Friday, 22 January 2010

Well, duh...

Okay, obviously I shouldn't blog critically about authors, because, if nothing else, most of them read this.

Hi, guys. :)

But I love authors who tell me that people have two eyes. Or two legs.

"She looked at me, love in her two brown eyes..."

Not looking at anyone in particular, because most of you do it once in a while, so don't sweat it.

But, you know, we know how many eyes people have.



Clifton Hill said...

That made me chuckle. But maybe clarifying that both eyes held love is a good thing. Perhaps someone (not quite sure how) could manage to hold love in one eye and hate in the other. It'd be a pretty tough thing to pull off, and I imagine becoming cross-eyed would be the least of your worries if you could accomplish it.

Charlie Williams said...

He looked at me with his blue eye and his green eye and said, "You have thirteen hours in which to solve the labyrinth, before your baby brother becomes one of us... forever."

M. Cross said...

'two brown eyes' is a level of over-exactitude, sure, but so is specifying that the character in question _has eyes_.

Being over-precise can, in many instances, provide an interesting writer's voice/atmosphere.

The fact you can pin down a phrase like that, but let some of the other stuff I've seen slip, is not particularly confidence inspiring.