>"anon don't write like that, it's corny, pseudo intellectual, self-gratifying, and cheap"
>"but let me tell you about this famous author who wrote exactly like you do, and why he's hot shit."
>actually be a college prof
>"anon, don't write that. a^2 + b^2 = (a+b)^2 is clearly false in general"
>but let me tell you about how I think it should go and this really great idea I had about how I could write that equation
the student in question was operating in a finite field of prime order
>don't write like this, your writing too broadly, don't try to tackle large topics out of the blue like this, don't hit your reader over the head with your themes
>AND IN THIS PARAGRAPH YOU CAN SEE JOYCE HAS A LOT TO SAY ABOUT LOVE AND THE HUMAN CONDITION SUCH AS...
just say my writing ability isn't there yet, don't give me this fucking "don't be too obvious with you themes"bullshit nigga, if I wanted to read sterile minimalist dreck I'd subscribe to the new Yorker
>Pretend to be college prof
>"anon, don't write like that, Pr(A|B) only equals P(A) if A and B are independant"
>but let me tell you about how all things are related and there is no such thing as a coincidence. We need to know B in order to know P(A) for every event in the world.
>the writers most fapped to are the ones who went against them
I had one asshole just like you in my English comp class. You're a supercilious, self-infatuated little pissant, and not 10% as smart as you wish. Your writing is corny and pseudo-intellectual because you are. Kill yourself.
>tfw I literally was that guy but the teacher said my writing was good so I only figured it out in retrospect
im sorry but over-encouragement is sheer poison at times
Take one faggot. Write as flowery as you want, as long as its good of course. don't let no fuck boy tell you how to write in your own voice. Either you hit it big or you don't, at the end of the day all you could have ever been was yourself anyways
>write a paper explaining the dialectical evolution on Yeats' thoughts on history as evidenced by the differences between his poem, The Second Coming, and its previous, typescript draft.
>get warned about using overly technical language
>still get an A
>mfw my next paper was even more technical and still received an A
honestly, if you can't get an A on every single paper, you should give up.
People are intimidated by a name. People are fr more receptive to people they implicitly believe are on a "higher level" than them. But take away the name and people have no problem saying what they truly think
This was displayed in its purity in the last poetry thread, someone posted a Lord Byron poem as Anonymous, nd everyone clamored to critique the thing, calling it tryhard, etc. But all mouths were closed once it was revealed who the actual author was.
tl;dr these hoes will never respect you until you make it
I noticed this on forums too. All the cool internet kids aren't usually that funny. it's the name and large post number that gives them that oomph.
I've even caught myself thinking something I just read was more profound than it was when I found out who the author was. It's bullshit
>anon,your writing and style is great.
>you are fairly well read for your age
>but you made 20 accent mistakes in one page
>I don't think you can get better at
>so you must have a disability
Byron was a personality, not a poet.
Mind you, he was one hell of a personality.
Seriously though, Byron is bad. And his poetry would be outdated if written now. Unless I'm misunderstanding what happened, anons were right to critique it. Byron (who wasn't very good) was a product of his time. It's entirely reasonable to critique him as they did when operating under the assumption that the poem in question was written by some faglord last week.
The only problem I see is becoming quiet. They should have stuck with their criticism.
you're not wrong, but your evidence is shit. if people assume some fag is writing with 19c diction, today, then of course they'll call it pseud poetry.
why don't you use contemporary poets in your gay ass experiments. at least put up berryman or heaney etc.