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I know my buddy hates C.S. Goto, that wrote the Eldar Prophecy and others in the Black Library selection. Do any of you hate him as well? And why? He gave me a couple of examples of his storyline and I may have to concur with him that Goto is a tool. Also, is it true he hates Eldar? If so, why the heck is he allowed to write about him?
I despise him. His narrative is illogical and disjointed. It reads as if he started a sentence, left it for a week, injected himself with a variety of illegal hallucinogenic drugs and visited a harem of unsavoury prostitutes whose health is suspect before finishing it.
Yes, he hates Eldar, no, I don't know why he got the only Eldar book to be written for ten years.
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Mr_Wayne: "Some people believe that the World Eaters do not field any ranged weaponry. Those people often die at a distance."
Wow, ze_poodle, that was a harsh indictment, and hilarious. So is he really that bad?
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Everyone's entitled to an opinion, and for that matter to hate whomever they want. Still, I'm not sure being so virulent really opens up a good discussion of a writer. See this (Dan abnett is a bad writer!)link for an example. Calling the guy a tool insults his character, which presumes knowing the man in some personal fashion. Calling his writing a poorly woven web of tedious subplots that do nothing to advance the story, that's okay. Hell, you can say he's a terrible writer who should have his rights to operate a word processor stripped for life, but let's not call him a tool.
Thats the problem though, from what I've gleamed off the rants of my buddy, his character deserves attacking if he cannot separate his favor/dislikes from his writes. Just like a president that abuses his position to stall vital life changing research at the behest the publics view. Dramatic comparison but the line of reason behind the to are similar:
Both are in position that people expect a certain behavior or role in which they should follow, based on preceding history or trend. In other words, Goto should follow fluff and the president should follow majority.