obscure special skill #288.


I have the dubious and almost entirely useless ability to write straight lines and keep neat margins in unlined A4-sized notebooks.

(No, I don’t use guide sheets.  It’s just a natural skill, I suppose.  I’d trade it in a flash for the ability to carry a tune, or dance without looking like Frankenstein’s monster having a seizure while being Tased.)


14 thoughts on “obscure special skill #288.

  1. MarkHB says:

    As another piece of personal skill trivia, I can draw straight lines freehand.

  2. Jay G. says:

    Well, I can’t dance *or* write in straight lines.

    Or legibly…

  3. Joat says:

    “You can bayonet a Teletubby. That’s good enough for me.” sounds like a verse for a song, one I’d like to hear the rest of. I can free hand sketch in isometric, but that is a reasonably useful skill.

  4. Chang says:

    Jesus H. Christ you are so fucking German.

  5. OrangeNeckInNY says:

    I have that skill too!!!

  6. ATLien says:

    That’s impressive as hell. You’re a Cylon, aren’t you?

  7. Samsam says:

    Oh, the Frankenstein dancing will be in style eventually. Just wait.

  8. Somehow I envision you dancing like Mike Myers in the SNL “Sprockets” skit.

  9. Tennessee Budd says:

    That’s pretty much how I looked while dancing before the wreck. Now, with a right leg 2cm shorter than the left, I don’t even want to imagine it.

  10. Brandon says:

    Well, in another age you could’ve found gainful employment as a scribe….

  11. Did you actually handwrite a hash mark as a section break on the left there? That is *so* ADORABLE! 😉

    • Marko Kloos says:

      Well, of course. It’s less ambiguous than an extra line of space, especially in longhand.

      Also, Lyra took some colored pencil to the thing when it was open on my desk and unattended for a minute. Now a few pages have adorable violet watermarks.

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