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I, for one, cannot believe that we are STILL having the "eyes are not orbs" discussion. I've been in the WF for seven years, and somehow- SOMEHOW- people are still using it. Aside from the fact that it's totally bogus, what a ******** creepy piece of imagery.


Back when people did MST's of bad fics, there was an absolutely perfect 'blueballs' joke about such imagery for blue eyes.


Hah, yep. I can get behind that.

It's like those really really bad Harlequins, in which the lead female character must be described as having "globes of breast". Why haven't people figured out yet that that is just not okay? Way to not have respect for yourself as a writer.



Two theories:
Supergirl theory: they want to see how many atrocities in writing they can get away with and for how many books until the publisher notices it's stupid

Enterprise theory: the book may be called 'romance' but it's actual point is to force the read to kill themselves (probably using the book).
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I don't know, maybe you could use it in a horror?

"It shambled towards me and I readied my weapon, unable to take my eyes off its unusually large glowing orbs-"

*Snickers*. Or perhaps not...

Though seriously, who ever thoughts that "orbs" was an appropriate metaphor/cop-out/obscurity for the description of eyes? If I ever see anyone with orbs for eyes I'm screaming and running in the opposite direction. Before calling a psychologist to make sure I'm not going insane... well, MORE insane at least wink
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I don't know, maybe you could use it in a horror?

"It shambled towards me and I readied my weapon, unable to take my eyes off its unusually large glowing orbs-"

*Snickers*. Or perhaps not...

Though seriously, who ever thoughts that "orbs" was an appropriate metaphor/cop-out/obscurity for the description of eyes? If I ever see anyone with orbs for eyes I'm screaming and running in the opposite direction. Before calling a psychologist to make sure I'm not going insane... well, MORE insane at least wink


See, I wish that if orbs were going to resurge in popularity that cranial/cranium would as well. Orbs was just silly; cranium brought new levels of hilarity.

"Her cranium was perfectly shaped with two green orbs staring in fierce passiveness and quiet passion."

I wish we had a dictionary thread for bad literary synonyms. xd
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See, I wish that if orbs were going to resurge in popularity that cranial/cranium would as well. Orbs was just silly; cranium brought new levels of hilarity.

"Her cranium was perfectly shaped with two green orbs staring in fierce passiveness and quiet passion."

I wish we had a dictionary thread for bad literary synonyms. xd

Lol. I'd forgotten about cranium. Now that is hilarious,

We could always make our own thread for bad literary synonyms, complete with awesomely terrible examples biggrin
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See, I wish that if orbs were going to resurge in popularity that cranial/cranium would as well. Orbs was just silly; cranium brought new levels of hilarity.

"Her cranium was perfectly shaped with two green orbs staring in fierce passiveness and quiet passion."

I wish we had a dictionary thread for bad literary synonyms. xd

Lol. I'd forgotten about cranium. Now that is hilarious,

We could always make our own thread for bad literary synonyms, complete with awesomely terrible examples biggrin


We should do it! It'd be hilarious (and how many bad writers would use it as vindication in here? xD ).
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OMG, I would jump at the bad literary synonyms - but I think my mind would be forever in the gutter and I would come up with too many examples of orb tits and orbcicles.

I think breasts like orbs would hurt... You'd never be able to stomach sleep with those...
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Something like this? I've got two examples there, a serious one and a more anti-guide type one. Except it would be better than my examples, because I'm not exactly the first choice when it comes to writing dictionaries.
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Someone needs to make a 'WF dumb idea' bingo game. The only problem would be knowing which flavor of stupid the poster was going for.
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Someone needs to make a 'WF dumb idea' bingo game. The only problem would be knowing which flavor of stupid the poster was going for.


Let's see:

Chatspeak Moron
Purple Prose Moron
Tell-don't-show Moron

or we could just steal off of the tv tropes page for bad writing?
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Someone needs to make a 'WF dumb idea' bingo game. The only problem would be knowing which flavor of stupid the poster was going for.


Let's see:

Chatspeak Moron
Purple Prose Moron
Tell-don't-show Moron

or we could just steal off of the tv tropes page for bad writing?

We need the 'unintentionally racist' moron 'I'm specialer than you' moron, 'didn't read the rules' moron, The 'Stop telling me to do things' moron' and the 'Not writing properly is my lifestyle.'

Seriously, someone explain that one.

Also, what about the 'leaves the forum and never come back at the first sign of having to do work' moron. Do they count?
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Someone needs to make a 'WF dumb idea' bingo game. The only problem would be knowing which flavor of stupid the poster was going for.


