HOME | CATALOG | DOWNLOADS | LINKS | EDITORIALS | DISCUSSION | CONTACT

The Thread that gave away three free ...

Topics | Last Day | Last Week | Tree View | Search | User List | Help/Instructions | Log Out | Edit Profile | Register
Night Shade Message Boards » Nemonymous » The Thread that gave away three free Zencores! « Previous Next »

  Thread Last Poster Posts Pages Last Post
  Start New Thread        

Author Message
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

des lewis
Posted on Sunday, July 22, 2007 - 01:30 am:   

CONTINUED FROM HERE:
http://www.nightshadebooks.com/discus/messages/201/8037.html?1185084334
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

des lewis
Posted on Sunday, July 22, 2007 - 01:48 am:   

This thread continues exactly as before.
Free Nemo 5 (by surface mail) for ANY post on this thread. Free ZENCORE for killing the thread by a timely simple short or long post in accordance with the original rules.

The ZENCORE prize will be sent by AIR MAIL.

Meanwhile, there is an alternative method (on these boards) of obtaining a free ZENCORE:
http://www.nightshadebooks.com/discus/messages/201/8060.html?1185093650

A summary of all current 'bumps-for-books' promotions:
http://weirdmonger.blog-city.com/bumps_for_books.htm
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Byron Bailey
Posted on Sunday, July 22, 2007 - 11:00 am:   

Two days now, Swen. You are coming very close to being ranked among my worst dozen dining experiencees. What's the trouble? Do you have to grow the wheat from scratch? And you've officially lost your tip, buddy. If I don't see some chop-chop soon, you may lose more. I may be forced to have a talk with the manager.
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Phillip Stecco
Posted on Sunday, July 22, 2007 - 11:16 am:   

des, I have a practical (and tactical) question. Can the winner of this thread's competion also win the critique-writing competion? Or is it one Zencore per individual poster? The fine print doesn't seem to address this. Thanks.

Best wishes,
Phil
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Byron Bailey
Posted on Sunday, July 22, 2007 - 11:37 am:   

My guess is there's not too likely to be a winner on this thread unless Nightshade's has a glitch or something where the forum is down for a day or more, making the last person to post before the glitch, the winner.
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

des lewis
Posted on Sunday, July 22, 2007 - 11:48 am:   

Anyone is eligible to win two Zencores (or even three, if you take into account the Shocklines thread), as long as such a winner gives the extra ones to friends or contacts who are likely (but not necessarily guaranteed) to enjoy it and comment on it somewhere.
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Phillip Stecco
Posted on Sunday, July 22, 2007 - 01:39 pm:   

Thanks, des. I've got this internet competition bunion which is throbbing. It can't predict rain, but it can predict the return of Nick, Colleen, and Swen. Byron's return goes without saying (or throbbing, thank goodness).
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Byron Bailey
Posted on Sunday, July 22, 2007 - 02:23 pm:   

Moi? Sans throbbing? I'm hurt. Sniff...I thought I was having some kind of impact even if it's only on a competition bunion. I mean, I've already won two contests and yet the competition bunyon doesn't register me as a threat. I'm mortified and I'm just going to have to prove the competition bunyon wrong.
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Phillip Stecco
Posted on Sunday, July 22, 2007 - 02:48 pm:   

Does "thorn in my arse" describe you?
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Phillip Stecco
Posted on Sunday, July 22, 2007 - 02:51 pm:   

u kant spel birun
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Phillip Stecco
Posted on Sunday, July 22, 2007 - 02:55 pm:   

Want to borrow a dikshunery?
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Byron Bailey
Posted on Sunday, July 22, 2007 - 03:03 pm:   

I like, "Thorn in your arse." It's got a certain sharpness to it that I like.
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Phillip Stecco
Posted on Monday, July 23, 2007 - 12:51 am:   

Another day, another vigil...
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Swen Daagswoosch
Posted on Monday, July 23, 2007 - 04:43 am:   

