Announcing the Weekly Tw(itter)-(Dr)abble Contest!

Submit 100 character stories for the weekly contest
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Do you like twit-fic?

Yes
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No
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We'll see
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Total votes: 55

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Re: Announcing the Weekly Tw(itter)-(Dr)abble Contest!

Post by Algernon Sydney is Dead » Thu Nov 12, 2009 5:56 am

eric_marsh wrote:The NIS computers parsed the twit-fics searching for hidden messages. The Predators and the spooks were then deployed.
:shock:
*Applies greasepaint and heads for the hills.*

BTW, your last two twitfics both seem to be 101 characters. Bad form, old bean! :wink:

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Re: Announcing the Weekly Tw(itter)-(Dr)abble Contest!

Post by eric_marsh » Thu Nov 12, 2009 6:02 am

Algernon Sydney is Dead wrote:
eric_marsh wrote:The NIS computers parsed the twit-fics searching for hidden messages. The Predators and the spooks were then deployed.
:shock:
*Applies greasepaint and heads for the hills.*

BTW, your last two twitfics both seem to be 101 characters. Bad form, old bean! :wink:
No kidding? wc gave me 118 characters and 18 spaces on the last one. Counting it by hand I see 17 spaces. Wonder what that's about.

Catbert:Desktop emarsh$ wc drabble.txt
0 18 118 drabble.txt
Catbert:Desktop emarsh$ od -t a drabble.txt
0000000 T h e sp N I S sp c o m p u t e r
0000020 s sp p a r s e d sp t h e sp t w i
0000040 t - f i c s sp s e a r c h i n g
0000060 sp f o r sp h i d d e n sp m e s s
0000100 a g e s . sp T h e sp P r e d a t
0000120 o r s sp a n d sp t h e sp s p o o
0000140 k s sp w e r e sp t h e n sp d e p
0000160 l o y e d .
0000166
Catbert:Desktop emarsh$


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Re: Announcing the Weekly Tw(itter)-(Dr)abble Contest!

Post by Algernon Sydney is Dead » Thu Nov 12, 2009 6:32 am

I thought I was a savvy tech nerd. [strike]But what program is "wc"?[/strike] D'oh! Never mind. It's a unix command that I forgot about since my bitch'n editors do a much better job.

'Cides if Micro**** wrote it, your twat would have been:
�The NIS �computers parsed the twitǼ―Ǽfics searching for Ǽhidden messages. �The Predators and Ǽthe spooks were Ǽthen deployed.�
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Re: Announcing the Weekly Tw(itter)-(Dr)abble Contest!

Post by Algernon Sydney is Dead » Thu Nov 12, 2009 6:41 am

eric_marsh wrote:No kidding? wc gave me 118 characters and 18 spaces on the last one. Counting it by hand I see 17 spaces. Wonder what that's about.

Catbert:Desktop emarsh$ wc drabble.txt
0 18 118 drabble.txt
Catbert:
That's not saying 18 spaces. My wc docs say that those numbers mean:
0 newlines
18 words
and 118 characters.

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Re: Announcing the Weekly Tw(itter)-(Dr)abble Contest!

Post by strawman » Thu Nov 12, 2009 11:40 am

I use an abacus
Never judge anyone until you have biopsied their brain.

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Re: Announcing the Weekly Tw(itter)-(Dr)abble Contest!

Post by eric_marsh » Thu Nov 12, 2009 1:49 pm

Algernon Sydney is Dead wrote:
eric_marsh wrote:No kidding? wc gave me 118 characters and 18 spaces on the last one. Counting it by hand I see 17 spaces. Wonder what that's about.

Catbert:Desktop emarsh$ wc drabble.txt
0 18 118 drabble.txt
Catbert:
That's not saying 18 spaces. My wc docs say that those numbers mean:
0 newlines
18 words
and 118 characters.
Yea, I just figured that out this morning. Duh!
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Re: Announcing the Weekly Tw(itter)-(Dr)abble Contest!

Post by eric_marsh » Thu Nov 12, 2009 7:47 pm

I created a new blog to post my drabbles at http://eric-marsh.blogspot.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false. Of course I linked it to the drabblecast.
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Re: Announcing the Weekly Tw(itter)-(Dr)abble Contest!

Post by Kail_Panille » Fri Nov 13, 2009 10:36 pm

Young me asked "What did you name our daughter?"

"Pip."

"F determinism! She'll be Kate!" Poof.

I smiled. "Yes she will."

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Re: Announcing the Weekly Tw(itter)-(Dr)abble Contest!

Post by moonowl » Fri Nov 13, 2009 11:07 pm

In botany we learned leaves drop so the trees will survive the winter. Yet, before they fall they turn the color of blood.




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Re: Announcing the Weekly Tw(itter)-(Dr)abble Contest!

Post by Algernon Sydney is Dead » Fri Nov 13, 2009 11:46 pm

moonowl wrote:...leaves drop so the trees will survive the winter. Yet, before they fall they turn the color of blood.
Your blood is brown and yellow? :o :)

Welcome aboard and nice avatar.

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Re: Announcing the Weekly Tw(itter)-(Dr)abble Contest!

Post by moonowl » Sat Nov 14, 2009 12:08 am

Algernon Sydney is Dead wrote: Your blood is brown and yellow? :o :)
Of course silly! what else would it be? :lol:

Thanks! Enjoying the backlogs of ADD fic..
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Pending Divorce

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"People say 'bird brained' and 'bird' is a British term for broad."
And so, poor Edward was 'hen pecked' with an ice pick.

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Oldie but Goodie 2

Post by Algernon Sydney is Dead » Sun Nov 15, 2009 5:55 am

"Mommy? Where are all the jerks and a*holes?"
Jill was shocked but then replied, "They only come out when DADDY drives."

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Edited down from a post by "strawman".

Post by Algernon Sydney is Dead » Sun Nov 15, 2009 5:57 am

Strawman came up with this, but he had too much taste to post it here. :wink:

The heinous strategy is working. To save a ton of money on health care & social security, make people wish they were dead.

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Re: Oldie but Goodie 2

Post by F5iver » Sun Nov 15, 2009 1:12 pm

Algernon Sydney is Dead wrote:"Mommy? Where are all the jerks and a*holes?"
Jill was shocked but then replied, "They only come out when DADDY drives."

Reminds me of my own childhood. How sweet.

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Re: Oldie but Goodie 2

Post by strawman » Sun Nov 15, 2009 1:44 pm

Algernon Sydney is Dead wrote:"Mommy? Where are all the jerks and a*holes?"
Jill was shocked but then replied, "They only come out when DADDY drives."
This is really good.
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Re: Oldie but Goodie 2

Post by Algernon Sydney is Dead » Sun Nov 15, 2009 2:08 pm

strawman wrote:This is really good.
Thanks. I only steal from the best! :)

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Warped Drive

Post by Algernon Sydney is Dead » Sun Nov 15, 2009 10:07 pm

Blame ROU Killing Time for this one. :wink:

The elder gods awoke with human's travels to the stars. Astronomers learned there was no red shift. It was always blood!

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Coffee Break

Post by dreamrock » Sun Nov 15, 2009 10:27 pm

Her heart skipped a beat but it was the coffee maker she heard, not a slow-motion helicopter. There would be no rescue.

P.S. I think the title "Coffee Break" elucidates things well. Oh, hey, I can edit the title.
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Re: Announcing the Weekly Tw(itter)-(Dr)abble Contest!

Post by eric_marsh » Mon Nov 16, 2009 2:25 am

Damn kitten just ruined two more rolls of toilet paper. I'll put some habanero pepper juice on a roll. That'll teach her.

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