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Trotterdam
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Postby Trotterdam » Mon Jun 22, 2020 2:49 pm

I'd probably hyphenate it instead (lowercase first letter is more of an iStuff trademark), "e-sports", but yeah, it's not blatantly wrong.

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Merni
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Postby Merni » Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:12 am

1114.3:
“I’m telling you, it’s those darn immigrants,” quips Dana Underwood, your paranoid Minister of the Homeland, who’s twitching and itching her hands furiously. “Without those folks here, we’d be much better off. You must stop any new people from entering our great nation and kick out the ones already here. Then, we’d be pure at last.”

"Scratching her hands", surely?
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Postby Pythaga » Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:47 am

Merni wrote:1114.3:
“I’m telling you, it’s those darn immigrants,” quips Dana Underwood, your paranoid Minister of the Homeland, who’s twitching and itching her hands furiously. “Without those folks here, we’d be much better off. You must stop any new people from entering our great nation and kick out the ones already here. Then, we’d be pure at last.”

"Scratching her hands", surely?


Using itch as a verb is relatively common where I'm from, and it rhymes.

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Postby Pogaria » Wed Jun 24, 2020 2:05 pm

Pythaga wrote:
Merni wrote:1114.3:
“I’m telling you, it’s those darn immigrants,” quips Dana Underwood, your paranoid Minister of the Homeland, who’s twitching and itching her hands furiously. “Without those folks here, we’d be much better off. You must stop any new people from entering our great nation and kick out the ones already here. Then, we’d be pure at last.”

"Scratching her hands", surely?


Using itch as a verb is relatively common where I'm from, and it rhymes.

Yes, this sounds normal to me.
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Postby Merni » Thu Jun 25, 2020 12:09 am

Pogaria wrote:
Pythaga wrote:
Using itch as a verb is relatively common where I'm from, and it rhymes.

Yes, this sounds normal to me.

Hmm. I've never encountered that usage of "itch" as a transitive verb. Anyway, thanks!
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Postby Authoritaria-Imperia » Sat Jun 27, 2020 4:53 pm

#1113: No Sex Please, We're @@DEMONYMADJECTIVE@@ has a misplaced macro in the last option. Here's how it showed up for me, emphasis mine. (It says 3 and 4 because of option validities. I've left the @@RANDOMNAME@@s alone.)
3. “@@LEADER@@, you’re not gonna listen to those repressed nutters in the Anti-Sex League, are you?” groans Luigi Santos, author of sex-positive guide The Big Book of Bonking. “You should encourage @@DEMONYMPLURAL@@ to adopt a healthy attitude. Perhaps provide more breaks so couples who work different shifts can see each other. Nothing’s too good for the nation’s health.” 


4. Sandra Ambrose, of the Anti-Pleasure League, opens Sandra’s book and hurls it across the room, making hand-gestures** to ward-off** evil. “All these people show an unnatural desire for selfish indulgence. Vacuous pleasure brings societies to their knees. And pleasure begins when coitus and its one purpose are separated. Ban the vats and restore the reproductive function. Teach that congress is a grave task to perpetuate the @@TYPE@@, and not even remotely fun!”
Edit: Also, "hand gestures" and "ward-off" (marked) should not be hyphenated.
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Postby The Free Joy State » Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:47 pm

Authoritaria-Imperia wrote:#1113: No Sex Please, We're @@DEMONYMADJECTIVE@@ has a misplaced macro in the last option. Here's how it showed up for me, emphasis mine. (It says 3 and 4 because of option validities. I've left the @@RANDOMNAME@@s alone.)
3. “@@LEADER@@, you’re not gonna listen to those repressed nutters in the Anti-Sex League, are you?” groans Luigi Santos, author of sex-positive guide The Big Book of Bonking. “You should encourage @@DEMONYMPLURAL@@ to adopt a healthy attitude. Perhaps provide more breaks so couples who work different shifts can see each other. Nothing’s too good for the nation’s health.” 


