BB8's elements of style
hi grammar nazis! (HI! big gloved, 3 fingered hand a waving at you) yes, you know who you are. ( i only know you by 'anon' ). i thought i should maybe clear the air on a few things for you today. lest you've been up late, hand wringing. 1. i'm not a 'journalist' and don't try to be. so reminding me that my journalistic skills are "less than that of a 5th graders", is sort of like telling someone, who's rolling up a beach towel, that they're sushi making skills are sorely amiss. 2. i do own strunk and white's elements of style. i actually read it. i just don't really care to follow their elements of style. and i'm not really a writer anyway so i don't really have to follow anyone else's rules. (to which i say, "sweet!") 3. no i am not an e.e. cummings fan. (anti-semites rub me the wrong way) i just find it gets in the way to have to stretch my pinky, down there to hit that shift button. (read: i'm a bit lazy) when i do write, as in pen something, i actually write, in all block lettering. but if i did that here, you all would think i was screaming at you. and nobody likes that blog. 4. and you're right, i rarely go back and read what i've written. or use spell check. i don't have a really good reason for this. but i will say, you get very spontaneous commentary from me this way. 5. and yes, i DO make up words all of the time. but sometimes you just have to. i'm a visual person who gesticulates when i speak. writing doesn't allow me to explain something as well as i'd like (maybe because i'm no, journalist). so, i smoosh words together, borrow from the kid working the tilt-o-whirl at the santa monica pier, use acronyms-- whatever it takes. yo. and lastly, i do hope you'll continue to read BB8, warts and all. it's all for fun, mank.