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03 April 2012 @ 05:03 pm
grate writing  

Sherry Gottlieb's humor column quoted "Thog's Masterclass" (David Langford's fanzine Ansible's collection of ungreat writing) with this example of metaphor abuse:

  'I had too much altar boy in me to seize the bitch goddess of success by her ponytail and bugger the Zeitgeist with my throbbing baguette.' (James Walcott, Lucking Out, 2011)

Sometimes you just have to cast your eyes down (squish) and humbly admit, "I could not write that in a million years."


layne_ilayne_i on April 4th, 2012 01:40 pm (UTC)
Oh my word(s). That is so hideously awful yet so creative at the same time.
hotclawshotclaws on April 4th, 2012 01:47 pm (UTC)
You should post this to weepingcock.
Steven Keith Taitsktait on April 4th, 2012 02:25 pm (UTC)
For which we are all grateful.
mythusmage on April 4th, 2012 05:45 pm (UTC)
"I would not write that in a million years."

There, fixed it for you.