192884403 wrote:surely one can't say complex conditional passive language is bad grammar ?
I still think it's a bit of a cop-out but to be honest, as long as your cop-outs keep being awesome I don't really mind.
"Really?" I thought, "They're just letting me take her? That's it? How do they know I'm qualified to be a parent?"
There is one thing I am curious about, and I'd really like Mark Rosewater to answer that, although I am not sure if he ever answers posts on the message boards (by what he always says, we're anyway quite sure he does read them ^__^); a disclaimer first, though: don't get me wrong, I like this kind of articles and this one in particular, and there's nothing wrong with it for me; just curious.If you think about it, a lot of people read what Maro writes and, although in the niche-world of Magic only, we can say that he is a celebrity and that he knows that (he even wrote an article about it some time ago): so, basically, if Mark writes about someone's private life, he's disclosing that to a vaste public that follows him.Now, what I wonder is: are we sure people like, for instance, Rachel Rosewater are ok with that? Are they ok with having their intimate life, funny moments and tragic events included, acted out in a weekly column? Knowing how much Maro is caring towards his family, I am sure he asked Rachel if she was ok starring one of his columns before going on and writing it, but I would like to get assured that this happened, and, anyway, I'd like to know how the Rosewater's family cope with being the wife/daughter/son of a celebrity and thus having from time to time their own life opened to a large audience.
There is one thing I am curious about, and I'd really like Mark Rosewater to answer that, although I am not sure if he ever answers posts on the message boards (by what he always says, we're anyway quite sure he does read them ^__^);
If you really want to contact Mark about this, try his Blogatog.