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This is one of the reasons I'm always conflicted about leaving comments on WIPs if I can't do it on anon (which seems to be becoming more common with many writers I read, totally understandably). I always see authors saying how comments on WIPs are great for inspiring them to continue working on their next chapters, but I always feel like, what if I stop liking the story? I have a bunch of squicks and dislikes that prevent me from reading certain tropes and characters so it's not uncommon for me
to stop in the middle of a fic I otherwise loved. And I would never leave a comment telling an author that I don’t like the direction a story is going in because I think that’s rude, but I also feel like if you’ve been leaving a detailed comment on every chapter and then you suddenly just stop. I feel like as an author that would bother me almost as much as getting a comment telling me what they don’t like, because then I would just be wondering where I went wrong and why they stopped reading.
I totally get that concern, anon. WIPs can be tricky, especially for people like us who can be really turned off by little things, because WIPs –– especially ones that aren’t prewritten –– generally don’t have all tropes/characters/ships listed from the start. (And this goes for my WIPs as well; I definitely do not plan ahead and I don’t tend to hyper-tag anyway.)
That said, speaking as a writer, if I see someone stop commenting partway through a story it’s not something I would take personally. I’d probably just assume they got too busy/distracted with RL stuff or have other things going on.
And even if I thought “maybe they don’t like this latest chapter,” it would still be a lot less discouraging to me personally to receive nothing than to get a comment confirming that, yep, X choice I made in this latest installment is something that upsets Y reader enough to leave. Because then every time I read it over or write a follow up to that plot point, I’m just going to be thinking ‘oh, that’s the thing Y person hates,’ you know?
Of course every situation is different (and every person is different), and if it’s something where like… I have a reader who comments religiously on every chapter of every story I’ve ever done, or if I have a friend who’s reading my story and then just suddenly stops or something like that, then them messaging me privately just to say “hey friend, just noticed your story’s going to feature Jydia (or whatever) and that particular ship just squicks me, so I think I’m gonna have to pass on the rest of the story. Good luck with it, though, the plot sounds amazing!” then that’s great. No hard feelings, I now know where my friend went, I know it’s nothing personal against me or my story. But at the same time, if a stranger posts a comment to say “Ok, so I was enjoying this fic a lot until you decided to include Jydia. That ship squicks me out, so I don’t think I’ll be finishing this story” it’s just a completely different vibe, and that’s something that, for me anyway, would irk me a lot.
I guess it’s down to a level of familiarity, like a lot of things are. A friend can tell you if the shade of lipstick you’re wearing doesn’t work on you, but if a stranger does it, it’s insulting. If a friend (or possibly longtime reader who’s always there commenting so you have some sort of camaraderie with them) says “hey, just not feeling this one but ilu and I’ll be here for the next one” then I’m like k, thanks for the heads up. Because we have a relationship outside that comment, you know? But if someone I don’t know writes a message just to say what they don’t like, that’s like someone crossing the street just to tell me my clothes are ugly and I’m like… ok, then just keep walking? You don’t have to look at me? Are my clothes so bad that you had to go out of your way to let me know, instead of just moving on with your life?
So, like I said, it can be tricky and it’s a bit of a judgment call, but IMO if you decide to stop reading a story, in most cases the author isn’t going to mind if you just leave. That doesn’t mean they don’t appreciate your comments because I’m sure they do. I know I appreciate the hell out of every comment I receive (aside from the few “helpful” insults I get now and again). They make my day, they make posting at all worth it. But if you stop commenting they’ll probably assume you’re just busy or haven’t gotten to it; I doubt they’ll take it as an insult. (And if they’re curious about where you’ve gone, they can always message you about it and then you can explain.) But if it’s someone you’ve interacted with personally, or you really think they’ll be expecting a comment from you, that’s a different situation and messaging them to let them know might not be a bad thing.