Mr. Bailey, perhaps you should consider a career change. You seem to understand the needs of restaurant patrons. I think you would make an excellent waiter. Three wags of the tail, garcon...
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Colleen Andrews
Posted on Monday, July 23, 2007 - 05:15 am:   

I'm back!!!! Welcome to Nick. It is a pleasure to meet you. I hope you have as much spunk as Byron. He make this thread worth the stop. I can't wait to win Zencore.
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

des lewis
Posted on Monday, July 23, 2007 - 05:50 am:   

There's another Zencore kill thread here (slightly different though):
http://p082.ezboard.com/fshocklinesforumfrm2.showMessage?topicID=49095.topic
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Byron Bailey
Posted on Monday, July 23, 2007 - 09:41 am:   

"Mr. Bailey, perhaps you should consider a career change. You seem to understand the needs of restaurant patrons. I think you would make an excellent waiter. Three wags of the tail, garcon..."

Swen, my wayward waiter, I do know the needs all to well of the restaurant patrons, having worked in the back of a kitchen and seen things that would turn the hair on the palm of your hand gray. There are horrors there that are best not mentioned. Greater than any of the horrors in the kitchen, though, are the horrors that are the restaurant patrons, monsters for the modern era more diabolical than any vampire, werewolf, or shambling thing, for out in the dining room lurks the terrible soup fiend and the soul-stealing cottage cheese questioner. The kitchen staff can never expect mercy from them, but I have said too much already.

"I hope you have as much spunk as Byron. He make this thread worth the stop."

Now that's cruel, Colleen, to inform me that my very own efforts may just be preventing me from winning. With a little spunk, I shall carry on, though.
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Colleen Andrews
Posted on Monday, July 23, 2007 - 09:56 am:   

I am glad you will carry on, it would be lonely with out you here. I will not give up though so you may want to!!!!!
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Nick Jackson
Posted on Monday, July 23, 2007 - 01:36 pm:   

Did I say the suspense was killing me? I'm feeling a little better now. The persica did the trick. I'm glad I wasn't dining at the restaurant mentioned above, though. That might have finished me. Not that the rest of you would have been worried by that, since the aim is to survive simply by indulging in a verbal diarrhoea.

"I hope you have as much spunk as Byron." Well, Colleen, Are we talking metric or imperial, metaphysical or actual?

I suppose I can type as well as anyone, as for the content, that's for the rest of you to judge but it's very nice to be here, just hanging out as one might say, like a vulture at the kill...
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Phillip Stecco
Posted on Monday, July 23, 2007 - 03:48 pm:   

Nick, welcome back! We all might as well have fun while we're here. The clown, the damsel, the dog, the latent waiter, the enigma. Five dolls trapped at the bottom of a barrel, as in the classic Twilight Zone episode. There would have been a sixth, but the Swiss Goatherd (either blessed or cursed with instinctive climbing skills) negotiated the slippery wall just prior to his plummet to the sidewalk. Will a charitable passerby toss Brendan back into the mix? Where is Rod Serling when we need him? Stay tuned...
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Byron Bailey
Posted on Monday, July 23, 2007 - 07:56 pm:   

Welcome to the adventures of the Geezenstacks!
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Colleen Andrews
Posted on Tuesday, July 24, 2007 - 05:14 am:   

Wow hearing us described as such, I was going to take offense but then I believe I have nothing to complain about I think I got the best description given. hehehe Yes the laughter is back I think I will need it to outlast the rest of you!!
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

des lewis
Posted on Tuesday, July 24, 2007 - 10:19 am:   

Geezenstacks - are they the Frederic Brown Geezenstacks? A wonderul writer.

I'm sorry this thread has been difficult for winning Zencore ... so far. But it's great entertainment. Thanks.

This Zencore killthread may be temporarily slightly easier:
http://p082.ezboard.com/fshocklinesforumfrm2.showMessage?topicID=49095.topic
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Byron Bailey
Posted on Tuesday, July 24, 2007 - 11:29 am:   

"Geezenstacks - are they the Frederic Brown Geezenstacks?"

