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Journal Entry: Thu Oct 24, 2013, 3:38 PM


Hey guys, so I've gone back and forth about whether or not to make this journal, but I just think it's better if I address this now, rather than just continuing to ignore it and let it worry me more and more.

So basically, I've been told several times about my "haters" online. Mind you, I'm not really online as much as I used to be, so I wasn't even aware there was an "Anti-Seer" group. Now this in itself really doesn't bother me. I realize how fortunate I have been in having my comic become moderately popular, and whenever anything becomes well known, a group of haters forms. That's life, and this is the internet. What bothers me is that recently, I have been informed that not only have these people been talking shit about me, my comic, and my characters, but they are all people who I thought were my friends. Rather than manning up and telling me to my face that they don't like something, they've formed a sort of clique that says nice things in my comments, but then goes to tumblr right after to talk shit.

Here's the thing. If you don't like something, you are MORE than welcome to tell me to my face. You won't hurt my feelings. I'm a grown woman and know how to take critique. What WILL hurt my feelings is when people lie to me, and then stab me in the back. It's not even the crap they're talking that hurts, it's the betrayal.

You're not required to like everything I do or post. Everyone is entitled their own opinion and that's totally fine. I just can't deal with the catty antics. I guess their number one issue is with Korbyn. Saying she's a "Mary Sue" and that "Her name makes no sense".

I guess I'll address those real quick so I can move on. Regarding the name, I honestly have no idea what part of it doesn't make sense. "Jumping Eagle" is a common Sioux surname, and Korbyn is Sioux. You wouldn't question it if I said she was Irish and her surname was O'laughlin. So this doesn't make sense to me. I'm just going to assume the people complaining about this are just ignorant about native American surnames, in which case there isn't much harm. I guess it's just something fun to complain about.

Moving on to the "Mary Sue" factor. Maybe it's because I'm the author that I'm biased into not understanding this, but I really don't see this one. For one, Korbyn's really not all that pretty. I mean, I didn't design her to be ugly or anything, but I really didn't want the focus to be all about her looks. Honestly I think Camille and Scarecrow are much prettier, but I like Korbyn for other reasons. Next, along with her average looks, men are NOT falling all over themselves for her. Jeff has NO romantic interest in her, and if this is what has people so upset, I just don't get it. Let me reiterate: HE'S NOT INTERESTED. He's a mentally unstable psychopath not capable of a romantic relationship, at least not one that doesn't end in a horrific tragedy. He and Korbyn are not compatible. Happy now? Finally, as far as her "Seer powers" go, she's no where near being "super powerful". Not only does she suck at using any sort of ability, but even if she were amazing at it, she still wouldn't be super powerful. Seers are defensive fighters. She may get to the point where she can defend herself, but she's ALWAYS going to need an offensive fighter to take down an enemy for her. She's a college student for Christ's sake. Just waking up the "Seer" doesn't give her magic kung-fu skills. She'd get knocked on her ass in half a second flat.

If those aren't the reasons you guys were hating on her, then by all means, just tell me. If there is a blaring character flaw that you think is damaging the plot, I can't fix it if you don't tell me! I may be doing this comic, but I'm by no means an expert, so don't think I won't listen if you have advice for me, because I always listen! I can't guarantee I'll always follow it, but I ALWAYS listen, because I'll never improve if I don't.

Anyways, I'm sorry for kind of just throwing this journal at you guys, but I've been kind of upset. Up until just recently I had no idea this was even going on, so I'm still a little raw.

I guess the thing to take away from all of this is that if you have a problem, please, just tell me. I won't scream at you or anything, and I won't be crushed. Pretending to be my friend, then stabbing me in the back is what will crush me.

And to those of you out there who have always supported me, thank you. I appreciate each and every one of you. You honestly make this worth doing despite the ups and downs I may face. Because of you, I am inspired to keep improving, and so long as there is even just one person out there who believes in me, I'll keep doing my best.

