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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby E.CaimanSands » Tue Jul 10, 2012 1:24 pm

s_c_baker wrote:
E.CaimanSands wrote:
Isto wrote:I loved the Death Roll comment on the other thread.


wotf006 Awesome! While I admit I--ahem--often laugh at my own terrible gator jokes, I confess I was practically rolling around on the floor with that one. It's nice to know I wasn't the only one laughing. wotf001

As for writing a dark comedy--I've already written one of sorts! Two even! Flash length and near flash length. I'm tempted to try something longer...

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby greenroom » Tue Jul 10, 2012 1:25 pm

Kary English wrote:40 lines on Duo and still going. The mind boggles...


One of those 40 lines looks to be a Q1 personal rejection (given how many days out it was). But 39 is still huge! I now think a third of the responses must have been sent out yesterday.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby s_c_baker » Tue Jul 10, 2012 1:25 pm

E.CaimanSands wrote:
Hmm, it looks like Stewart has sussed my cunning plan... wotf005


I did recall some words a little gator-cleaning bird had imparted. wotf007
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby izanobu » Tue Jul 10, 2012 2:38 pm

I just got my final HM certificate. My husband did a little dance (he's been waiting for me to pro-out forever). I added it to the stack on a shelf. Maybe I'll have an HM burning party or something...

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Tue Jul 10, 2012 3:26 pm

izanobu wrote:I just got my final HM certificate. My husband did a little dance (he's been waiting for me to pro-out forever). I added it to the stack on a shelf. Maybe I'll have an HM burning party or something...


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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby AMcCarter » Tue Jul 10, 2012 3:45 pm

Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:
izanobu wrote:I just got my final HM certificate. My husband did a little dance (he's been waiting for me to pro-out forever). I added it to the stack on a shelf. Maybe I'll have an HM burning party or something...


You burn one word of your fine prose, and I will march out there and kick you. Twice, if it's a Remy Pigeon story!


I think she meant the certificates...
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Tue Jul 10, 2012 3:56 pm

AMcCarter wrote:
Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:You burn one word of your fine prose, and I will march out there and kick you. Twice, if it's a Remy Pigeon story!


I think she meant the certificates...


Shhh... I'm trying to sneak in as many plugs for Remy Pigeon as I can sneak past Brad... I read books by Heinlein, Bova, Bellet, and more in the past month; and I liked Remy Pigeon better than all the rest...
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby AMcCarter » Tue Jul 10, 2012 4:03 pm

Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:
AMcCarter wrote:
Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:You burn one word of your fine prose, and I will march out there and kick you. Twice, if it's a Remy Pigeon story!


I think she meant the certificates...


Shhh... I'm trying to sneak in as many plugs for Remy Pigeon as I can sneak past Brad... I read books by Heinlein, Bova, Bellet, and more in the past month; and I liked Remy Pigeon better than all the rest...


And I just helped you get another.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Kary English » Tue Jul 10, 2012 4:10 pm

Did someone say Remy Martin?
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Postby s_c_baker » Tue Jul 10, 2012 4:52 pm

Okay guys.

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This thread is now officially out of control. wotf019
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Kary English » Tue Jul 10, 2012 4:56 pm

Ha! Puny mortal.

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ETA: And hey, this post is my 777th. Pretty spiffy!
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby mrmeadors » Tue Jul 10, 2012 5:16 pm

Raises hand *IGNORANT QUESTION ALERT!*

What does NNiNN mean?
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Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Tue Jul 10, 2012 5:18 pm

s_c_baker wrote:Okay guys.

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This thread is now officially out of control. wotf019


This thread will soon file a motion with the United Nations to be recognized as a sentient being!
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Tue Jul 10, 2012 5:20 pm

mrmeadors wrote:Raises hand *IGNORANT QUESTION ALERT!*

What does NNiNN mean?


