If you're such a good critic, how come you're so silent?

I don't mind being downvoted for committing an aggregious literary faux pas. I don't mind being downvoted for showing my ass and being generally ignorant. I don't mind be downvoted for writing something which does not add to the database in any significant way. I do not mind being upvoted for making someone stop and think. I don't mind being upvoted for causing laughter. I don't mind being upvoted because you happen to like me or someone we both know. I don't mind a vote in either direction, simply because you're dumping votes and are, let's face it, an XP whore.

Vote however your conscience guides you. But at least have the decency to comment on why you'd take an active role in tearing down something that is perfectly good.

I write, mostly, fiction and daylogs. I feel that fiction or prose which depicts the human experience is just as important and relevant to E2 as any factual node out there. Emotions and imagery can not always be conveyed in a factual writeup and fiction or prose are very adept at putting some people's precious little facts into context.

When you affect the rating of a fiction/prose writeup, you are, in some way, affecting every other writeup that it is linked to. Your vote is a very small pebble in a very large pond, but it does indeed have an effect on the overall nodegel. You may not like fiction or prose, but do try to remember that almost all fiction and prose nodes here are linked to some very factual "stuff" for some very valid reasons.

Drop that pebble and watch the ripples flow.