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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Grayson Morris » Tue Jul 10, 2012 10:48 pm

Commiserations to Holly, Jeremy, Sean, Chris and especially Martin (whom I know best). I know it must be a huge letdown not to win. On the bright side, it's all but certain you'll be in the finalist pool again soon.

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby DavidK » Wed Jul 11, 2012 12:26 am

Congratulations Tina, Marina and Steve. Excellent news wotf010
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Holly Heisey » Wed Jul 11, 2012 12:36 am

Tina, Marina, oh my god! 1 and 2! wotf010 Wow, super congrats! I'm grinning huge.

Though I can't say it wasn't a letdown not to be in the big three, I think hey, I'm in the Super 8 club. Seriously. That's the coolest thing that's happened to me in, oh, a lifetime? So yep, I'm cheering for my fellow finalists and say we will make it or pro out. And this is huge incentive to get a Q4 entry in, so I can try again to meet you all in CA!

I didn't get asked to hold for the anthology, ah well, but Duotrope has been suitably raided and my story's out on its way again with a shiny new Finalist stamp in my cover letter. So cool.

And yeah, we should go and mob the rest of the list to get on the forum. I've learned more and met more awesome people in the last few weeks than in the last year. Can't let the others miss out on the fun!

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Helen Jackson » Wed Jul 11, 2012 12:37 am

Yes, congrats Tina, Marina and Steve. Well done!

And, good luck next time to the finalists who didn't make it. I like the quote from Kevin J. Anderson in the press release -- you certainly didn't make it easy for the judges!

They were an exceptional group of stories this quarter. It was hard to choose the winners.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby DavidK » Wed Jul 11, 2012 12:51 am

Grayson Morris wrote:Commiserations to Holly, Jeremy, Sean, Chris and especially Martin (whom I know best). I know it must be a huge letdown not to win. On the bright side, it's all but certain you'll be in the finalist pool again soon.


I agree especially Martin (whom I know best too) but we're all in this together
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Dustin Adams » Wed Jul 11, 2012 1:11 am

Early AM Congo rats to the top 3! wotf010
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby ThomasKCarpenter » Wed Jul 11, 2012 3:14 am

Grats Marina!

And I suppose you're going to need your bio changed for Mirror Shards now? wotf011
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Postby ThomasKCarpenter » Wed Jul 11, 2012 3:21 am

And great job, Steve and Tina!

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby katsincommand » Wed Jul 11, 2012 3:25 am

Congrats Tina and Marina!!!

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I will be henceforthing adding an "ina" to the end of my name. ;)
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Postby Dustin Adams » Wed Jul 11, 2012 3:28 am

I will be henceforthing adding an "ina" to the end of my name. ;)

Great idea!

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Travesty » Wed Jul 11, 2012 3:48 am

Congratulations Tina and Marina! wotf010
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby E.CaimanSands » Wed Jul 11, 2012 4:13 am

Huge congratulations to Tina and Marina! Way to go, guys. And Steve too, once again. wotf004
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Commiserations to Martin and extra helpings of smoked salmon sandwiches. Commiserations also to Holly, Jeremy, Sean and Chris.

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As for the small number of semi-finalists... I think they were meant to come from the hold pile. wotf017 It was at that point that the judging got a little complicated.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Beez » Wed Jul 11, 2012 4:16 am

Congrats, guys! Very well done!

Maybe he did less semis this time around because he's trying to catch up quickly, and doing less critiques would help him with that?
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Strycher » Wed Jul 11, 2012 4:42 am

Congratulations to Tina!, Marina!, and Steve!

Commiserations to the remaining finalists.

katsincommand wrote:Congrats Tina and Marina!!! I will be henceforthing adding an "ina" to the end of my name. ;)


Strycherina? Hmmm.

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Great idea!

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Ooh, eerie. wotf015

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Postby francisbruno » Wed Jul 11, 2012 4:57 am

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Isto » Wed Jul 11, 2012 5:03 am

Dustin Adams wrote:
I will be henceforthing adding an "ina" to the end of my name. ;)

Great idea!

I shall henceforth be known as Dustin A.
Ooh, eerie. wotf015

Think it'll work? wotf004


Congratulations Tina and Marina! Awesome. You know, I think there's a poem in there somewhere. Or maybe rap. First there was Tina, then there came Marina, and third came Stevena. Didn't say I could rap.

