NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

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Postby MeganG » Tue May 21, 2013 6:50 pm

Welcome, Jessica! And I realized I missed saying welcome to Tony and Alejandro, so...welcome, guys! wotf007
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Postby LDWriter2 » Wed May 22, 2013 9:08 pm

deeply_dreams wrote:Hi I'm Jessica. I'm from Ontario Canada and I just submitted my entry for Q3. This is my first time entering the contest so I'm hopeful, yet realistic about my chances haha!




A bit late but I give my welcome too.

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Postby morshana » Sat May 25, 2013 8:05 am

Welcome aboard, Jessica!
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Postby s_c_baker » Sun May 26, 2013 8:26 pm

deeply_dreams wrote:Hi I'm Jessica. I'm from Ontario Canada and I just submitted my entry for Q3. This is my first time entering the contest so I'm hopeful, yet realistic about my chances haha!

Hi, Jessica! Welcome and good luck. My first entry was a semi-finalist. (The problem has been all the entries SINCE then wotf019 )
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Postby MikeBach » Wed May 29, 2013 6:50 am

My pen name is Michael Bach. I'm a Canadian, but don't hold that against me unless you happen to be a very attractive woman. Also, don't tell my wife or my writing career will be quickly ended as my beloved will chop off my hands and burn all my computers and printouts. wotf003
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Postby s_c_baker » Wed May 29, 2013 8:12 am

MikeBach wrote:My pen name is Michael Bach. I'm a Canadian, but don't hold that against me unless you happen to be a very attractive woman. Also, don't tell my wife or my writing career will be quickly ended as my beloved will chop off my hands and burn all my computers and printouts. wotf003

Welcome, Mike! Sounds like you like to live dangerously. wotf007

I'm not an attractive woman, but if you and/or your wife would like to engage in mutilative and retaliatory behaviour anyway I can put on a dress... I like to make people happy when I can. wotf011
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Postby MikeBach » Wed May 29, 2013 8:25 am

s_c_baker wrote:
MikeBach wrote:My pen name is Michael Bach. I'm a Canadian, but don't hold that against me unless you happen to be a very attractive woman. Also, don't tell my wife or my writing career will be quickly ended as my beloved will chop off my hands and burn all my computers and printouts. wotf003

Welcome, Mike! Sounds like you like to live dangerously. wotf007

I'm not an attractive woman, but if you and/or your wife would like to engage in mutilative and retaliatory behaviour anyway I can put on a dress... I like to make people happy when I can. wotf011


I think you can avoid the dress and I will avoid my wife when and if needed.
For the record I'm not the jealous type - my wife is. Fortunately I can run very fast. wotf001
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Postby s_c_baker » Wed May 29, 2013 8:32 am

MikeBach wrote:I think you can avoid the dress

But but but donkeys!! In dresses!!!

Hmm... Sounds like a children's book. *wanders off wondering*
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Postby MikeBach » Wed May 29, 2013 9:04 am

s_c_baker wrote:
MikeBach wrote:I think you can avoid the dress

But but but donkeys!! In dresses!!!

Hmm... Sounds like a children's book. *wanders off wondering*


O.K. you can wear a dress, but I require, at least, a 2 meter no fly zone. wotf001
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Postby tmaulhardt » Wed May 29, 2013 11:42 am

Welcome new members, wearing dresses, pants, kilts, whatever. wotf046
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Postby morshana » Wed May 29, 2013 3:43 pm

Welcome, Mike!

I came here to see a donkey in a dress. *mumbles and walks away in disappointment*
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Postby Rebecca Birch » Wed May 29, 2013 3:53 pm

morshana wrote:Welcome, Mike!

I came here to see a donkey in a dress. *mumbles and walks away in disappointment*


Thank you, Jeanette, for making me smile.

And welcome to all the new folks!
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Postby LDWriter2 » Wed May 29, 2013 9:13 pm

MikeBach wrote:My pen name is Michael Bach. I'm a Canadian, but don't hold that against me unless you happen to be a very attractive woman. Also, don't tell my wife or my writing career will be quickly ended as my beloved will chop off my hands and burn all my computers and printouts. wotf003



Hello, there Nice to meet ya.


But where were you we could have used you a month or two ago.

