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  1. Story Friday December 15, 2017

    In that instance, Diane had specific instructions to run TO. She was supposed to go find a spot where cell phones would work, and then call a specific person to come deal with the situation. That's a positive action which might have ended up saving her friends. (It didn't, but she couldn't know that until the incident was pretty much over.) Here, all she is being told is to run FROM. No purpose other than saving herself. Not even close to the same thing, for lots of people. What I've seen of Diane, she's probably one of them. What she will think she can do to help, I won't guess. But I strongly suspect she'll try something.
  2. Story, Monday December 4, 2017

    In that round container with the removable plastic lining?
  3. What Are You Listening To?

    Taps. Played on a bugle. At sunset. Far enough away that I had to listen for a couple notes to be sure I was hearing it. And both Main Street (about forty yards thataway) and the freeway (three blocks the other way, with practically nothing intervening) were quiet for the entire time.
  4. Story Friday December 15, 2017

    To those who think fencing training isn't relevant: fencing isn't only those flimsy whiplike foils. They also use a fairly substantial stabbing-sword ("épée") and a somewhat lighter cut-or-stab sword ("saber"). However, kendo - or the SCA - would probably be a better choice for an actual heavy sword. It looks like Susan's wielding a good-size two-handed sword there, and they do NOT use those in fencing.
  5. Story, Monday December 4, 2017

    They've also animated Asterix. (There are I think 26 comic books in that series by the original author-artist team, and some less-well-regarded ones by others after the original author died; of which I've read I think 8 in French and 2 in English, and I'm currently trying to read one in Spanish but really struggling because my Spanish is not that good.)
  6. Story, Monday December 4, 2017

    The only country I recognized as not having English as a native or national language, that this version of Linux automatically installs English-language support for, is Denmark. Here's the complete list of auto-installed versions of English: Antigua & Barbuda, Australia, Botswana, Canada, Denmark, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, New Zealand, Nigeria, Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States, Zambia, Zimbabwe. Most of them in an 8-bit version and a Unicode version. A few have only an 8-bit version. Several have two Unicode versions, I won't try to guess why. There are about 180 other languages I could install, many in several versions (Castilian Spanish alone has 21 national versions) plus often coming in Unicode and 8-bit variants, but no other versions of English that the standard install is even aware of.
  7. What Are You Ingesting?

    Are the grammar purist really screaming?
  8. NP Monday December 11, 2017

    And in my writing, even in a short story, I try to create a feeling that that character you only see for a minute or two is a real person with their own story that could be told...
  9. Story, Monday December 4, 2017

    So maybe you can explain something for me. The version of Linux I'm running includes, in a standard install (and not even as options - they just happen, period), language packs for multiple versions of English. Some of these are expected - English is spoken, and particularly written, differently in Britain as compared to the US, and it's entirely plausible that the same is true of Hong Kong, Australia, India, Nigeria, and several other English-speaking countries. But... English as it is spoken and written in Denmark? I would have guessed that the people of Denmark, when speaking English, regard the British version as "proper" and make their best effort to match it.
  10. NP Monday December 11, 2017

    We are all characters in someone else's fiction. Fear the editor...
  11. Story, Monday December 11, 2017

    Next we'll be seeing Bunnicula... the vampire that leaves behind tomatoes bled white.
  12. Story, Monday December 4, 2017

    Heck, in a story I'm writing (what's done is published on the Wapsi Square forum) I have a couple of characters eating in a certain restaurant in Minneapolis. I mention what they are eating. You could walk into that restaurant with a friend and order the same thing. It's real. (I use that to shoot down the "it's all true or it's all lies" crowd, because that part of the story IS true, as are a number of other details such as typical driving time between the university area of Saint Paul and the nearest Wal-Mart, but as for the overall story... well, while eating at that restaurant in real life you won't have a pair of centaurs eating at the next table, and I'm pretty sure there aren't three werewolf art-school students renting a basement apartment near the university.) While it's possible I've passed through Minneapolis/St Paul once or twice, I can't say for sure that I have, and I've definitely never been there in any meaningful sense. The internet is very helpful to writers.
  13. An intellectual-property lawyer might have something to say on the matter as well - unless you're the author...
  14. The Weather.

    Well, you could buy a subscription for your imaginary child... imaginary children need even more help with typing than real children do.
  15. Things you have no idea how to feel about

    Quartzsite's Christmas parade had, as one float, a dragon - that was pretty much it - playing "O Little Town of Bethlehem" followed by "O Holy Night". Immediately behind it was a flatbed truck advertising Jesus and one of the local churches, filled with a bunch of kids singing "Jingle Bells" followed by "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer". Somehow that doesn't seem to line up right in my mind. Shouldn't the church float have been the one with the religious songs?