“DONT BOTHER COMING HOME”
“GONNA SHAKE IT LIKE A POLAROID PICTURE.”
"I ACCIDENTALLY HAD SEX WITH IT."
"NOW WE’RE IN LOVE"
I will never not love dog texts.
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I think it’s because some people find them lazy or redundant.
- "I just thought—"
"Shut up!" she snapped rudely.
The rudely part is implied, not only in snapped but possibly also in the exclamation point and from the context of the dialogue—the second speaker just interrupted the first. In this example, rudely seems redundant.
- "I’m afraid," he said quietly.
This is unquestionably a style choice, but Said Lovers tend to dislike adverbs after their saids because they think of said as an invisible word, like a point of punctuation. People tend to read over the word said as they would read over the word the or and unless they are emphasized. Since adverbs modify or qualify verbs (as well as adjectives, other adverbs, or word groups), they would tend to add unwanted emphasis.
The other issue with said quietly that you’ll hear is that you could easply find a word that means said quietly. Whispered and murmured both work. The argument there is that said quietly could be said more simply and that when you can simplify, you should. This is a matter of opinion, of course.
For the most part, people tend to limit their hatred of adverbs to -ly adverbs, so that’s some consolation, I guess. They certainly catch the most flack, though you’ve probably noticed I don’t have a problem using them.
We actually have a whole tag devoted to adverbs! I think reading through the posts you find there could really help you out, especially these three:
- Writing Tips 101: Those pesky Adverbs.
- Contradictions, Your Style, and “Fad Advice”
- The Problem with Adverbs Is That There Isn’t a Problem with Adverbs
Thanks for your question!
Doesn’t look like a limerick to you? Try this:
A dozen, a gross, and a score
Plus three times the square root of four
Divided by seven
Plus five times eleven
Is nine squared and not a bit more.
THE FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCCCKKKKKKK
Look at this
I’ve never made this connection before…at the beginning of DH Hermione tells Ron and Harry how a wizard who’d split his soul could heal himself, save himself…remorse
Harry James you precious baby
I’ve read this second bit before, the whole try for some remorse thing, and thought it was just a Harry stabbing in the dark, but nO
It was so calculated
He remembered that conversation
actual, possible redemption for Voldemort
he kept that hope, however slim, that Voldemort could be saved
before they cast their final curses, after all that happened, Harry was actually trying to get Voldemort to mend himself back together
Harry james potter you compassionate jerk trying to save your mortal enemy before he utterly and finally destroys himself
something flickered in black’s shadowed eyes
i know what that something is
the realization of just what kind of friends harry’s got
and sirius black remembering he used to have friends like that once too
sirius being instantly more gentle to his godson’s best friend
let me just lie down for a while i’m fine
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after the war, andromeda takes all her sadness and tucks it away close to her heart. she is good at this, has always been good at this. besides, she has someone to look out for now.
teddy grows up quickly, and each day she sees so much of nymphadora in him, so much of remus— and even a little bit of her late husband, and his namesake. he has inherited his mother’s gift, but there are some features that he cannot hide, not from her. some days, the sadness sometimes threatens to overtake her, but sadness cannot withstand the joy of a child’s presence for long.
soon, though, she sees teddy getting sad too, no matter what form he takes. and one day when teddy is old enough he asks about his parents, and she tells him all about how brave they were and how much they loved him, and the sadness slips out before she can catch herself. and as she tries to hide the tears before teddy sees, she feels a soft hand touch the side of her face, and she sees that teddy’s eyes— brown today— are almost too knowing. and as she hugs him and holds him tight against her, she just barely catches the words that escape his mouth.
"they loved you too."