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 Post subject: Re: Copy-Editing Only
PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2016 10:41 pm 
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Black Sheep wrote:
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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."
should be
"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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