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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Strycher » Fri Oct 19, 2012 12:27 pm

Isto wrote:Has Martin gone back into hiding?


Maybe. I saw him lurking earlier . . .

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby gower21 » Mon Apr 01, 2013 7:27 pm

Well, since Jeanette posted a pretend April Fool's joke, I'll do a real one.

Q1 volume 29 is alive. Happy Resurrection Day!

I just can't let this sucker fall too low on the page. I just can't. After the awards ceremony then maybe I can let it go.

Please, in this holiday season be generous with your forgiveness.

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby s_c_baker » Mon Apr 01, 2013 7:29 pm

gower21 wrote:Well, since Jeanette posted a pretend April Fool's joke, I'll do a real one.

Q1 volume 29 is alive. Happy Resurrection Day!

I just can't let this sucker fall too low on the page. I just can't. After the awards ceremony then maybe I can let it go.

Please, in this holiday season be generous with your forgiveness.

wotf019

(What's sad is I didn't even notice, and assumed it was just Q1 V30.)

As is obligatory whenever this monster resurfaces:

Most active topic:
Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
(194 Posts / 11.10% of your posts)


Sad... wotf019
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby gower21 » Mon Apr 01, 2013 8:34 pm

Hey are those my stats or yours? It looks like it could be a carbon copy of my stats.

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby gower21 » Mon Apr 01, 2013 8:36 pm

ah nope. I've lapped you. I'm double your stats. My stats eat your stats for dinner. THAT is sad.

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby s_c_baker » Mon Apr 01, 2013 9:00 pm

gower21 wrote:ah nope. I've lapped you. I'm double your stats. My stats eat your stats for dinner. THAT is sad.

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Bob Writer » Tue Apr 02, 2013 2:26 pm

Dear Sir,

How is it that this Farland chap, or Wolverine, (or whatever he calls himself this week) is able to keep his job? If other people in real jobs were this incompetent they'd have been sacked by now.

I've submitted to this little contest of yours several times now and received nothing but rejections. Incompetence! How many times does he have to get it wrong before anyone says anything? I don't wish to keep submitting, but my niece (yes, the one married to a colonial and living in those United States of yours) insists that I continue doing so. She seems to believe it will help keep my mind active.

The last time I saw such incompetence was back in good old WW2 when the Americans finally decided to join the fun several years late. By then, of course, we'd done all the hard work and your troops arrived just in time to clean up and spend the next 60 years making films about it.

I tried watching some of those films, but there was nary a Tommy to be seen, not even in the background. Anyone would think you were the only ones over there.

But back to the matter at hand. This Wolverine doesn't seem to like my fiction. I mean, where could I possibly be going wrong with:

a: Incredibly accurate WW2 military historical fiction from someone who was actually there.

b: 90,000 words of said story.

c: my incredible detailed and descriptive writing. I once spent 6 pages describing in detail how a sten gun was cleaned.

Frankly, I'm against revolutions and mutinies. In WW2 several of the troops in my trench wanted to mutiny against the commanding officer for negligence. But after I had a few of the blighters shot for treason I was able to hold onto my command.

This, however, is different. I'm now calling for this Farland chap to be overthrown and replaced by someone with a modicum of talent. I'm far too humble to ever put my own name forward, but should I be asked I would accept. And then the contest would have some real clout.

Yours sincerely,

Brigadier Sir Charles Arthur Strong (Mrs.)

p.s. - I might let this interloper chap stay on as a slushreader. I'm far too busy to read all that rubbish.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby MJNL » Tue Apr 02, 2013 4:16 pm

It's Bob!!!


!!!


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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby gower21 » Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:51 am

Bob!!! holy cripes! It's been a long time. With each post my guessomancy on Bob's true identity goes wild.

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Isto » Wed Apr 03, 2013 6:18 pm

wotf010
OH MY! I was thrilled to see good old Q1-29 having a bit of a reunion. I wish I could do more than visit at this point but have embarked upon a new career and have many lectures and tests to create. Once I'm through having my nervous breakdown I will return with fresh material to be rejected.

Long live Q1-29!
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby morshana » Thu Apr 04, 2013 11:31 am

It lives!

Tina - I posted a pretend April Fool's joke?

And now Bob is trying to take over. Oh, dear.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Kitty » Thu Apr 04, 2013 11:37 am

Who thinks they can haz my chocolate? *sharpens claws*

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby gower21 » Thu Apr 04, 2013 11:40 am

morshana wrote:It lives!

Tina - I posted a pretend April Fool's joke?

And now Bob is trying to take over. Oh, dear.


It was a joke of a joke you made in another thread (starting the Q3 thread and later you said something like "Oh you think this is real? April Fools....or something like that")

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby E.CaimanSands » Thu Apr 04, 2013 12:03 pm

morshana wrote:It lives!



CHOMP. CHOMP. CHOMP.

Kill it! Kill it! Kill it!


Now now, Gator dear. wotf005 She'll start death rolling in a minute if we're not careful. wotf005
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Isto » Thu Apr 04, 2013 1:40 pm

E.CaimanSands wrote:
morshana wrote:It lives!



CHOMP. CHOMP. CHOMP.

Kill it! Kill it! Kill it!


