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TheGangsterRaspberry - 7-9-2008 at 02:23 PM

This is a game I stole from the Screnzy froums which, in turn, was stolen from the NaNo forums.

^ is: Reply to the question set in the post before you
< is: Whatever random thought is on your mind.
v is: Ask the next poster a question.

I'll start:
^ I can't reply to anything, because I'm teh first poster.
< Chocolate covered ginger peices are perhaps one of the best things ever.
v how're people doing with their JulNoWriMo novel?

Pliny - 7-9-2008 at 02:26 PM

^ super awesome
< Earl Grey must be God's creation. Which makes the British...God? Hrm.
V Any estimates on how long your novel will end up?

amandalynn125 - 7-9-2008 at 02:28 PM

^ I''m hoping to get to 80K between Julno and Augno.
< Healthy Choice Cafe Steamers are pretty good for convenience food.
v What are you doing this weekend? (besides writing :))

[Edited on 7-9-2008 by amandalynn125]

TheGangsterRaspberry - 7-9-2008 at 02:31 PM

^ Visiting relatives.
< Aww.....all out of chocolate gingers......
v Pick: Pirate, ninja, or vampire?

Pliny - 7-9-2008 at 02:37 PM

^vampires = immortal yay!
< damnit have work at 5....
V how many pets do you have and what kind?

amandalynn125 - 7-9-2008 at 02:39 PM

^ Well, in my apartment there is a gray cat named Smokey who sleeps in my bed a lot and a guinea pig named, charmingly, Pig.
< All my coworkers are gone, yay!
v Do you have a special writing totem/habit?

Pliny - 7-9-2008 at 02:43 PM

^ I make myself a cup of earl grey before sitting down to some serious writing. and then I make more as my "break"
< weeeee I'm rocking in my chair
V genre of choice for writing

TheGangsterRaspberry - 7-9-2008 at 02:52 PM

^ Definately YA fantasy. Overused, yes, but it's still my fav. XD
< Damn phone isn't working......
v Do you like solitaire?

Pliny - 7-9-2008 at 02:57 PM

^ solitaire is the bane of my existance, because it distracts me all too much. all card games really. I'll play blackjack by myself on plane rides.
<food is awesome.
V favorite tv show?

Vulpine_Wolf - 7-9-2008 at 02:59 PM

<I wish my dog wouldn't keep staring at me.
\/Anyone else useing food as bribes. (200 more words before dinner!)

Pliny - 7-9-2008 at 03:07 PM

^ can't, on a strict diet for a convention (cosplaying in a skimpy outfit in about a month, can't look fat!)
< speaking of being in shape, bike ride tomorrow. still sore from tuesday's...
V favorite movie (i am so original.)

rebeldork - 7-9-2008 at 03:31 PM

^ V for Vendetta, because your V reminded me of it. :D
< I'm sick of sandwiches. Working at Quiznos will do that for you...
V Do you have any pets?

Pliny - 7-9-2008 at 06:53 PM

^ 4 pugs, 3 boys, 1 female, 3 white, 1 black
< my name is Vincenza, and when V for Vendetta came out, I photoshopped a background that said "V for Vincenza" I am that nerdy.
V How many roads must a man walk down?

nathan_p - 7-9-2008 at 07:58 PM

^ Before you can call him a man? The answer, my friend, is blowing in the wind.

< Listening to the Beatles. Somehow, I didn't expect "Revolution 1" to be so... mellowed out.

v Hippies?

Pliny - 7-9-2008 at 08:06 PM

^ are not people.
< damn you telephonique! I will catch you by night's end!
V what is your vision of the apocalypse?

rebeldork - 7-9-2008 at 08:30 PM

^ people gradually running out of resources until they can't survive on Earth any longer. Hopefully, I'll die before that happens. :(

< I'm going pretty slow this WriMo. If this was NaNo, I'd be ahead of everyone :D I reached 32k in 5 days and felt special.

V What's your one-day writing record?

Pliny - 7-9-2008 at 08:35 PM

^5,973, but I'm on track to beat that by the end of the night.
< damnit, what is my aim password?
V what was the first book you read on your own?

rebeldork - 7-9-2008 at 08:41 PM

^ Ah, geez, I don't remember. :D Something in kindergarten, no doubt.

