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More Feedback Week

I have this problem where I mean to leave long, thoughtful, detailed feedback to fics I read, and I don't. I have fics I read a year, two years ago and wanted to think about before I left feedback on them – and so I never did. I read fics in big fandoms that I’m not active in, and I’m too shy to comment and tell the author that I enjoyed their story.

Enter More Feedback Week, Februray 11-19: an excuse to go tell people we like their stuff. Note that this isn’t about feeling guilty for feedback not left; it’s a reason for leaving feedback now! Today! All this week! It's also an excuse for us to ask for more feedback on particular fics or artwork.

There’s no tally-keeping here, folks, no minimum you have to meet. You want to participate? All you have to do is, well, leave more feedback. Here behind the cut are some ideas for leaving more feedback this week. There's quite a few; just choose a couple you like the sound of.

  • If you don’t usually comment on fic/fanart/icons, comment on a few that you like this week and say, “I liked this!”

  • If you usually leave short comments on fic or art, leave longer ones. Tell the author your favorite part or quote a few of your favorite lines. If you’re snagging icons, tell the author why you liked the ones you chose.

  • If the author’s someone you know and feel comfortable talking more in-depth with, analyze the fic a bit more than you usually do. Tell the author what you noticed about their treatment of the theme or their use of structure or the effect of their imagery.

  • If you have a fic you’ve been meaning to go back and comment on, do it now!

  • If you read your fic offline and never get around to going back and commenting, pick a couple of your recent favorites and go comment on them.

  • Comment on fic/art in a fandom that you read sometimes but rarely leave feedback in.

  • Comment on fic or art by a person you’ve never left feedback for before.

  • Comment on a fic/art/icon post that you already commented on but keep coming back to. You’re on your fifth reread? Let the author know!

  • Make a recs post of some fic/art/icons that you like, and drop the author/fanartist a note pointing them to it.

  • Follow the links in the comments of this post to read and give feedback on works people particularly want feedback on.

I’m an author/fanartist. What if I have particular works I’d really like feedback on?

You have two options! One, you can comment to this post with links to the works you’d like feedback on, including:
* fandom
* title
* characters/pairing
* rating
* a link
* a brief summary or teaser (optional).
Please list all the fandoms in the comment title so people can find your comment more easily.

Two, you can post the same information in your journal so your friends can see what works you’d like feedback on. You can even dress up the post with one our shiny banners!

Speaking of...

What if I think this idea is totally rad and want to promote it?

Use the code below to post one of our nifty banners (courtesy of ruuger) to your journal. If you'd prefer pink instead of blue, replace the Photobucket link below with this one.

Why is More Feedback Week nine days long?

Because we couldn't possibly fit all the feedback we want to give into seven days! Also because I wanted it to include two weekends. :)

What if I don’t have time to leave more feedback this week, but I still want to eventually?

Honestly, this project isn't really about a special week; it's just about giving More Feedback. Anytime you do that, you're acting in the spirit of More Feedback Week, and we applaud you for it. \o/


( 32 comments — Leave a comment )
Feb. 11th, 2012 06:46 am (UTC)
Questions, comments, concerns
Go in this thread.
Feb. 11th, 2012 08:53 am (UTC)
Psst. The link in your code leads to the wrong entry ;)
Feb. 11th, 2012 08:53 am (UTC)
I just noticed!

It's always something. :p
Feb. 11th, 2012 09:48 am (UTC)
Re: Questions, comments, concerns
Totes pimping this out to everyone tomorrow after I sleep XD
Feb. 11th, 2012 03:11 pm (UTC)
Re: Questions, comments, concerns
Feb. 11th, 2012 01:51 pm (UTC)
Re: Questions, comments, concerns
Could you edit the code so that the img src bit includes alt="text of promo banner", so that screenreaders have alt text they can read instead of the filename? Thanks.
Feb. 11th, 2012 03:11 pm (UTC)
Re: Questions, comments, concerns
Done, I think. If it doesn't look like it's working, let me know - I'm not sure how to check.
Feb. 11th, 2012 03:28 pm (UTC)
Re: Questions, comments, concerns
It's fine now, thank you.
Feb. 13th, 2012 06:21 pm (UTC)
drive-by comment
OMG ICON LOVE!!!!!!!!! Where in the world did you find this picture?
Feb. 13th, 2012 10:27 pm (UTC)
Re: drive-by comment
Damned if I know. Check my icon page to see who I credited it to.
Feb. 12th, 2012 04:40 am (UTC)
Re: Questions, comments, concerns
I just pimped this because I think it's a terrific idea! Brava!

