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Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry March 7, 2012 - 7:50am

Boone Spaulding, if we ever see him again.  He hasn't responded to my confirmation PM, but he could just be busy for the week.  I'd hate to see you lose your opponent, Chester.

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Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry March 7, 2012 - 7:51am

Michael Thomas might be on our list of folks who need temp access as well.  Not sure about that.  Also has not responded to confirmation.

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters March 7, 2012 - 7:51am

Two non-confirms?  Hmmmm.

 

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Nikki Guerlain from Portlandia is reading Necronomicon Book Three March 7, 2012 - 7:53am

I think meat seeker needs/wants a pass if she hasnt already chimed in!

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Richard from St. Louis is reading various anthologies March 7, 2012 - 7:56am

@nikki - i figure it could come down to you two in the southern brackets. so, bring it on sister. :-)

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NikKorpon from Baltimore is reading Book and books and books and March 7, 2012 - 7:57am

I could use a temp-pass, too, if I get a chance to play.

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner March 7, 2012 - 7:57am

Well looks like I might be making an appearance after all. Let the blood bath begin.  I am a sucker for punishment. Give me a ringer. Might as well get beat by a bad ass. 

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NikKorpon from Baltimore is reading Book and books and books and March 7, 2012 - 7:58am

Oh yeah, and to whoever I might face: Everything I'm about to do to you, I learned at Sea World.

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So the Korp mister fills one of the slots? (no pun intended.)

Awesome. He'll need a doughnut after I'm done with him. 

Metaphorically speaking..

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters March 7, 2012 - 8:06am

"Might as well get beat by a bad ass."

You already did get beat by a bad ass.  Just recently.

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner March 7, 2012 - 8:13am

You already did get beat by a bad ass.  Just recently."

 

I'll have to come back to that...I can only fight one woman at a time and currently someone is giving me bull shit about resturants or something. One fight at a time. 

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Chester Pane from Portland, Oregon is reading The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz March 7, 2012 - 8:13am

I know Boone is probably traveling right now. I will be very surprised if he bails. And I hope he doesn't. Seriously, that guy can write.

Okay, so everyone who wants a pass will get one if I have anything to say on the matter (which isn't saying much).

Yes, Closure is already on the list. I will be compiling the list. 

For now, I'm off to wave a brush around. 

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Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry March 7, 2012 - 8:13am

We'll not get the cart before the horse just yet.  I'm not booting anybody today for not confirming with me.  I'd imagine these folks might have stuff going on in their lives.  We'll leave them in their spots for the time being.  We don't start for more than two days.

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Profunda Saint-... from Calgary, AB is reading Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy Series March 7, 2012 - 8:14am

Yes please Meat Seeker would like to read and vote on all the battles!!!

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manda lynn from Ohio is reading Of Love and Other Demons (again) March 7, 2012 - 9:30am

if - IF - i mean seriously major IF - i wouldn't be surprised OR even upset if i was eliminated early on, we'll see about the stories when the prompts roll on - i faced off with Nikki, i think she'd take me down. she brings lasers and semen and unicorns and guitars, i bring cigarettes and murder and broken toys and mental patients. her KABAM would surely hip-bump me out :)

wait i mean I WILL TASTE THE BLOOD OF MINE ENEMIES AND YOU WILL ALL DIE HORRIBLY AND CRY LOTS AND...

not that good with threats. i'll just hold a gun and silently spit to the side like clint eastwood.  

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Nikki Guerlain from Portlandia is reading Necronomicon Book Three March 7, 2012 - 9:36am

Oh I don't know about that. I'm thinking of shaking things up just to fuck with people. But semen and unicorns do seem my go-to. Actually if I was in for the win I'd take a look at what my opponent does writing style and just try to outdo them. But I'm in it to fuck with people and get good stories which isn't to say I'm opposed to winning.

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Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry March 7, 2012 - 9:44am

Well, I want everybody to win.  Until they battle me.  Then I would like them to stop winning.

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Profunda Saint-... from Calgary, AB is reading Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy Series March 7, 2012 - 9:47am

If our prompt is UNICORN SEMEN, i think I'm officially fucked. I only write Hippo Semen.

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Nick Wilczynski from Greensboro, NC is reading A Dance with Dragons by George R.R. Martin March 7, 2012 - 9:51am

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manda lynn from Ohio is reading Of Love and Other Demons (again) March 7, 2012 - 9:59am

yeah i'm just going to do the best i can with whatever the prompt is. i don't really want an 'i've out-maneuvered you' win if i could have an 'i wrote an awesome story' win.

 

where will the prompts come from? are you crowd-sourcing them?

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Nikki Guerlain from Portlandia is reading Necronomicon Book Three March 7, 2012 - 10:37am

i heard Avery hides the prompts in her jumblies and they have to be milked out for each round.

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters March 7, 2012 - 10:44am

Who told???

