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Postby venvariants » Tue Jun 05, 2012 10:04 pm

Milk a Space Cow... wotf002
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Postby Kary English » Wed Jun 06, 2012 12:27 am

Nothing?? AaaaaHHHHHHHHH! *FOOMP* <head asplodes>

I'm in Jolly Olde England about to tour Stonehenge.

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Postby Grayson Morris » Wed Jun 06, 2012 12:38 am

Kary, you just watch out for that wily old Pompatus of Love while you're gallivanting around, okay?
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Postby Isto » Wed Jun 06, 2012 5:35 am

venvariants wrote:Milk a Space Cow... wotf002


wotf019 I think space cows need helmets on their udders as well.
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Postby Isto » Wed Jun 06, 2012 5:39 am

Kary James wrote:Nothing?? AaaaaHHHHHHHHH! *FOOMP* <head asplodes>

I'm in Jolly Olde England about to tour Stonehenge.


Did you take part in the Diamond Jubilee for the Queen? Would have loved to been there for that!
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Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Wed Jun 06, 2012 6:35 am

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Kary James wrote:Nothing?? AaaaaHHHHHHHHH! *FOOMP* <head asplodes>

I'm in Jolly Olde England about to tour Stonehenge.


Did you take part in the Diamond Jubilee for the Queen? Would have loved to been there for that!


And did you meet any alligators?
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Postby francisbruno » Wed Jun 06, 2012 7:04 am

Kary James wrote:Nothing?? AaaaaHHHHHHHHH! *FOOMP* <head asplodes>

I'm in Jolly Olde England about to tour Stonehenge.

Space Cowboys, eh? Well, some people call me Maurice...

Be careful. I saw a Documentary called "Spinal Tap" and Stonehenge is a lot smaller than it appears.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Kary English » Wed Jun 06, 2012 8:13 am

Re: Jubilee - Yes! I was aboard the Queen Mary 2 for their celebratory events and three-ship bow-to-bow maneuvers in Southampton.

Re: gators - No gators, but one of the ravens from Stonehenge followed me home. He says his name is Basingstoke, and he likes digestive biscuits. Photogenic chap, eh?

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Postby gower21 » Wed Jun 06, 2012 8:22 am

Yeah! A Kary visit! So glad you're having fun and I see making friends with the local wildlife. If you do see the gator of England steer clear at first. She's a bit cranky due to lack of results.

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Postby WriteToLive » Wed Jun 06, 2012 8:41 am

Kary James wrote:Re: Jubilee - Yes! I was aboard the Queen Mary 2 for their celebratory events and three-ship bow-to-bow maneuvers in Southampton.

Re: gators - No gators, but one of the ravens from Stonehenge followed me home. He says his name is Basingstoke, and he likes digestive biscuits. Photogenic chap, eh?

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Postby E.CaimanSands » Wed Jun 06, 2012 8:42 am

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Kary James wrote:Nothing?? AaaaaHHHHHHHHH! *FOOMP* <head asplodes>

I'm in Jolly Olde England about to tour Stonehenge.


Did you take part in the Diamond Jubilee for the Queen? Would have loved to been there for that!


And did you meet any alligators?


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Postby Kary English » Wed Jun 06, 2012 8:52 am

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I told my writer's guild to get a raven as a little mascot. They didn't like the idea. wotf017


They were oppoesed to the idea, eh?

*grinning and running*

Oh yes, my Diamond Jubilee story: http://news.yahoo.com/queens-cunard-pay ... 00676.html
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Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Wed Jun 06, 2012 3:48 pm

Kary James wrote:Re: Jubilee - Yes! I was aboard the Queen Mary 2 for their celebratory events and three-ship bow-to-bow maneuvers in Southampton.

Re: gators - No gators, but one of the ravens from Stonehenge followed me home. He says his name is Basingstoke, and he likes digestive biscuits. Photogenic chap, eh?

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Definitely like the raven! But I'll bet the gator would find that he tastes like chicken!
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Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Wed Jun 06, 2012 3:49 pm

gower21 wrote:Yeah! A Kary visit! So glad you're having fun and I see making friends with the local wildlife. If you do see the gator of England steer clear at first. She's a bit cranky due to lack of results.


I don't know... This thread is getting pretty sedate... I think the wait has finally worn us out. No one has the energy left to speculate. I HOPE that means we're all busy writing, but I fear we're just curled up in our basements and jumping any time the phone rings.
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Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Wed Jun 06, 2012 3:51 pm

WriteToLive wrote:I told my writer's guild to get a raven as a little mascot. They didn't like the idea. wotf017


I used to have a big rubber raven on a perch in my room.

And yes, we named him Nevermore.
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Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Wed Jun 06, 2012 3:52 pm

E.CaimanSands wrote:I was very tempted to paddle down the river with the flotilla but was told I would scare the tourists. wotf017


It's a shame you couldn't meet up with Kary. Somehow I think two hopefuls meeting would have to jumpstart the contest machine and get some results announced.
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Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Wed Jun 06, 2012 3:53 pm

Kary James wrote:
WriteToLive wrote:
I told my writer's guild to get a raven as a little mascot. They didn't like the idea. wotf017


They were oppoesed to the idea, eh?

*grinning and running*


All right, who has the marshmallow gun?
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Postby Isto » Wed Jun 06, 2012 3:59 pm

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gower21 wrote:Yeah! A Kary visit! So glad you're having fun and I see making friends with the local wildlife. If you do see the gator of England steer clear at first. She's a bit cranky due to lack of results.


