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Postby Hissmonster » Tue Dec 14, 2004 10:23 pm

Rofl...I've lost more contests than I've won dear..I don't do it to win but to exercise my creativity...and hopefully get some feedback, if there is time and availability...

Besides, not winning contests is just prep work for the "rejection" phase of publishing your novel 8)
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Postby Anblick » Tue Dec 14, 2004 10:27 pm

Well, I don't expect rejection!


And the ONLY feedback I've gotten was on the "true" story (from you). I do think that would be a bonus to entering contests here -- if the judges would give feedback on what would make it better/why they chose another above it/etc.
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Postby Hissmonster » Tue Dec 14, 2004 10:29 pm

Remember dear...you can only get feed back when there is time and availablity for the judges to do so...I have entered plenty of contests that said will provide feedback, pending ability to do so..and have only recieved 2 crits ...so gage yourself..

and if you aren't anticipating rejection..can I have what your sniffing..Remember GA...the Godfather was rejected 350 times...before someone signed it...

Brace yourself darling it's going to be a bumpy ride..wink
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Postby Anblick » Tue Dec 14, 2004 10:35 pm

To make a quote from my favorite "quote" movie:

"We (I) know reality. Don't spoil the fantasy!"

Besides, I get much more satisfaction from friends/family enjoying my writing than strangers enjoying it...

Remember that I have weird issues...
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Postby Hissmonster » Tue Dec 14, 2004 10:36 pm

Weird??!! YOU :shock: Shock, amazement...I would never have guessed...
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Postby xcheck24 » Tue Dec 14, 2004 10:38 pm

Hissmonster wrote:And how often is that ...REALLY :rofl: :rofl:


:bow: :rofl:

i am not the best speller in the world...there are certain words i can never spell right. i have them on post it notes on my computer at work. plus i swear by my dictionary.

but when it comes to posting things on the board here, unless it's a short story Ive written or a poem or something, i'm not TOO concerned about my spelling.
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Postby Hissmonster » Tue Dec 14, 2004 10:40 pm

we get away with a lot in posts...but, I'm always eager to learn at the knee of the great and honorable...Spellcheck Zorro..

Ok, Ok..I said it now take the sword away from my throat...geez...
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Postby Anblick » Tue Dec 14, 2004 10:42 pm

Hissmonster wrote:Weird??!! YOU :shock: Shock, amazement...I would never have guessed...


Hey, I'm true to the story's roots and willing to pursue ANY story. Granted, some more than likely shouldn't be published mainstream.

And you're loosing ground on responding to one of our tags!
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Postby Mlou » Tue Dec 14, 2004 11:02 pm

Hiss...which knee, the good knee or the trick knee??

Blick, I'm with you. I think we all yearn for feedback on our contest entries. We'd like to know where they yawned and where they went, "Oh, spare me!"

As for Spellcheck Zorro...she's been given the *power* to edit CERTAIN threads for the most egregious creative spelling. Unfortunately, the threads that need it the most are outside of my assigned domain. And they all know who they are.
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Postby Anblick » Tue Dec 14, 2004 11:05 pm

Hopefully most of my mishaps have been obvious finger mishaps (except for my acknowledged it's/its failures)!
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Postby Mlou » Tue Dec 14, 2004 11:08 pm

I'll accept that as truth. Actually, you're not on my black list. :o)
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Postby Anblick » Tue Dec 14, 2004 11:10 pm

Woo Hoo!

Can I at least be annointed as a Zoro Apprentice?
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Postby Hissmonster » Tue Dec 14, 2004 11:11 pm

Definately the trick knee. How else am I going to learn new tricks.. 8)
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Postby charlesp » Tue Dec 14, 2004 11:13 pm

Anblick wrote:And you're loosing ground on responding to one of our tags!


loosing? losing? in the spellcheck zorro thread no-less :shock:

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Postby Mlou » Tue Dec 14, 2004 11:14 pm

Are you by any chance taunting Zorro here? Just watch it, bub!
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Postby Anblick » Tue Dec 14, 2004 11:14 pm

Hissmonster wrote:Definately the trick knee. How else am I going to learn new tricks.. 8)


Are you taunting Mlou by your spelling?
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Postby Anblick » Tue Dec 14, 2004 11:16 pm

charlesp wrote:
Anblick wrote:And you're loosing ground on responding to one of our tags!


loosing? losing? in the spellcheck zorro thread no-less :shock:


Clearly an occurrence of my finger mishaps!
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Postby xcheck24 » Tue Dec 14, 2004 11:28 pm

or too much 7 and 7 ;)
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Postby Hissmonster » Wed Dec 15, 2004 12:06 am

I have to have a little fun w/ my Zorro..smile

and I know I owe you a tag mr. blick..smile
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Postby timberline » Wed Dec 15, 2004 3:52 pm

I've learned to live with the most creative spelling and syntax I've ever seen since joining WT. This is now my Bible....

Eye halve a spelling chequer
It came with my pea sea.
It plainly marques four my revue
Miss steaks eye kin knot sea.
Eye strike a quay and type a word
And weight four it two say
Weather eye am wrong or write.
It shows me strait a weigh
As soon as a mist ache is maid
It nose bee fore two long
And eye can putt the error rite
Its rare lea ever wrong.
Eye have run this poem threw
I am shore your pleas two no
Its let her perfect awl the weigh
My chequer tolled me sew.
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Postby Mlou » Wed Dec 15, 2004 4:55 pm

Great, Timberline! The first thing I did when I got a computer was turn off spellcheck.
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Postby pengwenn » Wed Dec 15, 2004 4:59 pm

As long as Zorro doesn't start a misspell donation jar. Everytime you misspell something you put money in it. What would we donate? A quarter? A dollar? That would be one way to fund WT. My bill would probably be more then my rent. Especially if we had a grammar Zorro.
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Postby Anblick » Wed Dec 15, 2004 5:02 pm

pengwenn wrote:As long as Zorro doesn't start a misspell donation jar. Everytime you misspell something you put money in it. What would we donate? A quarter? A dollar? That would be one way to fund WT. My bill would probably be more then my rent. Especially if we had a grammar Zorro.


That sounds like a grand idea! Once a month you PayPal CP your bill for misspelled words!
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Postby Mlou » Wed Dec 15, 2004 5:26 pm

Why don't we just saddle Zorro with the onerous job of collecting the funds and trust her to send it along to CP?? :twisted:
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Postby pengwenn » Wed Dec 15, 2004 6:22 pm

Mlou wrote:Why don't we just saddle Zorro with the onerous job of collecting the funds and trust her to send it along to CP?? :twisted:



Yeah, right!!!
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