Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Apologies

To all who will look at this blog in the morning and expect to see something other than what this is. I just can't seem to think of anything funny or entertaining to write about.

So, instead, I'll make with the time honored past time of shamelessly stealing someone else's words for inspiration.

By the way, I firmly believe that the entire works of Robert A. Heinlein should be required reading for any student before they graduate high school. Jubal Harshaw and Lazarus Long taught me more about how the "real world" works than any of my teachers did!

On with the quoting.....

"There is no way that writers can be tamed and rendered civilized or even cured. The only solution known to science is to provide the patient with an isolation room, where he can endure the acute stages in private and where food can be poked in to him with a stick." -- Robert A. Heinlein (1907-1988)

And in pondering, I thought of another that should be shared, on the subject of writing;

"Writing is not necessarily something to be ashamed of, but do it in private, and wash your hands afterwards." -- Robert A. Heinlein (1907-1988)

There are others from RAH that are applicable in many, many circumstances, but these came to mind because I was thinking about the act and practice of writing for the consumption of others. And they are all too apt in these days of prolific blogging, and ease of spreading said writings. Especially in certain specific cases that I've run across in my time surfing the blogosphere.

Hey, folks. Yeah, you guys, all of you who can't seem to write about anything but being nasty for no apparent reason other than being nasty, and can't even seem to make said nastiness entertaining for the rest of us, or who post to a public forum without taking the time to make their post anything more than incomprehensible gibberish. You're taking up valuable bandwidth that other people could use. Take a break, learn to spell, basic sentence structure, all of that jazz, take a creative writing class or two, then come back and try again.

Otherwise, stop polluting my internet!

kthxbye!

Disclaimer: I know that I play fast and loose with the rules of writing. However, I do have a nodding acquaintance with them. I'm speaking of the people who can't be bothered to stop, take a breath, and re-read what they've written, to realize that it makes no sense whatsoever. Pure Gibberish! This has no bearing on anyone who has been mentioned in this blog, or will be mentioned in this blog in the future, unless otherwise stated. Thank you for your time.

3 comments:

HollyB said...

FG, no apologies necessary. We all hit a wall at times. It'll pass.

farmgirl said...

I know, I'll think of something funny or interesting to write about tonight. I also felt the need to say what I said here, because, well, I ran across several of them and they annoyed me yesterday.

Dan O. said...

Yea, they're everywhere. Losers with nothing better to do than go to blogs where they disagree with everything posted, for the sole purpose of stirring up arguments. And, as you say, usually making NO sense and suceeding in only showing off their ignorance.

Just another example that the 'net is like everywhere else in society. All the same people, with the bonuses of not having to look at some of them and being able to get away from them. Unlike, say, at work.