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05 January 2006 @ 11:24 pm
it's not a cramp, it's a uterine convulsion  
Highlights of the Chicago trip are as follows: For New Year's, erikadoor and I went to a party hosted by the kind and supremely stylish Eron and Mel. Wandering around the art museum on free Tuesday. Creating endless silly characters in Soul Calibur III. Making a detour through Michigan while trying to get back to Indiana.

More detailed entry on these moments (perhaps) pending. Currently cramping.

I found a copy of "The Lively Art of Writing" today, and had to purchase it. The last time I saw this thin tome was my freshman year of high school. I do not recall much of it, though I do remember that you shouldn't use "type of," nor should you put "however" at the beginning of your sentences, that the version I had in high school had been rebound in blue, and that the section against passive voice was (one of) the bane(s) of my 9th grade existence. I was cranky during that time, and so I decided that I liked passive voice and no damn book was going to tell me otherwise! I was going to use it no matter what the text or the teacher said ... or at least I wanted to reserve the right to. I wished to write as I pleased. I bickered by ignoring essay requirements. I have a vague memory in which I refused to pay attention to the assigned topic, a paper about some symbolism or other in "The Scarlet Letter." Instead, I described every reason why Nathaniel Hawthorne's work is quite dull.
Current Mood: sickHoly cramp!
Giang (yang): playful pandascometeoraine on January 6th, 2006 10:42 am (UTC)
:O I've long abandon reading any rules regarding such correctness because, besides grammar, it's so limiting to creativity (that, and the fact that I've violated too many of them).

You've been quite the rebel with writing; despite that, you're able to express your thoughts so well and coherently.

P.S. If this posts multiple times... ... I don't know what to think.
Lokiateeq on January 6th, 2006 12:38 pm (UTC)
Hawthorne takes too long to get to his point. And even when he gets to his point, it seems to be pointless (even though English teachers wanted me to believe otherwise).

There was one class where we could write in passive and get away-- Latin. XD

And my biggest gripe about high school. I asked every English teacher these questions mid-semester:

Me: Did you like Chaucer?
Response: Yes. Chaucer's Canterburry Tales was great!
Me: Can you recite any in middle english?

This is the part where they say yes and start mumbling and failing miserably. :-/
Lokiateeq on January 6th, 2006 12:39 pm (UTC)
forgive my misspellings and grammar... running late to work. :P
Emily: Hinataetoileeyes on January 7th, 2006 06:08 pm (UTC)
don't remind me of that awful book... yech... I do not miss that english class. anyhow I hope you feel better soon hun and glad you had fun in Chi Town.