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Despite the fact that it hasn't been updated in almost 2 years,… - moonspinner
Despite the fact that it hasn't been updated in almost 2 years, Thwarted Fate still gets reviews. Sure, they trickle in slowly - more like once every six months, but they do come, especially when it's picked up a new reader.

Which apparently it has.

Reviews For: Thwarted Fate, The Book of Descent, Volume II

ch 1, anon. abuseFirst sentence in, and already I can't stand this story. Here is your first sentence:

"Casualties of the Clone War had reached millions."


Millions, eh? You must be the kind of lackwit that buys into the Travessite of 3 million clones making up the Grand Army of the Republic. It is truly shocking that people like you, and Karen Traviss, can exist. A short time ago, before I heard of this fallacy, I was young, naive, thinking everybody was reasonably intelligent - then my ideal worldview collapsed.

How can any person with a brainstem think that the 'GRAND Army of the Republic could be safeguarded by 3 million troops. And YOU! The clone wars had already taken a million lives! That's less than would die every second on Coruscant! THAT'S LESS THAN DIED DURING WORLD WAR II! Obviously a conflict spanning 'a galaxy far far away' would have less people killed than in a single war on a low-tech planet? Right? RIGHT?

I just don't get people like you, or Traviss, and your perversion of Star Wars, your tirade against the 'Talifans' who point out the huge, gaping holes in your logic, the relentless campaign you wage against reason and intelligent thought.

To all readers, beware: Don't read this. True, for a barely-evolved chimpanzee, the writing is good. But like with all writings from unintelligent chimpanzee, the *content* would be easily ridiculed by my ten-year-old sister.

I'll put up your first sentence again, so that all may see the utter trash that is the piece of your brain you used to call 'logic.'

"Casualties of the Clone Wars had reached millions."

I can see one escape route you might desperately cling to in your fevered mind, although it would probably require too much thinking to figure out. "But I said million_s_!" you exclaim feebily. "Aha!" says I, "but unless you're talking 9.9 million, the Republic proper wouldn't notice a thing. Relatively speaking population-wise, even 9.9 million would be like one person dying in China. Relevant? No.

:laughs again:

Ah, you Travessites. Wouldn't know logic if it hit you over the head with an encyclopedia.

Lack of brainstem. Barely evolved chimpanzee.

I don't get it. I just don't...

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From: indiefic Date: February 21st, 2008 09:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
god, sometimes I just loathe humanity.

indiefic From: indiefic Date: February 21st, 2008 09:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
Also, the inherent respect for life implied in this piece of crap is staggering.
r0ck3tsci3ntist From: r0ck3tsci3ntist Date: February 21st, 2008 09:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
I don't want to laugh but LOLOLOLOLOL - this is obvious a very important subject to this person. So much so that they are willing to publicly froth at the mouth nearly give themselves a coronary. That or it's just a troll. ;)

lesbiassparrow From: lesbiassparrow Date: February 21st, 2008 09:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
I am afraid I couldn't stop laughing. Clearly where other people have religious wars to fight they instead are determined to fix....people's fictional casualty figures. Because it's serious business!

It's got to be a troll, surely?
geo4real From: geo4real Date: February 21st, 2008 10:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hmmmm. What do you reckon? Age 15, maybe a retarded 16? Male. Probably American, where the low demands of the educational system leave way too much idle time. Possible social anxiety disorder. Clear obsessive tendencies. Does not play well with others. Will never, ever get laid. Will continue on this path until, by the age of 35, is still living in parents' basement with middle-aged spread, bad skin that never got better, and nothing to keep him warm but a megalomaniac fantasy life.

Alternatively, maybe he's already 35, and this is what he does for a living.

moonspinner From: moonspinner Date: February 21st, 2008 11:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
I like that image a lot. Thank you, my friend. *hugs*
fialleril From: fialleril Date: February 22nd, 2008 12:05 am (UTC) (Link)
*chokes on uncontrollable laughter and promptly falls over dead*

Oh. My. Sweet. Tea.

This is probably the funniest thing I have seen in...well, in a very long time. :D I think you just made my week.

Although, I would kinda like to meet this person and point out the holes in their logic. Especially this one, which, despite the overall humor of the situation, creeps me out majorly.

"Aha!" says I, "but unless you're talking 9.9 million, the Republic proper wouldn't notice a thing. Relatively speaking population-wise, even 9.9 million would be like one person dying in China. Relevant? No.

No. Just no. 9.9 million people is 9.9 million people, no matter how big the total population. It's deeply troubling to me that someone could imply that even one person's death would be irrelevant, but to posit a government that could be completely unconcerned by the deaths of 9.9 million?! My God! It's like Hitler/Bush 2008! That would make even Palpatine's Empire look like a blissful Utopia!

