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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Isto » Wed Apr 08, 2015 5:23 am

I have the skeleton of a story which marries a well-accepted theoretical scientific principle with one that is (for the most part) totally debunked. I haven't seen these two put together before (and when I delve further into the principles of each, I may not either). It is as close as sea coral and a common weed which, structurally, look a lot alike. If it works out, I'll enter it next year. Have two more in process for next (yikes, THIS) quarter. wotf003 Better get my buns in gear. WriteWriteWrite.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby s_c_baker » Wed Apr 08, 2015 5:53 am

You are submitting TO THE PAST! wotf015
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Ishmael » Wed Apr 08, 2015 5:55 am

And the past is another country. They do things differently there. wotf008
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Postby Isto » Wed Apr 08, 2015 12:58 pm

s_c_baker wrote:You are submitting TO THE PAST! wotf015


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Postby Strycher » Fri Apr 10, 2015 7:18 am

s_c_baker wrote:You are submitting TO THE PAST! wotf015


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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby s_c_baker » Mon Apr 13, 2015 6:03 am

Isto wrote:
s_c_baker wrote:You are submitting TO THE PAST! wotf015


I'm related to Merlin

Fair enough. Be sure to let us know how it will have already have gone*, I guess. wotf007


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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Ishmael » Mon Apr 13, 2015 7:49 am

There is some danger that persons of a Merlinesque persuasion (I note the facts in a perfectly non-discriminatory method of distinguishing the 'so' from the 'not so') will be unable to tell us when she finally wins owing to our not yet having joined the Forum.

Unless of course it is so(lips)ist to distinguish 'so' from 'not so'.

In which case I plead the 34th amendment to the US constitution.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby s_c_baker » Mon Apr 13, 2015 7:59 am

Ishmael wrote:There is some danger that persons of a Merlinesque persuasion (I note the facts in a perfectly non-discriminatory method of distinguishing the 'so' from the 'not so') will be unable to tell us when she finally wins owing to our not yet having joined the Forum.

Unless of course it is so(lips)ist to distinguish 'so' from 'not so'.

In which case I plead the 34th amendment to the US constitution.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Ishmael » Mon Apr 13, 2015 8:36 am

s_c_baker wrote:solipsistist?


Says who? wotf012
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Postby amoskalik » Mon Apr 13, 2015 8:50 am

Submitting to the past is the only valid way to be a Writer of the Future. Perhaps we've been going about this the wrong way all along.
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Postby Isto » Mon Apr 13, 2015 9:22 am

Ishmael wrote:
s_c_baker wrote:solipsistist?


Says who? wotf012


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Postby s_c_baker » Mon Apr 13, 2015 1:24 pm

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s_c_baker wrote:solipsistist?


Says who? wotf012

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby s_c_baker » Mon Apr 13, 2015 1:24 pm

amoskalik wrote:Submitting to the past is the only valid way to be a Writer of the Future. Perhaps we've been going about this the wrong way all along.

Excellent point. wotf001
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Isto » Sun May 10, 2015 8:49 pm

I'd started on a story, but it ran over like a too full pie pan. I'm considering making it a novel. I think it has enough going on to work in the longer format... way too much for a short story. I have this odd thing where my short stories are typically very short and my novels are very long. wotf002 Hmmm. All this talk of pie... especially apple pie... is sounding pretty tasty. The best is made with Golden Delicious apples with so much cinnamon, butter, and brown sugar the apples have this gooey brown sauce all over them... like an apple pie cinnabon.

Ok, now you may go back to twitching.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Ishmael » Mon May 11, 2015 1:37 am

Isto wrote:The best is made with Golden Delicious apples with so much cinnamon, butter, and brown sugar the apples have this gooey brown sauce all over them... like an apple pie cinnabon.


You cannot be serious! Golden Delicious? AKA commercial cardboard? Now Granny Smith's is a different proposition entirely. wotf011
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Postby Isto » Mon May 11, 2015 2:37 am

Ishmael wrote:
Isto wrote:The best is made with Golden Delicious apples with so much cinnamon, butter, and brown sugar the apples have this gooey brown sauce all over them... like an apple pie cinnabon.


You cannot be serious! Golden Delicious? AKA commercial cardboard? Now Granny Smith's is a different proposition entirely. wotf011


I believe I tasted a Granny Smith once; It made me pucker. (Get your mind out of the gutter, Martin!) Now the smooth, sweet flavor of a Golden Delicious (organic PLEASE) with just a hint of crispness is a perfect match for pastry. Hence the name... Delicious. And Golden like the sun. Unsurpassed ... for cooking. I fear HoneyCrisp has stolen my heart and tongue for raw pleasure. But, I imagine, it is difficult to get such delicacies in the UK. And, I suppose, they are picked green when they are shipped which would not allow them to ripen in the sun. If you've ever tasted an orange shipped from Florida to Ohio, it's a totally didn't flavor (lack of) than eating one in Florida.
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Postby E.CaimanSands » Mon May 11, 2015 6:26 am

The English Cox. Small, blotchy, somewhat knobbly. Taste: extremely yummy! wotf006

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Fruit? Pfft. wotf012 Gimme a nice, still wriggling--

Er, I don't think we need to know what your preferred foodstuffs are, Gator.

