You cannot buy electronics with food stamps. You cannot buy cigarettes with food stamps. You cannot buy pet food with food stamps. You cannot withdraw money with an EBT card (food stamps).
Do you know what else you can’t buy with food stamps? Shampoo, soap, laundry detergent, toilet paper, paper towels, tissues, tinfoil, plastic sandwich bags, toothpaste, cleaning products, tampons, pads, over the counter medications (such as Tylenol, Ibuprofen, etc.), and anything else you can think of that you cannot physically ingest for nutritional purposes.
Do you know what you can buy with food stamps? Food.
Do you know what it’s like to scrounge for change to buy non-edible necessities, use a credit card and EBT card (food stamps) during the same transaction, and then have the person in line behind you judge you for buying the ingredients to make a birthday cake?
People who disseminate false information about food stamps have never had to use food stamps.
You can’t even buy HOT FOOD, ALREADY PREPARED FOOD with food stamps
"Hit me my thesis is due in 12 hours and I haven’t started it"
"Hit me I have a final in an hour and I didn’t study"
"Hit me I’ve been on a 24 hour drinking binge and I’m invincible"
"Hit me. You’re a university vehicle and I’ll get free tuition."
SAID IS NOT DEAD
LET ME EXPLAIN TO YOU WHY SAID IS NOT DEAD
(Just to inform everyone I am employed as an editor and freelance writer so I have the know how to back this up thank you)
"Said is Dead" is something that your high school english teachers beat into your head because they wanted to enhance your vocabulary; but when you are writing the last thing you want to do is stick in a thousand different words to replace "Said".
When you use dialogue tags like “She exclaimed!” “He sighed!” and the like, it makes for very very VERY CHOPPY READING. You are moving the focus from the statement itself to the manner in which they said it. It also draws the reader out of the story because it is jarring to read.
As an editor, I cringe and slam my face off of walls and curse every Creative Writing teacher who ever let “SAID IS DEAD” pass through their lips. Dialogue tags, to quote one of my favorite articles on this matter, are like garment tags- you aren’t supposed to notice them, and when you do- it’s slightly embarassing.
There is a reason why “said” is the go to word for dialogue in nearly every classical piece of literature out there- said is necessary to finish the sentence, but it does not interfere with the flow. It’s the reason why when relaying a story to a friend, we do the “he said, she said” thing (for lack of a better word). How BORING would it be to have your friend tell you a story about a conversation she and Misha Collins had if she used “he exclaimed”, “i retorted”, “he chattered”? You’d be like, “SPEED IT UP WOMAN!” It’d sound so very very choppy to your ear. Said is such a familiar word that we almost skip over it when we read and listen. We absorb who said it (which is important) and what was said (which is most important) and we are not burdened with glorious purple prosing.
Yes, I consider the obsessive replacement of said as purple prosing.
Your teachers, and probably you if you are under the age of 20, will probably come chasing after me with pitchforks. How DARE I?!?!?! SAID IS IN FACT DEAD! THESE VERY SMART PEOPLE HAVE EXCLAIMED THAT IT IS OVERUSED!
Do you see what I did there? How weird was it that I chose to use “exclaimed” instead of “said”? It was odd, you may have even done a doubletake- or, you’re looking up at that sentence again because you automatically inserted “Said”.
Now, why the fuck does your brain do that? Well, because when we’re children, we learn the little words. He, she, A, An, They, Them, the, of, words like that. They are some of the first words presented to us in kindergarten (at least that’s how it’s been since I was a kid.) Many children, when learning to read, will go for big words first and then diggest smaller ones as they go. This is why I am a huge proponent of not forcing children to read out loud ( besides the fact that it’s humiliating and horribly ableist). As we get older, we tend to read that way as well. Now, there are people who do not learn this way and they will often times not find that rogue “gossiped” or “retorted” to be all that bothersome. But a lot of people do find these words interrupt the flow of the story, and that is why they should be used (in my opinion) at a 70/30 ratio (70% being ‘said’ and 30% being other dialogue tags).
Where does this ratio come from? Well, in my own reading and studying, I have come to find that most classic writers and several successful modern writers themselves use this ratio (with the exception of F. Scott Fitzgerald, who reveled in either not using dialogue tags at all or using every single dialogue tag he could think of that wasn’t said 70% of the time).
I invite you to take a moment and find a piece of classic literature and read a few pages of dialogue, paying attention to dialogue tags. You will probably find that the majority of the time, they use the word ‘said’.
If said is good enough 70% of the time for Charles Dickens, J.R.R. Tolkien, Patricia Cornwell, and Anne ‘Purple Prose Started With Me’ Rice, then it is good enough for you.
But Yogi, how do I express in what manner the person is speaking?
WHY WITH CONTEXT CLUES LIKE THE ONES IN THE LAST PHOTO.
