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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby ThomasKCarpenter » Mon Jun 18, 2012 6:18 pm

Kary James wrote:LOL, I was wondering how long it would take for someone to start thinking about Q2. Afterall, Dave did say he started on the Q2s this past Saturday.


I think we're a couple of months away from Q2. Even if he's a fast slush reader, and even if it's only one-thousand entries, it'll still take him almost two months. I'm not going to worry about Q2 until August.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Rebecca Birch » Mon Jun 18, 2012 6:22 pm

ThomasKCarpenter wrote:
Kary James wrote:LOL, I was wondering how long it would take for someone to start thinking about Q2. Afterall, Dave did say he started on the Q2s this past Saturday.


I think we're a couple of months away from Q2. Even if he's a fast slush reader, and even if it's only one-thousand entries, it'll still take him almost two months. I'm not going to worry about Q2 until August.


Thomas, as the first poster on page 100 of the Q1-29 thread, you are entitled to a virtual pony! (With optional sparkle upgrade!)

...

I think you're probably right, though, on the timing for Q2.
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Postby AMcCarter » Mon Jun 18, 2012 6:25 pm

ThomasKCarpenter wrote:
Kary James wrote:LOL, I was wondering how long it would take for someone to start thinking about Q2. Afterall, Dave did say he started on the Q2s this past Saturday.


I think we're a couple of months away from Q2. Even if he's a fast slush reader, and even if it's only one-thousand entries, it'll still take him almost two months. I'm not going to worry about Q2 until August.


That'd be a nice birthday present...
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby ThomasKCarpenter » Mon Jun 18, 2012 6:26 pm

Can I have a Narwhal instead?

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

Postby morshana » Mon Jun 18, 2012 6:28 pm

ThomasKCarpenter wrote:Can I have a Narwhal instead?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykwqXuMPsoc


With or without sparkles?
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Postby morshana » Mon Jun 18, 2012 6:29 pm

And since we're all about goals, why not shoot for 3000 posts in this thread before an official announcement for Q1? wotf007
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Postby Rebecca Birch » Mon Jun 18, 2012 6:30 pm

ThomasKCarpenter wrote:Can I have a Narwhal instead?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykwqXuMPsoc


I will never, ever, see a narwhal again without hearing, "Just don't let them touch your..." *shudder*

Thanks for sharing! I'm sure an exchange can be arranged!
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby morshana » Mon Jun 18, 2012 6:42 pm

Rebecca Birch wrote:
ThomasKCarpenter wrote:Can I have a Narwhal instead?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykwqXuMPsoc


I will never, ever, see a narwhal again without hearing, "Just don't let them touch your..." *shudder*

Thanks for sharing! I'm sure an exchange can be arranged!


I hadn't watched the video...Evil Tom. No sparkles for you.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby jdbrink » Mon Jun 18, 2012 6:52 pm

Kary James wrote:
jdbrink wrote:Well... THANKS!

Nice to meet everyone and thanks again for the reassurance!

(and I have no idea what that long string of letters refers to...)



Something about "The Unknowingly Evil Master" of somesuch.... ;)




OOOOOOOHHHHHHHHH. Gotcha.
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Postby s_c_baker » Mon Jun 18, 2012 6:53 pm

You guys've been busy in the past few hours! Here's hoping, post 101! wotf001
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Postby LDWriter2 » Mon Jun 18, 2012 6:54 pm

WBLedbetter wrote:Hey! I want a pony too! (NOT the sparkly kind!)



Well, I want a unicorn. :)

But I'm out of the picture anyway so it doesn't apply to me. Oh well...



BTW: I have read an anthology full of stories about a Mountain man who rode an unicorn in the old West. So guys can have them.
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Postby francisbruno » Mon Jun 18, 2012 6:56 pm

Kary James wrote:Someone else can have the prize for pushing the thread to 100, but I want the prize for first Q1 story to go live anywhere.

Dang, Amazon is fast.

The blurb has already been tweaked, just waiting for the changes to catch up.

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Postby morshana » Mon Jun 18, 2012 6:57 pm

LDWriter2 wrote:
WBLedbetter wrote:Hey! I want a pony too! (NOT the sparkly kind!)



Well, I want a unicorn. :)

But I'm out of the picture anyway so it doesn't apply to me. Oh well...



BTW: I have read an anthology full of stories about a Mountain man who rode an unicorn in the old West. So guys can have them.


How about a unicorn of the sea? Narwhal anyone?
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Postby jdbrink » Mon Jun 18, 2012 6:59 pm

E.CaimanSands wrote:Welcome to Holly and Mr. Brink. And congratulations! wotf006

I do like the sound of Mr Brink too, living under a rock. You don't happen to be a reptile do you? Snake maybe? wotf007 There's not nearly enough reptiles on this forum.



Thanks for the "welcome" all. And no, I think I'm too hairy to be a reptile. Maybe "in a cave" would be a better phrase for me than "under a rock". That about sums up my tech savvy.

As for the long vs short work, I tend to think in longer works too. They don't always start out that way. In fact, they usually start out as a "short story idea" and the more I think about them the longer they get. My currently passed around with no luck fantasy novel started out as a short story idea like literally 10 years ago and when I finished the draft last year it was 123,000 words. Ten years is way too long to let something grow. Maybe if I could get my butt in the chair more I could catch these things while they're small.

Congrats to everyone on present and past success and looking forward to pushing this topic string well past the 100 mark.

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Postby LDWriter2 » Mon Jun 18, 2012 7:02 pm

Rebecca Birch wrote:Very pretty, indeed. I wish I wasn't pathetically bad at covers

wotf014



I agree


With both statements.

