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by Dragonchef
Wed Jul 15, 2020 4:09 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 544
Views: 43506

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

To all those HMs and SHMs - Congratulations! You must be so proud. wotf009 To all of you fellow writers out there who received Rs - Lo Siento Mucho! But, it is only a step in the grand path. You WILL do better, so keep at it! wotf042 And finally to Becky: OMGosh - SUPER CONGRATS to you. A Semi-Final...
by Dragonchef
Tue Jul 14, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: Quarterly Results
Topic: Quarter 3 Writers and Illustrators of the Future Vol. 37
Replies: 16
Views: 1411

Re: Quarter 3 Writers and Illustrators of the Future Vol. 37

Submitted 6/29 - May we all be tied for 1st place!!!
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by Dragonchef
Tue Jul 14, 2020 5:27 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37
Replies: 437
Views: 48458

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

D.Kav wrote:I just got my results in the mail (in Europe). Silver HM. Never got an email or anything.

Guess it's difficult to get the mail going any faster when snails are wearing masks. wotf004
by Dragonchef
Fri Jul 10, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 544
Views: 43506

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

Woodstock Writer wrote:Yes I did wonder that too.

It is awfully quiet out there today. Gag order? wotf012 wotf018
by Dragonchef
Fri Jul 10, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 544
Views: 43506

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

Woodstock Writer wrote:So it wasn’t Thursday after all wotf014

Not this past Thursday, anyway. Unless, of course, those who are/were to get phone calls got theirs yesterday, and the rest of us are in the wings.
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by Dragonchef
Fri Jul 10, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 544
Views: 43506

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

Get thee to a Twitchery! Ha! But don't forget what Hamlet says just before that... To know, or not to know, that is the question: Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer The slings and arrows of outrageous rejection, Or to take arms against a sea of troubles, And by opposing end them? To die—to s...
by Dragonchef
Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 544
Views: 43506

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

All but one time, my call from Joni has been from an Unknown number. That could be the sneakiness of the WotF Author Services to freak you out right after you say, "Uh, hello?" Author Services: "Is this the party to whom I am speaking?" You: What the... "Of course it is.&qu...
by Dragonchef
Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 544
Views: 43506

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

chuckt wrote:Anyone know the area code from whence the joyous news comes? :) Oh wait-I seem to recall someone mentioning it showed up as blocked or unknown or something like that?

Probably 323
And more to the point, probably from 323-466-3310
by Dragonchef
Thu Jul 09, 2020 7:37 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 544
Views: 43506

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

Retropianoplayer wrote:Dragonchef, thank you, later today, I'll play my piano, and imagine I'm back in Pre-Pandemic days, before the State I live in was declared by The New York Times to be the worst in the entire world at this time.
Retro

Yikes! Where DO you live?
by Dragonchef
Thu Jul 09, 2020 7:14 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 544
Views: 43506

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

Enjoying all these comments. They are humorous , and help ease the REALITY OF PANDEMIC LIFE stuff, which are the only things which make me "twitch." Best of luck to all, and if there are any Finalists who've already been notified, Congratulations. Best, Retro Yo Retro! Tickle those keys t...
by Dragonchef
Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:45 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 544
Views: 43506

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

Corbin Maxwell wrote:Working on my Q4 as we wait in twitchery.

Get thee to a Twitchery!
by Dragonchef
Wed Jul 08, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37
Replies: 272
Views: 22623

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Would this be a bad time to mention concealed carry fanny packs for carrying your gun around in public without making a scene? Or that carrying said gun is commonly referred to as "packing"? So, then, would carrying your said weapon of choice between your cheeks be considered as "Fan...
by Dragonchef
Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:16 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 544
Views: 43506

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

Someone did an analysis. I forget when it happens most often but recall that there isn't a strong correlation with any day of the week. Lets just reiterate what RSchibler and HermioneLee said: Every day is Thursday. Oh, I get it! :) You mean the results will come out anytime Enjoy your Thursdays!!
by Dragonchef
Mon Jul 06, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 544
Views: 43506

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

empressed wrote:First Person POV is the kiss of death. Now I know I'll be rejected. wotf017 I've also realized that I used a stereotype, so yeah, where's the beating my head against the computer emoji?

