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tashabear
tashabear
why, lord, why?
Why is it that the most prolific authors of fan fiction are also the worst? Must be because they don't spend any time at that pesky "learning to write the English language" stuff.)

i feel: nauseated nauseated

3 trips or shoot the rapids
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spotweld From: spotweld Date: May 17th, 2004 07:33 am (UTC) (base camp)
It's like a cell that's gone cancerous.
That little internal check switch that's supposed to ask "Hey, don't ya think this is, ya know, too awful to continue with?" no longer works.

The 'Sturgeon's law' lobe of their brain just isn't working.
frostyw From: frostyw Date: May 17th, 2004 08:48 am (UTC) (base camp)
Good things take time?
tashabear From: tashabear Date: May 17th, 2004 10:25 am (UTC) (base camp)
It's just frustrating to see what could be a very interesting plot rendered utterly unreadable because people are incapable of remembering basic English conventions for writing dialogue. Even I could grasp, "Each new speaker gets a new paragraph" when I was in 4th grade.

And then there are the ones that use character names and 4th grade-level dialogue -- they could at least TRY to write like the characters speak! Gah...
3 trips or shoot the rapids