That's all for now,

The Madame

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KittyeraKatArt Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Keep your head up and don't listen to those haters. Your amazingly talented and WE ARE ALL here for you! Keep up the wonderful work!! :)
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KeepCalm-StayFrosty Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I knew Jeff and Korbyn wouldn't get together, but I like to freak myself out thinking about it. I do want to see them become friends though. Keep on making the seer!
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Shinigami-Rem-san Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Hobbyist
I can't believe that people were being so catty! It isn't fair at all and I for one would never bitch about such stupid things behind anyone's back. Sure when I first started reading The Seer (and I mean literally on the first bubble of the first page) the name "Jumping Eagle" seemed potentially sue-ish, but the fact that she explains its origins right away and they actually make sense completely made up for that! I love her name now :D People just need to grow up a little.
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Animefan777lol Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013
I completely love the seer comic, and I like the characters, so  don't know why there is a anti-seer group if they don't like it then just don't look to the comic, it's that simple, but thank you again for the amazing comic Madame...   
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DementiaDemise Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Madame, you are amazing at whatever you do, just ignore those haters! Beside, I really like Korbyn, she's down to earth and tries to live a normal life despite her ability to see thing that other people couldn't.
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Scoutpie Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you need a hug.
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Masky13 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I guess there's a Ying and Yang in every situation. There's always going to be a positive and negative group. See it as balance. It's just the way life is I guess. Still looking forward to your future works! Really loving the comics! :)
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BlackCatNumberXIII Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So many people tend to forget that Jeff Is a mentally unstable psychopath who murdered his family, burned off his eyelids and cut a smile into his cheeks. Yet they still expect him to have a normal relationship? The only thing which is wrong here is that my friends.

Trust me I have read enough random crap on the internet to know a good story from a bad one.

Btw to hell with surnames! If you translate my Polish surname into English it means moustache!!! Now I regret sharing that. AndI like the surname Jumping Eagle.
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TheShadowLady Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013
I can't believe that they actually made a hate group. I don't see anything wrong with The Seer. Trust me, Korbyn is definitely not a Mary Sue, I've read plenty of stories with Mary Sues, and she isn't one.
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dgmnfangirl080 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haters gonna hate.:iconhatersplz:
This sentence has so much truth in it, I cannot even begin to describe.
And, you see, I read a lot. Not only books, but also fanfictions. I am a true literature omnivore who doesn't even stop in front of M-rated fics.
As a such, I have seen dozens over dozens Mary Sues and Gary Stues and Marty Stues and whatnot. And, believe me, Korbyn is NOWHERE near a Mary Sue.
Let me show you following page for a brief listing of common Mary Sue traits:tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php…
Let's work at least a few examples off:
1. A Mary Sue has no (or at least a very flat) personality. -> Well, your comic hasn't a lot of pages, so we don't know a lot about Korbyn, but I can sense a flat personality after five dialouge lines and I DO sense a very dynamic personality when refering to her.
2. A Mary Sue will be skilled in a lot of things and learns ridicuously fast/can beat anyone in a hand-to-hand combat, even the most skilled ones. ->Well, you already covered that point. No sense in repeating things.
3. A Mary Sue often wears special clothes/is so Beautiful that It's A Curse (TM). -> Well, she's nice looking, but I wouldn't call her 'exceptionally beautiful' and stuff...

And if anyone has still doubts, go do the Mary Sue Litmus test, buggers!
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Wikiartz Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
People are nasty sometimes. Hope things get better. 
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ThekingX89 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013
Haters gonna hate, what can you do? Having haters mean you're doing well off for yourself. Those jealous pricks can go waddle in their anger kiddy pool
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storymaker565 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I dont get hater if you hate domething just keep it to your self
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IHideBehindAMask Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't understand those people,it's an epic comic,better than any other comic I've seen. 
That's just mean,If I knew who those people are I would beat them up for you ;) Jokes,but I am a fan :D 
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NotAnArtist7890 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013
People can be so mean sometimes. Which is possibly why ima socially awkward,anthropophobic freak.. Anyway, just ignore them. They are truly not worth your's or anybody's time.
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Watonzon Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
When I went to go and find this anti-seer group I couldn't find one on Deviantart but I found it funny that I found another seer comic, yes another comic with the exact same title. seer-comic.deviantart.com/ I thought that this anti-seer group could be a hater of your comic or this other comic.
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Purafe Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist
we'll always love u and your comics madame! no mater what! and if u got haters so what! as me and my friends say hater's gonna hate, potato's going to potat and lemonade is going to lam-o-nate! 
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xFireFlyx3 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You'll always have your supportive fans though, even if it's just 1 fan, we're all here for you! You do what you keep doing what you do, and us fans will keep cheering you on! >:D
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DarkTwitch Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013
I support you Madame I love your comic the haters are being dumb and I don't know why anyone is  geting  mad over the whole jeff and korbin I mean your right if you think about it none of the creepypasta's could deal with haveing a relationship not even masky who's trying to stay sane and keep his humanity he'd be too worried about the one he cared about geting hurt plus as much as he tries he's still a bit insane 
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TimberWolf127 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I support you, Madame! :)
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I am really proud of you confronting the negative audience you have somehow picked up along the way but what's surprising is the fact that they are your friends, that is just two faced and greasy and they should have no right to do that to you but apparently that is just how the dice roll. My best advice to you would be keep your chin up and act like they are measly little bugs that just buzz around trying to start s***, so the solution would be buy bug spray HAHAHA that would be funny spraying them in the face :3 

