Do you know what leet (or leetspeak) is? I’m betting you do, but like me you may not have known the name for it.
I’ve actually been trying for over a year to figure out what to call this hallucinalingo the K3wL kids are all using, but every search on the subject was thwarted precisely because the language is so plastic. Today, however, while enmeshed in a completely different subject, I stumbled on the keyword that unlocks the code. Leet.
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(And before the leetpolice throw me up against a wall and give me a few kidney punches for desecrating the lingo — yes, I know you can’t just slap things together like that. For demonstration purposes only.)
I hope it is okay to post off-topic links. Although not really fiction, I still I thought you may find this interesting.
It’s perfectly okay to post off-topic links, within obvious guidelines. (No pornography, no hate speech, no videos of people scratching their fingernails across frost-covered windshields.)
That’s a very cool site, and immediately suggest an almost infinite array of fictional sites that could be put up using historical or fictional characters (who are out of copyright and not trademarked or owned by a family — because you never know when something like that might go off like a Dillinger Tommy Gun.)
But I digress….
There are many wonderful historical characters and persons who it might be great to hear from again — assuming the right authorial touch is maintained. And of course the sky’s the limit when it comes to humor or satire for all of the above.
Thanks for the link — and for setting so many wheels in motion in my mind….