I'll admit I was having too much fun seeing my name being tossed into the ring as a possible suspect on this one and almost didn't post.
It is rather odd though that he is the fan of only one person on the hubpages. *looks at Christoph* But I don't think it's him. For one, I could never accuse Christoph after he so gallantly came to my defense (x's and o's to you for that) and the typos just aren't witty enough to be considered anything other than the work of an "idiotic." Chris definitely is not one of those.
No...it's not me getting even. You still have that to look forward to my dear Shade.
Oh, and Gwen...he didn't harm a Barbie (that I could forgive)...he ground Mr. Bunny up to dust in his blender. So payback is gonna be a beyotch...but then again, so am I (even though I love him...you can't show him any weakness...just look how blatantly he took advantage of Chris and I discussing the word "reign." <---note that the period is inside the quotation mark though, Shade).
Thanks Rochelle, I go out of my way to make sure my logic is always as faired as possible. Oh, occasionally I'll get some semi-faired logic going, or I'll have a faired-brain idea or two, but yeah, I'm with you for the most part.
No way it's Spryte. There is no diabolical wit at work here. There is dim wit at work here. I don't even understand why he/she/it is angry. I'm sure this person(s) could find many LEGITIMATE reasons to be angry with Shadesbreath, like he's always writing hubs correcting peoples' grammer, but to go after this one is like kicking a dead horse. (Hi dingdong. How ya doin' up there?)
HA! I've never been called an "idiotic," but I regularly am informed that I am censoring a given user, that I have a personal vendetta against him/her, and given very specific, graphic, and often lengthy directions for just what they think I ought to do to myself, which can't be repeated in polite company. Usually by blatant spammers, who just don't like that they were caught.
Think I'll use that image for my myspace avatar since it allows animated gifs... that's me trying to do 100 blogs on toner ink cartridges (uggg) here I go to start the next set (this will be 601-701 on this atrocious topic that only really has about 20 blogs worth of material)....I have to keep telling myself "it's worth it... It's worth it... it's..."
I dont understand why the 220 kb .gif file will not show in myspace either, perhaps its to small. I tried it also.
Shadesbreath is hilarious and should be valued as is Mark Knowles, Ill have to check out his hubs.
Since i also have pet peeves with grammar (former life as an newspaper editor) although you could never tell with my disjointed rapid style on the internet - in AMERICAN English - a period should always be within a quote. The exception noted below:
a random paste:
When it comes to commas and periods, though, logic doesn't enter into the equation, at least not in the United States. Universal American usage places commas and periods inside the quotation marks, regardless of logic.
~"Diane," she said, "put the book down and go outside for a little while."
~"I will in a minute," she replied, "as soon as I finish this chapter."
This rule applies even when the unit enclosed at the end of the sentence is just a single word rather than an actual quotation:
~To get to the next page, just press the little button marked "Enter."
The only exception is when that last little item enclosed in quotation marks is just a letter or a number, in which case the period or comma will go outside the closing quotation marks:
~The buried treasure was marked on the map with a large "X".
British English follows a logical rule that varies with each sentence
Christoph,I think you are right, Spryte did not do this. I am sure that Spryte could come up with something better than the weird accusations above. And to ask what an Idiotic Shades is? I almost fell of my chair reading it. It's just funny.
Oh, and Christoph, see that's just it about Spryte. She's clever enough to be devious enough to be able to pull off a stupidity ruse. She's exactly smart enough to know how to write illiteracy into her language if she chose to. Not saying for sure it's her, but if she wanted to perpetrate, I reckon she could.
Gwendy, if it is Spryte, she's just playing. Keep in mind, she and I are only a few hours out from the great Bugs Bunny debate and from her attempt at divinity falling in favor of my wife's side over my debauched assertion that Keira Knightley could provide proof of God. (Not sure if you saw that thread in the religious forums.)
You have the unenviable position of being in a position of authority, therefore making you a more likely target for this sort of thing. Everyone blames the cop for their traffic ticket. lol. Frankly, I think I'd enjoy it if I were you, but then, HP probably doesn't let you dust them with sarcasm, so, maybe not.
Christoph: Good point. This isn't really clever enough for Spryte, unless there's a follow up. Or she could be hungover or something and not at the top of her game.
