I ran across this in Critters today. What do you say when critiquing a work that's just overall bad. I can tell the author went to minimum effort. It looked like it was written by a ten year old or someone whose first language isn't English (or both). Not Eye of Argon bad, but clearly wouldn't make it past stage 4 of the Slushkiller criteria. There's not an ounce of effort or originality in the setting, characters, plot, or prose. But Critters punishes people who aren't "diplomatic". So what are you supposed to say when they want to know what's wrong and the answer is "everything">