Five days to go

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Five days to go

Post by k-j » Sun Nov 27, 2011 4:19 am

How's it going?
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Re: Five days to go

Post by Ros » Sun Nov 27, 2011 11:16 am

I'm afraid it's probably not.
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Re: Five days to go

Post by JohnLott » Sun Nov 27, 2011 4:11 pm

Why not?
Do you mean everyone has given up?

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Re: Five days to go

Post by Ros » Sun Nov 27, 2011 5:13 pm

I've no idea about everyone. I just meant that, for reasonable reasons, my pair won't be producing anything.

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Re: Five days to go

Post by k-j » Sun Nov 27, 2011 10:20 pm

Ros wrote:I've no idea about everyone. I just meant that, for reasonable reasons, my pair won't be producing anything.

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Re: Five days to go

Post by calico » Mon Nov 28, 2011 10:29 am

I can't wait to see the results! Me and John are going to post something aren't we John?

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Re: Five days to go

Post by bodkin » Mon Nov 28, 2011 12:03 pm

I don't think we're going to produce anything, either...
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Re: Five days to go

Post by k-j » Mon Nov 28, 2011 7:57 pm

bodkin wrote:I don't think we're going to produce anything, either...
What?! After all that debate about sonnet crowns and farting around with spreadsheets surely you could at least come up with a limerick or something. Shame on those who don't manage a poem, unless there are seriously extenuating circumstances.

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Re: Five days to go

Post by David » Mon Nov 28, 2011 8:07 pm

I think Nicky and I are going to have something, except that she's just gone to ground at the most crucial point, and I'm starting to worry that she was a double agent, working for Brian, all along.

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Re: Five days to go

Post by brianedwards » Tue Nov 29, 2011 6:37 am

Nope, no-one working for me David, including Travis unfortunately . . . Looks like we won't be submitting after all.

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Re: Five days to go

Post by calico » Tue Nov 29, 2011 9:08 am

It's not like we have a polished gem - have you guys not got drafts you could post? But that would be ignoring the Competition aspect of things. That's a suggestion.

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Re: Five days to go

Post by Ros » Tue Nov 29, 2011 10:19 am

The impression I get is that some pairs really haven't even started.
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Re: Five days to go

Post by brianedwards » Tue Nov 29, 2011 11:14 am

I did suggest a mid-December deadline did I not?

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Post by Suzanne » Tue Nov 29, 2011 2:23 pm

If it would work better for Brian and Travis, Ros and Steve, Ian and Vincent, change it. Sounds reasonable.

I think that there are many variables at play when collaborating, time being one of the most important, natural chemistry being of high importance too. Plus an agreed understanding of the pace of banter/ production and the "rules" of editing the other's words. It's exciting and challenging, I have found anyway.

Being face to face with the one you're working AND having the text in hand, would be so much easier. I am guessing.

Bump the deadline if it is helpful to get more poems posted. My opinion.

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Re: Five days to go

Post by Travis » Tue Nov 29, 2011 5:29 pm

I'm all for extending the deadline, for obvious reasons:
brianedwards wrote: Nope, no-one working for me David, including Travis unfortunately . . . Looks like we won't be submitting after all.
Also, I feel very much committed to the collaboration. I just haven't been able to produce anything yet.
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Re: Five days to go

Post by k-j » Tue Nov 29, 2011 6:43 pm

Yeah by all means, people should post something when they can. No point in giving up because you couldn't make time for it.
suzanne wrote:I think that there are many variables at play when collaborating, time being one of the most important, natural chemistry being of high importance too. Plus an agreed understanding of the pace of banter/ production and the "rules" of editing the other's words. It's exciting and challenging, I have found anyway.
That's for sure. I've actually found it very enjoyable, and in some ways easier than writing on my own. It's great having someone else to take up the slack - when you get stuck you can just flip it back to your partner and ask for ideas. There's less pressure. And it's always surprising to learn how your partner sees things, sometimes very differently. I'd definitely do it again (if anyone's interested, gimme a shout).
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Re: Five days to go

Post by BenJohnson » Wed Nov 30, 2011 6:09 pm

Also another possible no show, after scaring Tim that I had disappeared I think he is paying me back :)

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Re: Five days to go

Post by David » Wed Nov 30, 2011 7:12 pm

Yes, Nicky and I would like to ask for a deferment too. We're almost there on two things we just started, having finally abandoned a month's worth of getting nowhere with our original idea.

Perhaps we could get the grand unveiling to coincide with Nash's Christmas Jamboree of Joy (which I very much hope you're going to instigate again this year, Nasher - I really enjoyed it last year.)

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Re: Five days to go

Post by Mic » Thu Dec 01, 2011 9:46 am

Please Sir, ae and Ryan would like an extension too.

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Re: Five days to go

Post by brianedwards » Thu Dec 01, 2011 12:58 pm

David wrote:Y Nash's Christmas Jamboree of Joy
What was that then?

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Re: Five days to go

Post by David » Thu Dec 01, 2011 7:31 pm

brianedwards wrote:
David wrote:Nash's Christmas Jamboree of Joy
What was that then?
It was this. I loved it. Made me feel very Christmassy.

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Re: Five days to go

Post by Nash » Thu Dec 01, 2011 8:49 pm

David wrote:
brianedwards wrote:
David wrote:Nash's Christmas Jamboree of Joy
What was that then?
It was this. I loved it. Made me feel very Christmassy.

viewtopic.php?f=19&t=14520
Funnily enough David, I was thinking about that thread just last night. It'd be good to start it up again wouldn't it? I think we started it about a week before Christmas last year. Same again?

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Re: Five days to go

Post by JohnLott » Thu Dec 01, 2011 9:46 pm

calico wrote: Me and John are going to post something aren't we John?
We are indeed.
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Re: Five days to go

Post by JohnLott » Thu Dec 01, 2011 9:59 pm

Of Owls and Apple Trees moved to new thread
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Re: Five days to go

Post by brianedwards » Thu Dec 01, 2011 11:46 pm

Nash wrote:
Funnily enough David, I was thinking about that thread just last night. It'd be good to start it up again wouldn't it? I think we started it about a week before Christmas last year. Same again?
Well, I'll certainly look out for that this year. Great idea.

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