Yep. He's another one on my list to read more of chance permitting. So far, I've only read maybe a handful of stories by him, though.


On a side note, at least in reference to myself, I prefer the term "action figure" rather than "doll."
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Nick Jackson
Posted on Wednesday, July 25, 2007 - 05:22 am:   

Well, I think "action figure" and "doll" are both a bit too plasticy for my taste. I consider myself to be a living, breathing entity who, though not entirely gifted with free will, at least has the illusion of it. Or, is even this a pathetic delusion?

Colleen, much as you deserve the prize with those charming little peals of laughter, I predict it will be snatched from your grasp.

Thanks, Des, I'm thoroughly enjoyed this thread.
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Colleen Andrews
Posted on Wednesday, July 25, 2007 - 05:56 am:   

Good Morning everyone,
Hope everyone is having a wonderful day!!! I can't wait to win Zencore!!! hehehe
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Byron Bailey
Posted on Wednesday, July 25, 2007 - 10:17 am:   

"Well, I think "action figure" and "doll" are both a bit too plasticy for my taste. I consider myself to be a living, breathing entity who, though not entirely gifted with free will, at least has the illusion of it. Or, is even this a pathetic delusion?"

It's not a pathetic delusion but a necessary delusion to keep us from going entirely insane. All of us dolls, action figures, dummies, and puppets are nothing but play things to forces we can't fathom. Shakespeare said it well. "Like flies to wanton boys are we to the gods / They kill us for their sport." Shakespeare had it slightly wrong, though, living in the misogynistic times he did. Corrected to match modern insights, the quote should read, "Like dolls to pampered girls are we to the goddesses / Their brothers rip our heads off for their sport."

Merry Christmas in July!
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Colleen Andrews
Posted on Wednesday, July 25, 2007 - 01:16 pm:   

Merry Christmas Byron!!!!
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

des lewis
Posted on Wednesday, July 25, 2007 - 01:32 pm:   

Merry Christmas, all.
Here's a Chrissie present:
http://www.aphelion-webzine.com/shorts/ChristmasAngel.htm
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Byron Bailey
Posted on Wednesday, July 25, 2007 - 03:28 pm:   

I need to try some of that my next Christmas dinner.
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Colleen Andrews
Posted on Thursday, July 26, 2007 - 06:04 am:   

Wow Des that is an interesting story!!! I couldn't help but relate it to my own family. Thanks for the present!!! I can't wait to win another present!!! hehehehe
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Swen Daagswoosch
Posted on Thursday, July 26, 2007 - 09:57 am:   

La vie continue...
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Colleen Andrews
Posted on Thursday, July 26, 2007 - 12:19 pm:   

Hi Swen Good to see you here again!!!
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

des lewis
Posted on Thursday, July 26, 2007 - 12:24 pm:   

Byron, if you win that other Zencore thread elsehere in the next couple of hours, are you still going to visit this thread?
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Byron Bailey
Posted on Thursday, July 26, 2007 - 12:38 pm:   

I'd like to, but I'd prefer to do it so that my posts are like yours in that they don't count as a bump.
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

des lewis
Posted on Thursday, July 26, 2007 - 12:42 pm:   

Yes, that's fine, Byron. You would become a designated 'non-bumper' on this thread, if that should happen.
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Byron Bailey
Posted on Thursday, July 26, 2007 - 04:23 pm:   

I have won my enlightenment; I have won my _Zencore_. Yet like the Buddha unwilling to abandon the Earth to pain and suffering, I shall return to this thread and spread my wisdom to those who are receptive to it. I shall show Swen that there is much honor in timely waitering. I shall lead Phil out of the dollhouse into a larger world he never imagined, a world where heads aren't ripped off for sport by wanton brothers. I shall teach Colleen that there are other kinds of laughter to appreciate than just, "Hehehehe."

