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I am a music student at the University of Alberta. I play the piano, flute, piccolo, and I sing. I also figure skate, partake in various forms of dance, and love to read. Obviously, this leaves me precious little time for writing, and even less time for fighting with the internet to update my stories (at the moment, it is a singular story). So if I get no reviews, I will post no chapters.
Okay, now that I have made the seemingly requisite demands for reviews, a bit more about myself. I haven't done much writing before, but I've done a lot of reading. Even when I was little, I'd pick up on typos and other errors in novels I was reading...can anyone say 'editing career ahead?' A lot of authors seem to have the problem of hearing and using words in conversation, then trying to write with them, but instead use a similar-sounding word (homonym, in case anyone wants the technical term) that makes no sense, and is often with very humourous result. I've always had the opposite problem; I would read all these big words and then try using them in conversation, but pronounce them wrong!
Here is a list of such errors that I have come across in my reading at fanfiction.net, most of which are from the SAME STORY (no offense meant to authors who have made these mistakes; I've made some pretty funny ones myself). Plus, I've added my own comments...hope you enjoy them. If you come across others in your own reading, email them to me and I'll add them.
picnic setting: "they lapsed into silence as each severed themselves." Do you want fries with those?
"You have been miss-informed." But not anymore, I got married.
just married: "He wrapped his arms around her waste." Garbage-picker.
"Could she have picked a more incontinent time for this?" Sorry, I didn't realize time couldn't control itself...
"Are you trying to steel my husband?" I mean, I've always said his abs were rock-hard, but this...
She was on the doorstep with her daughter "in one arm and a bog on the other." Maybe because she severed herself? (bog, in this case meaning something mushy)
Kissing scene: "Their tongs battled furiously." And the celery stalks the other utensils at night.
I laughed so hard at these...okay, I'm a geek, I know. But anyway, if you're an author, PLEASE look up big words in the dictionary before you put them in your story. And if you're just a reader, PLEASE review! (And if I have any spelling mistakes...shame on me! But I'm Canadian, so we spell some things a bit differently, like colour, neighbour, etc. so don't kill me on those ones!)
Anyway, happy reading and/or writing!
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