Luckily for me, there's already a lot of piratey slang out there, including words I can substitute for swears. (Sharkbait, sink me, bilge etc) It would not be fun to have to come up with a whole new set from scratch. I try to avoid that where possible, though it's inevitable we'll have to come up with some new exclamations for S&S.
I enjoy a good catchphrase, and it's really fun to see well integrated, original words and phrases in things I watch or read. There is a danger of them being overdone, but they can also be great fun, add a bit more personality to the world and characters, or make stuff more memorable, even. Thinking on it, I'm sure depending on the work and genre, you can get away with using these with differing frequency.
I think part of the reason I'm so against it is that it has happened to me, to the point the guy showed up at my house uninvited, without me even giving him my address. He told me we'd be together 'til death us do part, when we'd only kind of been together for three weeks. It was scary. Maybe not inherently to every case, but I still don't like seeing insta love in fiction. I find it very hard and slow to develop feelings for anyone myself and I'm really cautious.
I think how things are and have been for me have led me to be very skeptical. But my thoughts and experiences are all I can express, I don't intend to dismiss yours and I was wrong to call the concept silly. I just guess in fiction stuff, it's not for me.
Worst thing for me is the predictability. If you have a male and female main character in a movie, they will fall in love. They will. They just will. It's boring. I like seeing this shaken up a bit, can't they just be friends? Or have some other interesting dynamic?
I despise insta romances. Having someone fall in love with you really fast is not romantic, it's scary. I like to see things play out much more slowly. Love at first sight always seems silly to me, though I can just about tolerate it in things aimed at children. I don't mind if there's flirting right away, or they're awkward, or start as friends. Anything goes. But I want the love and romance to be actually developed over time. And it'd like it to be shown, not told.
Honestly I think a lot of the time people shove in a romance just because it's expected, and then you end up with an unneeded love story, or even worse, a whole unneeded love interest! Yeah, I agree with Shrek.
George R R Martin said something very interesting once, about how writers/creators tend to fall into one of two categories; architects, who plan out everything in advance, and gardeners, who begin writing, and see where it takes them, to paraphrase a lot. I'm sure a lot of people fall somewhere in between, but it makes me curious. Which category would you guys say you fall into most? I'm definitely an architect, I get lost if I just try to wing stuff, and Beyond is planned out a whole lot. I'd say it's pretty close to being completely planned out, to the page. Silk and Sword is different as it's a collab, and Blue's going for a more free sort of approach. Though we do still have a massive doc of plans.
[spoiler]“I think there are two types of writers, the architects and the gardeners. The architects plan everything ahead of time, like an architect building a house. They know how many rooms are going to be in the house, what kind of roof they're going to have, where the wires are going to run, what kind of plumbing there's going to be. They have the whole thing designed and blueprinted out before they even nail the first board up. The gardeners dig a hole, drop in a seed and water it. They kind of know what seed it is, they know if planted a fantasy seed or mystery seed or whatever. But as the plant comes up and they water it, they don't know how many branches it's going to have, they find out as it grows. And I'm much more a gardener than an architect.” [/spoiler]