kimwig

happy new year! i just realized it's already been 4 years since I started writing...WOAH! I'm like 24 now...AAAAAAGH
          	
          	anyway, I'm working on a michaeng book. I've already written 5 chapters or so, I'll make sure to start publishing 'em soon!

kimwig

happy new year! i just realized it's already been 4 years since I started writing...WOAH! I'm like 24 now...AAAAAAGH
          
          anyway, I'm working on a michaeng book. I've already written 5 chapters or so, I'll make sure to start publishing 'em soon!

kimwig

today I happened to come across one comment on AO3, that popped up in my email inbox, about my loona book 12 REASONS WHY. the commenter was cursing at me for the use of a slur that is typically used against neurodivergent people and that it made my writing terrible. my heart dropped as I read it, and I wanted your opinion.
          
          for starters, I'm obviously not condoning the use of slurs, any of them. however, the one referred in the comment was in a dialogue, in a part of my book, in which I'm writing a fictional story. the use of foul language in any of my books have nothing to do with my own beliefs and morals, all words are chosen with the intention of portraying characters. I try to be thorough and give clues about each person's character through their every action, whether that's how the talk, how they stand and behave around others.
          
          which brings me to my question; is it offensive and oppressive to use such language in works, even if it's only for the purpose of providing more information about the storyline and the characters? despite not knowing me, do you guys associate the language in my works as something I stand by? should I edit all foul language from my works, even if that comprises with the storyline?
          
          I never got the chance to reply to the commenter on AO3, since the comment seems to be gone, but I really do appreciate your opinions. 
          
          I'm sorry, I will try hard to be better in the future.

lucyvsflare

@sapphicstellar Yo I was going to say the same thing
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Penguin_Tato

@RoughWhispers ^^ Just as people say they should not judge a book by its cover, they should not assume an author by their in-book diction. The author seeks to convey the characters separate from the author's own persona. To write a rude character does not mean you as an individual also take on those characteristics, just as writing a kind one does not change your core either. I feel people like this have on some level sadly lost touch with the purpose of your works or never understood to begin with, not all books are meant to seem like fairy tales or soft, sad romances and such. True beauty in art I feel is rawer than those superficial, desirable traits and actions some wish to see in works. Cheer up, your works are beautiful, your works are, when looking at the world without a rose-colored lens, real.
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sunlightsub

@kimwig Real life isn't always sweet, neither are people or their language. We write stories and bring them to life so that they are real, why shouldn't one write these slurs or even "offensive language" if it is the thoughts or conversed dialogues of characters? You are allowed to portray reality as you please, as long as those slurs aren't used by the pov of the narrator. 
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kimwig

This is a message from the author.
          
          "Thank you for the concern. I'm alive and well, just somewhat injured. I didn't have the opportunity to reach out to anyone, as my phone got crashed at the scene on Saturday night, and I do not own a computer. What happened in Itaewon was really traumatic, seeing people falling and dying right in front of you, while you yourself were slowly suffocating. The state did nothing to prevent this from happening, no matter the calls that were made. I'm angered, exhausted, and sorry. I tried helping anyone that I could, however it was not enough to save all those young people who passed. My height was what saved me that night. I lost a friend, while some are terribly injured. Furthermore, I'm receiving all the care that I need. Sorry for worrying you all, and thanks. "
          
          We contacted through our mutual acquaintance. She, too, is okay, she's suffering from breathing problems.
          I will be deleting the previous announcement. Thank you.

Penguin_Tato

@kimwig And also something I failed to include. You did well, you did the best you could. We're very proud of you for that.
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Penguin_Tato

@kimwig Been hesitant about commenting because I'm kinda bad at wording things relating to these situations. - Amongst all of the chaos and sadness, this is the most relieving news I've heard in weeks though. I'm sorry for your loss and thankful you're still with us. Here's to a fast recovery.
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sayseulrene

@kimwig Thank you for keeping us updated. I'm glad to hear you're all right, and my condolences on your friend, and for this unfortunate experience you had. I'm praying you recover quickly and I hope you take time out to heal, and take care of yourself. Hwaiting!
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kimwig

there's so many people who still read SHY to this day and I'm so embarrassed (.-.) my writing style has changed a lot since then, so when I'm reading back to it, I cringe!!!! AHHHH!! I'm so tempted to just take it down...

