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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Dustin Adams » Wed Mar 28, 2012 1:08 pm

p***s

Plows?
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Dame » Wed Mar 28, 2012 1:13 pm

no - p*n*s - wotf015

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Wed Mar 28, 2012 1:13 pm

Dustin Adams wrote:
p***s

Plows?


In old vi-speak...

s/low/eni/

Of course, it has been decades since I spoke vi, so I may have an accent and so mangled the syntax.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Patrick S. McGinnity » Wed Mar 28, 2012 1:17 pm

Dustin Adams wrote:
p***s

Plows?


Ha!

Seriously though, I'd say if it is vital to the story, and it is not excessively graphic, leave it in. When you say non-human, though, are we talking inter-species lovin'? Or is it a non-human narrator watching human sex? Whatever the case may be, if it truly serves the story, it probably belongs in the story, though of course there are lots of ways to dramatize the same scene.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Dustin Adams » Wed Mar 28, 2012 1:20 pm

I agree with Patrick, if it's penis, leave it in.
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Postby Dame » Wed Mar 28, 2012 1:23 pm

Non-human narrator watching human sex - well, trying to stop it, to comic effect. :)
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby gower21 » Wed Mar 28, 2012 1:24 pm

Martin L. Shoemaker wrote: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...



Nice. Martin, don't reveal all the writing secrets now. It's like that special moment in the Matrix when Neo realizes he can see and manipulate the code. The "no pattern for rejections" is sort of that moment only self actualization can bring you. So in the Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs people need to know they are safe first (and believe it).

Not that I'm a fan at all of Maslow...the idea has its flaws.

Ok back to editing...

ETA: Ok I must have come into this conversation at the wrong time. I just scrolled above and saw the word "penis" and people voting on if they should keep it or not.

*slowly backing away*

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Patrick S. McGinnity » Wed Mar 28, 2012 1:26 pm

Dustin Adams wrote:I agree with Patrick, if it's penis, leave it in.


If you think about it, roughly half of the YA audience WOTF guidelines are trying to protect sees and even handles one several times a day.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Corbin Maxwell » Wed Mar 28, 2012 1:29 pm

On a more boring note, just checked my email and I'm still in.

Are we taking a vote on whether or not to keep said reproductive appendage in or take it out? I'm thinking most people will vote to keep it in.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Kary English » Wed Mar 28, 2012 1:40 pm

Put it in.

Take it out,

Put it in.

Keep it in.

/facepalm

Man, I stay off the forums to spend the day writing and when I come back you people are doing the Hokey-Pokey with some poor sot's personal appendage?! wotf015
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby gower21 » Wed Mar 28, 2012 1:42 pm

Kary James wrote:Put it in.

Take it out,

Put it in.

Keep it in.

/facepalm

Man, I stay off the forums to spend the day writing and when I come back you people are doing the Hokey-Pokey with some poor sot's personal appendage?! wotf015


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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby greenroom » Wed Mar 28, 2012 1:46 pm

This is a question for those of you who submitted by post last quarter: around when did the postal rejections/hm's go out? I know she read them last. I'm just curious how long a delay there was between her reading them, and then the response being mailed out.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby francisbruno » Wed Mar 28, 2012 1:52 pm

Nothing for me yet...
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Postby Dustin Adams » Wed Mar 28, 2012 1:55 pm

greenroom,
This quarter is fracked because of the ceremony.

Also consider, Q4 needs to be wrapped up with a hard deadline because of the show.

Q1 does not.

For Q3, I got my call 9 weeks after the close of the quarter.

R's are still eeking out, no one else is notified, and we're a few days short of 13 weeks...
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby greenroom » Wed Mar 28, 2012 2:02 pm

Dustin Adams wrote:greenroom,
This quarter is fracked because of the ceremony.

Also consider, Q4 needs to be wrapped up with a hard deadline because of the show.

Q1 does not.

For Q3, I got my call 9 weeks after the close of the quarter.

R's are still eeking out, no one else is notified, and we're a few days short of 13 weeks...


I'm aware that each quarter is different. I wasn't asking in an attempt to guess when responses would come out this quarter. I was just curious when people who mailed in submissions for Q4, rather than submitted online, received the actual notifications in the mail for Q4. I don't recall seeing anyone posting that 'hey, I just received my response in the mail' last quarter. But then, maybe I have a selective memory...
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby francisbruno » Wed Mar 28, 2012 2:13 pm

I got my Q4 semi finalist Dec 29th.
I didn't get my crit until Late Feb. I'm assuming because they were behind with the event planning.
That must have already put them behind this quarter.
I guess it'll happen when it happens :/
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Postby Dustin Adams » Wed Mar 28, 2012 2:31 pm

received the actual notifications in the mail for Q4.


