comments but I find it a bit mean to be put on the same level as other, very rude comments. I'm fully aware that fic writers, lots of lurkers and probably even some YouTubers are reading this forum, so I don't like the "they're being mean cause the don't know I'm reading it" attitude.
Despite that, I am looking to the next chapter! I've even ko-fi'd Ashley before and I hope he doesn't see everyone with criticism as a hater.
I guess some of my comments could have been perceived as harsh, but really all I was trying to say was that the “Mary Shaw” chapter of 6R was not very much more far fetched than the rest of the premise of the fic and if you can suspend disbelief for one you can probably do it for the other. I really do love this fic a lot and was not intending to shit on it in any way.
Anyway, I guess it’s better to avoid rehashing drama, so... move on?