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Re: Writer's Cafe Fight Club (not for serious fights)
« Reply #75 on: April 20, 2017, 07:13:15 PM »
I'll muckle briefly

Whatever that is, it should probably only be done in the privacy of your own home.   :-[

men can't write romance

That's a feature, not a bug.   ;D

No one ever wants to see a guy's face.

Well, I'd normally disagree, but my mirror says you're right, so...   ::)

I'm actually surprised Americans are so down on the metric system given it's simplistic, and easier to calculate, nature.





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Re: Writer's Cafe Fight Club (not for serious fights)
« Reply #76 on: April 20, 2017, 07:20:46 PM »
Okay, fine, we'll take back Bieber and even a couple of Kardashians but it's gonna cost you...say...Alaska and Maine...they're basically part of Canada anyway!  ;D

Alaska?  Where all the gold is?  Nice try.  You can have D.C.  There's a lot of hot air there, so it'll help lower your heating bills.

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Re: Writer's Cafe Fight Club (not for serious fights)
« Reply #77 on: April 20, 2017, 07:36:18 PM »
If it helps negotiations, I say we keep Nickelback so long as Canada takes Bieber and a couple Kardashians too.

Yeah, we let them take Nickelback, the next thing you know they'll be taking quarterback and what's next? Greenback?


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Re: Writer's Cafe Fight Club (not for serious fights)
« Reply #78 on: April 20, 2017, 08:06:57 PM »
Take Justin Bieber and Nickelback with him, and you've got yourself a deal.

Bieber??? I hardly KNOW her!

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Re: Writer's Cafe Fight Club (not for serious fights)
« Reply #79 on: April 20, 2017, 11:02:38 PM »


Seriously! And since then, we've generously illustrated that the metric system and space travel should never mix. (NASA let that happen just to show y'all the error of your ways. So there.)




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Re: Writer's Cafe Fight Club (not for serious fights)
« Reply #80 on: April 21, 2017, 10:12:04 AM »
At its closest point, the moon is just over 225k miles or a little more than 363k kilometers away.  I guess metric countries just can't go the distance.

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Re: Writer's Cafe Fight Club (not for serious fights)
« Reply #81 on: April 21, 2017, 03:45:39 PM »
Whatever that is, it should probably only be done in the privacy of your own home.   :-[

That's a feature, not a bug.   ;D

Well, I'd normally disagree, but my mirror says you're right, so...   ::)





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Re: Writer's Cafe Fight Club (not for serious fights)
« Reply #82 on: April 21, 2017, 03:50:14 PM »
Alaska?  Where all the gold is?  Nice try.  You can have D.C.  There's a lot of hot air there, so it'll help lower your heating bills.

Everyone knows there's no gold in Alaska. It's all bears and Palins. As for DC, that's great we'll take it...expect a lot more hockey and Kevin Spacey saying 'aboot' a lot in season 4 of House of Cards.


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Re: Writer's Cafe Fight Club (not for serious fights)
« Reply #83 on: April 21, 2017, 03:52:13 PM »
Yeah, we let them take Nickelback, the next thing you know they'll be taking quarterback and what's next? Greenback?

Friggin' Canadians...give 'em an inch they'll take a 1.609344 kilometer.


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Re: Writer's Cafe Fight Club (not for serious fights)
« Reply #84 on: April 21, 2017, 03:59:59 PM »
At its closest point, the moon is just over 225k miles or a little more than 363k kilometers away.  I guess metric countries just can't go the distance.

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Re: Writer's Cafe Fight Club (not for serious fights)
« Reply #85 on: April 21, 2017, 04:39:20 PM »
Yes, but our Prime Minister is handsome.

But I hear he's not very handy.

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Re: Writer's Cafe Fight Club (not for serious fights)
« Reply #86 on: April 21, 2017, 04:43:55 PM »
But I hear he's not very handy.
Yet he doesn't have small hands  ;)


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Re: Writer's Cafe Fight Club (not for serious fights)
« Reply #87 on: April 29, 2017, 02:59:05 PM »
Okay, let's solve this comma problem once and for all.




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Re: Writer's Cafe Fight Club (not for serious fights)
« Reply #88 on: April 29, 2017, 05:25:00 PM »
Are people who refuse to use the Oxford comma really unwashed heathens with the IQ of a carrot?

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Re: Writer's Cafe Fight Club (not for serious fights)
« Reply #89 on: April 29, 2017, 05:31:07 PM »
Are people who refuse to use the Oxford comma really unwashed heathens with the IQ of a carrot?

Yes.

Here's mine:

You must remove all instances of "was" from your fiction. Also, no adjectives or adverbs. If it's good enough for Dick and Jane ("See spot run."), it's good enough for me.

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Re: Writer's Cafe Fight Club (not for serious fights)
« Reply #90 on: April 29, 2017, 05:36:53 PM »
Here's mine:

You must remove all instances of "was" from your fiction. Also, no adjectives or adverbs. If it's good enough for Dick and Jane ("See spot run."), it's good enough for me.

Yes indeed. We'll call it "muscular writing" and put it on the front of one of those romance novels.

Doesn't matter what's on the cover anyway, it's pure luck whether it's going to sell or not.

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Re: Writer's Cafe Fight Club (not for serious fights)
« Reply #91 on: April 29, 2017, 05:47:02 PM »
I know I'm not supposed to say this, but I kind of like romantic novels.

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Re: Writer's Cafe Fight Club (not for serious fights)
« Reply #92 on: April 29, 2017, 05:49:49 PM »
The Oxford comma is unnecessary, annoying, and an egregious waste of ink.

Should adverbs be used judiciously?
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Re: Writer's Cafe Fight Club (not for serious fights)
« Reply #93 on: April 29, 2017, 06:09:17 PM »
The Oxford comma is unnecessary, annoying, and an egregious waste of ink.

Should adverbs be used judiciously?

I see what you did there

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Re: Writer's Cafe Fight Club (not for serious fights)
« Reply #94 on: April 29, 2017, 06:11:28 PM »
I know I'm not supposed to say this, but I kind of like romantic novels.

C'mon, Dave, we discussed this in group. Silence of the Lambs and Along Came a Spider aren't romances.

 

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Re: Writer's Cafe Fight Club (not for serious fights)
« Reply #95 on: April 29, 2017, 06:20:46 PM »
Yes.

Here's mine:

You must remove all instances of "was" from your fiction. Also, no adjectives or adverbs. If it's good enough for Dick and Jane ("See spot run."), it's good enough for me.

See Spot was run?
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Re: Writer's Cafe Fight Club (not for serious fights)
« Reply #96 on: April 29, 2017, 06:41:09 PM »
The first rule of the Writer's Cafe Fight Club is that no one writes about the Writer's Cafe Fight Club

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« Reply #97 on: April 29, 2017, 06:42:53 PM »
All vampires suck. It's in the job description.
They're all such messy eaters but not one of them ever has a wet wipe handy, so uncouth :)

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Re: Writer's Cafe Fight Club (not for serious fights)
« Reply #98 on: April 30, 2017, 03:09:12 AM »
If you don't write at least 3 120K word novels a month, you're a failure.

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Re: Writer's Cafe Fight Club (not for serious fights)
« Reply #99 on: April 30, 2017, 03:27:14 AM »
If you don't write at least 3 120K word novels a month, you're a failure.

And if you write at least 120K 3 word novels a month, you're a weirdo.