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by Isto
Wed Jul 11, 2012 10:48 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4981
Views: 1027359

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

s_c_baker wrote:[quote="AMcCarter"
All three of us can't duke it out for the gold. That's just not fair. wotf004

It will, in fact, be a four-way uh... duel.

A... quel?

(Apparently the etymology is from 'bellum' anyway, and only had to do with the current meaning and the word 'two' when silly medieval poets decided it should.)[/quote]

Wouldn't that be a dual duel? Shovels at 100 paces. wotf019
by Isto
Wed Jul 11, 2012 5:08 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1174
Views: 237838

Re: Five Minute Rant

No Martin here? Hmmm. How strange. And no Q2 form rejectees? (Well, apart from me.) Don't let it beat you guys! Let it all out. Like this. Raaaawwwwwwwrrrrrrrrr!!!! Raaaawwwwwwwrrrrrrrrr!!!! Raaaawwwwwwwrrrrrrrrr!!!! STOMP! STOMP! STOMP! CHOMP! CHOMP! CHOMP! wotf050 wotf050 wotf037 wotf039 wotf025 ...
by Isto
Wed Jul 11, 2012 5:05 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4981
Views: 1027359

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Beez wrote:Congrats, guys! Very well done!

Maybe he did less semis this time around because he's trying to catch up quickly, and doing less critiques would help him with that?


My thoughts exactly. He's behind and is trying to catch up. Question is how many will he do once he catches up? wotf017
by Isto
Wed Jul 11, 2012 5:03 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4981
Views: 1027359

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

I will be henceforthing adding an "ina" to the end of my name. ;) Great idea! I shall henceforth be known as Dustin A. Ooh, eerie. wotf015 Think it'll work? wotf004 Congratulations Tina and Marina! Awesome. You know, I think there's a poem in there somewhere. Or maybe rap. First there was...
by Isto
Tue Jul 10, 2012 12:44 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4981
Views: 1027359

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

E.CaimanSands wrote:
AMcCarter wrote:[quote="Isto
Maybe they're waiting until THURSDAY.


Everyday is Thursday.


This seems oddly appropriate, one of my favourite songs... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7Gee3THtb8[/quote]

Every day is Silent and Grey. Pretty much says it. You should write a dark comedy. I loved the Death Roll comment on the other thread.
by Isto
Tue Jul 10, 2012 12:32 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4981
Views: 1027359

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

wotf006 Suppose we can make it to 4000?
by Isto
Tue Jul 10, 2012 12:21 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4981
Views: 1027359

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

dantzel wrote:Congrats, Steve! wotf010

Would they just announce it so I can get back to writing???


Maybe they're waiting until THURSDAY.
by Isto
Tue Jul 10, 2012 11:55 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4981
Views: 1027359

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Congrats, Steve. Though Eureka, CA? Is that a real place, or is someone pulling my British trousered leg?? Eureka is real enough, but it can seem as remote as the moon getting there sometimes. Congratulations Steve! wotf010 I was just there about a week ago and my kids where threatening to puke all...
by Isto
Tue Jul 10, 2012 11:43 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4981
Views: 1027359

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Congrats, Steve. Though Eureka, CA? Is that a real place, or is someone pulling my British trousered leg?? And yes, the Gator is preparing a special anchovy surprise for whichever forum regular will still be with us. wotf005 You see, she's not all bad. wotf041 Elinor: There are far stranger names s...
by Isto
Tue Jul 10, 2012 11:35 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4981
Views: 1027359

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Congratulations, Steve.
wotf010


As for the rest of it... HUHHHH????
by Isto
Sun Jul 08, 2012 3:04 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4981
Views: 1027359

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Joni's GREAT! My results are now in! Although, I don't think she sleeps, because she went right out of her way and emailed me quite late to advise me that I actually hadn't entered Q1 wotf005 How silly did I feel after all the hype and anticipation the 280 days of build up for this quarter delivere...
by Isto
Sun Jul 08, 2012 2:58 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4981
Views: 1027359

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

These people haven't heard yet. I expect Finalist results any day now. (Disclaimer: I do not know anything. Any expectation mentioned is pure, unbridled wishful thinking.) 1 LAMPS Isto 1 Hold Pile Michael B. 1 NNiNN David K According to Joni, ALL should have their results by now. Mine went astray, ...
by Isto
Sat Jul 07, 2012 6:09 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4981
Views: 1027359

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

These people haven't heard yet. I expect Finalist results any day now. (Disclaimer: I do not know anything. Any expectation mentioned is pure, unbridled wishful thinking.) 1 LAMPS Isto 1 Hold Pile Michael B. 1 NNiNN David K According to Joni, ALL should have their results by now. Mine went astray, ...
by Isto
Sat Jul 07, 2012 6:05 pm
Forum: Quarterly Results
Topic: Quarter 1, vol. 29
Replies: 78
Views: 31584

Re: Quarter 1, vol. 29

According to Joni, my result went astray. Straight rejection. No surprise there. I didn't name my character until the second page. It is definitely not Dave's cup of tea. Or does he only drink coffee? I'm back from CA. Apologies to Joni; my results letter (SASE) was waiting in my OH mailbox on my re...
by Isto
Fri Jul 06, 2012 2:26 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4981
Views: 1027359

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

These people haven't heard yet. I expect Finalist results any day now. (Disclaimer: I do not know anything. Any expectation mentioned is pure, unbridled wishful thinking.) 1 LAMPS Isto 1 Hold Pile Michael B. 1 NNiNN David K I put a call in to Joni, but she wasn't in when I called. I left a message ...
by Isto
Fri Jul 06, 2012 7:52 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4981
Views: 1027359

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

AUGGGGGGHHHHH! I'm dying here. What is Joni doing with the lamps? Mailing the results? Haven't heard a thing and I'm out in California (my mail in Ohio). I can't take it any longer. Gotta email Joni.

