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Postby amoskalik » Sun Aug 16, 2015 4:54 am

Ishmael wrote: In Shakespearean English the word 'wherefore' is a synonym for 'why' not a synonym for 'where'.


wotf015 I did not know that. This forum never ceases to educate.
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Postby kentagions » Sun Aug 16, 2015 1:24 pm

Ishmael wrote:
"Why did you have to be Romeo?"


Yep. I taught my kids this before they were out of grade school. My daughter argued with her high school English teacher over it... and won.

I also taught them that rubber was the word Brits used for a pencil eraser. And now my son is an unwed father.
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Postby Strycher » Mon Aug 17, 2015 4:38 am

bobsandiego wrote:right after the Hugos they'll be noting BUT noise.


Truer words never spoken.

They have a booth and are helping? to organize some of the Vol 31 contributors who will be in attendance, so they might just be legitimately busy right now.

s_c_baker wrote:Yeesh. Stuff like this makes me wonder if they've ever thought about a switch to submittable or something more reliable...


wotf006 Maybe I can pitch Joni on Submittable while I'm at the workshop. I could make a presentation and everything. With music videos. And glitter.

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Postby s_c_baker » Mon Aug 17, 2015 6:55 am

Glitter!

Although every time I've spoken to Joni about technical details, she's just said she would refer it to the IT people.
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Postby Rebecca Birch » Mon Aug 17, 2015 6:58 am

Never underestimate the power of Krystal's glitter. For true.
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Postby Strycher » Mon Aug 17, 2015 11:31 am

I'll just have to find the IT people then . . . wotf013

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Postby amoskalik » Mon Aug 17, 2015 11:39 am

Strycher wrote:I'll just have to find the IT people then . . . wotf013


Speaking as one, IT people love glitter.
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Postby Strycher » Mon Aug 17, 2015 12:02 pm

amoskalik wrote:
Strycher wrote:I'll just have to find the IT people then . . . wotf013


Speaking as one, IT people love glitter.


(I'm a computer technician by day. [NOW IT ALL MAKES SENSE! Right?])

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Postby amoskalik » Mon Aug 17, 2015 4:17 pm

Strycher wrote:
amoskalik wrote:
Strycher wrote:I'll just have to find the IT people then . . . wotf013


Speaking as one, IT people love glitter.


(I'm a computer technician by day. [NOW IT ALL MAKES SENSE! Right?])


Ah wotf045 wotf045 wotf045 wotf045 wotf045 ha!
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 32

Postby preston » Mon Aug 17, 2015 5:18 pm

Speaking as one, IT people love glitter.[/quote]

(I'm a computer technician by day. [NOW IT ALL MAKES SENSE! Right?])[/quote]

Ah wotf045 wotf045 wotf045 wotf045 wotf045 ha![/quote]

So, bright! Where are my sunglasses?
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Postby s_c_baker » Mon Aug 17, 2015 6:32 pm

Sure, sure, it's all fun and games until someone gets glitter in the server fan...
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Postby Rebecca Birch » Mon Aug 17, 2015 6:37 pm

s_c_baker wrote:Sure, sure, it's all fun and games until someone gets glitter in the server fan...


I really need a woot button. wotf008
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Postby Strycher » Tue Aug 18, 2015 6:25 am

Rebecca Birch wrote:
s_c_baker wrote:Sure, sure, it's all fun and games until someone gets glitter in the server fan...


I really need a woot button. wotf008

Right?

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Postby s_c_baker » Tue Aug 18, 2015 6:42 am

There's always this one: wotf049
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 32

Postby kentagions » Wed Aug 19, 2015 10:14 am

HM

Makes five honorable mentions out of eight entries. I like honorable. I think I'll put on a robe and strut about... being honorable. And maybe a poofy hat. Don't honorable dudes wear poofy hats? And pince-nez glasses. All honorable people need pince-nez specs.

And since I'm honorable, I think I could get away with wearing clown shoes: big red ones. Pretty darned honorable, you betcha.

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Postby bobsandiego » Wed Aug 19, 2015 10:21 am

kentagions wrote:HM

Makes five honorable mentions out of eight entries. I like honorable. I think I'll put on a robe and strut about... being honorable. And maybe a poofy hat. Don't honorable dudes wear poofy hats? And pince-nez glasses. All honorable people need pince-nez specs.

And since I'm honorable, I think I could get away with wearing clown shoes: big red ones. Pretty darned honorable, you betcha.

5 out of 8? that's damn well placed. you're scoping in on Dave's target zone.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 32

Postby kentagions » Wed Aug 19, 2015 1:03 pm

Bobsandiego wrote:
You're scoping in on Dave's target zone.


