Yick! Most of this stuff is old and cringe-worthy. I still hang out here once in a while, but not really for posting new content. Maybe I'll start over fresh sometime soon, hmm?
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Sarcasm isn't SarcasticWhen you were a kid, did you ever imagine a voice narrating your life? Did the voice sound like the awkward rambling at the beginning of a new Disney movie saying things like, "uhhh," "whatever," "so yeah," and "I mean" as the character introduces themself in a "funny awkward," way? That's because it's the easiest thing for anyone to do.Sarcasm isn't Sarcastic by MakingFunOfStuff
Being lazy is so often confused with being witty, and writing awkward rambling is truly the easiest thing to do. Tacking "-ish" onto the endings of words, making one word sentences, using sloppy phrases like "she gave him the give-me-Percy-Jackson-or-I'll-kill-you expression," or making the narrator sound unsure of themself is sometimes all it takes to trick people into thinking you have a "strong voice as a writer."
It's actually the weakest and least talented voice to have as an author, because it's the most easy. This lazy babbling excused as "sarcasm" is a low form of wit, and any fool could write a book in the same voice as Rick Riordan
The Humility of StupidityThere is a deep fundamental and philosophical difference between SpongeBob Squarepants and Edward Cullen. Something relevant to our attitudes as storytellers. We should look toward cartoons for a lesson that writers these days seem to have forgotten, which is part of the reason we have so many problems like Mary Sues in books today.The Humility of Stupidity by MakingFunOfStuff
There is something about SpongeBob, which is, in his essence, more respectable than Edward Cullen or many main characters of modern YA books. It has to do with basic virtues and an undervalue of true comedic spirit while we’re distracted writing melodramatic or angsty fanfiction. Morals are important. The creators of SpongeBob have at least one virtue the author of Twilight does not: humility.
Humor comes from something being humiliated, which is why it’s often associated with what is forbidden. We laugh when we are getting away with something. In Twilight the tone of the novel allows room for nothing but admiration, and the