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You may miss something the first time; the entire point of proof-reading is to read it again and pick up on any errors that time around (and I see you haven't stopped abusing indeed :|).
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Meh. I like the word indeed. It just fits in where nothing else will.

Aaaanyway, why were we talking about typos again?

*Looks*

Oh yeah.

Anyway, yes, I'm not a very good proof-reader. Argument over, perhaps?
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...it can't be over if there was no argument to start with? Anyway, if nothing else fits in there is no reason why you can't just not say anything there.
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astronomy is completely different from astrology please don't confuse them;
cosmology is different from both astronomy and astrology so don't confuse that either;
the LHC is not a 'black hole machine', 'atom smasher' or any variation thereof;
Antonín Dvořák was a romantic period composer famous for composing the New World Symphony and his surname is pronounced DVOR-zhahk; August Dvorak was an American psychologist who co-created the Dvorak Simplified Keyboard and his surname is pronounced DVOR-ak;
& is called an ampersand, not an 'and sign' or anything;
do not confuse the ampersand with the treble clef;
it's etc., not ect.;
I won't even bother outlining proper apostrophe usage;
it should not be octopi but rather octopuses or octopodes if you feel particularly pedantic: octopus is not a second declension Latin noun and thus does not decline to octopi;
whom is used when it is the object of a pronoun or with the indirect object;
oddly enough, if you sprinkle pi around with some numbers and symbols it doesn't actually look mathematical or clever;
the suffix is -ful, not -full: powerful, painful, joyful.
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Oh great, so now you're critting me over the words I use? Ugh.
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*Insert useless fight*
*Fight OVER*

Well, that was nice and quick.
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Oh great, so now you're critting me over the words I use? Ugh.
I'm just highlighting that the frequent use of the word 'indeed' irritates me. It's nothing to do with you in particular. :|
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astronomy is completely different from astrology please don't confuse them;
cosmology is different from both astronomy and astrology so don't confuse that either;
the LHC is not a 'black hole machine', 'atom smasher' or any variation thereof;
Antonín Dvořák was a romantic period composer famous for composing the New World Symphony and his surname is pronounced DVOR-zhahk; August Dvorak was an American psychologist who co-created the Dvorak Simplified Keyboard and his surname is pronounced DVOR-ak;
& is called an ampersand, not an 'and sign' or anything;
do not confuse the ampersand with the treble clef;
it's etc., not ect.;
I won't even bother outlining proper apostrophe usage;
it should not be octopi but rather octopuses or octopodes if you feel particularly pedantic: octopus is not a second declension Latin noun and thus does not decline to octopi;
whom is used when it is the object of a pronoun or with the indirect object;
oddly enough, if you sprinkle pi around with some numbers and symbols it doesn't actually look mathematical or clever;
the suffix is -ful, not -full: powerful, painful, joyful.
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You may miss something the first time; the entire point of proof-reading is to read it again and pick up on any errors that time around (and I see you haven't stopped abusing indeed :|).
But if it was spellchecked properly and everything, then you'd have to have a ridiculous argument with someone else, wouldn't you? Just leave it. If you don't like it, say so and move on. You're just nitpicking now. :/

Anyway, I like the concept, but I think you should go into more detail about the roles of the other legendaries, like the Johto trio, the Kanto birds, the regis, and so on.

Also, doesn't Ho-oh represent the Sun or something? As in phoenix?
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But if it was spellchecked properly and everything, then you'd have to have a ridiculous argument with someone else, wouldn't you? Just leave it. If you don't like it, say so and move on. You're just nitpicking now. :/
What's wrong with telling somebody to check for typos...?
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astronomy is completely different from astrology please don't confuse them;
cosmology is different from both astronomy and astrology so don't confuse that either;
the LHC is not a 'black hole machine', 'atom smasher' or any variation thereof;
Antonín Dvořák was a romantic period composer famous for composing the New World Symphony and his surname is pronounced DVOR-zhahk; August Dvorak was an American psychologist who co-created the Dvorak Simplified Keyboard and his surname is pronounced DVOR-ak;
& is called an ampersand, not an 'and sign' or anything;
do not confuse the ampersand with the treble clef;
it's etc., not ect.;
I won't even bother outlining proper apostrophe usage;
it should not be octopi but rather octopuses or octopodes if you feel particularly pedantic: octopus is not a second declension Latin noun and thus does not decline to octopi;
whom is used when it is the object of a pronoun or with the indirect object;
oddly enough, if you sprinkle pi around with some numbers and symbols it doesn't actually look mathematical or clever;
the suffix is -ful, not -full: powerful, painful, joyful.
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