I don’t know what happened but like 75% of the stuff I loved in college makes me cringe now.
@LuigiEsq don't tell that he's crying, tell that he's shaking and that tears run down his cheeks instead
wait no, don't tell that he's shaking and that tears run down his cheeks, tell that his muscles are having multiple spasms and that his eyes are producing salt water that due to gravity is following a vertical route through his face's meat instead
Listen you can like Malazan and dislike another book for completely arbitrary and even selfish or stupid reasons, but just say that. You don’t need to make up some faux-critique in order to justify it.
Imagine complaining about a book being bloated and boring and then going “unlike Malazan.” Zero credibility.
I don’t know why I do it but I frequent the fantasy subreddit and am convinced I would just be the meanest asshole to these people of I met them in real life. They’re so goddamned pretentious but in a way that makes it clear they’re just parroting phrases about writing that they read on, like, LiveJournal in 2003. You can say “show don’t tell” all you want but that doesn’t mean it isn’t still meaningless.
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