Tuesday, June 24, 2014

TIMM Tag of The Week, Vol 13

Tag: lowercase I

Sometimes it suits the piece better than a capital I, giving it a more informal, or more passive, or more laid-back, or more whispering tone; sometimes it's just laziness when I wrote it, and since I tread very lightly when editing and revising poetry (or rather, almost never do it unless something is misspelled or factually wrong), I don't go back and fix it; sometimes it's just because I feel like it, or I'm in that kind of mood.

I don't do it based off of which one is easier to write, because I sometimes don't dot my lowercase i's and my capital I's don't have crossbars, which makes them exactly the same effort, and sometimes completely indistinguishable from each other if my sizing is off.

However it happens, some pieces get lowercase I's as I'm allowed under my creative license, and those that do get this tag. (Sorry, there's no tag for capital I; those pieces are far more proliferous.)

Featured Pieces
"As Above, More So Below," Thursday, August 2, 2012
This refers directly to my Minecraft playing style, which pretty much it to create everything I need to survive within an extensive cave system, and rarely (if ever) return to the surface of the world and see the sky.

"Not Now, Not Tonight," Monday, July 5, 2010
This poem talks about the scope of my imagination, and the power that it wields. Being capable of beholding anything, limitlessly (at least, of no limit I have been able to find yet) without actually having it sitting before me lends me to prefer imagining them rather than actually having them sitting before me.

"Do or Don't, Don't Offer Suggestions," Sunday, Spetember 13, 2009
Some people think they can do better than what feels or seems like the best course of action at any given time. This is a challenge to those people: if you think you can do better, then go, do better, and leave me out of the mess. Most people just back down.