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.
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.
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.
Now, on with the story!
From: Taruithorn | Registered: Oct 2000
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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 --------------------- proposition, and
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.
From: the Bonfire Glade in the Old Forest | Registered: Dec 2001
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