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on: February 26, 2014, 05:41:53 PM
I hereby propose that all interested parties solemnly swear that they are up to no good to compose and post in the Critique Group at least one new story per month.  The deadline I suggest as the 15th of each month so as to give a little room for this first round and also because that way we can call it "The Ides" and have it be all allusive and shiznit.

So far parties who have voiced interest:

Me (Scattercat/Nathan)
DKT (Dave)
Varda
Cutter McKay
Windup
jkjones
benjaminjb
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Reply #1 on: February 26, 2014, 05:48:56 PM
The shiznit is not optional, people!  ;D

I'm excited.

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Reply #2 on: February 26, 2014, 06:01:00 PM
Time to get busy!

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Reply #3 on: February 26, 2014, 10:21:51 PM
I'm in.

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Reply #4 on: February 26, 2014, 10:38:42 PM
Added to the list!

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Reply #5 on: February 27, 2014, 09:45:40 AM
From the front page, this thread just looks like "The Ides of Butt."  LOLbutts.

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Reply #6 on: February 27, 2014, 11:56:44 AM
It says "The Ides of Butt In" for me (probably because my handle has fewer letters), which is funny in its own way. A festival dedicated to joining conversations to which you weren't invited? Sounds like fun! ;)

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Reply #7 on: February 27, 2014, 12:36:11 PM
I'm going to have to decline this, as I'm currently working on a novel. Perhaps when there's a Tax Day version?

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Reply #8 on: March 01, 2014, 10:42:18 PM
OK, I'm in... 

Though the hard part may be getting three crits done so I can post a story. 

"My whole job is in the space between 'should be' and 'is.' It's a big space."


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Reply #9 on: March 02, 2014, 02:58:42 AM
OK, I'm in... 

Though the hard part may be getting three crits done so I can post a story. 

Huzzah!! :D

What do you mean by 3 crits? If you mean the old crit forum rules, I have it on good authority those don't apply anymore (or at least, not unless things get out of control and they're needed again). You can just post and/or crit as you find the time, or not at all if you're too busy.

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Reply #10 on: March 02, 2014, 05:56:58 AM
OK, I'm in... 

Though the hard part may be getting three crits done so I can post a story. 

Huzzah!! :D

What do you mean by 3 crits? If you mean the old crit forum rules, I have it on good authority those don't apply anymore (or at least, not unless things get out of control and they're needed again). You can just post and/or crit as you find the time, or not at all if you're too busy.

I was referring to the old crit forum rules.  It's still something I'll try to do because I want to be more involved with the Crit Forum, and it seems like a reasonable rule, but if it gets down to crunch time, I'll post regardless.

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Reply #11 on: March 02, 2014, 06:16:36 PM
I guess I'm in too, though I can't promise quality.  Everyone, please note that I'm in the throes of a rather awesome cold, so I may be delirious.  Don't let me weasel my way out later when I come to my senses.  No matter how I protest, hold me to it.

I need more meds.

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Reply #12 on: March 03, 2014, 02:29:16 AM
I'm in, at least for flash pieces.

How do you feel about reading short film scripts/comic book scripts?



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Reply #13 on: March 04, 2014, 02:56:35 AM
How do you feel about reading short film scripts/comic book scripts?

Rough and slightly abrasive.

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Reply #14 on: March 04, 2014, 03:47:17 AM
I'm in, at least for flash pieces.

How do you feel about reading short film scripts/comic book scripts?

Obviously it's a different beast than prose, but I'm not against the idea of including them.

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Reply #15 on: March 04, 2014, 05:24:56 AM
I'm in, at least for flash pieces.

How do you feel about reading short film scripts/comic book scripts?

I'm perfectly willing to read them, but my opinion is probably pretty worthless. 

"My whole job is in the space between 'should be' and 'is.' It's a big space."


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Reply #16 on: March 15, 2014, 11:58:38 AM
Cutter!  Jason!  The Ides is ONE THIRD OVER (on the east coast US) 

GET CRACKING.

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Reply #17 on: March 15, 2014, 02:52:40 PM
Cutter!  Jason!  The Ides is ONE THIRD OVER (on the east coast US) 

GET CRACKING.
Don't worry, I'll have mine in today. Between two jobs and a sick wife, things just got really crazy this week. But it'll be done by this afternoon.

