Thats why I rarely put one of my own works on this blog (see two posts down, Empty Serenade), and when I do I am fairly desperate for comments - honest ones, mind you, if its crap, I want to be told that its crap, please, so I dont go on deluding myself.
If people who spew out total tripe all gang together and give each other five stars for their rubbish just as a mutual appreciation thing, what hope in hell do I have? I have no idea whether my stuff is good, or getting better, if the stars system cannot be relied on, and that is REALLY depressing.
I gave a girl four stars today. Four stars = Excellent, and I was being generous. Her concept was witty, her rhymes were great, but there wasnt any rhythm AT ALL. I sat and counted to prove a point (eventually, when she insisted on more info) and in the first four verses there werent two single lines of the same length, I couldnt even find a pattern to say which lines were too short or too long, so I was vague and polite and (all things considered) gushingly supportive.
Very funny and clever!I mean, come on, how less offensive could I be?
Sorry to dock a star but the meter was out in places, some of the lines were a beat too short or long, so it stumbles in places. Forgive me if you disagree and assign our difference to accent :-)
This is what the unstable little psycho wrote back:
````````````````````````````````So. Obviously she's about 21 and a bit of a princess - at least I hope she is, given the mistakes and the excessive punctuation. I'd hate to think she was older than that and completely without room to mature.
Please, Madbaggage, don't leave us all in the dark!! Your comments reek with vagueness!
One would think that someone as Grammatically and Scripturally Pristine as you, who demands excellence in everything you mark,would not NEVER leave such an incomplete review!
Unless, of course, you just PREACH impeccability and are not in the habit of PRACTICING it, too!
It would be remiss of someone as clever as you, not to clearly define what you've outlined with your Red Ink!
Do not leave us to think that you're cleverness is just a facade,without substance and that you just spew.......random thought!
Please give a clearer indication,that you are truely smart and know what you're doing when you attempt a review, by adding the necessary detail !
" out in places..... ?????" and " some of the lines....???" - just won't do!
Quite sloppy for someone as demanding as you !
In view of what I've outlined, I expect you, to oblige!
Maybe I should read people's profiles before touching their work...
Do you want to know what makes me really feel like dirt? All her other (eight or nine) reviews gave her five stars, she has obviously never had a two or three star review (I think she'd have died of an embollism, by the looks of it) and this little madam has been generally assisted to believe she has the right to bully anyone who doesnt bow down and call her work sheer perfection.
Why do I always get the bloody loonies? And why do I bother?
I need a hug. Please.