Even though I'm changing it to me instead of Rebecca :)

But have I read the opening for the story somewhere--the one that was posted a while back? It sounds like I should know it.
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Postby Kary English » Mon Jun 18, 2012 7:16 pm

If it's my story you're talking about, it's been on OWW, Critters and Baen's Bar. :)
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Postby Dustin Adams » Tue Jun 19, 2012 2:19 am

No results.

Man, was I hoping for results.
Put me out of my misery.

In other news, we had a high of 68 degrees yesterday and I opened a window to let in the cool air.
Right now, we're at a crisp 57f.

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Postby ThomasKCarpenter » Tue Jun 19, 2012 3:21 am

LDWriter2 wrote:
WBLedbetter wrote:Hey! I want a pony too! (NOT the sparkly kind!)


Well, I want a unicorn. :)

But I'm out of the picture anyway so it doesn't apply to me. Oh well...

BTW: I have read an anthology full of stories about a Mountain man who rode an unicorn in the old West. So guys can have them.


They're not unicorns, they're battlehorses!

(Battlehorses is the name my nine-year-old son gave unicorns, go figure).
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Postby Strycher » Tue Jun 19, 2012 8:06 am

It sure is quiet today. Is everyone still passed out from the massive posting frenzy from last night? And then, there are the unnamed Finalists, (and the folks holding out to post their milestone posts) who are quiet because we still don't have results!

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Postby Travesty » Tue Jun 19, 2012 8:19 am

Strycher wrote:It sure is quiet today. Is everyone still passed out from the massive posting frenzy from last night? And then, there are the unnamed Finalists, (and the folks holding out to post their milestone posts) who are quiet because we still don't have results!


It's kind of funny... I don't even have an entry in Q1, and I still find myself watching this thread. wotf001 Either the excitement (or anxiety, depending on how you look at it) is contagious, or subconsciously I'm thinking that Q1 results will mean it's one step closer to Q2 :)

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby trdixon » Tue Jun 19, 2012 8:24 am

Travesty wrote:Either the excitement (or anxiety, depending on how you look at it) is contagious, or subconsciously I'm thinking that Q1 results will mean it's one step closer to Q2 :)


That's where I'm at! I don't have a dog in the Q1 fight, but we have to get through Q1 first so we can get to Q2!
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby s_c_baker » Tue Jun 19, 2012 10:44 am

trdixon wrote:
Travesty wrote:Either the excitement (or anxiety, depending on how you look at it) is contagious, or subconsciously I'm thinking that Q1 results will mean it's one step closer to Q2 :)


That's where I'm at! I don't have a dog in the Q1 fight, but we have to get through Q1 first so we can get to Q2!

Judging from Dave Wolverton's post (that Brad helpfully just shared) it sounds as though he's already started judging Q2 stories.
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Postby Dustin Adams » Tue Jun 19, 2012 10:49 am

If he takes a blazingly fast two weeks to finish the entire quarter, Q3 will be complete and upon him. Ha!

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby venvariants » Tue Jun 19, 2012 11:08 am

So...let me get this right. Farland, as coordinating judge is First Reader...and after that it is in the Judges' hands, correct? Does he get to override Judges' choices? He doesn't, does he?
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Postby Strycher » Tue Jun 19, 2012 11:11 am

venvariants wrote:So...let me get this right. Farland, as coordinating judge is First Reader...and after that it is in the Judges' hands, correct? Does he get to override Judges' choices? He doesn't, does he?


Nope, he does not. And the judges are rotating. Not every WotF judge will read every story. A handful will read the 8 Finalists and then rank them. The three with the highest cumulative ranks become the three winners for the quarter.

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Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Tue Jun 19, 2012 11:40 am

I'm baaaaaaack... And I've brought some friends!

FIRST QUARTER FINALISTS

Jeremy Brink from Texas
Holly Heisey from Arizona
Marina J. Lostetter from Arkansas
Sean Monaghan from Manawatu, New Zealand
Tina Smith from California
Martin Shoemaker from Michigan
Stephen Sottong from California
Chris Stamp of Perthshire, United Kingdom


Congratulations to my fellow Finalists! And especially Jeremy, Holly, Marina, and Tina!
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Postby Rebecca Birch » Tue Jun 19, 2012 11:42 am

Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:I'm baaaaaaack... And I've brought some friends!

FIRST QUARTER FINALISTS

Jeremy Brink from Texas
Holly Heisey from Arizona
Marina J. Lostetter from Arkansas
Sean Monaghan from Manawatu, New Zealand
Tina Smith from California
Martin Shoemaker from Michigan
Stephen Sottong from California
Chris Stamp of Perthshire, United Kingdom


Congratulations to my fellow Finalists! And especially Jeremy, Holly, Marina, and Tina!


WAHOO!!! Congratulations to all of you!

(Welcome back, Martin!)
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Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Tue Jun 19, 2012 11:44 am

And thank you as well to all of you who ferreted out my secret (Hey, "ferreted out", that's another obscure M*A*S*H reference!) and kept my confidence!
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Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Tue Jun 19, 2012 11:44 am

Oh, come on... Are you really going to let me get in three posts in a row before anyone notices?

UPDATE: Whoops! Rebecca did notice. Must've been a refresh problem. Her gracious message was absent when I posted, but it's there now. Thank you, Rebecca!

Now watch, folks, as I embarrass myself for two more posts...
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Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Tue Jun 19, 2012 11:45 am

Four? Making up for lost time here...
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