No News Is No News. Coined by some forum loudmouth... wotf013
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby preston » Tue Jul 10, 2012 5:34 pm

We know who won 3rd.
But whose on 1st?
Do we have a second? Are the results really in?
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby s_c_baker » Tue Jul 10, 2012 5:37 pm

preston wrote:We know who won 3rd.
But whose on 1st?
Do we have a second? Are the results really in?
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Yes, [redacted], [redacted], and yes.

(Of course, since I briefly claimed to be a finalist after announcing my form rejection for this quarter... wotf001 )
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Postby Strycher » Tue Jul 10, 2012 5:47 pm

preston wrote:We know who won 3rd.
But whose on 1st?


Naturally.

Do we have a second?


What.

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Travesty » Tue Jul 10, 2012 6:26 pm

preston wrote:We know who won 3rd.
But whose on 1st?
Do we have a second? Are the results really in?
Preston Dennett
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"Who's on first?"

"Yes."

wotf001 Okay... that's even before my time... lol
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Postby katsincommand » Tue Jul 10, 2012 6:26 pm

Whose on first? :)
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby jdbrink » Tue Jul 10, 2012 6:47 pm

It looks like congratulations are in order for Steve (CONGRATS STEVE!), but i only got that from the posts. I know the contest is over... Are we free to admit we didn't win yet or is there still an official release pending...?
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Postby AMcCarter » Tue Jul 10, 2012 7:01 pm

jdbrink wrote:It looks like congratulations are in order for Steve (CONGRATS STEVE!), but i only got that from the posts. I know the contest is over... Are we free to admit we didn't win yet or is there still an official release pending...?


I think you just did....
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby AlistairKimble » Tue Jul 10, 2012 7:14 pm

AMcCarter wrote:
jdbrink wrote:It looks like congratulations are in order for Steve (CONGRATS STEVE!), but i only got that from the posts. I know the contest is over... Are we free to admit we didn't win yet or is there still an official release pending...?


I think you just did....


I was gonna say...

Sorry to hear you didn't win jd--making finalist is awesome, though it still stings when you don't place. Look on the bright side, you still have a shot at published finalist if you decide to let your story stay with them until next year (I know it's a long wait though).

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Postby gower21 » Tue Jul 10, 2012 7:16 pm

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s_c_baker wrote:Okay guys.

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby gower21 » Tue Jul 10, 2012 7:17 pm

jdbrink wrote:It looks like congratulations are in order for Steve (CONGRATS STEVE!), but i only got that from the posts. I know the contest is over... Are we free to admit we didn't win yet or is there still an official release pending...?


We play a little game of Mafia. Where everyone starts saying "It aint me" and we all sit around trying to figure out if the hold outs are it or not.

And Jeremy, make sure you send that story out to other markets or self publish it. Lots of people will want to buy it now that it has Dave Wolverton's or a WOTF judge's stamp of approval on it. And Yeah, it's worth it to hang on to it too until you know if you'll be a published finalist or not.

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby AlistairKimble » Tue Jul 10, 2012 7:52 pm

Looks like we have more congratulations in order for forum members...and commiserations for others. Announcement on PRWeb.

You can all come out of the results closet now...

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Kary English » Tue Jul 10, 2012 7:59 pm

WOTF: 1 HM, 1 Semi, 2 Finalists, 1 Winner
Q2,V31 - Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby greenroom » Tue Jul 10, 2012 8:03 pm

Congrats Tina and Marina!

(and commiserations to Martin and JDBrink and Holly Heisey)
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby dantzel » Tue Jul 10, 2012 8:03 pm

Congrats you three! Super exciting!! wotf010

It's so fun seeing names of people I 'know'!
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby austinDm » Tue Jul 10, 2012 8:07 pm

Congrats to the winners!

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Kary English » Tue Jul 10, 2012 8:08 pm

I just want to say that I think all eight Finalists are rock stars. I wish all eight of them could have won.

Super congrats to:

Tina!! My shared-brain sister! Hot dang, girl. Go get that Gold!

Marina!! Third time looks like the charm to me. Woo Hoo! So happy to see two people from Team X. ;)

Steve!! What a way to make an entrance on the forums. Way to go!
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