Some of us entered a Canadian contest, one or two--not me--got in but with you it might have been three. wotf011


You better not watch the WotF video of the awards event then. So me nice looking woman there, including Tina the BIG prize winner. And I mean the price is big not her. wotf007
Working on turning Lead into Gold.

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HM-quarter 4 Volume 32
One HM for another contest
published in Strange New Worlds Ten.
Another HM http://onthepremises.com/minis/mini_18.html

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Postby LDWriter2 » Wed May 29, 2013 9:15 pm

morshana wrote:Welcome, Mike!

I came here to see a donkey in a dress. *mumbles and walks away in disappointment*



Hey, that would be unusual.


We have a rabbit here that probably would wear a dress sometimes and of course a gator but a donkey? Well, that would be different.
Working on turning Lead into Gold.

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The latest was Q1'12
HM-quarter 4 Volume 32
One HM for another contest
published in Strange New Worlds Ten.
Another HM http://onthepremises.com/minis/mini_18.html

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Postby morshana » Wed May 29, 2013 11:22 pm

LDWriter2 wrote:
morshana wrote:Welcome, Mike!

I came here to see a donkey in a dress. *mumbles and walks away in disappointment*



Hey, that would be unusual.


We have a rabbit here that probably would wear a dress sometimes and of course a gator but a donkey? Well, that would be different.


Yes. Yes it would.

Dance donkey dance! wotf013
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Postby austinDm » Thu May 30, 2013 2:42 am

morshana wrote:
LDWriter2 wrote:
morshana wrote:Welcome, Mike!

I came here to see a donkey in a dress. *mumbles and walks away in disappointment*



Hey, that would be unusual.


We have a rabbit here that probably would wear a dress sometimes and of course a gator but a donkey? Well, that would be different.


Yes. Yes it would.

Dance donkey dance! wotf013

I can't decide whether I should be scarred by this image or amused...

Welcome aboard, Mike!

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Postby klaatu » Thu May 30, 2013 12:21 pm

austinDm wrote:I can't decide whether I should be scarred by this image or amused...



Scarred. Most definitely scarred.


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Postby s_c_baker » Thu May 30, 2013 12:48 pm

klaatu wrote:
austinDm wrote:I can't decide whether I should be scarred by this image or amused...



Scarred. Most definitely scarred.


Image

I can't decide if "scarred" is a typo or a deliberate choice, or if it makes more or less sense than "scared." wotf019

I am totally changing my avatar to this image whenever I get the chance, so I can confuse and disturb everyone involved.
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Postby LDWriter2 » Thu May 30, 2013 9:05 pm

s_c_baker wrote:
klaatu wrote:
austinDm wrote:I can't decide whether I should be scarred by this image or amused...



Scarred. Most definitely scarred.


Image

I can't decide if "scarred" is a typo or a deliberate choice, or if it makes more or less sense than "scared." wotf019

I am totally changing my avatar to this image whenever I get the chance, so I can confuse and disturb everyone involved.



No Comment.
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Postby morshana » Thu May 30, 2013 10:14 pm

wotf010

Dancing Donkey!

wotf049

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Postby Flexi » Fri May 31, 2013 2:13 am

Hi everyone
I've been lurking around this forum for a while and thought I'd finally introduce myself. I've been a little intimidated at posting here after seeing how many contestants have honourable mentions and have been finalists. My tally: 6 form rejections and counting. I have my fingers and toes crossed for this quarter as I think I'm on the verge of disqualifying myself (which I'm obviously really happy about) but I would also really love something other than a form rejection.
Anyway, I'm an ecologist from Australia and write and read speculative fiction whenever I get a chance.
I'm looking forward to taking a closer look at the forums and seeing what I can learn here.

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Postby klaatu » Fri May 31, 2013 2:41 am

Welcome aboard, Flexi.

I'm also in Australia. Melbourne, in fact. Any chance we'll see you at continuum next weekend? Don't get overly concerned about the HM, reject thing. The contest, like any other market, is a matter of taste, so while those that get awards deserv them, hey do occasionally miss some great writers. Kevin J. Anderson comes to mind. Plus there have been a number of forumites who have won nothing but can no longer enter because of professional sales.


Good luck


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Postby Flexi » Fri May 31, 2013 4:29 am

klaatu wrote:Welcome aboard, Flexi.

