Saturday, January 15, 2011

What to Watch Weekend: Troll Triple Play

Before I begin, can I just say poo to this Slate article about how it is incorrect to use two spaces after a period? What if I have no control over it?  I mean, I've been typing forever, and my hand always goes TWO.  I am a crappy typist as is.  Imagine how long it will now take me to type if I have to be aware of my spacing after every sentence?  I didn't manage to do it with only one space once so far in this blog post!  And my next question: does my publisher take out all of those extra spaces when they publish my books?  Hmmm....

Now, TROLL.  The original movie was always on my must list because it starred Noah Hathaway, ahem, Atreyu from The Neverending Story.  It's a funny, decent 80's horror movie.  The sequel, TROLL 2 is a laughable ball of crap, the kind I loved to watch in high school and college.  Horrid in production, plot, acting, costume, and music, the movie has nothing to do with the first one.  In fact, it has nothing to do with trolls because they refer to them as goblins throughout.  Now, and I haven't seen this yet but will be watching it today, is a documentary made by the boy star of TROLL 2, all about the crapheap that was Troll 2 called BEST WORST MOVIE.  I am stoked.  At first, I was like, who the hell even knew Troll 2 existed besides me?!  But now I know that the other person who is still interested in the movie would also be one of its stars.  Should be awesome. 

6 comments:

Brian James said...

I always used to put two spaces after punctuation. That's how I was always taught. An editor on on project several years ago, couldn't understand why I was doing that and asked that I stop.

It took a while, but I have since stopped.

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

I work for three different publishers. Two of them want two spaces and the other one wants one. What's a girl to do. I usually resist the two when I'm writing comments and facebook but on my own blog I think I do a mixture. LOL

jillalex said...

Oh, my. . . I'm a two-spacer.

Donna Weaver said...

Old habits die hard, especially when you're old enough to remember when learning to type was done on something called a typewriter, and letters/numbers all took up exactly the same space. Hence, the typing teacher actually had a ruler to measure that you actually had spaced twice. =D

And yet, I've (almost) broken the habit. And when I forget, find and replace is a wonderful thing. =D

Julie H said...

I think it is very funny that no one commented on the Troll aspects of this post.

hellskitchen said...

Julie, Brian and other 2-space-typing authors: You may see a note on a copyedited manuscript--"Global: Please delete extra character space." The comp then takes care of the two spaces after an end punctuation as well as any others that may have slipped in. (If you use the search and replace function, type two blank spaces in the search box and one blank space in the replace.)