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Max Redford from Your basement. is reading Mirrorshades: The cyberpunk anthology, Mondo 2000: Guide to life on the New Edge, Book of Cthulu January 25, 2012 - 5:48pm

Hello all! 

On the previous writers' community I was on someone had started a "bar" thread which was well accepted by majority of the community.  Some of my good pals from that site have apparently roamed over here, and we would like to open a bar thread here. 

The premise is this:  The bar thread is merely a nice, laid-back thread for random discussion of anything from the aerodynamics of flying monkeys, or telling funny jokes, or relating an entertaining true story of your favorite childhood memory.  Essentially, whatever you would expect to go on in a real-world bar for oddball writers. 

The awesomeness of this concept comes in the form of people networking, making new friends, finding new critique buddies, or just kicking back at the end of the day for a little bit of silliness.  And it also helps you test your creativity at how random and/or absurd you can let your imagination run. 

 

So, if this is something that would be welcomed here at Litreactor then may the doors open!  Release the flying monkeys! 

 

 

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cosmo January 26, 2012 - 12:42am

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Kiltocopter from Oklahoma January 25, 2012 - 5:53pm

Hello there, handsome *leans over bar closer to Max*

Jack and diet.

*ducks as something dive bombs*

WTF! Flying monekys!

*runs to the closet for cover. Opens door and gets run over by four pygmies. Climbs to feet cursing like a drunken sailor then wandors over to the wall where the rules to the naked bull-riding contest are posted.*

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Nick Wilczynski from Greensboro, NC is reading A Dance with Dragons by George R.R. Martin January 25, 2012 - 6:15pm

Oh, are you afraid to Battle for the Last post?

Cruzan, Coke and Lime. Cuba Libre.

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters January 25, 2012 - 6:17pm

You all keep mentioning this place you came from...what was it?

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Max Redford from Your basement. is reading Mirrorshades: The cyberpunk anthology, Mondo 2000: Guide to life on the New Edge, Book of Cthulu January 25, 2012 - 6:59pm

We're a band of traveling circus gnomes. 

Actually, we're all friends from another site where we left 'cause we weren't getting good enough feedback from it.  So we all went hunting for new places and most of us agreed Litreactor seemed the best fit. 

 

 

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters January 25, 2012 - 7:20pm

Yes, I gathered that - I was wondering what this "other site" that you fled was. 

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R.Moon from The City of Champions is reading The Last Thing He Wanted by Joan Didion; Story Structure Architect by Victoria Lynn Schimdt PH.D; Creating Characters by the editors of Writer's Digest January 25, 2012 - 7:48pm

Jack. On the rocks, please.

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Arden Byrne from The Great White Frozen North is reading The Lies of Locke Lamora January 25, 2012 - 9:52pm

Is this place safe?

Jameson, please.  Neat.

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cosmo January 26, 2012 - 12:42am

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R.Moon from The City of Champions is reading The Last Thing He Wanted by Joan Didion; Story Structure Architect by Victoria Lynn Schimdt PH.D; Creating Characters by the editors of Writer's Digest January 25, 2012 - 11:28pm

Okay... Been cruising the web, like a drunk, un-motivated writer should and came across a classic 80's icon... Here's a few of mine:

AND:

Then, my favorite:

I grew up in the 80's when Tony Hawk wasn't shit and Tony Alva was the fucking man. When Mike McGill invented the McTwist. When skaing in swimming pools was still cool... Remember Sk8 TV on Nickelodeon?

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R.Moon from The City of Champions is reading The Last Thing He Wanted by Joan Didion; Story Structure Architect by Victoria Lynn Schimdt PH.D; Creating Characters by the editors of Writer's Digest January 25, 2012 - 11:35pm

All you skaters out there...Show me your first 'real' deck... This was mine:

I can't remember if it had the white or yellow bottom... But, nonetheless, it was Peralta and it was Vision... And fucking shaped odd as hell... 

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R.Moon from The City of Champions is reading The Last Thing He Wanted by Joan Didion; Story Structure Architect by Victoria Lynn Schimdt PH.D; Creating Characters by the editors of Writer's Digest January 25, 2012 - 11:47pm

Okay... For you that can remember... A plast from the past... And don't forget, Matthew Lillard hosted this shit.

Here ya go:

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aliensoul77 from a cold distant star is reading the writing on the wall. January 26, 2012 - 7:41am

Garbage Pail Kids lol  Oh man that brings back memories.

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Max Redford from Your basement. is reading Mirrorshades: The cyberpunk anthology, Mondo 2000: Guide to life on the New Edge, Book of Cthulu January 26, 2012 - 1:59pm

I'm trying to finish my first critique. Been working on it for an hour or so and need to take a break.  Good story though.

