Apr. 30th, 2009

lady_windermere: Spike profile (Happy Birthday)
It is the wonderful [livejournal.com profile] ladypeyton's birthday. I wish you a fantastic year. I hope it is filled with love, family, friends and happiness!

Happy Birthday and wishing you many wonderful and creative years ahead [livejournal.com profile] ladypeyton

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lady_windermere: Spike profile (Audrey Hepburnesque)
Jackie Stewart has an Autobiography out. The gararage his mom and dad owned is just up the road from me, it is the one David insists on going to, one because of the connection to Jackie Stewart, and two because he can visit me when he goes.

He was one of my childhood heros in the 60's. An exuberant child, it was knocked out of him at school because he is dyslexic, but found it again when he found something he was good at. Driving (which he did in the courtyard of the garage at an early age).

This is something I need to get.
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There seems to be quite a few posts about feedback. I thought I would add my view, from my little corner of fandom.

I've never claimed to be a BNF, market leader or anything like that. I just potter around in my little bit of fandom, doing what I enjoy. I have written things and didn't get any feedback for it at all, it was enough for me to have it written down. I'm not the best at English, even if it is my first language. For various reasons I have missed out in a lot of the basic rules of spelling, grammar and syntax, which is another reason I would never beta.

Oh yes I've had my fair share of recs, nominations and awards, nearly all of which I've had a beta working with me on, all of which made me happy and gave be a bit of a squee, but what I got back to, time and time again is some of the items of feedback I've had. Feedback that has brightened up a depressing day. I don't look for a lot of feedback, I know I'm never going to get that, not anymore as I'm happy to just post for my friends and not spam peoples flist with crossposting at every community I can. I'm almost totally out of the Buffy!Verse fandom now, despite Spike being my favourite character, because I don't like what is being written. It just doesn't appeal. My favourite writers have all left the fandom and the new ones do not see the characters the same as I do. Nor do they write the sort of stories I want to read. It feels stagnant to me with too much Dirty!Bad!Wrong and Slave stuff.

So I potter about here, writing for my flist, and treasuring the feedback I get, knowing I'm probably never going to get anymore, but quite content. Reading what my friends say to my fic makes me happy, and gives me a warm glow.

It is the quality of the feedback, not the quantity.


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