Post by cowboyleland on Jan 6, 2011 10:18:54 GMT -9
Tom, I admire your courage and I don't want to be discouraging but I suggest you do some editting on your first blog post. Punctuation errors and run on sentences do not make me want to click on the link. Best of luck; put your best foot forward!
On the other hand, maybe it's the herd that is crazy.
CBL DOES have a point... If you keep saying things like, "i wanted to do this," make sure you captialize the "I."
This may seem like a small, nit-picky thing, but if you are wanting to become a published writer, then you need to, as CBL stated, "Put your best foot forward."
Now, I am one that normally types too fast and I get the words, "adn," and "taht." In a forum post little things like that can be over-looked, but in a published article...
I hope you understand that this is a little constructive criticism, and NOT me tearing you down! I have a lot of respect for what you are doing, just wanting to help out... Don't take ANYTHING I say negative or personal.
Game Designer, BETA Tester, Model Designer, Figure Designer... HEY! It's what I do...
Post by Two foot Tom on Jan 6, 2011 13:25:55 GMT -9
No thats fine lads, i am much more informal when writing like this than when writing my material but i entirely understand what you mean. My punctuation is ... pretty bad i know BUT i do have a chap doing editing for me as we speak so the edited version of the short story will be ready soon and i shall edit the link on the blog. But honestly lads, if you have ANYTHING to say however nit picky please tell me because if i go commercial then i need to know i am doing things right. Thank you for your help
Post by josedominguez on Jan 8, 2011 6:41:28 GMT -9
I is the personal pronoun, you'd always capitalize Parduz in a sentence, same way you'd refer to yourself with a capital I, it's replacing your name in the sentence. Same way that God has a capital when talking about the Christian God, but when reffering to other gods you don't need to. E.g. Vishnu is a god. Jesus' father is God. It adds importance to the word which used to be a longer in middle English, something like ich. As it got shorter it needed emphasis as the little i can just be forgotten or mispronounced, capitalising a letter makes it stand out... reminding you that it's a proper name or the start of a sentence. In the case of 'I' focusing on the subject of the sentence.
Post by Two foot Tom on Jan 11, 2011 14:18:27 GMT -9
Cheers folks for all the support and infomation. The past few days have been a nightmare as my hard drive simply died along with alot of my writings and an essay so things are not good. Ive got my laptop back from the repair shop now so I can start working on stuff again. Stressful times
wyvern: surfduke: You should be able to post links to any files or images already on a website somewhere by just adding the URL when you set-up a post using the full "Create Post" Forum post editor (i.e. NOT the "Quick Reply" version).
May 27, 2020 10:20:28 GMT -9
wyvern: I've found Photos loading the first image slowly every time I've switched on the computer in recent times. It's been OK after that, but seems like it can't quite remember how to do it just after it's been woken up...
May 27, 2020 10:17:36 GMT -9
surfduke: Do you want a preview pdf of the Jupiter 2 here? If so how do I post it.
May 27, 2020 0:39:56 GMT -9
Vermin King: That would explain why 'Photos' loaded slower this weekend. It was 'improved'
May 26, 2020 8:07:25 GMT -9
wyvern: It wasn't some fresh Windows "improvement" then... I noticed the icon for the MS image viewer, "Photos", changed a few days back as well. Doesn't seem to have changed the app, as far as I can tell. Yet.
May 26, 2020 4:26:25 GMT -9
lightning: Glad that only a restart was involved. I wouldn't have the energy to much more today :-)
May 26, 2020 3:01:39 GMT -9
Vermin King: I had a scare and a half. Went to open a pdf for the first time today and nothing happened. Checked All Programs and saw that Reader updated on 05/23. Restarting fixed it. Whew
May 25, 2020 10:56:44 GMT -9
Vermin King: His eyes must not be as old as mine
May 21, 2020 11:12:39 GMT -9
cowboyleland: I always thought Tirick was a little mad.
May 21, 2020 7:11:40 GMT -9
Vermin King: Really worn out tonight, so when I'm like that I just look for things I used to have, but don't any more. I got the Zippy models and am rebuilding my Tirick/TCF Gaming folder. How the heck would anyone build his 1/1000 Battletech mechs without enlarging
May 20, 2020 17:12:58 GMT -9
Toman: yea I have been. pretty cool project. I've done a few scratch builds like that but not as large. cutting individual stones or carving stones in foam sucks.
May 19, 2020 16:50:41 GMT -9
Vermin King: Anybody else following Mauther's home-made Playmobile castle build? Looks really good so far
May 18, 2020 18:13:38 GMT -9
cowboyleland: Good point. Maybe make the wing feathers seperately so that the wind could get through them?
May 14, 2020 6:10:23 GMT -9
squirmydad: We had two operators for the hawk though, one to carry the weight and the other to flap the wings.
May 13, 2020 11:02:25 GMT -9
squirmydad: Probably silk and dowels. I assisted in the construction of a giant hawk puppet for an indoor show, probably about the same size as that pegasus.
May 13, 2020 11:01:49 GMT -9
Vermin King: It's got to be really light. The article dealt with parade puppets. I don't think I'd want to be trying to control that in a stiff wind
May 13, 2020 4:21:20 GMT -9
lightning: that's a nice pegasus!
May 13, 2020 4:10:32 GMT -9
shep: Will it fly, if you move the wings fast enough?
May 13, 2020 1:10:51 GMT -9