Reviews for breaking stinking bad
RayLedgend chapter 1 . 11/16/2013
Glorious! Phenomenal! Even with such a short length, this author has created a strikingly deep piece of writing and needed less than 100 words to do it! Though some have written this off as "crap," what these people fail to realize is that this story is actually a striking piece in support of moral nihilism.

For those unaware, moral nihilism is a philosophical mindset in which no action is inherently moral or immoral. All actions are considered morally neutral. By extension, any argument in support of this is also an argument against universal moralities, such as those proposed by religion. This makes the primary setting of heaven all the more significant.

Heaven is in fact, a primary symbolic structure in and of itself. Because Heaven is culturally seen as a place where only the good and just people go after they die, the presence of Hank and Walter can be seen as a statement by the author that neither Walt nor Hank are guilty of any moral wrongdoing. This is striking because Walt is shown to be a murderer. There is no room for doubt. In the author's mind, even murder, viewed as one of the most heinous acts, is not morally wrong.

In addition, Hank is consumed with vengeance, wanting, futilely, to end Walter's life. This draws from Christian dogma stating that sinful thoughts are as sinful as actions. Like with Walt, the author implicitly states that such thoughts are not wrong on a moral level either by Hank's presence in Heaven.

In short, through the use of both Hank and Walter, the author gives no moral condemnation to thoughts or actions. Some may argue that this story is in support of moral relativism rather than moral nihilism, but this cannot be the case. Relativism, for those who might nor know, is similar to nihilism when applied to morals, with the key difference that groups or societies determine what is morally good or bad, but this simply cannot be what is argued. You see, the author fails to close the final piece of dialogue with an end quotation mark. This is no mistake, it was clearly intentional, and there can be no doubt to the reason for the quotation mark's absence. The author is, indeed saying that like the quotation mark, judgments on morality must be left unfinished.

Again, phenomenal work. The skill needed to craft this masterpiece with only the scant few words used leaves me in awe!

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Sorry if this seems like brain shit. I usually come up with better symbols, but I'm tired and running on empty right now.
red2013 chapter 1 . 11/3/2013
short, sweet to the point of a story
Guest chapter 1 . 10/8/2013
hahaha. thank you.
Lorelai Danes chapter 1 . 10/6/2013
Um,... this is pretty much garbage. Unless you intended a crackfic. Not that 74 words even counts as a fix.
Lorelai Danes chapter 1 . 10/6/2013
This is crap.