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MaryRobinette
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According to you guys, I'm still Trapped in Reykjavik chasing ninjas... Jerialy, JFK is a relatively nice airport; if you were stuck in LaGuardia I'd feel sorry for you.
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Jeraliey
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I dunno....the only place I could stay overnight was on a stone bench. Not so much fun...
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MaryRobinette
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Alright. I've thrown down the gauntlet.

The Quest for Survivor

[This message has been edited by MaryRobinette (edited March 19, 2005).]


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HSO
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Gauntlet picked up.
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HSO
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It occurred to me that our "Quest" really needed an antagonist... I've chosen our beloved mikemunsil for this honor. I hope that's all right, Master Munsil.

[This message has been edited by HSO (edited March 21, 2005).]


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MaryRobinette
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He's out of town. An excellent time to pick him. Mwahahaha.
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Oh well, too bad for him -- after all he is a card carrying RPO.

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Ditto on the HSO critiques, and might I add that if you ever need to be offended, HSO's your guy! Just take offense to anything he says, no need for rhyme nor reason.
There is even a professional registration now for HSO ofendees, of which I am the proud holder of Registered Professional Offendee License #1.

Now, I'm sure that soemthing HSO said on this topic offended me, but you know what? I don't even have to know what it is to be offended by it!

All kidding aside *smirk* HSO gives as good as he gets. ~ MikeMunsil



He should know what he's getting into if he turns his back for too long.

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HSO
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It would now appear that Master Munsil's role as evildoer has been handily usurped by Christine.

Perhaps the two will meet in battle at some point, fighting over who can prevent the heroine from reaching her goal? Such a thing might be very cool indeed.


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Jeraliey
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I would be up for that, but I don't think I should get a vote since I'm apparently unconscious.
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RFLong
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I felt the need to write myself in.

Is this sad?


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Jaina
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If it is, we're in the same boat, cause I did the same thing. But I figured that I'm the one who asked to do another story--shouldn't I get at least a cameo?
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HSO
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I got to be evil in the last one. I'm content to sit this one out completely. Being an evil antagonist twice in a row wouldn't be fair, and might be too much like a cheesy sequel to a bad horror movie. And suddenly being good in the new one would feel wholly inappropriate because I was evil last time. I'm happy to sit back, lick my wounds, and watch the action unfold without me as I dream up a plot to thwart our heroine in the next installment a few months from now.

Anyway, the Quest is all messed up for some reason, and I have to scroll horizontally to read it. Can something be done about this? I'm losing patience scrolling back and forth, and it's well known that I have little to begin with.


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Christine
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I was getting really annoyed by that too...and then I realized it was my fault. Doh!

I have edited the offending post (my cats did it, I swear ) so that there are line breaks and the darn thing doesn't just keep going off the page.


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HSO
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Thanks... I had no idea why it was happening. Maybe it was your evil alter ego that did it and not the cat?

Still.... Blasted cats on keyboards! I was doing a crit a few days ago, and Shadow, our despotic black and white female, kept leaping on the keyboard to get my attention. I believe I got most of the "jsdkjfko;j9fkdjfk 2020200kdjkdjfk" out of the crit, but if I didn't, I'm sure the author will think I'm absolutely crazy -- or crazier, depending on who it was...


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I miss owning a cat. I just have children at the moment. No cat of mine ever put toast in the disk drive. *sigh*

Sorry Christine, don't mean to scare you

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There are some who would argue that cats are better than children. When the argument comes to disk drives and toast (not with butter and marmite, or butter and jam, I hope -- that would be bad), cats usually win.
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quote:
HSO: I'm content to sit this one out completely.

Too late, buddy! You're in it now!

Mwahahahahahaha!

(But only in a supporting role! )


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HSO
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Thanks, Dakota. Oh, well... maybe that HSO will turn out to be my nicer alter ego -- a clone perhaps.

I had to laugh when you gave me strong hands because I never really think of them that way.

They are strong because I play piano and guitar for several hours each day (I've been accused of having the "grip of death"). Yet I also have long, slender fingers which makes my hands look... how shall I put this... not-so-masculine, I suppose. Ideal for playing instruments, though, and typing. However...

...with the exception of the middle knuckle on each finger, every joint is double-jointed. This is not the advantage that it might at first seem, it is actually a hindrance, especially for guitar. But it does make for fun party tricks.

(Pointless note: My toes are double-jointed, too. Nearly impossible to break a toe when they can bend back a fair distance.)


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TMI, HSO! TMI!

Oh, the pictures I have in my head...


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Sorry I have been off the boards for a while. I took an hiatis to actually work on my day job (i.e. do report cards, hold parent teacher conferences, and take a week to recover. Whyew!) Anyway, here I am, just tuning in.
I must say I feel the need for an EveryReady Wit Sharpener on my HUB. Otherwise, I have not a chance of keeping up with this crowd.
Hmm. I wonder if Saturday Night Life is looking for writers.... There are more than a few on this board who could really run with that!

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Mike, you should know better than to leave town. Look what happened to poor HSO when he offended us all by taking a week off....

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two weeks, rocklover. Two very lovely, sun-drenched, warm weather weeks. Ah, the memories.

Sorry, Dakota, for giving you too much information. At least I didn't tell the story of when I learned my fingers were double-jointed... that, while funny to me, would probably have been far too much.


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Bump
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Bump

There were so many new members lately that I thought it appropriate to bring this benefit back into focus.


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How about a Seam Ripper, so we can escape these long threads and get back to writing?

Ha!


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*bump*

Mine came with Limited Edition Simplification Scissors. "Limited" is right. Mine have already gone dull, and I've been searching for a good scissor-sharpener.


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What about a No-Slip Grip Opener, for extra torque when you just can't open that story no matter how hard you try?

[This message has been edited by sojoyful (edited August 30, 2006).]


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Kathleen Dalton Woodbury
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I've moved a copy of this topic over to the FAQs area, but I'm leaving this one here so people can find it a bit more easily.
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I am desperately searching for my Kick-In-The-Pants attachment. Does anyone have a spare they can loan me?

I would be most grateful if it came with the Cat-in-the-hat or other rascally rogue to entertain my kids while I write.


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Another bump.

This week, I've employed Cousin Power for the child problem in the house. Still need that kick-in-the-pants attachment. Mine's gone missing, again.


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I am looking for my belt. It has gone unused for far too long. Perhaps we should send Mary on another Mission? After all, SOMEONE has to restock the supply of Handwavium Pellets...

Why not take the old Penmanship out and cruise the Coast for markers? We can pick Mary up, on the way. And who knows which of the old gang might come out of the woodwork?


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If you are looking for Mary Robinette, she's a good personal friend of author Ken Scholes ("Lamentation" and "Canticle").
His blog: http://kenscholes.livejournal.com/
He mentions her and Aliette quite frequently, as they both proofread his novels. (I now own a galley copy of "Canticle" that is autographed.) Maybe we could send him a desperate plea to pass along to her. I've met the fellow and he is quite a nice guy. I'm sure he would take pity on us.

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