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Post by Algernon Sydney is Dead » Mon Feb 08, 2010 12:42 am

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((Last three words))
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Post by dreamrock » Mon Feb 08, 2010 1:35 am

It was hard to imagine a world where men played sports and drank beer but Thor felt out of place watching the Math Bowl LXX.
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Post by JesterJ » Tue Feb 09, 2010 2:19 pm

I hated it when Auntie used to pinch my cheek and mutter,"You look cute enough to eat!" I liked it even less when she ate me.
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Post by EarlyBird » Tue Feb 09, 2010 3:20 pm

The senator leaned in to the mic and rasped, "I now believe ... <gasp> ... I should not have ... <gasp> ... voted for ... <gasp> ... the O2 cap & trade bill ..."

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Post by eric_marsh » Tue Feb 09, 2010 6:33 pm

Lunch at the Innsmouth Inn

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Post by Algernon Sydney is Dead » Tue Feb 09, 2010 10:10 pm

JesterJ wrote:I hated it when Auntie used to pinch my cheek and mutter,"You look cute enough to eat!" I liked it even less when she ate me.
Welcome aboard!

On the plus side, at least your aunt has wifi in her gullet. :wink:

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Post by Algernon Sydney is Dead » Tue Feb 09, 2010 10:13 pm

EarlyBird wrote:The senator leaned in to the mic and rasped, "I now believe ... <gasp> ... I should not have ... <gasp> ... voted for ... <gasp> ... the O2 cap & trade bill ..."
:D I like it.

But, it's way too long to be a twabble and it's also over Twitter's 140 char limit.

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Post by EarlyBird » Tue Feb 09, 2010 11:50 pm

Algernon Sydney is Dead wrote: :D I like it.

But, it's way too long to be a twabble and it's also over Twitter's 140 char limit.
How embarrassing! Thought I got a pass on punctuation. Good news: I loves me some editing!

Here it is pared down and vetted by http://twitfic.net/sizingtool/twabble_sizing_fun.htm

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The senator rasped into the mic: "I think now ... gasp ... I should't have voted for ... gasp ... the O2 cap & trade bill ..."
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Post by dreamrock » Wed Feb 10, 2010 6:21 am

Cow said, "Let's leave Stagnation Farm."

Goat said, "We're safe and well fed."

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Post by Algernon Sydney is Dead » Wed Feb 10, 2010 6:29 am

Huh? Is this a reference to something?
Or just a general, "Who moved my cheese" type parable?

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Hours late, I've slipped the surly bonds of SFO and joined the tumbling "mirth" of menacing clouds.
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Post by dreamrock » Wed Feb 10, 2010 1:05 pm

Algernon Sydney is Dead wrote:Huh? Is this a reference to something?
Or just a general, "Who moved my cheese" type parable?
More of an attempt to fit a new genre of story (for me it's new) that I want to try my hand at into 100 characters. I suppose it might be read as a parable, but it wasn't really what I was going for. So, back to the drawing board. :lol:
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Post by strawman » Wed Feb 10, 2010 2:26 pm

It has the flavor of the Zen icing that scattercat has served up in the drabble thread. Good stuff, that. But US Air may produce immunity.
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Reboot

Post by Console Jockey » Wed Feb 10, 2010 7:37 pm

God sighed as He realised creation was stuck in a recursive loop of doom. Time for the Almighty three-fingered salute.
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Post by Algernon Sydney is Dead » Wed Feb 10, 2010 10:16 pm

Console Jockey wrote:God sighed as He realised creation was stuck in a recursive loop of doom. Time for the Almighty three-fingered salute.
Not bad.

But, if it's recursive, don't runaway recursive routines usually chew through the stack and crash on their own? :)

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Your handle plus the spelling of "realised" makes me wonder: Are you British or Commonwealth? (Dang Limeys can't spell English words the proper American way. :D ) Just curious, is all.

Finally, and I wouldn't normally pick this nit with a newbie, but a Linux charcount methodology has been known to be off, before. The twabble is only 99 chars.

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Post by strawman » Wed Feb 10, 2010 10:33 pm

O boy! I figured out what a three-fingered salute is! Whew! I can finally graduate from kindergarten.
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Re: Reboot

Post by dreamrock » Wed Feb 10, 2010 10:44 pm

Algernon Sydney is Dead wrote:Your handle plus the spelling of "realised" makes me wonder: Are you British or Commonwealth? (Dang Limeys can't spell English words the proper American way. :D ) Just curious, is all.
I prefer British spelling myself (and punctuation for that matter), but re-acclimated myself to American so I wouldn't have to keep track of which I was supposed to be using when writing stories for submission. I may be American, but in the written word, I prefer the Queen's English.
Algernon Sydney is Dead wrote:Finally, and I wouldn't normally pick this nit with a newbie, but a Linux charcount methodology has been known to be off, before. The twabble is only 99 chars.
Not having tried the linux one, I'm going to guess it's counting the End Of Line character. Does it seem to be off one character per line generally? If so, someone could make a simple python script to strip out all the white space characters. Though, at that point, we may as well just have a script to do the character count altogether.

I usually write mine in Notepad++ when I'm in Windows and its count always matches your tool (word count is a different story :lol: ). I'm sure there's some Linux utility that will count the character correctly so a custom script may be a bit excessive.
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Re: Reboot

Post by Algernon Sydney is Dead » Wed Feb 10, 2010 11:27 pm

dreamrock wrote:Not having tried the linux one, I'm going to guess it's counting the End Of Line character. Does it seem to be off one character per line generally?
I can't find the posts where we discussed this, but, yes, if the flags are wrong, line termination gets counted. Pasting in from windows to a linux shell can also add \r\n, as opposed to Linux's \n.

Plus, the shell commands do not handle things like non-breaking spaces correctly, IIRC. Microsoft's "smart" characters also cause problems.

Anywho, I ain't going to over-analyze or over-document the Linux/Unix issues since we already have a vastly easier and more accurate tool.

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Post by Console Jockey » Wed Feb 10, 2010 11:31 pm

Yes, I am a yank. I inadvertently accepted the spell-check replacement for 'realized' when I submitted to the forum.

I did recalculate the character count and realize I've come up short by 1 character. My character count algorithm incorrectly counted an embedded newline I had in my file. I've since revised my character count script (http://drabblecast.freeforums.org/char- ... tml#p14742" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false) to take this into consideration.
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