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  1. kennyc

    kennyc Inkling

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    I'm completely obsessed with this song! For months now! I just can't get it out of my head. :) The lyrics, the melody, the flow is just amazing! This version is from Gregory Alan Isakov, but was written by Sam Beam of Iron & Wine who also has an incredible version recorded at Austin City Limits.



    Iron & Wine version - Iron & Wine - The Trapeze Swinger - Live @ ACL - YouTube
     
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  2. MineOwnKing

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    If anybody has kids that like Gravity Falls, there is a replica print version of Journal 3 available for preorder on Amazon. It's a hardcover with the six fingered hand, and contains the diagrams from all 3 journals.

    I ordered it for my kids, will come at the end of July.

    Looks awesome.
     
  3. Incanus

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    I got my very first "smart" phone a couple of weeks ago.

    I hate pretty much everything about it. It's a cheapy, not a name-brand. Very user-unfriendly--it assumes you already know how to use it. All I really want is the cell-phone part. But that function is sort of sidelined by all the other junk in it. It keeps turning itself on and making random chiming noises for no apparent reason at odd times. I figure I have to stick it out and get used to it, because before long there'll be some sort of "genius" phone to replace these, and I'll just be that much further behind.

    Do they still sell just plain old cell-phones anymore? If they do, and will continue to, that might be the best option for me.
     
  4. Heliotrope

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    When I was in school I sang in the choir and there was this girl with this beautiful soprano voice. I'm an alto. I tried to sing like her... The classical stuff, and I stunk. I thought I was terrible until I started singing folk music and learned I was decently good.

    Right now I feel a bit like I'm trying to write classical when my heart is writing in folk. The result is not pleasant :(
     
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  6. MineOwnKing

    MineOwnKing Maester

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    I still have a baby blue rotary phone you can have. It has a really long cord on it.
     
  7. Incanus

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    kennyc--That would be my first choice, but can it be done indefinitely?

    Mineownking--I like my cordless landline phone just fine; works just like it's supposed to. A cell phone that makes sense would be something I could use.
     
  8. ThinkerX

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    I am not a smart phone guy either.

    But the contract that provides my income dictates that I keep a cell phone in the truck.

    So, I headed over to Wally World (WalMart) and spent $5 on a trac-phone and $20 for a card that gave me something like 120 minutes for 90 days. I have bought two more cards since then, and still have over 300 minutes. Supposedly, the phone has a text function and can get on the internet. Never bothered with those. I discovered it could take pictures by accident. But I can place and receive calls.
     
  9. And there it is. No more school forever!
     
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  10. CupofJoe

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    Well done!
    But now the REAL Education begins...
     
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  11. Reilith

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    Going to a wedding today. I am so happy to witness my cousin get married :)

    Sent from my HTC Desire 820 using Tapatalk
     
  12. kennyc

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    The school of life is constant and forever.
     
  13. Tom

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    I hate this part of the semester so much. At least my final paper for history is out of the way, and I can concentrate on all the writing I put off for lit. I feel bad that I haven't been active on MS in a while...
     
  14. Reaver

    Reaver Kwisatz Haderach Moderator

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    Don't be too hard on yourself, Tom. Mythic Scribes will always be here for you.
     
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  15. Reaver

    Reaver Kwisatz Haderach Moderator

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    This should cheer you up Tom. Play the video first and dance along with Space Ghost.

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  16. Tom

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    Reaver, have I ever told you that I hate you?
     
  17. Reaver

    Reaver Kwisatz Haderach Moderator

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    I believe you just have. :(
     
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  18. Ireth

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    Today a fellow writer suggested I market WINTER'S QUEEN as a romance rather than a fantasy, because the query letter I have for it now focuses mostly on the relationship between the MC and her husband-to-be rather than on action or adventure.

    Yeah, because a relationship based on pure greed and hatred between an abusive, murderous asshole prince and the young woman he kidnapped so he could marry her is... romantic? Or something?

    People can be so weird.
     
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  19. Chessie

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    Ireth, do they live happily ever after? If so, then it IS a romance (fantasy/romance). Good luck with all your querying. :) It's crazy how time flies. I remember you writing the novel, commenting about the ups and downs, and now it's in the query process. So cool.
     
  20. Ireth

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    Haaaa, nope. Not by a long shot. The abusive kidnapper is the villain; he winds up dead at the end of the book. There is no love interest of any sort. The heroine gets a happily ever after by surviving and escaping him to reunite with her loving family.
     
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