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Re: Discussion

Postby Fairblue » 20 Jul 2018, 18:25

I would prefer either 5th or 12th August for start date.
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Re: Discussion

Postby tiffinata » 20 Jul 2018, 23:20

Ok with any.
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Re: Discussion

Postby StoneRoad » 21 Jul 2018, 08:35

ggguuuuuuuuuuuullpppp !!!! :mrgreen:

actually, I'll (probably) be OK with any of these dates.
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Re: Discussion

Postby HostileCacti » 21 Jul 2018, 19:51

Lately my brain has been completely blank, no ideas whatsoever. So I'd prefer the 12th. In the vain hope of my brain starting to function again.... But I'm doubtful, so any date really. :nono:
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Re: Discussion

Postby kylie_koyote » 21 Jul 2018, 20:46

Sometimes all you need is the idea and a little bit of pressure and the plot bunnies come hopping along.
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Re: Discussion

Postby Fairblue » 21 Jul 2018, 21:26

Pressure works for me. Or should I say..sheer desperation. 8-)
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Re: Discussion

Postby id_ten_it » 22 Jul 2018, 04:16

I'd prefer early because I will be at home on the 19th and that makes posting easier.
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Re: Discussion

Postby Wanderer » 23 Jul 2018, 01:24

Any time suits me, its the inspiration to actually write that is always the problem :-)
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Re: Discussion

Postby RAAF Spitfire Girl » 23 Jul 2018, 22:41

12th August would suit me - but don't let that be a deciding factor because even that may not work out. Just had my first eye done for cataract and lens replacement surgery and the surgeon will let me know on 1st August when he'll be doing the second one. Not allowed too much time on the computer (the dear man even wrote a certificate requesting an extension for my thesis!!) until the eyes both settle down - although, obviously, I'm on the computer right now... :roll:
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Re: Discussion

Postby tiffinata » 24 Jul 2018, 11:05

I have all that to look forward to, at some point.
Hopefully you're doing well and the other eye gets done quickly. I guess you'll be up for a change in script,too.
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Re: Discussion

Postby RAAF Spitfire Girl » 25 Jul 2018, 23:38

tiffinata wrote:I have all that to look forward to, at some point.

It really is the most amazingly quick and "simple" procedure. Just a few precautions you have to follow immediately afterwards such as no exercise and no bending (can't risk raising blood pressure).

Hopefully you're doing well and the other eye gets done quickly. I guess you'll be up for a change in script,too.

Doing really well, thank you, tiff. Yes, I'll just be using reading glasses once the second eye is done and dusted. Wont need glasses for driving or general sight. I'm quite amazed at the vision I now have in the right eye!! :D
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Re: Discussion

Postby Kismet » 25 Jul 2018, 23:44

That's great news, rsg. Sight is very precious. I've struggled a lot for the last couple of years ( not being able to see well enough to slice carrots rather than fingers), but it turned out to be an incompetent optician, and once I made enough fuss and a trainee had redone my sight test, I got a radically different prescription and normal service was resumed. I'm still fuming at all the times they told me it was my age. Don't they know that I'm as unlikely to grow up as Peter Pan?
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Re: Discussion

Postby StoneRoad » 26 Jul 2018, 08:56

Oh, I can't praise the surgeon who sorted out my dad's cataracts enough - it made such a difference to him.
As he was almost housebound at the time, they did his eyes for reading rather than distance. Dad is back to reading for GOC (Yorkshire) and at 99 1/3 ...
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Re: Discussion

Postby Kismet » 26 Jul 2018, 12:39

:backtotopic: (Temporarily).

