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Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry October 9, 2012 - 1:28pm

WAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters October 9, 2012 - 1:32pm

Finally, this happened.

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jyh from VA is reading whatever he feels like October 9, 2012 - 1:53pm

RE: NOLA --- I'm from LA (no periods) and I've only been there once. We had parades and phony Indians, prostitutes and daiquiris up north. Better architecture (whatever's left of it) down there, for sure. And better music (if the TV is to be believed.) Course I was a kid, so I probably didn't get the big feels of the place.

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6PNtR FTW

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. October 9, 2012 - 2:06pm

Someone walked in and I switched it to my porn tab because it was easier to explain than watching that music video.

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Sound from Azusa, CA is reading Greener Pastures by Michael Wehunt October 9, 2012 - 2:08pm

Smart move, Jacks. I just muted it.

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ReneeAPickup from Southern California is reading Wanderers by Chuck Wendig October 9, 2012 - 2:27pm

JY--away from Bourbon street the music was fucking amazing. Definitely an almost magical feel to it. And the architecture was quite impressive. I found it pretty amazing that they put so much effort into maintaining the older buildings (especially post-Katrina) when so many US cities have just knocked the original architecture down and started over.

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jyh from VA is reading whatever he feels like October 9, 2012 - 2:32pm

I'd definitely like to go back sometime.

And preservation is pretty touchy in a lot of old cities. One the one hand it's awesome and tourists like it. One the other it often diverts resources away from those most in need.

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner October 9, 2012 - 2:38pm

I had to check  my mail for something, then I saw Renee was posting, then I heard this song. Right before I vomitted for the third time, I thought: ya know what this thread needs, Matt? 

 

STEVE BUSCEMI SURPRISE! 

BOOM !  That just happened. 

 

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ReneeAPickup from Southern California is reading Wanderers by Chuck Wendig October 9, 2012 - 2:44pm

Ha! That's a pretty awesome one. I haven't given anyone a SSB lately.

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Sound from Azusa, CA is reading Greener Pastures by Michael Wehunt October 9, 2012 - 3:03pm

I haven't given anyone a SSB lately.

 

That sounds like something dirty for some reason.

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Emma C from Los Angeles is reading Black Spire by Delilah Dawson October 9, 2012 - 3:20pm

@Utah Thanks! And thanks, too, for the boss fight name.

@J.Y. What part of LA? My man was stationed in Shreveport, says it doesn't begin to compare. The way he describes it just makes it sound like east TX with better accents.

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OtisTheBulldog from Somerville, MA is reading The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz October 9, 2012 - 3:51pm

I just got laid off two weeks ago and I'm not really sure what's on the horizon. But I did get a little bit of severance, I'm in ok shape for the time being and I'll make things work. But I "get it" when people are broke. I've been there. Might get there again soon.

So here's the deal - I will sponsor 1 month of membership for a WAR participant once we get started. If times are tough or you're a student or whatever the reason - you don't have to explain it to me. First one who needs it, send me a PM. Then we'll see how we can technically work it out. 

No strings attached. I only ask that you take up the offer if you really need it and that you do your best to take advantage of the exclusive craft essays and hopefully the workshop for the month. 

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sean of the dead from Madisonville, KY is reading Peckerwood, by Jed Ayres October 9, 2012 - 4:04pm

wow...I just want to point out that Otis is a super nice guy.

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Stacy Kear from Bucyrus, Ohio lives in New Jersey is reading The Art of War October 9, 2012 - 4:13pm

I would gift someone a month's membership as well. 

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Sound from Azusa, CA is reading Greener Pastures by Michael Wehunt October 9, 2012 - 4:20pm

I guess War brings out best in people? Damn you Otis for making the rest of us look like jerks.

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Emma C from Los Angeles is reading Black Spire by Delilah Dawson October 9, 2012 - 4:37pm

Otis, you are a seriously kind person. I'm sorry to hear you've been laid off, and hope you find something even better.

Stacy, thanks for once again proving how much redheads (and hound dog people) rock. xo

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sean of the dead from Madisonville, KY is reading Peckerwood, by Jed Ayres October 9, 2012 - 4:43pm

fuck it, I'll throw in 1 month of workshop for someone if it helps make everyone concentrate on thinking of story ideas and not worrying about the structure of the WAR.  There are people working on the brackets and set-up so that we don't have to.

