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Inspirational

Hey guys, I'm Cassia Cross. Luke, - but if you don’t know him by that name - Litlover, inspired me.

His messages mean something. They mean something to so many people. They mean something to me.


1. - Downvoting


So I want you to understand something. Downvoting is NOT okay. Most of the time, it just hurts the person’s self esteem, because they think they aren’t good enough now. I would know, I’ve been downvoted a few times and it's not fun.

But this isn’t about me. This is about everyone. This is about you.

So you can make a difference by upvoting. It makes people want to try and have fun. 

Sometimes I can’t believe that people would downvote. Reedsy is a place for writing, having fun and making friends. Not hurting people.


2. - Mean, rude and disrespectful comments.


Mean comments. That is even worse. That's basically like telling it to their face. So to the people who think it's funny, you need to STOP. First of all, it's rude and totally unnecessary! 

I mean, would you like to be labeled as rude? Would you like to be told over comments that your story is horrible? If you answered no to these questions, than if you are one of these “mean commenters” you need to knock it off. (This does not apply to the people who give feedback, unless you are being disrespectful while giving the feedback.)

Think about your actions. Sometimes, they hurt.


3. - Telling people to not follow a certain person on your bio.


I honestly didn’t know that this was happening. I never thought it would. But it did. Fortunately, I’ve only seen it once.

Unfortunately, it happened. I am not a mean person, and most people know this, I would never be mean unless I had to. But when I saw this, I wanted to scream “IDIOT!” at the person. Now, I will not say their name for the sake of confidentiality, but this person had a whole FREAKING list of the people you shouldn’t follow.

I felt sad for all of those people. Being told they aren’t good enough on someone's bio? Who does that?!

(Okay, I know, I’m venting, but it's pissing me off and I felt like I had to do something about it.)

I care about EVERYONE on Reedsy, even though I don’t know most of you in real life. So don’t be one of the people who think it's okay to put a list of who NOT to follow.


4. - About the Marshmallows


The Marshmallows are like a neighborhood patrol. Or a disaster relief center. (Not meaning that stories are disasters, but meaning that we help people who feel down, and pick up their pieces by upvoting and kind comments.)

We care about people, and you should too! So join the Marshmallows!

If you want to stop downvoting and help authors, go on Litlovers story, “Marshmallow Pride” and comment, IMMA MARSHMALLOW, and then put that on your bio. If you would like details about what to put, go to Brooke D. 's bio, or mine, and copy and paste the first part.


5. - Other stuff

So first of all, I’d like to thank everyone who has made Reedsy a fun journey, such as:


🆇🅰🆅🅸🅴🆁 🅶.🆂. 🅵🅴🆁🅶🆄🆂🅾🅽


Alemseged Sisay

 

Vivek Sehgal


B. W.


Sebastian Ehlke


Kiwi Kelsey 🥝

 

Mustang Patty

 

Emily Nghiem


Anja Z


Robert Grandstaff


𝐋𝐢𝐳𝐳𝐢𝐞 𝐀𝐥𝐢𝐳𝐚


Pepper Pathis🌶


Sophia Rose


Ophoke Leonard

 

Jesna Anna s.


Aiko Toyomitsu🌙💫


Samantha Davis


Pj Casyao


Cody Mitchell


A-k-s-h-a-t A-t-a-l


Saksham Pro


Strawberry Sia 🍓🍓

 

𝔸𝕖𝕣𝕚𝕟 ℝ𝕖𝕓𝕖𝕔𝕔𝕒 ❤️


Cricketer Amogh


Lyn M


Ari Reynes


Writer Maniac


Litlover 🗡🎖🕊

 

Ana Govindasamy


Sourcheesé | ɪɴᴀᴄᴛɪᴠᴇ ᴀᴛᴍ


Miguel Balinado


Wolfy 🐺


Malz Castell


Felicity Williams

 

Aaron Caicedo


Nainika Gupta


Angel Cross

 

Landyn Mcnamara

 

Sid the Sloth


Zara M. seacrt 🌊


Alex Allison


Tomato Timothy🍅


Follow Account


Kay Anne


Ella Healey


Anne Of the green gables


By the way, if you followed me, read this and you aren't on the list, I also mean you because without you, I would have never made it this far.