I don't know... This thread is getting pretty sedate... I think the wait has finally worn us out. No one has the energy left to speculate. I HOPE that means we're all busy writing, but I fear we're just curled up in our basements and jumping any time the phone rings.


I've been lurking most of the day as I wrestle with my potential Q3 story. It's been bloody boring as the Brits would say. I would just feel foolish at saying, "Tomorrow's Thursday! It'll be tomorrow." I think they're trying to break our spirit or MAYBE they're trying to turn us into "suffering artists" by providing the suffering side of the equation.
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Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Wed Jun 06, 2012 4:01 pm

Isto wrote:I've been lurking most of the day as I wrestle with my potential Q3 story. It's been bloody boring as the Brits would say. I would just feel foolish at saying, "Tomorrow's Thursday! It'll be tomorrow." I think they're trying to break our spirit or MAYBE they're trying to turn us into "suffering artists" by providing the suffering side of the equation.


Tomorrow IS Thursday. Announcements tomorrow! This time for sure! wotf013
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Postby Isto » Wed Jun 06, 2012 4:03 pm

Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:
Isto wrote:I've been lurking most of the day as I wrestle with my potential Q3 story. It's been bloody boring as the Brits would say. I would just feel foolish at saying, "Tomorrow's Thursday! It'll be tomorrow." I think they're trying to break our spirit or MAYBE they're trying to turn us into "suffering artists" by providing the suffering side of the equation.


Tomorrow IS Thursday. Announcements tomorrow! This time for sure! wotf013

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Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Wed Jun 06, 2012 4:05 pm

Isto wrote:
Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:
Isto wrote:I've been lurking most of the day as I wrestle with my potential Q3 story. It's been bloody boring as the Brits would say. I would just feel foolish at saying, "Tomorrow's Thursday! It'll be tomorrow." I think they're trying to break our spirit or MAYBE they're trying to turn us into "suffering artists" by providing the suffering side of the equation.


Tomorrow IS Thursday. Announcements tomorrow! This time for sure! wotf013

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Postby austinDm » Wed Jun 06, 2012 4:10 pm

If this goes on much longer, some of us will have four entries out to the contest simultaneously.

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Postby Isto » Wed Jun 06, 2012 4:12 pm

[quote="Martin L. Shoemaker(Pssst! Keep it up! If we don't, we won't hit 2,500 comments before we get results! wotf013 )[/quote][/quote]

You know. I think you're right. In fact, I feel it in my bones. I KNOW tomorrow will be the day. If I think it with intense, scary eyes, I can send a psychic message to Joni. SEND IT TOMORROW SEND IT FIRST THING IN THE MORNING. COME ON. YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO. If we all send the psychic message, she won't be able to resist.
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Postby francisbruno » Wed Jun 06, 2012 4:44 pm

It has to be tomorrow. Unless this whole thing is some kind of sick experiment in waiting...
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Postby Strycher » Wed Jun 06, 2012 5:00 pm

francisbruno wrote:It has to be tomorrow. Unless this whole thing is some kind of sick experiment in waiting...


Ding! Ding! Ding! Ding! Ding!

Bingo! We have a winner folks! wotf009







wotf017 Seems like a logical explanation to me.

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Postby izanobu » Wed Jun 06, 2012 5:13 pm

I could remove a little of the suspense for you all, but I think I'll just let you stew some more instead.

That said, I'd be shocked if we heard anything tomorrow.

Do with this info what you will.

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Postby Strycher » Wed Jun 06, 2012 5:23 pm

izanobu wrote:I could remove a little of the suspense for you all, but I think I'll just let you stew some more instead


wotf019 Eeeevvvvvvil Annie.

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Postby gower21 » Wed Jun 06, 2012 5:30 pm

EXPERIMENTS!???!!@# I flippin' LOVE experiments! Who says this thread is losing it's gusto? (ok Martin does, but that's ok).

My two favorite experiments on mental head games are the ever popular Milgram studies (with the fake electric shocks and the Teacher/Student set up where the Teacher keeps coming in and telling the Student to shock the volunteer) and the lesser known 1984 experiment on monkeys and their fear of snakes. I think it was the '84 one and not any of the others before, but they basically kept presenting a snake to the monkeys (who are genetically fearful of snakes... or at least that was the thought at the time, now they believe fears are all learned). They started presenting the snake when the monkeys would go to the bathroom or eat to see if the monkeys would become less fearful and in fact it made most of them display signs of mental illness (think schizoaffective disorder or bipolar or some other form of psychosis). The stopped the study at that point.

The anticipation of the snake at any point was too much to take.

Lesson: if you find yourself at any point going crazy over waiting then it's time to step aside and maybe do some writing or watch a movie to keep yourself sane. Literally.

ETA: Another point to consider. Paper subs won't hear until the hold pile or other esubbers get some sort of notification. So I'm just sort of watching ya'll for some sort of sign. In the WOTF game of mofia, Annie now looks VERRYY suspicious.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby francisbruno » Wed Jun 06, 2012 5:33 pm

izanobu wrote:I could remove a little of the suspense for you all, but I think I'll just let you stew some more instead.

That said, I'd be shocked if we heard anything tomorrow.

Do with this info what you will.

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Postby Strycher » Wed Jun 06, 2012 5:36 pm

francisbruno wrote:
izanobu wrote:I could remove a little of the suspense for you all, but I think I'll just let you stew some more instead.

That said, I'd be shocked if we heard anything tomorrow.

Do with this info what you will.

wotf008

You mean like take a contract out on your life?


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