Angelic Paranoia

Paranoidangel's Website

Commenting on fic
Sunday 14th January 2018 8:03 pm

Last year, as part of Fandom Snowflake (I think) I said I would comment on every fic I read and liked. I did. And now that I've made myself feel like kudosing is lazy, I'm going to continue doing it

It has changed my fic reading habits, though. I do have a tendency not to get round to reading things for a while because I know that if I like it, I'm going to need to comment. So if I don't have the energy for commenting right then, I don't read it.

Initially some of my comments were just "I like this" or something along those lines. But after a while I told myself I have to think of something in particular I like. But how much I comment is less to do with how much I like the fic and more to do with how much time I have and how much I've read.

I always said that kudosing (for me) was like saying "I like this but I don't have anything in particular to say". Except that there have been occasions when I've read something, thought it was all right, but not much more than that. In those instances I might have kudosed it. Now I don't allow myself to use the kudos button. And having discovered that it does mean that in some instances, I now can't use it at all because although the authors might not know how I mean it, I do. And I just don't feel like I can damn them with faint praise.

So continuing commenting it is then.

In unrelated news, the person who wrote the crossposter I'm using suddenly re-appeared after not having done anything to it for years, and updated it to work with Dreamwidth's https. So if you're reading this on Dreamwidth it should be back to normal paragraph gaps again.


Categories: Fan fic : | Link

Comments are closed.

« 2017: the year of babies What I am reading Wednesday »

PA Site created by Paranoidangel
Powered by WordPress