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Old 26th October 2011, 06:03 PM   #106 (permalink)
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You listened to Hendrix' version?

Old Bobby D is where it's at for that song, my good man.



All things aside, I'll have to review the ones already posted, I feel it's harder with three votes than one.
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Old 26th October 2011, 09:52 PM   #107 (permalink)
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Very interesting. Following last nights little chat about word counting, I counted the words by hand again and got 299 (allowing for splitting Free will), MS Word still gives it as 304 (308 with the title), then I tried a couple of online word counters, None of them matched up ranging from 282 -312. Who would have thought there could have been such a difference.

Think I'll count again by hand and trust my head.
I just did it manually and in Word and found that Word counts the two words either side of an ellipsis as one word, but also counts an em-dash as a word. If only I'd known this before, I'm sure the extra couple of words I would have got in would have transformed my plodding stories into masterpieces.
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Old 26th October 2011, 09:55 PM   #108 (permalink)
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Yeah, I found that when I was counting. And also the little starry break bits that I used in mine are also considered words.
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Old 26th October 2011, 10:02 PM   #109 (permalink)
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That was something there, alchemist.


Rarely are spirits of the dead actually benevolent, at least relatively, and that had just a sadness to it that really shot through me. A good, solid emotional piece that would strike anyone not made of stone straight through the core.
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ALCHEMIST!!! you made me cry... thank you
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Jeez, thanks people. Sorry for making you cry, hope!
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no no its a complement. My mom taught me some odd complements in her day, this is the last one I cant seem to get over.
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In that case, I'm glad I made you cry.

Ooh, look at me and my heartlessness!
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Old 27th October 2011, 12:04 AM   #114 (permalink)
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It was a great entry. I don't think you're heartless.


And believe me, it makes things a lot harder on me, hehe.
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Old 27th October 2011, 01:54 AM   #115 (permalink)
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wait what? Karn I am positive I misunderstood you there...

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Old 27th October 2011, 01:57 AM   #116 (permalink)
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Kern?


Who's Kern?
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someone I am randomly misreading because the e's and a's all look alike today.
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Old 27th October 2011, 02:12 AM   #118 (permalink)
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Uh huh. Right.


*Shakes head muttering* Looks like it's gotten hold of HW already, and even without a visit to the Tea Room....
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we have a tea room? is there tea in it? is it hot? can i have some? can i have the tea without the room? or is it room for cream? I only like cream in some tea, it cuddled in the green and i have never been able to drink green since... we are suposed to be talking about the entries, you grab the tea and i'll get some chairs and we can talk about how manly it is to cry over books.
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Old 27th October 2011, 02:25 AM   #120 (permalink)
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Hehehe. The Tea Room is in the Lounge.


That's all I'm going to say about it here. But how manly it is to cry over books, I don't know. I usually don't. I haven't actually cried in years.


Is this the price for having learned how not to cry?
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