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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby s_c_baker » Tue Mar 22, 2016 10:42 am

morshana wrote:Awesome! Less* than 400 to go.

Tina? Where are youuuu?

*fewer

wotf004

And oooh, first post on lucky page #159.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby morshana » Fri Mar 25, 2016 11:42 am

s_c_baker wrote:
morshana wrote:Awesome! Less* than 400 to go.

Tina? Where are youuuu?

*fewer

wotf004

And oooh, first post on lucky page #159.


My bad. "If you want a simple rule, the difference between less and fewer is straightforward: The traditional advice is that fewer is for things you count, and less is for things you don’t count. - See more at: http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/educat ... 91kjO.dpuf"

Though I don't *want* to count, I just did! wotf004 *bangs head and smashes fingers in drawer* *blames it on Kitty, who ate too much chocolate and is now chasing her tale and can't tell the difference from her tail*
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Ishmael » Sat Mar 26, 2016 4:21 am

Forty-five million miles is less than half the distance to the sun. What a pity that fewer students are studying science these days so this knowledge is now less widespread. What's more they are buying fewer newspapers. The more I think about all this the less I like it.
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Postby amoskalik » Sat Mar 26, 2016 5:16 am

Unless we just say unmore...
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby storysinger » Sun Mar 27, 2016 2:12 am

I watched a young man print his name because he couldn't do cursive writing yesterday. How times change.
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Postby s_c_baker » Sun Mar 27, 2016 6:44 am

Cursive is an instrument of the devil. I stopped using it the instant they stopped making me pretend to care about it in school.
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Postby ThomasKCarpenter » Sun Mar 27, 2016 6:20 pm

s_c_baker wrote:Cursive is an instrument of the devil. I stopped using it the instant they stopped making me pretend to care about it in school.


YES! :)

I tried to write cursive the other day, just for giggles. My fingers didn't even know how to start.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby amoskalik » Mon Mar 28, 2016 7:37 am

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s_c_baker wrote:Cursive is an instrument of the devil. I stopped using it the instant they stopped making me pretend to care about it in school.


YES! :)

I tried to write cursive the other day, just for giggles. My fingers didn't even know how to start.


I invented my own script about 20 years ago designed to make my writing faster and more legible (my cursive is horrible and my standard printing is slow AND horrible). I've been using it ever since. Then my daughter started school and they taught her something called "Denalian". Almost exactly what I came up with myself wotf017
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Ishmael » Mon Mar 28, 2016 10:09 am

Or even D'Nealian?

Personally I decided (aged about 13) that cursive writing was too boring and easy, so I decided to combine cursive for some letters with a version of italic print for others.

I call it Ishmaelian.
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Postby morshana » Tue Mar 29, 2016 7:34 am

I can't even write by hand any more. I tried to sign my name the other day, with an actual pen, and my hand cramped up. wotf005
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Postby storysinger » Wed Mar 30, 2016 2:47 am

So who needs hand writing analysts anymore. See you in the unemployment line.
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Postby Isto » Tue Apr 05, 2016 5:33 am

Cursive handwriting is an art form. I once saw a veterinary's bound ledger at a garage sale. It was filled with his observations of diseased animals and treatments... all handwritten in the most perfect cursive I've ever seen.
No errors, nothing crossed out. Tiny. He was also a surgeon after all. I'd intended to go back with some cash to buy it, but we didn't make it back in time. I did tell owner that it belonged in a museum. It will probably be viewed like calligraphy someday. I still use cursive. It's faster than printing.

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Postby storysinger » Mon May 02, 2016 7:48 am

Just made my first online book purchase, V32- WotF.
Looking forward to getting my hands on it.
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Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Tue May 03, 2016 11:28 pm

morshana wrote:
s_c_baker wrote:
morshana wrote:Awesome! Less* than 400 to go.

Tina? Where are youuuu?

*fewer

wotf004

And oooh, first post on lucky page #159.


My bad. "If you want a simple rule, the difference between less and fewer is straightforward: The traditional advice is that fewer is for things you count, and less is for things you don’t count. - See more at: http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/educat ... 91kjO.dpuf"

Though I don't *want* to count, I just did! wotf004 *bangs head and smashes fingers in drawer* *blames it on Kitty, who ate too much chocolate and is now chasing her tale and can't tell the difference from her tail*


KITTY! wotf013
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Isto » Sun May 08, 2016 9:13 am

Well, Happy Mother's Day for all those mothers out there.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Ishmael » Mon May 09, 2016 7:17 am

I wonder. I may not physically be a mother but I do seem to have given birth to an awful lot of characters. Do they count, perhaps?
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Postby amoskalik » Mon May 09, 2016 8:10 am

Ishmael wrote:I wonder. I may not physically be a mother but I do seem to have given birth to an awful lot of characters. Do they count, perhaps?
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Depends. Did any of them send you a card? Phone call? Breakfast in bed? Of course, all the things I've done to my characters, I can hardly blame them for their neglect.
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Postby Ishmael » Mon May 09, 2016 8:58 am

I did get an email on behalf of one of them. Unfortunately the sender didn't want to talk to me. And I got three more of those a day late. But then some of mine are an inconsiderate lot.
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Postby storysinger » Mon May 09, 2016 3:29 pm

During my younger days I was a single parent for awhile.
I received chuckles when I made the statement I should be recognized on Mothers Day.
Alas, the laughs were all I got.
Oh well, Fathers Day isn't that far away.
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Postby Isto » Tue May 10, 2016 12:45 pm

Conceived of a plot and characters, carried them in your gut for over nine months, labored to produce them, given birth to a completed product... perhaps busting your tailbone in the process, nursed them at your breast....