Also, if whoever ends up getting my whopping $9 gift beats me in the 1st round, i'm gonna be a little pissed.  Or proud.  maybe a little of each.

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sean of the dead from Madisonville, KY is reading Peckerwood, by Jed Ayres October 9, 2012 - 4:45pm

and Utah & Averydoll...you're welcome

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Stacy Kear from Bucyrus, Ohio lives in New Jersey is reading The Art of War October 9, 2012 - 4:49pm

I just want more lambs to the slaughter!  

Emma? I didn't recognize you, cool name. Your avatar isn't a redhead though, represent woman! 

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OtisTheBulldog from Somerville, MA is reading The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz October 9, 2012 - 5:11pm

I would gift someone a month's membership as well. 

-Stacy Kear

fuck it, I'll throw in 1 month of workshop for someone

- Sean of the Dead

NICE! That's what I'm talking about. 

Ok, there is a string attached. Someone needs to teach me how to properly post up pictures. I've heard about a photobucket account but I no want one of those and that seems difficult to me. I'm buying goodwill because a few of you are going to get a little weepy when I put a whuppin on your ass. Remember the nice Otis. Not the one who pissed in your work boots.

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Jonathan Riley from Memphis, Tennessee is reading Flashover by Gordon Highland October 9, 2012 - 5:33pm

Otis if you right click and copy a photo from wherever then you can paste it in your pictures file on your computer. THen browse with with Litreactor and it should resize it for you. That's how I did mine

Oh you meant in the comment on the Thread. I still have no idea lol.

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Jonathan Riley from Memphis, Tennessee is reading Flashover by Gordon Highland October 9, 2012 - 5:35pm

Wow they picked my favorite song. :)

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underpurplemoon from PDX October 9, 2012 - 5:45pm

I'm seriously a bit scared of war, but this is the path I must take.

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Wonder Woman from RI is reading 20th Century Ghosts October 9, 2012 - 5:48pm

Otis, if you have the link for the pic you want, click the little Image icon above your comment window. It'll open a new window & you paste the URL there & your image will appear. Hope this helps. :)

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Jonathan Riley from Memphis, Tennessee is reading Flashover by Gordon Highland October 9, 2012 - 5:49pm

In response to Otis's earlier post. I got 9 on it too. Is one extra trip to the sperm bank and one less twelve pack this month really gonna kill me? Might even keep my mind clear while I try to read all 36 of Chuck's essays 5 times a piece before tourny time. So how can we front that anyway? Is there a virtual donation Jar WAR FUND? IF not there should be.

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Stacy Kear from Bucyrus, Ohio lives in New Jersey is reading The Art of War October 9, 2012 - 5:52pm

Photobucket was the only way I could do it.  It's free to make an account and easy. They give you the links to every photo you upload. 

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Richard from St. Louis is reading various anthologies October 9, 2012 - 5:59pm

i will sponsor one person for 1-3 months, as long as the WAR2 goes on, if we need a third. happy to do it. 

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Dave from a city near you is reading constantly October 9, 2012 - 6:00pm

Yes, photobucket...super easy.

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sean of the dead from Madisonville, KY is reading Peckerwood, by Jed Ayres October 9, 2012 - 6:27pm

Ok, so it's, Otis, Stacy, Richard, Jonathan, and me all willing to front for the poor cheap bastards people who can't cover the fees for WAR?  5 of us?

I would assume if we get in touch with Kirk (the big bossman) with our money and whoever we are donating it for, he can take care of the technicalities for us.  We'll just need to figure out who we're helping by the start of WAR.  We just want to make sure not to start their workshops til the official start date, or we'd be throwing money away...

In fact, let's do this...I am (UN)officially volunteering to be in charge of the charity portion of the WAR.  If you want to donate, PM me in addition to posting here, and let me know your stipulations (how many people, how many months, etc...).  

if you NEED HELP for the WAR, PM me.  This way I can keep track and match up donors.  Please stick to the honor system, only ask for help if you really need it.  Don't be a cheap bastard.  I don't think anyone would take advantage of this, but i I don't know all of you, and this IS WAR afterall.

(the preceding message has been paid for and content approved by Averydoll)

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Dave from a city near you is reading constantly October 9, 2012 - 6:32pm

I'll throw someone a bone to atone for my inner asshole.

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Jonathan Riley from Memphis, Tennessee is reading Flashover by Gordon Highland October 9, 2012 - 6:37pm

I thought I was the only one with one of those. Great to know I'm not alone.

