Tina K. Russell


My name is Tina Russell. I’m a writer, artist, and programmer and I love to play videogames. This is my personal blog of commentary and observation. Posts will be fairly random, so you are encouraged to subscribe if you wish to follow along.



  1. What is your gamertag?

    Comment by Matt Cicioni — August 23, 2007 @ 6:49 am

  2. My gamertag is “Cherry Cotton”

    I don’t have any multiplayer games right now, though

    Comment by tinarussell — August 25, 2007 @ 10:15 pm

  3. Regarding your comments about being a grammar nut…

    Oxford, the Chicago Manual of Style, and the Columbia Guide to Standard English Usage all state that it is acceptable to use split infinitives.

    No one really knows why the anti-split infinitive movement started in the 19th century, though Columbia states, “one possibly after-the-fact reason for the objections was that since Latin and Greek infinitives were not (indeed, as single words, could not) be split, neither should English infinitives, even though they often came in two parts, to plus infinitive, and so were vulnerable to being split by adverbs.”

    So complaining about split infinitives is not only “passé”, it demonstrates poor understanding of English grammar.

    Comment by Jonathan Allen — December 17, 2007 @ 7:19 pm

  4. I know, split infinitives aren’t a big deal. I just really feel they ought to be avoided wherever possible. William Safire has a good section on this in “How Not to Write: The Essential Misrules of Grammar”; if you can’t avoid it, don’t bother, but if you can, do. Just look at the name of his book; I imagine those same style manuals advise using “not to” rather than “to not.”

    Thanks for your thoughts, though.

    Comment by tinarussell — December 22, 2007 @ 3:27 pm

  5. I’m just travelling on the net. Did you post on Mars 1 one opinion at the Sistema Mundial y Vida Local?

    Comment by Ishmael — March 2, 2008 @ 4:12 am

  6. Sorry but I made a mistake: I wrote Mars instead of March! It seems to be a galactic post…

    Comment by Ishmael — March 2, 2008 @ 4:32 am

  7. No, I didn’t… sorry…

    Comment by tinarussell — March 3, 2008 @ 2:56 am

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