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Mick Cory from Kentucky is reading everything you have ever posted online and is frankly shocked you have survived this long January 26, 2012 - 2:11pm

   Moon,

   I had a few decks prior, hand-me-downs and used boards acquired from various sources. This was the first one I ever purchased new. I loved it. I even painted the graphics on my bedroom wall. I just recently found copies of Shackle Me Not and Hocus Pocus. They still kick ass. H-Street was my favorite company.

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Nick Wilczynski from Greensboro, NC is reading A Dance with Dragons by George R.R. Martin January 26, 2012 - 2:17pm

I loved my KMart Power Rangers skateboard back in the day, but I wasn't ever any good. My little brother had some nice decks and wheels and bearings and all that soapbox derby crap.

But, he also has a center of balance.

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Mick Cory from Kentucky is reading everything you have ever posted online and is frankly shocked you have survived this long January 26, 2012 - 2:22pm

 

   Skateboarding is an underrated form of transportation, in my opinion of course.

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Typewriter Demigod from London is reading "White Noise" by DeLilo, "Moby-Dick" by Hermann Mellivile and "Uylsses" by Joyce January 26, 2012 - 4:04pm

Give me jack, and give me it straight. Alternatively, give me a singapore sling. Either fuckin way, get outta my face. :growls:

 

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Biscuit Welsh from New York City, currently living in Richmond,Va is reading Kushiel's Chosen January 26, 2012 - 5:33pm

What a dump.

 

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Max Redford from Your basement. is reading Mirrorshades: The cyberpunk anthology, Mondo 2000: Guide to life on the New Edge, Book of Cthulu January 26, 2012 - 6:13pm

Don't come here pooping on the party, Mr. Welsh. 

I just finished my first review after 2 1/2 hours.... I need a friggin pint of beer and something pickled in a jar. 

 

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Biscuit Welsh from New York City, currently living in Richmond,Va is reading Kushiel's Chosen January 26, 2012 - 7:14pm

Pig's feet no doubt

 

*drops chicken bones on the sawdust laden floor*

 

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Nick Wilczynski from Greensboro, NC is reading A Dance with Dragons by George R.R. Martin January 27, 2012 - 1:21am

I miss that Cali dro. I wasn't there long, but I still miss that Cali Kush.

But this is still a really nifty waterpipe, and the NC heads aren't bad by any means.

But I miss that Cali Kush.

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Max Redford from Your basement. is reading Mirrorshades: The cyberpunk anthology, Mondo 2000: Guide to life on the New Edge, Book of Cthulu February 1, 2012 - 4:17pm

Ahh...the things that inspire you to write fiction.   Just yesterday I was using a "snake" to clean a sink drain and found a clump of my girlfriend's hair was the reason the sink refused to drain---this was in the bathroom, by the way, not the kitchen sink or anything.   I wonder how the woman ain't bald, though.  

And then I got to thinking:  Hmm...what sort of neat little treasures could you find by cleaning the sink drains in an old house?  Say a pendant that belonged to a woman who died back in 1922, and you become so obsessed with the pendant that the woman's ghost starts to rape you in your dreams....it's a beautiful setup!  A golden hayfield somewhere in the deep south, a setting sun,  a classic looking haybarn in the backdrop....and this beautiful woman floating across the ground in a flimsy gown comes and seduces you right there in the pasture among the cows and pigs....

Then you wake up in a cemetery surrounded by empty beer cans staring at your great-great grandmother's tombstone...

Yes, this really is the road trips my mind takes during the most normal task like cleaning a sink drain....

 

And in good timing too since there's a Weird South anthology accepting subs until March 1st!   

 

Is a phantasmagoric incest love story too weird?  

 

 

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aliensoul77 from a cold distant star is reading the writing on the wall. February 1, 2012 - 6:16pm

Nothing is too weird or off limits.

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OtisTheBulldog from Somerville, MA is reading The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz February 1, 2012 - 7:52pm

Barkeep, a power pack please (PBR & a Makers on the rocks).

Anyway, my parents got me this bush league board. I took the plastic off and sawed off the nose to make it flat so I could showcase all my sweet tricks.

I wasn't much of a skater though. I was HUGE into freestyle bikes. I had this 1987 GT Pro Performer when I was 11. I miss this bike. I still have dreams where I have it again. I have an adult mountain bike nowadays. I look at it with disdain. "You're not the one." 

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Jose F. Diaz from Boston is reading Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel February 5, 2012 - 1:25pm

Just a Yuengling for me.

Anyone have this sneaking suspicion that we are being watched by an all powerful being?

No.

Yeah, me neither.

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Nick Wilczynski from Greensboro, NC is reading A Dance with Dragons by George R.R. Martin February 5, 2012 - 8:23pm

Yuengling is a great beer.

-

How bout them Giants? Fuck Tom Brady.

