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wickedvoodoo from Mansfield, England is reading stuff. March 7, 2012 - 10:03pm

WWWWAAAAARRRRRRRRR

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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 7, 2012 - 10:08pm

All right Reactors, prepare to get lit up...

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aliensoul77 from a cold distant star is reading the writing on the wall. March 8, 2012 - 12:53am

I am ready!

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voodoo_em from England is reading All the books by Tana French! March 8, 2012 - 1:44am

In the spirit of war...

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Dave from a city near you is reading constantly March 8, 2012 - 2:10am

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Laramore Black from Joplin, Missouri is reading Mario Kart 8 March 8, 2012 - 4:30am

@Voodoo_em

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Jason Van Horn from North Carolina is reading A Feast For Crows March 8, 2012 - 4:31am

I didn't know it was a Morrisey pose! And it's like two years old but the best I have at the moment. Grrrr.

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voodoo_em from England is reading All the books by Tana French! March 8, 2012 - 4:49am

@Laurance

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Laramore Black from Joplin, Missouri is reading Mario Kart 8 March 8, 2012 - 4:58am

We should make riddles and poems some of the prompts.

Does that scare you guys?

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Renfield from Hell is reading 20th Century Ghosts March 8, 2012 - 5:00am

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Laramore Black from Joplin, Missouri is reading Mario Kart 8 March 8, 2012 - 5:05am

I think it's a good idea, I mean look at R.Moon and Utah's recent stories.

Poetry and riddles are up to the readers interpretation rather than a point to wrap the plot around.

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters March 8, 2012 - 5:09am

I am in favor of poetry prompts.  Maybe we culd save them for later rounds?  Final four - ALL POETRY!! 

I don't like riddles though.

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Laramore Black from Joplin, Missouri is reading Mario Kart 8 March 8, 2012 - 5:10am

You are a riddle.

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manda lynn from Ohio is reading Of Love and Other Demons (again) March 8, 2012 - 5:10am

 

i was originally going to post a 'release' photo from the original film in challend to Richard's photo, but in searching for Poseiden holding his breath and moon-walking underwater by the gates i found the Owl and it's awesome and i got distracted.

my powers of intmidation are weak. but my powers of words be STRONG!

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters March 8, 2012 - 5:14am

I don't mean to be a riddle.

Also, friends, I don't mean to be a stubborn jerk either.  Love you all!

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Laramore Black from Joplin, Missouri is reading Mario Kart 8 March 8, 2012 - 5:16am

Your love means nothing in this thread, I see the distraction.

You will die by my keyboard.

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Renfield from Hell is reading 20th Century Ghosts March 8, 2012 - 5:17am

Yeah I like them poetry prompts, good idea. A good variety of prompts would be nice or they end up getting too plot-specific, "your dog took a shit in the laundry basket NOW RIGHT THAT," sort of thing.

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters March 8, 2012 - 5:18am

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Laramore Black from Joplin, Missouri is reading Mario Kart 8 March 8, 2012 - 5:20am

There's a lot of sci-fi vs. transgressive horror types. Reminds me of something...

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters March 8, 2012 - 5:21am

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Laramore Black from Joplin, Missouri is reading Mario Kart 8 March 8, 2012 - 5:25am

Also, if you like poetry, join my secret niche.

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Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry March 8, 2012 - 5:26am

Okay, reading this thing over, I think the solution that will work generally better for everyone, myself included, will be to make the DEADLINE SUNDAY, MARCH 18, @ 10:00 PM CST.  So, we have a date and timing change.  This schedule will make this whole thing smoother, I think.  It will give everybody, including us procrastinators, a whole weekend to either write or finish our story.  And it will mesh way more smoothly with my family life.  An undivorced Utah is a happy Utah!

Aside from this shift back of two days and five hours, the schedule remains the same.  We run the rest of this on two week cycles.  A week of writing, a week of polling.

This will be the final adjustment of time for this competition.  Future rounds will not be extended because we got spoiled on a 10-day schedule this time.  All future rounds of writing will be one week.

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Laramore Black from Joplin, Missouri is reading Mario Kart 8 March 8, 2012 - 5:27am

Your posts look all official.

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters March 8, 2012 - 5:57am

ONE question.  When does the poll open?  Is it monday to monday?

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Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry March 8, 2012 - 6:00am

It'll be Sunday night to Sunday night.  As soon as story deadline goes around I'll check the stories to make sure they're anonymous, then post the polls.

And if I get both stories in a matchup earlier than deadline on Sunday, I will post them early.  But no earlier than Sunday.  That way everything won't be so last-minute.  But I will not pester anybody to submit stories early.

