NiaD Episode VI: Return of the NiaD

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Thu May 18, 2017 12:47 pm Post

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Thu May 18, 2017 12:50 pm Post

I'm in, obviously!
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Thu May 18, 2017 1:11 pm Post

nom wrote:Hey, this is *your* fault you know! Revisiting some of my notifications (look, it's been a while since I was here OK?) I discovered that NiADmini was your idea. Remind me that you owe me a beer. And whiskey. You owe me whiskey too*!

*Proper whiskey that is. Don't try passing off some of that southern moonshine that doubles as aviation fuel...

Any time. I have a nice bottle of Johnny Walker just begging for someone to empty it. Granted it will be an expensive drink... you'll have to buy a ticket to the mainland :P
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Thu May 18, 2017 1:32 pm Post

Jaysen wrote:
nom wrote:Hey, this is *your* fault you know! Revisiting some of my notifications (look, it's been a while since I was here OK?) I discovered that NiADmini was your idea. Remind me that you owe me a beer. And whiskey. You owe me whiskey too*!

*Proper whiskey that is. Don't try passing off some of that southern moonshine that doubles as aviation fuel...

Any time. I have a nice bottle of Johnny Walker just begging for someone to empty it. Granted it will be an expensive drink... you'll have to buy a ticket to the mainland :P

At the risk of off-topicking even further (it'll take a helluva segue to get this part of the thread back on track) there's a slight chance I'll be on your side of the Pacific later this year. Maybe even your quarter of the North American land mass. Admittedly the odds aren't high (who knew database development would cost so much?) but I'm still hoping.

If my investment in software pays off, the the odds go up. If it doesn't, I'll *really* need that whiskey when I finally make the trip. :shock:

And we all know that the best whiskey comes from the British Isles, homebase of the NiADmini!*


*At least I tried... :oops:
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Thu May 18, 2017 2:03 pm Post

nom wrote:At the risk of off-topicking even further (it'll take a helluva segue to get this part of the thread back on track) there's a slight chance I'll be on your side of the Pacific later this year. Maybe even your quarter of the North American land mass. Admittedly the odds aren't high (who knew database development would cost so much?) but I'm still hoping.

If my investment in software pays off, the the odds go up. If it doesn't, I'll *really* need that whiskey when I finally make the trip. :shock:

And we all know that the best whiskey comes from the British Isles, homebase of the NiADmini!*


*At least I tried... :oops:

Savannah GA is your target. But I'm guessing your heading more toward Atlanta. Just a hunch.

As to the best whiskey, I will not disagree, but it depends on how you label said isles. Are they really "british" or should we just concede and refer to them as "scrivenish"?

I find that whiskey is a bit... light ... for a proper NiaD of any kind. One must consider RUM as an option for NiaD-ing. Lighter on the pallet, mind freeing, inhibition reducing, and, if you do it right, you don't feel it for a few days later. Other alternatives I think are viable would be tequila, russian petrol (vodka)(which is really just watered down ethanol), and sake. Any of those 4 are likely to get the creative juices flowing. And if not the creative juices, I'm sure the puddle of drool I'll wake up in could be considered a fitting compromise to the observer.

Which brings us to proper NiaD-mini prep...
1. Case of rum
2. Several bags of ice
3. A few pineapples and cans of pineapple juice.
4. Pop a pound of popcorn and top with butter
5. 5 heads of lettuce and a bottle of ceaser dressing
6. pad lock for the door
7. Pillow.

I just realized this is my normal work prep.

8. NiaD outline from Piggy.

There we go... now we are back on topic.

How long do you think it will be before the overlord forces us to our own "GET OFF THE OFFICIAL THREAD" thread? I have 2 more posts and he boots us. Unless vic-k shows up... then one post and we are outta here!
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Thu May 18, 2017 3:30 pm Post

Super excited! Count me in!

Thank you!

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Thu May 18, 2017 3:37 pm Post

Excellent. Welcome to NiaD, ConradG! Everyone else - nice to be writing with you again!

Mark, sorry you can't take part this time. Hope all is well and that all your distractions may be fun ones!

ConradG wrote:Will the forum badge for the shorter Episode VI be a little espresso cup rather than a coffee mug?

