'Bad Grammar' is put onto pages so that, in the future, they can be fixed and marked. This allows the person fixing them to know what page is marked. Not everyone has the time to immediately edit and fix grammar right at the time they stumble upon the page.
Grammarly is not the be-all end-all of grammar. It is a robot. It does not entirely understand our language nor does it understand what you would want to be saying or the context of it. Grammarly helps, but it does not make your grammar good.
Unfortunately I had to leave this wiki a year or two ago and that resulted in the deletion of a page I was fond of: Ben 10: Planetary Chaos. I was just wondering: is there some way to get it back now that I can actually expand it? If not then it's fine.
Pretty much everything I have to announce here is gonna be announced in the main Fanon Con main blog this Friday, so make sure to check that out.
Fall Fanon Con is happening, in case you somehow missed that. Hope you guys are having fun!
Busy work is the cancer of educational institutions.
Lesson 21: Reusing Words
"Hey, you know what gets kind of annoying sometimes?" CaT said.
"No, what?" Lightningfur said.
"When people use the same words to express an action over and over." CaT said.
"Oh, I guess that can get kind of annoying." Lightningfur said. "But how would you fix that?"
"Use a goddamn thesaurus." CaT spoke.
"But there are only so many words you can use to say the exact same thing." Lightningfur said.
"Yeah, well, don't do it too much, then." CaT spoke. "Use other words that are similar to the word you keep reusing but have some variation in the exact meaning."
"What do you mean?" Lightingfur asked.
"Even repetitive actions don't always have the same meaning on each repeat." CaT explained. "For example, a conversation between two characters could just use the word 'said' over and over, or it could use specific words that better describe exactly what the characters are saying or doing."
"Oh, I get it." Lightningfur nodded. "By using more specific wording, you avoid repeating stock phrases that annoy the audience."
"And even beyond that, using more specific wording gives the audience a much clearer picture of what's going on." CaT affirmed. "You can give information on how the characters are presenting their actions without spelling it out with overdone dialogue."
"Show, don't tell, right." Lightningfur scratched the side of his head. "What about for things other than conversation?"
"Like what?" CaT raised a questioning eyebrow.
"Like fight scenes." Lightningfur made a mock jab to accentuate his point. "If you have two people hitting each other over and over, how would make the wording for that more interesting?"
"If your fight scenes consist only of two people hitting each other over and over, you're screwed anyways." CaT yawned. "But that's a topic for another lesson. Anyways, you can change up the verbage to change the implication of an action. For example, what sounds like a bigger hit? Someone getting punched, or someone getting smashed with a fist?"
"Getting smashed with a fist sounds a lot more painful." Lightningfur winced.
"Bingo." CaT said. "If you look at the technical meanings of the words, getting punched pretty much is getting smashed with a fist, but describing the action more dynamically can leave more of an impact on your audience."
"Well, I'll be damned." Lightningfur sat up and put his paws on his hips in contemplation. "That's almost as crazy as this whole 'teaching a lesson using dialogue' thing."
A redesign of Albedo for Ben 10: Milky Way Race that gives him more of a mad scientist vibe.
Ben 10 News
A promo for Season 2 of the Ben 10 reboot has been spotted on TV, showing off more of the new alien armor. The aesthetic of the armor definitely links it to the new alien we have a blurry screenshot of, but hell if I know how it's gonna work in-show.
Well, that's it for today, folks. I hope you enjoyed the sixty-seventh issue of The CaT Gazette! Feedback and support are appreciated!
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