1. I still wonder how on earth I have left you with the impression that I am a play-along-to-get-along guy. Check out what I posted here if you care, and of course you don't have to.
2. Correct me if I am wrong. In more than one broad stroke you have painted your fellow contributors here as victims of so-called China Syndrome. I have been called names. I know where my disagreeable friends come from, but I swear to God I will not attribute their offensive behavior to their races or cultures. The reigning Pope survived the Nazi regime in his native Austria and he must know what I am talking about.
3. I don't recall that I have ever asked you or anyone else NOT to break bad news to 雪霏君 who, I believe, is quite able to reflect on her readers' feedback, raving or otherwise. By the way I have no intention to pick your comments apart to show the world that you are not exactly a model grammatician.
4. When you train for marathon you don't run 26.1 miles right away. But you have to start somewhere, and that somewhere is leading you toward your goal. You must also know that you are supposed to check with your physician before you take the plunge, so to speak. You are absolutely encouraged to set your own pace, all health-related issues considered. Run-walk-run marathoners are pretty common these days, as you might have noticed.
May I venture to put my two cents in this “issue” in which I must say I have no stake whatsoever? Let me say that the so-called bystander effect makes little sense to me at this very moment. Well, I am always under the impression that 雪霏君 is a serious poetess, which means a lot to me and (hopefully) others. To be fair, harsh criticism is no stranger to folks here or elsewhere. We are supposed to be adult enough to deal with it one way or another. I personally prefer a more tactful approach though, sticking to one specific creative-writing issue at a time, which matters most to the receiving party in the reader’s mind. I also understand pretty well that in this Twitter age acid tongue and sarcasm are more or less a standard practice for many netizens. But then this is their way, not mine or, I believe, hers. No pain no gain. Yes and no. Take writing as a marathon run. Hitting the wall is a fact of life. The runner needs encouragement more than anything else. Can we take it from here?
风逸雪霏回复： Thank you for your kind words, 小江. Running a marathon with friends like you is always fun and fortunate.