Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 33

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 33

Postby JeremySzal » Mon Sep 12, 2016 1:21 am

Nothing for me yet! I'm guessing that's a good thing!

My only other finalist was in Q3 VOl 22. I'm hoping that means I'll get a yearly round up circle?

*goes off to slaughter some goats in sacrifice*
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 33

Postby OldDarth » Mon Sep 12, 2016 6:03 am

LDWriter2 wrote:So my story is now out again (Wince)

Where two or three people from here can see it and if they are willing to, to show me where I goofed it.


If you are still looking for peeps you can fire it off my direction.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 33

Postby J'nae Rae » Mon Sep 12, 2016 7:54 am

LD,

I'd be willing to look at it.

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 33

Postby LaurieG » Mon Sep 12, 2016 3:23 pm

Dave posted from Australia that he plans on finishing the judging today.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 33

Postby Imagination Vortex » Mon Sep 12, 2016 3:37 pm

What?! No way! Do you think he means finish the first round or finish the entire quarter? I haven't even been twitching because I assumed there would at least be another round of R's since no one who entered towards the end of the quarter has heard anything yet. But could this really mean he's almost done and all that's left is HM and higher? I will not twitch I will not twitch I will not twitch...

Guess I should post the list here I wasn't going to but if he's almost done...

APRIL 15TH
Ishmael
MAY 18TH
klevang
MAY 22ND
pdblake
JUNE 25TH
Rebecca Birch
JUNE 26TH
ThomasKCarpenter
JUNE 27TH
katsincommand
Michael Kingswood
JUNE 28TH
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JeremySzal
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Tamlyn
JUNE 29TH
Beth Powers
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JUNE 30TH
Athena
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Stephanie
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 33

Postby Dustan Moon » Mon Sep 12, 2016 3:42 pm

LaurieG wrote:Dave posted from Australia that he plans on finishing the judging today.
wotf015


Thanks for that, Laurie. That's GOT to be a contest record.

Got my Q1 certificate today after getting my 2015 Q4 last week...methinks they are catching up!

Best of success on Q3 to all still waiting, and to those that aren't, Q4, the clock is ticking. : )

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 33

Postby emilymccosh » Mon Sep 12, 2016 3:45 pm

LaurieG wrote:Dave posted from Australia that he plans on finishing the judging today.
wotf015


Wait!!! What???

*puts desk back up on it's legs and slinks under*
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 33

Postby LaurieG » Mon Sep 12, 2016 4:11 pm

Yep, he just commented on fb, in response to my comment, that each quarter has more and more entries, so it takes longer. But he says now he's moving fast.

Maybe this means they're all rejects, and he only reads the first page of each story.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 33

Postby emilymccosh » Mon Sep 12, 2016 4:13 pm

LaurieG wrote:Yep, he just commented on fb, in response to my comment, that each quarter has more and more entries, so it takes longer. But he says now he's moving fast.

Maybe this means they're all rejects, and he only reads the first page of each story.
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So, like, he's done with everything, or just the next round...do you know? wotf024
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 33

Postby LaurieG » Mon Sep 12, 2016 4:28 pm

He said on fb that he made it to Brisbane. Then, "Now I need to finish judging for Writers of the Future today!"

I congratulated him for getting caught up on judging. He said there's a lot of stories. "I'm getting done fast, though."

And it's thrilling to have a conversation with him about WOTF, even if he doesn't know me, or which story is mine.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 33

Postby JVAshley » Mon Sep 12, 2016 5:17 pm

I would have assumed he meant that he was through with the quick reject pile and on to the ones he has to read a bit first. But if he didn't mean that--And he meant that he was on to HM and higher, as you say--Then--Then-- wotf018

<joins Emily back under the table>

This is way to scary for me. Might you have a spare brownie to sooth my anxious nerves?

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 33

Postby emilymccosh » Mon Sep 12, 2016 5:30 pm

JVAshley wrote:I would have assumed he meant that he was through with the quick reject pile and on to the ones he has to read a bit first. But if he didn't mean that--And he meant that he was on to HM and higher, as you say--Then--Then-- wotf018

<joins Emily back under the table>

This is way to scary for me. Might you have a spare brownie to sooth my anxious nerves?


