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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby klaatu » Mon Apr 08, 2013 3:34 pm

Have a great week. Enjoy!


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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby gower21 » Tue Apr 09, 2013 8:22 pm

Thanks guys! I'm sitting here at the hotel with Marina. We ended up as roommates. I was super disappointed she didn't' really have purple hair.

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Postby MJNL » Tue Apr 09, 2013 8:28 pm

I've decided Tina is like that drawer everyone has in their kitchen--the one that gets all the random stuff thrown in it. It's like a bunch of people have thrown things into the Drawer of Tina, and now I've come along and opened it to find all this interesting stuff inside.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby s_c_baker » Tue Apr 09, 2013 8:30 pm

What the heck have they been putting in your food, you guys? wotf019
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Postby gower21 » Tue Apr 09, 2013 8:42 pm

It's not the food. It's watching Tim Power's suck back all those Cokes...I'm getting a contact caffeine high from the guy.

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby MJNL » Tue Apr 09, 2013 8:44 pm

I told Tina it was going to sound weird, but it's so true! She is a collector. A collector of what? Random interesting stuff.

And, let's see, so far we've been instructed to take up smoking and blood drinking for the sake of our work, so... Just kidding, kind of.
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Postby gower21 » Tue Apr 09, 2013 8:44 pm

I've also learned some interesting things about Marina. She is that person that gets random people to talk to her. She is more powerful than me. Also the photographers love her. So sitting next to her I think I'll be in more pictures than normal.

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Postby gower21 » Tue Apr 09, 2013 9:08 pm

MJNL wrote:I told Tina it was going to sound weird, but it's so true! She is a collector. A collector of what? Random interesting stuff.

And, let's see, so far we've been instructed to take up smoking and blood drinking for the sake of our work, so... Just kidding, kind of.


Tim Powers told us to drink blood if we write a vampire novel. ETA. Marina just corrected me. It is actually Dave who said that we all needed to drink some blood.

Also Tim Powers hates stories in present tense....but let me remind everyone that *I* won, so anything is possible.

And I just want to make it clear. I'm not a hoarder. Marina is talking metaphorically....I think *hides string and rubber band collection*
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Postby MJNL » Tue Apr 09, 2013 9:09 pm

Yes, she's a metaphorical drawer (it would be really strange if she were an actual drawer).
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby gower21 » Tue Apr 09, 2013 9:11 pm

MJNL wrote:Yes, she's a metaphorical drawer (it would be really strange if she were an actual drawer).



It's cool Marina. I'm totally open to you.

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Nick_T » Wed Apr 10, 2013 1:58 am

MJNL wrote:Yes, she's a metaphorical drawer (it would be really strange if she were an actual drawer).


So Tina is really the Tanist from Patrick O'Sullivan's Maddy Dune's first and last spelling bee?
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Postby s_c_baker » Wed Apr 10, 2013 7:36 am

It's over four thouuussaaaaaand! wotf003
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby austinDm » Wed Apr 10, 2013 9:35 am

Nick_T wrote:
MJNL wrote:Yes, she's a metaphorical drawer (it would be really strange if she were an actual drawer).


So Tina is really the Tanist from Patrick O'Sullivan's Maddy Dune's first and last spelling bee?

I thought the same thing! wotf015

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Postby jdbrink » Wed Apr 10, 2013 10:21 am

Just curious... Are you guys sitting in the same room posting about each other in virtual conversation...?

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Postby gower21 » Wed Apr 10, 2013 3:24 pm

Yes. Please don't judge. We are total nerds.

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Postby jdbrink » Thu Apr 11, 2013 2:35 pm

wotf019

That's okay. :)
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Postby LDWriter2 » Thu Apr 11, 2013 7:21 pm

Can anyone say who is who in the pics we have been receiving?


Who smokes a pipe for one?

Who talked to the person with the snake for a second?
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Postby s_c_baker » Thu Apr 11, 2013 7:43 pm

LDWriter2 wrote:Can anyone say who is who in the pics we have been receiving?


Who smokes a pipe for one?

Who talked to the person with the snake for a second?

