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hutch0
Date: 2008-04-15 00:25
Subject: europe in autumn...
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...is 60,000 words long. God, but that hurt...
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RealThog: morgan brighteyes
User: realthog
Date: 2008-04-14 23:56 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:morgan brighteyes

Well, bloody hell, that's long enough, ain't it, surely? Why not leave it at that, eh?
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2008-04-15 20:23 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
It would certainly confuse the reviewers.
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RealThog: sunset
User: realthog
Date: 2008-04-15 00:17 (UTC)
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Keyword:sunset

Any more of this and, you realize, there's no chance of you getting a Superbowl gig?
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Kat: pink star
User: artykat
Date: 2008-04-15 00:23 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:pink star
LOL! you get a star for that!
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RealThog: 'Ronica
User: realthog
Date: 2008-04-15 00:46 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:'Ronica

Nope. You gotta keep it clean. I have the rules in front of me (Rush Limbaugh sent them me, so I know they must be valid) and they say I have to keep my kilt "downdirected" and "internally secured from local updrafts" and "family-centered". I think this means that, should there be a wardrobe malfunction, I must admit to the FCC my personal expulsion from Eden.

Is this making sense?
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RealThog: morgan brighteyes
User: realthog
Date: 2008-04-15 00:49 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:morgan brighteyes

"the FCC"

Oops, I meant to add: Bastards.

Phew! Thank heavens I caught this correction!
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RealThog
User: realthog
Date: 2008-04-15 01:41 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)

Hm. I have of course worn an actual kilt.

Not for a stunt at a convention. Not as a poseur. Simply because that was the way people quite often dressed.
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calcinations
User: calcinations
Date: 2008-04-15 09:26 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Well if they insist on making it out of pansy fabrics like canvas instead of heavy weight wool. My kilt I got for my 21st is medium weight, and I wore it up the hills once. There wasn't much trouble, even with the wind, because of the length and the way the wool overlapped.
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calcinations
User: calcinations
Date: 2008-04-15 13:54 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
UMMm, you havn't worn a kilt, have you? Whilst they would be really silly on a construction site, they are fine for walking.
I can assure you that they keep your upper legs warm, leave your lower legs to the wind and the bog you are trotting through. They also clean up ok, you just need to leave the mud to dry up and fall off. Snagging, well I don't know, nothing has snagged on mine yet. And of course canvas is not so warm.
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calcinations
User: calcinations
Date: 2008-04-15 16:29 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Well, the heather wasn't as high as my knees, being quite tall...

As for gorse, everyone I know walks round it, including me, and I have walked through it before now whilst out with the dog. Same with thorny brambles. I don't see my ancestors doing any different.
"Hey Hamish, lets take the direct route"
"What, through the bramble patch? I don't think so."
(People tend also to forget that most of Scotland has been prettified by humans for several thousand years)

Remember also that although we don't know the precise place of origin, the great kilt was worn all the way up the Western seaboard. This was an area in which male clothing had previously consisted of long heavy linen shirts with cloaks and perhaps later on some doublets. This form of clothing was ideal for keeping the upper body dry and warm, whilst leaving the lower legs (And kilts were originally worn abouta hands width above the knee) free. This is great if you are wading through the mud, or jumping off a boat in order to pull it ashore. And the highlands are full of mud and heather.
Basically, as a form of dress, I consider kilts to be suitable for hillwalking and other outdoor and indoor activities. It is of course not ideal, but nothing ever is.

What were we arguing about again?





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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2008-04-15 20:39 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
It was only a thousand words; that's not a writerly accomplishment. Fifteen K, that'll be a writerly accomplishment.
I'm afraid I never wore a kilt. I don't have the legs for it (kind of pasty and spindly) I always think you need mighty thews to carry off a kilt, such as Thog has.
Thanks for mentioning Utilikilt. Those boys are so going to have an article written about them...
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2008-04-15 22:23 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Nah, you keep on hijacking; it's fun to read, even if I don't join in.
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2008-04-15 20:24 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Alas no. I'm going to have to suffer for my art for another couple of months. Then everyone else can suffer for it.
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Kat
User: artykat
Date: 2008-04-15 00:19 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I'll join in, too, using Selkie's pom pons...
*\o/*
see my icon -- cheering for you!
That's a whole lot of words!! Well done, you! Is it done??
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2008-04-15 20:41 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
My word, a cheerleader emoticon. Bless you, K.
No, it's not done. We have, I estimate, at least another forty thousand words to go. Possibly more.
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User: robsoft
Date: 2008-04-15 00:41 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
So how close to completion do you think it is? And when you've finished, what's the next step - do you have a publisher for it?
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2008-04-15 20:34 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I have no idea. At the moment, I reckon it's a little over halfway finished, but there's still a lot of hard work to be done on it. When it is finished, it needs rewriting. Maybe more than once. Then...I dunno. I don't have a publisher for it right now.
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jmward14
User: jmward14
Date: 2008-04-15 04:09 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
The first new words after a break are always the worst. It gets better. Won't say it gets great, but you'll be so happy when it's done. Hugs and smiles at the progress, Jean Marie
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calcinations
User: calcinations
Date: 2008-04-15 09:54 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
But its good for you!
Getting back to writing is always hard, but well done for doing so.
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2008-04-15 20:35 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Many thanks.
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