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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby s_c_baker » Mon Apr 15, 2013 10:53 pm

Kary English wrote:
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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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Isto » Tue Apr 16, 2013 11:16 am

Oh Tina!!! I'm so proud of you, of us.. you know... GOLDEN Q1-29 . Just so excited. You are so deserving.
wotf010

But, oh..... wotf003 You won't go away now, will you? I mean, you won and all, but you'll still be here... won't you? wotf005

Please stay? Please?
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby s_c_baker » Tue Apr 16, 2013 11:37 am

Isto wrote:Oh Tina!!! I'm so proud of you, of us.. you know... GOLDEN Q1-29 . Just so excited. You are so deserving.
wotf010

But, oh..... wotf003 You won't go away now, will you? I mean, you won and all, but you'll still be here... won't you? wotf005

Please stay? Please?

I've taken to bothering her on Facebook... just in case. wotf001
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby bobsandiego » Tue Apr 16, 2013 3:23 pm

Big Big Congrats to Tina!
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Wed Apr 17, 2013 4:36 pm

s_c_baker wrote:
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!


This is the thread that never ends!
It just goes on and on my friends!
Somebody started posting here not knowing what it was,
And they'll continue posting here forever just because

This is the thread that never ends!
It just goes on and on my friends!
Somebody started posting here not knowing what it was,
And they'll continue posting here forever just because

This is the thread that never ends...


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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby s_c_baker » Wed Apr 17, 2013 5:29 pm

Evil Martin strikes again. wotf001
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby E.CaimanSands » Thu Apr 18, 2013 2:44 pm

Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:
s_c_baker wrote:
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!


This is the thread that never ends!
It just goes on and on my friends!
Somebody started posting here not knowing what it was,
And they'll continue posting here forever just because

This is the thread that never ends!
It just goes on and on my friends!
Somebody started posting here not knowing what it was,
And they'll continue posting here forever just because

This is the thread that never ends...


wotf013


Wicked, wicked Evil Martin. wotf016
Why isn't this thread dead yet? wotf016
Chomp. Chomp.
I might have to go get Spider, she'll sort you all out. wotf016




Ooh, yikes, not madam hairy legs. wotf015 She's not allowed out in public as she scares the tourists.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Thu Apr 18, 2013 3:27 pm

E.CaimanSands wrote:Wicked, wicked Evil Martin. wotf016
Why isn't this thread dead yet? wotf016
Chomp. Chomp.
I might have to go get Spider, she'll sort you all out. wotf016




Ooh, yikes, not madam hairy legs. wotf015 She's not allowed out in public as she scares the tourists.


70 years from now, as the contest prepares for its epic 100th anniversary edition, historians shall mine this thread as a living archive of the Torgersen era of the contest.

And when they do, we'll all post about it here on the thread! wotf013
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby gower21 » Fri Apr 19, 2013 12:51 pm

Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:
E.CaimanSands wrote:Wicked, wicked Evil Martin. wotf016
Why isn't this thread dead yet? wotf016
Chomp. Chomp.
I might have to go get Spider, she'll sort you all out. wotf016




Ooh, yikes, not madam hairy legs. wotf015 She's not allowed out in public as she scares the tourists.


70 years from now, as the contest prepares for its epic 100th anniversary edition, historians shall mine this thread as a living archive of the Torgersen era of the contest.

And when they do, we'll all post about it here on the thread! wotf013


This thread is a national treasure
This thread can travel time and space
This thread can bend reality
This thread inspired Scrivener to become sentient


We must keep this thread alive. Magic happens here.

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby E.CaimanSands » Fri Apr 19, 2013 1:23 pm

The Thread goes ever on and on
Out from the post where it began
Now far in space the Thread has gone
Let others follow it who can
Let them a quarter new begin
But I at last with sharp clawed feet
Will turn towards the steamy swamp
My evening-meal and chomp to meet...


Hmm. I'm not sure the original went quite like that. wotf005
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby s_c_baker » Fri Apr 19, 2013 1:52 pm

Chuck Norris tried to delete this thread, but the Internet rose up in protest and defaced his Twitter account. wotf003

(Edit: Wait, wrong action movie guy.)
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby gower21 » Fri Apr 19, 2013 3:06 pm

s_c_baker wrote:Chuck Norris tried to delete this thread, but the Internet rose up in protest and defaced his Twitter account. wotf003

(Edit: Wait, wrong action movie guy.)


or...



When Al Gore invented the internet he discovered three posts from this thread already here.

This thread died a year ago, but Death just hasn't built up the courage to tell it just yet.

This thread has already been to Mars; that's why there are no signs of life.

This thread and Superman once fought on a bet. The loser had to start wearing his underwear on the outside of his pants.

This thread has counted to infinity. Twice.

This thread has won American Idol using only binary code.

This thread does not sleep. It waits.

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Hey, subbing Chuck Norris jokes for this thread is pretty fun!!

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby austinDm » Sat Apr 20, 2013 3:18 am

This thread once raced a cheetah. And won.

Revolving doors open for this thread.

The universe is big. But not as big as this thread.

The chicken crossed the road to find this thread.

This thread knows if Schrödinger's Cat is alive or dead.

This thread won the Writers of the Future Contest. Twice.

It's the most interesting thread in the world.

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby jdbrink » Sun Apr 21, 2013 1:39 pm

(I don't really have anything clever to say about this thread, I just wanted to join in...)

