Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

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Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

Postby RSchibler » Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:18 am

Brittany that's FANTASTIC! Congratulations! Kiss those baby cheeks and cheer! Woo-Hoo! Always a joy when there's a forumite finalist.
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Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

Postby KD Julicher » Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:15 am

Wulf Moon wrote:It's gotten awfully quiet in here. Who hasn't reported in yet? We need some detectives. Look for guilty faces. Hunt down those that suddenly go silent, that's a dead giveaway. Bring out the RACK! Make them SQUAWK!



Ahem.

Looking at you, Wulf.

(I got an HM, just haven't been on this forum).
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Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

Postby thegirlintheglasses » Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:18 am

Wulf Moon wrote:CONGRATULATIONS, BRITTANY! WELL DONE!

Now go click on that extra smiley button and put up your I MADE FINALIST smiley! You earned it!

That's quite an accomplishment! Tops out of what's probably close to two thousand entries from around the world! Many at that level are professionally published, but haven't pro'd out yet. Be proud.

And write your next! Every. Single. Quarter.

Until you win!

Cheers!

~Moon~


Every. Single. Quarter. -- wotf009 I'm on it! Thanks so much for the encouragement! This put a huge boost of wind in my sails.

PS I have no idea how to put on those cute little smiles with signs. Or I would post one :)
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Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

Postby KD Julicher » Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:07 am

thegirlintheglasses wrote:
PS I have no idea how to put on those cute little smiles with signs. Or I would post one :)



Congrats, New Mom and Finalist!

When you make a post, there are smilies to the side. If you click "View more smilies" you can get the signpost smiles.
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Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

Postby thegirlintheglasses » Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:31 am

KD Julicher wrote:
thegirlintheglasses wrote:
When you make a post, there are smilies to the side. If you click "View more smilies" you can get the signpost smiles.


wotf058 hahaha! I did it! Thank you!
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Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

Postby Wulf Moon » Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:52 am

Wave that sign proudly, Brittany! You worked hard for that sign! Three cheers for Brittany's success, all! Hip, hip....
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Q4 Vol 35 "Super-Duper Moongirl..."
Annual Critters Readers' Choice Award: First Place, "War Dog," Best SF&F Short Story of 2018
Gala Awards Ceremony Speech: https://youtu.be/9Vf1eeeKPRA Located at 1:09: 00

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Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

Postby SCAFontaine » Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:41 am

Congrats Brittany!!!

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Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

Postby amoskalik » Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:02 am

Congrats!
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Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

Postby preston » Tue Nov 27, 2018 12:56 pm

thegirlintheglasses wrote:
KD Julicher wrote:
thegirlintheglasses wrote:
When you make a post, there are smilies to the side. If you click "View more smilies" you can get the signpost smiles.


wotf058 hahaha! I did it! Thank you!


Fantastic news! Congratulations! Hope you win! wotf009

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Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

Postby TimE » Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:25 pm

Well done Brittany. Hope it launches your career.
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Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

Postby Wulf Moon » Tue Nov 27, 2018 3:44 pm

Just got the call from contest coordinator Joni Labaqui. It's now okay for me to wave this sign:

wotf059

SECOND PLACE!

I'm going to Hollywood!

I get to meet Preston! Where's that Topanga Canyon banner?

Fortune favor the brave...in hopefully less time than it took me!

All the beast,

~Moon~
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Q4 Vol 35 "Super-Duper Moongirl..."
Annual Critters Readers' Choice Award: First Place, "War Dog," Best SF&F Short Story of 2018
Gala Awards Ceremony Speech: https://youtu.be/9Vf1eeeKPRA Located at 1:09: 00

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Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

Postby preston » Tue Nov 27, 2018 3:52 pm

Wulf Moon wrote:Just got the call from contest coordinator Joni Labaqui. It's now okay for me to wave this sign:

wotf059

SECOND PLACE!

I'm going to Hollywood!

I get to meet Preston! Where's that Topanga Canyon banner?

Fortune favor the brave...in hopefully less time than it took me!

All the beast,

~Moon~



Wulf! Wow! Fan-freaking-tastic. Amazing. Wow! Congratulations. I know how you must be feeling right now. Second place! So wonderful. You so deserved this win! I can't wait to meet you. I'm delighted and honored to be your TOC mate. I'm so looking forward to reading your story. This forum rules! I'm just so darn happy for you. The Moon has risen!

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Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

Postby RSchibler » Tue Nov 27, 2018 3:57 pm

YAAAAY!!!!
Trying to refute entropy with words.

Vol34: R, HM, R
Vol35: HM, R, R, HM
Vol36: R, pending

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Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

Postby thegirlintheglasses » Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:47 pm

Wulf Moon wrote:Just got the call from contest coordinator Joni Labaqui. It's now okay for me to wave this sign:

wotf059

SECOND PLACE!