Ha! I... I don't know. I need to rethink those, maybe. I never presumed we'd be doing this for this long and it won't be long before the possible combinations grows to unmanageable numbers of additional tags.
Maybe I just put the 2016 one up for NiaDVI for now? Maybe I re-label them all from 2011, 2012, 2013 (etc) to I, II, III (etc)

Jaysen wrote:There we go... now we are back on topic.
How long do you think it will be before the overlord forces us to our own "GET OFF THE OFFICIAL THREAD" thread? I have 2 more posts and he boots us. Unless vic-k shows up... then one post and we are outta here!

Am I allowed in on the betting?
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Thu May 18, 2017 3:57 pm Post

pigfender wrote:
Jaysen wrote:There we go... now we are back on topic.
How long do you think it will be before the overlord forces us to our own "GET OFF THE OFFICIAL THREAD" thread? I have 2 more posts and he boots us. Unless vic-k shows up... then one post and we are outta here!

Am I allowed in on the betting?

In normal, or rational circles, that would be an unfair advantage. But it's me... and nom (where the heck is Mr K?!?) so ... why not! How long do you think it will take you to kick us to our own thread?
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Thu May 18, 2017 4:01 pm Post

pigfender wrote:● Jaysen
● KB
✸ nom

Piggy, I think you have a mistake. I've a normal dot and nom has a fuzzy dot. I assume fuzzy dots have teeth. Doesn't it make more sense to give them the fuzzy dot hoping to the deity of choice that my fear of toothed fuzzy things will keep me on my best behavior?

For the record, I'm not afraid of fuzzy toothers. It's the shark skin and fish scaled ones that make me nervous. Those toothers are MEAN.
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Thu May 18, 2017 7:02 pm Post

June is good for me -- fingers crossed that this one will be a genre I've actually read a book in.

Um... I haven't updated my Scrivener in ages, out of fear of the difficulties some had with the process of converting existing files. I don't remember the details of what the problems were, exactly, but since none of the new features sounded like I'd use them, well, I just stopped updating. So I'm on, uh, 1.7.3.0 dated, mighod, 2014.

This isn't going to cut it, is it? :(

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Thu May 18, 2017 7:55 pm Post

BethCutter wrote:This isn't going to cut it, is it?
Sure it will. Piggy sends you a PDF and you return an RTF. you don't even have to use scrivener if you don't want to. He's very accommodating.

And as to the build date on your scriv... don't worry about it. If it does what you need then keep using it. No forced upgrades from L&L.
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Thu May 18, 2017 9:51 pm Post

The Enthusiasm Energy, generated by Piggie's announcement, is surely, enough to light up Literature Land, for a month. Lovely t' see it all bubbling over once again
Good Luck & Enjoy
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Fri May 19, 2017 7:08 am Post

vic-k wrote:The Enthusiasm Energy, generated by Piggie's announcement, is surely, enough to light up Literature Land, for a month. Lovely t' see it all bubbling over once again
Good Luck & Enjoy
Vic

Thanks Vic!

BethCutter wrote:June is good for me

Yay! Welcome back!
BethCutter wrote:Fingers crossed that this one will be a genre I've actually read a book in.

Oh, this is going to be a REALLY good one! You don't want to miss it! :D

BethCutter wrote:Um... I haven't updated my Scrivener in ages, out of fear of the difficulties some had with the process of converting existing files. I don't remember the details of what the problems were, exactly, but since none of the new features sounded like I'd use them, well, I just stopped updating. So I'm on, uh, 1.7.3.0 dated, mighod, 2014.

This isn't going to cut it, is it? :(

Jaysen is right -- you don't need to use Scrivener to take part. Type your chapter directly into an email for all I care! Just don't submit as a PDF because then I have to manually remove all the individual paragraph marks from each line which makes me grumpy.

Where you *do* lose out is if you want to look at the Scrivener project I share after the event. It's being created in Scrivener for MacOS v2.8 this year, which slightly updated the project format to allow compatibility with Scrivener for iOS. As such, if your version of Scrivener is older than July 20th, 2016 you'll need to update in order to be able to view it.

It's worth it, though! It's free. It's got more stuff you can do!

Plus it means that I can plan a NiaD from my phone.

From.
My.
Phone.

:P
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Fri May 19, 2017 7:14 am Post

Forgive me if some non-newcomer has already thought of this. But....

Don't we really need someone to do a screenplay version of Novel in a Day? Drama in a Day?
Because don't NiaDs and DriaDs belong together?
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Fri May 19, 2017 7:31 am Post

The problem with us writing a script is that some fool may try to film it and in doing so, destroy the world.
That said, I'm still waiting for someone to finish writing and film my opening to Cliffhanger 2.

:D :P :shock: :o :D
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