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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Isto » Fri Aug 17, 2012 7:58 pm

Odd. I, too, received a spam about finding a dentist. Fortunately, I am quite happy with mine and deleted it without even taking a peak. See what a good job he's done? wotf007
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby austinDm » Fri Aug 17, 2012 8:09 pm

132 pages!?! It is Q3 now, right? wotf011

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby morshana » Fri Aug 17, 2012 10:38 pm

Q1 - 29 is the Energizer Bunny. On steroids.

Or speed. He just keeps going and going and going...
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Postby Isto » Sat Aug 18, 2012 5:05 pm

But we are so close to 4000 posts.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby gower21 » Sat Aug 18, 2012 7:51 pm

Viva la Q1 thread!!

Q1 thread rocks!!

Couple of random thoughts on Q1:

Does anyone else want to type Q1 as Q! (with an exclamation point)?

If Q1 was an animal what kind of animal would it be?

If a post is deleted in the Q1 thread how long will it take for someone to fill in the blank gapping hole with a knock knock joke?

I beg to differ on the energizer bunny remark. I'm thinking more StayPuff Marshmallow Man. See, Q1 is large, some would say enormous-- but mostly filled with a fluffy gooey substance. It has a blue hat (see WOTF website banner above). And when poked it has a depth of feeling and meaning that goes beyond reason or sanity even. Besides, the biggest hint of all that this thread is the Marshmallow Man: Where do you think we got all the marshmallows for the shooters? Hm?

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Postby AMcCarter » Sun Aug 19, 2012 9:51 am

gower21 wrote:Viva la Q1 thread!!

Q1 thread rocks!!

Couple of random thoughts on Q1:

Does anyone else want to type Q1 as Q! (with an exclamation point)?

If Q1 was an animal what kind of animal would it be?

If a post is deleted in the Q1 thread how long will it take for someone to fill in the blank gapping hole with a knock knock joke?

I beg to differ on the energizer bunny remark. I'm thinking more StayPuff Marshmallow Man. See, Q1 is large, some would say enormous-- but mostly filled with a fluffy gooey substance. It has a blue hat (see WOTF website banner above). And when poked it has a depth of feeling and meaning that goes beyond reason or sanity even. Besides, the biggest hint of all that this thread is the Marshmallow Man: Where do you think we got all the marshmallows for the shooters? Hm?


Tina, it's time for your meds.

Also, I would say Q1 is a slow loris or maybe a sloth. Slow, steady, and fuzzy.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby morshana » Sun Aug 19, 2012 12:00 pm

How about a monkey banging cymbals? Big grin. Won't ever stop, even when you toss it to the bottom of the lake. Sitting down their banging while the Energizer Bunny runs slow, wet circles around it, falls over in the silt, and keeps going, digging deeper and deeper.
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Postby E.CaimanSands » Sun Aug 19, 2012 1:12 pm

If this thread were an animal, it would be an elderly alligator of course. On account of the fact that it is extremely long.
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Postby Isto » Sun Aug 19, 2012 4:38 pm

gower21 wrote:Viva la Q1 thread!!

Does anyone else want to type Q1 as Q! (with an exclamation point)?

If Q1 was an animal what kind of animal would it be?

If a post is deleted in the Q1 thread how long will it take for someone to fill in the blank gapping hole with a knock knock joke?

And when poked it has a depth of feeling and meaning that goes beyond reason or sanity even. Besides, the biggest hint of all that this thread is the Marshmallow Man: Where do you think we got all the marshmallows for the shooters? Hm?



What animal would Q! be? A phoenix, of course. Consumed in the finality of decision, it rises from ashes to begin another long life. By allowing it to live for so long, Q! has evolved into a living thing. Maybe a gator-like phoenix. I'm trying to visualize what that would look like... a red feathered dragon, I suppose.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Travesty » Mon Aug 20, 2012 8:32 am

On the tangent of light-hearted speculation on the fate of this thread (e.g. what sort of animal would it be) what will be the result when the thread becomes self-aware? wotf003 Will it be bent on destroying all humans a la Bender from Futurama/Terminator? More altruistic? Offering creative writing critiques throughout all forms of online media (it will have a heyday trying to fix all the mistakes/problems on facebook! Nearly as many errors as found in popular news media! :D) Something else entirely? wotf010

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby gower21 » Mon Aug 20, 2012 10:02 am

Loving all the Q! speculation. Great animal choices. I think when we figure it out, it WILL come alive as Travesty has pointed out.

And Amanda, I don't take any meds...but perhaps you're on to something there... ;)

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Postby Humboldt Steve » Mon Aug 20, 2012 1:47 pm

gower21 wrote:Viva la Q1 thread!!

Q1 thread rocks!!

If Q1 was an animal what kind of animal would it be?



