Discussion in 'Creative Writing' started by Samarkand, Jun 2, 2012.
While people are technically objects, it's generally considered insulting to refer to them as such.
You are aware that the usage of the word 'they' as a third-person singular has a longer history than the use of the word 'you' as a second-person singular, right? And that the use of a stroke to indicate multiple possibilities is about five hundred years younger, and considered just as invalid as the aforementioned by 'official' English style guides? And that the use of the word 'it' to describe another person is considered insulting and dehumanizing by most, regardless of your intentions and opinions?
Unless I start seeing thee speaking like this, I'm just going to go ahead and assume thou art a jerk.
I'm male you lamebrains.
(Everything I say is either fannon or Word of God, this one was fannon)
Shut up and stop making me think Mare Genius has updated.
My apologies, let myself get sidetracked a bit there.
In English if you don't know the gender of a person, you use your own.
I thought you just use the male gender when you don't know which one the person is.
That's considered politically incorrect these days. Though it really shouldn't be, as long as you use use the same gender for all cases, without bias or favouritism. For instance, no using the masculine for some unspecified doctor but the feminine for nurses.
I took english 097 at Clark College last fall, the teacher there said if you cant tell the gender of a person because the info your getting is 3rd or 4th hand and by then all that's left is maybe just a last name, then you use your own.
Take your English discussion here Discussing the English Language.
she could also be a pony!Good Magician Humfrey
That would be very amusing.
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need to go over to the MLP:FiH discussion thread and drop off a Xanth/MLP crossover, maybe post it in Crossovers that could work thread... because it totally would.
Way off topic I know but can I ask why the MLP:FiH discussion thread is titled All American Girl and what the different is between MLP:FiH discussion and the straight MLP barnstorming thread?
PS I think a Xanth/MLP crossover would be great idea, there tons of Xanth that would be great to introduce to ponies and visa versa
*Despises Xanth. Google "Piers Anthony is creepy" if you want to know why*
There's no question about Piers Anthony, the trick is read and enjoy the Xanth books before you find out what was running through his mind as he wrote them ... its probably to late for you Narf.
I liked them as a young teenager, so yeah, too late for me. The horror is already in my mind.
All American Girl is for the specific fanfic by that name, not MLP ideas in general.
I got tired of them because he was getting a bit too full of himself and trying to be clever and funny, and failing. Was there another reason they were bad?
Implications of pedophilia, mainly. Dude's got issues.
Oh. ...Yeah, I'm not too surprised, somehow. He did like to wax on about innocence a lot.
Just for you, Samarkand. Lurk here for a year and change, and it's a story about Girl Genius and My Little Pony that convinces me to sign up.
Also, for what the opinion of a total nobody from nowhere is worth, you should totally put this up on FIMFiction. If for no other reason than it'd give me the ability to favorite it and always be aware when more of it gets written.
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