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Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Sun Apr 21, 2013 4:01 pm

jdbrink wrote:(I don't really have anything clever to say about this thread, I just wanted to join in...)

wotf022


Clever! (Other than the dreaded smiley...)
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby s_c_baker » Sun Apr 21, 2013 5:51 pm

Let's be honest here. Most of us are just trying to keep our 'total percentage of posts in this thread' score high.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby gower21 » Sun Apr 21, 2013 6:09 pm

s_c_baker wrote:Let's be honest here. Most of us are just trying to keep our 'total percentage of posts in this thread' score high.


Shoot! I've been found out! *throws tin foil hat and runs*

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby AlistairKimble » Sun Apr 21, 2013 6:09 pm

austinDm wrote:This thread once raced a cheetah. And won.

Revolving doors open for this thread.

The universe is big. But not as big as this thread.

The chicken crossed the road to find this thread.

This thread knows if Schrödinger's Cat is alive or dead.

This thread won the Writers of the Future Contest. Twice.

It's the most interesting thread in the world.

"Stay crafty, my friends!"


Excellent!

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Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Sun Apr 21, 2013 6:44 pm

s_c_baker wrote:Let's be honest here. Most of us are just trying to keep our 'total percentage of posts in this thread' score high.


Hey! Hey! Ya know, some of us are not the LEAST bit obsessed about number of posts, post ratios, what was our 3,000th post...
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Postby gower21 » Sun Apr 21, 2013 7:21 pm

What was your 3K post?? I was watching your counter waiting and waiting for it and now I see it's already gone by....WHAT WAS IT!! Did it happen while I was in LA?

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Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Sun Apr 21, 2013 7:28 pm

gower21 wrote:What was your 3K post?? I was watching your counter waiting and waiting for it and now I see it's already gone by....WHAT WAS IT!! Did it happen while I was in LA?


I think you were a little busy at the time. In LA. On a stage. Something to do with a trophy. A really BIG trophy...
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby gower21 » Sun Apr 21, 2013 7:48 pm

Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:
gower21 wrote:What was your 3K post?? I was watching your counter waiting and waiting for it and now I see it's already gone by....WHAT WAS IT!! Did it happen while I was in LA?


I think you were a little busy at the time. In LA. On a stage. Something to do with a trophy. A really BIG trophy...


Ohhhhh. I see. *I'd insert a smilie if I used those things*

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Isto » Thu Apr 25, 2013 6:52 am

"Holy CRAP! I walk away and the thread explodes." wotf007 She smiles as she winds the loose threads on the floor into her tightly wound ball. "I savz 'em. My precious."
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Thu Apr 25, 2013 5:54 pm

Isto wrote:"Holy CRAP! I walk away and the thread explodes." wotf007 She smiles as she winds the loose threads on the floor into her tightly wound ball. "I savz 'em. My precious."


Exploding threads? Sounds like my typical work day! wotf013

(If you're not a programmer, that's probably not even close to funny...)
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby gower21 » Thu Apr 25, 2013 8:03 pm

Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:
Isto wrote:"Holy CRAP! I walk away and the thread explodes." wotf007 She smiles as she winds the loose threads on the floor into her tightly wound ball. "I savz 'em. My precious."


Exploding threads? Sounds like my typical work day! wotf013

(If you're not a programmer, that's probably not even close to funny...)


I giggled a little. My sub-conscience brain found it funny even though I don't think I intellectually get the joke.

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Fri Apr 26, 2013 2:12 am

gower21 wrote:
Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:Exploding threads? Sounds like my typical work day! wotf013

(If you're not a programmer, that's probably not even close to funny...)


I giggled a little. My sub-conscience brain found it funny even though I don't think I intellectually get the joke.


Tyler would get it. When we want to do a task in a program without waiting around for an answer, we launch what is called a "thread" to run that task while we keep doing what we're doing. Seemingly inevitably, this causes problems, as the different threads collide with each other, trying to change the same data at the same time or one thread undoing changes that the other relies on.

Imagine the old sitcom bits where different waiters try to come in and out the same door bearing trays of food and dirty dishes, and the inevitable collision that results. Metaphorically, that was my day yesterday, and it will be my day today.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Isto » Fri Apr 26, 2013 5:19 am

Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:
gower21 wrote:
Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:Exploding threads? Sounds like my typical work day! wotf013

(If you're not a programmer, that's probably not even close to funny...)


I giggled a little. My sub-conscience brain found it funny even though I don't think I intellectually get the joke.


Tyler would get it. When we want to do a task in a program without waiting around for an answer, we launch what is called a "thread" to run that task while we keep doing what we're doing. Seemingly inevitably, this causes problems, as the different threads collide with each other, trying to change the same data at the same time or one thread undoing changes that the other relies on.

Imagine the old sitcom bits where different waiters try to come in and out the same door bearing trays of food and dirty dishes, and the inevitable collision that results. Metaphorically, that was my day yesterday, and it will be my day today.


Glad you clarified. Here I thought you were moonlighting with Thunder Down Under. Spoiled my evening plans.
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Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Fri Apr 26, 2013 6:01 am

I fear that would spoil your dinner! wotf013
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Wed May 08, 2013 6:55 pm

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby s_c_baker » Mon May 13, 2013 12:09 pm

I realize I have been remiss in assisting with this thread's unnatural inflation.

So to appease the thread gods, I would like to offer this link to a link to an analysis of Tina's gold-winning story (which was submitted during, and discussed in) this quarter thread's original run, as it were.

&c.

http://forum.writersofthefuture.com/viewtopic.php?f=16&p=53564#p53564
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