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Re: BASIL

Postby Ishmael » Mon Jun 02, 2014 8:18 am

From the Greek Basileus, meaning 'king'. Therefore it is the equivalent of Rex which is derived from Latin.

The OED speculates that ocimum basilicum, the king of all herbs, derives its name from some royal unguent since it was well known to Theophrastus.

Alternatively it was said to anaesthetize the sting of scorpions (basilisks) though it is believed that they ran through an awful lot of volunteers trying to make it work.
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Re: Success!

Postby s_c_baker » Mon Jun 02, 2014 8:28 am

And yet all I can see in my mind's eye is this:

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Re: Success!

Postby E.CaimanSands » Tue Jun 03, 2014 3:19 am

Fobok1 wrote:
Dustin Adams wrote:
s_c_baker wrote:Nice going, B.J.! wotf010
(And aha! A NAME!)

Unless B.J. is on his birth certificate, we still don't have a name. wotf23


The only people who call me Basil are doctors and the government. Even the bank calls me B.J., so it's more my name than anything else. :)

But seriously, way to go! I know you've been working toward this for a while, I'm glad to see the sale.
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Our neighbour has a dog called Basil. An excellent name--for a dog.
We often hear her out in the yard, yelling "BASIL!" as loud as she can.
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Re: Success!

Postby Isto » Wed Jun 04, 2014 6:45 am

E.CaimanSands wrote:
Our neighbour has a dog called Basil. An excellent name--for a dog.
We often hear her out in the yard, yelling "BASIL!" as loud as she can.
Possibly you have to be British to fully appreciate this. (Or just raised on Fawlty Towers.)


Did your neighbor use the same voice as Fawlty's wife? You know, the snappy two-note one that sounded like she was cursing when she called him? Yes, raised on Fawlty Towers, Danger Mouse, and Monty Python.
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Re: Success!

Postby preston » Wed Jun 04, 2014 5:47 pm

Isto wrote:
E.CaimanSands wrote:
Our neighbour has a dog called Basil. An excellent name--for a dog.
We often hear her out in the yard, yelling "BASIL!" as loud as she can.
Possibly you have to be British to fully appreciate this. (Or just raised on Fawlty Towers.)


Did your neighbor use the same voice as Fawlty's wife? You know, the snappy two-note one that sounded like she was cursing when she called him? Yes, raised on Fawlty Towers, Danger Mouse, and Monty Python.


I believe the name of the hotel was Farty Towels, not Faulty Towers...just saying.

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Re: Success!

Postby Isto » Wed Jun 04, 2014 7:11 pm

preston wrote:
Isto wrote:
E.CaimanSands wrote:
Our neighbour has a dog called Basil. An excellent name--for a dog.
We often hear her out in the yard, yelling "BASIL!" as loud as she can.
Possibly you have to be British to fully appreciate this. (Or just raised on Fawlty Towers.)


Did your neighbor use the same voice as Fawlty's wife? You know, the snappy two-note one that sounded like she was cursing when she called him? Yes, raised on Fawlty Towers, Danger Mouse, and Monty Python.


I believe the name of the hotel was Farty Towels, not Faulty Towers...just saying.


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Re: Success!

Postby katsincommand » Tue Jun 10, 2014 3:54 am

I have a story up at Daily Science Fiction today.

http://dailysciencefiction.com/science- ... of-glasses
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Re: Success!

Postby Dustin Adams » Tue Jun 10, 2014 5:39 am

katsincommand wrote:I have a story up at Daily Science Fiction today.

http://dailysciencefiction.com/science- ... of-glasses


Awesome!
I will check it out shortly.
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Re: Success!

Postby ThomasKCarpenter » Tue Jun 10, 2014 5:40 am

katsincommand wrote:I have a story up at Daily Science Fiction today.

http://dailysciencefiction.com/science- ... of-glasses


Woot!
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Re: Success!

Postby storysinger » Tue Jun 10, 2014 6:00 am

I read your story Dawn. Good work. Congrats on your sale.
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Re: Success!

Postby AlistairKimble » Tue Jun 10, 2014 6:06 am

katsincommand wrote:I have a story up at Daily Science Fiction today.

http://dailysciencefiction.com/science- ... of-glasses


Congratulations, Dawn! That was a fun story!

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Re: Success!

