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Title: Bueno Y'all
Post by: Alien on November 13, 2007, 09:54:14 PM
Hello all. Looked you a bit over. At first I was confused thinking every writer was a stunningly handsome male (left me a feeling a bit inadequate) and that writers have to lean to the left in their picture. I thought--okay this is some kind of political statement, or god dammit where do I get one of those leany camera thingys! But further review exposed that most are the men that dreams are made of, and lean as they might these men probably can't write. Phew... I feel better.

Anybody here go back to the boards at PGL? (Project Greenlight) The handle JustWrite looks like one I remember from there.

About me: Finally buckled down to write that novel I promised myself some eight thousand years ago. I write every day, usually two single-spaced pages. Amazing how it adds up when you keep at it. I spent a lot of time reading about writing rather than doing it.

My biggest fear is that this place could become addictive like PGL was for me. I spent a lot less time on my script when the boards seemed so interesting. Hopefully my discipline will see me through--I'm too far down the road to call it quits now so I'm braving meeting all of you.

If anybody does go back to PGL I was "solo" there.

Nice to meetcha, and hope we have things beneficial to share.
Title: Re: Bueno Y'all
Post by: LeahClifford on November 13, 2007, 10:04:09 PM
Welcome to the boards! Hang out for awhile...I'm sure we'll live up to the craziness you've seen.
Title: Re: Bueno Y'all
Post by: Alien on November 13, 2007, 10:08:25 PM
Thanks--and congrats--read your success story. Sounds exciting!
Title: Re: Bueno Y'all
Post by: LeahClifford on November 13, 2007, 10:11:59 PM
Thanks! So far so good  ;D but I haven't heard anything back yet so fingers crossed.
Title: Re: Bueno Y'all
Post by: Alien on November 13, 2007, 10:48:59 PM
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Actually, our guys are all stunningly handsome. (Much more so than those avatars they modestly hide behind.) Fear not, you'll fit right in.


Except most of your "guys" seem to be women!

As a side note you did motivate me to look up the word eclat.... hmmm, now I need a conversation to use it with. No problem the one holiday party that I maybe will, sorta know a person who's having one, heard about it from a guy who knows somebody I used to know, that I get invited to will probably be just waiting for the bon mot I sprinkle that one into.
Title: Re: Bueno Y'all
Post by: justwrite on November 13, 2007, 11:44:07 PM
Hi, Alien..I've never been on Project Greenlight. Not moi. But welcome!
Title: Re: Bueno Y'all
Post by: Alien on November 13, 2007, 11:50:36 PM
Hi, Alien..I've never been on Project Greenlight. Not moi. But welcome!

I think just a repitition of the handle then. Thanks for the hello... you have one of those leaning guys! Grrrr, gotta get me that special camera.
Title: Re: Bueno Y'all
Post by: justwrite on November 13, 2007, 11:52:25 PM
We like our hotties leaning left. Makes them seem conversational.
Title: Re: Bueno Y'all
Post by: Abigail on November 14, 2007, 01:24:12 AM
 :welcome: to the looney bin QT boards Alien!

Abi
Title: Re: Bueno Y'all
Post by: joanjunkmail on November 14, 2007, 04:37:29 AM
welcome!  i just think those avatars were playing a game of slowmoving hokeypokey.
Title: Re: Bueno Y'all
Post by: Chelc on November 14, 2007, 08:01:13 AM
 :welcome:
hey there!
hope you find this place helpful! (of course you will  :wink:)
Title: Re: Bueno Y'all
Post by: elknutswife on November 14, 2007, 08:59:31 AM
Hi and welcome!  I'm afraid this place is impossibly addictive, but we are also pretty good at forcing some work from each other as well  ;D 
Title: Re: Bueno Y'all
Post by: audal on November 14, 2007, 09:37:41 AM
(http://www.freesmileys.org/emo/alien011.gif) (http://www.freesmileys.org) they're among us...

Welcome to the boards, Alien.

Elky is right - this place can become an addiction.  Here to help ensure you don't develop a true problem are some warning signs:

1.  You find yourself staring at the Kool-Aid section of your grocery store for 5... 10... 20 minutes.  You have this strange urge to fall to your knees and begin chanting.

2.  You begin to introduce yourself at parties as your username.

3.  When reading a book or the morning paper, you think, "Wow, this piece could really use more smileys."

4.  When people do something nice for you - say opening a door when your hands are full - you inexplicably say, "Thank you so much - karma for you!"

If any of the above happens to you...

Don't fight it. :kahyp:
Title: Re: Bueno Y'all
Post by: coll on November 14, 2007, 11:27:10 AM
Welcome.


Coll :)
Title: Re: Bueno Y'all
Post by: Alien on November 14, 2007, 11:30:48 AM
(http://www.freesmileys.org/emo/alien011.gif) (http://www.freesmileys.org) they're among us...

Welcome to the boards, Alien.

