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by Isto
Thu Apr 05, 2012 12:43 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4981
Views: 1024958

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

All, I couldnt' find my receipt for my entry and I'm pretty used to getting Rs by now, so I sent Joni an email to make sure they got my entry. This is what she said: Dear Joe, It is still being judged. You are in there just fine. Notices go out every week and this week more go out tonight. It will ...
by Isto
Wed Apr 04, 2012 11:10 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4981
Views: 1024958

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Yeah, teaching does the same thing. You just get used to riffing on a bare-bones script and working the "audience." And just between you and me, (Uh, I'm here, too.) There. Now I've told you all my secrets. And yet even knowing that, I'll bet if you saw me perform, you'd still be astonish...
by Isto
Thu Mar 29, 2012 5:51 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4981
Views: 1024958

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

E.CaimanSands wrote:Ah, sorry, I must have trampled it with my big, lumbering, gator feet. Couldn't resist a last look before I snuck off to bed... but yes, it's broke. wotf005

wotf043


My printer died tonight as well.... how did you do that?? It always seems to happen when I'm up against a deadline.
by Isto
Thu Mar 29, 2012 11:26 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4981
Views: 1024958

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

wotf017 Didn't get that invitation. Ohio isnt' any further away from CA than MIchigan.
by Isto
Thu Mar 29, 2012 8:11 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4981
Views: 1024958

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Much of the day was devoured by locusts again, and more work piles up. And I have to make ready for the big conference in Colorado Springs next Monday and Tuesday; Space Command is having a conference/symposium. I also have contest finals to judge , housekeeping stuff, errands, and I have been tryi...
by Isto
Wed Mar 28, 2012 1:39 pm
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books You Enjoy?
Replies: 190
Views: 69608

Re: Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books You Enjoy?

I know that Ender's Game is THE classic (and I enjoyed it), but OSC's Songmaster blew me away. If you want to read a book in one sitting that pulls you through with the hero getting into trouble, more trouble, and then even more trouble, try Lois McMaster Bujold's Miles Vorkosigan series, starting w...
by Isto
Tue Mar 27, 2012 5:37 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4981
Views: 1024958

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

I haven't heard yet either: Tina (gower21) Corbin Francis Bruno Amanda McCarter Martin Shoemaker Izanobu Grayson Marina Kary Dustin Jennifer Hicks Justin Key (medicalauthor) Alex Kane anarresti permanentnovice joshpotter hazlett george.nik The Happy Snappy Gator welldesigned bwthomson greenroom Ist...
by Isto
Tue Mar 27, 2012 1:08 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4981
Views: 1024958

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

It does have the feel of the calm before the storm, doesn't it? *hums a few bars of Waltzing Matilda* Let's have a ROLL CALL then. Here are the folks I know are still in. If I miss your name, add it in and repost as I'm not always sure who's entered which quarter. Tina (gower21) Corbin Francis Brun...
by Isto
Tue Mar 27, 2012 1:06 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4981
Views: 1024958

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Hmm, we'd best dig ourselves in then. *refreshed the stock of brownies, tequila and root beer floats* Just in case the wave hits early, ya know. And, since this song has been stuck in my head ever since this thread was renamed, I figure it's time to spread it around a little. When I read this threa...
by Isto
Fri Mar 23, 2012 12:31 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4981
Views: 1024958

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

I didn't get into Clarion West, so all my waiting energy is on WotF now. And getting something ready for Q2. Emphasis added because I agree so much. WRITE! WRITE! WRITE! etc. I've lately been feeling the novel itch. I may finally turn "Scramble" into the novel it was always intended to be...
by Isto
Mon Mar 19, 2012 12:47 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4981
Views: 1024958

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

"Monster," shouted Gus. And he yanked her arm, dragging her down the street. Or: "Monster!" Gus grabbed her arm and yanked her down the street. [end-quote] Note how much more immediate the second one is. Faster. If I'm in danger, I'd want the second Gus saving me. My opinion abo...
by Isto
Mon Mar 19, 2012 12:17 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4981
Views: 1024958

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

[quote="Corbin Maxwell"][quote="Martin L. Shoemaker"][quote="Patrick S. McGinnity"]Consider: "Monster," shouted Gus. And he yanked her arm, dragging her down the street. Or: "Monster!" Gus grabbed her arm and yanked her down the street. [end-quote] N...
by Isto
Wed Mar 14, 2012 11:18 am
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: Mundane SF, Near-Future SF, Buckell's Arctic Rising
Replies: 14
Views: 6284

Re: Mundane SF, Near-Future SF, Buckell's Arctic Rising

[quote="Alex Kane"]Anyone read til.html]this essay/speech by Geoff Ryman[/url]? I gotta say, I really dig his argument and the direction he'd like to see science fiction take. I just finished Tobias S. Buckell's new book Arctic Rising , and reading this speech transcription a day later rea...
by Isto
Fri Mar 09, 2012 7:32 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4981
Views: 1024958

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

What I've always wondered about is whether finalists (or even semifinalists) find out while they are still in the running for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place spots, or do they get notified that they are a finalist (or semi) only after the winners have been chosen? That is, is there a period of heightened t...
by Isto
Fri Mar 09, 2012 7:09 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4981
Views: 1024958

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Still waiting for news. Do the rejections always come by email (as opposed to SASE) and does the "good news" always come by a personal phone call? I went to Duotrope once. To retain my sanity, I refuse to go back!
by Isto
Wed Feb 15, 2012 6:27 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2660
Views: 500111

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

If-then-else! Oh, Cobol.. if it weren't for Y2k.
I took a long look at QueryShark. Thanks. I have a few new ideas.
by Isto
Wed Feb 15, 2012 12:36 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2660
Views: 500111

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Hi, I'm a former computer programmer turned pharmacist, but that's just how I pay the mortgage. My true love is writing. It's what gives me joy. My one week of empty nest syndrome turned into writing time (sorry, kids). BUT I'm having a devil of a time marketing book one of my completed trilogy. How...

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