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Old 11-06-2022, 04:18 PM   #766
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Speech to text with an American accent?

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Hardly an excuse when presumably, the hapless writer would,remotely, possibly, actually perform an editing pass when all the dictation is done?

(Yeah, yeah, I know. Wishful thinking.)

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Old 11-06-2022, 05:29 PM   #767
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Hardly an excuse when presumably, the hapless writer would,remotely, possibly, actually perform an editing pass when all the dictation is done?

(Yeah, yeah, I know. Wishful thinking.)

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I would guess not - "poorly written fanfic".

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Old 11-06-2022, 07:40 PM   #768
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One fanfic I was reading had some characters "diffusing" a nuclear bomb. I wondered if that meant they were actually setting it off.
OFGS. At least the transcriber had an excuse. Haste.
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Old 11-07-2022, 10:22 PM   #769
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Downloading metadata for a new book and had to delete like 75% of the summary which was just weird blurb reviews.

At least this time none of the quoted reviews actually spoiled the ending. I've had that happen before and it pissed me off a bit.
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Old 11-08-2022, 11:42 AM   #770
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Downloading metadata for a new book and had to delete like 75% of the summary which was just weird blurb reviews.
I have those from time-to-time. I've even had ones where the metadata included the whole first chapter!
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Old 11-15-2022, 06:47 PM   #771
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Downloading metadata for a new book and had to delete like 75% of the summary which was just weird blurb reviews.

At least this time none of the quoted reviews actually spoiled the ending. I've had that happen before and it pissed me off a bit.
I cannot stand review crap in a blurb that's supposed to only be a description.
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Old 11-20-2022, 01:13 PM   #772
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Reading a book where the protagonist is described as a wilderness survival expert. But then she runs away in panic from a bear. Okay, then.
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Old 11-20-2022, 01:47 PM   #773
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Reading a book where the protagonist is described as a wilderness survival expert. But then she runs away in panic from a bear. Okay, then.
Well...if you've ever seen a bear in the wild, it's very bloody hard not to run. I don't care how trained you are. It's bad enough on the east coast (of the USA/CAN) with those "little" black bears, but I've lived in Kodiak and holy mother, those suckers....

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Old 11-20-2022, 01:51 PM   #774
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Old 11-20-2022, 02:44 PM   #775
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Old 11-20-2022, 05:46 PM   #776
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I jumped a fence to get away from a charging cow. And she had horns and was protecting a calf. Any animal can be dangerous especially wild ones. Even domesticated sows are dangerous when protecting their young. I have climbed many a tree to get away from one.
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Old 11-20-2022, 06:26 PM   #777
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I jumped a fence to get away from a charging cow. And she had horns and was protecting a calf. Any animal can be dangerous especially wild ones. Even domesticated sows are dangerous when protecting their young. I have climbed many a tree to get away from one.
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I've run away from cows too, as a child. That's why I live and plan to continue living in a city. No rural pleasures for me, no way.

We have lots of big bears here also, and wolves. Fortunately I've never seen any, being a city dweller.
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Old 11-21-2022, 05:48 AM   #778
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Reading a book where the protagonist is described as a wilderness survival expert. But then she runs away in panic from a bear. Okay, then.
Was she travelling with someone slow? (As the old joke goes.)
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Old 11-21-2022, 07:41 AM   #779
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I've never had to run away from any animals.
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I've never had to run away from any animals.
I did once. To be fair, I was 8, and the animal was a (in hindsight, likely rabid) raccoon that had gotten into the apartment hallway.

I left the apartment, it started hissing at me, and I immediately turned and ran back into the apartment. I ended up late for school that day.
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