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Question, because I'm lazy curious:

MLA format: The Bible isn't underlined in text, and I've discovered that the Book of Mormon is also not underlined. Would you underline: Oxford English Dictionary? I feel like I've seen O.E.D. in places (as opposed to O.E.D.) but I could quite easily be wrong.

Also, someone made a compilation of Dylan O'brien kissing his real life girlfriend the girl in his first movie and from other things he's done, and it made my chest all tight and I feel funny. I should not be attracted to a CHILD. A very hot and attractive child. Okay, he's almost 22. STILL. (And I still can't watch The First Time because I know they're really dating and it makes me feel like a creeper or a voyeur, and I have issues, I recognize this, but there is a very strong WE DO NOT CROSS THE STREAMS vibe in me regarding celebrities and being a fan.)

I am a nerd. There you go. Also, I'm making the Mr. take me out to a good dinner and I'm getting a black and blue martini or NINE. \o/

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ladycyndra
May. 3rd, 2013 07:55 pm (UTC)
Do you mean underlining certain scriptures in the Bible? I know some who highlight entire chapters but I've never done that to my own. I didn't feel it was right to do so. ^_^;
stoney321
May. 3rd, 2013 08:12 pm (UTC)
I mean MLA format?
Like how the title of a book is underlined in citation?

Balls: Bouncy Things Or Testicles? by Dick Butkiss.

as opposed to the magazine article,

"Balls: Definitely Both Bouncy and Testicular," Life, May, 2013. Print.
stoney321
May. 3rd, 2013 08:48 pm (UTC)
Re: I mean MLA format?
I HAVE TO CORRECT MYSELF BEFORE SOMEONE ELSE DOES:

Butkiss, Dick, "Balls: Definitely Both Bouncy And Testicular," Life, May, 2013. Print.

BECAUSE THAT IS IMPORTANT.
ladycyndra
May. 3rd, 2013 09:09 pm (UTC)
Re: I mean MLA format?
OH!! Durp is me. I misunderstood. Pass the wine!!
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stoney321
May. 3rd, 2013 08:13 pm (UTC)
*GROSS SOBBING*

D:

*gimmie hands*
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stoney321
May. 3rd, 2013 08:38 pm (UTC)
I JUST CANNOT.

I cannot.

I cannot finish it. I get about a third of the way through and my chest gets tight and I WANT TO KISS HIS FACE.
lynnenne
May. 3rd, 2013 08:22 pm (UTC)
Have a few drinks for me! <3
stoney321
May. 3rd, 2013 08:38 pm (UTC)
I will, I will!
fabrisse
May. 3rd, 2013 08:36 pm (UTC)
I'll join you in the black and blue martini. Or have the cucumber rickey. The menu reads very well.
stoney321
May. 3rd, 2013 08:39 pm (UTC)
Fresh and sunny and crisp - perfect for Texas weather!
flaming_muse
May. 3rd, 2013 10:27 pm (UTC)
Yes, of course I would underline/italicize the OED, because it is the title of a proper, published book with different versions. The Bible (like New Testament/Hebrew Bible/Torah) is scripture - and come in different translations even into English, so you'd underline/capitalize the New Revised Standard Version in the citation of chapter and verse if you were quoting - I realize the BoM probably comes in one version in English so that part isn't relevant - but not when you say the Bible itself.

I can't with Dylan O'Brien. I can't.

(Or, the problem is, I TOTALLY COULD in another life. And this is a problem for me.)
stoney321
May. 3rd, 2013 10:34 pm (UTC)
<-- visual representation of me in that boy's presence
Yep, I'm going with underlining, too. YOU ARE WISE AND WONDERFUL.

I CAN'T WITH HIM TOO. This is becoming a huge problem in my life. Lol.
flaming_muse
May. 3rd, 2013 10:48 pm (UTC)
Re: <-- visual representation of me in that boy's presence
Well, I was a professional proofreader and copy editor, regardless of all of the weird things my fingers type out when I'm not paying attention...

(And I italicize. I LOATHE underlining in almost all cases. But I respect your choices! :) )

Dylaaaaaaaaan.
stoney321
May. 3rd, 2013 11:08 pm (UTC)
This I know, and this I respect (and use. Oh, do I use you... I MEAN LOVE YOU.).

The ONLY reason I'm underlining in that particular doc that I'm working on (that only you are privvy to) is because the agents I'm looking at sending it to have stated they want that instead of italics. WHICH IS WEIRD BECAUSE I PREFER ITALICS, TOO.
flaming_muse
May. 4th, 2013 12:43 am (UTC)
No, no, manuscripts are still expected to be submitted in Courier 12 with underlining. Absolutely, that's standard; that how one formats things for submission and editing. I just hate it. :D
femmenerd
May. 3rd, 2013 11:34 pm (UTC)
Cute celebrities (especially the young ones) are best considered at least quasi "fictional" for my sanity.
entrenous88
May. 4th, 2013 12:06 am (UTC)
Oh, I want a whole tray of delicious cocktails tonight! I hope your dinner is fabulous!
rocketlaunching
May. 4th, 2013 04:29 am (UTC)
I have no idea how to answer your question but I have a question of my own...

IS IT JUST ME OR DOES TEXAS HAVE A NEVER ENDING STREAM OF AMAZING RESTAURANTS?! GOD I WISH I LIVED IN TEXAS

(maybe not because I would become the blueberry girl from willy wonka just eating EVERYTHING BUT STILL OMG TEXAS FOOD)
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