This is an unused YouTube video script. It would have been a part of my vlog series. I hope it can help someone out there, or at least be entertaining. This one was exploring how I have used story writing as a type of therapy.Continue reading
My Story vs My Stories
This is an unused YouTube video script. It would have been a part of my vlog series. I hope it can help someone out there, or at least be entertaining. This one was about stories.Continue reading
What Was That…?
Did you say something?
Are you sure?
Ok. Then it must have been another blog post idea drifting by on the summer breeze. That would explain why I can’t remember what that topic was I wanted to write about.
I hate it when that happens.
I also hate how my speaking voice is so low that other people apparently hear it as mumbling. I really am speaking at a level that I hear as being loud. Then, when I speak loudly, to the point where I feel like I’m practically yelling, people either look at me like “why is he talking so loud?” or they flat out ask “why are you yelling?”
I do have a topic I thought about that I should write down. I kept thinking about it (as if I was in a YouTube video or something) and it got pretty deep. So, I need to jot that down so I don’t forget it. Maybe I’ll do that now.
P.S. – when this blog eventually goes live (as in: I announce it and then “promote” it)… I’ll forget what I was thinking. No, seriously, after typing out the bit in parentheses I forgot what I was saying. I know I don’t have to write this. You’re not reading in real time as I write… I know… I’m just… nevermind.
Why I’m Not Writing
I haven’t been writing that much lately…
Ok, I barely ever write anything down. As a matter of fact, my whole “I’m gonna write at least once a month” plan has pretty much burned up in the atmosphere on its way into the depths of a volcano. An ice volcano. In the Bahamas. On Christmas.
Point: I don’t write often. I don’t write as often as I like. I think about all sorts of things all the time. But I never write them down. The reason for this is simple, yet contrary to the primary purpose of the internet: I’ll complain too much.
Almost everything I have the idea to write about is just complaining about something someone else has said, done, or complained about. And while I think of my writing as humorous, I see that others either take me seriously enough to join my imaginary army against stupidity, or not serious at all; assuming I’m posting click bait for under evolved primate brethren.
So, I try not to complain as much. And yes, it does partially have something to do with the way some people *cough* trolls *cough* just want to ruin your life. I’m honestly not worried about them. Unless I know them personally. Then I get too self conscious to write anymore.
So, those big things I said were coming are still on the way. I just have to figure out how to speak my mind without whining so much.
How NOT to Write
How NOT to Write
Original Post Date: Wednesday, 8. December 2010, 05:32
teaching, advice, stupidity, kids …
So, I am grading some work from the middle school. I teach computers, and the students recently had to write letters. Here are a few things about them.
First off, let me begin by saying I break just about all of these rules in every post I write. But, I am not writing for anyone but myself. AND, actually, I am practicing while I write. So, that is the reason for most of my mistakes and rule breaking (I am a lingual rebel, but that’s beside the point). I make the rest of my grammar no-no’s because I am trying to write in a way which is natural for people to read. Some people read what they see and some people read what they think the words say. So, I try to write the way people would predict what I am saying so they think I am writing personally just to them. It doesn’t always work… but sometimes it does.
That said, a professional letter, research paper, essay, article, or other professional or academic work should always follow these rules. No exceptions, unless you are quoting.
· Rule #1 – Lists suck. Do not list a bunch of crap for me. Use your freakin’ imagination and come up with an interesting way to say your next thirty points!
· Rule #2 – “etc” is for idiots who wanted to make it look like they know a lot when really they only understand the two actual pieces of information they listed.
· Rule #3 – Put things in order. (moron) And second, it’s rude. First, it makes you look unorganized (which you probably are)
· Rule #4 – – lol – These are not cute. You’re writing a professional letter. The CEO of Coca-Cola, Hersheys, Sony, Microsoft, Apple, Ford, and IBM wouldn’t be caught dead with a smiley face in their letters, memos, and reports. Grow up.
· Rule #5 – “…” If you have to use this… well… No, seriously, all this means is you know you should write something, but instead of using your brain and coming up with something to write, you’re going to leave the work to your reader. That can be a bad idea, because some readers are stupid. Oh, and by they way, a period and a comma both mean (to some extent) “Pause.” Three periods don’t make the pause any more imperative because most people just skip over them like they do regular periods and commas.
· Rule #6 – If you’re going to write words such as “gonna”, “freakin”, “cause”, and “lovin” stick the ” ‘ ” on the word so it at least looks like you know they are shortened versions of real, longer words.
· Rule #7 – Just how excited can you be? What is the difference between “!” and “!!!!!!!!!!!!”? If you can’t find a more descriptive way to say, “I love u!!!!!!!!!!!!!,” then shut up. I don’t care that you can’t put your emotions into words. Learn. If you want to write, learn how to properly.
· Rule #8 – Just how much can you mean something? Let me tell you something: you can only be happy. You can’t be “haaaaaaaaaaaaaaappy.” This is called ecstatic, overjoyed, or blissful. Use a frickin’ thesaurus.
· Rule #9 – If you think you need to break any of these rules in order to capture your reader’s attention then you shouldn’t be writing. I’m serious.
· Rule #10 – Last one (’cause I’m running out of material): don’t try to be funny. Either be funny or be serious. If you try to be funny you won’t be. You will come off as stupid.
So there are some rules for writing. Follow them, don’t follow them, idc. If you don’t follow them… Just don’t leave me stupid comments sayin “whats wrong with these????? > ” I don’t care how maaaaaad you are or how stuuuupid you think I am. SHUT UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!! just don’t write for me. Third, leave my cat alone.
P.S. – Did you see my last post? tee hee hee