SW10: December 2010 #6: Cauldron Book II Part 6 (of 7)

Scott Eiler seiler at eilertech.com
Thu Apr 14 17:38:30 PDT 2011

Andrew Perron wrote:
> On Thu, 14 Apr 2011 02:11:36 +0000 (UTC), Scott Eiler wrote:
>>>> Norma told the rest of us, "Body Up was founded when evil men used mind 
>>>> power to control women.
>>> ...I know what she means, but that's an oddly simplistic way of putting it.
>> Norma made it simple on purpose.  Really, it was an evil *monkey* from another 
>> universe.  http://www.eilertech.com/stories/femforce.htm
> That's not quite what I mean - more like, it's the kind of phrasing you'd
> use with a kindergartener.

... or if militiamen might be listening.  I suppose Norma might have embellished 
the language around that statement a bit, but the core statement is very simple. 
  Sometimes simple is good.

>>>> The man came back on the balcony. He pushed something aside and forward in the 
>>>> air, maybe moving his force field. Then he gestured and spoke louder: "Nooon!"
>>> ...I'm confused.
>> If I hadn't put in the man's outrageous accent, you and Summer would have 
>> understood him better.  As for the rest, the confusion was intentional.
> Noon?  Noon? @.@ I think this goes beyond "outrageous accent" and into "I
> have no idea what these words are trying to communicate".

I figured it is the French version of "Nooo!".  The man saying it was not 
exactly trying to communicate, so I didn't try to make him understood.  Maybe I 
could have said it, "Nooooo...n".

>> Speaking of which, a certain woman I know is taking up comic books!  Someone 
>> gave her a stack.  I saw among these the first X-Men vs. Dracula story, plus the 
>> first appearance of Doomsday vs. Superman.  I said, "These could be valuable." 
>> She correctly responded, "Well, I'll let my son read them, then I'll sell them 
>> later."
> Indeed. (And the latter is almost certainly not valuable, since it was
> supposed to be.)
> Andrew "NO .SIG MAN" "Juan" Perron, the former, somebody else probably
> knows...

eBay knows, *both* the comics I mentioned were going for about a dollar.  That 
would explain why someone was giving them away for people's kids to read.  Which 
is also the correct answer.

(signed) Scott Eiler  8{D> -------- http://www.eilertech.com/ ---------

Only their myths concerned peace and contentment, and that in such a
coercive, sullen package it was obvious that the Earth humans resented
the very idea.

- from "Passing" by Elaine Radford, Aboriginal SF, May/June 1987.

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