I must say that I've been lurking around this site for a long time. Okay, I'll admit even more that long time is like ten years. I discovered FFN when I was in college and had a love for all things boy band. I have been known to write some awesome and well reviewed Nsync stories back in the day. I remember when stories about real people were acceptable, when there was a NC-17 rating, and when FFN was thinking of making authors pay to post stories here, and I remember when you could subscribe to daily and weekly magazines here. Yup, I've been around the site a time or two. I know I haven't written anything in a while but that does not mean that I don't love all things FFN. I really only returned to the site when I discovered the joy that is Twilight and it's lovely Fan Fiction. I have enjoyed many stories here and only when I discovered this did I feel the need to get back into writing and reviewing.
I am a very creative person, meaning I love anything that is creative. That being said I find that this site is a wonderful outlet for creativity and I refuse to see creativity being shut down. I will try and review every story I read, you might not like what I have to say, but I will NEVER FLAME anyone. There is a way to give criticism and a way to be a total ass about it. If I see fit to give some criticism, I will. If I just absolutely hate the story and didn't read the whole thing...well your probably not going to get a review then, but I'm just exercising the use of my back button.
Just a random thought I had...I wonder if someone ever told Stephenie Meyer, JK Rowling, Diana Gaboldon, Dan Brown, Nicolas Sparks, Philippa Gregory and countless other amazing authors that their stories were too long? And I wonder if JK Rowling's publishers ever worried about the fact that Harry and Ginny made out in the Common Room...or did Stephenie Meyer's publishers tell her that Edward and Bella having sex and conceiving a child was too much for a 'teen' audience? Or did Diana Gaboldon' s publishers tell her that during Outlander the rape of Jamie Frasier by Jack Randall was too much? I'm thinking no...but again this was just some random thoughts.