In-thread poke? Anyway, if you think I've been 'inhumane' to my 'readers,' then I guess I should apologize. But it's hard to be 'guilting' people into reading this when no one is here to BE 'guilted' in the first place. When I say stuff like "Oh...well, at least it's a response... -_-" or "What, that's it? Um, go into detail, people! Come on!" it's because I feel robbed. I can spend hours writing a scene, only to get some pointless replies. And yes, it is true that they at least took time to read it, and they DID at least reply. However, I don't see how else I am supposed to respond to pretty much the exact same reply over and over and over again over thy course of a year or so. And now I actually feel even more upset because if I was, in fact, being interpreted as being a jerk, I have no recollection of anyone telling me this. I hate being stupid and no one telling me that I am--because then I just continue to be stupid. So thanks for pointing out my 'tone' concerning feedback. I have my reasons for responding in this way (which I don't do wherever I post my fiction, by the way), and after I've known some of my readers for a long time (as on other sites) I can talk like that, but they'll know I'm not trying to be mean. Since I've been posting on other sites long before this one, I probably just sort of brought that over here to people who don't know me as well. But it's incredibly frustrating to spend 2 years writing something, and putting effort and detail into various elements that NO ONE EVER NOTICES. That's very annoying, frustrating, and otherwise disheartening. But yes, it's still not a good excuse. So thanks for actually pointing this out to me, and I'd like to hear from the readers I did that to explain that to me to, but the truth seems to be that there simply isn't anyone reading this, which only makes it worse. On top of that, I have you trying to debunk something you didn't even read, which was the entire reason I got angry in the first place. I don't need you to tell me how easily angered I can get over getting judged on something you haven't even read. I said so myself, that just really gets to me. So I don't think you helped me realize that, since I already KNEW that, but you did help to point out how I may have treated readers, ya know, 10 months ago, when a couple were actually reading this. Had you found this 6 months ago, my head wouldn't have been on a platter, because my head wasn't HERE. 6 months ago, there was STILL no one here, and had you banned me or what-not, it probably wouldn't have mattered much, as this is the only thread I post in, and there hasn't even been activity. Now, I DO care how I treat my readers, but one doesn't always know how their words are interpreted. If my readers react to my words by taking it with a grain of salt, I won't know I did anything wrong and will assume they understand why I said what I did. I do agree that everyone deserves to be treated with respect, of course, and despite what you said, there ARE excuses, or rather, reasons, why one would respond that way. Nevertheless, you're right, and if those comments hurt my readers, I shouldn't have said them. Now, I might not 'favor' you dissing my choices of literary devices, but I wouldn't respond the way I did if you had actually read the story through. So if you are going to manage to read it, please do. I havew to go now.