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Oct
28th
2015

A Polite Reminder For the Grammar Nazis Amongst us · 3:43pm Oct 28th, 2015

The TLDR of this is English changes over time, and is a diversified language with may distinct dialects. You should check to see what English dialect a piece is written in before saying "I didn't eat no dinner." is wrong, because in several English dialects, that is infact the correct way to convay that information, and "I didn't eat any dinner." would be wrong. Isn't language fun?


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Jan
28th
2018

Broken Phalanx's Dialectic · 9:09pm Jan 28th, 2018

This. This is what I strove to achieve when I first started writing. Not build a fanbase in the thousands, or earn millions, but captivate one completely. To write something that inspires a person so thoroughly that they simply must shape and release the ideas swirling within their head to the world, as Friendship is Magic has done for many of us. To pay the creativity forward, so that the art of the story may continue to flourish in perpetuity.

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Dec
20th
2017

Type, or imply, Applejack's accent? · 6:50pm Dec 20th, 2017

When I write Applejack's dialogue, I tend to spell her words using standardised spelling instead of "ah's" (I), and "-'in" (-ing). To me, using specific terms (e.g. howdy, partner) with the rest spelled in a standard form is adequate, because the reader should imagine Applejack speaking with her country accent instead of relying on an accent-ised spelling.

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Mar
10th
2016

Grammer a Week 17: Differences Between American and British English · 3:11pm Mar 10th, 2016

This is Grammer a Week, the periodic blog program-thing where I soapbox about a grammar subject I find interesting. You might, too! This week's installment is about the differences between American and British English. Just because we speak the same language doesn't mean there aren't a laundry-load of differences between our dialects. This post will cover some of the more interesting differences between the two.

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Nov
20th
2017

Being a Better Writer: Dialects · 10:59pm Nov 20th, 2017

When you go to the grocery store, what do you call the wheeled apparatus that you collect your groceries in? Is it a shopping cart? Or is it a carriage? Or a trolley?

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Sep
14th
2017

English Is A Tough Language · 6:08pm Sep 14th, 2017

English Is A Tough Language

English is kind of complicated. I often revert to speaking French, Korean, Chinese, or Japanese (or a combination of all of these at once) because they make more sense. :P

Reasons English is a weird language:

1. There are a bunch of variations of a word that are pronounced the same, but they are spelled different and mean different things.

Such as to, too, two. There, there, their. Where, wear. Tare, Tear. Bare, Bear. So on and so forth.

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Nov
10th
2018

Be an Author: Dialect · 7:40pm Nov 10th, 2018

How much should you use dialect or constructed language? Very little. Note that I did not write not at all.

By dialect, I mean implying a southern drawl, or using specific words that imply a regional accent like “Darling!”1 or “Don’t ya know?“ or “A?” or “Brilliant”. By a constructed language, I mean everything from completely made up words to totally made up grammars. This includes writing in English but using a foreign grammar like Spanish or Japanese.

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Apr
2nd
2018

Skarsnik's Spoiler-Tastic Review of MLP Season Eight, Episode Three, "The Maud Couple" · 6:34pm Apr 2nd, 2018


I honestly thought for a moment that this was who she was going to fall for. The episode kinda made a joke related to it, but I guess it was ultimately never meant to be...

Happy Easter and merry April Fools Day! May the Mighty Bunny grant you the gift of many candy-filled eggs.

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