I am usually not one to rant. It has been months since the last time I have done this. Most of you know by my activities online, that one of the things I enjoy is anime, especially InuYasha. I took on extra help recently on one part of my InuYasha Fanfiction community, my drabble community at LiveJournal. When I mean help, I asked for particular things to be done, but the people involve decided to hop on and take over everything. I did not want that. I wanted to work in a team of people that could agree to do things. I did not get that. The layout messed with and other parts, and it was an argument. Of course, I would like certain things, but the point was missed. All I needed were two people, one to do announcements and one make graphics for that site. However, in return I got grief, backtalk, cussed at, and smeared, and things done to other parts of the site without asking or even a part of their original position.
When I would do something, it was like a push campaign. It was never enough and this was within 2 weeks. Of course it was active, but if people were joining just because they were friends with them and I was apparently stepping down (as they were falsely telling people), then that was the wrong reason to join. It should be active because the theme is something you can work with, not because of their affiliation with another person. That is something I have tried to make sure that is avoided and these gals thought that much of themselves. I have been blamed for being egotistical, but this stuff takes the cake. Who cares if they have won awards for their fanfics. Does it make them money? Does it give them national or international fame? The answer is no. It is just like the articles I write for people who believe gaining a ton of Twitter followers is the way to go.
It is merely entertainment, in the case of this particular incident and that concept was lost along the way. Like those bitter women at work who do nothing but complain about previous marriages gone awry.
So, I removed them from the position and they started a smear campaign. The one gal told people on her LiveJournal blog, that I threatened to remove her writing from my sites when I did not at all. I have not touched them nor will unless she decides to flame the website. It was extremely upsetting since I have had to limit my time online due to outside events, but catch up offline with other things. One thing that I expressed throughout the whole thing was that I was not stepping down and somehow this was presumed.
“Too many bosses in the kitchen and not enough helpers.”
My stepmother recalled that one for me, but cannot remember where or who originally said it, and it fit perfectly.
What I could not believe are the people so into drama and such… crap I had been in the fanfic world longer than those gals, and yet I am the bad guy every time.