Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Kary English » Mon Jul 02, 2012 12:06 pm

s_c_baker wrote:
Only Bobwriter. wotf007


LOL, yeah, I hear that a) you an' him ain't the best of mates, and b) you owe him a brewski regardless. ;)
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby s_c_baker » Mon Jul 02, 2012 12:38 pm

So it goes. So it goes...
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby morshana » Mon Jul 02, 2012 1:09 pm

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby greenroom » Mon Jul 02, 2012 1:16 pm

Kary James wrote:Ok, by my count, six of us have yet to hear anything.


You could query...
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby s_c_baker » Mon Jul 02, 2012 1:19 pm

morshana wrote:I hear Bob the Writer is very involved with this group:

http://www.thedonkeysanctuary.org.uk/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kswvFRaj ... tube_gdata

wotf019

I've absolutely no idea. I know the treatment of donkeys in the UK (where they're used to give children rides on the beach during summer, among other things) is traditionally terrible, though.

Hooray for donkey sanctuaries!

(I'm still not Bob Writer, no matter what you all may think!)
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Mon Jul 02, 2012 1:26 pm

Kary James wrote:*cues up Roy Orbison's Only the Lonely* (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysmN7dsheE8)

Ok, by my count, six of us have yet to hear anything.

4 LAMPS
Gwasch
Isto
Kary
Preston

1 Hold Pile
Michael B.

1 NNiNN
David K

Did I miss anybody?


Point of order: there are still 8 of us -- 7 on the forum, I believe -- who are also still waiting.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby MJNL » Mon Jul 02, 2012 1:37 pm

Ah, true, Martin, but at least we've been informed of where we stand. Everyone else is in no-news land (or, as I like to think of it when I'm there: Nninni-land)
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby gwasch » Mon Jul 02, 2012 2:07 pm

At this point I'm at the level of pure curiosity. . . I mean since it's so obvious I can't win (this quarter!) And I did at one point nudge Joni (gently!) to make sure my piece got in--and who can blame me, given I've had ranking pieces fall off the map--and it had.

All of the SFs, whoever they are, should try to get together and share this vast cornucopia of new knowledge. Or old knowledge. Once the dust has settled.

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Postby Strycher » Mon Jul 02, 2012 2:11 pm

gwasch wrote:All of the SFs, whoever they are, should try to get together and share this vast cornucopia of new knowledge.


Yeeeess!! Please! Whoever you mysterious SF people are. Out there. Some where.

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby s_c_baker » Mon Jul 02, 2012 2:20 pm

Strycher wrote:
gwasch wrote:All of the SFs, whoever they are, should try to get together and share this vast cornucopia of new knowledge.


Yeeeess!! Please! Whoever you mysterious SF people are. Out there. Some where.

I don't think they know yet, do they? Google suggests nobody knows.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby morshana » Mon Jul 02, 2012 2:37 pm

s_c_baker wrote:
morshana wrote:I hear Bob the Writer is very involved with this group:

http://www.thedonkeysanctuary.org.uk/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kswvFRaj ... tube_gdata

wotf019

I've absolutely no idea. I know the treatment of donkeys in the UK (where they're used to give children rides on the beach during summer, among other things) is traditionally terrible, though.

Hooray for donkey sanctuaries!

(I'm still not Bob Writer, no matter what you all may think!)


Riiiiight. wotf011
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Kary English » Mon Jul 02, 2012 2:59 pm

Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:
Point of order: there are still 8 of us -- 7 on the forum, I believe -- who are also still waiting.


Ahem. There is a difference between hearing nothing and hearing something. Those you speak of have most definitely heard something, and are waiting to hear something more.

Hrmpf!
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Kary English » Mon Jul 02, 2012 3:01 pm

MJNL wrote:Ah, true, Martin, but at least we've been informed of where we stand. Everyone else is in no-news land (or, as I like to think of it when I'm there: Nninni-land)


And given what we now know about the most recent quarter, it appears that some of those Ns stand for "Neener Neener." Or at least they do when Martin says it. wotf006
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby preston » Mon Jul 02, 2012 6:33 pm

Maybe if I hold my breath? Go on a hunger strike? Make yet another sacrifice to the Writing Gods? I want results, people! Results! I'm ready to submit for quarter 4, which means I'll have 4 stories in. Is it thursday yet? Please don't leave me here.
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Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Mon Jul 02, 2012 6:59 pm

preston wrote:Maybe if I hold my breath? Go on a hunger strike? Make yet another sacrifice to the Writing Gods? I want results, people! Results! I'm ready to submit for quarter 4, which means I'll have 4 stories in. Is it thursday yet? Please don't leave me here.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby preston » Mon Jul 02, 2012 7:06 pm

