Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Open topics on the Contest itself, to include results-watch threads and other items of note.
AlistairKimble
Posts: 366
Joined: Sat Aug 28, 2010 8:46 pm
Location: Evergreen, Colorado
Contact:

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby AlistairKimble » Fri May 04, 2012 8:09 pm

Kary James wrote:Kidlet's MRI came out normal. This rules out the scary stuff for now. We're still trying to figure out the underlying stomach issue, but the good MRI means we're down to garden-variety stuff like an ulcer or food allergy.

Thanks for all of the good wishes, everyone. :)


That's great news Kary, I'm glad it was nothing scary! Hopefully it's a just an easy allergy type thing that can be easily dealt with.

User avatar
klaatu
Posts: 755
Joined: Tue Nov 11, 2008 4:33 pm
Location: Lincoln, UK
Contact:

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby klaatu » Fri May 04, 2012 9:35 pm

Kary

I missed out on giving good wishes earlier, but I'm thrilled all seems well at this stage,

Steve
http://www.stevecameron.com.au

morshana
Posts: 1937
Joined: Sat Nov 12, 2011 12:37 pm
Location: California

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby morshana » Fri May 04, 2012 10:11 pm

Kary - I am so happy to hear it's nothing scary! My son has food issues, so if it turns out to be that, I can totally relate on that one.
Jeanette Gonzalez

HM x4, SHM x2, F x1

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

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby gower21 » Sat May 05, 2012 7:25 am

I'm relieved his MRI came out normal.

Also did you guys know it's Kary-o de Mayo AKA Kary's birthday? HaPpY bIrThDaY KaRy!!!

(probably way off topic now! But any excuse to party in the Q1 thread, right?)

francisbruno
Posts: 374
Joined: Fri Jul 22, 2011 5:37 pm

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby francisbruno » Sat May 05, 2012 8:57 am

Glad to hear everything is OK with your son.
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

morshana
Posts: 1937
Joined: Sat Nov 12, 2011 12:37 pm
Location: California

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby morshana » Sat May 05, 2012 6:02 pm

Happy Birthday, Kary!
Jeanette Gonzalez

HM x4, SHM x2, F x1

User avatar
Martin L. Shoemaker
Posts: 4289
Joined: Wed Apr 06, 2011 7:20 am
Location: Michigan (more or less)
Contact:

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Sat May 05, 2012 6:10 pm

Yes, happy birthday, Kary!
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

AlistairKimble
Posts: 366
Joined: Sat Aug 28, 2010 8:46 pm
Location: Evergreen, Colorado
Contact:

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby AlistairKimble » Sat May 05, 2012 9:30 pm

Happy Birthday Kary!

User avatar
E.CaimanSands
Posts: 1831
Joined: Mon Apr 04, 2011 2:59 pm
Location: United Kingdom
Contact:

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby E.CaimanSands » Sun May 06, 2012 6:46 am

Happy birthday, Kary!
SF x 1 (Extreeemely happy snappy gator)
HM x 9 (Happy snappy gator)

"Europa Spring" - buy from Amazon

The Happy Snappy Gator Bog! Er, Blog...

francisbruno
Posts: 374
Joined: Fri Jul 22, 2011 5:37 pm

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby francisbruno » Sun May 06, 2012 7:35 am

Happy Birthday, Kary!
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

User avatar
Martin L. Shoemaker
Posts: 4289
Joined: Wed Apr 06, 2011 7:20 am
Location: Michigan (more or less)
Contact:

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Sun May 06, 2012 8:00 am

I smell a rat. I think Kary plotted to have her birthday now just to keep this thread active during a slow spell. She and her mom arranged this all years ago... wotf013
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 » Sun May 06, 2012 8:50 am

Thanks for the birthday wishes, everyone!

And here's a story which takes place in Dearborn, MI, some 40-mrrfle years ago. My mother, barely 6 months pregnant, stepped into a drugstore. The sign in the window read "Wonder Drugs - We Deliver." Her water broke while standing in line, and I was nearly born on a gurney a few hours later while they were trying to get her into the delivery room. She said she knew from that point on that I would be an avid reader, albeit somewhat inclined to literalism. The untimely and too-fast delivery process happened again with my sister, who made it into the seventh month before my mother stepped off the ladder of a dock at Silver Lake and jarred herself just enough to start contractions that wouldn't stop. My sister was almost born in the backseat of my uncle's car, who, at the age of 17, was driving like a mad thing to get Mom to the hospital while doing his best Prissy impression from Gone With the Wind.
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: 4289
Joined: Wed Apr 06, 2011 7:20 am
Location: Michigan (more or less)
Contact:

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Sun May 06, 2012 9:10 am

Kary James wrote:The untimely and too-fast delivery process happened again with my sister, who made it into the seventh month before my mother stepped off the ladder of a dock at Silver Lake and jarred herself just enough to start contractions that wouldn't stop.


