Oh man, something terrible happened overnight. I had ignored several of the new kids, and I did it without malice or announcement, however they must have figured out I was one of the folks ignoring them. They must have scrolled through my comments and posts here, because they found the link to my Reddit story, which I had posted on my first day here in one of the Theory of Reddit threads. Although, perhaps they were just scrolling through the Reddit tags and found my story. Either way, I deleted that comment post haste this morning!
These folks galvanized the troops and bombed my series and its multiple posts with all kinds of negativity, down votes, and in some cases what felt like evil. I know it's the internet and I need to put on the big girl panties as they say, but boy, I felt violated and tiny when I awoke to it. I am in the process of deleting my entire series, it doesn't feel good to have all of that up there. I'm sure the mods will fix it etc, but I'm feeling weirded out right now.
I will find another place to post it, maybe here. It's a novel in progress, science fiction, with a New Mexico flavor. It's very very different. I had posted over 18,000 words so far!
I'm feeling kind of vulnerable at the moment, and wondering if it is smart to continue posting rather soul-searching stuff on the poetry thread, for example. Hubski feels, or felt, so intimate and lovely that it all seemed okay, but now I'm realizing that it's like any other site, open to internet madness.
And in another moment of sadness, Kleinbl00 deleted all of his pix on our epic thread! Why? I wish I knew. So sad, the thread doesn't make any sense now.
Well, change is good they say, and maybe I need change right now.