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    Quote Originally Posted by jallenecs View Post
    Amen, brother, preach it!



    In the Cantina, weird is on a sliding scale.
    See, that is something I think a lot of writers need to learn. Weird is an adjective, and as you say, especially in the Cantina it is on a sliding scale. But this is true everywhere else as well, we are just more extreme.

    The following is not meant to be rude or insulting to anyone, please don't interpret it in that manner.

    True story:

    I worked the graveyard shift at 7/11 when I was 20/21. One of the regular customers played the pipe organ at a semi-famous local pizza place. He was very large. He must have weighed 300 lbs. I never asked.

    The weight thing has a bearing here, be patient. After a few months of talking, he told me he wanted to introduce me to his sister who was single. I declined, but only because he was a customer and I really didn't know him all that well, besides I had a serious case of lust for a co-worker. Then he told me she was a "little plump".

    This one stopped me. At the time I was 6'2" and about 135 lbs. He was about 5'10" and about 300 lbs. His meaning for plump and my meaning for plump were probably quite different. This day drove home that use of adjectives can be dangerous. I only recently thought to apply it to writing fiction, but I have used it in more formal stuff in college. It is one good reason to cut your adjective when they aren't needed. You are quite possibly giving the reader too much leeway in interpretation.

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    Excuse me for the interuption.



    I do feel it necessary to point that it's been announced that Jim Marshall has died.

    Heaven just got a whole lot louder.

    Thank you, carry on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slcboston View Post
    We're measuring 10 now?

    Yeah, it goes all the way up to eleven.

    (I promise to stop there)

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    Quote Originally Posted by aliwood View Post
    Yeah, it goes all the way up to eleven.

    (I promise to stop there)
    She. Not it.

    She.



    And she goes way beyond 11.

    There's a big difference between mostly dead and all dead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slcboston View Post
    And she goes way beyond 11.

    I'm not asking how you know that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slcboston View Post
    She. Not it.

    She.



    And she goes way beyond 11.

    I'm too new, so I'm a bit iffy on the scaling and 10s place on it. Do you imply that she goes all the way to FOURTEEN?

    Wow, just wow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Debio View Post
    I'm too new, so I'm a bit iffy on the scaling and 10s place on it. Do you imply that she goes all the way to FOURTEEN?

    Wow, just wow.
    Not at all. Rather, there is no scale.

    There's a big difference between mostly dead and all dead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slcboston View Post
    Not at all. Rather, there is no scale.

    Is that like 'there is no spoon'?

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    Yeah, they're coming to see me. They even say that they don't care, and they never criticize me on it. They also know I just started a new job, etc.

    I just hate having company when the house is a mess, you know?

    Mostly, I need to declutter and chuck a bunch of stuff. But that requires time, which I'm short of at the moment...
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    Quote Originally Posted by amergina View Post
    Yeah, they're coming to see me. They even say that they don't care, and they never criticize me on it. They also know I just started a new job, etc.

    I just hate having company when the house is a mess, you know?

    Mostly, I need to declutter and chuck a bunch of stuff. But that requires time, which I'm short of at the moment...
    Completely understand. It's awesome to have them come visit, but it'd be easier/better if prep work wasn't necessary.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slcboston View Post
    And she goes way beyond 11.

    So...does that mean that 10 > 11?

    *mind is blown*

    Quote Originally Posted by amergina View Post
    Yeah, they're coming to see me. They even say that they don't care, and they never criticize me on it. They also know I just started a new job, etc.

    I just hate having company when the house is a mess, you know?

    Mostly, I need to declutter and chuck a bunch of stuff. But that requires time, which I'm short of at the moment...
    I hear you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by aliwood View Post

    Didn't we invent a 1 to 10 scale for this recently?
    A 1 to 10 weird scale? I resent that.

    Quote Originally Posted by CobraMisfit View Post
    Is that the scale with one being "Meh" and our very own Tens being "The Most Epically Epic Thing of All Epicness"?

    Or a different scale?
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    Quote Originally Posted by slcboston View Post
    We're measuring 10 now?

    Don't act like you don't want to, bro

    Quote Originally Posted by aliwood View Post
    Yeah, it goes all the way up to eleven.

    (I promise to stop there)
    Eeeeeh Spinal Tap! *rewatches*

    Quote Originally Posted by slcboston View Post
    She. Not it.

    She.

    And she goes way beyond 11.

    That is the sweetest yet weirdest thing anyone has said to me today.

    Quote Originally Posted by aliwood View Post
    I'm not asking how you know that.
    You're a wise one, young grasshopper.

    *mangles quotes*

    Quote Originally Posted by Debio View Post
    I'm too new, so I'm a bit iffy on the scaling and 10s place on it. Do you imply that she goes all the way to FOURTEEN?

    Wow, just wow.
    Why stop there?!

    Quote Originally Posted by slcboston View Post
    Not at all. Rather, there is no scale.

    I like that and all it implies about pizza and chocolate.

    Quote Originally Posted by Etola View Post
    So...does that mean that 10 > 11?

    *mind is blown*




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    Quote Originally Posted by 10trackers View Post
    Don't act like you don't want to, bro
    When have I *ever* acted that way?

    Though, really, it wouldn't be with something as impersonal as a scale. Maybe hands. I hear hands are a unit of measurement.




    Quote Originally Posted by 10trackers View Post
    Remark of the day goes to: ETOLA!

    Sidenote, does anyone else have the urge to type Ebola?
    I may, or may not, have spent several weeks thinking that was, in fact, her name.