I hope so. Corrected for range and windage in my Q4 entry. It's the first one that really "feels" right. Does anybody else get that feeling?

I always submit stories that I believe are publishable (good copy and adhere to the rules of storytelling - the rules I've internalized so far), but this new one feels like that special shooter that you only take out of your bag of marbles on special occasions. I hope everyone else gets that feeling because, win or rejection, it's pretty cool at the moment.

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Postby Ishmael » Wed Aug 19, 2015 1:46 pm

If we didn't feel that way about our stories we wouldn't enter them. Probably wouldn't even write them. But quite often it's only when you finish that you realise what a good job you made of it. Even if Dave doesn't agree. But in this case he does, so congratulations on the run of HMs. That's more than me.

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Postby s_c_baker » Wed Aug 19, 2015 8:11 pm

I've submitted plenty of stories I didn't feel were wham-zam-boom amazing, and one or two have even been published. Just "publishable" is nothing to be ashamed of. wotf007
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Postby Muri McCage » Sun Aug 23, 2015 6:52 pm

Got my rejection yesterday. One of those that has to be double shrugged off. That story got me a hand written note from the fiction editor of The Atlantic (Way too long for a general fiction magazine. That he also said "Sorry" still makes me happy.) and a second look pile from a major genre market. And so it goes....
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 32

Postby Ishmael » Mon Aug 24, 2015 1:59 am

Muri McCage wrote: That story got me a hand written note from the fiction editor of The Atlantic (Way too long for a general fiction magazine. That he also said "Sorry" still makes me happy.)


Impressive! Steps back to show proper respect. wotf009

Commiserations on the R, but this looks very much like finding the right niche rather than revising the story.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 32

Postby s_c_baker » Mon Aug 24, 2015 5:49 am

Ishmael wrote:
Muri McCage wrote: That story got me a hand written note from the fiction editor of The Atlantic (Way too long for a general fiction magazine. That he also said "Sorry" still makes me happy.)


Impressive! Steps back to show proper respect. wotf009

Commiserations on the R, but this looks very much like finding the right niche rather than revising the story.

Indeed! Best of luck!

Maybe somewhere with a mix of genre/mainstream sensibilities? Unstuck (if it ever re-opens) might be a good fit, depending on the style of the thing, and doesn't have very strict length limits.
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Postby bobsandiego » Mon Aug 24, 2015 6:28 am

Muri McCage wrote:Got my rejection yesterday. One of those that has to be double shrugged off. That story got me a hand written note from the fiction editor of The Atlantic (Way too long for a general fiction magazine. That he also said "Sorry" still makes me happy.) and a second look pile from a major genre market. And so it goes....

nicely done.
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Postby s_c_baker » Tue Aug 25, 2015 7:03 am

I can finally own up to mind games:

http://www.writersofthefuture.com/writer-winners-2nd-quarter/

I got first place! (Somehow!)

Holy wow, that is a short list of HMs and Silver HMs!


Congratulations to everyone else on this list--and commiserations to those who didn't make it this time around. Keep writing--you'll get there!
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Postby ThomasKCarpenter » Tue Aug 25, 2015 7:22 am

s_c_baker wrote:I can finally own up to mind games:

http://www.writersofthefuture.com/writer-winners-2nd-quarter/

I got first place! (Somehow!)

Holy wow, that is a short list of HMs and Silver HMs!


Congratulations to everyone else on this list--and commiserations to those who didn't make it this time around. Keep writing--you'll get there!


Grats!!!

And yeah, what short lists. Wow.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 32

Postby KD Julicher » Tue Aug 25, 2015 7:29 am

s_c_baker wrote:I can finally own up to mind games:

http://www.writersofthefuture.com/writer-winners-2nd-quarter/

I got first place! (Somehow!)

Holy wow, that is a short list of HMs and Silver HMs!


Congratulations to everyone else on this list--and commiserations to those who didn't make it this time around. Keep writing--you'll get there!



Congratulations! What a way to go out!
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Postby Ishmael » Tue Aug 25, 2015 8:03 am

wotf006 wotf009 wotf010

Congratulations - not out of turn Stewart.

Oh, and the HM list is truncated at the initial E.

Which comes before H.

Just sayin'
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Postby s_c_baker » Tue Aug 25, 2015 8:06 am

Okay, that makes sense. I thought it was an awfully short list. wotf015
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Postby E.CaimanSands » Tue Aug 25, 2015 8:09 am

Congrats Stewart! And everyone else too! wotf006 Plenty of familiar names there indeed.

And yes, I did a double take, wondered why there were so few HMs. Heck of a lot of silvers though.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 32

Postby elratliff » Tue Aug 25, 2015 8:18 am

Way to go, Stewart! And congrats to everyone else, too!
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