Saturday, November 19, 2016

Parenting Goals

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!

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