The following recorded transcript took place in an anonymous chat room this morning. The Nerd’s muse was called away on unexpected business, so they agreed to meet on line to discuss the issue of “voice” and “tone” in writing.
Wordnerd45: mornin’, all
FatBastard97: *rolls eyes*
Wordnerd45: (((((Sweetboy))) ltns! How are you?
FatBastard97: What, no hug for me?
Sweetboy751: Same ol, same ol, Miss Nerdy, you?
Wordnerd45: oh, sorry.. (fat)
FatBastard97: not much of a hug, gee thanks
Wordnerd45: Well, you rolled your eyes at me
Sweetboy751: Ya FB, you seem a little upset
FatBastard97: Me? No, just busy
Wordnerd45: Busy with what?
Sweetboy751: That reminds me, I’m hungry
BonnieLass: MORNIN, ALL!!!!
Wordnerd45: OMG, is that BONNIE???? I haven’t seen you in forever, girl!
FatBastard97: Yea, Bonnie…me neither – how’s it hangin?
The Muse: ‘alo, luvs!
Wordnerd45: “’alo”? What’s with the accent?
BonnieLass: Been resting, guys….
FatBastard97: I imagine so, Bon…hey, muse – I see you’re back *sigh*
The Muse: Greetings from Jolly Old England! ‘ugs to me crowd!
Wordnerd45: ((((((((Muse)))))) How’s it going over there?
Sweetboy751: brb, gotta go get something to eat
FatBastard97: I gotta take a piss
Wordnerd45: charming, fat
BonnieLass: So, Word, I see you’re writing again…How come?
The Muse: Have we met, Bonnie?
Wordnerd45: Went to an institute this summer, flood gates opened
BonnieLass: Hiya muse, don’t think we have..Long time friend of the
Sweetboy751: back with breakfast, will just lurk for now..*lurk mode*
BonnieLass: Awesome, Word! I remember when you wrote those
children’s books..anything come about with them?
Wordnerd45: Afraid not, Bon…life got in the way
FatBastard97: I’m back, who missed me? LOL
The Muse: Hey Nerd, what’s the topic today?
Wordnerd45: Muse: huh?
FatBastard97: nobody missed me? Hmmmppph!
Sweetboy751: Hey fat, you might try being a little nicer to the room
BonnieLass: Do I sense FatBastard is not an adult?
The Muse: Today’s topic is “voice” and “tone” in writing.
Wordnerd45: Fat is definitely not a grown up, Bonnie
FatBastard97: Yea I am
The Muse: Nerd, I’ve got a little bit of time before afternoon tea…wanna try now?
Sweetboy751: Hey fat, if you are an adult, you might try acting like one
BonnieLass: Uh oh, children – behave
Wordnerd45: Wow, It’s getting kinda nasty in here…I might be better off leaving
The Muse: But we haven’t had our chat today, Nerd?
Sweetboy751: Ooh, I hear a truck approaching…might need to go bark at it
FatBastard97: Yea, you go do that…It’s not as if I’m not annoyed enough with you so far this morning
BonnieLass: Well, well, things seem a little tense around the house, Nerd
The Muse: Would this conversation be better on another day, Nerd?
FatBastard97: Announcement: I’m working on hacking up another
Wordnerd45: We might have to do that, Muse…Seems all hell is breaking loose here. It’s garbage day
The Muse: Well then, I’ll let you go…
Wordnerd45: (((((Muse, Sweetboy, FatBastard, Bonnie)))
BonnieLass: (((((((NERD)))) Nice seeing you again, Nerd….thanks for
being such a great mom to me all those years ago
Wordnerd45: Thanks for being such a great first dog, Bon…We miss you around here!
FatBastard97: Later, bitch
Sweetboy751: Hey sis, want me to bite Fat?
BonnieLass: LOL, no – not necessary…We never got along in the first
place, nothing’s about to change now
Wordnerd45: Hey, hey, hey, check the attitudes, guys…We all have to live together, ya know?
FatBastard97: Yea, whatever.
Sweetboy751: I really think I should bite him.