I feel afraid of posting my timeline-style stories and scenarios on AH.com because I face criticism of my definition of the alien space bats variant of alternate history. My definition of alien space bats-styled alternate history include the Nantucket series and the Draka series, both by S.M. Stirling, as well as the 1632/Assiti Shards series by Eric Flint. In short, to me, Alien Space Bats refers to implausible, impossible divergences from real history as well as the impossible events that result from these impossible points of divergence. Alternate history includes fantasy, not just real history. The AH.com definition of alien space bats-styled alternate history only includes what the community defines as real history, and completely excludes fantasy history. In short, alternate history has to align with the real world. This is the definition that I have strong issues with. Also, I cannot post my unrealistically implausible ASB stories in the ASB forum without being shouted down for my stories' unrealistically implausible elements. I also disagree with my former screenwriting teacher's statement that plausibility is key to a good story. When people criticize my ASB stories, that meant that people think that I'm a very bad writer, of which I strongly disagree. I can be a good writer whenever I try. I see AH.com as a public place to practice my creative writing, but others see it only as a place for real-life historical discussion, which meant that only the Writer's Forum being the only place on that site for creative writing. In contrast to what AH.com thinks, I don't think that S.M. Stirling is a bad man because of his racist views. I disagree with his racist views, but I still think that S.M. Stirling is still a good man despite his horrible racist views. Edit: because of my views on creative writing and alternate history as well as my intense dislike of criticism in general, I have made more enemies and less friends on this site. As a result, I will be going away for a while. When and if I eventually return, I'll just post only on the Alternate History Writer's Forum; however, if there's no place for creative writing in alternate history on this site, then I will never return. This is John-1107 signing off. I will not be missed by anyone on this site.