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Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 33

Postby Dustin Adams » Mon Mar 07, 2016 3:05 am

Yesssss

Because there's less than a month before the end of Q2, and the start of Q3.
And because this is the time of year we get to juggle 3 quarters at once.
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Postby emilymccosh » Mon Mar 07, 2016 8:10 am

Wow, how did that even happen. wotf015
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Postby katsincommand » Mon Mar 07, 2016 10:35 am

A confluence of 3s. We won't see another confluence for another 11 years. This is truly a a special quarter. (Though the quarter 4 of Volume 44 will be even more quarterly.)

Q3 Volume 33

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Postby reigheena » Mon Mar 07, 2016 4:12 pm

To take a break on Q2, last month I worked on revising my Q3 story. It's a mess. I'll look at it again in April to see if its salvageable.
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Postby Ishmael » Tue Mar 08, 2016 7:44 am

katsincommand wrote:A confluence of 3s. We won't see another confluence for another 11 years. This is truly a a special quarter. (Though the quarter 4 of Volume 44 will be even more quarterly.)

Q3 Volume 33


And do we not read in Book 33 of Nostradamus: And thousands shall essay the third of the thirty-third and lo she who entereth for the thirty-third time shall come third and he who entereth for the third time shall come first ?

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Postby amoskalik » Tue Mar 08, 2016 9:02 am

Three shall be the number thou shalt count, and the number of the counting shall be three. Four shalt thou not count, neither count thou two, excepting that thou then proceed to three. Five is right out.
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Postby emilymccosh » Tue Mar 08, 2016 9:04 am

amoskalik wrote:Three shall be the number thou shalt count, and the number of the counting shall be three. Four shalt thou not count, neither count thou two, excepting that thou then proceed to three. Five is right out.


You sound like the Hitchhikers Guide to the galaxy...

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Postby amoskalik » Tue Mar 08, 2016 9:05 am

"Once the number three, being the third number, be reached, then lobbest thou thy Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch towards thy foe, who being naughty in my sight, shall snuff it." — Monty Python
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Postby MattDovey » Tue Mar 08, 2016 11:25 am

amoskalik wrote:"Once the number three, being the third number, be reached, then lobbest thou thy Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch towards thy foe, who being naughty in my sight, shall snuff it." — Monty Python


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Postby KD Julicher » Tue Mar 08, 2016 11:56 am

I actually find I reference Galaxy Quest as much or more than Holy Grail. For whatever reason it tends to be more relevant to the sort of situations I find myself in.
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Postby george nik. » Wed Mar 09, 2016 6:12 am

MattDovey wrote:
amoskalik wrote:"Once the number three, being the third number, be reached, then lobbest thou thy Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch towards thy foe, who being naughty in my sight, shall snuff it." — Monty Python


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Rarely has a film as funny as Holy Grail been committed to film. The only true competition it has is Life of Brian, and I don't think I could choose between them were my life on the line.

Holy Grail was great, but if my life were on the line I'd choose Life of Brian.

I'd probably choose it if I wasn't thus imperiled, actually.
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Postby amoskalik » Wed Mar 09, 2016 6:52 am

george nik. wrote:
MattDovey wrote:
amoskalik wrote:"Once the number three, being the third number, be reached, then lobbest thou thy Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch towards thy foe, who being naughty in my sight, shall snuff it." — Monty Python


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Rarely has a film as funny as Holy Grail been committed to film. The only true competition it has is Life of Brian, and I don't think I could choose between them were my life on the line.

Holy Grail was great, but if my life were on the line I'd choose Life of Brian.

I'd probably choose it if I wasn't thus imperiled, actually.


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Postby Ivy Fairhaven » Wed Mar 09, 2016 10:49 pm

During one of my D&D games I was on a fort wall with my party looking down at this half dragon warrior thing. He screamed up at us to send someone to fight him. I couldn't resist so I yelled down in draconic, "Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries!" (from Monty Python's Holy Grail)
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Postby Ishmael » Thu Mar 10, 2016 6:57 am

Now the smell of elder is a very strange thing. In Derbyshire I was able to make sparkling elderflower champagne with a delightful bouquet, whilst elderberry wine took four years to mature into a drinkable state and resembled Burgundy. In Sliabh Mannan the elderflower is almost scentless and the flower wine is a flat nothingness, whereas the berry wine matures quite quickly and is a sparkling Asti Spumante. No doubt some oenophile or botanist can explain the discrepancy.

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Postby amoskalik » Thu Mar 10, 2016 8:03 am

Ishmael wrote:Now the smell of elder is a very strange thing. In Derbyshire I was able to make sparkling elderflower champagne with a delightful bouquet, whilst elderberry wine took four years to mature into a drinkable state and resembled Burgundy. In Sliabh Mannan the elderflower is almost scentless and the flower wine is a flat nothingness, whereas the berry wine matures quite quickly and is a sparkling Asti Spumante. No doubt some oenophile or botanist can explain the discrepancy.