< Am I crazy? I'm going an anime convention and I don't like anime. (It's for moral support... XD)

V What's the title of the first story you ever started writing?

Pliny - 7-9-2008 at 09:07 PM

^ Frankenstein telescope. I was 7, and it was on that primary school 3 line paper, you know? it was like, 10 of those pages front and back. which is like, a page on word, probably less. but it was awesome.
V do you like cicadas?

rebeldork - 7-9-2008 at 09:12 PM

^ Yeah, their sound brings back memories of my old house and stuff. :D

< Haha, great job Pliny!

V What music, if any, do you write to?

Rossiter - 7-9-2008 at 10:01 PM

^ anything I happen to like. Currently it's mostly Finnish stuff.

< is learning Finnish this month on the side. D:

v Have you ever made up a language/parts of one for a story?

rebeldork - 7-9-2008 at 10:03 PM

^ Yes. :D I started my first conlang in 6th grade. It was called Kep and spoken by people in a tribe. The language still exists in some of my stories, but I stopped planning it out. I did start a conlang for the story I was initially going to write for JulNo but I abandoned the story, and thus the language.

Pliny - 7-9-2008 at 10:37 PM

rebeldork! ask a question! we cannot continue unless you ask a question!!!
*dances around*
i want to reply!!! ask a question!! aaagghhh!! *runs off screaming and pulling out hair*

amandalynn125 - 7-10-2008 at 10:55 AM

Okay, let's get the thread back on track. I'll just answer Rossiter's question.

^ I think I may have made up a couple of symbols, but not really a language.
< "Occupying" is a funny-looking word.
v What's your favorite flavor of ice cream?

Mad Red Queen - 7-10-2008 at 11:01 AM

^ Vanilla! :P:P:P
<Why don't they just cut to the quick and just call the "Bananna Keeper" the "Bananna Hammock"? We ALL know that they're euphanisms for...
*(Ah, darn, I cna't find that key... I've never had to use it before O.o) Okay, my question is... what are your top five favorite authors?

Evnissyn - 7-10-2008 at 11:12 AM

^ Orson Scott Card, Anne McCaffrey, Jonathan Stroud, Jean Auel, C.S. Lewis. Off the top of my head. There are more of course. :D Isn't the down key just a lower-case "V"?
< NCIS distracts me where the forum doesn't. ;)
v What's your favorite TV show?

amandalynn125 - 7-10-2008 at 11:51 AM

^ Supernatural! :D
< The grocery store didn't have turkey subs. I'm pissed off now.
v What's the body count in your Julnovel?

purple_ink_pen - 7-10-2008 at 12:46 PM

^ At the moment? 3? I think? It says in my sig. I tihnk it's 3. *Counts on fingers* Marilyn, Aida, and the girl in the pool. That's 3.


V How do you avoid you family during wrimos?

Mad Red Queen - 7-10-2008 at 12:54 PM

^ Door lock. It's a great invention- I wish I could tongue-kiss the person who was its inventor XD
<Modthesism2 has eaten my time away...
v ( God, I'm a meathead) Who's your favorite comedian- and what do you think it says about you? (liking him/her)

Pliny - 7-10-2008 at 01:03 PM

^ Hal Sparks. Dunno...that I like funny guys?
< I'm gonna kill this f***ing print job
V Favorite caffeinated beverage

rebeldork - 7-10-2008 at 03:00 PM

^ Iced coffee, this time of year :D I had a really excellent raspberry frappe a couple of days ago.

< the word "frappe" sounds kind of gross... xD

v What is your favorite ice cream flavor?

Evnissyn - 7-10-2008 at 03:03 PM

^ Does Sprite count?
< I've only just realized that my characters are really going to hate me by the end of the novel. :rolleyes:
v What kind of music do you listen to when you're noveling?

rebeldork - 7-10-2008 at 03:07 PM

^ Anything, really, doesn't matter especially if it suits the mood or not. Nothing with too many (English) words, and nothing too fast-paced or loud. Besides that, anything goes. I especially love pandora.com :D

< Yay, I get to go to the archery range today. :) I probably have a zillion archer characters b/c I love it so much.

v What languages do you speak, besides English, if any?