Hey! When you said you had roots near Dexter, you never mentioned Pinckney! My best friend in college spent summers in the family cabin on the shore of Silver Lake. His mom taught at Pinckney Elementary, and she's now a Park Ranger at the state park there. And one of my best fencing buddies grew up in Pinckney and now lives in a home just off Big Portage Lake. Know any Mulhollands or Laveys or Mastroianis?

If Evil Martin were awake, this is where he would break into a chorus of "It's a Small World After All"...
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 » Sun May 06, 2012 9:22 am

Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:
Kary James wrote:The untimely and too-fast delivery process happened again with my sister, who made it into the seventh month before my mother stepped off the ladder of a dock at Silver Lake and jarred herself just enough to start contractions that wouldn't stop.


Hey! When you said you had roots near Dexter, you never mentioned Pinckney! My best friend in college spent summers in the family cabin on the shore of Silver Lake. His mom taught at Pinckney Elementary, and she's now a Park Ranger at the state park there. And one of my best fencing buddies grew up in Pinckney and now lives in a home just off Big Portage Lake. Know any Mulhollands or Laveys or Mastroianis?

If Evil Martin were awake, this is where he would break into a chorus of "It's a Small World After All"...


Lavey sounds familiar, but I'll email you off the board with details. ;) As for Evil Martin, it's abundantly clear that he's from Sinister, not Dexter.

As for that cottage on Silver Lake - white, two-story, dormer windows in the upstairs, hammock in the front yard wi8th a downslope to the lake. But I think we rented our weeks there. Bluegills were the catch of day, called 'panfish' by some. Cottages on the lake are a thing for Michigan folk. Our cousins have one over on Higgins, and my favorite was near the Lower Peninsula side of the Mighty Mac.
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

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

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Isto » Sun May 06, 2012 3:46 pm

preston wrote:It's thursday! Good luck everyone! I'm ducking and taking cover.
Preston Dennett
(HM x 2)


I didn't just duck; I left town. Went to NYC and saw Jeff Goldblum in Seminar. It's about four new writers who hire a 'name' to critique their work. So funny. Standing ovation. Came back and NOTHING??? Can't afford to hide out again so it's the foxhole for me next week.
- Isto
R-R-Semi

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

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby gower21 » Sun May 06, 2012 5:41 pm

Isto wrote:
preston wrote:It's thursday! Good luck everyone! I'm ducking and taking cover.
Preston Dennett
(HM x 2)


I didn't just duck; I left town. Went to NYC and saw Jeff Goldblum in Seminar. It's about four new writers who hire a 'name' to critique their work. So funny. Standing ovation. Came back and NOTHING??? Can't afford to hide out again so it's the foxhole for me next week.


Maybe it was the disturbance in the force (you leaving your post) that caused the ripple in time, that left us resultless this last week.

So many possibilities...

francisbruno
Posts: 374
Joined: Fri Jul 22, 2011 5:37 pm

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby francisbruno » Sun May 06, 2012 5:43 pm

Personally, I think the replacement judges were tied up. A few conferences going on for the past couple of weeks. I would suspect some results this week, though.
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

User avatar
WriteToLive
Posts: 646
Joined: Thu Jan 20, 2011 7:16 am
Location: Engaged in Ohio
Contact:

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby WriteToLive » Sun May 06, 2012 7:57 pm

I hear a lot of Evil Martin on here. Evil Mike would be here to join you, but typically he's too busy with a pirate accent dropping the nation of Demasia on other people (aka League of Legends playing Gangplank and Garen).
Michael Beers
Blog: Write To Live
Latest Out: Detroit Ex Nihilo at AESciFi
Now Available: Zion in For All Eternity: Tales of the Seven Deadly Sins (Dark Opus Press)

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

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby MJNL » Sun May 06, 2012 8:01 pm

Kary--that is a great how I came into this world story. wotf007
~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
Martin L. Shoemaker
Posts: 4289
Joined: Wed Apr 06, 2011 7:20 am
Location: Michigan (more or less)
Contact:

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Sun May 06, 2012 8:22 pm

WriteToLive wrote:I hear a lot of Evil Martin on here. Evil Mike would be here to join you, but typically he's too busy with a pirate accent dropping the nation of Demasia on other people (aka League of Legends playing Gangplank and Garen).


I'll bet if Brad added a pirate smilie, Evil Mike would drop by...
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: 4289
Joined: Wed Apr 06, 2011 7:20 am
Location: Michigan (more or less)
Contact:

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Sun May 06, 2012 8:32 pm

MJNL wrote:Kary--that is a great how I came into this world story. wotf007


Yeah, but it's clearly science fiction. I simply cannot believe Kary is 40-mrrfle years old.
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

Nick_T
Posts: 153
Joined: Thu Jul 28, 2011 1:17 pm

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Nick_T » Mon May 07, 2012 4:28 am

Kary,

I've been away from the forum for a while for a number of reasons, so I've only just read the bad and then the good news. I'm glad the kidlet is okay; there's nothing worse than small children and hospitals.