Elky is right - this place can become an addiction.  Here to help ensure you don't develop a true problem are some warning signs:

1.  You find yourself staring at the Kool-Aid section of your grocery store for 5... 10... 20 minutes.  You have this strange urge to fall to your knees and begin chanting.

2.  You begin to introduce yourself at parties as your username.

3.  When reading a book or the morning paper, you think, "Wow, this piece could really use more smileys."

4.  When people do something nice for you - say opening a door when your hands are full - you inexplicably say, "Thank you so much - karma for you!"

If any of the above happens to you...

Don't fight it. :kahyp:

Regarding the above:

1) What's a grocery store? I'm married <he says while ducking from the anticipated flame>
2) What's a party? I'm.... did I mention I'm married?
3) If you ever see me use a smiley please have me kilt till i'm ded. >:(
4) I can't help but think of Boy George and Geiko insurance, John Lennon, and little cars that end with Ghia everytime I hear that word.. but this too shall pass...

Thank you very much for your hilarious post... made me smile outside (he said in his interior voice)
Title: Re: Bueno Y'all
Post by: Alien on November 14, 2007, 11:32:15 AM
Welcome.


Coll :)

So good to see someone who's not a leaning hunky man. Nice ta meetcha Coll(een?)
Title: Re: Bueno Y'all
Post by: Alien on November 14, 2007, 11:33:23 AM
:welcome: to the looney bin QT boards Alien!

Abi

Methinx that's the dark hole of addiction to be avoided until all defenses have failed. Thanks for saying hello!
Title: Re: Bueno Y'all
Post by: Alien on November 14, 2007, 12:32:47 PM
welcome!  i just think those avatars were playing a game of slowmoving hokeypokey.


For some reason I thought that said "hockey" pokey and had this image of a couple guys slapping their gloves down on the ice, ripping their helmets off... and just poking at each other: "No you hit me first" *poke* "No, you were the one" *poke*... okay I amuse myself sometimes. Thanks for the hello--nice leaning picture, at least a female. Almost thought it was an actual till I spotted that big loopy "L", yup, masters of observation (after about the fifth look) are we all.
Title: Re: Bueno Y'all
Post by: Alien on November 14, 2007, 12:33:59 PM
:welcome:
hey there!
hope you find this place helpful! (of course you will  :wink:)

I like foisted self-fulfilling prophecies, at least the positive kind. Thanks so much for the promise--gonna hold you 2-it.
Title: Re: Bueno Y'all
Post by: Alien on November 14, 2007, 12:35:08 PM
Hi and welcome!  I'm afraid this place is impossibly addictive, but we are also pretty good at forcing some work from each other as well  ;D 

Ahhh, so I've joined a workforce. How are the unemployment bennies if I get fired? Nice of you to stop and say hello!
Title: Re: Bueno Y'all
Post by: Alien on November 14, 2007, 12:37:34 PM
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Except most of your "guys" seem to be women!

Why, Mr. Alien, you do say the nicest things!  :inocent:

You have a faux gush that's realllllllllly good. How are you at a swoon? You know how long it's been since I saw my last swoon? And pining... can you pine? If you can hanker too... well I just might load-up the truck and leave it all behind... LOL.
Title: Re: Bueno Y'all
Post by: Emeraldsky on November 14, 2007, 03:34:31 PM
:rolf: :rolf: :rof2: :rof2: :rof3: :rof3:

I'm sorry- but sometimes smilies just say it all.  ;D
Welcome to the clan. :hi:

Title: Re: Bueno Y'all
Post by: Patrick on November 14, 2007, 04:18:15 PM
Hi Alien.  There was a time when I was always first to welcome new members, but I can't keep up with this crowd anymore.  They're just too enthusiastic (but that's a good thing.)

Anyway, we guys are greatly outnumbered around here, and as you discovered, the avatars are very misleading (or should that be mis-leaning?) 
Title: Re: Bueno Y'all
Post by: Alien on November 14, 2007, 04:42:50 PM
:rolf: :rolf: :rof2: :rof2: :rof3: :rof3:

I'm sorry- but sometimes smilies just say it all.  ;D
Welcome to the clan. :hi:



I sense a losing battle on the anti-smilie front--as long as you don't do it while I'm eating or inside the car I guess i can tolerate.
Title: Re: Bueno Y'all
Post by: Alien on November 14, 2007, 04:44:28 PM
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I'm sorry- but sometimes smilies just say it all.  ;D
Ain't it the truth!
Perspicacity Karma for Ms. Emsky!  (http://forums.artofwarcentral.com/images/smilies/156489.gif)




Thread highjacker... got my eye on you (almost tempted to find a one-eyed smiley... but I won't... if you never start in the first place...)
Title: Re: Bueno Y'all
Post by: Alien on November 14, 2007, 04:46:42 PM
Hi Alien.  There was a time when I was always first to welcome new members, but I can't keep up with this crowd anymore.  They're just too enthusiastic (but that's a good thing.)

Anyway, we guys are greatly outnumbered around here, and as you discovered, the avatars are very misleading (or should that be mis-leaning?) 

