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Nikki Guerlain from Portlandia is reading Necronomicon Book Three March 23, 2012 - 7:38am

I think Freud would say that you alien fantasize about getting the kind of "sandwich" Utah gets.

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Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry March 23, 2012 - 7:40am

Possibly.  I'm sort of a classicist when it comes to sandwiches.  I like a good turkey club.  Lately, though, I've really been diggin on Phillies.  So, yeah.  Maybe you feel the same.

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Nikki Guerlain from Portlandia is reading Necronomicon Book Three March 23, 2012 - 7:42am

My middle name is Philley. Just sayin.

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closure from Australia is reading The Ghormenghast Trilogy, by Mervyn Peake March 23, 2012 - 8:32am

Oh the ties...the TIIIIEEEEESSSSS.....

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Nikki Guerlain from Portlandia is reading Necronomicon Book Three March 23, 2012 - 8:37am

I met tommy. I've got a football and poster signed by him and pics. Weird guy. I loooove the room. In Pdx we have midnight showings of the movie at cinema 21 once a month and tommy has come once a year for the weekend for the last couple years!

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closure from Australia is reading The Ghormenghast Trilogy, by Mervyn Peake March 23, 2012 - 8:50am

He'll always be Johnny to me. I think Johnny would approve.

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aliensoul77 from a cold distant star is reading the writing on the wall. March 23, 2012 - 8:58am

That movie is an underrated classic.

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Flaminia Ferina from Umbria is reading stuff March 23, 2012 - 9:20am

AWESOME! Utah you've got a Defender of the People tag in a different color under your avatar!!! Green envy. Now I want to have a shocking pink one under mine with Kneecaps Scooper on it or something.

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voodoo_em from England is reading All the books by Tana French! March 23, 2012 - 12:54pm

Just for fun question:

What was your War Round One soundtrack while you wrote your story?

...or maybe that's a lame question...

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Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry March 23, 2012 - 1:05pm

Tom Waits:  Singapore

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters March 23, 2012 - 1:07pm

Josh Ritter: The Temptation of Adam

 

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wickedvoodoo from Mansfield, England is reading stuff. March 23, 2012 - 1:29pm

Oh, that is a good post voodoo (the other voodoo heh) I was gonna post some of the stuff while I was writing but I forgot.

I was on a real VNV Nation kick last week, and was listening to their albums almost the whole time I was writing mine.

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Renfield from Hell is reading 20th Century Ghosts March 23, 2012 - 1:14pm

I think I had Sun Kil Moon's Admiral Fell Promises and Thursday's No Devolucion going pretty much all day. Plus I stole the title from a punk rock song from the 80s, but haven't listened to it in a long time.

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wickedvoodoo from Mansfield, England is reading stuff. March 23, 2012 - 1:15pm

Goddamnit. Why won't my embedded videos work? They always have done before.

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voodoo_em from England is reading All the books by Tana French! March 23, 2012 - 1:17pm

Mine was Rancid (...and out come the wolves) Transplants (Transplants) and Elliott Smith (Figure 8/ From a basement on the hill)

interspliced with whatever my hubby was listening to (these two weeks mostly Oasis, Eminem and REM)

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Renfield from Hell is reading 20th Century Ghosts March 23, 2012 - 1:18pm

I think the video code looks like this minus the spaces

[ video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oH1Wfy3o1rM ]

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Chester Pane from Portland, Oregon is reading The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz March 23, 2012 - 1:18pm

Did you accidentally use the image link?

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Chester Pane from Portland, Oregon is reading The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz March 23, 2012 - 1:19pm

@Voodoo Em: I am listening to Elliot Smith right now. Weird and sweet.

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voodoo_em from England is reading All the books by Tana French! March 23, 2012 - 1:20pm

@chester I adore Elliott Smith :D

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Chester Pane from Portland, Oregon is reading The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz March 23, 2012 - 1:21pm

@Voodem: You have exquisite taste.

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Chester Pane from Portland, Oregon is reading The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz March 23, 2012 - 1:25pm

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Chester Pane from Portland, Oregon is reading The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz March 23, 2012 - 1:25pm

This is only a test....

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Profunda Saint-... from Calgary, AB is reading Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy Series March 23, 2012 - 1:29pm

Johnny Thunders, Kings of Nuthin', Squareheads, Velvet Underground, Dead Boys.  

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Chester Pane from Portland, Oregon is reading The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz March 23, 2012 - 1:43pm

Broken is my juggernaut staple.

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Nikki Guerlain from Portlandia is reading Necronomicon Book Three March 23, 2012 - 2:53pm

Juice Newton's Angel of the Morning on repeat ... over and over and over and over.

