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by Solomoriah
Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Debate grammar in this thread
Replies: 12
Views: 114

Re: Debate grammar in this thread

Y'know, I'm slow. I just realized that Chi split this off of the Style Guide thread. Good idea, getting the curmudgeon (me) out of his thread. :D Back when I started this project, very close to 13 years ago now, I had no idea we'd ever have a style guide. We wouldn't, either, if Chi hadn't created i...
by Solomoriah
Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Debate grammar in this thread
Replies: 12
Views: 114

Re: Debate grammar in this thread

Let me engage in a little reductivism here: Not true. The reason is entirely logical. So logical that it devolves to minimalism: do what you must but avoid excesses. The one space and the capital letter that follows it is enough of a visual queue to denote the separation of the two sentences. The ex...
by Solomoriah
Tue Dec 11, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Debate grammar in this thread
Replies: 12
Views: 114

Re: Argue grammar in this thread

As I said, I'm in the camp of De Vinne and Knuth. As De Vinne wrote in his book The Practice of Typography : Printed words need the relief of a surrounding blank as much as figures in a landscape need background or contrast, perspective or atmosphere. (p. 182) White space is needed to make printing ...
by Solomoriah
Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Debate grammar in this thread
Replies: 12
Views: 114

Re: Style guide

We're told that typewriters were where the two space rule was created, but that's not true; it was a standard typesetting rule to use an em-space after final punctuation throughout most of the 19th Century. I did read an old style guide somewhere, but can't find it now, that called for two en-spaces...
by Solomoriah
Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Monster Creations and Conversions Discussion
Replies: 92
Views: 28146

Re: Monster Creations and Conversions Discussion

Chi, where are we collecting monsters these days? I have a couple...
by Solomoriah
Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Debate grammar in this thread
Replies: 12
Views: 114

Debate grammar in this thread

Edit by chiisu81: these posts spun off from the Style Guide Workshop thread. Please use this thread for non-styleguide feedback.

Don't bother proofing my work then.
by Solomoriah
Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fear and insanity
Replies: 4
Views: 89

Re: Fear and insanity

I have no system.

When I try to run horror, what I dream of is Rosemary's Baby, what I hope for is more like Nightmare on Elm Street, and what I actually get is Scooby Doo.
by Solomoriah
Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Style guide
Replies: 39
Views: 6869

Re: Style guide

For the record, I hate dashes of all types. I'm often amazed that the people who tell me that two spaces after final punctuation is "wrong" because it's "ugly" still use dashes... I find them VERY ugly.
by Solomoriah
Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Welcome to the Basic Fantasy RPG Forums!
Replies: 532
Views: 75330

Re: Welcome to the Basic Fantasy RPG Forums!

Nice to see you again, Eli!