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☃ ❄ END OF YEAR FEEDBACK MEME ❄ ☃
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Edited at 2012-12-11 02:37 am (UTC)

thanks anon n__n

alaeaureae @ todokanu

my masterlist hasn't been updated in a while and i haven't written much, but i would still appreciate any crit that you may have! thank you!

you write so beautifully yet there's a distance between your narration and the reader. i don't know if it's intentional ???

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idolkiller @ masterlist

i haven't written a lot of real fic but any crit would be great! :>

i've not rea enough of your writing to offer specific critiques, but i really loved your krisyeol fic with fansite-hyung!kris.

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deplore / masterlist


i still feel fairly new to writing for kfandom, so any/all feedback would be helpful! if i had to critique my own writing, i would have... a lot of things to say u__u but the main thing is that i feel that there are still a lot of characterizations i struggle with. thank you for any feedback given beforehand! o/

just dropping by to mention that "notice me this year" had me in tears of laughter the whole time and i love you for it

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staygame / masterlist

any feedback you can throw my way would be great (◠‿◠)

"i'd like to get my basilisk into your chamber of secrets" made me really want the xiuchen hogwarts au porn mentioned in the fic because unf. and i don't even like that pairing but you wrote it hot enough to make me want it so a+ anon.

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niyaowomasterlist

any crit is appreciated (^∇^)

omg you're the one who wrote art of war! i read it on seoulfulness forever ago and it's so hot adljds;dksk.

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i didn't recognize your username until i clicked on your journal and i realized that you write some of my favorite fic on aff! i've not read your most recent stuff but i think your fic would improve if you narrowed down the focus a bit to one pairing instead of a few. sometimes less is more :)

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its_rayning @ its_not_rayning

ahh... why not? ;o; (I'm fragile, eeee)

the only one of your fics i've read is "if life is but a dream", but i actually have it bookmarked because the sex scene when kai's asleep is just so ridiculously hot that i want to reread it forever.

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nisakomi @ masterlist

i'm actually about to leave fandom but would appreciate concrit!

i love ephemeral and your pirate!au.

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clicked your masterlist thinking i'd read big bang fic, but now i'm sitting in your football stuff. your humour is fantastic and i love your mesut.

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i hadn't read any of your fic, so i clicked your masterlist out of curiosity and now i'm like crying in laughter at "have you all night, vodka straight". drunk slutty parties are my favourite thing ever and i completely lost it at the parts with the picture frame and the lightswitch so a+ omg.

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princetsundere / masterlist

I really hope to get critiques? Idk, I've been in a dead end for months.

Edited at 2012-12-11 05:29 am (UTC)

i like your ideas generally, but you have a lot of tense issues that make your writing hard to read. i find myself having to correct it in my head as i go, and that is exhausting and makes me not want to read -- which totally isnt fair.

to help with this, i would say that reading what you write aloud would probably make the errors more apparent right away, and possibly to find someone, a friend or a real beta, that you feel comfortable running things by before posting.

whetstone @ masterlist

it's been quite a while since i've written anything, but i'm hoping to get the ball rolling again and would love feedback/critiques.

you're alive! come baaaack

feedback: you're still probably my favorite BB writer, along with summer. the impact of "easy" hasn't faded even all these years later.

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misplacebaggage @ travelgolightly

i would really appreciate concrit

Edited at 2012-12-11 05:42 am (UTC)

I skimmed your master list and I realized the JongHo you wrote was in response to a prompt I'd left! I can't remember if one of those replies was mine, so just in case, belated but its here: thank you. ♥

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feixing @ disco_rodeo (masterlist)

any feedback is appreciated! (I feel like I'm in a little of a slump lately, so maybe some constructive criticism will get me back on track)

i haven't read much of your plotty work, but i've read the porn! and you write porn very well. especially the kinky stuff. your breathplay and piercing fics are some of my favourite porn in exo fandom.

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i really like your fic but there's just something missing for me. you're a good technical writer, your plots are engaging, and your characters are always realistic and recognizable but that thing that makes you want to go back and reread something just isn't there. i know this isn't terribly helpful because i can't really tell you how to get that spark and this is just one anonymous opinion and like i said, i do overall like your fic. i guess just work on that emotional connection between your fic and the reader. (again just my opinion!)

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ddankkoma @ seoks

I've mainly written crack/fluff so far tho. (also I know my work has some occasional errors with the tenses >__<)
feedback anyway?

Your fics are all very fluffy and humorous (and yes your grammar is a problem) but I generally like your fics! It makes me happy :) But they're unrealistic - I feel like you need to develop your characters more (especially Kyungsoo).

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i like your krishan a lot. please write more!!!

carvone @ masterlist

i'm still new at this?? and written so little ;; and probably the kind of fic no1currs about, but ♥

SCREAMS i didn't realize you wrote 72 hours i am so happy rn. (as happy as dub con should acceptably make someone. erm.) but i'm going to be honest, i really don't ship lukai at all but i love your fic and the way you write them and to make someone transcend shipping boundaries is a big compliment in my eyes at the very least so gj.

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okay i loved your 4minute fic and your nu'est fic but after looking at your masterlist i realized you wrote a cash/singer fic that i loved many years ago so now i am even more enamored by you :')))

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NOT EVEN GONNA GO ANON.

I liked "asleep without your message" back in July, but I thought your first suho fic for rng was kind of lackluster and stopped reading your writing. THIS WAS A MISTAKE. Because I really enjoy everything else you've written (including the rockband!Suho fic). "grind down my corners" is actually my favorite, and you're also the first BAP writer I've ever read. The first. YOU WERE MY FIRST OKAY.

u___u I'm sorry for ever doubting your writing because I really like how you balance character/emotional complexities while writing in a clean and simplistic way.

Hehee I'm excited about reading more of your writing.

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hoaegi | (masterlist)
i haven't written a lot, but i'd appreciate concrit and feedback in general, thank you!! :D

i've not read any of your fic before but your baektao was terribly sweet and very cutely written :3

sai12 @ insaisworlds

I haven't updated my masterlist in a long while. But any concrit is welcome. Please be gentle though. ^^;

i think you have potential :) what i've read is really cute but that's really all there is to it, just cute. just keep writing and i'm sure improvement will follow.

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"third party" is so hot.

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i have nothing constructive to say, you are just one of my favourite writers in every fandom. i love your dongwoo and your ability to squeeze characterization into every bit of your writing is just astounding. the way you write is so visceral and visual, i love it.

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