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Nikki Guerlain from Portlandia is reading Necronomicon Book Three March 23, 2012 - 3:01pm

i was going to do Love's Been a Little Bit Hard on Me. but i thought it was a little too on the nose.

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XyZy from New York City is reading Seveneves and Animal Money March 23, 2012 - 3:10pm

Thank you for the NiN bumps Pane. Thems is memories.

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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 March 23, 2012 - 3:32pm

I listened to Chuck Berry, The Flamingos and The Platters for inspiration.

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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 March 23, 2012 - 3:37pm

Damn, probably just have away from story. Lol.

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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 March 23, 2012 - 3:38pm

Wow, really screwed that one up. Haha.

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Bekanator from Kamloops, British Columbia is reading Ugly Girls by Lindsay Hunter March 23, 2012 - 3:45pm

I discovered a new Swedish dance duo, Rebecca & Fiona, so I pretty much had this on repeat play:

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closure from Australia is reading The Ghormenghast Trilogy, by Mervyn Peake March 23, 2012 - 8:25pm

I listened to the Home Alive soundtrack

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Profunda Saint-... from Calgary, AB is reading Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy Series March 23, 2012 - 11:52pm

Just so y'all know, when I get that mug, I'mma make goddamn tea outta your bones. With bergamot. Earl Grey Bones. It's happening. WAR FACE!

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manda lynn from Ohio is reading Of Love and Other Demons (again) March 24, 2012 - 4:24am

is it over? what did i miss? what are we doing? are the ties all broken?

i just woke up. not enough coffee. immediate need for lots of information and caffeine.

closure, shed your anonymity.

be my facebook friend. or email friend. SOMETHING! finally, it seems, you have a definite lead and i can breathe. it's been an awesome round, very exciting!!

and i can also now admit i was listening to pop/dance on Pandora when i wrote my story - that's what i always listen to when i write. i need positive beats that don't interfere with my brainwaves. so i open my ears to pretty much anything Timbaland was involved in, and Lady Gaga. don't judge. any of you!!!!

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Chester Pane from Portland, Oregon is reading The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz March 24, 2012 - 8:14am

Judging. I always judge.

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closure from Australia is reading The Ghormenghast Trilogy, by Mervyn Peake March 24, 2012 - 8:17am

@manda: I don't think it is over - aren't the polls closing later today? It's midnight here, so I have no idea what time it is there. Morning or something? Polls close in the afternoon?

I can shed a bit of anonymity - I made a post in the sound bank thread so you can see what I look like and hear me speak.

That's a big step for me ;)

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Chester Pane from Portland, Oregon is reading The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz March 24, 2012 - 8:18am

You will have to change your name to 'Dialated' or something.

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closure from Australia is reading The Ghormenghast Trilogy, by Mervyn Peake March 24, 2012 - 8:24am

I don't think anybody wants that, least of all me.

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manda lynn from Ohio is reading Of Love and Other Demons (again) March 24, 2012 - 9:26am

I don't think it is over - aren't the polls closing later today? It's midnight here, so I have no idea what time it is there. Morning or something? Polls close in the afternoon? 

 

i'm not sure when they close - but i think they worked so hard to get the ties broken, voting is not exactly being encouraged at this point ;)

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Chester Pane from Portland, Oregon is reading The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz March 24, 2012 - 10:26am

Close the fuckers!

Yeah, I like someone's comment over in the 'War improvement' thread about some sort of respite period to account for the logistics of administration and retooling, but without compromising the valuable weekends so much.

In other words, ending voting on Thursday night or Friday morning so the prompts can go out to the lucky fuckers going on to the next round (fuckers).

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Laramore Black from Joplin, Missouri is reading Mario Kart 8 March 24, 2012 - 12:37pm

^(Fuckers)^

(All of you)

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Nick Wilczynski from Greensboro, NC is reading A Dance with Dragons by George R.R. Martin March 24, 2012 - 12:55pm

gratz to the survivors.

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Richard from St. Louis is reading various anthologies March 24, 2012 - 5:51pm

great first round, epic. so many great stories. this will be BRUTAL as we keep whittling it down.

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Renfield from Hell is reading 20th Century Ghosts March 24, 2012 - 6:05pm

Shit's intense. I've doubled up on my lithium for Round 2.

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manda lynn from Ohio is reading Of Love and Other Demons (again) March 24, 2012 - 9:07pm

this was so much fun! thanks for letting me play. i'll keep voting until my free pass runs out :)

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Liana from Romania and Texas is reading Naked Lunch March 24, 2012 - 9:48pm

It was quite nerve wracking, especially to be in a tie that went on and on, but that's part of the excitement. I think Americantypo deserved to win just as much as me - too bad we couldn't both stay.