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http://www.schlockmercenary.com/d/20050414.html

Miscolouring on the tank in panels 1 and 4.

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URL: http://www.schlockmercenary.com/d/20060102.html
Where: Second panel
Error (possibly): "Q-tittlation"
Should (maybe) be: "Q-tittilation"

Not sure whether this made up word should be spelt that way or not, but it felt... odd.

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Okay, all the stuff listed above has been fixed, and the fixes have been posted.

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http://schlockmercenary.com/d/20000629.html - "SFX: Brad out of breathe."; s/breathe/breath/ . For that matter, that line doesn't describe any visible feature of the strip, since Brad's dialogue in the next line includes his "(pant)" and "(gasp)".


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http://schlockmercenary.com/d/20000701.html - the two lines that both drones speak together get credited to "Attorney Drone Colle"; should that read "Attorney Drone Collective"?


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http://schlockmercenary.com/d/20010429.html - "tree--tops" in the fourth panel has two dashes, but should only have one. (For comparison, "tree-trunks" in the second panel has one dash.)


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http://schlockmercenary.com/d/20010505.html - capitalization and punctuation issues in transcript:

"At this point i'd have to" - capitalize "i'd".

"Indeed, Suicide would be quite simple., you just need to throw one switch for me, and i'll do the rest."
- change ", Suicide" to either ", suicide" or ". Suicide";
- change "., you" to ". You" or ", you" or "; you";
- capitalize "i'll".

"Hey, ennesby, how'd it go?" - capitalize "ennesby".


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http://schlockmercenary.com/d/20010505.html bonus strip

"As long as i've got you at gunpoint" - capitalize "i've"

"then yes, that's what i'm saying." - capitalize "i'm"

"i'm not a god" - capitalize "i'm"

For this type of issue, you might consider doing an archive-wide search and replace for "i'm", "i'll", "i've", "i", and the proper names of characters in lowercase, assuming you have the transcripts and strips in a form conducive to an archive-wide search and replace.


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Okay, for now I'm just going to worry about the strips themselves. Transcript issues need to be fixed too, but not for print because the transcripts never appear in print.

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http://schlockmercenary.com/d/20000702.html - The sound effect of Keyvn taking down Shodan differs between the strip and the transcript; the strip has it as "THROOOOOOOOWWHAMMO", while the transcript has it as "THROOOOOOOOWHAMMMO" (one more M and one less W").


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http://schlockmercenary.com/d/20000703.html - in the last panel, it looks like no space exists between "fire" and the emphasized "at".


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http://schlockmercenary.com/d/20000704.html - Schlock's last sentence in the strip appears to end with an exclamation mark, but the transcript just has a period. (Either that, or the period in the strip has some serious blurring.)


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http://schlockmercenary.com/d/20000706.html - the transcript has "Sign: Engineering Bridge", but in the strip those words appear on two different signs.


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http://schlockmercenary.com/d/20000707.html - transcript error: "It reduces the subject to standing gravitic waves, and then transports then, and itself [...]"; change the second "then" to "them". Correct in the strip.

Edit: OK, I won't post any more transcript issues in this topic, only issues in the strip.

Edit: Since most of my posts above this one consisted of transcript issues, let me point to the posts that mentioned issues in the strip so you can ignore the previous posts before this one:
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http://www.schlockmercenary.com/d/20030829.html - Google strongly suggests writing "screenwriter" as one word rather than the hyphenated "screen-writer" used in the last panel. See the Googlefight for "screenwriter" versus "screen-writer", which gives 25.1 million hits for the non-hyphenated version versus 316,000 for the hyphenated version. The hits for the former also seem to include various different organizations of screenwriters, all of which use the non-hyphenated version.


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http://www.schlockmercenary.com/d/20010225.html

2 in this one

First, seventh panel, Schlock's speech "time to hit" should be "Time to hit"

Secondly, final panel, Schlock, "step away from the tub of happiness" needs capitalisation too.

http://www.schlockmercenary.com/d/20010218.html

6th panel, "vaporising" needs capitalisation.

http://www.schlockmercenary.com/d/20010214.html

Final panel, Schlock's line needs capitalisation.

http://www.schlockmercenary.com/d/20010125.html

Final panel, Ennesby's line "oh no" needs capitalisation.

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Another one: http://www.schlockmercenary.com/d/20040911.html seems to have an unerased pencil line in panel 1, on Holopetey's speech bubble.

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