A Conversation for The h2g2 Post: 10.12.18

Could there be room for "A Christmas Squirrel"?

Post 1

paulh, the apocalypse is coming, it's just late

Hi, Dmitri

I'd like to be a more regular contributor to The Post than I used to be. In my December journal, I wrote a parody of Dickens' "Christmas Carol" in which the protagonist was a squirrel. I'm willing to try converting it to Guide XML, so that it could fit in The Post.

The down side is that every time I screw up, I will likely pester you for advice on how to make the coding work.

Let me know what you think of this arrangement.


Could there be room for "A Christmas Squirrel"?

Post 2

bobstafford

Hi is that the code we use for entries?
If it is and you need help send a plain copy (eg normal punctuation but no code) and I will try and mark it up until you get the hang of it


Could there be room for "A Christmas Squirrel"?

Post 3

paulh, the apocalypse is coming, it's just late

Hi, Bob.

Thankls for the help.

Here's a ink to the "Christmas Squirrel" entry.
A87925602

The trouble is, there is so little time left. I would settle for the next Post issue *after* Christmas.


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bobstafford

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bobstafford

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Post 6

Dmitri Gheorgheni - Post Editor

Dear Paul,

I received this because bobstafford actually sent this to the Post email on your behalf. smiley - laugh

You're too late for the Christmas Eve issue, but as it happens, I can manage to squeeze it in on the last day of the year. smiley - smiley

Thanks! And remember: the Post mail is postteamhg-at-gmail-dot-com.


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Post 7

paulh, the apocalypse is coming, it's just late

Hi, Dmitri

There are two blocked posts, so I'm not sure what has happened. I guess I will send an email to the Post.

smiley - smiley


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Post 8

paulh, the apocalypse is coming, it's just late

The email you gave is "not recognized' by my gmail account
"Email the post team" on the Post page is not responsive at the moment.

I will see whether I can conjure up something on my own. smiley - flustered.


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Post 9

Dmitri Gheorgheni - Post Editor

No, don't try to conjure the internet. smiley - laugh

1. I HAVE your story. bobstafford sent it to me. Then he asked me to remove it from this thread. I did so. smiley - winkeye That is why it is not here.

2. In future, send material to postteamhg-at-gmail-dot-com. Don't use the click feature on the Post page, because it will either try to open that Microsoft mail you never use, or give you an error message. smiley - rofl That is coming off the front page of the Post *now*.

Any further questions, let me know.


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Post 10

paulh, the apocalypse is coming, it's just late

I am deeply confused, but it is no one's fault. Friends have told me to speak of it as a "feature" or talent. smiley - smiley I incorporate confusion into my writing whenever possible. smiley - weird

My early-afternoon foray into the jungle of shopping malls-at-pre-Christmastime has driven me into a state of "pretend the real world is an illusion for a while." smiley - online2long


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