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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby soulmirror » Wed Jun 20, 2012 4:42 pm

Thanks! Big best luck to you for the all-the-way WIN!

And, Hey ... there's still plenty time for the rest of us to get there to shake yer hand there in person! Lets all keep writin' and racin' to the next one, folks !!! wotf007
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Postby MJNL » Wed Jun 20, 2012 4:46 pm

Thanks again! And that is a good point--it's only the first quarter of the year. We've got plenty of chances remaning to all meet at the workshop!
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Postby gower21 » Wed Jun 20, 2012 4:58 pm

Hope you feel better, Scott!

I had a teenager face all though my twenties. I worked at a school, one time got in huge trouble for being in the hallway after the bell. I made good friends with that teacher after that, I think we were both a little embarrassed.

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Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Wed Jun 20, 2012 5:31 pm

Thanks, Scott! Sorry to hear you're ill. Get better! We miss you!

soulmirror wrote:And, Hey ... there's still plenty time for the rest of us to get there to shake yer hand there in person!


Just make sure when you do, you don't mention reaching out! (In case you've been too sick to tell, that's a reference to the Dave Wolverton thread.)
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Postby Strycher » Wed Jun 20, 2012 6:18 pm

gower21 wrote:I also never pointed out that the bag of marshmallows she was snacking on were made with gelatin and gelatin had crushed up animal bones in it..... Evil Tina? Perhaps.


Ha! Eeeeevil--with 5 e's.

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Postby morshana » Wed Jun 20, 2012 6:20 pm

All you carnivores out there better avoid this one!

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Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Wed Jun 20, 2012 6:30 pm

morshana wrote:All you carnivores out there better avoid this one!

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/Wellness/a ... -KA-HpxH0c


If it also spread beer allergy, that might very well destroy my fencing club! They might live without meat. They might live without beer. But I doubt they would survive without both!
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Postby Holly Heisey » Wed Jun 20, 2012 7:20 pm

And you guys were worried about getting this thread past 100. :)

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby DavidK » Wed Jun 20, 2012 7:38 pm

So, thinking about when when Martin and I were in the NNiNN pile - just the two of us, he was actually already in a different IAHN pile? (IAHN = I already have news) Sneaky!

I subbed on day 1 ... didn't make the finalists (this time around - congrats again to all the well-deserved winners wotf008 ) and have no idea how we went, so I'm looking forward to the next round when the rest of us all get notified.

Is it Thursday yet? It's been Thursday all day here - Winter Solstice, too.

I know I could still get an R, but as Martin used to say NNiNN wotf008

I hope he wins along with Tina and Marina, that way they can be our forum coaches for the rest of the year!

Edit: staring at this posts I have decided to change my name from David to Davin.

Anyone else notice ...
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Postby LDWriter2 » Wed Jun 20, 2012 8:48 pm

I'm a bit late with this but my congrats to those who made it this far.

Especially to those on those forum. I recognized three or four names but I probably don't know them all.
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Postby Grayson Morris » Wed Jun 20, 2012 10:45 pm

Dustin Adams wrote:Hey, Tina totally started this thread.

A sign?


*mad clattering sounds as everyone dashes to start their own future jibber jabber thread*

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I am changing mine to Graymarintin. Who will also be the lead character in my new S&S story that I've just now thought of. I'm thinking a gray cloak and purple eyes, you know, for the purple martin part.
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Postby dantzel » Wed Jun 20, 2012 11:40 pm

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gower21 wrote:HEAR THAT EVERYONE: Write how you write. Don't try to "guess" what the judge wants. Tell the story, make sure you polish with all the things Dave is writing about in his Daily Kicks and you'll feel much better to have a story that is truly yours up on that list.


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Postby chrisstamp » Wed Jun 20, 2012 11:45 pm

So I got Tina's "letter".... thanks for the invite, and for letting me know I'm a finalist! I confess I had no idea my story was still in the competition. Been very busy with a new job in Germany(I'm a video games developer by trade).

Good luck to my fellow finalists...