Let's see:

Chatspeak Moron
Purple Prose Moron
Tell-don't-show Moron

or we could just steal off of the tv tropes page for bad writing?

We need the 'unintentionally racist' moron 'I'm specialer than you' moron, 'didn't read the rules' moron, The 'Stop telling me to do things' moron' and the 'Not writing properly is my lifestyle.'

Seriously, someone explain that one.

Also, what about the 'leaves the forum and never come back at the first sign of having to do work' moron. Do they count?


Edit: the last one is just another name for Chatspeak Moron, so just ignore it. Sorry about that.

I'm thinking they count. What about the Sexist Moron and the "but I'm only <age>" moron? Oh, and in memory of the "orbs" debacle, the "completely inaccurate but overused imagery" moron. Then there's also the "good spelling and grammar are optional" moron... (or perhaps you could call that the "gud spelin n gramar r opshunal" moron.)
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Someone needs to make a 'WF dumb idea' bingo game. The only problem would be knowing which flavor of stupid the poster was going for.


Let's see:

Chatspeak Moron
Purple Prose Moron
Tell-don't-show Moron

or we could just steal off of the tv tropes page for bad writing?

We need the 'unintentionally racist' moron 'I'm specialer than you' moron, 'didn't read the rules' moron, The 'Stop telling me to do things' moron' and the 'Not writing properly is my lifestyle.'

Seriously, someone explain that one.

Also, what about the 'leaves the forum and never come back at the first sign of having to do work' moron. Do they count?


Edit: the last one is just another name for Chatspeak Moron, so just ignore it. Sorry about that.

I'm thinking they count. What about the Sexist Moron and the "but I'm only <age>" moron? Oh, and in memory of the "orbs" debacle, the "completely inaccurate but overused imagery" moron. Then there's also the "good spelling and grammar are optional" moron... (or perhaps you could call that the "gud spelin n gramar r opshunal" moron.)


Those count, although I think the latter is also 'chatspeak moron'. That or 'lifestyle abuse' moron.
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Someone needs to make a 'WF dumb idea' bingo game. The only problem would be knowing which flavor of stupid the poster was going for.


Let's see:

Chatspeak Moron
Purple Prose Moron
Tell-don't-show Moron

or we could just steal off of the tv tropes page for bad writing?

We need the 'unintentionally racist' moron 'I'm specialer than you' moron, 'didn't read the rules' moron, The 'Stop telling me to do things' moron' and the 'Not writing properly is my lifestyle.'

Seriously, someone explain that one.

Also, what about the 'leaves the forum and never come back at the first sign of having to do work' moron. Do they count?


Edit: the last one is just another name for Chatspeak Moron, so just ignore it. Sorry about that.

I'm thinking they count. What about the Sexist Moron and the "but I'm only <age>" moron? Oh, and in memory of the "orbs" debacle, the "completely inaccurate but overused imagery" moron. Then there's also the "good spelling and grammar are optional" moron... (or perhaps you could call that the "gud spelin n gramar r opshunal" moron.)


Those count, although I think the latter is also 'chatspeak moron'. That or 'lifestyle abuse' moron.

That's the one I said was Chatspeak Moron - I kept it in for reference smile
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Someone needs to make a 'WF dumb idea' bingo game. The only problem would be knowing which flavor of stupid the poster was going for.


Let's see:

Chatspeak Moron
Purple Prose Moron
Tell-don't-show Moron

or we could just steal off of the tv tropes page for bad writing?

We need the 'unintentionally racist' moron 'I'm specialer than you' moron, 'didn't read the rules' moron, The 'Stop telling me to do things' moron' and the 'Not writing properly is my lifestyle.'

Seriously, someone explain that one.

Also, what about the 'leaves the forum and never come back at the first sign of having to do work' moron. Do they count?


Edit: the last one is just another name for Chatspeak Moron, so just ignore it. Sorry about that.

I'm thinking they count. What about the Sexist Moron and the "but I'm only <age>" moron? Oh, and in memory of the "orbs" debacle, the "completely inaccurate but overused imagery" moron. Then there's also the "good spelling and grammar are optional" moron... (or perhaps you could call that the "gud spelin n gramar r opshunal" moron.)


Those count, although I think the latter is also 'chatspeak moron'. That or 'lifestyle abuse' moron.

That's the one I said was Chatspeak Moron - I kept it in for reference smile


Makes sense.
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"leaves the forum..." moron doesn't count until they have a shorter name. Shirker moron, maybe?

I can't believe we forgot the naming moron though!

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