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Stamp: Education by AibouAi Stamp: Education by AibouAi
OMG! How elitist! O___O;


This applies to all forms of writing and everyone out there who wants to half-ass their work in whatever way. Seriously, those people make life painful, and not just for English teachers and their pets. Nothing bothers me more than written work that looks like it came out of a <some language> to English translator. You want someone to proofread a paper for you? Make their life easier by doing your own proofing before you hand it to them. Use spell check and grammar check responsibly. Neither feature is foolproof. You will make lives easier. Don't forget to tell the person what direction your paper is supposed to be headed in, just in case.


Then there is my contempt for the genre based almost entirely on the Internetz: fanfiction. That is, poor fanfiction. Self-insertion is BAD. Mary/Gary Sue/Stu is BAD. Inserting inappropriate romaji (i.e. REEH?! She's so KOWAII!) into your English fanfiction is a CRIME punishable by DEATH (at least, I will strive to make it that way). I wish more people would respect a character's (or a real person's--!)original sexual orientation. What is it with making everyone gay or lesbian? Or ' pairings' with four or five people? I'm not even going to touch crossovers. Too many people out there wouldn't know ' plausible' if it slapped them in the face and then set their lovely fanfiction on fire.


There is role playing too, but this rant is getting too long.


So now I have a stamp, the product of my general contempt for poor writing, whether it's horrid grammar or immature content. Whee.


06.24.08 Edit: Changed the background from navy to green. Thought it was more appropriate.
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:iconundeaddoktor:
undeaddoktor Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
no :)
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:iconmaureenoconnell:
maureenoconnell Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015
Just ask yourself a question for me:
Will others understand what I just wrote?" before hitting the 'Submit' button.
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:iconvoadorchama:
VoadorChama Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I wrote a crossover once, but it was Metroid/Spider-man, and the Marvel universe already doesn't make a whole lot of sense. Other than that...yeah. Much of what fanfics are available to read are just awful. I agree with this quite a bit.
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:iconyour-first-boyfriend:
your-first-boyfriend Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
fake & gay
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:iconjust-call-me-j:
Just-Call-Me-J Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  Hobbyist
Before hitting Submit, ask yourself: Will people be able to understand what I just said?
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:iconprincettes:
princettes Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014
sometimes i feel like i am the only 1 who cares about intelligent related things on the entire internet,,,, ,
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:iconfluffygerbil:
FluffyGerbil Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you. Someone had to say it...
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:iconhammedfox:
HammedFox Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
tl;dr u cheese hed
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:iconanonkunx:
AnonKunx Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014
> Implying grammar is necessary, or even recommended, on the fucking INTERNET

Seriously; Are you retarded? Do you get some sense of superiority from using capitalization and punctuation online? Think less of those that could care less about minor details as long as what they type is understood? 

Go back to Gaia if you want to moan about grammar.
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:iconeijifuma:
EijiFuma Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  Student General Artist
Dude, she's talking about writing online. It's really not that different than writing on paper and what they're basically saying is that people need to write like it would at least pass a high school English class. Either do that or don't write at all. Because if you can't follow those basic rules, then what's the point of writing or for anyone to read what you wrote. It's just an eyesore and no one wants to see that, including me. She made this stamp for people who take writing seriously, so if you don't like it, you should just go somewhere else.
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:iconbreaking-alice:
Breaking-Alice Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Student Filmographer
I must be getting old... I don't understand text language... I just hate it when people write. "Ur" "U" "Y" "GTG" "2C4U". What the hell is 2C4U??????
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:iconforever---free:
Forever---Free Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Student Writer
BEST STAMP EVER!!! One of my pet peeves is when someone talks to me like this: 'u' 'ur' 'y' g2g' 'brb' 'l8r' and the like. Text talk is for TEXTING not TALKING TO PEOPLE LIKE ME ON THE INTERNET.
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:iconcoreonn:
Coreonn Featured By Owner Edited Jun 30, 2014   Digital Artist
I love stamps like these. xD
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:icontruboo42:
Truboo42 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
lawl bute eye dun hav en edjumacation
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:icondaldalera:
Daldalera Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
((Nice!))
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:iconsaintssauce:
SaintsSauce Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I do agree with this stamp, but I want to say a few things. 'What is it with making everyone gay or lesbian?' There are people that ship heterosexual couples, but it really boils down to the individual. ' Or ' pairings' with four or five people?' I'm getting a little creeped out by the thought. ' I'm not even going to touch crossovers. Too many people out there wouldn't know ' plausible' if it slapped them in the face and then set their lovely fanfiction on fire.' Most of the time (as far as I know) people take two different shows, books, etc. and just mash them together. Not only do they fail to properly explain how they ended up there, they often take characters that can't see each other and throw them into fanfictions or fanart.
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:iconguardian-of-light137:
Guardian-of-Light137 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Student Writer
It's sad when you're an AUTHOR and still can't write correctly. *Points to self*
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:iconangieangel3:
AngieAngel3 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist

People really need to learn how to type. I'll give you all a challenge: I will type like an idiot on purpose and you guys reply with a good version:
Lel, dis stamp is stupid i think its weird i dont liek it!!!!1!!111!!!ELEVEN



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:iconguardian-of-light137:
Guardian-of-Light137 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Student Writer
Um. Lol this stamp is stupid I think it's weird I don't like it. I'm not even gonna bother with the rest. How'd I do? I'm not perfect, but i'm trying to improve, afteral i'm an author here on deviantart.
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:iconyumezasu:
YuMEZAsu Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

I agree....And then there's text talk......

:facepalm:

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:iconaceofstcanardkly:
AceOfStCanardKLy Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013   Artist
Yeah and I f*** up a lot with my typing.
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:iconminitabby:
MiniTabby Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
We need this on the wall of my school
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:iconrainbowninjaguardian:
RainbowNinjaGuardian Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I know right? People even SPEAK in abbreviations too! It's hard to understand A THING people are saying!
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:iconforever---free:
Forever---Free Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Student Writer
Yeah. It gets annoying.
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:iconpussrik:
pussrik Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't mind one or two spelling or grammar errors in a fanfiction. But looking at a poorly written fanfiction is like looking in the fridge and seeing no food that you like...
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:iconneokasey82:
neokasey82 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
Oh my god. 
This basically incarnates everything I want to say to certain people... >_>
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:iconrainbow-productions:
Rainbow-Productions Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Professional Writer
The only thing I tend to skip over when proofreading is my constant mistakes to forget words.
I'll have an entire sentence and when I get to the end I'll have left out a vital word in there somewhere, and because I know what the sentence is supposed to be I don't catch it when I re-read it. .-.
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:iconkronos-kirbi:
kronos-kirbi Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love writing poetry here on dA and I'd rather appear as though I know what I'm doing. So, yeah. grammar always counts.
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:iconakukoyotepatchi:
AkuKoyotePatchi Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Dost thou understandith Chaucer?
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:iconsilver-snivy-7:
Silver-Snivy-7 Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
You know what else is annoying?

When People Type Like This.
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:iconshadowyoshigamernerd:
shadowyoshigamernerd Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconkanayamaryamplz::iconsaysplz:I Am Sorry, Do You Have A Problem With My Quirk?

I'm sorry, i couldn't resist. Text like that is rather irritating to read though. ;p
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:icondragonmaster62835:
Dragonmaster62835 Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am. :) I just can't prove it to you right now... check my page, if you want to. :) And correct me if I am wrong, I am 14.
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:iconperegrinestar:
Peregrinestar Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Often times, I have people ask me questions on DA where I literally can't understand what they're saying. Please stop text-typing! :stare:
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:icongeeksrus99:
GeeksRUs99 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013
Same. I just stare at the screen for a good five minutes and decide to try to decipher it later.
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:iconkendallov34:
kendallov34 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
not to be a butt right now but i dont give a crap about grammer i dont wanna waste my life on cheaking grammer
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:iconxxreaperchildxx:
xXREapERCHiLDXx Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
If you don't check grammar, how do you expect to fill out a job resume or even write a business letter if need be? You know if you make one grammatical error on a resume, they throw it out because they assume you're stupid. It's true, they want educated people in the workforce. If you don't use grammar properly you are deemed as uneducated.
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SuperFlandreBros Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Not all self-inserts are bad. Just most of them... I'm trying to see if I can break the trend of bad self-insert fictions. How, you may ask? By...WRITING A GOOD ONE FOR ONCE!:dummy:
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:iconskystrikeflame:
SkystrikeFlame Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I hate it when people spell things so wrong that you can't even understand it (Like on youtube) and when someone asks them to use english they type a reply and they act like its no big deal,everyone can read my comment!-_-'
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:iconayame18:
ayame18 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
:iconheavyla2plz: Hooray for correct spelling and punctuation!
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:iconxvampponyx:
XVampPonyX Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A girl on face book wroote liek ths and i corrected her mistakes
then she blocked me
ha
haa
ha
she was 11
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:iconphoebethephoenix:
PhoebethePhoenix Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my gosh that's really stupid. -.- What a lame kid. xD
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:iconxvampponyx:
XVampPonyX Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha XD
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:iconmocha-creme:
mocha-creme Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really only write like that when I'm around my friends cause we goof around a lot .u."
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:iconphoebethephoenix:
PhoebethePhoenix Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's true with me too xD
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:iconhollyleaf18:
Hollyleaf18 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Best stamp ever......

Sometimes I'll write liek dis when I'm being crazy and around my friends in stuff, but I still stay away from text speak. :icondeathstare:

I keep having to tell my friend to quit using text speak because I'm a garammar/spelling freak and can't stand it when people use it, or have improper grammar and spelling. I can understand if you don't understand the English language very well, but seriously, friend, your in 7th grade. Spell correctly. ;-;
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Hollyleaf18 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
* :icondeathstareplz:
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:icondewdropmon:
Dewdropmon Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
I think I love you for this. I love fanfiction but seeing stories with so many grammar and spelling mistakes that it's painful to read just turns me off. I think some people just don't care which is even worse than not understanding because English isn't their native language.
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:iconcottoncandyrose:
CottonCandyRose Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I know what you mean.
Even though or maybe even because I'm not a native Snglish speaker, it annoys me when smth ish writtn liek dis al ze tim. It makes it really hard to understand. Okay, if you use synonyms like ikr, idk and so on from time to time in text messages or comments on DA or YT... I don't see a problem with that. But I've seen FFs and even original stories with such a grammar and KAWAII DESU NYA written all over it. (Random Japanese words are acceptable when explained. I.e. if the character is a real weaboo and annoys everybody with it or if someone moved from Japan to another country and doesn't speak the language perfectly.)
Crossovers and self-insert are IMO (oh, the irony~) okay, when done right. If everybody stays in character, I even enjoy to read it sometimes. ^^"
...
Probably this comment is full of grammatical errors, which makes it kinda ironic... But then again - I'm not a native speaker. (Best excuse ever. xD)
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:iconcottoncandyrose:
CottonCandyRose Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
*English speaker, not Snglish. Sorry, it's late. x)
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:iconaussiedoodle:
AussieDoodle Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you for this, I dont mind spelling errors but I mean really, if you abreviate every word and write: FRUM 2 U R DIS people wont take you seriously....
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