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Postby DavidK » Thu Jun 21, 2012 12:21 am

chrisstamp wrote:So I got Tina's "letter".... thanks for the invite, and for letting me know I'm a finalist! I confess I had no idea my story was still in the competition. Been very busy with a new job in Germany(I'm a video games developer by trade).

Good luck to my fellow finalists...


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Postby DavidK » Thu Jun 21, 2012 12:23 am

Grayson Morris wrote:
I am changing mine to Graymarintin. Who will also be the lead character in my new S&S story that I've just now thought of. I'm thinking a gray cloak and purple eyes, you know, for the purple martin part.


Oooooo ... yes, definitely, I'd say do it!

Edits: Davimarintin has a nice ring to it, don't you think?
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Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Thu Jun 21, 2012 2:55 am

DavidK wrote:So, thinking about when when Martin and I were in the NNiNN pile - just the two of us, he was actually already in a different IAHN pile? (IAHN = I already have news) Sneaky!


Thanks, David! I was utterly convinced you were being sneaky as well. Now I'm just confused why you're in NNiNN.


Is it Thursday yet? It's been Thursday all day here - Winter Solstice, too.


Yep. It's Thursday. Fingers crossed for a blog post.
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Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Thu Jun 21, 2012 3:01 am

Thanks, LDWriter2!

Thanks, Chris, and welcome aboard! You really didn't know? Now I'm confused. We thought Joni had called all the Finalists on Saturday (or a couple of months earlier).
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Postby DavidK » Thu Jun 21, 2012 3:32 am

Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:Thanks, David! I was utterly convinced you were being sneaky as well. Now I'm just confused why you're in NNiNN.


I never expected to be up with the finalists, and I'm thrilled that you are (and the others we've been mixing with Q1 and Q2/3) - my story was too short for a finalist and a modern fantasy.

I've been through a quarter before where I never received results, and if the same thing happens again, I'd be surprised - but if it did, I've already got my Q4 story that would be good to go!

I'm REALLY hoping that given that I submitted on day 1 of Q1, it would be good to get something, because it would mean that it came from KD and that would be so very very cool- I'm keeping my fingers crossed. She had to have read my piece, and given that my final reader said that they almost cried when they read my story, I'm hoping I captured the right amount of characterization in it to get an HM. wotf007

But who knows, it's almost Friday here, which means it will be Thursday where it counts soon enough ... but it might not be the right Thursday :)
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Postby chrisstamp » Thu Jun 21, 2012 4:05 am

Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:Thanks, LDWriter2!

Thanks, Chris, and welcome aboard! You really didn't know? Now I'm confused. We thought Joni had called all the Finalists on Saturday (or a couple of months earlier).


Ah, well, I moved from Scotland to Germany recently, so my contact details no doubt became out of date. A pleasant surprise anyway wotf007 .

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Postby E.CaimanSands » Thu Jun 21, 2012 4:08 am

chrisstamp wrote:
Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:Thanks, LDWriter2!

Thanks, Chris, and welcome aboard! You really didn't know? Now I'm confused. We thought Joni had called all the Finalists on Saturday (or a couple of months earlier).


Ah, well, I moved from Scotland to Germany recently, so my contact details no doubt became out of date. A pleasant surprise anyway wotf007 .


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Postby Beez » Thu Jun 21, 2012 4:09 am

chrisstamp wrote:
Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:Thanks, LDWriter2!

Thanks, Chris, and welcome aboard! You really didn't know? Now I'm confused. We thought Joni had called all the Finalists on Saturday (or a couple of months earlier).


Ah, well, I moved from Scotland to Germany recently, so my contact details no doubt became out of date. A pleasant surprise anyway wotf007 .

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Postby Grayson Morris » Thu Jun 21, 2012 4:52 am

There have been a few quarters where one of the finalists didn't hear his/her status from Joni -- Adam Perin was serving overseas, IIRC, and didn't hear he was a *winner* until announcements were made. Also, IIRC, Nick Tchan heard about his first finalist placement from a source other than Joni. I imagine if she has too much difficulty contacting someone, she eventually decides to go ahead and announce.
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Postby Ember » Thu Jun 21, 2012 6:24 am

DavidK wrote:So, thinking about when when Martin and I were in the NNiNN pile - just the two of us, he was actually already in a different IAHN pile? (IAHN = I already have news) Sneaky!..


