TFW most fiction is bad because the majority of authors have unsophisticated worldviews and a shallow understanding of human behavior

TFW most fiction is bad because the majority of authors have unsophisticated worldviews and a shallow understanding of human behavior

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  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    you were saying?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      18+ website kiddo

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymouṡ

    tfw

    I hate bad authors because they have an unsophisticated worldview and a shallow understanding of human behaviour

    but

    I hate good authors because I have an unsophisticated worldview and a shallow understanding of human behaviour

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I'm sure that the animetard has a very sophisticated worldview and understanding of human behaviour

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous
  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Most fiction is bad because writers don't know how to write, even if their work isn't based in philosophy it would be fine if they understood the mechanics of storytelling. I mean just look up "how to write" and you'll get the most basic b***h "sounds about right" non-advice akin to sketchy health advice.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Not true. The elite strut and sheer strength of upper-class "gatekeeping"
      shrouds taste.

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I recently read a reddit thread where they ran a poll on whether people would read a story that had a lot of head hopping and after finishing the thread, most of the replies had the fruity gays complaining that head hopping is bad because they don't get to be a single character for any length of time. The reason why most of them read was to get to be another character. It occured to me then, that this was the most shallow and normie like opinion i had ever had of any reader, and their narcissim had the result of cheapening writing for me, the idea that writers write stories so that these vapid gays can imagine themselves in your characters is extremely demoralizing. Its no different from teachers complaining of reduced attention spans. This new age narcissistic video game trend has to stop if good writing is to come back Reading because your life is so boring that you can't stand anything that doesn't pander to your fantasies instead of reading to acquire knowledge and perspective will be the death of fiction.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Fact of the matter is that most readers these days, especially the male ones, grew up on anime and videogames and somewhere along the road decided that reading was a more mature hobby but they carried over their self-insert wish fulfilment tastes that they got from anime and videogames.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Can you elaborate on sophisticated and 'correct' tastes of male readers?

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          nothing made after 1955

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      You do want to immerse yourself in the characters though, certainly of a modern psychological realist novel from Flaubert on. I'm not sure that character insertion is the problem, rather that the philstine reader has bad taste and such small mental horizons that only the adventure antics of genre fiction character immersion interests them, rather than say the psychology and life of an Emma Bovary or Anna Karenina.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Poll people on the functions of a novel and most have no idea what it is. The idea that a character is 'unlikeable' is a deal breaker for them. The interiority of a character profile doesn't even occur as a point of interest. They're not interested in the psychology or how themes are presented and have no critical reading skills.

        Fact of the matter is that most readers these days, especially the male ones, grew up on anime and videogames and somewhere along the road decided that reading was a more mature hobby but they carried over their self-insert wish fulfilment tastes that they got from anime and videogames.

        I've seen a counter trend where, the men who aren't total granolabois at least, end up at the peaks of genre and start seeing through the spectacle to what actually drives good literature, and dip into classics and the continuum of works responding to them. Not a common thing, but common enough.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Ensconced in Ulro, true. I am noticing it with the nieces; their mother introduces them to Potter, now self-selecting all Potter-like adventure novels. Still at an age were it is forgivable, but already trapped in the genre fiction prison, becoming habituated to the routine of incarceration, and not learning any skills of flight or escape. Not what literature and reading is for.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      That term is for perspective shifting within a scene which is egregious. Having a lot of character POVs that have their own chapters however is also bad and is often padding. Wheel of Time for example should have been limited to the perspectives of Rand, Mat, and Perrin.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        What does perspective shifting within a scene even mean? When you have 3 people in a room talking to each other, you are describing dialogue transitions and moving the story forward, how the frick do you not head hop or perspective shift?? An example is the game of thrones scene with catelyn and ned discussing whether he should go south and become hand, that scene has tonnes of shifts btn the two's points of views, then even more when maester luwin enters the discussion. Another one is the piece written by some IQfy gay about a farmer who hates peaches, i think it was posted yesterday, that one also has the same shifts. I don't understand how you could describe a scene with more than two people without changing perspectives.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Difficult if it's an epistolary novel with one writer, or a second person perspective novel like pic. But yes, it's an impoverishing regression to the pre-Madame Bovary era to not have an omnipresent narrator who can plunge into the interiority of each character.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          That chapter, Catelyn I GOT is entirely Catelyn's POV, anything about what Ned thinks or feels about what they're talking about is from Catelyn's observations and assumptions.
          >His eyes were haunted, his voice thick with doubt.
          >He stood staring out in the darkness, watching the moon and the stars perhaps, or perhaps the sentries on the wall.
          >Ned looked irritated.
          From what I remember GRRM is pretty good about only including stuff about other characters' thoughts that the POV character could reasonably assume.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            I don't like GOT and I can confirm it's hard with perspective for the best.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            No its not, how can catelyn see that ned is watching the moon. This is clearly an omniscient that doesn't want to reveal everything.

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    bare feet

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    My views are sophisticated but i can't write for shit.

