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Re: Blah blah blah, writing, blah blah blah.
Posted By: Quartz, on host
Date: Thursday, March 15, 2001, at 14:45:35
In Reply To: Re: Blah blah blah, writing, blah blah blah. posted by eric sleator on Wednesday, March 14, 2001, at 07:57:44:

> > 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

Hmm, I like that. I realized I don't make my characters scream very much (not in my *serious* stories anyway), but just yelling and ranting about is probably better than swearing. It's definitely more entertaining. :^)

Qua "Also thinks that the alien language thing can be really neat if done right" rtz