Wulfman won with his FP-POV. Let's not forget that.
by Dragonchef
Mon Jul 06, 2020 3:27 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 544
Views: 43506

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

Hey! I am been lurking here for weeks! I thought I'd finally get around to making an account. This is the second time entering the contest, but this time I specifically wrote a story for the contest. The COVID malaise is making this wait particularly brutal. I have nothing else to think about lol Y...
by Dragonchef
Sat Jul 04, 2020 3:41 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37
Replies: 272
Views: 22623

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

In British English, a wallet is a small container for money usually used by men. In US English, a wallet is a small container for money usually used by women. Here on the western side of the pond, a wallet could be a wallet, or a man-purse, a backpack or a briefcase. Over in the UK it's: Spectacles...
by Dragonchef
Sat Jul 04, 2020 3:31 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 544
Views: 43506

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

Wulf Moon wrote:
Oh, the power, the POWER! Could I withstand its insidious temptation?

OFF WITH THEIR HEADS! wotf001


Easy tiger! Down boy. You don't have the job yet. But when you do . . .


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by Dragonchef
Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 544
Views: 43506

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

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I'm twitching. No, really!

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by Dragonchef
Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37
Replies: 272
Views: 22623

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

wotf026 I am in for Q3v37
by Dragonchef
Sun Jun 21, 2020 5:48 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 544
Views: 43506

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

nreavis wrote:**slowly sips cocoa and waits**

I'm twitching but not from waiting; I really don't know why . . . **Slams third cup-o-joe** wotf029 wotf047 wotf039
by Dragonchef
Thu May 07, 2020 5:52 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37
Replies: 272
Views: 22623

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Perhaps I could find a balance between "tear-jerking" and "uplifting." Maybe that would make the judges laugh and cry at the same time As someone very knowledgeable in this "aspiring to be a great writer" ordeal we are all [of us Forumites] suffering through (and learn...
by Dragonchef
Fri Apr 24, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37
Replies: 437
Views: 48458

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

So... since all the other results have gone out I should be in the clear for announcing: wotf058 This is my sixth time up at the plate. Will I actually get the home run this time? Here's hoping! I got the call Monday but Joni asked me to keep quiet until she had sent out all the results (and contac...
by Dragonchef
Thu Apr 23, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37
Replies: 437
Views: 48458

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Not weird, Dragonchef. Original. Or at least an original twist on the old. Executed with technical expertise adequate to produce an emotional impact. Rob Sawyer recently stated it this way: "What can I say in a way no one has ever heard before?" Answer that question, WITH technical profic...
by Dragonchef
Thu Apr 23, 2020 7:15 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37
Replies: 437
Views: 48458

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Dustin Adams wrote:Let's swap for Q3.
We'll work on the pesky openings.
PM me whenever you're ready.

Sounds good, Dustin. I was also thinking, after reading several of the stories in the V36 Anthology, that maybe my stories just aren't weird enough. Seems we gotta get weird now to place these days.
by Dragonchef
Wed Apr 22, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37
Replies: 437
Views: 48458

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

R for me maties. Sort of expected it though--always have trouble with that darn opening. Back to the keyboard. wotf042 And maybe a dram or two. Cheers Wulfy! Congrats to all who went beyond R this round, as I join and commiserate with those like me who didn't. Cinch your sashes, me hearties, and swa...
by Dragonchef
Wed Apr 22, 2020 3:08 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37
Replies: 437
Views: 48458

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Rejected again. I won't be entering in the future. Please don't give up, Io. This is how you become great! We have all received more than enough Rs (I'm still waiting for mine). It just means that there is more to learn. All the folks here in the forum are here to help each other. Get critiques on ...
by Dragonchef
Tue Apr 21, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37
Replies: 437
Views: 48458

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

BeeW wrote:HM for me. Pretty good for my first time entering, I think. Keeping up with a fresh story every quarter!

Congrats, Bee! Now go for the next level.
by Dragonchef
Tue Apr 21, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37
Replies: 437
Views: 48458

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

HermioneLee wrote: . . . hopefully, we'll both win one day!

Amen!
by Dragonchef
Tue Apr 21, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37
Replies: 437
Views: 48458

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

R for me Hermione - and every other "R" for Q1v37 Turn this thread off and start pounding on that keyboard--it fills the gap and pumps adrenaline into your next submission. Just remember--we love you here in the forum and want nothing but a win for you. Get on it! Fire and flame, Dragonchef
by Dragonchef
Tue Apr 21, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37
Replies: 437
Views: 48458

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Thanks DP! Feeling kinda like Charlie Brown at Halloween right now..."I got a rock!"

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