Voldermort, innit.

I got this off SM Stirling’s Facebook page. I’ve always enjoyed word games and especially reframing certain sorts of content in completely inappropriate contacts. I did at least a dozen columns in this way at the old Alien Side Boob, and Threshy, from the Dave novels is an example of the technique transferred to fiction setting.

But there was something about this that I found a bit, I dunno… disturbing? It spoke to a fear I sometimes have that we’re all getting so dumbed down by the internet that one day a stupid tweet will seem like a PhD thesis. A grotesque exaggeration, for sure. But if we all spoke or wrote like this all the time, there would never be anything worthwhile ever written again.