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Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry April 10, 2012 - 1:03pm

And Howie begins to get to the root of my ill-hidden insecurities.

Damn you!  I'll make a suit from your skin!

I won't.  I won't do that.  I like you.

But you have pretty skin.

 

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters April 10, 2012 - 1:11pm

@Utah - don't steal my gig.  I have a serial killer like need to be remembered for my serial killer like need to be remembered.

 

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Chester Pane from Portland, Oregon is reading The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz April 10, 2012 - 1:45pm

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner April 10, 2012 - 7:54pm

Sounds about right Chester. 

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bryanhowie from FW, ID is reading East of Eden. Steinbeck is FUCKING AMAZING. April 10, 2012 - 11:09pm

When I make emoticons in text, I actually make the faces I'm trying to convey.  If I make a :), then I smile while I type it.  Same thing with frowny face :(

I even wink when I type ;).

 

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner April 11, 2012 - 5:51am

It does work! Also, I very rarely use emotcons....it's a phobia 

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aliensoul77 from a cold distant star is reading the writing on the wall. April 11, 2012 - 7:15am

>:)  <:O

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner April 11, 2012 - 7:23am

You are freaking me out! 

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Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry April 11, 2012 - 9:27am

@Alien:  is that second one a dude in a Klan hood? 

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner April 11, 2012 - 1:18pm

I thought it was supposed to be a clown

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters April 11, 2012 - 1:21pm

Hmmm...

Not quite a Hitler birthday party.....

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner April 11, 2012 - 1:23pm

Haha, I think "fire bad" is my favorite. 

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters April 11, 2012 - 1:28pm

I love them all.  Someone here shared that awhile ago.  Can't remember who...possibly postpomo. 

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Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry April 11, 2012 - 2:49pm

Where did that guy go, anyway?  And Popeyedoyle?

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters April 11, 2012 - 2:51pm

Died.

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner April 11, 2012 - 2:54pm

^^ 

Goth girl. 

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Grigori Black from US is reading Hannibal Rising April 11, 2012 - 3:27pm

Goth girl? Where?

<3

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Chester Pane from Portland, Oregon is reading The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz April 11, 2012 - 9:43pm

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Dave from Austin is reading constantly April 11, 2012 - 10:14pm

Daves inaugural workshop submission went live this morning. Avery popped my review cherry but anyone wanting sloppy seconds better get on it.

Downward Spiral 1400 words. Mystery novel excerpt.

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters April 11, 2012 - 10:16pm

I did.  It was super awesome.

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Dave from Austin is reading constantly April 11, 2012 - 10:17pm

I dont smoke, but I needed a cigarette afterwards.

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters April 11, 2012 - 10:19pm

Actually, I think you went to sleep.

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Dave from Austin is reading constantly April 11, 2012 - 10:22pm

Oh yeah. Good call.

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters April 11, 2012 - 10:23pm

It's okay.  I know it was a big deal.

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner April 11, 2012 - 10:24pm

Ill take a look tomorrow man. - got a few others I promised I would review as well..got caught with some stuff today. Sorry everyone!

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aliensoul77 from a cold distant star is reading the writing on the wall. April 12, 2012 - 7:14pm

Matt, if I told you what those emoticons were doing, it would scare you.

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Chester Pane from Portland, Oregon is reading The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz April 12, 2012 - 7:21pm

Davery had Sex with Itself?

Congrats Dave. Not on the self sex, on the sub.

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PandaMask from Los Angeles is reading More Than Human April 12, 2012 - 7:41pm

I got on top of it and squirted red ink all over the pages.

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner April 14, 2012 - 7:59am

Bump for anyone who needs it....

Currently Courtney has no reviews....

There are a few with only one or two reviews....

 

All-in-all things are looking better. Today is my review day...soo, there ya go. 

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bryanhowie from FW, ID is reading East of Eden. Steinbeck is FUCKING AMAZING. April 14, 2012 - 12:14pm

I'll hit it later today.  And Rach is a good reviewer.

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bryanhowie from FW, ID is reading East of Eden. Steinbeck is FUCKING AMAZING. April 14, 2012 - 4:36pm

I hit it.  It's great.

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner April 14, 2012 - 7:13pm

Reviews needed, weekly update! These either have zero reviews or just one! 

 

 

Beyond Thunderdome! REMATCH! Courtney v. Matt Attack. FINAL!

By: Matt Attack
In: Literary, Short Story 0 reviews
Prompt was: The air was hot and sweet. The boat drifted. 1900 words

BEYOND THUNDERDOME: Courtney v. Matt -- final. rematch!

By: Courtney
In: Literary, Short Story 0 reviews
Prompt: The air was hot and sweet. The boat drifted. // Final draft, 2,500 words. The presence of two seemingly opposite women on a cruise culminate in a ship wreck. It may be a good thing.

Upright Citizens: Section 1

By: Nick Wilczynski
In: Novel Excerpt, Transgressive 0 reviews
Upright Citizens is a novel set in ghost town America, 2009. The opening section here is a little more than 5,000 words.

