We now know that telling writers to avoid the passive is bad advice. Linguistic research has shown that the passive construction has a number of indispensable functions because of the way it engages a reader’s attention and memory. A skilled writer should know what those functions are and push back against copy editors who, under the influence of grammatically naïve style guides, blue-pencil every passive construction they spot into an active one.

Harvard psycholinguist and cognitive scientist Steven Pinker on the art and science of beautiful writing 

(via explore-blog)





This is probably the cutest thing I’ve ever laid eyes upon. Ohh my god.


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This warms my heart, nothing else will ever do the same

(Source: Found on guggel.net)