This may cause confusion amongst my faithful followers, but I’ve recently decided that I want to keep GameCola’s level of cursing to a minimum. Before you get your knickers in a twist and fire me an e-mail about how I’m a “sell-out” or some such rubbish, please hear me out.
I’m not doing this out of fear of offending any of you (even you, Dad). I personally do not understand what makes these so-called “curse” words so terrible in the first place, nor why the word “shit” would be considered any more offensive than “poop”. They mean the same thing; why discriminate?
I plan on keeping my cursing to a minimum because I feel that it hinders my creativity. The way I see it, using “curse” words is merely a surefire way to garner a reaction in the readers. If I say a game “fucking sucks my ass, bitch”, the reader is guaranteed to get the message loud and clear: “Oh, this game is no good! I will not buy it!”. In other words, it’s an easy way to convey my thoughts. I don’t want to take the easy way. I want to challenge myself to express how much a game sucks without relying on the crutch of “curse” words. And, thus, you will no longer read much in the way of “curse” words in my writing. That doesn’t go for the rest of Team GameCola; however, I do hope that they see the wisdom of my words, and challenge themselves to write creatively.