I’d also like to thank my parents, for understanding that writing is something I love to do, and helping me succeed.


So, because the title of this part is Other Stuff, I’d like to share a random poem/pledge for the Marshmallows with you, but you don’t actually have to say it.


As a Marshmallow, I swear to always help people who are downvoted and criticized.

As a Marshmallow, I will be nice and kind.

As a Marshmallow, I will share my rice.

Wait never mind.

As a Marshmallow, I pledge to be fun and crazy.

I am a Marshmallow.

 I am the definition of kindness.


I needed enough words to post this, so I just did that to help with the process.

But a few reminders:

Kindness helps others.

Love can be shared in so many ways.

From a card to a comment, making people feel better is lifting. We need more of this.

And OF COURSE, we need to have fun on Reedsy!!!


I could tell you everything, from being kind, to the mean things people have done, but you don’t want to read that.


So my friends, this message comes to an end.


Sending all my PEACE Tea and LOVE,

-Cass



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Thanks Brooke, for the idea of Extra words ;)










January 21, 2021 17:58

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Zilla Babbitt
20:36 Mar 14, 2021

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Jexica Marcell
15:16 Mar 18, 2021

Aww thank you so much!!!

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Dorian Gray 📖
18:46 Jan 21, 2021

This was awesome and so sweet, cass!!

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Jexica Marcell
20:12 Jan 21, 2021

awww thanks!!!!!! i got the idea from you!!!!

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Dorian Gray 📖
13:24 Jan 22, 2021

You did??? AWWWW

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Jexica Marcell
16:17 Jan 22, 2021

yess!!!!!!!! thank you so much!!!! btw, sorry for stealing the idea. I was inspired to do something inspirational. Love, CINNAMON

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Dorian Gray 📖
16:18 Jan 22, 2021

THATS NOT STEALINGGGGGGGGGGG THERE IS NO SUCH THINGGGGGGGG

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Jexica Marcell
16:20 Jan 22, 2021

HAHAHAHAHA!!!! I guesss thats true, i mean, i did mention your name. But I really cant thank you enough. also, could you find a cinnamon roll emoji and paste it on here? I KNOW they exist but I cant find one for my name XD

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Thom Brodkin
19:20 Jan 23, 2021

Ok so I was just checking to see if my story had been approved for this week and your name caused a pause. I have a childhood friend who lived in the house next to me named Cassidy Chestnut and for a second I thought you might me him writing under a pen name. Well to say the least, you are not. I discovered this by reading your profile and this story. I couldn't possibly agree with you more on everything you have said. Reedsy is a wonderful site filled with wonderful people sharing their thoughts and stories and encouraging one another....

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Jexica Marcell
18:45 Jan 25, 2021

of course and thank you!!!

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Jexica Marcell
17:47 Jan 22, 2021

OMG, QUESTION: does anyone listen to songs by the original singer in another language? am i the only one who does that? i listen to "The Water Fountain" by Alec Benjamin, in MANDARIN???

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Angel Cross
18:11 Jan 21, 2021

This is hella nice thanks sis

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Jexica Marcell
18:12 Jan 21, 2021

Aww thanks!!!! Im sorry i put your name next to Landyn's. We both know what he did. Don't know why he followed me. He sees me like, every day. Love, Cinnamon Roll!!! ;)

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Angel Cross
18:16 Jan 21, 2021

its ok just how did he help lol? hes mean to us but ig hes ok so its fine

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Jexica Marcell
18:31 Jan 21, 2021

he didnt help, he is just one of my followers so yeah. kinda had to put him in there...

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Angel Cross
21:34 Jan 21, 2021

lol alrighty

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Jexica Marcell
16:10 Apr 14, 2021

ummmm a guy who likes me who also is really mean. just personal life stuff

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Jexica Marcell
18:09 Jan 21, 2021

BTW when I mentioned my followers, sorry about the horrible spaces, i tried my best to fix that. LOL!!!! This was fun to write. I hope this gets out there. -Cass

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Avis Kay
14:34 Sep 16, 2021

Thanks Jex, this was a great message (For the record, you can put a bunch of random letters in and after you publish the story go to editing and delete them and it will still count- trick from Ari)

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Jexica Marcell
18:19 Sep 16, 2021

omg thankssss luv u

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Avis Kay
15:04 Sep 17, 2021

luv u moreeee

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Jexica Marcell
18:14 Sep 17, 2021

luv u mostesssssss

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Avis Kay
18:45 Sep 17, 2021

luv u mostestestestest

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Jexica Marcell
15:36 Sep 20, 2021

love you infinte mostesetestesertesetest

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01:48 Apr 15, 2021

🍪 :)

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Jexica Marcell
15:14 Apr 15, 2021

Aww thank you so so so so much!!!

