Monday, May 4, 2009

Things That Make Me Snarf - Young Girl Talking About Herself

I think the funniest thing about this video is that I should be in it. Except I'm not so young. However, I feel compelled to point out that the last time I went rollerskating, they refused to return my shoes until my mom got there. I was in my late twenties.

Yeah, Slayer will never let me live that down.

This video makes me think of a problem I've got. A serious problem. See, I occasionally do freelance work that does not involve zombies, ninjas, or Richard Simmons (oh my!). Don't believe me? I helped discover a new disease. Go me! I even understand what the article says, which is good because I helped write it.

Anyway. I've noticed a disturbing trend in my technical writing lately. It looks something like this:

Histopathological and immunohistochemical analyses revealed that the brain (BRAAAAINS!) samples all carry a distinct lesion profile, that's like totally different from that previously described in the literature. OMG. If you squint at the slides just right, they totally look like Zom Cruise (See Figure 1).

Although really? Now that I think about it, all scientific journals should publish in that style of writing. People might actually read them.

Speaking of reading, want to read some of my fiction? My story Nosferatu and the Nancy Boys is now available at Flashes in the Dark. And yes, it has sparkly vampires in it. (Obligatory warning: story is rated PG-13 for violence. It's sparkly violence, but it's still violence.)

Sparkle sparkle sparkle.


Barry Napier said...

Hahaha, the one girl even pulled out her guitar.

Also, what is it with these cutesy goth/emo girls and those HUGE bright blue eyes? I don't know if I speak for just myself but for all guys that grew up when the goth movement really kicked in, but that is SO confusing.

Natalie Whipple said...

I would definitely read more scientific journals if they sounded like that. I think you should let them know. They probably care about their circulation a lot.

I think those girls are pretty bold to record themselves. When I was that age, the sound of my voice on tape made me cry.

K.C. Shaw said...

I loved that story. And I bet your colleagues would appreciate mentions of Zom Cruise in your articles.

Michelle D. Argyle said...

Sparkly violence rocks!

And I'd read more scientific journals if you wrote them. Oh, where were you in high school chemistry????

PJ Hoover said...

Oooh, love the music!

Shelli (srjohannes) said...

how appropriate that you have to write about brains? :) I can relate - I do freelance on the side and my voiuce gets mixed up when i flip back to book writing. ugh
my veri word - dispired?

Tiny T said...

The story was totally awesome! Even my man got a kick out of it :D

Aaron Polson said...

Scary vampires rock! Loved it!

Mariah Irvin said...

Hee hee. Your story was funny.

The world needs to be saved from vampires in preppy clothes.

Kiersten White said...

YES. Thank you. Loved the story. This is why you will no doubt love Paranormalcy. Or at least my version of vampires.

Good old Nothferatu. We have that movie, by the way. The old silent one. The soundtrack is AWESOME.