Gower, The Grandmaster of the Written Word
"He was slightly less unfun."
"Somehow there was comfort in coffee despite his misery; the only comfort in a black world." -- Hornblower in the West Indies
A comprehensive quiz + bonus fan faction about the the underrated cult classic show "Kelly Unicornstrider and Friends" (1982-1985). Questions range from really easy to really difficult.
I think putting this on "publish" makes it so only we can see this. It's just for us, sweetie. I made it to celebrate our anniversary and remember some special intimate moments together over the years in an interesting way as a present for you.
I hope you love it, Natalie, as much as I love you!
(Of course if there's any admin looking at this, or if I messed up, don't read this, because it's got private things in it.)
This is my required report to the full faculty in accordance with the rules noted in the Faculty Handbook (version 15.1, as of October 2017)
"Personally I can only read 16 words in one go before words stop working," wrote Mizal.
This game has sixteen words per path. Not counting "The End." So you can play quickly.
When reviewing, please use precisely sixteen words. That should be plenty for your suggestions and observations.
Note this challenge connected with this game: Write the Last Page!
Articles WrittenBasic Sentence Structure: Additive Sentences
Commendations, Orders, and Titles
Cumulative Sentences, Part 1
Cumulative Sentences, Part 2
How To Use Thou, Thee, Thy, and Thine in a Story
Semicolons and Advanced Additive Sentences
Understanding Style: The Sweet Style
Recent PostsThunderdome 10: Suranna vs Lux vs ??? on 11/5/2023 5:20:51 PM
This was really tough. I think I have to give the nod to C, because, even though the story itself was not super strong, I thought it made the most successful attempt to capture the theme of that last stanza, sort of. I'm not happy about it, though, because I was itching to take my blue pencil to C's prose. But there we are.
Well, good job Lux, and Suranna, and the AI.
THUNDERDOME on 10/28/2023 6:08:32 PM
I just want to say how pleased I am with this topic. I used to teach that poem all the time, but then I realized I liked it too much to teach it.
Thunderdome 7: Peng vs Fresh on 10/10/2023 3:43:46 PM
I liked Story A better. I thought the prose was more varied and interesting, and the story was reasonably coherent. This was probably one of the closest battles I've ever seen here though.
New Poem for Your Perusal on 10/7/2023 8:14:25 PM
You really have a way with enjambed lines. I thought it was pretty clever how you mixed up and varied your rhythm and line length in the service of the tension of the story--it was a good example of your pretty free form working in tandem with the narrative. It's cool to see someone do something interesting with free verse.
Mod guess on 9/24/2023 3:44:08 PM
Oh, good, another first post for a future Funny Comments thread.
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Monday Night WRITING Questionnaire on 9/7/2023 7:21:49 AM
I do a very full and organized outline, with placeholder text, for the important choices, including all of the variables that are going to change based on the choices, and the various minor branches that stem off of those major choices.
Then I sit down to write and I almost immediately find myself ignoring the outline because I came up with something funnier, and then the whole thing ends up ten times longer than I originally thought.
It's not a very efficient system, but it works for me.
Is anyone NOT playing BG3? on 8/25/2023 8:40:35 PM
I started it, but I happened to be in the middle of Divinity Original Sin 2, so I paused until I finished that. Uh, and a lot of writing. Like, a lot.
Your favorite short stories? on 8/7/2023 9:57:20 AM
Tolkien's "Leaf By Niggle" is stellar. It can be read and enjoyed as a pure story, but opens up with some thought about how it works as an allegory. It has the flavor of The Pilgrim's Progress and some of C.S. Lewis's works; it meditates on work and death and how individual art is possible if you believe in a creator God. It's primo Tolkien, and it fits perfectly into the Lord of the Rings--not in terms of the story, but in terms of its big ideas about what it means to find meaning as a small person in a big world.
Your favorite short stories? on 8/6/2023 3:20:09 PM
That's like five pages. That would be a typical essay assignment length for my freshman/sophomore classes. Granted, that is a low effort assignment prompt if the assignment was indeed to write "on its symbols."
I think it's like when you start to lift weights, and the notion of a fifteen-pound triceps curl seems outrageous, and then eventually, it becomes trivial. That's a five-page essay.