Jump to content



Toggle shoutbox Shoutbox Open the Shoutbox in a popup

@  Fire Blazer : (08 December 2018 - 06:57 PM) but as they say a country is made of its people so IMO FES itself is still kind of alive so long as its people still talk a bit and remember the good times XD
@  Fire Blazer : (08 December 2018 - 06:56 PM) also yeah we're alive just not the forum really lol
@  Fire Blazer : (08 December 2018 - 06:56 PM) ...?
@  Rujio : (07 December 2018 - 07:03 AM) We're just mostly not actually here
@  kirant : (06 December 2018 - 08:41 PM) We're alive. I think.
@  Ezra : (06 December 2018 - 04:25 AM) It's been AGES since I logged in last, how's FES doing?
@  Ramiel : (04 December 2018 - 04:42 AM) Yo
@  acceptance : (03 December 2018 - 05:43 PM) truly
@  Fire Blazer : (02 December 2018 - 07:42 PM) i see
@  Mig64 : (28 November 2018 - 07:58 PM) I'M PRETTY SURE SOMEONE DID SAY CAPS LOCK
@  Fire Blazer : (28 November 2018 - 01:21 AM) DID SOMEONE SAY CAPS LOCK
@  acceptance : (25 November 2018 - 11:29 PM) MY CAPS LOCK IS ALSO FUNCTIONAL
@  Cero : (19 November 2018 - 09:52 AM) woah, been a bit since ive been on here
@  Mig64 : (17 November 2018 - 03:28 PM) @kirant AND MY AXE.
@  Fire Blazer : (17 November 2018 - 07:37 AM) yo hey it's Valke. hope you're doing well. as you can see the forums are dead, but it is what it is, eh
@  xcrash1998 : (15 November 2018 - 10:05 PM) It is alright, i have nothing to complain about
@  Valke : (14 November 2018 - 10:36 AM) how are you guys doing
@  kirant : (13 November 2018 - 11:14 PM) SAME WITH ME. AND MY CAPS LOCK!
@  Valke : (13 November 2018 - 11:24 AM) I'M ALIVE
@  Valke : (13 November 2018 - 11:24 AM) HEY

Photo

Behavior that bothers you in fiction that doesn't in real life?


  • Please log in to reply
6 replies to this topic

#1 Mercurius

Mercurius

    Ars est celare artem

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,408 posts
  • Gender:Not Telling
  • Interests:Digital art, idealistic stories, MMOs, SRPGs, hunting games, FAAAAAAAAAAABULOUS-ness, and staying out of the social order.

Posted 01 October 2016 - 10:36 PM

Now for the reverse it tends to be pretty easy for people to answer, since a lot of people for whatever reason just enjoy watching assholes be assholes to other people in contexts where it doesn't really matter but not when it actually counts or is toward them. I recently recalled a memory of someone criticizing Bella Swan (yes, the Twilight character, I'm not really trying to defend her, since she is probably a bigger issue of that franchise than Edward Cullen is and it's not because she's a mary sue, but it is the most notable example I can think of) for being depicted as getting lost inside of a new town she has never been to or chose to be at.

 

For all I know the same person who criticized her for this may lash out at teenage girls who are lost that try to ask them for some directions IRL (I doubt it since even if they get mad pissed they probably are smart enough not to make a scene) but otherwise I'm just like...seriously? Bella is a teenage girl who has no familiarity of her current surroundings who probably can't even drive a car or cook her own meals. What's so terrible about her getting lost? 

 

I'd try to think of an example myself but nothing's really coming to mind at the moment since I don't really have much of a viewpoint difference between real life and fiction...


I believe in judgment of humans through their judgment of fiction, for nothing else tells better of their disposition freed from apprehension.


#2 Mig64

Mig64

    The Flying Submarine of Zimbabwe

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 112 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Your face
  • Interests:ERROR 404

Posted 01 October 2016 - 11:45 PM

Uhh, I'm not sure this would be a good example since this person just seem overall weird and deserves being told "Yeah, people get lost in places they haven't been before or don't know very well... news at 11?"

 

Then again, I can't think of any personal examples that would make more sense myself, so...



#3 kirant

kirant

    I won't go until it's over

  • Staff
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,420 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 03 October 2016 - 12:26 AM

Poorly formed thoughts are probably the top of my list for "things that kind of bug me in fiction and are acceptable in reality".  Realistic diction on TV or in books is completely unrealistic.

 

Try taping a conversation, then typing down exactly what you said. 

 

Spoiled is a copy of what I had when I tried this once a few years ago (only my side):

Spoiler

 

Reading that makes my head hurt to some degree.  You get repetition all over the place and I'm obviously speaking without really thinking or organizing my thoughts either. 


Red_Blue.png
Shameless Self-Plug - Updated May 30 - A Letter to a Younger Me – Anime Edition


#4 Blue Leafeon

Blue Leafeon

    Mega Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 518 posts
  • Gender:Female

Posted 03 October 2016 - 11:37 AM

If the only fault they can find wrong with Bella is her getting lost, they have some SERIOUS problems...

 

On topic:

Things that bother me in fiction that don't in real life?

 

.....

 

...Southern accents.

 

In fiction, southern accents are usually over-exaggerated to the point where everyone uses "y'all" when they're only speaking to ONE PERSON. I live in the south, in a rural area, and nobody I know says "y'all" when they're speaking to a single person. Because "y'all" is plural. Even country hicks know that.Not to mention the actual accent itself is, as I've already stated, over-exaggerated to the point where it actually grates my ears to listen to.


IUfb9Eg.png


#5 Mig64

Mig64

    The Flying Submarine of Zimbabwe

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 112 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Your face
  • Interests:ERROR 404

Posted 03 October 2016 - 11:45 PM

YES! Accents in general tend to be heavily stereotypical in fiction for whatever reason, it's really annoying and sometimes it even shows prejudice from the author(s). (I feel so dumb now for not thinking of it in my previous post, it's such a widespread issue.)



#6 Blue Leafeon

Blue Leafeon

    Mega Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 518 posts
  • Gender:Female

Posted 04 October 2016 - 12:55 AM

and sometimes it even shows prejudice from the author(s).

Likely another reason why I hate fictional southern accents. The people who have them are always stereotypically dumb, absent-minded, forgetful or otherwise simply not "normal."

 

I'm only really familiar with southern, so I can't really talk about accents other than that one, but you're likely right. Fictional accents likely grate the ears of ANYONE familiar with said accents in real life.


IUfb9Eg.png


#7 ^Leo^

^Leo^

    Mega Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 807 posts
  • Gender:Not Telling
  • Location:the magical land of cleve

Posted 04 October 2016 - 02:09 AM

The only series of books I've read that didn't absolutely butcher a southern accent is unfortunately not all that great of a read. Not bad by any means, but I've got better material I could be reading instead(though in that case the author would have no excuse to mess it up as she herself lives in New Orleans, the only city the plot takes place in)




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users