You will always have my support and from what I read in the comments you have a whole "Seer" army with you :iconyeahplz: 

As for the "Korbyn and Jeff" OTP I don't see much fault in it, as long as people don't rub it in your face they should be able to have their little fanboy or fangirl fantasies. Sure it isn't canon but people pull non canon pairings all the time, I admit at first I thought Jeff and Korbyn would be a small thing but then I realized HE IS FREAKING CRAZY!! So no to that haha.
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davidcelticwerewolf Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
wow you really are an amazing writer
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DrSquichy Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow... Just... Wow... I know how you feel. People can tell me whatever they want to my face, but it only thing that really hurts is fake friends. Trust me. I have a couple major ones. It hurts. But, it does tell you who your true friends really are. Besides, you are right. There will always be haters out there. We just have to learn to ignore them. I'm glad you ranted. You did it in a way that expressed your feelings without being over-the-top and accusing/harmful. Good for you. :) Its better to let it out than keep it in, anyway. I am truly sorry that this is happening to you, though. Its never fun, trust me. But, I believe that you'll be able to pull through this and keep writing this amazing story/comic. I really love it. :meow: You're really good at what you do. Don't let fake friends tear you down. You don't deserve to be around people like that. I hope you feel better soon and everything starts going in your favor in the near future. :giggle: 

I support you~! :D
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Madness-Masky Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm sorry you have to feel like that. No one deserves to feel like that and I think they too afraid to say it to your face because of the fanbase but never the less we will support you and trust us to read and enjoy The Seer.
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XxMaxxiTategamixX Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
GO MADAME!! I am a dummy!  WE SUPPORT YOU NO MATTER WHAT!!! Clap :happybounce: 
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GhostPillow Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thats the kind of people who donīt deserve a good friend like you DDDDx
You deserve better ^^
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Otakumori Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist

Oh, I wanna slap so many people in their faces right now... They wouldn't even RECOGNIZE a Mary Sue when they see one! Rage 

I mean, everybody has different opinions, but these haters should be at least buff enough to tell you in the face! These fuckin' pussies.

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yoko-sasuke-rulez-XD Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Student Writer
What. The. HECK?!!?!?!? That's so horrible!!! I can't believe these guys!! I know all great and even remotely popular things have haters, but your own friends?!??! That's just not right!!! I'm so sorry to hear about this hun. :( Please know I will always be a fan. I love The Seer more than you know. I look forward to every update and am so glad it is ongoing and I finally caught something when it was at least closeish to the beginning so I could have more to look forward. I know quite a bit about the creepypastas, and I LOVE Korbyn!! I hate Mary Sues, I know them, Korbyn is NOT one. I'm so sorry this happened but even if they were your friend don't listen to the hate. You're amazing, your art is amazing, your writing is amazing. Korbyn absolutely has no flaws that danger the plot. Keep doing what you love and know you have loyal fans here who care. <3

I usually wouldn't post more than a small encouraging comment on something like this, but this comic, and you, mean much more to me then that. So, I just had to say this. :)
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xMadame-Macabrex Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well thank you for taking the time to give words of encouragement. It's very comforting knowing my readers are so supportive.
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yoko-sasuke-rulez-XD Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Student Writer
No problem at all. :) I just hate seeing artists/writers/youtubers I've come to love get bashed.
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Muslill Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I agree with you. Your comic is pretty awesome :).
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xDREAM-EATERx Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013
Good rant. i salute you. i have one complaint though. yes its about the seer......... WHERE THE FUCK IS ben?'?!?!?
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DeathsHead079 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013
Wow, just wow, my bullshit detector is currently off the charts after reading that journal entry. Madame don't give any mind to these haters, you've got more artistic talent (not to mention story writing skills) in one CUTICLE than those people have in their whole body. Your one of the people who got me interested in not only creepy pastas, but you also inspired me to take up writing and drawing again (I'd sort of given up due to the fact I wasn't improving in either, no matter how much I practiced.) you my dear are not deserving of this, nor shall you ever deserve to be strung along in such a manner. To close my little rant, xMadame-Macabrex no matter what they say, no matter what they try to do, don't EVER give up on this comic (Not that you would of course.) I, along with all of your TRUE fans will back you up no matter what even LONG after The Seer comes to a close.  
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nakita7777 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I wanna have a little talk with these "haters". Besides korbyn is just another unique character, and havering one or two powers, doesn't make her a Mary Sue, one of my characters is very Mary Sue, and i like him that way, I don't really care about how people think of my characters,  flat out criticism I won't stand for, but it doesn't hurt to look at creative criticism. A few little changes don't hurt, but korbyn is perfect just the way she is
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P0nyC4nd1skulz Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Student
No peep should be hating on you.  Haters gonna hate, potatoes gonna 'tate.  
I don't see Mary Sue in Korbyn.  I see a badass.
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kopeter14 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013
Nothing really I could say :P story's good, characters are well developed and original, it's a good comic series lol
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Watonzon Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Let me just say something. I believe that your comic is just plain flat out awesome. I was a bit surprised to hear in your journal the fact that there are some people who can't act like an adult if they hated something. To hear how you describe how they complain about the comic or even how much of an awesome person you are just further proves that they are very immature and can't deal with leaving something alone. My opinion is that if these haters hate something like your comic or even a video game or even a YouTube channel then they should just avoid it and leave the stuff to the fans. They don't need to go around and start spreading hate.