Pliny - 7-10-2008 at 04:00 PM

^ Italian, and I can read Latin. I guess I could speak it, but no one does. I can also swear in about a dozen other languages ^.^
< damn this print job!!!
V what are you watching right this second?

Evnissyn - 7-10-2008 at 04:34 PM

^ NCIS on veoh.com
< When you don't touch the stuff on a table for near a year, you get an amazing amount of dust ...
v Who's your favorite character in your JulNo?

Pliny - 7-10-2008 at 05:39 PM

^ Josh, because he's ADD and smart and crazy and a little boy, and I love hyper, smart little boys ^.^ oh, that sounds weird. Agk! In a totally nice, not horrible way!
< print job...so close to finished...
V Last movie you saw in theatres.

TheGangsterRaspberry - 7-10-2008 at 09:46 PM

^ Get Smart. I lol'd.
< I think Violetta is going to kill her husband for the end of my story . . . . .
v Do you also have an MC that has/will kill/ed a person/people?

Mad Red Queen - 7-10-2008 at 09:51 PM

^Many times. I have a strange attraction to nutcases, I guess. Even in comedies.
< My effing cat can cry soooo loud. Oh my god.
v What's your least favorite commercial? Why?

Pliny - 7-10-2008 at 09:54 PM

^ Bob Evans "Bob-Ba-Q", because it sounds like "bar-ba-q" with a northern accent, you know, bar = bah? and i have a northern accent even though i live in florida, so i go INSANE watching that damn thing!
< DAMNIT i've worked too hard today!
V favorite sports team.

amandalynn125 - 7-10-2008 at 09:59 PM

^ Pittsburgh Penguins
< I broke 3K today. Smutty sex scenes for the win!
v Where do you work?

Pliny - 7-10-2008 at 10:01 PM

^ Private tutoring business, for my dad out of the home office, and at the college at the writing center. I like moneys!
< working working working...
V who did you vote for in the primaries?

amandalynn125 - 7-10-2008 at 10:07 PM

^ Hillary. I wanted a woman president, and I've always liked the Clintons.
< My friends are watching Shock Treatment right now. What an f'ed up movie.
v What's the worst movie you ever saw?

Pliny - 7-10-2008 at 10:09 PM

^ Rollerball. That movie left me with a bad smell for months (it...it makes sense. trust me.)
< I might make the 10% challenge!
V What is your favorite cartoon show from when you were a kid (not like, family guy or futurama, kids shows)

amandalynn125 - 7-10-2008 at 10:15 PM

^ I was not allowed to watch cartoons, but I loved Fraggle Rock back then and I still love it now.
< MST3K is the greatest show ever. Bittorrent is life.
v Laptop or desktop?

Mad Red Queen - 7-10-2008 at 10:16 PM

^Desktop. You cannot type on a laptop worth a damn.

<Thank god for sites like Pervertedjustice.com. MSNBC + a decoy = nasty internet perv getting BUSTED!

v What's the geekiest thing you are willing to admit to doing on a fairly regular basis? (Besides doing JulNoWriMo)

[Edited on 7-11-2008 by Mad Red Queen]

purple_ink_pen - 7-10-2008 at 10:17 PM

^ Laptop!
< B5 Rocks my socks.
V Chalk board or white board?

Pliny - 7-10-2008 at 10:38 PM

^ I love chalkboards, but I have OCD and the thoughts of fingernails scratching on a chalk board enter my head and won't leave whenever I'm around them. Actually, now I'm thinking about it. Great. So although chalkboards are cool, I have to use whiteboards just because of my stupid brain.
< damn 10% challenge failure me
V do you work out? what routine?

amandalynn125 - 7-10-2008 at 10:42 PM

^ Not often enough, and I walk on a treadmill and occasionally bike.
< Pineapple mango candles smell yummy.
v Coffee or tea?

Pliny - 7-10-2008 at 10:44 PM

^ TEA!!!! earl grey earl grey earl grey!!!
< damnit, I failed. oh well, i finished the section I wanted to finish so yay. sorta
V Favorite subject in school. Like, before college school.

