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Roll of Honor Varnafindë
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I mean a reference to the Aside thread from the story post that you edited. A link to the post where we just discussed it.
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Grammar question: Should that be "at" rather than "to"?
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Doesn't matter until the next turn uses a verb form.
Which I've done, and made the helping verb you chose work.

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Roll of Honor Varnafindë
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So both "made an attempt to read" and "made an attempt at reading" would be equally correct? Is there any difference in how the forms are used?
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Yes, I know they're both correct.
No, I don't know why, or which is better.
I'm not the grammar queen.

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Pints, you idiot.
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Butterburs wouldn't work?
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It definitely wouldn't. Butterbur brings pints of beer. Very simple concept. Even you should have been able to get it right.
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Okay, problem strainidrainiated.
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He has changed it again - does it work better now?
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*serves more pop-corn for the King of Doriath, next time he comes by*
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*munch munch*

More salt, please...

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*empties salt cellar over Swelf's head*
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Roll of Honor Varnafindë
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I suggest we just ignore Mandos' latest post and summarise the story without it, as we did with Snöwdog's post a while ago.

The difference is that Snöwdog only posted once, and for a joke, he never tried to be a participant of the RP.

But posts that defy the intention of the first post - to make a coherent story, not just nonsense - may deserve to be ignored as well.

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Works for me. Though I can't post next, as my last post immediately preceded the MANDOS post we propose to ignore.
pints. The word pints would fit nicely.

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There ya are, guys. []
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Thank you, dear! []
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Yes, thanks, Lark!
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Funny - I've got the Top of the Page post again! []
I've had five of the last six of those []

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Your last word would be "scrutinizing", wouldn't it? I nearly forgot that the sentence started with a verb in the -ing form []
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Miranthridel, the story is set in Arda.
Sanskrit really doesn't fit.
Would you mind, terribly, if I asked you to change your post?
Please?

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I put that in there as it seemed to be what the piece was asking for - something that doesn't fit in Arda, which allows later authors to come back and explore that point or ignore it at their leisure.

Hence, I would mind changing it, but if enough people have an issue with it, I'll capitulate [] .

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The technique of this story doesn't lend itself very well to complicated explorations of minor points (aka side-tracking), something that I think we've finally taught Mandos (who used to make lots of those, and worse than this one). Something from far away - even from Valinor - would be possible to explore within the framework of the story, something from a different world is not.
From the first post:
quote:
... sentences that further a particular storyline. Don't jump around too much.

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