I can’t believe I have to say this every time, but it looks like it’s that time of week again folks. So let me remind you:
1. It’s pretty shitty to call out a writer on spelling and grammar mistakes. It’s especially shitty to call out a writer on spelling and grammar mistakes who is providing you with content for free with their spare time with out thanks. Their doing it out of the goodness of their heart so please don’t shit on them .
2. Writers don’t get many comments or reblog or much press at all unless their stuff gets really big. I know how shitty it is to only get one comment and have that be a call out on spelling. It’s super shitty, don’t be that person.
(To put this in context My fic is about average in readership for most fandoms. Most of my fic gets about 1 comment per 10 kudos (often much, much less) and about 1 reblog per 15 likes if it even gets that many. I’ll get maybe 1 post with tags per 3 or 4 reblogs. So really not a lot compared with how many people read my stuff.)
3. You don’t know the author. You don’t know their struggles. You don’t know if they’re dyslexic. You don’t know if they’re disabled and have a hard time typing. You don’t know if english is their first language. You have no fucking idea how much time and effort went into what you are reading. You do not know if they get up any morning and stare at the page because the words don’t look right, or if they cry because they can’t get what is in the their head out. You have no idea what they have done to get you that piece of writing. It’s presumptuous, ableist, exclusionary, and/or xenophobic to presume that the person being the screen is just like you and has every advantage you have.
4. I can not believe I have to say this. It’s causing me physical pain to have to address this. But if some author has taken the time to tell you and the world that they are dyslexic or that english is not their first language or to ask you to be kind in commenting then don’t call them out on spelling. Don’t do it. You are just revealing yourself to be the worst kind of person.
5. Again let me reiterate: they are providing writing to you for free with little or no personal gain so be grateful and kind.
“luster, redux" gouache, acrylic, and ink on wood, 12x12"
there’s an event in my city where 100 local artists are given a panel and create a piece for a gallery showing. the artists don’t sign their work and at the end of the night there’s a raffle where you can pick one of the anonymous paintings off the wall and take it home! it’s a really fun show, but i hate giving up my paintings…