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R.Moon from The City of Champions is reading The Last Thing He Wanted by Joan Didion; Story Structure Architect by Victoria Lynn Schimdt PH.D; Creating Characters by the editors of Writer's Digest February 5, 2012 - 8:29pm

How bout them Giants? Fuck Tom Brady.

- YEAH!!! Fuck belichek!

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Nick Wilczynski from Greensboro, NC is reading A Dance with Dragons by George R.R. Martin February 5, 2012 - 8:31pm

OMG, Belichek's expressions through the game were priceless, I want to make a youtube montage of his despair.

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R.Moon from The City of Champions is reading The Last Thing He Wanted by Joan Didion; Story Structure Architect by Victoria Lynn Schimdt PH.D; Creating Characters by the editors of Writer's Digest February 5, 2012 - 8:34pm

@NK: Haha! You should! I'm not the biggest Giant's fan, but man, I cannot stand NE!

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Jose F. Diaz from Boston is reading Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel February 5, 2012 - 8:37pm

We need to make an anti-New England thread. Come up with different ways to say that they suck giant blue whale cock. NE is my most hated team in the NFL. #1 is the Lakers, Yankees, then NE.

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PandaMask from Los Angeles is reading More Than Human February 5, 2012 - 8:44pm

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Jose F. Diaz from Boston is reading Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel February 5, 2012 - 8:47pm

Awesome Pandamask. Just awesome. They probably want them to strain the shit from the water.

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Nick Wilczynski from Greensboro, NC is reading A Dance with Dragons by George R.R. Martin February 5, 2012 - 8:53pm

I too was more moved by my hatred for NE than any real affection for the giants. I guess I'm glad that Eli had a big grin on his face when he rode his tricycle home from that one, and the Giants are an alright team, I mean, if you need someone to beat the Patriots they seem like reliable guys. But I'm a Panthers fan.

And a Cubs fan.

And a Hurricanes fan, because I need at least one winning team.

Fuck the NBA.

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R.Moon from The City of Champions is reading The Last Thing He Wanted by Joan Didion; Story Structure Architect by Victoria Lynn Schimdt PH.D; Creating Characters by the editors of Writer's Digest February 5, 2012 - 9:14pm

Diaz, you're cool, but man... I'm from Pittsburgh... I have a hatred for the Ravens that runs deep in my blood. You understand... LOL! But hey, we both hate NE, so we can go from there.

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R.Moon from The City of Champions is reading The Last Thing He Wanted by Joan Didion; Story Structure Architect by Victoria Lynn Schimdt PH.D; Creating Characters by the editors of Writer's Digest February 5, 2012 - 9:15pm

Is that kid doing the Dougie?

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Jose F. Diaz from Boston is reading Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel February 5, 2012 - 9:42pm

I live in Baltimore, but I'm a Tampa fan. Yes, I know how awesome they are. My step father is from Pittsburgh. We've had a number of heated moments about the Steelers and the Ravens. Just learn to let it go. No, no, just let it go.

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R.Moon from The City of Champions is reading The Last Thing He Wanted by Joan Didion; Story Structure Architect by Victoria Lynn Schimdt PH.D; Creating Characters by the editors of Writer's Digest February 5, 2012 - 9:43pm

No, no, just let it go.

- I can't man! I can't do it! 

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Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry February 6, 2012 - 10:19am

There's some real tension building between you two.  I'll bet alien can offer some suggestions how you can work out this conflict.

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Jose F. Diaz from Boston is reading Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel February 6, 2012 - 10:26am

I'm sure he can. He does have some amazing conflict resolution techniques. Maybe not ones I'm willing to try, but amazing all the same.

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters February 6, 2012 - 10:34am

Maybe not - but I have a feeling you'd be willing to try them.

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aliensoul77 from a cold distant star is reading the writing on the wall. February 6, 2012 - 10:42am

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Jose F. Diaz from Boston is reading Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel February 6, 2012 - 10:42am

Attacking my sexuality. I never thought in a million years you would stoop so low. It's nice to see you down here with the rest of us.

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aliensoul77 from a cold distant star is reading the writing on the wall. February 6, 2012 - 10:44am

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Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry February 6, 2012 - 10:44am

Knew I could count on you, Danny. 

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aliensoul77 from a cold distant star is reading the writing on the wall. February 6, 2012 - 10:44am

Oh jfdiaz, give me one night drunk with you and close your eyes and I'll make you see God LOL

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters February 6, 2012 - 10:44am

SHAME-MATES?????

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Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry February 6, 2012 - 10:45am

Shamemates!  That's fucking priceless!

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aliensoul77 from a cold distant star is reading the writing on the wall. February 6, 2012 - 10:49am

You think that's good.........

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Jose F. Diaz from Boston is reading Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel February 6, 2012 - 10:51am

For Danny,

subtitle: It's not you, it's me.