Even I have a few videos or comics that I don't like but you don't see me making a hate group or writing hate comments to the author. If I dislike something I move on to something different where I believe that would caught my attention. 
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KibaTheSlenderChild Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can agree with you on the Jeff x Korbyn part.

I don't get how fangirls think they can get him to be a big sweet heart and less psychotic.

He's an insane serial killer. That's who he is.

And I don't think he would be capable of a relationship. I don't think that's how he works.

He kills for pleasure and amusement. That's the part they don't get.






Jeff doesn't love you. He wants to kill you.
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nacklover9 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Your comic is so amazing! The ones who talk behind your back are the jealous ones who are mad because they know they can never live up to be as good as your comic. It's the truth. Your comic is BOSS and don't let those haters stop you. You've always got my support. :)
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Pokefan1995 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
People very commonly misuse the term "Mary Sue" now a days. I consider them to be not only made to be perfect, but also to have every cliche possible slapped on. Korbyn is nothing like that, and the amount of original creativity you put into her character is one of my favorite things about your comic. I hope you keep up with your work, because I really enjoy it :)
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CuddleMuffinZ Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just to say it's you're story so you have every right to make characters the way you want them to be. They're all just butthurt cause there "OTPs" aren't coming to life which I really don't get cause it's the same in Homestuck. But don't let them get to you they're all just wanting attension and stuff that's why they attack in groups. Btw I love you're comic and don't worry if you haven't been online as much cause we understand that you have stuff to do outside of the Internet. I hope this helped you love always -CuddleMuffinZ
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Laughlol4eva1 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You are awesome!I like how you stand up for your comic and everything!You're a great person :D
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KimberlyAnn16 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That's worse when it's your friends that do that behind your back :c I'm sorry
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Cylathebat Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist
stupid haters! They should all just stop it. but it is true that no matter what, they're is gonna be SOMEBODY that doesn't like it. sigh... oh well. I Still believe in you!
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silverfangirl14 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013
Great for standing up for your character. Thumbs up to you Madame!
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Fullmetal-ashley Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Why the hell would anybody hate on the seer the hell? The seer is like the best thing in the world next to anime,manga,and slice bread like seriously ......wow like I am pretty sure they are just jealous and don't listen to them ! Stay strong madame you have more lovers then haters alright :D 
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CiderLatte Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist

Why do people have to be so rude? I've felt that pain myself, Madame, where you think your friends are your friends and then you find they have been lying to your face for the longest time. It's one of the hardest pains to bear. But it gets better! Just as the others below me have said, let them be the ones that keep you going. Because they are trying to get you to stop doing The Seer (I presume), then you should keep it going, to show them that you're stronger than a few hateful words.

 

The rest of us, well, we will stay by your side! We love your work, Madame!

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rage-dot-jpg Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Darn you for being so mature ;A;
If it were me, I would definitely be raging to no end. I have some serious anger issues X'D
I CAN WAIT UNTIL THE NEXT DUB COMES OUUUTTT you and all the other voice actors are just so fantastic :D
Also.
IT DOESN'T MATTER WHAT YOU SAY
I'LL ALWAYS SHIP KORBYN AND LIL JEFFY
\(=A=\)=3=3=3=3 (I'm sorry but I can't help it)
Rage#2
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Abridgerfreak121896 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013
Haters are just jealous because you are a fantastic writer and I wish my story could be as good as yours is.
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Shadowed-Prince Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
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hope this might help ease the pain a bit.
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