Can I buy an 'are'?

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Can I buy an 'are'?

Postby Falchion Wielder » Tue May 17, 2011 3:17 am

Bravo indeed on Chapter 1 of SST IV. A good start to what is shaping up to e a rousing yarn!

I was in a few plays in high school and college, took Drama I and II, competed at state in the 1 Act play and yet none of the 'theater' rubbed off on me. Your inside looks and 'theater' education make me think I missed out on a lot. Perhaps I was just in the plays for the chicks. OK. I was.

I found a missing word typo, "Sure, Lacey and Prudence worth watching from behind, too—but Suzanne clicked..." "Pat, can I buy an 'are'?" Which brings us back to the chicks!

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Re: Can I buy an 'are'?

Postby Ortho the Frank » Tue May 17, 2011 12:33 pm

Error noted and corrected. Thanks for the heads-up!
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Re: Can I buy an 'are'?

Postby cstasheff » Tue May 17, 2011 4:01 pm

The chicks were definitely a plus, but mostly I just wanted the attention. Of course, there's always the advantage of being someone else for a little while, but since I wasn't getting any leads, I turned to writing novels.

One day, after auditions, I stopped into the scene shop to gripe to one of my friends about never getting any parts more than five lines long, when I felt something smack into my hand. I looked and saw a prop spear, with the shop foreman walking away. Okay, that put me in MY place.

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Re: Can I buy an 'are'?

Postby Falchion Wielder » Sat May 21, 2011 2:46 am

But you would make a damn fine spear carrier!

Perhaps because of your chapters on theater, I am in the midst of re-reading Robert Heinlein's Double Star. Another damn fine read. Even if the friggin' pages are beginning to fall out. Not much better shape than my original The Warlock In Spite of Himself.

Please keep writing. The good one's never seem to write enough. >sigh<

From chapter 2: As a long time sailor and Navy guy, cocktail hour happens when the sun goes 'under' the yardarm. Not in the dry US Navy, of course. But in the Royal Navy they do wait until that time of day to dispense the grog. There is talk of a British admiral that invented a moving yard arm so he could place the sun in a position with respect to the yardarm so as to not inconvenience his desires for a snort a bit earlier in the afternoon. I do not vouch for veracity, but it sounds good and would keep him within the British Navy regs of the day.

P.S. Oh, and from another thread... Please don't EVER revise your work to meet current PC guidelines. I about had a conniption when they went after Huck Finn! Just don't get me started!

Warlock was fine as it was. It made sense when I read it the first time, and it is still appropriate for a spoiled, silly little girl of a queen.
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Re: Can I buy an 'are'?

Postby kf6eml » Sat May 21, 2011 6:26 am

Please don't EVER revise your work to meet current PC guidelines.


Seconded.
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Re: Can I buy an 'are'?

Postby cstasheff » Sat Jul 16, 2011 7:27 pm

Heinlein's DOUBLE STAR was great -- the best look inside an actor's head that I have ever seen in print, plus being a great polical thriller. Don't know where Heinlein loearneed about acting -- don't find any record of his being active in theater -- but he got it spot on.

Also for theater lore, I love WAITING FOR THE GALACTIC BUS and its sequel, THE SNAKE OIL WARS. The author is a professional actor and surrounds us with the theater milieu -- past and present! What can you say about a book where one of the main characters is John Wilkes Booth -- while he was still a nice guy?
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Re: Can I buy an 'are'?

Postby BladeDVD » Sun Mar 11, 2012 9:11 pm

I hesitate to ask this as I'm no grammar expert, but with the previous usage this sentence is playing off of being in past tense, shouldn't this one also use past tense?

No rush—I sauntered over to Barry, taking my time following Suzanne, who was always worth watching from the back. From the front, too—here she came, counting bills in her envelope. Sure, Lacey and Prudence were [are] worth watching from behind, too—but Suzanne clicked with me in a way no other girl ever had.
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Re: Can I buy an 'are'?

Postby Luciad40 » Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:05 pm

cstasheff wroteColonThe chicks were definitely a plus, but mostly I just wanted the attention. Of course, there's always the advantage of being someone else for a little while, but since I wasn't getting any leads, I turned to writing novels.

One day, after auditions, I stopped into the scene shop to gripe to one of my friends about never getting any parts more than five lines long meilleure mutuelle senior, when I felt something smack into my hand. I looked and saw a prop spear, with the shop foreman walking away. Okay, that put me in MY place.

Thanks,
CBS

Rather galley like situation, but I'm sure you came out wonderfully.

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