Return of the Unloved
I find you one if the most sincere, knowledgeable and articulate human beings who grace the halls of Fanstory.
I rarely review anymore or even connect to those I developed a great friendship many years ago.
Life has just become very busy but also very fulfilling for me, yet, I do feel a great deal of regret for not nourishing my accrued friendships and not encouraging fantastic writers as you are.
I don't think it is as much a matter of being unloved as Fanstory has just become a social venue for many to gossip, of which I am well aware- a few about me. However, there are many upon many, who are true wordsmiths - like you- and get lost in this maddening crowd- A maddening crowd where reviews are nothing more than attempting to garner fans to scratch ones pride.
The few who are true writers and humbly accept their craft as an ever learning curve, I feel- get tired of the insincere bull which comes down the pipe.
As for contest, I don't know what the winning curve is. Certainly if you've not been considered, the winning curve isn't about talent or perseverance, especially in member created contest and site contest with a voting booth which align themselves along this ever flattened line.
I for one, enjoy who you are and you voice which is always tact and deliver. A very fine attribute in the genre of argument or persuasion. Of course I am talking of the forum. Often and without fail, I read when you post there and each time- I walk away with such a deep respect and admiration for not only your vast knowledge voiced articulate, but the earnest humbleness of your spirit
Only right before your departure of which you were greatly missed, did I become your fan. I admit, I am not one to live my life and use my time reviewing , but I felt I needed to tell you how I feel.
Continue with your voice. It is admirable, it is honest and it is talented.
Much respect always
Thank you for sharing your thoughts and your emotions.
Stay safe and never ever lose that spark which is uniquely yours.
Comment Written by jlsavell on 29-Mar-2020