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Wizards and Hobbits
By ana (Thu May 04, 2006 at 09:14:37 AM EST) WFC, Writing Fun Challenge, MFC, fun loving cowwqas. (all tags)
sing God damn.

Go here, read the rules, and WTFO! Now, dammit!

I'm re-listening to all the music fun challenge entries. My, what a group. Who knew you could write such interesting stuff on the subject of influenza? I still haven't decided how to strew my votes over the field. Soon, though.

Also, I'm thinkin I may have to get a special dispensation from hulver to post the WFC voting story, what with the number of entries. Or do it in two stages, cage-match style.

In other news, I finally clickety-clicked and bought me one of these. Haven't really had time to play with it much, except just dinking around with cool synth effects. I hope the guitar strings I ordered with it will arrive soon.

After most of a week of dreary, grey, rainy, all 48o all the time weather, today it's fabulous. 70, sunny, ahhh. Ideal.

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Hrm. by ni (2.00 / 0) #1 Thu May 04, 2006 at 09:19:39 AM EST
Presumably your second link is broken, but it makes a surprising amount of sense regardless.

Think metahistorically, act locally. -- CheeseburgerBrown
Um... by ana (2.00 / 0) #2 Thu May 04, 2006 at 09:25:52 AM EST
fixed. thanks. and it was the 3rd link.

Can you introspect out loud? --CRwM

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Whoops. Damn counting! /nt by ni (2.00 / 0) #4 Thu May 04, 2006 at 09:57:48 AM EST

Think metahistorically, act locally. -- CheeseburgerBrown
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MF does a good job by Bob Abooey (2.00 / 0) #3 Thu May 04, 2006 at 09:49:12 AM EST
I usually get stuff in two days when I buy from them. I think they ship out of Jersey (or maybe that's Zzounds) but anyways I would think you should also see similar delivery times.

You don't keep a set or two of spare strings on hand? Maybe I'm obsessive but I usually get them 10 packs at a time and usually order them when I still have 3 or 4 packs left. Really the best thing to do is have a spare (or two) guitar to play, so you needn't worry about breaking a string.

Warmest regards,
--Your best pal Bob

I have... by ana (2.00 / 0) #5 Thu May 04, 2006 at 10:11:09 AM EST
a 12-string guitar, so they're a bit more expensive. And it's always the high-G string that breaks (well, almost always). Besides, I haven't played much for several years (stiff sore joints). So, we'll see.

The guitar had been tuned only to itself for a while, and to my wild guess of what constitutes an E. For the Tom Waits MFC, I decided I should do my own guitar work at one point (cam actually supplied what I put in the posted version), and foolishly tried to tune it up like a third or so from where it had drifted to A 440. Which, unsurprisingly, broke the thinnest string.

Can you introspect out loud? --CRwM

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nifty by 606 (4.00 / 1) #6 Thu May 04, 2006 at 02:33:32 PM EST
The world of MIDI is a fun place to be! I have the M-Audio Radium 49, basically the same thing but with miscellaneous dials and faders for manipulating sound parameters and otherwise doing cool stuff.

imagine dancing banana here
voting thoughts by Kellnerin (2.00 / 0) #7 Sat May 06, 2006 at 09:48:45 AM EST
It occurs to me that two or more polls doesn't necessarily mean cage match unless the polls are single choice. But that seems a bit unfair as votes for any particular story would depend on what bracket it ends up in. So how about this idea:
  1. one round of multichoice polls
  2. from those results, the top N vote-getters are then put into a single-choice poll to decide the winner.
One nomination round, and one prize round, in essence. This also allows people to vote for as many stories as they want in the first round (without the unofficial "top three choices" restriction a la MFCs) but forces them to narrow down their choices for the eventual winner.

"later" meant either "when you walk around the corner" or "oatmeal."
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