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Writing Work and a Fascinating Lecture Report

Writing: Thank you, kosaginolegion and chipperazzi, for your help yesterday. You gave me some important things to think about. I'll be working on some of it today.

Hurricane: Rita's projected landfall track has moved toward Sabine Pass, near the Texas-Louisiana border. We will still be getting wind and rain, though, as the border is only about 100 miles away from Houston. Just about everything around here is shut up, however.

I heard that a bus carrying refugees exploded--not from a bomb, but from a combination of a spark and the passengers' oxygen tanks. *wince* About 20 people died.

Anna--Thanks for your call! I'm sorry I missed it. Mark and I are doing fine, which I hope he told you. :)

Not a whole lot else is going on around here. Our outside things have been put into the garage, and we're stocked up on food and water. Nothing to do now but wait.

Lecture Report: How Fans Speak

I found this link in lordavon's journal. It is written by someone who attended a lecture given by a speech therapist at a science fiction convention who was speaking about the differences between how fans interact with each other as opposed to people who are not fans. Having read the article, I think it would be more accurate to say that it is an observation of the difference in social interactions and speech habits between heavy readers and infrequent readers. It is fascinating to read!

Also, since Asperger's Syndrome is mentioned in the article, and I didn't know what it was, here is a link to a clinical description of it. Consider it your Medical Transcription Word of the Day. (g)

Current Mood: awakeawake

Hey Chantal. What an fascinating link. Thank you! As a Speech Path major, I recognized a lot of what she was talking about. Actually, that's why Comic Book Store Guy on the Simpsons is so darned funny to me: its like they took that fannish way of speaking and exaggerated it (not very much!) for effect.

When I came home from my first con, I said to my mom: I've never seen so many pragmatic and prosody disorders in one place. Hee! So I was amused at the reference to Asperger's Syndrome. (I had a student with AS. His sessions were interesting, becuase we did a LOT of roleplaying conversations and situations.)

Keep us posted when you can, sweetie. You and Mark are in my prayers.

Rose--I'm glad you liked the article. I was really amazed by it. What exactly are pragmatic and prosody disorders?

The Asperger's link was interesting. I read it and wondered if my interest in my own writing charafters was a symptom. And I do tend tometimes to take things very literally. I like precision in written communication, and I notice when there are two possible meanings to a sentence. Anyway, very interesting stuff to read.