Minor interlude in the web fiction festivities here. I’ve just been in a very serious debate. About semi colons.
I think you need to be a member to view the forums at Litopia, so linking there would be pretty pointless. I meant to screen shot the convo and pasted it here, which I’m sure is in violation of someone’s copyright. But I got too scared. Oh wait. No, that’s lazy, not scared. Gotta learn to tell the difference…
But, yeah. Semi colons.
I mean no disrespect to those who bring up these topics. But are they important enough for people who could be writing to be reading them? I mean, damn! I feel like I just waster 15 minutes of my life that could have been spent writing chapter 11, polishing short story #23, doing laundry, munching on celery, scratching my ass or… I don’t know, ANYTHING. Anything other than talking about semi colons.
Shit, semi colons!
I just got into a debate about semi colons. And some people wonder why the literary world is falling to pieces….
I can see the point in discussing technicalities in literary circles. But if hair-splitting is so commonplace in the literary community, is that all we’re good for?
Are we even talking about stories anymore?