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    Re: Alice wanted to buy eggplants.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    Al, you have a tendency to humanize inanimate objects. What am I referring to? Well, it's hard for me to imagine a fan spinning halfheartedly. (Slowly, perhaps.) In fact, it seems rather creepy that fans express human emotions.
    Actually, I kind of like it as long as it's intentional. I mean, do flags wave? Do engines cough? Do kettles whistle? Do guns bark? Woof!

    But, Al, be warned: Some people like poetic license, others will revoke it.
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    Re: Alice wanted to buy eggplants.

    She is not exactly a part of the story. She is part of the bazaar which mystifies and scares Alice. If I were to look at it that way, are the holes in the ceiling part of the story? I would have to omit a lot in that case.

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    Re: Alice wanted to buy eggplants.

    I don't know why a bazaar would mystify or scare anybody.

    What is mysterious about the bazaar, and why is it scary?

    (If I were Alice I would go to a different bazaar.)
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