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Re: Elves just want to have fun!
« Reply #250 on: April 11, 2010, 11:03:29 am »
I finished Fire-Heart, but it was a cliff hanger, so I have to start on Ravenshade right away. I can't stop!

Archer, good luck with your surgery, and never mind about the silly questions I sent by email.

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    « Reply #251 on: April 11, 2010, 06:13:19 pm »
    Karen competed with Tank (borrowed black lab) in obedience, showmanship, and agility today.  She didn't place in any of them, but had a great time and kept her cool when Tank got up 5 times during the 5 minute stay.  She also competed in Knowledge and placed 3rd.  She can't wait until next year when she can enter Blizzard.

    Now that our guests are gone, Blizzard is settling in, and my replacement Kindle has arrived, I plan on jumping back into reading Elfhunter. 

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    Re: Elves just want to have fun!
    « Reply #252 on: April 11, 2010, 06:57:19 pm »
    Back at last from the Horse Fair!
    Sold lots of books (yay!) Discovered the trilogy in Barnes and Noble in Bloomington, IN (home of IU).
    Had a fan show up swearing he was gonna get the 'Skulking Raven' logo tatooed on his right leg. I tried to talk him out of it!
    LOADS of fans showing up there looking for new books. Sorry to disappoint them, but they were encouraged by the possible arrival of Outcaste.

    Gave six clinic/demonstrations, which went very well. Saw loads of former students, aLWAYS wonderful! It was a good time.

    Have to get a lot of work done this week because I won't be able to lift more than 5 lb. for a month after Friday. Tough when you've got livestock! Oh, well...
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    Re: Elves just want to have fun!
    « Reply #253 on: April 12, 2010, 12:44:31 am »
    I'm so happy for you Archer!!! :D Congrats on selling all these books and a fan wanting a tattoo hehe.
    I still read Elfhunter. It's great! I just struggle a little getting time to read, and its hard to stop  :P I'm currently 24% into it. I loved the story of Galador. It was so sad, but beautiful!
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    « Reply #254 on: April 12, 2010, 04:26:16 am »
    Hi, Winter.

    Thanks for the happy thoughts!
    (I can relate about having time to read. Fortunately, these are books we get to read because we want to, and there's nobody waving a ruler over our heads threatening us with detention if we don't finish! Ha!)

    Y'know, of all the major protagonist characters in the trilogy, Galador is the one I believe evolves the most (other than Gaelen). That reminds me of a rather thought-provoking question. Gotta add one to the Ravenshade file.

    IT IS SPRING here! I am going out mushroom hunting today, I am going to let the horses out for an hour on the grass, and they will be VERY happy about that. The farrier is coming to trim their feet soon, so I'd better get crackin'.
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    « Reply #255 on: April 12, 2010, 05:26:52 am »
    We haven't bought a clicker, but are using the word "yes" and conditioning with that.

    I'd urge you to reconsider the clicker -- My DD had great luck using the clicker training methods WITHOUT the clicker -- she trained to a vocal sound instead. Don't use a word -- use a sound and try and pick one that doesn't match up to anything but is easily repeatable.  She uses something akin to ACK.

    That way her dog is conditioned to the sound and she's not tied to carrying around a clicker.
    In addition, by using a vocal sound she found she is also was able to add inflection to it and make it more forceful sometimes.  We've also found that the dog responds the same way when I use the sound...
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    « Reply #256 on: April 13, 2010, 07:45:32 am »
    Good point Tip.  I'll talk with Karen and see what we can come up with as a signal instead of yes..

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    Re: Elves just want to have fun!
    « Reply #257 on: April 13, 2010, 09:23:35 am »
    I spent lots of time in the sun today, reading Elfhunter! It was so nice!  ;D
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    « Reply #258 on: April 13, 2010, 02:30:05 pm »
    I'll bet Spring is wonderful in Norway! It was really warm here, but the flowers and trees are just GORGEOUS!
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    « Reply #259 on: April 13, 2010, 03:44:06 pm »
    It is wonderful! Not so warm yet, but when sitting where it's no wind, it's pretty hot still. Flowers are just barely started show they faces!
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    « Reply #260 on: April 19, 2010, 10:45:31 am »
    Archer, I pray you have a speedy recovery from your surgery!  Get plenty of rest and do NOT try to do too much too soon.  I speak from experience, just recovering from gall bladder surgery, apparently the doctor was serious about not bending and lifting anything, so then I was out for two more days with a lumbar strain.  Although those muscle relaxers I got were Very nice .....