Feb. 12th, 2012 05:34 am (UTC)
Re: Questions, comments, concerns
Cool, thank you!
Feb. 13th, 2012 06:51 pm (UTC)
Re: Questions, comments, concerns
You know, a different aspect of this is for authors and artists to respond to feedback left for them. I find that it's important for me to say "thank you" to any and all who comment on my works, and it surprises me when others don't.
Feb. 13th, 2012 08:24 pm (UTC)
Re: Questions, comments, concerns
It's true. I think that's a little outside the scope of this challenge, but definitely I think readers are more likely to give feedback if they're confident the author will respond. I know I am more likely.
Feb. 11th, 2012 09:32 am (UTC)
Flames Burn Higher
R for non-con, mindfuckery, and torture
Sam Winchester, Lucifer, Sam/Lucifer and suggested Sam/Dean
A hand is carding through his hair affectionately and someone is mouthing at the curve of his ear.
Spoilers for the end of S5, inspired by events from S7 but without explicit spoilers.
Feb. 11th, 2012 10:05 am (UTC)
BtVS, Veronica Mars
Feb. 11th, 2012 01:49 pm (UTC)
Take Me For What I Am, otherwise known as the Epic Supernatural Bechdel Fixit Project. One Bechdel-passing ficbit for every episode of Supernatural up to 7x01 (and counting), including the anime. Check out the AO3 page for the characters and pairings because there are so many it might just break LJ's comment limit. The rating never goes higher than Mature.

all my innocence is wasted on the dead and dreaming, a Teen-rated fixit fic for Supernatural 7x13 starring Emma and making mention of her parents and of Emma/OMCs.
Feb. 11th, 2012 04:45 pm (UTC)
Supernatural, Supernatural RPF, Firefly/Matilda
My fics that I'd like feedback on are posted here.

Edited at 2012-02-11 04:54 pm (UTC)
Feb. 11th, 2012 07:33 pm (UTC)
Supernatural RPF

My two Gen/Misha het omega/omega thingies, because there's near-zero audience. :)


Jubilees (Castiel/Dean mpreg) is a toughie, so feedback is always awesome. But I haven't gotten much response on the fic I consider to kinda be my baby (Robo Boogie), (Dean&Cas with bonus robot assassins) and also I am shameless.
Feb. 12th, 2012 01:42 pm (UTC)
Hawaii Five-0, SPN RPF (J2-AU), Criminal Minds
I made a post with a few fics that are dear to me. Hope it's okay to link to it?
Feb. 12th, 2012 04:21 pm (UTC)
Re: Hawaii Five-0, SPN RPF (J2-AU), Criminal Minds
That works great. Thank you!
Feb. 12th, 2012 07:19 pm (UTC)
Terrific idea!
Feb. 13th, 2012 02:12 am (UTC)
I'm glad you think so. :) Enjoy!
Feb. 13th, 2012 04:42 pm (UTC)
Hanna, Newsies
Feb. 13th, 2012 07:19 pm (UTC)
The X-Files, The Mentalist, Babylon 5
Demon in a Bottle (The Mentalist, Jane/Lisbon, PG-13)
And in the End, a Beginning (Babylon 5, Franklin/Ivanova, PG-13)
Things That Fall from the Sky (The X-Files, Doggett/Reyes, PG-13)

In general, I'd love to get more feedback on my non-Buffyverse fics since they don't usually get as much attention.
Feb. 14th, 2012 12:48 am (UTC)
Wrestling & Harry Potter

The Heights of Love (John Cena/OFC, R)
Nothing Can Tear Us Apart (John Cena/OFC, R)
Maybe Fate Got It Wrong (John Cena/OFC, R)
Two Worlds Apart(Harry Potter/OFC, Draco Malfoy/OFC, Ron/Hermione, R)
War of the Roses (Harry Potter/OFC, Draco Malfoy/OFC, Ron/Hermione, R)

Feb. 14th, 2012 01:48 pm (UTC)
Slings & Arrows, Must Love Dogs, Withnail & I
'Til You're Home Again (Slings & Arrows, Jack/Kate)
Mixed Metaphors (Must Love Dogs, Jake/Sarah)
Five Times Withnail Sipped Wine from a Webley & Scott (Withnail & I, Withanil, involves suicide)

I'd like to get feedback on any of my fics, and others can be found here.
Oct. 24th, 2013 08:04 pm (UTC)
HI. I think this was an excellent thing. At the time, I didn't know about it, or I would have participated both as an author and as a reader because it is AWESOME.

So, question: Could you/would you/will you run it again? OR, if not, will you let me do it (with proper credit to you for the original idea)?

Oct. 24th, 2013 08:09 pm (UTC)
You know, I had vague ideas of a repeat at some point in the future, but I don't know when. You are totally welcome to run with it, with my blessing! And I'm so glad that the idea appealed to you. :D
Oct. 24th, 2013 08:38 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I'll pull out my rusty graphics skills and make up a banner as soon as I figure out when a good time to hold it would be. :)
Oct. 24th, 2013 10:04 pm (UTC)
Cool! Maybe drop a link here once you've got something posted? I'd like to promote it. :)
Oct. 24th, 2013 10:48 pm (UTC)
Sure! :D
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