December 6th, 2008

DW: spoilers! (cowboyhd)

I need to read more

So we all know the past few months have been made of literary fail. The economy sucks, but I'm aware that I need to be part of the solution and not the problem, so I am making a conscious effort to contribute to the people who matter to me.

That said, when I went to Borders today I was on the hunt for a particular Giftmess pressie for somebody, so I wasn't on the hunt for anything for myself. I did, however, tell my dad that I want a Borders gift card for my birthday so I will definitely put that to good use.

Every time I step into any book store, I check the shelves for people I know. I'm happy to report that markdf and jimhines were easily found in the Sci Fi/Fantasy section. I was able to find used copies of Departure and Into The Reach by alanajoli on the web search at the store, but those were mail order. I did search for mindyklasky's series, saw them on the search as being in the store, but I was getting worn out and since I wasn't going to buy anything for me today, didn't actually check the shelves. I definitely will when I go with my gift card.

Didn't buy any groceries, but did get the major errands done. I need to do some studying this afternoon but that might not happen. I'm being dragged out to eat Vietnamese food in five minutes. I'm not hungry but I'll go for the company and I'll at least try something. Then at fiveish I'm to go to Amy's house for dinner and movies. I kinda don't want to because I am so tired right now. I don't think I slept enough. I need a good long night's sleep I think. No, I need two in a row. I won't get that for a while, I don't think.
Merlin: rude (lonelyfajita)

Dear Merlin Fandom:

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

A paragraph (from the Greek paragraphos, "to write beside" or "written beside") is a self-contained unit of a discourse in writing dealing with a particular point or idea. The start of a paragraph is indicated by beginning on a new line. Sometimes the first line is indented; sometimes it is indented without beginning a new line. At various times the beginning of a paragraph has been indicated by the pilcrow: ¶.

A paragraph typically consists of a unifying main point, thought, or idea accompanied by supporting details. The non-fiction paragraph usually begins with the general and moves towards the more specific so as to advance an argument or point of view. Each paragraph builds on what came before and lays the ground for what comes next. Paragraphs generally range three to seven sentences all combined in a single paragraphed statement. In prose fiction successive details, for example; but it is just as common for the point of a prose paragraph to occur in the middle or the end. A paragraph can be as short as one word or run the length of multiple pages, and may consist of one or many sentences. When dialogue is being quoted in fiction, a new paragraph is used each time the person being quoted changes.


Indentation, not being as easy on LiveJournal or any blog for that matter as it is on word processing software, is optional.

No love,

James
Merlin: rude (lonelyfajita)

Addendum

PROOFREADING IS YOUR FRIEND.

Four spelling mistakes and basic typos within the first paragraph. Sorry, you lost me.

At least this keeps my number of tabs down. Firefox gets cranky when I have 20 unread fics up.