Young Blackwatch Jesse meeting young Yakuza Shimada siblings sort of au? In which both Hanzo and Genji likes McCree, but Hanzo worries too much about disappointing his father and dishonouring the family while Genji doesn’t give a damn and is a big flirt? I don’t know, I just wanted to draw them younger and then I overthought it.
When people get all snippy about enforcing antiquated grammar rules, all I can think of is Edmund Spenser.
In the 1590’s, some dude named Edmund Spenser decided to write a flowery epic poem, basically a transparent allegory praising Queen Elizabeth. Fair enough. He was like, “I want this work to be remembered forever, so I don’t wanna use, like, MODERN SLANG or the CASUAL DISREGARD FOR GRAMMAR or FOREIGN INFLUENCE that THESE YOUNG UPSTARTS keep using. Nobody will read or understand their stuff in the future. I know, I’ll write in the style of Chaucer, because Chaucer is a ‘well of English undefiled.’ Now my piece will be a classic of pure and untainted English. 👌👌👌”
So he wrote this semi-incomprehensible fake-Chaucer poem. But FUNNNN FACT, guess who else was writing poetry in the 1590’s? Some young upstart using modern slang and casual disregard for grammar and foreign influence named William Shakespeare. And his stuff was good enough that a huge chunk of literary education is devoted to understanding his use of language… meanwhile, who’s ever heard of a Spenser Theatre Troupe, a Spenser Studies degree, or Spenser in the Park?
So ease up on that grammar policing. Shakespeare is widely praised for his inventiveness with language, creating and popularizing tons of new words and being the first recorded example of loads of common slang terms. Let’s appreciate it when 21st-century creators do the same!
i. apollo - last dinosaurs / ii. teenage icon - the vaccines / iii. one of us - new politics / iv. running off - magnus bechmann / v. drive - glades / vi. beach - san cisco / vii. moving to new york - the wombats / viii. trust in me / ix. wellness - last dinosaurs