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 —
this is poetry
Fascinated as I am by internet linguistics (and as much as I use them), I do think people need to learn how the language they’re using works before attempting it. As the chair of a fair-sized convention, I get lots of emails that are basically word salad because the people writing them threw all grammar out the window, including our newly-constructed internet grammar. Learning communication in current English is helpful outside the bubble of social media.
(Source: craftastrophies, via jaxin88)
king-0f-th3-wast3lands asked: YAY ADORABLE CUDDLING
Yup! Both slash and het cuddles! And amusingly dark pictures from the masquerade.
This took way too long to do for how weird the anatomy is. Whateves.
The best part of playing the Sims is when the Doctor autonomously does this when the Master comes home.
The Fifth Doctor and Adric
okay I know I said more Eight but this is good Adric fanart so it needs to be here
I was just sifting through a folder full of old docs that I haven’t touched since my college days, and I stumbled across the fanfic I wrote (and never completed) that served as the inspiration for my old, scrapped MGS3 fancomic The Cobra Days.
What. A. Trip.
Why did I never finish this thing? I…
That would be unimaginably wonderful, actually.