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Postby Anblick » Fri Aug 19, 2005 10:29 am

Well, Funky might not appreciate it if I blow up Montana...
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Postby pengwenn » Fri Aug 19, 2005 10:38 am

Well, if you blew it up now then Funky wouldn't have to move. Or is funky moving away from Montana?
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Postby Anblick » Fri Aug 19, 2005 12:33 pm

She's on her way there now, so it stands to reason she can't move back and would thus be homeless...
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Postby pengwenn » Fri Aug 19, 2005 1:13 pm

Well, we dont' want that now do we.


btw TAG! :-D I had 602 words but I was setting up atmosphere and I figured one of us shoudl describe what Johnny looked like.
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Postby Anblick » Fri Aug 19, 2005 5:21 pm

Don't hate me, but, TAG back at'cha!

If you like, we can up the word count range to 400-600. And I think we're to the point where we can give it a preliminary title? "Criminal" maybe?
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Postby pengwenn » Sat Aug 20, 2005 1:37 am

We can change the word count but I wouldn't want to be encouraged to take over the story. :D I'm excited at where it's going. I think my last tag was a little much but after 500 words I realized I hadn't said anything about the plot but just described things.

I like the title "Criminal" just as long as you don't make it "Smooth Criminal." The last thing I need is that Michael Jackson song playing through my head as I write.

I do have one request. Let me reveal who's in the white Taurus. I've got a surprise for you that I think you might like. :D purty please!
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Postby Anblick » Sat Aug 20, 2005 8:53 am

I do have one request. Let me reveal who's in the white Taurus. I've got a surprise for you that I think you might like. purty please!



Well, I'm in no hurry to reveal that yet, but if it's the right point in the story for that and it happens to be my turn, then I probably will. :evil: Just keep in mind that the nature of the tags often means that story ideas/concepts change a lot, so your current "surprise" might not be the same several installations from now...
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Postby WryterForLyfe » Sat Oct 15, 2005 10:45 am

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Postby Anblick » Sat Oct 22, 2005 4:25 pm

Getting ready for the NWW! I wasn't able to take time off work (though I may be able to Friday), so this will really be a good challenge for me. I haven't decided yet if I want to stay up and do a post-midnight writing hour, or just wait until tomorrow morning when I wake up and go for it then!
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Postby JillStar » Sat Oct 22, 2005 4:33 pm

I'm thinking if you write before midnight... it won't count. :twisted:
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Postby Anblick » Sat Oct 22, 2005 4:47 pm

No, I'm contemplating staying up PAST midnight to write for an hour before going to bed...
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Postby JillStar » Sat Oct 22, 2005 8:00 pm

Ah... well just so long as it's after midnight. :D
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Postby Anblick » Sat Oct 22, 2005 8:08 pm

Well, I've pretty much decided to sleep first...
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Postby Anblick » Sun Oct 23, 2005 5:36 pm

Well, I woke up in the middle of the night and had a fairly productive writing session since I couldn't get back to sleep.

Today hasn't been quite as productive, but I should be over a quarter through my goal by the end of the day, which is good, since I'll likely be busy at work this week, and need to defray the week's writing load to Su, Fr, and Sa...
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Postby Anblick » Sun Oct 23, 2005 8:21 pm

So I'm 1806 words into the re-write, but 311 were written before NWW (26.7% of my NWW goal) . Still, I'm ahead of schedule with 25% planned for today, 25% for M-Th, 25% for Fri, and 25% for Sat...
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Postby Anblick » Tue Nov 01, 2005 5:51 pm

Ran across this list recently, some interesting writing ideas here:

SOME DEATH SUPERSTITIONS

BIRD
A bird in the house is a sign of a death.
If a robin flies into a room through a window, death will shortly follow.
CANDLE
Light candles on the night after November 1. One for each deceased relative should be placed in the window in the room where death occurred.
CEMETERY
You must hold your breath while going past a cemetery or you will breathe in the spirit of someone who has recently died.
CLOCK
If a clock which has not been working suddenly chimes, there will be a death in the family.
You will have bad luck if you do not stop the clock in the room where someone dies.
CORPSE
If a woman is buried in black, she will return to haunt the family.
If a dead person's eyes are left open, he'll find someone to take with him.
Mirrors in a house with a corpse should be covered or the person who sees himself will die next.
DOG
Dogs howling in the dark of night,
Howl for death before daylight.
DREAMS
If you dream of death it's a sign of a birth, if you dream of birth, it's a sign of death.
If you touch a loved one who has died, you won't have dreams about them
DYING
A person who dies on Good Friday will go right to heaven.
A person who dies at midnight on Christmas Eve will go straight to heaven because the gates of heaven are open at that time.
All windows should be opened at the moment of death so that the soul can leave.
The soul of a dying person can't escape the body and go to heaven if any locks are locked in the house.
EYE
If the left eye twitches there will soon be a death in the family.
If a dead person's eyes are left open, he'll find someone to take with him.
FUNERAL
Funerals on Friday portend another death in the family during the year.
It's bad luck to count the cars in a funeral cortege.
It's bad luck to meet a funeral procession head on.
Thunder following a funeral means that the dead person's soul has reached heaven.
Nothing new should be worn to a funeral, especially new shoes.
Pointing at a funeral procession will cause you to die within the month
Pregnant women should not attend funerals.
GRAVE
If the person buried lived a good life, flowers will grow on the grave. If the person was evil, weeds will grow.
MIRROR
If a mirror in the house falls and breaks by itself, someone in the house will die soon.
MOTH
A white moth inside the house or trying to enter the house means death.
PHOTOGRAPH
If 3 people are photographed together, the one in the middle will die first.
THIRTEEN
If 13 people sit down at a table to eat, one of them will die before the year is over.
UMBRELLA
Dropping an umbrella on the floor means that there will be a murder in the house.
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Postby Mlou » Tue Nov 01, 2005 5:56 pm

After reading that list, I'm going in the closet and I'm not coming out! It's too dangerous to my future out here!
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Postby pengwenn » Tue Nov 01, 2005 6:17 pm

Mlou wrote:After reading that list, I'm going in the closet and I'm not coming out! It's too dangerous to my future out here!


Mlou, I think he forgot the one that if you enter a closet alone you'll die before you can come out. :-D
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Postby Anblick » Tue Nov 01, 2005 8:34 pm

Geesh, I post these here as potential writing ideas, and everyone takes them as facts and runs and hides...
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Postby Mlou » Wed Nov 02, 2005 10:03 am

Well, you know everyone likes a good scare....at a distance! That's why horror movies play so well. And, thanks a LOT, PW!
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Postby pengwenn » Wed Nov 02, 2005 10:20 am

Hey when I was growing up I had my bed looking directly into my closet (which didn't have any doors) and when the air conditioning/heater was on it would blow into the closet and rustle the sleeves and pants. At night there was just enough light coming through the window that it made for one creepy sight to see the sleeves move as if someone was wearing those clothes. It freaked me out. (Of course reading Stephen King novel before going to bed didn't help.) :shock:
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Postby Anblick » Wed Nov 02, 2005 3:14 pm

Are you saying Mr. King hid in your closet (and/or got his ideas from there)? :shock:
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Postby pengwenn » Wed Nov 02, 2005 4:10 pm

If that's true can I charge him with theft for stealing ideas that rightfully should be mine.
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Postby Anblick » Wed Nov 02, 2005 4:13 pm

You have to prove it first!

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