*offers brownie to fellow under-table-hider*
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 33

Postby JVAshley » Mon Sep 12, 2016 5:34 pm

*offers brownie to fellow under-table-hider*


You are a kind and gentle soul.
I will bring the coco tomorrow night.
If there is a tomorrow.
<twitches silently>
<eats brownie>
<feels better>

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 33

Postby JVAshley » Mon Sep 12, 2016 6:26 pm

I just asked Dave on a Q&A video exactly what he meant by his FB comment.
Not that I'm twitching, cuz I'm not, much. wotf005

He said he is through with his first pass and working on second pass. He has about 150 plus stories left then will narrow it down to about 40 stories to work through. He hopes to get to the Finalists by the end of this week, but it depends on his interruptions and scheduling while in Australia.

He said there were a LOT of stories and a LOT of good ones which will make it hard for him to cut it down.

I AM FREAKING OUT!

<sneaks another brownie and curls into a fetal position>

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Postby emilymccosh » Mon Sep 12, 2016 7:24 pm

JVAshley wrote:I just asked Dave on a Q&A video exactly what he meant by his FB comment.
Not that I'm twitching, cuz I'm not, much. wotf005

He said he is through with his first pass and working on second pass. He has about 150 plus stories left then will narrow it down to about 40 stories to work through. He hopes to get to the Finalists by the end of this week, but it depends on his interruptions and scheduling while in Australia.

He said there were a LOT of stories and a LOT of good ones which will make it hard for him to cut it down.

I AM FREAKING OUT!

<sneaks another brownie and curls into a fetal position>




To be honest, I'm glad some else's freaking out as much as I am...

*hyperventilates*
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Postby emilymccosh » Mon Sep 12, 2016 7:25 pm

JVAshley wrote:I just asked Dave on a Q&A video exactly what he meant by his FB comment.
Not that I'm twitching, cuz I'm not, much. wotf005

He said he is through with his first pass and working on second pass. He has about 150 plus stories left then will narrow it down to about 40 stories to work through. He hopes to get to the Finalists by the end of this week, but it depends on his interruptions and scheduling while in Australia.

He said there were a LOT of stories and a LOT of good ones which will make it hard for him to cut it down.

I AM FREAKING OUT!

<sneaks another brownie and curls into a fetal position>


Wait, there's a Q&A with Dave??????????
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 33

Postby Imagination Vortex » Mon Sep 12, 2016 7:31 pm

JVAshley wrote:I just asked Dave on a Q&A video exactly what he meant by his FB comment.
Not that I'm twitching, cuz I'm not, much. wotf005

He said he is through with his first pass and working on second pass. He has about 150 plus stories left then will narrow it down to about 40 stories to work through. He hopes to get to the Finalists by the end of this week, but it depends on his interruptions and scheduling while in Australia.

He said there were a LOT of stories and a LOT of good ones which will make it hard for him to cut it down.

I AM FREAKING OUT!

<sneaks another brownie and curls into a fetal position>

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You know what I actually did bake some brownies yesterday.

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 33

Postby LaurieG » Tue Sep 13, 2016 3:46 am

Courage, friends! Don't hide under a table! Stand up on your shaking knees, raise your quaking terror stricken voice, and shout, "Here I am, Joni! Call me!"
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 33

Postby Athena » Tue Sep 13, 2016 3:54 am

This Thursday just got a whole lot scarier.
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Postby Darren Hawbrook » Tue Sep 13, 2016 4:08 am

LaurieG wrote:Courage, friends! Don't hide under a table! Stand up on your shaking knees, raise your quaking terror stricken voice, and shout, "Here I am, Joni! Call me!"


Haha...I've just read this sitting in a Costa coffee shop. Now running a fantasy number in my head where I'm standing on a table beseeching Joni to call me. All the while the Costa staff are busy on the phone trying to get me a ride in a 'special' taxi!!!

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Postby JVAshley » Tue Sep 13, 2016 5:00 am

Wait, there's a Q&A with Dave??????????

