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Offline Xerika

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Re: Writing Challenge No. 48
« Reply #30 on: January 29, 2009, 12:56:37 PM »
Glad to hear that the voting is causing some excitement.  :)

So you won't be wanting me to extend the deadline for the poll then, Jade?  ;)

For anyone who hasn't voted yet, the poll is at http://www.mywriterscircle.com/index.php?topic=18798.0
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Re: Writing Challenge No. 48
« Reply #31 on: January 29, 2009, 01:14:16 PM »
Xerika - don't you dare... I might grow a second head with horns... and teleportation-broom that fires missiles the shape of pigme-darts ... and you'll become a porcupine... heh.  ;)
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Re: Writing Challenge No. 48
« Reply #32 on: January 29, 2009, 05:51:09 PM »
Well er... thank you, Jade, for your er... cogently reasoned argument in favour of keeping the voting deadline as originally specified.

However, having given this matter some considerable thought -- and not being influenced one jot by any actual or perceived threat to my own physical wellbeing -- I have concluded that er... when all's said and done and at the end of the day, er... it would perhaps be the most equitable solution (vis-a-vis the aforementioned poll deadline) to er... well, keep it as it was, I suppose (i.e. 23.59 GMT on Tuesday 3rd February).

I sincerely hope that this decision will meet with your approval, Jade, and I would be most grateful if you could assure me thereof at your earliest convenience as people here are beginning to ask why I'm sitting at the computer wearing a full-face motorcycle helmet and full racing leathers.

P.S. I have a very low pain threshold.
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Re: Writing Challenge No. 48
« Reply #33 on: January 29, 2009, 06:05:59 PM »
Whew ... I suppose you won't be reconsidering then, X., old boy?  Woof ... persuasive sort of woman that, eh?

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Re: Writing Challenge No. 48
« Reply #34 on: January 29, 2009, 06:50:13 PM »
Renconsidering, eric, old chap? Heaven forefend. As the great Bard* himself once wrote:

"Hell hath no fury like a woman
Who canst grow a second hornèd head,
Nor yet a teleportation broom
That doth fire missiles of pigme-dart
To make of me the porcupine."

* Or was it Congreve? Answers on a postcard please...
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Re: Writing Challenge No. 48
« Reply #35 on: February 03, 2009, 02:37:40 PM »
Nagging voice -- Are we there yet?
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Re: Writing Challenge No. 48
« Reply #36 on: February 03, 2009, 03:14:58 PM »
Almost. Only another four hours pacing left.

Then of course there'll be another couple of days for the committee to formally ratify the result, and then there's the invitations to send out and the envelopes to be printed, etc, etc.  :)
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Re: Writing Challenge No. 48
« Reply #37 on: February 03, 2009, 07:26:26 PM »
OK, Jade, you can stop pacing now.  ;D

The winner is...

http://www.mywriterscircle.com/index.php?topic=19011.0
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Re: Writing Challenge No. 48
« Reply #38 on: February 04, 2009, 12:20:24 PM »
phew - what a long journey... heh
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