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Title: Just for fun!
Post by: kevmylove on January 23, 2007, 01:22:24 AM
These are actually things that my best friend and I were thinking about last night, I just wanted to know what everyne else thinks...LOL. Oh by the way I posted up my new story (Never Gone) I talked about so check it out...thanks ;D


Title: Re: Just for fun!
Post by: LenniluvsBrian on January 23, 2007, 01:58:52 AM
Depends on what day it is & what mood I'm in. Sometimes they annoy me just because. Lol.


~Lenni~


Title: Re: Just for fun!
Post by: RokofAges75 on January 23, 2007, 05:24:39 PM
I voted for the wrong girls thing... cause 1) I'm glad they're not perfect; no one is or should be (although Brian is pretty damn close), 2) The other guys can't help the fact that Kevin left, so why should we blame them?, and 3) 7 months doesn't seem like a long time to put together an album, so I don't think they lag to put out new music.

As for girls, though, if we're talking about Nick and possibly AJ, that is an issue.  But it's their issue, not mine... so whatever.


Title: Re: Just for fun!
Post by: mare on January 23, 2007, 05:37:46 PM
Can I pick an alternate option and say many of their fans? lol



Title: Re: Just for fun!
Post by: RokofAges75 on January 23, 2007, 08:13:27 PM
Can I pick an alternate option and say many of their fans? lol

LMAO that would probably be my choice too. :P


Title: Re: Just for fun!
Post by: kevmylove on January 23, 2007, 09:51:27 PM
That is pretty funny...you all have a point there...as for fans...I was going to put it as an option but then I thought we are all fans...ha...th anks for answering I'm new to all this...but its fun to hear different opinions.


Title: Re: Just for fun!
Post by: LenniluvsBrian on January 23, 2007, 10:20:21 PM
Haha - fans. Yeah, some do tend to get pretty annoying & immature. I mean, nobody's perfect - but sometimes certain fans [just speaking in general here] just don't seem to get that. I've seen so many things happen with fans over the past ten years & at times you just wanna either shake your head or yell at them to shut-up because they've no clue what they're talking about.


~Lenni~


Title: Re: Just for fun!
Post by: kevmylove on January 24, 2007, 02:59:02 AM
Hey girls I know this is so off the topic but what do those stars stand for...cause Mare seems to be in very high ranking...damn!  :D


Title: Re: Just for fun!
Post by: nicksgal on January 24, 2007, 02:58:06 PM
I voted for the wrong girls thing... cause 1) I'm glad they're not perfect; no one is or should be (although Brian is pretty damn close), 2) The other guys can't help the fact that Kevin left, so why should we blame them?, and 3) 7 months doesn't seem like a long time to put together an album, so I don't think they lag to put out new music.

As for girls, though, if we're talking about Nick and possibly AJ, that is an issue.  But it's their issue, not mine... so whatever.

My sentiments exactly. Minus the "(although Brian is pretty damn close)" part. And no, I'm not replacing "Brian" with "Nick" in that sentence. Nick is far from perfect, and I like him that way.


Title: Re: Just for fun!
Post by: nicksgal on January 24, 2007, 02:59:14 PM
Can I pick an alternate option and say many of their fans? lol



*raises hand* Me toos!

And I know you'd probably love strangle me, Mare... But I hope I'm not part of that "many". :)


Title: Re: Just for fun!
Post by: mare on January 24, 2007, 04:13:40 PM
No, you are not! lol

Actually no one here on this forum is part of that many. :)



Title: Re: Just for fun!
Post by: nicksgal on January 24, 2007, 04:29:52 PM
Yay! *hugs Mare*

Oh, I drew a picture for you, but have yet to scan it. :(


Title: Re: Just for fun!
Post by: mare on January 24, 2007, 04:45:10 PM
A picture, for me?  YAY!! very cool lol

 ;D


Title: Re: Just for fun!
Post by: mare on January 24, 2007, 04:47:38 PM
Hey girls I know this is so off the topic but what do those stars stand for...cause Mare seems to be in very high ranking...damn!  :D

LOL aww I just saw this. The stars just lets you know how many posts you have made. The more posts you make, the more stars you get. The title under your name also changes depending on your post count.

