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

Post by scarcrow » Wed Apr 10, 2013 9:10 pm

Algernon Sydney is Dead wrote:Jack had his head in the clouds & his feet on the ground.
He wasn't a remarkable man. He just never saw that airship anchor.
Beautiful!
"Overwhelmed as one would be placed in my position,
Such a heavy burden now to be the one,
Born to bear and read to all the details of our ending,
To write it down for all the world to see.

But I forgot my pen..."
-Rosetta Stoned, by Tool

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

Post by Molly Blitzin » Thu Apr 11, 2013 7:20 pm

Hi,
first time posting to the forums. My first Twabble:

Once, the roads to the faery realm were hidden from human eyes. Now many come seeking our magic. Thanks a lot Google maps!

Let me know if I'm not doing it right :oops:
thanks,
Molly

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

Post by Algernon Sydney is Dead » Thu Apr 11, 2013 11:25 pm

Molly Blitzin wrote:... Once, the roads to the faery realm were hidden from human eyes. Now many come seeking our magic. Thanks a lot Google maps!

Let me know if I'm not doing it right...
You're doing it just fine. Good twabble.
Google ("Do no evil" my arse!) Maps: Exposing things previously only know to sinister government bureaucrats since 2005.

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

Post by strawman » Thu Apr 11, 2013 11:52 pm

:lol:
Molly Blitzin wrote:Hi,
first time posting to the forums. My first Twabble:

Once, the roads to the faery realm were hidden from human eyes. Now many come seeking our magic. Thanks a lot Google maps!

Let me know if I'm not doing it right :oops:
thanks,
Molly
Never judge anyone until you have biopsied their brain.

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

Post by scarcrow » Fri Apr 12, 2013 12:56 am

Molly Blitzin wrote:Hi,
first time posting to the forums. My first Twabble:

Once, the roads to the faery realm were hidden from human eyes. Now many come seeking our magic. Thanks a lot Google maps!

Let me know if I'm not doing it right :oops:
thanks,
Molly
I'd say you're doing just fine!
"Overwhelmed as one would be placed in my position,
Such a heavy burden now to be the one,
Born to bear and read to all the details of our ending,
To write it down for all the world to see.

But I forgot my pen..."
-Rosetta Stoned, by Tool

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

Post by ROU Killing Time » Fri Apr 12, 2013 6:30 pm

Molly Blitzin wrote:Hi,
first time posting to the forums. My first Twabble:

Once, the roads to the faery realm were hidden from human eyes. Now many come seeking our magic. Thanks a lot Google maps!

Let me know if I'm not doing it right :oops:
thanks,
Molly
Welcome aboard.
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Re: Post your Twitfic Twabbles Here! (General Content)

Post by scarcrow » Sat Apr 13, 2013 1:01 am

My favorite game as a kid was Chutes and Ladders. I had my own strategy. When their hands touch the top rung then open fire!
"Overwhelmed as one would be placed in my position,
Such a heavy burden now to be the one,
Born to bear and read to all the details of our ending,
To write it down for all the world to see.

But I forgot my pen..."
-Rosetta Stoned, by Tool

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You want an answer?

Post by lyda » Sun Apr 14, 2013 11:13 am

Four times they took him. Every time an anal probe. Now he was prepared. Each night he ate three fortune cookies. Whole.

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Post by strawman » Sun Apr 14, 2013 12:08 pm

Welcome, Lyda! And thanks for the contribution. You will probably want to repost this one under the TwitFic thread, and use the handy tool at http://twitfic.net/sizingtool/twabble_sizing_fun.htm to check the length.
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Re: Post your Twitfic Twabbles Here! (General Content)

Post by Algernon Sydney is Dead » Sun Apr 14, 2013 12:37 pm

Hera's milk, across the sky,
spawned creatures alien
but pleasing to the eye.
The galaxy came from a "Big Bang", indeed.

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Re: You want an answer?

