• Isn't this the ONE positive thing that Joseph Stalin did?

    Exterminate people for their opinions? BQ: What is so evil about thought crimes? BQ2: Should people be allowed to have these opinions?: "It's completely acceptable to molest children." "All gay people deserve to die of AIDS." "My race is the only race that matters!"
    Exterminate people for their opinions? BQ: What is so evil about thought crimes? BQ2: Should people be allowed to have these opinions?: "It's completely acceptable to molest children." "All gay people deserve to die of AIDS." "My race is the only race that matters!"
    17 answers · History · 23 hours ago
  • What do you do if you suspect that some of your stories are being rejected purely for political reasons?

    I’ve had the baffling experience of some of my stories getting turned down despite everyone I show them to saying they loved them and even some editors saying they enjoyed them but are still “passing” on them. Even some editors of some major magazines who have communicated with me personally have said they enjoyed... show more
    I’ve had the baffling experience of some of my stories getting turned down despite everyone I show them to saying they loved them and even some editors saying they enjoyed them but are still “passing” on them. Even some editors of some major magazines who have communicated with me personally have said they enjoyed the story but then they go on to give dubious and phony reasons as to why they are nevertheless “passing” on it. Of course, I have my suspicions as to why this is. I am almost certain that it is due to the political elements and motifs of the stories which the liberal elite snowflakes who dominate the publishing industry find threatening. That is why they give these phony “passing” pretexts even after complimenting the works. These people seem to have no shame in stifling the aspirations of brilliant young writers like myself. What can I do about this?
    23 answers · Books & Authors · 1 day ago
  • What is the purpose of a soldier?

    Isn't it to be killed?
    Isn't it to be killed?
    27 answers · Philosophy · 2 days ago
  • The first humans were black & have been around longer than whites, so why is black history month in February, the shortest month of the year?

    Best answer: It started as N*gro History Week in 1926 to honor the February birthdays of Frederick Douglass and Abe Lincoln. In 1976 President Ford officially made February Black History Month as part of the US Bicentennial celebrations.
    Best answer: It started as N*gro History Week in 1926 to honor the February birthdays of Frederick Douglass and Abe Lincoln. In 1976 President Ford officially made February Black History Month as part of the US Bicentennial celebrations.
    27 answers · History · 3 days ago
  • Do you read comments?

    18 answers · Philosophy · 1 day ago
  • How is my writing?

    Best answer: It's got quite a few issues and flaws, but I don't do line by line critique here unless I have a specific request for that and the poster's promise to behave like a reasonable person when they see exactly what's wrong with their writing. Too often I've taken a half hour to help an aspiring... show more
    Best answer: It's got quite a few issues and flaws, but I don't do line by line critique here unless I have a specific request for that and the poster's promise to behave like a reasonable person when they see exactly what's wrong with their writing. Too often I've taken a half hour to help an aspiring writer only to have them be embarrassed and delete the question, or to get all hostile and defensive, stalking me here and thumbs-downing or reporting every reply I make.

    The issues I see are with wordiness, chronology, and dialogue attribute goofs. All teachable elements, for the record.

    Edit: Here you go. Remember, it's just on person's opinion.

    All it took for Adam to visibly jump was the first BANG! [This is a goof in chronology. You tell the reader he jumps before you tell us there's a sound that caused it. There's a point of view issue as well. If Adam "visibly jump(s)" then whose point of view are we in that they observe the jump? I'd have assumed Adam is alone and we're meant to be inside his head as he experiences what happens.][In fact, a lot of what isn't working in this is a failure to be inside Adam's head as he experiences it. The reader needs to know not what he sees, hears, and says but what he thinks and feels.] “What the hell?” He said [You nearly lost me right here. Knowing when (and why) to capitalize dialogue tags (the "he said" parts) is basic and this mistake shows you haven't mastered it.] to himself [Do we need "to himself" if we know he's alone in the room?] as he rose to his feet [To one's feet is the only way to rise, so saying that is redundant.] from the chair he had been falling asleep on. [<--Again, chronology slip-ups. The order of events you present to the reader is very nearly backward. In literal order, he was falling asleep, there was a sound, he jumped, he rose from the chair.] When the noise didn’t come to an end [<--Wordy. How about a simple "didn't end" or "continued"?], he fought through his slightly shaky yet rapid breathing [<--I literally don't get how a person would have to fight through their breathing, even if it's shaky and fast.] and inched closer towards his door to lock it [Here's a great spot where the reader deserves to be inside Adam's head. Why does a noise make him scared rather than curious? I bet you know, but the reader doesn't.], but that’s when he heard [This is classic filtering, telling us which sense the character used to gain input. Create a sound and let your reader assume he heard it.] movement coming from the other side of it. He slowly opened the door [just] wide enough [just--moved to a better spot] to peek through the crack, [Not a big deal, but I'd break for a new sentence here, since there's no compelling reason to join the clauses.] and once he saw that it was just a group of people [Too vague. Does he know them? Don't withhold information from the reader.] , he heavily sighed and then [Use and or then, never both.] folded his arms across his frail chest.

