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by Dustan Moon
Mon Sep 19, 2016 11:38 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 33
Replies: 362
Views: 36380

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 33

Silver HM, my fist one of those (can somebody please tell me what silver HM really means, and is it sterling silver, or pure silver, and what's the current price per troy ounce?). And does it work on werewolves? Side note: With the Surname Moon, you should win by default...in my humble opinion. Tha...
by Dustan Moon
Fri Sep 16, 2016 8:46 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 33
Replies: 362
Views: 36380

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 33

Silver HM, my fist one of those (can somebody please tell me what silver HM really means, and is it sterling silver, or pure silver, and what's the current price per troy ounce?). This is, if memory serves, four in a row for me from HM to Semi--I've never gotten so many consecutive before, but I'd s...
by Dustan Moon
Mon Sep 12, 2016 3:42 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 33
Replies: 362
Views: 36380

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 33

Dave posted from Australia that he plans on finishing the judging today. wotf015 Thanks for that, Laurie. That's GOT to be a contest record. Got my Q1 certificate today after getting my 2015 Q4 last week...methinks they are catching up! Best of success on Q3 to all still waiting, and to those that ...
by Dustan Moon
Thu Sep 08, 2016 12:33 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 33
Replies: 709
Views: 66599

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 33

Just FYI, I think DStein's first name is Dustin. So, I should win this year. As should Dustan. We'd blow everyone's mind! That's 3 Ds. I'm all for winning in 3D. See you there, fellow Dusty people! : ) Conga rats to the winners as well. The comments are good reminders that a writing career is a mar...
by Dustan Moon
Tue Sep 06, 2016 11:55 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 33
Replies: 709
Views: 66599

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 33

Thanks, Dustan. What's a lexan? Polycarbonate. Thermoplastic polymers containing carbonate groups in their chemical structures. It's the trade name for what the Golden Pen award is probably made from. In other words, very hard plastic. I doubt a small caliber bullet could penetrate a Golden Pen Awa...
by Dustan Moon
Sat Sep 03, 2016 10:58 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 33
Replies: 709
Views: 66599

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 33

I am placing this here even though technically it belongs almost a year ago. I received a HM certificate yesterday. Thought it would be for Q2 V33 but nope it's for Q4 V2 by the title of the story. By Jodi's comments about Q2 I thought it sounded like they may have forgotten Q4 but evidently I misi...
by Dustan Moon
Fri Sep 02, 2016 9:29 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 33
Replies: 709
Views: 66599

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 33

Thanks, Dustan. What's a lexan? Polycarbonate. Thermoplastic polymers containing carbonate groups in their chemical structures. It's the trade name for what the Golden Pen award is probably made from. In other words, very hard plastic. I doubt a small caliber bullet could penetrate a Golden Pen Awa...
by Dustan Moon
Fri Sep 02, 2016 3:12 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 33
Replies: 709
Views: 66599

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 33

I queried Joni today, she responded. wotf056 I've never had one of those yet, since they're relatively new. It used to just be R, HM, Quarter-Finalist (Thankfully re-named Semi to sidestep the confusion) and Finalist. Since I expected ah HM, a SHM is pretty good. Conga rats on your Silver, Laurie! ...
by Dustan Moon
Fri Sep 02, 2016 12:51 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 33
Replies: 709
Views: 66599

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 33

I got the standard HM notice and certificate request yesterday as well. Even in this messed up quarter, it came on a Thursday. Coincidence? (Plays The Outer Limits theme song). You be the judge. : ) Conga rats to all that entered, and a special cha cha cha to those that got a nod from Dave with spec...
by Dustan Moon
Tue Aug 30, 2016 9:53 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 33
Replies: 709
Views: 66599

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 33

Hey guys. I was one of those who were still waiting for a reply on Q2... Just received it. Semi-finalist! Would have preferred finalist, but I'll take it. :) So, for those still waiting... It's coming! Dancing conga rats for you, Triseult! Kevin J. Anderson told me at an award's ceremony once upon ...
by Dustan Moon
Sun Aug 28, 2016 10:22 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 33
Replies: 709
Views: 66599

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 33

So my friend at the con with Dave said he told her he's now finished the final batch of Q2 and thought notices should have been going out this past week (but who knows what Joni's schedule is like). So, like I said, it's not over until it's over. : ) Best of success to those still waiting to hear! C...
by Dustan Moon
Thu Aug 25, 2016 10:44 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 33
Replies: 709
Views: 66599

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 33

Call me Ishmael. I was thinking of doing that rhyme, Ishmael. Glad you took the bull by the horns. Funny...if there wasn't so much truth within the verse. : ) Oh, and to the person that asked, Thursday has become iconic for contest results notifications. The odd thing is, news appears to come out on...
by Dustan Moon
Wed Aug 24, 2016 12:33 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 33
Replies: 709
Views: 66599

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 33

orp204 wrote:Any word for any of the other last day submitters? It seems like it's been a long time with no reports from anyone.


Plays the Sound of Silence.

