Growing up reading Fantasy and having parents who raise one to genuinely despise profanity and other forms of crude language is a blessing. Why? Because you learn to speak elegantly and use archaic words with deft precision.
Also, in place of such base and/or simplistic words, one learns to be creative. I
say "silence" and, in place of swear-words, oaths like "Thank the
flame", "Gods and sacred Goddesses", "Darkspawn", "Freya's tears", and
"By all the gods above and below the Earth".
In other words, binge-reading Tolkien crafted my manner of speech and style of writing – and it worked out great!
Hall of Fantasy
- The Spirit of Tolkien
- Types of Fantasy
- The Nine Magics
- I am Ian (the Riddle Maker)
- The Bookshelf
- Hidden Gems
- Song Triad
- Riddle Mastery
- Heroes of Light
- Females in Fantasy
- The Role and Proper Usage of Magic Thingamajigs
- GRRM the Anti-Tolkien
- The Final Lesson
- Artist vs. the Art
- The History (and Golden Age) of Fantasy
- How to make your own System of Magic
- Seas Uncharted