SW10/HCC: Summer of Discontent #2: The War

Andrew Perron pwerdna at gmail.com
Mon Sep 26 05:28:19 PDT 2011

On Fri, 23 Sep 2011 00:28:15 +0000 (UTC), Scott Eiler wrote:

> On 9/21/2011 7:02 PM, Andrew Perron wrote:
>> On Mon, 19 Sep 2011 00:12:44 +0000 (UTC), Scott Eiler wrote:

>>> Rolling Thunder is a black woman almost fifty years old.  She opened an
>>> envelope, read the message, and said, "Okay.  Team private briefing."
>> Slipped into present tense for a moment there.  Minor quibble.
> Oh, but if the correspondent had said "She *was* a black woman", you'd 
> be asking, "Then what is she now?"

...nope!  Not if everything else is in past tense.

>>> "North China, Red China, yes.  South China, Greater Hong Kong, is on
>>> Vietnam's side.  *Our* side."
>> ...did we see the China split before?  I remember Red China being
>> discussed, but...
> I think President Obama mentioned the Libyan and Chinese civil wars in 
> passing, when trying to motivate Summer Morgan for Nashville duty.

Ah, I do remember that.  Goodgood.

>>> Rad Man said, "Que!?  We up against underwater invasion!?"
>>> Rad Man said, "Que?  *If we can*?"
>> Two in a row seems a bit much.
> I suppose if he'd said "What?" it would be a bit much too.  Thanks for 
> the reminder.

Not as much (since "Que?" calls more attention to itself), but yeah.

>>> Off the elephant, a man in ceremonial robes came.  He had two swords, in
>>> holsters.
>> You mean scabbards? `` *The Mysterious Mr. Nitpick!*
> That's it!  Sometimes I need help to pick the exact sausage I want to 
> write.  8{D>

Hey, it's my dinglehopper.

>>> Their guard said, "That is Lac Long Quan, the ancestral Dragon-King of
>>> Vietnam!  All the Viet people are descended from him!  Silly Americans,
>>> you spent all that time in Vietnam and you haven't heard of Lac Long
>>> Quan?
>> Silly Americans... um.. something about kids?
> And their damn dog too!

Andrew "NO .SIG MAN" "Juan" Perron, you won't get away with this! Bears!

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