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South Africa deserved this. - Wemyss's Appalling Hobby:
From the Party Guilty of Committing 'Gate of Ivory, Gate of Horn'
South Africa deserved this.
Philander and Prior deserved their recognitions today for the two sides (man of the match / series). England need not hang their heads, either: indeed, I think we have seen a bright future unfolding already. England shall regroup and return, and all be well.

In utterly unrelated news, if Kevin Pietersen were in fandom, he'd be the one who never commented on fests he was in, dropped out of exchanges without telling the mods and never thanked anyone for exchange gifts, and never acknowledged anything written to his own prompts.

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absynthedrinker From: absynthedrinker Date: August 20th, 2012 05:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
When Americans what to know what a 'wanker' is, you need only point at his photo in response.

wemyss From: wemyss Date: August 20th, 2012 10:29 pm (UTC) (Link)


But true. He's a doos.
nursedarry From: nursedarry Date: August 20th, 2012 07:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
BAHAHAHAHAHAHA to that last bit.
wemyss From: wemyss Date: August 20th, 2012 10:30 pm (UTC) (Link)


pathology_doc From: pathology_doc Date: August 20th, 2012 08:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
Colloquial speech being what it is, the trouble with saying "So-and-so deserved this" is that you can never be sure whether it means:

1) "...for a fairly-played and hard-fought game, deserved the accolades received"


2) "...for his crimes, deserved an eternity of screaming agony stuffed under a bench in a place that might or might not be Kings Cross Station."
wemyss From: wemyss Date: August 20th, 2012 10:30 pm (UTC) (Link)


Useful thing, ambiguity. Ask any Civil Servant.
pathology_doc From: pathology_doc Date: August 21st, 2012 11:28 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Precisely.

Or any horror or sci-fi author dealing with issues of precognition. Frank Herbert's Dune is a perfect example. Our Hero sees multiple futures in which he lies dead from a knife wound, but [Spoiler (click to open)]the payoff isn't for over twenty years, and not at the hands of the people he thought most likely. In much the same vein, SF novelist Timothy Zahn's twisted Jedi Joruus C'Baoth has foreseen that Luke Skywalker's love interest will kneel before him; but when she finally does, [Spoiler (click to open)]it's in order to ram the full length of a lightsabre up into his sensitive parts.
wemyss From: wemyss Date: August 21st, 2012 12:07 pm (UTC) (Link)


And then there was Tom Riddle and that prophecy....
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