Forum Writer of 2012 Competition

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Re: Forum Writer of 2012 Competition

Postby poohcarrot » Thu Feb 23, 2012 8:53 am

I've got 3 hours of lessons now, but after 7 more views of this thread........ :dance: :dance:
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Re: Forum Writer of 2012 Competition

Postby poohcarrot » Thu Feb 23, 2012 12:24 pm

4,000!

The number of views of this thread in only 27 days!! :o :o :o

Wow! :clap: :clap: :clap:

Is this a record for any thread ever? :dance:
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Re: Forum Writer of 2012 Competition

Postby poohcarrot » Thu Feb 23, 2012 12:44 pm

I'm going off on a tangent again. :dance:

a. In my library, which is in a small town (pop.60,000) in Japan, there are 11 Terry Pratchett books in Japanese! :shock:

Truckers
Diggers
Wings
Wee Free Men
Hatful of Sky
Wintersmith
Wyrd Sisters
Reaperman
Maurice
Good Omens
Colour of Magic

b. There is a 3-day music festival in Makuhari every year called Summer Sonic. This year, one of my fave bands will be headlining. It's 45 minutes and 4 quid away by train. 8-)

Here's my fave song by them which I'd like to dedicate to Rick Santorum; :ugeek:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPu18Wt8e7Y

"A fire burns today of blasphemy and genocide.
The sirens of decay will infiltrate the faith fanatics."
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Re: Forum Writer of 2012 Competition

Postby poohcarrot » Thu Feb 23, 2012 2:40 pm

Who's viewing this thread?? :shock:

In the time it's taken to have my din-dins and do a couple of sudoku's in the bath, the view count has gone up another 100. :o

bottom of page of forum index wrote:In total there are 66 users online :: 3 registered, 3 hidden and 60 guests (based on users active over the past 5 minutes)
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Re: Forum Writer of 2012 Competition

Postby Sjoerd3000 » Thu Feb 23, 2012 3:26 pm

poohcarrot wrote:Who's viewing this thread?? :shock:

In the time it's taken to have my din-dins and do a couple of sudoku's in the bath, the view count has gone up another 100. :o



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Re: Forum Writer of 2012 Competition

Postby poohcarrot » Sat Feb 25, 2012 2:18 am

Tangent time. :P

At the last DWCon, in the auction was a UK proof of Making Money. It's one of the proofs I didn't have, so I tried to win it in the bidding. When the price got to 280 quid, I pulled out. :(

This was the only time I'd ever seen it and it's never been on ebay or Abe books.

Abe books and ebay both send me email if any TP proofs come up for sale.Two weeks ago, I got an email from Abe about a Making Money UK proof. I bought it and have just received it today - price 90 quid! :dance: :dance: :dance:

Only got 5 to go now for the complete set. 8-)
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Re: Forum Writer of 2012 Competition

Postby poohcarrot » Sat Feb 25, 2012 11:26 pm

I've sent a pm to Jan giving each of the four remaining stories a number.

Can somebody (anybody - it doesn't matter if you've ever voted in your life! :roll: ) choose two numbers between 1-4?
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Re: Forum Writer of 2012 Competition

Postby chuckie » Sun Feb 26, 2012 4:09 am

3 and 4
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Re: Forum Writer of 2012 Competition

Postby poohcarrot » Sun Feb 26, 2012 5:33 am

Cheers Chuckie. :clap:

But Mongo already chose two numbers on a different thread. :P

Sorry, I should have mentioned it on this thread. :oops: :oops:
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Re: Forum Writer of 2012 Competition

Postby poohcarrot » Tue Feb 28, 2012 4:53 am

...and here, just arrived today, are the prizes for the top three stories! :dance:

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Copies of Drabble Double Century. :dance: :dance:

Each copy is numbered out of 1,000. The numbers of the copies are 740, 743, 744. 8-)

Each copy will be defaced by me, including writing the winner's story in etc etc. 8-) 8-)
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Re: Forum Writer of 2012 Competition

Postby poohcarrot » Tue Feb 28, 2012 10:44 pm

:o :o BREAKING NEWS SHOCK!!! :o :o

It appears one of the third place match stories has been withdrawn by its author!! :o :o :o

...more news on this unexpected turn of events later! :o :o
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Re: Forum Writer of 2012 Competition

Postby poohcarrot » Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:28 pm

PIP'S BABY RUMPUS!!

Pip's Baby only gained one vote in the qualifying round. That vote was NOT from the writer him/herself, but from Batty. Pip's Baby was going to face a Bronze medal match with Modern Romance - a story written by Batty! :o

However, without Batty's vote in the qualifying round, Pip's Baby wouldn't have made it to the semi-finals. :dance:

The writer wishes to thank everyone who voted for Pip's Baby, but feels the only decent course of action to take is to withdraw Pip's Baby from the competition, allowing Modern Romance to have a walk-over. 8-)

So the Bronze medal and Drabble Double Century book is hereby awarded to Batty. :clap: :clap: :clap:

It will be suitably defaced, then sent to Batty as soon as she sends me a pm. :dance: :dance:
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Re: Forum Writer of 2012 Competition

Postby Jan Van Quirm » Wed Feb 29, 2012 12:14 am

:greetings-clappingorange: :greetings-clappingyellow: :greetings-clappingorange: Well done Batty and respect for the honourable withdrawal to Pip's babysitter whoever they are :handgestures-salute:
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Re: Forum Writer of 2012 Competition

Postby stripy_tie » Wed Feb 29, 2012 12:49 am

Well they're being a far better person than I would be in that situation
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Re: Forum Writer of 2012 Competition

Postby Batty » Wed Feb 29, 2012 12:49 am

I feel humbled and (((sob))) grateful! ((sob))) ... :crying-yellow:

I'd like to thank my parents for giving birth to me ((sniff!)), the general public who voted for me ((sob!)), and to pooh - without whom this would not have been possible ... ((Wail!, sob!, Sniff!... )) :crying-green: :crying-blue: :crying-yellow:

And to the author of pip's baby - as I have voted for it in every round! - Very VERY good poem!! :clap: :clap:
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