*takes slow, deep breath*

Okay, I'm done. The thought behind that bit really disturbs me, but the "review" as a whole is LOLarious. You should probably save it somewhere to look at again when you're having a depressing day. ;) I'm pretty sure it's the best example of crazy I have ever seen.
fialleril From: fialleril Date: February 22nd, 2008 12:15 am (UTC) (Link)
An addendum, because I just realized that sounded horribly inconsiderate. *shamed face*

Despite everything I said, I know how reviews can hurt, even when you know the person who wrote them is a complete dolt who lives in his mother's basement and talks to his action figures for fun. So yes. *hugs*

Oh, and here's something to cheer you up. (I hope! I took it as a major compliment, anyway.) Someone left this review on Anabasis:

Hello, Fialleril! Been a while.
Sadly, I was most disappointed in this addition to Anabasis. All the redeeming freshness of the previous chapters is gone; Vader's and Padme's relationship in this chapter taint the rest and don't even flow well with what you've written before as far as the characters go. It's actually very reminiscent of Le1a Naberr1e's "Kaleidescope" in the style and portrayl. It only remotely resembles your own usual work!
I'm sorry. You are always one of my favorite authors, but this was a definite comedown in description, content, and impact.

Said concerning the Pascha chapter. It had me rather upset at first, despite the fact that I took the comparison to you as a compliment, because I knew that she didn't mean it that way. But then I realized that she was really just upset because I had made Vader a genuinely evil person...

Heh. Anyway, don't listen to dolts like this. Clearly this one lacks even a basic grasp on reality, so what else could he/she/it possibly know?
emavalexis From: emavalexis Date: February 22nd, 2008 12:30 am (UTC) (Link)
WTF??? Look, you just can't reason with someone who not only arbitrarily rips into one fact which they essentialy pick out as the single, identifiable deal-breaker to their enjoyment of your piece (seriously: no mention of the writing or disagreement about character portrayal? -- at least give a semi-undertandable reason why you don't like a fic, ffs), but also someone who rationalises that, 'Relatively speaking population-wise, even 9.9 million would be like one person dying in China. Relevant? No.' Ugh, just... no.

This person comes across as a bitter misanthrope with nothing better to do than pick apart minutae with which they disagree in works of fiction, labors of love that mean something to their creators. You deserve better, and shouldn't give this guy another thought (unless it involves some kind of laughter).
moonspinner From: moonspinner Date: February 22nd, 2008 01:17 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks dear. You're absolutely right of course. The best revenge is good living and all that. I guess it's just the perversion of human nature that I'd know all these things but still feel awful.

queen_meep From: queen_meep Date: February 22nd, 2008 04:02 am (UTC) (Link)
What an idiot... you could be talking about 999.9 million, because it takes 1,000 millions to make one billion... so he's kind of squished his own point...

♥ Don't listen to anonymous nimrods.
moonspinner From: moonspinner Date: February 22nd, 2008 10:42 am (UTC) (Link)
After all, "millions" doesn't translate to "less than a billion". People still say "twelve hundred" instead of "one thousand, two hundred" etc. It's all semantics. Which is what makes me suspect that this person had a personal axe to grind. *sigh*
frostbit_sky From: frostbit_sky Date: February 22nd, 2008 04:36 am (UTC) (Link)
I am torn between laughing and yelling at that reviewer.

It could easily be millions. GFFA is a huge place. Thousands of star systems, with populations in the billions, and 3 year war...
do the math.

And I resent that Traviss comment he/she made. Those Republic Commando books are good reads. :P

moonspinner From: moonspinner Date: February 22nd, 2008 10:44 am (UTC) (Link)
I haven't read any of Traviss' works but I'm inclined to like her simply because this shining personality of a reviewer lumped her and me together.
veronica_rich From: veronica_rich Date: February 22nd, 2008 05:53 am (UTC) (Link)
Geez, I've wanted to leave some pissy remarks for bad Sparrabeth before, but my vitriol never climbed quite that high ...
moonspinner From: moonspinner Date: February 22nd, 2008 10:46 am (UTC) (Link)
I don't touch Sparrabeth stories - or forums for that matter - with a 10 foot pole. Why should I? I don't need to read the stories to know it'll be filled with Will-demonizing, Elizabeth-mischaracterization or Jack canonization. I don't understand people who go out of their way to read what they already know they'll dislike then get all offended when they see what they're expecting.
reihla From: reihla Date: February 22nd, 2008 07:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
Mind-boggling, isn't it, how miserable someone must be to even bother leaving a comment on a story they really dislike. Much less one as... well... obsessed as this one seems to be... I mean, I barely have time to leave comments on stories I really love. :) Your LJ readers have it right, and I have to think there is at least an element of what you think might be going on - that it is a pointed attack from someone who knows you.
reihla From: reihla Date: February 22nd, 2008 07:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oops... or maybe someone who knows me...
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