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Second time FAIL! [Sep. 2nd, 2008|12:54 pm]
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Dear thesteppyone,

We regret to inform you that we must reject your story, Proposals, at this time. No, really? This is a huge surprise!

At present, this story...

~ does not meet standard of quality.
----poor characterization. <-- I swear, had the told me my Hermione was OOC, I may have had to punch someone!

Further Details: First of all, the approval team must apologize for taking so long to process your submission. Yes, a month is a bit of a piss take

After reviewing your story we have chosen to decline, and we know that\'s tough to hear.patronising fuckers part 1 To be honest, really not that arsed! We felt that Ron’s voice was off and he seemed out of character. Because your note said this had already been beta’d for another site, we weren’t sure how receptive you would be to working on Ron’s characterization with a pre-beta or with one of our betas. And asking would be too easy, would it?

We liked the story, but there were some areas that we all felt needed a little work to bring it in line with the Ron we see in canon. Wait, let me just check, yep, pretty damn sure we don't see a 25/26/27 year old Ron who's trying to propose to his girlfriend in canon! HOW DO YOU KNOW HOW HE'LL BEHAVE??? We also felt that there was a lot of \"telling\", rather than \"showing\". ...I'm sorry, what? Surely that's my decision as an author and god forbid I should like to write in this way! The exposition seemed to weigh the story down a bit.

We would like to see this story again, it shows a lot of promise, patronising fuckers part 2! but there are some things that need a little work first.

Thank you for your submission and again, we’re sorry for being so slow to process your story. Apologise all you want, love, I shall be deleting my account so to not bother you with my crap writing skills ever again! - Except that I can't so I may have to write and ask to be removed, this will probably not be granted.

First time FAIL!

In case you want to read this bad characterisation of Ron as he proposes to his girlfriend, click here!

[User Picture]From: oncelikeshari
2008-09-02 12:44 pm (UTC)
I can't get over the 'not Ron how WE see him in canon'

It's like a site run by zombies. One Ron, one Ron, one Ron, one Ron...

Ron must never grow up or change in any way until the day of the epilogue. Then he must be written as epilogue Ron and can't grow from there or change in any way, not even when he's 70.

This idiocy has been brought to you by the committee for the restriction of creativity in fanfic. Join us and read the same story told the same way over and over again!
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[User Picture]From: lnalvgd
2008-09-02 03:20 pm (UTC)
but... but...

I liked that story! I helped beta that story!

Oh good grief!

Except that I can't so I may have to write and ask to be removed, this will probably not be granted.

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[User Picture]From: shygryf
2008-09-02 05:56 pm (UTC)
i adored that story. it just proves that they are idiots
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[User Picture]From: ozma_katiebell
2008-09-04 06:19 pm (UTC)
Sigh. I haven't read a story on that site since Now or Never. And before that I think it was the final chapter of Consequences. It got so far away from the fun place it used to be. Oh well.
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