Shared on Twitter November 29, 2010…
Favourite thing #4…
… is a website:
Reasoning with Vampires is a Twilight Series (books, not movies) website unlike most of the others (not that I’ve actually seen any others…)
The author of this site posts snippets of the book that are, well, less than stellar in the grammar and/or prose department. These snippets are accompanied by her snarky commentary and equally hilarious post tags.
The site was recommended to me by @ayochellia on Twitter, in response to a question that I posted on the site: “I’ve heard Stephanie Meyer is a ‘bad’ writer. What makes her a bad writer? (pls tell me so I don’t have to read the books 2 learn 4 myself!)”. I was then lost in this site for two hours, only saved by an over capacity error.
I’m not normally a fan of websites whose sole purpose is to complain about something (especially in the fandom area) but this site is different. I find that it’s not just about nitpicking the books. The reason I asked the question in the first place was to get tips on how to improve my own writing; things to look out for. This website does that. I look at it more as a writing/editing site than a ‘complaining about Twilight’ site. It gives (A LOT) of things to look out for in my own writing, reasons why it doesn’t work and, sometimes, suggestions on how to make it better.
I have no idea of the qualifications of the blog author, but its good information nonetheless. If you’re a writer or a hater (or even a fan) that want a good laugh, you should definitely check it out!
Today’s 365 is an awesome website; a post that came across my Google Reader this morning from NPR.
Particle Pings: Sounds Of The Large Hadron Collider discusses Lily Asquith’s work translating data from the LHC into ‘music’. The piece linked to in the post is a wonderful example of her work. I want to hear more! I love science and music, though I’m no good and don’t really know a lot about either. I simply appreciate the art and talent behind the two disciplines. Anything combining the two, therefore, is an instant win in my book!
I encourage all of you to check it out!