Beyond Thunderdome - Bill Tucker vs Grigori - FINAL - "It Wasn't Me, It Was the Floral Dressed Man"

By: Bill Tucker
In: Noir, Short Story 2 reviews
1 new
My second go round about a rouge detective who finds himself working the strangest of cases with the strangest of villians.

BEYOND THUNDERDOME: Courtney v. Grigori -- Final

By: Courtney
In: Psychological, Short Story 1 reviews
2 new

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Courtney from the Midwest is reading Monkey: A Journey to the West and a thousand college textbooks April 14, 2012 - 11:28pm

I'll have reviews up for Matt, Bill, and Nick tomorrow evening. I did LBLs by hand at work during my downtime.

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner April 15, 2012 - 10:45am

I got three done this morning. Working on yours now Courtney

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Nick Wilczynski from Greensboro, NC is reading A Dance with Dragons by George R.R. Martin April 15, 2012 - 4:37pm

I like this thread. I'm working on Rach's right now.

But I'd appreciate any reviews on my novel exerpt.

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner April 15, 2012 - 4:39pm

I'm burned out today Nick, but I'll do it tomorrow. 

 

I could always use some attention here on my poll thread with Courtney....only 5 votes total....LINK

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Courtney from the Midwest is reading Monkey: A Journey to the West and a thousand college textbooks April 15, 2012 - 4:45pm

Nick, I'm getting ready to type yours up. I did an LBL by hand at work last night so I'm going to refresh my mind before I review.

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Stacy Kear from Bucyrus, Ohio lives in New Jersey is reading The Art of War April 15, 2012 - 11:31pm

Just posted five little poems. I'm bent over and ready to be raped of my dignity. Have fun :-)

 
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Grigori Black from US is reading Hannibal Rising April 16, 2012 - 5:39am

Just posted five little poems. I'm bent over and ready to be raped of my dignity. Have fun :-)

Is it Monday already?

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner April 16, 2012 - 8:04am

I setup your polls in a jiff Black, Bill and Courtney....also, MINE STILL NEEDS VOTES! 

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Stacy Kear from Bucyrus, Ohio lives in New Jersey is reading The Art of War April 16, 2012 - 11:59am

I keep posting when war stories are posted, horrible timing :-)

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bryanhowie from FW, ID is reading East of Eden. Steinbeck is FUCKING AMAZING. April 16, 2012 - 12:57pm

I have a hard time reviewing poetry.  I have never understood it (except Bukowski).  I can dive into the technical issues and 'rules' of poetry (which is a stupid idea, but still), but I don't know how to critique it otherwise.  Metaphorical writing is hard for me to grasp (God knows I've done enough of it myself, but I still have no idea what it means!).

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Stacy Kear from Bucyrus, Ohio lives in New Jersey is reading The Art of War April 16, 2012 - 1:09pm

@ Howie No worries

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Brandon from KCMO is reading Burnt Tongues April 16, 2012 - 1:14pm

@Howie

I'm with you on that. Can't critique a poem to save my life. If I don't know what constitutes good poetry, how am I supposed to identify what's being done right or wrong in a critique?

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner April 16, 2012 - 1:41pm

Kitts knows poetry and someone else....one of the new people submitted a poem not too long ago

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bryanhowie from FW, ID is reading East of Eden. Steinbeck is FUCKING AMAZING. April 16, 2012 - 2:24pm

@ Stacy That doesn't mean I won't try, though.

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Stacy Kear from Bucyrus, Ohio lives in New Jersey is reading The Art of War April 16, 2012 - 2:27pm

The main things I'm concerned with are theme and flow, is it original enough and does it read smoothly. I didn't write sonnets so I'm not super concerned with structure on most of them.

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner April 17, 2012 - 10:51am

Several folks needing reviews. Some still have nothing and a few only have one (below). Also, feel free to review some thunderdome polls, a few have sat for two days with only 4 or 5 votes! 

 

Chapter One

By: Laurance Kitts
In: Literary, Novel Excerpt 1 reviews
This is the first chapter from a piece I've been working on for awhile. All opinions and advice are welcome. (It's less than 1200 words, so you better review it.)

Beyond Thunderdome: Grigori vs. Courtney - Final

By: Grigori Black
In: Flash Fiction, Noir 1 reviews
Not your ordinary Barfight. Michael walks into a bad situation.

Beyond Thunderdome Grigori vs. Bill - Final

By: Grigori Black
In: Flash Fiction, Surprise Me 0 reviews
An unexpected turn of events. Luck follows Lisa where ever she goes, but today it seems as if Life has plans of its own. Has her Luck finally run its course?

 

17 Brief Conversations with Pretty Girls in a Coffee Shop - Section 2

By: Deets999
In: Literary, Short Story 1 reviews
17 non-linear funny, little conversations loosely connected through the voice of a male narrator who is constantly enthralled by the power of pretty girls. 8,200 words (just the second 6 snipits).

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PandaMask from Los Angeles is reading More Than Human April 17, 2012 - 11:00am

I'll crank some out to-day.

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner April 17, 2012 - 11:05am

I am going to try and get one or two today. I voted in all the thunderdome polls already otherwise I'd hit those too