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manda lynn from Ohio is reading Of Love and Other Demons (again) March 6, 2012 - 7:42am

i agree, single elimination. make everyone work harder on their one shot. better stories.

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters March 6, 2012 - 7:46am

In war, there are no second chances!

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Americantypo from Philadelphia is reading The Bone Clocks March 6, 2012 - 7:48am

I too am in favor of one and done. This thing is stressful enough as it is without having it go on an extra week.

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Laramore Black from Joplin, Missouri is reading Mario Kart 8 March 6, 2012 - 8:47am

The air was thick on that faithful day in March. Soldiers of ink they were. Watching, waiting for the prompts to pour in to unleash up to 2500 faithful minions to battle in their name. The world over will speak of this day as one for the history books as the upcoming names alongside the legendary do battle to the death.

Richard Thomas lies in wait to Transubstantiate everyone as CoveWriter prepares an army of lazer firing dolphins. Flaminia prepares the castration device as Dakota lifts his balls of steel for a sprint. Nick is welcomed by Dave as an illusion. Martin prepares to unleash the power of Solarcide on Jason Van Horn, as Jason draws cartoons of him in a skirt. R. Moon and Michael Thomas take the gloves off. AmericanTypo prepares his spell check as Liana loads her literary cannon. Avery tricks everyone with an examine your zipper yo joke as XYZY puts on body armor. Laurance Kitts attempts to summon Cthulhu, but is stopped by some bloody voodoo. Nikki is strategizing as the XXX guitar pics won't work against the Meat Seeker. Danny beats off ferociously in the corner as Nighty Nite dreams up a true horror. The Bekanator begins the human disposal protocol as Rach122 sides with the rebellion. Chester brings the Payne and Boone is fresh from the loony bin. Manda Lynn attacks the ghost of Closure, but only time will tell who will haunt you. Fritz throws the writing machine into overdrive as Renfield fixes his goggles for one hell of a ride. Utah laughs as he is about to make Joseph's F'ng Day. Panda prepares 10 gigabytes of panda porn to upload to Davids IP address on the due date, but David is prepared to invoke the wrath of public wifi. 

Nik Korpon, Matt, and J.Y Hopkins wait for scraps to be dangled in front of them.

Nothing is certain, except the blood and screams of innocent children.
We know death is coming, but all of us welcome it like an old friend...

 

                                    

                                                                              Have some boomstick.

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Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry March 6, 2012 - 7:56am

Laurance, that is fucking beautiful.  You made me tear up just a bit.

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David Shepherd from shepherdsville, KY is reading Idoru by William Gibbson March 6, 2012 - 8:02am

Bring on the panda's!

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters March 6, 2012 - 8:05am

<--------- Stealing Dave's gig.

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner March 6, 2012 - 8:09am

Utah added me as an alternate through much ego boosting so if someone drops I might be in the bracket. 'Never say die' I reckon. 

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters March 6, 2012 - 8:10am

^^ GOOD.

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Laramore Black from Joplin, Missouri is reading Mario Kart 8 March 6, 2012 - 8:10am

Goonies never say die.

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner March 6, 2012 - 8:11am

Such a good movie.

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Laramore Black from Joplin, Missouri is reading Mario Kart 8 March 6, 2012 - 8:12am

"Lawrence do the truffle-shuffle!"

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner March 6, 2012 - 8:14am

Ha! Good shit. Yeah, not sure about it, but we'll see I suppose. 

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Richard from St. Louis is reading various anthologies March 6, 2012 - 8:14am

curious how you would add in an alternate? i mean, if Nik gets in, and he's a ringer IMO, but takes over a #7 slot, that's not really fair, is it? just not sure how it would work. i kind of think NO alternates, and if anybody drops, the "winner" just moves on. and the person that dropped won't be eligible for the NEXT one as a form of punishment. 

yes, i don't want to face off against the Korpon (RELEASE THE KORPON).

thoughts?

i guess a little reseeding could work.

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Laramore Black from Joplin, Missouri is reading Mario Kart 8 March 6, 2012 - 8:17am

I will do it, I will face the Korpon.

 

=D

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner March 6, 2012 - 8:19am

well if you guys aren't feeling alternates I could stay dropped. I was originally slot 8 and wasn't sure I could do it, but he and I talked and I agreed to be an alternate just in case (schedule, ego, ect). 

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manda lynn from Ohio is reading Of Love and Other Demons (again) March 6, 2012 - 8:20am

i like the idea of punishment for ditchers.

 

who is Closure???

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Richard from St. Louis is reading various anthologies March 6, 2012 - 8:22am

i mean, i like the idea of alternates, but i just want the seeding to remain as fair as possible. that's why you seed. but really, there are no easy matchups here, no givens. so, whatever the groupthink is.

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. March 6, 2012 - 8:24am

So we all agree? No double elimination. No alternates. 

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Laramore Black from Joplin, Missouri is reading Mario Kart 8 March 6, 2012 - 8:26am

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters March 6, 2012 - 8:27am

I think we should have alternates. 

I don't want to win by default.

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. March 6, 2012 - 8:28am

Only Korpon can kill Cthulu. Please save us!

