Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby gower21 » Wed Jun 13, 2012 4:45 pm

Confirmation he is judge and that he's been reading the stories. Let the floodgates of results begin (well small flood. There weren't that many left - Unless he's talking about Q2).

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

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

Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:Oh, and I missed this press release: "Off-World" is Top Theme for the Largest Speculative Contest for New Writers this Quarter.

More fodder for your Thursday Anxiety: two press releases in short succession on one day.


Let the games begin! I tried to link to the web site above and it was "too busy". Ah, got it. Yes, I think we are seeing the wind up before the pitch (sorry, Indians and Reds are playing).
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby morshana » Wed Jun 13, 2012 6:55 pm

Woo-hoo! *grabs a chair and a bowl of popcorn* Sorry. Couldn't find the marshmallow launcher.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Kary English » Wed Jun 13, 2012 7:34 pm

*looks at popcorn*

*looks at marshmallows*

*scribbles formulae and schematics on the back of a cocktail napkin*

*erects construction barricade*

*smoke rises from behind barricade and strange sounds pour forth*

<poundpoundpoundWHIRRRRRzzzzzz*tinkle*boingboingPOPzzzzrrrrrRRRRchuggachuggaCLANK*

*proudly rolls out highly modified POPCORN BALL CANON*

*strokes the barrel lovingly*

If we do not hear tomorrow, they will feel the wrath of Jiffy Pop and the StayPUFFT marshmallow man!

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby onelowerlight » Wed Jun 13, 2012 7:40 pm

Out of curiosity, why do the contest announcements always seem to come out on Thursdays?

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Isto » Wed Jun 13, 2012 7:50 pm

onelowerlight wrote:Out of curiosity, why do the contest announcements always seem to come out on Thursdays?


Tradition maybe? I also ask why do I have a compulsion to ring in Thursdays at midnight as if it's New Year's Eve?
Will I revisit this website for years into the future every Thursday at 12:01 am until they tie me screaming to a chair? And who, may I ask, are THEY? hmmmm? I ask you that. (breaks out a Hershey's bar for comfort).

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11:58

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12:00 Happy New Thursday!!!!! Good luck, everyone.

12:03 Yeah, maybe I won't do this each year. It's a bit anti-climatic. Though the chocolate was pretty good.
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Postby onelowerlight » Wed Jun 13, 2012 8:13 pm

lol!

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby gower21 » Wed Jun 13, 2012 8:50 pm

Why does it feel we are setting ourselves up for disappointment?

Also some history on Thursday. It seemed to be a thing for this quarter, we'd get results every Thursday, you could set your clock to it. And like baseball players, theater actors and the Portuguese -- writer's are a superstitious bunch that easily create habits and treat them as absolutes. In past quarters I remember getting results anytime between Tuesday and Thursday. I remember getting results several days in a row in huge batches, instead of one huge batch once a week.

So the people joking about the pattern is there is no pattern are actually being serious.

With all this logic you'd think I'd not have a little hope deep down that tomorrow might be the day we all find out....but sadly I do have a little hope. Maybe because the only thing I am not on that list above is a baseball player.

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby preston » Wed Jun 13, 2012 9:30 pm

Thursday! Thursday! Thursday! Here we go! Again! Hold on, I have a good feeling about this one. This could be it! Of course, I thought that last thursday. And the one before that. And the one before that. And the one before that...repeat...
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Thu Jun 14, 2012 2:49 am

I suspect that if you search the archives for "Thursday", you'll find some loudmouth noticing the coincidence of results on Thursday for a couple of weeks in a row and thus deciding to look for results on Thursdays.

Whoever that loudmouth is, you should ignore him. The only pattern is... there is no pattern.

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Postby klaatu » Thu Jun 14, 2012 3:04 am

gower21 wrote:Steve, who are your educated votes for finalist?



No educated guesses, no inside knowledge.

Just a couple of comments I've seen around the internet that make me suspicious....


As I said, could be wrong.


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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby DavidK » Thu Jun 14, 2012 3:35 am

4:31 Thursday morning: What no news?