And congratulations to the rest of the finalists. It's a credential that will certainly keep you out of all slush piles!

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Isto » Wed Jul 11, 2012 5:05 am

Beez wrote:Congrats, guys! Very well done!

Maybe he did less semis this time around because he's trying to catch up quickly, and doing less critiques would help him with that?


My thoughts exactly. He's behind and is trying to catch up. Question is how many will he do once he catches up? wotf017
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Strycher » Wed Jul 11, 2012 5:15 am

Isto wrote:
Beez wrote:Congrats, guys! Very well done!

Maybe he did less semis this time around because he's trying to catch up quickly, and doing less critiques would help him with that?


My thoughts exactly. He's behind and is trying to catch up. Question is how many will he do once he catches up? wotf017


If my understanding is correct, the Coordinating Judge can decide not to award all of the slots if they feel there weren't enough appropriate entries. I think this has happened before on the Illustrator's side, but I don't think it happens too much for the Writer's side.

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby WBLedbetter » Wed Jul 11, 2012 5:51 am

Tina, Marina and Steve, oh my! Congrats to you all. The workshop is wonderful, you're gonna love it!
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Postby mrmeadors » Wed Jul 11, 2012 6:03 am

Got up late this morning and find this! Congratulations to you guys!! wotf010 What a crazy quarter this one was! And to those who didn't snag it... Once more unto the breach, dear friends.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby E.CaimanSands » Wed Jul 11, 2012 6:14 am

Isto wrote:
Dustin Adams wrote:
I will be henceforthing adding an "ina" to the end of my name. ;)

Great idea!

I shall henceforth be known as Dustin A.
Ooh, eerie. wotf015

Think it'll work? wotf004


Congratulations Tina and Marina! Awesome. You know, I think there's a poem in there somewhere. Or maybe rap. First there was Tina, then there came Marina, and third came Stevena. Didn't say I could rap.

And congratulations to the rest of the finalists. It's a credential that will certainly keep you out of all slush piles!

How does Istoina sound?


Gatorina. It has a certain ring to it.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Rebecca Birch » Wed Jul 11, 2012 6:27 am

E.CaimanSands wrote:Gatorina. It has a certain ring to it.


Sadly, it rings a bit like a bad Sci-Fi Channel original movie...

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby AMcCarter » Wed Jul 11, 2012 6:36 am

Congrats everyone! It couldn't have happened to a better group of forumites, except Martin. Martin should have won too. Why are there only three slots? /sigh, picks up shovel Sorry Steve...


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Postby Strycher » Wed Jul 11, 2012 6:38 am

AMcCarter wrote:Martin should have won too. Why are there only three slots? /sigh, picks up shovel Sorry Steve...


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Postby AMcCarter » Wed Jul 11, 2012 6:39 am

Strycher wrote:
AMcCarter wrote:Martin should have won too. Why are there only three slots? /sigh, picks up shovel Sorry Steve...


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Postby E.CaimanSands » Wed Jul 11, 2012 6:50 am

Strycher wrote:
AMcCarter wrote:Martin should have won too. Why are there only three slots? /sigh, picks up shovel Sorry Steve...


=P


wotf024 Run!


Oh, guys. Don't say that, it's hard enough as it is restraining the alligator... wotf014
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby wellsdesigned » Wed Jul 11, 2012 6:53 am

Well I for one say congratulations again to all eight finalists. That was one heck of a backward quarter and the results didn't stop suprising me right up to the end.

And well done Tina, Marina and Steve!

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby george nik. » Wed Jul 11, 2012 6:57 am

Wow, Tina, congrats!!! And never forget, I was the one who picked you first as winner for the Guessomancy League!!! wotf011

Congratulations, too, Marina!!! Third time's lucky, right? And about time you won it!!!

Martin, no commiserations are in order. You are sure to win this contest, pretty soon I'd guess, so this quarter you've just added another finalist under your belt.

Congratulations to Steve, too, and everyone elese who placed, and good like to all in your future endeavors wotf008
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Postby george nik. » Wed Jul 11, 2012 6:58 am

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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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby AlistairKimble » Wed Jul 11, 2012 6:59 am

Rebecca Birch wrote:
E.CaimanSands wrote:Gatorina. It has a certain ring to it.


Sadly, it rings a bit like a bad Sci-Fi Channel original movie...

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