Spelling mistakes on thedarkenedheart.com
If you caught a spelling mistake on thedarkenedheart.com, you’ve doubtless received a reply from the intern that hand-waves away the problem as something about spelling standardization, and a link to this article.
In the context of the Darkened Heart project, a few odd spellings make perfect sense, so the narrative stays intact. But while it’s all well and fun to enjoy the fiction, you and I both know that these letters don’t really hail from the 1890s, so what gives?
Truth is, you’ve caught me: I have severe dyslexia. I spellcheck everything I can, but I miss things from time to time and spellcheck sometimes hands me the wrong word. My text’d be a bit gibberish without the computer to hold my hand, and when it screws up, I screw up. When I’m in-character as the Intern, I can’t very well go around saying “Whoops, my mistake!” Which is why I linked you over here, out of thedarkenedheart.com‘s little reality bubble. So, now that you know the real-world reason, what should you do?
First – Please keep pointing out mistakes. You may be the first to notice, but you won’t be the last, and if it bothers you, it’ll bother other people too. Every time a mistake gets caught, I’ll need another chance to point more folks to this article.
Second – Don’t worry about calling me on spelling errors, I’m not bothered. I’ll take it as a kindness if you’re polite about them, but they’re not going anywhere and they need to be addressed.
Third – I’d love to go back and fix spelling mistakes, but the letters and journals aren’t photoshop trickery. You’re looking at actual scans of actual prop pages made for the project and hand-aged. To correct a mistake, I have to remake the entire page. I haven’t made all my pages yet, so I may go back and fix some of these mistakes later, but they’re going to have to stay, at least for now.
Fourth – Thank you. Seriously. Thank you for taking the time to read, and for taking the time to comment. It’s awesome to see people paying attention to the story I’m telling.
PS – This article was brought to you by Hydrargentium, who noticed the first error, and made me think about how to handle future mistakes. Thank you sir or madam.