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Sat Oct 17, 2015 1:32 am Post

KB wrote:Is it okay to have a space ship in it? (I'm thinking of calling it "Serenity")?


Do your characters swear in Chinese as well?
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Sat Oct 17, 2015 1:34 am Post

You give me something I understand and have a chance of doing "right" and I'm stuck trying to figure out how many rifles would have been a better choice than the ones you listed...
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Sat Oct 17, 2015 1:39 am Post

30 words in. Trying like the dickens to find my stride.
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Sat Oct 17, 2015 1:40 am Post

pigfender wrote:
AmberV wrote:The betting pool: how many chapters in total will contain at least one character, major or minor, expectorating on dusty ground.


Well, all of them now, I imagine! :D

I'm placing odds on about 3/4 of all paragraphs.
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Sat Oct 17, 2015 1:49 am Post

rdale wrote:
pigfender wrote:
AmberV wrote:The betting pool: how many chapters in total will contain at least one character, major or minor, expectorating on dusty ground.


Well, all of them now, I imagine! :D

I'm placing odds on about 3/4 of all paragraphs.


It's tripped up, though, if you add the spit can. :p

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Sat Oct 17, 2015 1:54 am Post

If the chinese is out and we can't add a spaceship I think someone could still throw in a "shiny" or two. :D

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Sat Oct 17, 2015 1:58 am Post

I'm doing some research on Ben, and it looks like the kind of badge he would have worn might look something like this:
http://www.usmarshals.gov/history/badges/05.jpg

Here's the source:
http://www.usmarshals.gov/history/badges/

(That sound about right? :p)

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Sat Oct 17, 2015 2:10 am Post

That's a US Marshal's badge.

A Town Marshal's badge might look more like this:
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Sat Oct 17, 2015 2:12 am Post

It's been drawn to my attention that if you open your briefing pack (which is an RTF file) in TextEdit then the images (floorpans, maps) don't show up. If you open them in a full word processor like Pages or Word, or just drag the brief into the binder of a Scrivener project then you'll see all the maps and images in all their intended glory.
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Sat Oct 17, 2015 2:19 am Post

pigfender wrote:It's been drawn to my attention ...

You can point out the idiot... I'm ok with it.
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Sat Oct 17, 2015 2:33 am Post

Gots me a problem.

Sumsun us bens workin ons uns cloak-eel-I'sums.

Are you setting a readability standard for poor mr K?
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Sat Oct 17, 2015 2:36 am Post

Didn't make 50 words before I realized ... this ain't no out loud readun book.
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Sat Oct 17, 2015 2:38 am Post

I'm swimming in ideas for my chapter but I'm going to take a walk to go buy some sweets (Pacific Timezone is great) before I write down a word. Can I use characters mentioned in other character's bio's but that don't have a character bio themselves included in my brief?
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Sat Oct 17, 2015 2:50 am Post

Sure, but don't kill 'em off or anything! And by all means invent as many additional people as you want. There's a whole town full of people you can use. :)
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Sat Oct 17, 2015 2:51 am Post

Cover = DONE
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