Postby bobsandiego » Tue Jun 10, 2014 6:20 am

katsincommand wrote:I have a story up at Daily Science Fiction today.

http://dailysciencefiction.com/science- ... of-glasses

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Re: Success!

Postby Matthias » Tue Jun 10, 2014 9:06 am

katsincommand wrote:I have a story up at Daily Science Fiction today.

http://dailysciencefiction.com/science- ... of-glasses


Just read it -- nice job, Dawn wotf010
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Re: Success!

Postby george nik. » Tue Jun 10, 2014 2:44 pm

Congrats, Dawn!
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Re: Success!

Postby preston » Tue Jun 10, 2014 5:38 pm

Congratulations, Dawn. Your story oozes originality. Time monkeys! wotf009

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Re: Success!

Postby klaatu » Tue Jun 10, 2014 11:05 pm

Congratulations, Dawn.


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Re: Success!

Postby klaatu » Tue Jun 10, 2014 11:09 pm

And more success. Myself, Preston Dennett and David Steffen in ASIM 59. And edited by David Kernot. I picked up my copy at Continuum on Friday night.

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Re: Success!

Postby AlistairKimble » Wed Jun 11, 2014 6:45 am

Congratulations, Steve, Preston, and Dave! I'm looking forward to reading the stories!

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Re: Success!

Postby storysinger » Wed Jun 11, 2014 7:50 am

Congratulations Steve, Preston, and David. Way to go. Nice cover art too.
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Re: Success!

Postby Rebecca Birch » Wed Jun 11, 2014 8:05 am

Hooray to Dawn, Steve, David, and Preston!

And how awesome is it to be able to congratulate four people at once? Way to go, WotF forum folks!

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Re: Success!

Postby Kary English » Wed Jun 11, 2014 9:57 am

Woo hoo!
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Re: Success!

Postby george nik. » Wed Jun 11, 2014 2:37 pm

Congrats Steve, Preston and David! Three forumites in one issue! wotf007
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Re: Success!

Postby preston » Wed Jun 11, 2014 5:43 pm

Thanks, guys! I haven't seen the actual issue of ASIM yet, but I'm super-excited. And in case anyone's interested, guess whose story inspired the cover art? Mine!
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Re: Success!

Postby klaatu » Wed Jun 11, 2014 10:58 pm

george nik. wrote:Congrats Steve, Preston and David! Three forumites in one issue! wotf007


Thanks, Nik.

But it's four.

Can I just point out that the editor, David Kernot, is a forumite also. Davidk.


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Re: Success!

Postby Bob Writer » Wed Jun 11, 2014 11:06 pm

Dear Sir,

Congratulations to Miss Dawn, Master David, Master David, and Master Preston.

That hack, that lame excuse for a writer Cameron, can just sod off.

Yours writingly,

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Re: Success!

Postby E.CaimanSands » Thu Jun 12, 2014 2:56 am

Conga rats to Dawn, Steve, David, and Preston! wotf007

And yes, I have news myself. Another pro-rate sale! wotf006 A flash piece to the T. Gene Davis Speculative Blog. That's my third sale now, first flash sale, and first humour sale. So someone finds me funny. Which is nice to know. wotf004
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Re: Success!

Postby Rebecca Birch » Thu Jun 12, 2014 6:40 am

E.CaimanSands wrote:Conga rats to Dawn, Steve, David, and Preston! wotf007

And yes, I have news myself. Another pro-rate sale! wotf006 A flash piece to the T. Gene Davis Speculative Blog. That's my third sale now, first flash sale, and first humour sale. So someone finds me funny. Which is nice to know. wotf004


Super congratulations, Elinor! Doing my best happy-snappy dance for you. wotf007
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Re: Success!

Postby Rebecca Birch » Thu Jun 12, 2014 6:43 am

My story, Life Out of Harmony, is now out at Perihelion Science Fiction. This story was a flat rejection from the contest in Q3 of last year, which seriously bummed me out, because I loved the story. Was glad to find that someone else liked it as much as I did.

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Re: Success!

Postby s_c_baker » Thu Jun 12, 2014 9:18 am

Conga rats all around!

And a new jar of the finest moustache wax for Bob. Keep a stiff upper lip chap, eh what?
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Re: Success!

Postby george nik. » Thu Jun 12, 2014 5:20 pm

Congrats, Elinor and Rebecca!
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