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#1 *HONEY*

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Posted 26 July 2007 - 07:54 AM

So, all right, I clearly stated in the WF Guidelines that 'Likewise, if you’re receiving constructive criticism, please be gracious about it'. But whatever, we all know we have received criticism that wasn't necessarily rude, but it was just...strange. Stupid, maybe.

So, what's yours?

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#2 LadyMMac

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Posted 26 July 2007 - 11:07 AM

Oh, I have soo much. Not from anyone on here, but in general.

My dearest journalist friend Jeremy: 'Are you on crack? It's good...'

Which I don't even think counts, but I can't think of any others at the moment. I remember recieving it, but not exactly what it was. I'll keep y'all posted.


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#3 Funky_monkey

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Posted 26 July 2007 - 11:25 AM

I think the weirdest critism I have ever recieved is you write too much. Ok, that is not that weird, but I don't get that many interesting criticms, it is more like check your spellings or not use the same word too much.

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#4 Azalea

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Posted 26 July 2007 - 11:30 AM

Ahhh yes, the weirdest criticism...

Would be:

*Not from anyone on here!*

"You put mother for her but you put dad for her".

-_-

I was like, WTF DOES IT MATTER?!

Okay, so much for gracious but that piece of criticism was bugging me!

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#5 LadyMMac

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Posted 26 July 2007 - 11:31 AM

Ahem: I remember one.

I now give you this beauty:

'Were you eating Honey Bunches of Oats when you wrote that?'

Wow. Thanks for that gem, J.

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#6 Dauntra_is_me

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Posted 27 July 2007 - 09:16 AM

I had written this story and the word at the bottom of the page was 'and', either way, I handed in my essay and two days later my English teacher had written "2 marks off for making up words" and an arrow towards the word 'and'. I was like "what the? this is the guy that teaches me English?"
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#7 Funky_monkey

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Posted 27 July 2007 - 09:18 AM

^Lol. Sometimes teachers go mad.
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#8 Dauntra_is_me

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Posted 27 July 2007 - 09:20 AM

Truly.
Another one read my (excuse the pride) fantabulous essay on population structures in geography class and the only darn comment she could make was, and I quote, "Wow. That's a really long sentence."
I really did not know what to say.

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#9 Azalea

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Posted 27 July 2007 - 09:30 AM

^^ Speechless, I agree. I would look blank in response instead, like this ---> :mellow:

Lol.

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#10 LadyMMac

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Posted 27 July 2007 - 12:32 PM

I only get weird CC from Jeremy.

See above.

Teachers are always just like...'You went over the word limit. Again.'

Which is really sad. When they ask for a 500 word paper, what's so wrong with giving them a 568 word paper? It's SIXTY-EIGHT WORDS, PEOPLE.

Get over it.

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#11 Lauren.X.Angel.X.Blues

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Posted 28 July 2007 - 02:04 PM

I haven't had any here as I haven't written any stories... YET! But I was a moderator on this forum called 4Ever Love and it was funny what some of the guys said about my romance stories there...

"So... wait! Does it mean that you're pregnant? Cause the way you write that chapter makes me think you're pregnant. Are you pregnant?"

-- Jason

"I think he had tomatoes in his ears if he said that. How could you?!?"

-- Adam


"You're honestly amazing Lauren. You kill off you're own boyfriend in your story. I love you baby - honestly!"

-- Symone (Read as Simon)

So yeah... Those were the weirdest things I got from GUYS. Now the ladies...

"You know... I know an agent who is looking for an author who can write random stories out of the thin air. You want me to call him?"

-- KP


"You're making my poor cousin look like a slice of Cheese Cake. Stop, will you? Oh... and can I just say that you are the most RANDOM author I have EVER met?"

-- Sherry


"That was wierd. And remember, no exclamation mark - no life!"

-- Aly (RIP)

So yeah... Those were the weirdest stuff I couldn't find on 4Ever Love.

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#12 Azalea

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Posted 28 July 2007 - 10:46 PM

^^ Sheesh... I wouldn't have a clue in how to respond to all of that but to whip up a sarcastic and witty comment, lol.

