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“The feels”  Example: “All the feels” [link to kitten video or other heart-string-tugging media]; “This got me right in the feels” What it means: “This provoked an emotional response. Emotions remind me of being a child, so I will use toddler-esque language to express myself.” Grow up! “Nailing it/Killing it/Sedating it, cutting it up and …

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Just as you shouldn’t write a perfect protagonist who is good at everything and always makes the right choice, don’t make your antagonist perfectly evil. Everyone has something not-terrible about them. I don’t mean anything like “Hitler loved kittens.” He probably loved them for breakfast. I’m not talking about real-world villains, and I’m not suggesting …

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Look, Facebook annoys me sometimes too. And I once wrote a pretty bitchy post about the stuff that gets on my last nerve. But lately I’m seeing a lot of this on Facebook: You’re pissed about Bitstrips. You’re torqued about seeing the same meme over and over. Because how fucking dare people not be exactly …

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You hate Valentine’s Day. You don’t have anyone to shower with flowers and candy because you’re “too nice.” “Chicks,” you lament, “they always go for assholes that treat them like shit. Here I am, ready and willing to lavish all my love and attention on a woman but she put me in the friend zone …

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