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    #244949 - 03/06/19 06:41 AM Re: Not-really-brag-so-much-as-quirky-anecdote thread [Re: HowlerKarma]
    KJP Offline
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    Registered: 02/29/12
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    DS11 loves creating stories. At school they have daily writing time. He created a series that had all the kids in his class passing around his journal each day to see what would happen next.

    After a while, he got bored with writing those characters though. Some kids were doing fanfics with his characters so he offered to sell temporary rights to the series to the classmate with the best fanfics. He’d maintain ownership but would allow this other kid to continue the official series while he explored other projects. They have a classroom currency so they were able to work out a deal. He took some time off from that series but lately has been helping out the new author because “We are losing readers. He needs more conflict. It’s boring for the characters to just win win win with no problems to overcome.”
    So I thought that was cool and I was impressed with his deal making.

    Also, he is doing this game with another friend that is basically a D&D style choose your own adventure. His friend is the character and makes decisions based on the scenarios DS creates and DS weaves it all into a very elaborate story. Where the series he wrote in class is like a Diary of a Wimpy Kid or Captain Underpants style story, this one with his friend is a post apocalypse epic. The boys are both in the gifted program and get bussed to a school on the other side of our district so they spend about 2 hours on the bus each day playing this game. DS was thinking through scenarios last night and it was fascinating to hear how his mind works. It is really good story that’s all in DS’s head right now.
    He says he might write it out at some point but isn’t ready to do that yet.

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    #245567 - 05/23/19 02:04 PM Re: Not-really-brag-so-much-as-quirky-anecdote thread [Re: HowlerKarma]
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    Was just reading aquinas's brag post...which being from our Northern friends reminded me of small DC:

    During a lesson on spelling French loan words (mainly, I admit, because an unnamed homeschooling parent who may or may not post to this forum feels a compulsion to finish the last level of AAS, even though DC knows all the pretest words for every lesson--we only have four lessons left!), it is observed that DC insists on spelling "honor" as "honour" (and so on). Accompanied by a tiny asterisk, and a footnote "British spelling". We've also had discussions about the appropriate number of "l"s in words.

    Thank you, JK Rowling, Roger Lancelyn Green, et al!

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    #245573 - 05/24/19 02:45 AM Re: Not-really-brag-so-much-as-quirky-anecdote thread [Re: HowlerKarma]
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    This Northern friend wants to say a whole page of humungous YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! for being THIS close to the end of AAS. That's gotta feel good!

    p.s. Don't tell DC, but I could never take sides between Britain and the US, and long ago decided valor and honor lied in taking the shortest, cleanest allowable route to the end of the word smile

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    #245574 - 05/24/19 02:50 AM Re: Not-really-brag-so-much-as-quirky-anecdote thread [Re: HowlerKarma]
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    p.s. Random quirky language thought: my kids love using "funner" and "funnest" because it gives their Dad screaming conniptions every. time. and they get to gloatingly wave the dictionary at him. Was surprised to notice when I finally read Rowling aloud, just how many adjectives she "er's" and "est's" that we would "more" - the kids were gleefully gorging on all the ammunition :P

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    #245588 - 05/27/19 05:59 PM Re: Not-really-brag-so-much-as-quirky-anecdote thread [Re: Platypus101]
    aeh Offline
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    I have to admit that I would very likely have fallen prey to exactly the same conniptions, despite my own extensive early diet of British novels!

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    #245589 - 05/28/19 06:37 AM Re: Not-really-brag-so-much-as-quirky-anecdote thread [Re: HowlerKarma]
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    Aeh, you are very much welcome to use all the "u"s you see fit. (Dontcha just love morning onomatopoeia!)
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    #245594 - 05/28/19 06:46 PM Re: Not-really-brag-so-much-as-quirky-anecdote thread [Re: aquinas]
    aeh Offline
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    And just because we're having a chat about Northern ways, I feel this is a good time to mention that my screen name was always intended to be pronounced as a long-a vowel sound, as in "eh"... wink

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    #245603 - 05/29/19 11:33 AM Re: Not-really-brag-so-much-as-quirky-anecdote thread [Re: HowlerKarma]
    aquinas Offline
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    So no "AH-eh"? wink Too fun.
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