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Brunette Management

Jun 3, 05 - 5:05 PM

If you attempted to post to the club last night or this morning, you may have been unable to do so. The problem has since been taken care of: I have archived another eight threads, making plenty of room to be going on with.

In the process, I noticed that all the archives from no. 44 onwards had a strange and superfluous 'n' at the very bottom. Please, girls, if you're browsing and you notice things like that, let me know. I may, like all prefects, be omniscient, but I am also sometimes in a hurry!

One last point: forms of address. The prevailing informality of the club has led to the occasional mis-naming of members by other members, and it is best to nip these things in the bud. A girl is to be addressed by the name she herself has entered in the "Name" field, e.g. Diana or Miss Serena, unless she has entered her full name, in which case the format is "[Title] [Surname]". Thus, Sushuri Novaryana is Raya Novaryana, and Isabel Trent, who uses her full name in order that people not confuse her with the other Miss Trent, should still be addressed as Miss Trent.

The grand fungal exception is of course Princess Mushroom, who is addressed as "child" by prefects and "Your Highness" by everyone else!

Miss Drusilla
Daphne D.

Jun 4th, 2005 - 10:28 AM
Re: Housekeeping

I noticed in some cases the HTML codes hadn't transferred properly, and showed an O with a squiggle instead of the proper effect.
Isabel Trent

Jun 5th, 2005 - 2:11 AM
Re: Housekeeping

Talking of housekeeping, my Brunette Aunt told me the most marvellous way to wash one's gloves. She's a very advanced practicality-merchant -- knows all about, well, you know, driving cars and tax returns and odd things like that.

Anyway, what one does is: one keeps one's gloves on, and washes one's hands with some mild detergent. Getting the wet gloves off again is no picnic, as anyone who has ever worn a bathing costume will instinctively realise, but it is terribly effective and doesn't take long at all. Long live Brunette Aunts!

And here are a couple of safety tips one picked up only a moment ago, between the typing of the two previous paragraphs:

Never try to blow out a burning incense cone. You will only get ash everywhere.

Never try to remove the lid of an incense burner currently in operation. You will only burn your fingers.
Miss Drusilla

Jun 8th, 2005 - 12:27 AM
Re: Housekeeping

Dear Daphne,

I have fixed a few of them, but at the moment I don't have time to page through the entire archive. Perhaps I shall save it as a project for a rainy day. Or you could tell me the worst instances and I'll take care of them right away.

Miss Drusilla

Jun 8th, 2005 - 12:31 PM
Re: Housekeeping

I think the problem arises from "special characters" which seem to have different ASCII designations on Macintosh ordinators and I.B.M. compatibles - so what looks right on one will look wrong on the other. The solution to this is either to designate special characters (accented characters etc.) as HTML tags or just to avoid them.
Miss Drusilla

Jun 8th, 2005 - 5:26 PM
Re: Housekeeping

Rather than special characters, they appear to be primarily speech marks and apostrophes. Whatever kind of ordinator Carina uses doesn't mix well with my Apples!