I hate having to scold readers and delete comments, but Mortician is teaching me to be stricter in what I will and won’t accept attached to my works in comment form. I feel that I, as an author, have a duty to speak out about things that I see in comments in my work lest people think that I agree with them. I have deleted the most offensive comments regarding Yersinia’s introduction from the chapter. I will continue to moderate them pretty firmly. I’m not going to allow unqualified hate towards a black girl in my comment section, “bad guy” or no. Getting in the way of your ship or not. (Is she even a bad guy? She’s trying to save the world). If you didn’t rage against Lorenzo as a “bitch” or worse, if you didn’t rage against Kelly, if you don’t rage against Henry himself, who is just as responsible for a lot of the issues INCLUDING the death(s) of characters - then you should examine why you’re reacting so strongly to Yersinia. That is all I’m going to say on the subject for now. Thank you to all the readers who have expressed themselves in positive (if not slightly worried) ways.
@KR_Williams Do what you have to do. I totally understand and feel ya on this! I've had to become a lot stricter and I'm sure some see me as a snobby or rude author, but I rather be both those things than allow hate in the comments. Obviously you'll still get some, but I promise it lessens. I've gotten to the point that I rarely have to delete so it gets better. You're doing the right thing and it's good that you are pointing out what the REAL issue is here. You gotta protect yourself and your future readers.