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by Dustin Adams
Wed Mar 28, 2012 1:20 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5000
Views: 1130318

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

I agree with Patrick, if it's penis, leave it in.
by Dustin Adams
Wed Mar 28, 2012 1:08 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5000
Views: 1130318

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

p***s

Plows?
by Dustin Adams
Tue Mar 27, 2012 9:53 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5000
Views: 1130318

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Oh right.
Tina's is the very - last - submission.

Ha!
by Dustin Adams
Tue Mar 27, 2012 9:47 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5000
Views: 1130318

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

You're such a stickler, Martin.

Can I borrow some of that until my Q2 is mailed?

Kary, I'm in, but I paper subbed on the last day of the Q.
In fact, my USPS confirmation says delivery was Jan 03, so I'm probably in the very - last - batch.

D
by Dustin Adams
Tue Mar 27, 2012 1:56 am
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books You Enjoy?
Replies: 192
Views: 86282

Re: Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books You Enjoy?

Alex, Personally, I preferred Scalzi's Old Man's War to Forever War. However, Forever War is probably a better book. Might be worth reading both, if you have time. Scalzi's writing style is such that you will read three pages in a blink. His words are more invisible than any other I've ever read. He...
by Dustin Adams
Thu Mar 22, 2012 10:28 am
Forum: Problems and Troubleshooting
Topic: Hyperlinks
Replies: 14
Views: 7583

Re: Hyperlinks

I suck.
Don't listen to me. Ever.
by Dustin Adams
Thu Mar 22, 2012 9:42 am
Forum: Problems and Troubleshooting
Topic: Hyperlinks
Replies: 14
Views: 7583

Re: Hyperlinks

Test

Confirmed:

Monty's 2nd example in the post above mine works properly.

Damn, I need to update my blog...
by Dustin Adams
Tue Mar 20, 2012 9:32 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5000
Views: 1130318

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Google just sent me an e-mail.

It reads: "Stop hitting refresh on Gmail! You're going to break our server."
by Dustin Adams
Mon Mar 19, 2012 10:55 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5000
Views: 1130318

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Interesting.

I do draw the line at one "suddenly" per story if that many, and never- ever, ever, "All of a sudden". wotf039
by Dustin Adams
Mon Mar 19, 2012 10:44 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5000
Views: 1130318

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

@Patrick. Awesome. @Martin. That was ridiculously obscure. I got it tho. @Corbin. I prefer your 2nd example. Less words, and I'm not a fan of the," he said, then did something else - type of style. As for one or two ! even if in dialog, I would think that's character and story dependent. Use em...
by Dustin Adams
Sat Mar 17, 2012 2:30 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5000
Views: 1130318

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

From conversations I've had, I know there have been a few times when K.D. pegged a finalist from the get go. I would love to be in that pile. I've felt this way myself when reading the anthos. Sometimes I don't see what she and the judges saw in a story, but others I can tell one paragraph in that ...
by Dustin Adams
Wed Mar 07, 2012 1:28 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5000
Views: 1130318

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

That is a great story!
I reviewed it on Diabolical Plots. (December not posted yet.)

I'm currently shopping my own Schrodinger story around.
Well, I will be as soon as I submit it somewhere, but I've written it!

D
by Dustin Adams
Wed Mar 07, 2012 11:43 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5000
Views: 1130318

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

that fear we all probably feel when we look back at a successful story and can't for the life of us figure out how to do it again.


This very fear paralyzed me for weeks after my news.
My Q1 is the story I wrote when I first unfroze, so...

No news is no news. (or am I starting that too early?)

D
by Dustin Adams
Wed Mar 07, 2012 10:40 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5000
Views: 1130318

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

(Trust me, I'm antsy as can be. Being a non-published finalist just makes you think that every single quarter is a victory waiting to explode.) Me too! However, I will say that if/when I get a rejection, I'd much prefer it not be Q1 because this is my first entry after my finalist. An R would hurt ...
by Dustin Adams
Tue Mar 06, 2012 1:21 pm
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: Crit Got
Replies: 3
Views: 2073

Re: Crit Wanted: Fantasy <4000

For the record, I would take you up on this if I wasn't leaving for a lil vacation.

