Why Make Art?
via 18-55mm (Artist’s Blog).
It helps to figure out whom to avoid.
How to fold a t-shirt in just 2 seconds…
That is pretty much how I do it after watching those Japanese tutorials.
Alan: I’ll be waiting. So far looks like you had lots of whiskey. Did you even talk to anyone? Let’s see how this one goes.
Froggie: It is disturbing. Awesomely disturbing, yes. Are you helping each other with your facial hair? It is not working!!
paxmachina: Always forgive your enemies.
I wish I still took people seriously.
My several years in the word game have learnt me several rules:
- Avoid alliteration. Always.
- Prepositions are not words to end sentences with.
- Avoid cliches like the plague. (They’re old hat.)
- Employ the vernacular.
- Eschew ampersands & abbreviations, etc.
- Parenthetical remarks (however relevant) are unnecessary.
- It is wrong to ever split an infinitive.
- Contractions aren’t necessary.
- Foreign words and phrases are not apropos.
- One should never generalize.
- Eliminate quotations. As Ralph Waldo Emerson once said: “I hate quotations. Tell me what you know.”
- Comparisons are as bad as cliches.
- Don’t be redundant; don’t use more words than necessary; it’s highly superfluous.
- Profanity sucks.
- Be more or less specific.
- Understatement is always best.
- Exaggeration is a billion times worse than understatement.
- One-word sentences? Eliminate.
- Analogies in writing are like feathers on a snake.
- The passive voice is to be avoided.
- Go around the barn at high noon to avoid colloquialisms.
- Even if a mixed metaphor sings, it should be derailed.
- Who needs rhetorical questions?
the nerdy english/writing/rhetoric minor part of me loves this kind of thing…