The reason mine look so big is because i'm special! :) lmao

actually i'm a mod here so I guess Chaos felt the need to make my stars bigger. Okay and I am also special. hehehe


Title: Re: Just for fun!
Post by: nicksgal on January 24, 2007, 10:40:48 PM
A picture, for me?  YAY!! very cool lol

 ;D

I don't know if you'll still want it.... But.... It needed to be made. *nod*


Title: Re: Just for fun!
Post by: kevmylove on January 25, 2007, 12:04:01 AM
You girls are hilarious...He y how many people do you think read stories and don't actually put a review...I think alot...dang it...I just want to know how I'm doing...and noone leaves reviews...AAAA AAAAAH!!  :o


Title: Re: Just for fun!
Post by: nicksgal on January 25, 2007, 12:33:11 AM
I'm not sure... But I wish I could get more reviews also. :)


Title: Re: Just for fun!
Post by: LenniluvsBrian on January 25, 2007, 12:52:21 AM
ROFLMAO!!! I just saw my *status* under my stars - "Innocent Bystander" - Hahahahaha!!!!!! I think that's frickin' hilarious!!!!!


I review fics I read, if I'm totally into the fic - if I'm not into the fic, but I've read it, I don't review as I don't wanna flame people without meaning too.


And I enjoy the fans on here - y'all are highly entertaining & also write fan fics! And y'all have yah teeny-bopper moments, but yah not psycho.


~Lenni~

P.S. Trust me, there ARE psycho fans out there! I got screamed at once back in 1999 because I said I liked N'SYNC while in the Official BSB chat room. Heh.  :-[


Title: Re: Just for fun!
Post by: kevmylove on January 25, 2007, 01:08:24 AM
Now that is funny...did you really like N'SYNC I did...Joey was my favorite...LOL ...I can imagine that we have all had our Teeny Bopper moments...well I haven't cried or anything like that...humm... wait a minute maybe I did!

What's the song that makes your stomach flip???


Title: Re: Just for fun!
Post by: mare on January 25, 2007, 04:00:25 PM
I don't know if you'll still want it.... But.... It needed to be made. *nod*

Why, of course I want it! lol


Title: Re: Just for fun!
Post by: nicksgal on January 25, 2007, 04:52:33 PM
Why, of course I want it! lol

I hope so. Because I amused myself with it. :D


Title: Re: Just for fun!
Post by: RokofAges75 on January 25, 2007, 05:05:37 PM
You girls are hilarious...He y how many people do you think read stories and don't actually put a review...I think alot...dang it...I just want to know how I'm doing...and noone leaves reviews...AAAA AAAAAH!!  :o

I heard a statistic once - and I just heard this from a friend; I'm not sure where she got it from - that 1 in 10 readers actually send feedback.  So that means if you get 1 review, you can assume that about 10 people have actually read your story... for every reviewer, you probably have ten readers, and 90% of them are too lazy to review.

Like I said, I can't cite that stat, but in my experience, it seems pretty true.  I have a Yahoo Group for one of my stories, and 90 people joined it, and I always have about 9 or 10 regulars who send feedback, so out of the 90 or so who read it or used to read it, I hear from about 10%.


Title: Re: Just for fun!
Post by: nicksgal on January 25, 2007, 05:10:02 PM
That's an interesting statistic Julie.

So since I know that threeish people leave me reviews, then thirty people are actually reading?


Title: Re: Just for fun!
Post by: mare on January 25, 2007, 05:43:17 PM
I really think that a majority of people who read fanfic think they'll sound dumb when they leave a review. I figured that out when I was running my fanfic of the month club and did a survey. One of the questions I actually asked was if you don't leave reviews, why? And that was the most common response. lol


Title: Re: Just for fun!
Post by: nicksgal on January 25, 2007, 08:06:46 PM
I'm sure all authors feel the same way, but I love getting a review, regardless of people leaving long-winded feedback (which I like the most, but that may just be me...), it's nice to know that people are reading and enjoying what I've written. :)


Title: Re: Just for fun!
Post by: mare on January 25, 2007, 09:10:44 PM
I actually like long reviews too lol


Title: Re: Just for fun!
Post by: RokofAges75 on January 25, 2007, 09:16:25 PM
I'm sure all authors feel the same way, but I love getting a review, regardless of people leaving long-winded feedback (which I like the most, but that may just be me...), it's nice to know that people are reading and enjoying what I've written. :)

Yeah, same here!  A "great chapter, more soon!" kind of review is better than none at all, in my opinion.  I figure if someone takes a few seconds to post that, it means they at least like the story; they just might not know what else to say or might not have the time.  But at least I know they're reading it and enjoying it enough to say SOMETHING.

