ppl who still see/portray yixing as air-headed or ‘high’ all the time like… have u ever actually heard him speak? have u ever even read any of his interviews or listened to him give a speech? boy has so much going on in his head it’s honestly mind blowing … he’s so eloquent? he communicates so well n he’s so intelligent n introspective n he speaks like 3 languages n is also a damn musical prodigy so like where the fck do ppl get off acting like he a ditz lmao
I'm writing a YA fantasy book in an original universe, and it's character-driven, so I want the characters to speak like teenagers. but one of the REALLY common worldbuilding nitpicks is the 'these words are Anachronistic and you Can't Use Them' line... often applied to words like rewind, derail, etc, or to idioms (train of thought comes to mind). so: how much language policing do you think is necessary to maintain immersion while still letting the characters, well, sound like human beings?