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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner April 8, 2012 - 3:31am

This is for anyone who wants to say: "HEY! Look at my submission in workshop please!" New folks and lurkers don't be shy!~ 

There has been a noticeable decrease in reviews.  If we all commit to at least one or two a day, everyone should have enough reviews. (Don't review just your friends either). This way even the new folks get attention. 

How it works:

Post your submission. Let it sit a day or so. If you don't get anything, or if you need more help, post here. 

Give us:

  • Title
  • Word count
  • Genre/style
  • Special notes 

I'll bump this once a week with any reviews listed that don't have anything. 

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner April 8, 2012 - 4:01am

As of today: 

Doug Kissack  has no reviews. There are several with only one. Check em out!

I got a thunderdome rough up  if anyone wants to take a looky loo.

Fathers and Sons

1900 words

Literary 

For a thunderdome battle. 

 

See how easy that was? Yay. 

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Grigori Black from US is reading Radium Girls by Amanda Gowin April 8, 2012 - 3:45am

Here's a random one: Can you review your Thunderdome Opponent's submission? Or is that an unspoken taboo?

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner April 8, 2012 - 4:18am

If you want to run the risk of losing thanks to your awesome review, sure. When I do thunderdome, I look over what they submit, but I don't do an actual LBL until the final is posted and the votes are in. 

EDIT: I am working today, so I am going to finish up with your stuff Black. 

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters April 8, 2012 - 4:55am

I almost always LBL my competitors story. 

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Grigori Black from US is reading Radium Girls by Amanda Gowin April 8, 2012 - 5:33am

I was on the fence about it. I looked over it, of course, but I wasn't sure if there was a rule (spoken or unspoken) about whether or not to critique it. On one hand, it seems a bit rude, or has the potential to be percieved as such. On the other hand, if done properly, feedback is feedback. I guess it would depend on the people involved. Personally, I think I'll abstain until I get to know the folks better. Less of a chance of someone taking something the wrong way.

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner April 8, 2012 - 6:51am

Yeah, I never do it, better safe than sorry about such things. What if you give them advice and they use it and still lose? Then of course it'll be, "You gave me bad advice" No thanks. 

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner April 8, 2012 - 6:55am

edit. 

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My story "airplane" from the WAR thread is up over there. I'm trying to sell it to a print, contest, or anthology or something. It's short, 1,130 words. Thanks for helping a brotha out.

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner April 8, 2012 - 4:23pm

I'll review it first thing in the morning yo. 

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PandaMask from Los Angeles is reading More Than Human April 8, 2012 - 4:24pm

BAM!

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Renfield from Hell is reading 20th Century Ghosts April 8, 2012 - 4:46pm

The fuck was that?! Panda, I think Emeril Lagasse has just hacked your account!

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PandaMask from Los Angeles is reading More Than Human April 8, 2012 - 4:50pm

It's my version of bump.

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner April 9, 2012 - 3:34am

I like it

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner April 9, 2012 - 7:49am

I need a LBL for my thunderdome story! Just one more....only have one as is. Help a brotha out! 

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters April 9, 2012 - 8:04am

I'm doing one right now.

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner April 9, 2012 - 8:05am

Thank ya! I am finishing up Dakota's LBL as we speak. Er uh...type. 

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Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry April 9, 2012 - 8:14am

Matt,  thanks for starting this thread and keeping it going.  When it comes down to it, WAR is fun and everything.  I started that so that everybody would have an excuse to keep writing, and to maybe break everybody out of their comfort zone a bit.  Broaden the creativity spectrum a tad.

But when it comes down to it, the workshop is the centerpiece of what LitReactor has to offer.  It's why I'm here, and I think a lot of others.  We ignore it to our detriment.  So even though we're all having a bunch of fun over on the battlefield, let's rally a bit and re-emphasize the reason we're (mostly) all here.

Good job, Mr. Attack!

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner April 9, 2012 - 8:19am

I can't take all the credit! After our talk the other night, I realized I should be a little more proactive in forming and maintaining social cohesion. This was the result of myself and the night crew (Panda, Kitts, Danny, Dave and many others) brainstorming to keep things going and together. So kudos to the night kids! 

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bryanhowie from FW, ID is reading East of Eden. Steinbeck is FUCKING AMAZING. April 9, 2012 - 9:12am

And they say meth isnt' bad!  P'sha!

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner April 9, 2012 - 9:23am

It is a hell of a drug

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. April 9, 2012 - 9:32am

That it is.

