pissed off writer

A Proposal (ha, puns)

So, as most of you know, I will be doing a Swanfire wedding fic for the finale.  While morosely chatting with others about how stupid the entire thing was, it occurred to me that I’m surely not the only Salty Pissed Off Writer that is devastated to see Emma’s characterization destroyed by this stupid half-assed relationship.  I’ve loved seeing headcanons about what a Wooden Swan wedding would look like, a Swan Queen wedding, etc.

So why don’t us anti-CSers have a little fic day for the premier?  

Pick your favorite Emma pairing.  Write a wedding fic.  Post it under the tag Emma Swan Deserves Better.  

Let’s vent by writing.  Let’s write the wedding Emma Swan deserves–without destroying her character (a Grace Kelly wedding dress? Have they met this character?), keeping her edgy and fierce.  

Join me!

Originally posted by after-world-chronicles

Okay, here’s the thing, fuck all writing advice that tells you how to do your story or write your scenes, because guess what! THEY ARE NOT THE ONE’S WRITING THE STORY!!! I can not stress this enough, you are the one with the vision for how YOUR story is supposed to go. Only you know how to tell this story. Only you. Fuck anyone who’s like “Prologues are bad, blah, blah blah,” “Don’t kill your main character off early, I feel cheated, blah, blah, blah” or “Starting off with a dream sequence makes me feel like I’ve been lied to” GUESS WHAT ASSHOLES THAT’S WHAT YOU’RE SUPPOSED TO FEEL LIKE, WE WRITE THINGS TO INVOKE A FEELING, BE IT GOOD OR BAD, ITS A FEELING TO GET YOU TO UNDERSTAND HOW THE CHARACTERS FEEL DUMBASS

ok but what I’m most pissed off abt the writers slaughtering Clexa is that they never really let the whole “Clarke is oblivious about her influence over Lexa” thing play out like bitch that woulda been so precious

Clarke and Lexa arguing and Clarke being sure she can’t win and then suddenly Lexa just sighs and says fine??? Or Lexa taking Clarke’s feelings into consideration in any decision she makes and Clarke not realizing??? Clarke being baffled when Lexa says she understands that she has to go back to Arkadia??? Because no one’s ever genuinely taken her and her own feelings into consideration so she’s just overwhelmed about that and doesn’t think to even wonder why Lexa’s being so…nice, in a way?

and then her finally realizing and it’s a sort of smack in the face because ‘oh my god she cares about me that’s why she accommodates me so much’ and then she rushes to Polis and runs to find Lexa and more or less backs her into a table again as she slowly asks Lexa why she did all those things, she wants to hear her say it, and then Lexa’s backed up against a table and she just sighs 'because the last thing I want is to see you hurt’ and then Clarke kisses her and they live happily ever after as Heda and Wanheda and nobody dies except their enemies and Jaha

It really ticks me off when people don’t realize that artists and writers have a life outside of tumblr. We don’t sit down and draw or write all the live long day, 365 days a year in front of our computers and tablets. For some of us, yes it’s a job, but we don’t do it on such a constant basis that we have no life outside of it all and it pisses me off when people just say, “Well, it shouldn’t be too hard, right? You do it all the time!”

Yes. Let me whip out my magic pen that will create a story or an image for you in 5 seconds flat with everything exactly the way you want it.

Art takes time. Writing takes time. It takes practice and thinking and references and researching to do what we do. If we get it all done in an hour - full blown story/picture/mini-comic/webcomic - then holy shit we were on a role and we must actually be magic. But not everything works out that way. Life gets in the way and our priorities make certain projects be put on the back burner and it just irks me that there are people out there who just don’t get it.

I’ve had my fair share of people getting mad at me for having to put shit on the back burner because I had things in my life to prioritize and apparently apologizing yet confirming it will be done no matter what isn’t enough. And then there are the people who bug the shit out of you day in and day out and what kills me is that you get so pressured you go, “Do I really want to finish this? Do I really want to even do this? Do I even have the drive to do it anymore?”