4. Sandra Ambrose, of the Anti-Pleasure League, opens Sandra’s book and hurls it across the room, making hand-gestures** to ward-off** evil. “All these people show an unnatural desire for selfish indulgence. Vacuous pleasure brings societies to their knees. And pleasure begins when coitus and its one purpose are separated. Ban the vats and restore the reproductive function. Teach that congress is a grave task to perpetuate the @@TYPE@@, and not even remotely fun!”
Edit: Also, "hand gestures" and "ward-off" (marked) should not be hyphenated.

I see how that's happened (it's one of those issues where the coding works, but not for all nations). Taken it backstage to discuss a workaround.

Removed hyphenation, in the meantime, but those changes won't show as live for a little while.

EDIT: This issue should be fixed now.
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Postby TalAkMaChen » Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:45 am

I guess the fallout of #852,1 holds also for nations with Child Self-Rearing policy. It just adds a little more fun to it, then. :roll: Imagine all MPs literally growing up in the wilds, then having the same speach therapists to get along in society. :lol:

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Postby Trotterdam » Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:47 pm

Hey, lots of interesting things could happen to you in the wild. If you (A) grow up in the wilderness, (B) live to tell about it, and (C) actually have enough mastery of language to tell about it, then you almost certainly will have some interesting anecdotes to tell.

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Postby The Free Joy State » Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:56 pm

TalAkMaChen wrote:I guess the fallout of #852,1 holds also for nations with Child Self-Rearing policy. It just adds a little more fun to it, then. :roll: Imagine all MPs literally growing up in the wilds, then having the same speach therapists to get along in society. :lol:

Yes it does. Were you posting this on the right thread?
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Postby Westinor » Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:14 pm

Trotterdam wrote:Hey, lots of interesting things could happen to you in the wild. If you (A) grow up in the wilderness, (B) live to tell about it, and (C) actually have enough mastery of language to tell about it, then you almost certainly will have some interesting anecdotes to tell.


Have there actually been cases of this IRL? That'd be pretty interesting

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Postby The Free Joy State » Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:44 pm

Westinor wrote:
Trotterdam wrote:Hey, lots of interesting things could happen to you in the wild. If you (A) grow up in the wilderness, (B) live to tell about it, and (C) actually have enough mastery of language to tell about it, then you almost certainly will have some interesting anecdotes to tell.


Have there actually been cases of this IRL? That'd be pretty interesting

Of children raised in the wilderness, yes (among other social species, mostly) Raised among animals, then lived again among humans, yes.

But this is a report thread, not a discussion thread.

EDIT: Also, worth remembering non-human species may leave their children -- lizards, for example, abandon their eggs. Not all nations are human.
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Postby Trotterdam » Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:59 am

Westinor wrote:Have there actually been cases of this IRL?
Of children growing up in the wild and later being rediscovered by humans? Definitely. Of those children still managing to belatedly learn language and explain their experiences? Tricky. Language is one of those things that seems to have trouble sticking if you don't learn it early. (The one The Free Joy State linked could talk, but he was only abandoned into the wild when he was 7, so had time to get the basics of language down first.)

The Free Joy State wrote:EDIT: Also, worth remembering non-human species may leave their children -- lizards, for example, abandon their eggs. Not all nations are human.
All nations are assumed to have a tool-using civilization. I don't think leaving children to grow up without any kind of adult care is viable for an intelligent species that works with concepts like a "government", regardless of its evolutionary roots.

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Postby Candlewhisper Archive » Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:41 am

The Free Joy State wrote:But this is a report thread, not a discussion thread.


This. Keep it on-target please, y'all.
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Postby Westinor » Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:50 am

Candlewhisper Archive wrote:
The Free Joy State wrote:But this is a report thread, not a discussion thread.


This. Keep it on-target please, y'all.


Whoops, my bad :(

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