Mostly, though, in the long tradition of American sportmanship, I shall gloat.
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

des lewis
Posted on Friday, July 27, 2007 - 12:14 am:   

Yes, Byron has won the Zencore that was advertised as available on Shocklines. Congratulations.
If Byron should now post on this thread, he will be a non-contender for this thread's Zencore and his posts will therefore be ignored for this purpose, but otherwise his posts will be read with the usual interest.
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Phillip Stecco
Posted on Friday, July 27, 2007 - 01:30 am:   

Congratulations, Byron!
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Nick Jackson
Posted on Friday, July 27, 2007 - 03:57 am:   

In the long tradition of English sportsmanship (we invented it!) I shall congratulate you too, Byron and wish you further enlightenment.

Coleen, have you tried: "ha ha ha" in a nasal kind of undertone? I find it immensely satisfying.
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Swen Daagswoosch
Posted on Friday, July 27, 2007 - 04:26 am:   

Woof woof woof!
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Colleen Andrews
Posted on Friday, July 27, 2007 - 05:10 am:   

Wow, Congrats Byron. Now it's down to four!!! hmmmm I like your idea of the hahaha's Nick I shall try to use them to win my copy of Zencore. I will not give up!!!!
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Colleen Andrews
Posted on Friday, July 27, 2007 - 05:13 am:   

Des, I just received my copy of Nemo 5. I love it!!! I brought it with me to work today. Hopefully the bosses will take the day off or leave early so I can read it. If not my house will not get cleaned until I have read it. So far I have only read the first story "The Robot & The Octopus". It was brilliant!!! All I want to do is read every story forget work forget everything else. HAHAHA!!! Thank you so much Des!!!
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

des lewis
Posted on Friday, July 27, 2007 - 05:35 am:   

Hey, Colleen, that sort of comment makes this bump-for-books thingie all worthwhile for me. Thanks.

You are lucky, though, as surface mail usually takes 6 - 8 weeks from here to USA.
des
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

des lewis
Posted on Friday, July 27, 2007 - 05:37 am:   

Now it's down to four!!!

There is curently no maximum. Others may arrive to claim a free Nemo 5 now!
des
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Colleen Andrews
Posted on Friday, July 27, 2007 - 08:19 am:   

Des,
Quit telling people about the contest I want to win!!! HEHEHE Hahahaha!!! I understand, the more people the better for you, but the less people the better for me!!!
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

des lewis
Posted on Friday, July 27, 2007 - 08:30 am:   

Mum's the word.
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Byron Bailey
Posted on Friday, July 27, 2007 - 03:58 pm:   

You have the "Hehehehes" down and you have the "Hahahahahahas" down, Colleen. Now can we hear some "Hohohohohos" especially since it wast Christmas in July not that long ago?
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Brendan Connell
Posted on Friday, July 27, 2007 - 11:02 pm:   

Still barking and squealing?

Just checking in to see when the real competition is ready.
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Phillip Stecco
Posted on Saturday, July 28, 2007 - 03:14 am:   

Yodel-lay-hee-hoo-hoo-hoo!
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Brendan Connell
Posted on Saturday, July 28, 2007 - 08:35 am:   

OK, it's ready.
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Byron Bailey
Posted on Saturday, July 28, 2007 - 11:01 am:   

No Phil. It's "Om mane padme hum."
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Phillip Stecco
Posted on Saturday, July 28, 2007 - 06:37 pm:   

Brilliant, Byron! Brendan, in lieu of a critique, I believe you have posted a Swiss miss. Now is the proper time to count our unhatched chickens.
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Nick Jackson
Posted on Sunday, July 29, 2007 - 03:13 am:   

No, Phillip, I think you've got that wrong. It's never a good idea to count unhatched chickens: they may hatch as dinosaurs.

Des, I haven't claimed my Nemo 5 as I already have a copy and very fine it was too. I prefer you to send them to the unconverted...

