Saturday, May 12, 2012

Why one should never critique while drunk

This critique I received was actually by a good friend of mine. This is purely a joke. I hope you laugh as much as I did at some of her comments. 
I won't post her name, but if she wants to take credit for this awesomely funny crit, then she can post her name and take the glory.

Love's Prophecy
Chapter 1

Friday June 13, 2:15am comment: I think you need to be  clearer.. I live a different time zone so to really paint this for me you should include all the comparable time zones..  like this for me would be  12:15 am  this is pretty elementary ..  why don’t you know this?

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

From comment: Where the hell is the indentation for the paragraph? a dark corner table, Mel studied the crowd of humans while they drank and partied.  Their shouts and laughter mingled with AC/DC’s Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap comment: I don’t know this song.. can you hum this so I can understand the  flavor of this bar! pulsating throughout the dim interior of The Green Tree comment:
When I read this it makes me think of green tea.. and that is healthy but this is not a healthy place.. Change the name … ,a seedy nightclub set in the heart of downtown Surrey. Sweat, flowery perfumes, and cigarette smoke, mixed together to form a nauseating comment:Is Mel sick? cuz if he is he probably needs green tea…. See this is why you need to change the name he was probably looking for some tea to make him feel better and wondered into the wrong place.. Now what the hell is he supposed to do… sick and in a bar.. I suppose you think it's ok for him to puke and make the poor waitress clean it up .. bouquet.
Humans were clueless comment: This is so prejudiced… I am offended .. being human like I am ..  this makes you seem very bigoted... Completely unaware vampires lived amongst them. Unaware one was amidst them at this moment, watching their every move. If they knew, they'd trample each other as they stormed to the nearest exit. A dark part of him wanted to jump up, bare his fangs and shout, “I vant to suck your blood.” He smiled, picturing the scene. Yeah, too bad he left his Dracula cape at home  comment: This makes your hero seem unprepared for his job.. you should make sure the hero  projects  an image of a man who is good at his job so he can take good  care of the heroine..
Taking a sip of whiskey, Mel leaned back in his seat. Comment: Why the heck would you allow your hero to be so reckless.. drinking and leaning back on his chair..  is he some sort of adrenaline junkie..
Hard to imagine there’d been a time when both species had stood together against the evils in the world. That ended centuries ago, after humans turned their backs on vampires and listened to the lies spouted by the demons. Vampires on the other hand, kept their end of the bargain. To this day, they continued to fight, keeping humans from being wiped off the planet. 
           Mel fingered comment: Wow is this an erotic novel.. You really should  put a sex warning on this it really startled me  .. I am not sure I can continue to read this porn .. the remnants of a scar hidden along his hairline, a trophy received the night before from a demon’s blade. A violent encounter he and his fellow slayer, Kal, almost lost. Four against two was a tough fight, but they emerged the victors.
            A shapely waitress comment: See now this is the hard working woman who you want to clean up Mel's puke because you named the bar wrong..caught Mel’s attention as she retrieved her drink orders at the bar. She held a loaded tray balanced above her head in one hand. Her full breasts pushed high, almost spilling from her low cut top. Round hips swayed as she wove through the crowded tables delivering drinks to the drunk, rowdy patrons. His groin hardened and pushed against his pants. Buried underneath his sexual need, a deeper, more primitive hunger swam to the surface--a thirst comment: Oh yeah hunger and thirst? He is in a bar don’t they have drinks and snacks? What kind of place is this….no peanuts? No chips? Totally unbelievable… peanuts in the shell is better some people don’t wash their hands when they go to the amount of drink could quench. comment:I think some DPOV is needed here.. tell me about the flavor  and the food he is hungry for ..  Deep primitive hunger.. is that his need to  get back to his roots .. Perhaps food from his home country? Rustic food?
His fangs descended. He glanced away from her lush figure and willed them back.
Shit. Blood lust mixed with sexual desire was a hard combo to ignore. Too bad his mind wasn’t as eager as his body. His canines tried to slip past his lips again and he sighed. Ah hell, couldn’t fight vampire biology. And judging from the erection that bulged in his jeans, he couldn’t fight male biology either comment: What are you trying to say here? Is he gay? Against his better judgment, Mel's eyes darted back to the waitress. He groaned when he caught an eyeful of her ample cleavage. His fangs dropped further. He swore, forcing them to retract. Two against one. Looked like his baser urges were winning this war.
Mel curled his fingers around his glass and downed the last of his whiskey, ice and all. Maybe he should just split comment:Is this some sort of thing vampires have special powers for like twining or cloning.. do they split in two   do they become  two whole people or  is this just  a horror movie thing where  there are just  two halves of people  in a gory mess? This could be very gross... you should put a intense gore warning in this too .. Wow you have so much work to do on this..? He glanced at his wristwatch. 2:45 a.m. Dawn wasn’t far off. He scanned the crowd looking for Kal. What the hell was taking him so long? One more drink and he’d have to hunt him down.
