Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby francisbruno » Sat Jun 16, 2012 7:24 am

E.CaimanSands wrote:When you say Friday, you mean yesterday?? wotf048

That's the way I read it.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby E.CaimanSands » Sat Jun 16, 2012 7:31 am

francisbruno wrote:
E.CaimanSands wrote:When you say Friday, you mean yesterday?? wotf048

That's the way I read it.


Very good! Thank you for posting. Though if we don't hear something next week now I fear the Gator will lose it, and we don't want that. wotf015
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Strycher » Sat Jun 16, 2012 7:45 am

francisbruno wrote:Hey guys,
From The superstars writing seminars:
Dave Farland said that KD was behind on judging prior to passing away.
Due to deadlines, he couldn't get into it until this week, but will finish judging Friday on Q1, and will begin work on Q2 on Saturday.

Straight from the Horses mouth. It sounds like Q1 should be judged already and is just in the process of contacting people, probably next week?


Thanks for bringing us news. I have a hard time blaming KD for being behind while she was sick. She was kind of epic in keeping up with the contest at all while fighting cancer.

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby ThomasKCarpenter » Sat Jun 16, 2012 8:11 am

Using past history as a judge, that means that Q2 results probably won't come until August, unless Dave is a really fast reader. Probably won't be next year until things are back to normal schedules.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby E.CaimanSands » Sat Jun 16, 2012 8:42 am

Strycher wrote:
francisbruno wrote:Hey guys,
From The superstars writing seminars:
Dave Farland said that KD was behind on judging prior to passing away.
Due to deadlines, he couldn't get into it until this week, but will finish judging Friday on Q1, and will begin work on Q2 on Saturday.

Straight from the Horses mouth. It sounds like Q1 should be judged already and is just in the process of contacting people, probably next week?


Thanks for bringing us news. I have a hard time blaming KD for being behind while she was sick. She was kind of epic in keeping up with the contest at all while fighting cancer.


Indeed. It does seem that she must've read most of the entries though due to the vast numbers of HMs and rejections that went out ages ago now. Just saying, she was a trooper for sure.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby francisbruno » Sat Jun 16, 2012 12:44 pm

David Farland posted about 4:15 on facebook that he had finished up Q1 judging. Hopefully the calls and emails will come soon wotf007

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Kary English » Sat Jun 16, 2012 12:45 pm

Farland just commented in FB that Q1 judging is done. I assume he means his part, not selecting the final three.

http://www.facebook.com/david.farland1

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby s_c_baker » Sat Jun 16, 2012 2:53 pm

Kary James wrote:Farland just commented in FB that Q1 judging is done. I assume he means his part, not selecting the final three.

http://www.facebook.com/david.farland1

@francis - JINX!


Aaaah, but now we get to begin pointless speculation about who the finalists are that are keeping mum.

It's not over yet by a long shot. Page 100 here we come! wotf001
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Kary English » Sat Jun 16, 2012 3:07 pm

*looks around suspiciously* I have my eye on a few of us. Indeed, I do.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby francisbruno » Sat Jun 16, 2012 3:19 pm

Don't eye me. From the looks of things, I'm predicting another SF for myself. I'd much prefer a Finalist, but that's what I'm expecting at this point.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby gwasch » Sat Jun 16, 2012 3:33 pm

Whaddya know I'm getting on a plane to go home finally. :9

Somehow I'm not expecting the calls over the weekend but what do I know.

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby E.CaimanSands » Sat Jun 16, 2012 3:33 pm

francisbruno wrote:David Farland posted about 4:15 on facebook that he had finished up Q1 judging. Hopefully the calls and emails will come soon wotf007

Don't have long to reach 100!



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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby E.CaimanSands » Sat Jun 16, 2012 3:35 pm

francisbruno wrote:Don't eye me. From the looks of things, I'm predicting another SF for myself. I'd much prefer a Finalist, but that's what I'm expecting at this point.


