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PostSubject: Re: BBC's Sherlock and "The Phantom Limb"   Mon Mar 28, 2011 8:39 pm

I kind of think it was just a metaphor that went way too far. The author was trying to say... SOMETHING about the way the voice sounded, but it's so purple that I don't even know what it was. I think the "stolen mouth" thing is supposed to mean John's kissing him while he's trying to talk, and it distorted his voice. I'm still not sure about how a voice might sound "seedy".

...Seriously, author, no one should have to work this hard to decode your flipping sentences. This is fanfiction. You're not James Joyce.
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PostSubject: Re: BBC's Sherlock and "The Phantom Limb"   Tue Mar 29, 2011 11:32 pm

And even James Joyce didn't always get it right (no offense).

After reading that bit a couple times now, I sure we all just imagined a blowjob reference.

I think they're just...well, snogging, and it's supposed to be intense. We don't actually get to see anything dirtier than that.

Boring. Whatever....let's enjoy some more OOC emo whining, then, which is just as well.
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PostSubject: Re: BBC's Sherlock and "The Phantom Limb"   Sat May 07, 2011 2:40 pm

Naturally, as the author, I heard you out, and deleted the story. Fair enough, it wasn't all that good. I just don't understand why you'd want to take the joy out of writing for someone.
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PostSubject: Re: BBC's Sherlock and "The Phantom Limb"   Sat May 07, 2011 2:46 pm

My friend; if this is all it takes to "take the joy out of writing," you weren't very invested in the first place.
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PostSubject: Re: BBC's Sherlock and "The Phantom Limb"   Sat May 07, 2011 2:55 pm

It hasn't, believe me. Luckily, the good outweighs the bad and haters can go fuck themselves. I can improve my writing. Some people will always be assholes.
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PostSubject: Re: BBC's Sherlock and "The Phantom Limb"   Sat May 07, 2011 3:36 pm

We're rather good at that, actually.

And if you're a shit writer, that's your own fault. Nobody told you to post something on the Internet without first running it through a beta reader. You left it lying around for anyone to read and laugh at.

Look at this way: You put something out there in the world to be entertaining and make people feel something. We were entertained, and we felt like laughing. Mission accomplished.

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PostSubject: Re: BBC's Sherlock and "The Phantom Limb"   Sat May 07, 2011 3:50 pm

Fair play, I can't argue with that.
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PostSubject: Re: BBC's Sherlock and "The Phantom Limb"   Sat May 07, 2011 6:23 pm

astudyinchuck wrote:
Fair play, I can't argue with that.

^Keep this attitude, so seriously. It will be incredibly helpful in the future. Take it from someone who used to write terrible things, five years from now, you will probably look at this piece and CRINGE. Five years after that, you'll look at it the same way we do, and laugh your ass off. Yes, it was bad, bad enough to end up on WGW. In a way, this is quite an accomplishment. Most bad!fic is no where near bad enough for us to bother with. Keep working at it, keep trying, and you WILL improve. Cruise the site, find other people's work, and learn from their fail. It's a damned good way to improve your writing.
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PostSubject: Re: BBC's Sherlock and "The Phantom Limb"   Sun May 08, 2011 2:10 am

Thanks, I will.
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PostSubject: Re: BBC's Sherlock and "The Phantom Limb"   Thu May 19, 2011 12:19 am

God, this thing is like a train wreck. I can't look but I can't look away.

Edit: Made it through the whole thing, and by the end I was ready to start crying. THANK YOU, AUTHOR, FOR TAKING IT DOWN. Lord and Lady...
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PostSubject: Re: BBC's Sherlock and "The Phantom Limb"   Sun Jul 03, 2011 4:09 pm

Lapin wrote:
And if you're a shit writer, that's your own fault. Nobody told you to post something on the Internet without first running it through a beta reader. You left it lying around for anyone to read and laugh at.

Yessir. I am a strong advocate for self-expression through writing, even for people who aren't Tolstoy. However, THIS SORT OF THING IS WHY GOD INVENTED DIARIES. The internet has ruined casual writers' abilities to keep their first drafts and unsettling sexual fantasies to themselves.

Also, Holmes/Watson is my OTP because the characters are the kind of smart guys I like, and also because SH/JW, as stated previously, has real basis in the subtext of the original works. Therefore, this fic depresses me more than the everyday overwritten MPreg dealio. End transmission.
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PostSubject: Re: BBC's Sherlock and "The Phantom Limb"   Wed Jul 20, 2011 3:45 pm

astudyinchuck wrote:
Naturally, as the author, I heard you out, and deleted the story. Fair enough, it wasn't all that good. I just don't understand why you'd want to take the joy out of writing for someone.

How is it taking the joy out of writing ? Nobody was trying to hurt you personally . Why don't you just look at it as criticism instead .
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