Keeping this… forever…
Excuse me as I copy this down. :o
keeping for reference
I’ve had one of these since high school. My English teacher was adamant about never using said unless we had to.
omg…this is so…amazing…
for the people who write and only say “he said”, “she said”, “they said”… ugh
GOD BLESS THIS
OMG can someone please show this to people in my English classes
A gift to fellow rpers
GOD BLESS YOU
An expansive vocabulary is always a huge help when you’re trying to write stuff, but more important than that is knowing when that vocabulary is appropriate.
I’m admittedly not a dude who indulges in the written arts of the non-canonical (that’s fancy-talk for fan fiction, try to keep up), but on the occasion I do check out something someone wrote, it’s often cluttered with these awkward words plucked out of a thesaurus, because people have this misguided belief that simple, easy words are boring, bogus words you should NEVER USE.
So you get one of two hundred thirty-four placeholders for “said” shoehorned in every time a character just… you know, says something? It becomes distracting, and is more often indicative of amateurish writing. This isn’t to say you shouldn’t ever use words like “twitted, opined, entreated,” or friggin’ “wrangled” (?????), but if you’re looking for an excuse to use these words, chances are you’re better off just using “said.” It isn’t against the rules! In fact, here are some lines of dialog from just one page of Stephen King’s Wolves of the Calla:
Something’s there, though,” Eddie said.
"Yes," Callahan said.
"Will you tell us your story tonight?" Roland said. (LOOK he’s even using "said" after a question instead of "asked!")
"Aye," Roland said.
"Then we’ll go," Roland said.
The only other speech tags used were “asked” and “repeated.”
BACK THE HECK UP.
A long time ago, in the original Yugioh anime series, the Pharaoh used a card called Berserker Soul. The card let him continuously attack with his monster over and over as long as he drew monster cards, and kept attacking even after the opponent’s life points were zero.
Konami’s official Yugioh blog just announced that they would be releasing the card as an actual thing to play BUT LOOK AT WHAT THE IMAGE TITLE IS.
THE AS OFFICIAL AS OFFICIAL CAN BE YUGIOH NEWS SITE MADE A SWEET BRO AND HELLA JEFF JOKE IN THEIR IMAGE TITLE.
later: the broken clock isn’t even right once every fifteen years, HAHA WHOOPS
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Let’s celebrate this 4/13 of 2014, Homestuck’s fifth year, with some Fun Homestuck Facts!
- In just a few days (4/16/14), we’ll be celebrating six months of gigapause! That means that 10% of Homestuck’s total longevity thus far has been spent on the gigapause! Woo!
- When Act 6 was first starting, Hussie estimated it’d be shorter than Act 5, calling the latter “the big motherfucker” of Homestuck. Since then, Act 6 has exceeded Act 5 by 618 pages (A5: 2,121, A6: 2,739)!
- For that matter, in terms of longevity, Act 6 currently takes up nearly half of Homestuck’s lifespan! Between 4/13/09 (start of Homestuck) and 10/25/11 (End of Act 5) were 926 days, while between 11/11/11 (start of Act 6) and today (4/13/14) is 885 days! In terms of page count, Act 6 is 40% of all Homestuck content, and it’s not even done yet!
- I’d love to be able to show you exactly when Hussie said Act 6 would be shorter than Act 5, but I can’t! Some time ago, Hussie deleted all of his QnA posts, along with most other content, from his Tumblr account! All that’s left is mostly album announcements, donation sketches, and an account of his trip to Olive Garden!
- On that note, it’s been over a year since the last Homestuck album was released (Cherubim came out in March of ‘13)!
- Hussie has not posted on his own forums in over a year!
- Between 4/13/09 and 10/16/13 (start of gigapause), Homestuck averaged about four pages per day! Assuming that rate were to continue, if the gigapause ended today, we’d be in for a 716 page update!
I hope you enjoyed all of these Fun Homestuck Facts!
FACT: Batterymen were the first archetype deck I ever played.
STORY: When I was like 16 I was in this club at school which was basically just playing geeky games like Yugioh or DnD or whatever anyone there wanted to play at the time. I wasn’t too invested in Yugioh at the time and my deck was mostly a random assortment of cards that I liked or high-ATK level 4 monsters.
Well one day someone shows up and he plays Yugioh and I have my deck so I’m like hey let’s play and he’s like “yeah ok, I dunno, I play professionally” and I didn’t even know that was an actual thing to do? But we sit down to play and I get out my calculator and ask where his is and he’s like “dude, I play professionally" again like it’s some big thing which means you’re beyond keeping track of your own score I guess. He was playing a plant deck, which I would much later learn was like the single highest-tier deck at that point in time, and completely murks me.
Then I’m like, yo, I’m gonna make a deck just to beat this smug little Plant Bastard, and looked through all the cards I had and noticed I had a lot of Batteryman cards, so I looked them up and learned about the Batteryman OTK and was all YES. THIS IS DEFINITELY THE BEST WAY TO BEAT THE PLANT BASTARD. And I make the deck and am ready to face off against my real-life Yugioh rival but I never saw him again after that one time. To this day I have still not had my rematch against the Plant Bastard. Which is probably just as well, because my Batteryman deck at the time was still pretty lame.
Regardless, since then I’ve always had a special appreciation for the Batteryman archetype, and still go back to it every now and then. Also, they have new support coming out soon, which is cool and awesome.