Ha roo, pups. It's me - Zim. Stormy held an Ao4 Digest staff meeting last night. We discussed what we were going to blog about for the next few days. We thought since we have some friends who are celebrating their very first Christmas this year, we'd offer some advice to help keep the holidays fun and festive. For everyone. Ha roo roo roo!
Storm said I could go first, and that we should all keep it short. My advice centers around the fact that the biped English language is very confusing!
Do not assume the phrase "ate tiny reindeer" is an accusation! Chances are, it has nothing to do with you and what you may or may not have done! Don't confess to anything! And don't act guilty!
Apparently this guy named Clement C. Moore wrote a poem back in 1823 called A Visit From Saint Nicholas, or 'Twas the Night Before Christmas. Bipeds like to recite his poem even now ... and the line is ..."when, what to my wondering eyes should appear,but a miniature sleigh and eight tiny reindeer..." See? It's the number eight, not "ate" and has nothing to do with what any puppy may or may not have done to said reindeer!
So hold your fire on those apologies, pups, until and unless you know they have the goods on you!