It's weird, because grammar 'nazi' is actually totally an unfitting term... We're not really persecuting people with spelling/grammar issues so much as trying to help (or force, depending on the individual) others improve their grammar......?
...On the other hand, I suppose you could say we seek purity of the languagepool.
when people say "nazi" they don't mean they persecute them... it's just an exxaggerated way of saying people that go around being the "grammar police" and are a total pain about something that barely matters.
Yeah, not a fortunate word. Also they can get a bit annyoing. Yes, I am kind of one too, but not when someone is missing an apostrophe due to hastiness OR MISPELL A GODDAMN WORD BY ACCIDENT ITS NOT GRAMMAR DAMMIT
Well, you don't know if it's wrong or not with that sentence yet. It could continue with "This time its theme is such-and-such", in which case an apostrophe would be completely and totally wrong.
But yes agreed on the hate for that term. Especially much so when in most cases (like this one), people apply it to spelling instead of grammar... Which makes even less sense, because how can you be so strict about spelling/grammar if you don't even know what constitutes grammar?
I'm one of these people and I'd call myself more of a spelling nitpick :>
can't stand grammar nazis...i've never actually encountered one,but they're still annoying.i mean,it's the internet,not a spelling test!(unfortunately,my computer is programmed to act like one.just never count it as such)
JasperKahnFeatured By OwnerNov 19, 2012Student Traditional Artist
I suspect the term was coined by the one on the receiving end of a grammar tutorial they did not care to hear, and it stuck. And in time became used by the people themselves. Grammar police brings to mind the idea of "thought police" from 1984 by George Orwell who commented on totalitarian rule...
Technically, the proper term for her would be the word; "pedant", which means "someone who insists on following the petty details of grammar, ect." Well, she does have a true gift if she can correct the punctuation in a word balloon. But yeah, I get the joke.
Random question, and maybe I'll save this for MAGfest if i forget/dont get a response.
But how do you handle drawing glasses?
I know that you dont often draw yourself with glasses, despite actually wearing them in person. I have a hard time drawing them on my cartoon versions of myself and others. They get in the way of my expressions and such, unless the glasses are really big and have a thick, defined frame.
Do you have any tricks or tips on getting around that? And is that also why you rarely draw yourself with them/draw them partially under your eyes?
That's why I o I draw eyes so big that glasses either have to be enormous or minimally represented in order to keep them from cutting through the eyes or making the face too busy . That's really a stylistic choice though, you have to experiment until you find something that's pleasing to you.
Gotcha. I always fall into this idea that the eyes have to fit behind the glasses like mine really do. But it's a cartoon. You only really need to keep as much realism as you choose.
I dont like to go with the "solid lense" schtick unless I think it fits the purpose. Kinda like how my DA icon is super cartoony, as though my glasses ARE my eyes. But in other instances, I have difficulty keeping the face from being busy as you mentioned.
I'm sure I'll find a good solution somehow. Thanks for the protip~ See you at MAGfest!