Terrible original/published fiction?

Discussion in 'Fan Town' started by ChelG, Dec 20, 2016.

  1. WolffyLuna

    WolffyLuna Active Member

    ...I'm pretty sure the readers probably are expected to make the connection? Like, "Accidentally flirting with your enemy's online alter ego" is a trope, and usually the readers are meant to pick up on it before the characters.
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  2. prismaticvoid

    prismaticvoid Too Too Abstract

    I think it's generally best to assume intentionality rather than author stupidity.
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  3. ChelG

    ChelG Well-Known Member

    I know, but only like one of the reviewers seems to have picked it up. I saw someone discuss wanting to see the "two" guys competing for the heroine, and I'm just thinking of that scene where a supervillain puts Clark's glasses on and off while going "Clark Kent... Superman! Clark Kent... Superman!" I guess reviewer stupidity isn't the author's fault, but I was left very confused as to whether the author meant for us to pick it up or not.
  4. ChelG

    ChelG Well-Known Member

    Another book features the author's clumsy attempts to write deep dark angsty metal lyrics, and the appendix cites Katy Perry as an inspiration. Interesting choice.
  5. ChelG

    ChelG Well-Known Member

    Lovely description of Mists of Avalon and its attempts to be "mystical":
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  6. bornofthesea670

    bornofthesea670 Well-Known Member

    me, wondering why im getting adds for such bad erotica on facebook

    also me, remembering those shlocky erotica novellas I bought years ago on amazon

    (I don't mind reading about an overweight werewolf falling in love, facebook, but I don't trust you to lead me to a book where she then has her body worshiped, as she deserves.)
    (is there a difference between fetishizing fat ladies and just really appreciating the look of chub and stretch marks, or is it still fetishizing but you're can be respectful about it.)

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  7. Verily

    Verily a very ineffective hitman

    As long as no real people are being treated in an objectifying way without their consent, I don’t see what’s wrong with anyone having a fetish for traits some people happen to have.
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  8. ChelG

    ChelG Well-Known Member

    The author didn't mean it that way, I know, but "I'd rather trust a monkey with a bunch of bananas than him" prrrrrrobably wasn't the best simile to use when the "he" in question is a black guy.
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  9. ChelG

    ChelG Well-Known Member

    Okay, I reread, and I got the character mixed up with someone else, so it wasn't that bad. Mea culpa. On the other hand, slight problem if I can't distinguish one fairly important character from another.
  10. ChelG

    ChelG Well-Known Member

    From SBTB:
    Yeah, that would be difficult.
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  11. ChelG

    ChelG Well-Known Member

    Nightmare fuel quote:
    Um, ewww?
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  12. Acey

    Acey that's my fun and i like fun

    that is not a way i want to think about my phone ever :excalibur:
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  13. ChelG

    ChelG Well-Known Member

    Proof that Gary Stu is just as annoying as his female counterpart:
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  14. aetherGeologist

    aetherGeologist Well-Known Member

    I would be far more invested in this book if there wasn’t at least one multi paragraph description of breasts each chapter.
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  15. bornofthesea670

    bornofthesea670 Well-Known Member

    Tired of werewolf porn where both characters are wolves but the cover art shows a giant wolf man holding a human woman

    give me

    monster babes

    the Choices app gets this shit right, the alpha's wife was just a less ripped wolf with slightly smaller features (tbh giant pecs look weird as shit on a wolf anyway)

    I want my wolves to fuck dammit

    stop making the female wolves boring
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  16. aetherGeologist

    aetherGeologist Well-Known Member

    I finished the book. The breasts did not stop, culminating in this incredibly out of place line in the last chapter
    Why would you write that? Why would you think that this is a reasonable chain of thought for a character to have?
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  17. BaseDeltaZero

    BaseDeltaZero Shitposting all night.

    A very, very, shallow and insufferable lesbian?
    • Agree x 4
  18. rats

    rats 21 Bright Forge Shatters The Void

    "im so sad my friends are dead...my friends and their ROCKIN titties....just a gal being a pal abt how great my friends' titties were......rip those titties i mean my friends"
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  19. bornofthesea670

    bornofthesea670 Well-Known Member

    Imagining a death mask but for titties

    plastor of paris titty death mask
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  20. Verily

    Verily a very ineffective hitman

    This honestly leaves me wondering if she’s aware that breasts are often attached to entire bodies and most of the time, though not always, people die with the same amount of breasts they had directly prior to their passing. I have no statistics on this, but I’d imagine it’s rare for a likely total of four breasts to go missing during the untimely deaths of two people unless the rest of the bodies are also missing.

    If the bodies are not missing, you know exactly where their breasts are. Even if you scattered their ashes, surely you could say, “Ah, their breasts were scattered upon the rolling waves off a lonely strand in northern Scotland, except for what came to rest across a nearby field. The wind was unpredictable that day.” Unless there was a grisly four point amputation during these deaths and some bits were lost, in which case who the hell mourns the body part but not the mutilation of the body???

    If the bodies are missing, then yes, we assume that their breasts, being body parts, are also missing unless told otherwise. That goes without saying, but you said, so it now raises questions. It also seems to imply that she’d feel better if their breasts came back even without the living people or even without the rest of the bodies.

    edit for wording
    Last edited: May 22, 2020 at 6:15 PM
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