SHOW emotion. Don’t TELL IT. This is a huge problem I have with YA authors- they are insulting their readers by assuming that they can’t read context clues. They tell us everything, they don’t give clues. This is why many people despise Stephanie Meyer and her ilk. This is the reason why I can read 5 pages of a manuscript and be able to say, “Oh yeah, this kid read Harry Potter and decided to become a writer.”
YA novelists are breeding poor writers.
I am so thrilled that young people like me write, the fact that there are millions of pieces of fanfiction and poetry on sites like deviantArt, AO3 and FF.net makes my heart SOAR. The fact that young people are making OC’s and Roleplaying for FUN makes me GIDDY. But the problem is, these writers, your teachers, they all are giving you the wrong idea. Wordiness is impressive, big words are great, discriptive words are fantastic, but they are the spice of the dish, not the meat.
The meat of your dish is the characters, the action, the dialogue. The description is the spice. Add too much spice, you ruin the meat. Add too little, the meat is bland. Strike a balance. No one likes a mouthful of pepper, just like no one likes an eyeful of dialogue tags.
It’s alive! Buried deep in the Siberian permafrost scientists found a ‘giant virus’ that has been asleep for 30,000 years. Named Pithovirus sibericum, it contains 500 genes and was revived in the lab. The researchers are now trying to assess if ancient viruses such as this one could pose a threat for humans. via Science Alert/fb
Let’s hope this wasn’t the stupidest thing we’ve ever done.
there are about 16046540210 movies that explain exactly why this could be the stupidest thing we’ve ever done
even without the excellent info/comments above, we all know that it most likely IS the stupidest thing we’ve ever done tbh
When I finished reading I said to myself, “No fucking way!” Clever… very clever. You win this time.
This is by far the greatest post in existence. You can all go home. I am in pure awe at the brilliance of this. The world is beautiful and there is hope for humanity.
Looks like he’s ready to cut some taxes.
OMG DOES OBAMA KNOW ABOUT THIS!?! I NEED A REACTION GIF ASAP!
DON’T EVEN FUCKING GET ME STARTED JACK CHURCHILL. TOO LATE NOW. THE GUY SIGNED UP FOR A COMMANDO AIR DROP BECAUSE” it sounded fun”. HE CONSIDERED CARRYING A SWORD INTO BATTLE MANDATORY, BUT HE DIDNT USE SOME PRISSY LITTLE PARADE SABRE. HE CARRIED FUCKING CLAYMORE. HE SHEATHED IT NEXT TO HIS BAGPIPES & ENORMOUS TANK SIZED BALLS. HE WAS CAPTURED ONCE. FOUND IT A BIT BORING SO HE LEFT. RECAPTURED, LEFT AGAIN. WALKED ALL THE WAY BACK TO BRITISH LINES TO FIND THE WAR HAD ENDED. HIS REACTION?”oh bugger”
He used a longbow too.
when he was captured the Germans found him playing god save the queen on his bagpipes
There’s too much. Have a link!
He was also a surfer.
We must all aspire to be as “Mad” Jack Churchill
Only guy in WWII to have a confirmed longbow kill. Bow down to this guy.
-The King and The Queen-
Derek : “So…”
Stiles : “What?”
Derek : “I’m your king now”
Stiles : “How did you kn…?”
Derek : “Wanna be my queen?”
Stiles : “///////////”
Derek : “:)”
me : “i just wanna see they do fluffy, adorable, cutie pie, cuddle, hug, kiss, making out, coming out, whatever it is and watch Derek’s sun bright smile like Hoechlin when he with Stiles at the end of this chaos season. dammit i just wanna STEREK so badly”
"You’ll probably see a lot more concern [for Stiles] from Derek than you would have in the first two or three seasons […] I think you’ll actually see a little bit more concern and care from Derek." - Tyler Hoechlin. (x)
#a little bit more#hahaha#you mean like derek’s whole existence being altered to revolve around stiles#every scene he is in being about stiles#the choked look on his face while they debate what to do with stiles#hahahaha#don’t touch me
But if it wasn’t the real Stiles who put Derek’s name on the king, why would the nogitsune want to use Derek’s apartment, why would it find Derek of any importance at all? It hasn’t even interacted with him before that? So why would the nogitsune even give Derek a thought? Because maybe it’s read Stiles’ thoughts and feelings and knows that Derek is important to Stiles in some way. Just maybe.
In chess, the King is the most important piece and although it is such an important piece, it is considered the weakest - until the end game. Therefore it must be protected. Once the king has been though, it is said to be check mate - game over.
And here are my shippy feels, beware
The nogistune knew what Derek meant to Stiles. To just about anyone, it wouldn’t seem that Derek was of any importance to Stiles at all. But the Nogitsune knew, he would read Stiles thoughts and he knew that if he were somehow able to get Derek, to capture him, it would destroy Stiles as well. Because no one but only Stiles and now the Nogitsune knew that Derek was Stiles’s endgame.
Capture the King