August 2nd, 2014

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So the countdown begins

If I can get the rest of my 2014 [community profile] fkficfest/fkficfest story drafted by dinnertime on Sunday, I will treat myself to Guardians of the Galaxy this weekend! And I'll throw my hat in the beta-reader ring. But this prompt has turned out to stake its ground farther from my storytelling comfort zone than I'd originally imagined. Well, new lessons to learn, and ever one sentence at a time! :-)

If you're playing this year, how's your story coming? (I hear that one story is already in beta-reader hands! Yay, [personal profile] lastscorpion!) If you're not playing, have you volunteered to beta? ~grin~ I hope that we won't need any pinch-hitters, but volunteers are welcome for that, too! Either way, do check out the find/be-a-beta posts (DW & LJ); we have two magnificent volunteers so far!

Stories come due in one week and eight hours, more or less.

Nick, Natalie, Lacroix, Schanke, Janette, Tracy and the rest are counting on us! I wonder what they'd think of what we'll put them through this time... :-)

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Natalie Again

FK Canon Trivia: Precinct Numbers Aloud

In which episode(s) would I find FK's characters referring to the numbered precincts aloud? That is, do FK's characters ever say, e.g., the "ninety-sixth," "ninety-six" or "nine-six"?

The cardinal ("ninety-six," no "th") seems to be true in real-world Toronto, per the official TPS site and main Wikipedia page. The call-sign numbers ("nine-six") and the ordinals ("ninety-sixth") both seem common in the US (fiction-wise, Ed McBain preferred one and Rex Stout the other). But just as Canada is not the US, FK is is not reality! :-)

Real Toronto actually has "districts" instead of "precincts," I know, among many other differences. Regardless, whatever is true now wouldn't have been for FK, anyway; the metropolitan Toronto police forces completely reorganized in 1998 out here in the real world (and there's a post-LK story that someone should tell!).

Oh, yes, like dwelling on canon trivia isn't a time-honored way of not finishing your story on time. ;-) One week, three hours...

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