someone explain to me the John Greene debate
who is this guy he sounds like a dumb
okay so setting aside all his internet-y stuff (since i don’t know much about his youtube shenanigans and such)
basically he’s an author who has a good grasp on prose (though he gets a bit pretentious sometimes) but a horrible grasp on plot and character
all his books (i’ve read… four? of them? and apparently the others i haven’t read are much the same) follow the same basic structure
1) too-smart-for-society guy is into girl
2) girl does something mysterious
3) guy spends book trying to riddle out girl’s mysteries
but the thing is, despite the fact these girls are the focus of his stories, they’re always presented as problems that need to be figured out by the protagonist dude. they are never actual characters. they are the apex of manic pixie dream girls in literature.
and then when the protagonist guy figures out the problem— i mean, uh, the girl— he gets to evolve as a person and either get over his infatuation or win her heart. in the case of the latter, it’s like a puzzle game! SOLVE THE ISSUE, WIN A PRIZE! THE SEX PRIZE.
it’s always, always always about the man and this sexy problem in front of him and never about how she interacts with the situation. kind of like an academic version of the sexy lamp— rather than just an ornament, she’s a sexy crossword. hot stuff for a smart person.
so, all in all, he writes very one-sided, somewhat misogynistic books that do the weird worship-woman-as-divine-objects-not-as-equal-people thing.
but, to go back to my starting statement… he has nice prose. so people try to glorify his plots because they’re written well, and then other people point out that even if a turd is made of solid gold, it’s still a turd, and then we go around and around and around and the john green circle of life perpetuates.
he’s like jodi picoult or nicholas sparks but for teen girls. bluuuh.
Instead of “Battle of the Five Armies,” Peter Jackson should go with the title we all know, deep in his heart, would make him happiest. “Watch Legolas Destroy Five Whole Armies With Only His Bow and Perfectly Choreographed Dance Moves.”
So there’s this wizard that I’ve been trying to design for a few weeks now, and he’s meant to be a serious character so I keep drawing him with sensible hair and plain clothing, then saying ‘DAMNIT BUT HE’S A WIZARD’ and redrawing him with wacky hair and capes and stuff.
I have yet to find the right balance for him between ~magical~ and normal.
Damn you, Lazare Juste Chevalier-Hebert.
Damn you and your wizardy policeman schtick.
People discussing the sexuality of characters in MGS series is so interesting because
idk he either sleeps with everyone or everyone wants to sleeps with him, that’s it, that’s the main reason everything goes wrong in this game
Gayer than everyone above, literally everything that goes wrong in the series is because he couldn’t keep his dick in his pants for the guy above
Let’s play a game.
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bird kiss <3
Pictured here: Doc is way more fun than the rest of the characters, why am I not writing their route yet.
25k written on Armida’s route and 5k written for her endings. Probably about another 10k to go on the route stuff and then another 15-20k of ending variants.
I am so burnt out on this one though, I’ve filled entire books and written half a dozen documents with all the info on the chars/situations/backstory for it. I can’t decide whether it’s better to get the writing for it over and done with now, or move onto Samir or Doc for the sake of my sanity.
Still, progress is progress. It’s just painful progress where I’m constantly fighting against weird branching continuity, a major character who can’t talk in half her scenes, and a complete lack of narration for plot reasons. Bluh.
(613): IM WEARING A FLAG
(1-613): So that’s a no to the clothes then