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Fanfiction Grammar, and some fandom news

Journal Entry: Fri Mar 20, 2015, 7:26 AM


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I have read A LOT of fanfictions.


And here are some of the most popular grammar mistakes I found.
Seriously guys, it's not that hard. Some are really well written, but with this one mistake that just undermines the whole fic. So here's some advice to get it right. *Free Icon/Emote* Fancy Pusheen 

And I'm always happy to offer advice on writing fan fiction, so if you want a second opinion on a piece of writing you did, don't hesitate to just send it my way Giggle 
my english literature major might as well be useful lol

Woodstock Is there a grammar mistake that just grates on your nerves? Comment below!Woodstock 



First off, the most popular one.

You're = you are
Your = it's yours
If unsure, simply try replacing "you're" by it's complete form: "you are"
ex:
You're him! You're the Doctor!
(--> You are the Doctor!)
I believe you've extended your welcome.


Same process applies to 
They're = they are
Their = it's theirs, indicates possession
ex: 
They're the best demon hunters in town.
That's their 67' Chevy Impala right there.


If hesitant to try this method out, try this:
THEY'RE = THEY FUCKING ARE
THEIR = IT'S FUCKING THEIRS

There's also:
There = location, or fact
ex:
The police box is just over there.
There is (or there's) no need to worry.


Same goes for:
We're = we are
Were = past tense of you are (or werewolf)
Where = location

ex:
We're lost, aren't we?
You said you were sure this was the right direction!
Where the hell are we? And who the hell are you anyway?



Now for these two:
Then = indicates a consEquence
Than = indicates a compArison

ex:
At first Thor decided to trust his brother, then he realized this probably wasn't the best idea.
Is Iron Man wealthier than Batman?


Two = the number
To = indicates motion
Too = also, or excessively 

ex:
I've got two dollars in my pocket, is it enough to buy a ticket for the Avengers: Age of Ultron showing? 
Sorry for being late, I was too busy watching this new show called "Cooking with Hannibal and Gordon Ramsay". 
It will always be too soon to talk about Firefly's cancellation.


Loose = not fixed in place
Lose = not keeping it

ex:
Castiel's tie is always coming loose.
I don't want to lose you. Or your extensive DVD collection.



Affect = action (verb) -> To affect
Effect = consequence (noun) -> the effect

ex:
How could I have known that my actions would affect the Dragon Age universe so much? How could I have predicted their effect on my favorite characters?


Could've = Could have
Should've = should have
etc...

ex: 
I should've known my favorite character would die gruesomely in Game of Thrones. 


That's it for the Grammar corner! I felt like I had to do this at some point, it was just nudging at mI am a dummy! 

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*Free Icon/Emote* Totoro ( Heart)  For those who have been out of Wifi these past weeks, here are some news that might interest all us Geeks  *Free Icon/Emote* Totoro ( Heart) 

- Most of you are probably already aware that both Leonard Nimoy (aka Old Spock) and Terry Pratchett have recently passed away. 
I find comfort in the fact that they both lived full lives and left us a priceless legacy.

Here's a quote from Death itself ("Good Omens"):


‘DON’T THINK OF IT AS DYING,’ said Death. ‘JUST THINK OF IT AS LEAVING EARLY TO AVOID THE RUSH.’




- Jason Momoa (aka Khal Drogo from Game of Thrones) is Aquaman!! And his costume looks badass.

- Both Zachary Quinto (aka young Spock, or Sylar from Heroes) and Richard Armitage (Thorin) have joined the cast of Hannibal!
 Rage I CANNOT WAIT Rage 




For those of you who had requested a Tutorial on how I lineart and use Copic Markers, sorry about the wait, I haven't forgotten!
I already have a page of general Lineart advice done, but I realized there's so much more I want to say(and I've recently been practicing other styles), so I'll be submitting a Journal at the same time 
with useful books and links, etc..
If you have any questions or stuff you'd like me to approach, just say the word ^^
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  • Reading: Hannibal, Skulduggery Pleasant (FINISHED GAWD NO)
  • Watching: ALL ZEE PILOTS, Arrow, Doctor Who
  • Eating: Italian Food. Nuf said.
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