Shout out to the bearded gentleman who was casually shopping in my Wegmans tonight with his pet snake around his neck like a living scarf. I was working between two guys and when we realized it was real they both freaked out while I squealed about how precious it was and that I wanted to touch it. You know you’re a Slytherin when…
I thought mpreg was like a type of audio/video format and I googled it and well I am wrong.
Things I should be doing: Writing
Things I am doing: Imagining random shit from the story I want to write without actually thinking them through and then forgeting about them.
you put it in words bless you
Normally, we expect a negative statement to mean the opposite of a positive one. For example, “Carlos is a scientist” means the opposite of “Carlos isn’t a scientist”. It’s impossible for both of them to be true at the same time, unless we’ve sneakily introduced two Carloses or two meanings for “scientist”, in which case the one sentence isn’t really the negative equivalent of the other. Existing is the opposite of not-existing. A and not-A are mutually exclusive. That’s negation.
So far, so good. But in the delightfully surreal podcast Welcome to Night Vale, the writers do some cool things with negation that allows us to conclude a positive statement when we hear someone saying a negative one, using just a little bit of pragmatics. How? Read on. (Minor spoilers for episodes up to 25; knowledge of Night Vale not required).