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My Moonridge Auction ficlets

I got my prompt words for both sets of ficlets and finished them quickly. I did art for them and html'd for the winners. I was so excited. I sent them off and the first winner loved them all and was happy with them. The second winner was happy to a point since she doesn't really read slash, she was a little disappointed. WHAT???? It was listed under the slash stories for the auction. *sigh* I just can't believe that happened. Mind you, I can change everything in the stories, but do I really want to? I'm not sure I do. It was posted clearly, so I just took it for granted that the person that bought it would want slash. Mind you, I used very easy going slash. There was no sex, but there was kissing and talk of love. *sighing again*

Now I have a question to anyone that reads this post, do you think I should re-do them over again and rewrite the whole things? I just don't want anyone to be disappointed, but at the same time, I don't know if I feel right about changing something that was slash. I don't know what to do.

I hope to hear from a few of you to get other opinions.

Hugs, Patt

UPDATE
I got a nice email from her and she was so nice that I went ahead and made a second set of stories up. Those ones were gen. It really wasn't that hard to do. And I knew that it would make this woman feel much better. So, I have two sets of stories now. :) Just thought I would let you know.

Comments

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grey853
Jun. 19th, 2006 04:19 am (UTC)
That's a really hard question. In the past, I've written two versions of the same story. I had a friend who really loved Sentinel, but didn't want to read slash, so I wrote her a gen version so she could enjoy it.

Still, if you were clearly listed under the slash heading, it was up to her to be aware of the difference. It's a difficult decision.

pattrose
Jun. 19th, 2006 04:20 am (UTC)
I'll probably re-do them. :( Bummer.
pattrose
Jun. 19th, 2006 04:46 am (UTC)
I've decided they were good the way they were and not offensive at all. So I'm sticking with what I wrote. :) Thanks for your opinion. Next time I would make sure I ask before I write them.
morudai
Jun. 19th, 2006 04:20 am (UTC)
It was clearly marked, so her disappointment is her problem. I don't think you should rewrite anything. She got what she paid for, so to speak.
pattrose
Jun. 19th, 2006 04:34 am (UTC)
I think I shall listen to my dear friend, Margaret and leave them like they are. :)
morudai
Jun. 19th, 2006 04:47 am (UTC)
The slash is so mild, and those words are so strange! The first one especially. Quagga?? You do what you think is right, but really, I think you fulfilled your obligation.
pattrose
Jun. 19th, 2006 04:49 am (UTC)
I'm listening to you, darlin. :) Sounded good to me. :)
lit_gal
Jun. 19th, 2006 04:35 am (UTC)
I say follow your muse. You offered slash stories, and she bid on slash stories. If you are comfortable changing or have other gen stories to offer, no harm no foul, but at the same time, you have finished your obligation to Moonridge and you have no obligations.
pattrose
Jun. 19th, 2006 04:37 am (UTC)
It was very mild slash and some pre-slash. So it wasn't offensive at all. Thank goodness. I'm going to leave them as is for now.
pattrose
Jun. 19th, 2006 04:39 am (UTC)
Thank you for your opinion. I forgot to mention that. :)
lit_gal
Jun. 19th, 2006 04:41 am (UTC)
Hey, I"m full of opinions. So, how about lunch next week?
pattrose
Jun. 19th, 2006 04:42 am (UTC)
My son doesn't drive yet and he got laid off, so I have to take him job hunting all week. Can we plan as the week goes on?
lit_gal
Jun. 19th, 2006 04:43 am (UTC)
Hey, my schedule is wide open, so I'm open for whatever works best for you.
pattrose
Jun. 19th, 2006 04:44 am (UTC)
I'll call you this week when I know more. :) Thanks for asking. *g*
luna_61
Jun. 19th, 2006 05:20 am (UTC)
It's one thing if it wasn't stated slash, but it was. I'm glad you aren't going to change it.
pattrose
Jun. 19th, 2006 05:21 am (UTC)
Thank you, Christina. :) I feel better about it. They were good little ficlets, too. :)
tinnean
Jun. 19th, 2006 12:02 pm (UTC)
Just wading in, Patt. I'm glad you'll stay true to your vision.

If your offering was clearly labeled slash, I don't think you have any responsibility to change it. Nor, if you're donating next year, should you have to clarify that, even though your story/art is listed under 'slash,' it is not a trick question, and it is, in fact, slash.

And the fact that you completed the stories and artwork so soon after the conclusion of Moonridge should have the winner exceedingly grateful.

Just my $.02.
pattrose
Jun. 19th, 2006 02:54 pm (UTC)
Actually she is okay with it, just a little shocked. Again, I'm shocked that she was. LOL Thanks for your opinion and I'm sticking to the originals. :) One of the prompt words was Guagga. LOL I had to do research on it, because I didn't remember about the extinct animal. So it was pretty fun doing a story with that word in it and learning about them all over again. See, it was a good thing. *g*
(Anonymous)
Jun. 19th, 2006 08:33 pm (UTC)
Moonridge - Slash Stories
Hi Patt

If I were you I would not change the stories from slash. After all it was clear in the auction what they were, so leave them as they are.

Regards

Sonya

pattrose
Jun. 19th, 2006 08:42 pm (UTC)
Re: Moonridge - Slash Stories
Sonya, it sounds like good advice. :) Thank you.
morudai
Jun. 19th, 2006 10:48 pm (UTC)
You are a good soul, Patt. :)
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