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Reply #18 on: March 18, 2014, 11:31:24 PM
Nice job getting it in, Cutter. I'm not sure how you managed it.

I read a few of the stories today. I will probably read a few more over the rest of the week. Mostly: Good job, all :)


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Reply #19 on: March 20, 2014, 06:33:47 AM
I read a few of the stories today. I will probably read a few more over the rest of the week. Mostly: Good job, all :)

Oh?  Who didn't do a good job?  ;-)

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Reply #20 on: April 14, 2014, 06:38:30 PM
So, the Ides is nearly upon us. I am gonna post a story. Though it may not be until midnight PST tomorrow night. But it's gonna happen!


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Reply #21 on: August 07, 2014, 11:14:43 PM
I'm in, as well. I'm writing at least one story a month as is (although some months all I get done is flash, so I hope that's OK). Do we have to post them on the Ides of Butt, or by?



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Reply #22 on: August 08, 2014, 01:51:17 AM
By--more of a deadline than a bullseye.



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Reply #23 on: August 13, 2014, 04:09:53 PM
I don't necessarily write a story every month, but this is a good incentive, and I have some older stories that I think could use some help.



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Reply #24 on: August 13, 2014, 06:06:56 PM
Very cool.

For me, it's been incredibly helpful to have something to work toward, and helped me better prioritize my own writing.


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Reply #25 on: September 13, 2014, 11:00:17 PM
Love to join here is brief sample of writing.

Worship the Warship.
From out of a clear blue day the recommisioned warship, Worship steamed into kokoma harbour at five past eleven in the morning just before lunch.
The admiral of the fleet whose name was Michelle had recently been given command of the warship and as was her wont. She had ther crew execute maneauvour 26, which was two interwoven loops that looked somewhat like a butterfly or moth.
Later or Michelle had a pie for lunch and commended the sailors under her command for dressing very nicely and said they could have the rest of the day off to get their nails done or perhaps get nice dress in the style of Marilyn monroe or Betty Grable.
The sailors leapt at the chance to stretch their landlegs and threw their hats into the air several times until a swarm of moths swooped in and took wing with their funny little hats.
The admiral who was making a surprise inspection made all of the sailors walk the plank for something to do and his daughter also had to walk the plank... although she had just had her hair done and so she wasn't too pleased about it.



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Reply #26 on: March 18, 2016, 01:40:39 PM
The Crit Group IBC Challenge is back on!

Only 3 Ides stories for March 2016, but anyone who wants to join in, please feel free. :D

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Reply #27 on: March 31, 2016, 10:58:39 AM
I'm game, work, real life, and family time permitting!



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Reply #28 on: March 31, 2016, 12:33:31 PM
I'm game, work, real life, and family time permitting!

Great. :D

If you don't already have access to the Crit Group, ask eytanz so he can give it to you. Look forward to picking holes in your darlings... ;)

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Reply #29 on: March 31, 2016, 01:10:24 PM
I'm game, work, real life, and family time permitting!

Do I ever feel this.

But I'm glad that your in, and I'm looking forward to the 15th!



Reply #30 on: April 04, 2016, 09:06:06 PM
UGH! I was going to try to get a story posted this month but work is spanking me like my parents were trying to set me on the 'straight and narrow'.
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Reply #31 on: April 08, 2016, 06:33:53 AM
Bing!

This is the one week warning for the Ides of April  ;D (not to make anyone nervous or anything  :o)



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Reply #32 on: May 12, 2016, 12:04:25 PM
Only three days left until the Ides of May! Everybody freak out! And then start writing.



Reply #33 on: May 13, 2016, 02:14:35 AM
UGH! I had intended to write a bunch of stuff as feed back on the last round and my life overtook me ;/

Sorry guys I didn't get a chance to feed back on some of that stuff and I only read half of the last few posts you know life...

Quit job, got new job, new schedule is four hours earlier than old scheduale, I have to get up at 3 am :P

That being said Ill try and read everything posted and post my own! Have fun!

GO GO IDES!

Btw, thats funneh... a certain author has a roman era novel and we post stories on a roman era timetable... wakka wakka wakka chewbacca!

-PW

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Reply #34 on: July 14, 2016, 01:44:43 PM
Just so everyone remembers, the Ides of July are just a day away!!!



Reply #35 on: November 15, 2016, 02:06:52 AM
are we doing november? 8D