kageotogi: (wank at the door [kageotogi])
I received the following email about an hour ago, but I could only bring it up now because I needed that span of time to process it properly. All names have been changed to protect the innocent. Except mine. Because, y'know, I don't care if you know my so-called penname. The letter itself is in italics. My commentary? Very much not. For the record, I don't think I'm usually this mean. This email, however, managed to catch me at a Rather Bad Time. So, um, enter not-nice!me?

Hawk Cloud-sama!!!

This usually doesn't bug me, but the last name of my penname is spelled with a 'w' -- "Clowd". There is a reason for this, and it's not because I don't know how to spell. Again, this usually doesn't bug me. What bugs me is that you [the writer] tacked a "-sama" to the end of my name, which annoys the hell out of me. One, I haven't done anything to deserve such a title. Two, I'm fairly sure that if you truly considered me worthy of the -sama, you would know how to spell my penname correctly.

I just read some of your fan fiction on FanFiction (dot) net and I really liked it all. :) I liked your Garvitation fic alot.

I don't write for Garvitation. I write for Gravitation; is that what you meant? I'll excuse the typo this time, but if "a lot" turns into one word rather than two again in this email, I will spork you.

Lmao it was really good.

...Wait, is that a compliment or are you making fun of me? Because I'm okay with either one. I just want to know.

It was so good that I cant ever write fic again b/c yours will be better lol.

I really wish I could use that logic. "Hey, Neil Gaiman! Your books are so good that I can never write anything ever again because you have superior skills!" I could get out of a lot of things with that excuse. "I can never clean the cat boxes again -- you're so much better at it!" "I can never have the Red Death ever again -- you go through it so much more gracefully than I do!" Seriously, though. Does that ever work?

I write fic and if u want to read it its at [link]. Your writing is really good!!!

Yay self-promotion! XD Sadly, the randomly inserted net speak and lack of apostrophes has turned me off fanfic forever, so I can never have the pleasure of reading your work. (... "I can never read fanfic again -- you're so much better at enjoying it than I am!")

Ok thanks for reading. :) Love, [name].

Aw, I got love from a complete stranger for things I would do for fun anyway! It's like working at the Writing Center all over again. ^___^ I do have to ask, though -- are you thanking me for reading your email or (in the flavour of true optimism) your fic? Just wondering.

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Right, so that's enough of that. ^^ Now that I've convinced you all that I'm a mean, terrible person, I'll close my web browser, finish up what I'm doing with the Junior Editions site, and go to bed. Night!
kageotogi: (eek [kageotogi])
Right. I've been putting this off long enough, so here goes. The following is the commentary for "The Reason Roy Started Keeping Lube in His Desk Drawer" requested by [livejournal.com profile] wicked_pistil. After this, I have two drabbles to write. They will be held off until after I've done the beta work and stuff I've promised various other people. Beta-ing is more important than drabbles. (Sorry!)

Commentary for 'The Reason Roy Started Keeping Lube in His Desk Drawer' )

So that was the commentary! I hope you enjoyed it. ^.^ Um. If anyone else would like to request a commentary, the post is still open. Go here.

...In other news, one of the sweetest girls I know gave me a CD full of uber-hardcore gangster rap. I'm not sure what to think of that, but it's somewhat endearing. In that way that breaks my brain a little.

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