There’s this girl online named Gemma Correll who draws pictures of cats and pugs and anxiety and stuff, and when I saw her illustrated map of an introvert’s heart I was like “Yep. It’s just like this. Except add more twitter.”
Then I went on twitter and followed her and tried to send her a tweet…
…but spellcheck was like “‘Friends?’ Nope. I don’t think so.” And I thought, “Am I spelling ‘friends’ wrong?” so I clicked on it and spellcheck was like, “Maybe you should look up ‘friends’ because you keep using that word and I don’t think it means what you think it means.”
So then I was like, “Fine, spellcheck. I don’t what your deal is but if it makes you happy I’ll look it up,” and spellcheck was like, “Great. Because it means this: It means you’re asking someone to like you who isn’t even related to you.”
…and I was like, “Yeah. I already knew that. Why are you doing this? I can have friends.” And the spellcheck was like, “Yeah, you’re obviously not getting it. Why don’t I give you some suggestions?…
…Did you maybe mean ‘fiends’? Did you mean that you should be ‘fiends’ with this girl? Because that makes more sense.” And I was like “WHAT IN THE SHIT ARE YOU IMPLYING?” and spellcheck was like, “Well, I just…I know you. And I’m trying to help. Why don’t you just look up ‘fiends’ just in case?”
And then I was like “Wow. Thanks, spellcheck. I almost asked someone to be my friend when apparently what I really meant to say was, ‘Hey. Love your work. We should be THE DEVIL.’ Thanks for saving me from that near-catastrophe!” And then spellcheck was like, “Whatever. You don’t have to be sarcastic. I was just trying to help you.” And then I felt bad.
And then I wrote this blog post and it’s basically one terrible run-on sentence but spell-check isn’t saying anything about it so I’m pretty sure that means spellcheck isn’t speaking to me anymore. I think we’re in a fight and I suspect spellcheck is breaking up with me. Hopefully we can still be
And now, the weekly wrap-up of awesomeness:
Shit I made in my shop (Named “EIGHT POUNDS OF UNCUT COCAINE” so that your credit card bill will be more interesting.):
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