A couple of years ago, I followed a Super Famous Very Big Deal author on twitter. When I did this, he was right in the middle of slamming someone who had written a 1-star review on amazon, claiming that his books weren’t as good as (another famous author). He slammed the reviewer, but also slammed the author he’d been unfavorably compared to. I found it incredibly tacky, and because he was so Super Famous Very Big Deal, nobody really called him out on it. But, less than an hour after following him, I unfollowed and have had a low opinion of him since then. To this day I see the attitude that “If you dislike my books, you’re obviously wrong.” I also see some authors try to say “the point of the story is X, Y or Z” and that’s not quite how it works. It’s up to readers to determine the point of the story and what to take away from it. Even if it’s something the author doesn’t like or never considered.
I’m not sure why some authors insist on responding to reviews personally. It’s a stupid and pointless endeavor. The whole point of publishing a book is that it no longer belongs to just the author. It’s a good thing when people have differing opinions. If I see a book that has nothing but 5 star reviews across the board, I’m suspicious. I think most people are.
What this author did was super tacky, and unfortunately, there’s no cure for that. But you can’t let it silence you, and you can’t be afraid to say what you’re thinking. The book did its job. It got a reaction that you felt strongly enough to write down. It’s a shame this one particular author can’t do her job too, part of which is accepting that not everyone will feel the way she does about her book.
My advice would be to leave your review up, but step away for a day or two and focus on things that matter to you. All of this is contained within the tiny screen of your computer. Remember that. It has no power over you.
You can literally just smell the Reddit on some boys
i don’t think we talk about this enough
just gonna say this: if someone has social anxiety and they ask you something akin to ‘are you mad at me’ or ‘do you hate me’, it isn’t because they don’t trust you, it’s because their brain literally tells them that all the time
it’s not a personal slight, it’s insecurity caused by mental illness
Ok but this is one of my favorite Disney endings because they decided to be happy together as frogs rather than try and find a way to be human and by finding that happiness they got to be humans again like that is rad as hell thank you Disney
one of the biggest benefits of being faceless is that it ensures continuity for this blog. no one will know when i die, a worthy successor of my choosing will just take over and continue posting, and the same will happen when they meet their demise. for all you know, there could already have been a previous owner to this blog. it’s a truly eternal brand
The daft punk of tumblr
if you can watch this entire video straight through you have the most iron fucking will on the actual planet, in the actual universe. you have gigantic balls of steel. i would not fuck with you. you could come in my house and slap my mom and take my cats and i would just let you. if you can watch all of this you scare the shit out of me
some cute guy just winked at me with both eyes at the same time
it means he finds you twice as attractive
young adult things: washing your colors with your whites because you don’t care you JUST don’t fucking care
instead of counting sheep at night, count the number of times you can repeat “my life is dope and i do dope shit” before drifting into dreams full of kanye level self-confidence
ONE TIME AT SCHOOL LET ME REMIND YOU I GO TO AN ALL GIRLS CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL SO THEY ALL WEAR SHOIRT ASS SKIRTS OKAY SO ONE TIME THIS GIRL LIKE TRIPPED AND HER SKIRT FLEW UP AND MY FRIEND WAS LIKE TIFFANH GO FUCKING HELP HER UP AND I WAS LIKE PARALYZED STARING AT HER ASS AND THEN MY FRIEND WAS LIKE FUCKING SHIT TIFFANY YOU USELESS LESBIAN AND SHE LITERALLY HIT ME WITH A BIBLE AND I HAVE NO REGRETS NONE
This kills me every time
"TIFFANY YOU USELESS LESBIAN"