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Wed Sep 24, 2014 1:31 am Post

And even more alarming, why does nom have more than one?
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Wed Sep 24, 2014 3:07 am Post

pigfender wrote:This isn't because we're writing an enormous 60 chapter epic this year. If demand is sufficient, instead of turning people away as we have in previous years, we'll produce more than one version of the book!


You know, I've been thinking along these exact lines ever since I became the self-nominated and not-outrightly-rejected-and-therefore-somewhat-endorsed non-official emergency baton-carrier in the unlikely and deeply regrettable event that you decided you couldn't carry it on yourself, which, incidentally, I am very glad to see that you have not (Hmm.. I think I'd better work on noun pileups and triple negatives before the true writing starts).

Multiple versions of each chapter, public voting with elected officials to ensure there is no vote tampering, cash prizes provided by piggy for the best version of each chapter, a glitzy gala ballroom award's ceremony - the Piggy Prize - to squash that upstart rival the Man Booker (do they even bother with a ceremony for that?)... what's not to like?

And did I mention no shenanigans? Definitely no shenanigans. At least not unless my co-conspirators can exhibit a little more subtlety than last year!

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Wed Sep 24, 2014 3:14 am Post

pigfender in the FAQ wrote:It's basically random.

I say ‘basically’, because there are a couple of constraints:
1) I’ll take account of individual preferences to either seek out or avoid grisly scenes.
2) I reserve the right to punish Matt by whatever means are available to me.


That's it, I'm out. Making me precede or follow Bywater yet again is too much to bear. Actually, is he even with us this year?
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Wed Sep 24, 2014 7:12 am Post

You've scared him off?
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Wed Sep 24, 2014 10:06 am Post

/in

Going for 4/4. Do we get a brass medal for completing five events, like some annual events do? ;P
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Wed Sep 24, 2014 10:41 am Post

I don't know about brass medals, but I might be able to organise some virtual 'winners' medals to be made up that people can use on their blogs, email signatures, or get tattooed on the appendage of their choosing.

Is that something peeps would be interested in?
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Wed Sep 24, 2014 11:37 am Post

AmberV wrote:And even more alarming, why does nom have more than one?


No reason... <snicker>
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Wed Sep 24, 2014 11:39 am Post

nom wrote:
AmberV wrote:And even more alarming, why does nom have more than one?


No reason... <snicker>

I'm sure there's a reason. BUt do we want to know said reason?
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Wed Sep 24, 2014 12:10 pm Post

Everything has a reason.

For those interested in the process in the run up to the event, today I decided the genre.
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Wed Sep 24, 2014 12:30 pm Post

Care to share? Give us newbies a hint?

Just reduce the anxiety to that of a mouse being babysat by a hawk… Not much to disclose really.
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Wed Sep 24, 2014 1:03 pm Post

pigfender wrote:Everything has a reason.

For those interested in the process in the run up to the event, today I decided the genre.


Yay!
Wait... after the date was announced?
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Wed Sep 24, 2014 1:08 pm Post

Yes, at the moment I am only ONE WORD wiser than you as to what we'll be writing about at the end of October.

If you want to know why I swear it's the last time each time... Ladies and Gentleman I give you this:
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Wed Sep 24, 2014 1:16 pm Post

Jaysen wrote:Care to share? Give us newbies a hint?

Just reduce the anxiety to that of a mouse being babysat by a hawk… Not much to disclose really.


For someone without an amygdala there's a lot of anxiety to appease. Now could be a good time to learn mindful meditation or take up yoga: the anxiety isn't likely to reduce much between now and publication. See my reply to your post in your thread to The-Honourable-Mr-PigFender*.


*This is an official NIAD thread, and I know where the chapter briefs are coming from - I even have a medal for my forum heroics (with reference to this post).
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Wed Sep 24, 2014 2:01 pm Post

pigfender wrote:Yes, at the moment I am only ONE WORD wiser than you as to what we'll be writing about at the end of October.

If you want to know why I swear it's the last time each time... Ladies and Gentleman I give you this:
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That should help Jaysen*.


*Note the great care I've taken not to be censored**
**This is an in-joke for the minus 2. "Pffrrrrrt" to the rest of you (and staying on topic be d*mned)
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Wed Sep 24, 2014 2:15 pm Post

nom wrote:
pigfender wrote:Yes, at the moment I am only ONE WORD wiser than you as to what we'll be writing about at the end of October.

If you want to know why I swear it's the last time each time... Ladies and Gentleman I give you this:
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That should help Jaysen*.


*Note the great care I've taken not to be censored**
**This is an in-joke for the minus 2. "Pffrrrrrt" to the rest of you (and staying on topic be d*mned)

Why should things change now?*

* This applies to every statement so far.**
** Which leads me to ask, "Why should things change now?"*
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