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Re: NiaD 8: Live and Let NiaD

Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:59 pm
by pacifika
gr wrote:By my calculations, there are 98,304 ways to read Auld Lang Syne.

So, when people give you that shocked look after you tell them you "wrote a novel yesterday", before they can recover say, "Well actually it was closer to a hundred thousand novels."

gr


LOL Brilliant. :D

Re: NiaD 8: Live and Let NiaD

Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:42 am
by pigfender
Jaysen wrote:per my calendar it is time for the daily...
WHEN IS THE NEXT NIAD!!??!?!?!?!?!?

Unfortunately, one person who is super keen isn't as persuasive as a lot of people who are just about keen enough.

gr wrote:By my calculations, there are 98,304 ways to read Auld Lang Syne.

Okay, let's see...
#1 the regular way
#2 while squinting
#3 in a hat
#4 out loud
#5 in an Australian accent
#6 on the tube
#7 using your finger to track the words on the page
...
That's it. I'm out of ideas now.

gr wrote:So, when people give you that shocked look after you tell them you "wrote a novel yesterday", before they can recover say, "Well actually it was closer to a hundred thousand novels."

AAaaaaaaaaHAAAAAaaaaHHHHhhH! I see what you mean now! :wink:

Although today I might try
#8 the regular way while squinting in a hat out loud in an Australian accent on the tube using your finger to track the words on the page

Re: NiaD 8: Live and Let NiaD

Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:28 pm
by gr
pigfender wrote:Although today I might try
#8 the regular way while squinting in a hat out loud in an Australian accent on the tube using your finger to track the words on the page


Yes, I see that I have grossly underestimated the number of ways.

To amend: According to my precise calculations there are an (uncountably) infinite number of ways to read Auld Lang Syne.

Re: NiaD 8: Live and Let NiaD

Posted: Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:34 am
by pete340
pigfender wrote:
Jaysen wrote:per my calendar it is time for the daily...
WHEN IS THE NEXT NIAD!!??!?!?!?!?!?

Unfortunately, one person who is super keen isn't as persuasive as a lot of people who are just about keen enough.


Today is Chinese New Year, the first day of the year of the pig. Surely that’s inspiration enough for the next time around. Pig! Pig! Pig!

Re: NiaD 8: Live and Let NiaD

Posted: Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:59 pm
by homeport
Any day seems a good day to ask when is the next one we will need a 2019 icon so maybe later in year :)

Re: NiaD 8: Live and Let NiaD

Posted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:13 am
by gr
I am now 2028/98304ths the way through the Auld Lang Syne novel swarm -- which, given the way combinatorial explosion works is a lot further than you might think. And, perhaps, as far as you might expect, given my commitment to read all 98,304 versions and most of them simultaneously. Have to say some good material in here, folks!

Kudos along the way for the idyll of youth that is B. Morris Allen's Chapter 10.

Re: NiaD 8: Live and Let NiaD

Posted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 3:14 pm
by homeport
Where did the 1995 come from :D

Re: NiaD 8: Live and Let NiaD

Posted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:05 pm
by gr
I wanted my chapter to feel authentic, so, taking a tip from last year's protagonist, I used a "method writing" technique -- and actually wrote my chapter in the past.

Re: NiaD 8: Live and Let NiaD

Posted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:58 pm
by homeport
lol

Re: NiaD 8: Live and Let NiaD

Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:34 pm
by JacquelineM
Hi,
Just want to say a big thank you to @pigfender for letting me take part in this year’s Novel In A Day, even though I had missed the official deadline.

It was such fun and the books are so good. It’s also uncanny how it all holds together even though we didn’t know the plot. For example, I had no idea that it was about time travel!
I’m a terrible procrastinator and can never seem to finish writing anything, but I’ve managed to write a Novel In A Day twice — so maybe all I need is a good plot and a deadline?
It was great to collaborate with such a talented bunch of writers. We wrote 3 novels in a day! YAY!

Re: NiaD 8: Live and Let NiaD

Posted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:36 am
by gr
A can now with some veracity declare that I have read all 98,304 versions of Auld Lang Syne. Whew!

Even at a mere page each, these book reviews are going to take some time to type up. Don't hold your breath! :wink:

Re: NiaD 8: Live and Let NiaD

Posted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 12:44 pm
by nom
gr wrote:A can now with some veracity declare that I have read all 98,304 versions of Auld Lang Syne

Consecutively or concurrently?

Re: NiaD 8: Live and Let NiaD

Posted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:20 pm
by gr
nom wrote:
gr wrote:A can now with some veracity declare that I have read all 98,304 versions of Auld Lang Syne

Consecutively or concurrently?


I think I would have to say: Both!

Re: NiaD 8: Live and Let NiaD

Posted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:40 pm
by pigfender
Were they any good?

Re: NiaD 8: Live and Let NiaD

Posted: Sat Mar 23, 2019 6:49 pm
by gr
pigfender wrote:Were they any good?


73 x 10^3 were quite fine. I laughed. I cried. I wrote come critical notes.*

gr


*Still puzzling about how to make any sort of substantive remarks about a NIAD book and still seem like a nice guy -- that is, without slighting anyone or stepping on anyone's toes.