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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby gower21 » Tue Dec 31, 2013 10:06 pm

*sliding in* I'M HERE!! I'M HERE! Did I miss it? Did I miss the deadline?

Btw, it's just my mom and i here and we're having some sort of visitation from the other side. We've got Tupperware flying out of cupboards and carousel wind up toys going off. The ghost of New Years Eve is feeling restless!!

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby hazlett » Tue Dec 31, 2013 10:08 pm

Finishing up a first pass on my rewrite for Stupefying Stories.

And now I'm writing one, if not my last, post on this thread for 2013. After all, us Californians are still living in 2013 as I write this, and Martin my be of the future as we speak.

And now I shall conclude with the following:

[Writes obligatory mathematical proof and/or statistical analysis]
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Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Tue Dec 31, 2013 10:10 pm

gower21 wrote:*sliding in* I'M HERE!! I'M HERE! Did I miss it? Did I miss the deadline?

Btw, it's just my mom and i here and we're having some sort of visitation from the other side. We've got Tupperware flying out of cupboards and carousel wind up toys going off. The ghost of New Years Eve is feeling restless!!


Speaking of the Ghost of New Year's Eve... over on the V31Q1 thread, MeganG and Vswan69 have been shocked to find that electronic submissions have shut down early.
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Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Tue Dec 31, 2013 10:12 pm

hazlett wrote:Finishing up a first pass on my rewrite for Stupefying Stories.

And now I'm writing one, if not my last, post on this thread for 2013. After all, us Californians are still living in 2013 as I write this, and Martin my be of the future as we speak.

And now I shall conclude with the following:

[Writes obligatory mathematical proof and/or statistical analysis]


Is that the one you're looking for readers for? I may free up on Thursday or Friday. (But don't tell Tina!)
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Postby gower21 » Tue Dec 31, 2013 10:15 pm

*a post where I yell at Martin to finish his novel*

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Postby hazlett » Tue Dec 31, 2013 10:21 pm

Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:
hazlett wrote:Finishing up a first pass on my rewrite for Stupefying Stories.

And now I'm writing one, if not my last, post on this thread for 2013. After all, us Californians are still living in 2013 as I write this, and Martin my be of the future as we speak.

And now I shall conclude with the following:

[Writes obligatory mathematical proof and/or statistical analysis]


Is that the one you're looking for readers for? I may free up on Thursday or Friday. (But don't tell Tina!)


I am now. I wasn't earlier this week, but I got the rewrite request yesterday. Thursday or Friday would be awesome. I'm just trying to get it out as soon as possible so I don't revise it to death.

Plus, I have two more 5,000-worders to finish over the next two weeks for an anthology, so I don't want to waste too much time working on an old story.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby austinDm » Wed Jan 01, 2014 7:55 am

*picks confetti out of hair*

What happened here last night?

Happy New Year all!

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Postby E.CaimanSands » Wed Jan 01, 2014 11:52 am

Missed the party. wotf014

Aw, never mind Gator. There's always next year. And you did have quite a bit of fun earlier at my expense over on Facebook didn't you.

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Postby s_c_baker » Wed Jan 01, 2014 2:57 pm

I was ... I was just ...

being quiet.

Yeah. That's it. I didn't miss the party, honest! *sob*

(Okay, actually I think I was writing as the metaphorical ball dropped here on the West Coast to mark another arbitrary numerical increase.)
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Postby Bob Writer » Thu Jan 02, 2014 7:46 pm

Dear Sir,

Happy New Year.

Yours hungoverly,

Brigadier Sir Charles Arthur Strong (Mrs.)

p.s. - What year is it? Is Mr. Churchill still Prime Minister?
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Postby gower21 » Tue Jan 07, 2014 10:27 am

Bob Writer wrote:Dear Sir,

Happy New Year.

Yours hungoverly,

Brigadier Sir Charles Arthur Strong (Mrs.)

p.s. - What year is it? Is Mr. Churchill still Prime Minister?


Happy New Year, Bob. I'm wishing and praying this the year we're we finally get to meet you ;)

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Postby Dustin Adams » Tue Jan 07, 2014 1:38 pm

Did anyone wish him a happy boxing day?
Or is that just Canada?
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Postby s_c_baker » Tue Jan 07, 2014 2:12 pm

Dustin Adams wrote:Did anyone wish him a happy boxing day?
Or is that just Canada?

Anywhere Commonwealth. :)
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Postby Bob Writer » Tue Jan 07, 2014 2:42 pm

Dear Sir,

Thank you so much for your kind regards, alhough I must admit to not remembering much of what occurred on Boxing Day. I seem to have blacked out.

