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Old 03-23-2019, 07:24 PM   #46
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Dang you really know how to read random people through the internet that you never met before.. You should get a cookie.
 
Old 03-23-2019, 07:31 PM   #47
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Dang you really know how to read random people through the internet that you never met before.. You should get a cookie.
I'm sorry to be the one to break it to you, but there's nothing special about you.

Narcissists are a dime a dozen and overpriced at that.
 
Old 03-23-2019, 11:02 PM   #48
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@young_jedi - Creative ideas and imagination are important but without the work to manifest ideas in the physical world, they are smoke in the wind. Put another way by an actually ingenious man, Thomas Edison, whose name qe all know because of the work he did that improved countless human lives.... "Genius is 2% Inspiration and 98% Perspiration"
You, sir, have quite obviously so far, have yet to put in the sweat. Many here have tried to help you with both positive and negatives hard won from experience. Now it is up to you to do with that whatever you will. Maybe you will have learned something. Somewhat more likely, given your unrealistic view of yourself, you won't. "Fake it till you make it" only goes a few small steps. Then you must perform or evaporate.
 
Old 03-23-2019, 11:27 PM   #49
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I'm sorry to be the one to break it to you, but there's nothing special about you.

Narcissists are a dime a dozen and overpriced at that.
Well said, time to update Ignore List I think... updated...
 
Old 03-24-2019, 11:23 AM   #50
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Dang you really know how to read random people through the internet that you never met before.. You should get a cookie.
this is just a standard reply people make on the internet; it might apply at times, but far less often than it is used.

... so you
  • show us some of your creation, and ask (!) for our opinions & critique
  • talk much more about yourself in the course of this thread
  • get people annoyed because, despite asking for critique, you just keep repeating how great you are and that basically everybody else can stuff it if they don't agree with you
  • evtl. start complaining that we cannot "read" you - isn't that what you wanted in the first place?
all that reveals quite a lot about yourself, doesn't matter that we don't actually sit with you.

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personally i don't think that you suffer from some mental disorder.
You're just not being honest with/to yourself; maybe you feel a constant need to prove to yourself and others that you are not insecure.

Last edited by ondoho; 03-24-2019 at 11:26 AM.
 
Old 03-24-2019, 11:35 AM   #51
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You all obviously don't appreciate my ingenious work, so in that case I'll take my talents elsewhere where it'll get the attention it deserves..
Thanks, we'd all appreciate it.
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And I'll make it big time, and be filthy rich kicking it with George Lucus onboard Millenium Falcon.. Just remember the name "Soul Star"...
Sure...might again want to spell names right (it's "Lucas", not "Lucus").

Again: if you're such a 'creative genius', why bother asking us what we think, and then reject whatever you don't like hearing? You can't spell, have a poor grasp of grammar, and (based on the mercifully little you posted), can't string thoughts/paragraphs together. If it's going to 'have everyone on the edge of their seats', then GO DO IT and quit talking about it.
 
Old 03-24-2019, 11:36 AM   #52
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(Star Wars is fun but it isn't SciFi... it's children's space opera) ... (not) nearly enough Science in your background to write real Science Fiction. This may be OK since what often passes for Science Fiction is just monster movies in some mildly futuristic or fantasy clothing.
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(someone) seem to be writing Fantasy Fiction not Science Fiction
i like sci-fi a lot, but tbh to me a good, fantastic story is just as important as the science.
in fact i don't care all too much about the hard science; maybe because i don't have any sort of scientific background .

but i do notice & appreciate when the writer puts effort into these things.

essentially i think most sci-fi has overlap with fantasy literature.

Writing about the future is unique (compared to other story writing) because it allows for a maximum of imagination while still keeping a connection to our current world, to reality.
often there's also a parable, a comparison, a critique of our current world/society. While this is also possible in a fantasy genre, it is much more inherent in sci-fi.

And again i'm not really talking much about science... What would you call it if someone writes about the future but is much more interested in society than, say, technology? is it still sci-fi?
for lack of a better term i'd say yes.
 
