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25 May 2009 @ 12:08 pm
wtf u gaiz  
Dear F-List:

Why do you all decide to be sad when I leave for twenty-four hours? I WANT YOU TO BE HAPPY, MY DARLINGS. ;_____; Please accept my retroactive ♥s and apply them appropriately.

Love, Tierfal ♥

As far as my highly-exciting corner of the universe... eltea and I partied yesterday, and by "partied," I mean "went to the Boardwalk and hung out with her mom."

This is not a joke; ilu eltea's mom. XD

Then we went and saw "Star Trek," which I will attempt to summarize in a few non-spoilery bullet points.

- ESPLOSIONS PLZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ. Enough shit got blown up to make me very happy. You know they're doing something right. XD

- This film was extraordinarily well-cast. It just worked, in pretty much every possible way.

- Okay, there were a couple minor characterish things that left me not-so-impressed-plz, but on the whole, it was incredibly entertaining, and I very much recommend it even if you don't know shit about Star Trek. Which I don't. XD Though the screenwriters had a habit of splitting infinitives. YES I NOTICE THESE THINGS. >____>

- SPOCK KIRK McCOY SCOTTY SULU SULU SULU CHEKOOOOOVVVV. I want a Chekov of my own to pet and scratch behind the ears. XD

- lol omg the Slash Dragon totally had a hand in the script at one point. I almost died. XD

...anyway. Yeah.

I'll probably ficspam you poor dears later; I've got a crapload of stuff that needs to get posted. :| And then a crapload more to write. o_o;;

 
 
Feeling: impressedimpressed
On the Radio: "Nightminds" - Missy Higgins
 
 
 
Vitamin C: English Majorstierfal on May 27th, 2009 04:50 am (UTC)
That... is very interesting, no. You have evaded lynching with your coherent argumentative skillz. 8D

No, seriously, though, that's a very interesting point. And I think I'd be with you if I didn't find the damn things so fundamentally irritating. XD I definitely think there are moments when it's more graceful just to break them (lulz this is apparently not one of them XD), because, while I am a total grammar fascist, my personal belief is that the most important part of English or any other language is effective communication. And sometimes I think that means adhering to the last damn semicolon rule, and sometimes I think that means saying it in the clearest, cleanest way, so... yeah. XD

I think that made a little sense. XD

*offers you bricks of your own* XD
Emma Daiouemmadaiou28 on May 27th, 2009 05:51 am (UTC)
It made sense! That is a very important point, too, especially since there are so many people out there (native speakers, at that) who seem to have a hard time with basic communication... *cough*

I'm adding an amendment to my previous statement: In order to manipulate such tricky features of the English language, one needs to know what the heck they're doing first. XD A person who has a solid handle on grammar and can communicate their points clearly may choose to use uncommon or debatable grammatical structures to suit their purposes. Someone who's not entirely comfortable with all those little semicolon rules should really leave the more complicated stuff alone. After all, there's plenty of good things to be said about the simple and concise too. It's not as if anyone is going to fuss about how one's writing is too clear and coherent and needs to be more abstract and artsy-sounding, right? XD
Vitamin C: Charles - Bluetierfal on May 27th, 2009 07:22 pm (UTC)
Oh, God, yes, those people make me want to stab my eyes out. XD

Haha, I approve of this amendment! I'm all for abusing commas, certainly, and do it all the time, so it would be hypocritical of me not to, but I think that in general you're right -- once you've got the rules down, it's bending them that's the fun part. XD

It's not as if anyone is going to fuss about how one's writing is too clear and coherent and needs to be more abstract and artsy-sounding, right?
Dear God no. XD