I've had a count up, and I make it 4 for any date, 1 for an early date, and 3 for a late date, preferably the 12th. Therefore, with due pomp and ceremony, I declare that this year's Challenge will be posted on the Glorious 12th of August 2018 and our responses will appear here on the 2nd September 2018. If anyone has a problem with posting on the 2nd Sept (Id_ten_it, possibly?) let me know and we'll work out a proxy to post for you.
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Re: Discussion

Postby kylie_koyote » 26 Jul 2018, 13:08

Hooray! I am rubbing my hands with glee at the prospects... what to write, hmmm... :writing: :writing: :writing:
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Re: Discussion

Postby Fairblue » 26 Jul 2018, 14:38

kylie_koyote wrote:Hooray! I am rubbing my hands with glee at the prospects... what to write, hmmm... :writing: :writing: :writing:
Me too. We just need to know what the Challenge is now. :pilot:
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Re: Discussion

Postby StoneRoad » 26 Jul 2018, 14:54

Ok, August the 12th ... I shall have to see if my muse will co-operate !
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Re: Discussion

Postby Kismet » 26 Jul 2018, 15:42

StoneRoad wrote:Ok, August the 12th ... I shall have to see if my muse will co-operate !


Fingers crossed that all of us will be inspired! I love reading everyone's different takes on the same thing.
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Re: Discussion

Postby tiffinata » 26 Jul 2018, 22:58

Life.... co-operate for me, please!
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Re: Discussion

Postby RAAF Spitfire Girl » 27 Jul 2018, 01:34

tiffinata wrote:Life.... co-operate for me, please!


Can't improve on tiff's imprecation, so will ditto it for me... :crazypilot:
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Re: Discussion

Postby id_ten_it » 28 Jul 2018, 03:36

Kismet wrote: If anyone has a problem with posting on the 2nd Sept (Id_ten_it, possibly?) let me know and we'll work out a proxy to post for you.


Thankyou :D I should know my movements for September in a couple weeks, when I get back home.

Now to go and break the news to my ceative juices!
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Re: Discussion

Postby Kismet » 05 Aug 2018, 17:19

:dodo: One week to go before the new challenge is posted. Any last minute requests? :octopus:
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Re: Discussion

Postby RAAF Spitfire Girl » 06 Aug 2018, 22:54

Kismet wrote::dodo: One week to go before the new challenge is posted. Any last minute requests? :octopus:


How about Biggles in the highlands of PNG, looking for a Spitfire wreck from WWII that's just been found by people in a remote village that has one of those amazing airstrips and even then will require a 48 hour hike through the jungle and mountains and Biggles comes down with fever (because he left in such a hurry that he forgot to take his medication), Algy slips down the side of the mountain and comes face to face with a rather large puk-puk*, Bertie has a close encounter with a ravenous mutant bird of paradise and Ginger wanders away from them all and gets lost. Too familiar? Oh well. No requests then :lol:

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Re: Discussion

Postby Kismet » 06 Aug 2018, 23:06

Glad to see that you've a plot in mind to wrangle round to the title of the Challenge (whatever it might be), rsg! I like to see preparations.
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Re: Discussion

Postby Frecks » 07 Aug 2018, 07:57

Sounds like a really good stand alone story RSG.
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Re: Discussion

Postby StoneRoad » 07 Aug 2018, 09:23

Kismet, and everyone - I'm going to be in the TLC of Wales 9th to 13th August. I should have internet ... but I'm looking after my elderly father. which will include dominos and listening to anecdotes (the dementia means a lot of his stories are mangled and mixed up). I hope that my muse will not mind a trip away ...
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Re: Discussion

Postby Fairblue » 07 Aug 2018, 10:52

StoneRoad wrote:Kismet, and everyone - I'm going to be in the TLC of Wales 9th to 13th August. I should have internet ... but I'm looking after my elderly father. which will include dominos and listening to anecdotes (the dementia means a lot of his stories are mangled and mixed up). I hope that my muse will not mind a trip away ...

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Re: Discussion

Postby kylie_koyote » 07 Aug 2018, 11:22

Maybe one of your father's anecdotes will spur your muse. I often use my grandfather's stories as a jumping off point. He's been gone twenty years though, so I am thankful he wrote some of them down!
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Re: Discussion

Postby Kismet » 07 Aug 2018, 11:49

I think a trip will be inspirational. It looks like I'll have a visit from my mother whilst the Challenge is on.
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Re: Discussion

Postby elderlyfemalerelativ » 07 Aug 2018, 20:11

Dolores?
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