Now now, Gator dear. wotf005 She'll start death rolling in a minute if we're not careful. wotf005


Psssst! Gator. Look, we're so close to 4000. I can almost taste it. Can't you? (Kinda musty and pungent like a 2 month old corpse) Yummmmy. wotf011
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby s_c_baker » Thu Apr 04, 2013 8:56 pm

Isto wrote:
E.CaimanSands wrote:
morshana wrote:It lives!



CHOMP. CHOMP. CHOMP.

Kill it! Kill it! Kill it!


Now now, Gator dear. wotf005 She'll start death rolling in a minute if we're not careful. wotf005


Psssst! Gator. Look, we're so close to 4000. I can almost taste it. Can't you? (Kinda musty and pungent like a 2 month old corpse) Yummmmy. wotf011

wotf019

Maybe this time next year...?

(Good to see you around again, by the way!)
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby austinDm » Fri Apr 05, 2013 2:35 am

Kitty wrote:Who thinks they can haz my chocolate? *sharpens claws*

Nice Kitty. Good Kitty.

*Backs away from Q1 thread slowly*

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby E.CaimanSands » Fri Apr 05, 2013 4:25 am

Isto wrote:
E.CaimanSands wrote:
morshana wrote:It lives!



CHOMP. CHOMP. CHOMP.

Kill it! Kill it! Kill it!


Now now, Gator dear. wotf005 She'll start death rolling in a minute if we're not careful. wotf005


Psssst! Gator. Look, we're so close to 4000. I can almost taste it. Can't you? (Kinda musty and pungent like a 2 month old corpse) Yummmmy. wotf011


Oooh. Okay then. I don't usually prefer carrion but sometimes a little decompostion can add flavour. wotf007
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Isto » Fri Apr 05, 2013 2:46 pm

s_c_baker wrote:[quote="Isto wotf019

Maybe this time next year...?

(Good to see you around again, by the way!)


This time next year? I'm sure it will have 'gone off' by then! I was only hoping to start one new career ... not two. But we all must eat. I've been doing little writing lately (which makes me grumpy). But, first things first. I'll be teaching one day a week (for 7 1/2 hours) while still playing part-time pharmacist and searching for an agent. I hope to send in another story this fall/winter. Since I've added Word (though still have my WordPerfect), I'll be submitting online next time. Something more lighthearted and smelly, I think.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby morshana » Fri Apr 05, 2013 9:45 pm

gower21 wrote:
morshana wrote:It lives!

Tina - I posted a pretend April Fool's joke?

And now Bob is trying to take over. Oh, dear.


It was a joke of a joke you made in another thread (starting the Q3 thread and later you said something like "Oh you think this is real? April Fools....or something like that")


Oh, riiiiight! wotf007
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby austinDm » Sat Apr 06, 2013 10:06 am

Is it just me or is having two Q1 threads going simultaneously a little confusing?*


*Why yes, I did only post this to add to the page count wotf011

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby morshana » Sat Apr 06, 2013 12:57 pm

It won't die, Austin. It's the zombie thread.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Rebecca Birch » Sat Apr 06, 2013 1:27 pm

morshana wrote:It won't die, Austin. It's the zombie thread.


How can one kill that which is already dead?
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby s_c_baker » Sat Apr 06, 2013 3:02 pm

Rebecca Birch wrote:
morshana wrote:It won't die, Austin. It's the zombie thread.


How can one kill that which is already dead?

In R'lyeh, Q1v29 lies dreaming. wotf003
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Isto » Mon Apr 08, 2013 5:38 am

austinDm wrote:Is it just me or is having two Q1 threads going simultaneously a little confusing?*


*Why yes, I did only post this to add to the page count wotf011


wotf007 It's just you. (she dodges a wooden stake and sticks out her tongue)
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby gower21 » Mon Apr 08, 2013 6:57 am

Q1 is not dead, people!

P.S. I'm sitting at the SAC airport and waiting for my plane to take me to WOTF workshop week. Hoping I wont have to cause a scene holding the plane for Andrea who appeared on Good Day Sacramento this morning!

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby austinDm » Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:08 am

Isto wrote:
austinDm wrote:Is it just me or is having two Q1 threads going simultaneously a little confusing?*


*Why yes, I did only post this to add to the page count wotf011


wotf007 It's just you. (she dodges a wooden stake and sticks out her tongue)

*Shakes fist at Isto* Come back here!

gower21 wrote:Q1 is not dead, people!

P.S. I'm sitting at the SAC airport and waiting for my plane to take me to WOTF workshop week. Hoping I wont have to cause a scene holding the plane for Andrea who appeared on Good Day Sacramento this morning!

Have fun at the workshop, Tina! And congrats to Andrea on the interview. I read about that on FB this morning. Impressive!

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby MJNL » Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:57 am

Sitting in Dallas myself--I think I'm one of the last writers to arrive.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Kary English » Mon Apr 08, 2013 11:54 am

Go, Marina! You've been waiting SO long for this. :)
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby E.CaimanSands » Mon Apr 08, 2013 1:11 pm

Awesome! Is it that time already? So in a week I get to watch all you tasty people on the video making your speeches. Muaha. wotf007 wotf007 wotf007

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