I was very briefly tempted to write out today's update, head over to Babelfish, translate it from English to German, and then translate it back from German to English. It was, fortunately, a fleeting impulse when I was on my hour-long drive home from work this morning, and I talked myself out of it. All-Your-Base style humor is so February 2001, isn't it?
They changed my hours at work again, the bastards. Or rather, they changed my days. Have you ever had to work Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 7PM to 8AM? Nope, didn't think so. Only my managers are insane enough to think that people actually enjoy that kind of thing.
So, anyway. It's amazing the kind of thoughts that go through your head on a car trip like that. Most of which can't be published on a "family" website.
This week's update is the "Cranky Sleep-Deprived Fanfic Editor Update". Be warned.
Notes From Fanfic Land
If people don't start reading the guidelines before they submit stories to us, I am going to drive|fly to your houses and bite you. Hard. In the shin. And I haven't had my shots yet this year. *smiles sweetly*
Also, just as a department preference regarding file format: if your fic does not require special formatting such as bold or italic, please send it as .txt rather than .html. It will reduce the amount of time it takes me to convert the files, since there isn't an HTML authoring program out there that does HTML properly enough to suit me.
Writing Tip of the Week
From Alanna: I've said it before, we've all said it before, I'll say it again. SPELL CHECK AND GRAMMAR CHECK YOUR FICS. If it wasn't rude, I'd put that in the <BLINK> tag. Oh, hell, I might anyway... no. But blatant errors in spelling and grammar are often enough to kill even the most perfectly plotted story. It's like Freshman English, people: spelling and grammar count.
Alanna "And now, I shall sleep for 48 hours" @rpgamer.com
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