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[DEC 2018] Unwanted Gifts / Re: [Dec 2018] - Unwanted Gifts - Voting Thread
« on: February 01, 2019, 07:44:16 PM »
Gosh, I am tickled. I really enjoyed this story. I’ll have tell Mrs. JMack her notion paid off  (She was the application of the vampire science to this month’s theme.)

I voted for @Carter and @Alex Hormann. I was soooooo close to voting for @Slaykomimi story. It was really tempting, but Bwca was a nasty fun story and just nosed ahead. Thanks, everyone for votes and for your stories!

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:( my work computer never shows the pics you post, I'll have to wait until this evening to see...
I'm sure it will be lovely.

I woke up today to a light flurry covering everything, so pretty.

But then I realised I was complianing about a little bit when our american friends are being *really* cold! How are you faring, @JMack, @Hedin , who else is on the North East area?

We’re quite spoiled, I imagine vs. Iceland and similar places. But it was -5 degrees Fahrenheit with wind chill yesterday. I drove out of my garage, drove into the garage at work and took an elevator to the office, then reversed that in the afternoon. So I honestly never noticed the cold!  8)

But I really feel for folks in our Midwest, like Chicago, where temp with wind chill was -40 Fahrenheit and crazy stuff like.

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[JAN 2019] Air / Re: [Jan 2019] - AIR - Discussion Thread
« on: February 01, 2019, 12:39:51 PM »
Not one month since Nov 2014!
Okay. I’ll give the old college try.
Thanks, all.

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[JAN 2019] Air / Re: [Jan 2019] - AIR - Discussion Thread
« on: February 01, 2019, 12:42:06 AM »
@ScarletBea, how much time can I have?
I had (yet another) new idea last night while reading a biography of Napoleon.

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[JAN 2019] Air / Re: [Jan 2019] - AIR - Discussion Thread
« on: January 28, 2019, 01:14:13 AM »
Still trying to get this done. New idea tonight. I like the premise, but don’t really have a plot yet.   >:(

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General Discussion / Re: Fantasy Poetry
« on: January 28, 2019, 01:13:04 AM »
I did an “epic” poem (or epic fail, depending on your POV) for a recent contest here:
http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/(oct-2017)/(oct-2017)-find-the-story-in-the-picture-submission-thread/msg178854/#msg178854

I also did a brief poem way back:
http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/(apr-2017)/(apr-2017)-scavenger-hunt-submission-thread/msg170063/#msg170063

In terms of fantasy poetry and the hatred of free verse, Stephen R. Donaldson did some really bad free verse style poetry for the first Thomas Covenant book.

I’m not familiar with any modern writer doing an entire fantasy story in verse.

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Wow, so upsetting, @ScarletBea. And I’m sure you felt embarrassed (?), especially with your niece along. I really feel for you. Here are my obsessions:

> Choosing a restaurant seat that gives me the widest possible view. Do not put me on the inside seat of a booth facing the back wall ten feet away.
> Height. I can’t look at movies where actors are (or appear to be) high up. I can sort of do ladders, at least to about 15 feet up.
> Crowds. Hate ‘em. Or stuck behind two people doing the Parchesi double-block down a narrow lane or hallway in slo-mo.

I hope you feel better now and more yourself. Hugs.

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General Discussion / Re: Got a blog? Share it!
« on: January 16, 2019, 02:10:23 PM »
I don’t think the parallax or fly in worked on my iPhone.
I’ll check on a full browser.

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General Discussion / Re: Got a blog? Share it!
« on: January 16, 2019, 12:45:12 PM »
@J.R. Darewood:

I have no idea what you mean here by parallax, but...

I like the images a lot and they really add to the visual experience of the web page. I also like the idea of the quote pop-out, thought this particular one is, of course, gross. But only one makes no sense. I’d put one at or near the very top as a teaser to build interest, one in the middle, and one nearer the end.

Meanwhile, I guess I should actually read the story, huh?  ;)

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Writers' Corner / Re: Adventures in Writing
« on: January 16, 2019, 11:20:36 AM »
Congrats!! :D
I can't access the link, though, it seems it's only for members.

Ah. I’ll be putting it on my blog later today, and will link to that.

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Writers' Corner / Re: Adventures in Writing
« on: January 16, 2019, 11:03:39 AM »
Well, it’s not anything to do with publishing, but I just won the December Challenge over at www.Fantasy-Writers.Org. Up to now, I’ve only really completed the 1,500 word challenges here at F-F, so I was really excited to have a 5,000 word canvas to play with. Since my goal this year is submit 3 fully realized stories for publication, I feel this was an important step forward.

If anyone is interested:
http://www.fantasy-writers.org/story/monkey-weather-december-challenge

(I posted an earlier version in F-F’s work to be critiqued thread.)

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General Discussion / Re: Fantasy Faction Forum anniversaries
« on: January 15, 2019, 12:55:46 PM »
November 22, 2014!  ;D

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Writers' Corner / Re: Adventures in Writing
« on: January 14, 2019, 03:18:59 PM »
Congrats @tebakutis :)   So...what's next? :D

Somehow or other I've ended up in this month's Grimdark Magazine with both a short story and an interview.

Somehow? I think the somehow is due to the quality of your book.  :)

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Also, this is my 1000th post.
Yay?  ???
 ;D

Yay? Yay!!

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: What are you currently reading?
« on: January 13, 2019, 12:31:59 AM »
The second Murderbot book by Martha Wells. There are really novellas, about 150 pages.
Great stories, great main character.

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