Thursday, May 26, 2011

For my babies

This one goes out to my munchkins.
Thanks to Timmy B at Black 13.  I love it.

(In case you can't tell where this is, it wraps around my left hip)

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Facebook Spellcheck

Yesterday I posted on an author's Facebook page that I enjoyed her book and jokingly chided her for the cliffhanger ending [which I secretly and sadistically enjoy. Not sure why I like the torture of those endings, but I do. I'm weird. I know.]  Anyhow, someone [needlessly] jumped to the author's defense and her reply was saturated with spelling errors.  I didn't call her out for it; it's a pointless argument.  For all I know, English is her second language.  Or maybe she just doesn't care.  But the fact that she's defending someone's writing style, but doesn't take the time to fix the red spelling errors seems a little off to me. Here's how it went [I've deleted the poster's name and profile picture. I put the errors in bold, not because I think y'all are stupid*]:

Illusions was wonderful--a pleasure to read. but woman, you are simply evil for that cliffhanger ending ;)
14 hours ago ·  · 

  • 3 people like this.
    • D.R. ikr? she left us hanging!
      14 hours ago · 

    • Aven McNab I know, but I honestly kind of like the torture of cliffhangers-for a little while. then I start thinking about how long till the next one...
      14 hours ago · 

    • J.E.   Cliff hangers are a good move for almost any wrighter because it leaves you wanting to read more. So when the next book comes out, you bye it. plain and simple :) But it also depends on how much you like the book, and some people don't want to read the book that comes after a cliff hanger so I gess its a 50 50. I think it was a smart move for this serise because aprilynne already has readers infested in her books all she has to do is make them want more.

      14 hours ago · 
    • J.E.  and wright really good books to keep them intorested. THAT ISNT EASY FOLKS!

      *I can see how "infested" and "bye" didn't get flagged as misspellings; they are spelled correctly, just wrong words.  Not to mention the contractions missing their apostrophes.  Am I the only one who reads over her post before posting?  I don't think so.  The irony of this being posted on an author's page is what gets me.