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    Dreaming of Androids slcboston's Avatar
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    Hey... when did we change names?

    Or am I just now noticing?
    ďBut I donít want to go among mad people," Alice remarked.
    "Oh, you canít help that," said the Cat. "Weíre all mad here. Iím mad. Youíre mad."
    "How do you know Iím mad?" said Alice.
    "You must be," said the Cat, "or you wouldnít have come here.Ē

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    runs Barter Town AW Moderator zanzjan's Avatar
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    Doh! Name change!

    Well, I have done three loads of laundry, two loads of dishes, marathon grocery shopping, made panko chicken that none of my kids would eat, bathed squirmy toddlers, sent out two stories on submission (including one brand new one that I only finished to my satisfaction last night) and now I'm going to look at my resume and write up a cover letter for a job opening that'd be a huge pay cut but could just save my sanity.

    First, though: tea.

    Hope everyone else is having a decent evening.
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    Coffee Coffee Work Coffee AW Moderator amergina's Avatar
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    The name change is fairly new. I think it was still the old name when Fen posted...
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    Yep, it was. At least right before I posted it was.

    Suz, are you doing anything with your fairy tale story?

    And why are the Cantina names so odd ? We need more eccentric and eclectic.


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    runs Barter Town AW Moderator zanzjan's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fenika View Post
    Suz, are you doing anything with your fairy tale story?
    Interesting that you should mention that. I read through your comments again today and between them and a fresh eye I managed to pull just shy of 1k out of the story, and that's the second story I sent out. It's still long, but I think a bit tighter w/ better flow in places, so hey, maybe I'll get lucky.
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    Productive day is productive, Suzanne. Good luck!


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    I'm a sparkly fairy princess! bettielee's Avatar
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    I've been watching movies and reading.

    I deem the Hunger Games trilogy to be a good series. A realistic one.


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    I enjoyed it, but I have issues. Mostly world-building ones.

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    practical experience, FTW Fenika's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by zanzjan View Post
    Interesting that you should mention that. I read through your comments again today and between them and a fresh eye I managed to pull just shy of 1k out of the story, and that's the second story I sent out. It's still long, but I think a bit tighter w/ better flow in places, so hey, maybe I'll get lucky.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bettielee View Post
    I've been watching movies and reading.

    I deem the Hunger Games trilogy to be a good series. A realistic one.
    Book one has a book study thread


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    The weather gods have lost their minds! Last week, we had shirt sleeve weather. Friday and saturday we had tornadoes.

    Today? Three inches of snow.

    What the hell?
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    Thats crazier than here. We've just had some temp swings.


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    We've had wonky temperature swings, but mostly it's just been nonexistent winter. We should have had at least one brutal ice storm last month, but instead it alternated between rain one day and sunshine the next. As someone who really hates cold weather, I was fine with that.

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    Good Morning Friends!

    I'm having a cranky morning all because every male creature in this apartment is trying to drive me crazy. *le sigh*

    But I shall do some editing today and that will make me feel better.

    btw, hearing a train say "I make good decisions!" is kind of disconcerting.
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    holy cow - has the name change killed us, or ... I hope everyone is safe, and not blown away on the tornaders!

    And I'm so pissed. I brought the chapter I need to edit... competely forgetting that this is the time travel bit and I needed ch 10 as well because that's where she goes back in time to!! Dammit. And I've changed so much...

    eta: no! I found it! Thank goodness I bring my thumb drive with me.


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    Searching for Wonderland jallenecs's Avatar
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    the weather at my house. Picture courtesy of my big sister....

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    Coffee Coffee Work Coffee AW Moderator amergina's Avatar
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    Yeah, the weather is screwy here, too. Saturday, it was 50. Today, there's an inch of snow on the ground. By Wednesday, it'll be 60.

    Today I have to take the kitties to the V. E. T. for their annual.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jallenecs View Post
    the weather at my house. Picture courtesy of my big sister....

    I know you hate snow, but that is a pretty picture.
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    I'm a sparkly fairy princess! bettielee's Avatar
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    a magical winter wonderland! Despite the fact we're so near spring!


    I have a new blog! Reading, Writing, Rithmancy
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    Very pretty picture.

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    Hello cantina! I've been busy doing new job stuff lately and then trying to keep my sanity at home amoungst the chaos. Also, the toddler, the iphonz, and I all had an accident involving the toilet. RIP iphonz-four-score-and-seven-years-ago.

    Hopefully things will settle in soon. I haz a shiny new work laptop since I will be doing dual location work. However, I've been thrown right over the frying pan and straight into the fire.

    I agree with bettiecakes that the hunger games trilogy was pretty good. Read it on my nook over the course of a few days.

    And if anyone wants to summarize from about 331-340, I'm all for that. It's a lot of back reading.

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    I'm a sparkly fairy princess! bettielee's Avatar
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    So... the toilet was not an attempt to put out a fire, was it?

    RIP ifonz


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    Well, the Little Kricket is down for a nap and I got me some chocolate covered waffles. I am now ready to head into the editing cave. Got some slight restructuring to do and I believe there will be many new words written.

    Sucks about the ifon tj. I have yet to have the pleasure of a toddler putting things in the toilet. All he does right now is put the seat down for me. And good luck with the new job!
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    CANTINA DRIVE BY. WHAT IS UP MY FINE FEATHERED (and scaled) FRIENDS?

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    *bursts in*

    Guys! What did I miss!?



    Busy week was buuuuuussssy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Psychomacologist View Post
    *bursts in*

    Guys! What did I miss!?



    Busy week was buuuuuussssy.
    Psycho! Hey! You're back!

    The Cantina changed names. Fen went on a not-date, I got a job, Cobra returned, insomnia happened, there were crocheted mankinis (do not google), the weather's been odd, Nakhlasmoke's book came out.

    umm. I'm probably missing something, too...
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