Life with Jody--former Soldier (medically retired), writer (in training), and lots more
WOOHOO!!! I won (well, tied for) 3rd place in "The Bard's Hall Contest" for their blogging contest! I can't believe it! Now I HAVE to learn how to add pictures and videos in the right way rather than just as a stupid looking link!
Here are links to the other winners...
SPECIAL RECOGNITION IN BLOGGING:
HONORABLE MENTION (TIE):
3RD PLACE (TIE)
and...drum roll, please...
Yea, Yeah, and Yay
So, I decided to look up and define you everyone "yea," "yeah," and "yay" because decades I've noticed confusion regarding these words. It's been so rampant, that even I've started getting confused after reading everyone else's mistakes. So...
Yea: noun--an affirmative answer (such as yea vs. nay votes)
Yeah: adverb-- informal yes
Yay: interjection--used as an exclamation of pleasure, approval, elation, or victory; adverb--so; by this amount (such as "It was yay big.")
I got the above from http://www.educationbug.org/a/yea-vs--yeah.html
http://grammarist.com/usage/yea-yeah-yay/ agrees saying:
"In modern English, yea is an affirmative reply or a yes vote. Yeah is a casual pronunciation of yes. Yay is an interjection expressing triumph, joy, or enthusiasm."
Don't like the answers? Blame Google. Actually, the dictionaries and the grammar sites tend to disagree. Interesting. I suspect the dictionaries are going by the changes in the language and popular usage, while the grammar sites are going by the original intent. It may be a while before they give up and decide people are going to write how they want. lol
Game of Thrones Gems
While reviewing for G.o.T., I read a story with a great ending written by Geoff . It's "Pillow Fight"
mARi♥SigShopOpen had a great idea for a dialogue only piece with "Seeing, Hearing, Believing"
If you want to learn more about developing a sci-fi world, Hatesmondays is your man and "How to make a sci-fi world" is your resource! Very impressive for a 13-year-old kid! I totally forgot how old he was because his writing and ideas were so advanced!
Seshat did a couple of creative short stories called "The Shivering Spider" . That's the first of the two.
A powerful and true story about a boy in Africa is "Kicky Was His Name" by Life's a Beach... says Joey C .
"Nightmare" is an interesting piece written by Amalie Cantor - We Got This! where the characters are emotions.
A SUPER CUTE story by Finn O'Flaherty was "Too Tired" !
Well, that's all for now. I have to finish that pesky Folklore story. I'm writing about the fire in the mental hospital in 1948 that killed F. Scott Fitzgerald's wife, Zelda. Supposedly, you can still hear the screams of those who had been in restraints at the time of the fire.