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Random Rants 0x52: [Obligatory rant about title]

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by aimeeandbeatles, Nov 4, 2019.

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  1. MaryKB

    MaryKB Crazy Spider Lady Supporter

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    Ugh, my sister does that all the time, drives me crazy!

    I'm feeling really hungry right now, but I desperately need to lose weight :(
     
  2. BenitoChavez

    BenitoChavez Whispering Walrus

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    Rant: After posting a rant people are purposefully antagonizing me about said rant.
     
  3. Synsensa

    Synsensa - Retired Moderator

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    this is how
    the cfcer
    do
     
  4. aimeeandbeatles

    aimeeandbeatles watermelon

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    This rant seems kind of stupid, but:

    Spoiler :
    Okay, so I posted my first chapter on Friday. And got...pretty much no response from it. And other fics in the same section, posted at the same time, got a lot more response. Am I doing something wrong? I don't know. :sad:

    It's stupid to rant about this, because I'm mostly just writing this fic for myself, but I thought it was well-written. :undecide:
     
  5. Snerk

    Snerk Smeghead

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    Linky?
     
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  6. Lexicus

    Lexicus Deity

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    The site you're posting on might just be clique-ey. At least, I've often noticed in Facebook groups that the "popular" people can post stuff and get lots of engagement, the same thing posted by a random person will get 7 likes.

    Of course, Facebook's newsfeed algorithms and such work a little differently but the underlying clique phenomenon might be the same.
     
  7. aimeeandbeatles

    aimeeandbeatles watermelon

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    I'll send a PM.
     
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  8. aimeeandbeatles

    aimeeandbeatles watermelon

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    I used to have a Tumblr. That was part of the reason I left.
     
  9. Synsensa

    Synsensa - Retired Moderator

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    I shared it with my writing group but there are only two people in it who are into fandom... and they're only into anime fandom.

    I've learned that the AO3/Tumblr/FF/DeviantArt spaces are difficult to gain attention on unless you fit a very specific behaviour type. If you don't exhibit "in" behaviour, you'll lack visibility and attention. People may appreciate what you do for them, they may come to rely on you, but you'll never be "one of them," and their gushing attention will always be reserved for those who are a part of the inner circle and nobody else.

    I can post it on Twitter, if you'd like, but it will face the same issue of not having anyone in my network that likes Mass Effect, let alone reads its fanfic.
     
  10. Lexicus

    Lexicus Deity

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    Clique theory confirmed
     
  11. aimeeandbeatles

    aimeeandbeatles watermelon

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    Wasn't there a girl on Tumblr who got threatened because she had the gall to draw a cartoon character with the wrong skin colour/body size/something?
     
  12. Lexicus

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    I'm pretty sure this happens like six times a day on Tumblr
     
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  13. aimeeandbeatles

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    ...I wouldn't be surprised. I think the developer of XKit got chased off Tumblr too.
     
  14. aimeeandbeatles

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    Rant: My cat bit me. :(
     
  15. Synsensa

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    Looks like meat's back on the menu.
     
  16. Broken_Erika

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    It's called "Love mauling" and it's cause kitty loves you.
    Spoiler :


     
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  17. Lexicus

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  18. Takhisis

    Takhisis is it fall yet

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    up yours!
    your post reminds me
    of an attempt at a haiku
    TIL I am Polish
     
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  19. aimeeandbeatles

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    Roses are red
    Violets are blue
    I don't think I'm doing this haiku thing right?
    Oh well.
     
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  20. JohannaK

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    This reminds me of this time I wrote a poem that used hyperbolic obesity for the gross-out effect and it's my only ever dA post to have gotten a stranger's attention: a fat fetishist. Turns out I was the one grossed out.
     
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