MaleUnited KingdomMember since 14 Mar 12Last online 2 weeks ago

Gonna find a new site. Anyone who wants to join me, feel free to use my new profile picture. Let them see how many they've lost. Bye, peeps.

  • Just Fly

    mumbled "The New Movellas..."

    2 weeks agoReply
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    Hello everyone!

    Okay first of all, sorry I disconnected for ages, but school and life got really hectic. My disconnection is actually the main reason why I'm writing this so late. I received notice from @[Eclecticboy] today, that movellas had changed and I should take a look.

    I have been here for going on 3 years, and yes things have changed and yes I don't particularly agree with these changes but I have kept coming back as I thought it stupid to stop writing simply because of some small differences in opinions. But I can't ignore this.

    This website was suggested to us by our year 7 English teacher. It was a lovely, small community that gave constructive criticism to writers that truly deserved recognition for their talents. Now, I would not suggest this site to anyone below the age of 14/15. I see stories of rape and sex slavery, with the protagonist falling in love with her capturer, in the top 10 of the month. It is sick and wrong.
    1) It was written by a young person who knows nothing about the topic.
    2) It's usually One Direction that are the rapists, which is disgusting as they are real people and would be sickened if they saw this.
    3) It is morally wrong and insensitive to write about such a sensitive problem that still exists in todays society and that ruin people's lives daily. They do not fall in love with those holding them, they are scarred mentally for years, sometimes taking their lives because of it. If they did fall in love with the male, it would be due to a mental illness caused by the trauma. It is not something anyone should be publishing to gain likes/followers from, when it's not even to raise awareness. It's disgusting.

    Some other points about it, is that the websites appearance has been changed and modernised in a way that many males feel uncomfortable using due to the colour scheme. Was this not considered?

    Users do not gain users because of their writing techniques and interesting stories, but because they write about a certain band/person. It isn't fair, especially for myself and my friends who don't fall at the feet of these celebrities but still want some criticism on our work.

    Finally, the lack of grammar and plain English has disappeared. It is tiring to read a story where every other word is spelt incorrectly or has basic punctuation missing. Please, this is a writing site and no one is encouraging basic literature?!

    I'd like to thank everyone who read all this, and though our opinions may differ, I'll respect whatever reply you have.

    Due to these changes, I have decided to leave Movellas. Perhaps I'll check back from time to time, but for now it is not a society I feel like I belong to anymore. It really upsets me to think that this is the end, as I love so many people on here deeply, but I feel many of us that have been here for a while now have simply matured and are strong enough writers not to crumble to what the majority of movella users demand. I congratulate anyone who has managed this. I also suggest to anyone who agrees with this 'mumble' to look at Wattpad; it's far more professional and will get you a lot further.

    Thank you so much to all my followers, movellas itself and everyone I have spoken to on here (oh God I'm tearing up!) I deeply appreciate your support and have enjoyed all of the good times and friendships we've made on movellas. If you want my Wattpad so we can stay in touch, let me know.

    Lots of love, JustFly <3
    Just Fly
    2 weeks ago
    Sorry, captor* :)
  • Eclecticboy

    mumbled "(As A Side Note)"

    2 weeks agoReply
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    Just had a thought; why not let them know who has left? Anyone who has had enough with this site and wants to move on, feel free to use this picture as your profile picture.


    Let's show them how many they've lost.
    Enya Sanders☕️
    Ughhh, you're such a good writer and LITERALLY JUST CAME BACK, this sucks
  • Eclecticboy

    mumbled "Time To Find Another Site, Methinks."

    2 weeks agoReply
    This is Eclecticboy, signing out. Cya, guys.

    *waves*
    Sanguine
    2 weeks ago
    I'd agree if I didn't have so many friends on here that are staying.
    Eclecticboy
    2 weeks ago
    Yeah, I understand it's tough. Ah well. You never know, they might listen to people who have something to say.

    Until then, they're gonna have some problems.
    Sanguine
    2 weeks ago
    If you look at my mumbles you might see that I have been repeatedly posting edited versions of the profile page with the drop-down... dropped down. I also did another one just trying out the old colours which looks better even though it's really sloppy and incomplete.
  • Eclecticboy
    2 weeks agoReply
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    I'll sign. Do movellas know that males write too?
    The Old Movellas Petition
    The Old Movellas...
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    Trust me, the names listed in the petition is "in progress"
    Oyster
    2 weeks ago
    I'm sure they do. Last time some girls complained of the "boyish" colors the site had. This time...the purple hurts...
  • Eclecticboy
    2 weeks agoReply
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    Hello :D

    I haven't been on this site for a while, but returning I immediately noticed this new redesign. I understand that a great amount of time and effort would have been invested into this, but I do have an issue with it. Namely, the colour scheme.

    Now, I know this may seem tedious, but hear me out. Admittedly, there is probably a rather small minority of users on this site which are male. It is understandable that you'd want to appeal to your larger audiences, hence the pinky-purple colours which now make up the site.

    Yet, I wonder if you realise the potential effect this might have on the site.

    Most males who are searching for a writing site to join will be perhaps a little put off by how female-driven the design seems. They will want a site which makes writing seem "cool", as opposed to a site which at first glance could be considered a fanfiction site for teenage girls.

    If you are happy to limit your users to just the male gender, then that's fine. But, if you do want to draw in more male writers, I would suggest implementing some changes in order to make it attractive for both sexes.
    Just Fly
    2 weeks ago
    er mer gerd mannnn durnt yu no english and writering dont matter nowww :P we have AUTOCORRECRETC!!!!!!22"212 YEAAHH
    Sanguine
    2 weeks ago
    Yeah, I've started posting to Wattpad, FictionPress, ArchiveOfOurOwn and I've been on FanFiction for a while. Currently, ALL of them are MUCH better than Movellas. I hate what Movellas is now, and so do many.
    Luke J.R
    2 weeks ago
    Wattpad is hard to get used to. I don't recommend it to "New Comers," however, I do like your points. You've made some interesting points. I'm still going to give them time. like they said: It's not the finished Design.
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