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Re: The King's Paws (with one holding a bottle of Peri Peri sauce.)
« Reply #11145 on: October 06, 2018, 02:53:13 PM »
Some bogs and marshy areas are deprived of oxygen by algae and other processes, delaying rusting - no O2, no rust. Almost certainly the weapon was encased in mud and insulated from the free oxygen as well. And of course, cold slows all chemical reactions. Still a miraculous find and a memory the girl will carry forward. I can only imagine how my view of the world might have been warped to find an ancient sword where none should be as a child.
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Re: The King's Paws (with one holding a bottle of Peri Peri sauce.)
« Reply #11146 on: October 06, 2018, 07:28:34 PM »
I can only imagine how my view of the world might have been warped to find an ancient sword where none should be as a child.

We both know damn well that girl is in for some wild urban fantasy stuff in the coming years. The spirit of an ancient shieldmaiden is going to recruit her to fight trolls and svartálfar.

(Damn it. Just gave myself yet another story idea.)
« Last Edit: October 06, 2018, 07:33:36 PM by Eli_Freysson »
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Re: The King's Paws (with one holding a bottle of Peri Peri sauce.)
« Reply #11147 on: October 08, 2018, 11:51:03 PM »
Okay... what? Does anyone here understand formatting better than me?

Because I'm trying to submit a manuscript to a publishing site. I've set the manuscript up exactly according to their specifications. And yet I'm being told that my file is too big for their submission form, even though the word length is far from their maximum. The file size cannot be bigger than 1024 KB. My file is 1038.

What is going on here?
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Re: The King's Paws (with one holding a bottle of Peri Peri sauce.)
« Reply #11148 on: October 09, 2018, 03:49:42 PM »
What is the document? Word? PDF?  You should have file compression options.

Try smallpdf.com for shrinking things down to size
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« Reply #11149 on: October 09, 2018, 03:56:53 PM »
What format are you sending in?  .docx file sizes are smaller than .doc if that's an option?

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« Reply #11150 on: October 09, 2018, 04:43:40 PM »
Their specifications are:

"We only accept Word doc or rtf files. Do not send PDF files or other formats or they will be deleted."
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Re: The King's Paws (with one holding a bottle of Peri Peri sauce.)
« Reply #11151 on: October 10, 2018, 03:42:56 PM »
We want you to be flexible so we don't have to!

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« Reply #11152 on: October 10, 2018, 08:55:03 PM »
Unrelated to all that: I just noticed the northern lights for the first time this fall. They're quite faint, but with a bit of luck they'll be more visible in a couple of hours.
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Re: The King's Paws (with one holding a bottle of Peri Peri sauce.)
« Reply #11153 on: October 11, 2018, 12:45:52 AM »
Unrelated to all that: I just noticed the northern lights for the first time this fall. They're quite faint, but with a bit of luck they'll be more visible in a couple of hours.

Mrs. JMack and I have seeing the Lights on our bucket list. One of these days, we’ll just grab a flight and go north...
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Re: The King's Paws (with one holding a bottle of Peri Peri sauce.)
« Reply #11154 on: October 11, 2018, 05:11:19 AM »
The last hurricane swept by but missed. This one seems determined to run right over me. Impact in … 2 or 3 hours! Bought a generator to go with my other preparedness measures and materials. *hunkers down*
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Re: The King's Paws (with one holding a bottle of Peri Peri sauce.)
« Reply #11155 on: October 11, 2018, 08:12:48 AM »
Unrelated to all that: I just noticed the northern lights for the first time this fall. They're quite faint, but with a bit of luck they'll be more visible in a couple of hours.

Mrs. JMack and I have seeing the Lights on our bucket list. One of these days, we’ll just grab a flight and go north...
I also really want to see them.
I went to Iceland in February but it was cloudy the whole 3 days >:( (everything else I saw/visited was amazing, though, so no wasted trip!)

The last hurricane swept by but missed. This one seems determined to run right over me. Impact in … 2 or 3 hours! Bought a generator to go with my other preparedness measures and materials. *hunkers down*
Good luck! Seeing the time you posted it must be there around now...
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Re: The King's Paws (with one holding a bottle of Peri Peri sauce.)
« Reply #11156 on: October 11, 2018, 09:32:41 AM »
I also really want to see them.
I went to Iceland in February but it was cloudy the whole 3 days >:(

Yeah, that's why I cringe a bit when people apparently come over here for the sole purpose of seeing the lights. They aren't a nightly occurrence to begin with, and yeah: Clouds.
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Re: The King's Paws (with one holding a bottle of Peri Peri sauce.)
« Reply #11157 on: October 11, 2018, 01:56:44 PM »
Lot of wind but nothing dramatic. A couple of loud thuds in the night when branches fell off the trees, but no trees down or anything. Lost power for a bit, but of course, buying a generator immunized me from major power loss hahaha
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« Reply #11158 on: Today at 12:00:54 PM »
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Lot of wind but nothing dramatic

I am sure there are tablets for that!

Glad to read you made it through ok.