Featuring: Lots of conversations! Flame chats with tisfan and 27dragons and then ashes0909 and FestiveFerret about how they collab and work together. Then Flerret themselves talk about the process of creating the pod, before we head into minis. We hear from you on some kinks you thought you were out on but gave a shot to, before a Trope-Off Update, some Grammar Mustelid time, and your events forecast.
Interview: tisfan & 27dragons, Interview: ashes0909 & FestiveFerret, Let’s Talk: collaboration, The Birth of the Pod, Events Forecast, Trope-Off Update, Grammar Mustelid, Community Talks
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Thanks to baneme, tisfan, 27dragons, ashes0909, and the PotsCast staff.
- Fics Mentioned in this Episode:
- Winter is Coming by tisfan & 27dragons
- Nights in Sandbridge Series by tisfan & 27dragons
- Stop the World (I Wanna Get Off) by tisfan & 27dragons
- Deep in the Heart of Me by Finely Honed (jaqen_hgar)
- Held Series by ashes0909 & FestiveFerret
- Stop Drop and Roll in the Hay by ashes0909 & FestiveFerret (now complete!)
- Tidal Pull by sabrecmc
- Celestial Navigation by sabrecmc
- Some Things Never Change by sour–strawberries
- Hard Boiled by ozuma
- tisfan’s Currently Reading Tag
- JMS Publishing
- “Conjunction Junction, What’s Your Function?” Schoolhouse Rock
- Parts of Speech: Scroll down for details
- Events Forecast
- Stuckony Summer Stocking Event
- Marvel Events Central (Marie’s Blog)
- How To Get A Hold of Us:
Coming up on this episode…
Interview: tisfan & 27dragons
Writing Together, Long Term Relationship, Publishing Fanfic, Filing off the Serial Numbers
Creator Corner: ashes0909 & FestiveFerret
Writing Together, Friendship Through Fandom, Flame Tries Her Best, Held: Origins
Let’s Talk: Collaboration
Flame Hiding Ferret Fangirling, The Birth of the Pod, Hard Conversations, How to Collab, Honesty as the Best Policy, Setting Goals
Community Talks, Grammar Mustelid Time, Life of an Event: Stuckony Summer Stocking, Events Forecast, Trope-Off Update!
Transcript of Ferret’s explanations for anyone like Flame who needs to read and listen to stuff this detailed:
- Noun: Nouns are people, places, things and ideas. Proper nouns, like names, are written with capitals. Examples of nouns are: dog, car, zucchini, book, and Steve.
- Verb: Verbs are action words. Verbs are conjugated to form different tenses, so a single verb often comes in many forms. The “base form” ie unconjugated form is called the infinitive and is paired, in English, with the word “to.” Some examples are: to drive, to eat, to dance, to write, to talk. We also have a category of verbs called auxiliary verbs which are helper verbs when forming more complex sentences.
- Adjective: Adjectives are descriptive words that attach to a noun. Examples are: red, pretty, shiny, dark, large, and stinky. If you’re not sure if a word is an adjective trying putting in the clause: “the ____ ferret” and it’ll help you figure it out.
- Adverb: Adverbs are descriptive words that attach to verbs. We use them to describe how an action is being done. Some examples are: quickly, angrily, roughly, menacingly, and seductively. You’ll note that most adverbs end in -ly. Not all though! If you’re not sure if a word is an adverb, you can try adding it to the sentence: “the ferret smiled ____” and it’ll help you figure it out.
- Pronoun: Pronouns are words that replace a noun. There’s a set list of pronouns in English: he, she, they, we, it, I and you. The pronouns also each have a possessive form: his, her(s), their(s), our(s), its, mine, and your(s).
- Preposition: Prepositions describe the relative locations of things. These are words like under, over, beside, among, against, and by.
- Conjunction: Conjunction junction, what’s your function! Conjunction are joining words. They stick clauses together. There are coordinating conjunctions, subordinating conjunctions, and correlative conjunctions. You can remember the list of coordinating conjunctions with the acronym FANBOY – for, and, nor, but, or, and yet. Subordinating conjunctions are words like because, since, after, before, and which. We’ll go into more detail in a later episode. Correlative conjunctions come in pairs like either/or, as/as, neither/nor, and not only/but also. You see this in phrases like “I’d like either cake or cookies.” “I write neither angst, nor fluff.” “stucky is as good as stony” and “not only do I write fic, but I also host a podcast.”
- Interjection: Interjections are extra words tossed in that add emotion like surprised, disgust, or excitement. These are words like Ah! Oh! Good! Yes! And Alas! They’re often followed by exclamation marks. Some words are interjections as well as other parts of speech. You can use “yes” as an interjection, but it can also be a noun, an adverb, or a verb. Interjections can be removed without affecting the grammatical integrity of the sentence.
- Determiner/Quantifier: The last part of speech we’re going to talk about is also a type of adjective, in that it modifies a noun, but in a slightly different way from words like “shiny” or “red.” Determiners tell us things like how many, which, or whose nouns we have. So “all cars” or “those cars” or “her car.” There’s a lot more we could say about determiners and types of determiners but I’m just going to talk about one more specific type and that’s articles:
- Article: An article is a type of adjective that tells us which noun. The articles in english are “a” “an” and “the.” A is the indefinite article because it doesn’t specific which definite noun we’re talking about. An is the form of A that we use before a vowel – they’re just versions of the same word that change for phonological reasons. And The is the definite article. It tells us not just a car or any car but “the car”.
On My Way by Kevin MacLeod