Of Not Speaking

The Ayorthians think before they speak, and often conclude, after lengthy meditation, that nothing need be said.
— Gail Carson Levine, Ella Enchanted

Many times I type a comment or post, spend a while editing and revising, re-consider the original topic, then decide the world really does not need to hear it. This is presumably how one squares the logorrhea you see here with my being a restrained introvert (or, as Kendricke put it, “the driest MFer in the world”).

If you have noticed that I have not been posting as much lately, rest assured: I am still writing a lot. But you know what high standards MMO players have.

: Zubon

4 thoughts on “Of Not Speaking”

  1. You *are* dry, and it’s delightful (especially since I’m usually utterly incapable of it).

    I’m an introvert but I have a smaller blog and if I want to post 2000 words daily, I damn well can — especially since I don’t do it to get readers. Hrm. There are parallels available with your logorrhea comment, but I won’t go there today, I’m actually rather sick in RL. That train of thought is the last thing I need.

    Keep on drily keepin’ on.

  2. I feel a great deal of camaraderie with the Ayorthians right now. I keep trying to come up with something to post, but eventually work it out in my own mind to the point I don’t feel the need to write about it.

  3. If everyone on the Internet practiced this, the place might actually be tolerable most of the time.

  4. No problem. The best part of writing is that you can get an entire argument out before realizing what nonsense it is, and then retract the whole thing before making a fool of yourself. Other times, I write something out, realize it’s not even mildly original, and delete it.

    A lot of us don’t have the willpower to not read something that’s neither interesting nor original. It’s a public service to hold back sometimes.

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