Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby preston » Tue Mar 27, 2012 5:11 pm

Yikes, the list of us who are still in is pretty long. Not quite enough semi and finalists spots to go around. Looks like some of us are going to have to settle for an HM.
It's like musical chairs....has the music stopped yet?
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Isto » Tue Mar 27, 2012 5:37 pm

preston wrote:
greenroom wrote:
Alex Kane wrote: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
Isto
Morshana
Preston


Thought I'd add in the rest of the us who responded, but didn't add our names to the list.

Think you missed a few.

I'm still in too! At least as of Tuesday, 6:07 pacific.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Kary English » Tue Mar 27, 2012 8:38 pm

Da List wrote: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
Isto
Preston


Alas, our fair Morshana was taken out in last week's volley. She will fight again another day! (list edited)

23 of us. Anyone else? It's interesting to have a count. This plus the folks who have already heard (12 of them?) and we have a rough estimate of how many of us submit in a given quarter.

Then we can tally how many of us get HMs and up, derive a percentage of forum submitters who get awards, the percentage of awards taken by forum members, etc. (yes, I have a slight stats fetish)
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Patrick S. McGinnity » Tue Mar 27, 2012 8:42 pm

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
Isto
Morshana
Preston
Patrick S. McGinnity


Just added myself at the bottom, though I fear doing so may well jinx me.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Jennifer Hicks » Tue Mar 27, 2012 8:56 pm

It's getting pretty late. Looks like we won't be seeing any results tonight.

And now, back to my Q2 revisions.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Serrain » Tue Mar 27, 2012 11:03 pm

I'm still in too.

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
Isto
Morshana
Preston
Patrick S. McGinnity
Serrain


And yep, back to editing... I have 3 things to finish editing before Friday. >.>
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby MontyApollo » Wed Mar 28, 2012 4:48 am

I'm still in too at the moment if you want to make the list just a little longer. I think today is day 88 or 89 for me, so I'm due to be taken out today.

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby francisbruno » Wed Mar 28, 2012 5:29 am

Tick Tock.
The wait is killing me.
Time to polish my Q2.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby gwasch » Wed Mar 28, 2012 6:55 am

I'm still in the running, though my attempts at distracting myself are failing.

No sign of a Q2 entry, either. I probably should divine something up. . .

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby francisbruno » Wed Mar 28, 2012 9:21 am

Rejections are showing up on Duotrope...
Accomplishments:
SF: V32Q2, V28Q4
HM: V29 Q2, V30 Q2
Dave Farland: Short Story Master's Class, World Building
Viable Paradise XVI
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby dantzel » Wed Mar 28, 2012 9:24 am

Running to Duotrope to see how many have joined me in reject hell!
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Dame » Wed Mar 28, 2012 9:41 am

Here we go...
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Corbin Maxwell » Wed Mar 28, 2012 10:12 am

As far as I know, I'm still in.
SF x 1
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Patrick S. McGinnity » Wed Mar 28, 2012 10:21 am

WOTF Duotropery may have crashed the site again (Duotrope, that is). At least I'm currently unable to get it to load. There is something ironic there, but I'm too distracted to suss it out right now.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby francisbruno » Wed Mar 28, 2012 10:24 am

Works for me. Only two 'R''s posted.
Accomplishments:
SF: V32Q2, V28Q4
HM: V29 Q2, V30 Q2
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Kary English » Wed Mar 28, 2012 10:31 am

Say it with me now: I will not refresh Duotrope. I will not refresh Duotrope. ...

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby MedicalAuthor » Wed Mar 28, 2012 10:33 am

INCOMING!!!!

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Patrick S. McGinnity » Wed Mar 28, 2012 10:39 am

Sticking with the warfare metaphor:

Not being able to even load Duotrope right now is frustrating in the same way that not being able to get an umbrella to deploy properly during a mortar attack would be.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby wellsdesigned » Wed Mar 28, 2012 10:53 am

I took a direct hit. wotf002

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Patrick S. McGinnity » Wed Mar 28, 2012 11:02 am

Sorry to hear it, Tom.

