1. A creature defined in Lewis Carroll’s “The Hunting of the Snark”. Decribed as those creatures “that have feathers, and bite, and those that have whiskers, and scratch”. 2. Combination of “snide” and “remark”. Sarcastic comment(s).
Snark is not outright cruelty. Abuse (racism, sexism, homophobia, body shaming, etc.) will not be tolerated.
Comment moderation is ON.
All posts are peer-reviewed before publishing.
What this means: 2 hamcats in addition to the author review the post before publishing and unanimously agree on the final content. Keeps us all honest.
We refrain from doing things that bloggers do that annoy the crap out of us, such as but not limited to the things in this post.
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What we snark on: things that can be controlled
1 – Construction techniques: Wavy seam lines? Poor pressing? Could’ve been avoided.
2 – Poor fit: Unfortunate dart placement, garment sagginess, draglines…all fair game. That’s what toiles/muslins are for.
3 – Fabric choice: Self-explanatory.
4 – Photo shoots: No one forced you to take pictures in that pose…and then post it on the internet.
5 – Writing, specifically grammar, spelling, word choice, and overall prose. We’re your high school English teacher returned to haunt you.
What we do NOT snark on: things that CAN’T be controlled
1 – Body image, size, shape, etc.: The media does enough body shaming that we don’t need to either.
2 – Age: The age you are is the age you are; no one’s invented a time machine yet.
3 – Race: ‘Cause, baby, you were born this way.
4 – Sexual orientation: There’s no need, at all, to stoop to that level.
What’s in the grey: because so much of this is personal preference and while opinions of others have the right to exist, we reserve the right to acknowledge and respectfully disagree
1 – Figure flattery
2 – Personal style