Reviews for Your Shame
Typewriter King chapter 1 . 6/15/2005
I ran my name through the Yahoo search engine and found this! I show up in the funniest places.
melody mama chapter 1 . 4/12/2005
Good work. Awesome, don't let anyone hold you down. Very well written.
Carradine chapter 1 . 3/15/2005
Again, sorry this isn't a review, but I thought I should 'splain myself.

1. I'm glad you're not ashamed. I'm also glad you checked it out. Can't have errors in our names, can we? Oh wait, you did! Sorry. I realize how sarcastic that is and don't actually mean to make fun of you, but if you're going to make fun of me for being incorrect or generally not fact-checking, realize you did the same thing but worse because both your words were wrong and one of mine was.

2. I'm sorry I was a smartass but that's my nature and I can't completely suppress it. Out of curiousity, though: if you can't take some sarcasm in your constructive criticism, why aren't you blocking every user on this site from reviewing you?

3. I do too leave reviews that aren't just corrections! I've also reviewed stories for the following reasons:

-To respond to other reviews. I most recently did this with Glenak because I found a response I meant to email him about six months ago. I emailed the review to him first, but didn't get a response, so I posted it as a review.

-I've left a few just to comment on stories. Most recently that was with skilful-trickster's story "tittless story," for which the following URL is: . ?storyid1848640

-Jokes. M Marquez dropped a review for Headache and I looked at his story. I hadn't read it enough at the time, so I followed his instructions and left a review that said nothing more than "Hi." I hope he got that.

-Communication. I've done that a lot, including with you (or Du Louvre if you aren't her). I won't cite more examples than that. Also, by communication I mean "stuff I'd email if I had the ability to." Fortunately I can email people now. I'd email this to you, but I don't want you to know my IP address because you seem really hostile to people who are me.

-To make fun of people. I don't do that unless I first have a reason to, like with LilMishotgun.

-Compliment/comment. I usually only do that to soften the blow of a correction, but I still do it, and you said I only reviewed to correct people.

I don't want to do any more of that. Besides, what the hell's wrong with correcting things? If I make a mistake I want people to point it out so I won't make it again. That's called learning. A good example of that is when TypewriterKing reviewed my Halo article - one review that was like 10 words long kicked into gear my entire redux of the article. You're an example too. If I hadn't told you that you spelled "Louvre" wrong you wouldn't've noticed. I should've just said "Louvre is spelled 'Louvre'" I guess. Can you think of a more polite way to do that? The only one I can think of is to read the story and leave a positive review of it, even if it's BS, then mention someplace that the person whose story I'm reviewing spelled their namesake incorrectly.

That reminds me (and this is a serious question with no sarcasm in it). Why isn't the "du" in "du Louvre" capitalized? I fully realize du isn't a proper noun, but you're using it as a name. By more or less standard rules, names are always capitalized, unless it's of a piece of work and is the first word in a title. Is that something you liked the look of?

That's beside the point, though. I'm sorry I was rude to you.