WWW: NEW "The Continentals: The Fire Next Time" up now

Scott Eiler seiler at eilertech.com
Wed Oct 21 17:56:14 PDT 2015

On 10/19/2015 2:54 AM, the-deeman at webtv.net wrote:
> On Friday, October 16, 2015 at 9:33:50 PM UTC-4, Scott Eiler wrote:
>> On 10/16/2015 5:50 AM, the-deeman at webtv wrote:
>>> There's a new update at The Continentals. Here's the teaser:
>>> Locked in the darkness of the inner sanctum of his mind, Abbeline
>>> suddenly breaks through to the other side of his altered state and a
>>> door is thrown wide open by his "break through" made flesh and
>>> blood.
>> ... Well, all right!  It's a Finish the Sentence Challenge!
>> "It was no stranger that stood before me.  To my astonishment I realized
>> that that shape -"
>> ...
>> "- was Queen Victoria herself, with stilts and a trenchcoat, and her
>> crown hidden under a hat!"
>> ... Hey, it makes as much sense as any hallucination does.  Let me know
>> if I win the challenge!  8{D>
>> And your grammar is fine, but we might have to have a reasonable
>> scholarly stylistic debate on "that that" and the merits of the Oxford
>> comma sometime.  Heh.  8{D>
> What is the "Oxford comma"?

It is the thing people put into sentences when they feel the sentence 
could use a break.  As in "To my astonishment, ..."  For your modern 
American audience, the lack of that comma is perfectly stylish.  But 
Victorians would love it!

> There's a new update at The Continentals. Here's the teaser:

That makes the complete sentence, "To my astonishment I realized
that that shape AM I!"  Something like that was my *second* guess.  8{D> 
  ... It's as grammatically correct as "I realized that I am that 
shape", and more dramatic.  And the Victorians would probably like the 
extra "that" too.  Not bad.

> Mr. Qwist unlocks Abbeline's scientific breakthrough and throws open
> the doors to his altered state of mind wide open.
> "THE CONTINENTALS" by Darryl Hughes and Monique MacNaughton. It's
> like Sherlock Holmes meets the 60's tv show "The Avengers" with a
> dash of James Bond for flavor.
> The Continentals
> http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/The_Continentals
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> Dee

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