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0663: No Big Thingo in Dyeing for Boundaries 15th Jul, 2021
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Mel Cormac edit delete
Mel Cormac
Seth: *is drunk*
Word’s grammar check: allow me to introduce myself
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Microraptor
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Microraptor
One thing is for sure...
An encounter with an actual burglar would have been less awkward.
Mel Cormac
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Mel Cormac
Safe to say, yeah!
anonymous coward (Guest)
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I'm mildly disappointed. Seth stumbling around four sheets to the wind is something we've seen before. I wanted to see Anna with her post-disaster hair, hunched over, cheeks bulged out with booze, like a squirrel caught raiding the shelves. Maybe a sober Seth versus a drunken Tilly would be more interesting though?

I know why I never use a "word processor" to compose text. If you know your subjects from predicates, and general rules of composition, then the automated formatting, spellcheck and grammar check in those things wastes twice as much time as using a no-complications text editor. Then, if you do have to use a word processor at some point, set up your formatting and do a bulk paste from your text editor. I could put on my editor hat and rant about this, but maybe I've already done too much of that already. Blame my insomnia?
Mel Cormac
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Mel Cormac
Not something his boss has seen before though!

I've set up my word processor to format things the way I like them, and my typing is fast enough that a spellcheck is welcome, but sometimes I'm spelling things wrong on purpose, so it's annoying for that
anonymous coward (Guest)
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Hmmm. I must admit their relationship to this point had been far too imbalanced in terms of who is giving and receiving the fear and psychological trauma. Seth can only get away with evening up the balance in a convoluted or accidental way like that.

But if traumatizing Tilly is the goal, I'm pretty sure Anna the booze scavenger would've done a better job. I would've followed it up with the joke of Jon complaining about her drinking right from the bottle like a savage and handing her a glass, while Tilly stares on in confusion and horror. Then Anna leaves, Tilly starts asking a multitude of sensible questions, and Jon gives her a combination of dismissive and unconcerned answers to them which baffle and disturb her more and more.

I've found it's a soft rule that the more words a person writes or edits per year, the more complaints, aversion and swearing they have for word processors in general (and Microsoft Word in specific). If you counter that trend, then that's interesting.
Mel Cormac
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Mel Cormac
I think I've got crusty and I'm stuck in my ways, because I've tried using different programmes to write and found them way more frustrating. The devil you know, I guess.
anonymous coward (Guest)
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Amen, sunk costs in learning an application well enough to use it are non-trivial, even if the replacement is defensibly better in most ways. I bet getting machine text generators to the point they're better than people will happen before we ever invent a perfect text editor.
idonotproduceillicitmater (Guest)
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i'm sure she will see this reasonably. If she doesn't, that is unfortunate.
Mel Cormac
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Mel Cormac
Definitely! Has she ever not been understanding?

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AmbiguousMouse (Guest)
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Tilly: "I just think it was very unprofessional."
Frank: "Yeah, you're allowed to be that in your own house, generally."
Tilly: "Well I think we should make an exception for Shep."
Frank: "I see. Then you'll be on high shelf duty."
Tilly: "... Okay, fine, we can keep Sain."
anonymous coward (Guest)
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I like the touch where you've got two, different, wrong names for Seth, but she seems to know his actual name is Sesil.
Mel Cormac
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Mel Cormac
A+ for the two different wrong names!
junoro
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junoro
HAH, I suspected it might be Seth, but I didn't expect it to be EXTREMELY drunk Seth! Tilly looks like this is the most awkward moment of her life, lol.
anonymous (Guest)
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I dunno. The time she picked an insult battle with Anna and she drove Tilly to tears was really, really awkward. Easily in the top ten most awkward moments in the series.
Mel Cormac
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Mel Cormac
Yeah, she's not having a great time with this one!
Spelledeg
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Spelledeg
Oh no. oh no

Seth you big disaster. I can feel the second hand embarrassment from here gosh
Mel Cormac
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Mel Cormac
He isssss not nailing this one!
Allzephyr
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Allzephyr
The fact that even the prospect of Tilly confronting a potential burglar didn't get Jon out of bed doesn't bode well for him. Though perhaps this Seth encounter will overshadow that.
Mel Cormac
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Mel Cormac
Yeah, doesn't make him look great, does it?
anonymous coward (Guest)
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Does Jon, or Seth, actually have anything worth stealing? It's difficult to be worried about a robber when you know there's nothing that would be worth the time and effort to fence it. The damage done mostly comes at the expense of Tilly considering Jon a bad boy instead of a feckless boy. That was always going to happen eventually.
Mel Cormac
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Mel Cormac
Only TV, DVDs, games consoles and the like, all of which I'm quite sure they would both rather lose than face off with a burglar!