Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Postby Henckel » Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:28 pm

So... I've not received any "rejection" or "first pass" emails yet. Anyone else out there in the same situation?

the anticipation is twisting my guts! (or maybe its just the burritos from last night)

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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Postby storysinger » Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:40 pm

Henckel wrote:So... I've not received any "rejection" or "first pass" emails yet. Anyone else out there in the same situation?


Email Joni, she'll be happy to let you know if you're still in.
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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Postby Wulf Moon » Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:08 pm

It's proper to wait for results, not to add to the coordinator's workload by checking on something like whether or not we made the first pass. We don't even know Joni's gotten through what's likely close to 2000 rejections. Patience. Professional practices begin here, and will serve everyone well when they submit to other pro markets.

Just sayin'.

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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Postby Henckel » Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:31 pm

Thanks Storyslinger and Wulf Moon. I appreciate both your comments.

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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Postby storysinger » Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:13 am

That's a creative way of spelling you have. When my guitar is strapped on I am a story slinger.
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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Postby Henckel » Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:30 pm

When my guitar is strapped on I'm... Well just making noise.

I've been attempting to learn Zakk Wylde's artificial pinched harmonics at the top end of a full bend. Not easy.

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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Postby DylCary » Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:16 pm

I wonder if any of us will start hearing back about post-First Pass rejections before the 30th?

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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Postby michaeljwyantjr » Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:09 am

DylCary wrote:I wonder if any of us will start hearing back about post-First Pass rejections before the 30th?

*goes back to twitching*


Given Joni’s message about not having results before the end of this quarter, I wouldn’t think so.

Feel free to put the twitching on hold for 12 days. ;)
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  • sHM:0
  • SF:0
  • F:0
  • Last: HM, Q3 v35
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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Postby Wulf Moon » Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:22 pm

Thursday is coming. All I can say.

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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Postby DylCary » Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:48 pm

Wulf Moon wrote:Thursday is coming. All I can say.

I haven't felt this level of foreboding excitement from a single line since Gandalf said, "You shall not PASS."

Do you know something we don't, Wulf? wotf007
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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Postby VinSev » Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:50 pm

As in Thursday the 20th...?

Don't leave us hanging!!!
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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Postby thewritescott » Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:48 pm

storysinger wrote:
Henckel wrote:So... I've not received any "rejection" or "first pass" emails yet. Anyone else out there in the same situation?


Email Joni, she'll be happy to let you know if you're still in.


I'm not entered into Q3. BUT, I've had the same thing in past contest quarters. It all gets sorted out eventually. I think they sometimes come in batches. As others have said, Thursday will be here before anyone knows it

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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Postby Henckel » Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:38 am

thewritescott wrote:
storysinger wrote:
Henckel wrote:So... I've not received any "rejection" or "first pass" emails yet. Anyone else out there in the same situation?


Email Joni, she'll be happy to let you know if you're still in.


I'm not entered into Q3. BUT, I've had the same thing in past contest quarters. It all gets sorted out eventually. I think they sometimes come in batches. As others have said, Thursday will be here before anyone knows it



Thanks for your comment.

so... whats happening Thursday? I've seen a few posts but not sure what's happening? Preliminary results, perhaps.

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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Postby michaeljwyantjr » Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:30 am

Henckel wrote:
thewritescott wrote:
storysinger wrote:
Email Joni, she'll be happy to let you know if you're still in.


I'm not entered into Q3. BUT, I've had the same thing in past contest quarters. It all gets sorted out eventually. I think they sometimes come in batches. As others have said, Thursday will be here before anyone knows it



Thanks for your comment.

so... whats happening Thursday? I've seen a few posts but not sure what's happening? Preliminary results, perhaps.


“Thursday” is kind of a boogeyman term referring to the day all the responses come out, which, traditionally, has usually been all at once.

I believe it comes from the fact results were released on Thursdays relatively consistently for a bit, though that hasn’t been the case for a few years now.

TL;DR:
Thursday is coming = Winter is coming
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  • sHM:0
  • SF:0
  • F:0
  • Last: HM, Q3 v35
  • Pending, Q4 v35

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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Postby Henckel » Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:24 am

Ha ha. Nice

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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Postby Wulf Moon » Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:40 am

Or, "Thursday is coming" can actually mean someone knows more results are about to come in. Or, "Thursday is coming" can actually mean that the next day will indeed be Thursday. Or, "Thursday is coming" can actually mean that one date in the unknown future, all results will be completed and winners will have been notified. Or, "Thursday is coming" can allude to the general observation that many times results have come in on Thursdays.

