Spoonful of Suagr commentary

This is a response to a review I received. I can't respond via email b/c it is an anonymous review with no email address.

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bOkay. It's okay you feel this way. But this fic is not realistic, at all. And it doesn't belong in the In a Heartbeat section. /b

Fair enough. This is quite possible. I don't agree, but it is possible. Let's continue.

bFirst of all, most teenagers did not understand the effect of WTC right away./b

I beg to differ. I don't know anything about you, but I can tell you a little bit about me. 1st, I am a teenager. So are many of my friends and my brother. All were profoundly impacted by this. Also, everyone I spoke to, did understand the impact, or if they had any questions, asked.

bIt doesn't have to do with their reactions, it's not delving into their personalities, it's just getting something you feel out of the way./b

Trust me, part of why this fic was so difficult for me to write is because I DIDN'T feel this way. I was trying to give 'normal' reactions to these characters, and this is something I don't understand. I spent a large portion of my life invovled with war in some way or another. The Gulf War had an immense impact on my life, and I was only 8 years old. The never ending problems in the middle east has affected me throughout my life. I lived in a war zone for a year, and I learned safety procedures, evacuation procedures, etc. I do not react "normally" to war or violence or danger. If anything, it is one of the few things I understand.

bIt had a effect on you, you feel a certain way, and you apply it to the characters. You've done this to fics before and it's not REALISTIC./b

If I've done this before, I'd like to discuss these fics further at another point in time.

bI'm not flaming you/b

I know. Thank you.

bI'm asking you, nicely, if you could just consider for a moment that some people are fairly indifferent to WTC./b

I don't believe that. I can't believe that. I refuse to believe that. Because if I believe that then what little faith I still have in America is gone. Part of why WTC was so unbeleivable is because it shocked Americans out of their apathetic little "me me me" worlds and made them realize that America IS vunerable and is not omnipotent. Yes, I am American. But there are things about America that make me ashamed sometimes and this is one of them. I don't mean to get on my soap box, but the apathy in America is terrible, there is an entire planet outside of our borders!


bI know you probably get angry at these people, but you can't blame them for not realizing the effect it will have./b

I certainly can and do. I blame anyone for allowing themselves to wallow in their ignorance. Ignorance is not bliss and anyone who thinks so I pity. Ignorance on a subject is not a crime. Knowingly allowing that ignorance to continue is. I'm not an expert on everything, I doubt that I am an expert on anything, yet. I also know I can't learn everything there is to know. But I can at the very least attempt a basic understanding of the world around me. Every facet that I can. And I pity anyone who doesn't at least try. No one ever asked a stupid question, because if you don't ask, you'll never know.

bThis was not a realistic fic. I would change the character names and put it in the original story section./b

Noted. I'll look into this.

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