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20 January 2008 @ 12:27 am
Hee! Try Again Dim Glow  
I got my first flame review and I had to giggle all the way through. No, I'm not a masochist, I just know who left it and why and abundant stupidity has great humor potential.

At FOAF, the About Urban Legends and Folklore social forum, a troll named Victor followed a friend of mine in from another forum via a link in her profile and proceeded to spam us with a message in pretty much every active thread plus a couple of new threads he started for the purpose. The posts were mostly slams against the upper class for reasons known only to his therapist.

We did what any intelligent group would do and pointed and laughed until the mod made him go away. Deprived of this outlet he followed a link in my sig to my FF.Net account and left the following review last night. I would like to point out that it's a 79 word response to a 100 word drabble so apparently he was inspired. Not inspired enough to actually sign his name to it so he has plausible deniability, but it's pretty obviously him and that means I REALLY got to him in my posts at FOAF.


Well, that sucked. First off, your grammar/punctuation is atrocious, even for
a drabble. It's especially sad when you can't make your drabbles grammatically
flawless. A thing that small?? Come on.

The storyline itself is tedious and boring. In fact, there's no storyline at
all. Can you say "cliché?" Because that's what this is. And it's not the
well-pulled-off kind of cliché either.

With drabbles, it's a hit and miss, and you missed that hole badly. Try
again.

=]


I wonder if he's going to make a stab at the Tanka? He obviously didn't know that much about drabbles it should be fun to see what he makes of it.

If this were a real review I'd love feedback on any grammar or punctuation errors but then he'd have to actually leave something constructive and that would defeat the purpose.
 
 
 
manonlechat: KikyouFlamesRosemanonlechat on January 20th, 2008 08:12 am (UTC)
Congratulations on receiving your first flame! At least yours is amusingly pompous; my first flame went something like "ANIME SUCKS. WHY ARE YOU WATCHING THIS? IT IS GAY."

The most deliciously wanky thing about that review is that you know he read and reread it time after time to make sure that it was ABSOLUTELY GRAMMATICALLY FLAWLESS so he could feel safely superior and smug. :P
ranuelranuel on January 20th, 2008 02:22 pm (UTC)
Yes! He had to have taken some time with it, entertaining fantasies of how crushed I would be by his brilliant analysis all the while.

And what did I do to him to set him off at FOAF? Was this in response to my own carefully crafted words? No, beyond a few original one-liners I just quoted Monty Python at him until he went away. Hee!

I'm sorry your troll was such a disappointment.