Graeme

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    Photography, Sci/Fi & Fantasy, Music

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  1. As Seen

    I prefer my IT version of that sign. There are three types of people in the world: those that understand binary, and those that don't.
  2. Mark Bingham 9/11

    The Bingham Cup is named after him. That's the world cup of gay rugby, which I believe is an annual international competition (it was held in Sydney in 2014, which is why I know about it).
  3. Son of a Preacherman

    Very nice
  4. National Masturbation Day / Month

    Personally, I'm in favour of a National Masturbation Millennium...
  5. Global cybernet attack

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-05-13/global-cyber-attack-hits-hospitals,-telecommunications/8523102
  6. Musings

    Just being nit-picky on the first item, but an odd number can be legitimate. If someone marries twice in the same year, the total number of people involved is three (the person and the two people they married). Hence, an odd number of people who got married that year.
  7. Nifty Archive redesign

    The only feedback I have on the recent changes is that browsing old stories is difficult. As I page through multiple loads, my browser gets slower and slower until it effectively becomes unusable. Otherwise, I like the way the site works
  8. Mixing languages

    That's fine when there's a main character, but I don't see how that works with multiple main characters, such as with the George R.R. Martin Game of Thrones series. Which charcter is the narrator there? I can't even pick a single 'main' character that dominates the story. If the story is written as third person omniscient, then the author is the 'narrator', but with third person limited, we're only seeing things from the point of view of one character per scene. The Harry Potter series was largely written in third person limited, from Harry's point of view, but it included scenes in third person from other outside perspectives. That is, what I've seen described as third person restricted, as if narrated by an external observer who can see, but doesn't know what's inside anyone's head. In my case I'm going more for a Game of Thrones style of multiple characters, one of which will be an American.
  9. Mixing languages

    LOL. I'm Australian, so it's the American dialogue I'm most concerned about... Australian English is easy for me
  10. Mixing languages

    Thanks, but first person won't work because there will be a lot of significant characters, each with their own story. The American is a significant character, but he won't be the only one. First person only works if there is one main character (and I dislike multiple first person POV). This story has to be third person for it to work. That means the 'narrator' isn't a character, per se, though with third person limited, it comes close. Okay, it sounds like I should stick to one language...
  11. Mixing languages

    I have a question as the best way forward when a story involves two similar but distinct langauges. The two languages in question being American English and Australian English. The story starts in America with an American protagonist, but it quickly moves to Australia. I'm happy to keep dialogue with the appropriate language (Americans using American English and Australians using Australian English), but I'm not sure what I should use for narration. Australian or American English? The story will be written in third person and I'll be trying to make it as close as I can to third person limited. This means that my options as I see them are: 1. Write in American English, as that's the natural language of the story opening. 2. Write in Australian English, as that's the natural language for most of where the story is located. 3. Write the scenes from the American character's POV in American English and the scenes from the Australian characters' POV in Australian English. This may sound like a fine detail question, but I think American readers will get annoyed with a story that appears initially to be set in the USA that's using Australian English (eg. colour, realised) and not American English (color, realized). However, it equally feels odd to me to have a story that's largely set in Australia using American English. It feels even weirder to mix the two languages in a single story... Help?
  12. Opinions being solicited

    Er...is there a reason the key 'F' is capitalize in one place but not another? Is that the question being asked?
  13. Stories disappeared from Nifty?

    Found it. I also needed to enable popups. Now it's loading the next batch of stories! Thanks for pointing me in the right direction.
  14. Stories disappeared from Nifty?

    I've checked and it's enabled. I'll hunt around to see if I can work out why it's not working.
  15. Stories disappeared from Nifty?

    Thank you! I'm using Chrome on an Android tablet, and the automatic loading isn't happening for me, but at least I now know what's going on. Thanks again!