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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby AMcCarter » Wed Jul 11, 2012 7:03 am

For reference. And no, I don't actually want to smack Steve with a shovel (or a cricket bat). That would be mean.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MeJzHSxRq40
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby trdixon » Wed Jul 11, 2012 7:06 am

I've wanted to see that movie for a while. Now I have to! Great Clip!!
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby E.CaimanSands » Wed Jul 11, 2012 7:09 am

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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 dantzel » Wed Jul 11, 2012 9:37 am

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


=P


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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Strycher » Wed Jul 11, 2012 10:07 am

wotf006 I found more pretty on Duotrope!

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby s_c_baker » Wed Jul 11, 2012 10:11 am

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Postby gower21 » Wed Jul 11, 2012 10:17 am

Strycher wrote:
Look at the pretty on Duotrope!!
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Strycher wrote:wotf006 I found more pretty on Duotrope!

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They do look nice. Epic quarter, guys. Very epic. I'm kinda convinced now that Martin and I will be fated to duel over the Gold award ;)

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Postby Strycher » Wed Jul 11, 2012 10:22 am

gower21 wrote:I'm kinda convinced now that Martin and I will be fated to duel over the Gold award ;)


That'd be epic. wotf003

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Postby AMcCarter » Wed Jul 11, 2012 10:23 am

gower21 wrote:
Strycher wrote:
Look at the pretty on Duotrope!!
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Strycher wrote:wotf006 I found more pretty on Duotrope!

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They do look nice. Epic quarter, guys. Very epic. I'm kinda convinced now that Martin and I will be fated to duel over the Gold award ;)


All three of us can't duke it out for the gold. That's just not fair. wotf004
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby s_c_baker » Wed Jul 11, 2012 10:25 am

[quote="AMcCarter"
All three of us can't duke it out for the gold. That's just not fair. wotf004[/quote]
It will, in fact, be a four-way uh... duel.

A... quel?

(Apparently the etymology is from 'bellum' anyway, and only had to do with the current meaning and the word 'two' when silly medieval poets decided it should.)
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Postby gower21 » Wed Jul 11, 2012 10:26 am

Strycher wrote:
gower21 wrote:I'm kinda convinced now that Martin and I will be fated to duel over the Gold award ;)


That'd be epic. wotf003


Yeeeessss....all part of Evil Martin's plan.

AND Amanda too> I'm going to go hide now! Yikes! The board will turn into that scene on Life of Brian where they have all the shoe factions arguing over who's more right. People on my team will hold up a paper sub stamped 20 minutes before the deadline as a banner.

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby MJNL » Wed Jul 11, 2012 10:30 am

Thanks again, everyone! Mmm, feel the love!

I'm so glad the results came out yesterday. After today I'll be incommunicado for quite a while.

Third time apparently was a charm, though it's definitely been an emotional rollar coaster (lovingly illustrated below):



First finalist call: What? Say hu? OMG, I must be awesoooooooome!

First did-not-win-call: Oh. Guess I'm not that awesome. But hey, top 8! Can't be long before I'm published everywhere!

Second finalist call: Really? Ha, thought this story would be the one! I'm soooooo gonna win.

Second DNW call: My life is over. Must wallow in my sorrow. I'm never gonna pull this off. No, wait, just keep swimming, show them all!

Third finalist call: Yay! Oh, wait. I could lose. I'm so gonna lose. I've lost already and the other judges haven't even seen it yet.

Winning call: I lost, didn't I? What? I won? I won? I WON????????

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby MJNL » Wed Jul 11, 2012 10:40 am

Oh, and Tom, yes, I would like to revise!

And I'm really looking forward to this first-place winners' showdown. wotf010
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby s_c_baker » Wed Jul 11, 2012 10:43 am

MJNL wrote:Thanks again, everyone! Mmm, feel the love!

I'm so glad the results came out yesterday. After today I'll be incommunicado for quite a while.

Third time apparently was a charm, though it's definitely been an emotional rollar coaster (lovingly illustrated below):



First finalist call: What? Say hu? OMG, I must be awesoooooooome!