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Nikki Guerlain from Portlandia is reading Necronomicon Book Three March 7, 2012 - 10:50am

it came out when i was burping chester. i can tell you eat a good deal of organic. no erping up at all. good for you. and may i say the bouquet on chester's breath was intoxicating. i can't wait!

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Boone Spaulding from Coldwater, Michigan, U.S.A. is reading Solarcide Presents: Nova Parade March 7, 2012 - 11:01am

Good news: Utah was right about my super-busy week - it's all good and all fuel for the WAR.

I'll commence crawling the message boards...lots to catch up on...

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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 - 11:06am

Doll's jumblies seem to BIG talk around here.

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Boone Spaulding from Coldwater, Michigan, U.S.A. is reading Solarcide Presents: Nova Parade March 7, 2012 - 11:11am

No one notices my jumblies, even tho I artfully highlight them in my profile pic...

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Nikki Guerlain from Portlandia is reading Necronomicon Book Three March 7, 2012 - 11:15am

boone regarding your jumblies ... you got the body of a boy.

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Boone Spaulding from Coldwater, Michigan, U.S.A. is reading Solarcide Presents: Nova Parade March 7, 2012 - 11:22am

True, true...sad but true.

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Richard from St. Louis is reading various anthologies March 7, 2012 - 12:14pm

any chance we can get our prompts BEFORE Friday? i'm going to be off work on Friday and would love to be able to work on this, as well as a few other projects, that day. 

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Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry March 7, 2012 - 12:25pm

Well, since the brackets are all filled, I don't see why not.  But I've three more people who need to confirm before we do that.

Nighty Nite

David Shepherd

Michael Thomas

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Flaminia Ferina from Umbria is reading stuff March 7, 2012 - 12:35pm

meanwhile, in the blood vessels.. I'm infecting evvrybody here!

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Bekanator from Kamloops, British Columbia is reading Ugly Girls by Lindsay Hunter March 7, 2012 - 12:36pm

A little viral warfare?  Wish I'd thought of that.

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Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry March 7, 2012 - 12:40pm

QUESTION FOR THE MASSES:

After I get the final three people confirmed for participation, who all is interested in getting this thing kicked off early?  Looks like we're all pretty much ready to rock.  Let me know.

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters March 7, 2012 - 12:43pm

I'm in favor. 

 

Does anyone facebook with these people? 

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Flaminia Ferina from Umbria is reading stuff March 7, 2012 - 12:48pm

i'm ready to rock.

I am not in contact with any of the three

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Profunda Saint-... from Calgary, AB is reading Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy Series March 7, 2012 - 12:50pm

Let's DO IT!

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Laramore Black from Joplin, Missouri is reading Mario Kart 8 March 7, 2012 - 1:04pm

Dear LitReactor,

Why the hell isn't Mr. Korpon a listed alumni with free workshop access? HUH?

Also, is there a way we can just number the alternates and make them a third set of battlers in the brackets?

 

I'm not doing the math, someone else do it.

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Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry March 7, 2012 - 1:08pm

I ran the math on it.  Basically we'd have to have a separate round just for them and five regular contestants to pare down to 32.

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Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry March 7, 2012 - 5:45pm

All contestants are confirmed.  Brackets stand as they are.

Prompts drop tomorrow around 5:00 PM CST.

Get ready.

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NikKorpon from Baltimore is reading Book and books and books and March 7, 2012 - 6:13pm

Good luck everyone!

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Chester Pane from Portland, Oregon is reading The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz March 7, 2012 - 6:39pm

Sweet Boone-doggler: Glad you made it squirrel man!

Thanks Nik, gonna need some of that luck stuff.

Early prompts. Hell yes. I was hoping that might happen before my cerebral vortex spins itself into a convolution trying to guess.

 

 

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Nikki Guerlain from Portlandia is reading Necronomicon Book Three March 7, 2012 - 6:41pm

Woo hoo!!!

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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 - 5:40am

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner March 8, 2012 - 5:56am

I had a feeling 300 would show up. 

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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 8, 2012 - 6:07am

Ugh. Can't get the video up on my phone.

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner March 8, 2012 - 6:12am

Any drop outs? If not I think I am going to keep the username to honor the war. You did something great Utah. Be proud. 

 

EDIT- apparently my question was just answered. Good luck everyone. Let the games begin. 

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Dave from a city near you is reading constantly March 8, 2012 - 7:17am

Good shit LK

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Grigori Black from US is reading Radium Girls by Amanda Gowin March 11, 2012 - 2:24pm

FFS. I hate that I'm far too late for this. I'd like to drop my name for the next one of these 'events' that kicks off. 

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Nikki Guerlain from Portlandia is reading Necronomicon Book Three March 11, 2012 - 2:28pm

Yay! Go Grigori go! I barely even started this WAR and I already can't wait for the next one!