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Old 19-06-2009, 04:42 PM   #61
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Yeah - but that's what I eat.
You want me to starve..?!
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Old 19-06-2009, 07:51 PM   #62
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Old 20-06-2009, 08:26 PM   #63
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So I don't eat the giraffes because otherwise a swan doesn't get raped?
Or people don't have fun creating a swan with a really long neck..?

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Don't eat the giraffes = don't stick your neck out / "wind your neck in" [Reign in that pride and ego, boy!]
Eat the giraffe = stick your neck out / stomp on someone's ego and pride because it is a block - they need to not eat giraffe in order for things to go anywhere / anticipate that a stomping will take place if a person's attitude doesn't change.


Please remove me from the Grammar Squad and put me back to General Staff.
There is too much to do with giraffes in Grammar Squad. For me, probably because of me, at least.
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Old 20-06-2009, 08:35 PM   #64
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What giraffe? Anyway, I stamp on all of you. Boy juice. That's the problem. Testosterone shuts down the higher brain functions. Eh, Pete? *grins cos now he can't roundhouse kick*
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Old 20-06-2009, 08:38 PM   #65
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At least we have higher brain functions. (sometimes).
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Old 20-06-2009, 09:48 PM   #66
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Took the words from my mouth, Dos

(and can kick arete's arse with two busted feet and no arms :7p)
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Old 21-06-2009, 06:34 AM   #67
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Two words: Tranquilliser gun, Mr Powers. And you entirely missed the Pratchett reference. In Nightwatch, I think it was. With regards to Buggy Swires. Not only did he not obey the rules, he also ignored rules that everyone else automatically obeys, like 'don't climb up a guy's leg and punch him in the face if he won't give you a chip', and 'do not attempt to eat this giraffe'. Gnomes. Tsk.
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Old 21-06-2009, 08:25 AM   #68
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ah... I see.
I must've read around a squillion other books and stories in that time, for fun and research, and written nearly two books of novel length and several shorter stories...
Not to mention around a Gig of half-formed ideas (mind, most of them are scans of spider diagrams or flowcharts of ideas than pure text... That may account for the 1.2Gb in my Work, Articles and Stories folders.

I really must organise my Voluntary work folder... Especially my Abandonia ones.
All this stuff I am doing for AB and the other site (maybe another one now, too) is allowing my computer filing to get pretty disorganised.
I found my review of Dunjin in my Adobe Fireworks Backup folder, on my main PC, for some animated gifs I made for a porno site over a year ago!
Very strange place for it to end up...

It must've been around 5 years since I read Pratchett's books out at the time.
I liked the one with the Riders of the Apocalypse one where they were all on motorbikes, Wyrd Sisters (that I think is also a film - I remember seeing it for streaming on Megavideo recently) and the second Rincewind one.
For that type of humour I prefer Douglas Adams' Dirk Gently stories, I'm afraid, though Pratchett will always have a special place in my heart for creating the Discworld.
It is such a shame that genius means you get sick with brain disease and die younger than those who seem to create nothing but for themselves...

I am dreading being told that my shaking is Parkinson's or something instead of just fatigue due to lack of sleep or nerves. I know I don't sleep very often, because of dreams, Claire's teeth-grinding, inspiration or obsessional behaviour - when I get started on an idea, it's hard to stop when I'm on a roll.
I get very short (and I don't mean less than 5' 8" to Claire's 6') with Pandaaa if she interrupts me when I am writing.

We have an agreement that if I'm writing and I have headphones on, even if I'm not listening to music - she has to leave me be until I finish.
Another reason why we need a bigger house. So I can have my own study where I can just push the door to and not have my reference books organised in size order because, in usefulness order, they look untidy..!

Crazy young woman.

Have you done the political compass thing in another thread I started (yesterday?) today yet? I want to see at least a few people's results, who they are most like from history (I was very surprised by my result), before I reveal who I am most aligned with.

and btw Mr T - I was in a band, remember? I think I have a +20 resistance to all weapons that use drugs. Especially tranquilisers! I've also been working on my dodge and Adrian Veidt has taught me how to catch bullets (I won't ruin the story any more in case you haven't read Watchmen).

*Soaks up tranqs. and gets +1 bonus to defense due to less pain in foot (Thanks! ); Counters by wafting the smell of his unwashed and freshly unbandaged foot at Arete.
Olfactory attack rating = 1xD12-4 (if arete has noseplugs AR is 1xD6)

HaaaSo!
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Old 21-10-2010, 10:23 PM   #69
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Anyone interested? We need at least four (plus me, obviously) English nit-pickers. If we can each do a review-check from time to time it'll be worth it. Just post here! We get our own forum!

I'm not on here very often, but I'd like the opportunity to review these.

I's kin put thuh purty pikchures ind wurds togethur ta mak um sownd rite.

Seriously, though...I'd like a shot at this. Thank you very much for your consideration. I've been a long-time passive fan of this website.

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