Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Strycher » Thu Jun 21, 2012 7:51 am

Isto wrote:
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!!
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Strycher wrote: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.


I'm sure it's fine. We're all a little on edge waiting for the final results. ::refreshrefreshrefreshrefreshrefresh::

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Isto » Thu Jun 21, 2012 7:53 am

s_c_baker wrote:
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


and be smothered by marshmallows? hmmm... marshmallows.... what a sweet way to go.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Isto » Thu Jun 21, 2012 7:56 am

I couldn't imagine why Martin hadn't posted the results from his secret spy lair where all information is gathered.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Strycher » Thu Jun 21, 2012 8:03 am

Isto wrote:I couldn't imagine why Martin hadn't posted the results from his secret spy lair where all information is gathered.


Ha! His reputation as an information hoarder is richly deserved. wotf004

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Thu Jun 21, 2012 8:03 am

Thanks, Isto. But trust me: my secret-keeping box is broken and in for repair. If I knew something right now, you would all know it as fast as I could copy and paste. Secret keeping is exhausting, and Evil Martin needs a rest.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Strycher » Thu Jun 21, 2012 8:05 am

Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:Thanks, Isto. But trust me: my secret-keeping box is broken and in for repair. If I knew something right now, you would all know it as fast as I could copy and paste. Secret keeping is exhausting, and Evil Martin needs a rest.


That's just what a man with a secret would say! We can never trust you again, Martin. Trust = Broken!






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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Thu Jun 21, 2012 8:07 am

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Strycher » Thu Jun 21, 2012 8:12 am

Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:The stories I could tell you...
The stories I could tell you...


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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Isto » Thu Jun 21, 2012 8:16 am

My prediction... results will come out at 2pm when I'm at my md appointment. The universe loves irony.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Dustin Adams » Thu Jun 21, 2012 11:23 am

The hour grows late for a major PR announcement today. wotf005

There's what, 50 people that don't yet know the fate of their Q1? wotf051

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby gower21 » Thu Jun 21, 2012 11:34 am

Dustin Adams wrote:The hour grows late for a major PR announcement today. wotf005

There's what, 50 people that don't yet know the fate of their Q1? wotf051

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Oh, Thursday don't let us down...

I was looking at past blog posts and I noticed that some have come out on Fridays and Mondays, so maybe we don't have to completely depend on a Thursdays anymore.

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby MJNL » Thu Jun 21, 2012 11:49 am

I donno...I kind of wonder if Joni'll do what she did last quarter--not make a blog post until the winners are announced.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Dustin Adams » Thu Jun 21, 2012 12:00 pm

Dang, I hope not. That's weeks away.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Thu Jun 21, 2012 12:00 pm

MJNL wrote:I donno...I kind of wonder if Joni'll do what she did last quarter--not make a blog post until the winners are announced.


This sort of story is why Marina is a mistress of horror...
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby MJNL » Thu Jun 21, 2012 12:06 pm

Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:
MJNL wrote:I donno...I kind of wonder if Joni'll do what she did last quarter--not make a blog post until the winners are announced.


This sort of story is why Marina is a mistress of horror...


Wow, I skipped right over Evil Marina and when straight to Mistress of Horror???
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Strycher » Thu Jun 21, 2012 12:07 pm

MJNL wrote:
Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:
MJNL wrote:I donno...I kind of wonder if Joni'll do what she did last quarter--not make a blog post until the winners are announced.


This sort of story is why Marina is a mistress of horror...


Wow, I skipped right over Evil Marina and when straight to Mistress of Horror???


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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Isto » Thu Jun 21, 2012 12:32 pm

Most politicians know that if you want to HIDE a story, you release it on Friday. I'm sure Mr. Farland knows this. I'd be shocked if we hear anything tomorrow.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Thu Jun 21, 2012 3:44 pm

Yeah, I fear no news today. I may have to break out Evil Martin in sympathy.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby E.CaimanSands » Thu Jun 21, 2012 4:15 pm

Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:Yeah, I fear no news today. I may have to break out Evil Martin in sympathy.


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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Fri Jun 22, 2012 3:35 am

Sure is quiet around here... Hope that's because you're all in WRITE! WRITE! WRITE! WRITE! WRITE! mode...
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Strycher » Fri Jun 22, 2012 4:31 am

Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:Sure is quiet around here... Hope that's because you're all in WRITE! WRITE! WRITE! WRITE! WRITE! mode...


Well, as it happens . . . wotf001

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Fri Jun 22, 2012 5:19 am

Strycher wrote:
Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:Sure is quiet around here... Hope that's because you're all in WRITE! WRITE! WRITE! WRITE! WRITE! mode...


Well, as it happens . . . wotf001


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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Isto » Fri Jun 22, 2012 11:06 am

Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:Sure is quiet around here... Hope that's because you're all in WRITE! WRITE! WRITE! WRITE! WRITE! mode...


I refuse to allow Q1- 29 sink to the bottom of my page until the results are announced. And really, does comedy ever get published in the anthology? I've got a dynamite Yeti story... though maybe too wild for the young readers.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Jess » Fri Jun 22, 2012 11:59 am

Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:Sure is quiet around here... Hope that's because you're all in WRITE! WRITE! WRITE! WRITE! WRITE! mode...

On and off. I've had some struggles with this story, and recently it's turned into an all out war of words. I think I'm winning, but it's hard to say for sure.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby francisbruno » Fri Jun 22, 2012 5:19 pm

What about us holds???
Would be nice to know where we ended up...
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Fri Jun 22, 2012 8:32 pm

francisbruno wrote:What about us holds???
Would be nice to know where we ended up...
wotf017


I expect that, as someone suggested earlier, Semi and HM announcements will come out with winner announcements.

But I hope for the sake of everyone waiting that individual emails will come sooner than that.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby E.CaimanSands » Sat Jun 23, 2012 4:12 am

francisbruno wrote:What about us holds???
Would be nice to know where we ended up...
wotf017



The Gator is stomping a lot and telling me to e-mail Joni... I'm telling her not to be impatient. Though I might have to compromise at some point, if I don't hear something next week, maybe I will e-mail Joni. If I don't the reptile will eat me for sure. wotf017
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Dustin Adams » Sat Jun 23, 2012 4:28 am

I couldn't wait any longer. I e-mailed her. wotf014
At this point I just want to find out where I landed and move on to Q4.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby francisbruno » Sat Jun 23, 2012 5:00 am

The one time I got a semi I found it a slight consolation that I at least knew before waiting for all the big announcements. I hope they go back to that way of handling things in the future.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby katsincommand » Sat Jun 23, 2012 6:53 am

Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:Sure is quiet around here... Hope that's because you're all in WRITE! WRITE! WRITE! WRITE! WRITE! mode...


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