Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Open topics on the Contest itself, to include results-watch threads and other items of note.
Kary English
Posts: 2079
Joined: Mon Nov 14, 2011 8:20 am

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Kary English » Wed Apr 18, 2012 6:47 pm

Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:I just realized Evil martin may get me in even more trouble..


Oh, he excels at that, sir.
WOTF: 1 HM, 1 Semi, 2 Finalists, 1 Winner
Q2,V31 - Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!
Flight of the Kikayon at the Grantville Gazette
Totaled (revised HM) in issue #9 of Mike Resnick's Galaxy's Edge
Departure Gate 34B at DSF

User avatar
preston
Posts: 992
Joined: Fri Sep 10, 2010 10:06 pm

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby preston » Wed Apr 18, 2012 6:52 pm

There are 21 posts on the Q1 results thread....and more than 2000 views! Who keeps clicking on that square, even though they know nobody's posted there? Besides me, that is! wotf001
Preston Dennett
(HM x 2)

User avatar
gower21
Posts: 2008
Joined: Thu Feb 24, 2011 10:06 pm
Contact:

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby gower21 » Wed Apr 18, 2012 7:13 pm

Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:
You think this is bad... You shoulda been there the time he got me into a fight with the two Klingons and the Gorn. He laughed about that one for three weeks...


I once saw this poor sod get in a fight with a Klingon and a Gorn....I'm just now realizing that was probably you.

preston wrote:There are 21 posts on the Q1 results thread....and more than 2000 views! Who keeps clicking on that square, even though they know nobody's posted there? Besides me, that is! wotf001
Preston Dennett
(HM x 2)


I don't even look at it. I know that more rumble tumble will happen in here first.

And this is where we ~!!***PaRtY***!!~ 24hrs a day, because WOTF has got nothin' on time zones. We've got the globe covered.

User avatar
Martin L. Shoemaker
Posts: 4279
Joined: Wed Apr 06, 2011 7:20 am
Location: Michigan (more or less)
Contact:

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Wed Apr 18, 2012 7:20 pm

preston wrote:There are 21 posts on the Q1 results thread....and more than 2000 views! Who keeps clicking on that square, even though they know nobody's posted there? Besides me, that is! wotf001
Preston Dennett
(HM x 2)


Paraphrasing this picture...

Duotrope and the results thread are like a fridge. You know there's nothing new inside but you check it out every ten minutes.


But checking Duotrope and the results thread one more time, I see no signs of any results tonight. I think the little troublemaker won't get me into any more trouble tonight. (Tomorrow is anybody's guess...)
http://Shoemaker.Space
Other worlds from award-winning author Martin L. Shoemaker

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

User avatar
Martin L. Shoemaker
Posts: 4279
Joined: Wed Apr 06, 2011 7:20 am
Location: Michigan (more or less)
Contact:

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Wed Apr 18, 2012 7:23 pm

gower21 wrote:
Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:
You think this is bad... You shoulda been there the time he got me into a fight with the two Klingons and the Gorn. He laughed about that one for three weeks...


I once saw this poor sod get in a fight with a Klingon and a Gorn....I'm just now realizing that was probably you.


Two Klingons, I swear! And a Tellarite! And... ummm... I was outnumbered, and it still took all six of them to take me down!
http://Shoemaker.Space
Other worlds from award-winning author Martin L. Shoemaker

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

User avatar
Patrick S. McGinnity
Posts: 250
Joined: Tue Nov 01, 2011 8:49 pm
Location: Mt. Pleasant/Beaver Island, Michigan, USA
Contact:

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Patrick S. McGinnity » Wed Apr 18, 2012 7:26 pm

preston wrote:There are 21 posts on the Q1 results thread....and more than 2000 views! Who keeps clicking on that square, even though they know nobody's posted there? Besides me, that is! wotf001
Preston Dennett
(HM x 2)


Nice of Lair to post that he had not heard anything. I'm sure all of us clicked and visited, just to find out there was still nothing new. Keepin' us on the old toes.