Oh, I see.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Dame » Wed Mar 28, 2012 2:42 pm

Sorry, I can't answer your question.

Thanks all for the answers on mine. I had no thought of cutting the words, just on whether to submit it here. I think I will.

Good luck to all.

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby E.CaimanSands » Wed Mar 28, 2012 2:43 pm

I got a rejection this evening.
Then I got another one.
Neither of them from Writers of the Future! wotf006
Both were expected, but let's hope rejections aren't like buses, and come in threes.

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Second rejection was my first submission to Daily Science Fiction, who famously want flash, so I sent them the longest story I've ever written. wotf019 It's not even very good.

Anyway, I don't want any more tonight... I don't want any more tonight... I don't want any more tonight... I don't want any more tonight... I don't want any more tonight... I don't want any more tonight...

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Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Wed Mar 28, 2012 2:44 pm

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Postby francisbruno » Wed Mar 28, 2012 2:57 pm

Just got a scare.
Opened my email and a message from wotf admin.
Just someone asking about OSC bootcamp. My heart skipped a beat, though.
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Postby AMcCarter » Wed Mar 28, 2012 5:29 pm

Dammit, Critters. Would you stop blowing up my inbox? Yer makin' me nervous.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby hazlett » Wed Mar 28, 2012 6:00 pm

"BLACK SIX, This is BLACK ONE, SITREP follows. Prepare to copy, OVER..."

"BLACK ONE. BLACK SIX. SEND IT..."

"BLACK ONE PLATOON has TWO-NINE survivors. I SAY AGAIN, TWO-NINE survivors.."

"I COPY TWO-NINE survivors. How many combat veterans remain, OVER?"

"BLACK SIX. BLACK ONE. ONE-FIFE combat vets remain...List follows, OVER."

"SEND IT."

"BLACK SIX. BLACK ONE. Prepare to copy:

Tina (gower21)
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"BLACK ONE. BLACK SIX. Duotrope scouts report 58 KIA out of ~100 friendlies in Alpha Company....BREAK....S2 projects 90 total KIA....BREAK...Battalion estimates 32 more KIA in the company...BREAK...Expect SEVEN-SIX percent KIA rate in what's left of your platoon...BREAK...Or TWO-TWO more casualties...BREAK...Recommend vets pair with newbies and watch their sixes. ACKNOWLEDGE, OVER..."

"BLACK SIX. BLACK ONE. ACKNOWLEDGED. OVER..."

"BLACK ONE. BLACK SIX. Charlie Mike. BLACK SIX OUT."
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Wed Mar 28, 2012 6:08 pm

I hate to indulge this bad habit, but... I am forced to correct the record. I have 2 HMs, Q2 and Q3 of last year.
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Postby hazlett » Wed Mar 28, 2012 6:10 pm

Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:I hate to indulge this bad habit, but... I am forced to correct the record. I have 2 HMs, Q2 and Q3 of last year.


My apologies. I missed the "slashie" wotf009
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Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Wed Mar 28, 2012 6:13 pm

hazlett wrote:
Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:I hate to indulge this bad habit, but... I am forced to correct the record. I have 2 HMs, Q2 and Q3 of last year.


My apologies. I missed the "slashie" wotf009


It was the only way I could fit my results in after I changed to my motivational sig!
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Dustin Adams » Wed Mar 28, 2012 6:16 pm

I don't have a semi to my credit but if you're predicting the future, that's not a bad way to go about it.

I'm thinking of sending everyone on that list a PM. How cruel would that be?
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Postby MJNL » Wed Mar 28, 2012 6:17 pm

Ha, Hazlett, that's awesome! Love it.

But now you're gonna be forced to edit it for all us vets who don't keep accurate counts in our sigs--well, ok, not forced. I've got me two Finalists and two HMs (On the list under my actual--Marina--rather than my handle).
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby hazlett » Wed Mar 28, 2012 6:20 pm

MJNL wrote:Ha, Hazlett, that's awesome! Love it.

But now you're gonna be forced to edit it for all us vets who don't keep accurate counts in our sigs--well, ok, not forced. I've got me two Finalists and two HMs (On the list under my actual--Marina--rather than my handle).


I was wondering about you. I couldn't find a "Marina" on the members site, so I just left things blank. I shall endeavor to correct the error. wotf009
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Patrick S. McGinnity » Wed Mar 28, 2012 6:27 pm

AMcCarter wrote:Dammit, Critters. Would you stop blowing up my inbox? Yer makin' me nervous.


True dat, although I have a story going out this week, so I have mixed feelings.
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