It's totally Tina with the pipe.
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Postby gower21 » Fri Apr 12, 2013 12:00 am

s_c_baker wrote:
LDWriter2 wrote:Can anyone say who is who in the pics we have been receiving?


Who smokes a pipe for one?

Who talked to the person with the snake for a second?

It's totally Tina with the pipe.


Yes. Because it *totally* looks like me.

Steve from Humboldt got the pipe. Mine "item" was a room key with a Pizza Hut delivery number on the back. Also yes I did get accosted by a hand lotion sales man. I didn't want him to be my "random person" but it's a long story for when I get back. And Jordan totally toned down the full story for the blog. I'll just give you a teaser and say it was not a marriage proposal he was proposing....

I faked a text and left, btw.

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Ishmael » Fri Apr 12, 2013 2:53 am

These blogs have me completely terrified. Particularly this business of meeting allegedly random persons in the street. Just as well it's not me over there!

Being pernickety as usual, though, I should point out that there is no such thing as a 'random' person in the street. Statistical randomness requires the elimination of all factors not attributable to chance, whereas street meetings are heavily influenced by not at all random choices of time and place.

That being the case, in the event that I should ever be so lucky as to get to participate in this shindig, may I please place an advance booking for a one-legged Robert Newton impersonator dressed as Long John Silver. Then I can interview the parrot.
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Postby s_c_baker » Fri Apr 12, 2013 7:42 am

gower21 wrote:Also yes I did get accosted by a hand lotion sales man. I didn't want him to be my "random person" but it's a long story for when I get back. And Jordan totally toned down the full story for the blog. I'll just give you a teaser and say it was not a marriage proposal he was proposing....

I faked a text and left, btw.

Hahaha, yikes! wotf003

I guess he was offering you some suggested uses of his hand lotion? wotf019

ETA: Plus, it's Hollywood. To be honest, if that's the worst you got you got off lucky. Hollywood is a scary, scary place...
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Postby LDWriter2 » Fri Apr 12, 2013 9:05 pm

Ishmael wrote:These blogs have me completely terrified. Particularly this business of meeting allegedly random persons in the street. Just as well it's not me over there!

Being pernickety as usual, though, I should point out that there is no such thing as a 'random' person in the street. Statistical randomness requires the elimination of all factors not attributable to chance, whereas street meetings are heavily influenced by not at all random choices of time and place.

That being the case, in the event that I should ever be so lucky as to get to participate in this shindig, may I please place an advance booking for a one-legged Robert Newton impersonator dressed as Long John Silver. Then I can interview the parrot.



I'm not too crazy about that part either. I think of it as CIA training--because of a certain movie--not writing. But I wouldn't like it anyway.

But last year someone spoke to a girl with wings.
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Postby jdbrink » Mon Apr 15, 2013 7:24 am

That sounds like the coolest summer camp/CIA training ever!
So jealous.
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Postby Kary English » Mon Apr 15, 2013 10:08 am

But, but, but - Tina really is a drawer! She draws. Ergo, she is a drawer. :)
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby austinDm » Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:05 pm

Kary English wrote:But, but, but - Tina really is a drawer! She draws. Ergo, she is a drawer. :)

wotf001 Oh, Kary. That was bad.

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Kary English » Mon Apr 15, 2013 4:01 pm

Welcome back, my friends, to the thread that never ends!

So, Tina, how does it feel to be the winner of the most epic thread on the forum?
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby s_c_baker » Mon Apr 15, 2013 4:09 pm

Kary English wrote:Welcome back, my friends, to the thread that never ends!

So, Tina, how does it feel to be the winner of the most epic thread on the forum?

Ugh. Thanks for the Lambchop... wotf005
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby dantzel » Mon Apr 15, 2013 7:29 pm

I will NOT click on that link, Stewart. The song is already in my head.
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Postby s_c_baker » Mon Apr 15, 2013 8:27 pm

dantzel wrote:I will NOT click on that link, Stewart. The song is already in my head.

But it's the 10 hour repeat version!
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Kary English » Mon Apr 15, 2013 10:35 pm

s_c_baker wrote:But it's the 10 hour repeat version!


More like eleven. It spends the first hour loading. wotf004
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