Discussion in 'Literature' started by Todd the Jedi, Sep 2, 2012.
The continued success of Insane Clown Posse is certainly comparable to the rise of Adolf Hitler
The continued success of bands like brokeNCYDE, Blood on the Dance Floor and Dot Dot Curve, however, is much, much worse.
an analogy is an analogy.
it can't be "overblown" or "ridiculous"
There is no magnitude . . . it's either apt, or it's not
Sure it can.
I stubbed my toe today. The pain was explosive, like the Hiroshima bomb.
I wouldn't necassarily deem that an inappropriate analogy
It's a sign I haven't woken up yet when I nearly asked what storing pop music in a can had to do with anything.
"AHHH, AFTER TEN THOUSAND YEARS I'M FREE! IT'S TIME TO CONQUER EARTH!"
"Alpha, Bieber's escaped!"
Comparing Golden to Hitler is stupid beyond belief.
Not as stupid as actually thinking that anyone was comparing Golden to Hitler . . .
People need to learn to read
It saddens me that the function of an adjective is apparently lost on you.
If an analogy can be apt, can it be slick? Can it be funny? Can it be tragic? Can it be moving? Of course it can. It can also be described as overblown or ridiculous. You may disagree with my interpretation, but the idea that I'm not allowed to describe my reaction to your analogy is ludicrous.
So fine, whatever, I do not find your analogy to be apt because it was ridiculous and overblown. An analogy functions by drawing a line of comparison or similarity between two things to make a point. You can't mention Hitler and then be like, "Oh, yeah, but I didn't mean for you to be thinking about the HOLOCAUST thing, I mean THAT would be in bad taste!" Well, I mean, you can, but then people will roll their eyes at you. And reasonably assume you were trying to create a subliminal link between Christie Golden and Hitler.
Now, if she marries a "Mr. Dawn" and chooses to hyphenate . . .
Not to mention comparing people who like Golden to people who like Hitler.
Oh, it's good that we can laugh like this.
right. the fact that Vestara went back to the dark side so easily bothered me. I understand her nor being a easy, cut and dry convert. But this.....?
On a lit thread?
I believe I may have a solution.
You need to learn common sense.
I love how there's a very real possibility of fisticuffs over an analogy
If I had have said "Christie Golden is a bad author like Hitler was a bad person", then you may have a point.
Problem is I didn't say that at all.
I know, it's disturbing
dis is srs biness
A guy got shanked over a full stop once
This thread is getting worse than Hitler.
OH MY GOD THAT'S WHY I SAID SUBLIMINAL.
You know what, Mani's right, I'm getting dragged into the mud. Back when we're discussing Jaina again, y'all.
If all I've gained from this was to teach just a single person to read things carefully before responding, then it will have all been worth it.
I only drink my pop music from the bottle. The can just gives it such a metallic taste.
Anyone think Vestara will make an appearance in this trilogy?