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by Isto
Wed Sep 25, 2013 5:33 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1066489

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Kary English wrote:Must've been quite a thump!

I'll send good carma.


Subaru Outback is a pretty nice carma.
by Isto
Sat Aug 31, 2013 6:39 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1066489

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

preston wrote: wotf046


Back at you! wotf049
by Isto
Mon Aug 19, 2013 11:40 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1066489

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Oh, you don't have to tempt me, I'm ready! Unfortunately the Navy would disagree if I decided to up and move. Sounds wonderful, though. I have heard it's been a very very rainy year, but since it's a drought down here, I'd stand outside all day everyday! I didn't know all that about Lima, except fo...
by Isto
Fri Aug 16, 2013 6:04 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1066489

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Wow, I can't believe that only a couple weeks ago the conversation was still going on on this string! Not sure if anyone will get this, but here goes anyway: I finally got my hands on a copy of Volume XXIX and have read enough to be at peace with the final results (those results not including me, i...
by Isto
Thu Aug 15, 2013 3:00 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1066489

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Wow, I can't believe that only a couple weeks ago the conversation was still going on on this string! Not sure if anyone will get this, but here goes anyway: I finally got my hands on a copy of Volume XXIX and have read enough to be at peace with the final results (those results not including me, i...
by Isto
Sun Jul 28, 2013 4:33 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1066489

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Reading fiction any faster kinda defeats the purpose. If you want to speed-read fiction, why even bother. Just read a detailed summary. You'll get the essentials of what happened, though you'll miss out on the whole reading experience that makes reading fiction worthwhile. Speed-reading if for the p...
by Isto
Fri Jul 19, 2013 3:21 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1066489

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

I hadn't really considered the difference between words and language in this whole discussion of thoughts. Do people really dream/think in words? As in the physical letters that make up written language appearing in your mind's eye? Even when I'm writing, I think in sounds--in voices. Language. Wri...
by Isto
Thu Jul 18, 2013 5:48 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1066489

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

I thought at first some of you were kidding. I'm probably not understanding... when you think, you don't think in language? I mean, I can call up images, if needed, but...... No, I must be misunderstanding. When I dream, I dream with all six senses and those being very strong. I've had my most delic...
by Isto
Fri Jul 12, 2013 5:36 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1066489

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

*bustles in with a broom in one hand and a can of Pledge in the other* *tucks the skeletons back into the closet* *sweeps a few dust bunnies back under the couch* *pins an Oxford comma to the Lost and Found board* *straightens a few doilies* *polishes all and sundry* There. That ought to hold for b...
by Isto
Thu Jun 06, 2013 7:42 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1066489

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

I see that Brad has endangered this thread! We must ensure its survival! WHHAAAAA? So how often do we need to post to ensure the thread continues? I'll set my calendar watch. I'm shocked they don't have an archive directory. What if some of you become like wildly famous and Hollywood wants to "...
by Isto
Fri Apr 26, 2013 5:19 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1066489

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Exploding threads? Sounds like my typical work day! wotf013 (If you're not a programmer, that's probably not even close to funny...) I giggled a little. My sub-conscience brain found it funny even though I don't think I intellectually get the joke. Tyler would get it. When we want to do a task in a...
by Isto
Thu Apr 25, 2013 6:52 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1066489

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

"Holy CRAP! I walk away and the thread explodes." wotf007 She smiles as she winds the loose threads on the floor into her tightly wound ball. "I savz 'em. My precious."
by Isto
Tue Apr 16, 2013 11:16 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1066489

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Oh Tina!!! I'm so proud of you, of us.. you know... GOLDEN Q1-29 . Just so excited. You are so deserving.
wotf010

But, oh..... wotf003 You won't go away now, will you? I mean, you won and all, but you'll still be here... won't you? wotf005

Please stay? Please?
by Isto
Mon Apr 08, 2013 5:38 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1066489

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

austinDm wrote:Is it just me or is having two Q1 threads going simultaneously a little confusing?*


*Why yes, I did only post this to add to the page count wotf011


wotf007 It's just you. (she dodges a wooden stake and sticks out her tongue)
by Isto
Fri Apr 05, 2013 2:46 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1066489

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

This time next year? I'm sure it will have 'gone off' by then! I was only hoping to start one new career ... not two. But we all must eat. I've been doing little writing lately (which makes me grumpy). But, first things first. I'll be teaching one day a week (for 7 1/2 hours) while still playing pa...
by Isto
Thu Apr 04, 2013 1:40 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1066489