Yours sincerely,

Brigadier Sir Charles Arthur Strong (Mrs.)

p.s. - I have mentioned that my wife was the Battalion boxing champion, haven't I?
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Postby Humboldt Steve » Wed Jan 08, 2014 6:56 pm

Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:
hazlett wrote:Finishing up a first pass on my rewrite for Stupefying Stories.

And now I'm writing one, if not my last, post on this thread for 2013. After all, us Californians are still living in 2013 as I write this, and Martin my be of the future as we speak.

And now I shall conclude with the following:

[Writes obligatory mathematical proof and/or statistical analysis]


Is that the one you're looking for readers for? I may free up on Thursday or Friday. (But don't tell Tina!)


Just wanted to note here that I looked back to the beginning and you, Martin, had the second post on this thread in Sept. 13, 2011. This thread may yet outlive us all.

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Postby ThomasKCarpenter » Sun Jan 12, 2014 7:22 pm

MOOO!!!

wotf017

Cause sometimes you need more cow.

Or something like that. I can't remember...
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Postby Rebecca Birch » Sun Jan 12, 2014 7:56 pm

ThomasKCarpenter wrote:MOOO!!!

wotf017

Cause sometimes you need more cow.

Or something like that. I can't remember...


wotf026
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Postby austinDm » Mon Jan 13, 2014 7:54 pm

Rebecca Birch wrote:
ThomasKCarpenter wrote:MOOO!!!

wotf017

Cause sometimes you need more cow.

Or something like that. I can't remember...


wotf026

So this one time at Q1...

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Postby hazlett » Sun Jan 19, 2014 9:59 pm

Here, have an animated anthropomorphic banana:

wotf026

Because that's how I roll...
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Postby austinDm » Tue Jan 21, 2014 4:18 am

wotf049 wotf026 wotf049

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Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Thu Jan 23, 2014 8:00 pm

So I went to the New Posts page.

There weren't any.

That made me sad...

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Postby Rebecca Birch » Thu Jan 23, 2014 8:39 pm

Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:So I went to the New Posts page.

There weren't any.

That made me sad...

wotf013


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Postby Isto » Thu Jan 23, 2014 8:43 pm

Well we certainly can't have that. You have enough to be sad about just living in MI (this winter). It's crappy enough
down here in OH. wotf004 With wind chill .. like negative 20? .. brrrrrrrrrr
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Postby austinDm » Sat Jan 25, 2014 1:30 pm

Isto wrote:Well we certainly can't have that. You have enough to be sad about just living in MI (this winter). It's crappy enough
down here in OH. wotf004 With wind chill .. like negative 20? .. brrrrrrrrrr

I hear you, Isto. I'm ready for winter to be over too.

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Postby Kary English » Wed Jan 29, 2014 6:36 pm

Re: weather - I'm in CA, so I could totally relate to this picture, to which I must link due to strong language. :D

No rickrolling, I promise!

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Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Wed Jan 29, 2014 7:08 pm

Kary English wrote:Re: weather - I'm in CA, so I could totally relate to this picture, to which I must link due to strong language. :D

No rickrolling, I promise!

http://imgur.com/enU554a


Not to be unkind, but I hope you can drink that LOL, 'cuz I think all of your water is falling here...
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Kary English » Wed Jan 29, 2014 7:09 pm

Man, tell me about it. We're at 15% of normal, and rainfall hasn't been this low for 400 years.
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Postby hazlett » Wed Jan 29, 2014 9:40 pm

Rain? What is this rain you speak of? Haven't seen any in weeks --- no. Seriously...
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Isto » Thu Jan 30, 2014 3:32 pm

hazlett wrote:Rain? What is this rain you speak of? Haven't seen any in weeks --- no. Seriously...



My daughter's out there (Berkeley) with her 78 degree weather... during the rainy season that isn't. As for me,
I'm getting ready to celebrate our heat wave. A balmy 28 degrees! woo-hoo. Of course with 25 mile an hour winds (takes out calculator to figure wind chill...)

Did you get a load of I-75 in Atlanta? 3 inches and it closed the thing DOWN.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby austinDm » Thu Jan 30, 2014 6:56 pm

Isto wrote:Did you get a load of I-75 in Atlanta? 3 inches and it closed the thing DOWN.


NPR ran a story on Atlanta yesterday. A group of students and teachers were stuck at the school all night. It sounded like a fun little impromptu shut-in if you don't count the apocalyptic weather conditions.


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