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Post by Algernon Sydney is Dead » Wed Oct 03, 2012 3:10 am

mynameisinvalid wrote:First try.

We cheered as the 12 torches spun in perfect synchronization above the clown’s head. Then he caught them, 3 in each hand.
Alas, he (it) caught the flame end. Right? Right?!

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Post by Algernon Sydney is Dead » Wed Oct 03, 2012 3:14 am

ROU Killing Time wrote: It is said that the truth will set you free. Well, what do you say folks? Should I push my chips all-in on that proposition?
I dunno. It didn't work out so well, in this old (¡Classic!) tale:
Genius? Madman? Frustrated shoe-shine boy? wrote:Tell the truth to your boss and the truth shall set you free. Wrong.
Seems my boss's "open door policy" was for a trap door.

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

Post by ROU Killing Time » Wed Oct 03, 2012 3:17 am

Algernon Sydney is Dead wrote:
ROU Killing Time wrote: It is said that the truth will set you free. Well, what do you say folks? Should I push my chips all-in on that proposition?
I dunno. It didn't work out so well, in this old (¡Classic!) tale:
Genius? Madman? Frustrated shoe-shine boy? wrote:Tell the truth to your boss and the truth shall set you free. Wrong.
Seems my boss's "open door policy" was for a trap door.
Food for thought.
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Post by ROU Killing Time » Wed Oct 03, 2012 9:06 pm

His fortune: "The Rainbows Treasures Will Soon Belong To You!"
Hours later a Sherwin-Williams truck crashed into him.
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Re: Post your Twitfic Twabbles Here! (General Content)

Post by the buddha's wall » Thu Oct 04, 2012 10:54 am

My first Forums visit, so I'll try a Twabble:

Near death, the aged Zen master toppled. His last, ragged breaths muffled by the deafening sounds of one hand clapping.

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Post by Algernon Sydney is Dead » Thu Oct 04, 2012 12:36 pm

the buddha's wall wrote:My first Forums visit, so I'll try a Twabble:

Near death, the aged Zen master toppled. His last, ragged breaths muffled by the deafening sounds of one hand clapping.
So he died from The Clap?? :shock: I thought they had medicine for that nowadays. :P

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Post by tbaker2500 » Fri Oct 05, 2012 1:40 am

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

Post by LazarusLong » Fri Oct 05, 2012 2:43 pm

My shadow looms large. Horned,misshapen and violent against the cave wall. oh shit! That's nnot me.

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Post by Algernon Sydney is Dead » Fri Oct 05, 2012 4:13 pm

LazarusLong wrote:My shadow looms large. Horned,misshapen and violent against the cave wall. oh shit! That's nnot me.
"The shadow of your smile will color all my dreams."

Fine first effort, LazarusLong.
But two problems: (1) the typo and (2) Twabbles are exactly 100 characters not counting spaces. See the twabble sizer.

Finally: Welcome aboard!

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Post by loyaleagle » Fri Oct 05, 2012 5:22 pm

Welcome Buddha and Lazarus!
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Post by Algernon Sydney is Dead » Fri Oct 05, 2012 11:11 pm

I gave her a peck on the cheek.
She recoiled mad & bloody.
I shouldn't have used my beak,
but she oughtn't have F'd my buddy.

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Post by ROU Killing Time » Sat Oct 06, 2012 12:40 am

and then he asked himself yet again, why it kept recurring? the same thing over and over, endlessly spinning around. : ||
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Post by tbaker2500 » Sat Oct 06, 2012 12:57 am

LazarusLong wrote:My shadow looms large. Horned,misshapen and violent against the cave wall. oh shit! That's nnot me.
Nice one! Welcome to the forums.
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Post by tbaker2500 » Sat Oct 06, 2012 12:57 am

Algernon Sydney is Dead wrote:I gave her a peck on the cheek.
She recoiled mad & bloody.
I shouldn't have used my beak,
but she oughtn't have F'd my buddy.
:D :D :D
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Re: Post your Twitfic Twabbles Here! (General Content)

Post by LazarusLong » Sat Oct 06, 2012 11:48 am

My shadow looms large. Horned,warped and violent against the wavering glow of oil lit torches. oh shit! That's not mine.



Few teething issues on the first try. :oops:
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Post by Algernon Sydney is Dead » Sat Oct 06, 2012 2:11 pm

LazarusLong wrote:My shadow looms large. Horned,warped and violent against the wavering glow of oil lit torches. oh shit! That's not mine.

Few teething issues on the first try. :oops:
Not bad, but Length-Nazi says it's now too long. It needs to be exactly 100 characters. Perhaps this edit:
My shadow looms large. It's horned, warped and violent in the wavering glow of oil lit torches. Oh shit! That's not mine.

Don't worry about the teething issues. Many of us have had hiccups as our fangs came in. :twisted:

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

Post by ROU Killing Time » Sat Oct 06, 2012 8:32 pm

Algernon Sydney is Dead wrote:
LazarusLong wrote:My shadow looms large. Horned,warped and violent against the wavering glow of oil lit torches. oh shit! That's not mine.

Few teething issues on the first try. :oops:
Not bad, but Length-Nazi says it's now too long. It needs to be exactly 100 characters. Perhaps this edit:
My shadow looms large. It's horned, warped and violent in the wavering glow of oil lit torches. Oh shit! That's not mine.

Don't worry about the teething issues. Many of us have had hiccups as our fangs came in. :twisted:
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Post by ROU Killing Time » Mon Oct 08, 2012 5:29 am

The election won and the inauguration festivities over, Tempodent Mu boarded Timepod 1 and began his administration.
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Post by ROU Killing Time » Mon Oct 08, 2012 8:12 am

ROU Killing Time wrote:The election won and the inauguration festivities over, Tempodent Mu boarded Timepod 1 and began his administration.
Did anyone ever mention how suitable one of the short stories of Philip K. Dick that is in the public domain would be for an episode of the drabblecast? If not, and you elect me as your Tempodent, I promise to go back in time and mention it to Norm.
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Post by Algernon Sydney is Dead » Mon Oct 08, 2012 10:02 am

ROU Killing Time wrote:Did anyone ever mention how suitable one of the short stories of Philip K. Dick that is in the public domain would be for an episode of the drabblecast?
What the hey?!
  • I can't post a video of anyone singing "Happy Birthday" without paying a $20,000 advance royalty.
  • Every time I say "That's Mickey Mouse", jackbooted thugs from Disney Corp©®™ (#$%&*!) kick in the door.
Yet Philip K. Dick works are free?!!!
That's positively Dickian.

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