LISTEN UP WRITERS I’M WELL AWARE THAT YOU DON’T OWE ANY OF US SHIT BUT I SWEAR TO ALL THE GODS IF YOU GIVE US BRAVEN AND THEN HAVE BELLAMY LEAVE HER FOR CLARKE ONCE THEY GET BACK TO THE GROUND THAT WILL BE THE LAST STRAW BECAUSE RAVEN REYES DESERVES BETTER THAN THAT! IM NOT HERE TO WATCH RAVEN BE SECOND RUNNER UP TO CLARKE ONCE AGAIN! I’D RATHER HAVE NO ROMANTIC BRAVEN THAN WATCH HER BE HAPPY WITH BELLAMY THEN HAVE YOU RIP THAT AWAY FROM HER TOO!
It’s half past one and literally now all I can think about is how Ultra SuMo is an “alternate plot” and I’ll be completely disappointed if the point of divergence in the timeline doesn’t go all the way back to the International Police’s previous UB mission ten years prior and make it so that Looker ACTUALLY FOLLOWED THOUGH WITH HIS PART OF THE MISSION AND NO ONE DIED
If you had control on ending snk, how would you end the story?
Well. I want Annie to get a fucking redeemption arc. Please god. Let her join the Eldians and be on the same team as Armin and Eren.
But in general, like, a conclusion to the entire plot?
The Marleyans and Eldians come to some kind of agreement where they stay on opposite sides of the world where they can live away from each other long enough to get over their generations of bitterness.
They can’t settle their differences, fine, but I don’t want to see one side or the other get totally eliminated.
I want them to take a damn time out and try to share the damn world, and realistically, it would take a looong time to get over it.
Christa lives a long and happy life as a queen and fucking, Isayama, give her a wife or so help me god….
Connie and Sasha are alive and well. They get married and work for the government, maybe in agriculture or management of food storage.
Levi and Hanji are alive and they get married. They go on adventures together, even when they’re old. Hanji never loses that scientist’s spark and Levi would never leave his last remaining friend and partner alone.
Jean…well. I see him being some kind of politician or head in the military. But the military’s not fighting anymore, so he’s really in charge of helping people settle outside of the walls and adjust to the “Real” world.
I see him getting married, but I don’t know if I see him getting married to Mikasa. He’s the jealous type.
I’d like to see her branch away from Eren and perhaps use her strength for other things.
Since in this ending, the fighting is over, she’s now allowed to pursue other interests.
She’s never cared about exploring, not as much as Eren and Armin.
I see her…settling down somewhere, keeping to herself, maybe taking care of horses and animals on a farm.
I don’t see her…chasing Eren and Armin.
Like I know she wants to “be by Eren’s side” but I feel like that’s only because it’s a dangerous world and she feels she needs to protect him.
I feel like she would trust Eren’s safety with Armin.
Which brings me to my next and final dream snk ending.
Eren and Armin, if they can’t have a cure, go out on a last adventure together.
They know Eren will die.
Armin knows he’ll follow shortly after.
But Armin wants to show Eren everything before he does.
They travel as far as they can in the time they have left, mapping lands and admiring the view and camping on all kinds of terrain.
They settle down when the time is near and Armin prepares for the end.
And when Eren does die, he buries him out there, I imagine on a cliff overlooking the sea.
And Armin is alone now, but he’s still got a job to do.
He writes the entire story, everything that had happened up until that point.
He leaves it at Eren’s grave for someone to find.
He goes back home to Mikasa, tells her the news. They mourn together and Armin has to tell Mikasa that he doesn’t want her to be alone, to find other friends and family once he’s gone.
Maybe Mikasa and Jean reconnect here, I don’t know.
I could see that, actually. Mikasa and Jean, old friends, reminiscing about the past and realizing that they’ve been through a lot together and they have more in common than they ever thought.
When Armin dies, Mikasa has him cremated.
She goes out, maybe with Jean, maybe with the entire surviving 104th squad, with Levi and Hange with them.
They bring his ashes out to Eren’s grave and scatter them over the cliff and all of them pay their last respects.
I don’t know if the book Armin wrote is still intact after years of weathering.
But what remains of it is still there, near Eren’s grave, and Armin’s too.
it’s the story of a boy who wanted to see the ocean.
and the story of the friend who took his hand and lead him there.