I stayed to try banging out much newer, much slightlier less slightly crappy writing that I'll hide from the world at large like some type of writer-in-denial, notebook-packing closet case? Like some type of beefy, hunked up, well-oiled, water-just-beads-up-and-slips-right-off, writer-in-denial, notebook-packing closet case?
If I put a question mark at the end of everything, does the little voice in your head that you attribute to me get slightly higher and higher pitched?
I do like linguini pasta?
Am I weirding you out, yet?
Hey Tony, welcome to LitReactor!
And yes, your voice is getting higher!
But no your not weirding me out :)
Hi? Gail here? Welcome? Glad to meet cha?
I find the question mark issue so disturbing that when I use the phrase "who knows" I end it with a period.
I also once read dialogue where the question marks were used "inappropriately" when a character was acting purposely ditzy. It worked perfectly.
Just pretend you work at Starbucks?
So....this is awesome and thus far am in the camp voting YES FOR TONY'S WEIRD SHIT.
If only I could compulsively 'like' the responses, like on Facebook, and then I wouldn't have to form a coherent response.
@em: I'll try harder.
@gail: Hi, Gail!
@thuggish: I have a new favorite way of punctuating ditziness. Thank you!
@austin: At this point, I'll take all the support I can get! Gratuitous thank-yous for upvotes.
To me it makes you sound like a confused Barry White.