Ditto.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Kary English » Sat Jun 16, 2012 4:07 pm

WOTF: 1 HM, 1 Semi, 2 Finalists, 1 Winner
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Strycher » Sat Jun 16, 2012 4:16 pm

Kary James wrote:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTc3PsW5ghQ

Uh huh.


WTF? wotf019

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Postby hazlett » Sat Jun 16, 2012 4:18 pm

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Kary English » Sat Jun 16, 2012 4:18 pm

Strycher wrote:
Kary James wrote:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTc3PsW5ghQ

Uh huh.


WTF? wotf019


Phones. This is a top sekret video on how to get your phone to ring. *nods sagely* Yip yip yip.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Isto » Sat Jun 16, 2012 4:28 pm

s_c_baker wrote:
Kary James wrote:Farland just commented in FB that Q1 judging is done. I assume he means his part, not selecting the final three.

http://www.facebook.com/david.farland1

@francis - JINX!


Aaaah, but now we get to begin pointless speculation about who the finalists are that are keeping mum.

It's not over yet by a long shot. Page 100 here we come! wotf001


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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby s_c_baker » Sat Jun 16, 2012 4:58 pm

Isto wrote:
I'll be keeping mum, but only because I'll be GONE for 4 days. wotf027 Driving to NC and will be in session all day on Mon and Tues. Of course. Of course, of course, of course, of course, of course, of course, of course, of course. (In homage to Black Adder).

How ... conveeeeeenient. *shifty eyes*
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Postby gower21 » Sat Jun 16, 2012 5:58 pm

This is exciting!

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Rebecca Birch » Sat Jun 16, 2012 6:55 pm

Kary James wrote:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTc3PsW5ghQ

Uh huh.


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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Kary English » Sat Jun 16, 2012 6:56 pm

The bottom lips are the best, aren't they?
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Rebecca Birch » Sat Jun 16, 2012 6:57 pm

Kary James wrote:The bottom lips are the best, aren't they?


Who knew bottom lips could be so expressive? And they make excellent places to hide!
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Kary English » Sat Jun 16, 2012 7:03 pm

There's a Bill Cosby skit where he says childbirth is like taking your bottom lip and stretching it up over your head. I always think of the Martians when he says it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UEwPy31vWZ8
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Kary English » Sat Jun 16, 2012 7:15 pm

So... anyone want to put odds on a blog post early next week? They do two of them, right? One announcing all of the HM through finalists, then another one announcing winners?

Here's hoping they can contact all of the finalists lickety split and put up the big list next week.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby MJNL » Sat Jun 16, 2012 7:35 pm

Come on, where's the speculation and the finger pointing? Nothing but mild hints of suspicion?

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Strycher » Sat Jun 16, 2012 7:43 pm

MJNL wrote:Is it one dollar beer night at the local Evil Persona bar?


wotf019

I think anyone who may have been called is keeping quiet, and I think everyone else is assuming that no one will be called until, at earliest, tomorrow but perhaps not until next Thursday.

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Kary English » Sat Jun 16, 2012 7:43 pm

I think we're just so happy to know the end is near (so to speak) that we don't have any room left for suspicion.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Kary English » Sat Jun 16, 2012 7:44 pm

Strycher wrote:
MJNL wrote:Is it one dollar beer night at the local Evil Persona bar?


wotf019

I think anyone who may have been called is keeping quiet, and I think everyone else is assuming that no one will be called until, at earliest, tomorrow but perhaps not until next Thursday.


Tomorrow? On Father's Day?
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby s_c_baker » Sat Jun 16, 2012 8:12 pm

MJNL wrote:Come on, where's the speculation and the finger pointing? Nothing but mild hints of suspicion?

Is it one dollar beer night at the local Evil Persona bar?

I was going to announce my finalist phone call, but they told me not to. wotf017

Edit: Wait. CRAP! Where's the delete button on this thing!?
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