In other news, my umbrella is up, for what it's worth. It was the last free one in the bucket at my dentist's office, and it has a big target on it. I feel pretty safe.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Corbin Maxwell » Wed Mar 28, 2012 11:04 am

wellsdesigned wrote:I took a direct hit. wotf002



You got an R?
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby E.CaimanSands » Wed Mar 28, 2012 11:05 am

It's not Duotrope I'm having trouble loading, it's this forum! Not surprising perhaps considering the number of you guys I can see online. wotf001


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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Patrick S. McGinnity » Wed Mar 28, 2012 11:08 am

E.CaimanSands wrote:It's not Duotrope I'm having trouble loading, it's this forum! Not surprising perhaps considering the number of you guys I can see online. wotf001


The foxhole is getting crowded. If we take any fire now, it is going to get messy in a hurry.

I just had an e-mail show up, felt my pulse shoot up, but it was just a Critters critique coming in. Pshew!
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby wellsdesigned » Wed Mar 28, 2012 11:09 am

Corbin Maxwell wrote:
wellsdesigned wrote:I took a direct hit. wotf002



You got an R?

Yup.

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Wed Mar 28, 2012 11:47 am

Ommmmmm... Ommmmmm... Ommmmmm... Ommmmmm... Ommmmmm...
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WRITE! WRITE! WRITE! WRITE! WRITE!
SUBMIT! SUBMIT! SUBMIT! SUBMIT! SUBMIT!
REPEAT! REPEAT! REPEAT! REPEAT! REPEAT!
Patience. Patience. Patience. Patience. Patience.
NNiNN

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby E.CaimanSands » Wed Mar 28, 2012 12:03 pm

Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:Ommmmmm... Ommmmmm... Ommmmmm... Ommmmmm... Ommmmmm...

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Dig! Dig! Dig!

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby MedicalAuthor » Wed Mar 28, 2012 12:46 pm

First rejection from Dec 31st submission just popped up on Duotrope.

And imagine, I have an OChem exam in 25 minutes and this is what I'm doing, haha

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Patrick S. McGinnity » Wed Mar 28, 2012 12:47 pm

Good luck on both, but you might want to study a bit. We'll hold the fort.

As an aside, I submitted on the 31st, as usual, so my R should be coming in any minute. Wait, what's that high pitched whistling sound?! (Ducking and covering beneath umbrella)

Oh, just the water I was boiling for tea.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Dame » Wed Mar 28, 2012 1:01 pm

Just to take our minds off this current wave of doom, I have a question some of you may be able to help me with. :)

I'm tweaking a possible Q2 entry. It has two vital but discrete sex scenes, in one of which I do, just once, use the word "p***s." (Ho hum - I feel so dumb blanking it out, but I suppose I should.) Do you think that is acceptable? I also have the word "screwing." Allowed? I think so, but the story is probably not for under 12's. It also is 1st person in a non-human POV. Any thoughts on that? Has KD mentioned any preferences in that dept?

Thanks chaps and chapesses. Back to manning the towers.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Wed Mar 28, 2012 1:02 pm

After a year of this, I have decided... It is time to share a secret I have kept hidden from you all for all these many months... But today is a day when you need it most... And so at last, I will share my secret... But I will obscure it, so that those who cling to other approaches will not be disturbed by my secret... While others can read it, and be comforted...

For I can now tell you: I have the secret, the all-important pattern for deciphering and predicting WotF results and timing... And here it is...

There is no pattern...

Ommmmm... Ommmmm... Ommmmm... Ommmmm... Ommmmm...
http://Shoemaker.Space
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WRITE! WRITE! WRITE! WRITE! WRITE!
SUBMIT! SUBMIT! SUBMIT! SUBMIT! SUBMIT!
REPEAT! REPEAT! REPEAT! REPEAT! REPEAT!
Patience. Patience. Patience. Patience. Patience.
NNiNN


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