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

Post by dreamrock » Sat Jan 16, 2010 10:58 pm

strawman wrote:What say ye eldergods?
If the flood of newcomers keeps up (hearty welcome, y'all!), I'll soon be able to count myself a forum eldergod. :lol:

With that in mind, my personal (and surely not countable) vote is that the occasional bending of the punctuation rule is acceptable. So long as it's kept occasional and doesn't feel cheap.

While I hew close to the rules here, when I go to post my twabbles on my blog, I edit them so that they are more artistically sound (and I don't call them twabbles). I'm more interested in the story being true to itself. The challenge of fitting that story into 100 characters is valid, but sometimes a little leeway is a good thing.

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Post by moonowl » Sun Jan 17, 2010 1:18 am

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

Post by Wonko » Sun Jan 17, 2010 6:05 am

He said he'd take them all with him when he went, but no one expected he'd take them to Disneyworld.
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Post by dreamrock » Sun Jan 17, 2010 6:08 am

:lol: I'm quite amused that my "the way he wanted to go" meme has gained traction.
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Post by themorg » Sun Jan 17, 2010 10:25 am

Wonko wrote:He said he'd take them all with him when he went, but no one expected he'd take them to Disneyworld.
did they expect him to take them to Satan-Land?

i had no twubble wit dis twabble
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Post by strawman » Sun Jan 17, 2010 3:11 pm

themorg wrote:
Wonko wrote:He said he'd take them all with him when he went, but no one expected he'd take them to Disneyworld.
did they expect him to take them to Satan-Land?
I think Wonko was aiming for a sense of 'murder/suicide threat' in 'take them all with him when he went' . But Morg points out the problem. You can't really say "take them out", which might be clearer, since you don't 'take people out' to Disneyworld..
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Post by munsi » Sun Jan 17, 2010 11:15 pm

I lay there, bloody and maimed.
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In fairness, I'd threatened it's cub.

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Post by Algernon Sydney is Dead » Sun Jan 17, 2010 11:37 pm

strawman wrote:
themorg wrote:
Wonko wrote:He said he'd take them all with him when he went, but no one expected he'd take them to Disneyworld.
did they expect him to take them to Satan-Land?
... But Morg points out the problem. You can't really say "take them out", which might be clearer, since you don't 'take people out' to Disneyworld.
On a technical/nit-picky note: That was not a twabble per the rules that The Drabblecast uses.

Our twabbles are exactly 100 characters long, not counting spaces. That twabble was 100 characters long, counting spaces, but only 81 characters long by the rules.
You can check it with this tool: http://twitfic.net/sizingtool/twabble_sizing_fun.htm

The extra characters might be useful for clarification purposes. :wink: :P

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Post by themorg » Mon Jan 18, 2010 12:25 am

strawman wrote:
themorg wrote:
Wonko wrote:He said he'd take them all with him when he went, but no one expected he'd take them to Disneyworld.
did they expect him to take them to Satan-Land?
I think Wonko was aiming for a sense of 'murder/suicide threat' in 'take them all with him when he went' . But Morg points out the problem. You can't really say "take them out", which might be clearer, since you don't 'take people out' to Disneyworld..
i was thinking he was talking to a bunch of super intelligent monkeys that the main character had lied to about taking them outside or something.

Here is my interpretation of this twabble.
(((He said he'd take all the caged monkeys with him when he went, but not a one of them expected he'd take them to Disneyworld.)))
That is just where i went with the story.
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Post by ROU Killing Time » Mon Jan 18, 2010 12:26 am

dreamrock wrote::lol: I'm quite amused that my "the way he wanted to go" meme has gained traction.
Ah yes, reminds me of the old joke. I want to go like my grandfather did, peacefully in his sleep, not screaming in terror like the passengers in the car with him.
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Post by dreamrock » Mon Jan 18, 2010 1:12 am

ROU Killing Time wrote:
dreamrock wrote::lol: I'm quite amused that my "the way he wanted to go" meme has gained traction.
Ah yes, reminds me of the old joke. I want to go like my grandfather did, peacefully in his sleep, not screaming in terror like the passengers in the car with him.
:D I love that joke.
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Post by Mr.Shadowbxre » Mon Jan 18, 2010 1:48 am

Snap, Crackle, Pop. Tony grinned to himself as he finished off the last of those pesky elves. I Think they crunch really.


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Post by swamp » Tue Jan 19, 2010 1:15 am

Mr.Shadowbxre wrote:Snap, Crackle, Pop. Tony grinned to himself as he finished off the last of those pesky elves. I Think they crunch really.
See, and I was waiting for a "They're Grrrrrrrreat!!!!" I like it nonetheless.

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Post by strawman » Tue Jan 19, 2010 3:54 am

Tony is Frosted Flakes, not Rice Krispies; elves are Keebler, not Cap'n Crunch. This is dystopia cereal: Twabble-O's.
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Post by ROU Killing Time » Tue Jan 19, 2010 5:49 am

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Post by tbaker2500 » Tue Jan 19, 2010 6:39 am

LOL!
Twabble of the week!
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Post by ROU Killing Time » Tue Jan 19, 2010 6:42 am

tbaker2500 wrote:LOL!
Twabble of the week!
So, are you gonna read for me, Sainted one? Or are you as bashful of your voice as I am of mine?
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Post by tbaker2500 » Tue Jan 19, 2010 6:45 am

I got no problem reading, in fact I do all the voice-over work for my company videos. However, that doesn't mean I have a good-sounding voice. :-)
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