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Re: Blah blah blah, writing, blah blah blah.
Posted By: eric sleator, on host
Date: Wednesday, March 14, 2001, at 07:57:44
In Reply To: Re: Blah blah blah, writing, blah blah blah. posted by Sundragyn on Tuesday, March 13, 2001, at 15:37:59:

> But, the nice thing about fantasies is that you
> can make up swear words. " 'Cyxlrthl!' Bob
> exclaimed as he hit his thumb with the
> hammer."

One thing that you can do in stories is, if he's swearing for the right reason (like his luck is completely against him) and not just casting profanity about in his speech like seeds in a garden, you can make it so that he lets out a scream of rage, like "GGGGRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRAAAAAAAAAAAAAUUUUUUUUUUGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHIIIIIIIIIAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" or some such.

-eric "I've actually been puzzling over the should-my-characters-swear-if-it-befits-them dilemna for quite a while, but fortunately I solved it by never having enough time to write any stories" sleator
Wed 14 Mar A.D. 2001

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