Skin Horse by Shaenon K. Garrity and Jeffrey C. Wells

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  1. Three Steps Over Japan

    Three Steps Over Japan said, over 1 year ago

    “And can you make me some coffee while you’re at it?”

  2. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, over 1 year ago

    Cytokines? What, you want them to have a histaminic reaction?

  3. Eddurd

    Eddurd said, over 1 year ago

    Is there a way to format these comments with line feeds and indents, so it doesn’t end up like a big lump of text?

    (TUNE: “Shooting Star”, Bad Company)

    Ginny was a sane girl, didn’t give in to the Mad …
    Said she’d fix the Brain-O-Mat, give it ev’rything she had!
    Sergio was listening, couldn’t fathom, scratched his head …
    Ginny tried to slow it down, but the guy just shrugged and said,
    “Well, I guess …”

    Artificial ECM, gonna flood with cytokines!
    Gotta tip my hat to them, and their clever mad designs!
    But the strange mechanics, Sergio can’t get at all!
    Hope nobody panics, but there’s zombies in the hall!
    “Well, I guess … well, I guess …”

    [CHORUS:]
    Well, I guess that I will be shooting stuff!
    Well, I guess … I confess …
    I confess that I will be shooting stuff!
    Yes I will, although
    My ammo’s low …
    What a mess!

  4. puddleglum1066

    puddleglum1066 said, over 1 year ago

    Instructions will be found here: http://home.comcast.net/~ccdesan/Pibgorn/StyleGuide.html


    But in the short term… if you run all the lines of your poem together (no line breaks as such) and insert the HTML line break code < p > (remove the spaces when you do it) in each place you want a line break to appear, it should come out the way you want.

  5. puddleglum1066

    puddleglum1066 said, over 1 year ago

    Oh, and if you want a blank line (between stanzas or paragraphs), put the separator on its own line by itself.

  6. puddleglum1066

    puddleglum1066 said, over 1 year ago

    Y’know, I thought having to effectively intersperse a text-formatting program in your text went out with, oh, troff…

  7. Three Steps Over Japan

    Three Steps Over Japan said, over 1 year ago

    Well, there are various ways to format text.

       <br> can be used to add blank lines.
       &nbsp; will add blank spaces.

    My list gets updated more often.

  8. Three Steps Over Japan

    Three Steps Over Japan said, over 1 year ago

    “Just think of your job as ‘experimentally distributing low-mass molecular structures accelerated to sub-mach speeds within the constraints of Newtonian physics’. Granted, conducting actual experiments is normally the task of TAs and lab assistants, but admit it – it’s sometimes fun to get your hands dirty yourself."

  9. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago

    cytokines (sīˑ·tō·kīnz),
    n.pl regulatory proteins, such as lymphokines and interleukins that are produced by immune system cells and act as intercellular mediators in the modulation of immune response. Cytokines produced by recombinant DNA technology are administered to people to affect immune status.
    -
    I would surmise that in this case the cytokines were used to create a negative immune response in the reanimated ghouls. Swelling, pain, and flaking of the reddened skin.

  10. Darwinskeeper

    Darwinskeeper said, over 1 year ago

    So there actually is a way to produce blank lines between texts?

    Testing 1, 2, 3

    Oddly enough, it doesn’t look like the zombies are going after them, at least not yet.

  11. Tom Flapwell

    Tom Flapwell GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Eddurd

    Good to have you here, Eddurd, while the SH sorts itself out!

  12. puddleglum1066

    puddleglum1066 said, over 1 year ago

    Y’know, given the number of comment boards out there, and the number of people who post poems, essays and the like on them, isn’t it a bit weird that there isn’t some semi-standardized basic word-processing plug-in for such tasks? Nope, ya just gotta know HTML (which was, like Postscript, intended more as a language to be generated by other programs, not end users)… if the site allows it (Facebook, probably the biggest bull-board system out there, doesn’t allow any formatting at all). It’s as if the people running these systems never actually use them… or even bother looking at how their users are using the systems.


    OK, I’m just pulling your leg there. I spent 26 years in the software business. I know the people who build these systems never bother to see how the customers are using them…

  13. Eddurd

    Eddurd said, over 1 year ago

    Testing formatting …


    Should be a blank line above

    Should be another blank line
    Italics
    bold
     Indent by a space
     Indent by an em-space

  14. Eddurd

    Eddurd said, over 1 year ago

    Whaddaya know?! Just like the regular SH comments! Proper filkmatting returns tomorrow.

  15. Three Steps Over Japan

    Three Steps Over Japan said, over 1 year ago

    @Darwinskeeper

    “So there actually is a way to produce blank lines between texts?”

    Haven’t you been watching what I’ve been doing over in Endtown?

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