By the way, the elderberry used to be known as The English Grape. wotf011


And here all this time I thought it was another name for prune.
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Postby storysinger » Thu Mar 10, 2016 3:16 pm

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Postby MattDovey » Fri Mar 11, 2016 1:41 am

The elderflower here is quite strong--it smells, if I may be so coarse, like cat piss--but makes a delicious sparkling white wine in six months. Half a carrier bag to the demijohn and no more, though; it's not pleasant when too strong. I actually put some back into demijohns a couple of months ago, watered it down and added some sugar and yeast back in. Was much the better for that dilution.

Elderberry is just too much faff to brew with. Getting it off the stalks is an exercise in frustration and fiddliness, though I did once make a bramble & elderberry that was absolutely superb.
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Postby Ishmael » Fri Mar 11, 2016 6:36 am

You find it easier to get flowers off the stalks than berries? Don't tell me you leave them on the stalks?

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Postby MattDovey » Fri Mar 11, 2016 7:38 am

Ishmael wrote:You find it easier to get flowers off the stalks than berries? Don't tell me you leave them on the stalks?

Ey, lad, tha'll get t' 'ole business done away wi'.


I snip the ends off the flowers with scissors, which technically leaves a small amount of green on, but I'm not picking individual petals off wotf019

By the time it's a harvest of berries, though, the stalks have turned to sticks, and you have to try and flick the buggers off with a fork, and it takes forever. I have heard rumour that freezing it makes it easier, so I may give that a go at some point.
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Postby pdblake » Thu Mar 17, 2016 5:05 am

I once very nearly blew myself up with Elderflower champagne. I used screw cap glass bottles and they exploded in the shed like glass grenades.

Elderberry makes lovely jam.

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Postby Ishmael » Thu Mar 17, 2016 7:05 am

I am reliably informed that I once blew up my parents' kitchen with a bottle of home-made cider. Of course, I blame the people who transported it home 18 miles in their car. That particular bottle had not received a licence to be exported from Derbyshire to Yorkshire. Everyone knows that things from Derbyshire are more volatile than things from Yorkshire.

I was told it took a lot of effort to get it off the ceiling.
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Postby amoskalik » Thu Mar 17, 2016 8:10 am

When I was a kid, my parents had a similar experience with about 200 bottles of homemade root beer fermenting in the basement. It was an explosion that all five senses could participate in.
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Postby LDWriter2 » Thu Mar 17, 2016 8:59 pm

No explosions but I did work for a bottling plant for a cheap soda and sometimes the bottles would explode when I placed them in their case. Not bad but still no fun.



Anyway:

I came here to say that I haven't thought of Q3 yet. I have a short story I finished last week I could use or I might decide to redo the opening on another older but still young story. That was my HM. I really didn't do much beyond the third page.
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Postby disgruntledpeony » Fri Mar 18, 2016 6:53 pm

Dustin Adams wrote:Yesssss

Because there's less than a month before the end of Q2, and the start of Q3.
And because this is the time of year we get to juggle 3 quarters at once.
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I waited to post here until today because I totally wasn't ready for this three-quarters-juggling stuff. wotf019 I've got a couple of solid story ideas; just need to hammer them out and see where they take me. (I've been stuck in a writing slump since January, but I think it's given my subconscious time to ruminate on potential projects. I have multiple options floating in the aether, now.)
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Postby Ivy Fairhaven » Sun Mar 20, 2016 7:36 pm

I already have my story idea for this quarter and a couple pages written. I just have to finish writing it.
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Postby OldDarth » Tue Mar 22, 2016 8:33 am

Ivy Fairhaven wrote:I already have my story idea for this quarter and a couple pages written. I just have to finish writing it.


Same here!
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Postby emilymccosh » Tue Mar 22, 2016 8:44 am

I have a very good idea of what I want to do, it just needs a little more time to flesh out and get all the details just right. I think I'll be starting very soon.

Fingers crossed it is good as I think it is. wotf019
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Postby storysinger » Sun Mar 27, 2016 9:24 am

Now that I've made my decision on my Q2 sub I can start on something for Q3.
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Postby Imagination Vortex » Tue Mar 29, 2016 1:53 pm

Now that I've finally gotten the writing and the art submitted for Q2, I can focus on Q3. I have a completed outline, and an intro that I've been sitting on for months, but it always felt blah to me. Today I read it again with a newly cleared mind, and gave it a complete makeover. Now that blah is beginning to look like
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Postby LDWriter2 » Tue Mar 29, 2016 7:37 pm

Decided on what story to send. I have already written it even though not revised it yet.

I wrote it for another market and usually I would have time to send it in and get it back to send to WotF but they are closed and seem to have switched from a certain month to reopen to whenever. Unless of course my mind is playing tricks with me again. And it was another market that was suppose to reopen this month.

Only thing I will say about this story is that it is darker and grittier than my usual. I have written a couple of other stories like that but only a couple. And I need to tweak a couple of sections for Dave, not to mention the whole revising thing.


No glittering purple flying mini unicorns in it though.

However I have joked about stories with that in them so long I now want to do one for real. I have the basic idea in mind, probably with a little tweaking on that plot. I thought I would never send it to WotF but someone else could have copied the idea or come up with it on their own. Beyond that basic character(s) in the story I haven't said what it is about. Nor have I said if they are the MC or very minor character(s) or in-between. Not for this quarter though.
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