torakins

No!! Don't take it down  it's good I really like where the story was headed but the end was a bit of a cliff hanger, I have to say.. when Seulgi caught Irene I cringed a bit  but overall the story was good, I haven't finish reading the sequel I'm still in page 2 TT
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michaengistan

If you take it down that means i will have to take it down too:( 
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Penguin_Tato

@kimwig This is a bit too relatable XD I'd say if it bothers you maybe just make some adjustments when there's time? It's tedious but to me there's something very rewarding about correcting or remaking any creative works lol
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kimwig

It's been exactly 3 years since I lost the most important person in my life. 3 years since my seemingly okay life crumbled to pieces, changed rapidly. Through all those years, I kept thinking I would not make it, that I would eventually give up, and join her on whatever comes after the darkness.
          
          However, I didn't. I somehow picked myself back up, after many days when I contemplated and even attempted of letting go. I changed, I grew, packed my things and cut ties with all the abuse people in my life and moved. 
          
          It's been... Gosh, I can't remember how long since I moved back to the birthplace I never met, as I was adopted at a very young age. It's hard, I never expected it to be easy. Tuition for university and bills are hard to pay when I'm all alone, and at first I would go days without food. But I'm alive.
          
          I'm alive. I'm here to experience life, at both it's highs and lows, and leave my imprint on society. Even if it gets washed away after I, too, leave this world. Having inspired someone to hold on, pick up a hobby they never imagined they would, or just made them smile once, is enough of an imprint to keep me happy. Having the guts to fight through everything and really get to know my own self, is something I'm proud and thankful for.
          
          I'm thankful. To you, to her, to everyone. Myself, even.
          
          Fight it. Whatever it is. I got your back.
          
          And to you, my sweet Yuri, thank you. I'm glad your body isn't hurting anymore.
          
          いつまでも、あなたのことを覚えています

thequadraticformula

You’re the toughest person I know. 
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sayseulrene

@kimwig I just wanted to say that I envy you and I'm so proud of your progress. I have no idea of what you're going through or have gone through but you are by far one of the bravest and phenomenal persons I've ever encountered. I wish you all of the best and that you continue to push through whichever struggles you may face. And if you ever need someone, I'm always here and so is the rest of your fan base.  You're not alone. And I'm sure your Yuri is proud of you too, for everything. ❤️
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kaelconka

@ kimwig  Hi Young man, its been a while since we have a conversation. You're a strong guy, With a lot of talent and a huge future. 
            I know from the bottom of my heart, the sweet Yuri is and always will be seeing you and talking care of you. I'm always wishing you all the best in your life. Maybe we're not close, but, I'm here whenever and whatever you want and need. 
            
            Still having a bad English sorry. I send you a big hug!
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oddeyerim

authornimm hiii, good afternoon! i have read your 13 reasons why in my other account and it's so good! i was wondering if i could use it as an inspiration for this kep1er au that i'm about to write? thank you in advance for your response and may you have a good day ahead!

oddeyerim

@kimwig OH HI HI GOOD MORNING! THANK YOU SO MUCH!! DW I WILL PUT CREDITS ON IT!!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH AND HAVE A GOOD DAY AHEAD! YOU WRITE SO GOOOOOOD
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kimwig

@oddeyerim Hello, thank you for reading! I'm glad you enjoyed and that my work has inspired you. Of course you can use it, as long as there's credit:) I'm looking forward to checking out your story in the future.
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oddeyerim

@oddeyerim 12 reasons* SORRY
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Queenstef3

Hey dude! It's been a while hasn't it? I wanted to check up on you and ask how you were doing! I remember you being an amazing author so I came back on wattpad for this message. 
           Hope you are doing well, your work seems amazing as always!
          (Also, I remember that you knew a bunch of languages, which blew my mind like ~3 years ago, but I was never brave enough to ask, so I'll ask now (^▽^;) What languages do you know? It's a bit of an inspiration, as I want to learn a lot of languages lol)

rhythmicfilms

hello authornim, good morning :D i'm here to tell u that 12 reasons why woke something in me. the way u wrote it and the way you made us feel the way jiwoo felt towards the other girls. it was gut-wrenching and it filled our hearts with despair but still, it was beautifully written although it portrayed tragedy. thank you so much for writing it! i hope you have a good day and a good year!