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    The No News is No News Purgatory Thread, Volume 8

    The Junklight welcomes you to Purgatory Volume 8!

    This is the stripped-down version of a thread start, due to hardware factors.

    Let the Pork Chops begin...

    [See the final posts of Volume 7 here.]

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    Oh, boy, I get to be first to post in the new thread.

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    My goodness, you're fast!

    Hey, everyone, don't forget to subscribe to this thread, if that's how you do things.

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    Kindness. It doesn't cost a damned thing. If you're smart, you'll spread that stuff all over the place.

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    The beagles and I are here!

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    Yay new thread!

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    Yeah.... my brain is done I think.

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    Welcome Purgy

    Purgies with published books:
    Amarie (3Scape fr0mC@mPD@v1DWildFire RUn, Fall 2010, The GarG0y|3 in Th3 S3ine, 2011)
    Blondchen (P0SS3SS, August, 2011, T3N, September 18, 2012)
    Bluestone (H0W 2 Imp0Rt W$n3, An Insid3rs GU1d3, 2011 and 2012 WINNER and went to France!)
    Branwyn (Ev3ry W!tch W@y but D3ad, Sep 2007, Teh Upsid3 of K@rm@, Sep 2009; Bl00d P00l, Dec 2009)
    callalily61 (Forc3 of H@bit, Feb. 2011, seq. BaCk in tH3 H@biT, Feb.2012, Veil3D Thr3@T)
    charmingbillie (W1d3 0P3N, t0R, Winter 2012)
    CheekyWench (D3vil in a R3d Kilt, Fall 2010, T3h 3lectrifying 3xploits of the English ThrEe out in Jan 2011, L0nd0n's C@lling June 2012 LyrIc@l Pr3ss)
    Dawn Schaefer (L@rkst0rm, Dec 2011)
    Elisabetta (Teh S3cond Duch3ss, March 1 2011) (April 3rd,2012, Th3 F|0W3R R3AD3R, P3Ngu|n NaL)
    eveningstar(TH3 N1GhT C1R(U$, Sept. 2011)
    Firedrake (St0|3n SUmM3R, Aug, 29, 2012, 0ri0n Ri$ing, 19th March 2012, Lord of Endersley )
    GJB (S0uTh of BurnT R0cK$)
    GoblinGirl (N!ghtshad3 C!ty, Nov 2010, B!llycan, Oct 2011)
    GregB (M0b Rul3s, Sep 2010, novella, R3tributi0n, Fall 2010)
    HappyCamper (Ev3r, Aft3r H@pp!ly, Summer 2011 - B3f0r3 3V3R AfT3r, Aug 2nd 2012)
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    Justme (H0w T0 D@te @ We3wolf April 2011)
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    Kasey Mackenzie (R3d H0t Fury,2010, July 2011 Gr33n-3yed Envy)
    Little Red Barn (th3 UnBr3Akb\e Ch!ld 2009,2010,2012)
    lwalker (Fr0nT P@ge F@Tal!ty , Henert Press Jan 29 2012)
    NIYRAK ( IMM0RT@l BegiNNings, May 2012 Whit3 BIrd Publication, ALIST@IR3)
    oneida (P0sS$Um $uMm3r Spring 2011)
    OL (R0ck Pap3r T!g3r, Spring/Summer 2010, & S0H0 Early 2012 (G3T@W@Y, plus both books releasing in UK with H@rp3rC0llin$)
    phoenix (3v3nf@ll P3nguin / B3erkley Feb 2011)
    Mythica (My ANg3L F1R3, Mar 2011, sequel WiNG$ oF W1Ck3d, 2012 )
    RedScylla (coming April 2012, L@st Will)
    Rosie Cotton (Th3 DArK L1Ght, S1M0n PU1se, Fall 2012)
    sammy (Tail of the Devil, Eirelander Publishing)
    suki (P3r$onal 3ff3CTS, Candlewick, Fall 2012)
    Tasmin21 (A D3vil in teh D3tails, July 6, 2010, A $H0T in Teh DaRk, SUmm3r 2011, A W0lf @t th3 DOor due out Aug 2012)
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    xiaotien (Silv3r Pho3nix, 2009, Silv3r & Fury 0f th3 Ph0enix 3/29/11 Diverse 3nergies anthology,Tu B00ks)


    Purgies with books scheduled for publication:
    Blondchen (3:59 Balzer + Bray, Fall 2013)
    charmingbillie (DE3P D0Wn from T0r, 2013)
    cheekywench ( )
    Dragonfly45 (Chain of ComM@nd Stairw@Y Pr3ss, 2013)
    Dragonstar ( R3LICS, Crescent Moon Press )
    Elisabetta ( The R3d Li1y Crown, Penguin/NAL, first half of 2014)
    houndrat (M1La 2.O, March, 2013 )
    JennW (S3c0nd V3rs3, Lum|n|$ B0oks, 2013)
    JoNightshade C0urt|ng Gr3ta, June 18, 2013)
    mikeland (WE, Coffeetown Press, Sept. 2013)
    moonfairee (The S-W0rd, Gall3ry B00ks)
    NIYAK (IMm0RT@L W@RRI0rR$ coming out 12-12-12)
    Other Lisa (H0Ur OF THE R@t, S0h0 Cr|m3, June 18 2013)
    Rick (The Trid3nt Deception, St, M@rtin's Press, Winter 2013/14, Book 2 (Working title - Purgy Pandemonium), Winter 2014/15)
    sammy (S0rr0w's P0!nt, Cr3sc3nt M0on Pr3$s in 2013)
    triceratops (Plan3 Janit0r—Cust0dian of teh St@rs, Teh Lupu$ $tr@in)
    Vandal ( Th3 C3Nt3rP0Int, 2013 )



