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Old 04-05-2012, 06:52 PM   #11226
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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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She. Not it.

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Old 04-05-2012, 07:20 PM   #11230
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I'm not asking how you know that.
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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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Wow, just wow.
Not at all. Rather, there is no scale.

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

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

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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.




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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.
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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.

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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.

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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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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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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.

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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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