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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby WriteToLive » Wed May 16, 2012 7:51 am

Rejection Slips...the things I eat and put into my stories...

Martin, remember the story at Baen's Bar? The stories I could tell...
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby gower21 » Wed May 16, 2012 8:15 am

Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:
gower21 wrote:Evil Mike: I'm going to make an entire universe out of my rejection slips and create one where I get only acceptances.

Evil Francis: I did that last week. Old news.

Evil Rebecca: I made a quilt out of mine! Not very warm though...


Paper rejections... How quaint...


Well, the evil alter egos would print them out because it consumes time and energy...Also Evil Mike and Francis made them out of virtual rejection slips to make the world.

E.CaimanSands wrote:
Mischievous Gator lumbers into the building and says, "Sorry I'm late, I was snoozing. What's that you say? Spice things up a bit?"
She reaches for the salt and pepper, and the chilli sauce, and starts to sprinkle them on Evil Martin, Evil Kary, Evil Marina, Evil Mike, Evil Francis, Evil Rebecca...


Oh no wait, Nice Elinor says that's not allowed, blast! wotf012



I love the Gator's addition. I didn't get everyone on there because it was whoever had just replied in the last few posts. I figured their alter egos were the most active and therefore would have called the meeting to order. Any one who wants to add themselves into the meeting can do it. Although it will be hard to out do the Gator. It sort of changes the ending of the meeting....

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Postby dantzel » Wed May 16, 2012 8:19 am

Which just goes to show that evil can only end badly.

Particularly when gators are involved.
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Postby morshana » Wed May 16, 2012 8:49 am

E.CaimanSands wrote:
Mischievous Gator lumbers into the building and says, "Sorry I'm late, I was snoozing. What's that you say? Spice things up a bit?"
She reaches for the salt and pepper, and the chilli sauce, and starts to sprinkle them on Evil Martin, Evil Kary, Evil Marina, Evil Mike, Evil Francis, Evil Rebecca...


Oh no wait, Nice Elinor says that's not allowed, blast! wotf012


LOL

Evil Jeanette brings out some additional spices and hands them to the gator.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Kary English » Wed May 16, 2012 8:59 am

*runs screaming away from the gator* Image

She's going to make GUMBO out of us!!

Or maybe an etouffee of spec-fickers over a chiffonade of rejection slips.

Dang. Now I'm hungry. wotf012
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Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Wed May 16, 2012 9:02 am

Kary James wrote:*runs screaming away from the gator*

She's going to make GUMBO out of us!!

Or maybe an etouffee of spec-fickers over a chiffonade of rejection slips.

Dang. Now I'm hungry. wotf012


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Postby Imagination Vortex » Wed May 16, 2012 11:16 am

I know this is completely off topic, but I had this strange dream last night about Q1. They added a short film category to the contest. It could be live action or animated, just as long as the theme was science fiction or fantasy. I even remember some of the rules- had to be no longer than 10 minutes, couldn't be too graphic, and had to be a certain screen resolution. You could send the file electronically or send it through the mail on a dvd. Someone from this board ended up getting finalist, although I don't remember who it was now. Somehow we were all able to view their winning entry before the award ceremony, and it used a bunch of cartoon characters that already existed (in real life this would be copyright!). It didn't go on to win 1st, 2nd or 3rd though. But could you imagine if they did add this category in real life, how long the award ceremony would be with another set of 12 winners!
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Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Wed May 16, 2012 11:29 am

This ongoing trend of dreaming about contest results (and I admit, I was an early contributor to it) makes me think we all need to go outside and play in the sun for a few days.
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Postby Rebecca Birch » Wed May 16, 2012 11:36 am

Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:This ongoing trend of dreaming about contest results (and I admit, I was an early contributor to it) makes me think we all need to go outside and play in the sun for a few days.


It's been sunny and I have most assuredly been playing in it. I live in Seattle. When the sun deigns to come out, you'd better take advantage of it.

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Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Wed May 16, 2012 11:48 am

Rebecca Birch wrote:It's been sunny and I have most assuredly been playing in it. I live in Seattle. When the sun deigns to come out, you'd better take advantage of it.


I have a theory on Seattle weather; and it's a theory I actually heard from more than one Seattle resident. The theory is that certain people exaggerate Seattle's cloudy, rainy conditions in order to discourage Californians from moving there.

Of course, if this theory is true, you're honor-bound to deny it...

I also know that when I briefly considered moving to Seattle, family said, "Oh, no, it's so cloudy and rainy." So I did the research, and sure enough: Seattle has fewer sunny days per year than Grand Rapids, my home area.

3 fewer sunny days. That's it.

Meanwhile, Seattle has mountains and ocean and whales and Microsoft and...
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Postby Dustin Adams » Wed May 16, 2012 12:05 pm

I may have a leg up in the short films dept.

http://www.youtube.com/user/norabelfilms/videos

My personal favorite is The Nightmare.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby venvariants » Wed May 16, 2012 1:53 pm

Seattle's rain is mainly in the winter. Spring takes a little while to kick start, but come June it is absolutely pure, cloudless blue skies until September. I originally come from the Midwest - so the trade of feet of snow for gloomy rain (which I love) is a welcome exchange!! The Pac NW is just mind-blowingly beautiful. I love it here. Lots of support for the arts, too.
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Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Wed May 16, 2012 1:58 pm

venvariants wrote:Seattle's rain is mainly in the winter. Spring takes a little while to kick start, but come June it is absolutely pure, cloudless blue skies until September. I originally come from the Midwest - so the trade of feet of snow for gloomy rain (which I love) is a welcome exchange!! The Pac NW is just mind-blowingly beautiful. I love it here. Lots of support for the arts, too.