            As Mel crunched the ice comment:See this is so smart he eats the ice and takes care of both hunger and thirst.. Excellent.. Well done here.., he checked on the waitress’s progress. Three tables away, she moved with the grace of a dancer, all the while avoiding groping hands.  She drew closer and peeked at him from under her thick false lashes. An unmistakable invitation shone in her blue eyes. Her scent, a tangy citrus aroma, hit his senses and her full lips parted in a smile to reveal even white teeth.  Mel smiled back, careful not to flash his own. comment:
This makes me think Mel is not as confident as a hero should be... he is ashamed of his dental work.. You should work in that he is seeing a dentist and a therapist  so you can redeem him in my eyes as a reader..
Maybe he would line-up a little pleasure. And as always, when it was over he’d wipe himself from her memory. Same drill, different night comment:
Does he practice fire drills in the bar? This could go either way.. its smart on one hand to be prepared in case of emergency but you don’t want the drunks in the place to panic..
Yet he couldn’t muster up any enthusiasm. He was sick of the anonymity of it. He wanted more. Wanted to wake up next to someone, wanted someone to share his life with. Hell, at the very least he wanted someone to remember him. comment:
 I bet if he pulled the fire alarm  the cops and the firemen would remember him..
Years ago, he had known the contentment of joining his life with another. He and his wife had shared a strong emotional tie-- one that can only be achieved through love. But his insane monster of a father made damn sure their love and happiness ended in tragedy. comment:
I think you need some of the back story here.. I bet his dad was really a perv and wanted to get into the pants of his sons  wife.. she was probably  a hussy .. winking at her father in law… what a slut.. this is really a filthy novel ..   vulgar sex,  gore,  incest..
Sweat beaded his forehead. Memories of his father bubbled up out of the dark pit in his soul, where he desperately tried to keep them buried.
Something brushed against his hand. Mel jerked back, muscles tensed as fear sped up his heart. He felt like a jackass when he realized it was only his cell-phone vibrating. He swallowed his wounded pride. Told himself his fear was because the phone took him by surprise not because he had been thinking of his father. He gave up, knowing it for the lie it was.
            The phone bounced again and skittered across the polished tabletop. With a shaky hand, Mel snatched it before it fell. It buzzed against his palm and he pushed the side button to check caller ID.
Again Mel and his fingers.. he is really a sex maniac one ear in an attempt to block out the throbbing music. “Hey. What’s up?”
A faint muffle was all he heard. Mel pressed his finger in tighter. “What was that?” This time he made out Roarik’s deep voice comment:
Is this another of his gay lovers.. I think if you go for a gay novel you should really have some emotional attachments to one man on man… you can't just make him a slut.. I know he probably learned from his wife but have some character arch.. You can't just make him so one dimensional .. Sex sex sex..
but no distinct words. “I can’t hear ya. Hold on a sec, I’m going to find some place quieter.” He stood and moved through the tight press of bodies toward the restrooms. A quick check made sure it was empty. Satisfied, he brought the phone back to his ear. “Okay, what’s up?”
Wow a ménage.. is Roarik jealous here.. do they all have a relationship or  what.. you need some back story ..
?” Roarik asked in his gruff voice.
“He was hunting demons with me earlier, but he's not with me now.”
Roarik's barked curse blasted in his ear. “I’m in no mood, Mel. Where is he?" comment:
Ooo this a good story twist .. is Roarik  attracted to Mel or Kal?
“I think he’s in his truck out back of the club, feeding and screwing. Why? What’s going on?”
“Typical. Find him and get your asses back to the base. I’m calling an emergency meeting.”
Mel’s heart slowed to a crawl as unease filtered through his brain. “All right, but can you at least tell me what’s going on?
Silence filled the line, and then a heavy sigh. “The prophecy has been found.”
The prophecy? Then it hit him with the intensity of a lightning bolt. The Vampire Prophecy.  Mel cleared his suddenly dry throat. “How? When?”
More sex.really a bar filled with sex and now a midnight booty call  ..
The door banged open. Startled, Mel spun around.
Kal sauntered in with a big cocky grin. “Hey, I was lookin' everywhere for ya. Thought maybe you were finally gettin' some action. Guess not.”
“Kal's here now. We’re on our way.” Mel flipped his phone closed. “Let’s go.” In three strides, he was across the room.
“Yo, where’s the fire, dude?” Kal asked.
Mel wrenched the door open and the steady beat of the music rushed in. He turned and stared at Kal. “The prophecy’s been discovered.”
This is really sexy   description from Mel's pov.. see Mel is really  attached to Kal you can really tell..  I wonder what will happen when Roarik finds out.. o.. you know I started to crit this but I just can't continue I am really tired and this is such a pornographic  gory  ménage  mess … I am going to sleep .. if you really want me to I will continue to crit your crap ooo I mean manuscript tomorrow..
streaked throughout his black hair. “Are you shittin' me? When did this happen?”