Elke - 7-10-2008 at 10:48 PM

^ English, because I both like it and understandd it.


v What's your favourite season, and why?

[Edited on 11-7-08 by Elke]

Rossiter - 7-10-2008 at 10:48 PM

^ foreign languages
< I'm utterly shocked that I've done this 2k/1 hour thing every day this month.
v Have you ever written 50k in one day?

Pliny - 7-10-2008 at 10:54 PM

^ nooooooo. wow. no.
< aaaand i failed. whatever. i finished my section. go away!
V favorite foreign country

Evnissyn - 7-11-2008 at 01:20 AM

^ China. 'cuz I'm Chinese, so I'm biased.
<need sleep ...
v Ever been on a cruise before?

amandalynn125 - 7-11-2008 at 07:16 AM

^ Nope. I'd like to go on an Alaskan one though.
< Other people are going to be in my office today. That sucks.
v How's the weather where you are?

Pliny - 7-11-2008 at 09:21 AM

^wicked, wicked, wicked hot. and humid, and it thunderstorms every afternoon. welcome to florida ^.^
< why confessions, why?!?! why is your word count so high suddenly???
V What kind of calender do you have in your room?

amandalynn125 - 7-11-2008 at 10:40 AM

^ Well, in my office I have a Japanese gardens calendar, but I haven't hung my Peanuts calendar in my bedroom yet.
< Holy crap, how are you people almost done? I am so jealous!
v What's your favorite color?

TheGangsterRaspberry - 7-11-2008 at 11:58 AM

^ Um......summer suits my personality and has vacation and beeches and ocean, but winter has snow and fireplaces and x-mas and skiing, but fall has pretty leaves and my birthday and halloween, and spring is refreshing after winter and has mud and life.....:-/ :brain dies: It's probably a cross between summer and winter.
< home-made rice thingies leave an odd taste in my mouth.

TheGangsterRaspberry - 7-11-2008 at 12:01 PM

Ahh, crap. forgot there was a third page and posted for the end of the second one....
oops. :embarrassed:
Moving on...
^ black or purple or red.
< i should do one of those 5k day things today.
v Ahead or behind?

amandalynn125 - 7-11-2008 at 01:31 PM

^ Exactly on target officially, behind personally
< I'm buying a bottle of X-Rated today after work. Yummy!
v Are you old enough to drink?

Pliny - 7-11-2008 at 02:29 PM

^ one more year, though I'm Italian and visit my relatives over there a lot soo... ;-)
<DAMN YOU UNHOLY CONFESSIONS!!!! *shakes fist* i go to a movie and what, you're done! bastard!
V favorite office supply.

amandalynn125 - 7-11-2008 at 02:47 PM

^ 0.5mm black rollerball pens. The Uniball one I really like isn't made anymore, though :crying:
< I feel like an underachiever, seeing all these people half done and 3/4 done and all the way done.
v Favorite quote?

rebeldork - 7-11-2008 at 03:41 PM

^ Anything said by Oscar Wilde. I swear, that man was a genius. <3

< Ugh... some people are stupid. :(

V Have you ever gone swimming while it's raining?

Pliny - 7-11-2008 at 06:41 PM

^ i've been swimming when it started to rain, but in general you don't swim in rainstorms in florida, since they're pretty much always accompanied by lightening.
< uggkkkk this dog i'm dog-sitting keeps peeing everywhere.
V what weird talent do you posses? (tongue rolling,. eye ball shaking, contortion, etc.)

Ikasu - 7-11-2008 at 06:44 PM

^ I can do eyeball shaking and tongue rolling, I can wiggle my ears, and I can full combo 10 and 11 footers on DDR.
< I'm tired and busy preparing for WriDay tomorrow!
V What is your favorite novelty ice cream flavor?

rebeldork - 7-11-2008 at 08:36 PM

^ Cake batter. :]

< I am full... probably shouldn't have had that blizzard...

V How long have you been writing novels?

veda - 7-12-2008 at 02:23 AM

^ Since I was 8, that's when I moved up from short stories. I was a lonely child. lol
< I'm tired, but I want to make the daily goal tonight! Agghhhhh...
v Do the good guys win in your novel this JulNo?