    Purgies on sub or about to go on sub:
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    Filigree
    ink wench
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    June
    moonfairee
    PrincessofPersia
    raburrel -(literary thrillers masquerading as love stories)
    sistermorphine
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    Snappy
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    Teriann (adult mainstream)
    triceretops (Dian3 Nin3 and teh Fusi0n Machin3, D!sp0ssessed Inc0rp0rat3d)
    Trinza
    WendyNYC
    Vandal
    xiaotien

    Purgies on the hunt:
    AliasOctavia (Writes literary fiction. Publicity/Marketing Manager for an online literary magazine)
    BethMac
    Brandy
    clovia
    Dystophil
    FruitTree
    Ghost Writer
    Haupe (blogging for Writ3r Unb0xed the third Monday of each month. Canadian, working on a contemporary romance)
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    Kris
    Leanan-Sidhe (writes YA fantasy)
    Leigh.Lyons
    LGwenn
    Little1
    lwalker
    Maui Author
    mayqueen
    MysteryRiter
    Parametric (Publishing Student)
    Shveta (querying)
    Smiley0501
    sunna
    sunshine13
    tasha43055
    vfury
    WritingDemons


    Purgy Definations:
    Query and Conquer!

    I am allowed to write utter poo.
    Sweet cartwheeling Jesus! ( a connectible idiom for purgies, donated by sunna's bro. )
    /bootay shake = xiaotien’s signature encouragement
    *vamp dust* = Purgatory’s good-luck charm (it works!)
    HOT SMOOCH = exactly what you think it means
    Q = Query
    R = Rejection
    RQ = Revenge Query, which you send to a different agent immediately after an R
    PRQ = Pre emptive Revenge Query, which you send when you have a feeling your latest Q is about to get Rd.
    SNI - Shiny New Idea (usually hits when you're in the middle of a WIP)
    Pork Chop / Pock Chop / Sorry, mike = warning that you're about to say something risqué
    Fruitcake = warning that you're about to make a potentially risque religious joke
    Nicorn – Purgatory term for Speshul Snowflake
    Suck Lime Green Donkey Balls / LGDB = what Rs of any stripe do, but especially form Rs on requested material
    Faux-Suckitude Doldrums = the slump we all get into when we're stuck or when we've gotten a bunch of Rs. "Faux" being the key: we do NOT suck!
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    For just a few more moments, the new thread is still at only one page.

    It looks so cute, all tiny and dressed up in... hey! Who put the G-string on the thread? And why is there painfully loud music playing? Ew, glitter!

    I need coffee...

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    I lieks glitter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sammyig View Post
    Yay new thread!

    Yay LRB!

    Yeah.... my brain is done I think.
    All this!

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    Firedrake made my day and she doesn't even know it.

    Maryn, with a hearty Ole!
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    Can we please keep unidentifiable fluids off the couch for one whole page?


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    morn' purgs.

    most of you remember sweetboy, whose owner, my neigh, passed. most remember his living conditions. i've started day-fostering him in my house after i witnessed him having a violent seizure which lasted over 10 min. it was this or let him suffer out in the cold or sometimes the neigh stuck the big boy in a crate in the garage for 12 hr days. no outside communication, light etc. so it is a mess here, i have my two pups in the mudroom, and cats in basement, and sweetboy a 100lb plus lab in gated area of kitchen. the neigh admits she is scared of dogs, ignorant of them,and tis true the hubs bought the dog knowing this. so since the hubs death, sweetboy has just 'existed'. we cannot keep the boy. =(

    eta; we just found out daugh got a very hefty scholarship for graduate school. which i shall now wait and see which major appliance breaks down. =)
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    Good morning, everyone! *twirls around in the new thread* Whee!

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    Congrats to your daughter, kimmi! And good luck with the menagerie.

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    *runs in slow*

    *breathes hard*

    what...

    what did i miss?

    where are we?

    what... who... how?

    *collapses with a chinese bun in corner*

    *is aloof and unfriendly*

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    *slumps in*

    Well I did it. I stood up for myself and declared that LMP would bully me no longer. I documented everything and sent it in email form to the Big Boss. Then we had a meeting where we went over everything. To her credit she looked pissed.

    So she waits a bit and then pulls LMP into a meeting. LMP came out looking seriously pissed and has been having furious whispered conversations with her posse ever since...

    I think in trying to make things better, I've just made them a lot worse.

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