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Re: Writer Discussion Table
« Reply #735 on: March 02, 2014, 10:57:37 AM »
I'm pretty sure that if you're arguing that your book is more real than another, you shouldn't be writing books in the first place.

gonna go with polite nod.

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Re: Writer Discussion Table
« Reply #736 on: March 02, 2014, 04:59:53 PM »
It's rarely ever used to taunt another series I'm sure. When you make reference in your own work to another then you took the time to mention it being a good thing in my mind. I mean, have you seen the little discussions between novelists where they just insult each other's works and styles? They don't need to be subtle to claim superiority.

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« Reply #737 on: March 02, 2014, 05:39:46 PM »
depends on how iconic it is. but it also depends on the genre. a slice of life series would be incline to add any real work of fiction.
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Re: Writer Discussion Table
« Reply #738 on: March 02, 2014, 06:02:04 PM »
Haha oh yeah. Even anime do that sometimes. Not a reliable example but Gintama references absolutely everything

It's rarely ever used to taunt another series I'm sure. When you make reference in your own work to another then you took the time to mention it being a good thing in my mind. I mean, have you seen the little discussions between novelists where they just insult each other's works and styles? They don't need to be subtle to claim superiority.
Never seen those though i'd love to

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Re: Writer Discussion Table
« Reply #739 on: March 05, 2014, 11:50:53 AM »
Came across, this image, and thought "Yes, everybody must know."




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Re: Writer Discussion Table
« Reply #740 on: March 05, 2014, 06:35:14 PM »
YUS. So simple and oh so very very important

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Re: Writer Discussion Table
« Reply #741 on: March 05, 2014, 07:31:30 PM »
It's amazing how some people don't even paragraph their essays in my college  :unsure:

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Re: Writer Discussion Table
« Reply #742 on: March 08, 2014, 02:46:22 AM »
i was recently in another forum, and i discovered, people really like to be jerks about typos. Is this something that other people tend to be? i understand sometimes its hard to read if the sentence is filled with typos, but is this really an argument ppl need to stoop to?
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« Reply #743 on: March 08, 2014, 05:08:45 AM »
I think highlighting typos is part of the correction process and i think you should look pass the jerky typos and see what else they have to say, and if they dont have anything good to say other than typos that is one way to suggest your piece is entertaining and dont have much mistakes :thumbsup:

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« Reply #744 on: March 08, 2014, 05:11:43 AM »
I think highlighting typos is part of the correction process and i think you should look pass the jerky typos and see what else they have to say, and if they dont have anything good to say other than typos that is one way to suggest your piece is entertaining and dont have much mistakes :thumbsup:

i can understand if their critiquing my work (different forum unrelated to manga and anime) but still...it gets dumb. does anyone else get treated over typos?
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« Reply #745 on: March 08, 2014, 05:38:22 AM »
Nope, though I wish they'd point it out. I look through my work sometimes and see that I've missed out words or made grammar errors  :unsure:

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« Reply #746 on: March 08, 2014, 10:53:12 AM »
I happens I suppose. I am appreciative when people point out my typos so I can get them fixed, and sure sometimes people will be an ass about it.

But at the end of the day, I know that I'm better than that. Typos may happen, but it doesn't mean I'm a bad writer.

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Re: Writer Discussion Table
« Reply #747 on: March 10, 2014, 10:02:47 PM »
something in the same vain as the typos thing, i was just researching scanlator groups and one of the positions is
"proofreader" they have a test to download but they give you a quick test as well

Proofreaders must check and correct the translated English script from any grammar, spelling and flow errors. They also need to match the bubbles with the text to make sure that the translator did not forget to translate any bubble.

The proofreader test you can download below:
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In this spoiler you will find a one line test for yourself!
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I went to beach yesterday. I meet a boy there.
(If in the above line the only change you see is a spelling mistake, then please do not apply for our group.)

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Re: Writer Discussion Table
« Reply #748 on: March 10, 2014, 11:04:52 PM »
Gosh, sometimes I see those often in certain scanlator groups where there are simple mistakes like that all the time in their work.
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Re: Writer Discussion Table
« Reply #749 on: March 11, 2014, 06:13:55 PM »
I've honestly wondered who was proofreading some of this stuff. Not that I'm not grateful for their efforts but when I'm reading an interesting series but having to make mental corrections as I go for it all to make sense bothers me.

As for people pointing out typos ruthlessly, I just ignore it not that it comes up very often. Most people understand a typo from trends of grammatical or spelling error and they avoid giving you a hard time because they make similar mistakes. If you make errors between there, their, or they're or things of that strain for grammar people are more stringent in their judging. Partly because grammar nazis are a thing and partly because people should really know the difference if they're trying to communicate on the internet otherwise they come off as uneducated and therefore invalid.