Anyone familiar with spoons (the card/spoon game)? While playing it I usually spend most of my time planning (and carrying out) really elaborate fakes to get others to grab a spoon when no one actually has four-of-a-kind yet. I feel that it ensures that everyone is really paying attention (though I guess it means I'm not, at least not to the cards). If anyone out there has never heard of such a game, and is therefore entirely puzzled, I do apologize, but it is a game worth learning.

No idea where I was going with that.
Patrick S. McGinnity
Mt. Pleasant/Beaver Island, Michigan

R x 3
Q2 2012 - HM
Look for "The Dubious Apotheosis of Baskin Gough" in the ARCANE II Anthology.

MedicalAuthor
Posts: 44
Joined: Mon Feb 20, 2012 8:38 pm

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby MedicalAuthor » Wed Apr 18, 2012 7:41 pm

I got the post-notification when Lair posted in the results thread a couple days ago, and I definitely jumped at it.

Then I secretly cursed him...

Kary English
Posts: 2079
Joined: Mon Nov 14, 2011 8:20 am

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Kary English » Wed Apr 18, 2012 7:50 pm

Cards, eh? Come to think of it, we might have enough Michiganders here for euchre.

I'll feather it, in no-trump.
WOTF: 1 HM, 1 Semi, 2 Finalists, 1 Winner
Q2,V31 - Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!
Flight of the Kikayon at the Grantville Gazette
Totaled (revised HM) in issue #9 of Mike Resnick's Galaxy's Edge
Departure Gate 34B at DSF

User avatar
Martin L. Shoemaker
Posts: 4279
Joined: Wed Apr 06, 2011 7:20 am
Location: Michigan (more or less)
Contact:

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Wed Apr 18, 2012 8:04 pm

Kary James wrote:Cards, eh? Come to think of it, we might have enough Michiganders here for euchre.

I'll feather it, in no-trump.


I learned in my Finalist call (last year, don't get excited!) that Joni is from Michigan. Maybe if we tell her there's a game on, we can fool her into calling.
http://Shoemaker.Space
Other worlds from award-winning author Martin L. Shoemaker

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

Kary English
Posts: 2079
Joined: Mon Nov 14, 2011 8:20 am

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Kary English » Wed Apr 18, 2012 8:09 pm

*sets up the card table in the basement*

*deals 6-handed euchre*

*baits a Joni-trap with Vernors, Win Schulers bar cheese and crackers, cocktail weenies in BBQ sauce, beer cheese dip in a bread round, some Kogel Viennas (hot dogs), and a jug of fresh cider from Farmer Bayne's*

There, that's about as Michigan as I can make it.
WOTF: 1 HM, 1 Semi, 2 Finalists, 1 Winner
Q2,V31 - Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!
Flight of the Kikayon at the Grantville Gazette
Totaled (revised HM) in issue #9 of Mike Resnick's Galaxy's Edge
Departure Gate 34B at DSF

User avatar
Patrick S. McGinnity
Posts: 250
Joined: Tue Nov 01, 2011 8:49 pm
Location: Mt. Pleasant/Beaver Island, Michigan, USA
Contact:

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Patrick S. McGinnity » Wed Apr 18, 2012 8:27 pm

Kary James wrote:Cards, eh? Come to think of it, we might have enough Michiganders here for euchre.

I'll feather it, in no-trump.


Yeah, spoons is for card idiots like me (I've learned euchre six or seven times, but still don't know how to play). Only 2 or 3 simple rules--sort of like old maid combined with musical chairs, except you need 4 of the same card (instead of 2) and you use spoons instead of chairs, and instead of music you pass cards around the circle. In my family it gets pretty violent.

Martin, you may be onto something there. Maybe if we let her win she can pull some strings with KD? Who would get to be her partner? It was your idea, but Kary brought the game up to begin with.

