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Post December 04, 2007, 11:55:37 AM

December?

Um, when is the flip to the December issue?


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Post December 04, 2007, 12:40:12 PM

Re: December?

Theoretically, it was supposed to be Sunday night. Either Rob has been in emergency mode due to the Paying Job or family matters, or he's waiting for something else to be uploaded. (My stuff has been ready since the 26th, aside from inserting the Challenge winner info into the Short Stories index page.)

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Post December 05, 2007, 02:26:31 PM

Re: December?

I should give benefit of the doubt. He may be desperately trying to get it out, but is trapped under something heavy. Kidnapped by aliens?

Should we send out the Saint Bernard with the little barrel of booze under his neck to check the slopes?  :D

(I think these things together would make a good challenge... hmm... maybe January...)

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Post December 06, 2007, 12:08:40 AM

Re: December?

The Mist might explain matters.
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Post December 06, 2007, 08:03:10 AM

Re: December?

Er, yeah, so....about that.

While the truth is slightly more complicated, the simple answer is that I spaced it this weekend. My mind was caught up on other things and I actually simply misplaced the fact that it was Zine weekend. Unfortunately, work is a zoo this week and I've some other obligations and the long and the sort of it is....It's gonna be this coming weekend.

Sorry to let everyone down. Look for the zine on Saturday or Sunday.
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Post December 06, 2007, 01:37:30 PM

Re: December?

So Rob's internal calendar was devoured by creatures from another dimension, and he "Mist" the promised publication date ... and Mr. Williams, also distracted, failed to strike Rob about the head and shoulders with his cat o' one tail (apparently there wasn't enough room to swing a cat) ...

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Post December 06, 2007, 02:33:45 PM

Re: December?

Well, just as long as it is up by Sunday night, or I’m in a bit of jam. For content reasons, the challenge needs to start that night in order to finish when it would still be relevant.

For something different, I made an audio version of me reading the example story, and set up a couple of outside places to host it so as to not mess up anyone’s bandwidth. It should be public that night (unless that plan falls through, in which case, I’ll have to go YouTube with it). If everything works out right, we could potentially draw from a new crowd of people poking around, and it would be a shame if they didn’t have anything new to see.

I can’t promise new people, of course, but I’m trying. This is heavily into stuff I’ve never even touched before--recording audio tracks in Audacity, making mp3s, and mp4 movies…

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Post December 09, 2007, 12:41:11 PM

Re: December?

It's like the beating of the Tell-Tale Heart, or the relentless ticking of the House With a Clock in its Walls. I keep looking. It's like an itch I can't scratch.

Is it up yet?

How about now?


Oh, Great Pumpkin, where are you?? :)


Of course, it figures that I had 3 different nights to myself this past week with nothing to do that I could have spent critiquing. Instead, I worked on challenges and a theme for a podcast I might try at some point in the future. Now, fate will probably swamp me so I can't read any stories until after New Years... It figures.

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Post December 09, 2007, 02:10:33 PM

Re: "Waiting For December"

Nate paced around his home, trying to rein in the perseverating thoughts that would not allow him to be at peace.

Where might that issue be? I am running out of time to meet my challenge deadlines. Yet surely the webmaven is sweating rivulets from the soul-crunching labor. I mustn't be ungrateful. Some of us have endured far worse.

To distract himself, he looked upon what he had achieved so far. Seven challenges, executed nearly perfectly. Sure, the tiny glitches were worrisome, but only in that musician's sense of sorrow at the errant extra sharp that was supposed to be a natural.

No other feature topic combined had received as much participation. Many of the regulars brushed some rust off their skills in between working on other projects.

It's worth the effort, all right. I got to knock out a few little tales myself. Veni, Vidi, Scripsi. I came, I saw, I wrote.
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Post December 09, 2007, 06:40:13 PM

Re: December?

I am not appreciate enough of Rob's time and effort, and I apologize for that. Adding the audio version of the example story has made me a bit nervous. I didn't want to screw it up, and there's the added worry of it flopping.

Never tried anything like it before.

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