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spark
12-14-2011, 05:00 AM
I am having a horrible day. It ought to be a great day, but it's not.

I have some random person I've never met jumping down my throat about my being rude to my fans. I don't know why he seems to think he (or she) is such a great fan since I can't recall him (or her) ever even commenting on my stuff. (And I may have been rude, but it's my frigging livejournal, for heaven's sake, if I can't say what I want to on livejournal, where the hell can I? And what I actually said was a lot politer than my first draft, lemme tell you.)

I wanted to go out to dinner but my husband has a new game and he doesn't want to go, so we ended up just staying in and having leftovers. I am so sick of lasagne right now. Bleah.

And then there's the plush auction. *sigh* I am NEVER, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever doing anything like that again. Because after weeks of work, and weeks more of promotion and publicity and effort, after posting it every single place on the internet I could find to post it, even including here, after far, far, far more effort than I normally put into this kind of thing and after having everybody and their frigging DOG tell me it was going to make me a bundle, it sold for *exactly* what I charge for that sort of plush normally.

So not worth it.

And of course my venting my frustration about that is what got the drama dumped on my head. :P I guess I should know better than to express feelings in public. I probably shouldn't post this here either. I may regret it and delete it later.

So yeah. Not having a great day. The only good thing that happened was getting my first ever check for my writing from an e-book publisher that picked up a few of my stories, but the only reason that wasn't a huge let-down is that I was actually expecting to make about $0 from that, since they were a startup, and startups don't usually do spectacularly. But anyhow, that was a whopping twenty bucks, so it wasn't much of a high point. :rolleyes:

BeenThereDoneThat
12-14-2011, 05:16 AM
Sorry to hear about your day, Spark. No judgment here, just :hug: and cookies. I hate it when you vent online and people get on your case...like they don't bitch about their own "problems" all the time too.

Food Lady
12-14-2011, 06:07 AM
Why are people so intent on arguing with or devaluing others' feelings?? I hate that.

Seraph
12-14-2011, 11:38 AM
Yeah, I saw that on the auction. I felt horrible when I saw that. <comforts>

And as for that fan? <cracks knuckles> They're obviously just a miserable pile of misery that gets their kicks from bashing on others. Just ignore them, don't feed the troll. Give them one last hoo-rah and scorch, and then pop them on ignore and block 'em. Makes you feel better about telling them off, and doesn't feed the troll anymore....

Yes I realize thats not the most diplomatic route. >_> But its fun.

Aethian
12-14-2011, 11:51 AM
I wanted to bid Spark...I just have no funds.

I'm sorry you feel hurt. I won't look at your page anymore...at least not till I have funds to actaully buy something.

Kanalah
12-14-2011, 01:03 PM
I know how you feel Spark.

I have friends that tell me before shows that I should do great, and if people knew how much work went into a quilt I would clear my booth in minutes.

And then I get all excited, and then I don't sell a damn thing because people want me to price match Wal-Mart.

But to complain when someone's venting? That's just bad form there. They're just looking to stir shit up because they know you're already in a bad mood.

Seshat
12-14-2011, 01:14 PM
Heck, I can guess how much work goes into a quilt. That's one of the reasons I don't buy much handmade stuff; and why I don't complain about the prices.

In this world we have now, handmade stuff is a luxury. My income is a pension: it doesn't allow for that sort of luxury. C'est la vie. (rough translation: that's life.)

spark
12-14-2011, 07:19 PM
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand I woke up this morning from one of those horrible dreams where you can't do anything right and you're trying desperately but it just keeps getting worse and worse, to find that I've gotten my first down-vote on the fic I was so proud of having a perfect score on. *sigh* Today is going to be another great one, I can tell. </sarcasm>

Raveni
12-14-2011, 08:51 PM
Hey, at least you have fans.
:-)

spark
12-15-2011, 01:03 AM
Yeah, I know I'm whining about nothing. But that's the way depression goes, stupid things get you down for no good reason. :P

MoonCat
12-15-2011, 01:06 AM
You know what? I hereby declare today

SPARK AND KANALAH DAY!!! :super: :yourock: :party:

Screw the negative idiots out there...WE LIKE YOU!!! AND WE KNOW YOU'RE BOTH TALENTED AND AWESOME-COOL PEOPLE!

Pass the cookies and booze!

Mikkel
12-15-2011, 04:09 AM
Happy Spark and Kanalah day :D

BeenThereDoneThat
12-15-2011, 04:13 AM
Woo-hoo! Can we extend it to Thursday since some of us came in on this late? :D

spark
12-15-2011, 04:20 AM
He he he. You guys are awesome. :D *noms a cookie*

RootedPhoenix
12-15-2011, 10:37 AM
*throws confetti* :D

Crossbow
12-15-2011, 01:40 PM
I say extend it all week!

(BTW, you can save me from the tray of homemade cookies sitting next to my desk. I may have to smack my team lead for bringing them in... After I've had some, of course.)