A GOOD WRITER will get INSPIRATION from a GOOD FIC.
A BAD WRITER will STEAL the observed fic and TWIST IT to his/her OWN STANDARDS.
Wrong. An ‘idea’ cannot be stolen or plagiarized, someone’s ‘story’ can be. For example, I’ve been reading a story called Snakebite, a Rise of the Guardians…
I agree with most everything Kleb’s said, and it also touches on something I’ve wanted to mention for some time.
In this day and age, just about every site out there has some option for users to leave reviews about anything and everything. It’s led to people thinking that their opinion constitutes a legitimate critique.
Whoever wrote the line of horseshit Kleb took the time to answer seems to present a similar viewpoint to a good many who are simply ignorant, not necessarily malicious, and who act according to that ignorance. But it is really a toxic thing to present, that any and every author should smile and accept everything anyone wants to say and pretend it’s all legitimate critique. It’s something that I’ve seen presented even in academia, and it really needs to stop.
As Kleb pointed out, not everyone is interested in critique. Some prefer to find their own way. Additionally, even if someone is able to critique effectively, it doesn’t mean they really ‘get’ what the creator is going for, and the work may not be intended for them in the first place. Just because a person makes a critique that may be intended constructively doesn’t actually mean the author can use it. And in the case of these sorts of critiques, that’s very important; if you have no concern if the author can use it, you’re probably doing it for the wrong reasons and it’s likely not a critique, it’s just your opinion.
Authors, whether paid for their work or working free, for whatever motivation, are not here to fulfill all or even any points of view.
Just something I think artists of all types need to hear right now, especially given some of the conversations I’ve had in the past week:
Art is not something that can be judged objectively, by its very nature. If one person doesn’t like a piece, that doesn’t make it universally bad; if another likes it, that doesn’t make it universally good. Art is something that is experienced from a person’s viewpoint and how that responds to the artist’s.
Every person tends to develop a personal style. Pretty much every artist has influences. This does not mean they are unoriginal, it just means that they have things that they like, which suit their expression. Do not confuse medium with style.
The quality of art is not determined by its photorealism, but by its expression. Someone who does a photorealistic painting is not better at art than someone who does a comic strip. I see people getting down because of this all the time, and it breaks my heart.
Keep doing art! Don’t let the people get you down who don’t understand anything or are taught something wrong. All artists have different styles, and it doesn’t make them better or worse, just different.
okay seriously if you’re in a relationship or even a friendship and you find yourself spending more time crying out of sadness or arguing with them, leave them. i don’t care if they’re a modern day aphrodite/adonis or a gift bestowed upon you by the gods. toxic people are dangerous and i highly advise cutting them out of your life and finding someone who makes you laugh until you snort your drink out your nose instead.
This is truth. And I am speaking as someone who has been in a relationship like this. Leave them. It may be hard, but you will find yourself in a far, far better place after you do.
“The very powerful and the very stupid have one thing in common. Instead of altering their views to fit the facts, they alter the facts to fit their views… which can be very uncomfortable if you happen to be one of the facts that needs altering.”—– The Doctor (Tom Baker)
emotional abuse is when someone does something to hurt you, and when you express your feelings, that you’re upset, they turn it around to be something you did to hurt them and they force you to apologize for it, and your feelings, like always, are rendered invalid and silenced, forever damaging the ability to trust others with your feelings because they always are used against you.
this is important because so many people don’t know this
My mother devoured books, notably mystery and horror, while my older brother was into tabletop RPG’s, fantasy, and science fiction. There was never a shortage of books in my life and being able to read well was something I work very hard to do since reading was…
This is a really interesting topic, especially if you’d like to know a little more about your Bad Fanfiction Theater and I <3 Fanfiction (and other wonderful series) host Klebkatt!
Maybe I just don’t get it, but I still don’t see why captchas can’t just mildly distort or make legible shapes from text instead of looking like someone poured india ink up their ass and farted out something faintly resembling letters.
Seven cats need help getting veterinary attention and funding so that they may be adopted out to loving families! The adoption service is $16 per day, per cat until the cat is adopted out. To use this service, all cats must be sterilized, wormed, and up to date on vaccinations. The total for th…
I’ve started a GoFundMe to try to raise the money needed to get these guys set to go to new homes!
We have no no-kill shelters in the area, and all of the local cat rescues are at their maximum capacity. The only choices we have are the local shelters, which risks euthanasia, or to use an adoption service offered by a local vet which has a recurring fee per day that the cat stays until getting adopted out.
To use the service, it’s required that the cats be sterilized and have all of their vaccinations. I need help in both raising enough money to get all seven cats eligible for the adoption service, and raising enough to let them all use the service for as long as it takes them to find new homes.
Most of the cats have lived outdoors because we do not have enough room inside for them. They really need to be vetted and homed so that they can receive all the safety and attention they need!