Pliny - 7-12-2008 at 10:02 AM

^erm, sometimes, sometimes not. It's...it's not like that? Overall the outcome is slightly positive, but only slightly. some of the "good guys" fail, some of them succeed
< wriday *headdesk*
V secret sex fetish (i am out of ideas)

rebeldork - 7-12-2008 at 10:18 AM

^ guys in uniform. :D I'm much to young to know any of my real sexual fetishes, though...

< My family is pissed at me. All of them. D:

V Have you ever been to a concert, and if so, which one(s)?

amandalynn125 - 7-12-2008 at 10:30 AM

^ Hanson 3 times, Dave Matthews Band 3 times, Barenaked Ladies twice, Incubus, Third Eye Blind, and Goo Goo Dolls
< I got way too drunk last night
v Favorite ethnic food

Pliny - 7-12-2008 at 10:44 AM

^i'm italian, so everything i eat i suppose is "ethnic". food that's not my ethnicity: sticky rice balls? i'm boring.
< wriday is gonna kill me
V recurring nightmare

rebeldork - 7-12-2008 at 12:33 PM

^ The only recurring dream I've had is that of people watching me while I sleep. I'll know I'm in bed and asleep or falling asleep, but I'll think friends/teachers/strangers are in my room staring at me. O.o it only occurs when I'm really, really stressed out, though.

< gahh I'm mad. :angry:

V what's your LEAST favorite book?

Pliny - 7-12-2008 at 12:53 PM

^ The Thief Lord
< leave me alone it's wriday!
V what celebrity would you most want to date.

amandalynn125 - 7-12-2008 at 01:32 PM

^ Jensen Ackles. I would go straight for that man. :P
< You WriDay people are nuts
v Favorite coffeehouse drink

nissa-loves-cats - 7-12-2008 at 03:55 PM

^ Coffeehouse? What's a coffeehouse? We don't have coffeehouses around here.... I did buy some coffee thing from Starbucks on the New York Turnpike when I was driving to Massachusetts to buy goats, but I don't remember what it was called. I'm lucky to remember what the goats are called. (Rose, Ida and Knute, I think, plus Rose was pregnant at the time so we also have Agi, her baby.)

< murderdeathkillviolence cucumber cucumber cucumber

v number of Random Lizards in your novel

hoarmurath - 7-12-2008 at 04:48 PM

^ No lizards.
< Shit, I feel dumb.
v What is your favorite brand of tea?

rebeldork - 7-12-2008 at 05:20 PM

^ I don't dink tea, sorry. :) I prefer coffee - iced coffee, this time of year - and I like the nice little coffeeshop next to my work.


V How many word wars have you done? (p.s.... shameless plug... I'm up for one at the moment.... :D )

Pliny - 7-12-2008 at 05:32 PM

^15? today. i've done probably 3 or four more over the course of this julno
<wriday is actually really really fun.
V what is the next movie you plan on seeing in theatres?

amandalynn125 - 7-12-2008 at 05:34 PM

^ The X-Files.
< I'm so sick of writing expository dialogue I can't even tell you.
v How many flashbacks are in your Julnovel?

[Edited on 7-12-2008 by amandalynn125]

Pliny - 7-12-2008 at 05:43 PM

^none? yeah, none.
< my food is YUMMY
V what genre writing?

FightAgainstSymmetry - 7-12-2008 at 05:49 PM

^ erm.. romance I suppose, not that it's happy in any way
< I think I need hot chocolate
\/ Any characters unexpectedly died on you?

rebeldork - 7-12-2008 at 08:04 PM

^ No but one of my characters unexpectedly fell in love with the villain. :-/

< Yay for word wars :D

V Are you doing the WriDay?

Pliny - 7-12-2008 at 08:22 PM

^ *cries* yeeeessss..
< i...50k....50k...*dies*
V list 10 of your characters' names. (or less if you don't have that many.)

rebeldork - 7-12-2008 at 10:45 PM

^ Lark, Paul, Jillian, Hana, Selene, Alaine, Joseph, Henry, Jeremy, and Unnamed Villain Who Seems Pretty Cool at the Moment. :D

< Ineedagoodvillainname :crying:

V What's your villain's name, and why are they villainous? If you don't have a villain, who's your antagonist?

