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Birthday greetings and gratuitous gloating - Words in the Heroes' Tongue
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Birthday greetings and gratuitous gloating

Happy birthdays to woman_of_ and petzipellepingo


I’ve had some lovely public reviews for Murder at the Acropolis at ‘Twisting the Hellmouth’ as well as here. A couple of them reference that nasty little ‘review’ of my Xander drabble, which prodded me into getting around to writing this story, thus:

You know, as contemptible as the comment that started you writing this work was, I find myself grateful to the idiot that wrote it. This is amazingly good.

and

Unfortunately, if this is the result we are going to have to encourage others to give you more un-called for shite reviews.

I thought of dedicating the story to the troll but I can’t bring myself to do it. But the reviews give me a nice warm glow and I think the troll is well and truly splatted by the Great Big Billy Goat Gruff of Unintended Consequences.

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bogwitch From: bogwitch Date: November 25th, 2006 08:54 am (UTC) (Link)
Two fingers to the troll! (not Olaf)
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: November 25th, 2006 10:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks!
spikereader From: spikereader Date: November 25th, 2006 09:15 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm glad your new fic is going down well. Just wanted to let you know that I'm not reading this one as I've never watched Xena. If you think this fact wouldn't take away from the enjoyment of the story, I might give it a go when complete though.

In the meantime I'll be waiting for more Dojo Hard.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: November 25th, 2006 10:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks!

I've only watched a few Xena episodes myself; it's much more of a Poirot fic than a Xena one, although the setting is Ancient Greece.

The next Dojo Hard chapter is up now!
ozma914 From: ozma914 Date: November 25th, 2006 10:10 am (UTC) (Link)

or maybe flies.

You will always gain more readers by someone else posting vinegar than by everyone posting honey. Or something like that.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: November 25th, 2006 10:36 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: or maybe flies.

I'm not sure that's true as a rule; but certainly this review doesn't seem to have harmed my reputation.
ozma914 From: ozma914 Date: November 26th, 2006 09:47 am (UTC) (Link)

your reputation remains intact

To me it's like somebody trying to have a book banned -- I've been known to go and buy books I have absolutely no interest in reading, based soley on the fact that someone else wants to keep me (or others) from reading it.
woman_of_ From: woman_of_ Date: November 25th, 2006 10:44 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank You for the Birthday Greetings!

Well done on the wonderful reviews!
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: November 25th, 2006 10:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
petzipellepingo From: petzipellepingo Date: November 25th, 2006 11:38 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks for the birthday wishes and as to the rude troll "points to icon".
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: November 25th, 2006 10:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you! The icon is lovely.
desdemonaspace From: desdemonaspace Date: November 25th, 2006 04:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
Gotta love a writer who can turn a phrase like this: the troll is well and truly splatted by the Great Big Billy Goat Gruff of Unintended Consequences.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: November 25th, 2006 10:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks! I do have something of a Billy Goat and Troll obsession, as I showed in 'The Lonely Goatherd'.
diachrony From: diachrony Date: November 25th, 2006 07:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
There's a Billy Goat Gruff of Unintended Consequences? Now that is good to know. Splat!

I'm definitely enjoying these Unintended Consequences. :-)

speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: November 25th, 2006 10:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
There are Billy Goats Gruff for all occasions (unless the Ancient Greeks sacrifice them).
ffutures From: ffutures Date: November 25th, 2006 07:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
Next we need a story in which Olaf appears and splats him...
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: November 25th, 2006 10:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
Troll on troll violence?
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