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    Re: Elves just want to have fun!
    « Reply #261 on: April 19, 2010, 12:29:23 pm »
    Oh, Stacy! Been there, done that! My great 'sin' was trying to ride in a car over a bumpy country road the day after surgery. Thought I was gonna DIE. I'm doing fine...the doc took the wraps off my arm today and pronounced me 'doing fine'. Can't lift more than a coffee cup for a while, so they say. I WILL try to comply. Drugs ARE nice when you need them!

    Bless your heart. Please take good care of yourself so we can have fun on Kindleboards while we're recuperating.  :D 
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    Re: Elves just want to have fun!
    « Reply #262 on: April 20, 2010, 02:12:01 am »
    If you can lift a coffee cup, then you have the most important covered ;) :P
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    Re: Elves just want to have fun!
    « Reply #263 on: April 20, 2010, 10:22:00 am »
    Just finished the Elfhunter trology, and I say, if you want a great read, Buy It!

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    « Reply #264 on: April 21, 2010, 01:50:52 pm »
    Going to bed now! Sleep well Archer!  :D
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    « Reply #265 on: April 27, 2010, 03:02:10 am »
    Hey hey. Did you read my review Archer? Hopefully it is up by now! It's not that long, but the words are heartfelt.. I posted it for both the paperback and the kindle version, is that right? Hope you like it :)
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    « Reply #266 on: April 27, 2010, 03:37:05 am »
    Winter: Check your messages, kiddo!  :D
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    Re: Elves just want to have fun!
    « Reply #267 on: April 27, 2010, 03:39:37 am »
    Oh, yes...forgot to mention that we're starting up the 'giveaway' thread again...here in this very spot!
    We can't have it in the bazaar because other authors might resent our taking up space there. That's okay...we can still announce it over there and hopefully some new people will join in.

    The Elves are in a giving mood!!
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    Re: Elves just want to have fun!
    « Reply #268 on: April 27, 2010, 03:44:00 am »
    Well, technically, you COULD have it in the Bazaar but we'd have to have it conform to the rules for an author thread, which, technically, it is.  ;D  Here it can be more freewheeling.

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    Re: Elves just want to have fun!
    « Reply #269 on: April 27, 2010, 03:54:58 am »
    You're right. I should re-phrase: We can't have it there in its present free-wheeling format!  :D

    Here, then, are the guidelines: I'm thinking of a number, which I won't reveal until the winning is done. I have a DTB copy of Elfhunter (or Fire-heart or Ravenshade) which I will send to whatever person's post corresponds to that number. So, for example, if the number is 'twelve', then the twelfth post wins. Consecutive posts by the same author count as one post, and my posts don't count at all!

    If you already own DTBs of the trilogy, I will substitute something else (t-shirt, map, poster...something to make you happy).

    Who will be the first to post? We'll keep it up until the books run out.  :)
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    Re: Elves just want to have fun!
    « Reply #270 on: April 27, 2010, 04:02:34 am »
    I love when the Elves is in a giving mood  ;D ;D ;D But maybe we should share the shipping if I win?

    I haven't got any new messages Archer :P
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    « Reply #271 on: April 27, 2010, 04:45:23 am »
    We like our Elvish threads to be free-wheeling.

    Do elves have wheels?

    Just sayin....

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    Re: Elves just want to have fun!
    « Reply #272 on: April 27, 2010, 04:47:42 am »
    Not that I have seen, but still you never know do you? Maybe they do? Archer you are our expert, do they?
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    « Reply #273 on: April 27, 2010, 05:01:17 am »
    Sure Elves have wheels -- Archer has a really nice set of wheels!!  :D
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    Re: Elves just want to have fun!
    « Reply #274 on: April 27, 2010, 05:05:21 am »
    You mean her car? I forgot that! That's the most awesome car by the way!!
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