Post by lyda » Sun Apr 14, 2013 1:10 pm

strawman wrote:Welcome, Lyda! And thanks for the contribution. You will probably want to repost this one under the TwitFic thread, and use the handy tool at http://twitfic.net/sizingtool/twabble_sizing_fun.htm to check the length.
Ah. I see my mistake. Besides the wrong place (sorry), I sized it by doing:

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echo "Four times they took him. Every time an anal probe. Now he was prepared. Each night he ate three fortune cookies. Whole." | tr -d ' ' | wc -c
100
However I forgot the trailing "\n". So...

Four times they took him. Every time an anal probe. Now he was prepared. Every night he ate three fortune cookies. Whole.

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echo -n "Four times they took him. Every time an anal probe. Now he was prepared. Every night he ate three fortune cookies. Whole." | tr -d ' ' | wc -c
100
And thanks for the checker, but I'm normally a unix developer person! :)

I've been listening to the Drabblecast for a few months and kept meaning to read the forums but have been a bit busy lately. And then I woke up with that one this morning and it was exactly 100 chars (a programmer doing an off by one error is practically a cliche at this point - shame) so I had to post it!

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Re: You want an answer?

Post by strawman » Sun Apr 14, 2013 1:26 pm

lyda wrote: And thanks for the checker, but I'm normally a unix developer person! :)
!
I'm sure ASID won't mind, will you ASID?
ASID?
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Post by Algernon Sydney is Dead » Sun Apr 14, 2013 2:04 pm

Hey if (s)he writes his/her own operating system, who am I to quibble? :wink: Quite a few variants of Unix out there.
At least it isn't .net *shudder*.

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Re: You want an answer?

Post by tbaker2500 » Sun Apr 14, 2013 4:00 pm

lyda wrote:Four times they took him. Every time an anal probe. Now he was prepared. Every night he ate three fortune cookies. Whole.
That's a winner.

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

Post by scarcrow » Sun Apr 14, 2013 9:29 pm

They say I am the cowboy killer and I've slain them by the dozens. My name is long since lost, but now most call me Marlboro.
"Overwhelmed as one would be placed in my position,
Such a heavy burden now to be the one,
Born to bear and read to all the details of our ending,
To write it down for all the world to see.

But I forgot my pen..."
-Rosetta Stoned, by Tool

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Post by Algernon Sydney is Dead » Mon Apr 15, 2013 12:29 am

scarcrow wrote:They say I am the cowboy killer and I've slain them by the dozens. My name is long since lost, but now most call me Marlboro.
Noble attempt, but picking on "Big Tobacco" is getting passé. Now, Demon Rum would be a fun target...

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

Post by scarcrow » Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:04 am

Algernon Sydney is Dead wrote: Noble attempt, but picking on "Big Tobacco" is getting passé. Now, Demon Rum would be a fun target...
Picking on big tobacco?!! I was smoking a Marlboro and staring at the pack when I wrote that.
"Overwhelmed as one would be placed in my position,
Such a heavy burden now to be the one,
Born to bear and read to all the details of our ending,
To write it down for all the world to see.

But I forgot my pen..."
-Rosetta Stoned, by Tool

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

Post by Algernon Sydney is Dead » Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:25 am

Dr. Ming ruled the world with his "Eye safe" laser.
If you kept your eyes in a steel & concrete vault, they *might* be safe.

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

Post by ROU Killing Time » Mon Apr 15, 2013 5:10 am

scarcrow wrote:
Algernon Sydney is Dead wrote: Noble attempt, but picking on "Big Tobacco" is getting passé. Now, Demon Rum would be a fun target...
Picking on big tobacco?!! I was smoking a Marlboro and staring at the pack when I wrote that.
They say we're a dying breed, you and I.
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Re: Post your Twitfic Twabbles Here! (General Content)

Post by scarcrow » Mon Apr 15, 2013 8:00 am

ROU Killing Time wrote:They say we're a dying breed, you and I.
In more ways than one...
"Overwhelmed as one would be placed in my position,
Such a heavy burden now to be the one,
Born to bear and read to all the details of our ending,
To write it down for all the world to see.

But I forgot my pen..."
-Rosetta Stoned, by Tool

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