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Old 10th March 2012, 12:53 AM   #226 (permalink)
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Why'd you have to bring it back up, springs? I still have nightmares about that month.
There was nothing wrong at all with that month!
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Old 10th March 2012, 01:24 AM   #227 (permalink)
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Memory Tale,

What the heck, my middle name IS Romanadravetnulunda.
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Old 10th March 2012, 02:12 AM   #228 (permalink)
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Juelz4sure Im not sure if I am reading this in the way that Juelz intended it, but I just love the synchronicity of the piece and I am rather partial to my version of events! Some form of immortal figure, claiming those that deserve death, until he at last reaches someone who does the same, perhaps even a replacement, as he is judged and fails, just as so many did before him.
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Thanks for the complement Perp. I really love these challenges and reading everyones thoughts on their stories.
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Old 10th March 2012, 02:49 AM   #229 (permalink)
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Really liked your story Chris! Maybe because I've been on both sides of the stage.

Trying to remember which theme was your... (Kipling?)
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Old 10th March 2012, 01:16 PM   #230 (permalink)
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Chrispy, your theme was brilliant, made me do some research for a change.
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Old 10th March 2012, 02:08 PM   #231 (permalink)
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I have to admit I have fond memories of when Chris set the challenge.
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Old 10th March 2012, 02:47 PM   #232 (permalink)
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Hoops a story that is quite horrific if you look at it from one angle, miraculous from another. I try to see it from the second, someone rebuilding a beloved toy or such, but I fear there is more a Frankenstein vibe going on, and the omission of one little bit might well be a terminal mistake for the creator unless he can just reach a little further.
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Hoopyfrood: Is this Frankenstein's descendant? One would think a lesson ought to have been learned about bringing dead loved ones back to life, and especially in a patchwork manner. I feel no pity at all for the narrator here, but this is a densely packed tale that speaks volumes in sentences.
Interesting that you both thought of Frankenstein, the guy didn't even enter my mind. But then the story was influenced by a comment by someone and my reply to it, so that's all I was thinking while writing.

Cheers for the reviews, guys.
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Thanks for the review, Perp, made me feel my entry wasn't as bad as I thought it was. I was agonizing over how to properly end it - you put my mind at rest though!
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Thanks for the reviews Karn and Perp! Excellent as always.
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Old 10th March 2012, 11:22 PM   #235 (permalink)
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Starbeast Clowns again SB? I really liked the story though, simple but poignant at the same time.
Thanks for another great review. However, I'm sensing a general dislike for clowns because they scare people. This story I created kept ringing in my mind, so I chose it. But now I wish I hadn't.

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Ah well, another no vote entry. Tis fer phun, a-knee whey.

Perpetual Man, I really liked your tale, it reminded me of a Twilight Zone episode called "Eye of the Beholder". There was also a Night Gallery sci-fi tale about a strange young man who looked similar to an alien race that contacts Earth.

Well done Prep Man.
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Thanks for another great review. However, I'm sensing a general dislike for clowns because they scare people. This story I created kept ringing in my mind, so I chose it. But now I wish I hadn't.
Doesn't make it a bad entry, in fact, probably better. This month's theme was supposed to be a little strange and scary.
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Old 11th March 2012, 03:08 AM   #237 (permalink)
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Yeah, entries seem to drop off after about the first week, week and a half in the month. I think it has to do with most of the regulars getting early entries in and the rest who either tend to procrastinate or can't think something up immediately have a breather period.


Well, regardless, it seems to be good news for me, actually, in that during my illness there's not many entries to catch up on to review. Don't get me wrong, I'm having as much fun reviewing the entries as putting one in, but this cold...


Ah, well. I think I need to zip my lip now before something undesirable occurs upon my being.
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Yeah, entries seem to drop off after about the first week, week and a half in the month. I think it has to do with most of the regulars getting early entries in and the rest who either tend to procrastinate or can't think something up immediately have a breather period.


Well, regardless, it seems to be good news for me, actually, in that during my illness there's not many entries to catch up on to review. Don't get me wrong, I'm having as much fun reviewing the entries as putting one in, but this cold...


Ah, well. I think I need to zip my lip now before something undesirable occurs upon my being.
Yes, don't jinx it.

Hope you feel better soon.
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Yes, don't jinx it.

Hope you feel better soon.

Yes, Alice told me that if I don't she's going to use me to find new ways to sharpen her vorpal blade. Well, I plan on making chili tomorrow, hopefully, and capsaicin has always done me right.
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Thanks for another great review. However, I'm sensing a general dislike for clowns because they scare people. This story I created kept ringing in my mind, so I chose it. But now I wish I hadn't.



Ah well, another no vote entry. Tis fer phun, a-knee whey.

Perpetual Man, I really liked your tale, it reminded me of a Twilight Zone episode called "Eye of the Beholder". There was also a Night Gallery sci-fi tale about a strange young man who looked similar to an alien race that contacts Earth.

Well done Prep Man.
Thanks for the review Starbeast, being compared to the Twilight Zone (but not Twilight) and the Night Gallery is something special.

I don't really have things against clowns. Honest!

I think it's been such a common fear (and a funny subject to be scared of) that it's a gut reaction to play with that.

Honest.

Just don't start stories about spiders...
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