Don’t be the people who make an artist or a writer feel like unappreciated or pressured like this. It’s awful, especially when life hands them something they need to take care of first.

Everyone’s so pissed off that the writers are “ruining Emma” and the only thing what truly angered me about that sneak peek was Reginas comment that Killian is a “no good pirate”. Like bitch please? Has he not proved himself time and time again? Like how dare you; as someone who’s apparently worked “so hard” to get your happy ending?

What Actually Bothered Me

Okay so I must admit that during the actual finale I was absolutely livid. I was completely pissed off at the writers and at Julie and at the whole episode in general. All I wanted was for Steroline to be happy, and I didn’t get it so I bitched about it for a while. But then I watched a movie with my dad, distracted myself for a while, and I understand my anger more now.

Stefan dying didn’t bother me as much as it did others. Yes I’m pissed off and I would have loved to see Steroline live happily ever after. But it was always Stefan’s story, and a part of me quite likes that the series ended with the conclusion to his tale.

Besides, Caroline never would have fit as a human, as Candice said “it took her dying to make her truly alive,” and we all know that Caroline was made to be a vampire. So even if Steroline would have ended up happy, it wouldn’t truly feel done to me because without a flash forward I would always wonder how Stefan died.

But there were four things that drove me up the fucking wall:

1) Stefan sacrificing himself for Damon again for some twisted guilt that he still holds after making his brother turn. News flash Damon is a terrible person, and Stefan Salvatore deserved so much more than a death like that.

2) There was no mourning. I wish they would have ended the last episode right before Damon set on fire, so that this episode could have a better mourning period for Stefan. I mean Elena got a whole episode, and Stefan Salvatore deserves much more than five minutes.

3) The Klaroline letter. Okay here’s the thing about Klaroline, for me at least. I understand the shipping because I agree that their personalities work. In fact, I have read many fanfictions starring the pair and many of them were incredible. I don’t really ship them in canon, due to past incidents, but even really aggressive shippers can admit that it was too soon. Stefan died two minutes before, and Steroline got married one episode ago. But suddenly it’s a Klaus letter, a “story for another time,” and a possible spin off? The KCers deserve more than a slot of fanservice, and SCers sure as hell deserve more than that.

4) It was always about Damon, right up until the end. Sure we see Stefan meet up with Lexi, and then we see him finding relative peace. But if it truly was “Stefan’s story” then it should have been Damon making the sacrifice. I would have preferred having the compulsion work, and a heartbreaking scene of Stefan crying in front of the fire once Damon was gone. One because it creates more of an impact, two because it allows Damon to finally take the fall, and three because this series was always about Stefan. Not about Damon finding piece, or Elena waking up, or any of the romances that followed. It was about Stefan, and he deserved so much more.

We all deserved more, the characters, the actors, and the fans especially. It’s been a great 8 years, and even if there were some bad times (including a lot of this episode) there were amazing times too. Here is a small piece of my ranting, feel free to rant right back to me. We will make it through this, just as we have in the past.

Love you all, to the moon and back.
~Lizzie

I quit watching TWD after Glenn got killed off because that whole decision to do so was incredibly disrespectful bullshit to his character the overall storytelling integrity of the show, and his fans. He was my favorite character, and, in my opinion, the last one that actually made TWD feel worth staying emotionally invested enough to continue watching as a whole because he still had a profoundly hopeful, inspirational, emotionally complex, optimistic, dynamic, and relatable storyline that also still had so much unexplored potential for fresh things that I actually still looked forward to seeing in terms of backstory and development on this show. That’s something that I feel like most of the other main characters have lost at this point, and Maggie was totally sidelined, anyway.

I like Rick, Carl, and Michonne, too, Richonne is a cute couple, they are necessary for the overall plot of the show, but like I said before, they’ve kind of turned into static characters, who’s full development of character has been achieved to me at this point. Carol is boring, I can’t stand Daryl, and the other characters are too poorly written and/or underdeveloped for me to even care about at all.

