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    Hmm ... unpopular opinions ... OK. Here goes.

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    I think Neil Gaiman is a lovely guy but a really boring writer.


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    When I think about my story, words magically appear on a sheet of paper.

    In fact, that could be a half-decent story.


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    I think prescriptions have no place in a free society. I think we've managed to outsmart Darwin, when the herd could really use some culling.

    Writing:
    I really hate vampires, zombies, and werewolves. I think, "Twilight," was really an average girl's choice between necrophilia and bestiality.

    David Mitchell sucks. So dull...
    Neil Gaiman is yes, boring as hell.

    Guilty pleasures:
    I really dig the old cyberpunk stuff.
    Likewise, Tim Dorsey
    Her: I love my computer! All of my friends are in there!
    Me: Yeah, I was thinking the same thing about my freezer...
    Her: What?
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    The middle classes are ruining the world
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    Uh pulp fantasy is more profound and thought-provoking than any modern attempt to deconstruct it.
    George R.R. Martin hasn't done anything that Michael Moorcock didn't do better.
    Maybe not unpopular but I don't hear anyone except me and my brother talking about this, 90% of contemporary cover art is just awful.
    Dead by Dawn!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BornForBurning View Post
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    Uh pulp fantasy is more profound and thought-provoking than any modern attempt to deconstruct it.
    George R.R. Martin hasn't done anything that Michael Moorcock didn't do better.
    Maybe not unpopular but I don't hear anyone except me and my brother talking about this, 90% of contemporary cover art is just awful.
    Most cover art is gag-inducing. I thoroughly agree!
    Her: I love my computer! All of my friends are in there!
    Me: Yeah, I was thinking the same thing about my freezer...
    Her: What?
    Me: What?

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    A story being grimmer or "grittier" does not automatically make it more realistic.

    On a similar vein, morally ambiguous characters are not automatically more interesting than good guys/bad guys.

    Antiheros are overrated.

    The line between art and propoganda is very blurry, maybe even non-existent.

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    I can't stand subplots.
    "I don't do anything with my life except romanticize and decay with indecision."

    "America I've given you all and now I'm nothing."

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArrowInTheBowOfTheLord View Post
    A story being grimmer or "grittier" does not automatically make it more realistic.
    Entirely agree. As far as I'm concerned, anyone doing dark for the sake of being dark, I'm not going to read or watch. Far too much of this is just terrible storytelling. They can take their emo crap elsewhere.

    On a similar vein, morally ambiguous characters are not automatically more interesting than good guys/bad guys.
    Again, agree. It's not that I mind moral ambiguity if it's done well but far too often, it's not. Anything postmodern can kiss my ass.

    Antiheros are overrated.
    Not anti-heroes done well, but far too often, they're not. Then they're not just over-rated, they're terrible.

    The line between art and propoganda is very blurry, maybe even non-existent.
    Especially today. There have always been movies that were social commentary, but they were entertaining in their own right apart from that. Today, we have far too many movies and TV shows and books that aren't even trying to hide it. They exist only to whine about a particular ideology. If you don't share that ideology, there's no point to looking at them at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Especially today. There have always been movies that were social commentary, but they were entertaining in their own right apart from that. Today, we have far too many movies and TV shows and books that aren't even trying to hide it. They exist only to whine about a particular ideology. If you don't share that ideology, there's no point to looking at them at all.
    I disagree. Art has always been a vehicle for explicit social commentary. Look at just about every historical piece of work. From Gilgamesh to Shakespeare to Star Wars, a crucial aspect of art has always been the politics of the artist.
    "I don't do anything with my life except romanticize and decay with indecision."

    "America I've given you all and now I'm nothing."

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