The Edit

Nothing much to add today either. I have been immersed in project work, which is going well. And some editing on a secondary project, which has also been fun. Actually, I found one of Those Typos yesterday – you know, the ones that completely change a document and turn it into something completely devastating to the customer, and fixing it validates my entire existence? Yeah, one of those. Pity I can’t say more. So secret!

I’m also starting editing work on Bonshoon. At least the stuff I found, I am beginning to work my way through. The rest of my editorial team will catch up when they are able.

Character representation in "Bonshoon"

What can I say? Glomulus Cratch is a funny guy.

Out of interest, here was how the breakdown of characters went. Yes, it is heavy on Zeegon and Glomulus, since it tells a lot about their back-stories and assorted quirks. Please note that this chart only includes the main ten characters. Maybe there are others who get chapters!

Okay, back to it.

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27 Responses to The Edit

  1. thelinza says:

    Moar Janus chapters, plz. So much comedy. I kinda want to be Janus when I grow up, except that anyone who relaxes that thoroughly is in danger of slipping into a permanent coma. Also he’d probably have a weed farm somewhere on that ship. Probably.

    Send me your best drawing of the Tramp.

  2. aaronthepatriot says:

    If this chart is for Bonshoon, and it must be…THAT much attention on the Captain? I think I just died and went to heaven.

    • aaronthepatriot says:

      Of course, suspicious guy that I am, I just had a terrible thought that you might have just given the captain several 1-page chapters. Surely not…lol. But that would make the chart true AND not as good news for me!

    • stchucky says:

      Well now I don’t know if this is good news or bad news for you, but the Captain’s colour doesn’t appear on that chart at all…

      • dreameling says:

        You know, if you forget The Patriot’s second reply, you can just read the first one as really really sarcastic.

        (I also misread — missaw? — the Captain’s color into the chart. You cheat!)

      • aaronthepatriot says:

        Clearly you, like me, believed that Hatboy here would know how to make a proper chart, where only factors *measured in the set under study* appear in the legend. SMH

      • dreameling says:

        Clearly you, like me, believed that Hatboy here would know how to make a proper chart, where only factors *measured in the set under study* appear in the legend. SMH

        Verily, sir, verily. I was just thinking to myself, “Some technical writer he is.”

      • stchucky says:

        Okay, so you brains trusts couldn’t tell one colour from another, that’s fine. They do get pretty similar.

        But you can count, right? Nine pie wedges, ten items in the key? And you are familiar with the concept of a pie chart containing an item in its key that is not shown in the chart, as a way of suggesting it doesn’t exist?

        SYH one more time there.

      • aaronthepatriot says:

        Clarification: in a stand alone graph such as this one, of course. I mean, if you did this graph for all three books side-by-side, well, obviously the legend would have to be all-inclusive. I’m guessing that’s the source of this little misunderstanding?

      • aaronthepatriot says:

        Oh no…see, I’m terrible with colors, and as you have surely recognized by now, I mistook Contro’s chapters for the Captain’s!

        That’s it, I’m not collecting my mail for 2 weeks. That should cover it.

      • stchucky says:

        and as you have surely recognized by now, I mistook Contro’s chapters for the Captain’s!

        Also, you seem to be labouring under the misapprehension that Contro and Çrom are two different people.

        Interesting. I thought I’d set out more hints than that.

      • dreameling says:

        Also, you seem to be labouring under the misapprehension that Contro and Çrom are two different people.

        Now that would be a twist! Sadly, that is clearly not the case, since you just said it. However, are you saying that SOMEONE ELSE WE KNOW IS? (Btw., only 1/3 through “Drednanth”, so I may be badly behind here.)

      • stchucky says:

        Oh, so I can’t say something that’s for real, knowing you’ll assume it’s not for real?

        Hm.

      • dreameling says:

        Now I’m just confused.

      • stchucky says:

        Then my work here is done, and I shall away to bed.

  3. aaronthepatriot says:

    Indeed, my good man *sips tea with pinkie raised* A jolly good thrashing of this “technical” writer if I do say so myself.

    Of course, I noticed the grammar of my “Clearly you, like me” is completely atrocious only after I posted it. I mean, clearly you DO like me, but that’s beside the point. What a weird sentence I put there, I can’t even find a way to make it grammatically correct. “Clearly you, as I did,” ? So awkward. Good thing I’m NOT a writer!

    • stchucky says:

      Where did you get tea? Is that my private blog tea? I want tea!

      • Aaron the Time-Traveling Patriot says:

        Okay yeah, this is getting too weird. But if we don’t do this, the blog ends. Simple as that. Ahem. O yea, O yea, so shall it be, from now until the end of days. Yeah, something like that. Let’s do it.
        Original text:

        No this is just American tea, it’s shite, you don’t want it, trust me.

      • dreameling says:

        I go for rooibos myself. When not drinking coffee with cream.

    • dreameling says:

      Indeed, my good man *sips tea with pinkie raised* A jolly good thrashing of this “technical” writer if I do say so myself.

      “Familiar with the concept of a pie chart containing an item in its key that is not shown in the chart.” What a rake, I dare say! Ha ha!

  4. aaronthepatriot says:

    SMH because no, sir, in all my years of *majoring in mathematics from The Massachusetts Institute of Technology*, and in all my years of creating, editing, and observing graphs since that point, no…I have NEVER seen the use of a non-graphed variable in the legend of a graph. Never.

    And, about Contro actually being Crom…sir, keep digging. If you dig far enough you’ll pop up somewhere over here where I can put my hands on you.

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