March 8th, 2010

black braces

Simple declarative sentences are good.

I did sign up to write that prompt, and I do indeed have a plot idea that is raging around in my brain. Soon it will become words in a text file. I have a setting, an inciting incident, a general atmosphere, a point of view, and a fresh pot of coffee. Could I want anything more?

It was time for my annual re-read of Orwell's "Politics and the English Language", and I have therefore re-read it. It's always rejuvenating. If you simplify your English, you are freed from the worst follies of orthodoxy. You cannot speak any of the necessary dialects, and when you make a stupid remark its stupidity will be obvious, even to yourself.

I am inspired to ban all use of the word "problematic" for a while. Make people say what their problem is right out in plain words instead. Alas, I'm not in charge of anything. Not even my own home. Ms Inky Blot Cat is in charge of that. Just ask her. (I did so, and she claims that the state of her cream bowl is problematic. See how far I got with that project?)

Time for a fresh cup of that coffee.

Today's reading: The utterly fabulous The Great Moppet Caper by Blood Bytes.
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