Thanks you sexy beasts for the LBL's and comments. I approve of this thread.

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner April 9, 2012 - 9:40am

I approve."

Hot diggity daffodil

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Chester Pane from Portland, Oregon is reading The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz April 9, 2012 - 9:42am

Good idea M.A.

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Chester Pane from Portland, Oregon is reading The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz April 9, 2012 - 9:44am

I thought of a potential Workshop incentive that might be implemented.

If someone does a given number of reviews in a given number of days, say a week for example, then they automatically get bonus points.

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner April 9, 2012 - 9:46am

NO! I am in the top ten now! I WANT A MUG! 

 

But, it is a good idea Chester. 

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters April 9, 2012 - 9:46am

"I WANT A MUG!"

You won't get one.

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner April 9, 2012 - 9:47am

You won't get one."

You're breaking my heart. Hurty pain ouchy 

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Chester Pane from Portland, Oregon is reading The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz April 9, 2012 - 9:50am

Here Matt:

Consolation Mug. Good job getting in the top ten. That probably means I got bumped down. Fuck, when I finish all this shit, I am going on a Workshop bender.

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Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry April 9, 2012 - 10:11am

@Rachel:  That's because most of us are at work right now

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters April 9, 2012 - 10:17am

Rachel - I have yours downloaded.  I'm just having trouble getting my shit together today.  I'll try. 

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner April 9, 2012 - 10:23am

@Chester, thank you. 

@Rach, SEE!

@AD sounds like you have a....

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner April 9, 2012 - 10:36am

I have shitty days....they normally end in 'Y'

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Mark Grover April 9, 2012 - 10:50am

how do you win one of those cool Lit Reactor mugs?

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner April 9, 2012 - 11:33am

I still haven't found a way.

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Courtney from the Midwest is reading Monkey: A Journey to the West and a thousand college textbooks April 9, 2012 - 1:24pm

I'm going on a reviewing rampage tomorrow because I'm too tired tonight. If anyone wants me to review them, send me a PM or let me know here. I'm willing to review anything.

And of course I have my own whoring to do:

Sacrifice
1,800 words
Literary
Thunderdome entry -- I don't need much help on my other battle because I got some great tips on how to work on it, but this one is really rough. I could really use some notes on characterization and plot.

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aliensoul77 from a cold distant star is reading the writing on the wall. April 9, 2012 - 1:30pm

Mr. Popular here.

I will try to be more proactive about reviewing thy works, mine friends.

Hope the Easter Bunny brought you all the eggs you wanted.

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner April 9, 2012 - 1:51pm

You realize, everytime I see you posting or we talk or something Danny, this song will be playing in my head. 

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aliensoul77 from a cold distant star is reading the writing on the wall. April 9, 2012 - 2:28pm

Hahahaha. I just heard that song the other day.

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Chester Pane from Portland, Oregon is reading The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz April 9, 2012 - 2:32pm

Mr. Popular™

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner April 9, 2012 - 4:02pm

@Court, I would review yours, but ya know.

@Chester, that's awesome. 

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters April 9, 2012 - 4:56pm

When I was in...I think about 7th grade, I thought that song was really cool. 

 

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner April 10, 2012 - 2:02am

I could see that. Still doesn't excuse it though. 

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Grigori Black from US is reading Radium Girls by Amanda Gowin April 10, 2012 - 2:55am

@matt

I'm hitting up a couple reviews tomorrow. I'll be sure to go over your piece.

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner April 10, 2012 - 3:43am

Thanks man, appreciate it. 

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Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry April 10, 2012 - 4:32am

I'll be sure to go over your piece.

I knew you guys had been getting close and all but...

Well hey, you know what, I'm all about pumping the positive!  And this kind of thing is positive!  Unless, of course, Grigori has Matt chained up in his basement.  That could be going a step too far in some ways of thinking.  But I'll go 60/40 that's not what's going on here.

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner April 10, 2012 - 4:48am

It puts the lotion on the skin.....

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Grigori Black from US is reading Radium Girls by Amanda Gowin April 10, 2012 - 5:40am

Utah must be very busy indeed if he's recruiting help. Busy hunting that new one. 

\

Such a naughty boy!

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Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry April 10, 2012 - 5:45am

I'd fuck me.

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner April 10, 2012 - 5:48am

I'd fuck me."

You are a beast of a man. 

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bryanhowie from FW, ID is reading East of Eden. Steinbeck is FUCKING AMAZING. April 10, 2012 - 7:33am

I'd fuck me.

No, you wouldn't.