Comments from BlackRonin
|2010-06-29 04:56:27||Kidnapping New Whores||Those who dislike the story are entitled to their opinion (I didn't much care for it either, as a matter of fact), but these attacks leveled against the author aren't called for. He's not sick for writing this, it's a piece of fiction.
Thomas Harris wrote "The Silence of the Lambs" but that shouldn't be taken to imply that he approves of cannibalism. Vladimir Nabokov probably wasn't endorsing pedophelia when he wrote "Lolita". Using shocking or exploitative elements in your stories doesn't reflect on you as a person, although the skill with which you do so does reflect on your quality as a writer.
Criticize the art, not the artist.
|2010-06-29 15:01:46||The Darkness Within||I humbly disagree, poetry CAN simply be whatever a writer wants, but if a writer takes the time to give it form and structure it often improves the verses to a great degree. Too many people just thoughtlessly fill lines with vacuous, pretentious words and phrases (not saying this one necessarily, but I do think it's suffering from some bad influences)
This is especially true today when so few people bother and most think of poetry as just stream of consciousness with funny line breaks. Free verse isn't the only way to write, for most of history poetry was meant to be a highly formal and structured form of expression, and those who broke it away from those conventions pondered over each word and line just as much as the formalists of other eras.
And a poet should ALWAYS know what the poem means, whether anyone else does or not. Writing isn't ethereal, you have to choose words with intent and purpose. I'm not Yeats myself or anything, but this is a craft, and crafting takes care
|2010-06-30 02:04:45||The Darkness Within||Well anonymous reader, no, I'm not much of a poet. I've written a handful of poems over the years, but it's not a format I like or am much good at. But criticism isn't a privilege reserved exclusively for those who can do better.
Nor is my work at all relevant to my criticism. My opinion is equally as valid regardless of what I produce myself, or even if I produce nothing at all. And like I said, I'm not Yeats or anything, I write porn that's primarily intended for cheap thrills, no more and no less.
Even so, when I write I don't chalk it up as an ethereal, mystical enigma beyond my understanding, I write with purpose and intent. Does that make my writing good? Not necessarily. But it does make it better than if I didn't. Like I said, writing isn't about otherwordly empathic impulses, it's consciously putting words on paper. When you put down a word, you should know why. I don't know what our author here thinks of such matters, though I'm growing increasingly curious.
|2010-06-30 03:15:43||Things get steamy between best friends||Tsk, over so soon? You were just hitting your rhythm. I hope you're planning on writing more, because this was quite enthralling.|
|2010-06-30 03:15:54||Things get steamy between best friends||Tsk, over so soon? You were just hitting your rhythm. I hope you're planning on writing more, because this was quite enthralling.|