I remember my interview at Microsoft. It was in February. I had left an ice storm in Michigan. I flew back to an ice storm in Michigan. But while I was out there waiting for the Microsoft shuttle bus, I sat on a park bench in the sun and luxuriated in a beautiful day. Yeah, yeah, different weather in different parts of the country on different days; but that day, I fell in love with Seattle. And then the next day when I flew out and saw Mt. Ranier from the air on a clear, beautiful day, I was doubly hooked.
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Postby francisbruno » Wed May 16, 2012 2:42 pm

It's been raining in Boston for the past week. Very dreary. That and my graphic novel project falling apart. I think I'm loosing my mind. Could use some good news and soon.
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Postby Strycher » Wed May 16, 2012 4:09 pm

francisbruno wrote:Could use some good news and soon.


My car repair is only going to cost a quarter of the originally estimated price. wotf007

Oh. You probably meant good news for you.

Uhhhhh. Tomorrow's Thursday! Maybe there will be some e-mails . . .

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Postby francisbruno » Wed May 16, 2012 4:12 pm

Strycher wrote:
francisbruno wrote:Could use some good news and soon.


My car repair is only going to cost a quarter of the originally estimated price. wotf007

Oh. You probably meant good news for you.

Uhhhhh. Tomorrow's Thursday! Maybe there will be some e-mails . . .


I was going to mention you in my acceptance speech... I still will, just not in a positive light!
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Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Wed May 16, 2012 4:22 pm

francisbruno wrote:I was going to mention you in my acceptance speech... I still will, just not in a positive light!


There's some good news for you: apparently you're going to need an acceptance speech! wotf013

And that leads me to this song (MP3 link, it may be loud), an Evil Martin favorite!
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Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Wed May 16, 2012 4:26 pm

And more good news to keep the thread going: the Illustrators Winners have been announced!

FIRST QUARTER WINNERS

Yue Xu from Asia
Sida Chen from New York
Jackie Albano from Florida
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Postby Strycher » Wed May 16, 2012 4:33 pm

Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:And more good news to keep the thread going: the Illustrators Winners have been announced!

FIRST QUARTER WINNERS

Yue Xu from Asia
Sida Chen from New York
Jackie Albano from Florida


Congratulations!

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Postby francisbruno » Wed May 16, 2012 4:40 pm

Congrats to the winning illustrators.
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Postby Kary English » Wed May 16, 2012 4:57 pm

Congratulations to the winning illustrators!!

Am I the only one who has to keep a defibrillator by my desk chair? I come into the thread and see FIRST QUARTER WINNERS and down I go...

So if I wanted to make myself a Google alert that would catch the blog post and/or the press release, what would the proper keywords be? Would those of you who have them in place already care to share?
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Postby dantzel » Wed May 16, 2012 5:17 pm

Congrats to the illustrator winners!! wotf010
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Postby francisbruno » Wed May 16, 2012 5:21 pm

Kary James wrote:Congratulations to the winning illustrators!!

Am I the only one who has to keep a defibrillator by my desk chair? I come into the thread and see FIRST QUARTER WINNERS and down I go...

So if I wanted to make myself a Google alert that would catch the blog post and/or the press release, what would the proper keywords be? Would those of you who have them in place already care to share?

the only problem with google alerts is it can take days for them to go off. depends when a spider catches the change. I have one set to "Francis Bruno". When I update my blog it sometimes goes off in one day, sometimes within a few. It's not going to beat checking the forum every 30 seconds. wotf019
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Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Wed May 16, 2012 5:46 pm

Kary James wrote:So if I wanted to make myself a Google alert that would catch the blog post and/or the press release, what would the proper keywords be? Would those of you who have them in place already care to share?


I haven't set a Google alert; but since they seem to announce results on PRWeb first, I tend to refresh this link several times day.
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Postby MedicalAuthor » Wed May 16, 2012 7:07 pm

I'm long out of the race but back when I got my rejection I reported that, after circulating my Q1 submission to other markets, The Colored Lens said they would hold it for voting. Well, they told me last week that they want to publish it. Exciting! Still, a small, non-pro market but they are pretty selective.

Because of MCAT studies I haven't been writing much but I hope to get back in the swing of things right after my test (the 21st of June) and get something ready for Q3!

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Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Wed May 16, 2012 7:15 pm

MedicalAuthor wrote:I'm long out of the race but back when I got my rejection I reported that, after circulating my Q1 submission to other markets, The Colored Lens said they would hold it for voting. Well, they told me last week that they want to publish it. Exciting! Still, a small, non-pro market but they are pretty selective.


Congratulations!

Because of MCAT studies I haven't been writing much but I hope to get back in the swing of things right after my test (the 21st of June) and get something ready for Q3!


You'll have 9 days. Winning stories have been written in less time!
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Postby morshana » Wed May 16, 2012 7:35 pm

Congratulations to illustrator winners!

And congrats to MedicalAuthor!
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Postby gower21 » Wed May 16, 2012 8:21 pm

Hooray! I love checking in at the end of the day and seeing good news out. Congrats to the Q1 Illustrator winners!

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Postby venvariants » Wed May 16, 2012 8:44 pm

Had Chinese (food) at a restaurant called The Snappy Dragon tonight..! wotf011
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Jess » Wed May 16, 2012 10:43 pm

Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:And more good news to keep the thread going: the Illustrators Winners have been announced!

FIRST QUARTER WINNERS

Yue Xu from Asia
Sida Chen from New York
Jackie Albano from Florida

Asia. That's rather, er, nonspecific. You'd think they'd list a country.

If I win, maybe I can just go with "Earth."
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