I've found your stories, and your crits to be quite good.

D
by Dustin Adams
Mon Mar 05, 2012 7:01 am
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: All R, no HM?
Replies: 25
Views: 7572

Re: All R, no HM?

Patrick,

You may send to me. I'll PM you my e-mail.

However, with my vaca coming up in a few days - I can't guarantee I'll have it back before I leave. However, I will try.
by Dustin Adams
Mon Mar 05, 2012 2:50 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2876
Views: 575631

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Welcome new peeps!
wotf013
by Dustin Adams
Sat Mar 03, 2012 3:36 am
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: All R, no HM?
Replies: 25
Views: 7572

Re: All R, no HM?

A note to the two folks whose stories I've yet to receive. This month is a little batty for me, what with an actual vacation planned for next week and all. So - you may send your story to me whenever - but I may not be as speedy as we'd both like at returning it to you. However, if you'd like to ski...
by Dustin Adams
Fri Mar 02, 2012 9:16 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5000
Views: 1130318

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Actually, I think she misspelled MARTIN MARTIN MARTIN MARTIN MARTIN MARTIN MARTIN MARTIN
by Dustin Adams
Thu Mar 01, 2012 10:18 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5000
Views: 1130318

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

CaptMickeyd, Sorry to hear about the reject. I'd be happy to look at your Q2 when you're finished with it, if you'd like my input. I'll warn you ahead, I tend to make a lot of suggestions, but I don't rewrite. That's for you to do (or not do) based on my opinion/observation. Send me a PM if/when the...
by Dustin Adams
Thu Mar 01, 2012 8:55 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5000
Views: 1130318

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Can the results thread be limited to the smilie posterboards only?

J/K
by Dustin Adams
Wed Feb 29, 2012 3:04 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5000
Views: 1130318

Re: Q1 Volume 29

Although in the past KD has said she sometimes finds a Finalist at the bottom of the pile.


You can ask Meghan about this...
by Dustin Adams
Tue Feb 28, 2012 12:47 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5000
Views: 1130318

Re: Q1 Volume 29

I've been reading some of George's stuff.
I really can't tell English isn't his primary or even only language.
Sorry to intrude on the thread with that, but I've been meaning to say it for some time now and keep forgetting. wotf004
by Dustin Adams
Mon Feb 27, 2012 9:59 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4179
Views: 984010

Re: Success!

Wow. 168. Wow and go you!

I can't imagine how cool that must feel. wotf013
by Dustin Adams
Thu Feb 23, 2012 1:29 pm
Forum: Art & Illustration
Topic: ILLUSTRATORS' Q & A
Replies: 93
Views: 48589

Re: ILLUSTRATORS' Q & A

Indeed, very cool to post those. I daresay you would have won again with your "disqualified" drawings. According to the rules of IotF, computer drawings are accepted, yet I find all (correct me if I'm wrong) published entries are by artist's hands. Anyone have any examples of purely comput...
by Dustin Adams
Thu Feb 23, 2012 11:20 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5000
Views: 1130318

Re: Q1 Volume 29

Agreed, 3 seems like a small # for reject releases. Usually there's a flood, no?

I could see the official listing having that effect on the mystery entries for those who haven't queried.
by Dustin Adams
Wed Feb 22, 2012 12:24 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5000
Views: 1130318

Re: Q1 Volume 29

Kary, I too am a last minute paper submitter. My e-mail is on my cover sheet. I didn't submit an SASE. I'm hoping that if I'm rejected, Joni will just send a form e-mail. I dunno. Is that easier than stuffing an envelope? I need more out there so that I care less. I agree! I'm working on that now, l...
by Dustin Adams
Tue Feb 21, 2012 2:30 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2876
Views: 575631

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Medic!

Hey, that won a ways back. Just ask Adam.

p.s. Welcome. wotf008
by Dustin Adams
Wed Feb 08, 2012 6:46 am
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges
Replies: 242
Views: 98841

Re: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges

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