First did-not-win-call: Oh. Guess I'm not that awesome. But hey, top 8! Can't be long before I'm published everywhere!

Second finalist call: Really? Ha, thought this story would be the one! I'm soooooo gonna win.

Second DNW call: My life is over. Must wallow in my sorrow. I'm never gonna pull this off. No, wait, just keep swimming, show them all!

Third finalist call: Yay! Oh, wait. I could lose. I'm so gonna lose. I've lost already and the other judges haven't even seen it yet.

Winning call: I lost, didn't I? What? I won? I won? I WON????????

Exhausting journey, but great.

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby AMcCarter » Wed Jul 11, 2012 10:45 am

s_c_baker wrote:
MJNL wrote:Thanks again, everyone! Mmm, feel the love!

I'm so glad the results came out yesterday. After today I'll be incommunicado for quite a while.

Third time apparently was a charm, though it's definitely been an emotional rollar coaster (lovingly illustrated below):



First finalist call: What? Say hu? OMG, I must be awesoooooooome!

First did-not-win-call: Oh. Guess I'm not that awesome. But hey, top 8! Can't be long before I'm published everywhere!

Second finalist call: Really? Ha, thought this story would be the one! I'm soooooo gonna win.

Second DNW call: My life is over. Must wallow in my sorrow. I'm never gonna pull this off. No, wait, just keep swimming, show them all!

Third finalist call: Yay! Oh, wait. I could lose. I'm so gonna lose. I've lost already and the other judges haven't even seen it yet.

Winning call: I lost, didn't I? What? I won? I won? I WON????????

Exhausting journey, but great.

"If at first you don't succeed..." wotf001


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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Isto » Wed Jul 11, 2012 10:48 am

s_c_baker wrote:[quote="AMcCarter"
All three of us can't duke it out for the gold. That's just not fair. wotf004

It will, in fact, be a four-way uh... duel.

A... quel?

(Apparently the etymology is from 'bellum' anyway, and only had to do with the current meaning and the word 'two' when silly medieval poets decided it should.)[/quote]

Wouldn't that be a dual duel? Shovels at 100 paces. wotf019
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Postby MJNL » Wed Jul 11, 2012 10:50 am

AMcCarter wrote:
Skydiving is not for you. No skydiving, Marina.


Agreed.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Will Mitchell » Wed Jul 11, 2012 10:51 am

I saw the news on Facebook so I'm late to the forum, but congratulations to Tina, Marina and Steve! And for those who didn't get it this time, a good bit of advice I was given is that it takes two things to succeed in writing: talent and persistence. You've demonstrated you've got talent, you just need to keep going at it. (Sounds kind of obvious I know, but thinking of it like this is helpful. Other factors like luck and so on crumble in the face of persistence.)

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Postby M.O.Muriel » Wed Jul 11, 2012 12:02 pm

Holy cowbells!

Congratz to Tina and Marina!!!!!!!!! And of course, Steve. wotf009 What a way to GO! Ladies (and gent), I shall see you at the workshops: hot me up for ice breakers, and feel free to ask me anything about either side of the contest! It's a whirlwind ride, the Awards Show is absolutely beautiful, and the pearls of wisdom you get at the workshops are invaluable wotf001 .

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Postby jdbrink » Wed Jul 11, 2012 1:59 pm

Finally! After the long wait -- longer for some of you who have repeatedly been there than for others of us -- finally word of success!! Super-big congrats to Tina, Marina, and Steve! Can't wait to read those stories. And congrats to everyone who got good news and great accomplishments here this quarter. This is what it's all about!
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby soulmirror » Wed Jul 11, 2012 3:48 pm

HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to you, Tina and Marina, and Steve! wotf010

And to the non-winning (this time) Finalists -- WINNING AWAITS!

Speaking as a Finalist-But-No-Joy TWICE before the third one brought me the whoo-weeee call -- I know how that feels -- but earning multiple Finalists is the strongest message the cosmos can hand ya that says "You got the skillz, the stories, and you're already a Winner except for the weird vagaries of Timing!"

