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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Ishmael » Fri Jan 31, 2014 7:31 am

Can we fix it for everybody who has the wrong weather to exchange it back again? Down south about half of Somerset is under water and I need wellington boots to squelch out and walk the dog even this far north! All of the rain that some of you guys don't have has fallen on us.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Isto » Fri Jan 31, 2014 8:48 am

Ishmael wrote:Can we fix it for everybody who has the wrong weather to exchange it back again? Down south about half of Somerset is under water and I need wellington boots to squelch out and walk the dog even this far north! All of the rain that some of you guys don't have has fallen on us.



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Postby austinDm » Fri Jan 31, 2014 6:48 pm

Isto wrote:
Ishmael wrote:Can we fix it for everybody who has the wrong weather to exchange it back again? Down south about half of Somerset is under water and I need wellington boots to squelch out and walk the dog even this far north! All of the rain that some of you guys don't have has fallen on us.



Climate change should be renamed to climate EXchange.


The Climate Exchange: There were some glitches with the rollout, and I know we said that if you liked your current weather you could keep it, but trust me, the general principle is sound.

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Kary English » Fri Jan 31, 2014 8:56 pm

austinDm wrote:
The Climate Exchange: There were some glitches with the rollout, and I know we said that if you liked your current weather you could keep it, but trust me, the general principle is sound.


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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby tmaulhardt » Sun Feb 02, 2014 5:40 pm

Please send California some rain, Ishmael. Rain dances are enforced during lunch at all schools. Still nothing. Heavy clouds, no rain.
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Postby E.CaimanSands » Mon Feb 03, 2014 10:55 am

tmaulhardt wrote:Please send California some rain, Ishmael. Rain dances are enforced during lunch at all schools. Still nothing. Heavy clouds, no rain.



*Gator does the Happy Snappy Gator Rain dance!* wotf006
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Postby tmaulhardt » Mon Feb 03, 2014 4:50 pm

I believe we got 0.01 inch last night! Good work!
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Isto » Tue Feb 04, 2014 4:41 am

E.CaimanSands wrote:
tmaulhardt wrote:Please send California some rain, Ishmael. Rain dances are enforced during lunch at all schools. Still nothing. Heavy clouds, no rain.



*Gator does the Happy Snappy Gator Rain dance!* wotf006
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There, that ought to fix it. wotf005


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Postby E.CaimanSands » Tue Feb 04, 2014 8:57 am

Okay, you asked for it. wotf005

*Introducing the Happy Snappy Gator Rain Dance!*

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Phew, worn out now! wotf006 If that's not enough, my friend below will help too! wotf006
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Postby austinDm » Tue Feb 04, 2014 6:31 pm

E.CaimanSands wrote:
*Introducing the Happy Snappy Gator Rain Dance!*

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby austinDm » Tue Feb 04, 2014 6:33 pm

In other news, my entire state is going to be covered in ice by tomorrow morning.

I think the gator might have overdone it a little wotf005

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Postby E.CaimanSands » Wed Feb 05, 2014 4:53 am

austinDm wrote:In other news, my entire state is going to be covered in ice by tomorrow morning.

I think the gator might have overdone it a little wotf005


Nope, she doesn't do snow.

Too cold. wotf014

There, you have it from the Gator's enormous mouth.
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Postby Isto » Wed Feb 05, 2014 8:58 am

E.CaimanSands wrote:
austinDm wrote:In other news, my entire state is going to be covered in ice by tomorrow morning.

I think the gator might have overdone it a little wotf005


Nope, she doesn't do snow.

Too cold. wotf014

There, you have it from the Gator's enormous mouth.


oooops. We need to put a booster on that Gator. Did a handy job on the eastern US. But she didn't make it over
the Rockies. Oh, yeah. I'm snowed in too.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby gower21 » Wed Feb 05, 2014 9:48 am

We're supposed to get rain for a few days in CA! I swear it's all your guys' doing. Keep dancing!! We can solve this drought problem here and now!!

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Postby E.CaimanSands » Wed Feb 05, 2014 11:07 am



More?

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Enough yet?

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Getting tired now. wotf012

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Getting really very weary. wotf014

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Oh, poor Gator. She *is* a gator you know, and like all gators has limited stamina. She's really a short bursts of intense activity followed by long periods of snoozing kind of gal. Maybe you need to employ the services of a different creature. I don't know... That Evil Martin, I bet he can dance with those cool shades.
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Postby austinDm » Wed Feb 05, 2014 4:17 pm

E.CaimanSands wrote: Maybe you need to employ the services of a different creature. I don't know... That Evil Martin, I bet he can dance with those cool shades.


That sounds like a challenge! wotf011

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Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Wed Feb 05, 2014 7:29 pm

austinDm wrote:
E.CaimanSands wrote: Maybe you need to employ the services of a different creature. I don't know... That Evil Martin, I bet he can dance with those cool shades.


That sounds like a challenge! wotf011


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Postby Isto » Wed Feb 05, 2014 9:01 pm

Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:
austinDm wrote:
E.CaimanSands wrote: Maybe you need to employ the services of a different creature. I don't know... That Evil Martin, I bet he can dance with those cool shades.


That sounds like a challenge! wotf011


Two things I can guarantee: you never want to hear me sing, and you never want to see me dance.



But those bunny shoes are so CUTE. I bet their little ears waggle when you dance.
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Postby E.CaimanSands » Thu Feb 06, 2014 5:17 am

Isto wrote:
Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:
Two things I can guarantee: you never want to hear me sing, and you never want to see me dance.