Congratulations to Kary (WOW), Preston, Bluestocking, and NoTimeToThink.
by Isto
Wed Jun 27, 2012 9:16 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4981
Views: 1027359

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

As for my story length: 3700 words. Short, yes! Maybe that was what he really didn't like! wotf006 My KD SF was, incidently, also 3700 words. wotf001 I still haven't written anything over 6000, though I was planning on making a big effort to do that for Q4. Though now, I'm less sure about that. If ...
by Isto
Wed Jun 27, 2012 9:05 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4981
Views: 1027359

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

That's true, Marina. We don't *really* know if KD saw merit in our stories, maybe she just hadn't got around to reading them yet after all. wotf017 But judging by the number of us with previous SFs etc in that hold pile, it didn't seem like a random selection. As for my story length: 3700 words. Sh...
by Isto
Mon Jun 25, 2012 7:10 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4981
Views: 1027359

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Yeah, I've got PTSD (Postal Traumatic Submission Disorder). There is only one cure: Results. I think I can hang on a few more days...I hope... wotf002 Preston Dennett (HM x 2) Hmmm...we may have to set up a triage station. Deal with the worst PTSD cases first. wotf012 Do the symptoms include wailin...
by Isto
Mon Jun 25, 2012 11:06 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4981
Views: 1027359

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Well, it's Monday for those who still care. (yawn) Q1-29 is an old overgrown battlefield. Most of the dead and wounded have been dragged away. For the most part, the army has moved on. Crickets and red-wing blackbirds are louder than the few troops left packing up the encampment. They aren't talkin...
by Isto
Mon Jun 25, 2012 11:00 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4981
Views: 1027359

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

NO! Q1 is not dead. We still have wounded out in the field. I hear them calling for help. We can't allow the troops to leave until we carry out wounded out. Leave no man behind! I bet we get results this week. We *must* get results this week. There are a few emails that will go out from the hold pi...
by Isto
Mon Jun 25, 2012 6:55 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4981
Views: 1027359

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Well, it's Monday for those who still care. (yawn) Q1-29 is an old overgrown battlefield. Most of the dead and wounded have been dragged away. For the most part, the army has moved on. Crickets and red-wing blackbirds are louder than the few troops left packing up the encampment. They aren't talking...
by Isto
Fri Jun 22, 2012 5:41 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4043
Views: 863754

Re: Success!

katsincommand wrote:Big news this week -- I applied to Viable Paradise and was accepted! wotf047

I'm not the only one from the forums, but I'll let the other guy anounce his own news...


That's not cheap. I'm eager to hear how it turns out. Congrats!
by Isto
Fri Jun 22, 2012 5:40 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4043
Views: 863754

Re: Success!

Sucess congrats to you all! Isto wrote: I was finally able to fit a summary of my 135,000 word novel on a 3x5 index card! They say when you go in to "pitch" a movie idea, you've got to get it all into a one or two sentence logline ? INT. FATCAT PRODUCER'S OFFICE - DAY FATCAT PRODUCER So. ...
by Isto
Fri Jun 22, 2012 5:36 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4043
Views: 863754

Re: Success!

Jess wrote:
Isto wrote:I was finally able to fit a summary of my 135,000 word novel on a 3x5 index card! wotf053

Let me guess: the trick is to write really small?

Or use both sides?


Yes to both! Being a detail person, I found that harder than writing the novel (took me about as long, too.)
by Isto
Fri Jun 22, 2012 12:41 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4043
Views: 863754

Re: Success!

I was finally able to fit a summary of my 135,000 word novel on a 3x5 index card! wotf053
by Isto
Fri Jun 22, 2012 11:06 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4981
Views: 1027359

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Sure is quiet around here... Hope that's because you're all in WRITE! WRITE! WRITE! WRITE! WRITE! mode... I refuse to allow Q1- 29 sink to the bottom of my page until the results are announced. And really, does comedy ever get published in the anthology? I've got a dynamite Yeti story... though may...
by Isto
Thu Jun 21, 2012 12:32 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4981
Views: 1027359

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Most politicians know that if you want to HIDE a story, you release it on Friday. I'm sure Mr. Farland knows this. I'd be shocked if we hear anything tomorrow.
by Isto
Thu Jun 21, 2012 8:16 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4981
Views: 1027359

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

My prediction... results will come out at 2pm when I'm at my md appointment. The universe loves irony.
by Isto
Thu Jun 21, 2012 7:56 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4981
Views: 1027359

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

I couldn't imagine why Martin hadn't posted the results from his secret spy lair where all information is gathered.

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