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#13 Princess_In_Waiting

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Posted 05 August 2007 - 05:28 AM

This was weird. Considering my friend was listening to a song whilst she was reading:

YOU HAVE THE CURSE OF CURVES!!

I was like...yeah... I think she meant, you have a way with words.

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#14 Bella Catarina

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Posted 05 August 2007 - 08:12 PM

Not exactly sure if it was constructive, exactly, but I've gotten many weird comments in the past. Not on MCBC, though.



I like the penguins in this paragraph.

- Amanda

Are you emotionally scarred?

- My Mother

Me : Have you read it yet [having given it to them months prior to this moment]?

Them : Uhh... Not yet. Too many words.




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Posted 06 August 2007 - 07:14 PM

"This story is good. No wonder you have no life." -- Hope's loverly friends. lol.

They think I'm insane.


...hope...
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#16 I'm Jesse's Gurl

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Posted 07 August 2007 - 02:57 PM

Wow!
You serioulsy write to much!
Cut most of it out and you will have loads of readers!

That was my lovley friend Gem. |o|

Where on earth did all that writing come from?
Seriously?
Because it can't have been from those hands!

My Brother.
I swear he is on crack sometimes. |o|

You spelt his name wrong.
It's meant to be Wollocate.
Now Wollocat.


That was my lovley friend Gem again.

And for your information Gem I was spelling his name like that all the way through the story. |o|

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#17 cheermeon

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Posted 07 August 2007 - 06:54 PM

Do your characters always talk so much?


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#18 Dauntra_is_me

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Posted 07 August 2007 - 11:12 PM

hahahahaha! These are all hilarious!
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#19 Azalea

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Posted 09 August 2007 - 04:41 AM

LOL.

Oh my gosh! Sheesh, those feedbacks are funny yet weird!

Especially coming from your brother, Catie!

Lol.

Hate it when people just look at it and think it's good and say to update when they haven't actually read it, -_-.

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#20 StrawberryPrincess

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Posted 10 August 2007 - 11:59 AM

Mine are kind of lame compared to yours but anyway:

One of my friends who writes also said: "Your stories are all so illogical. These things could never happen!" And then she started listing some things that had actually happened to me or to some friends...hm.

Or my other friend was all like: "There are parts that are meant to be funny but aren´t." I just wonder how she could know that they were really meant to be funny. Maybe they weren´t after all. (Which is the case)

Well,

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#21 french[fashion]girl

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Posted 19 August 2007 - 03:16 PM

these are some pretty funny comments! i can't say I have any to share, but I appreciate all of yours :)
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Posted 19 August 2007 - 04:08 PM

I got my first weird criticism. I feel so special.

"You write like a cow." --T.

I was like, Gee, thanks..

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#23 americangirl2005

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Posted 25 August 2007 - 08:35 AM

"It's like War of the Worlds all over again. Only when the aliens sucked out you brain they planted another sensor in there that goes- Must. Write. More. Stories. Must. Write. More. Stories."


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#24 cheermeon

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Posted 25 August 2007 - 11:17 AM

Oh, this is the most recent one I have received:
Next time make your characters not be all pathetic, I mean they talk about other people's boyfriends, not their's. That reminds me, do your friends talk a bout ME? Yes or No?
-Malcolm, My boyfriend (REPLYING TO A STORY I WROTE CALLED, "OBLIVIOUS".)

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#25 peanut_butter

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Posted 26 August 2007 - 09:50 PM

Mine is:

"I don't like the way this passage tastes."

...

I know, right. What did they do, EAT it?

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#26 jinxedprincess

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Posted 28 August 2007 - 11:17 AM

Hmm... my wierdest criticism would probably have to be, "You need to stop watching X-men and Heroes" and then one where my College Writing professor called me Mary Catherine Gallagher (I doubt I spelled her last name right).

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#27 Azalea

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Posted 29 August 2007 - 10:59 AM

Oh, this is the most recent one I have received:
Next time make your characters not be all pathetic, I mean they talk about other people's boyfriends, not their's. That reminds me, do your friends talk a bout ME? Yes or No?
-Malcolm, My boyfriend (REPLYING TO A STORY I WROTE CALLED, "OBLIVIOUS".)


o_O

Sheesh, lol.

