winter blossom is ongoing
scratch any cynic and you will find a disappointed idealist.
dear fandom, i am disillusioned.
i always thought livejournal was a place for sharing ideas and creativity. i've made numerous respected and cherished friends through reading and writing fiction over the years. and the process of sharing, inspiring and learning from one another was always what made the writing process so enjoyable.
i'm saddened to say that this year i decided to embark on a personal challenge. i wrote something that had been stewing in my head for sometime, things that were uncomfortable, challenging but frankly, exciting to write. i had never toyed with such a different narrative, or such dark themes before.
honestly, i don't expect any of my work to be well received by anyone. but the offensive comments, drama, negativity and small mindedness i have encountered have been entirely disappointing. i believe strongly in one's freedom to free expression; and similarly, i believe there is no excuse to infringe on someone's desires to write what they want to.
i understand we may not always agree on topics, but we can choose to be tactful, kind and open-minded to things we ourselves do not always appreciate or understand.
i will continue to write because i enjoy it and because i write only for myself.
i have a few pieces in the works that i would like to finish. winter blossom being one of them.