Well, despite having to resist the urge to send pointed replies, I do enjoy some of them--the more outlandish the better. My favorite involved an elaborate conspiracy theory where I was pinned as a member of Homeland Security, and my second favorite set me up as the mob boss of an international gang of hubbers.
I understand what you are saying, Shadesbreath, but then what is the point of this? Just to pull a little joke? Doesn't seem grand enough for her (she did say she would get you for what you did to her Barbie doll, but this doesn't seem like adequate revenge). As Poe wrote, "A wrong is unredressed when the redresser fails to make himself known as such to him that has done the wrong."
An International gang of hubbers, sounds like fun, where do I sign up? Oh wait I might have done that already as a hubmob member. Just call me gwendy green eyes. Should we out a hit put on this guy? Ok, I got carried away. It was fun while it lasted.
Oh. I was thinking it was Barbie that went swimming in the blender. A Freudian slip, perhaps? Mwahahahaha!
Regarding placement of punctuation mark inside or outside of quotation marks, I can find authoritive guidelines that state different rules (and yes, for American english). It's fine if you want to pick one and stick with it, but I can pick a different way and stick with it also, and we could both be considered correct by somebody. I think the primary thing is consistency.
Come on, admit it - you guys speak American - which is like English, but simplerer.
Not to worry though, the EU has just agreed to adopt English as the preferred European language. It will be known as "EuroEnglish."
There will be a few minor changes though:
In the first year, “s” will be used instead of the soft “c”. Sertainly, sivil servants will resieve this news with joy. Also, the hard “c” will be replaced with “k”. Not only will this klear up konfusion, but typewriters kan have one less letter.
There will be growing publik enthusiasm in the sekond year, when the troublesome “ph” will be replaced by “f”. This will make words like “fotograf” 20 per sent shorter.
In the third year, publik akseptanse of the new spelling kan be expekted to reach the stage where more komplikated changes are possible.
Governments will enkorage the removal of double letters, which have always ben a deterent to akurate speling. Also, al wil agre that the horible mes of silent “e”s in the languag is disgrasful, and they would go.
By the fourth year, peopl wil be reseptiv to steps such as replasing “th” by z” and “w” by v
During ze fifz year, ze unesesary “o” kan be dropd from vords kontaining “ou”, and similar changes vud of kors be aplid to ozer kombinations of leters.
After zis fifz yer, ve vil hav a reli sensibl riten styl. Zer vil be no mor trubls or difikultis and evrivun vil find it ezi tu understand ech ozer.
FOFL Mark, I've seen this before but everytime I read it I almost fall off my chair I'm laughing so hard! The irony is, the British would be so against it (like the Euro) that we'd probably end up en Euro-War 1!
Holy crap. Why was I not informed of this? Seriously? Come on, you guys know I'm always in for a good lawl! Who is this guy, anyway? What's his damage? o_O Shade pwns the fuzzy slippers I bought at Gap the other day right off my feet. What did he ever do to this dude to get him so worked up, he can't even type right?
(Also, Shade, that is one of my favorite animated thingers ever. My ex used to use it all the time when he was trying to convey a point and I just couldn't get what the heck he was telling me. I got a couple other funny ones somewhere, and if I ever find them, you'll be the first to get the email attachment. )
Any closer to figuring out who is behind the post? I learned something important tonight. When someone calls you an "idiotic" the appropriate retort is to call them a "rabid gnat." Very Monty Pythonesque.
Finally found you guys again! Now we are into forums (again) much more risky (no risque allowed) Last post and all that BTW why not simply check out the IP adress? Why do I suspect a cetain hubber that created a firestorm recently and has (so far ) quietly slunk away?
So OK without wishing to bring down the wrath of Zues or Shades or spryte. that should cover the scary ones . How do you get those window thingies in to your replies. (being new and all). could someone please tell me?
Shades, I am a newbie and I have to say you are hilarious! I am a true fan; you lighten my day with your humor every morning! I have forwarded your work to several of my friends and they loved it. I just wanted to say thanks! This comic strip photo( guy on the computer keyboard) is so true to your nature ....Love it!!!!!!! Lol I'm sure that no one is waivered by that guys comment; true sincerity comes out in your writing and adds a little humor to life that normally sucks. Keep up the great work!
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