Also, Negan is a shitty villain. I don’t mean that in the sense that he’s a terrible person, either. He’s the main villain. Of course, he’s going to be evil. I expect that, that’s the whole point of him being a major antagonist, and that’s not the problem with his character. The problem is that he’s a poorly written one-note villain, who Gimple and the writers clearly didn’t put any effort into creating for the show at all by humanizing, or toning down from his comic counterpart, like they did with the TV Governor.

Negan gets too much screen time as it already is, just about as much as Rick and Team Family, if not more, but what makes that even more unbearable is the fact that he’s not at all interesting in comparison to the Governor in S3 and S4 on the show. Hell, even Gareth and the cannibals were more humanized than Negan on the show, and I thought that was TWD jumping the shark back at the time…Boy, was I ever wrong…

Anyway, the Governor’s episodes never felt like they took away too much time from the overall plot with Team Family, and they always felt relevant because they gradually connected with each other, rather than just being thrust together for shock value all at once in one big mess. While I’m still very pissed off that the writers could give bottle episodes to every other AL5 member, two major antagonists, characters who were introduced much later on the show, and random red-shirt characters that we never saw after one or two episodes, but never to Glenn, who was one of the five core AL5 protagonists on the show from day one, the Governor’s episodes were always a treat for me to watch, and one of the biggest highlights of S3-4A for me that always kept me on the edge of my seat. It was not because Philip (the Governor) was a good or likable person, overall, but because he was an emotionally complex and well-written villain. His actor, David Morrissey, did such a fantastic job of bringing the character to life on screen. It was so fascinating to watch the writers psychically break the Governor down by deconstructing, reconstructing, and ultimately deconstructing his character again in his demise at the end of 4A.

Even though I mostly hated Philip Blake on the show, I also was fascinated by him, and I felt a bit sorry for him because I knew why he was a villain. I got to see him be broken down into someone worse than he started out as on the show, try to get better for a bit, and ultimately fail by reverting back to his old power-hungry, narcissistic, and sociopathic murderous ways that led to his ultimate demise. The Governor was actually a character with a story that had a worthy of being told on the show because he was there as more than just a presence of meaningless shock value that terrorized Rick and Team Family. The Governor contributed to the greater theme of being too far gone.

What is Negan’s greater purpose on the show beyond terrorizing Rick and Team Family and reeling in higher ratings by using him as a tool to create torture porn scenes and shock value death? He’s straight up evil just because he likes to be, as far as we know, and I don’t think he ever will be a complex villain on the show because Gimple and tptb aren’t even putting in minimal effort in terms of writing for characterization and storytelling anymore. I can’t love to hate Negan and appreciate him as a villain, like I did with the Governor. Rather, I hate to hate him because he’s not interesting to watch at all, and I wish that he never came into existence on the show, instead.

It’s all just cheap, cruelly manipulative, and meaningless ‘shock’ value gimmicks that are no longer shocking because the writers always kill off the most obvious characters for “shock” value to try and be dark and edgy. You know, they always kill off the incredibly kindhearted, loving, and selfless souls, who have everything to look forward to in their lives, who overcome every obstacle, who overcome every stereotype, and who, thus, are often POC, LGBTQ, elderly, mentally ill, disabled, etc. characters to try and create more of a tragic emotional impact from the audience, and/or to save Daryl, instead.

I’m almost positive that saving Daryl was at least one of the factors for AMC and Gimple’s decision to kill off Glenn on the show. They wanted to kill off a popular AL5 member, Rick and Carl are the main leads and without them there is no show, Carol was sidelined from Team Family, and so that brought it down to choosing between Daryl and Glenn. AMC would never let them kill off their cash cow, so they chose Glenn. I’m pretty convinced about this because Daryl’s got all the merchandise from AMC and Hot Topic for the show on his side, not Glenn. And while Glenn was still a pretty popular character on TWD with fans, I remember seeing an article that said he still ranked second after Daryl back in S3. Plus, why else would they make Daryl indirectly responsible for Glenn’s death that he should have gotten, instead, and then focus almost entirely on his pain and suffering over Glenn’s death more than anyone else’s, including Maggie’s, Glenn’s wife? That seems like obvious fan pandering and Daryl favoritism to me, at least in part.