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

It lives! CHOMP. CHOMP. CHOMP. Kill it! Kill it! Kill it! Now now, Gator dear. wotf005 She'll start death rolling in a minute if we're not careful. wotf005 Psssst! Gator. Look, we're so close to 4000. I can almost taste it. Can't you? (Kinda musty and pungent like a 2 month old corpse) Yummmmy. wot...
by Isto
Wed Apr 03, 2013 6:18 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1066489

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

wotf010 OH MY! I was thrilled to see good old Q1-29 having a bit of a reunion. I wish I could do more than visit at this point but have embarked upon a new career and have many lectures and tests to create. Once I'm through having my nervous breakdown I will return with fresh material to be rejected...
by Isto
Fri Oct 19, 2012 12:09 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1066489

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Oh, Q1-29. I have so missed you. The expectations. The wondering. The nail-biting. The fear. The fear to hope. The hope. The head banging. The long... long..... long..... LONG silence. The anger. The disappointment. The WTF??? results of the hold pile. Good times. The next thousand? Why not! By the ...
by Isto
Wed Sep 05, 2012 8:24 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1066489

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Well, what do you know. It's Thursday! wotf001
by Isto
Sun Sep 02, 2012 8:25 pm
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: Chicon 7
Replies: 178
Views: 48676

Re: Chicon 7

For those who want chat im the tall man in an indiana jones style hat w a black shirt w stripes I think I saw you! Back from Chicon; sad to miss Monday, but was lucky to make it at all. Didn't take a laptop (haven't replaced the one that died after NC) so couldn't check the forum. Didn't see anythi...
by Isto
Mon Aug 27, 2012 8:53 am
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: Chicon 7
Replies: 178
Views: 48676

Re: Chicon 7

Friday still wouldn't work for Martin. And I've got committments on Saturday/Sun/Monday at 9am. What about dinner? - Friday night 730pm? - Saturday night dinner? 6pm? If we can't get one time to work with everyone, we could always have two times open so that everyone gets included in at least one. ...
by Isto
Fri Aug 24, 2012 6:38 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1066489

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

I think Q1 is like a favorite pair of sneakers. Well, worn. Comfy and familiar. Speaking of things that stink, how many readers does it take to guarantee an error-free story? Apparently more than six. How we all missed the repeated line, I'll never understand. wotf017 Though it was a good line, it w...
by Isto
Thu Aug 23, 2012 8:40 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1066489

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

It was Thursday. wotf005
by Isto
Mon Aug 20, 2012 7:53 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1066489

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

On the tangent of light-hearted speculation on the fate of this thread (e.g. what sort of animal would it be) what will be the result when the thread becomes self-aware? wotf003 Will it be bent on destroying all humans a la Bender from Futurama/Terminator? More altruistic? Offering creative writing...
by Isto
Sun Aug 19, 2012 4:38 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1066489

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Viva la Q1 thread!! Does anyone else want to type Q1 as Q! (with an exclamation point)? If Q1 was an animal what kind of animal would it be? If a post is deleted in the Q1 thread how long will it take for someone to fill in the blank gapping hole with a knock knock joke? And when poked it has a dep...
by Isto
Sat Aug 18, 2012 5:05 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1066489

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

But we are so close to 4000 posts.
by Isto
Fri Aug 17, 2012 7:58 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1066489

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Odd. I, too, received a spam about finding a dentist. Fortunately, I am quite happy with mine and deleted it without even taking a peak. See what a good job he's done? wotf007
by Isto
Thu Aug 16, 2012 12:12 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1175
Views: 248172

Re: Five Minute Rant

Why don't we just plan on taking Thursday off instead? Oh wait, that's today isn't it? Isn't every day Thursday? I'm sick of short stories, too. Don't really like them. Feel like I've wasted my time writing them when I could have been working on my two new projects. Today I just said "what the...
by Isto
Wed Jul 25, 2012 7:42 pm
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: Chicon 7
Replies: 178
Views: 48676

Re: Chicon 7

I think there are several Chicon/Worldcon threads. I'll be there Fri through Sun.
by Isto
Mon Jul 16, 2012 6:29 am
Forum: Interviews: Entrants, Judges, Past Winners
Topic: Worldcon for Beginners
Replies: 33
Views: 10847

Re: Worldcon for Beginners

For those hoping to stay at the Hyatt where the convention is being held (there are two Hyatts with no shuttle bus between them), the entire hotel is out of REGULAR rooms. We were able to get one of the high-end rooms in the convention block ($ 220... breakfast and snacks included) and they still ha...

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