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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: JD Book Club: What Are You Reading Now?
« on: June 10, 2003, 09:22 PM »
I just finished Kissing in Manhattan by David Schickler.  It is an interesting, somewhat gothic look at 12 different people who all live in the same apartment buiding (called the Preemption-the name alone is amazingly haunting) and how their lives intersect. Each character is quirky, funny, and heartbreaking in their own way.  Jeez, I should write book reviews...  ;D

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Official JD Movie Review Thread
« on: June 10, 2003, 09:18 PM »
I just recently saw Bend it like Beckham and it sure is the little English movie that could.  It's a coming of age story, but with a more interesting twist.  I highly recommend the movie. I mean the title alone draws you in.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: What do you do (job, student)?
« on: June 10, 2003, 09:09 PM »
 I am an Editor/Technical Writer. I think that's about the only thing one can do with a degree in Medieval literature.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Spelling
« on: June 10, 2003, 09:07 PM »
I try not to sound pejorative when it comes to spelling errors, but since I am an editor by trade, I often find myself editing posts rather than reading them. I think it's a job hazard. It gets particularly bad when reading newer fiction.  Honestly, you would think major publishing companies would catch grammatical mistakes. However, I work for one of them and we have been known to publish utter crap. :D

My biggest peeve would have to be when punctuation is placed outside of ending quotations. For example, I walked the "alleged dog."

Wouldn't spell check be a nice addition to Forums?

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