Originally Posted by Numinous
Considering I'm both a fiction writer and a critic, I have to say: jeanericuser, stop whining. And here's why:
In other words, "since the manga is being utterly sloppy, I can also be sloppy!". Yes, you can but no, you shouldn't. Coherency is must in fiction, even fanfiction.
This is a long drivel to say the prediction equivalent of "it's my opinion". Of course you are entitled to write your ideas down and present them for others to see, but you have to realize that with the praise also comes criticism. Since people actually proved you wrong, you shouldn't get defensive, instead accept them and say "sorry, my bad, I'll make sure I don't repeat such mistake", because to err is human and is by erring we learn many things. If you can't accept your errors, sorry to say but you won't progress as a writer.
Excuse me, but this is simply a bullshit defense. "Let's wait and see" is such an overused thought ending cliché is not even funny. You should NEVER ask to wait and see if you don't want to be ridiculed.
Fuck you! "Booo hoo hooo, people are mean too meeee!". No, they aren't, you're making a spectacle out of nothing. Both The Baron and kael simply pointed out flaws in your prediction in a polite and constructive way and you started crying like a primadona who can't be denied. If they said "lol, u suck" or "u just post shit, go hang urself" or something as bad as that, I'd be defending you, but if you can't handle criticism, that's YOUR fault, not theirs.
You know what really grinds my gears about this quote? You're complaining about people actually reading and commenting on your work. Would you rather be facing my situation, where I have an original fiction with 3 chapters already released in the fanfiction thread and only one of them was thanked and commented (and even the comments were too vague to get an idea of what the readers liked or not)? And fucking hell, you got a comment on your prediction is less than 2 hours. My latest chapter was posted more than 2 weeks ago and I got NOTHING. I could be writing gold or manure, but I don't know because nobody tells me, and here are you whining how people saying that they liked it except the parts that should be corrected. Woe you, indeed.
Or perhaps the manga isn't worth the prediction anymore? I know that's my case.
Really? Are you serious?
By Cthulhu, I pretty much killed 30 chapters (plus a bazillion of scenes of future chapters) of an original fiction because I figured people weren't paying attention to it due to its format, I repackaged it to the max and it seems it's getting ignored too but I refuse to give up because I really love to write and what I write.
And here you are, implying you'd give up writing because people are reading and commenting on your writing. Do that and it would only demonstrate you have a pathetically weak will as a writer. So, my advice is don't, do NOT give up if you like to write and take criticism to make you a stronger writer.
Now for some quotes:
Roger Ebert would kindly disagree with you. Tell me, Dragonbpy, do you have to be a game designer to say, for example, ME 3's original endings were horrible considering the rest of the games? Do you have to be a TV producer to say Keeping up with the Kardashians is a trashy show?
No? I thought so.
You hit it in the nail about criticism. People here seem to take criticism of a theory/prediction/fiction/whatever too emotionally when at least when I criticize is the work, not the person (unless the person comes up with personal arguments that can and should be criticized). People, you are not your work and your work is not you, stop acting like you are/it is.
... and nobody (I acknowledge at least) does that until the authors start making the discussion about themselves.
First, who does exactly what you said? Second, fiction is not immune to criticism at all.
Finally, some broad observations:
@ luffyus: Wow, you're a douchebag. Lately all I've seen of you is making the most crudest of statements without a drop of decency. Either learn how to make a counterargument or stay quiet.
@ aman shahur: I really don't know what the fuck you're supposed to be. I think you're a troll, but if that's true you're doing an horrible job at it, mainly because I need to read twice your posts to know what the fuck you're talking about and the fact you make no goddamn sense even when I know what you're saying.
In the case you're not a troll... man, you're in the wrong place to ask for any kind of praise. In addition to the two factors I already alluded, you have nothing of worth to present. Both respect and praise are earned, not given freely.