Novel-in-a-Day 3: With a Vengeance

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Thu Oct 03, 2013 12:06 pm Post

r6d2 wrote:
nom wrote:You should have seen Schrödinger after he tried getting her into that box of his!

He actually didn't do it himself, he hired Maxwell's daemon to do the dirty job. ;)


But the demon couldn't get through Mary's Room.

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Thu Oct 03, 2013 12:08 pm Post

Jaysen wrote:
nom wrote: You made this mess, I'm just helping you sleep in the dog house…

You do realize that the "dog house", meaning "the place where the dog sleeps" is my side of the bed? The dog gets kicked out and to "the husbands couch".


Glad to be of service then. ;)

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Thu Oct 03, 2013 1:41 pm Post

nom wrote:
Jaysen wrote:
nom wrote: You made this mess, I'm just helping you sleep in the dog house…

You do realize that the "dog house", meaning "the place where the dog sleeps" is my side of the bed? The dog gets kicked out and to "the husbands couch".


Glad to be of service then. ;)

Funny story: Mrs and I have a rule that the only reason we sleep in different beds is illness or travel. Not too long ago we had a huge blow up (over something silly like socks (seriously, that stupid)). I don't think we actually went to bed until about 4AM because of that rule. We didn't want to argue in the dark and we weren't ready to make up. We laughed about it the next day.

I think that rule may be one of the things that has gotten us through the last twenty years. We talked about it over our anniversary dinner last night were we agreed to keep the rule in effect for another twenty years.

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Thu Oct 03, 2013 1:54 pm Post

nom wrote:
r6d2 wrote:
nom wrote:You should have seen Schrödinger after he tried getting her into that box of his!

He actually didn't do it himself, he hired Maxwell's daemon to do the dirty job. ;)


But the demon couldn't get through Mary's Room.


Bonus points for ratcheting up the philosophical.

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Mon Oct 07, 2013 12:07 pm Post

Morning, just checking in for the news. I guess no news is good news? Made sure my day is totally free on the 19th. Yep, free and clear. Two days before my B-Day whence I'll be a whopping . . . . well need to know and all that.

Have a great week everyone. :D

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Monty, not in full.

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Mon Oct 07, 2013 4:16 pm Post

Since you are in the U.S., you better free up part of the 18th too! On the East coast, the deal goes down at 7pm on that day. But you knew that.

I've ground my Scrivener to a fine point in anticipation.

--gr

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Mon Oct 07, 2013 11:37 pm Post

No news is GREAT news... albeit great but slightly boring news that gives you nothing to read. So...

Since we've broken 11 days until the event, I'm going to need to check a few things with all of you. Well, nearly all of you. Okay, just some of you. A few. An elite few.

The things I'm going to need to know are:
- What name would you like to be credited with?
- What email address is the best one to use to send you your briefing pack.

If you've taken part in one of the previous years I am going to go ahead and assume that you want me to use the same moniker as last time. If this is the worst assumption since Lincoln said "Take the night off guys, it's just a trip to the theatre", then consider the burden yours to enlighten me.

I do have email addresses for most of you, but if it's been a while since I used it then I'm going to send you a test email anyway. I'd be grateful if you could ping me a quick message back to confirm. If you don't get an email and you're expecting one then please pre-empt my DM follow up by just reaching out to rog@pigfender.com. If I've no good reason to have your email address up until now, check your forum messages!

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Tue Oct 08, 2013 9:31 am Post

Done! All confirmed. Starting butterfly migration to stomach in 3... 2... 1...

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Tue Oct 08, 2013 11:06 am Post

Daurmith wrote:Done! All confirmed. Starting butterfly migration to stomach in 3... 2... 1...


hehehe, good to hear I am not alone :)
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Tue Oct 08, 2013 12:46 pm Post

It's going to be challenging, but awesome fun!

Assuming I get it finished, of course...

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Wed Oct 09, 2013 4:06 am Post

PF you've not failed NIAD yet. Best to stick to the routine that's worked so far. BTW any doubts on your end abt my moniker or email addy?


pigfender wrote:It's going to be challenging, but awesome fun!

Assuming I get it finished, of course...

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Wed Oct 09, 2013 11:32 am Post

None of us will fail, we will between us as a group effort produce the next great masterpiece:)

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Wed Oct 09, 2013 11:42 am Post

Montree_Whiles wrote:PF you've not failed NIAD yet. Best to stick to the routine that's worked so far. BTW any doubts on your end abt my moniker or email addy?

Nope, I'm happy if you are.

homeport wrote:None of us will fail, we will between us as a group effort produce the next great masterpiece:)

Absolutely!

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Fri Oct 11, 2013 7:28 pm Post

BethCutter wrote:I think having the slightly 'different' styles from non-native English speakers would be charming. :)

OTOH if it concerns the writer, or Pigfender, or whoever: if you can promise to get your piece in a couple of hours before the deadline, I'd be happy to give it a fast going over and tweak grammar or word order or whatever as needed.

You could send your piece to me, I tweak and send it back to you so that you can check in case I changed your meaning in some way, and then you could sub to Pigfender.


Or. Is idea which even maybe definitely better. In different not samestandard typestructure as grammar English normal considered usually is we write all will. ¿How about? Good idea! Also, extra fun! For me the best the all the difference is this make without doubtedly will. So. Democratic is. Also, nonethnocentric also is, also. Modern way! Under the skin all brothers which included sisters too also!

Narapel ting. Olgeta raitim stori buk one taim long san tok pisin. Namba wan gutpela, okay!

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Sat Oct 12, 2013 10:05 pm Post

michaelbywater wrote:Or. Is idea which even maybe definitely better. [...] Under the skin all brothers which included sisters too also!

Narapel ting. Olgeta raitim stori buk one taim long san tok pisin. Namba wan gutpela, okay!

I'm not sure if I got more confused with your first paragraph or the last one... :-)