November 2nd, 2007

Bear Nuts

open letter

cqs is annoyed at people who don't get expertise:

Dear [□ Sir / □ Madam / □ Representative / □ Journalist / □ Idiot],

I know you believe you know a great deal about
     [□ linguistics / □ children's literature / □ law / □ psychology / □ other (please specify)]

simply because you
     [□ use language / □ read Harry Potter and Goodnight Moon / □ watch Law & Order / □ have a mind],

or because you've read a newspaper article about
     [□ the lack of numbers in Pirahã / □ Dumbledore being gay / □ some Supreme Court decision / □ Prozac].

But please understand that the issues in this field are far more complicated than you realize. For instance, the field isn't all about
     [□ proper grammar / □ writing children's books / □ litigation / □ schizophrenia]
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Post. (Context wished people understood expertise can mean something.)
  • Current Mood
    morose morose
mome raths

I seem to be playing the NNWM theme song totally by accident.

flemco hates on NNWM:
Mostly because it all ends up being worldwide Interwebs Circle Jerk over how cool everyone is. Fists a-pumpin, veins a-throbbin', the "Wrimos" *shudder* line up and yank each other off with their amazing "critiques" and "opinions" over the bullshit that each of their compatriots wrote.

...

"WAAAAAAAH BUT JAMES, IT'S NOT NICE TO SAY SOMEONE CAN'T BE A WRITER!"

The world isn't nice. Reality isn't nice. The reality is that there are many people who want to be something that they can't actually be. Your mommies might have told you darlings that you can do anything in the world that you desire, and anyone who says otherwise is a big mean boo-boo-head.
The cold, hard reality is that real writers write. Nanowrimo is something cooked up to placate the wannabes who want to pretend.


senatorfuckface responds in turn:
"Hey man what are you doing."

"Oh I'm just kinda sketching a bit, I'm trying to get better, work on my-"

"OH STAB ME IN THE EYES WITH SHIT SMEARED CORN HOLDERS WHAT THE FUCK DO YOU THINK YOU'RE DOING"

"I'm-"

"WHAT"

"just trying-"

"DO"

"to enjoy-"

"YOU"

"a hobby-"

"THINK"

"of mine"

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Context should not be read with a flaming keyboard or a mouth full of liquid.
  • Current Music
    Take A Chance On Me-Abba
gravitational

flor_enjoada complains about her favorite show going to the sharks

Okay, this shark has not merely been jumped; it's a few miles back, shaking its sharkey head and wondering where it can find a nice piece of surfer, because a run-in with a dumbass slasher-flick masquerading as a crime show tends to work up a chondrichthyan's appetite.

Anyone remember when this show at least pretended to be about forensics and crime-solving?


QWP: Dah nah daaah nah dah nah dah nah . . . CONTEXT
brunette jester

nonconformist typists, unite.

mrsveteran on the month's famed writing projects:
[...] I would also like to point out to the comedically inclined that "NaBloPoMo" is funnier than "NaNoWriMo" due to the inclusion of not just "Blo" but also "Po." NaNoWriMo gets geek points for "Nano," but let's face it: "WriMo" does doesn't even make it into the semi-finals for the tryouts in the Funny Words Olympics, whereas "BloPo" is, I daresay, almost up there with "mukluk."
Context has a short attention span.