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My response to people who are ignorant enough to think that language doesn’t change, and that eventually “ableism” “classism” and other similar words won’t eventually be part of a recognized lexicon.
As a point of order, though: “elbow” already existed as a noun. What Shakespeare did was use it as a verb, as in “to elbow someone aside”.
Which is still important, because this is part of how language grows: we recognize the usefulness of an existing word in serving a different function. This is how “fun” became an adjective, after “funny” (the adjective form of “fun”) grew to mean something else.
I know this because the last time this came around, I wondered what the context for Elizabethan England was where people would recognize “elbow” as meaning “the bendy bit of the arm” and decided to look it up.
ZEE ASKS NON-AMERICANS TO FILL OUT A MAP OF THE USA ON THE 4TH OF JULY (part 1)
So many people think Alaska is Hawaii why
My guess is because ALASKA DOESN’T GO THERE THAT’S THE COMPLETELY WRONG LATITUDE WTF MAPMAKERS DO YOU EVEN KNOW ALASKA ISN’T AN ISLAND???
That’s my hypothesis, anyway.
Photos from Dallas Theatre Center’s Les Miserables which opened tonight. I had the pleasure of getting to see this innovative reimagining of the classic musical. It was so amazing. I will write a more in depth post on my thoughts later when I’m not so tired, but for now: the show was amazing! See it if you get the opportunity!
Admit it we were all a little bummed out that the old lady didn’t actually all that badass fighting in this scene
Ahhh! This is so cool!
An author was writing historical fiction, and decided (in hopes of escaping anachronistic language) to only use the vocabulary that Jane Austen used. They made a custom dictionary of all the words Jane Austen used in all of her books, and used that to spell check, so it flagged modern words and phrases that she would have totally overlooked otherwise.
I’m thinking it would be incredibly easy to do the same thing for fanfiction, especially book-based - compile a dictionary of, say, all the words GRRM used in ASOIAF, and use that as a spell check dictionary so it would flag any words GRRM did not use…
Or a particular TV show character’s dialogue, though that would involve much more manual effort…
edit: apparently, some historical fiction authors use old dictionaries (circa: 1700-1800s) as their custom dictionaries, even when writing about much earlier time periods. This helps them escape writing with modern-sounding anachronisms that throw modern readers out of the story, but also allows them to use language that a modern reader can understand when writing about time periods where characters should be speaking, say, Old English.
These are some great resources for authors of historical fiction (and/or fan fiction)!
A delicately choreographed whatever the hell it is they’re doing.
Is this a Cats rehearsal?
Whoever added the Star Trek gif you can do me no wrong.
inspired by this faith of the seven post, arya as the stranger - i wanted to do this kind of like a tarot card with alphonse mucha feelings but i got lazy with the details wehh
i might do the others idk~~
You guys I just realized that what I’ve always wanted out of werewolf fiction is a story where lycanthropy isn’t a purely human condition
Like this dude wakes up from his wolfbender and his room is full of all these fucking chickens from local farms that he initiated into his pack. They all start clucking and crowing at the moon and when it’s full they all transform into these tiny little weird bipedal wolves with wings.
I don’t remember making this post but it’s going around again and I’m losing my shit