    “Hey, geniuses,” Adam said loud enough from behind the now wider doorway. [<--As dialogue attibutes go, this is awkward and contains an error in fact. (The doorway isn't wider; the door is open wider. Not the same thing.) Loud enough for what or who? Does the reader need to be reminded the door is opened wider when it was the last thing he did? Keep an eye out for repetition. You've used "loud enough" very soon after "wide enough."] “Way to bring those things over here.” [Congratulations for being one of the few people who knows you need a comma after "hey." The dialogue spoken sounds natural and real. I'm hoping your next sentence would tell the reader what "those things" are.]

    [Like any critique, all you have to do is be open to it. Use what you like, ignore the rest. Happy writing!]
    8 answers · Books & Authors · 1 day ago
  • Did you feel the earthquake in England today?

    I was in deep Wales today visiting my dear old Welsh friends for a spot of tea and a traditional dance. The culture hospitality of these old ex mining towns is overwhelming. Such rough brave fearless people. I was in the middle of a dance when we felt an extremely violent quake with the chandelier falling and... show more
    I was in deep Wales today visiting my dear old Welsh friends for a spot of tea and a traditional dance. The culture hospitality of these old ex mining towns is overwhelming. Such rough brave fearless people. I was in the middle of a dance when we felt an extremely violent quake with the chandelier falling and glasses smashing to smithereens. We all ran out and these rough brave members of the gentry who's ancestors fought off the French, started singing "Men of Harlech". Did you good people feel it? Twas like how the day of reckoning would have been.
    11 answers · Theatre & Acting · 2 hours ago
  • I am writing a book. What is good name to give a kid that gets detention all the time.?

    I thought of Detention kid
    I thought of Detention kid
    11 answers · Books & Authors · 5 hours ago
  • Do humans deserve to die?

    Best answer: Whether humans deserve to die isn't pertinent when they die regardless.
    Best answer: Whether humans deserve to die isn't pertinent when they die regardless.
    28 answers · Philosophy · 3 days ago
  • I need a name for a crappy high school in my book. Something that sounds... I don't know, local?

    Best answer: [Name of town] High School. Northtown High. ** DeGrassi High of the T.V. series was filmed partly at a school near, not on, DeGrassi Street in Toronto and was not called by that name. . Some think it a cool name, but it is really ordinary. Most schools are named after the town or part of a town or a notable... show more
    Best answer: [Name of town] High School.

    Northtown High.

    ** DeGrassi High of the T.V. series was filmed partly at a school near, not on, DeGrassi Street in Toronto and was not called by that name. . Some think it a cool name, but it is really ordinary. Most schools are named after the town or part of a town or a notable person. The name does not denote the school's reputation. DeGrassi Street is a typical east Toronto residential street built in the 1920s to 1940s from the look of the houses. Not a slum but not stylish. The real school did well locally in sports and academics in the 1980s
    23 answers · Books & Authors · 3 days ago
  • Why do we exist?

    Best answer: To ask questions on Yahoo Answers.
    Best answer: To ask questions on Yahoo Answers.
    25 answers · Philosophy · 4 days ago
  • What did great Britain gain from ww2 ?

    40 answers · History · 4 days ago
  • How come people didn't have to deal with mass shootings in America back in the 1950s?

    Best answer: Overall there is less of a feeling of community now. The classic American individualism has morphed into a selfish, judgmental, mean-spiritedness that pervades almost the entire society, from the wealthy on down. Everything has been poisoned, from political discourse to religion to sports to just coping with... show more
    Best answer: Overall there is less of a feeling of community now. The classic American individualism has morphed into a selfish, judgmental, mean-spiritedness that pervades almost the entire society, from the wealthy on down. Everything has been poisoned, from political discourse to religion to sports to just coping with everyday life. Anyone who disagrees with one's outlook, anyone who is in any way different is now viewed as literally an "enemy."

    Shallow-thinking people will glibly place the blame on "liberals," or "Godless commies," or FOX News, or Hillary Clinton or Black Lives Matter, or the Alt Right, or the lack of prayer in schools but really, it's all of us--collectively. Kids growing up in the stressed-out, zero-sum-game that our society has become can't fail but be negatively affected by everything they see and hear. Hell, our own president is a vulgar, trash-talking, imbecilic reality TV game show host who only thinks of himself.--contemplate this--our president is a vile, narcissistic sociopath. What a great example he sets. Kids are growing up in this--you don't have to be in actual deadly physical combat to suffer from PTSD--any kind of continual stress can produce it. As the society becomes less and less supportive and more and more stingy and judgmental, there are going to be more and more people who simply snap. For a while they may be able to anesthetize themselves with techno-gadgets, drugs, hobbies, etc. but at some point there are going to be a few who go over the edge.

    The combination of a mean-spirited society with ready access to high powered firearms is a deadly mix.
    22 answers · History · 3 days ago
  • Authors, how is this piece of writing?

    I felt her internal warmth about my engorged nether regions; she faintly moaned as I moved further forward and back against her horizontally inclined body, beholding the diminutive drops of sweat descending from her back to her thighs. Thusly, I hastened my pace, and a succession of swift gasps and moans... show more
    I felt her internal warmth about my engorged nether regions; she faintly moaned as I moved further forward and back against her horizontally inclined body, beholding the diminutive drops of sweat descending from her back to her thighs. Thusly, I hastened my pace, and a succession of swift gasps and moans overflowing my quarters accompanied her climax of sensual indulgence.
    9 answers · Books & Authors · 6 hours ago