Nick
Nick Tchan
2 x HM
1x Finalist
1 x winner Q2 2011

Nick_T
Posts: 153
Joined: Thu Jul 28, 2011 1:17 pm

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Nick_T » Mon May 07, 2012 4:28 am

Oh, and happy birthday.
Nick Tchan
2 x HM
1x Finalist
1 x winner Q2 2011

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

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Kary English » Tue May 08, 2012 7:20 am

Thanks for the assortment of good wishes, everyone. :)

Tidbit: There's a new Daily Kick from David Farland posted on FB today, though it hasn't hit my inbox yet. So whatever it was that was taking up all his time might be finished.
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

francisbruno
Posts: 374
Joined: Fri Jul 22, 2011 5:37 pm

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby francisbruno » Tue May 08, 2012 7:22 am

Kary James wrote:Thanks for the assortment of good wishes, everyone. :)

Tidbit: There's a new Daily Kick from David Farland posted on FB today, though it hasn't hit my inbox yet. So whatever it was that was taking up all his time might be finished.


Superstars writing followed by LDStorymakers, both preceded by another conference which I didn't catch the name... Hopeing for some sort of results this week...
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

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

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Kary English » Tue May 08, 2012 1:30 pm

Dustin Adams wrote:
I'm filtering Hazlett's list:

((And Kary is rearranging it))

8 LAMPS
Tina - (LAMPS)
Marina - (LAMPS)
Kary - (LAMPS)
Dustin - (LAMPS)
Jennifer Hicks (LAMPS)
Isto - (LAMPS)
Preston (LAMPS)
gwasch - (LAMPS)

5 HOLD PILE
Francis Bruno (HOLD PILE)
Izanobu - (HOLD PILE)
The Happy Snappy Gator (HOLD PILE)
onelowerlight - (HOLD PILE)*
MichaelB - (HOLD PILE)

2 NNiNN (or maybe they just ain't sayin')
Martin Shoemaker
DavidK



So 13 of us left? (Quick, somebody find us a hobbit!) Edit: Found the hobbit*. Now we're at 15, 16 if we count Dr. Phil.

Have I missed anyone, or any LAMPS/Hold designations?
Last edited by Kary English on Tue May 08, 2012 3:15 pm, 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

Michael B
Posts: 139
Joined: Thu Oct 01, 2009 9:08 am

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Michael B » Tue May 08, 2012 3:06 pm

Hey, I've been away from the forums for a while, and lurking just recently for this crazy prolongued quarter. I can report that I am also a hold, though. What's LAMPS?

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

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Kary English » Tue May 08, 2012 3:13 pm

LAMPS - LAst Minute Paper / Postal Sub. :)
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
E.CaimanSands
Posts: 1831
Joined: Mon Apr 04, 2011 2:59 pm
Location: United Kingdom
Contact:

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby E.CaimanSands » Tue May 08, 2012 3:35 pm

Michael B wrote:Hey, I've been away from the forums for a while, and lurking just recently for this crazy prolongued quarter. I can report that I am also a hold, though. What's LAMPS?


Ooooh, another person for the gator pile. Welcome, Michael.

And in case you're curious about what a gator pile looks like, here are some photos: https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=gator+pile&hl=en&prmd=imvns&source=lnms&tbm=isch&ei=taypT5PDN4v34QT12bTECQ&sa=X&oi=mode_link&ct=mode&cd=2&ved=0CAwQ_AUoAQ&biw=1280&bih=900
SF x 1 (Extreeemely happy snappy gator)
HM x 9 (Happy snappy gator)

"Europa Spring" - buy from Amazon

The Happy Snappy Gator Bog! Er, Blog...

User avatar
Martin L. Shoemaker
Posts: 4289
Joined: Wed Apr 06, 2011 7:20 am
Location: Michigan (more or less)
Contact:

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Tue May 08, 2012 3:37 pm

E.CaimanSands wrote:
Michael B wrote:Hey, I've been away from the forums for a while, and lurking just recently for this crazy prolongued quarter. I can report that I am also a hold, though. What's LAMPS?


Ooooh, another person for the gator pile. Welcome, Michael.

And in case you're curious about what a gator pile looks like, here are some photos: https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=gator+pile&hl=en&prmd=imvns&source=lnms&tbm=isch&ei=taypT5PDN4v34QT12bTECQ&sa=X&oi=mode_link&ct=mode&cd=2&ved=0CAwQ_AUoAQ&biw=1280&bih=900


Why am I afraid that if I click that link, it will be more gator porn? wotf013
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


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

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest