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#91 Princess_In_Waiting

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Posted 28 December 2007 - 06:32 AM

It's like Gossip Girl.


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#92 buffyrules13

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Posted 29 December 2007 - 05:57 PM

Here's something my English teacher told me about a poem I wrote:

Your poem rhymes. Poetry shouldn't rhyme.


And this is the person that's supposed to teach us about writing... nice. Really nice. *Sarcasm*
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#93 writerluv

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Posted 30 December 2007 - 05:09 PM

^ .................................Poetic liaisons?
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#94 peanut_butter

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Posted 30 December 2007 - 07:17 PM

"Face it, Gracey. You're going to be a writer. It's inevitable."

Uh.
Thanks.

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#95 courick11

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Posted 01 January 2008 - 06:12 PM

Most people have already said this, but I always get told in school that I write too much. However, I wonder if they ever thought that I don't write too much they just write too little??

I mean, it's really hard to find a peer editor in class when all they do is stare in awe at the length of the assignment you've been pouring youself into for the last week. I don't like to peer edit, too bad every research paper I do we have to do it! =]
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#96 the_tall_girl

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Posted 02 January 2008 - 07:51 PM

"Face it, Gracey. You're going to be a writer. It's inevitable."

Uh.
Thanks.

Love,
Gracey :elmo:

*scoffs* Shut up, Gracey. At least that's...uplifting. My friends go, "Is there something I should be doing with this that doesn't include fire, bodily fluids, window, or gas stations?"

But, you know, they're right.

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Posted 02 January 2008 - 10:10 PM

My friends...

Wait. Kat doesn't have any real life friends.

Never mind.


The people I'm acquainted with, though, normally just stare at me.

And say random, annoying things.

Well. Not really.

But when they find out that I wrote a novel (singular, people, singular! Only one!)... Bah. Catostraphic. I got a million choruses of: "Bring it in!"

Pfft. Like I'm going to take my novel to school.

They have no idea who they're talking to.



Kat


PS: *whispers* Well. I do have one friend.

But she lives in Poland.

*nods*

And she doesn't bug me about it.

So. Yeah.

*wonders why she's whispering*

*tiptoes out of thread*

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#98 PicturesqueEpiphany

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Posted 16 January 2008 - 11:38 PM

Can I post the weirdest compliment I've ever gotten? Because it's pretty funny and I really want to see what people say. Okay: here goes (note explanation first)

I work on the Art/Literary Magazine at my school, but I've also been published it. So we were selling the magazines from my freshman year and this one older guy (kind of crunchy/grungy/guitar player type - probably in his late 30s) and a woman came up to our table and asked if we (my friend and I) had anything in it. I smiled and showed her a poem I wrote about a friend of mine. It's certainly not the best thing I've ever written, but not the worst I guess (If anyone's curious I'll post the poem here). Anyway she read it and had him read it. And then he was all 'that was great' so I said 'oh, well thanks.' (by the way I'm going but what I posted in my blog later that night, because this part I don't remember) and then he said 'no, that was great' and then - here comes the weird part - then he bowed to me. I was flattered and completely weirded out.

What about you peoples? Any weird compliments too? (some of these criticisms posted are compliments as well)
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Posted 17 January 2008 - 01:14 AM

"You're, like, emo. Only without all the...blackness"

Um...ok?

This wasn't in response to my writing, but just the fact that I was reading a book in class (*gasp*) So, apparently reading is emo. Whatever that means...
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Posted 17 January 2008 - 07:00 AM

Friend: *frown* Stop... stop... *strained trailing off*
Me: :huh:
Friend: STOP USING ALL THE BIG WORDS, dammit!

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Posted 23 January 2008 - 08:34 PM

one time my friend said that my story is obsessed with making out.

another time, the same friend said that my story is too "bipbapbop" whatever that means :hyper:
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#102 peanut_butter

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Posted 23 January 2008 - 09:35 PM

So, I don't know if this counts, but I submitted a short story to my school's literary magazine, about a woman from the fifties writing a last letter to her dead husband.

And they put it in across from a really bad drawing of KURT COBAIN.

That seems like an odd sort of criticism to me.

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#103 Goa_Grl

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Posted 24 January 2008 - 12:01 PM

Jessie: the same thing happened to me. We had to write two pages. and i wrote ten. and i was ten years old. and the teacher saw the homework and failed me for writing too much. without even reading it. i almost slapped that teacher.

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#104 Jesse_and_Me

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Posted 28 January 2008 - 01:32 PM

I think the weirdest critisisms/compliments so far are:

"You think too much."

Uh...yeah, well, thinking is what human beings have to do to survive...

"Why is it you that always comes up with the good storylines?"

Don't know how to answer that one without being vain, so no comment...

(after reading out a poem in class)
"You have the brain of a fifty year old man, did you know that?"
Uh...thanks, then. wish i could say the same about you.

the inevitable "You write too much."

and the most recent:
"Will you do my homework for me? I'll pay you!"

(i said no, but i wonder if that counts as a compliment???)

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#105 Jesse_and_Me

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Posted 28 January 2008 - 01:33 PM

Can I post the weirdest compliment I've ever gotten? Because it's pretty funny and I really want to see what people say. Okay: here goes (note explanation first)

I work on the Art/Literary Magazine at my school, but I've also been published it. So we were selling the magazines from my freshman year and this one older guy (kind of crunchy/grungy/guitar player type - probably in his late 30s) and a woman came up to our table and asked if we (my friend and I) had anything in it. I smiled and showed her a poem I wrote about a friend of mine. It's certainly not the best thing I've ever written, but not the worst I guess (If anyone's curious I'll post the poem here). Anyway she read it and had him read it. And then he was all 'that was great' so I said 'oh, well thanks.' (by the way I'm going but what I posted in my blog later that night, because this part I don't remember) and then he said 'no, that was great' and then - here comes the weird part - then he bowed to me. I was flattered and completely weirded out.

What about you peoples? Any weird compliments too? (some of these criticisms posted are compliments as well)


im curious!
-xx
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#106 lily_li14

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Posted 17 February 2008 - 04:23 PM

My English teacher wrote LOL on top of my short story once. There were no other teacher-like comments on the paper, either, like "AWK" or any of those editing marks...just LOL. Given, it was supposed to be funny, but still. Weird.
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#107 StrawberryPrincess

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Posted 27 February 2008 - 07:15 AM

Me: Do you find my story exciting?
L: Well, almost...
Me: :huh:
L: Sometimes I thought it would get really exciting. And then: Nothing.
Me: But... :( Didn´t you say you like it?!
L: I do like it, I wouldn´t have read the whole thing so fast if I didn´t!
Me: I don´t get it.

I really didn´t get what she was trying to tell me.

Me: You like the bad guy, don´t you?
AC: Yes. I like him better than the main character.
Me: But the bad guy dies in the end.
AC: :angry: He. Is. Not. Dead.
Me: Of course!
AC: No!
Me: I made him up! I should know if...
AC: No!
L: Of course he´s dead. Kati says he´s dead, she made him up, so...
AC: Noooooooo!
Me and L: :blink:

I was really scared after this....
;)

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#108 dancingstone

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Posted 08 March 2008 - 04:28 AM

This probably doesn't count as critisism, but I thought I would mention it anyway, because it's totally embarassing.

In english a few years ago, we had to write a story about a pilot. So, stupid me, instead of writing about a pilot who's plane crashed on a desert island somewhere, like everyone else in my class, I wrote about a girl pilot who got drunk one night and slept with her boss, and then had to tell him that she was pregnant with his baby.

And you can imagine how well THAT went down with my english teacher... I got a C for it, and the comment, "A very... interesting take on the ideas presented to you."

Lol.

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#109 Hokey Pokey

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Posted 09 March 2008 - 10:39 AM

My friends who are girls normally don't have much to say about my writing other than, "It's good." Or something along those lines. It's my guy friends that feel the need to say weird comments.

"What I don't get is why you have so much detail about this one guy. It's ONE WHOLE PARAGRAPH! Personally, I don't care how his hair looks or how hot she thinks he is. I just DON'T CARE. Why couldn't you have written that much about how hot some of her girl friends are? WHY NOT? That's it, I'm done with you. Next time you write about how hot some guy is, just show it to your girly friends."

-Matt, my dear and caring friend. He just doesn't understand that I was writing for a girl's POV

"Long much?"
Matt, after I asked how he liked it


"How come you never let me read that composition book you're always carrying around? You never let anyone read it, but remember lab partners before friends, Michelle. Lab partners before friends!"

- Christian, my lab partner. Colorful isn't he?

"Why do all of the girls in your stories end up making out with a guy who looks like me? Are you trying to tell me something, Michelle? If you are then just go ahead and tell me. I'm a man, I can take it."

- Christian again. And the boys in my stories look nothing like him.



Michelle
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#110 Cooper & Jesse Luver

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Posted 12 March 2008 - 03:51 AM

Ok so I guess this isn't weird criticism but it's my first ever criticism so I'm gonna share it with you guys.

