You know what? Fuck beauty contests. Life is one fucking beauty contest after another. School, then college, then work… Fuck that. And fuck the Air Force Academy. If I want to fly, I’ll find a way to fly. You do what you love, and fuck the rest.
Seeing as we sherlollians are trying to focus on supporting fics and reviewing/commenting and posting recs for them this week, I thought I’d share a tip.
As a reader, what you don’t want to do is to comment on a fic for the first time in order to tell the writer that you had been enjoying it UP TO THAT POINT, but that this particular aspect of the plot now leaves you totally uninterested. So what that means is that for all those previous chapters the reader has been enjoying the fic, liking the plot, and yet NEVER felt the desire to voice it. The only thing that apparently made them feel like speaking up was when they found a complaint.
That, dear readers, is NOT how you comment on fics.
Making a character trans instead of "switching" their gender results in a different story. If I make canon cis dude John Doe (random char name) a girl, that's different from making him a trans guy. If you mean I should instead make him a trans girl or nb, then uh... that's still genderswapping, literally it is SWAPPING his GENDER. So according to you I shouldn't do it?
I’m pretty sure you understood what I meant…I’m not someone who can tell you what you should and shouldn’t do. You do you, whatever your choice is. I said what mine was, and I’m not going to force it on you.
It’s such a topic there is not going to be one real right answer for everyone. Some people find it bad, some don’t. Personally I’d just rather not upset anyone, I don’t lose much by not drawing it really.
I feel like the anon just wanted to make more people at least know what they felt, and I think it’s their right to. Whether people agree with it or not - is not really my business or something for me to judge, because I don’t fully understand and relate to a problem.