But those bunny shoes are so CUTE. I bet their little ears waggle when you dance.


I bet the pink Facebook version dances all the time!
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Postby Isto » Fri Feb 07, 2014 4:43 am

It's raining in California! According to the Weather Channel (yes, I know their information is 'iffy' at best),
it has already rained a couple inches and 7 ? more is on the way. Take a well-deserved rest, Gator.

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Postby tmaulhardt » Fri Feb 07, 2014 6:03 am

Got 0.3 inches here yesterday. My period C chemistry students did a decent rain dance yesterday, but I hope your prediction of 7 inches is true, Isto.
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Postby hazlett » Thu Feb 20, 2014 11:30 pm

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Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Thu Feb 27, 2014 4:17 pm

Think it's too soon to start planning the Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29 five year reunion?

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Postby hazlett » Thu Feb 27, 2014 4:51 pm

Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:Think it's too soon to start planning the Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29 five year reunion?

wotf013


That's actually a fantastic idea.

Perhaps we should each commit to writing/publishing a certain number of short stories/novels, etc. and commit to them her for posterity.

Then four years from now, we can get together at some Con and see how we all did.

What do you all think?

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Bob Writer » Thu Feb 27, 2014 5:04 pm

Dear Sir,

I am angry, but that is nothing compared to the outrage my wife is currently displaying.

She has smashed all our crockery, she has broken the coffee table in our living room, and from where I am hiding in the cupboard under the stairs I believe she may have started on our bedroom.

Her hob-nailed boots have been stomping up and down the stairs for the past ten minutes. She has uttered oaths and threats such as I have not heard since my basic training. She has booked a flight for the United States and is calling for the heads of all those involved in the contest. Someone needs to contact Joni and Farland, and warn them of what is about to hit them. A tsunami such as never before seen in your colony.

I pray for them. You have no idea what she is like. Let them know. Please, before it's too late.

Yours sincerely,

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Postby austinDm » Thu Feb 27, 2014 7:14 pm

Do I dare ask what sparked said outrage?

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Postby Isto » Fri Feb 28, 2014 5:15 am

hazlett wrote:
Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:Think it's too soon to start planning the Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29 five year reunion?

wotf013


That's actually a fantastic idea.

Perhaps we should each commit to writing/publishing a certain number of short stories/novels, etc. and commit to them her for posterity.

Then four years from now, we can get together at some Con and see how we all did.

What do you all think?

wotf017


In 2015 WorldCon is in Spokane WA. I've always dreamed of going to Spokane. wotf004 Would we make individual pledges like I'll have my 1500 page trilogy done by then? Or all write a short story entry on a specific theme? (no one take gator vomiting marshmallows. That's mine!) That would drive them crazy ... HEY, a two-fer.
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Postby hazlett » Fri Feb 28, 2014 10:11 am

Isto wrote:
hazlett wrote:
Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:Think it's too soon to start planning the Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29 five year reunion?

wotf013


That's actually a fantastic idea.

Perhaps we should each commit to writing/publishing a certain number of short stories/novels, etc. and commit to them her for posterity.

Then four years from now, we can get together at some Con and see how we all did.

What do you all think?

wotf017


In 2015 WorldCon is in Spokane WA. I've always dreamed of going to Spokane. wotf004 Would we make individual pledges like I'll have my 1500 page trilogy done by then? Or all write a short story entry on a specific theme? (no one take gator vomiting marshmallows. That's mine!) That would drive them crazy ... HEY, a two-fer.


We'd make individual pledges/goals. Pledges would depend on us (i.e., I'm going to complete and submit X short stories, Y novels, Z screenplays, etc.), and goals would depend on things partially out of our control (i.e., sell X short stories, Y novels, and Z screenplays).
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby s_c_baker » Fri Feb 28, 2014 11:39 am

gower21 wrote:This might be jumping the gun a bit, but seeing how a lot of forum members have already turned in their Q4 stories and are working on Q1, I thought I'd start this thread.

For Q1 I'm writing a Fantasy. My last three entries have been more science fiction. I love science fiction, love to read it, but I think I'm not qualified to write it. I just can't get very science-y in my descriptions. I love fantasy too and I think I'll give it a shot. Plus the story is already outlined and some basic first scene attempts have been written.

What does everyone else write? Do you stick to one sub-genre or do you mix it up?

Just for giggles, I went and re-read the first post in this thread.

Man...

Talk about inaccurate forecasting... wotf019
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Kary English » Fri Feb 28, 2014 3:49 pm

Bob Writer wrote:Dear Sir,

I am angry, but that is nothing compared to the outrage my wife is currently displaying.

She has smashed all our crockery, she has broken the coffee table in our living room, and from where I am hiding in the cupboard under the stairs I believe she may have started on our bedroom.

Her hob-nailed boots have been stomping up and down the stairs for the past ten minutes. She has uttered oaths and threats such as I have not heard since my basic training. She has booked a flight for the United States and is calling for the heads of all those involved in the contest. Someone needs to contact Joni and Farland, and warn them of what is about to hit them. A tsunami such as never before seen in your colony.

I pray for them. You have no idea what she is like. Let them know. Please, before it's too late.

Yours sincerely,

Brigadier Sir Charles Arthur Strong (Mrs.)

p.s. - Do not fear for me. I have previously survived her rages, but I must admit I have never seen her like this before.


It would appear that Bob and the Mrs. have received Q1 rejections. I will hazard a guess that the light in Bob's cupboard was so dim that he failed to notice he was posting in Q1, V.29 instead of Q1, V31. wotf011
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