I'm just here for the ride: whoopeeeee!
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Phillip Stecco
Posted on Sunday, July 29, 2007 - 03:36 am:   

Hold on tightly, Nick!
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

des lewis
Posted on Sunday, July 29, 2007 - 04:29 am:   

Nick, thanks. And thanks also for being in ZENCORE.

For others, here is the book VISITS TO THE FLEA CIRCUS by Nick Jackson which is one of my real favourite short story collections (a pity it seems to be sold out if anyone else wanted to buy it!):
http://www.elasticpress.com/visits.htm
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Colleen Andrews
Posted on Monday, July 30, 2007 - 05:16 am:   

Hohoho hahaha hehehe lol!!!! I think that covers it all. Did everyone have a good weekend?
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Byron Bailey
Posted on Monday, July 30, 2007 - 12:26 pm:   

No. Try "Hehoha hehoha hehoha. That might even be better than "Om Many Padme hum."

My weekend was great because Shark Week on the Dicovery Channel started last night. An entire week of great whites, tigers sharks, bull sharks, and other assorted nightmares of the sea swimming through my mind, their dorsal fins cutting the surface of the white like the lives they are destined to cut short later in the program. I love shark week! It's the only time that the tornado dreams go away.

One of these days, I'm going to have to try shark fin soup.
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Byron Bailey
Posted on Monday, July 30, 2007 - 05:07 pm:   

should be "...cutting the surface of the water (not white) like the lives..."
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

B. L.
Posted on Monday, July 30, 2007 - 09:19 pm:   

Hi -

I read about this book on Daniel Ausema's blog and would like one! I've e-mailed you.
thanks.
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

des lewis
Posted on Tuesday, July 31, 2007 - 12:38 am:   

Hi, BL, not heard from you yet.
The 'rules' of this thread are here:
http://www.nightshadebooks.com/discus/messages/201/8011.html?1184613430
So, by posting here once, you are now eligible for a free Nemonymous Five by surface mail. Please claim this at: bfitzworth@yahoo.co.uk

Good luck with securing ZENCORE by means of this thread. My own posts - and Byron Bailey's posts (because he has already won ZENCORE elsewhere) - are deemed not to exist on this thread for the purpose of anyone winning ZENCORE by means of 'killing' this thread. des
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Colleen Andrews
Posted on Tuesday, July 31, 2007 - 05:13 am:   

Welcome BL Good morning everyone
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Nick Jackson
Posted on Wednesday, August 01, 2007 - 03:43 am:   

Good morning, Colleen, although it's now Wednesday and so a whole night of sharks, tornado dreams and missed chances has passed in between. Funny that, as I write this you will be surfacing from your nightmares, rubbing the sleep out of your eyes and trying to smash the alarm clock while I am contemplating the lunch menu. Now, what shall I have today: braised shark fin, a bowl of tornado soup...? Where's that blinking waiter when I need him?
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Swen Daagswoosch
Posted on Wednesday, August 01, 2007 - 04:24 am:   

Waiter, there's a hair in my soup!
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Byron Bailey
Posted on Wednesday, August 01, 2007 - 09:17 am:   

Don't worry, Swen. We at Chez Bailey, won't charge you extra. Just don't spread the word around. Otherwise, everyone is going to expect a hair in their soup.
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Byron Bailey
Posted on Wednesday, August 01, 2007 - 06:00 pm:   

Thanks to popular demand, Chez Bailey has come out with five basic flavors of hair in your soup: black, brunette, blonde, red and gray. Thanks to swimmers who happened to be swimming at the right place at the right time, we also have for a limited time only purple and fuligin (the color darker than black) and all containing 100% natural ingredients unless you happen to be one of those Luddites who believe that in this day and age, toxic waste spill is not a natural ingredient.
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Nick Jackson
Posted on Thursday, August 02, 2007 - 05:49 am:   

This wasn't on my lunch menu. Is this the special?
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Nick Jackson
Posted on Thursday, August 02, 2007 - 05:51 am:   

