Ellen Million (ellenmillion) wrote,
Ellen Million

  • Mood:
  • Music:

Gah.... Wyvern's rants

Now I remember why I hate browsing Wyverns.

Heaps of angsty, poorly-written poetry. Too lazy to find the gems in the heaps. Not fond enough of poetry to try.

Plenty of stories with NO FANTASY OR SCI FI. Even some good stories.

Beginnings. No flesh, no meat, just enough of a hook to get my hopes up then... cripes, finish it or don't post it!! Or at least mention that in the description so I don't waste my time.

Superpeople. Not that I have anything against superpeople, but egads, aren't they overdone already? Give your character some flaws, neh? Or give a *reason* that they're superpeople. A believable reason, and please not the 'my-whole-family-was-slaughtered-so-now-I'm-the-best-fighter-ever.' Ursula Vernon pulled that off. Mercedes Lackey pulled it off. Writers since the beginning of time have pulled it off. The first twenty-billion times I read that opening, I might have believed it, but REALLY. Be creative! And enough with the unbelievably cruel parents/adoptive aunt and uncle. It hardly worked for the Grimm brothers. It was the weakest point of Harry Potter.

Ugh. I started a few stories, and gave up in disgust. Maybe I'll try Woodworks recommendations. I'm still recovering from my dose of blech.

Ahem. I should mention that I'm NOT trying to bash anyone, just voicing my complaints, and I'm LOOKING for something to read, so if you have something (that preferably doesn't fall into the above gripes), point me towards it! I feel commenty.

  • Pep talk

    Hey self, it's been a while. The world has fallen apart in a way you never even imagined possible. We're in the midst of a global pandemic, there…

  • All the missing hugs...

    There are so many hugs being missed right now. The giant, squeezing, desperate hug of someone you love and haven’t seen in a long while. The…

  • Various morning thoughts and daily blogging...

    The Safeway pickup was painless. They were out of a few things (flour—not shocking, cherry pie filling, soap, English muffins, lime juice, chocolate…

  • Post a new comment


    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded