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A friend of mine on another site has had a serious medical setback over the past year or so. A condition that should have required simple surgery and a brief hospital stay turned into 5 month's worth of infections and complications, and he is still recovering. He and his family are financially exhausted and need some help.

Even if you can't help yourself, please help spread the word about his gofundme. www.gofundme.com/f5orco

Thanks, all.

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I'm just here to show off my writing and to stare at the pretty pictures.

I don't usually thank people for faves, even though they're much appreciated, just because that's a conversation that never really goes anywhere. But I almost always reply to comments!

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A friend of mine on another site has had a serious medical setback over the past year or so. A condition that should have required simple surgery and a brief hospital stay turned into 5 month's worth of infections and complications, and he is still recovering. He and his family are financially exhausted and need some help.

Even if you can't help yourself, please help spread the word about his gofundme. www.gofundme.com/f5orco

Thanks, all.
I have a last name that's moderately difficult to spell.

My paternal great-grandparents were Slavs, from a region called Galicia which is now in Poland, but at the time they immigrated to the US was ruled by the Austro-Hungarian Empire. As far as they were concerned the capital city was "Pest", the half of Budapest on the east bank of the Danube. When it came to writing in "latinica", not their usual alphabet, they therefore used the prevailing rules from Hungarian. That means my name begins with a rather unexpected combination of consonants.

So anyone who asks my name will not be able to write it down or look it up if I just say it for them. I'm used to that. So I say, "I'll spell it for you," and then proceed to do just that.

Four times today -- four FUCKING times -- I got through spelling it only to be met with a blank stare, and something along the lines of "Um, what? Could you spell that again?"

Look. You asked for my name. I told you, in no uncertain terms, I was going to spell it for you. I paused after saying that, allowing you time to put your careful listening ears on. The fact I was going to spell it instead of just saying it should have been a signal that the spelling was going to be difficult. I spelled it SLOWLY, with special emphasis on the no doubt unexpected opening consonants. WOULD IT HAVE FUCKING KILLED YOU TO HAVE ACTUALLY LISTENED?

This happens all the time. But this morning did not go well, as evinced by the fact that I had occasion to give my last name out on four separate occasions. This only happens when I have business to transact, and I don't particularly enjoy transacting that much business when I'm trying to get to work. The least people could do, when I'm already having a bad day, is to FUCKING LISTEN when I'm answering their goddamn questions.
They were all online, and now they're done for. Well, one of them was on TV, but since I don't get TV I caught him when people posted his shows to YouTube.

Craig Ferguson -- Ended
Marble Hornets -- Ended
Freeman's Mind -- Ended
Run It UP -- Maybe just on hiatus, but who the fuck knows?

Now the only thing I have to look forward to are fail videos and the occasional Maru update. Might as well just crawl into a cave or something.
To the porn writers of the interwebs:

Thank you for providing me endless hours of fapping material. I appreciate it. I really do, and I regret that I haven't contributed as much to the oeuvre as I might have thus far. Pay it forward and all that.

However: Is it too much to ask... Is it really too fucking much to ask... that you proofread the goddamn thing before you post it? Nothing takes me out of what we might call "the moment" faster than an incorrectly chosen homophone. (Well, OK. My cat jumping on my lap is kind of a mood-killer as well. But let's not split hairs.) Here are some examples:

Shudder/shutter: One is a brief, involuntary tremor, such as one's sex partner might experience when stimulated in an erogenous zone. The other is a thing you close over a window.

Chute/shoot: One is a channel or shaft or tube. The other is what you do with a gun. It's "poop chute" if one is "knocking at the back door", not "poop shoot". (Unless you're writing scat porn which I DON'T read, thank you very much.)

Areola/oriole: One is the sensitive, pigmented region surrounding a human nipple. The other is a small, colorful passerine songbird.

Prepuce/precipice: The foreskin (or, in the other kind of porn I don't read, the clitoral hood) vs. a near-vertical cliff.

Turgid/turbid: Not even homophones, these words are much more dissimilar in meaning than their spellings suggest.

And don't even get me started on their/there/they're, two/too/to, or the difference between "imply" and "infer".

tl;dr Amateur porn writers can't spell

Bonus complaint: Their plotting, when they attempt a plot, often sucks too.

Bonus bonus complaint: The logo. Stop complaining about it.
When some nimrod posts a rough draft he hasn't even bothered to edit, and then gets ticked off when someone else doesn't want to critique it on the realistic grounds that rough drafts are always shit anyway, and then complains that this isn't "professional" -- and then blocks the critic from replying -- I'd really like to reach through the screen and choke the shit out of the entitled little bastard.

Take the trouble to produce something worth critiquing first, you moron.

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covert15 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student Digital Artist
Thanks so much for the llama! :iconyuiwahplz: Have an amazing day and God bless you! :iconyuihugplz:
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Lytrigian Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Writer
You gave me one first, and I always return llamas. So thank YEW!
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covert15 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student Digital Artist
Yeah, I was happy to give you one. It's nice that you always give one back.
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leothefox Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015   Artist
singing in the rain Buddy, thanks very much for faving

City for Heroes by leothefox Pit of Peril by leothefox  
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leothefox Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015   Artist
:heart: Many thanks for the faves!
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leothefox Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015   Artist
:love: Thanks for faving

1964 is the Future by leothefox  
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bribesdemoi Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014
Thanks for the :+fav: !
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leothefox Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014   Artist
Cute Mega La :D Thanks for the faves, buddy!
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lindentr33 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014
GOOD WORK! You don't need me to tell you but you put up some really good arguments on the Quran topic.
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tmcmanus55 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014  Student General Artist
Thanks for the llama!
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leothefox Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014   Artist
:la: choir Many thanks for faving

By the Sands by leothefox  
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leothefox Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014   Artist
:heart: ...and for Vertigo City by leothefox too Coco gets glomped by Momo 
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Lytrigian Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Sorry I don't always have anything to say, because I know you like comments. It's just that I don't always have anything interesting in mind, other than, "Hey, that's awesome!" But the fave kinda communicates that.
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leothefox Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014   Artist
:giggle: Don't worry about it. I don't comment that often myself, simply because I don't feel like I have anything to add either. I appreciate the support anyhow, really :hug: I hope you are well, my friend :la:
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leothefox Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014   Artist
:excited: Thank you for faving

Light in the Black by leothefox  
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