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Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry March 6, 2012 - 8:33am

I understand where Richard is coming from.  There is the possibility of someone being in the wrong seed and either causing an upset or falling too easily.  I think that comes out in the wash, though, and I feel it's a secondary concern to keeping the thing running smoothly.  Sure, we could have "by" weeks, but that's no fun and reduces the production for the writer that has no opponent.

 

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Laramore Black from Joplin, Missouri is reading Mario Kart 8 March 6, 2012 - 8:33am

I better stop before he shows up.

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters March 6, 2012 - 8:37am

"reduces the production for the writer that has no opponent."

that's what I'm talking about.  I want to get some writing out of this, not just the inevitable glory.

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NikKorpon from Baltimore is reading Book and books and books and March 6, 2012 - 8:39am

I'll type with one hand?

And Laramore, how did you find the anniversary card I made for my wife? I think it shows the best side of my tentacles.

However it works out us fine with me. I can't afford the Faust intensive and need some motivation to write a couple shirts. Going up against all the talented people just makes me up my game.

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner March 6, 2012 - 8:39am

Ok, since I did the douchy thing and dropped out....and then showed back up, I'll take on Korpon (or another ringer) if there is someone dropping. I volunteer. Hail Caesar, we who are about to die salute you. This satisfies everyone? Yes?

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Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry March 6, 2012 - 8:39am

Amazing.  78 posts so far on this thread and nobody has talked any shit at all to their opponents.  Total crap.  This is WAR, not a hari-krishna love fest.

@Diaz - This is for you, buddy:

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Nikki Guerlain from Portlandia is reading Necronomicon Book Three March 6, 2012 - 8:42am

Nil Korpin really? Thatd be so awesome!!! Let there be blood!!!

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Laramore Black from Joplin, Missouri is reading Mario Kart 8 March 6, 2012 - 8:44am

@Nik

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters March 6, 2012 - 8:47am

That picture always mesmerizes me.

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Nikki Guerlain from Portlandia is reading Necronomicon Book Three March 6, 2012 - 8:56am

@laramore how do you know my pics won't work against meat seeker? After all I do have some pretty cool gear in my pics. She's a musician no? And where is the lovely meat seeker??? What a great match!

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Laramore Black from Joplin, Missouri is reading Mario Kart 8 March 6, 2012 - 9:00am

She'll probably send some right back and we will be stuck at a stand still.

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Richard from St. Louis is reading various anthologies March 6, 2012 - 9:11am

 cool. i guess we're fine then. RELEASE THE KORPON.

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Chester Pane from Portland, Oregon is reading The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz March 6, 2012 - 9:16am

@Amanda: If you go to the Search Window you can search Closure. He also has some stories on the Flash Me! thread in January, I think. PM him.

Nik Korpon? The Korpion. Oh shit.

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Laramore Black from Joplin, Missouri is reading Mario Kart 8 March 6, 2012 - 9:24am

I really hope you guys think these are funny and don't try to beat me up in person in the future.

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Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry March 6, 2012 - 9:25am

Hells no we won't beat you up.  Battle posters are an important new tradition.

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Laramore Black from Joplin, Missouri is reading Mario Kart 8 March 6, 2012 - 9:30am

It was more of a pun that he could have Richard beat me up at any public writing event he takes part of in a month or two, because I will probably be there.

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Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry March 6, 2012 - 9:32am

Oh.  Very well.  Dude, you are totally getting your ass kicked.

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Laramore Black from Joplin, Missouri is reading Mario Kart 8 March 6, 2012 - 9:40am

I know, I'll introduce myself and he'll throw On a Bent Nail Head in my face, then bloody my nose!

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Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry March 6, 2012 - 9:41am

You should re-edit that picture and put a teardrop at the corner of your right eye.  He won't be so inclined to throw down on you.

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Liana from Romania and Texas is reading Naked Lunch March 6, 2012 - 10:20am

I am freaked out by what I'm posting just now. Is it possible to intimidate yourself before battle?
Amerycantypo, hit me with your best shot!

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Profunda Saint-... from Calgary, AB is reading Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy Series March 6, 2012 - 10:48am

Nikki, I'm pretty stoked to either kick your ass or get mine kicked by you. Either way, epic guitar battle afterwards? At the bike rack?

 

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Nikki Guerlain from Portlandia is reading Necronomicon Book Three March 6, 2012 - 10:58am

@meat seeker me too and will do. :-) and feel free to distract me and everyone with luscious pics of your - ahem- gear ;p

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jyh from VA is reading whatever he feels like March 6, 2012 - 11:02am

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Profunda Saint-... from Calgary, AB is reading Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy Series March 6, 2012 - 11:03am

Hahaha, I like where this is going!

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner March 6, 2012 - 11:20am

Cat fight?! 

Also, so we are all agreed on alternates now? <--edit

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Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry March 6, 2012 - 12:11pm

I am agreed on alternates.  You are an alternate.  Most issues I'll leave for the group, but the alternate thing is one I'm going with my gut on.  So we have alternates.

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters March 6, 2012 - 12:19pm

Ready with the nukes.  I don't want to beat you, I want to destroy your land for generations to come.

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner March 6, 2012 - 12:29pm

Thanks Utah, just wanted to make sure.