Hmm...as a tie breaker, I could be Joni's partner, since I am so bad at the game that if I tried to lose my partner and I might accidentally win (yes, I am that bad).
Patrick S. McGinnity
Mt. Pleasant/Beaver Island, Michigan

R x 3
Q2 2012 - HM
Look for "The Dubious Apotheosis of Baskin Gough" in the ARCANE II Anthology.

User avatar
Patrick S. McGinnity
Posts: 250
Joined: Tue Nov 01, 2011 8:49 pm
Location: Mt. Pleasant/Beaver Island, Michigan, USA
Contact:

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Patrick S. McGinnity » Wed Apr 18, 2012 8:28 pm

Kary James wrote:*sets up the card table in the basement*

*deals 6-handed euchre*

*baits a Joni-trap with Vernors, Win Schulers bar cheese and crackers, cocktail weenies in BBQ sauce, beer cheese dip in a bread round, some Kogel Viennas (hot dogs), and a jug of fresh cider from Farmer Bayne's*

There, that's about as Michigan as I can make it.


Maybe a pastie too?
Patrick S. McGinnity
Mt. Pleasant/Beaver Island, Michigan

R x 3
Q2 2012 - HM
Look for "The Dubious Apotheosis of Baskin Gough" in the ARCANE II Anthology.

Kary English
Posts: 2079
Joined: Mon Nov 14, 2011 8:20 am

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Kary English » Wed Apr 18, 2012 8:31 pm

And some fudge from Mackinac Island.

Dagnabit! Now I'm all hungry for the ginormous cream puff they serve at the fort on the island.
WOTF: 1 HM, 1 Semi, 2 Finalists, 1 Winner
Q2,V31 - Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!
Flight of the Kikayon at the Grantville Gazette
Totaled (revised HM) in issue #9 of Mike Resnick's Galaxy's Edge
Departure Gate 34B at DSF

User avatar
gower21
Posts: 2008
Joined: Thu Feb 24, 2011 10:06 pm
Contact:

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby gower21 » Wed Apr 18, 2012 9:56 pm

SPOONS!! Man I love that game. I played it all growing up. That and a game called "Spit"

Little trade secret: I taught the kids I'd assessed both of these games to increase their processing speed on the IQ subtest if they scored really low. I could usually get their scores up by the end of the school year. Higher processing speed means better reading and math scores in achievement tests. Lots of teacher thought I was magic.

Parents started coming to me to "make their kid better in school" -- I had an underground, underaged, gambling casino. We traded lunch items and cafeteria tickets on hot dog day.

Ok I made that last bit up, but games do make us smarter.

Tina (who is a bit rummy from critiquing all evening on OWW after an old friend on there lured me back in.)

User avatar
Martin L. Shoemaker
Posts: 4279
Joined: Wed Apr 06, 2011 7:20 am
Location: Michigan (more or less)
Contact:

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Thu Apr 19, 2012 3:28 am

Patrick S. McGinnity wrote:Yeah, spoons is for card idiots like me (I've learned euchre six or seven times, but still don't know how to play).


I've found that the secret to successful card playing is to be the token non-drinker in the group. The later the night gets, the better card player I become!

Martin, you may be onto something there. Maybe if we let her win she can pull some strings with KD?


Evil Martin's tricks aside, I continue to believe that for some reason they've decided to announce all the non-reject results at once this quarter. Or since that would be logistically complex, announce the Finalists and THEN start the long task of emailing the Semis and HMs.

Not to get anyone's hopes up or anything (that would be another Evil Martin trick); but if you haven't heard anything yet AND MY THEORY IS WORTH MORE THAN THE PIXELS IT'S PRINTED ON, that would be reason to hope.