I'm going to Hollywood!

I get to meet Preston! Where's that Topanga Canyon banner?

Fortune favor the brave...in hopefully less time than it took me!

All the beast,

~Moon~

Gahhhhhh you are amazing!!!! Congratulations. I'm super happy for you!!!! You so deserve this. Legendary!!! The moon has indeed risen. Awoooooh (that's supposed to be a wolf howl lol)
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Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

Postby KD Julicher » Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:48 pm

Wulf Moon wrote:Just got the call from contest coordinator Joni Labaqui. It's now okay for me to wave this sign:

wotf059

SECOND PLACE!

I'm going to Hollywood!

I get to meet Preston! Where's that Topanga Canyon banner?

Fortune favor the brave...in hopefully less time than it took me!

All the beast,

~Moon~


Huge, huge congratulations! I'm so thrilled for you! Have a BLAST in H'wood, Moon!
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Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

Postby SCAFontaine » Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:36 pm

That's so awesome Wulf!! Congratulations!!! How exciting and thrilling!!

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Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

Postby TimE » Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:53 am

Who was it said - "It's awfully quiet around here"?

That's great Wulf. You must be over the …

Well done. Tenacity and hard work pays off.
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Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

Postby storysinger » Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:49 am

So awesome to read the news about your finalist notification Brittany. wotf026
And you Wulf, second place, how crazy cool is that. wotf010

Congratulations to the two of you.
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Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

Postby Sataris » Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:06 am

Wulf Moon wrote:Just got the call from contest coordinator Joni Labaqui. It's now okay for me to wave this sign:

wotf059

SECOND PLACE!

I'm going to Hollywood!

I get to meet Preston! Where's that Topanga Canyon banner?

Fortune favor the brave...in hopefully less time than it took me!

All the beast,

~Moon~


yeaaaaaah! congrats wulf! so well-deserved! looking forward to meeting you in april!

and huge congrats to the finalists as well! those are some killer stories!
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Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

Postby Eagerink » Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:52 pm

Wow! Congratulations to the winners and finalists and everybody!
wotf045

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Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

Postby Wulf Moon » Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:07 pm

Thank you for your good wishes, one and all!

Cheers!
Wulf Moon
Q4 Vol 35 "Super-Duper Moongirl..."
Annual Critters Readers' Choice Award: First Place, "War Dog," Best SF&F Short Story of 2018
Gala Awards Ceremony Speech: https://youtu.be/9Vf1eeeKPRA Located at 1:09: 00

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Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

Postby Wulf Moon » Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:08 pm

See you in Hollywood, Sataris! Best of success on winning the Golden Pen! I look forward to reading your story!
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Q4 Vol 35 "Super-Duper Moongirl..."
Annual Critters Readers' Choice Award: First Place, "War Dog," Best SF&F Short Story of 2018
Gala Awards Ceremony Speech: https://youtu.be/9Vf1eeeKPRA Located at 1:09: 00

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Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

Postby Bartleby » Wed Nov 28, 2018 5:46 pm

Congratulations, Wulf and Brittany!!! wotf010 wotf010 wotf010
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Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

Postby vsutherland01 » Sun Dec 02, 2018 2:04 pm

Congratulations Wulf! Second place is amazing. I hope you have a good time in CA and tell us all about it come april.
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Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

Postby preston » Sun Dec 02, 2018 4:34 pm

Results have been posted on the blog. I see your name there, Wulf! It's now official!


https://www.writersofthefuture.com/writers-of-the-future-4th-quarter-standings-for-year-35/

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Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

Postby preston » Sun Dec 02, 2018 4:38 pm

Wow, over 200 HMs on the list. The competition must have been fierce.

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Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

Postby LDWriter2 » Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:36 pm

Congrats to Brittany the finalist and congratulations to Wulf the Second placer
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Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

Postby Thomas Woodward » Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:22 am

Congrats Wulf and Brittany! You both deserve this so much!
3x R
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Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

Postby glenn84 » Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:44 am

Congrats Wulf and Brittany! You earned it!
HM x 5
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Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

Postby Wulf Moon » Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:13 am

Again, thanks for all the good wishes, gang! Don't neglect to sign up for 4 in 36. Four years ago, I challenged myself to enter every quarter. While I didn't make every quarter (my wife was going through serious health issues) out of the 15 times I entered, 14 received honors, from HM to semifinalist to finalist and the win. Each quarter challenged me to improve my skills, and it will do the same for you. It's also why I put up my Super Secret Bonus Challenge. Why? Go read the rest there.

All the beast,

~Moon~
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Q4 Vol 35 "Super-Duper Moongirl..."
Annual Critters Readers' Choice Award: First Place, "War Dog," Best SF&F Short Story of 2018
Gala Awards Ceremony Speech: https://youtu.be/9Vf1eeeKPRA Located at 1:09: 00


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