Ansan Gotti wrote:
Oberon wrote:Parson doesn't need to "reach out" to Charlie. All he has to do is open his Eyebook and start typing. That's cheaper then spending Maggie's juice trying to contact him, by far.
Parson could use the Eyebook, but he could also reach out to Charlie without Maggie's help. It was established in a previous update that anyone can concentrate on Charlie and he can communicate with that person if he wants to.
Yes, but it was also detailed that this would take a variable amount of time. Sending an IM via the Eyebook avoids that limitation.
Ansan Gotti wrote:You're minimizing or dismissing the importance of the conclusion of Book One, and all of its glorious culmination of the triumph of free will, which is obviously a major theme of the entire story?
Honestly, I just don't get that viewpoint. It's not about Rich's profanity filter, it was a deliberate authorial choice, Parson even referred to it in a klog, how cutesy this world is despite all of its brutality.
The reason he allowed it was *because* of the artistic effect of the curse. See his post
You are both citing from Rich's quote, and you are both ignoring the sole word which describes his viewpoint as it relates to my conclusion. "Once." It is the puctuation that describes clearly, to me at least, that continued cursing was not
going to be allowed within Erfworld, were it to continue to be hosted upon the GitP site.
Erfworld was allowed a sole
curse on the GitP site which otherwise forbids all cursing, because of the owner's appreciation for the artistic value of that curses presentation. This I hope we can all agree on. Rich says exactly that in the reference you both cite. I hope we can also agree that his final word on the subject was "Once", indicating that further
cursing, such as the casual, non-artistic-value curses Parson has dropped here, on this new site not owned by Rich, would clearly have not been allowed on Rich's site. I find this to be very unambiguous : "Write and draw a brilliant 150-page fantasy epic, and maybe I'll let you cuss here. Once." How does this get translated into "Even though I otherwise forbid all cursing on my site, cursing in Erfworld is just fine and dandy on my site"? It's clearly not fine and dandy with Rich, or there would be no need for Rich to cite the very clear limiter: Once.
Thus, the need for a change in venue, if Parson's cursing was to be continued as it has been. That was my entire point, and you both seem to have used the exact reference which I used to form my conclusion, but instead reached the exact opposite conclusion. Interesting. Before anyone jumps in here with another false conclusion, I am certainly not saying that Rich ceased to host Erfworld because Rob wanted to continue Parson's cursing. And I'm not at all saying that Rob wanted Parson to continue cursing and Rich refused to allow it. I have zero insider knowledge, and I'm relying solely upon information available publicly. I'm just saying that Rich's post seems to me at least to make it very clear that the single
curse at the end of Erfworld Book 1 was allowable due to Rich's perception of the artistic expression surrounding that curse, but that continued cursing would not be permitted on his site.