Are you kidding? I'm writing so much these days, I've got blisters on my fingers!
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Postby WriteToLive » Mon Jul 02, 2012 7:11 pm

Is that from writing or playing the banjo with Stewie Griffin?
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby gower21 » Mon Jul 02, 2012 8:19 pm

Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:
preston wrote:Maybe if I hold my breath? Go on a hunger strike? Make yet another sacrifice to the Writing Gods? I want results, people! Results! I'm ready to submit for quarter 4, which means I'll have 4 stories in. Is it thursday yet? Please don't leave me here.
Preston Dennett
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Hey, Topanga Canyon, don't let a silly detail like this hold you up! WRITE! WRITE! WRITE! WRITE! WRITE!



Hey Preston?? Did you ever find out if you're Thee Topanga Canyon??? I think it would be so cool if you were him!!

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby morshana » Mon Jul 02, 2012 8:28 pm

gower21 wrote:
Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:
preston wrote:Maybe if I hold my breath? Go on a hunger strike? Make yet another sacrifice to the Writing Gods? I want results, people! Results! I'm ready to submit for quarter 4, which means I'll have 4 stories in. Is it thursday yet? Please don't leave me here.
Preston Dennett
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Hey, Topanga Canyon, don't let a silly detail like this hold you up! WRITE! WRITE! WRITE! WRITE! WRITE!



Hey Preston?? Did you ever find out if you're Thee Topanga Canyon??? I think it would be so cool if you were him!!


Yes, he is. =)
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby izanobu » Mon Jul 02, 2012 8:34 pm

Wait, Preston is Topanga Canyon?

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby preston » Mon Jul 02, 2012 8:47 pm

Yep, I'm Topanga Canyon. See the Analog submission thread in Writing, for more info. But yeah, it's true. I emailed Dean Wesley Smith and he confirmed, it's me! wotf007
I feel both devastated and elated. Mostly elated. It's like I've had a glimpse into a parallel universe and was able to see what might have been, had I stayed the course. But no, I gave up. Like a marathon runner, I made it all the way the finish line and collapsed. But get this: the editors knew my name! They were talking about me! They were waiting for my next story. Even editors and agents were interested! How cool is that? wotf013
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby izanobu » Mon Jul 02, 2012 8:50 pm

That's totally awesome, Preston. I mean, not that you gave up, but that you came back. Good luck in the future wotf008

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby preston » Mon Jul 02, 2012 8:53 pm

Thanks Annie! Like the title of one of Heinlein's memorable shorts: "It's Great to be Back."
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby ThomasKCarpenter » Tue Jul 03, 2012 3:20 am

I'm really glad you came back to writing. Congrats, Preston.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Kary English » Tue Jul 03, 2012 9:39 am

What a cool story, Preston. Welcome back, and congrats on already being a legend in your own time. :)
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby s_c_baker » Tue Jul 03, 2012 9:54 am

Awesome, Preston. Looking forward to seeing you at an awards banquet some time soon--hopefully in person, but I'll settle for a podcast. wotf007
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby morshana » Tue Jul 03, 2012 11:08 am

Yeah, Preston already has an awesome story to tell at the award ceremony. =)
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby E.CaimanSands » Tue Jul 03, 2012 4:17 pm

Commiserations to Gwasch and David (if that was a Q1/Q2 reject). There's a lot of it going around. wotf014
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Kary English » Tue Jul 03, 2012 4:26 pm

*sets out fresh trays of +3 Brownies of Consolation*

I think we're out of the +5 Tequila of Oblivion after the Hold Pile stats came in. I'll make sure to requisition more for Q2.

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Kary James wrote:By my count, five of us have yet to hear anything.

4 LAMPS
Isto
Kary
Preston

1 Hold Pile
Michael B.

1 NNiNN
David K
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby DavidK » Tue Jul 03, 2012 5:50 pm

Commiserations to the recent few, I know what it feels like. wotf014

There can't be too much more left to do for Q1, so I'd expect that results would be out anytime within the next two weeks, unless there's a delay deciding on the winners? (and no I don't know anything, I'm just making some speculative assumptions)
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