That Moment...

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  1. big soft moose

    big soft moose All killer, no filler. Staff Supporter Contributor Community Volunteer

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    TMW you find yourself in a meeting with representatives from several multinational companies, discussing a project with a budget of tens of millions of pounds, and a factor you are in control of totally determines whether said project can go ahead.

    Closely followed by TMW you feel totally out of your depth
     
  2. big soft moose

    big soft moose All killer, no filler. Staff Supporter Contributor Community Volunteer

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    Is that like peace off ?
     
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    big soft moose All killer, no filler. Staff Supporter Contributor Community Volunteer

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    TMW you get banned from a poultry site for suggesting that an appropriate response to losing 8 chickens to a fox in a week despite electric fencing is to shoot the fox. Apparently only a barbaric fascist would suggest such things. :D
     
  4. Link the Writer

    Link the Writer Flipping Out For A Good Story. Contributor

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    So...TMW I just found this clip:
    Apparently...this was a thing... Don't ask me how I found it. Long story.
     
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  5. Iain Aschendale

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    First banning? I've never quite managed to make the grade yet, the one time I came close the site closed down instead :)
     
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    Well I mean if you caught in the act yeah. But I wouldn't be enthusiastic about just hunting it down and killing it like some sort of capital punishment.
     
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  7. Cave Troll

    Cave Troll Loved by a Sweet lady. :) Contributor

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    TMW wonder bread town thinks that they live in a high crime area.
    I think they need to check their shit, Snowflake AZ is just about as
    pansy ass as it gets when it comes to the criminal element. But the
    locals swear society is just so evil. You can literally walk around town
    at 2 in the morning and not worry about anything, that is how lame it
    is. Hell there is more evil in a room full of bloody Furbies.
     
  8. big soft moose

    big soft moose All killer, no filler. Staff Supporter Contributor Community Volunteer

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    Nah I've been banned a few times (usually only temps) mostly for posting while drunk (I don't drink any more).... this the first time I've been banned for a while though.... part of the problem ( I know as a group admin myself) is that on face book groups you can't give a temp ban, and also admins can act alone to give perma's rather than it beinga group decision like it generally is on forums
     
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  9. Iain Aschendale

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    TMW you've got a couple of your uncles (brothers), one very liberal, one very enamored of the current president, duking it out on Facebook, both citing sources that have been named as Russian puppet "news" sites to attack each other.

    Sigh.
     
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    That moment when there's a hole in your cat because he's been fighting and you have to take him to the emergency vet on a sunday to get an antibiotic injection so he doesn't get an abscess.

    That moment when it's not the first time you've done this and it probably won't be the last either.
     
  11. OurJud

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    ... when you feel in a great frame of mind for writing, but when you sit down and start you discover that, in actual fact, you have absolutely no interest or enthusiasm whatsoever.
     
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    cutecat22 The Strange One Contributor

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    TMW you pull up to the automated tunnel toll booth which takes coins and pre-paid scanned disks only, and the guy in front of you wants to pay by credit/debit card ... for £1.70
     
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    TMW you realize the problem isn't that your new book's MCs aren't too hardcore and violent, but according to recent reviews aren't nearly hardcore enough. :meh: If I ever start talking about writing murderous/morally ambiguous MCs again please someone remind me of this post.
     
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    TMW you can finally say you've seen the original Die Hard.
     
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    Maybe they think, like if it's horror/dark fantasy, that it didn't achieve the appropriate level of shock for the genre and themes?
     
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    It's romance, and the MCs are two hit men/assassins. It mostly seems to be that the tension between the two MCs is resolved too quickly and permanently. Seems like they would prefer more of a lust/love/hate dynamic to carry through more of the book. I think part of the issue is that my pacing might be a bit off with this being a novella - I think I'm strongest when writing much longer books.
     
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    Most successful assassins tend to be fairly emotionless , they aren't going to succeed in the business if they are buckets of roiling emotion ... I've seen it compared to prostitution in terms of mental effect/desensitisation of practitioners
     
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    TMW when there are Portuguese men of war fucking everywhere and the phone is ringing red hot ... I blame the media "deadly jelly fish as big as a man invade our beaches, lock up your children" - sigh - most people will get a sting a bit like a bee sting, only in rare cases is it fatal, and the best thing is just to leave them the fuck alone and wait for the wind to change
     
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    Homer Potvin Spitting .45 caliber grammar.... Contributor

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    Ah, how I long for the days when our heroes were stoic and invincible, our villains were irredeemable douchebags, and movies blew up real props will real explosives...
     
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    Lewdog Come ova here and give me kisses! Supporter Contributor

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    I think John Holmes was in the original Die Hard.
     
  21. Iain Aschendale

    Iain Aschendale New Kitten Lost Behind the Fridge Staff Supporter Contributor

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    Nope. From Wikipedia:

     
  22. OurJud

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    Well, be fair. When you're having to dedicate that much blood to a single organ, it can't be easy.
     
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  23. big soft moose

    big soft moose All killer, no filler. Staff Supporter Contributor Community Volunteer

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    I've never found it a problem ;)
     
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    What ever you say, Big Soft Moose...:rolleyes:
     
  25. OurJud

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    Why didn't I see that?
     
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