Hm... Pretty good.

My lovely enemy Kahlan.


I hope that quote worked.

Anyway thats pretty good critcism given that

A) That story had to be about Ancient Egyptians

and...

B) That comment was from my enemy!

Meg

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Posted 14 March 2008 - 05:33 PM

You’re a cynic’s cynic…you’re cynical about cynicism.


10 points to whoever figures out what that means.
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#112 Cooper & Jesse Luver

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Posted 14 March 2008 - 06:57 PM

Hmm.... What the..? Whoever gave you that critism is..... Interesting. lol :)

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#113 buffyrules13

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Posted 14 March 2008 - 09:25 PM

Erm... this is my weirdest COMPLIMENT, so..yeah.


Write a sequel. NOW! Or else.

Weird criticism:

It should be longer


A little rough punctuation-wise

(To this day I have no clue what that means)

You read that out loud too fast


There was too mch death in it

(It was a murder mystery, okay?)
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#114 louisacook

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 12:24 AM

I showed one of my chapters to a friend and she goes

Hmmm.it's good, but there just aren't enough evil geniuses.


I was like totally confuzzled because this is one of my Mediator fanfictions that she was reading, and she's read the Mediator...

So i don't know where she got the idea of evil geniuses from?!

o_O

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#115 the_tall_girl

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 05:09 PM

Porn.

...

More porn.

Stupid literal porn. --M


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#116 louisacook

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 09:58 PM

Oh, i just remembered another weird piece of criticism:

Friend (after reading Chapter): Um, that was really bad.
Me: Why?
Friend: Because teenagers don't say 'abs' or 'his beautiful dark eyes'. Those expressions are strictly reserved for adults.
Me: Ok...You're weird.. (Walks quickly away from psycho friend)


She was weird one. Everyone else thought it was good. *shrugs*

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Posted 22 March 2008 - 08:09 AM

^Teens say abs! And I may not SAY "his beautiful dark eyes", but I think it.

Jeez.

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#118 i'm so suze!

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Posted 26 March 2008 - 11:55 PM

okay... lets see my weridest criticium was well... i have a few..
"i'm confused what fell on her"
"Oh my god did YOU write this?"
"i was laughing so much my parents probably thought i was do it!"

okay, the first one isn't that odd... but anyway i think that's about it.
if you want to read my story it's on my topic thing! :spinstar:

love suze :angel12:
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#119 StrawberryPrincess

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Posted 27 March 2008 - 11:08 AM

You´re main character is a loser. Do you know that?


One of my friends told me that a few days ago. :lol:

Love,

:m: Kati :m:
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Posted 27 March 2008 - 11:13 AM

^^^Strangeness

love

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#121 buffyrules13

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Posted 02 April 2008 - 06:49 PM

"That idea is far too deep for someone your age."- My dad. Yeah, he's weird...
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Posted 03 April 2008 - 02:25 PM

"You have a writer's technique and style." My writing teacher, on one of my descriptive essays.

Emily :icon_flower:

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#123 buffyrules13

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Posted 04 April 2008 - 06:46 AM

Here's some weird criticism I've gotten on my poems....

Oh my God. Take the poem back right now! That was so depressing, I think I wanna shoot myself in the head now!

My bestest pal Elle

Did you actually right that? Who helped you?!

My wonderful English teacher

Is it a loooove poem? because it sounds like a looooove poem!

My other bestest pal Haley
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#124 peanut_butter

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Posted 06 April 2008 - 10:53 AM

K=friend.
G=Me.

K: Everyone's gonna hate you after they read this.
G: Why?
K: The main character is crazy.
G: Uh... Yeah, that's the point.
K: I know.

Love,
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#125 buffyrules13

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Posted 06 April 2008 - 03:12 PM

Weird criticism from guys...

There should be SPARTANS in it!

(It was a love story...)

The main guy should pull out an AK-47 and SHOOT EVERYONE!!

(Also a love story)

How come this guy looks like me? Are you trying to tell me something?

(Erm, it didn't look anything like him.)

Is she like gay or something?

(Also a love story. Between a guy and a girl!)
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#126 suzejesse.<3

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Posted 06 April 2008 - 04:26 PM

This is crap. It's complete and utter crap. I hate it.

But it's so freakin' good. Best thing I've ever read



Thanks big bro. I definitely understand what you're saying.

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#127 the_tall_girl

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Posted 06 April 2008 - 04:42 PM

^ LMFAO

K: Oh, you write?
J: What do you think all those long emails I sent you were?
K: I was supposed to read that?

