Remind yourself that engaging with other users on the internet is like making a scene at the mall. Do you want to be rubbernecked in writing? For….EVER? If you have to air a dispute, make sure it’s worth being spliced into the evening news. Otherwise, practice the time-honored art of making faces at your screen and take a cue from this Kids in the Hall sketch:
Did you see that movie Inkheart? In it, a man reads a fairy tale book out loud, and brings its characters, namely the villain, to life. Gives new meaning to the word ‘literally’ doesn’t it? This nice fantasy fiction is adapted from a book series of the same name. ___Well guess what: apparently villains do live amongst us___
Remind you of a forest fire? I mean the natural kind, the kind they taught you about in middle school science class. A forest is just sitting there minding its own business and suddenly a dead-but-still-standing tree is struck by lightening. It sparks a fire, and that fire consumes everything in its path until…it stops.