I was alright with good characters dying from S1-S4 because Glenn was always the one character there to defy the otherwise predictable and discriminative trope of the “kindhearted, selfless, and loving character from a marginalized group of people just can’t survive in this world,“ and because the deaths of the characters, who did die, besides Andrea, who Mazzarra fucked over in the S3 finale, still felt at least somewhat meaningful. However, after Hershel’s death, it began to feel like an extremely lazy, predictable, and cruelly manipulative trope that had lost its charm because we were losing too many good characters for no good reason. It really started to stick out to me with Beth’s death that happened because *gasps* they must add in a shitty and tragic plot twist that failed to make sense, anyway, because the writers had killed her off in the most OOC way right when she had just had the chance of greater complex development right in her grasp.

Glenn’s death on the show was my last straw, not just because he was my favorite character, but because his death was even worse than Beth’s. He was literally the the last remaining heart and soul of this show that they killed off. It wasn’t just Glenn who got killed off in the S7 premiere, it was the TWD that I originally fell in love with as a show, too.

At least the writers gave Beth a full arc to explore her new character development, and they took the time to focus on her before killing her off. The writers didn’t even give Glenn that much before killing him off on the show. Gimple threw Glenn under the bus right after sidelining him post S3. They used that dumpster gate fake out death bullshit with Glenn (which never happened in the comics that they were so intent on following for the death of this one main character from them) throughout most of the first half of S6, a season before his death, revealed that he was still alive a few episodes before the S7 premiere, made him kill living people for the first time to protect Maggie and his people after coming back, never mentioned anything about it afterwards again, and then killed him off in the S7 premiere, anyway, all because they wanted to shock the audience and give Daryl another man pain storyline by making him cause Glenn’s death.

Gimple is so narcissistic that he is unable to see just how shitty of writing that was, and called us “children” for being pissed off about it. Really? Shut the fuck up, Gimple! Being creative and diverging from the comics when there is potential to do so is your job! You could get away with not giving every other comic character the same death from them, create Daryl Dixon for the show and let him still live on it, kill Sophia, kill Andrea, let Carol still survive, and switch up every other major death, but you couldn’t save Glenn Rhee on the show from his comic death when you already had every perfect reason to not kill him off set up, which made it feel like a total sellout, anyway. I bet you were just too afraid and too lazy to be creative and take advantage of organic opportunities for something better and new, as usual.

Also, giving the audience such sparse false hope by killing Glenn off in the S7 premiere, after faking his death only a few episodes earlier is bad storytelling that has lost you a lot of fans respect and viewership, Gimple, including my own, so don’t tell us that Glenn fans shouldn’t feel pissed off enough to quit watching because you killed him off and blatantly disrespected his character and his fans in doing so.

