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  • 🔁 Repost from fozmeadows:

    legit-writing-tips:

    fozmeadows:

    Watching my toddler figure out how to language is fascinating. Yesterday we were stumped when he kept insisting there was a “Lego winner” behind his bookshelf - it turned out to be a little Lego trophy cup. Not knowing the word for “trophy”, he’d extrapolated a word for “thing you can win”. And then, just now, he held up his empty milk container and said, “Mummy? It’s not rubbish. It’s allowed to be a bottle.” - meaning, effectively, “I want this. Don’t throw it away.” But to an adult ear, there’s something quite lovely about “it’s allowed to be a bottle,” as if we’re acknowledging that the object is entitled to keep its title even in the absence of the original function.

    Another good post to read for those writing small human characters. 

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  • 🔁 Repost from twitter.com:

    wilwheaton:

    imathers:

    maxofs2d:

    Sorry about this being in Twitter format but it was too good not to share. (x)

    Boy, I remember when all of this seemed* like a mostly abstract consideration and not something we’re going to have to take to the streets over and over again to combat.

    *(rightly or wrongly [probably the latter], and I am fully aware this also speaks to how privileged my existence is)

    Getting real sick of hearing from people who are fretting ABOUT PUNCHING MOTHERFUCKING NAZIS.

    Remember, when in doubt: Punch. More. Nazis.

    wilwheaton: imathers: maxofs2d: Sorry about this being in Twitter format but it was too good not to share. (x) Boy, I remember when all of this seemed* like a mostly abstract consideration and not something we’re going to have to take to the streets over and over again to combat. *(rightly or wrongly [probably the latter], and I am fully aware this also speaks to how privileged my existence is) Getting real sick of hearing from people who are fretting ABOUT PUNCHING MOTHERFUCKING NAZIS.Remember, when in doubt: Punch. More. Nazis.
    wilwheaton: imathers: maxofs2d: Sorry about this being in Twitter format but it was too good not to share. (x) Boy, I remember when all of this seemed* like a mostly abstract consideration and not something we’re going to have to take to the streets over and over again to combat. *(rightly or wrongly [probably the latter], and I am fully aware this also speaks to how privileged my existence is) Getting real sick of hearing from people who are fretting ABOUT PUNCHING MOTHERFUCKING NAZIS.Remember, when in doubt: Punch. More. Nazis.
    wilwheaton: imathers: maxofs2d: Sorry about this being in Twitter format but it was too good not to share. (x) Boy, I remember when all of this seemed* like a mostly abstract consideration and not something we’re going to have to take to the streets over and over again to combat. *(rightly or wrongly [probably the latter], and I am fully aware this also speaks to how privileged my existence is) Getting real sick of hearing from people who are fretting ABOUT PUNCHING MOTHERFUCKING NAZIS.Remember, when in doubt: Punch. More. Nazis.
    wilwheaton: imathers: maxofs2d: Sorry about this being in Twitter format but it was too good not to share. (x) Boy, I remember when all of this seemed* like a mostly abstract consideration and not something we’re going to have to take to the streets over and over again to combat. *(rightly or wrongly [probably the latter], and I am fully aware this also speaks to how privileged my existence is) Getting real sick of hearing from people who are fretting ABOUT PUNCHING MOTHERFUCKING NAZIS.Remember, when in doubt: Punch. More. Nazis.
    Posted by under notes at #reposts

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