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mellowcandle
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I hate ff.net and have vowed never to post there again.

But it may be the only place I'll get any feedback/concrit on my new stuff.

I don't know what to do.

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11 pathetic excuses or justify your existence
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cal_reflector From: cal_reflector Date: February 3rd, 2009 04:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
What happened?
mellowcandle From: mellowcandle Date: February 3rd, 2009 04:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
What happened with ff.net? Besides the fact that they keep making "improvements" that strip all formatting, suspended me several times for non-violations, threatened to delete my account if I accrued an unspecified number of these "violations", ignored my emails when I protested, and just all around suck?
cal_reflector From: cal_reflector Date: February 3rd, 2009 04:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
I haven't had much trouble with ff.net as of late... perhaps its time to make a new account? Fresh start? Don't know if that helps.

Am not surprised that the admins are assholes though.

Oh, btw, I heard Abyss puttered out to a disappointing season end.
mellowcandle From: mellowcandle Date: February 3rd, 2009 04:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
I don't know. I still have my old account. I'm just worried that I won't actually break any rules but someone will still report me for some BS reason, and since the admins don't actually look at stuff before deleting, all my stuff will vanish. But I just don't get any hits over here.

Well, I already know how the story ends, so unless they've effed it up somehow, I don't expect to be "disappointed" so much as "yeah, that's how it ends, all right".
cal_reflector From: cal_reflector Date: February 3rd, 2009 04:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm curious, which stories did you get flames for? I don't receive flames for my Tomouya.

The problem with Abyss it seems is... general lack of love from the producers, as if they weren't passionate at the project. Shoddy animation makes the show feel cheap and lessens the drama and tension. Things started out okay but went down hill after a couple of episodes.
mellowcandle From: mellowcandle Date: February 3rd, 2009 05:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
It wasn't flames per se, but one story was deleted for breaking a rule that wasn't actually a rule at the time the story was posted (so retroactive enforcement), and two were deleted for not meeting whatever the various guidelines were, one saying you cannot post announcements, I think (and it wasn't an announcement, it was a drabble fic), and one saying you can't post script/chat-speak fic (which it wasn't, it was a fic with original song lyrics in it, and though the singing parts were formatted differently than the surrounding exposition, that did not make it a script/chat-speak fic).

It does seem kind of rushed, but it's based on a video game, so I can't fault them for any awkwardness in the story-telling there. I remember my first time through the game, I thought I was done after the Absorption Gate, but... it kept going. So some of it is a little anticlimactic in that regard, because it seems the story should have been resolved, but we're going to bring all the bad guys back so we can kill them again, and we're going to kill some other people just for the heck of it, and let's run around doing a bunch of side-quests and get some awesome alternate costumes, which is really the best part of the last third of the game.

I'm still looking forward to replica!Mary and the conclusions of Anise's and Natalia's stories. I love the characters too much to bail.
sakuracorr From: sakuracorr Date: February 3rd, 2009 04:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
I've heard they went from Nazi!banning practices to pre-World War II France (i.e. don't get involved).
sakuracorr From: sakuracorr Date: February 3rd, 2009 04:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
Post it because not posting doesn't really stick it to anyone, and feedback is nice (concrit is too rare for me to think you'd get it on ff.net).
mellowcandle From: mellowcandle Date: February 3rd, 2009 04:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, you're right. I wasn't really sticking it to them so much as I was fed up with my formatting getting messed up and getting suspended despite not actually breaking any rules. But if they've lightened up on that, maybe I'll go back.
sapphire_star87 From: sapphire_star87 Date: February 3rd, 2009 10:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well, you gotta do what you gotta do. :/
mellowcandle From: mellowcandle Date: February 4th, 2009 03:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
Heh, yep, I guess so. I went over there and saw it's been over three years since I last posted. I pretty much forgot how to do it, but it's probably because they've changed the upload process or something.
11 pathetic excuses or justify your existence