I didn’t write the “You used to my hero” line. Because it’s sarcastic and Hammy isn’t sarcastic. It’s also pretty mean and Hammy is never mean.
Elves rewrote me again. I had Larry on Hammy’s head say, “Desperation is never funny.” Then Hammy says, “Except in France.” It’s a little hip for the room, but it’s stronger than, “you used to be my hero.”
I’m open to suggestions about how to deal with the Elves. Reasonable appeals to consult before publication fall on deaf ears. Yelling and screaming don’t work. I’d kill them, but I don’t think our state’s “stand your ground” law would apply.
Then again, I live in Texas.