December 15, 2018, 04:47:20 AM

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Is that to do with the job you applied? Or is that still a possibility?

Anyway *sends biscuits*

(note: this year I'm attempting to bake some biscuits as a present. Let's see how it goes...)

Haha no it was just my mood. I need to get out of the US for a bit and go someplace where everything's not overpriced and shitty
Come here to Yorkshire: lovely place to relax and cheap-ish :D
(and ignore the UK politics)

Awe thanks Scarlet!!!!  If it was easier to get over there I'd be there in a heartbeat!  Mexico on the other hand is just 2 hours away....


Linus got a herpes infection on top of the scarlet fever and his complete mouth is one big sore.
He hasn't eaten in three days and even drinking is hurting. Hopefully it's better soon...

Yikes! You and your wife need to get out of there before he gets you sick too!  :o

Oh, wait.  ;D
Yeah, the joy of parenting. Let's hope that Juri doesn't get it...

Oh wow that sounds awful-- poor Linus!  I hope he has a speedy recovery!
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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: What are you currently reading?
« Last post by Elfy on Today at 01:07:17 AM »
I finished The Grand Tour (Cecelia & Kate #2) by Patricia C Wrede and Caroline Stevermer a couple of nights ago. I enjoyed it, although I think I'd still say the first one has the edge. There didn't seem to be as much point in having two narrators when they are together for most of the book.

I've moved on to Ninefox Gambit by Yoon Ha Lee, but I'm not really sure I'm in the right mood for it. I was a bit too tired last night and didn't take much in, and it seems like a book where you need to be on the ball.
Tend to agree about the Cecy and Kate books. The 2nd and 3rd were fun, but they didn't have the magic of the first one.
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Fitz may have felt the weight of some of Hobb's shit.

Yes!  I think Hobb was taking extra strong laxatives when writing Assassin's Quest.

I have nothing to say. I just wanted to quote that.

A magical line. And ultra true. I stopped reading Hobb because I just got bored of reading about a human punching bag who couldn't make a good decision if he was offered free ice cream. No matter how beautifully written, that's just not interesting unless its also funny.
Finally somebody who gets it!
That was largely my reason for giving up on Hobb, especially the Fitz books.
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Writers' Corner / Re: How much did you write today?
« Last post by JMack on Today at 12:04:23 AM »
Oh my. Draft 1 complete at 7,305 words.

Yeah, this will be easy to cut down to 5K.
Not.
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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: Writers that shit on their characters.
« Last post by ScarletBea on December 14, 2018, 06:17:46 PM »
Hmmm... I never saw Fitz like that. Oh well. Different people, different minds.
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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: Writers that shit on their characters.
« Last post by xiagan on December 14, 2018, 06:00:41 PM »
Fitz may have felt the weight of some of Hobb's shit.

Yes!  I think Hobb was taking extra strong laxatives when writing Assassin's Quest.

I have nothing to say. I just wanted to quote that.

A magical line. And ultra true. I stopped reading Hobb because I just got bored of reading about a human punching bag who couldn't make a good decision if he was offered free ice cream. No matter how beautifully written, that's just not interesting unless its also funny.
Finally somebody who gets it!
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General Discussion / Re: Depression, Struggles and Light at the End of Every Tunnel
« Last post by xiagan on December 14, 2018, 05:59:50 PM »
Linus got a herpes infection on top of the scarlet fever and his complete mouth is one big sore.
He hasn't eaten in three days and even drinking is hurting. Hopefully it's better soon...

Yikes! You and your wife need to get out of there before he gets you sick too!  :o

Oh, wait.  ;D
Yeah, the joy of parenting. Let's hope that Juri doesn't get it...
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Writers' Corner / Re: How much did you write today?
« Last post by Jenny HJ on December 14, 2018, 03:08:41 PM »
None today, but I managed 2000 over the week and have now finished  my normal work until 3rd jan.  So i’ m hoping to hit 80k on the WIP by New Year’s Eve.

I feel like this ‘middle’ bit has gone on for ages, as i’m Writing it that it drags and because it’s been hard work, I feel it’s going to end up being heavily cut when it’s done.  I’m hoping it’s not all awful!!

I’m also trying to resist getting sidetracked as I loved the future plans of a short story I wrote last month so much I want to write that instead, but I fear the main big beast will never get done if I go off on that track. I guess it only feels tempting because it’s an easier idea.  Less worldbuilding!  My writing buddy keeps trying to remind me i’m In charge of my story, but it doesn’t feel that way sometimes. 
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General Discussion / Re: The King's Paws (with one holding a bottle of Peri Peri sauce.)
« Last post by JMack on December 14, 2018, 02:27:18 PM »
5s sounds more like they were teaching Lean and that's a 20 minute segment not 8 hours surely?
Never underestimate the power of stretching training stuff ;D

I just got home from a Carols Service and I'm all up and singing :D


Yes, it was LEAN, and it was probably closer to 6 hours when you take out the lunch, etc.

So it was a lean lunch.
But was it tasty?
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5s sounds more like they were teaching Lean and that's a 20 minute segment not 8 hours surely?
Never underestimate the power of stretching training stuff ;D

I just got home from a Carols Service and I'm all up and singing :D

Yes, it was LEAN, and it was probably closer to 6 hours when you take out the lunch, etc.
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