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A present for YOU

In the age-old holiday tradition of giving other people what I best like to receive, I'm offering feedback.

Have a Yuletide story that almost nobody bothered to comment on? A DSSS fic that was somehow overlooked? A great vid you posed back in March that you wish more people would check out?

Post here, and I will read/watch/experience your creation, and leave feedback. Any fandom, any genre, any pairing. I am very difficult to shock, and even if I've no idea who the characters are, I can appreciate your work.

If over a dozen people respond it may take me a while to work through them all, but I will get to yours!

Oh - and a question on holiday fic exchange etiquette. If people left their email in their comments on the story I wrote, should I respond? What about the people who left a name, but no email?

Comments

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simplystars
Jan. 3rd, 2008 07:44 am (UTC)
I am thinking that I should respond to the dSSS comments I received; I want to, and nobody would really mind a "thank you for the nifty feedback" kind of reply, would they?

*ponders with you*
akamine_chan
Jan. 3rd, 2008 08:00 am (UTC)
I was actually wondering the same thing today, when I got another comment on the story...

Should we ask sprat, maybe?
sprat
Jan. 3rd, 2008 03:06 pm (UTC)
Responding to people who left their email address with their feedback is usually a good idea, both at DSSS and at Yuletide. If they didn't leave an address, your reply just comes to me, so for those ones...maybe a general thanks in your LJ would suffice? Or hey -- maybe I could put together a "thanks for the feedback" post at ds_ssdiscussion?
keerawa
Jan. 3rd, 2008 07:42 pm (UTC)
Hey, the Mountain came to Mohammed, cool! I'm not sure people would see the post at ds_ssdiscussion. I guess if they WANTED to hear back, they would've left an email.
akamine_chan
Jan. 4th, 2008 03:42 am (UTC)
Wow, like the Voice of God. That was kinda creepy, in a cute, sprat-ly sort of way.

Anyway, thanks for the clarification. *commences thanks-for-the-feedback emails* All my commenters either left an email address or are easily findable on LJ, so I'm covered. *g*
zabira
Jan. 3rd, 2008 08:37 am (UTC)
keerawa, i am going to be a terrible hypocrite (as i haven't read your dsss story yet AND i am terrible about feedback sometimes) and take you up on your offer. thing is, i recorded one of my VERY FAVORITE stories a long time ago, and for whatever reason, no one ever commented on it, and i have no idea if it even got listened to. ::sigh:: i love it so.

heavy bag by katallison

there are actually two versions: one that was a very satisfying reading experience for me, but has lots of errors (it was early in my days of recording and i wasn't as particular as i've become), and one that is error free. please feel free to choose just one, as it's long...(ETA: sorry, sorry, my original statement was very leading, which i ended up regretting.)

and which of your stories would YOU most like feedback on? send it along, and i will read (watch?) and comment.

Edited at 2008-01-03 09:33 am (UTC)
keerawa
Jan. 3rd, 2008 07:39 pm (UTC)
Nothing hypocritical about that! This is a PRESENT! You aren't allowed to feel guilty about presents. I love that story, so the podfic should be a treat. Downloading now.

As for me ... hmmm. Oh, I know! Waaaay back in October, I wrote a short piece as part of the Angst Drabble Tree. I had it beta'd but she didn't have much to say about it. I even podfic'd the story, but only two people responded. I think I felt leary about pushing it, because I was never too sure about "Marisol" myself. Does it suck? Am I doing that thing where I'm so subtle that no one has any idea of my character's motivations? I'd really appreciate some concrit on this one, so I can get some perspective on it. Check out Marisol, the written or pod-fic'd version, whichever you prefer.

Danke!
zabira
Jan. 3rd, 2008 07:42 pm (UTC)
okay, no guilt, i take it all back!

and i'm sorta leaning towards the second recording, if you haven't dl-ed it yet.

also, i would be delighted to take a look and listen to marisol and let you know that i think. i can't remember why i didn't the first go-round!!! that seems all wrong... ::runs to download AND read::
slidellra
Jan. 3rd, 2008 09:14 am (UTC)
For DSSS last year, I replied to the comments that were left with email addresses. And I got a fair number of replies to the comments I'd left with my email address. I think, generally, people do reply or intend to but there's perhaps a bit less follow-through than there would be on LJ.
keerawa
Jan. 3rd, 2008 07:42 pm (UTC)
Gotcha! And, hey, want me to read anything of yours, L?
teresa_c
Jan. 3rd, 2008 05:21 pm (UTC)
This is a brilliant idea and I'm going to steal it. :-)
keerawa
Jan. 3rd, 2008 07:29 pm (UTC)
Go for it! And what do you want me to read? Come on, you know there's something....
teresa_c
Jan. 4th, 2008 01:23 am (UTC)
Hmmm, can't come up with much, actually. You could read my Yuletide story. It could use some love, though I honestly think it probably got all the comments it deserved.

The Testimony of Batsheba

Now, if you'd like me to do the same for anything of yours, I gakked your idea in my Insane Journal, here. Just leave a comment with a link. *g*
elistaire
Jan. 4th, 2008 02:46 pm (UTC)
What a great idea! (I may take this idea.)

Umm...anything of mine you feel like commenting on would be fine. Your choice. :)
nos4a2no9
Jan. 5th, 2008 07:46 pm (UTC)
Hmmm, I'm going to reply to the dSSS comments with email addresses, but it'll probably be a slow process. I'm not sure people expect replies, but a thank-you is always a nice acknowledgement. Either way, though, people will probably be happy.

(And I'm so, so sorry - I'm really behind on dSSS and I'm going to read "Father Confessor" ASAP. It's such a great idea for a fic, and really appeals to me. I've seen in recced in a few places, so I know it got some good response. Go you! Also, your vid! I owe you feedback for that, too! Mind an email, or do you want to keep all your feedback for it in one place with the original post?)
luzula
Jan. 7th, 2008 01:06 pm (UTC)
Oh, what a generous offer. I would love a comment on my filk song here. I like it, but it got less comments than the other stuff I've done, and I don't know if that was because it got overlooked, or people don't like the format, or because it isn't very good. Criticism is definitely welcome also.

What would you like me to read/listen to in return?
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