Maybe it was the IKENWINS pile? (I know exciting news which i'm not sharing?)

David I hope you get some exciting news of your own soon - having a lost submission is one thing but having a lost submission in the longest quarter in history would be youchy!

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Postby s_c_baker » Thu Jun 21, 2012 6:49 am

dantzel wrote:[

My brain flipped "yours up" around. wotf001

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chrisstamp wrote:So I got Tina's "letter".... thanks for the invite, and for letting me know I'm a finalist! I confess I had no idea my story was still in the competition. Been very busy with a new job in Germany(I'm a video games developer by trade).

Good luck to my fellow finalists...

Huzzah! Welcome aboard, Chris, and congrats and good luck. wotf007
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Postby gower21 » Thu Jun 21, 2012 6:51 am

chrisstamp wrote:So I got Tina's "letter".... thanks for the invite, and for letting me know I'm a finalist! I confess I had no idea my story was still in the competition. Been very busy with a new job in Germany(I'm a video games developer by trade).

Good luck to my fellow finalists...


CHRIS!! I'm so glad you came on here and said hi. Did you contact Joni? I can get you her number, so you can get all the details. So excited for you!


(Also laughing at Dantzel flipping "yours up" too <--------hey, if you read that without the quotes, it looks funny)

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Postby Isto » Thu Jun 21, 2012 7:40 am

FINALLY OUT! Congratulations to all. I'm surprised that KD did all the semi's WITH comments. Again, congrats.

OOOOps! Sorry, guys. It popped up on my search at the top. Didn't mean to be EviL Isto! But hey, I woke you up!!
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Postby Strycher » Thu Jun 21, 2012 7:42 am

Isto wrote:FINALLY OUT! Congratulations to all. I'm surprised that KD did all the semi's WITH comments. Again, congrats.

Eh? No news on the blog from what I can tell. Maybe I'm looking in the wrong place?

ETA:

Ah okay. When I saw your post I searched on PRWeb and for a second read the Q1 Illustrator winners going, "Wait . . . None of these names were finalists. WTH?"
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Isto wrote:FINALLY OUT! Congratulations to all. I'm surprised that KD did all the semi's WITH comments. Again, congrats.

OOOOps! Sorry, guys. It popped up on my search at the top. Didn't mean to be EviL Isto! But hey, I woke you up!!
wrong year. It just feels like an entire year.

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Isto wrote:FINALLY OUT! Congratulations to all. I'm surprised that KD did all the semi's WITH comments. Again, congrats.

Eh? No news on the blog from what I can tell. Maybe I'm looking in the wrong place?

From that edit, I'm guessing it was a previous year's results?
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Postby Isto » Thu Jun 21, 2012 7:48 am

s_c_baker wrote:
Isto wrote:FINALLY OUT! Congratulations to all. I'm surprised that KD did all the semi's WITH comments. Again, congrats.

OOOOps! Sorry, guys. It popped up on my search at the top. Didn't mean to be EviL Isto! But hey, I woke you up!!
wrong year. It just feels like an entire year.

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Isto wrote:FINALLY OUT! Congratulations to all. I'm surprised that KD did all the semi's WITH comments. Again, congrats.

Eh? No news on the blog from what I can tell. Maybe I'm looking in the wrong place?

From that edit, I'm guessing it was a previous year's results?


Yep. I'm blushing with embarrassment... something I've done a lot this week.
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Postby s_c_baker » Thu Jun 21, 2012 7:49 am

Isto wrote:
s_c_baker wrote:From that edit, I'm guessing it was a previous year's results?


Yep. I'm blushing with embarrassment... something I've done a lot this week.

You should've kept quite and seen how long it would take people to figure it out... wotf007
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