- Anti-shurtugal Further Discussion on Bad Books
- Battlefield Earth Spork Covering L. Ron’s second largest waste of pulp
- Conjugalfelicity More Sporking
- Eye of Argon MST3K A riff on a terrible short from the seventies
- ImpishIdea Sporkings and Essays on Writing
- Kris Norge's Essays An in depth looks at tactics in a few series including the Eragon series.
- Mission Earth Recaps A series I’ve read and laughed at myself.
- Rejecter Blog A semi inactive blog about Query letters.
- Slushpile Hell Query letters from an Agent’s perspective.
- Snark Squad One of the best Fity Shades sporks in my opinion. They also do some TV shows and various other books.
- Verprose A far more comprehensive list of sporks than my little link bar
Monthly Archives: August 2011
Maximum Ride Chapters 51 & 52
The first order of business is for Jimmy to remind us that, holy shit, these kids can fly! So they start off just getting high, like the author. Once they’ve reached a certain height they decide they can talk to … Continue reading
Posted in Maximum Ride, Recap Tagged Me am Special, Talk talk talk, Things we already know 3 Comments
Maximum Ride Chapters 49 & 50
Now we’re in part three, apparently. It’s subtitled ‘school—what could be scarier?’. Being trapped in an unlit concrete room while an unidentifiable sound fills the air to the point where you can’t hear your heartbeat? Being turned into an anthropomorphic … Continue reading
Posted in Maximum Ride, Recap Tagged Happy Sappy Reunion, Medicine is like hard, Why do you do that? 4 Comments
Maximum Ride Chapters 47 & 48
I like how Jimmy and Chris make excellent examples to compare and contrast. Not in a good versus bad writing sort of way, god no. I may be an idiot but my higher brain functions are still in place. At … Continue reading
Maximum Ride Chapters 45 & 46
I’m starting to wonder how much time Jimmy or his editor spends on these things. I mean, more than I was before. Let my demonstrate by quoting a line right from the beginning of chapter 45. Angel stared and stared … Continue reading
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Maximum Ride Chapters 43 & 44
Well, at least Jimmy settled the discussion on whether or not these kids were actually created in a lab. Being as Nudge is headed towards her parents house at the start of this chapter, with Fang in tow. So that’s … Continue reading
Posted in Maximum Ride, Recap Tagged Comically Unfunny, Evil Just Because, Storm Trooper Shooting 4 Comments
Maximum Ride Chapters 41 & 42
‘Hello and welcome to Hack Writers Anonymous. We have a new member in the group who needs our help. Why don’t you introduce yourself?’ ‘Hi, I’m Jimmy and I’m a shitty writer.’ ‘Hi Jimmy.’ ‘Jimmy, we try to use less … Continue reading
Maximum Ride Chapters 39 & 40
Remember, by changing perspective very quickly you can give the illusion that there’s action in your story. We’re back with Iggy and Gasman, neither of which is worth the the bullet I want to put in their brains. Maybe if … Continue reading
Maximum Ride Chapters 37 & 38
We rejoin Angel who’s busy trying to convince us that these people running the “school” are evil scientists. This time they’re shoving her into a maze that’s filled with razorwire and the apparently zap her if she goes too slow. … Continue reading
Posted in Maximum Ride, Recap Tagged I just plum forgot, Look at how Special we are, Sad Panda 3 Comments
Maximum Ride Chapters 35 & 36
You know what I love in stories? When a character, or the author, offers the audience a contradiction and the editor doesn’t call them on it. It gives me a boost in my faith of the publishing industry, it really … Continue reading
Posted in Midnight Sun, Recap Tagged Dull Details, What Mistake?, Where'd that come from? 2 Comments
Maximum Ride Chapters 33 & 34
We remain with Gasman and Iggy in this chapter. They’ve retreated to the cabin which is, apparently, not the house they live in. Wait, why do they have two houses? How, do they have two houses? Is there a big … Continue reading
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