Thanks for the 'citation', Des. Thanks for publishing my story, thanks for being a demi-god, thanks... What kind of finish would you like on your boots?
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Colleen Andrews
Posted on Thursday, August 02, 2007 - 06:06 am:   

Hi everyone!!! Nick are you watching the Shark week on Discovery Channel too!!! My husband loves it. I just can't figure out why anyone would want to swim with a Great White!!!
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Colleen Andrews
Posted on Thursday, August 02, 2007 - 06:08 am:   

Oh wait, that was Byron who said he was watching shark week sorry it's to early for me. I am not much good before noon!!!hehehe
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

des lewis
Posted on Thursday, August 02, 2007 - 06:11 am:   

Nick lives in UK and we don't have much TV over here. Black and white, only one channel, interlude at teatime, and Dixon of Dock Green. Looking forward one day to getting US imports like 'The Lone Ranger' and 'The Lucy Show'.

Desilu
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Byron Bailey
Posted on Thursday, August 02, 2007 - 11:15 am:   

_Zencore_ came in the mail today. Very handsome looking book, quite a bit different from the small, magazine-like format I'm familiar with from _Nemonymous_, not that those don't have their charm, too.
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Byron Bailey
Posted on Thursday, August 02, 2007 - 09:46 pm:   

"I just can't figure out why anyone would want to swim with a Great White!!!"

1. Bragging rights.

2. They need some angle to make their documentary stand out from the others. The next step? Nude swimming with great whites. Mark my words.

3. The thrill of it like sky diving.

4. An unconscious desire to commit suicide in a spectacular manner.

5. To help the image of great whites by showing us that, gee, they're really not that dangerous because you can swim with them outside the cage. It may have backfired, though, when on the show you're talking about, I think, they had to leave the water in a hurry when that shark started getting a little aggressive.

6. They don't want to lose a bet or a dare, especially a double dare.

7. Insanity.
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

des lewis
Posted on Friday, August 03, 2007 - 04:15 am:   

LOL!
I'm glad Byron is still posting here. But rememer Byron's posts continue not to exist for any official 'inactivity' period.
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

des lewis
Posted on Friday, August 03, 2007 - 04:17 am:   

IMPROVEMENT. 24 HOURS.
The official 'inactivity' period is now 24 hours instead of 36 hours. Otherwise conditions unchanged.
Also, *any* post here, until ZENCORE is won, earns a free Nemo 5 by surface mail for each poster.
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

des lewis
Posted on Friday, August 03, 2007 - 06:09 am:   

Congratulations, Colleen. You have won 'Zencore'.
Also consolation prizes of the same book to Phillip Stecco and Brendan Connell.
All three of you, please claim your prizes from bfitzworth@yahoo.co.uk
des
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

des lewis
Posted on Friday, August 03, 2007 - 06:11 am:   

THIS THREAD IS NOW DEAD FOR THE PURPOSES OF FREE BOOK-GATHERING.
However, more free 'bumps-for-books' listed here:
http://weirdmonger.livejournal.com/2007/07/26/
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Phillip Stecco
Posted on Friday, August 03, 2007 - 06:36 am:   

Thank you, des! A true confession to the other posters: Colleen and I are friends and coworkers who devised a divide and conquer strategy. I am also Swen. I vowed that I would not bump her posts here. I was putting my energy into the critique-writing thread instead, which I had every intention of winning. Colleen will be away from her computer until Monday when she returns to work, but I will let her know of her victory in the meantime. I predict a HeHeHe sound...
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

des lewis
Posted on Friday, August 03, 2007 - 06:41 am:   

Thanks, Phillip.


For others: The '50+ word critique' thread he mentions for winning ZENCORE is here:
http://www.nightshadebooks.com/discus/messages/201/8060.html?1185700060
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Byron Bailey
Posted on Friday, August 03, 2007 - 09:24 am:   

It's over?

