Critique Circle Makes Me a Very Grumpy Bulldog…
I’ll be the first to admit I’ve said and done some not nice things on the Internet. I’ve cussed people out and called them morons and such. Which is why it’s so unbelievable that I got a warning from Critique Circle for this:
Here’s my advice to you so you don’t sound like a jackass in the future:
If you’re going to question a 24-hour diner, you do it like this: “Are there 24 hours diners? I don’t have any around me, but maybe they have them somewhere else?” See, now it’s a question and doesn’t have the pompous “I’m skeptical” thing going on. I do stuff like that a lot because on Critique Circle anyway you get people from Britain, Australia, etc. so I’m not always up on things in those countries, so I try to phrase it as a question instead of making a statement and sounding like a jerk.
You are very right but our Denny’s out here is not open 24/7, hence my comment. You’re welcome to take or ignore any advice I gave. Good luck in the future.
Thank you for critiquing my story, “The Night’s Legacy, Ch 1”.
“I don’t know of any diner open 24 hours a day so right away I’m skeptical of your details. ”
So you’ve never heard of Denny’s? I’ve been to diners open 24/7, so you can be skeptical, but you’re wrong. Try phrasing that a little nicer next time so you don’t seem like a complete ass.“
What, I can’t say “jackass” and “ass”? Those words are in the Bible for fuck’s sake! And yeah, her critique wasn’t worded very nicely either, so maybe I should have been a whiny bitch and snitched to the moderators, saying, “Mommy, she’s picking on me!!!”
Or maybe it was for this highly offensive Email:
Thank you for critiquing my story, “The Night’s Legacy, Ch 1”. You should probably think a little before making some comments.
“She’s twenty-three, so it doesn’t seem likely that the cops would inform her mother that she was there. ”
Since she’s been missing for 7 years, don’t you think when they run her name and it pops up as a missing persons case they might want to tell her mom who filed the missing person’s report?
Oooh, such controversy there. I didn’t even swear in that one! Or call her a dingbat, which I feel is warranted. I mean come on, if someone’s been missing for 7 years, why wouldn’t you call the person who filed the missing persons report when she turns up? Age doesn’t have anything to do with it. Incidentally, her excuse was that the cops would be lazy and not bother with it. I hope the cops where I live aren’t like that. I mean if my niece ran away for seven years, I’d kind of like to know when she turns up somewhere. Really I probably wouldn’t have said anything about this except I was grumpy about the first dingbat.
Yeesh, they have some real low standards for reprimanding people there. I mean I could understand if I said, “Look you fucking twat, if you’re skeptical of my details it’s because you’re a fucking moron…”
Really, you sissy little bitches want something to whine to Mommy Moderator about, I can give it to you.
Anyway, the critiques I get probably aren’t worth this kind of crap. But I will miss playing Hangman.