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I tread lightly...on toes.
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No! Bad MANDOS! Bobo does that!
They were looking for a quiet corner, you idiot.

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Well, the word I put there just makes it seem like there were brawls everywhere, but they found the QUIETEST brawl to be in the middle of.
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Being in the middle of a brawl would not further the story; it would sidetrack it (again).
If there was going to be a brawl, there could have been one with the barkeeps outside when she snatched up the book and its pages.

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No, no, you see...their just "passing through" the brawl...it's some sort of background disturbance they don't have to pay attention to.

Would it be better if I put fist-fight instead? Than they'd have to dodge the fists, and THAT might not further the story. The whole point would shift to a short sort of suvival mode involving a run-in with an ancient book-snatcher on stilts pretending to be a giant.

[ 10-16-2006, 02:29 AM: Message edited by: MANDOS ]

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You're weird.
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Not weird, he just frequently behaves with immature stupidity.

[ 10-16-2006, 11:39 AM: Message edited by: Eryndil ]

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I just wish he wouldn't do it here. []
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The whole point would shift to a short sort of suvival mode involving a run-in with an ancient book-snatcher on stilts pretending to be a giant.
Oh please ... []
That's as side-tracking as anything.

Once before, there was a word that was absolutely impossible as a part of the story. We chose to ignore it and have not included it in the story. I wonder if we could do the same here? The difference is that the poster then only posted once and probably hadn't realised at the time of posting that this was meant to be a coherent story. With a word from one of the regular posters it might be more difficult ...

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Just ignore his posts, maybe? Until he starts making sense, anyway.
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I like how you delicately refer to everyone else as people who aren't you by calling them "others" Varna.

I've changed the word.

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Thank you, MANDOS []
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I'm sorry Lyra & Varna- but this thread(the "word aside") cracks me up. The past five pages are filled with Mandos posting something inappropriate, everybody getting mad, him trying to explain himself, him changing his word, and then the whole scenario repeats itself... []

Mandos- why on earth do you still post in "A Short Tale" when it's obvious that your brand of humour/story-telling isn't appreciated there? You are tenacious, if nothing else... this must be very frustrating for you, and all you are doing is giving the others a headache.

[ 10-17-2006, 05:01 AM: Message edited by: Thingol of Doriath ]

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We do seem to have gotten into a pattern ... []
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*anticipates new problem*

*pops popcorn*

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It seems to be grammatical this time.

Makes a change ... []

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*sigh*
So do we petition MANDOS to change it, or ignore it and move on?

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Will it make sense if we insert "and" in front of it?
We would have to pretend that it has been posted by somebody, and include it next time we write out the full story.

You could even add it as an "emergency edit" in your post, to remind us. And you could then post next, after Mandos.

We would ruin some of the fun for Thingol, of course, but he would just have to live with it []

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If we add "and un-" in front of "curled," we could make it "uncurled the pages of the book..."
But that would be planning ahead, wouldn't it. []

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Oops - I posted before reading that post of yours.
So now we're not really planning ahead after all ... []

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Thanks for trying to snatch my toes out of the fire....but I think I'll just edit mine to fit.

You guys crack me up.

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Um, I just read story, and I could either keep my post the way it was, or we could tweek it back the way it was before it was just tweeked, and I would then remove the word "curled" and put something else there?
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I'll let Lyra decide that.
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Looks to me like we can go on from here.
Unless my two+ word post is a bad breach in the rules.
Don't go putting me in charge, now; I'm such a control-freak.

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Unless my two+ word post is a bad breach in the rules.
You could add a reference to this thread, to show anyone who feels concerned, that it was a necessary move to clear up a tangle.
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Isn't that what we just did?
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Yes, I bent the rules a little bit.
I think it was necessary to detangle the snarl MANDOS put in the works.

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