* SonicxAmyfan4Life here *
I hope everyone is doing well and having a great week :)
I have a pressing matter to discuss and I've noticed it's been popping up more and more lately and frankly, I'm tired of it and I want to settle it right now.
Please stop with the religious debates. Yes, I'm a Christian and YES, I have Christian themes in my fanfiction, and YES, I have both Christian readers and Atheist readers. I appreciate everyone's feedback and everyone reading my fanfiction, and I respect everyone's views, Christian or not.
Something had occurred a while back when I updated one of my chapters, someone (who did not even sign in) said something like: "Stop putting scriptures. Keep religion out of this story. It's making the story unenjoyable."
I addressed it before and I will address it again.
I'm a Christian, there are Christian themes in this fanfic, but I'm doing my best to keep the characters in character and making this story enjoyable for everyone. I want everyone to enjoy this fanfic.
After that note in the author's comments, I thought it was over.
But now, I'm getting more Private Messages and Reviews about Christianity vs Atheism – about who is right and who is wrong - and frankly, it makes me want to delete Relentless and not continue it anymore because everyone wants to be RIGHT about their views instead of just enjoying the fanfic.
I don't want to delete/not continue Relentless, but I'm growing tired of this debate. You guys are attacking one another – wanting your opinions to be heard – instead of just respecting one another. This is getting ridiculous and frankly, I'm very upset. This has become more of a battlefield than a place to enjoy Snanger fanfiction.
I would really appreciate everyone to respect one another's views and just read the story. If you love God, cool, I'm glad that you're enjoying my fanfic and we aren't alone on this site! If you don't, cool, I'm glad you're still reading my fanfic even though there are some views you don't agree with! I appreciate everyone who reads my fanfic and everyone who gives feedback, but I do NOT appreciate everyone arguing on this stupid debate. Really. It's like the Twilight debate all over again.
If this continues, I will delete Relentless or put it on Haitus and let it gather dust in the hard drive of my computer. I typed Relentless to be ENJOYED, not debated over in the reviews. I can't even read the reviews without getting sick nowadays. I LOVE reviews, but I can't stomach them anymore, and as an author who has poured out their heart into this fanfic, I think I deserve a bit more than this.
You guys are adults and you should be more mature than this. If you can't handle it, there are other wonderful fanfics on this site that you can enjoy. But do not debate anymore. If you love God, I do too and it's great! But leave others who don't alone. If you don't share the same views, that's cool! Just don't demand that the Christians keep their mouths shut while you paint your views in the sky.
If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all. Do unto others as you would have others do unto you.
A very upset and hurt SonicxAmyfan4Life
Edited as of 01/13/14
I hope that everyone has had wonderful holidays, from Thanksgiving to New Years. First of all, I would like to thank you all for your patience. I know that Relentless seems like it's taking forever to get updated, and you're right. Lots of drama has happened in this past year up until October when I put Relentless on haitus. Relative drama, then the religious debate that really hurt me and my drive to write.
But I've come to the realization (thanks to all of you fans!) that it is my fanfic and I can write whatever I want, and for the most part, the majority of you are enjoying it and not really complaining about those turkeys that want to start religious debates. I'm so sorry that I let it get in the way of writing and updating!
BUT it's a new year and it's a fresh beginning. I really hope to put everything from last year behind me so that I can move on with my life, as well as get Relentless updated on a frequent basis :) Once I get on a schedule, hopefully, I will have a consistent schedule for when I will be updating.
Until then, thank you all for reading Relentless and sticking with me through it all! You are all fantastic! Especially my beta reader - truly a fantastic person. FreeSpiritSeeker, you are my hero!
By the end of January, I will (hopefully, fingers crossed!) have a consistent schedule so that I can have my drive and that my readers won't have to wait any longer! You guys are amazing and I appreciate all of you!