That piece of criticism is definitely what you call: Oblivious. Especially coming from your boyfriend, if my mine said that... Oh, he will so get a piece of my mind!


Mine is:

"I don't like the way this passage tastes."

...

I know, right. What did they do, EAT it?

Love,
Gracey :elmo:


LOL.

WTH, that is a funny criticism.


Hmm... my wierdest criticism would probably have to be, "You need to stop watching X-men and Heroes" and then one where my College Writing professor called me Mary Catherine Gallagher (I doubt I spelled her last name right).

Kayla


Mary Catherine Gallagher? Who is that?

:huh:

Sounds like someone from back in the days...

Azzy :m:

P.S. I can't stop watching X-Men and Heroes, -_-. Lol, geez.

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#28 monks

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Posted 06 September 2007 - 02:59 PM

Do your characters always talk so much?


That wasn't even my criticism but someone elses from on here...I just HAD to reconstruct it.


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#29 princess2293

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Posted 06 September 2007 - 04:04 PM

I got another comment today. Pretty much the same as last time.

"Hope this is wonderful! Now I see why you have no life and can never hang out with us! Congrats!" - My lovely friends, who I love so much, even if they say this to me literally everyday I see them.


...hope...
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#30 Bella Catarina

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Posted 13 September 2007 - 08:11 PM

Are you, like, depressed or something?


--Anyone.


Not kidding.


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#31 Bella Catarina

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Posted 13 September 2007 - 08:16 PM

Also:

Hell, you write a lot.

-a friend


Uhh... Ahem. God. Why do all your characters keep dying?


-other people
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#32 LadyMMac

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Posted 15 September 2007 - 01:48 PM

This sounds like disaster.

Is there pizza involved?


-Jeremy

Yeah.

How ridiculous is THAT?

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#33 dancingstone

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Posted 16 September 2007 - 06:33 PM

This is what one of my guy friends said when he read one of my stories:

Were you horny when you wrote this?


I was kind of shocked, to say the least, lol.

Love Jade :icon_sunny:

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Posted 16 September 2007 - 06:46 PM

my friend_shes a writer too- but she writes on another site.
once said, when she was reading my current story, committed.
'ill correct this story if you want'
i was like what?
I havent even corrected it yet.
just READ it.

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#35 cheermeon

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Posted 16 September 2007 - 07:49 PM

o_O

Sheesh, lol.

That piece of criticism is definitely what you call: Oblivious. Especially coming from your boyfriend, if my mine said that... Oh, he will so get a piece of my mind!

LOL.

WTH, that is a funny criticism.

Mary Catherine Gallagher? Who is that?

:huh:

Sounds like someone from back in the days...

Azzy :m:

P.S. I can't stop watching X-Men and Heroes, -_-. Lol, geez.


Oh, he had a bruise after that.
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#36 Goa_Grl

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Posted 17 September 2007 - 05:34 AM

oh my god you guys have had wierd criticism...

i dont let people read my stories much...except on MCMB (so consider yourselves privelijed)

but the occasional people who read it not on mcmb are like:

'Are you suicidal?'

or once i was reading a story outloud (one of the last times i ever did that) and the person i was reading it to starts laughing and keeps saying 'go on go on this is hilarious' and i thought for sure shes being sarcastic...untill i noticed she was speaking on the phone...(not really wierd criticism but i sat and cried for hours after that)

but the rest of the people who read my stories are all like 'wow good story i wanna read more get it publisehd'

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#37 StrawberryPrincess

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Posted 18 September 2007 - 12:57 PM

I have another one.

Is this supposed to be a poem?


My friend C. asked me that after she had read the first chapter of one of my stories. And I don´t understand what she meant... :wacko:

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#38 Heather~bunny

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Posted 21 September 2007 - 11:19 AM

Once, after someone read my work, they asked me if I was Canadian. I dodn't have and stereotypical Canadian things in it or anythings, they just said it was too Canadian... I'm from New Jersey...
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#39 imperfection

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Posted 13 October 2007 - 10:45 AM

My brother:
Psh, you're just a little kid trying to be mature with you're romantic crap
*Soon after he read chapter 1*
WHOA! You wrote that? YOU WROTE THAT?
THOSE HANDS!
Sheesh.

