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Structural analyses can suck on my imaginary penis. Today I went knocking on the cruel wooden doors of badly-written paragraphs, asking them to participate in a brief survey, which went like this:
1) Describe yourself in a sentence.
2) What is your function in the story?
3) What is the function of the things mentioned explicitly?
4) What is the function of the things mentioned implicitly?

Rinse and fucking repeat, and this is fucking bullshit, Craig. Fucking. Bullshit. If you haven't picked up structure by the time you get to university IN A WRITING DEGREE, then you are never going to fucking pick up structure. IT IS INTUITIVE. THIS IS LIKE LABELING AREAS OF SKIN. OR STRANDS OF HAIR. Like you don't know which bit is on your fucking palm or attached to your head or not. Rassafrassin' asdhfjsafa jsdfhasjdf.


I hope it storms tonight.

Lauryn and Squeaker pretty much saved my headspace today by letting me occasionally think about design. By which I mean putting Ambrose and Atychos in dresses, and waking up Hiru-the-amateur-seamstress-no-not-that-kind-of-seamstress.

As you can see, though, I have not been saved quite enough and I have a further, oh, twelve thousand fucking words to read through and analyse tonight so that I do not fail this fucking subject. THIS FUCKING SUBJECT. It has been nothing but a fucking nightmare. At least Sam got us to look at the structure of things that WERE DEFINITELY STRUCTURED IN AN INTENTIONAL WAY. Not the halfass scribblings of other people who are burned out and desperately trying not to fail the fucking subject.

[EDIT] Squeaks, for a character made entirely of ass and sex appeal, Ambrose is surprisingly difficult to draw in a dress. XD It might help if I draw him normally first.

on 2008-10-07 04:05 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile]
....what is a cucumber error?

on 2008-10-07 04:16 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile]
You have two options.
1) A Terry Pratchett in-joke which goes Divide by cucumber error. Please reinstall universe and reboot.
2) Masturbation done wrong, in this case by Ambrose.

Possibly I should have just said "You don't want to know" but I have been overexplaining shit ALL DAY. D:

on 2008-10-07 08:17 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile]
Draw him normally first! :D I approve!

on 2008-10-08 12:33 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile]
XDXD Cucumber error. That really does need to be an icon. Just saying.

Also that unit is made of shit. *nods sagely*

on 2008-10-08 07:06 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile]
I have done a grand total of one of these edits properly. If I find structural problems it is because they will jump out and say "Help me! I have been written wrong", not because I analyse the thing to death. I plan to do the rest of them the day before they are due. Just so I don't fail.

Sam (not tutor-Sam, other-sam) has failed to post his draft so I have a week off. Huzzah!

Random linkage ( Has you seen it before? It amused me greatly.


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