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Twabble

Post by Jesus Cheeses » Sun Jan 19, 2014 1:52 am

"Damned airforce". "Pissweak brakes". He fired the overpowered machine gun to slow the craft. The tower staff ducked.
"I'm drunk, what's your excuse?"

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Post by Jesus Cheeses » Sun Jan 19, 2014 2:25 am

Algernon Sydney is Dead wrote:If instead of periods, women had apostrophes...
Then, they'd be more possessive and have more frequent contractions.
Very clever. It sounds exactly like the sort of thing Stephen Fry would say at the end of QI.
Well done.
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Re: Twabble

Post by Algernon Sydney is Dead » Sun Jan 19, 2014 10:40 pm

Jesus Cheeses wrote:"Damned airforce". "Pissweak brakes". He fired the overpowered machine gun to slow the craft. The tower staff ducked.
Yeah, we've all run in to bad controllers. Funny how they seem to treat the fighter jocks better... "You gave me a long holding pattern. Now, I give you a hole-ing pattern." :roll:

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Post by Jesus Cheeses » Mon Jan 20, 2014 4:49 am

That's the problem with helping criminals be purged of evil. One crook found God two years ago. Won't tell us where he is.
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Mr Sherman

Post by Jesus Cheeses » Mon Jan 20, 2014 5:14 am

Is it just me or does anybody else write their twabbles in the voice of Norm Sherman. Please just admit it and don't be shy.
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'Night, Watch.

Post by FractiousBetaMale » Tue Jan 21, 2014 1:17 pm

Glass shatters, gears unwind, minute and second hands fall impotently towards six o'clock. And now his watch is ended.

[I'm new here. Did I do this right?]

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Re: 'Night, Watch.

Post by Algernon Sydney is Dead » Tue Jan 21, 2014 1:49 pm

FractiousBetaMale wrote:Glass shatters, gears unwind, minute and second hands fall impotently towards six o'clock. And now his watch is ended.

[I'm new here. Did I do this right?]
Yep, you done did it right(ly). ;)

Good first twabble and welcome aboard, FractiousBetaMale!

(That "watch is ended" joke got, uh... "Well used" in OCS, but we'll call it a classic for the civvies :) )

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Post by Kbilly » Tue Jan 21, 2014 8:45 pm

Exercising always wore Jim out, and his age wasn’t making it any easier, but even worse this was an “ill tempered” demon!
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Re: Mr Sherman

Post by ROU Killing Time » Tue Jan 21, 2014 10:46 pm

Jesus Cheeses wrote:Is it just me or does anybody else write their twabbles in the voice of Norm Sherman. Please just admit it and don't be shy.
How better to get it on the show?
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Re: 'Night, Watch.

Post by strawman » Tue Jan 21, 2014 11:45 pm

FractiousBetaMale wrote:Glass shatters, gears unwind, minute and second hands fall impotently towards six o'clock. And now his watch is ended.

[I'm new here. Did I do this right?]
I was more expecting, "He was just killing time".
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Exercising

Post by Jesus Cheeses » Wed Jan 22, 2014 3:03 pm

Kbilly wrote:Exercising always wore Jim out, and his age wasn’t making it any easier, but even worse this was an “ill tempered” demon!
If that demon possesses me, you make sure you call Richard Simmons, OK!
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A Mother's Plea

Post by MadeintheDark » Thu Jan 23, 2014 6:24 am

"My twins are normal. Yes, they are blue, and can spin the round-about faster than the speed of light but other than that"
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Re: A Mother's Plea

Post by Algernon Sydney is Dead » Thu Jan 23, 2014 9:02 am

MadeintheDark wrote:"My twins are normal. Yes, they are blue, and can spin the round-about faster than the speed of light but other than that"
Well then, they'd only be half blue (and gamma rays! :shock: ), and the other half red, wouldn't they? :P

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Post by Bejami » Thu Jan 23, 2014 11:03 am

Buy a tree shadow from Peter Pan's NeverLandScaping.
All the summer shade you want without having to rake a single leaf.

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Re: Post your Twitfic Twabbles Here! (General Content)

Post by strawman » Thu Jan 23, 2014 2:33 pm

Bejami wrote:Buy a tree shadow from Peter Pan's NeverLandScaping.
All the summer shade you want without having to rake a single leaf.
This appeals on many levels.
The first one being that's a good name for a landscaping business which brings goats instead of mowers; and while the goats ate, the crew would play Pirate! in the woods.
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Re: Post your Twitfic Twabbles Here! (General Content)

Post by MatWeller » Thu Jan 23, 2014 3:52 pm

"This is great!" I said. "I’m glad," she smiled, "Transmutation potion shouldn’t have to taste bad." "Woof!" I agreed.

I've been meaning to stop in and try my hand at this for ages. This particular one came to me on the way to work this morning, probably because I was watching American Horror Story: Coven before bed last night. But now I'm worried "transmutation" isn't the right word.

Now that I'm finally registered here, I'm excited to read everybody else's Twabbles. :)

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Re: Post your Twitfic Twabbles Here! (General Content)

Post by tbaker2500 » Thu Jan 23, 2014 4:34 pm

Good one Mat! Welcome to the forums, put your feet up and stay awhile.
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Re: Post your Twitfic Twabbles Here! (General Content)

Post by MatWeller » Thu Jan 23, 2014 5:29 pm

Well, I finally stopped resisting the fact that Norm has shows other than the one we work on together (EscapePod) and started listening to DrabbleCast a couple months ago. Every time the Drabbles and Twabbles come up I think "I really need to do that" and then I come up with a good one in the car and forget it by the time I get to work. This one survived the 20 minute commute. More to follow, as my aging man's memory allows. ;)

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Re: A Mother's Plea

Post by MadeintheDark » Thu Jan 23, 2014 6:32 pm

Algernon Sydney is Dead wrote:
MadeintheDark wrote:"My twins are normal. Yes, they are blue, and can spin the round-about faster than the speed of light but other than that"
Well then, they'd only be half blue (and gamma rays! :shock: ), and the other half red, wouldn't they? :P

Welcome aboard, MadeintheDark!
Yes, this is true, but only if the 'blue twins' are actually on the round about at time. This would also be true if the 'blue twins' used the classic 'grab a handle and run like poop' technique, but then you run into all those Einsteinian increases in mass annoyances.

BTW, the line is from a kid's short story I am writing about adopted blue twins who like to round-about their friends into the future :)

Ahh, yes DrabbleCast yet another old fart Systems Engineer who, upon reviewing his life, believes he should have skipped MIT and just become a writer :)

Oh well, at the moment I am just enjoying figuring out where the comma should go.

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Re: Post your Twitfic Twabbles Here! (General Content)

Post by Varda » Thu Jan 23, 2014 6:42 pm

MatWeller wrote:"This is great!" I said. "I’m glad," she smiled, "Transmutation potion shouldn’t have to taste bad." "Woof!" I agreed.
Nice one, Mat! :D I think that's a very acceptable initial blood-sacrifice on the Twabbles altar. Hope you try your hand at a Drabble sometime, too!

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