Tag Archives: ARRRGHHH!
Back for more, are you? Is it horrified fascination that brings you here, or are you hoping to learn a bit about what can go horribly, horribly wrong if an author chooses the wrong (not competent, not familiar with the … Continue reading
[Don’t read this, Laura, unless you have already read “Solitude,” because this contains an earlier version of part of that short story.] I’m not telling you this to scare you (and I’m certainly not telling you this so you’ll all … Continue reading
Say it loudly for the people in the back: Linking verbs are not passive voice. (Someone on Facebook posted a ridiculous declaration about grammar, so I’m ridiculing it. Besides, the spreading of misinformation annoys the hell out of me, and somebody … Continue reading
Maybe it’s entertaining to see an allegedly grown-ass adult express a strong opinion about something as “trivial” as bad punctuation in a book someone wants him to purchase (“Ain’t you got better things to care about, like getting stupid drunk … Continue reading
Stated in plain English, the Golden Rule says, Treat other people the way you want to be treated. The implication is that, since we all want to be treated the same way, each of us treating others the way we … Continue reading
Not to mention how using the word in such a way diminishes the original, real meaning, turning it into a mere synonym for ‘person who has strong views I don’t agree with.’ Advertisements
In anthropology, they’re called post-processualists. I’m sure they’re called something else in discussions of literature, but the mindset is the same: “This is factually true because this is how I feel about it.” (If you’re a sci-fi nerd like me, … Continue reading