Ellen Million (ellenmillion) wrote,
Ellen Million

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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.
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