I'm also in Australia. Melbourne, in fact. Any chance we'll see you at continuum next weekend? Don't get overly concerned about the HM, reject thing. The contest, like any other market, is a matter of taste, so while those that get awards deserv them, hey do occasionally miss some great writers. Kevin J. Anderson comes to mind. Plus there have been a number of forumites who have won nothing but can no longer enter because of professional sales.


Good luck


Steve


Hi Steve
Thanks for the welcome and words of encouragement. Alas I'm stuck in SA and can't get to C9.

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Postby s_c_baker » Fri May 31, 2013 5:32 am

Flexi wrote:Hi everyone
I've been lurking around this forum for a while and thought I'd finally introduce myself. I've been a little intimidated at posting here after seeing how many contestants have honourable mentions and have been finalists. My tally: 6 form rejections and counting. I have my fingers and toes crossed for this quarter as I think I'm on the verge of disqualifying myself (which I'm obviously really happy about) but I would also really love something other than a form rejection.
Anyway, I'm an ecologist from Australia and write and read speculative fiction whenever I get a chance.
I'm looking forward to taking a closer look at the forums and seeing what I can learn here.

Rees, I presume? wotf011

Welcome! :)

Edit: Incidentally, it's entirely possible to go from form rejections to gold prize. Tina Gower did it in Q1 of last year's anthology. wotf008
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Postby austinDm » Fri May 31, 2013 9:39 am

Flexi wrote:Hi everyone
I've been lurking around this forum for a while and thought I'd finally introduce myself. I've been a little intimidated at posting here after seeing how many contestants have honourable mentions and have been finalists. My tally: 6 form rejections and counting. I have my fingers and toes crossed for this quarter as I think I'm on the verge of disqualifying myself (which I'm obviously really happy about) but I would also really love something other than a form rejection.
Anyway, I'm an ecologist from Australia and write and read speculative fiction whenever I get a chance.
I'm looking forward to taking a closer look at the forums and seeing what I can learn here.

Welcome Flexi! I got my first honorable mention on submission #12, after 11 straight form rejections. Just keep entering until you win or pro out! wotf007

s_c_baker wrote:I can't decide if "scarred" is a typo or a deliberate choice, or if it makes more or less sense than "scared." wotf019


I meant "scarred" as in "scarred-for-life," and after Steve's generous contribution, I see that my choice of words was decidedly appropriate. wotf019

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Postby Flexi » Fri May 31, 2013 11:49 pm

austinDm wrote:Welcome Flexi! I got my first honorable mention on submission #12, after 11 straight form rejections. Just keep entering until you win or pro out! wotf007


Thanks, austinDm. Congrats on the HM. It's good to know there may be hope for me yet. wotf008

s_c_baker wrote:Rees, I presume? wotf011

Welcome! :)


Yes. I thought I recognised your avatar. I still haven't worked out how to post a picture of my lovely plumage. I should probably stop being lazy and go read the FAQ or something. wotf007

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Postby s_c_baker » Sat Jun 01, 2013 6:46 am

Flexi wrote:Yes. I thought I recognised your avatar. I still haven't worked out how to post a picture of my lovely plumage. I should probably stop being lazy and go read the FAQ or something. wotf007

There's a FAQ?!

Huh... So there is. Who knew? wotf001

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Postby bobsandiego » Sat Jun 01, 2013 7:22 am

s_c_baker wrote:
Flexi wrote:Yes. I thought I recognised your avatar. I still haven't worked out how to post a picture of my lovely plumage. I should probably stop being lazy and go read the FAQ or something. wotf007

There's a FAQ?!

Huh... So there is. Who knew? wotf001

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I've *never* been able to an avatar to work wotf016
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Postby Rebecca Birch » Sat Jun 01, 2013 7:38 am

bobsandiego wrote:
s_c_baker wrote:
Flexi wrote:Yes. I thought I recognised your avatar. I still haven't worked out how to post a picture of my lovely plumage. I should probably stop being lazy and go read the FAQ or something. wotf007

There's a FAQ?!

Huh... So there is. Who knew? wotf001

(You can set your avatar using the User Control Panel at the top left, btw)

I've *never* been able to an avatar to work wotf016


I had to get help from awesome forumites who are more tech savvy than I.
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Postby s_c_baker » Sat Jun 01, 2013 8:05 am

Stewart C Baker - 1st place, Q2 V32
My contest history: Semi-finalist, R, HM, R, R, HM, HM, R, R, R, R, HM, R, R, R, R, Winner
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