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I read your question before your examples were edited out, and would like to comment on them a bit, but I won't. It wouldn't be fair to the question as it is now. So, to address your current question of 'is using elaborate metaphors a bad thing' my answer is: No, not inherently. BUT you have to do it carefully to pull it off. So how do you know if you're ...


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Most of your metaphors do seem a bit confusing. Your first example compares parallel rays of sunlight to entrails, but entrails aren't parallel. Your second example compares newly formed clouds to transparent glass, but even the wispiest of clouds are far from transparent, they are opaque at best. Your third example "exhibitionist, twilight colors" ...


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Providing you live in a country with laws protecting freedom of expression and have fair libel laws, then you aren’t doing anything that can be considered illegal. Could China be annoyed with your story and try to take legal action against you? Possibly, but unlikely. But, as long as you stay out of China it wouldn’t amount to anything. Could you annoy ...


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Alternative history is a mainstay of speculative fiction. Redrawing countries' borders is very often a part of that. Sometimes countries that exist in the real world are missing. Sometimes new countries are added. Heck, even real history can make changes that dramatic in less than a decade. You're asking a two-part question. First, if it's okay to ...


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