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R.Moon from The City of Champions is reading Less Than Zero & Imperial Bedrooms in tandem February 20, 2012 - 1:41pm

So what you're saying is that RT, Avery and myself will be bosses, with the fourth to be determined. :)

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner February 20, 2012 - 1:41pm

@Utah I don't plan on anyone beating me, ever. BOOM. But we could always talk to Kirk and see if one of the big shots who do the classes or something can throw their hat into the ring. 

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Jose F. Diaz from East Coast is reading short novels by various authors that change so much it isn't worth posting here. February 20, 2012 - 1:41pm

Maybe we could do a short flash contest as well....never mind that will just confuse this thread more than it needs to be. How about I take my noob as back and continue to work on my craft instead of this stuff. Just let me know when we begin.

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R.Moon from The City of Champions is reading Less Than Zero & Imperial Bedrooms in tandem February 20, 2012 - 1:42pm

Let the shit talking begin...

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Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry February 20, 2012 - 1:43pm

I thought a four week cycle, though protracted, would work out best for a lot of people.  You can crank out a competition final in a week, sure.  But can everyone do that consistently for five rounds?  A lot of members have children, or 2+ jobs, or a dedicated cocaine habit that takes time.

Four weeks just seemed humane.  Especially to lure in heavies like Richard, who is probably also working on a novel in addition to his master's degree in ass-kicking.

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Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry February 20, 2012 - 1:44pm

@Joseph:  There already is a bit of a flash contest.  If you'd like to see it expanded, I'd recommend talking to Chester Pane.  He's really spearheading the flash stuff.

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner February 20, 2012 - 1:46pm

  Let the shit talking begin..."

 

R. Moon, yo mama so fat her blood type is crisco! BooM!

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Jose F. Diaz from East Coast is reading short novels by various authors that change so much it isn't worth posting here. February 20, 2012 - 1:46pm

awesome utah, thanks. I will look it up.

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Jose F. Diaz from East Coast is reading short novels by various authors that change so much it isn't worth posting here. February 20, 2012 - 1:47pm

Matt, yo mama so short she could swan dive off a midgets dick. BOOM!

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R.Moon from The City of Champions is reading Less Than Zero & Imperial Bedrooms in tandem February 20, 2012 - 1:48pm

@Matt: Yo mama so broke I saw her kicking a can down the street and when I asked her what she was doing she said, "moving'.

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R.Moon from The City of Champions is reading Less Than Zero & Imperial Bedrooms in tandem February 20, 2012 - 1:48pm

BOOM! Oops...

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner February 20, 2012 - 1:49pm

If anyone needs me I will be at John Hopkins, cause, I just got BURNED. lol

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Jose F. Diaz from East Coast is reading short novels by various authors that change so much it isn't worth posting here. February 20, 2012 - 1:49pm

Rian, that was weak. Perhaps you should throw out that 90's yo mama book and find something a bit more current.

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner February 20, 2012 - 1:51pm

Rian, that was week. Perhaps you should throw out that 90's yo mama book and find something a bit more current."

 

aaaaaawwwwwww yyyyyeeeeahhhhhhh! FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT

 

Also Utah, like I said above which somehow got buried, like the final boss or whatever could be one of the big shots that do classes, or even Chuck. Maybe Kirk can hook it up? As in, you beat everyone then go on to bust your chops against a pro. 

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Bekanator from Kamloops, British Columbia is reading I'll Never Go Away Vol. II February 20, 2012 - 1:53pm

Let me in.  I'm game.

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R.Moon from The City of Champions is reading Less Than Zero & Imperial Bedrooms in tandem February 20, 2012 - 1:54pm

Rian, that was weak. Perhaps you should throw out that 90's yo mama book and find something a bit more current.

- Maybe I could borrow yours? I only keep real books on my shelves.

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner February 20, 2012 - 1:55pm

You forgot boom. 

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Jose F. Diaz from East Coast is reading short novels by various authors that change so much it isn't worth posting here. February 20, 2012 - 1:56pm

Judging by your comebacks you might want to read them instead of just collecting them.

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Jose F. Diaz from East Coast is reading short novels by various authors that change so much it isn't worth posting here. February 20, 2012 - 1:57pm

oh yeah...Boom.

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Dave from Austin is reading constantly February 20, 2012 - 1:57pm

OH snap!

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Richard from St. Louis is reading Dark Places by Gillian Flynn February 20, 2012 - 1:59pm

cool, sounds like a plan. 

as far as "bosses" that's where the seeding comes in. it's just like the NCAA. it's just a matter of if we do one ranking (#1-32) or four divisions, known as "brackets."

 

ONE RANKING:
#1 seed plays #32 seed
#2 seed plays #31 seed
etc.

ONE RANKING, FOUR BRACKETS:

North:
#1 seed plays #8 seed
#2 seed plays #7 seed
etc.

So you could possibly have your four #1 seeds meeting up in the semi-finals. Like this image, but with less teams. 

 

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner February 20, 2012 - 2:01pm

No- what I mean is, the top person, the winner could go up against an actual pro. Chuck, or someone that does the classes here....someone besides us. 

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Nick Wilczynski from Greensboro, NC is reading A Dance with Dragons by George R.R. Martin February 20, 2012 - 2:03pm

Verily, your mothers art so foolish that they invest large amounts of time and effort into studying for blood tests.