Nawww. You deserve more than a card. You deserve a bloody trophy.
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Postby Isto » Tue May 10, 2016 12:48 pm

amoskalik wrote:
Ishmael wrote:I wonder. I may not physically be a mother but I do seem to have given birth to an awful lot of characters. Do they count, perhaps?
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Depends. Did any of them send you a card? Phone call? Breakfast in bed? Of course, all the things I've done to my characters, I can hardly blame them for their neglect.


I got a phone call from one of mine. Breakfast in bed? Get real. I had to make my husband's his and he sent me out to buy my own gift. Course he did that with my engagement ring, too. He's not a shopper.
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Postby amoskalik » Tue May 10, 2016 1:27 pm

Isto wrote:
amoskalik wrote:
Ishmael wrote:I wonder. I may not physically be a mother but I do seem to have given birth to an awful lot of characters. Do they count, perhaps?
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Depends. Did any of them send you a card? Phone call? Breakfast in bed? Of course, all the things I've done to my characters, I can hardly blame them for their neglect.


I got a phone call from one of mine. Breakfast in bed? Get real. I had to make my husband's his and he sent me out to buy my own gift. Course he did that with my engagement ring, too. He's not a shopper.


Ha, neither am I. But at least this way my wife got what she actually wanted instead of something "similar" which never works out for anyone.

Besides, her real gift was peace and quiet when my daughter and I went away for the weekend to visit my parents which coincidentally was my mother's gift as well (she loves seeing her grandkids).
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Postby Humboldt Steve » Mon May 23, 2016 5:20 pm

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wotf004

And oooh, first post on lucky page #159.[/quote]

My bad. "If you want a simple rule, the difference between less and fewer is straightforward: The traditional advice is that fewer is for things you count, and less is for things you don’t count. - See more at: http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/educat ... 91kjO.dpuf"

Though I don't *want* to count, I just did! wotf004 *bangs head and smashes fingers in drawer* *blames it on Kitty, who ate too much chocolate and is now chasing her tale and can't tell the difference from her tail*[/quote]

KITTY! wotf013[/quote]

Oh, poor kitty! Chocolate is poison for kitties.

On a completely different note, I don't believe this thread is still alive! wotf010
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Postby gower21 » Mon May 23, 2016 6:04 pm

*sneaks in, looks around*

I've been summoned from the depths of hence where Golden Pen winners are stored. Matt Dovey, be prepared to be shoved in this coat closet when your reign ends. We have Randy, Sharon, Laurie...but it's not so bad we also have Dave Farland in here too.

*A large skeleton hand comes and grabs Tina from behind*

Oh God!!! Save me! I only wanted to talk with the WOTF forum for a minute...

Just.

One.

Minute.

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Postby storysinger » Tue May 24, 2016 3:52 am

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby amoskalik » Tue May 24, 2016 3:57 am

gower21 wrote:*sneaks in, looks around*

I've been summoned from the depths of hence where Golden Pen winners are stored. Matt Dovey, be prepared to be shoved in this coat closet when your reign ends. We have Randy, Sharon, Laurie...but it's not so bad we also have Dave Farland in here too.

*A large skeleton hand comes and grabs Tina from behind*

Oh God!!! Save me! I only wanted to talk with the WOTF forum for a minute...

Just.

One.

Minute.


And here I thought it was a wardrobe and you were all off gallivanting with fauns.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby MattDovey » Tue May 24, 2016 4:24 am

gower21 wrote:*sneaks in, looks around*

I've been summoned from the depths of hence where Golden Pen winners are stored. Matt Dovey, be prepared to be shoved in this coat closet when your reign ends.


Is this why they give us such an unnecessarily large and weighty trophy, that we may fight off the horrors that lurk within?

A darkness so thick it is indistinguishable from the velvet overcoat the first winner left behind, someone devoured so completely that their name is stricken from the record, and the other three quarterly winners are named in their stead. The only weapon in this blackness is the light that seeps through the crack in the door; and thus they arm us with an oversized prism, so that we may capture the light, bend it and wield it in defence of our minds. The faint rainbow within the glass monolith awarded to the winner is our only reminder of lives full of colour and experience, before we were lost to the darkness of that most terrible of curses--a writing career.
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Postby ThomasKCarpenter » Thu May 26, 2016 5:45 pm

Marco...
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Postby hazlett » Sun May 29, 2016 12:45 pm

ThomasKCarpenter wrote:Marco...


[Delay]...Polo.
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Postby storysinger » Mon May 30, 2016 2:59 am

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