You decide.

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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Postby michaeljwyantjr » Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:44 am

Basically, start panicking. wotf001
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  • sHM:0
  • SF:0
  • F:0
  • Last: HM, Q3 v35
  • Pending, Q4 v35

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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Postby storysinger » Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:24 pm

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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Postby DylCary » Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:07 pm

Just got Mr. Farland's newsletter over email, and let me say that it seems he is *definitely* in the middle of some WOTF stories. And he has *opinions*.

/gulp/

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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Postby KristyEmber » Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:32 pm

Well, it’s not Thursday in Australia anymore...

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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Postby vsutherland01 » Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:16 pm

DylCary wrote:Just got Mr. Farland's newsletter over email, and let me say that it seems he is *definitely* in the middle of some WOTF stories. And he has *opinions*.

/gulp/

*twitch twitch twitch*


I love his blog posts when he is in the middle of judging the contest haha. We are sooooo busted!
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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Postby Henckel » Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:27 pm

KristyEmber wrote:Well, it’s not Thursday in Australia anymore...


Where in AU are you? (not sure if I've asked you this before)
I've driven the east cost from the Townsville to Melbourne and then west into South AU. I even worked Buller Mt ski fields when I was younger.

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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Postby Henckel » Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:28 pm

DylCary wrote:Just got Mr. Farland's newsletter over email, and let me say that it seems he is *definitely* in the middle of some WOTF stories. And he has *opinions*.

/gulp/

*twitch twitch twitch*


Which news letters? I get Joni's emails, but I haven't seen DF's.

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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Postby michaeljwyantjr » Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:57 pm

Henckel wrote:
DylCary wrote:Just got Mr. Farland's newsletter over email, and let me say that it seems he is *definitely* in the middle of some WOTF stories. And he has *opinions*.

/gulp/

*twitch twitch twitch*


Which news letters? I get Joni's emails, but I haven't seen DF's.


I think you can sign up here:
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WotF Results:
  • R:2
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  • sHM:0
  • SF:0
  • F:0
  • Last: HM, Q3 v35
  • Pending, Q4 v35

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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Postby Beth Powers » Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:03 pm

I forgot to check in here, but I got the first pass email on September 10th (I submitted on June 30th). I also just realized it's almost the end of the quarter, so I'd better get something lined up. Looks like I'm not going to achieve my goal of not submitting at the last minute this time either....

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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Postby Henckel » Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:20 pm

I think you can sign up here:
https://mystorydoctor.com


Thanks!

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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Postby Wulf Moon » Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:06 pm

Well, it was Thursday....alas, for Dave! He went into the hospital on Thursday with sepsis, got put on antibiotics, and it looks like he's on the road to recovery. Good to hear...we could have lost our esteemed judge!

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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Postby DylCary » Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:07 pm

Wulf Moon wrote:Well, it was Thursday....alas, for Dave! He went into the hospital on Thursday with sepsis, got put on antibiotics, and it looks like he's on the road to recovery. Good to hear...we could have lost our esteemed judge!

wotf015 Oh no! I'm glad to hear he's okay. Here's hoping for a most speedy recovery.
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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Postby VinSev » Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:10 pm

Here's Dave's latest blog post:

https://mystorydoctor.com/how-to-bore-a ... -to-death/

Happy to say that I don't think I'm guilty of any of these in my Q3.

So glad that Dave is alright and recovered from his hospital stay!
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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Postby michaeljwyantjr » Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:16 pm

VinSev wrote:Here's Dave's latest blog post:

https://mystorydoctor.com/how-to-bore-a ... -to-death/

Happy to say that I don't think I'm guilty of any of these in my Q3.

So glad that Dave is alright and recovered from his hospital stay!


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I know that at this very moment, there is probably someone who is trying to figure out how to use all of these techniques together and still write a successful opening. Please, I beg you, try to find some better use for your time.


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WotF Results:
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  • HM:6
  • sHM:0
  • SF:0
  • F:0
  • Last: HM, Q3 v35
  • Pending, Q4 v35


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