NiaD Episode VI: Return of the NiaD

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Fri May 19, 2017 3:06 pm Post

Jaysen wrote: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.


Bravo!! :D
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Fri May 19, 2017 3:18 pm Post

Greetings and palpitations!

I'm a long-time Scrivener user who enjoys writing novel-length works, short stories, poetry, and whatever else pops into my head. (As you can see, I'm also a lifelong proponent of the Oxford comma.) I finally took the plunge and joined this forum today, specifically to ask that you consider me for this NiaD adventure. It sounds like just my kind of litererary masochistic fun. I'm prepared to go through whatever questionable initiation process you might decree.

{Hunkers down and awaits a favorable response.}

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Fri May 19, 2017 3:23 pm Post

GilsDesk wrote:I'm prepared to go through whatever questionable initiation process you might decree.

Gil,

The crew here is terrible. Questions under bright lights, water boarding, electric shock, and that's just to go out for beer at the pub.

Piggy on the other hand... he's down right reasonable. All he asks is that you PM him a short work you've written. Not for approval but so he can fit a part to the person. He's way to soft on the noobs. Entirely unacceptable to some around here. If he wasn't so loose in his standards headless wonders like me would have been kept out of the club.
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Fri May 19, 2017 3:27 pm Post

GilsDesk:
I finally took the plunge and joined this forum today, specifically to ask that you consider me for this NiaD adventure.

Greetings from a fellow first-timer!

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Fri May 19, 2017 3:40 pm Post

Welcome GilsDesk. I've sent you a PM with the next steps. :D

Jaysen, try not to scare anyone off while I'm at work and not able to respond quickly. :P
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Fri May 19, 2017 3:45 pm Post

pigfender wrote:Jaysen, try not to scare anyone off while I'm at work and not able to respond quickly. :P

I said YOU were reasonable. I only think it's fair to give folks a chance to brace for the emergence of vic-k.
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Fri May 19, 2017 4:39 pm Post

Me too, please!
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Fri May 19, 2017 6:47 pm Post

Yay! Welcome back, Siren! And may I strongly encourage you to heckle your co-workers to take part? I count 12 LL staff now; that's a whole Novella-in-a-Day book you can fill by yourselves!

Jaysen, try not to scare anyone off while I'm drunk and not able to respond quickly. :P
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Fri May 19, 2017 6:53 pm Post

pigfender wrote:Jaysen, try not to scare anyone off while I'm drunk and not able to respond quickly. :P

I can't promise that. My bottle or rum is full-ish. It will be empty-ish shortly. I've been told I do ... things with excessive consumption of rum. Let's see who has the worst nightmare from that.
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Fri May 19, 2017 11:33 pm Post

I shall not sit in envy of this NviAD. Count me in!

According to my precise calculations, I should be able to pick up my packet during a flight layover. Being then substantially written on the long flight leg, it is quite possible my chapter will be higher than Jaysen, even higher than Jamieson.

gr


p.s. Pigfender, I would just make bold and think of it as NIAD 2016 as far as signature swag and so on is concerned. Years are just more fun than numbers.
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Sat May 20, 2017 2:34 am Post

Jaysen wrote:
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.


Dang. You've just blocked my attempt to weasel back out.

Jaysen wrote: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.


That's been my philosophy: trailing edge all the way! I still miss WordStar.

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Sat May 20, 2017 2:42 am Post

pigfender wrote: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!


Heh. You don't apprehend how utterly non-demanding of special gizmos my writing is.

But to savor your magnificent project... well, maybe that's the incentive I've been lacking to tackle an update.

We'll see.

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Sat May 20, 2017 11:53 am Post

Yikes! My humble writing sample was accepted! I'm in!

(Which also means that I absentmindedly overlooked my rule about not belonging to any group that would have me as a member…)

I'm going to start stocking up on rum and Swedish Fish for the 17th of June…

And pencils…

And sealing wax…

And electrons for Scrivener…

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Sun May 21, 2017 10:18 pm Post

You're one of us now! :D
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Sun May 21, 2017 11:54 pm Post

pigfender wrote:You're one of us now! :D

You really shouldn't threaten people like that...
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