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Re: [Jun 2017] - Gangsters and Crime Lords - Discussion Thread
« Reply #15 on: June 11, 2017, 05:39:14 PM »
It was my influence over skype ;)
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Re: [Jun 2017] - Gangsters and Crime Lords - Discussion Thread
« Reply #16 on: June 11, 2017, 06:39:45 PM »
It was my influence over skype ;)
Absolutely.  ;)
Meanwhile, no one read it yet.  While mowing the lawn, I keep having cool ideas.  ;D

A few hours later... Ready!  8)
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Re: [Jun 2017] - Gangsters and Crime Lords - Discussion Thread
« Reply #17 on: June 11, 2017, 09:45:56 PM »
It was my influence over skype ;)
Absolutely.  ;)
Meanwhile, no one read it yet.  While mowing the lawn, I keep having cool ideas.  ;D
Now I keep picturing a mob boss threatening to off someone with a lawn mower. Or their lawn, if they're obsessed about how their lawn looks.

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Re: [Jun 2017] - Gangsters and Crime Lords - Discussion Thread
« Reply #18 on: June 12, 2017, 07:45:40 PM »
Almost middle of the month and only two entries? Shame on you, people.

*skitters off to rewrite this damned thing for the fourth time*
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Re: [Jun 2017] - Gangsters and Crime Lords - Discussion Thread
« Reply #19 on: June 12, 2017, 10:16:11 PM »
The only gangster story I can tell is when I met a Russian Mob guy in D.C. one night at a friend's birthday party. There was a cloud of hotties from Eastern Europe and Central Asia surrounding him. The guy's name was Petr (Pyotr, aka Peter) and I hadn't spoken Russian in a long time, so it was fun to try again. Petr was a big guy, shaved head, broken nose, with a red Mercedes parked right outside, and always flanked by 2 or 3 dudes from Central Casting. People came to him all night with issues and he did a lot of whispering in his henchmen's ears. He didn't own the place - he just ran it. His henchmen would depart, then return. No more issue. We got along well. He interceded when an Italian guy got in my face, which was handy, as I was in diplomatic/fun-time mode, and I think he felt I wasn't intimidated enough. Not sure, but he was pretty pissed. Petr made him go away.

At the end of the night, Petr politely rebuffed my attempt to invite him to another party the following weekend. He wrapped an arm over my shoulder and in his thick Russian accent told me "You're a nice guy, Mr. Scott, and a great businessman, I do not doubt. But you and I, we will never be friends. Different worlds. You understand." He snapped his fingers and two incredibly gorgeous girls walked me to my car.
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Re: [Jun 2017] - Gangsters and Crime Lords - Discussion Thread
« Reply #20 on: June 13, 2017, 08:40:44 AM »
I have a few irl gangster stories, but they're usually parties--  My friend's cousin took us out to a Vietnamese mafia/gang/international drug smuggler's after-hours party once.  That was a trip.  Then in Indonesia I had a run in with Pemuda Pancacillas, a youth group/mafia that deals drugs for the military and kills civilians/commits human rights abuses for them-- the subject of Oppenheimer's The Act of Killing.  I was stuck at that party for a long time with a dude with a gun holding my hand (it's a straight convention in SE Asia) all night while people lifted their fists in the air and shouted "Pemuda Pancacilas!"

Oh, and then of course there's 7th grade-- I was tight with the main gang member at our school cuz I helped him with his math.  "Dude, you want bi**ches, I get you b**ches.  You want drugs I get you drugs."  Yay public school.

Damn i wish I had time to write something this month!
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Re: [Jun 2017] - Gangsters and Crime Lords - Discussion Thread
« Reply #21 on: June 14, 2017, 01:56:06 AM »
Guess who came up with a new idea at work?

Welp. This puts off my posting for another week at best.
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Re: [Jun 2017] - Gangsters and Crime Lords - Discussion Thread
« Reply #22 on: June 14, 2017, 03:56:56 AM »
Plenty of time 8)
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Re: [Jun 2017] - Gangsters and Crime Lords - Discussion Thread
« Reply #23 on: June 20, 2017, 05:28:26 AM »
So I know if I don't post this mad short now, I'll rewrite the thing four times like I did the other idea. While the other isn't bad, it doesn't have the pizzazz and flow I feel this one had. Could be wrong.

Eh. Good luck to the rest!
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Re: [Jun 2017] - Gangsters and Crime Lords - Discussion Thread
« Reply #24 on: June 20, 2017, 08:25:53 AM »
Well done, Chilly :D

Come on guys, 10 days!
Will this be another mad dash to the finishing line? ;D
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Re: [Jun 2017] - Gangsters and Crime Lords - Discussion Thread
« Reply #25 on: June 22, 2017, 03:43:15 AM »
I think this is the first month where my idea is bigger than 1500 words.

Although my brainstorming has made me excited for a novel idea I set aside a while ago until I developed the skills to actually write a story of that scope, which has been quite fun to re-visit.

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Re: [Jun 2017] - Gangsters and Crime Lords - Discussion Thread
« Reply #26 on: June 26, 2017, 05:24:33 PM »
I'm in, though I might change it some before the deadline.

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Re: [Jun 2017] - Gangsters and Crime Lords - Discussion Thread
« Reply #27 on: June 26, 2017, 05:57:37 PM »
Five more days, peeps. Expected better out of y'all. We need to pump those numbers.
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Re: [Jun 2017] - Gangsters and Crime Lords - Discussion Thread
« Reply #28 on: June 27, 2017, 12:56:16 PM »
I'm in, I'm in. Bit later than I'd hoped but I'm in.

I'll add spoiler tags if/when they're fixed.

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Re: [Jun 2017] - Gangsters and Crime Lords - Discussion Thread
« Reply #29 on: June 29, 2017, 07:37:23 AM »
Alright, I decided to give this a go. Just posted my attempt. I hope my interpretation wasn't too wonky ^^;
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