Who else has gotten that remark "You write so well, why do you wasted you time on crap like sci-fi/fantasy? Why don't you write a real novel?" (or variations thereof)?
I'm still not sure of the proper response. I'm torn between the following:
- Kick them in the groin,
- Give them the bird.
- Smile and say "Thank you. I'm ignoring you now."
- Say "Thank you for the vote of no confidence. You can go away now. I have no wish to consort with a troll."
- Say "Cthulhu will eat your soul."