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October 03, 2011

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Splendid, Jon.
May I suggest sabre, though? It seems more in keeping with the period. I can give you pointers if you wish.

Good point, Rachel. Although I could use a few tips. Are you available for seconding duties? You sound like you know what you're doing.

Be advised O Alien One, that I have offered my services as second to the esteemed Baroness, having insider knowledge of the challenger's vulnerability to a well directed blunt pun. (Of course, if the world had only listened to …Time? Lord…™ days ago, none of this would have been necessary *exits mumbling*

Ha. Fie upon you, traitorous double-barrelled cur!

Just realised I forgot to provide a link to the trailer (in case there's anyone out there who hasn't seen it yet): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uiEvcuVeA64

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