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Okay, so I follow alot of fic coms - band fiction coms, comic coms, TV show coms and I've come across this once or twice... and then again today. I just don't get it, maybe someone out there can 'splain it to me.

There's a post for a new fic. The notes are written with an absence of capitalization - it's like the person couldn't find the SHIFT key, or it was broken or something. Curious, I take a look at the fic. No problem there, all capitalized as it should be. WHY THE FUCK do people do that? Don't they realise at the very least that the notes are often seen as a reflection of the writing within? I know I seldom will go any further if the note and accompanying post are lacking those and punctuation and all.

Why do people DO that? Annoys the fuck out of me.

on 2009-08-17 09:15 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] looking-spiffy.livejournal.com
Man, I don't know. I don't understand it when people don't capitalise anything at all. It's like...you're taught it in English class, and presumably you're taught how to do it on a computer, so how does it not become habit? And if it DOES become habit, why get yourself out of it?

(Also I'm someone who has learned/gotten into the habit of capitalising letters on a computer in a daft way. I hit the caps lock every time instead of using shift. Hurr.)

on 2009-08-17 09:46 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] sidewinder.livejournal.com
I don't get it either. If a person's author's notes/summary/etc are sloppy and full of grammatical errors, I just automatically figure the rest of their work will be as well, so I just won't even bother.

on 2009-08-18 02:40 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] kelpierocks.livejournal.com
I completely agree with you. It makes no sense at all to not use proper capitalization and punctuation in the item that you see pretty much first on a fiction. Why?


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