I daresay, old bean, that you are very close indeed to the proper structuring of aristocratic oration. I should like to illuminate you on some of the finer points (if i may presume) which you will find listed at the bottom of this wholly unremarkable Table. (Harumph)
I do so enjoy the classics, unfortunately the classics are sadly becoming stained with verbage from the hoi-polloi. With utter nonsense such as this 'n00b' thing I hear the servants occasionally utter, I should think that civilization itself is becoming a thing of the past, wouldn't you say?
Prose and formatting:
why the double images? Other than that, the pictures are fine, as they give some 'character' to the letters.
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Ok, here are some changes that i am suggesting. I didn't just edit them myself (i never do) because i feel that since i am reviewing a 'work in progress' I would rather the owner do that. Once the owner is done, then 'AVAST YE! PREPARE TO BE BOARDED!' Anyway...here's the list:
you tend to mix your language. I understand that you want him to be aristocratic. Well, aristo's CONSTANTLY use polysyllables (dog residue = canine excrement) (shaved the hair = denuded or depilitated. Yes, i know that many people will not get the words, and probably have to look it up, but that's the point. This rich fuck has EDUCATION. Mrs SnotRag III would positively faint if she heard the word 'shit'..but say 'fecal matter' and she will just wrinkle her nose and proceed to start fluttering her fan in front of her face.
i woulds't like to be compensated..might sound better as I should like
we upperclassmen never refer to ourselves as 'me'..that is much too gutteral a word. "I believe that you should reimburse me for ..." should read "I believe that reimbursement is in order here.."...something to that effect.
I should think that Sir Lord Mittens would welcome the rank of THIRD in the queens royal navy..any reader that happens to compare the ranks (like me) would see that the CAT was a higher rank than Lord Classy. it would be a nice little hidden joke...
Proper Gentelmen do NOT drink Indian Tea, my good man. Chinese WHITE TEA is much classier and more expensive to boot. ALSO we all know that if you were to shorten it to 'china white' (for the butler OR the cat) ..heheh 'china white' is a type of heroin.
I love the way you kept playing the same little jokes, with little twists...from letter to letter, thats why i suggested the WHITE TEA...thought it might make a good joke. All in all, I love the idea/concept. Just make it more 'stuffy shirt' (ie pompous, arrogant, self-important) These people are the top of the shit-heap, and they dont smell as bad as everyone else...these qualities and more are what allows persons such as themselves to tolerate scumbags like me...!
Please for the love of Jesus keep the cat's name as Megatron. The idea of a stuffy aristocrat with a cat named Megatron is ultra lollerskates funny.188.8.131.52 01:34, 8 November 2007 (UTC)
I hope i helped...if you need some words...im in the IRC a lot of the time.....
Ok, so the font size was too big? It looked about normal size at 200% on my screen, and 150% just a little on the small side, which makes me wonder what other people were seeing it as. It might just be my slightly high resolution or the particular font it's choosing. Though I'm pretty sure comic sans wasn't the effect the article is going for with "cursive", actually being readable would probably be nice. •Spang•☃•talk• 03:21, 07 Nov 2007
Oh dammit, I don't know. I was afraid this might happen because I had trouble choosing the font for the article. At 200% it fills up my entire screen. That little picture on the side looks really snazzy though. Uh, can we split the diff? -- Le Cejak•<-> 03:25, 7 November 2007 (UTC)
Split the diff? How do you mean? And, which picture? On which side? I'm confused now. It's at least readable here, just. The extra fonts I added were based on some list I found of the script/cursive fonts that people were most likely to have, so at least most people will get the right font. Just not sure if it'll be big enough to read, or maybe even too big. Hmmm. •Spang•☃•talk• 03:51, 07 Nov 2007
Spang, it's your call on this. I was afraid this might happen. -- Le Cejak•<-> 04:01, 7 November 2007 (UTC)
Well a serif font like times new roman or garamond is more a kind of newspapery font, you really want a script font, like the handwriting of a classy gentleman. The problem with script fonts is that there's no one font that most people have, and the various variations are very inconsistently sized, so to get a set that displays nicely on all people's computers is difficult to do. I checked the script fonts I added with 3 different OSes (windows, OSX and linux) on several different browsers, and they seemed readable on all. If the script fonts are good, we could always add the serif ones to the list of backups if they don't have the script fonts. Having said that, the times new roman does look the part. So basically it's a personal preference thing. Or maybe a choose tag would sort it. Or use a different font for each letter-writer. Or stop thinking too much about the font on one page. •Spang•☃•talk• 02:20, 08 Nov 2007