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The Answer to the "Pun Contest"

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"About as much fun as a bag of weasels"...when I first saw this Irish adage, it made me think of the life of a writer: sometimes perilous, sometimes painful, certainly interesting. My paper journal has always been called "The Bag of Weasels." This is the Bag of Weasels' online home.

The Answer to the "Pun Contest"

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Well, I thank you all for your attention and attempts to finding the acknowledged awful pun in the last chapter of AMC. Since many of you are sitting on the edges of your seats--do not deny it! Carnistir sees you in his palantir! and tells me everything!--waiting for the answer, and since I have a winner, then I will not force you to wait for next week's chapter.

First off, congrats to levade, who emailed me with the correct passage!

And now, for the bad pun....

Turonén sees the shame in our faces and takes pity. "Ah, Tindanén," he says, "leave them be. They are still too young to fully comprehend the pleasures of the flesh, and I do not think that we should hasten that knowledge. Macalaurë, Vingarië," he adds, "forgive us?"

I hope that in the meager, mingled light, he cannot see by the flush in my cheeks that this summer—using thoughts of his sister as the catalyst—I had begun to grasp such pleasures.

I couldn't resist leaving that in. It was just too terrible to resist! I'll probably reword a bit for Draft Two. Probably. Unless I enjoy tormenting my Pit of Voles readers as much as I love tormenting you all!

On a completely unrelated note, I had a unexpected--but pleasantly--busy weekend, on top of recovering from a nasty cold (necessitating frequent naps and much laying-on-the-couch with the husband). So to those of you who I promised to read chapters, etc., it is coming! I actually did my Monday-morning work on Friday afternoon, so I should be able to catch up at work tomorrow.
  • And now, for the bad pun....

    I missed it. Thanks. Good visual coming in now! No pun intended ;-)
  • Bah! That was the pun? It did not seem at all out of place to me... I say that you can leave it in the chapter even after revision.

    BTW, it is a very hot picture of shy Macalaure... grasping such pleasure... My mind is in gutter, obviously.
    • I didn't intend anything naughty when I first wrote it. So my mind is in the gutter too, obviously, even when I don't know it! :^))

      I love the new icon, btw. It provides an interesting image. ;)
  • I can hardly believe a perv like me did not spot it! But then, my mind was occupied with high Noldorin towers at he time. ;p
    • And Noldorin towers are a fine pursuit.... ;)

      Methinks I need a "build you a tower in my pants" icon, seeing as everyone remembers that dreadful song! :^D
  • Okay, I haven't looked at the answer yet because I want to give it a go! I have read and reread this chapter and I couldn't find a bad pun! The only thing I could find was this:

    I hope that in the meager, mingled light, he cannot see by the flush in my cheeks that this summer--using thoughts of his sister as the catalyst--I had begun to grasp such pleasures.

    But I didn't think it was bad!!! This is probably wrong. So now I will post it and then have a look at the correct answer!

    I am sorry you've been sick! It seems that everyone has been! I hope you are soon well!
    • I thought it was bad in the sense that I really wasn't trying to be naughty there. Not to evoke actual images of "grasping" certainly. ;)

      I haven't decided if I'll leave it in. It's not much to change "grasp" to a more appropriate verb!
  • Yes! Yes! I got it too! Yay! And Alina is right! It is NOT bad at all! Definitely leave it in!
    • Oh, and thanks for the well wishes! I'm feeling better today, ignoring the fact that it feels like I have spiders in my chest. But at least the drippy congested feeling is gone.

      (I thought I was going to faint yesterday at skating practice from lack of oxygen. Not good. :^/)
  • *giggles*

    I think it's funny. You should leave it in. Although not everybody might share my kind of humor. (Well, my father does, but he'll not be interested in AMC anyway, hehe)

    Now I'm only wondering if Macalaure said this intentionally or if it was more of... eh, a Freudian slip? ;)
    • I know that for Dawn Felagund, it was certainly a Freudian slip!

      It's funny: I've now had three different people in short order tell me to keep it in. Hmm. Now my internal editors are arguing amongst themselves.... ;)
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