Goes back to Q3 story .... all but done, but can I sub it before I find out about Q1 sub? (easy if it's NOT this week) and I have a feeling that I could fail to have 3 consecutive subs in ... read faster young apprentice!

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Beez » Thu Jun 14, 2012 4:34 am

Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:I suspect that if you search the archives for "Thursday", you'll find some loudmouth noticing the coincidence of results on Thursday for a couple of weeks in a row and thus deciding to look for results on Thursdays.

Whoever that loudmouth is, you should ignore him.


Funny, if I remember right, I do believe that loudmouth was you wotf019
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Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Thu Jun 14, 2012 6:15 am

Beez wrote:
Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:I suspect that if you search the archives for "Thursday", you'll find some loudmouth noticing the coincidence of results on Thursday for a couple of weeks in a row and thus deciding to look for results on Thursdays.

Whoever that loudmouth is, you should ignore him.


Funny, if I remember right, I do believe that loudmouth was you wotf019


Nah, I'm sure it was Evil Martin.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Thu Jun 14, 2012 6:17 am

And here's a little Thursday music for you...

Anxiety
Can't get nothin' done
Anxiety
Spoils the fun

Get nervous... Get nervous...
Get nervous... Get nervous...


But better would be...

Get writing... Get writing...
Get writing... Get writing...
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby morshana » Thu Jun 14, 2012 6:22 am

EVERY day is Thursday, if Thursday even exists any more.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby morshana » Thu Jun 14, 2012 6:24 am

Kary James wrote:*looks at popcorn*

*looks at marshmallows*

*scribbles formulae and schematics on the back of a cocktail napkin*

*erects construction barricade*

*smoke rises from behind barricade and strange sounds pour forth*

<poundpoundpoundWHIRRRRRzzzzzz*tinkle*boingboingPOPzzzzrrrrrRRRRchuggachuggaCLANK*

*proudly rolls out highly modified POPCORN BALL CANON*

*strokes the barrel lovingly*

If we do not hear tomorrow, they will feel the wrath of Jiffy Pop and the StayPUFFT marshmallow man!

Oh, and Honey, I'm HooOome!


Love it! Except now I'm wishing I pulled out a bowl of Rice Krispies. Marshmallow treat walls... But people might be tempted to eat through them, so maybe it's good we stick to the popcorn?

Of course, now I need to go pop another bowl of popcorn. I had planned on *eating* that today while I watched and waited. =)
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Dustin Adams » Thu Jun 14, 2012 6:53 am

klaatu wrote:
gower21 wrote:Steve, who are your educated votes for finalist?


No educated guesses, no inside knowledge.
Just a couple of comments I've seen around the internet that make me suspicious....
As I said, could be wrong.

Steve


As of this posting, Dustin is not a finalist.
That leaves you with 6,999,999,999 humans who could be.

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Beez » Thu Jun 14, 2012 6:57 am

Dustin Adams wrote:
klaatu wrote:
gower21 wrote:Steve, who are your educated votes for finalist?


No educated guesses, no inside knowledge.
Just a couple of comments I've seen around the internet that make me suspicious....
As I said, could be wrong.

Steve


As of this posting, Dustin is not a finalist.
That leaves you with 6,999,999,999 humans who could be.

D


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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Thu Jun 14, 2012 7:03 am

Dustin Adams wrote:
klaatu wrote:
gower21 wrote:Steve, who are your educated votes for finalist?


No educated guesses, no inside knowledge.
Just a couple of comments I've seen around the internet that make me suspicious....
As I said, could be wrong.

Steve


As of this posting, Dustin is not a finalist.
That leaves you with 6,999,999,999 humans who could be.

D


Dustin, that puts me in the awkward position of hoping you're a prevaricator.

If you're not a finalist as of this posting, that either means Finalist calls have not gone out yet (and I hope they all have), or you're not a Finalist (and I hope you are).

