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PostPosted: Tue Dec 26, 2006 11:57 am    Post subject: A few typo catches Reply with quote

On another note: I see errors to fix Very Happy. I hadn't read all through the entire rewrite because I was short on time, but seeing how I'll be needing the story a lot more for the coming time, I better tune in and start rereading all of it Very Happy

Chapter two:
Paragraph 3: 'Orcmar's change a bit' --> changed
[[this block of exposition is going away soon anyway... -ed.]]

Chapter three:
Paragraph 69 (the end of the 'Cathedral Burning' part): ' “Jeeze,” said Tidus out loud. “This is gonna get ugly, isn’t it.” ' --> I'm excited to hear about them an interjection used as a mild expression of surprise, disappointment, astonishment, etc.; originating from a euphemistic shortening of Jesus Very Happy.
[['Jeeze' stays. Wink - ed]]

Chapter four:
Paragraph 29: ' “Let’s have ‘im fer desert,” ' --> dessert? Smile I know that 'deserter' is with one 's', but it sounds like dessert in whichever way you write it Wink.
[[fixed, thanks - ed.]]

Chapter six:
Paragraph 47: 'and you must keep it a secret from all but those in this room and their few confidantes.' --> confidants
[[fixed, thanks - ed.]]

Chapter seven:
Paragraph 13: 'Many groups which curry favor with Andrew Underwood use it for their own purposes' --> carry
[[nope, this one's actually right! - ed.]]
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 26, 2006 1:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually, it is curry.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 26, 2006 1:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heloly wrote:
Actually, it is curry.


Then I guess the 'which' should be 'with' and the 'favor' should be 'flavor' Very Happy.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 26, 2006 2:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laughing @amaunator... currying favor is an ancient tradition. dunno how it got started, but I sure wish it was currying flavor...

Thanks for the rest of those catches. I'm really embarassed about the desert one. I should know better than that.

(I split this into the Murloc section, hope you don't mind A)
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 26, 2006 5:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good thing you did, I did post it in an awkward forum, didn't I Very Happy.

Now what to do with the next rewrite chapters? Very Happy

I was actually working on a document with all your errors as I was translating your story, but seeing how you've overcome most of them yourself in the rewrite and jumped farther than I currently have translated, I think I'll just go along with you in the rewrite and stall the translation Wink.

I'll be posting my findings here. If anyone else spots something, they might just as well post it here. You've already got a stylistical battle over in the real rewrite thread, so here we can duke out the typographical hits and misses Wink. (And I'm not saying those are plenty; I found few before the rewrite and even less after!)
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2006 4:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Re-rewrite, chapter one:'I raised a busy eyebrow at her. “About the Tooth?” I whispered back. Everyone knew heard about that.'

You can say that everyone knew about it, or that everyone had heard about it, but not both.

[[fixed, thanks! - ed.]]
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2006 5:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Aid and Amaunator, I've got those typos zapped.

I asked my dad about the currying favor thing. It turns out it's a reference to currying horses - i.e. brushing them down. It keeps them clean, but horses also love it - so if you're currying favor from someone, it's like you're brushing them down and they like it. I guess when I suggested it was akin to ass-kissing, I was a lot closer to the mark than I thought. At any rate - chalk it up as another equine reference for Horse!
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2006 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heh, that's one lucky typo Very Happy.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2006 7:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Amaunator wrote:
Heh, that's one lucky typo Very Happy.

no... dude... it was on purpose. I just didn't know it was a horse reference.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2006 7:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Albatros wrote:
Amaunator wrote:
Heh, that's one lucky typo Very Happy.

no... dude... it was on purpose. I just didn't know it was a horse reference.


That's the lucky part Smile.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2006 10:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice save.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2007 2:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heh, this one stuck out in Chapter 8, near to the end: "We followed the eastern red-rock cliff to the east."
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2007 2:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

haha oops... but it's technically true!
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2007 5:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Albatros wrote:
haha oops... but it's technically true!


Laughing

Excuses, excuses Rolling Eyes Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2007 6:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chapter nine:'but when he did, their eyes widening in sudden recognition.'
should be widened
[[right you are. thanks - ed.]]
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