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    Today, 4:10 AM
    I think you can still have tension even if the ending is known. But you get a different kind of tension, and it leads to a lot of dramatic irony. ...
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    Yesterday, 8:07 AM
    First, a quick aside: Loved that movie (League of Extraordinary Gentlemen). My list would be hundreds long, but if I had to pare it down (and...
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    5-18-17, 2:08 AM
    La Volpe replied to a thread Passive voice in Writing Questions
    Upon further googling, I concede your point. It seems I was confusing subject with actor/agent. Interestingly, everywhere I looked, the subject of...
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    5-17-17, 2:58 PM
    La Volpe replied to a thread Passive voice in Writing Questions
    I agree with 99% of this. But one bit doesn't seem right: "when the subject of the sentence is acted on by the verb" The subject of a sentence is...
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    5-15-17, 10:28 AM
    La Volpe replied to a thread Passive voice in Writing Questions
    If I might add to my previous post: The sentence it marked out is "and the City was once known by another name". You can tell that this is in...
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    5-15-17, 10:17 AM
    La Volpe replied to a thread Passive voice in Writing Questions
    I don't think you need to worry about that particular instance. So, we could rewrite that (the second part of the sentence) into active voice by...
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    5-15-17, 10:02 AM
    La Volpe replied to a thread Passive voice in Writing Questions
    The passive voice is really just an inversion of the regular sentence order. So normally, a sentence is: <Subject> <verb> <object> (E.g. John...
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    5-15-17, 2:44 AM
    La Volpe replied to a thread Ask me about swords. in Research
    From my limited knowledge, I'd first point out that bronze and copper are not equivalent. If I recall correctly, bronze was a better material for...
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    5-15-17, 2:07 AM
    I agree with this. You might get issues with people continuing their crimes even with the curse. I.e. Badman gets a curse for 10 years. Since he's...
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    5-14-17, 2:50 AM
    I remember reading these quite a while back, but I had a great time reading them again. Good find. -- Someone forgot rule 20.
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    5-10-17, 2:06 PM
    La Volpe replied to a thread Random thoughts in Chit Chat
    I looked that up, and from what snippets I could see, the Far Side is hilarious. I'd be a hard pitch to knock Calvin & Hobbes off the podium, but the...
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    5-10-17, 11:42 AM
    La Volpe replied to a thread Random thoughts in Chit Chat
    I only discovered Calvin & Hobbes a few years ago, to the detriment of my childhood. It's one of the best (or dare I say, the best?) comic strips...
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    5-8-17, 1:55 AM
    La Volpe replied to a thread Random thoughts in Chit Chat
    I was in a Krav Maga class once, but it was a bit of a bust (as in, the teacher didn't seem to know as much as he should have). But there was a guy...
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    5-7-17, 12:38 PM
    At risk of talking about Fight Club even more (but then again, the whole premise of that (those?) rule(s) is faulty, since the group couldn't have...
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    5-5-17, 4:00 PM
    La Volpe replied to a thread Random thoughts in Chit Chat
    You must be kicking yourself for oversleeping on that fateful day <your age> years ago. Well, at least you got Revenge of the Fifth, which is like...
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    5-5-17, 2:07 AM
    La Volpe replied to a thread Random thoughts in Chit Chat
    This comic is relevant, I think: xkcd: Never Seen Star Wars Also, Tom, does that mean that your birthday is on Star Wars day? Happy birthday and...
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    5-4-17, 3:44 PM
    La Volpe replied to a thread Random thoughts in Chit Chat
    What. Banten, how... how could you? And that with an arguably Star Wars-inspired avatar. Edit: Also, welcome back, Salty. I almost missed your...
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    4-29-17, 1:58 AM
    From what I can remember of composite bows, the general idea is that you have wood in the middle like a regular bow, then sinew on the back of the...
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    4-29-17, 1:50 AM
    La Volpe replied to a thread Random thoughts in Chit Chat
    Banten! You don't post links to random generators in a Random Generator Addicts Anonymous meeting! That's like bringing whiskey to an Alcoholics...
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    4-29-17, 1:45 AM
    Well that escalated quickly. To (perhaps) get this thread kind of back topic: I've started reading Stephen King's On Writing for the fourth or...
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