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Postby gower21 » Wed Jul 11, 2012 6:10 pm

M.O.Muriel wrote:Holy cowbells!

Congratz to Tina and Marina!!!!!!!!! And of course, Steve. wotf009 What a way to GO! Ladies (and gent), I shall see you at the workshops: hot me up for ice breakers, and feel free to ask me anything about either side of the contest! It's a whirlwind ride, the Awards Show is absolutely beautiful, and the pearls of wisdom you get at the workshops are invaluable wotf001 .

YOU WILL HAVE SO MUCH FUN! wotf007



Sweet! I get to met Meghan Muriel :) I'm so stoked. This is going to rock! And the suspense of who will join us in the following quarters is going to totally get to me.

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby LTom » Wed Jul 11, 2012 6:40 pm

Congratulations, Tina, Marina, and Steve. :) You'll be in for a treat. I have a bit of a heads up on the hotel they're hoping to use next year and it'll be sweet if they get it. The V28 group probably remembers huffing and puffing down a few blocks from the hotel to the workshop (or maybe I was the only one running, afraid I'd be late to my panel wotf018), but the hotel they're hoping to use for the V29 year is closer and it's a bigger place.
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Postby Humboldt Steve » Wed Jul 11, 2012 6:42 pm

AMcCarter wrote: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...


=P



OOO! Shovels smart! wotf001

Thanks to everyone for the congrats and best wishes to all for the next round (including Martin). Keep trying, it will happen.

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Postby gower21 » Wed Jul 11, 2012 7:45 pm

LTom wrote:Congratulations, Tina, Marina, and Steve. :) You'll be in for a treat. I have a bit of a heads up on the hotel they're hoping to use next year and it'll be sweet if they get it. The V28 group probably remembers huffing and puffing down a few blocks from the hotel to the workshop (or maybe I was the only one running, afraid I'd be late to my panel wotf018), but the hotel they're hoping to use for the V29 year is closer and it's a bigger place.


Sweet! It'd be cool to get a close hotel. But I'm cool on walking too, then I can stay in shape.

Humboldt Steve wrote:
AMcCarter wrote: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...


=P



OOO! Shovels smart! wotf001

Thanks to everyone for the congrats and best wishes to all for the next round (including Martin). Keep trying, it will happen.

Steve


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Postby klaatu » Wed Jul 11, 2012 9:12 pm

OK, Congratulations Steve - but were are going to have to change your name. This as far too confusing for me. I keep thinking Ive won, and then I realise all the congratulations are for doppelganger Steve.

hmmm.


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Postby gower21 » Wed Jul 11, 2012 10:22 pm

klaatu wrote:OK, Congratulations Steve - but were are going to have to change your name. This as far too confusing for me. I keep thinking Ive won, and then I realise all the congratulations are for doppelganger Steve.

hmmm.


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When I squint you guys do look alike.

I guess it would also be weird to dub you Steve One and Steve Two.

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Postby klaatu » Wed Jul 11, 2012 10:35 pm

The other one can be Steve 2, but I've been here long enough not to be dubbed anything but "Steve".



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Postby Dustin Adams » Thu Jul 12, 2012 1:37 am

These are the Steves I know, I know.
These are the Steves I know.
These are the Steves I know, I know.
These are the Steves I know.

Some of them are Stevens...
"But most of us are Steves!"
They all have their own hands.
But they come from different moms.

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I tried to find thin on youtube, but to no avail.
Need Stewart to find it.
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Postby s_c_baker » Thu Jul 12, 2012 6:57 am

Dustin Adams wrote:These are the Steves I know, I know.
These are the Steves I know.
These are the Steves I know, I know.
These are the Steves I know.

Some of them are Stevens...
"But most of us are Steves!"
They all have their own hands.
But they come from different moms.

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I tried to find thin on youtube, but to no avail.
Need Stewart to find it.

The only version I can find is http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HImHRWr9_mE (skip to 3:00 for the music)
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