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An honest, writing-related question: Would this post have lost something by being written in the first person and past tense? I'm assuming this is what happened to you this past weekend, as it is not happening to me now.

Posted by Levislade | March 19, 2007 10:34 AM

I feel like the use of second person is warranted. Most people who read the Slog probably have gone snowboarding at some point in their lives, and expecting them to be able to insert themselves into the retelling of this experience isn't too much of a stretch. Second person isn't a beast to fear; it's a tool that can be used to one's advantage, and using it in a little story about snowboarding for a blog seems entirely reasonable.

Posted by Aislinn | March 19, 2007 11:42 AM

You need to use different wax when it's raining - do it wrong and you stick like glue.

And get one of your group to snake the fireplace - you'll need it.

Posted by Will in Seattle | March 19, 2007 12:00 PM

Thanks, Aislinn; that's a very well thought out response. To me it seems like a very specific account, and the tense and case serve to make it seem more arty than it might have otherwise ("So this weekend I went snowboarding, but it rained; bummer!"), but that's about it. What you say makes sense, though.

Posted by Levislade | March 19, 2007 12:16 PM

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