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Dave from a city near you is reading constantly October 9, 2012 - 6:39pm

You are not alone. We are not beautiful and unique snowflakes. Speaking of which, is my clone around anymore? Didn't he make war not love last go 'round?

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Emma C from Los Angeles is reading Black Spire by Delilah Dawson October 9, 2012 - 6:56pm

@Stacy It's me! She is, but the colouring is so shadowy it's hard to tell. It's Mara Jade Skywalker from the Star Wars expanded universe, the most badass redhead in the galaxy.

Otis, Stacy, Richard, Jonathan, and Sean are my favourite people. Wish I could chip in, too, but y'all already know my sob story. So. (Good news is I just got an interview with the University of MN English department next Wednesday! Happy thoughts, people!)

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jyh from VA is reading whatever he feels like October 9, 2012 - 6:51pm

@Emma --- Yeah, it's basically as close to Houston as New Orleans.

Stationed? Military? Air Force? Barksdale? Bossier City?

*looks to see if there wasn't also an army base*

Or was he in the Cavalry?

 

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Jonathan Riley from Memphis, Tennessee is reading Flashover by Gordon Highland October 9, 2012 - 6:52pm

Good Luck Emma. That is Awsome. I'll pray to Zeus that you get the job and cross my fingers. And right now I'm teaching myself how to cross my toes too.

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Emma C from Los Angeles is reading Black Spire by Delilah Dawson October 9, 2012 - 6:53pm

@J.Y. Ha, no, Barksdale, Bossier City. B52 crew chief.

@Stacy UPDATED- better?

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Emma C from Los Angeles is reading Black Spire by Delilah Dawson October 9, 2012 - 6:57pm

Thanks JR! Is your avatar John McClane?

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Bob Pastorella from Groves, Texas is reading murder books trying to stay hip, I'm thinking of you, and you're out there so Say your prayers, Say your prayers, Say your prayers October 9, 2012 - 6:59pm

Sounds like fun, but I'm way too busy, with too many smoldering irons in the fire as it is. Have fun and kick some ass. 

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Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry October 9, 2012 - 7:02pm

Holy shit, this is taking a turn for the awesome. I'm seriously proud of you guys.

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Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry October 9, 2012 - 7:03pm

Son of a bitch, Bob, have a spirit of adventure. Life's no fun if you're not stretched too thin to remember it!

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Stacy Kear from Bucyrus, Ohio lives in New Jersey is reading The Art of War October 9, 2012 - 7:05pm

Emma, much better.  :-)  Good Luck with the job. 

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sean of the dead from Madisonville, KY is reading Peckerwood, by Jed Ayres October 9, 2012 - 7:13pm

hey, wasn't there just a Scare Us! Challenge where 3 people won top prizes?  One of them, Leah_Beth, has joined us...where are the other 2?

I'm calling on Jane Wiseman and Brett Caron?  Where are you?  Come defend your titles!

it IS ok to trash talk people who aren't yet involved, right?  Utah, Avery, can I get a ruling on this?

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Jonathan Riley from Memphis, Tennessee is reading Flashover by Gordon Highland October 9, 2012 - 7:21pm

@Emma. Close. It's Butch from Pulp Fiction after Sticking Zed with the Samari Sword

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Dave from a city near you is reading constantly October 9, 2012 - 7:22pm

Zed's dead.

 

Damn, this is the only active post tonight...so here I am.

 

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Jonathan Riley from Memphis, Tennessee is reading Flashover by Gordon Highland October 9, 2012 - 7:23pm

@Sean. I've kind of been secretly praying for an Emma vs. Jane Thunderdome battle

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Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry October 9, 2012 - 7:31pm

Smack talk anybody you want here! I recommend Joe Hill as a perfect target for smack talk.

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jyh from VA is reading whatever he feels like October 9, 2012 - 7:32pm

Who is this Joe Hill?

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Dave from a city near you is reading constantly October 9, 2012 - 7:48pm

My alter ego.

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Stacy Kear from Bucyrus, Ohio lives in New Jersey is reading The Art of War October 9, 2012 - 7:50pm

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Stacy Kear from Bucyrus, Ohio lives in New Jersey is reading The Art of War October 9, 2012 - 7:52pm

^^^^^ For Emma and to showcase how easy Photobucket is :-)