That’s not true, actually. Not where I’m concerned. You should all tell me your bad puns whenever they cross your mind. Seriously, they are my delight. I can’t help it. I’ve got amazing taste.
For example, while writing a fairly intense scene today, the word “banhammer” got stuck in my head. In internet communities, the banhammer is when a moderator comes in and kicks you out–pip, core, and all. You do not pass go, you do not get to collect $200, you don’t get to troll anyone anymore…. It’s a Big Deal. And now I can’t help but think of a scenario with an actual Banhammer. In my head, it’d be about Thor. I told this idea to my friends, and received encouragement instead of the condemnation I should have received. They suggested a story of Odidn’t, the deity who can’t even (OH NO YOU DIDN’T!) and that nerf bats (another internet term, mostly for games) became deadly to the pantheon.
I think it’s out of my system now. I can go back to writing about the Lady of Bones. Oops! Did I just say that out loud?