Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34

Postby greenroom » Sat Feb 25, 2017 3:59 pm

So the story I wanted to submit last quarter, but failed to revise in time -- I'm now halfway through my revision of it.

Progress!
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34

Postby LDWriter2 » Sat Feb 25, 2017 8:26 pm

reigheena wrote:
LDWriter2 wrote:I was going to send one other out to BCS but according to my cover letter for it I had sent that story to them but must not have listed it. Is there anyway to check on what stories we sent them????


Search your sent e-mail for the submission. Since their auto-reply doesn't list the story's name, that's really all you have to go on.

Thought so Oh well. That story goes elsewhere, hopefully tomorrow.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34

Postby LDWriter2 » Sat Feb 25, 2017 8:29 pm

Finished the revising. But unusually enough I feel like parts if it could use another round. Not the opening though,


I think parts of it are good. But getting Dave to those parts is another matter. And if I am right about them-probably not.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34

Postby LDWriter2 » Sun Mar 05, 2017 9:52 pm

Finished it. Spell checked it and even got some grammar corrections in it,
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34

Postby elratliff » Mon Mar 06, 2017 1:03 pm

First draft finished. Could use a first-450 exchange if there are any takers.

And hello again, everyone. It's been a while.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34

Postby Rebecca Birch » Fri Mar 10, 2017 9:48 am

Went ahead and pushed submit today. Decided that angsting over it for more time wasn't going to be particularly productive.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34

Postby reigheena » Sat Mar 11, 2017 8:01 pm

And I am in. That is the most I've ever polished a story. Let's see if it pays off.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34

Postby LDWriter2 » Sun Mar 12, 2017 4:50 pm

Went over my story one last time. Good thing too. There were more nitpicks than I thought there were and I decided to delete two small paragraphs that didn't seem to fit. And I took out those pesky mini, sparkly purple spotted flying unicorns. And one I liked but with the changes I made from the original I couldn't find a place for it. Some other minor changes also plus one last move of a sentence back to the opening. Gaaa.



Actually no pesky mini, sparkly purple spotted flying unicorns. Still need a story with them though. I had a partial idea once. Something about a mad wizard wanting to experiment on them. And maybe something with quicksand??? Can't figure out how I was going to use that though.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34

Postby Ishmael » Mon Mar 13, 2017 4:23 am

The unicorns have to fly because the ground is all quicksand of course! The mad wizard lives in a submarine house under the quicksand where he imprisons everyone who sinks in the sand and turns them into sand eels.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34

Postby Dustin Adams » Mon Mar 13, 2017 5:05 am

I am definitely not in this time. :(

Will be cheering for the old-school gang!
Because let's face it, without a new sign up in over a year - we're all veterans. wotf011
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34

Postby Imagination Vortex » Tue Mar 14, 2017 4:44 pm

Not sure if I'll be able to make this quarter. I really wanted to especially since I already missed the last two quarters and I don't want to miss a third in a row. I don't know why but lately I've just been in a funk with my writing. Maybe it has to do with having lost my job. Ever since then I've been in a funk with my writing. Totally the opposite in that I thought I'd have more time to write but that is not the case! Well I really hope I can at least finish the story and get it in for Q3.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34

Postby LDWriter2 » Tue Mar 14, 2017 8:51 pm

I am in.


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Probably spent too much time on the opening, probably the wrong trope even though I tried a couple of twists but probably not twisted enough. Since that last one failed so badly...
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34

Postby Ishmael » Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:08 am

Hey! Nobody gets to mope around here unless I mope. The ******** are trying to take my country away from me again. Are we downhearted? No! Once more, into the breach dear friends, once more ....
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34

Postby amoskalik » Thu Mar 16, 2017 5:42 am

Ishmael wrote:Hey! Nobody gets to mope around here unless I mope. The ******** are trying to take my country away from me again. Are we downhearted? No! Once more, into the breach dear friends, once more ....


We're all dealing with populism these days. 45 just invoked Andrew Jackson. Not a fan of Old Hickory, but at least his populism was forward looking unlike the backward looking strain popping up around the world these days.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34

Postby Ishmael » Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:58 am

We have just had an opinion poll in Scotland. 40% thought Scottish Trade with the EU was more important; 40% thought trade with the rest of the UK was more important.

Actual cash money figures: EU is 15% of Scottish trade and rest of UK over 60%.

You see the Scottish government is exploiting Brexit to make an excuse for independence and has been responding to every piece of economic news for the last six months by reciting that Brexit is the biggest threat to the economy.

I believe one of your guys once said words to the effect that you can fool some of the people all of the time?

Garrgghhhh!
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34

Postby disgruntledpeony » Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:18 pm

I'm tempted to try and whip my Story in a Day into a proper WotF submission.

I've got two weeks.

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34

Postby amoskalik » Fri Mar 17, 2017 5:50 am

Ishmael wrote:I believe one of your guys once said words to the effect that you can fool some of the people all of the time?
Garrgghhhh!


If what you're selling matches their inherent biases, then yes. Logic and a sense of proportion don't stand a chance against such tactics. The only option remaining is what my Grandmammy used to call "hard way learnin'" Of course in a democracy, this means teaching the lesson to everyone, not just those who need it.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34

Postby LDWriter2 » Thu Mar 23, 2017 9:02 pm

Ishmael wrote:Hey! Nobody gets to mope around here unless I mope. The ******** are trying to take my country away from me again. Are we downhearted? No! Once more, into the breach dear friends, once more ....



Finally refound this one.

You got that but here we got people trying to take the country back from people trying to take the country back wotf011
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