Terrible original/published fiction?

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

  1. ChelG

    ChelG Well-Known Member

    Heheheh, I should try to come up with some of those too. And now I have to read the whole book series even if it's terrible just to see if any monks actually explode in it.
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  2. ChelG

    ChelG Well-Known Member

    Possibly controversial opinion: characters who are supposed to be old enough to consent, and it's not supposed to be ageplay, really shouldn't be calling other characters "dumb poopy-heads". I suspect the author's trying to lean into hentai influence with childlike mannerisms in an adult being played as appealing, but this is a bit much for me.
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  3. ChelG

    ChelG Well-Known Member

    Unfortunate word choice; character saying that his family couldn't have created a beautiful tapestry because they aren't "sewers". I think "embroiderers" would work better in a non-audible medium. It took me a moment to parse that.
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  4. ChelG

    ChelG Well-Known Member

    Thing I didn't know about Twilight, from a YouTube comment:
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  5. ChelG

    ChelG Well-Known Member

    Sex scene in this book just used the word "bowels" nine times in three pages. That's a word I'd personally avoid using even once, unless you want to remind people of the more frequent purpose of that location.
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  6. ChelG

    ChelG Well-Known Member

    Reading Battlefield Spork again, and a commentor pointed out something that didn't occur to me: the problem with solar-powered interstellar spaceships. Works fine within the solar system, but, as they said, "stars are pretty far apart".
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  7. bornofthesea670

    bornofthesea670 Well-Known Member

    Jacy Morris, a person who wrote a zombie book where the only people of color are a black guy who sells drugs and chains up a zombie to fuck, who is the father of the second black character, who finally has a good male role model in the form of a white veteran who has made himself a social pariah until the apocalypse happened and his inner male protective instincts finally came out? i guess? the third is a homeless man. those are the three black characters. the two chinese characters are a miserly old man who mistreats his employee, and his wife who stays home all day and watches soap operas, tbh i am more a fan of her because as soon as she has an excuse she shoots her husband and plans to leave, but alas they both die because he comes back as a zombie and eats her. there are three more POC but they all have only one short part of the book devoted to them and they all die at the end, so im not sure what the point was. the main woman character loses everyone she loves and becomes a badass because thats what happens when you lose everything and block out all emotion, thats how ladies become badass i guess.

    I did not read the rest of the series because lord is that shit infuriating and depressing. and they kill off so many characters i stopped bothering to care.

    anyway they wrote another book where one of the taglines is "Music that kills" or something like that and it is called "The Drop"

    im sure its great. at least its sort of a creative premise. hate to see the characterization though.

    fake edit: i looked up the description

    somehow a boy band named "Whoa-Town" a great name btw, i unironically love it, drop their latest album and it gives people a disease. somehow? love to see how thats explained but im not spending 7 dollars to read a book i probably wont enjoy so i can continue to shit talk Jacy XD
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  8. ChelG

    ChelG Well-Known Member

    Nonsensical story starter which stuck in my head, from when I was looking for gothic novels; in one book, due to a longstanding poorly-explained curse, Family A always produces daughters, and must give up one daughter each generation as a slave to Family B, which usually results in said daughter's death, or else Family B's firstborn son will die. At no point, however, is any magical backlash towards Family A for not giving up their daughter mentioned, so there's literally no reason they couldn't just skip the country.
  9. bornofthesea670

    bornofthesea670 Well-Known Member

    i read part of a book once, and i cant remember what it was called or how to go about finding it because it was so long ago, but when my parents would visit people i would find any available source of books and read until it was time to go or i had food/some sort of animal to pet offered to me. The book was a historical novel where one of the plots, i dont think it was the main plot but its the only one i remember, was about a young woman with learning disabilities who had become pregnant, and the other characters were trying to figure out who had been assholish enough to do that.