    Also sophisticated doesn't necessarily mean the same as "interesting"

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      https://i.imgur.com/sNRyJGk.png

      tfw

      I hate bad authors because they have an unsophisticated worldview and a shallow understanding of human behaviour

      but

      I hate good authors because I have an unsophisticated worldview and a shallow understanding of human behaviour

      Just keep reading and writing
      And remember to read more than you write

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        It's impossible to write more than you read, because you read everything you write.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >Just keep reading (good books)

        fixed

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          You should read bad books. The bad books you should read is whatever schlock is popular in your community/culture. Basically pop-culture tripe. The reason why is because you need to stay in touch with the everyman, so you don't become a pretentious weirdo from reading exclusively good lit. Another reason why is that it will deepen your appreciation of the good lit you read. Of course good lit should be prioritized, but this will help you develop your own nuanced understanding of good lit, instead of reading lists made by knowitalls that live/lived in a different world from yourself.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            No. Don't waste your life in the mire. Your body is a temple for the Holy Spirit, do not sully it with stupidity.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Anon, we should give people's bad books a chance like we'd want them to give the bible a chance. Of course like I said, good material should take precedence. But we cant explect to hold a fair view of other worldviews if we refuse them, just like people who never read the Bible say dumb bullshit like "sky daddy" or "Trinity is 3 gods". We should strive to be the ones who are different, better and fair.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            No. You shouldn't waste your time on bad books. Life is short, value yourself as something divine who is made for better things, or become a lowly being in a self-created hell.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Reading bad books isn't a waste of time, for the reasons I mentioned
            You need to read bad books to know they are bad books. Many people feel the same way about the bible, that "it's a bad book, why read it". Give others the same chance you'd want to be given, and understand you are just as likely to be wrong about anything as they are. You will likely learn from them.
            I will reiterate, good books should be given precedence.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            correction: study bad books

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Huh

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Most fiction is bad because it's smut written for femoids.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      And femoid-brained men

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Tomo is cute!

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    1. pencils are cheap, those authors wouldn't write low effort garbage for decades if they didn't make a living out of it
    2. yet people wouldn't buy it if it wasn't marketed (including the advertising)
    3. it all boils down to who is getting all those those fat bank loans to do the marketing... and to what end? because if you don't need the money anyway, it's not like you are paying for it out of your own pocket lol

    but it's all over now anyway... who needs whiny authors with zero life experience to juggle words when you got A.I.?!

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    you're very cool and super smart for saying this anon 🙂

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous
  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >most fiction is bad
    nearly all of what has been thought, said, and written is trifling bullshit. History tends to filter for those who had something to say.

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    if only the understood human nature like obscure anime girl posters

  13. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >TFW most fiction is bad because the majority of authors have unsophisticated worldviews and a shallow understanding of human behavior
    name 3 examples of good fiction

  14. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    Your imagination is a subjective quality and its only as good as you are informed or intelligent. Its not something that writers take into account when writing because its not something that can be quantified.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      ooo thats too bad. Your skill as a writer is a subjective quality too, so uh, gotta take that into account and not read your pompous homosexual book.
      get fricked pseud

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        lmao,i suppose your mom told you you are special kid, didn'r they, they told you, you have some special imagination that all writers should pander to, come on special kid give me your top 5 books and lets see just how special you are

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          now youre calling me the special one. lol ok dude dont get lost inside your fricking butthole now lol. actually clinically braindead stupid

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            so you have no books, special imaginative kid, all you can conjure up is juvenile tier insults, you never did grow up special kid, you still think anime and comics are le true literature because they heavily employ le imagination

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            you are genuinely deranged and worked yourself into an moron fit because you dont know how to read. consider euthanizing yourself

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            deranged, fit, euthanize, anon these are unimpressive for an imaginative teenager, you need to work on your vocabulary zoomer, tiktok is not going to help improve it

  15. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    [...]
    Your imagination is a subjective quality and its only as good as you are informed or intelligent. Its not something that writers take into account when writing because its not something that can be quantified.

    I would maybe reword the imagination bit as "authors don't respect the intelligence of the reader". Authors are afraid to intentionally write in contradictions, give their characters meaningful flaws, or create sympathetic bad guys. The worst is that authors spell out every single detail of the story instead of leaving some things open to be inferred or debated by their active readers. These things do happen, but mostly unplanned through the authors lack of skill. I wish I could say that I'm only describing YA but I think it's the case for the majority of fiction now. Nothing is created for adults, because the modern adult is a big kid who doesn't read to be a challenged or to confront difficult themes. It's all marvel movies where the good guy wins and the bad guy is literally Hitler and they're fighting for something as mundane as "world domination" or some shit.

  16. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >TFW most fiction is bad because the majority of authors have unsophisticated worldviews and a shallow understanding of human behavior
    True. Also most write for a paycheck and it shows.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Is a paycheck even worth it if you're a hobbyist writing generic schlock
      Wouldn't it be better to dare to be unique and stand out

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        You know how non-conformists tend to dress alike and have the same views? For many of these writers,
        >daring to be unique and stand out
        would still result in generic schlock, but now also unprofitable

  17. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    That's why I only read good fiction. Easy.

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