"Hello darkness my old friend..."
by Dustan Moon
Tue Aug 09, 2016 1:57 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 33
Replies: 709
Views: 66599

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 33

Why are some giving up, submitting an active story elsewhere, and emailing Joni about their status when the results have not yet been posted? It ain't over 'til it's over. Period. ~Moon~ Results for Q1 have still not been posted, but that quarter is definitely over. There is a possibility that Q2 i...
by Dustan Moon
Sun Aug 07, 2016 2:00 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 33
Replies: 709
Views: 66599

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 33

Why are some giving up, submitting an active story elsewhere, and emailing Joni about their status when the results have not yet been posted? It ain't over 'til it's over. Period.

~Moon~
by Dustan Moon
Thu Jul 28, 2016 11:45 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 33
Replies: 709
Views: 66599

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 33

Congratulations on Finalist, David, and best of success on jumping through the final portal. Tell us what the call was like with Joni. Inquiring minds--and there are a lot of them here--want to know. : ) Dancing conga rats to everyone that entered the quarter, and to all those that got nods from Dav...
by Dustan Moon
Thu Jun 30, 2016 4:12 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 33
Replies: 709
Views: 66599

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 33

KD Julicher wrote:I saw someone report elsewhere of an early server shutdown, so....


Worked for me, eight minutes before close, if close is 5 p.m. PST. And that's a first! Joni is going to be so happy she doesn't have to hear from me this quarter. Technology WORKED.
by Dustan Moon
Thu Jun 30, 2016 4:07 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 33
Replies: 362
Views: 36380

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 33

Made it with eight minutes to spare. Such luxury to finish so early! I think I will write a sonnet with all the extra time! Or microwave two bags of popcorn!

Best to all that entered. Fortune favor the brave!
by Dustan Moon
Wed Apr 27, 2016 11:08 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33
Replies: 676
Views: 79315

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

Another HM for me. I've quit framing the certificates; I could cover a wall in these things. Would make for interesting egocentric wallpaper. Conga rats dancing for all those that entered, and special rats in hula skirts and lipstick for those that got additional honors! Mmmuah! Fortune favor the br...
by Dustan Moon
Mon Apr 11, 2016 10:01 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Volume 32 (2016)--Anthology, Workshop & Gala
Replies: 191
Views: 24870

Re: Volume 32 (2016)--Anthology, Workshop & Gala

The ceremony was excellent, and proves why this contest is such a great launching pad for a writer's career. Unless you get to the Academy Awards after this, you have had the most opulent gala awards event at the START of your career, which is what Hubbard envisioned, of course. A big key to success...
by Dustan Moon
Thu Mar 31, 2016 8:43 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 33
Replies: 709
Views: 66599

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 33

In as well, though the e-sub demon bars the gate again, even with the new times. Who has a bazooka? Thank goodness Joni is an angel. Success to all that entered, even though that would have to be granted through multiple alternate universes and timelines. I'm willing to risk a space-time anomaly fo...
by Dustan Moon
Thu Mar 31, 2016 4:18 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 33
Replies: 709
Views: 66599

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 33

In as well, though the e-sub demon bars the gate again, even with the new times. Who has a bazooka? Thank goodness Joni is an angel. Success to all that entered, even though that would have to be granted through multiple alternate universes and timelines. I'm willing to risk a space-time anomaly for...
by Dustan Moon
Sat Mar 19, 2016 10:13 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33
Replies: 676
Views: 79315

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

For the record, got the first cut email as well, so still in. Best to those still hoping, condolences to those that are out, but there's always another quarter. And no, that doesn't make it any easier, but who said this was going to be easy? : ) Oh, duh, submitted December 31st, really early this t...
by Dustan Moon
Sat Mar 19, 2016 10:02 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33
Replies: 676
Views: 79315

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

For the record, got the first cut email as well, so still in. Best to those still hoping, condolences to those that are out, but there's always another quarter. And no, that doesn't make it any easier, but who said this was going to be easy? : )
by Dustan Moon
Thu Nov 05, 2015 4:57 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 32
Replies: 730
Views: 88955

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 32

Still in. My condolences to those that are not.

The best therapy, as has been stated, is to keep working on your next, get it polished well before the deadline.

If I could only take my own advice.

Cheers!

Moon
by Dustan Moon
Tue Apr 17, 2012 12:05 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2381
Views: 423817

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Yeah, I'm with Martin, continents don't count. Gotta draw the line somewhere. It was always funny to have people come into the boutique and claim they too were from an island like Fidalgo Island, where the ferry landing at Anacortes perches. If your island is disconnected from the mainland by a wate...
by Dustan Moon
Mon Apr 16, 2012 3:04 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2381
Views: 423817

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Hi Gang. Just found this forum when I went to watch the 2012 awards ceremony. I've entered the contest off and on over the years, have two honorable mentions from the contest on my wall, one with a helpful critique from KD in 2003, the other as semi-finalist 4Q 2000 with an encouraging letter from A...

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