Old 03-24-2019, 12:48 PM   #53
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personally i don't think that you suffer from some mental disorder.
You're just not being honest with/to yourself; maybe you feel a constant need to prove to yourself and others that you are not insecure.
Narcissism is considered a Personality Disorder. Schizophrenia is considered a Mental Disorder. There is a difference:

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A personality disorder is an enduring pattern of inner experience and behavior that deviates from the norm of the individual’s culture. The pattern is seen in two or more of the following areas: cognition; affect; interpersonal functioning; or impulse control. The enduring pattern is inflexible and pervasive across a broad range of personal and social situations. It typically leads to significant distress or impairment in social, work or other areas of functioning. The pattern is stable and of long duration, and its onset can be traced back to early adulthood or adolescence.



Symptoms of Narcissistic Personality Disorder

In order for a person to be diagnosed with narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) they must meet five or more of the following symptoms:

Has a grandiose sense of self-importance (e.g., exaggerates achievements and talents, expects to be recognized as superior without commensurate achievements)

Is preoccupied with fantasies of unlimited success, power, brilliance, beauty, or ideal love

Believes that he or she is “special” and unique and can only be understood by, or should associate with, other special or high-status people (or institutions)

Requires excessive admiration

Has a very strong sense of entitlement, e.g., unreasonable expectations of especially favorable treatment or automatic compliance with his or her expectations

Is exploitative of others, e.g., takes advantage of others to achieve his or her own ends

Lacks empathy, e.g., is unwilling to recognize or identify with the feelings and needs of others

Is often envious of others or believes that others are envious of him or her

Regularly shows arrogant, haughty behaviors or attitudes


https://psychcentral.com/disorders/n...lity-disorder/

I worked in the Mental Health field 9 years, know it when I see it and how to deal with it. When vigorously challenged to prove himself, confronted with his own character flaws and the fact he was not special it was more than he could withstand so he left to find "other special or high-status people", like George Lucas, who could appreciate his "ingenious work":


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You all obviously don't appreciate my ingenious work, so in that case I'll take my talents elsewhere where it'll get the attention it deserves.. And I'll make it big time, and be filthy rich kicking it with George Lucus onboard Millenium Falcon.. Just remember the name "Soul Star"...
 
Old 03-24-2019, 06:48 PM   #54
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...personally i don't think that you suffer from some mental disorder.
You're just not being honest with/to yourself; maybe you feel a constant need to prove to yourself and others that you are not insecure.
In my considered opinion, I don't think they have any problem apart from being a year 9/10 student with an overdeveloped sense of entitlement - not at all uncommon at any school.

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...And again i'm not really talking much about science... What would you call it if someone writes about the future but is much more interested in society than, say, technology? is it still sci-fi?
for lack of a better term i'd say yes.
Taking Asimov's classis science fiction Foundation series as an example, if it wasn't for the space travel it would be a fantasy story. What makes it science fiction is the consistency of the invented science*. For example, there are natural limitations on interstellar communication (basically the only invention is the mechanism that allows "faster than light speed") and there are consequences of those limitatons. All good science fiction is just "let's suppose this is possible - what happens then?"

*When I was growing up, anything to do with space travel was science fiction; when my kids were growing up it was already history. But there was a lot of overlap in the science.
 
Old 03-25-2019, 05:49 AM   #55
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Incidentally I hope all those publishers who rejected Rowling never got a single good night's sleep after she became so famous!
I suppose writing is just "all about the money" these days. Rowling is famous for the Potter "franchise" and of course for being very wealthy.

Our budding author, the OP of this thread, seems to have the same lofty ambitions.

I suppose it's the modern trend, could be applied to pop musicians or actors also - "make millions first, worry about learning to play/act later..." or some such thing.
 
Old 03-25-2019, 09:18 AM   #56
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We're typically pretty lenient in General, but I'm closing this thread for what I hope are obvious reasons. If anyone has any questions, feel free to contact me directly.

--jeremy
 
  


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