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Do you guys ever get a comment where you read it and just think, what is the point of that?? I got one on one of my time travel fics, and I'm just sitting here scratching my head, going whaa?? This is what they wrote:

okay but now what youve got here is a paradox. if harry kissed draco coz of the future, then why did the original harry kiss draco? because he wouldn't have seen a future in which he immediately kissed draco because he hadn't kissed draco in his future.

Like, okay?? But did you like it or?? Do you have anything to add that isn't just pointing out the general point of a time travel fic? HOW DO I EVEN REPLY TO THIS?

People are really fucking weird sometimes, y'all.

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Date: 2017-01-23 12:04 am (UTC)
birdsofshore: (curlew)
From: [personal profile] birdsofshore
Oh gosh, i get loads of comments on my time travel fic that make me realise I have not got the faintest clue about time travel. It makes some people quite cross, LOL.

And people LOVE to point out where you got things ~wrong. I had one recently that said "I'm pretty sure JKR said Lucius didn't go to Azkaban after the war." I'm like... "yes? And she also said Harry hated Draco, and married Ginny? This is a FANFIC, I decide what happens here, not JKR."

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Date: 2017-01-23 10:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lauren3210.livejournal.com
It's just... I have no idea if they even liked it? I usually reply to comments with something along the lines of, thanks for reading, I'm glad you had fun, but did they? Or did everything else pale in comparison to this arbitrary issue of the paradox? In the end I just went with "eh, it's all good because MAGIC" lol!

People DO love to point out where you got things 'wrong'! What does that say about us?

<3

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Date: 2017-01-23 12:27 am (UTC)
felixfvlicis: (Default)
From: [personal profile] felixfvlicis
What in the actual hell?

I'm cringing right now. I can't get over the spelling of coz. Just, no.

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Date: 2017-01-23 10:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lauren3210.livejournal.com
*high five*

I REALLY hate that spelling - it's just two more letters, how much time did it really save you??

<3

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Date: 2017-01-23 12:28 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] tryslora
I'm always just like "thank you for reading" and leave it.

Or sometimes "well, that's a cool idea, and if you'd like to write a story of your own that explores that premise, I'd love it if you listed this as your inspiration" because I'm all about telling people who try to tell me to write more, or write differently, that they ought to go write their own damned stories instead of telling me I'm doing it wrong. :p

I am too snarky to be a nice writer.

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Date: 2017-01-23 10:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lauren3210.livejournal.com
Oh I've had to do that before, when I've had comments saying, but I want to know what happens next! In my head I'm like, 'just use your fucking imagination' but in reply I say something along the lines of, "I've moved on from this project now, but you should write it!"

I'm probably a terrible person really, because I try to be nice in replies, but I do enjoy having a space like here where I can whinge about them behind their backs, lol!

<3

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Date: 2017-01-23 06:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] smirkingcat.livejournal.com
i would say this is just someone going smart-ass on you
do as trys say: thanks for reading
and leave it.
the thing about time travel is that each time travel story creates it's paradox- starting from looper and ending in fanfic, that's the concept about it! so yeah someone read your stunning fic, could not handle how much they liked it and how amazing your writing is, and they tried to outshine you and think they succeed in their own mind, never realising how small that makes them, because in the end what others say about stuff always tells you more about the others and not about the stuff!

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Date: 2017-01-23 10:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lauren3210.livejournal.com
You're such a sweetheart, I love you <3

I eventually went with "yeah, paradoxes are weird like that, but it's all good because MAGIC! *jazz hands*"

<3
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