Jøhnny Fävòrítê (johnnyfavorite) wrote,
Jøhnny Fävòrítê

the curse of e.e. cummings

why has all lowercase started appealing to me?

i've been using lowercase for subject lines since the beginning of time, and have internalized it as a stylistic choice that i'm happy with. then i started reading a lot of LJers that never touch the caps lock key and it looked cool to me for some reason, so i've been making concessions towards it. i lowercased the first word of the first sentence in comments, as a way of saying "this isn't the beginning, it flows from what you said in your entry," like a different type of ellipse. then i started writing in all lowercase in comments in other people's blogs, as a way of showing deference, i'm here on your terms, it's your story and i'm just commenting on it. then lowercase in comments in my own blog.

i guess it's my recognition that i'm not so great as i thought. not such hot stuff now, are you pal.

this is my first-ever all-lowercase entry. i started writing my previous one this way, then changed my mind and added capitals.

creeping lowercase disease.
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