But don't waste time hoping. WRITE! WRITE! WRITE! etc. NNiNN.
http://Shoemaker.Space
Other worlds from award-winning author Martin L. Shoemaker

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

Isto
Posts: 477
Joined: Sat Dec 03, 2011 5:41 pm
Location: OHIO

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Isto » Thu Apr 19, 2012 4:54 am

I've been tracking the Evil Martin like the Yeti. I have reason to believe he lurks just behind the Good Martin's heavy lids and slips out whenever the toothpicks fall from his eyes. Noble Martin tries to protect us from the Evil, but, being human, fails. Or so they say. I've yet to find his scat.
- Isto
R-R-Semi

User avatar
Martin L. Shoemaker
Posts: 4279
Joined: Wed Apr 06, 2011 7:20 am
Location: Michigan (more or less)
Contact:

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Thu Apr 19, 2012 5:07 am

Isto wrote:I've been tracking the Evil Martin like the Yeti. I have reason to believe he lurks just behind the Good Martin's heavy lids and slips out whenever the toothpicks fall from his eyes. Noble Martin tries to protect us from the Evil, but, being human, fails. Or so they say. I've yet to find his scat.


So you're saying Evil Martin is the reason I keep wanting to run a Cryptozoology role-playing campaign? My players have never been interested, but I can see adventure possibilities in sending them off in search of cryptids.
http://Shoemaker.Space
Other worlds from award-winning author Martin L. Shoemaker

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

Grayson Morris
Posts: 760
Joined: Tue Nov 16, 2010 8:42 am
Location: Netherlands
Contact:

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Grayson Morris » Thu Apr 19, 2012 5:07 am

Much madness is divinest sense, to a discerning eye; much sense, the starkest madness. (Emily Dickinson)
http://www.graysonbraymorris.com
past entries: 5x HM, 3xR
current entries: none

User avatar
Martin L. Shoemaker
Posts: 4279
Joined: Wed Apr 06, 2011 7:20 am
Location: Michigan (more or less)
Contact:

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Thu Apr 19, 2012 5:11 am

Oh, no.

That is awful.

R.I.P., K.D.
http://Shoemaker.Space
Other worlds from award-winning author Martin L. Shoemaker

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

Isto
Posts: 477
Joined: Sat Dec 03, 2011 5:41 pm
Location: OHIO

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Isto » Thu Apr 19, 2012 5:18 am

I'm so sorry. My condolences and prayers to family and friends.
- Isto
R-R-Semi

User avatar
dantzel
Posts: 681
Joined: Tue Mar 13, 2012 9:28 pm
Location: Texas
Contact:

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby dantzel » Thu Apr 19, 2012 5:26 am

Oh, no. I hope she got to spend this time with her loved ones.
Vol 29 Q3 Semi Finalist

http://www.dantzelcherry.com

User avatar
MJNL
Posts: 1450
Joined: Fri Jun 04, 2010 3:08 pm
Location: Arkansas
Contact:

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby MJNL » Thu Apr 19, 2012 5:41 am

OMG...no way. I hope she went peacefully.
~Marina

WotF Winner Q1 2012 (Vol. 29)

WotF Finalist Q2 2010 (Vol. 27)
WotF Finalist Q4 2011 (Vol. 28)
http://lostetter.wordpress.com/
http://twitter.com/#!/MarinaLostetter

Kary English
Posts: 2079
Joined: Mon Nov 14, 2011 8:20 am

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Kary English » Thu Apr 19, 2012 6:09 am

Wow. I'm stunned. wotf014

Rest in peace, K. D.
WOTF: 1 HM, 1 Semi, 2 Finalists, 1 Winner
Q2,V31 - Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!
Flight of the Kikayon at the Grantville Gazette
Totaled (revised HM) in issue #9 of Mike Resnick's Galaxy's Edge
Departure Gate 34B at DSF

User avatar
MJNL
Posts: 1450
Joined: Fri Jun 04, 2010 3:08 pm
Location: Arkansas
Contact:

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby MJNL » Thu Apr 19, 2012 6:12 am

I know Kary, I'm stunned too. I keep looking for corroborative info-- Jordan Ellinger (Lapp) posted on her SFF forum about it.