English teacher:
I've heard about you writing well and all, from other teachers.. but seriously you're writing is as beautiful as rain on a sunny day.


It isn't weird, lol, just unusual or maybe its just me :blink:

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Posted 13 October 2007 - 10:47 AM

Are you emotionally scarred? - My mother


Ditto, my mom seems to think that.

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#41 StrawberryPrincess

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Posted 13 October 2007 - 12:34 PM

Zoe, I think what your english teacher said was mean.

I have some new ones, too:

That made me sad.


I didn´t get it. Not at all.

Love,

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Posted 14 October 2007 - 09:57 AM

It may not actually be criticism, but something my mother said was the strangest, nicest thing ANYONE has said about by writing.

Mum: I know you write well.
Me: you've never read anything I've written *glares, hoping hard that this is true* how the heck do you know I'm a good writer.
Mum: because you talk like a writer.

*grins* I talk like a writer. ROCK ON!
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#43 Azalea

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Posted 14 October 2007 - 10:27 PM

This is what one of my guy friends said when he read one of my stories:

Were you horny when you wrote this?

I was kind of shocked, to say the least, lol.

Love Jade :icon_sunny:


Lol, I would be too. That's so funny though. I would so slap his head, lol.



Oh, he had a bruise after that.
-xx Ash


Ha, nicely done, Ash.

once i was reading a story outloud (one of the last times i ever did that) and the person i was reading it to starts laughing and keeps saying 'go on go on this is hilarious' and i thought for sure shes being sarcastic...untill i noticed she was speaking on the phone...(not really wierd criticism but i sat and cried for hours after that)

but the rest of the people who read my stories are all like 'wow good story i wanna read more get it published'

Amber~CleverTurnip


O_O

Ouch.

She shouldn't even be talking on the phone while your reading your story outloud, it's rude.

Well, at least the others found your stories awesome, Amber! :starspin:


Once, after someone read my work, they asked me if I was Canadian. I didn't have any stereotypical Canadian things in it or anything, they just said it was too Canadian... I'm from New Jersey...


Lol. Geez. I don't get they can tell if it's too Canadian or what. I didn't Canadian can be stereotypical... :blink:.

My brother:
Psh, you're just a little kid trying to be mature with you're romantic crap
*Soon after he read chapter 1*
WHOA! You wrote that? YOU WROTE THAT?
THOSE HANDS!
Sheesh.

English teacher:
I've heard about you writing well and all, from other teachers.. but seriously you're writing is as beautiful as rain on a sunny day.
It isn't weird, lol, just unusual or maybe its just me :blink:

Zoe :spinstar:


If my brother said that to me; a slap on the head is guranteed.

LOL. Your English Teacher. I would so laugh if my English Teacher said that to me. I'd just be laughing on the spot, lol.


It may not actually be criticism, but something my mother said was the strangest, nicest thing ANYONE has said about by writing.

Mum: I know you write well.
Me: you've never read anything I've written *glares, hoping hard that this is true* how the heck do you know I'm a good writer.
Mum: because you talk like a writer.

*grins* I talk like a writer. ROCK ON!


LOL.

Nice. That's smooth one, lol.

Azzy :m:

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#44 lady_in_the_lake101

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Posted 14 October 2007 - 11:04 PM

Once, after someone read my work, they asked me if I was Canadian. I dodn't have and stereotypical Canadian things in it or anythings, they just said it was too Canadian... I'm from New Jersey...

Well I'm Canadian and I don't think I write differently than other people except for the fact that it's in french but when I write a text for english class I find it's perfectly normal...

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Posted 16 October 2007 - 07:16 PM

Hahaha these are halarious!

lol.

Mine is :

"Jessie? Can i talk to you about creative short story that you wrote?" My english teacher said. I walked over to her desk and she said, "Your short story was very...flower like. But you do seem to have gone over the page limit...again. I said 3 pages Jessie And you did TEN. I am going to have to mark you down."


first of all what the hell does FLOWER LIKE mean!?! And who can write a short story that is only three pages!? I mean come on! Maybe ten was a little overboard but....yeah. She also told me that my stories were wounderfull but a bit to descriptive. YOU CANT BE TO DESCRIPTIVE! GOD! Anyway. That is it! :]

Je t'aime!
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