The writers killed off Glenn, the character who they just made kill ten living people to save Maggie for the first time ever in S6 with no deeper explanation of the effect that it had on him afterwards. The writers killed off Glenn, who they hid under a fucking dumpster to fake his death and cheaply manipulate the audience for most of S6. The writers killed off Glenn, who they had been sidelining since S4, and who never got full backstory, development, or a bottle episode. The writers killed off Glenn, and made Daryl, the overrated white trash fan fav, responsible for it, so that he could survive to get a storyline out of it, instead. The writers killed off Glenn, who was the only death from the comics of a main character that they decided they just had to follow from the comics on the show. The writers killed off Glenn, who also happened to be the only core MOC protagonist on the show from day one that these white, narrow-minded, and racist writers just had to give his comic demise to, even though no other main character who died on show from the comics was ever given the same comic death on the show. The writers killed off Glenn on the show, even though it wasn’t relevant or necessary to the overall storyline, or to the development of Rick because Daryl stole Glenn’s role as Rick’s main righthand man, or the person who mattered to Glenn most in the world, Maggie, (and even that’s a shitty and racist excuse for killing off Glenn, but at the very least his death was a game changer for Rick because Glenn was his righthand man in the comics, while Maggie was a damsel in distress in them before Glenn died and she learned to stick up for herself in the comics) because she was already a badass and independent leader on the show, and they totally sidelined her and made her husband’s death all about Daryl’s pain over causing it to happen, anyway. The writers killed off Glenn, who was the last major source of living hope and optimism on this show that made TWD feel worth watching through all of the bullshit on this show as a whole because he was a constant source of the possibility that a better life could be achieved because the world went to shit. The writers killed off Glenn Rhee, who was a deeply meaningful symbol of hope, growth, and optimism on this show, rather than just boring day to day survival that goes nowhere new, and meaningless action and torture porn scenes that no longer shock me, just disappoint me. RIP Glenn Rhee=RIP TWD.

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@nerdgasrnz (sorry I’m on mobile) I didn’t say it was well written– it’s really not. Steven and Pearl do have their actions excused and brushed off all the time but that’s not because they’re “terrible overpowered too special if characters” it’s because the writers don’t understand how to handle black women or their own storylines. They’re bad at writing.

Steven could have the same basic personality and design he had at conception along with pearl and if the writing was better none of this would have happened. “Mary Sue” as a term has a dozen different meanings all fundamentally just boiling down to “this character is just BAD and BECAUSE of that the story is bad”

I don’t agree Steven has done nothing wrong, but he’s a character who was written by writers, and all of these choices were made by the writers for more complex reasons than “they love Steven too much and want him to be extra special and perfect” when if Steven wasn’t there… The same thing would be happening. We gotta examine it a bit deeper than “this character is what’s wrong”

till date I’m pissed off at the HIMYM ending. It literally burns my soul. The whole Barney and Robin “divorce”, like fuck you man. Those two were literally perfect together and above all that they had so much chemistry, it was magical. And then the whole Tracey dying? why?!!! why was that even needed. Why couldn’t Ted and Tracey get the happy ending they deserved? and gawwwwwwd Ted going back to Robin?????????? IT’S LIKE CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT NEVER FUCKING HAPPENED.

sorry i’m pissed off. the writers are dickheads. i hate you. just sayin. 

anonymous asked:

Am I the only who is so pissed off at how the writers handled Mon-El that I hate his father's name? Lar Gand in the comics is Mon-El's birth name. He was only called Mon-El because it was the name Superboy (Clark Kent/Kal-El) gave the amnesic crash survivor thinking the new alien with the same abilities and a similar pod was his brother. Supergirl's Mon-El is lying about his identity but uses his real name? Kara didn't know the ruling family of the closest planet? How bad is Kyprton education?

The CW: Dare to create plotholes

Save Luisa Alver

Why is Jane the Virgin treating one of it’s best (okay supporting but who cares) characters like some stupid child?

Rose, who is obviously everything but not stupid, sees an equal in Luisa!

I mean ROSE! Self-absorbed person Number 1 is somehow really fascinated and drawn to Luisa.

So please someone tell me why I should not be mad af at Raf for being a douche bag to his sister since day one?

Yeah and it really pissed me off that the writers did that rehab stuff again. Just so they can kick her out for the next few episodes and bring her back for probably more ‘funny’ Rose-problems.

Dear JTV-Writers, get your Roisa storyline straight (not meaning hetero) bc this is a tease! End them or just give them the story they deserve.

Come Meet My God, Fuckers!

I declare war on hate
I’m a Christian who believes
Love is thunder roaring in
An earthquake rumbling
The din of love so loud
It’ll hit you like a train ploughing through
And justice, it’s pretty plume flying high
You need not believe in my God
I stand with you just the same
But believe in love
For to me it’s the same thing

And those who hate and divide
Will find themselves buried in rubble
The aftereffect of my God’s love

@katrinnac