[DWJ] timetravel/and other things

emily whitrod wuffles at live.com.au
Mon Jun 23 21:13:37 EDT 2008



> Date: Mon, 23 Jun 2008 18:36:22 -0600> From: henx19 at gmail.com> To: dwj at suberic.net> Subject: Re: [DWJ] timetravel/and other things> > >> The picture is not wholly gloomy:> >>> >> http://www.chicagotribune.com/features/chi-typo-guys-0521may21,0,701362.story> >>> >>> >>> > Whereas my reaction to that story is "Get a life, and find something> > that *matters* to attend to".> >> > Now Minnow will probably spit pebbles at me.> >> > Colin> > You know, nobody makes fun of people with perfect pitch for disliking> music that's out of tune. Nobody objects to being precise about> anything that's mathematical, really. If there was a sign up saying> that 2 + 2 = 17 (and it wasn't an obvious joke), it would come right> down and be fixed right away, and no one would think anything of it.> > But have an ear for grammar instead of music, or find the mathematics> of grammar more appealing than that of numbers, and you're out of> luck.> > Grammar is so unfashionable.> > I understand why a lot of people don't get the subtle rules of> grammar--I don't know them all myself. But the difference between> you're and your is the difference between a Kandinsky and a da Vinci,> or an apple pie and chirashi-zushi (sprinkly fish-rice sushi stuff.)> Don't say I'm pedantic just because I object to having one substituted> for the other.> > lizzie> I can totally agree there! There's a hairdresser near my house that has a sign out the front reading "Ladie's and Men's Hairdresser"
There can be too much of a good thing ;)
On the other hand, I've always been a fan of writing convoluted sentences and complex grammar in essays, where teachers look, look a second time, and can't figure out if it's still grammatically correct or not. I'm a bit slack with editing
 
As to Artemis Fowl, I don't think I've ever finished a book, though I started reading one once at my cousin's house. There's just too many books out there, and for a while I was just reading what was on my reading lists for the semester. Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde... can anyone say slightly BORING?! (blah blah we can't find classics boring. All it had going for it was a slightly gothic feel)
 
I probably could have thought of better time travelling instances in DWJ books, but Power of Three, Black Maria, four or five of th Chrestomanci books, Archer's Goon and Wilkin's Tooth are the books that I have read since I finished uni for the semester (about a week or two ago) so they are the ones I think of when I am discussing ^_^
 
Well have a nice day everyone! Unless it's evening, then go to bed!
 
Emily
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