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03 September 2007 @ 02:31 pm
Random Thoughts and an Progress Update  
Well, yesterday at work sucked and today will likely be the same. Too much humidity, too many picky and snobby customers. I just think there's something in the water over there on the Southside this weekend, really. Normally sane customers just being outrageous. Just... *disgusted sigh* Nevermind, I'll still greet them with a cheery smile and a chirpy voice that Brian says sounds like the receptionist in Office Space. But just for the record, working with the well-off on hot long holiday weekends sucks sour frog ass. Literally.

I'm not sure what I'll be able to see of the new season. Will likely see Crack!ville on Youtube again this season since I'm never home on Thursdays. Will be back to The Tudors the minute it comes back on. Will once again attempted to see Heroes even if I have to do it on YouTube. *sigh* I miss the old days, when I knew everything about every good show on and get Entertainment Weekly to be even more in depth. *whine* 

chickadilly, my dear, enjoy Pretty Good Year. Sam and Frodo are LOVE!

I have both a new playlist for the finale in the works and should get a little work done on the timeline in the next few days. Andy had mercy and gave me three days off this week. Yay for work that's not at work!

Chapter-wise, we are currently at 1,273 words and three pages. And already someone's in the gossip column. Uh-oh! ;) The chapter has been titled, but it would be SUCH a spoiler that I'm going to sit on that. Did I mention that Anissa's home today and I'm off the next two days? :D

And to Ms/Mr. Anonymous in my review on FF.net, should you see this, it's a shame you didn't leave your name so we could discuss your comment. I'd like to know what you meant about the story going in circles. Myself, I've always seen Little Secrets as more of a spiral. You start in one place and work outwords. She's never really loved/hated/loved/hated him. *shrugs* Just an opinion. And honestly, if you're just skimming the chapters, and the tale no longer pleases you, I'd fully understand if you stopped reading. I used to do that when I had time to read more. I'm sorry that the story has made you feel this way. My apologies. *And to all of my regulars, I'm not being sarcastic. It's the honest-to-Clark truth*

Say a prayer for me, all. Back into Retail Hell I wearily trudge! 
On the Verge of: contemplativeContemplative
Beautiful Noise: Theme From 'Ghostbusters' (Reggae Remix)
Brian's FanFic Journal: Pocket Protectormr_beeto on September 3rd, 2007 07:33 pm (UTC)
Engrave this on something nice, and hang it above your computer: "You cannot please all of the people all of the time." Some people just don't get it, or they don't tolerate the slightest deviation from their own perception of the way things should be. Try not to let such uninformed reviews affect you.

My suspicion in this case, is that the reviewer just doesn't understand what makes a good story. However interesting would it be if everything was predictable, and Lois left Richard in the dust the moment Kal-El came home, and Luthor was immediately defeated? I know there are those out there that want such stories, but I doubt it'd be something that I'd like to read.

A good story has to have conflict, be at least a little unpredictable, and drag the readers to the edge of their seats wondering what's going to happen next. Little Secrets is definitely one of the better fics, as its AWARDS should make obvious.
Lois: Lois Lovekalalanekent on September 4th, 2007 04:56 am (UTC)
*sighes and smiles* I know, Brian, I know. It's just frustrating and insulting when you have someone tell you that it strikes them as a 'standard-formula romance'. I can't stand those types of stories! And it's not so much that I'm hurt this time as I just don't understand why they felt the need to tell me this.

And don't think I've forgotten our fans in any way! I just don't understand their reasoning, is all. *hug, kiss* Thanks for always being there to smack me out of a worrisome funk, though. ;)
Loony Loopy Lea Lovegoodchickadilly on September 3rd, 2007 07:54 pm (UTC)
I bookmarked it - will read later. It's too hot to stay here and read. LOL

I think you can turn off anon comments on ff.net - if that's where the review was. :)
Lois: Lois Superman LOLkalalanekent on September 4th, 2007 04:58 am (UTC)
It's all good and the story is great fun, full of distraction. Definitely worth the read.

And I can, but there are so many good reviews that come that way as well. It just rankles that they didn't give a real explanation to what they had issues with, except that that it went in circles. *rolls eyes* 'Ummm...where? Just so I know?' *sigh*
Obsessed fangirl: SR Lois & Clarkbabettew54 on September 3rd, 2007 10:08 pm (UTC)
That anon reviewer couldn't possibly have read the story; if he/she had, then they'd realize it's definitely not in any way shape or form a love/hate/love relationship. Your story is unpredictable, engrossing and wonderful. Ignore it, or turn off anon reviews. As someone else said, I think you can.
Lois: Kal-El Grinkalalanekent on September 4th, 2007 05:01 am (UTC)
And in comes the cavalry! *LOL* That's my thinking, that they haven't read it or misunderstood something. It's probably just a troll, but I wanted to make the point that I'm not upset, but confused. I just want to know what their actual problem was with the story. Where did they start to misunderstand it? I shouldn't care, but I'm curious. *shrug*
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Lois: Sarah Not Fairkalalanekent on September 4th, 2007 05:05 am (UTC)
I can't find anything either. I'll have to do some snooping because I really want it too! *scowls like Kala*
Barbara: Hug Peter MJ SM3htbthomas on September 4th, 2007 01:08 am (UTC)
That's a real pain... when someone disagrees, you want to be able to discuss it! Most people are too chicken to post criticism under a signed review, though.

Lois: Lois Perplexedkalalanekent on September 4th, 2007 05:08 am (UTC)
Yeah, I'm more annoyed this time because I have no way of knowing what their issue with it is specifically. I know it's probably a troll and I shouldn't even care what their problem with it is, but the writer in me wants to know. Not that I'll change a single word! :D But still...

Thankfully, this time it's not keeping me up nights. Or making me cry. *hugs* My fans like it and that's enough. Period. I'd just really like to understand. *shrug*