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Offline Ed

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Re: 3rd Anniversary Competition Rules and discussion thread
« Reply #15 on: October 15, 2007, 03:28:48 PM »
Got it here, Jon :afro: Good luck, welcome to the forum, and thanks for entering the comp :smiley:
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Re: 3rd Anniversary Competition Rules and discussion thread
« Reply #16 on: October 15, 2007, 03:36:09 PM »
BTW, six entries already, but two haven't enclosed their forum IDs, so I have no way of knowing who they are when the voting begins :scratch: I'll have to give them a nudge and ask them for the missing details, I suppose.

Still, six stories isn't bad for this early in the comp :afro:
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Re: 3rd Anniversary Competition Rules and discussion thread
« Reply #17 on: October 15, 2007, 05:36:30 PM »
If it was me, I'd end up with the aisle seat and spend the whole flight getting my elbow taken out by the stewardess trolley, having people climb over me to get to the toilet, and I'd probably have a four year-old in the seat behind who spends the whole flight kneeing me in the back and tapping me on top of the head with a purple plastic dinosaur that sings repetitive nursery rhymes every time it gets tapped. Still, it could be worse.  :grin:

Yes, you could be seated between two morbidly obese people (a couple), at least one of whom is flatulent as I was on a loooooong flight.  :pissed:
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Re: 3rd Anniversary Competition Rules and discussion thread
« Reply #18 on: October 15, 2007, 05:37:27 PM »
Still, six stories isn't bad for this early in the comp :afro:

Outstanding, I'd say!  :dance:
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Re: 3rd Anniversary Competition Rules and discussion thread
« Reply #19 on: October 15, 2007, 05:50:08 PM »
If it was me, I'd end up with the aisle seat and spend the whole flight getting my elbow taken out by the stewardess trolley, having people climb over me to get to the toilet, and I'd probably have a four year-old in the seat behind who spends the whole flight kneeing me in the back and tapping me on top of the head with a purple plastic dinosaur that sings repetitive nursery rhymes every time it gets tapped. Still, it could be worse.  :grin:

Yes, you could be seated between two morbidly obese people (a couple), at least one of whom is flatulent as I was on a loooooong flight.  :pissed:

Look on the bright side - there's always somewhere comfy to rest your head in that situation :grin: (After you've plugged your nostrils, of course :/ )
Planning is an unnatural process - it is much more fun to do something.  The nicest thing about not planning is that failure comes as a complete surprise, rather than being preceded by a period of worry and depression. [Sir John Harvey-Jones]

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Re: 3rd Anniversary Competition Rules and discussion thread
« Reply #20 on: October 15, 2007, 06:08:48 PM »
I'll certainly be trying to get something in for this - it was Flirtybee's SlingInk post that brought me here. (Back here actually - I joined some time ago but my account got deleted because I kept forgetting to stick my head round the door - d'oh!)


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Re: 3rd Anniversary Competition Rules and discussion thread
« Reply #21 on: October 15, 2007, 06:23:47 PM »
Sorry for deleting you - I thought I recognised the name :huh:  Now and then I have a quick culling spree and delete inactive accounts. It's nothing personal :fugly:

Good luck in the comp :afro:
Planning is an unnatural process - it is much more fun to do something.  The nicest thing about not planning is that failure comes as a complete surprise, rather than being preceded by a period of worry and depression. [Sir John Harvey-Jones]

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Re: 3rd Anniversary Competition Rules and discussion thread
« Reply #22 on: October 15, 2007, 06:30:00 PM »
Hello  ;)

Thanks for the message, Ed. Fingers flexing as I write ...
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Re: 3rd Anniversary Competition Rules and discussion thread
« Reply #23 on: October 15, 2007, 07:39:13 PM »
Sorry for deleting you - I thought I recognised the name :huh:  Now and then I have a quick culling spree and delete inactive accounts. It's nothing personal :fugly:

Good luck in the comp :afro:

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Re: 3rd Anniversary Competition Rules and discussion thread
« Reply #24 on: October 15, 2007, 11:36:26 PM »
I cannot participate in this particular comp because of my relationship with Adventure Books of Seattle. But, I will say this much to everyone else. Anytime you have a chance to enter a competition for prizes without a fee, you definitely should submit something.

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Re: 3rd Anniversary Competition Rules and discussion thread
« Reply #25 on: October 16, 2007, 01:46:55 AM »
Word spread a little more. Good luck folks. Neil

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Re: 3rd Anniversary Competition Rules and discussion thread
« Reply #26 on: October 16, 2007, 03:32:12 AM »
Thanks, Neil :afro:

Robert - the comp is open to everybody and, since the judging is by poll, and there's no anthology attached to this comp, there's nothing to stop you polishing an old story and submitting it, if you want to.
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Re: 3rd Anniversary Competition Rules and discussion thread
« Reply #27 on: October 16, 2007, 03:34:49 AM »
Sorry for deleting you - I thought I recognised the name :huh:  Now and then I have a quick culling spree and delete inactive accounts. It's nothing personal :fugly:

Good luck in the comp :afro:

Don't worry - i should be more active. My wife sometimes prods me with a stick to make sure I'm still alive...

Me too. I've taken to playing dead, especially when gardening is mentioned. :/
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Re: 3rd Anniversary Competition Rules and discussion thread
« Reply #28 on: October 16, 2007, 05:37:38 AM »
Morning all, another newbie enticed here by the competition... actually Geoff said if I agreed to vote for his story he'd have a word with the committee and let me join. And here I am!

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Re: 3rd Anniversary Competition Rules and discussion thread
« Reply #29 on: October 16, 2007, 08:29:46 AM »
Hi. I heard about the contest at the Brian Keene message board. Was wondering how to know if my submission was received? Can't wait to read everyone's stories!!!

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