Author has written 25 stories for Prince of Tennis, K, Kuroko no Basuke/黒子のバスケ, and Hetalia - Axis Powers.
An active beta reader for my husbando, Deadpool-kun, Steve Einstein, and notebooker
Sluggishly crawling forward.
Read my username; that's a crytal-clear warning. English is not my mother tongue, but I'll try my best to keep the errors minimum.
A freakin slow writer, hence the sporadic updates.
Working with kiriohisagi for an AoKaga project, most probably will be posted on anunomus account.
For Tumblr fellow.
My beta-readers: Mikitsu Kisa-chan, fullmoonlonewolf, notebooker, and Bear.
1. Why should you review a story?
copied from OnLyMinO
Writers- all of them, from famous authors to subtle FF writers- ALL depend on the feedback from our readers. Vision Dominican brought up an interesting albeit tragically true idea:
"Lack of reviews is the greatest killer of fan fic writers out there. We at the institute wish to let the public know of how they can pitch in to save our dying writers."
- Drop a review every other chapter. It may not seem like much, but reviews are actually what many of us want to see. That, and hits. Hits do make us happy but we don't really know if people like our story or not.
- Visit our author page. Those kind of hits really make us happy. It's where we showcase our entourage of friends, beta readers, and stories. Some of us even tidy up with set areas for upcoming story ideas and character bios.
- Send a PM. While normally I'd prefer a review, PMs are just as good. Really, it warms my heart to communicate with another reader or writer."
What you call being "too lazy to review" is what we call "a flame to the pages" as the writers. That one minute or two that you felt "too lazy" to review is another minute of creeping discouragement that all writers feel as they begin to think...
"Why am I even here…?"
"What's even the point of continuing?"
"My skills must be terrible…no one cares for my story…"
"I'll never be a good writer...I quit."
These are only a few thoughts that go through every writer's head- that go through MY head- when we put out a chapter / story with all our heart and soul within, and we sit there…and sit…and wait…and not a single person says even a word.
If you're not a writer, you have NO IDEA how much that hurts…
If you ARE a writer, then I'm sure you know just how great it feels when someone is kind enough to leave a heartwarming and encouraging review, and you read it, smiling while thinking…"Hell Yeah!...I did it…"
So, why not give fellow writers the same luxury here?
Too many times I've seen epic and utterly beautiful works of literary art fall to pieces before finally being abandoned due to the terrible discouragement that the lack of reviews can cause.
Sometimes, it is so severe that the very writer himself decides to quit, denying the world his skills of writing that I'm it would have deeply enjoyed.
Just one minute, that's all it takes. Just a few gentle taps of the fingers on your keyboard, a few seconds or so of your time, and your words can SAVE a writer from a dark demise.
Do me a favor: Go find a story, ANY story, anywhere here on Fanfic.net, and see if you can help it. If it has very little / no reviews at all, just check it out, and say whatever comes to mind.
And enjoy the thought in mind that you could have just SAVED that story, with just a few taps of the keyboard…
If you agree with what I have said then please copy and paste any part of this story you wish onto your profile. Modify it in any way you see fit; there is no need to use my exact words. You make it say what you want it to say.
An important message.
copied from YupThatsMySocks
I just have a thing to throw out there, and I don't want to seem like a stick in the mud but I know this is true of many authors concerning their works in progress.
When an author's got a WIP that you like that they haven't updated for a while, I highly, highly recommend not telling them to update. I got a lot of private messages along the lines of "Come on! Update already!"
Believe me, I haven't forgotten about Tea Leaves. It's constantly hovering over my shoulder. Now, there are plenty of reasons that an author, like myself, may not be updating their WIP: stuck on the plot (true for me), real life is taking over (I'm taking the maximum amount of hours at university), or the author has gotten out of practice with their writing and they're having difficulty getting started again (academic papers can do that to you). Whatever the reason, I'm 900% aware that I suck for not updating. I promise I know this, and I'm sorry! I really am, you guys. I appreciate my readers so much, I swear. But even though I feel awful, you know what I don't feel?
Inspired. I don't feel inspired to make quality work. And ordering me to update, asking me to update, or begging me to update isn't going to make me feel inspired any more than I already do. You know what will? Expressing enthusiasm for the story itself. I love hearing things like "Nice job!" or "I liked the way you did this!" or "This was good, but you could do better on this" even! That inspires me way more than "WHY HAVEN'T YOU UPDATED?"
You wanna make your favorite WIP's authors feel good and inspired? Tell them how much you love their story, not how much you wish they'd update.
I know this makes me sound so mean and horrible but my other writer friends will tell you the same thing. Take care of your writers- I promise they'll deliver! *hug*