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23:57 Apr 15, 2021

No problem! :D

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Jexica Marcell
15:14 Apr 16, 2021

:)

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Also you deleted your old stuff. Please tell me you saved a copy somewhere. even my oldest, stupidest stuff I'd never dare to put on Reedsy is saved ina. file named "old stupid stuff". Because even if it isn't good, you'll want to look back and see who you were before, right??

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Jexica Marcell
16:09 Apr 14, 2021

Yes, i do save ALL of them, no matter how much i dont want to lol

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Malz Castell
07:36 Mar 28, 2021

This is so sweet. :)

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02:32 Mar 15, 2021

Tysm sis!

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Jexica Marcell
15:18 Mar 18, 2021

of course!!!! :)

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17:13 Mar 18, 2021

:)

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Heyaaa! If you have time, please upvote this writer. Her points got taken all away, and she was originally at 5,000, please help if you want to. (I understand if you don't wanna get involved into all the upvoting/downvoting.) Link: https://blog.reedsy.com/creative-writing-prompts/author/writer-maniac/#

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Jexica Marcell
16:23 Mar 11, 2021

Omg I'd love to but right now, I'm super busy, but if I wasn't I totally would!! I really hope she gets back to where he was, but I will inform some of my followers and put it in my bio!!

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It's okay, good news! She's back at 5,000! But thanks <3

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Jexica Marcell
18:17 Mar 11, 2021

YAY!!!!!

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The joyy :DDDD

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Jexica Marcell
18:34 Mar 11, 2021

☆ your bio is not pathetic. mine is lol. i was made with -100% prettyness lol is that a word?

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Nainika Gupta
19:41 Mar 04, 2021

WAIT CASS!!!?? why did ya delete your stories??

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Jexica Marcell
20:12 Mar 04, 2021

new start. i guess

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Jexica Marcell
20:13 Mar 04, 2021

im just losing like all hope lol

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Nainika Gupta
20:40 Mar 04, 2021

oh nooooo :(

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Dorian Gray 📖
18:35 Mar 04, 2021

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Jexica Marcell
18:38 Mar 04, 2021

awww thanks so much!!!

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Jexica Marcell
18:38 Mar 04, 2021

you are very kind!!!

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Dorian Gray 📖
18:45 Mar 04, 2021

:DDDDDDDDDD

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Jexica Marcell
19:01 Jan 25, 2021

I dont think this story was approved, so can you mention this to all your friends to get the message out? Ya'll are amazing! -Cass

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Niketa Nitya
10:06 Jan 23, 2021

hey cassia ,I felt really good while reading this. many are their who just demotivate others just for fun. Its grt you are speaking against those demotivaters.

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hey im so sorry if this sounds rude but- can you give me credit for the list? again, so sorry if i sound rude or stupid, because i know i do D:

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Jexica Marcell
19:23 Jan 22, 2021

no it doesnt sound rude, its fine and im sorry, i totally forgot to do tht. but of course. thanks for letting me know, im so dumb!!!! Thanks!!! -cass

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Jexica Marcell
19:23 Jan 22, 2021

here check out my bio now on the very bottom under the list.

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aww thanks Cass!!!! it means alot you know <3

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Jexica Marcell
19:27 Jan 22, 2021

yeah im sorry about that. totally forgot. i do that a lot nowadays, but it didnt sound rude at all, you were just letting me know!! i also put it above the list. Love, Cass

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awwwwwwwww thanks friennnnnn LOve, Celeste/ BANANANANANAAAAA

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Jexica Marcell
20:12 Jan 22, 2021

:D

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Ari Reynes
22:44 Jan 21, 2021

Thanks for including me!

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Jexica Marcell
16:32 Jan 22, 2021

of course. I wouldn't forget any of you!!

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20:02 May 10, 2021

OMG I love Alec Benjamin, too! :D

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