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[Because My Tears Are Delicious To You] Change the Sky and Other Stories by Margaret St. Clair
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James Nicoll
2017-05-14 13:26:15 UTC
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Change the Sky and Other Stories by Margaret St. Clair

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Carl Fink
2017-05-14 14:14:56 UTC
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Change the Sky and Other Stories by Margaret St. Clair
Thanks.

ROT13 is not really appropriate for web publishing. The convention there is
to use white text on a white background for spoilers, so the user can
highlight it to reveal. Even better (notably for screen-readers for the
visually impaired and for smartphone readers) is simple coding with
click-to-reveal.
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Steve Coltrin
2017-05-15 06:48:42 UTC
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ROT13 is not really appropriate for web publishing.
Stick this in a smart bookmark:

javascript:function%20convert(inText){var%20outText='',t;for(i=0;i<inText.length;i++){t=inText.charCodeAt(i);if((t>64&&t<78)||(t>96&&t<110))t%20+=%2013;else%20if((t>77&&t<91)||(t>109&&t<123))t%20-=%2013;outText%20+=%20String.fromCharCode(t);}return%20outText;}var%20sel=window.getSelection().getRangeAt(0);if(sel==''){var%20act=document.activeElement;if(act.type=="textarea"){var%20start=act.selectionStart,end=act.selectionEnd;if(start!=end){var%20prefix=act.value.substring(0,start);var%20middle=convert(act.value.substring(start,end));var%20suffix=act.value.substring(end);act.value=prefix;act.value%20+=%20middle;void(act.value%20+=%20suffix);}}else{void(inText=prompt('Phrase...',''));if(inText)alert(convert(inText));}}else{out=convert(sel.toString());sel.deleteContents();var%20span=document.createElement("span");span.innerHTML=out;sel.insertNode(span);}

Highlight, click, Bob, uncle.
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Robert Carnegie
2017-05-15 08:09:21 UTC
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ROT13 is not really appropriate for web publishing.
javascript:function%20convert(inText){var%20outText='',t;for(i=0;i<inText.length;i++){t=inText.charCodeAt(i);if((t>64&&t<78)||(t>96&&t<110))t%20+=%2013;else%20if((t>77&&t<91)||(t>109&&t<123))t%20-=%2013;outText%20+=%20String.fromCharCode(t);}return%20outText;}var%20sel=window.getSelection().getRangeAt(0);if(sel==''){var%20act=document.activeElement;if(act.type=="textarea"){var%20start=act.selectionStart,end=act.selectionEnd;if(start!=end){var%20prefix=act.value.substring(0,start);var%20middle=convert(act.value.substring(start,end));var%20suffix=act.value.substring(end);act.value=prefix;act.value%20+=%20middle;void(act.value%20+=%20suffix);}}else{void(inText=prompt('Phrase...',''));if(inText)alert(convert(inText));}}else{out=convert(sel.toString());sel.deleteContents();var%20span=document.createElement("span");span.innerHTML=out;sel.insertNode(span);}
Highlight, click, Bob, uncle.
Or with more effort but less of mysterious stuff,
http://rot13.com - but, for some reason, my tablet
isn't letting me select text to copy. That's my
problem. (One of them.)
Carl Fink
2017-05-15 10:48:00 UTC
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ROT13 is not really appropriate for web publishing.
javascript:function%20convert(inText){var%20outText='',t;for(i=0;i<inText.length;i++){t=inText.charCodeAt(i);if((t>64&&t<78)||(t>96&&t<110))t%20+=%2013;else%20if((t>77&&t<91)||(t>109&&t<123))t%20-=%2013;outText%20+=%20String.fromCharCode(t);}return%20outText;}var%20sel=window.getSelection().getRangeAt(0);if(sel==''){var%20act=document.activeElement;if(act.type=="textarea"){var%20start=act.selectionStart,end=act.selectionEnd;if(start!=end){var%20prefix=act.value.substring(0,start);var%20middle=convert(act.value.substring(start,end));var%20suffix=act.value.substring(end);act.value=prefix;act.value%20+=%20middle;void(act.value%20+=%20suffix);}}else{void(inText=prompt('Phrase...',''));if(inText)alert(convert(inText));}}else{out=convert(sel.toString());sel.deleteContents();var%20span=document.createElement("span");span.innerHTML=out;sel.insertNode(span);}
Highlight, click, Bob, uncle.
I was able to decode it. It's just the wrong technique to use. Notably,
James is trying to make a living at this, meaning he wants his stuff indexed
so it appears in web searches. Highlightable text will be indexed by
Google. I don't believe rot13 text will be. Also, convenience for the
reader matters.
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Robert Carnegie
2017-05-15 21:40:38 UTC
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Change the Sky and Other Stories by Margaret St. Clair
Thanks.
ROT13 is not really appropriate for web publishing. The convention there is
to use white text on a white background for spoilers, so the user can
highlight it to reveal. Even better (notably for screen-readers for the
visually impaired and for smartphone readers) is simple coding with
click-to-reveal.
TV Tropes does the latter. But the blog platform
may be unfriendly to the technique. It works in my
tablet browser.

Example:
<http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ImpossibleTheft>

Under "Advertising", item "A Farmer's Insurance spot", half of the paragraph appears as blank
underscore, until tapped on. Then the text
appears with underscore.

I think I remember seeing this "nested", i.e.
some text in the hidden text is double hidden.
So if you click (here, you see this, but
you have to (click here, too, to see this.))

But I may be mistaken.

Of course you could have separate hidden bits
side by side, but that wouldn't have the same
effect, e.g. "Now I am invincible" he declares.
(Then (The Masked Avenger, (who actually is
his estranged sister,)) kills him.)

Fictional example; aren't thry all? ;-)
No; there's often a "Real Life" section,
usually last.

Robert Bannister
2017-05-15 02:18:23 UTC
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Change the Sky and Other Stories by Margaret St. Clair
http://jamesdavisnicoll.com/review/souvenirs
Interesting themes, but I hate short stories.
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James Nicoll
2017-05-15 03:41:21 UTC
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Change the Sky and Other Stories by Margaret St. Clair
http://jamesdavisnicoll.com/review/souvenirs
Interesting themes, but I hate short stories.
I have heard that St. Clair was stronger at short lengths than long.
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David Johnston
2017-05-15 04:48:14 UTC
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Change the Sky and Other Stories by Margaret St. Clair
http://jamesdavisnicoll.com/review/souvenirs
Interesting themes, but I hate short stories.
I have heard that St. Clair was stronger at short lengths than long.
They just about all sound like script treatments for Twilight Zone
episodes. I do not like that series.
Michael F. Stemper
2017-05-15 19:48:21 UTC
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http://jamesdavisnicoll.com/review/souvenirs
I've known of Margaret St. Clair since I first read her "Child
of Void" in _Tomorrow's Children_, some time in the late '60s.

I never connected her with "An Egg a Month from All Over", which
I first read in _50 Short Science Fiction Tales_, at about the
same time.

Looking at my copy of _50_, it seems that it was published as
by "Idris Seabright", who the ISFDB assures me is St. Clair.

That's the second thing that I've learned today.
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This sentence no verb.
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