Hey Patrick--nice digs you got here. Yeah, I know how web management can grow from obsession in getting it going to completely outta control (a previous life/endeavor). As for being outnumbered... well I like my women like I like my coffee, freshly ground and steamed. We'll see how it goes...thanks again for a spot on the virtual couch.
Title: Re: Bueno Y'all
Post by: Alien on November 14, 2007, 05:31:42 PM
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I like my women like I like my coffee, freshly ground and steamed.
Fresh, hey? (http://www.degrassi-boards.com/images/smilies/slap.gif)

Okay--I think you are the smiley queen. You can find one for everything! Hmmmmm.... how bout a smiley for a guy that bets on a horse race but just as his horse is about to cross the finish line for the win an aligator slithers on to the track and his horse bolts allowing the trailing horse to come in first--oh and he needed the winnings to save the orphanage down the street from a wrecking ball... Yeah, c'mon... other than the easy way out (like disdain or disinterest or sadness for the kids) find me a smiley for that.
Title: Re: Bueno Y'all
Post by: coll on November 14, 2007, 06:34:54 PM
Yes, Colleen. Coll for short.

Coll :)
Title: Re: Bueno Y'all
Post by: Patrick on November 14, 2007, 06:51:12 PM
                                        (http://forums.beyondunreal.com/images/smilies/deadhorse.gif)

                                                                            (http://www.degrassi-boards.com/images/smilies/icons/nail.gif)

OK, that works, but why in the  :censored: would someone have made that in the first place? 
Title: Re: Bueno Y'all
Post by: Emeraldsky on November 14, 2007, 07:03:55 PM
Yah! They always say you can't beat a dead horse, but obviously   :rof2:  ...you can!

(should someone be calling PETA?)
Title: Re: Bueno Y'all
Post by: Emeraldsky on November 14, 2007, 07:08:49 PM
hmmmmm maybe Greenpeace...
Title: Re: Bueno Y'all
Post by: Alien on November 14, 2007, 07:09:38 PM
Yes, Colleen. Coll for short.

Coll :)

Hey Coll, I brought up one of your threads on "first five" for a go at it... Was an old thread and you are probably past it... but wothehell and all that.

Postscript: Just went over there and see that you saw.. All we need is a playground and some sand (see-saw--okay lame)
Title: Re: Bueno Y'all
Post by: Alien on November 14, 2007, 07:11:44 PM
                                        (http://forums.beyondunreal.com/images/smilies/deadhorse.gif)

                                                                            (http://www.degrassi-boards.com/images/smilies/icons/nail.gif)

I know when I'm bested... even a little "cha-cha-cha ain't I snazzy" accompaniment. You are on my official "never smiley challenge" list
Title: Re: Bueno Y'all
Post by: Patrick on November 14, 2007, 08:22:52 PM
But they're not just flogging the horse, they're chewing on it.
Title: Re: Bueno Y'all
Post by: Abigail on November 14, 2007, 09:17:55 PM
Just so you know...

The horse was doing really well before that aligator got to him...(http://www.funfilesandsmiles.com/smileys2/Horse02sm.gif) (http://www.funfilesandsmiles.com)

Here's what happened to the poor little orphans when they stood to close while the wrecking ball hit the orphanage...(http://planetsmilies.net/violent-smiley-1700.gif) (http://planetsmilies.net)

And the whole time, an one-eyed alien stood by watching... (http://planetsmilies.net/alien-smiley-119.gif) (http://planetsmilies.net)
Title: Re: Bueno Y'all
Post by: Kaedin on November 14, 2007, 11:07:26 PM
Sorry I'm a little late to welcome you.  I'm rather new myself.

(in case you are wondering... the picture to the left is not me... it's my son... :) )
Title: Re: Bueno Y'all
Post by: Kaedin on November 14, 2007, 11:33:46 PM
ps
This is one of my favorite smilies...
(http://www.freesmileys.org/emo/sw013.gif) (http://www.freesmileys.org)
Title: Re: Bueno Y'all
Post by: Alien on November 16, 2007, 08:20:55 PM
ps
This is one of my favorite smilies...
(http://www.freesmileys.org/emo/sw013.gif) (http://www.freesmileys.org)
Hey Kaedin--nice ta meetcha too and sorry also for my dealyed response. Your cute kid is leaning the wrong way though--flip the picture around (j/k, a reference to my  previous left-leaning-writer-avatar-observations)

Hope to see ya around!
Title: Re: Bueno Y'all
Post by: Kaedin on November 16, 2007, 10:14:33 PM
ps
This is one of my favorite smilies...
(http://www.freesmileys.org/emo/sw013.gif) (http://www.freesmileys.org)
Hey Kaedin--nice ta meetcha too and sorry also for my dealyed response. Your cute kid is leaning the wrong way though--flip the picture around (j/k, a reference to my  previous left-leaning-writer-avatar-observations)

Hope to see ya around!

There you go... I flipped it.  Now he matches everyone else! (http://www.freesmileys.org/emo/char100.gif) (http://www.freesmileys.org)