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Note:  Just to make sure that nobody thinks Zelda is heartless for telling me to tighten up my writing a little--she also said it was "too freakin' cute," "pleasant, upbeat, carefree, adventuresome, and light and fluffy! All great in a romantic comedy!" AND she took the trouble to pull out one of my sentences and carefully parse it into more digestible chunks to show me exactly what she meant. 

In other words, Zelda = Dream Reviewer. Heart 


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Originally posted by Lisa_Who Lisa_Who wrote:

Note:  Just to make sure that nobody thinks Zelda is heartless for telling me to tighten up my writing a little--she also said it was "too freakin' cute," "pleasant, upbeat, carefree, adventuresome, and light and fluffy! All great in a romantic comedy!" AND she took the trouble to pull out one of my sentences and carefully parse it into more digestible chunks to show me exactly what she meant. 

In other words, Zelda = Dream Reviewer. Heart 

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Originally posted by Lisa_Who Lisa_Who wrote:


I'm sorry.  I love semicolons. 


Don’t be sorry. I’ll fight anyone who tries to take my semicolon. 

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Originally posted by nod1v1ng nod1v1ng wrote:

Originally posted by Lisa_Who Lisa_Who wrote:


I'm sorry.  I love semicolons. 


Don’t be sorry. I’ll fight anyone who tries to take my semicolon. 

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"Don't be sorry; we'll fight anyone who tries to take our semicolons!"
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Originally posted by Lisa_Who Lisa_Who wrote:

Originally posted by nod1v1ng nod1v1ng wrote:

Originally posted by Lisa_Who Lisa_Who wrote:

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<span style=": rgb251, 251, 253;">I'm sorry.  I love semicolons. </span>



Don’t be sorry. I’ll fight anyone who tries to take my semicolon. 

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"Don't be sorry; we'll fight anyone who tries to take our semicolons!"


I think I told my best friend during a recent beta read "you love semicolons more than your fiancé."
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Originally posted by Lisa_Who Lisa_Who wrote:

Originally posted by nod1v1ng nod1v1ng wrote:

Originally posted by Lisa_Who Lisa_Who wrote:


I'm sorry.  I love semicolons. 


Don’t be sorry. I’ll fight anyone who tries to take my semicolon. 

WinkLOL

"Don't be sorry; we'll fight anyone who tries to take our semicolons!"


All your semicolon are belong to us.

You have have the dots, but I'm taking the commas.  If you ever want to see then again send 10,000 erudite words in a plain brown wrapper to...
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Originally posted by Zelda Zelda wrote:


Sorry!! Panic/paranoia attack!! Just trying to regulate my breathing a bit!! Please don't be offended! 


Offense cannot be given, only taken.  It's not a popular truth, but it's still a truth.

Personally, I can't be bothered.  I'm a little bummed that I went to so much trouble composing a Pythonesque insult and you didn't get it, though  Big smile
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SEHBicycle : HeartHeartHeartBeerHeartHeartHeart  YES!

When a reviewer causes writers to actually remove their stories from the review forum, their review is neither appropriate nor helpful.


Random:  Your Pythonesque insult did not go unappreciated!



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Originally posted by Random Random wrote:

Originally posted by Lisa_Who Lisa_Who wrote:

Originally posted by nod1v1ng nod1v1ng wrote:

Originally posted by Lisa_Who Lisa_Who wrote:


I'm sorry.  I love semicolons. 


Don’t be sorry. I’ll fight anyone who tries to take my semicolon. 

WinkLOL

"Don't be sorry; we'll fight anyone who tries to take our semicolons!"


All your semicolon are belong to us.

You have have the dots, but I'm taking the commas.  If you ever want to see then again send 10,000 erudite words in a plain brown wrapper to...

Zero Wing reference for the win! Also, I share your passion for semicolons. 

I just wanted to pop by and reiterate that I appreciate this discussion so much. And I also wanted to offer assurances to Zelda (love the name!) and everyone else who's commented thus far that from the reviews I've seen, you're doing everything perfectly. If this discussion started because of the person I think it may have, it's not that constructive feedback is an issue; the problem is when someone is overly negative without providing ANY positive thoughts. We know constructive feedback is necessary for growth (jeez, way to speak for everyone), and we look forward to that. 
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I think something that this person forgets is that writers work together and get leads for places to publish their work, they beta each other's stories and novels (and I don't just mean during a competition!) and they just generally seek each other's advice.  I'm sure this individual doesn't believe any help is needed. Ahhh it is a lonely world for this kind of person!

Who here is going to assist this the cruel reviewer?  Let the volunteers speak up in this thread.  
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