But yeah, not a lot of people even do that, apparantly.  I think that maybe people who don't write (not all of them, but some of them) don't understand how much writers value feedback... either that or they assume that authors of good stories get so much feedback already that theirs isn't needed.  I've thought that before... and if I do email an author with feedback and she never bothers to reply, that's my excuse not to send feedback again... I'm like, she either must not care about feedback, or she gets so much already that she has no time to reply to all of them, so why bother?  LOL   So there's a tip - always reply and say thanks when you get feedback (which I know you do, Dee).


Title: Re: Just for fun!
Post by: mare on January 25, 2007, 09:23:22 PM
That's a pet peeve of mine too! I hate when I send feedback to people and I never get a response.

I wish more authors on AC responded to their feedback.



Title: Re: Just for fun!
Post by: nicksgal on January 25, 2007, 11:23:54 PM
I agree, I think maybe people that don't read always figure that authors have enough feedback. Which I think is sad, because each little piece of feedback may help in more ways than they think. Like, if every person who got confused by a chapter asked a question or something, then they could help the author make the story a lot tighter!

Well, I think if you bother to send the author an email and she doesn't reply, that's just rude. I mean, you worked hard writing that email, as opposed to a simple "great job", becuase an email is more thought out. I wouldn't send anything back either.

:D You noticed Julie? I didn't think any of my readers noticed that I responded back to them every time. I mean, I may not have more to say than "thank you" but I always try to say something. And I suppose, the longer the review the more I can respond. :) Though I am slacking off a bit on Kelly's reviews of PBox, but she's my beta and I plan on sending her an email soon, so... But eventually I'll tag them all. :) The only ones I don't respond to are repeat reviews, because I don't really feel the need to write the same thing twice to compensate a poting error. ;)


Title: Re: Just for fun!
Post by: kevmylove on January 26, 2007, 12:31:32 AM
Well you guys are all good writers...that is why probably...I sooo wish I could get more feedback, but i guess they are to lazy or embarassed to leave anything. By the way do you all know each other or have you been members for so long thats how you know each other...I really want to get to know other writers although I might be slightly or a lot older than all of you...LOL

so you guys didn't respond to what song makes your stomach flip? Mine I got to say is "I Still!"


Title: Re: Just for fun!
Post by: nicksgal on January 26, 2007, 12:53:29 AM
Well, I've seen Mare and Julie post stories for a really long time, but I didn't actually get to know them until I came here. It's probably different for them though. :)

As to being a great writer, I could stand to use some improvement.

And the stomach flipping song, I didn't answer because I had no clue.


Title: Re: Just for fun!
Post by: mare on January 26, 2007, 03:04:36 PM
What song makes my stomach flip? In a good way or a bad way? lol

And I always respond to my feedback on AC. I have been doing that forever. I'm not sure if people realize I answer them when they review lol but I do. It makes me feel better and more connected with the people who actually take the time to read my stuff. Although lately i'm slower at responding to that as well.  :(

As far as meeting authors. I've known some of the people on here for a very looong time but mostly because I sent them emails about their stories etc and through that we kind of just started talking. I was a huge fan of reading these fics before I started writing them. I swear I had banners for Chaos and Ground Zero lmao I was his teeny!  ;D :D

When I started out writing for the very first time, Julie hosted me :) wow that seems like ages ago Julie! lmao Weird. I can't believe how long i've known some of these people! lol it's odd now that i'm thinking about it.

And everyone else I just kind of met through chatting on the board. Everyone is really nice here so i'm sure you'll have no trouble at all blending in. ;)


Title: Re: Just for fun!
Post by: nicksgal on January 26, 2007, 04:00:54 PM
Mare a teeny? :D Funny....

You can be my friend, kevmylove, I'm uberfriendly! ;D


Title: Re: Just for fun!
Post by: mare on January 26, 2007, 04:06:51 PM
Yes a teeny. Would you like to love strangle me for that? lmao


Title: Re: Just for fun!
Post by: nicksgal on January 26, 2007, 04:08:47 PM
I don't love strangle... I embrace teenyness.... :-* Besides, you as a McFly teeny was HILARIOUS. :D


Title: Re: Just for fun!
Post by: mare on January 26, 2007, 04:11:03 PM
aww I miss those days! :(  I still love horses though! :D

I wonder if anyone is wondering where we all disappeared to? lol and I think anyone who posted a story should go delete them.



