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Camy

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Time zones. I don't like them. They are there to annoy.

I suppose I should be honest. If the world revolved around the time zone I was in I wouldn't mind so much: having to think about them would still irritate, but I'd cope. BUT having an editor who lives eight hours behind is just ... well bloody inconvenient. Don't get me wrong, I wouldn't change her for all the tea in China (hmm...). Let me re-phrase. For all the tea in China - which I would sell and then be able to pay her a vast salary and re-location fee, I'd be daft not to.

Ho hum. It's not going to happen. I can't see the Chinese being so foolish. Although saying that, one of my stories has been 'taken' and put up on a site that might possibly be Chinese.

Anyway. Time zones are not my favourite thing.

Neither are slugs. They keep sqidging through the bottom of the back door and 'frightening the horses'. Treading on a slug in the middle of the night whilst half asleep is not to be recommended.

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8 hours behind? You mean like Zulu -0800? Pacific Daylight Time, west coast of USA? I don't see the problem. You create your work. Your editor gets it and does her editing, then sends you back what's been changed. You get it and accept/reject, or whatever it is you do. What's the problem?If you want to really hear of a beef, let me tell you, I hate Daylight Savings Time. Or, more correctly, the lack thereof. There are now so few months in which it is NOT in existance, that they would be better off just removing one time zone, and have us all shift permanently to the new time, no longer changing each autumn and spring.As for slugs, if they can wander under you door, you need a weather strip. Your heat loss must be horrid.

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You think you have it bad? Here I am from a time zone of my own somewhere in the future where everyone loves everybody else :hiya: and I decided to rough it for a naughty weekend in the mid 20th Century, some 63 years ago and I've been stuck here ever since because the time-zone machine materialised me in a baby's body at the moment of its birth.I paid to be materialised as a great 1940's Hollywood film star for a naughty weekend and what did I get to be; a descendant of a British colonial petty criminal who ran off to sail the seven seas, leaving me in state of abject poverty. The only good thing was I could still be gay. :icon6: The time-zone machine is broke with no way to fix it and I have had to sit here in the Aussie colonies listening to inane theories of the meaning of life revolving around fast cars, sport or getting drunk or all three.Don't talk to me about time-zones. :hiya::hiya::icon3: Oh well the men are cute.

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Your story stolen by a Chinese website????
Yes. Though I like to think of it as 'purloined for the betterment of mankind'. There's not a lot I can do about it.这里上演着快乐,洋溢着健康,满载着你的喜怒哀乐。教堂路西街,华裔同志网上家园-(页 1) - 英语沙龙 - ■教堂路西街■ I can't read what it says, though the text of the story (The Millrace) remains in engrish. ;)
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8 hours behind? You mean like Zulu -0800? Pacific Daylight Time, west coast of USA? I don't see the problem. You create your work. Your editor gets it and does her editing, then sends you back what's been changed. You get it and accept/reject, or whatever it is you do. What's the problem?
I'm UK, She's Pacific coast which is 8 hrs ... behind. I'm also impatient - yes, I know, a terrible failing, but I can't do a lot about it. If only we didn't have broadband, telephones and cars I'd be happy tiling the land with a horse and writing on parchment with a quill.
If you want to really hear of a beef, let me tell you, I hate Daylight Savings Time. Or, more correctly, the lack thereof. There are now so few months in which it is NOT in existence, that they would be better off just removing one time zone, and have us all shift permanently to the new time, no longer changing each autumn and spring.
Me too! It a royal pain. 'cept you do get to sleep in for an extra hour once a year! Yay!!!
As for slugs, if they can wander under you door, you need a weather strip. Your heat loss must be horrid.
I hadn't thought about heat loss. The next time I see a slug I'll hand it a large bill. It won't have the cash to pay and thus will have to leave. A good and worthy plan, I think.----
Here I am from a time zone of my own somewhere in the future where everyone loves everybody else hug.gif and I decided to rough it for a naughty weekend in the mid 20th Century, some 63 years ago and I've been stuck here ever since because the time-zone machine materialised me in a baby's body at the moment of its birth.I paid to be materialised as a great 1940's Hollywood film star for a naughty weekend and what did I get to be; a descendant of a British colonial petty criminal who ran off to sail the seven seas, leaving me in state of abject poverty. The only good thing was I could still be gay. hiya.gifThe time-zone machine is broke with no way to fix it and I have had to sit here in the Aussie colonies listening to inane theories of the meaning of life revolving around fast cars, sport or getting drunk or all three.
Fabulous plot for a story!
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Your story stolen by a Chinese website????
Yes. Though I like to think of it as 'purloined for the betterment of mankind'. There's not a lot I can do about it.这里上演着快乐,洋溢着健康,满载着你的喜怒哀乐。教堂路西街,华裔同志网上家园-(页 1) - 英语沙龙 - ■教堂路西街■ I can't read what it says, though the text of the story (The Millrace) remains in engrish. ;)
Per Google Translations: Playing happily, filled with healthy, fully loaded with your emotions. Church Road West, Chinese comrades online home - (page 1) - English Sharon-West Church Road
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Per Google Translations: Playing happily, filled with healthy, fully loaded with your emotions. Church Road West, Chinese comrades online home - (page 1) - English Sharon-West Church Road
:inquisitive: Hahahahaha!Thank you!
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