    There's a big difference between mostly dead and all dead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 10trackers View Post
    Sidenote, does anyone else have the urge to type Ebola?
    I've always misread it as Enola, like from the plane...
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    Quote Originally Posted by 10trackers View Post






    Remark of the day goes to: ETOLA!
    WOOOOO!!!!

    What do I get?

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    Sidenote, does anyone else have the urge to type Ebola?
    Quote Originally Posted by slcboston View Post
    I may, or may not, have spent several weeks thinking that was, in fact, her name.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Gilroy Cullen View Post
    I've always misread it as Enola, like from the plane...
    So I'm either a disease or carrying a nuclear payload. I think I liked it better when I was the Quiet Storm...

    Oddly enough, years ago I came across a family tree I made in grade school, which suggested that my great-great-grandmother's name was actually spelled Etolla. However, if that is a more accurate spelling or was just bad spelling on the part of my child-self, I have no idea, since I've never been able to find an English-Iroquois dictionary.

    ETA: Boston, didn't we chat a while back about this? I remember you being curious and offering to look into it, but I didn't know which of the Iroquois nations my ancestor was descended from.
    Last edited by Etola; 04-05-2012 at 09:01 PM.
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    Good morning!~

    I am super happy today. I discovered that even though Word was not saving last night before it crashed (despite my constant nervous hitting of cmd+s), and although it refused to open the autosave version automatically (thereby making me think it didn't have one), there was an autosave version out there that I just had to find. I only lost 15 minutes of work instead of an hour and twenty.

    And hopefully now the stupid thing is fixed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Etola View Post
    ETA: Boston, didn't we chat a while back about this? I remember you being curious and offering to look into it, but I didn't know which of the Iroquois nations my ancestor was descended from.
    Yes we did chat about that. And then this semester hit me, and a number of things I have wanted to do and offered to do in my free time have not happened, because free time has become something of an alien concept. I have not forgotten, though.




    But that was long after I had you confused with something else. And really, is it so bad being mistaken for something so violently lethal it could be an end-time plague? This makes you a harbinger of the end, after all.

    If nothing else, ought to offer a modicum of job security, being a harbinger.

    There's a big difference between mostly dead and all dead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Debio View Post
    I have a group of students going to England for home stays some time next year. What kinds of questions do you think they'll be asked. What do Brits want to know about Japan, Japanese culture.

    If you have had experience with Japanese kids in England, advice would be most appreciated. I have never been to England, so I thought I'd ask.
    They might get asked about manga and anime... It's still a big thing here. They might also get asked about some of the more outrageous Japanese fashions, especially if they're girls or in a house with daughters.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tifferbugz View Post
    automatically (thereby making me think it didn't have one), there was an autosave version out there that I just had to find. I only lost 15 minutes of work instead of an hour and twenty.
    I'm really glad you've discovered that! It's saved the bacon of many a student I support that there are tmp files created that often don't get deleted if Word crashes.

    Evening, Cantinerites! Today I discovered that I definitely need a lighted mirror that I don't have to physically hold to get my (new) contact lenses in and out. I also discovered that a decent one is freakin' expensive. I made 40 today sorting out a friend's computer and laptop and satnav and handed it all over for a mirror. Ouch. Oh well, at least I had a nice time chatting with her and a good lunch at her local curry place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andelana View Post
    I'm really glad you've discovered that! It's saved the bacon of many a student I support that there are tmp files created that often don't get deleted if Word crashes.

    Evening, Cantinerites! Today I discovered that I definitely need a lighted mirror that I don't have to physically hold to get my (new) contact lenses in and out. I also discovered that a decent one is freakin' expensive. I made 40 today sorting out a friend's computer and laptop and satnav and handed it all over for a mirror. Ouch. Oh well, at least I had a nice time chatting with her and a good lunch at her local curry place.
    Yeah the weird thing is that I save constantly, but apparently there's a bug that can occur where the apple software gets confused and doesn't actually save the document when it says it does. And last night I was too frustrated to figure out where the temporary files were on the Mac.

    Curry...sooo jealous.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tifferbugz View Post
    Yeah the weird thing is that I save constantly, but apparently there's a bug that can occur where the apple software gets confused and doesn't actually save the document when it says it does. And last night I was too frustrated to figure out where the temporary files were on the Mac.
    This just terrified me into saving my file as well as uploading the current version to G00gle Docs AND Dr0pBox.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slcboston View Post
    Yes we did chat about that. And then this semester hit me, and a number of things I have wanted to do and offered to do in my free time have not happened, because free time has become something of an alien concept. I have not forgotten, though.




    But that was long after I had you confused with something else. And really, is it so bad being mistaken for something so violently lethal it could be an end-time plague? This makes you a harbinger of the end, after all.

    If nothing else, ought to offer a modicum of job security, being a harbinger.

    Well, I guess it's not so bad, being either a harbinger or a carrier of a significant payload. However, let it be noted here that I wish to be known as Etola, Harbinger of Happiness, and that my payload is a joy bomb of smiles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CobraMisfit View Post
    This just terrified me into saving my file as well as uploading the current version to G00gle Docs AND Dr0pBox.
    LOL! Better safe than sorry, I suppose. I think it's just a Mac thing. I've never had it do this to me with Windows. Windows will just crap out on you, not say that it has saved your document when it secretly has not. Mac's are sneaky, evil creatures.*



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    Alright, as promised, here is the dire ad so you know I wasn't exaggerating. I glanced at the poor boy today when I went to get my trailer. His paddock is full of poo in areas but he looked okay until he got excited. Then he looked a little rough.

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