Wed, 31 May 2023
I took it the same way:
is a menacing way to begin, foreboding bad times ahead for the Village.
But what about this phrasing communicates that so unmistakably? I can't put my finger on it. Is it “decided that”? If so, why? What would have been a less threatening way to say the same thing? Does “good idea” contribute to the sense of impending doom? Why or why not?