Kitteh, of course wotf019


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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby austinDm » Mon Aug 20, 2012 2:38 pm

Humboldt Steve wrote:
gower21 wrote:Viva la Q1 thread!!

Q1 thread rocks!!

If Q1 was an animal what kind of animal would it be?



Kitteh, of course wotf019


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Postby Isto » Mon Aug 20, 2012 7:53 pm

Travesty wrote:On the tangent of light-hearted speculation on the fate of this thread (e.g. what sort of animal would it be) what will be the result when the thread becomes self-aware? wotf003 Will it be bent on destroying all humans a la Bender from Futurama/Terminator? More altruistic? Offering creative writing critiques throughout all forms of online media (it will have a heyday trying to fix all the mistakes/problems on facebook! Nearly as many errors as found in popular news media! :D) Something else entirely? wotf010

(Had to contribute to the new goal of reaching 4000 posts) wotf011


Or perhaps, like the computer in Colossus, The Forbin Project, it will conspire with another thread and put us through unspeakable psychological experiments to understand our human nature in order to control our destructive impulses. Thus, it saves us from ourselves. Or was that the sequel?

By the way, I noticed they are going to teach how to sing 'Soft Kitty' in Klingon at Chicon. So tempted.
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Postby Isto » Thu Aug 23, 2012 8:40 pm

It was Thursday. wotf005
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Postby gower21 » Thu Aug 23, 2012 8:59 pm

Isto wrote:It was Thursday. wotf005


Yes. The echo's of Thursdays past ripple though this thread.

See, this ^ *see above attempt* is why I don't write poetry.

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Postby dantzel » Thu Aug 23, 2012 11:51 pm

I think we've OD'd on Q1 and have no effort left for the other threads.

Oh, Q1, what have you done to us?
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Isto » Fri Aug 24, 2012 6:38 pm

I think Q1 is like a favorite pair of sneakers. Well, worn. Comfy and familiar.

Speaking of things that stink, how many readers does it take to guarantee an error-free story?
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Postby Isto » Wed Sep 05, 2012 8:24 pm

Well, what do you know. It's Thursday! wotf001
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Postby klaatu » Wed Sep 05, 2012 11:45 pm

This must be Thursday. I never could get the hang of Thursdays.




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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby gower21 » Thu Oct 18, 2012 9:26 pm

Whenever the waits get long for the other quarters I come back here and like to be reminded how wonderful and creative long waits can get.

Quarter 3 better step it up! I wonder at what point Q3 and Q4 will end up being announced together? Or sort of on top of each other like Q1 and Q2.

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Imagination Vortex » Thu Oct 18, 2012 9:53 pm

Yes, whenever someone writes a post about how the wait is killing them, I laugh and think to myself, if only they knew. If only they knew...

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Postby george nik. » Thu Oct 18, 2012 11:49 pm

The notorious Q1 waiting game...

Sure, but let's not forget that at this point in Q1 almost all rejections had been already handed out (apart from LAMPS and the "hold" pile) and in another week HMs started flowing in.

While in Q3 we have nothing... wotf002
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Postby E.CaimanSands » Fri Oct 19, 2012 3:40 am

Aargh! The Q! 29 thread is still alive!

Kill! Kill! Kill!

Chomp. Chomp. Chomp. Chomp. Chomp. Chomp.
Chomp. Chomp. Chomp. Chomp. Chomp. Chomp.
Chomp. Chomp. Chomp. Chomp. Chomp. Chomp.
Chomp. Chomp. Chomp. Chomp. Chomp. Chomp.

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Postby george nik. » Fri Oct 19, 2012 5:13 am

Might be a nice tribute to Q1 to reach 4000 posts, eventually...
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Strycher » Fri Oct 19, 2012 5:16 am

Imagination Vortex wrote:Yes, whenever someone writes a post about how the wait is killing them, I laugh and think to myself, if only they knew.


This. This all day. My forehead is red from headdesk.

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Travesty » Fri Oct 19, 2012 5:22 am

Yay, it's back! We may reach the next thousand mark yet!
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Kary English » Fri Oct 19, 2012 8:40 am

george nik. wrote:
While in Q3 we have nothing... wotf002


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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby morshana » Fri Oct 19, 2012 9:13 am

Kary English wrote:
george nik. wrote:
While in Q3 we have nothing... wotf002


The Q3 is a LIE!


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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Isto » Fri Oct 19, 2012 12:09 pm

Oh, Q1-29. I have so missed you. The expectations. The wondering. The nail-biting. The fear. The fear to hope. The hope. The head banging. The long... long..... long..... LONG silence. The anger. The disappointment. The WTF??? results of the hold pile. Good times.

The next thousand? Why not!

By the way, I'm sending my Q1-29 rejection mainstream way. A little too close to the here and now... except for the genetic mutations. wotf007

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