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Here is a lesson in creative writing. First rule: Do not use semicolons. They are transvestite hermaphrodites representing absolutely nothing. All they do is show you’ve been to college. --

Kurt Vonnegut (via booksandpublishing)


If the first rule a writer gives you about writing concerns punctuation, you can safely disregard it; some would rather be pithy than admit they’re expressing personal preference in the guise of something universally accepted by all writers, publishers, and readers.

Also, you’ll pry my semi-colons from my cold, dead hands.

(And there’s nothing wrong with being a transvestite hermaphrodite, either.)

I was going to add my own agreement to Reesa’s, but then I was utterly side tracked. Is it possible to be a transvestite hermaphrodite? If you have the secondary sexual characteristics of both sexes, you can’t necessarily dress in the “opposite” manner… Unless, I suppose, you choose not to wear clothing at all, which is pretty much the opposite of dressing like anyone, whatever their gender presentation. 

Yay semanitcs, connotations, and definitions! 

(But seriously: semicolons are awesome; I like them a lot. Learn to use them properly and, like adjectives and adverbs, they will help you out.)

Need a name?

argonianbot:

i dont think you guys appreciate how rad this site is 

because first of all you got your basic fantasy and game race names for like

everything

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BUT AS IF THAT ISN’T ENOUGH

REAL NAMES WHICH ARE GOOD FOR BOOKS

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AND THIS THERE’S MORE????

BAM, PLACE NAMES

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AND STILL MORE

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SO YOU SEE THESE LITTLE OPTIONS HERE

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PLEASE, PLEASE

GO AND TRY TO HELP A GOOD PERSON OUT

This is a pretty impressive resource. I’m particularly charmed by the fact that they remembered Wales (and gave Welsh names their own section). 

Also, here are the first ten tavern names it gave me:

The Clever Couple 
The Aggressive Mole 
The Exclusive Flute Bar
The Lovely Seals 
The Dead Pudding Inn
Ye Olde Strawberry 
The Fuzy Crab 
The Outrageous Pants Pub
The Quaint Axe 
The Snoring Pea Tavern

I wasn’t aware that peas could snore, but there you are. (The Outrageous Pants Pub sounds like a place Ezekiel would insist on stopping if for no other reason than to watch Justinian stoically pretend they’re visiting a pub called Ye Olde Strawberry.)

So yeah, this looks like a great site to bookmark. 

I was told I can share this, so I’m going to.

Yes, those are all Justinian-related items. Isn’t it lovely?

John Coulthart patiently took all of the bits and bobs I plucked out of the lint trap of my brain and turned them into this gorgeous cover.

I don’t have a release date, yet, but probably in time for the holiday season.

evayna replied to your post “There is a bird outside…”

Do you remember that video from ages ago where the guy sings that bit from Feel Good Inc and gets the bird to complete it? I will never forget.

I don’t think I’ve ever seen it! I’ll have to look it up.

There is a bird outside…

…that sounds like R2-D2’s inquisitive beeps. 

This has been your moment of completely random inanity for the day. As you were.

apolonisaphrodisia:

The Squids

WANT. I need at least one of these.

Got my cover spec sheet!

Aaaaaand I’m not really sure I can convey what I want without resorting to bad drawings. I wish I could figure out which email address I used to buy Sai and find my APSE 8 disc…

I can only read Gerald of Wales for so long…

…because I have to keep putting it down to pull at my hair and howl things like “Weasels aren’t venomous!”.

Also the history of the British Isles in the 11th century is a freaking MESS and my eyes start glazing over because I have no idea who these people are or why they’re important. (Outside of, like, Henry &c.)

New Post has been published on Awydd

It was time.

Everything else in my immediate vicinity is green and awesome, so I thought my blog should be, too.

More music — this time from Reesa!

Pop over to Scorching Reviews for a peek into the music behind–and a chance to win a copy of one of–the tales of the Ylendrian empire.

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