The Very First .5
Is this the first scar from many more to come? Can I call myself a writer now? I guess, yes.
To be perfectly honest, I suspect we all receive more than our share of undeserved 5-stars as well, and no one complains about those. xD
Consider it a rite of passage and move on. I know it hurts to have someone basically say 'this story doesn't deserve to exist' without even saying why, but it is impossible to write something that will please everyone.
There's a good chance the person simply doesn't 'get' your story and never will. As someone who once managed to get an advanced review with detailed explanations of exactly why my story was so hated (though it later disappeared) I can safely say that some people will simply miss the whole point of everything you're doing. It's something you just have to accept.
Look at the reviews for the stories or movies or games you love most of all, that you consider closest to perfection, and you'll find they too get negative reviews. There is no universal scale upon which every story can be placed; each person has different tastes and what one loves for a specific reason another will hate for that same reason.
But, I digress. Glad to see you're inclined to take it well, regardless. :) Keep at it, you've got this.
Congrats, and welcome to the club. xD
And, oh, it doesn't hurt at all. I'm more impressed with the effort. Not like it's possible to just click on a story and rate it. You have to click on a story, then scroll down to chapters, then click on that chapter, then go back to the story's page and only then you can rate it. It's actual effort. It's a lot easier to just close the tab if one doesn't like the story.
If anything, I got some good stuff out of it.