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One of the many things that struck me with that incident with gimpnelly's review and fallout was how some working professionals fail to distinguish between creative criticism and journalistic criticism.
If you’re a writer, and you give your writing to another person for crit, then you can(depending on the temperaments of the people involved) reasonably expect feedback of the “here’s the positive, here’s the negative, here’s how to fix’ variety. That’s what we do as writers to try to foster growth. Those are the kinds of comments you want on a work that is still in progress. If I handed over a short story to a friend and only got back a five paragraph essay about how it encapsulated a problem within the industry, I would be pretty perplexed and pissed off.
But a review of a book, comic, tv show, movie, etc, is not the same thing. Reviews are not meant for creators, they are meant for consumers. They are meant to dissect and examine a text that is already completed and articulate specific failings or successes to foster discussion. Creators should feel free to read reviews and take away things from them, of course, but they shouldn’t feel entitled to that positivity and good faith they get from their peers and friends. To believe that is to betray a complete misunderstanding of what criticism is.