I’m a grammar nazi at heart. I’ve been reading almost since I was born, and I had really good English teachers all through school. In my sophomore (or junior?) year of college, I took a class called Advanced Grammar & Composition. Here, I learned about two schools of thought on grammar: the prescriptivists and the descriptivists.
Category Archives: Opinions
Feeling a bit uninspired this week, so I shall continue my commentary on The Goblet of Fire.
…and he appears. Right?
I have an unfortunate tendency to pretend that things I don’t like are not happening. As an empath, I take everything to heart. It’s easy for me to become depressed or anxious about things that I can do nothing about. That’s the part that kills me, really. It wouldn’t be so bad if I could help. But in the grand scheme of things, what can I do about human trafficking? What can I do about nearly half a million children who are in the American foster care system? Or about AIDS in Africa? Continue reading
With a week of August left now, I have realized that it might be my favorite month of the year. Once you hit August, people finally stop sneering, “Oh, just you wait” when you complain about how hot it is. This last week or so, it’s rained a lot where I live, and today was cooler and absolutely gorgeous. Continue reading
I’ve never gone hungry. That one little fact puts me in a small percentage of very privileged humans on planet earth. Maybe my parents have so that I didn’t have to, but I never knew about it.
I’ve never gone hungry.
But I’m so afraid of being hungry. Continue reading
(I am so dating myself by talking about him. Lily and the Creep came out in 2001. Geez, I’m so old.)
Recently, I’ve been craving Little Red Riding Hood, and I’m so tempted to rewrite it with my protagonist and his love interest. Maybe because she has red hair and he’s a werewolf. Anyway, in brainstorming this idea, I kept coming up with details that were familiar, or character choices that I had already made.
I’ve already brainstormed a Red story twice. Continue reading
I finally watched Capaldi’s Doctor. (Well, I say finally. There’s only two episodes out. Finally is relative.) I haven’t watched Doctor Who in a few months, so I can’t clearly remember what Matt got to be like toward the end. I remember spending the second half of his finale thinking, “Oh, just get it over with,” the same way I did with David. I thought Capaldi was a bit mellow, but I can’t tell if that’s from the regeneration delirium or whatever. I definitely like him though. Scottish Doctor and Northern Companion is going to be a lot of fun to watch.