Title: Re: Just for fun!
Post by: nicksgal on January 26, 2007, 04:17:42 PM
I kinda miss them also... But my days as Nick's teeny are long gone, so....

I'm kinda curious to that as well! Do you think they even really care? ???


Title: Re: Just for fun!
Post by: mare on January 26, 2007, 04:32:39 PM
I have no idea. From the little time I spent on there they seem like a very...well let's say 'carefree' type group lol



Title: Re: Just for fun!
Post by: RokofAges75 on January 26, 2007, 05:09:33 PM

:D You noticed Julie? I didn't think any of my readers noticed that I responded back to them every time. I mean, I may not have more to say than "thank you" but I always try to say something. And I suppose, the longer the review the more I can respond. :) Though I am slacking off a bit on Kelly's reviews of PBox, but she's my beta and I plan on sending her an email soon, so... But eventually I'll tag them all. :) The only ones I don't respond to are repeat reviews, because I don't really feel the need to write the same thing twice to compensate a poting error. ;)

I noticed it with your short story that I read last night. :)   I don't usually have a lot to say to my AC reviews either, cause I get a lot of the "great chapter, more soon!" stuff, and all you can really say to that is "Thanks!" or "Glad you liked it!"   But I always do, even if it's just the same two people reviewing every chapter, cause I really do appreciate it.


Title: Re: Just for fun!
Post by: RokofAges75 on January 26, 2007, 05:12:39 PM
I have no idea. From the little time I spent on there they seem like a very...well let's say 'carefree' type group lol


LMAO yeah, somehow I doubt they've even noticed... "carefree" is an interesting way of putting it. ;)   They seem sort of like cats, dogs, or small children... very short attention spans, easily distracted, and easily pleased.  I'm sure they've forgotten all about us. :P


Title: Re: Just for fun!
Post by: nicksgal on January 26, 2007, 05:45:27 PM
I have no idea. From the little time I spent on there they seem like a very...well let's say 'carefree' type group lol



Well, your horses comment was responded to with something along the lines of "Kl I like horses toos...." so I don't know. :D


Title: Re: Just for fun!
Post by: nicksgal on January 26, 2007, 05:47:32 PM
I noticed it with your short story that I read last night. :)   I don't usually have a lot to say to my AC reviews either, cause I get a lot of the "great chapter, more soon!" stuff, and all you can really say to that is "Thanks!" or "Glad you liked it!"   But I always do, even if it's just the same two people reviewing every chapter, cause I really do appreciate it.

Yup, I thanked you on IM and to your post. :) I'm very apreciative of the smallest review, so I want to show my readers just how much I appreciate them. :)


Title: Re: Just for fun!
Post by: nicksgal on January 26, 2007, 05:48:24 PM
LMAO yeah, somehow I doubt they've even noticed... "carefree" is an interesting way of putting it. ;)   They seem sort of like cats, dogs, or small children... very short attention spans, easily distracted, and easily pleased.  I'm sure they've forgotten all about us. :P

But we have yet to forget about us. :( I think I will make at least a short story to commemorate it. ;) Teeny style! :D


Title: Re: Just for fun!
Post by: Steph on January 28, 2007, 04:06:42 PM
Question.


What's McFly? When I hear that, I think of Back To The Future, heh.


Title: Re: Just for fun!
Post by: nicksgal on January 28, 2007, 05:05:57 PM
It's a British pop band.


Title: Re: Just for fun!
Post by: kevmylove on January 30, 2007, 01:39:56 AM
Once again you guys are so funny! You make two or three different topics out of one...LOL
Thank you for offering to be my friend I would love that...especia lly friends that write so well! Well girls have a good one! I've got to get to sleep cause I'm exhausted... ;D


Oh by the way what does "love strangle" mean and I meant flip as in give you that good tickle?


Title: Re: Just for fun!
Post by: nicksgal on January 31, 2007, 05:42:12 PM
A love strangle is a strangle out of love. It's pretty self explanatory. :)