When did Arcalian leave?
Posted 02 January 2008 - 04:03 PM
if 'it is none of my business' someone can say so, but I still have to ask since adrian was my favorite story.
Posted 02 January 2008 - 04:16 PM
Posted 02 January 2008 - 07:46 PM
Very sad in the end
Here's the thread where he stated his intentions to leave, and reasons for it.
Posted 08 January 2008 - 04:29 PM
I told him that even my betas didn't know the ending of AC, and I wasn't giving anyone permission to turn to the last page, so to speak. He evidently continued reading it for a time, because when a certain event happened he went into a rant over it. He never commented again, so I don't know if he ever read the later chapters to find out that AC did indeed turn out the way he wanted it to.
From his assorted comments, I can only conclude that Arcalian wanted his reading to be like an amusement park ride - with thrills and scares, but tempered with the knowledge in the back of his mind that they were an illusion. That in reality, everything was safe and would turn out all right. And it is certainly his right to have that preference. But it was unrealistic of him to expect the rest of us to share that opinion.
For myself, I find that incredibly dull. When I am reading a story that involves risk, I want the risk to be real. For instance, I could never warm up to the movie Labyrinth because I never felt that the protagonist was ever in any real danger. The "everything will turn out for the best" was too obvious a foregone conclusion. If the dangers aren't real, it takes all the suspense and anticipation out of the story. Then you just have untouchable Mary Sues and Gary Stus going about their uber-wonderful business.
Posted 09 January 2008 - 11:17 AM
He'd get mad and rant if other people's stories contained things he didn't like, and his reactions were quite unpredictable and unreasonable. He hated Peri sleeping with Saemon, Evil Aerie, when he thought I killed Sarevok in the end of my story, Silrana's redemption of Balthazar, Ananke's Edwin and who knows what else. He felt somehow personally violated for obscure reasons and blamed the writers for not caring for the characters, being intentionally mean and so on.
I tried to be kind to him and discuss it, but it didn't seem to work. Too bad, but he chose his own fate. As for not commenting, I have had trouble keeping up with the Attic in general for some years already, so it has never been personal.
Posted 20 April 2009 - 11:01 PM
And for certain, though I was not directly involved, I was very deeply offended by the entire thing. I mean, he named names, and specific events and everything.
Posted 05 December 2012 - 07:54 PM
Arcalian's also on deviantArt under the same name. I don't mean to sound snoopy; it is the same name and all, and those Attic pages with the stories on them were probably the first thing I found on this site.
Posted 07 December 2012 - 12:07 PM
For your pleasure and a brief programming exercise for me, Janus - a hyperlinked list of topics with 'Adrian' in the title made by poster Arcalian, sorted by date of topic posted. Sorry about the badly formatted summaries! See post attachment.
Edited by Blue-Inked_Frost, 07 December 2012 - 12:08 PM.
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