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Xhosant wrote:
tadthornhill wrote:
Create illusion of veiled army of uncroaked hiding offshore. Do this by pretending to have their veil 'fail' from time to time. Get the lookamancers trying to see through a veil that isn't there at an army that isn't there.


That's a good one!


Yeah... maybe. Assuming "off shore" wouldn't be a dead give away. We still can't be sure that the MK is part of Erfworld proper. It might actually be impossible to reach the MK by sea... and if anyone would know it's the GMTTA.

Whatever the case may be... chances are it's is common knowledge to those who frequent the MK.
Melendwyr wrote:
Crisis21 wrote:
That's something I've had a lot of trouble grasping. Why do people keep insisting on writing 'could've' (contraction of 'could have') as 'could of'? I know it kind of sounds like that when said, but stopping to think about it for a second or two would reveal it makes no sense.
The abbreviation and the grammatical error are pronounced precisely the same. 'Of' is more common than abbreviated 'have'. Many misspellings occur when people substitute a common spelling for a sound for a correct one, or confuse two spellings, especially when one or both aren't particularly phonetic.

English spelling is pretty awful, with many words being spelt in ways that don't match the sounds associated with individual letters, to the point that many written words are arbitrary symbols for their sounds instead of representing them. So we're desensitized to spellings which don't make sense.


You think English spelling now is bad? Try reading a non-standardized copy of 'The Green Knight'. It was written in an era before standardized spelling (basically, everyone spelled words however the boop they wanted to) and, despite being an interesting tale, is almost physically painful to read as a result.
Ozamataz Buckshank wrote:
Lipkin wrote:
Melendwyr wrote:
But he violated the "i before e, except after c" in his misspelling of 'receive'. Shouldn't that result in an anti-Shmucker or something? Fifty lashes with a wet noodle, at the very least.

There are actually more exceptions to that rule than actual instances of it being correct.

Is that when you include "or when sounding like A, as in neighbor or weigh"?


Around when I first started studying English, I tried to fix this rhyme to include all rules and exceptions. I ended up with something like this:

I before e except after c
Or when sounding like "a" as in neighbour or weigh;
Perhaps also in "height", or with the sound of "I"?
No; that might seem true, but it's a total lie.
Be careful around prefixes, and also when
Words are separate segments, like herein;
Yet, some words are foreign or outright weird;
In the same vein as science or ancient beliefs revered.
Though studying English spelling can leave you in frustration,
At least you aren't studying English pronunciation!
Rhymes won't ever be sufficient, so be wary;
Just give up and seize a dictionary!
Eevi wrote:

Though studying English spelling can leave you in frustration,
At least you aren't studying English pronunciation!

I'll say. [raises fist] It's pronounciation! [/shakes fist].
Xhosant wrote:
So, yea, I was thinking the other day that Parson's reason for being able to use the portals as well as the scroll of GTFO was either the Stupidworlder status or he was a genuine caster of some kind.

Accord to Charlie's technical report the scroll of GTFO has two components: Weirdomancy (in its role as "the magic of modifying other magicks") unravels the summoning spell, while the Carnymancy component enables the scroll to be used by a non-caster such as Parson.
Hey, when did this page get updated to show to powerballs in the final illustration?

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I'm guessing sometime after page 230 was uploaded. Can't be more specific considering that the wiki still has the original image.
A Retconjurer did it :lol:
Crisis21 wrote:

You think English spelling now is bad? Try reading a non-standardized copy of 'The Green Knight'. It was written in an era before standardized spelling (basically, everyone spelled words however the boop they wanted to) and, despite being an interesting tale, is almost physically painful to read as a result.


True. But the people that standardized it were wack jobs who didn't think literacy was for the commoner. They often combined Latin spellings with English pronunciations, giving us awful spellings like "receipt". I love Spanish for it's phonics system, you pronounce most every Spanish word like it's spelled.

The "i before e" rule is handy as it applies to many common words, but it definitely fails at being a rule.

tadthornhill wrote:
Create illusion of veiled army of uncroaked hiding offshore. Do this by pretending to have their veil 'fail' from time to time. Get the lookamancers trying to see through a veil that isn't there at an army that isn't there.


I'm not 100% that foolamancy works like that. It's easier to distort and hide things people expect to see than to create something new out of nowhere. Jack can create more dwagons appear overhead or even change their color, but not if there wasn't any up there already.
Tsk Tsk Mags. Comp was out for a few days, and I'm just catching up. Saying that your intuitions match that way, and talking of talking of(fight club)..I mean thinkamancy secrets. Parson is smart enough to realize how she said that, and know, wait Know that she used her craft to glean that info.