Man... She was so young.
~Marina

WotF Winner Q1 2012 (Vol. 29)

WotF Finalist Q2 2010 (Vol. 27)
WotF Finalist Q4 2011 (Vol. 28)
http://lostetter.wordpress.com/
http://twitter.com/#!/MarinaLostetter

User avatar
Patrick S. McGinnity
Posts: 250
Joined: Tue Nov 01, 2011 8:49 pm
Location: Mt. Pleasant/Beaver Island, Michigan, USA
Contact:

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Patrick S. McGinnity » Thu Apr 19, 2012 6:14 am

Oh my.
Patrick S. McGinnity
Mt. Pleasant/Beaver Island, Michigan

R x 3
Q2 2012 - HM
Look for "The Dubious Apotheosis of Baskin Gough" in the ARCANE II Anthology.

User avatar
Beez
Posts: 69
Joined: Mon Feb 13, 2012 7:27 pm

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Beez » Thu Apr 19, 2012 6:16 am

Stunned indeed. She did so much for this contest. RIP.
My mottos: 1) Hakuna Matata 2) Carpe Diem 3) No Regrets 4) Never Give Up 5) The most futile thing in the world is an unasked question

Kary English
Posts: 2079
Joined: Mon Nov 14, 2011 8:20 am

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Kary English » Thu Apr 19, 2012 6:21 am

Wikipedia already lists a death date.

From KD's Facebook page:

To all who loved Kathy and her work... There will be a memorial service/wake/big damn party in her honor early next week. Arrangements are in flux right now as to the specifics, but I believe Tuesday is the target date. Please consider this an open invitation to share a personal story or memory about Kathy to be read aloud at the celebration of her life, and then recorded for Richard, her husband. Post them here, or message me with them and I'll get them collected. I would also like to ask that you consider posting photos and tagging them with Kathy's name.

http://www.facebook.com/kd.wentworth?sk=wall
Last edited by Kary English on Thu Apr 19, 2012 6:25 am, edited 1 time in total.
WOTF: 1 HM, 1 Semi, 2 Finalists, 1 Winner
Q2,V31 - Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!
Flight of the Kikayon at the Grantville Gazette
Totaled (revised HM) in issue #9 of Mike Resnick's Galaxy's Edge
Departure Gate 34B at DSF

Strycher
Posts: 2113
Joined: Tue Nov 04, 2008 11:28 pm
Location: GA, USA
Contact:

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Strycher » Thu Apr 19, 2012 6:24 am

Grayson Morris wrote:http://www.sfsite.com/news/2012/04/19/obituary-k-d-wentworth/


Jesus, that came out of no where. And is horrible. Condolences and . . . Geez, really?

User avatar
Rebecca Birch
Posts: 1735
Joined: Wed Jul 27, 2011 9:38 am
Location: Washington (state)
Contact:

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Rebecca Birch » Thu Apr 19, 2012 6:26 am

Oh no! What horrible news. My condolences to all that knew her. Thoughts and prayers to her family and friends.
Rebecca Birch
Finalist - 2, SF - 1, SHM - 1, HM - 18, R - 6
Words of Birch
Short Story Collection--Life Out of Harmony and Other Tales of Wonder

francisbruno
Posts: 371
Joined: Fri Jul 22, 2011 5:37 pm

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby francisbruno » Thu Apr 19, 2012 6:36 am

I feel so bad that I've been miffed at how long the quarter was taking. May she rest in peace.
Accomplishments:
SF: V32Q2, V28Q4
HM: V29 Q2, V30 Q2
Dave Farland: Short Story Master's Class, World Building
Viable Paradise XVI
Uncle Orson's 2011
"Stalkworthy"
http://www.francisbruno.com


Return to “The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: LittleRed and 1 guest