Wednesday word count starting: 107,142.
Wednesday word count ending: 106, 593.
The cuts are going to get deeper now, since we’ve reached the middle of the book. But then we have to add more to the finale. Bleah.
We’ve received an extremely long email from someone named Bill Turner. His email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Mr. Turner’s email is a 4,000 word hate-filled rant about how awful Muslims are. It includes such gems as Muslims are “mentally mangled from birth” and is calling for a war on Islam. I think. There is a lot of misspellings and I didn’t read it too closely. Mr. Turner is not a spambot. He filled out the form on our website. Mr. Turner is permanently banned.
As is the policy of this blog, when we receive a particularly terrible email, we make it public. A quick Google search has shown that Mr. Turner engaged in this behavior previously on other sites, so we are happy to offer you the opportunity to preemptively block him.
You guys are superquick on the uptake with the last battle quote. How about this one? And don’t google, that’s cheating.
“Soldiers, no poor sap ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by being all that he can be. Damn the torpedoes, or give me death! Eternal vigilance is the price of duty. And, to the victors go the spoils. So remember: you are the best of the best of the few and the proud. So ask not what your country can do for you, only regret that you have but one life to live!”
How about that? Sergeant Heart would approve.