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by francisbruno
Wed May 30, 2012 1:47 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5013
Views: 1314175

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

The one response on Duotrope in the last 30 days looks so sad and lonely. I think they are waiting until June 3rd, so all the listings will be SHM and up. wotf010
by francisbruno
Wed May 30, 2012 9:29 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5013
Views: 1314175

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

So I guess even my birthday curse wasn't powerful enough to bring on a results avalanche. Proving once again that I'm not queen of the mountain. We're just going to have to jump a little higher and scream a little louder. Good luck Francis and Dawn to your Viable Paradise applications. When will yo...
by francisbruno
Tue May 29, 2012 1:41 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5013
Views: 1314175

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Happy Birthday!
by francisbruno
Tue May 29, 2012 9:55 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5013
Views: 1314175

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Dave's Daily kick is about writing contests and he announced he has been invited to be the coordinating judge.
Perhaps now he'll be returning the kicks to our collective pants soon...
by francisbruno
Tue May 29, 2012 9:00 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5013
Views: 1314175

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

I think they are just pretending Q1 never happened. wotf007
by francisbruno
Mon May 28, 2012 5:27 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5013
Views: 1314175

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

wotf006
With a post like that you just added another week!
by francisbruno
Sun May 27, 2012 5:52 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
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Views: 1314175

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

My mistake wotf009
Carry on.
by francisbruno
Sun May 27, 2012 5:26 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5013
Views: 1314175

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

I would add that Fantasy is as likely to win as Sci-Fi if done well & to the specs of the contest. The reason that fantasy doesn't do as well is simply people write up what happened in a D&D campaign, rather than tell a true story. This is from Superstars where Dave Wolverton taught.
by francisbruno
Sun May 27, 2012 1:44 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
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Views: 1314175

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Dave Wolverton is the official coordinating judge and likely an announcement will be made on Tuesday... I wonder if there might be some more announcements on Tuesday?
by francisbruno
Sat May 26, 2012 11:55 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:8 story seeds so far. One came from a guy at my table at lunch... Some guy named Aldrin!


Hopefully not Evil Aldrin. Muhaha!
by francisbruno
Sat May 26, 2012 8:15 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
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Views: 1314175

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:I'm at ISDC. Even more than usual, I say... WRITE! WRITE! WRITE!

Nice. I'm sure you won't get any good ideas there ;)
by francisbruno
Sat May 26, 2012 5:18 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5013
Views: 1314175

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

OK, I'm going to take one for the team. I was waiting for the results before I applied to Viable Paradise, hoping to show two good placements in Writers of the Future, although I know it doesn't matter as much as the actual story you submit. Even though I still have about 3 weeks left to apply, I fi...
by francisbruno
Thu May 24, 2012 6:10 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
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Views: 1314175

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Great. My horoscope talks of time traveling aliens and now Evil Joni. Just great.
Maybe I should finish my Q3 instead of checking the forum every 5 minutes....

wotf003

I figured it out. They are trying to keep me from entering Q3 by tying me up checking statuses. Clever...
by francisbruno
Thu May 24, 2012 7:31 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
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Views: 1314175

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

I got my email (for Q4) about 5pm Eastern US time, maybe 4pm. which would be near the 10pm UK.
by francisbruno
Thu May 24, 2012 7:07 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
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Views: 1314175

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

I'm just trying to cast suspicious doubt. If I had been contacted, I'd probably be trying to backpedal from any previous statements... Whoops. Shutting up.
by francisbruno
Thu May 24, 2012 6:39 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
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Views: 1314175

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Actually, there's usually (Ha! I said "usually" when discussing the contest! HAHAHAHAHA!) a press release announcing the Finalists and then a later press release announcing the winners. I was hoping that we would see the first one before ISDC. I stand corrected. However, us winners would ...
by francisbruno
Thu May 24, 2012 5:51 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
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Views: 1314175

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

I can make a very confident but unfortunate prediction: since that press release is dated today, and since it's not smart PR to have one press release step on another, we will see no announcements today. Sorry. You can all go play in the sunshine now. And less confident, but still confident: since ...
by francisbruno
Thu May 24, 2012 5:09 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
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Views: 1314175

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:Another press release at PRWeb...

Drip... Drip... Drip...

Would have been more impressed if they predicted a record setting quarter waiting. wotf009
by francisbruno
Thu May 24, 2012 2:29 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
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Views: 1314175

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Just went back to look at my Semi-Finalist letter from Q4. It came on a Thursday evening, so maybe today is the magic day?
by francisbruno
Wed May 23, 2012 4:46 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Kary James wrote:That's my horoscope, too. *cue Twilight Zone music*


This one was better:
Cancer: You will be caught utterly and completely off-guard by next week's events, causing you to wish once again that you had some sort of way to tell the future.
by francisbruno
Wed May 23, 2012 4:05 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5013
Views: 1314175

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

From my horoscope (The onion):
Just take things one day at a time this week, even though you're up against a race of impossibly advanced aliens who can move through time at will.

First horoscope that I truly believed in.
by francisbruno
Wed May 23, 2012 1:46 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
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Views: 1314175

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Yep. Same here, but they could have meant the calendar month which means another week...
Of course I think they are going to do the other three quarters and then spring it on us a week before the Gala.
by francisbruno
Wed May 23, 2012 6:43 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5013
Views: 1314175

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

The Duotrope list is getting shorter and shorter as the older entries drop off with no recent updates...
by francisbruno
Tue May 22, 2012 6:04 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5013
Views: 1314175

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

But far, far worse was the time my sister brought home some durian . That's like eating jellied gasoline! Saw that stuff on Bizarre foods. It's illegal to take on public transport in the country of origin due to the smell. We found frozen Durian at a local Asian market and my wife bought it along w...
by francisbruno
Mon May 21, 2012 9:05 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5013
Views: 1314175

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Strycher wrote:
francisbruno wrote:
venvariants wrote:It will be today.

Prognostications? or an inside tip?


Maybe he knows The Secret.

Ahhh... In that case he would already have posted that he had won on Duotrope like the other three people had wotf010
by francisbruno
Mon May 21, 2012 8:59 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5013
Views: 1314175

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

venvariants wrote:It will be today.

Prognostications? or an inside tip?
by francisbruno
Mon May 21, 2012 5:52 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5013
Views: 1314175

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Brad R. Torgersen wrote:(affects Yoda voice)

Watch pot, you must not.

Boil, it never will.

MMmmmm...

So, what your'e saying is that Q1 will never end! Arghhhh!!!!
by francisbruno
Sat May 19, 2012 11:38 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5013
Views: 1314175

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

They're going to need to make a new smiley for those of us who went through the great wait of V29 Q1. Q1 Survivor to next generation: "You young'uns got it easy. Back in 2012, I was rejected in Q2 before I won first place in Q1. They had the winning illustrator working on my story before they e...
by francisbruno
Sat May 19, 2012 9:06 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5013
Views: 1314175

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Wonder if we're going to start seeing HM's and R's from Q2 before Q1 is finished.
May we live in interesting times.
by francisbruno
Fri May 18, 2012 5:38 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5013
Views: 1314175

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Forget marshmallow launchers... If this takes any longer, I'm going to be shooting s'mores. that's right. Graham crackers... chocolate... and marshmallows... all melted together into a tasty concoction. That's right... Move over to the send button... Slowly... slowly... 2nd place... I'm not taking n...

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