Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Rebecca Birch » Tue Jul 10, 2012 8:10 pm

Gah! The forum keeps eating my posts!

Congratulations to Tina, Marina, and Steve, and commiserations to Martin, Holly, JDBrink and the other finalists.

I'll hold out hope that you'll either win in future quarters, or maybe end up with a published finalist.

I'm so happy for you, Tina, Marina, and Steve!
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby gower21 » Tue Jul 10, 2012 8:10 pm

Oppps! Cats scrambled out of the bag. I didn't even get to finish my blog post :( Well. I got a lot of work to do tonight it looks like...

I tried to give Martin my award, but he wouldn't take it since he has a plaaan. Que Evil Martin...

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby AlistairKimble » Tue Jul 10, 2012 8:13 pm

I believe we need to congratulate Tina's husband for this one as well correct? Wasn't this the entry he zipped to the post office at zero hour? Quite a story!

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby klaatu » Tue Jul 10, 2012 8:14 pm

So, you can all stop pretending you didn't know...

Congrats Tina, Marina and Steve. I'm thrilled for you.

And sorry to those who missed out.

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Postby gower21 » Tue Jul 10, 2012 8:14 pm

AlistairKimble wrote:I believe we need to congratulate Tina's husband for this one as well correct? Wasn't this the entry he zipped to the post office at zero hour? Quite a story!



Yes and won the HOTY award. He feels I need to rave about him in the entire acceptance speech.

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby WriteToLive » Tue Jul 10, 2012 8:17 pm

Wow, congrats guys.

Congrats Tina, but make sure you get your hubby a plaque which says HotY on it with your winnings.
Also goes to show you can get R after R and still have a shot at winning it all.

Marina, congrats, I know you've been trying for some time, so I'm imagining victory is that much sweeter.

Steven, congrats. I wish I was in your position right now. Alas, it will have to wait for another quarter.

Hopefully I'll make it in for Q-3 or 4 to join you guys at the awards ceremony.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby gower21 » Tue Jul 10, 2012 8:20 pm

klaatu wrote:So, you can all stop pretending you didn't know...

Congrats Tina, Marina and Steve. I'm thrilled for you.

Steve


Haha, Facebook makes it soooo hard to keep secrets.

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby venvariants » Tue Jul 10, 2012 8:20 pm

Martin - just for the record, that was really close, man!! Also - I've heard you LOVE smiley faces, so I thought I'd use this opportunity to use the one I got from Marina yesterday upon news of the Q2 Rejection: wotf030
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby AlistairKimble » Tue Jul 10, 2012 8:21 pm

Full results on the blog. Joni has been busy this evening!

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Postby MJNL » Tue Jul 10, 2012 8:21 pm

Wow, Joni is amazing. She said she was aiming for a press release tomorrow.

Thank you all!
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby greenroom » Tue Jul 10, 2012 8:24 pm

So, last quarter there were 88 HMS, 1 SHM, and 6 Semi-Finalists (unless I miscounted on the HMS).

Isn't that less Semi's than usual?
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Kary English » Tue Jul 10, 2012 8:24 pm

Wow. I'm stunned (again). Only six semis and one SHM.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby greenroom » Tue Jul 10, 2012 8:25 pm

Kary English wrote:Wow. I'm stunned (again). Only six semis and one SHM.


lol. I was just noting that...
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby greenroom » Tue Jul 10, 2012 8:26 pm

MJNL wrote:Wow, Joni is amazing. She said she was aiming for a press release tomorrow.

Thank you all!


Technically, it did come out after midnight EST, so it was tomorrow there and in places across the atlantic...

Now update your signature to reflect your good (and hard-earned) fortune!
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby s_c_baker » Tue Jul 10, 2012 8:30 pm

SHMs are usually few and far between. I don't recall having seen more than 3 per quarter recently.

As for semis, I think it varies.

Edit: Oh, and obviously huge congratulations to the winners! wotf007

And to the other finalists, as well--getting that far is still a win, so far as I'm concerned.
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Postby MJNL » Tue Jul 10, 2012 8:49 pm

Anybody else think "Rainbow Dragon" is a pseudonym? If it's not...Wow. Go hippie parents wotf024

(I don't have hippie parents, but I've known quite a few).
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Postby klaatu » Tue Jul 10, 2012 8:54 pm

I think it's cool that Neil Young of California got an HM.

Keep on Rockin' in the Free World, Neil.


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Postby s_c_baker » Tue Jul 10, 2012 8:55 pm

klaatu wrote:I think it's cool that Neil Young of California got an HM.

Keep on Rockin' in the Free World, Neil.


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So...