Pliny - 7-12-2008 at 10:59 PM

^ pretty much all my sections are man vs himself sort of deals. so my MC names = my villains names, i suppose. So that would be Alex, Josh, Tobias, Amanda, Ashley, David, Jeff, Lucy, Tyler, Kim.
...? :P
< I survived WriDay!
V futurama or family guy?

sunshinemusic - 7-12-2008 at 11:34 PM

^ Family Guy.
< I wanted to WriDay but my mother dragged me out the house. *sigh*
V What's your word count like?

MaeraLynnKoz - 7-13-2008 at 08:55 AM

^ I'm only at 11,727 but hope to have better by the end of today.

< I HATE BATS! They've taken over my attic and come out my furnace. I broke my only broom killing one the other night.

V What do you use to write? Compuer? Pen and paper? PDA?

Pliny - 7-13-2008 at 09:15 AM

^ laptop, which I've heard some people complain about but I like because I have to have my feet elevated if i sit for too long, so I just put my feet up on my desk, put my laptop in my lap and type ^.^ plus my primary computer has been a laptop for 5 years or so now, so I'm used to the different keyboard.
< I need to write some toady, not loose steam...
V What country do your ancestors hail from?

rebeldork - 7-13-2008 at 10:59 AM

^ Sweden, Germany, and England mainly. Yay for random European countries.

< I hope I get another 5k day, that'd be great!

V How long do you think your novel will be (not wordcount, but novel overall)?

amandalynn125 - 7-13-2008 at 01:58 PM

^I'm shooting for 80k before editing.
< I'm only at 2,500 for the weekend. I don't think I'm gonna hit 5k.
v Favorite outdoor activity

rebeldork - 7-13-2008 at 02:01 PM

^ Going for walks :) or archery. That's fun.

< I wish my sister would stop singing, gah...

V What's your favorite TV show? When is it on?

FightAgainstSymmetry - 7-13-2008 at 03:18 PM

^ Doctor Who! :D (I also like Heroes and stuff)
< Les Mis is the best musical EVER!
\/ favourite colour?

amandalynn125 - 7-13-2008 at 05:00 PM

^ Pink! (my roommate hates that)
< There is now a crochet lesson in my sci-fi/adventure novel. Heh.
v Do you know how to knit or crochet?

Tainted.Sunshine - 7-13-2008 at 05:03 PM

^ I used to be able to crochet, and I would love to learn how to knit. :3
< Writer's block is a plague, and it makes me sick. Go away! ::angry:
v How do you get over writer's block?

FightAgainstSymmetry - 7-13-2008 at 05:13 PM

^ I'll let you know as soon as I do :angry:
< Crap!Crap!Crap! Homework!
\/ favourite flavour of crisps?

amandalynn125 - 7-13-2008 at 06:10 PM

^ Cheddar and sour cream.
< I really want chocolate cake with peanut butter icing right now.
v Favorite cookie?

Pliny - 7-13-2008 at 06:31 PM

^oreo, with a big glass of milk ^.^
< yay i just worked out!
V when was your last grocery run?

amandalynn125 - 7-13-2008 at 06:53 PM

^ Last Thursday during lunch.
< Yeah, I have not worked out this weekend. See, if I could just write at the gym...
v Sunrise or sunset?

Tainted.Sunshine - 7-13-2008 at 07:10 PM

^ Sunset, I am a night owl through and through.
< Take that writer's block! -triumphant pose-
v Who's your favorite character in your novel?

Pliny - 7-13-2008 at 07:15 PM

< Josh, because he's hyper and smart and 9 and wants to build rockets ^.^ though I wish I were Phoebe, and am actually Kim. *cough*
< uuugkkk gotta do work for my dad before I can do any more writing
V what jewelry, if any, are you wearing right now

amandalynn125 - 7-13-2008 at 07:17 PM

^ Two pairs of silver hoop earrings.
< I need to stop procrastinating and write, dammit.
v Cats or dogs?

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