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comment Very simple markup language for writing fiction
@AlexandroChen Who can say why we do the things we do? =) I think there were two main reasons: 1) at the time the bracket notation seemed easier to parse; and 2) I wasn't satisfied with Markdown's lack of ability to nest markup (e.g., bold inside of italics). Unless I'm wrong about that, but in either case I think that's what I thought at the time. Glad you liked it!
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comment RDF vocabularly for storytelling
Well, that's kind of the point of an RDF vocabulary, to define what terms mean in that context. They don't need to be universally accepted meanings, it's just saying that "when I say X in this context, it means Y". To use your example, there are established RDF vocabularies for biology (e.g., www.obofoundry.org), specifically to avoid the ambiguity you mentioned.
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comment RDF vocabularly for storytelling
@NeilFein It may be that there simply isn't enough knowledge of RDF on this site. I believe that with an appropriate background in RDF the question should be quite clear, so if the question is still confusing people it may just be because it is out of place on this site.
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comment RDF vocabularly for storytelling
@MonicaCellio By definition, an RDF vocabulary is closer to an encoding than a tool. There may be many tools that support reading/writing/processing a particular vocab, but a vocabulary defines a specific set of relationships between entities, such as the relationships "has name" or "speaks to" or "tries to kill". Yes, it is more often used for nouns, but there is no reason it cannot be used for verbs, I'm just looking for an existing vocabulary that does this.
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comment RDF vocabularly for storytelling
@NeilFein Edited. Is that more clear?
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comment Creative writing use and abuse
@LaurenIpsum, I think we're both trying to say the same thing. Perhaps I was a bit hyperbolic, but notice I didn't say "throw grammar out the window". Whether it's a skeleton or a guideline, it's still not a rigid set of rules that must always be obeyed. The goal of writing is effective communication: grammar provides hints on how to do that, but I say if you can communicate effectively with your reader without it, then grammar be damned.
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comment Creative writing use and abuse
As to the limits of creative abuse of the language: take a look at James Joyce's "Finnegans Wake". Many would argue that it's among the most important literary works of the 20th century and it's all but incomprehensible for its "creative use" of the language.