Mart Ramirez said...


Brenda said...

LOL, Mart. I'm going to ask the person who wrote this crit if I can post her name. She is a really funny lady.

Daryl Devore said...

I think I just found a new cp partner - that was a concise and inaccurate crit of your work.
Please don't send me her email. Unless she's a really hot he.

Unknown said...

You know what night be funny to post this as a real critique and see how many people agree with it.

Brenda said...

LOL, Daryl.

Brenda said...

LOL, Victoria, now that would be funny!

Wicked Leanore said...

Too funny, Porn? she would faint if he read mine. Love it though, Tough crit but with love!

Sheri Fredricks said...

I'm howling as I read your crit over. OMG - what went through your head when you first opened and read it??

I hope you get permission to name your critiquer. Too funny.

Brenda said...

LOL, I hope she gives me permission to name her, hehehehe. I'll go ask her.

When I first opened this crit and read her opening comment, I knew right off she was joking. She has a wicked sense of humor.

Melissa Limoges said...

I totally cracked up about the crushed ice. Ha. Very funny.

Anonymous said...

That is downright hilarious! Until I read Brenda's comment I didn't know if this was a real crit from someone who had a bit too much sip, or whether it was a practical joke. Sure sounds like something I would do! AWESOME!

Jenna said...

Priceless! Gives me a whole new take on Mel! LOL Well done, whoever you are!

Harlie Williams said...

I think I peed my pants with laughter! That is too damn funny!


Lia Davis said...

This was too funny.

Brenda said...

LOL, I'm so glad you guys stopped in and read it. Kinda takes the sting outta crits a bit, eh?

Cindy Pahl is the fabulously funny lady who wrote this crit. Seriously, I'm so glad she is one of my crit partners.

Cynthia said...

I love you man!!! Even when you're drunk and write gory porn..:)

Brenda said...

LOL, I love you back, man. Even though you don't care for my drunk, gory, porn writing.

Zee Monodee said...

OMG, this is hilarious!!!

Cynthia said...

I love your crap what are you talking about..wat?

Lisa Kumar said...

Very funny! What a way to lighten up crits and get a laugh!

Stacey Brutger said...

I love it!

After weeks of editing, this is the perfect solution to all the overload.

Brenda said...

LOL, this crit still makes me laugh.

Thanks guys for stopping in. I hope you all got a laugh out of this.

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