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by Grayson Morris
Wed Jun 20, 2012 12:23 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5008
Views: 1230714

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Huge congratulations to all the finalists!
by Grayson Morris
Mon Jun 18, 2012 7:30 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5008
Views: 1230714

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Hmm....It's all beginning to make sense now... Tina and Martin are MIA right around the time the rumors of finalists are floating about.wotf007 Martin abstained from the forum several days before the finalist calls started. >.> I'll just take this opportunity to point out that KD said, at least onc...
by Grayson Morris
Thu Jun 14, 2012 12:41 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5008
Views: 1230714

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Bombs in the thread, I tell you. Bombs. Hunt them down.
by Grayson Morris
Thu Jun 14, 2012 12:36 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5008
Views: 1230714

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

The person I know who got an HM today was in the hold pile, an e-sub.
by Grayson Morris
Thu Jun 14, 2012 11:23 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5008
Views: 1230714

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Martin L. Shoemaker, how dare you drop a big fat bomb like that into this forum. And no one's exploded yet!
by Grayson Morris
Thu Jun 14, 2012 10:53 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5008
Views: 1230714

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Jennifer Hicks wrote:
Grayson Morris wrote:I know someone who received an HM for Q1 today. Buckle down, me hearties...


Grayson, do you know if that person was in the "hold" pile or a paper sub?

No, sorry, I don't. I can ask, though.
by Grayson Morris
Thu Jun 14, 2012 10:45 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5008
Views: 1230714

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

I know someone who received an HM for Q1 today. Buckle down, me hearties...
by Grayson Morris
Fri Jun 08, 2012 12:19 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5008
Views: 1230714

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Oooooh, now I want to be part of a writing group called the Inklingettes. Or -ists, to avoid linguistically implied gender boundaries.

The Inklingites. Inklingoids. Inklingons. (C'mon, you knew it was coming, didn't you?)
by Grayson Morris
Thu Jun 07, 2012 2:02 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5008
Views: 1230714

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

I believe you all mean "the dreaded by Shoemaker smilie."
by Grayson Morris
Wed Jun 06, 2012 12:38 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5008
Views: 1230714

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Kary, you just watch out for that wily old Pompatus of Love while you're gallivanting around, okay?
by Grayson Morris
Wed May 23, 2012 12:58 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5008
Views: 1230714

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

How do chocolate cookies work in a land with no chocolate chips? They don't bake them here. Truly bizarre in a country with about fifty different kinds of chocolate to eat with your bread for breakfast and lunch -- chocolate paste, chocolate jimmies, chocolate curls, and so on, in pure and white an...
by Grayson Morris
Mon May 21, 2012 11:05 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5008
Views: 1230714

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Ah, graham crackers...yet another Food From Home I have to ask my stewardess friends to pick up for me on their trips to the US. Along with decent vanilla extract, corn meal, chocolate chips, baking soda, maple syrup, and blackstrap molasses. (You can find corn meal here if you search the Oriental s...
by Grayson Morris
Fri May 11, 2012 10:16 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5008
Views: 1230714

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Kary James wrote:For example, isn't Marina being awfully quiet? wotf011

Sometimes those with something to keep quiet just do a loooooooot of blabbering about everything else instead.

The moral being: no one who hasn't received a result yet is beyond suspicion.
by Grayson Morris
Wed May 09, 2012 10:49 am
Forum: Quarterly Results
Topic: Quarter 1, vol. 29
Replies: 78
Views: 39913

Re: Quarter 1, vol. 29

http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/703189 Finalists for the 1st Quarter of the 29th year of the L. Ron Hubbard Illustrators of the Future Contest were announced today by Joni Labaqui, the contest Director. The finalists for this quarter are from Moscow and throughout the United States. First Quarter F...
by Grayson Morris
Wed May 09, 2012 2:22 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4253
Views: 1083372

Re: Success!

Congratulations, greenroom! That's an amazing first sale to have. Well done!
by Grayson Morris
Mon May 07, 2012 11:33 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4253
Views: 1083372

Re: Success!

