Are the majority of critics retarded? I've found very very few respectable.

Are the majority of critics moronic? I've found very very few respectable.

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  1. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Wrong board

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      yes,everyone of them. One should form his own opinion instead of reading or listening what some moron has to say about whatever it is,a book, a movie,whatever

      moron

  2. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Not really. Every now and then I'll consoom something panned by critics and at the end I always tell myself they were right

  3. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    there's no reason for critics to even exist. something is either good, or bad, and if it's bad it's because it's either uninspired or bland

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      sometimes it takes a couple hours to know if it's good, and of course you have to buy it first, so critics have their place

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        made sense pre internet era, now "critics" are hack politic propaganda gays
        rotten tomatoes is an example of this

        https://i.imgur.com/P4ul1wZ.jpg

        Are the majority of critics moronic? I've found very very few respectable.

        if they could write they would

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          yeah everything is compromised 21st C but I basically read or watch nothing from now anyway

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          professional critics are worthless hacks these days but user reviews can be good and well written. sometimes they can even be deeply insightful

          • 5 months ago
            Anonymous

            yeah, agreed

  4. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    RLM and people like him is the death of art criticism. It basically outs you as a midwit if you like them.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      yeah i prefer rachel maddow or laurie penny movie reviews personally. they are highbrow.

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah, because those are the only alternatives.

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        Roger Ebert never let me down even if his final face was legit nightmare material. He is one of the few critics who judges movies for it's genre or intended audience. Book critics should do that

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          he wasn't always correct but you could count a solid review from ebert. i appreciated that

          • 5 months ago
            Anonymous

            I bet he must have got offered bribes a few times, I don't think he'd take them though

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      prequel zoomer detected

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      If you have an opinion on critics and can’t just decide for yourself if something is good, you are certainly a midwit.

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        >If you have an opinion on critics and can’t just decide for yourself if something is good, you are certainly a midwit.
        I do form my own opinions independent of criticism. I do this so much that I get a lot of shit for not conforming to the consensus opinion. However, real art criticism can be really interesting and healthy for an industry.

        prequel zoomer detected

        If they said the prequels are great, I would still call them midwits because they are everything wrong with film criticism.

  5. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    A guy named Ted Gioia used to have a very nice blog where he talked about literature. Too bad it's behind some sort of paywall now.
    But there are worth critics out there, both professional and non professional - the main problem is that no one reads in here. Most anons have no idea how to identify a good book, can barely mention more than five living authors (and have not read them), and then will start threads about how critics are moronic after reading some boring paper assigned by their uni professor, just to be vocal about the fact that they didn't like it

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      i literally just finished a book a couple hours ago dumbass

  6. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Assuming you're talking about book critics a la New York Times: imagine you only have one week to read a book and write a review of it. You're not going to have time to digest the text and fully appreciate what it's trying to accomplish, so of course whatever you have to write about it in such a short time span is going to be bullshit. If critics were given more freedom instead of being forced to write about the latest releases then they'd be good, but under the current way of doing things all they're capable of creating is pure crap.

  7. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Are the majority of writers moronic? I certainly think you could make the case

  8. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    >I've found very very few respectable.
    Well of course. Consider the type of person who chooses to become an internet critic. What type of person constantly nitpicks and criticizes shit? Insufferable, uncreative losers with little going for themselves. Not to say all critics are this way but you can't deny that the "profession" (KEK) certainly attracts those types. It's practically made for them.

  9. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    there is only one

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      I refuse to believe he’s read all those books — not to mention, this while having supposedly watched all those films and listened to all those albums/musical compositions.

      How the frick does he do it? He even has a section on the best Balkan literature, totaling 57 novels. Who the frick reads 57 novels from the Balkans without themselves being a Balkaner? And this repeated for every other major ethnic-geographic section of the world.

  10. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    the art critic to end all art criticism

  11. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Everyone is moronic. We are monkeys flying through space. No one knows what the frick is going on. Did you live in a cave during covid?

  12. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    In twitter there are a few great ones. Arty the art historian's takes shitting on jazz were amazing. So many leftoids mads kek

  13. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

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  14. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    When you get down to it it's pretty wild that there are people who get paid to comment on a piece of fiction.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      anon, there are people who get paid to watch anime & movies on youtube
      reading novels and writing articles about them seems like hard work in comparison

  15. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Critics who like the books I like are wise sages, and the closest we'll get to an objective standard of literary quality.
    Critics who like books I don't like are israeli shills, corruptly propping up a dying industry

  16. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Too much criticism is just mindless bashing and nitpicking and going in with the intent to hate a work instead of like it.

  17. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    are we talking about actual critics or yootoobers/podcasters and people with blogs?

  18. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Orwell's "Confessions of a Book Reviewer" is one of my favorite articles of his. This is how it starts:

    >In a cold but stuffy bed-sitting room littered with cigarette ends and half-empty cups of tea, a man in a moth-eaten dressing-grown sits at a rickety table, trying to find room for his typewriter among the piles of dusty papers that surround it. He cannot throw the papers away because the wastepaper basket is already overflowing, and besides, somewhere among the unanswered letters and unpaid bills it is possible that there is a cheque for two guineas which he is nearly certain he forgot to pay into the bank. There are also letters with addresses which ought to be entered in his address book. He has lost this address book, and the thought of looking for it, or indeed of looking for anything, afflicts him with acute suicidal impulses.

    >He is a man of 35, but looks 50. He is bald, has varicose veins and wears spectacles, or would wear them if his only pair were not chronically lost. If things are normal with him he will be suffering from malnutrition, but if he has recently had a lucky streak he will be suffering from a hangover. At present it is half past eleven in the morning, and according to his schedule he should have started work two hours ago; but even if he had made any serious effort to start he would have been frustrated by the almost continuous ringing of the telephone bell, the yells of the baby, the rattle of an electric drill out in the street, and the heavy boots of his creditors clumping up and down the stairs. The most recent interruption was the arrival of the second post, which brought him two circulars and an income-tax demand printed in red.

    >Needless to say this person is a writer. He might be a poet, a novelist, or a writer of film scripts or radio features, for all literary people are very much alike, but let us say that he is a book reviewer. Half hidden among the pile of papers is a bulky parcel containing five volumes which his editor has sent with a note suggesting that they “ought to go well together”. They arrived four days ago, but for 48 hours the reviewer was prevented by moral paralysis from opening the parcel. Yesterday in a resolute moment he ripped the string off it and found the five volumes to be Palestine at the Cross Roads, Scientific Dairy Farming, A Short History of European Democracy (this one 680 pages and weighs four pounds), Tribal Customs in Portuguese East Africa, and a novel, It’s Nicer Lying Down, probably included by mistake. His review — 800 words, say — has got to be ‘in’ by midday tomorrow.
    https://www.orwellfoundation.com/the-orwell-foundation/orwell/essays-and-other-works/confessions-of-a-book-reviewer/

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      orwell is so underrated, mainly because people associate him with the drudgery of being assigned in school

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        He had a talent for writing from the perspective of a pitiful creature under tremendous stress. But 1984 is all about this crushing totalitarian regime, so it's funny to read him as the doomed book reviewer who's paralyzed with fright as the ticking of the clock eventually causes him to snap and summon Promethean amounts of courage to start churning out hack reviews about a "real page-turner" which he hasn't read.

  19. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Edmund Wilson is good

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