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Battering against the
dry and dusty depravities
of DocumentMode, SuckMode
draws people in with a
jocular, convivial ease.
Popularity, eternal fame and
draining quantities of nookie
are guaranteed to all who
wield its savagely sarcastic
Even after the demise of [Suck],
its ghostly specter continues
to haunt us in the form of sites
like [As the Apple Turns].
- “The style, the thing is, I kind of felt like you had it or you didn’t,” says Cox. “It was an easy and hard time finding freelancers, in that I knew right away if someone was going to work. Either you had the voice down or you were never going to get it down.”
- “Begin with a dependent clause that lasts for a few paragraphs,” explains Havrilesky. “‘Despite the burgeoning blah blah blah.’ It was like a wordy, run-on sentence, lots of dependent clauses—almost like a coy, ironic kind of style. Once you learned how to write in that style, it was easy to write. It was like writing in a different language. It was like you could turn to certain reliable turns of phrase. It’s hard to describe. In some ways it was like having that really stylized, weird way of writing made it easier to make basic arguments more fun. But sometimes it was impossible to understand, too.”
- (From [The Big Fish])
Fight the good fight against the evil, precise pattern languages of computer scientists! Make your writing suck!