Unpopular opinion, but GoT was not exactly great.
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Unpopular opinion, but GoT was not exactly great.
"As the ancient cogwheel train clawed its way up the dizzying incline, Edmond Kirsch surveyed the jagged mountaintop above him. In the distance, built into the face of a sheer cliff, the massive stone monastery seemed to hang in space, as if magically fused to the vertical precipice."
But literally anything by Dan Brown. It's a miracle anyone can get through a single sentence without feeling nauseated.
@Strawberry ghost. Thank you for putting something original of your own up. I think you have some flare in making short bare-bones outlines interesting. This could work really well for kids stories or
graphic novels. It would be an interesting style to develop— put some interesting and humorous illustrations up and make a humorous moral-type ending for the kids stories and I think it could work really well.
This is the only segment of yours I have to go off of so I don’t know if it’s close to your regular.
I sorta feel like Jung deserves a place in this thread
Jordan Peterson. 12 Rules (Rants) for Life has to be the worst book I've ever read, and I couldn't even go on past Rule 9. Rule 5, Do not let your children do anything that makes you dislike them, or the alternative title, Jordan Peterson hates kids and doesn't understand them, has some gems.
"And what about the idea that hitting a child merely teaches them to hit? First: No. Wrong. Too simple. For starters, "hitting" is a very unsophisticated word to describe the disciplinary act of an effective parent. If "hitting" accurately described the entire range of physical force, then there would be no difference between rain droplets and atomic bombs. Magnitude matters--and so does context, if we're not being willfully blind and naive about the issue. Every child knows the difference between being bitten by a mean, unprovoked dog and being nipped by his own pet when he tries playfully but too carelessly to take its bone. How hard someone is hit, and why they are hit, cannot merely be ignored when speaking of hitting."
"Two year olds, statistically speaking, are the most violent of people. They kick, hit and bite, and they steal the property of others. They do so to explore, to express outrage and frustration, and to gratify their impulsive desires. More importantly, for our purposes, they do so to discover the true limits of permissible behavior. How else are they going to puzzle out what is acceptable? Infants are like blind people, searching for a wall."
"I remember taking my daughter to the playground once when she was about two. She was playing on the monkey bars, hanging in mid-air. A particularly provocative little monster of about the same age was standing above her on the same bar she was gripping. I watched him move towards her. Our eyes locked. He slowly and deliberately stepped on her hands, with increasing force, over and over, as he stared me down. He knew exactly what he was doing. Up yours, Daddy-O--that was his philosophy. He had already concluded that adults were contemptible, and that he could safely defy them. (Too bad, then, that he was destined to become one.) That was the hopeless future his parents had saddled him with. To his great and salutary shock, I picked him bodily off the playground structure, and threw him thirty feet down the field. No, I didn't. I just took my daughter somewhere else. But it would have been better for him if I had."
He tells the story of having to babysit someone's kid, a two year old, one time and trying to make him fall asleep after refusing to do so. After a few failed attempts from Peterson, he says:
"He promptly got to his feet. I was impressed. The kid had spirit! I lifted him up, and laid him down, again. "Lie down, monster," I said. I pounded his back gently some more. Some kids find that soothing. He was getting tired. He was ready to capitulate. He closed his eyes. I got to my feet, and headed quietly and quickly to the door. I glanced back, to check his position, one last time. He was back on his feet. I pointed my finger at him. "Down, monster," I said, and I meant it. He went down like a shot. I closed the door. We liked each other. Neither my wife nor I heard a peep out of him for the rest of the night."
Is this what he means when he tells people to "slay the dragon" in their lives?
And the worst monster of all: ELMO! (This is discussing the same kid above.)
"He won't sleep," said his father. "After you put him to bed, he will crawl out of bed, and come downstairs. We usually put on an Elmo video and let him watch it."
"There's no damn way I'm rewarding a recalcitrant child for unacceptable behavior," I thought, "and I'm certainly not showing anyone any Elmo video." I always hated that creepy, whiny puppet. He was a disgrace to Jim Henson's legacy. So reward-by-Elmo was not on the table."
He was as tall as a 6’3” tree.