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Jose F. Diaz from East Coast is reading short novels by various authors that change so much it isn't worth posting here. February 20, 2012 - 2:04pm

Matt, I really like that. Since it is a tournament and not the regular battles. Or maybe they could get a LitR column?

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Richard from St. Louis is reading Dark Places by Gillian Flynn February 20, 2012 - 2:12pm

well, i think anybody here going up against a pro like Palahniuk would just get slaughtered. and besides, i thought part of this was to battle within the confines of the people that are actually writing and hanging out here. 

maybe the winner gets enrollment in a class here at LR? 

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner February 20, 2012 - 2:13pm

I wouldnt mind trying it at least. 

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Nick Wilczynski from Greensboro, NC is reading A Dance with Dragons by George R.R. Martin February 20, 2012 - 2:19pm

Free entry to a class would be a great prize.

-

And since my musical posts weren't doing the trick.

One two, three four,

I declare writing war.

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters February 20, 2012 - 2:23pm

"Let me in.  I'm game."

YAY!  Bekanator!!  Now I'm excited. 

 

 

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jacks_username from Louisville, Kentucky is reading Games Of Thrones February 20, 2012 - 2:29pm

Well, prize or not, I'll buy the champion a book. 

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner February 20, 2012 - 2:30pm

Thats right neighborly of you sir. Kudos. 

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Dave from Austin is reading constantly February 20, 2012 - 2:31pm

Free entry to a class would be a great prize. 

 

 

 

THIS!

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters February 20, 2012 - 2:33pm

Well, prize or not, I'll go fatal attraction on the winner. 

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner February 20, 2012 - 2:36pm

I dont know whether to be turned on or scared. Maybe both. Here is my entry in that case. 

Jimmy liked frunds. He had lots. He liked to snuggle too. 

The end. 

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jacks_username from Louisville, Kentucky is reading Games Of Thrones February 20, 2012 - 2:39pm

She's gonna go Sharon Stone on us. *shivers*

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Jose F. Diaz from East Coast is reading short novels by various authors that change so much it isn't worth posting here. February 20, 2012 - 2:42pm

As long as she Basic Instincts a chair scene I will be fine with it.

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jacks_username from Louisville, Kentucky is reading Games Of Thrones February 20, 2012 - 2:45pm

I like Joseph, he says what were all thinking. 

Except his Human Resources rep wouldn't appreciate it too much.

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters February 20, 2012 - 2:45pm

Um.  Sharon Stone isn't in Fatal Attraction.

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Jose F. Diaz from East Coast is reading short novels by various authors that change so much it isn't worth posting here. February 20, 2012 - 2:47pm

No, but someone mentioned Sharon Stone and that gets the wheel-a-turning. 

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jacks_username from Louisville, Kentucky is reading Games Of Thrones February 20, 2012 - 2:48pm

Oh, why was I thinking Basic Instinct. Oops. Well I'm still imagining Basic Instinct so... 

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner February 20, 2012 - 2:49pm

Inappropriate. 

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Jose F. Diaz from East Coast is reading short novels by various authors that change so much it isn't worth posting here. February 20, 2012 - 2:50pm

Grow a pair Matt. lol

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters February 20, 2012 - 2:51pm

Well, they both have Michael Douglas.  But yeah:

Fatal Attraction:  A married man's one night stand comes back to haunt him when that lover begins to stalk him and his family. 

Basic Instinct: A police detective is in charge of the investigation of a brutal murder, in which a beautiful and seductive woman could be involved.

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jacks_username from Louisville, Kentucky is reading Games Of Thrones February 20, 2012 - 2:51pm

I think people look at my avatar and forget what they were offended about originally 

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jacks_username from Louisville, Kentucky is reading Games Of Thrones February 20, 2012 - 2:52pm

So you're going to go Michael Douglas on us? Okay, I dig it.

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Jose F. Diaz from East Coast is reading short novels by various authors that change so much it isn't worth posting here. February 20, 2012 - 2:53pm

And that is why I don't cheat or get involved with mentally unstable woman....anymore. Well, I never cheated, but I'm working on the mentally unstable thing.

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner February 20, 2012 - 3:03pm

Wait, she is the married one, so wouldn't that mean the winner has to stalk and/or kill her after she "releases the kraken" (as per the plot of said movie)? Wouldn't an Ani DiFranco, or, say.....like a Manson girl (not Shirley, Lord knows no one needs to be peed on)  type thing be more accurate? 

 

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Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry February 20, 2012 - 3:45pm

Well then, I intend to lose so that Avery doesn't boil my pets to death on my stove.

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Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry February 20, 2012 - 3:47pm

@Matt and everyone who mentioned a prize/writing challenge against a big writer:  that's good food for thought.  Let's see what kind of momentum we can build up and then talk to Kirk or somebody equivalently awesome in a few days.

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters February 20, 2012 - 3:52pm

"Well then, I intend to lose so that Avery doesn't boil my pets to death on my stove."

Someone is finally catching on...

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Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry February 20, 2012 - 3:58pm

Bekanator is added.  Watch out for this one, everybody.  I get the feeling she's in it for reals, yo.