I'm taking one of Dave's online courses, and he has Q&A sessions.

*disappears into the kitchen to devour the rest of them*

NO MORE BROWNIES??? <cries>

Courage, friends! Don't hide under a table! Stand up on your shaking knees, raise your quaking terror stricken voice, and shout, "Here I am, Joni! Call me!"

I'm trying Laurie, but I think just one more brownie would help.

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 33

Postby amoskalik » Tue Sep 13, 2016 5:23 am

I'm feeling strangely calm at the moment which is somewhat worrying actually. A few weeks back I was at the local mall with my wife and daughter and a group of kids ran by shouting "Shots fired!" I thought this to be very curious behavior. Meanwhile my wife was freaking out so we went into a store where they closed the gate behind us and led us out the back stairwell.

Turns out there were no shots fired, just a smash and grab on the other end of the mall, but my lack of reaction doesn't seem normal to me. I do like brownies though. And tables to hide under, but exit signs at the back of stores also give me comfort now.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 33

Postby kentagions » Tue Sep 13, 2016 7:12 am

Aren't those of us who have made it through the "First Pass" (No confirmation, just guessing.) waiting for good news, better news or great news?

I'll bake brownies while I wait, though. Or I'll cook up some almond toffee. Before it cools, I cover it with milk chocolate morsels and spread them out when they melt. Then I cover the top with grated almonds. After cooling, it can be broken up into pieces as large as needed to forget contest results.

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 33

Postby LaurieG » Tue Sep 13, 2016 7:42 am

amoskalik wrote:I'm feeling strangely calm at the moment which is somewhat worrying actually. A few weeks back I was at the local mall with my wife and daughter and a group of kids ran by shouting "Shots fired!" I thought this to be very curious behavior. Meanwhile my wife was freaking out so we went into a store where they closed the gate behind us and led us out the back stairwell.

Turns out there were no shots fired, just a smash and grab on the other end of the mall, but my lack of reaction doesn't seem normal to me. I do like brownies though. And tables to hide under, but exit signs at the back of stores also give me comfort now.


Ah, you were at that mall that day. Your ŕeaction--staying calm and taking sensible action-- sounds eminently reasonable.

Wishing us both the best in this quarter. We'd be on the same flight to LA!
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 33

Postby disgruntledpeony » Tue Sep 13, 2016 7:50 am

kentagions wrote:Aren't those of us who have made it through the "First Pass" (No confirmation, just guessing.) waiting for good news, better news or great news?

I like that way of looking at things. wotf007
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 33

Postby Imagination Vortex » Tue Sep 13, 2016 8:31 am

JVAshley wrote:
*disappears into the kitchen to devour the rest of them*

NO MORE BROWNIES??? <cries>


Turns out I still have 4 left and they are up for grabs! Take them now!

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 33

Postby amoskalik » Tue Sep 13, 2016 9:01 am

LaurieG wrote:
Wishing us both the best in this quarter. We'd be on the same flight to LA!


That would be awesome. I think my Q4 has a better shot of getting me there though. I'm just hoping for an HM this quarter.

kentagions wrote:Aren't those of us who have made it through the "First Pass" (No confirmation, just guessing.) waiting for good news, better news or great news?


Unfortunately, a first pass doesn't provide immunity from an R. I've gotten two late round Rs so far. They seem to hurt more than an early round R (I've gotten two of those as well).
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 33

Postby J'nae Rae » Tue Sep 13, 2016 9:15 am

Just to know we're still in the last 150! Good luck everyone.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 33

Postby Dustin Adams » Tue Sep 13, 2016 10:29 am

I don't believe the 2nd round of straight R's has come out.
I could be wrong, but I think there's another big wave coming.

But we may not get the 1st pass e-mail this quarter if he's already winnowed to that small-ish number.

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 33

Postby Athena » Tue Sep 13, 2016 10:39 am

Dustin Adams wrote:I don't believe the 2nd round of straight R's has come out.
I could be wrong, but I think there's another big wave coming.


I think you're right. I'm no expert, but this first wave felt smallish. I think there are probably a lot more to come.
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