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The Laurenendôrian
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A Short Tale, as the veteran members of the board may fondly (or not so fondly!) remember, is a rather peculiar form of RP. Because of this;

Everybody who wishes to take part must read this post, carefully and in its entirety, before posting on the RP.

Sorry for shouting, but it is really quite easy for people to confuse matters.

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The basic rule is that only one word of the story is posted at a time. One may not post two successive words, nor may they collaborate with another on which words should be posted, either through MT or otherwise. Of course, I cannot enforce this, but doing so takes the whole point away. You may add any punctuation directly before or after a word.

The person who completes a sentence should, usually by editing their post afterwards (to avoid simultaneous posts) put in the entire sentence. It may occasionally be neccessary to make minor alterations at this point for the sentence to make sense. Every few sentences, it would be helpful if someone were to post a summary of the story so far, both in the thread itself and here.

The story should make sense. The first version of this RP failed because it became disjointed nonsense. So please, please try and make coherent sentences that further a particular storyline. Don't jump around too much.

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I will make a request that for the first two pages of the story, only people who were involved in the previous two should post, just to get the ball moving. After that, anyone may post, providing they have read these rules and endeavour to keep to them.

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Now, on with the story!

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Roll of Honor Lugbúrz
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Would you accept me as an apprentice? I'm new around here.

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In utter chaos lies impeccable symmetry.

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Honestly, Laur, did you have to start with a predictable, ordinary article?
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The Laurenendôrian
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Yes, you may both join.

Why would I edit my message, Minas Morgul?

Bethberry seems to think that the answer to everything is speed. It is, in point of fact, wit.

Edited: repeatedly.

[ 04-27-2002, 05:27 AM: Message edited by: The Laurenendôrian ]

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Because Laur and I were engaging unknowingly in a posting duel.

And I caught my faux pas and deleted before he posted about it.

[ 04-26-2002, 03:44 PM: Message edited by: Bethberry ]

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I'll wait till you settle down and stop editing your message here.
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And I was waiting for the thread to refresh. []

And you seem to think wit is. Admit it, I always have you pinned to the ground.

[ 04-26-2002, 04:00 PM: Message edited by: Minas Morgul ]

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I went into the RP thread when I saw Minas Morgul as the last poster (on the main page) and then the post looked familiar.
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The Laurenendôrian
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Reason enough for there to be a changing back of names, methinks.
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You think? How nice! But how does it matter what you think?
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The Laurenendôrian
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Could somebody please delete their post? We seem to have two main verbs.
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Flood Control! This is a big problem with this thread o master!

And I think I posted first. []

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What happened? Will go check and delete.
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Where is Pilsbury??
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The Laurenendôrian
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Asleep.
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The Laurenendôrian
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Eöl, is 'resolve' supposed to follow the 'now'?
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Nope

*goes to edit*

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don't edit it
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I'm not changing mine, so you go back and change yours back.
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Edited twice, happy now Rocky [] []
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Yes Sir! I thought I was smart to make resolve fit in. Then you go and change it to "it". []

[ 04-28-2002, 06:48 PM: Message edited by: Lugbúrz ]

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You know, even with Bb's post 'resolve' would still make sense...
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The semi-colon after 'truth' has been made grammatically incorrect.

*curtsies sadly but respectfully*

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The Laurenendôrian
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Oh. May I ask how?
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Ignoring this proved a disruptively difficult experiance, but despite frustrations she acknowledged the truth; that proving anything would be a dangerous
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proposition, and

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It would appear that "that..." is a clause modifying "truth" and semi-colons do not separate nouns from modifiers.

It could be corrected without removing the semi-colon only if the "that proving anything..." turns out to be a nominative clause acting like a noun and followed by its own verb. Given that we now have an "and", it could prove to be a humdinger of a nominative clause.

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