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    I remember the Simpsons Halloween riff on that one, HS.

    You know you're an MTS writer when you come up with thriller ideas going through airport security. Especially when those ideas involve explosives disguised as aspirin, and poison hidden in eye drops...

    We're safe from those FBI watch lists here, right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by onesecondglance View Post
    I remember the Simpsons Halloween riff on that one, HS.

    You know you're an MTS writer when you come up with thriller ideas going through airport security. Especially when those ideas involve explosives disguised as aspirin, and poison hidden in eye drops...

    We're safe from those FBI watch lists here, right?

    So long as you're not coming to the good old US of A, I would think.

    Hmm, explosives disguised as aspirin. I can see it now: it's in the next best seller! And just think, fiction does not require citations (so long as one does not plagiarize).

    Now that's a tuffy: where's the line between lifting a nebulous idea and plagiarizing? 'Eye of the beholder' would lead to severe differences between **er and **ee. (Too lazy to type it all out.)

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    And as long as you never wrote a smoochy smoochy email to General Petraeus, because we all know that is an uber huge threat to national insecurity security.
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    Quote Originally Posted by onuilmar View Post
    And Muse: If you kill time, I think you have the nugget for a great story. Then ALL you have to do is develop the plot.

    And just think, it could be written as either a mystery or a thriller. Just think of the possibilities.
    But then I'd have to kill the plot. Yes, I am in killing form. I know! Let's form a

    Quote Originally Posted by onesecondglance View Post
    I remember the Simpsons Halloween riff on that one, HS.

    You know you're an MTS writer when you come up with thriller ideas going through airport security. Especially when those ideas involve explosives disguised as aspirin, and poison hidden in eye drops...

    We're safe from those FBI watch lists here, right?
    There's a list? Is it like Santa's list? Do I have to be naughty or nice to get on it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by onuilmar View Post
    Now that's a tuffy: where's the line between lifting a nebulous idea and plagiarizing? 'Eye of the beholder' would lead to severe differences between **er and **ee. (Too lazy to type it all out.)
    Eh, you're welcome to it . I had some interesting ideas about how someone might kill people with those things, and in all probability you'd come up with very different things.

    I have about a dozen "proper" story ideas vying for my attention anyway, so random nuggets are definitely up for grabs!
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    Quote Originally Posted by onesecondglance View Post
    Eh, you're welcome to it . I had some interesting ideas about how someone might kill people with those things, and in all probability you'd come up with very different things.

    I have about a dozen "proper" story ideas vying for my attention anyway, so random nuggets are definitely up for grabs!
    Those with ideas always think ideas are cheap and those without ideas steal.

    Srsly, had that done to me in grad school, by a prof no less.

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    Quote Originally Posted by muse View Post
    But then I'd have to kill the plot. Yes, I am in killing form. I know! Let's form a

    Love the pitchfork gang. (And yes, I am seeing the theme in your posts.)

    Have no idea how to make all the emoticons. I'm still at the smiley , cheesy smile stage myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by onuilmar View Post
    Love the pitchfork gang. (And yes, I am seeing the theme in your posts.)

    Have no idea how to make all the emoticons. I'm still at the smiley , cheesy smile stage myself.
    Muse is all kinds of awesome like that.

    Go here for lots of smilies. And then practice on us!


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    Quote Originally Posted by heyjude View Post
    Muse is all kinds of awesome like that.

    Go here for lots of smilies. And then practice on us!



    Ha! First try.

    Thanks, Mama Jude! These are great!

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    Whoo-Hoo! You found 'em, onuilmar.

    (I have the link copied into my favourites. When I open AW I also open the link - simples.)
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    Sure did. Ta-da!



    Thanks, guys!

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    Well, I see you guys are still up to the old tricks (and some new ones). It's good to be back....Now I have to get busy and start writing again.

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    Stan! So good to see you! How've you been? I missed you!

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    Welcome back, Stan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by heyjude View Post
    Stan! So good to see you! How've you been? I missed you!

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    Welcome back, Stan.
    Thanks. I've been under the weather but am better now. Will "endeavor to persevere", to misquote Chief Dan George.

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    I'm glad you're better, but sorry you weren't well. Are you writing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by heyjude View Post
    I'm glad you're better, but sorry you weren't well. Are you writing?
    Writing? Easing into it. A couple pages per day while I'm training the Dragon (speech-to-text software). It's coming along, but not as easy as it looks on TV.

    Everybody here did OK while I was gone?

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    All good.

    How are you liking Dragon?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stanmiller View Post
    Writing? Easing into it. A couple pages per day while I'm training the Dragon (speech-to-text software). It's coming along, but not as easy as it looks on TV.

    Everybody here did OK while I was gone?
    The hard part is to get the mouth piece positioned just right, like at the edge of your chin, or where your jaw and chin would meet if they weren't one piece.

    The hardest part is to learn to talk slow enough to make Dragon happy. le sigh.

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    HI STAN! Good to see you back!
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    Heyjude,
    Dragon is waaaay better than Win7 Speech Recognition, but as Stlight says, it requires special attention to cadence and clarity.


    History, thanks. BTW, that's a gorgeous pic in your sig line. What is it?


    Stlight, the Premium version recognizes Southern US, which helps a bit.

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    Stan! Welcome back! I have missed you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wonderactivist View Post
    Stan! Welcome back! I have missed you.
    Hi wa, missed you too.

    I see you're pubbed now. Woot, woot! Way to go!

    Stan

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    Yes, it's good to see you back, Stan!
    Sometimes, stuff happens!
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