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters March 8, 2012 - 6:09am

No multiple drafts!   I don't know.

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Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry March 8, 2012 - 6:22am

@rach122:  No, I can only accept a single draft.  This is gonna have to be like chess.  You move your piece and take your hand off, you have to leave it.  So once it's in my email-box, it's your submission. 

Don't second-guess yourself too much.  Revise and be confident! 

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aliensoul77 from a cold distant star is reading the writing on the wall. March 8, 2012 - 6:30am

So 10 your time is like 7 mine I think? PST? What if my submission is one min late, will you still take it?

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Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry March 8, 2012 - 6:35am

Of course I'll take it, Alien.  My email account isn't so trainable that it won't show up.  I just won't post a poll for it and I'll give the win to your opponent.  Unless your opponent is also late, in which case I will ask one of the alternates to be so kind as to step into the next round so that contestant still has someone to compete against. 

Just realized you're trolling me.  *kicks self in nuts*

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Nikki Guerlain from Portlandia is reading Necronomicon Book Three March 8, 2012 - 8:05am

Licks chops.

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Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry March 8, 2012 - 8:09am

What, exactly, are chops?

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

Your chops are your mouth.

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Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry March 8, 2012 - 8:21am

She's licking her mouth?  Or does she possess some other mouth that she licks when she gets ready to fight?  This is confusing.

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Laramore Black from Joplin, Missouri is reading Mario Kart 8 March 8, 2012 - 8:39am

I'm going to make you all cry and run away like this guy.

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Chester Pane from Portland, Oregon is reading The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz March 8, 2012 - 8:49am

She licks her other mouths with her forked tongue. Sheesh, it's pretty obvious.

There are a lot of Butlers in this tournament.

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters March 8, 2012 - 8:55am

Utah - do they not have this expression where you are from? 

This one time...at band camp... But seriously, in high school band, we talked about your chops all the time.  Playing a clarinet requires strong mouth muscles. 

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Chester Pane from Portland, Oregon is reading The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz March 8, 2012 - 8:56am

Vagina Dentata

 

Aka: War Chops.

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Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry March 8, 2012 - 8:57am

That's where my life is lacking.  I've always let others play my clarinet for me.

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters March 8, 2012 - 9:01am

It's all about proper muscle tone.

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Nikki Guerlain from Portlandia is reading Necronomicon Book Three March 8, 2012 - 9:14am

i do kegels everywhere! feel the pinch of my hellacious mawes!

yes, Avery, when it's not about your jumblies it's about proper muscle tone. btw, what do avery, lidia yuknavitch and erin brockovich have in common? go to this facebook page and like. i just finished an author interview and it'll be there sometime soon but keep and eye out for other cool interviews and stuff and find out more about Avery's boobies... i will whore this out later but go there now. you don't want to miss out.

http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Curiouser-and-Curiouser/304516562938553

xxoo

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manda lynn from Ohio is reading Of Love and Other Demons (again) March 8, 2012 - 9:46am

nikki, your pimpage is awesome <3 love you!

i mean, still wanna fight you and kill you and all that....

ah, i don't though. i like all youse guys. i can't wait to become acquainted with your writings.

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters March 8, 2012 - 9:48am

I can't wait to be surprised when the people who i thought wrote a story...didn't actually write the story. 

So, yeah.  Nerd excitement. 

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Dave from a city near you is reading constantly March 8, 2012 - 9:48am

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Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry March 8, 2012 - 10:26am

4.5 HOURS!!!!

Geez, I really hope I don't forget...

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters March 8, 2012 - 10:29am

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Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry March 8, 2012 - 10:32am

That is the gayest I have ever seen Harrison Ford look.  Seriously.  That expression just screams, "I wanna get my gay all over you."

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters March 8, 2012 - 10:34am

LOL!  It's my fault.  My femininity is so overpowering it even effects Harrison Ford.

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Laramore Black from Joplin, Missouri is reading Mario Kart 8 March 8, 2012 - 11:00am

4.5 HOURS!!!!

Geez, I really hope I don't forget...

 

I will make a skin suit out of you.

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Jose F. Diaz from Boston is reading Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel March 8, 2012 - 11:05am

That is me when I was with the Scout Sniper Platoon with 1st Battalion, 3rd Marines.

You guys talk the talk, do you walk the walk?

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Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry March 8, 2012 - 11:07am

Is that a skin suit you're wearing there, Diaz?  Because if it's not, I think Laurance might have you by half a peg or so.