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crimson_carnation
crimson_carnation
@yansusustories :blob_reach: *comforting hugs and cuddles* Well, if someone repeatedly doesn't take a no for no and pretends it's a maybe...you know their views on consent.
yansusustories
yansusustories
*ahem* I had to snort-laugh at that ... :blob_sweat: Guess I should see that as a good sign and finally get some work down. Can't let this interfere with the schedule :blob_blank:
BL_Palace
BL_Palace
The reasoning was simple.

You said you read the rules and accepted the consequences of breaking them.

Your story featured things that did not comply with the rules you said you read and understood.

Therefore, we had to communicate to you the second time. (If you knew you break the rules, why... why even bother?)
BL_Palace
BL_Palace
No, we did not treat you as an idiot.

Do not put words or thoughts in our mouths.

But we do not like rejecting people and want to fight for every single entry. We love the BL community and want to give voices to everyone-- and if people send us stories, we want to do our best to make it happen so that they are published.
BL_Palace
BL_Palace
If people send us stories, it means they want to be published in OUR anthology. With OUR rules.

If you then break these rules, why do you act surprised that we even bothered to say what we want fixed and then explain it again to you after we were afraid we didn't explain it well enough the first time?
BL_Palace
BL_Palace
We wanted things fixed BECAUSE YOU SENT IT TO US while saying you understand the rules => you want us to help you revise the story so that it fits the rules, which we did.


If you knew you broke the rules, then why... send it in the first place?
BL_Palace
BL_Palace
We treat "hard pieces that are on the verge of breaking the rules" as something to help fix if the author shows understanding of what we are asking. If the author does not, then we will try to explain it better. Rejecting is cruel, and we do not like doing it.
BL_Palace
BL_Palace
Most authors do not like hearing an outright rejection either.

The fact that you would prefer it puts you into the minority, which we are fine with. But we would act this way with anyone -- and we have no way of knowing where you belong to. To the minority who like to be rejected outright, or to the majority that would like to work further on the story.
BL_Palace
BL_Palace
(And we did this on the previous anthology, with several people who ~broke the rules and needed us to work with some of them A LOT to communicate exactly what we wanted).

So yes, we are basing this situation off the 5 previous ones that went EXACTLY like yours.

This is a standardized way of acting on it.
BL_Palace
BL_Palace
This is nearly a FORM reply we send to EVERYONE.

Ask @Nahrenne (two times in the last anthology), ask @Silverty , ask @yiyuehua , ask @Assurbanipal_II .

Did we send them the first reply saying what the issues were?

Yes.
BL_Palace
BL_Palace
In case of further responses, did we send them the exact elaborated suggestions we sent you? (Some authors thought they had to rewrite a lot of the story to make the edits, which was never the case. It was always something minor).

Yes.
BL_Palace
BL_Palace
We always act out of the desire to help each other and working on the piece. We are sorry you saw it as something entirely different and at attack on you personally.

It pains us that you treat this like an insult, which it wasn't.
BL_Palace
BL_Palace
But in the future, please look at our replies -- and maybe ask around if we do not act like this with everyone, first.
BL_Palace
BL_Palace
Then, and only then make claims about how we work and how we try to fight for every single piece -- because we work under the assumption of "people sent it to us, they worked hard -- we cannot JUST reject them. We have to fight for it! That they break the rules means there is room for improvement! Because if they knew they broke them and did not want to revise anything --
BL_Palace
BL_Palace
-- why would they send it to us in the first place?"
Nahrenne
Nahrenne
'-'
*opened SHF to see 16 notifications from this comment chain*
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*reads all the comments*
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*huggles everyone*
Probably late with this but...maybe try talking in PM/DM again?
>w<
Sorry the situation has aggravated both parties.
Hope things cool down for you both.

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yansusustories
yansusustories
Ah, honestly, I'm just done with it at this point. I'm just going to focus on editing the rest of my chapters and tomorrow is a new day ~ :blob_melt:
Nahrenne
Nahrenne
*huggles*
Hope the editing goes okay for your chapters!

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Assurbanipal_II
Assurbanipal_II
:blob_teary: What happened here? A massacre?
yansusustories
yansusustories
lol No, no, Assu, just the realization that past mistakes are really just the experiences that help us navigate the presence. It's actually a good thing :blob_melt:
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