Congratulations, Ember!!!!!
by Grayson Morris
Sun Apr 29, 2012 1:48 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4253
Views: 1083372

Re: Success!

Congratulations, Marina!
by Grayson Morris
Fri Apr 27, 2012 7:02 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5008
Views: 1230714

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

AlistairKimble wrote:I do believe I've been won over to the Gator Theory. It's hard to argue the certificate. wotf008

Well, my argument would be that the certificate is just a fancy rendition of "didn't quite work for me."

But to each his or her own! I certainly understand the Gator Theory.
by Grayson Morris
Fri Apr 27, 2012 6:59 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5008
Views: 1230714

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

LAst Minute Paper Sub.
by Grayson Morris
Fri Apr 27, 2012 5:37 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5008
Views: 1230714

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

I follow the Critique Theory model. To me, an HM is like John Joseph Adams (at Lightspeed ) giving me a second-tier rejection. Nicer than the bottom tier, but still a form. No words specific to my story. A silver HM is JJA's third-tier rejection. Even though he says "I look forward to your next...
by Grayson Morris
Fri Apr 27, 2012 3:39 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5008
Views: 1230714

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

After a long conversation with poet-hubby, I have to agree with the professional opinion. He was INSISTENT that (if he were in the same position as the new judge) there was no way he would include a piece he disliked in the finalist pile. What I'm saying is that, given people in KD's "hold&quo...
by Grayson Morris
Fri Apr 27, 2012 3:18 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5008
Views: 1230714

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Clearly the new judge can't honor KD's opinion on any stories she hadn't read yet, so those LAMPS still unread will be the first to experience the new judge's preferences. (Hey, going for a positive takeaway whatever your result!) I, too, believe the new judge will not undo any decisions KD already ...
by Grayson Morris
Thu Apr 26, 2012 12:07 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5008
Views: 1230714

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Thanks, Martin. I'm a little ho-hummy on this one; I wrote the story specifically for WOTF, and if this didn't do it, I don't know that I *can* do it for this market. I did make one really stupid, simple physics mistake (which I shouldn't have made, and which was really easy to correct, and is in th...
by Grayson Morris
Thu Apr 26, 2012 11:54 am
Forum: Quarterly Results
Topic: Quarter 1, vol. 29
Replies: 78
Views: 39913

Re: Quarter 1, vol. 29

Honorable Mention.
by Grayson Morris
Thu Apr 26, 2012 5:18 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4253
Views: 1083372

Re: Success!

Fantastic, Steve! Congratulations!
by Grayson Morris
Wed Apr 25, 2012 9:37 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Tout your Kindle and E-Publishing!
Replies: 600
Views: 288360

Re: Tout your Kindle and E-Publishing!

Unfortunately, I agree with Martin. It looks amateurish to me (I hate having to say that! but I want you to succeed). I think that may be largely the fault of the fonts. Also, it's so dark I thought she was wrapped in a fur coat, or something, and only after staring for a little while did I see the ...
by Grayson Morris
Wed Apr 25, 2012 9:15 am
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: Strange Horizons seeking (volunteer) fiction editors
Replies: 28
Views: 12381

Re: Strange Horizons seeking (volunteer) fiction editors

Bummer, Alex. But good for the novel. :-)
by Grayson Morris
Thu Apr 19, 2012 8:57 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5008
Views: 1230714

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Also, someone with the handle "toddmcc" joined the forums today. Pattern-seeking minds may jump to their own conclusions, and I will only be a little insufferable for a wee span of time if I've jumped to the right ones. Having just read a rejection myself, it may be worth noting that it a...
by Grayson Morris
Thu Apr 19, 2012 8:47 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5008
Views: 1230714

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

I wonder how this all works now... My guess is that for some weeks if not months, WOTF has been aware that Kathy would probably need to step down and concentrate on her health for a while, if not permanently. Probably a replacement has already been pegged and perhaps had even already started offloa...

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