O.M.G. I am forced to laugh at myself or I shall go mad.
I'm working on edits for The Ballad of Jimothy Redwing. I have learned it's not Samhain house style to use the Oxford (a.k.a. serial) comma. Okay. This shouldn't be a big deal, right? I mean, unless you're a lawyer, the Oxford comma goes in and out of fashion with some regularity. It's out right now; it'll come back in again at some point; then it'll be right back out again. And yet... It is so ingrained in me to use it that it is literally making me cringe when I try to delete it. I can't make myself do it yet and I've been trying off and on all morning. I think tomorrow night, maybe, with a big glass of wine to dull the pain, maybe... Meantime I'm flinching like Gollum when he's faced with anything Elvish: It hurts us, Precioussss. It hurtsss usssss!