writing tip #890:
want your name on a novel but you’re as creative as a brick? no problem! take an overused yet memorable book you read in your tenth grade english class and rewrite it with everyone as zombie ferrets
I get this was meant as a joke, but I like the idea. Somebody needs to re-write a story with zombie ferrets.
Someone pointed this out:
- Thor is to become a woman
- Thor is a prince
- The character is owned by Marvel
- Marvel is owned by Disney
- This means that Thor will be a Disney Princess
Now that I think about it this way, I imagine Meridia becoming very competitive with Thor and the two showing off their physical prowess.
Sometimes I think about how many little things we probably do every day that would totally mess up the reasoning of a Sherlock-Holmes-style detective.
Like the other day we went to the cinema and I was wearing a shirt with no pockets so I put the ticket in my trouser pocket. The next day I was wearing the same trousers and I put my hand in my pocket and found the ticket there.
Now, I have a certain selection of things I always have in my trouser pockets and I don’t really like having anything else in there because it confuses my hands when I want to get something, so I took the ticket out. And I wasn’t near a rubbish bin, but I was wearing a shirt with a breast pocket. So I put the ticket in the shirt pocket.
And I thought: if I get interestingly murdered, the Sherlock-Holmes-style detective is going to deduce that I’m wearing the same shirt that I wore yesterday. Because it’s got a cinema ticket in the pocket with yesterday’s date on, and why on earth would anyone put a cinema ticket in the pocket of a shirt unless they were wearing the shirt when they went to the cinema?
Which is a bit of reasoning we would all find totally convincing if it came from a Sherlock-Holmes-style detective. But it would be wrong. Because actually there are so many other explanations for things once you take account of the fact that people are often slightly eccentric in completely trivial and unguessable ways.
If we are talking about canon Sherlock: he would probably notice the ticket as well as how it was wrinkled — not in a way fitting a shirt pocket —but make no conclusions on the matter until further investigation could be done (after all, it might not be yours). Once learning that the movie was not relevant to the case, he would no longer care about the ticket because it has no bearing so he would just forget about it.
If we are talking fanon Sherlock: he would be able to tell that it was in your pants pocket from the wrinkles, which pocket, whether you were left or right handed, and what — if anything — you had to eat or drink while at the theater. He would then use all this information as a starting point to begin his investigation, leading him to the killer even though it is in no way relevant to the case.
HELLO FANFIC AUTHORS IT’S TIME FOR A VOCAB LESSON
- wanton: sexually immodest or promiscuous
- wonton: a type of dumpling commonly found in Chinese cuisines
YOUR CHARACTERS SHOULD NOT BE MOANING LIKE A CHINESE DUMPLING OKAY THANK YOU AND GOOD NIGHT
either way, things are sure gonna get
But dim sum important spelling and vocabulary lessons. Can’t y’eggroll with them?