Who wants to go hunt down all the HMists and Semifinalists and force them onto the forum? :p
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Postby dantzel » Tue Jul 10, 2012 8:56 pm

MJNL wrote:Anybody else think "Rainbow Dragon" is a pseudonym? If it's not...Wow. Go hippie parents wotf024

(I don't have hippie parents, but I've known quite a few).



I thought the same thing!!
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Postby gower21 » Tue Jul 10, 2012 8:59 pm

dantzel wrote:
MJNL wrote:Anybody else think "Rainbow Dragon" is a pseudonym? If it's not...Wow. Go hippie parents wotf024

(I don't have hippie parents, but I've known quite a few).



I thought the same thing!!


HA! We all hunted and tracked as many of the finalists we could find. Everybody takes a few names we could get this list chiseled down.

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Postby gower21 » Tue Jul 10, 2012 9:00 pm

klaatu wrote:I think it's cool that Neil Young of California got an HM.

Keep on Rockin' in the Free World, Neil.


Steve


I had my eye on Mark Anthony of England. I don't know why he struck out at me.... Guess I'll have to go google and see if it is a famous name or not and that's why I keep staring at it.

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby s_c_baker » Tue Jul 10, 2012 9:01 pm

gower21 wrote:
klaatu wrote:I think it's cool that Neil Young of California got an HM.

Keep on Rockin' in the Free World, Neil.


Steve


I had my eye on Mark Anthony of England. I don't know why he struck out at me.... Guess I'll have to go google and see if it is a famous name or not and that's why I keep staring at it.

Cleopatra. Also I think possibly the name of a pop singer or something, more recently?
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Postby gower21 » Tue Jul 10, 2012 9:09 pm

YES! And a Shakespeare play! OK, now my brain is working.

And I forgot about these guys!! (Thanks Marina!)

wotf058 wotf059

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby preston » Tue Jul 10, 2012 9:11 pm

Ahhhhhhhhh! It's finally happened. Results! I don't believe it. Tina, you won First Place. Wow! I am so happy for you! I can't wait to read your story. And Marina, second place! That ain't bad! Congratulations. You're a three-time finalist; you totally deserve to win. And congrats to Steve too. Martin, I was sure I'd see you there, but judging from past experience, I expect to see you there next quarter. This has been an incredible quarter.
And Rainbow Dragon, she's been a semi-finalist before, hasn't she? I remember the name. Kary, so cool to see your name there among the semi-finalists. And I feel in good company on the list of HM'ers. Well, I can't believe it's all finally over. I guess it's on to next quarter. But this is one quarter that's going to stick in my memory a long time.
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Tina and Marina: Hope you're writing your acceptance speeches. I expect to be there in person when you're on the stage. And I'm definitely going to have to meet you at the book signing. Woo-hoo!

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Postby gower21 » Tue Jul 10, 2012 9:13 pm

preston wrote:Ahhhhhhhhh! It's finally happened. Results! I don't believe it. Tina, you won First Place. Wow! I am so happy for you! I can't wait to read your story. And Marina, second place! That ain't bad! Congratulations. You're a three-time finalist; you totally deserve to win. And congrats to Steve too. Martin, I was sure I'd see you there, but judging from past experience, I expect to see you there next quarter. This has been an incredible quarter.
And Rainbow Dragon, she's been a semi-finalist before, hasn't she? I remember the name. Kary, so cool to see your name there among the semi-finalists. And I feel in good company on the list of HM'ers. Well, I can't believe it's all finally over. I guess it's on to next quarter. But this is one quarter that's going to stick in my memory a long time.
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Tina and Marina: Hope you're writing your acceptance speeches. I expect to be there in person when you're on the stage. And I'm definitely going to have to meet you at the book signing. Woo-hoo!


Rad! I'm looking forward to meeting the famous Canyon guy!! :)

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby preston » Tue Jul 10, 2012 9:18 pm

88 HM's this quarter. Guess that's about average???
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Postby gower21 » Tue Jul 10, 2012 9:20 pm

preston wrote:88 HM's this quarter. Guess that's about average???
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A lot less SEMI's than normal though.

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Grayson Morris » Tue Jul 10, 2012 9:52 pm

Major congratulations to the winners! Woo hoo!

This Q has the usual number of HMs, but those were largely dealt out by KD. Semis have numbered 10 since I've been entering, so that's a definite cut. Wonder if it's a permanent change, or if that # has now become variable, like HMs.
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Postby Serrain » Tue Jul 10, 2012 10:24 pm

Wow, congrats, guys! Must feel great. :D
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Postby Grayson Morris » Tue Jul 10, 2012 10:42 pm

Huh...my name's not on the HM list. Just e-mailed Joni about it.
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