(08-19-2014, 09:34 PM)Octo Wrote: It does get old after a while.
For some odd reason your comment reminds me of the Harry Potter books.
A close examination of her writing reveals that she uses the perfect verb for each sentence. It's the verb that makes sense and creates a mental picture of exactly what she is trying to convey.
Go through two pages of one of her books looking for the verbs to see it in action.
Now replace 10% of those verbs with the verb "fekk." The same can be done with a noun or two or even an adjective, although you won't see as many adjectives in the Harry Potter books and probably very few adverbs (adverbs are the death of great writing because the right verb makes the need for an adverb superfluous in almost every case.)
The story will come across as drab and thoroughly uninteresting.
Fekk doesn't really mean anything. It means, "I've given up on paying attention to how I really feel and to what is really happening, or I don't know the word that describes either one of those two things."
Fekk reminds me of excess adipose tissue. It's there. It's hanging out, but it doesn't really do much of anything but hide what is underneath.
Isn't it amazing. The right verbs can turn a person into a billionaire. Yup, Rowling is a billionaire despite the high taxes she is forced to pay in the UK, and 90% of it is due to her verb choices.
Pray for me.
Your prayers have worked like crazy. Maybe one of these days I won't have any behavior issues.