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    Nudging from over here too

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    My blog- Hidden Content thoughts on trauma and healing through psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy

    "When a child is abused, he or she will often internalise that abuse as deserved. It is a cruel reality that a child needs the parent so much, is evolutionarily programmed to trust them so implicitly, that when a parent is abusive the child will take the blame rather than completely upend their world and blame the person they depend on for survival." -velo

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    The judge has been nudged - though unfortunately real life interfered so we are looking at Sat for the scores...


    Hidden Content Monthly Fiction Challenge


    Beauty is nothing but the beginning of terror which we are barely able to endure, and are awed,
    because it serenely disdains to annihilate us.
    - Rainer Maria Rilke, "Elegy I"

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    Is this fire, or is this mask?
    It's the Mantasy!
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    C'mon everybody, don't need this crap.
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    Thanks for letting us know

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    Hi, November scores will be up later today. Many apologies for the delay.


    Hidden Content Monthly Fiction Challenge


    Beauty is nothing but the beginning of terror which we are barely able to endure, and are awed,
    because it serenely disdains to annihilate us.
    - Rainer Maria Rilke, "Elegy I"

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    Is this fire, or is this mask?
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    - Anonymous

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    C'mon everybody, don't need this crap.
    - Wham!





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    Hidden Content Monthly Fiction Challenge


    Beauty is nothing but the beginning of terror which we are barely able to endure, and are awed,
    because it serenely disdains to annihilate us.
    - Rainer Maria Rilke, "Elegy I"

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    Is this fire, or is this mask?
    It's the Mantasy!
    - Anonymous

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    C'mon everybody, don't need this crap.
    - Wham!





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    in writing, does anybody know what "an Oxford" is?
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    in writing, does anybody know what "an Oxford" is?
    Reading through the relevant part, I'm assuming it was shorthand for 'Oxford comma', i.e. the judge felt that an additional comma was needed before the 'and'.

    There are opinions on whether or not one should be used. I was always taught not to use them, but sometimes the meaning is unclear or the text can become absurd it they are omitted. I use them more often than not these days but I regard it as a style choice unless it creates an absurdity or the meaning is unclear. That's purely a personal choice though and doesn't fit with the way I was taught.

    https://www.grammarly.com/blog/what-...much-about-it/


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    3 More Days in this Month's Competition! Get those entries in!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ned View Post
    in writing, does anybody know what "an Oxford" is?
    Hey Ned, sorry for not being clear. Phil Istine is correct in my meaning; an Oxford comma. He is also correct that there is some debate over it but in general I have found it to be the preferred usage among writers unless there is a specific reason to not use it. The issue is that without the comma delineating the last item in the series then that item and the penultimate item are granted a specific relationship. Example-

    During the day I saw Grandma, Grandpa, and Joe.
    During the day I saw Grandma, Grandpa and Joe.

    First sentence each person is treated individually and the assumption is that they were seen separately. In the second Grandpa is grouped with Joe and they were seen together. Either is appropriate based on context but when I read your story I didn't see how the items needed that specific relationship.
    Last edited by velo; December 13th, 2018 at 08:41 PM.
    My blog- Hidden Content thoughts on trauma and healing through psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy

    "When a child is abused, he or she will often internalise that abuse as deserved. It is a cruel reality that a child needs the parent so much, is evolutionarily programmed to trust them so implicitly, that when a parent is abusive the child will take the blame rather than completely upend their world and blame the person they depend on for survival." -velo

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