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Monday, August 15, 2005

Does This Look Impacted?

aka death grip
People┬╣ have said my "technique" for holding a pen is "wrong." Does this look "wrong" to you? Do you hold a pen in a different way?

┬╣ i.e. my generally supportive but occasionally savage immediate family.

13 Emissions:

Blogger Cate emitted...

Looks fine to me. Nothing out of the ordinary. Not that I spend a lot of time examining peoples' pen gripping form.

8/15/2005 08:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anne Arkham emitted...

Looks pretty normal to me.

8/15/2005 09:00:00 AM  
Blogger Nadia emitted...

My eyes, my eyes!

Oh, the wrongness...

8/15/2005 09:31:00 AM  
Blogger jedith emitted...

That doesn't seem wrong at all. Granted I hold my thumb finger a bit higher on the pen, but everyone's style is different.

8/15/2005 03:20:00 PM  
Blogger Glo emitted...

Uh, sure. As long as you can write, does it matter?

8/15/2005 06:00:00 PM  
Blogger Amber emitted...

I have this whole holding a tea cup 2 fingered thing going on when I write and I write with force, so shows the permanent callous I've had on my right ring finger since time out of mind. The writing looks fine and all I say to 'impacted' is - if it feels right then why change?

8/15/2005 06:45:00 PM  
Blogger Radioactive Jam emitted...

*I* never thought it mattered much; it's just been one of those finer points of dispute. Apparently I don't know how to properly tie shoelaces either.

"Obsesses about stupid things." How come none of these online tests pick up on this, eh?

Nadia - (short version) Thanks.

Nadia - (long version) Have you studied statistics? Are you familiar with the term "outlier?" Or physics; have you learned about "phase," specifically the concept of something being out of phase? I ask because (1) your response was out of phase with others, and (2) I often find myself out of phase, a statistical outlier relative to... um. Normal. Whatever that is. So thanks, because you seemed to come at this from a different angle.

So - what gave it away? :-O

8/15/2005 07:01:00 PM  
Blogger Radioactive Jam emitted...

Amber, I used to get hand-cramps, but don't anymore. Thought I might reach a point where writing would be literally painful. Not good! Some time ago I noticed the cramping had stopped; guess I must have changed something, though not through any conscious effort.

A writing-induced callus isn't necessarily a bad thing, yes? Hmm. Pen & paper vs. keyboard... preferences, anyone?

8/15/2005 07:19:00 PM  
Blogger omar emitted...

Looks pretty normal. And it inspired my next poll question. Thanks!

8/15/2005 09:28:00 PM  
Blogger Lou (a.k.a. rainpuddles) emitted...

It looks pretty normal to me, but then I got in trouble in elementry school for holding my pencil wrong... I still write the same way though.

8/15/2005 11:30:00 PM  
Blogger Nadia emitted...

RaJ - (short version)You're most welcome.

RaJ - (long version) I used to be familiar with such Physics-related terms, until I figured out I couldn't care less*. I know where you're coming from, because I come from there too. But only on every third Monday in August, so you're pretty lucky to have posted this when you did. Otherwise, who knows what kind of *shudder* normal comment you might've got.

*Actually, I like Physics. this is just my attempt at sounding cool and jaded. Looks like another deferred success...

8/16/2005 03:44:00 AM  
Blogger ScroobiousScrivener emitted...

"Pen & paper vs keyboard... preferences, anyone?"

PENCIL and paper. Definitely pencil. Only pencil.

But keyboard is so much faster, and hence, enables me to spew that much more crap. A dubious (or indeed, scroobious) advantage.

8/16/2005 10:24:00 AM  
Blogger Syar emitted...

what is with with savage immediate family members? always ready to pick you apart at every single thing. my sister has a thing about me and the way I hold chopsticks. its not my fault I'm fork-friendly.

8/18/2005 07:45:00 PM  

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