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Thread: A Life of Crime and Chocolate

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    Did...did I do that? cmhbob's Avatar
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    But...but mine was an essay test. About clothing, and handcuffs, and....wait. Maybe I'm confusing two different entrance exams.
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    I can count to 21.

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    Did...did I do that? cmhbob's Avatar
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    26. So there!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cmhbob View Post
    But...but mine was an essay test. About clothing, and handcuffs, and....wait. Maybe I'm confusing two different entrance exams.
    Oh, haha! Yes, sorry. Let's not mention that one in public, okay?

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    New blog post Elephant dung and the art of critique. (June 15, 2016)

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    Quote Originally Posted by heyjude View Post
    I know! I'm connected with some of you on Facebook, but not all. Love keeping up with everyone's lives.

    Here: Yesterday I took a day-long concealed carry class, including a live simulation of a couple of crimes and how I would react. It was... enlightening. Also qualified on the range pretty handy-dandy, if I do say so myself. It will be helpful in writing. And other stuff.

    How about you, Cassi?
    Life is insane. I am working for a Third Party Administrator over retirement plans. I started back in March (actually got hired away from my former employer) and I hit the ground running every day.
    I've been swimming again and trying to stay healthy.

    I've been wondering...what do you guys and gals would think would be a murder weapon of choice for a woman? I once read it would be a knife or poison...anyone agree with that and why not a gun? Keep in mind, my MC is a woman and she is trained with all kinds of weaponry as a law enforcement officer.
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    If she's in law enforcement, then she's thinking evidence. So that would mean a throw-away gun that can't be traced back to her.

    Most woman don't like blades because it's messy honestly, it can be hard to kill someone with a blade. You've got to be accurate and fast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TedTheewen View Post
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    Most woman don't like blades because it's messy honestly, it can be hard to kill someone with a blade. You've got to be accurate and fast.
    And strong.

    Many women trend toward poison. Easy, painless (well, for the woman), less mess. But if she's LE, then I agree, a throw gun is the way to go. She'll know how to get her hands on a gun that can't be traced to her.

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    Hi all, been a long time but here to say that I have returned. I just needed a bit of break from here but I'm back. It be nice catching up with all of you.

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    Welcome back, Mr Mitchell! How is everything?

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    Quote Originally Posted by heyjude View Post
    Welcome back, Mr Mitchell! How is everything?
    Pretty good thanks and life has been full of surprises. What about you?

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    Good surprises or bad ones?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TedTheewen View Post
    Good surprises or bad ones?
    They were good ones and one included a new job.

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    It's terrific here, Mr. Also full of surprises, and I'm so glad yours included a job!

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    Jobs are good! Congrats!

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    Welcome back, Mr Mitchell, and congrats on the new job.
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    Oh, hey, Mr Mitchell! Welcome back!
    September goal: Produce a second draft: ​DONE ​and now on to the third draft!



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    Wimmin with bad attitudes tend to boil rat poison and slip it into their Significant Others' soup. And most of them get by with it, too.
    Other ladies (?) tend to try to find someone else to do the dirty deed. Often they end up hiring an undercover cop, which ends badly for them. Not something you can advertise a lot about.

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    I vote against knives. Close quarters is too risky unless it's heat of the moment. Gun v. poison depends on the setting for the kill and overall context. I like to make things explode, but I've been known to use poison. (Ahem. All make-believe, of course.)

    And HELLO. It's been... months? All year? I can't recall, but I see new names. Hello, people new to me!

    I've been swallowed by the work monster. Send an extraction team. Keep sending them until I am extracted. It's dire. I received a lovely promotion that allows me to keep my old job too, and all the extra hours I'm logging are just slowing my sink. I'm mobilizing my job search and need to be better at enforcing boundaries so I can have some kind of personal life again. I'd really, really like to finish my WIP.

    CHOCOLATE. PIE. (Liz can have cake.)

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    back, Namatu!!!! It's been wayyy too long!

    Fight that evil work monster. We need you here.
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    *sends heavily armed, attractive extract team with pie to Namatu*

    Good to see you here.

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    Thank you, Gail and HeyJude. I'm looking forward to that extraction team...

    Enforcing new boundaries at work. For two days in a row, I've left an hour earlier than has become my new habit. It's a strange thing to have another hour to myself in the evenings. So far it hasn't resulted in much, but hey: two days. Give me three and I might start to do something with it.

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    Hello all!

    Namatu, I hear you. I'm working away from home four days a week at the moment, and forcing myself to turn off the work phone and give myself some time is proving difficult. I've not written a word for weeks. I might try it your way.


    Anyway, never let it be said that our genre is unrealistic. Here's a developing story that sounds more and more like a scandi-noir mystery with each new revelation:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-41021223
    Λrchangel: near-future SF noir
    Perpetual Midnight: basically all those cool nightclub scenes from SF movies with some sort of plot, idk | [first draft underway!]
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    Quote Originally Posted by onesecondglance View Post

    Anyway, never let it be said that our genre is unrealistic. Here's a developing story that sounds more and more like a scandi-noir mystery with each new revelation:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-41021223

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    Yeah, that was some accident, all right.
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