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 Post subject: Re: Copy-Editing Only
PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2016 10:41 pm 
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With respect, I disagree.

* "Large enough" means "Your fines are large enough to make you feel some pain from your mis-deeds."
* "Small enough" refers to the fact that the steeper the penalty, the more the temptation to try to get out of it by rebelling. It's a cost-benefit decision: if the penalty is too steep, the benefits gained (the Esspies get some of the benefit of the sale of the "shovels") no longer outweigh the costs (Murtaugh's "cut"). With a less steep penalty, the costs of a rebellion (military expense and the risks of possible failure) outweigh the benefits (a relatively merciful settlement).

That depends on if you're talking about fines or profits.

If they're talking fines, then your reading is correct, but I read it as applying to profits, in which case it's backwards.

--FreeFlier

*nods* Whereas I read large and small in relation to Murtaugh's "cut"--basically, a fine or penalty taken from what they could have made from the sale of shovels.

On second thought, it is applying to fines. The Unnamed Espee refers to Murtagh's cut of the shovel sales.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2016 11:35 pm 
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Tonight's comic is labeled both, in big letters, Book 17: A Little Immortality, *and* in text, Book 16: Big Dumb Objects, Part 4

We never did see Big Dumb Objects, Part 5.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2016 7:18 pm 
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December 27th, 2016

"Did it really take four months to repair the flagship."
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"Did it really take four months to repair the flagship?"


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2017 3:59 am 
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http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2000-12-30

Massey's last name is spelled wrong (or perhaps right), in his very first appearance.

Does Howard even read these things anymore? :)


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2017 2:44 am 
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stonefish wrote:
Does Howard even read these things anymore? :)

Unknown.

My contribution:

http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2017-03-06

Closed quote on 'Battlebots', but no open end to the quote.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 1:41 am 
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Today's comic: https://www.schlockmercenary.com/2017-03-31
'threating' should be 'threatening'

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 12:11 pm 
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Our Narrator conflates Kath with Liz in the notes.


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In 2017-04-05, the brown one is identified as Hazz. But previously in 2017-03-23, the green one is identified and responds as Hazz. Hazz continues to be brown on 2017-04-02, so 2-1 suggests Hazz is the brown. Hazz seems to consistently have two sets of whiskers in all cases.

Meanwhile, in 2017-03-24, the brown is now identified as Putzho, while in 2017-04-03, the green is identified as Putzho. Putzho always has one set of whiskers.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 08, 2017 12:32 am 
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"Downlifted" should probably be "Downloaded" (http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2017-04-07)

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In 2017-4-9's strip, "I have list of things" in panel 2 should be "I have a list of things".


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4-27, third panel: Ebby's balloon. "Daggermother" should have quotes on both sides, or none.

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May 7, 2017, last panel: the Cynthetic Certainty doesn't have her "main gun" visible.

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http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2017-06-22

Third panel: It has an indexing agent!

(Unless it's meant to be some sort of cheezeburger reference, but it doesn't seem right for the character to make that reference).

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2017 1:10 pm 
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WickedWolfie wrote:
http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2017-06-22

Third panel: It has an indexing agent!

(Unless it's meant to be some sort of cheezeburger reference, but it doesn't seem right for the character to make that reference).

Actually it would be "I have..." since Putzho is referring to his own mind. So, yeah, this was totes cheezeburgered.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:01 pm 
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http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2017-09-18

Comic says "Book 17" instead of "Book 18." Also, the comic is still sorted under the Book 17 epilogue.


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