-best guy friend, K. and me, J. lolz
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#128 Bella Catarina

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Posted 07 April 2008 - 08:49 PM

Rofl, Jules.


Z - You WRITE.
Me - Yes, and it isn't weird.
Z - Yes it is. Why don't you do normal things?
Me - Just because I write doesn't mean I'm--
Z - You need to get out of the HOUSE.
Me - Well, I mean, I do get out of the house... I go out, hop around a bit, and go back in... you know?
Z - I will never say this about anyone else, but we need to get you a boyfriend.
Me - o.o So you're trying to... normalize me? Just because I wanted to reach 24000 words the other day doesn't mean--
Z - What we need to do is get someone to go to your house with a rose in one hand and a bible in the other.
Me - Now what would THAT do, exactly?


Z = A guyfriend of mine.



The conversation went on.

Sigh. No matter what I do, they think it's weird...

They're the weird ones, I think.



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#129 Africa15

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Posted 08 April 2008 - 07:29 PM

Not really weird but funny:

My engligh teacher " This is a great paper. If you would apply yourself more them you would have a better grade"
Ummmmmm.....I would rather read.

the peer that edited my paper " This is a good paper but your spelling sucks. Who dosen't know how to spell 'compromise' right"
Oops did i not say 7 million times i can't spell

C: May I look in your purse
Me: Ya. Just don't read the green journal
C: Why
Me: Its got my story in it
C: OOOOO. Can I read it.
hello did I not say don't read it

K:You like to write!?!
Me: Yes
K: Not me I'm a reader
Me: I want to be a writer
K: That is cool
(10 seconds later)
Me: Did I tell you that I wanted to be a spy
K: No 10 seconds ago you said you wanted to be a writer
Me: OH. YA. I'm going to be both
K: You can't be both
Me: With a code name yes I can
(next day I ask for help for names in my new books I am starting)
K: Sure
Me: You want to hear my idea
K: Sure
Me: ramble on about my idea
K: Cool. You know your really good. Why would you ever want to be a spy.
Me: Thanks and I Want to be a super spy like Alex Rider (fav book character)
K: Your Weird
Me: I know
Thanks alot Friend and you know what she is too
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Posted 11 April 2008 - 01:36 AM

"You should publish this" my friend Nicole after reading a little bit. I jumped a little bit but i made my friends say what she said to me again just for the fun of it... ^_^
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#131 NeverBefore

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Posted 21 April 2008 - 11:23 AM

Rofl, Jules.
Z = A guyfriend of mine.
The conversation went on.

Sigh. No matter what I do, they think it's weird...

They're the weird ones, I think.
Kat


How come I'm just hearing this now? *glares*

Quite interesting though.
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#132 buffyrules13

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Posted 21 April 2008 - 06:21 PM

M'kay, one of my best friends read my story that I put on here, and here's what she said:


"Feather, you listen to me, and you listen well. I WANT A HOT PIRATE!" (By the way, she calls me feather. It's not my name, but now everyone does it. It has nothing to do with me at all, so who knows why?)

-Feather(See, even I do it!)
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#133 Avalon-Princess

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Posted 21 April 2008 - 08:55 PM

Mine is:

"I don't like the way this passage tastes."

...

I know, right. What did they do, EAT it?

Love,
Gracey :elmo:

I thought that was wicked funny.

I don't get weird criticisms. No one really gives me critcism. If you want to read my stories and give me criticism, go right ahead. I will be much obliged. But these are all SOOO funny. I'll just keep reading these until I get weird criticisms.

<3 Jak

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#134 StrawberryPrincess

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Posted 22 April 2008 - 11:33 AM

It´s not really critism but I think it´s kind of weird...

L: You should make Tim and Holly a couple.
Me: Never!
L: But...they would be a cool couple!
Me: What gave you that idea? They are like...day and night!
A: (meets us) I just finished reading your new story, Kati.
Me: What do you think?
A: Tim and Holly should end up loving each other.
L: Told you so.
Me: ... :wacko:


Love,

:heartbeat: Kati :heartbeat:
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Posted 22 April 2008 - 07:07 PM

*Ahem* More criticism!


H(A guy in my class)-"What the heck? You wrote like 20 pages!!!"

Me- "So?"

H- "It was supposed to be 3-5!"

Me- "Oooohhhhh."


One from my bestest pal, who shall be referred to as viking:


V-Erm, feather?"

Me- "Yeah-huh?"

V- "WHYYYYYY????"

Me-?

V- You killed him! Why did you do it?"

Me- "He was the villain..." *Slowly backs away*
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