Novel-in-a-Day (NIAD)... Day

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Sun Oct 16, 2011 12:09 am Post

Ouch.
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Sun Oct 16, 2011 12:14 am Post

[quote="pigfender"][quote="matt"]Hang on, they're real people? Not people involved in this project or anything? Do they know their pictures were used?[/quote]

I made it my business to assume that Nick had access to all the pictures.

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Sun Oct 16, 2011 1:52 am Post

[quote="KB"]There were pictures? So I shouldn't have given Dr Warne pink hair and made Nick Japanese?[/quote]

That's okay. I came thisclose to putting her in a passionate affair with the Administrator, but changed my mind at the last minute. With the pink hair, it wouldn't have worked...

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Sun Oct 16, 2011 1:54 am Post

[quote="matt"]
Next time, we should create a wiki to share information as we add it in. You get in first with a fact (eg. Season, office. Pink hair) then it becomes lore.

That would save pigfender from getting 900 emails he can't answer because someone else will be writing that bit.

Might make it more manageable to run.
[/quote]

Nah, the continuity errors are half the fun. I wonder how many different kinds of weather blow through on Wednesday...

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Sun Oct 16, 2011 2:41 am Post

Wait a minute. Wednesday?? :D
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Sun Oct 16, 2011 4:17 am Post

[quote="pigfender"]Unless you count 5 still MIA![/quote]

how dastardly! hope it doesn't really make things difficult. btw, work was work. got there did my thing left as soon as i could. :D

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Sun Oct 16, 2011 8:34 am Post

Hey guys,

I'm back. :) Sounds like you had a blast while I was away.

Too bad we have 4 missing. And Pigfender, I think next year you shouldn't have a section yourself. It seems like you had enough to deal with without having to write creatively.

I suppose I had it very easy; I had a completely isolated scene that I don't think ties in to any of yours. It was in a supermarket. :D

To me it was a whole lot of fun! It was great writing and watching the others write. Do it again next year? I'm up for it!

V.

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Sun Oct 16, 2011 8:55 am Post

Mine was Monday Morning and Lisa is having a therapy session with Michael, to uncover his fear of the dark.so lots of dialogue, was a great exercise for me, loved every minute of it.

mi
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Sun Oct 16, 2011 9:23 am Post

pig fender wrote: "...if major characters start meeting each other for the first time for the third time..."

Feh. I can do that all on my own.

Someone else wrote: "Who likes long character introductions anyway? "

Me. You get one. It opens the book. [HOLLOW LAUGH]

As to pig fender's question, yes, tremendous fun. I enjoyed the lack of responsibility though it did prove tempting at times, especially with Nick the Detective. I had him killed on the A14 driving to hospital at one point but took that out. Also he's black. I just didn't mention that.

Seriously pleasant way to spend a morning. We should do it again, though someone else should take their turn at the helm; pig fender's done his bit, and splendidly. (Not me. I have the administrative abilities of a satsuma.)
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Sun Oct 16, 2011 9:27 am Post

Humans, "Calm down Dears!" as our redoubtable Michael Winner would say.
This year's NIAD is but the tiny acorn from which a mighty oak will grow. Cock ups (oops! rude word, sorry), and mistakes will have occurred and been made, but from these minor hiccups, lessons will have been learnt. Believe it or not, humans (granted, not all of them, but enough), can and do learn from their mistakes (the shrewd ones amongst you, learning from the mistakes of others).

A resounding, "WELL DONE!" is owed to Herr Schweinkotflügel, or 'Rog the Pig as he is affectionately known to his fellow miscreanti. It could take him a year to recover from this year's NIAD.

Some photos of really nefarious looking characters, were used in this year's effort. For next year, possibly a censor should be appointed for imagery used. Children could be looking over parent's shoulders.

On the whole, a supreme effort from all concerned, Well done!:-)
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Sun Oct 16, 2011 9:48 am Post

I have a question how can I change my image, I have a lovely photo of my cat would love to use instead is that possible?

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Sun Oct 16, 2011 9:52 am Post

[quote="homeport"]I have a question how can I change my image, I have a lovely photo of my cat would love to use instead is that possible?[/quote]

Top left of the form page... go to "User Control Panel"
Then "Profile"
Then "Edit Avatar"
You will need to link to an URL of the image

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Sun Oct 16, 2011 9:55 am Post

[quote="michaelbywater"] We should do it again, though someone else should take their turn at the helm; [/quote]

[quote="VÐGriesdoorn"] And Pigfender, I think next year you shouldn't have a section yourself. [/quote]

Blimey you people haven't even read my section yet. It takes some spectactularly bad writing to get these kind of reviews before anyone has even SEEN it!?!?!

I suppose that's a talent in itself! :))

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Sun Oct 16, 2011 9:59 am Post

[quote="homeport"], I have a lovely photo of my cat would love to use instead is that possible?[/quote]

Only with your cat's permission, I'm afraid.
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Sun Oct 16, 2011 10:01 am Post

No, pig. You know that's not what I meant. 90+ emails! That's what I meant. :D