||[Jul. 24th, 2005|01:30 pm]
|||||Between the Lions||]|
The ballerina rose gracefully en pointe and extended one slender leg behind her, like a dog at a fire hydrant
that's also a sexual position
Yes, but it's impractical and only mildly interesting.
Heh, anything's a sexual position.
Randomposting, I am citing you for simile abuse. You are hereby ordered to stay away from all poorly-written language. This includes: buddy movies, Reader's Digest, porn movies, soap operas, romance novels, most fan fiction, your local newspaper, anything by J.K. Rowling, and other chronic abusers of language. You are also ordered to write one good short story, and publish it in Harpers Magazine.
If you think for a moment that JK Rowling is poorly written language, I'm afraid I don't give much credit to your literary views.
No offense meant, but if you've read the series you would know that it's an amazing series.
Do you dislike it simply because other people like it? Have you even read any yourself?
2005-07-24 12:36 pm (UTC)
Also, I'm going to piggy-back Random's question, and ask you Kiwi, do you know how to read?
I read the first book.
All the characters were one-dimensional (Harry is honorable and incorruptible, Malfoy is manipulative and underhanded, Ron is adventurous, Hermione is book-smart, somewhat unwise, and holds tightly to the rules, and Neville is comic relief). The plot was very very predictable and Potter wreaks of a Mary-Sue-type character.
Admittedly, she does have a knack for good descriptions, but this doesn't make up for her total lack of good characters.
I also disagree with her writing philosophically, but this is a literary discussion, not a philosophical one. (the elitism, in case you're wondering)
And because fair is fair, here is a list of books I really like that you can read and rip apart for me: The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K LeGuin, Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins, Neuromancer by William Gibson, and The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (and the four subsequent novels) by Douglas Adams
I dislike her work and I have read the first book twice and got through half of "the Goblet of Fire" but stopped reading it because I wanted to puke. I think they are all a bunch of over-publicized crap that is taking millions of dollars away from parents and children that could go to better writers.
So what, pray tell, would you not count as "chronic abusers of language?" Also, my local newspaper is The New York Times, would you count that as poor writing?
-dies of hilarity-
oh god, I love it so much. When I firt started reading I was all: hmmm this isn't your style...:P
I'm glad you enjoyed it, darling. ;)
an attitude! (should be some marks above letters, and say it with a french accent...lol)
those were one of my favorite things in ballet!
Yay! I loved grande jéte's. ;)