tbh if it’s a story set in a certain time period slang in speech is always fun and helps set the mood ^^ also putting a date could be cool but maybe leaving it open for interpretation could be cool too ? idk

So you don’t think it would be too jarring? Do you think slang should be restricted to the dialogue or in the main narrative too? Glad to hear it either way! Thanks for the opinions! /;A;/

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» Just a question…

I’m writing a story that’s set in an alternative world that’s essentially a warped version of this one. I set the date for this story in the 1910s, and as such someone in the writing group suggested I do more research- use the slang of that time period as opposed to the more modern way I usually write.

I have a bit of a problem with this; I feel that using different slang in stories can distract from the work itself and alienate the reader (example: in Maze Runner, the work ‘clunk’ was used excessively and it drove me up the wall). Certainly, there are some very successful ways people have done this, but I’m hesitant to revamp so much for something I’m already trying to ‘dumb down.’ I’ve already got a lot of language going on (Latin, Greek, Japanese, and Hobo slang make an appearance) to the point I have an index for them, and I fear that adding more will make it far too complicated.
Honestly, I’m even hesitant on naming the time period. I specifically stated it in the story because readers were misinterpreting it as the far future or the 1800s (quite an impressive span, right?). The specific year isn’t relevant to the events of the story, considering the geographical and political landscapes are completely different, but I wanted readers to get the basic idea of what kind of technology appears in this world.

As far as I know, you tumblr followers are in my target audience. Would you prefer to read a book with 1910s slang in narrative/dialogue, or would you prefer a smoother though less-accurate(?) modern tone? And would you find it helpful to have the year spelled out for you, or would you prefer to come to your own conclusion while reading?

tags: i need to do a hell of a lot more research in general + if you want a little more info on it feel free to ask? + but really i'd like some input on this + i feel like adding a bunch of slang my target audience isn't familiar with would just make it clunky + there's nothing worse than losing a reader for that + personal +
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Timcanpy comforting Allen

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» Starting revisions on an old manuscript

itsonlythefirstdraft:

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ilovereadingandwriting:

Start somewhere (via Natasha Lester Author of If I Should Lose You and What is Left Over, After | Famous Writers on Writing: My Favourite Inspirational Quotes - Natasha Lester Author of If I Should Lose You and What is Left Over, After)

replicaaa:

shout out to people who reblog my art

it’s like when you doodle something and your mom puts it up on the fridge except it’s the internet

motheryeezy:

I found this booklet in my mom’s office and it’s one of the greatest things that’s ever came into my life.

fusionuclear:

you mean haru creeping the heck out of midousuji right? right???

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blindsprings:

isthistakenalready:

Aoi Honoo is Too Real

Every update I’m like “I should just put a colour behind them, yeah, comics!” and then I draw a stupidly complex bg

stunningpicture:

Cat racing is not the most exciting of sports.

TAG GAME: CHARACTERS WHO SHARE THE SAME PERSONALITY TYPE AS YOU.

If you don’t know your personality type, take the test here.

Rules: Find out what characters share the same personality type as you here and list the characters that you find relevant below. Then tag five friends and let them know you tagged them!

I am an INFP, so:

I wasn’t actually tagged, so I’m not tagging anyone. If you think this is interesting, go for it~

tags: i keep seeing the personality type thing going around and thought i'd actually investigate + and lo and behold the INFP description sounds scary accurate right up to the hermit tendencies + also is this why i like these characters??? same personality?? +

fruitloopdoujinprojects:

DGM doujinshi - The Four Dorks

*Please be patient with me because I’m re writing the whole story and script*

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» a discussion on sexual orientation
me: *explaining various sexual orientations to a classmate*
classmate: wait, what's polyamory?
me: well, it's when someone has more than one intimate relationship at a time with the knowledge and consent of everyone involved.
professor: *overhears from front of class*
professor: that is d i s g u s t i n g
me: *defensively* um, actually, no it's--
professor: how DARE they put a greek prefix on a latin root like that?! What right do they have to decimate my beautiful antiquated languages?!?! GREEK AND LATIN DO NOT FRATERNIZE THIS IS LIKE THAT STUPID ROMANTIC SUBPLOT BETWEEN THAT DWARF AND THAT ELF IN THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG NO NO NO NO NO NO!!!
me: ....
me: ....
me: ....
professor: it should be polyerosy

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