The only third possibility is that they have gone out, you are a Finalist, and you're prevaricating about it. So I'm gonna hope that!
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Strycher » Thu Jun 14, 2012 7:05 am


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Tina - (R)
Marina - (2xF, 2xHM)
Kary - (first time sub)
Jennifer Hicks (1xSF, 1xSHM, 6xHM)
Isto - (first time sub)
Preston (2xHM)
gwasch - (no data)

5 HOLD PILE
Francis Bruno (1xSF)
Izanobu - (1xSF, 2xSHM, 6xHM)
The Happy Snappy Gator (1xSF, 2xHM)
onelowerlight - (no data)*
MichaelB - (2XSF, 3XHM)

2 NNiNN
Martin Shoemaker (1xF, 1xSF, 2xHM)
DavidK (1 HM)

Dr. Phil - ??

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Strycher » Thu Jun 14, 2012 7:10 am

Dustin Adams wrote:As of this posting, Dustin is not a finalist.


Commiserations. (And possibly congrats, since it seems possible that you may still have placed.)

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby MJNL » Thu Jun 14, 2012 7:14 am

Wait, did you get results Dustin, or are you just saying you haven't gotten a phone call?

Because if it's the latter, I think everyone who hasn't gotten a phone call from Joni should raise their hand.




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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Dustin Adams » Thu Jun 14, 2012 7:25 am

How am I ever gonna be a writer if I can't get my point across. wotf020

I'm just saying, in relation to Klatuu's having heard hints, that I'm not "in" or even "in the know", so I thought I'd eliminate myself as someone who is a finalist as of June 14th at whatever o'clock I posted.

However, I didn't want to jinx myself and say, "I'm not a finalist" because then those words would be written in e-stone where the prophecy gods could see them, so I added, "as of this posting" to keep the gods at bay.

Sorry for the confusion.

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Postby MJNL » Thu Jun 14, 2012 7:28 am

Lol, I think you communicated your point just fine--but most of us will read what we want to read, since it's Thursday. wotf011
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Dustin Adams » Thu Jun 14, 2012 7:29 am

@Martin,
I don't know what prevaricating means, so I doubt I'm capable of doing it. wotf011

@Strycher,
Can you update gwasch to "1xf" because he/she has commented that he/she has reached that level at least once. After that he/she has given no data.

Sorry about the he/she stuff, my memory has more holes than a screen.

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Isto » Thu Jun 14, 2012 7:43 am

MJNL wrote:Wait, did you get results Dustin, or are you just saying you haven't gotten a phone call?

Because if it's the latter, I think everyone who hasn't gotten a phone call from Joni should raise their hand.




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At the risk of being tagged as a buzz-kill, I'm a bit uncomfortable with the whole raise a hand if you're not a finalist. It puts those who are finalists in the position of revealing their status by not revealing their status when they've been told to keep quiet. (ie. following the letter of the law, not the intent of the law) OR it forces them to lie just to keep their status a secret. Either way, I don't like making a happy event for them, a stressful event.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Strycher » Thu Jun 14, 2012 7:46 am


8 LAMPS
Tina - (R)
Marina - (2xF, 2xHM)
Kary - (first time sub)
Dustin - (1xF, 2xHM)
Jennifer Hicks (1xSF, 1xSHM, 6xHM)
Isto - (first time sub)
Preston (2xHM)
gwasch - (1xF)

5 HOLD PILE
Francis Bruno (1xSF)
Izanobu - (1xSF, 2xSHM, 6xHM)
The Happy Snappy Gator (1xSF, 2xHM)
onelowerlight - (no data)*
MichaelB - (2XSF, 3XHM)

2 NNiNN
Martin Shoemaker (1xF, 1xSF, 2xHM)
DavidK (1 HM)

Dr. Phil - ??


Okay, I think the list's back in order. Glad you're not not not out, Dustin. Or something. wotf013

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby MJNL » Thu Jun 14, 2012 7:47 am

No need to participate if one doesn't want to, Isto--I'm certainly not Head of the Thread.

But, you are now under suspicion!

Or, we could do what we did in Q4.

The stories I could tell you...

Course, I said that when I was a finalist, so that might not work...

Just playing around a bit.

I found that as a finalist I was bursting to say without saying--it's fun.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby francisbruno » Thu Jun 14, 2012 8:00 am

I haven't heard anything, but I've been in the hospital all week (was supposed to leave monday). I could use some good news if Joni wants to give me a call wotf006
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