we’re taking a group of people who have insider knowledge of the English language (or at least a good grasp of it) and placing them in a new, unfamiliar, virtual space. This space introduces visual aids to language in the form of photos and gifs, the ability to comment on someone else’s text in a reblog and the ability to communicate a lot of information in very few words using hashtags. We also see the creation of tone in a toneless medium. In order to simulate conversational patterns in writing we SHOUT WHEN WE’RE SUPER EXCITED or *psssst whisper when we’re pretending to tell someone a secret while perfectly aware that anyone on the internet can read what we’re saying.* slash the coolest bit tho is that u can like ironically forgo all capitalization and punctuation just write in a weird speech pattern its ok everyone will still understand maybe it even helps read the text more quickly because nothing is interrupting the flow of words
In short, this dialect results when people who already share a language are given new tools. The result isn’t a butchering of English language but a creative experiment with it. Am I claiming that the Internet as a whole is operating on a level of postmodernism that would make Joseph Heller, Kurt Vonnegut and Thomas Pynchon seem like novices? maybe i am maybe im not u punk wut of it like who r u to tell me otherwise
Tries not to cry.
Between the elk-steed-swag-stag,
and the antlered throne,
and the antler motifs on his armour and circlet,
I’m starting to get the impression that Thranduil really really likes antlers.
can we just talk about Joss Whedon’s script for the avengers?
there is so much more i can’t even begin
SEE HERE IS THE THING THO let’s talk about movie scripts.
This technique is totally not unique to Joss. I’ve read a handful of scripts (most of them popular action films) and they’re ALL LIKE THIS. And it just blows my mind because
THIS IS THE FINISHED PRODUCT. Like, if I were writing a novel, this would be the final draft. And it’s just fucking bro talk! It does it’s job perfectly, of course—he wraps up that entire scene of confusion with a simple “What the fuck?” instead of “Cap and Tony look at each other in confusion.”
It’s such an interesting difference in mediums, precisely because the script might be the final draft for the writer but it’s not the final draft of the product. I had a really difficult time adjusting to that mindset on the script I started writing last spring. (It’s crap. It’ll get better.)
When I first started reading scripts I wasn’t sure about this attitude—after all, I was reading scripts for blockbusters. Maybe this is just how already successful Hollywood bros write to each other? Like they already know each other, they’ve already been given the job, so they can just be more casual? But seeing this kind of clicked a switch for me—it’s just the technique.
WRITING IS SO FASCINATING DON’T YOU THINK
remus would have been so good at finding loopholes for the marauders to slip through like i mean as a prefect he would have had to know all of them to an extent and i can just see sirius hopping onto his bed like “hey moony can we do this thing without technically breaking any rules” and remus would be like well no but you could do this and then guess who doesnt have detention despite the fact that all anyone at the slytherin table has had for dinner the past four days is haggis
#remus lupin mastermind #remus lupin researcher of loopholes and clever jinxes and covering tracks #remus lupin king of cover stories #(which is canon tbh he gets harry out of tight places lbr) #forget ur wet blanket responsibility remus that’s just what he wanted you to think
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