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“Gee, Mister. You must know Wedge Antilles really well. What’s your name?” “Luke Skywalker, at your service!” — Star Wars: X-Wing Rogue Squadron Special

Now, as adherents of the great and terrible AP Stylebook — which also eschews the Oxford comma — we must admit the moral of this story flies in the face of everything (or one thing) NPR’s own sentences stand for.

But we offer these stories as a reminder that every punctuation mark deserves a fair hearing, a glimpse into the glories of grammar(,) and a quiet rebellion against the tyranny of copy editors everywhere.*

*Just a joke, NPR copy desk! Please don’t break out the red pen.

The Oxford Comma: Great For Listing, Pontificating, And Winning Court Cases

Image by Chelsea Beck/NPR

Brendon Urie Over the Years
  • Brendon/2005: *panics with friends at the disco
  • Brendon/2008: *panics at disco but there is a lot of tension*
  • Brendon/2011: *panics at disco with dwindling numbers*
  • Also Brendon/2011: *panics with the other punctuation mark band*
  • Brendon/2013: *Panics at almost empty disco
  • Brendon/2016: *Panics at a now empty disco*

27 and somehow still alive
despite all the times i’ve
put myself in front
of the pen trying to confront
the truth of who i’ve been,
complicit in countless sin,
dodging photographs
cause they’re evidence
of the decadence,
her paragraphs
on my skin
that the pen can’t spin,
everybody
wants to be poetry
but on my body,
and the lines aren’t ever pretty,
compilation
of composition
from a thousand
nights with dirty hands,
my body of work,
heartbeat a punctuation mark,
pauses in the ink
till the flows stop and the last period sink
to the aorta, composition
till decomposition,
the last of her oxygen,
vena cava starts to suffocate,
stories from studs disintegrate,
collapsed artery -

- carrion -

http://brokenbrushpoetry.tumblr.com/

redo as text so i can actually do the font properly

Bad pun rp starters
  • "Did you hear about the guy whose whole left side was cut off? He's all right now."
  • "A friend of mine tried to annoy me with bird puns, but I soon realized that toucan play at that game."
  • "Yesterday I accidentally swallowed some food coloring. The doctor says I'm OK, but I feel like I've dyed a little inside."
  • "Have you ever tried to eat a clock? It's very time consuming."
  • "The experienced carpenter really nailed it, but the new guy screwed everything up."
  • "A prisoner's favorite punctuation mark is the period. It marks the end of his sentence."
  • "If there was someone selling drugs in this place, weed know."
  • "Police were called to a daycare where a three-year-old was resisting a rest."
  • "The other day I held the door open for a clown. I thought it was a nice jester."
  • "The girl quit her job at the doughnut factory because she was fed up with the hole business."
  • "I was going to look for my missing watch, but I could never find the time."
  • "I knew a woman who owned a taser, man was she stunning!"
  • "Broken puppets for sale. No strings attached."
  • "Why don't programmers like nature? It has too many bugs."
For any Homestucks who HAVEN’T managed to translate the Grubbles’ new song Broom Temperature into English from new Alternian, here is is.

And yes I know some things are misspelled, they were that way in the song. Capitalization where it felt needed because Alternian does not have upper/lower case letters appear differently. Punctuation marks also translated!

Formatting is exactly like in the YouTube video for ease of translating on your end.


The Grubbels

Broom Temperature

Drop to your
knees, but come
back up swingin

Not just a broom but
the truth that we’re
slingin

Low and
diiiirtyyy

Show y’all how to
bring the hurt we

have been
hurt oftennnn

(instrumental)

About now,  I bet
you’re askin

Who are these punks

Or maybe you think

we should fetch
you a drink?

Well in low-blood
fashion

You can suck my
chitin chunk

Dammek is bronze
and burnished

I’m just the
rust

Try to test our mettle

And when the dust settle

Your regret will
be earnest

And your blood
spilled to stain

THE
DUST

Drop to your
knees, but come
back up swingin

Not just a broom but
the truth that we’re
slingin

Drop to your
knees, but come
back up swingin

Not just a broom but
the truth that we’re
slingin

Low and
diiiirtyyy

Show y’all how to
bring the hurt we

are hurt by highbloods

(instrumental)

Blood boils
Blood boils

Drop to your
knees, but come
back up swingin

Not just a broom but
the truth that we’re
slingin

Drop to your
knees, but come
back up swingin

Not just a broom but
the truth that we’re
slingin

Low and
diiiirtyyy

Show y’all how to
bring the hurt we

pocket universes

for the lovely @wishuponabluebox who requested it “i’m coming, just sit tight!”. It’s not angsty at all. Well, a tiny bit, but mostly it’s just pure crack. Seriously, the crackiest thing I’ve ever written. I got inspired by the abundant and utterly wondrous social media AUs that are circulating around the Jily side of Tumblr and decided DW needs some as well. <3
Summary: Group chats and suspicions. Sort of high school, sort of social media AU. John and Rose and up to something and there’s no hiding that.
Pairing: Ten x Rose (a bit of side Mickey/Martha)
Rating: T

AO3

Jack Harkness to Defenders of the Earth: heyyyyy everyone

Mickey Smith: are you drunk

Rose Tyler: yeah mickey what else is new

Jack Harkness: is that Rose!

Martha Jones: What, capitalization of a name? Punctuation marks? Is that a Christmas miracle?

Martha Jones: … Although that exclamation mark does make me uneasy.

Jack Harkness: !!

Jack Harkness: Rose i’ve been thanking

Jack Harkness: thinking

Rose Tyler: that actually happens?? i’m impressed

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