    Sometimes i remember it and wish i knew how it ended, thats all. i guess its not really a terrible book, i just go to this thread for my book posts lol
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  10. bornofthesea670

    bornofthesea670 Well-Known Member

    That is an...odd premise. Did she have to be a slave? If we're keeping your stupid son alive I would expect you to treat my blood well, dammit. I figure there's some difference in social class or Family A had done something shameful to Family B...but if Family B's son is in danger due to the curse did that mean both families were cursed? like someone did a weird jumbled up curse over both houses?

    Sounds like someone needs their Witching License taken away.
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  11. bornofthesea670

    bornofthesea670 Well-Known Member

    @ChelG one of the joke/not joke bits of worldbuilding i have is that the "human" race descended from dragons. I am considering turning the strict hierarchy of werewolves into a similar but still stupid hierarchy of eye color, where each eye color shows your magical strength/stamina or how much the mother goddess loves you, depending on who's interpreting old traditions.

    And then making it into a dumb high school/university AU

    Every day i turn further away from God werewolves

    ( i hope that bit of code works, i used to be much more versed in bbcode)
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  12. ChelG

    ChelG Well-Known Member

    The families were both wealthy and A hated B, so I don't know what motive they were supposed to have for going along with this nonsense. There was also a big deal made of how RAR SUPER EVIL B were and how most of the girls taken died, but when our heroine was actually there she was kept in luxury and treated more or less like an annoying roommate, and she didn't seem surprised at all. I was left with the vague feeling that the book didn't know what its audience was - it was presented as a lot more hardcore than it actually turned out to be.
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  13. bornofthesea670

    bornofthesea670 Well-Known Member

    Sounds a bit frustrating to read XD
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  14. ChelG

    ChelG Well-Known Member

    Strange and nonsensical movie time:
    This is reminding me a lot of the train episode from the Netflix miniseries of Green Eggs and Ham. They would totally have a Standing Menacingly In Case We Need To Do That car.
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  15. prismaticvoid

    prismaticvoid Too Too Abstract

    I'm pretty sure Snowpiercer is uh
    not supposed to be taken literally
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  16. LadyNighteyes

    LadyNighteyes Wicked Witch of the Radiant Historia Fandom

    As a video I watched once complaining about Cinemasins' complete inability to metaphor said:
    ceci n'est pas.png
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  17. ChelG

    ChelG Well-Known Member

    Literally or not, I'm not sure how putting on goggles over blindfolds could look non-ridiculous.
  18. BaseDeltaZero

    BaseDeltaZero Shitposting all night.

    Wow. Uh. I guess the show is a lot better than the movie. Pretty sure oops geoengineering still doesn't work that way, but whatever. At least they explain where the food and clothing comes from (it's not bugs. Well, not just bugs). And what the 'tail' is doing on the train (they aren't supposed to be there. They stormed the train at the last moment - the rest of the crew still uh... wants that part of the train, but hasn't managed to force all the way in, so they're trying to assimilate them, slowly.)
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  19. KarrinBlue

    KarrinBlue Magical Girl Intern

    No actually, this person is missing, like, a lot of the themes of Snowpiercer. Like, that the tail exists because of Wilford having a fucked up rich man's idea of social engineering. It's not supposed to make logical sense any more than Elon Musk's indentured servants on Mars plan is, because it's far more about the delusions power and wealth give people than sustainability. He COULD have provided for everyone in a much more sensible and fair way, but he wants to play tyrant of his own micro-kingdom and make everyone fit into the idea he had as an eight year old of a train that never stops, because that's what wealth and power lets you do.

    And, yeah, that's not how geongineering or food or train engineering work, because this isn't supposed to be hard sci-fi, it's supposed to be extremely unsubtle social commentary. The train LITERALLY has an invisible underclass of child labor making the whole thing run, it's not very sneaky about that.

    Actually, though I haven't seen the show, I do remember it got a lot of annoyance from people for taking an extremely pointed commentary about privilege and turning it into Dystopia SciFi Murder Mystery Cop Drama.
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  20. ChelG

    ChelG Well-Known Member

    There's breaking reality for social commentary and there's making the results unintentionally funny, IMO. I can't see any way for the goggles and the stopping mid-fight to sing to be anything but silly-looking, whatever it's meant to symbolise.
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