I want all of the Nendoroids. Seriously, they are just so adorable and so much fun to play with and get into the pose you want for your display. Unfortunately they aren’t the most affordable collectible, but I recently picked up this sweet little Majora’s Mask Link on sale at our local EB Games and I was super excited to show him off!
There are many rules that can be difficult to follow when writing, and one of the most commonly complained about is passive voice. The Authors and I discuss whether we personally struggle with this problem and what we do to avoid it today. ^_~
The passive voice is something authors are often told not to use. But what exactly is the passive voice? Here’s a simple example.
Passive voice: The door was opened by John.
Active voice: John opened the door.
When you look at the two sentences, the active voice seems more dynamic. There’s actual movement. The passive voice is talking more about the door rather than John. In active, someone does something. For passive, something is done to something by someone or something. But is it something we should avoid using? Obviously, it shouldn’t be used when action is the focus of a scene. This week, we talk about the passive voice.
I do slip into it sometimes for reasons I can’t explain. I suppose for…
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We got an AWESOME mail call today from one of our awesome Basement Geeks from the UK, Mr Dave, and OMG. So much stuff! Batman, and Buffy, and Mega Man, and Star Trek, and Terminator, and Doctor Who, and even MORE! You’ve just gotta check it out…there was too much awesome to type about. 😄
It seems like there’s always another one of these Funko Mystery Boxes coming out these days, but we definitely had to pick up this one for the Chun-Li Rock Candy alone! Throw in a King Pop and an Akuma Pocket Pop Keychain, and you’ve got a solid little box…but which variants did we get?
This is the fourth and final of the NYCC 2016 exclusive Funko Pops that we’ve been giving away at subscriber milestones. Congratulations to the winner, and a huge thank you to everyone who participated in the giveaway! 😀
This should have been posted on May the 4th, but, uh…oops! REGARDLESS! We have a winner for the Star Wars Mymojis from Entertainment Earth!
English grammar is no joke, and having a firm grasp on it is a feat of magnificence. In this Authors Answer we discuss which aspects of English grammar thwart our efforts at pristine literature.
English is not an easy language. It’s said to be one of the more difficult languages because of inconsistent spelling/pronunciation rules, irregular verbs, articles, and so on. But do authors find English grammar difficult? Let’s find out!
I had a rather substandard English grammar education — I never diagrammed sentences and I didn’t know what a gerund was until I learned about it in Spanish class. I think it was because I went to a weird little private middle school… But anyway, since I never got rigid training in English grammar, I really just do whatever I want, and damn the rules. Sure, I tried reading Strunk & White and other such writing advisories back when I was still honing my craft and uncertain of my voice, but adhering to strictures just got in…
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