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Postby Isto » Mon May 11, 2015 6:47 am

My screen is totally messed up. Many error messages and, on my reply screen, no delicious apples are shown.
This screen issue has been going on for some time now. Anyway, the next time I'm in England, I'll certainly try some. I'll pass on Gator's fare, though. I like my meat medium not rare.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby E.CaimanSands » Sat May 23, 2015 4:36 pm

I've just heard that the Canadian anthology I have a story in--the Strange Bedfellows Anthology of Political SF--has been nominated for an Aurora Award. After having a brief dance around the room, something else occurred to me.

That was my notorious Q1 v.29 hold pile story. wotf001

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Postby Rebecca Birch » Sat May 23, 2015 5:29 pm

E.CaimanSands wrote:I've just heard that the Canadian anthology I have a story in--the Strange Bedfellows Anthology of Political SF--has been nominated for an Aurora Award. After having a brief dance around the room, something else occurred to me.

That was my notorious Q1 v.29 hold pile story. wotf001

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Postby preston » Sat May 23, 2015 6:04 pm

wotf015 That's fantastic!

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Postby Isto » Sun May 24, 2015 3:50 am

E.CaimanSands wrote:I've just heard that the Canadian anthology I have a story in--the Strange Bedfellows Anthology of Political SF--has been nominated for an Aurora Award. After having a brief dance around the room, something else occurred to me.

That was my notorious Q1 v.29 hold pile story. wotf001

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wotf049 Q1-29 .. the gift that keeps on giving! Big hug and congratulations.
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Postby storysinger » Sun May 24, 2015 4:24 am

E.CaimanSands wrote:I've just heard that the Canadian anthology I have a story in--the Strange Bedfellows Anthology of Political SF--has been nominated for an Aurora Award.

Exciting news for you. Congrats and good luck.
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Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Sun May 24, 2015 4:43 am

E.CaimanSands wrote:I've just heard that the Canadian anthology I have a story in--the Strange Bedfellows Anthology of Political SF--has been nominated for an Aurora Award. After having a brief dance around the room, something else occurred to me.

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Postby ThomasKCarpenter » Sun May 24, 2015 5:43 am

E.CaimanSands wrote:I've just heard that the Canadian anthology I have a story in--the Strange Bedfellows Anthology of Political SF--has been nominated for an Aurora Award. After having a brief dance around the room, something else occurred to me.

That was my notorious Q1 v.29 hold pile story. wotf001

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Postby E.CaimanSands » Sun May 24, 2015 6:18 am

Isto wrote:
E.CaimanSands wrote:I've just heard that the Canadian anthology I have a story in--the Strange Bedfellows Anthology of Political SF--has been nominated for an Aurora Award. After having a brief dance around the room, something else occurred to me.

That was my notorious Q1 v.29 hold pile story. wotf001

There is always an alternative viewpoint. wotf035


wotf049 Q1-29 .. the gift that keeps on giving! Big hug and congratulations.


Thank you chaps. And yes, indeed, Q1 v.29 will always be with those of us who lived through it I fear. But clearly there is hope at the end of that dark tunnel.

I like to think my story isn't merely riding along on the skirts of greater writers than me, too, in that anthology. Partly the fact that I'm possibly the least known writer in there--presumably my story wouldn't have been picked at all if Hayden didn't think it was decent enough. And also, though there are only 2 reviews of the book on Amazon, one of those singles out my story as being among the reader's top three favourite stories. Which is cute! wotf006

Did you just say cute? wotf016

Erm, well yes I did, Gator. Give me a break, I'm happy snappy.

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Ishmael » Sun May 24, 2015 8:22 am

E.CaimanSands wrote:
Isto wrote:
E.CaimanSands wrote:Which is cute! wotf006

Did you just say cute? wotf016

Erm, well yes I did, Gator. Give me a break, I'm happy snappy.

*Snorts*


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Postby E.CaimanSands » Sun May 24, 2015 10:31 am

Ishmael wrote:
You are now officially Canadian!


Indeed, Ishmael. In fact, that's exactly what I've just said on my blog. I consider myself to be an honorary Canadian for today.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby austinDm » Mon May 25, 2015 7:18 am

E.CaimanSands wrote:I've just heard that the Canadian anthology I have a story in--the Strange Bedfellows Anthology of Political SF--has been nominated for an Aurora Award. After having a brief dance around the room, something else occurred to me.

That was my notorious Q1 v.29 hold pile story. wotf001

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby s_c_baker » Tue May 26, 2015 1:16 pm

VICTORY!

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