But what am I going to do with all of this soup? Shark fin soup with or without hair, anyone?
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Nick Jackson
Posted on Monday, August 06, 2007 - 02:46 am:   

I'll take a double order with hair. So long fellow travellers. Boo hoo!
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Colleen Andrews
Posted on Monday, August 06, 2007 - 05:22 am:   

Wow, I am so excited thank you so much!!! I never win anything. You can ask Phil I buy a lottery ticket everyday at lunch and haven't won a thing. Des, thank you so much I know I said it before but I am so thankful!!!! Byron I would take an order without hair please just to say I tried it!!hehehe hahaha woopee!!!! yeah!!!
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

des lewis
Posted on Sunday, August 12, 2007 - 03:53 am:   

Hopefully you'll receive it bt next week, Colleen. I sent it air mail.

More Bumps for Books:
http://weirdmonger.mindsay.com/bumps_for_books.mws

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Phillip Stecco
Posted on Sunday, August 12, 2007 - 11:47 am:   

I received my "cosolation" copy of Zencore! in yesterday's mail. A very handsome book. I consider myself a winner after all. Thank you, des!

I hope my praise for Zencore! on another bumps-for-books thread provides an impetus for additional participation...

Phil
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Byron Bailey
Posted on Monday, August 13, 2007 - 08:06 pm:   

Tonight I started reading _Zencore_, and it has already brought a little magic or at least surrealism into my life.

This evening, I watched _Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmerman_. On tonight's episode, our fearless hero Andrew visits Viet Nam where he eats a number of unusual items. I couldn't help thinking how odd it was that out of the many exotic foods Viet Nam has to offer, our hero indulged himself with snails at least three times, maybe more, when he only had raw snake heart and bull penis once. What's with all of the snails when I could be watching him eat more scorpions and silk worm grubs which were also on the menu? It was a strange, sad episode to think that Andrew Zimmern was losing his iron stomach, forcing him to pad out the episode with snails which don't seem that bizarre to me.

Needing to clear myself of the snail sorrow -- Andrew, how could you eat and eat and eat something so tame? --, I picked up my copy of _Zencore_ and read the first story. It was quite good and it was all about eating snails. I can't say that my mind is any clearer, but I can say that my faith in Andrew Zimmern's stomach has been restored because eating snails now seems bizarre to me.
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

des lewis
Posted on Tuesday, August 14, 2007 - 01:13 am:   

Yes, ZENCORE is the new I CHING for fiction lovers (as long as you read the stories in the order printed).
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Colleen Andrews
Posted on Tuesday, August 14, 2007 - 06:25 am:   

I got my Zencore last night!!! What a beautiful book!!! I was very busy last night and unable to read anything so tonight I will have to read a couple of stories. Thanks again to Des and everyone who finally allowed me to win this gorgeous book. I will treasure for many years to come!!!

Candy


P.S. I couldn't post this with out first adding hehehe!!!
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Byron Bailey
Posted on Tuesday, August 14, 2007 - 01:05 pm:   

"Yes, ZENCORE is the new I CHING for fiction lovers (as long as you read the stories in the order printed)."

What happens when you finish reading it? Does the world end? How does _Zencore_ relate to the Mayan calander and the Book of Revelation? I'm almost afraid to read more, but I can't stop.
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

des lewis
Posted on Tuesday, August 14, 2007 - 02:26 pm:   

I'm almost afraid to read more, but I can't stop.

Hehehe!!
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Blue Tyson
Posted on Wednesday, August 15, 2007 - 07:14 pm:   

Raw snake heart is a new one on me! :-)

Add Your Message Here
Post:
Username: Posting Information:
This is a private posting area. Only registered users and moderators may post messages here.
Password:
Options: Enable HTML code in message
Automatically activate URLs in message
Action:

Topics | Last Day | Last Week | Tree View | Search | User List | Help/Instructions | Log Out | Edit Profile | Register

| Moderators | Administrators |