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Forum posts made by annamayzing

Topic Your Mood In Pictures Or Gifs
Posted 01 Dec 2020 15:08


I hope you're okay.


A bit battered and bruised but otherwise ok, thanks, Molly. 🙄

Topic Up two, three, Down two, three... Make a word.
Posted 01 Dec 2020 11:18

Gel ato-mic robes

Topic Science fiction writing and the use if G-forces
Posted 01 Dec 2020 08:28

Isn't 8G around the tolerance level for the pilots??


Maybe but they have 'G' suits which inflate to keep their blood in all the right places. 8G was the tolerance for the Airframe.

Topic Science fiction writing and the use if G-forces
Posted 30 Nov 2020 11:32

Just to add my pennyworth (I am not an aficionado of the Sci-Fi genre either).
As a technician on fast jets, back in the eighties, the aircraft I worked on (F4M Phantom II) had 'G' counters fitted in the nose wheel well.
This had to be checked after every flight and, if a reading of 8G (Eight times the force of gravity) was recorded, then the aircraft had to be immediately removed from service and a full inspection for fatigue damage carried out.

Fun Fact: Fun fair rides such as the Tower of Terror ride at Disneyland, have to be powered into the descent because, if they were not, the riders would fall at the same rate and there would be no feeling of weightlessness! book kekekegay

Topic Your Mood In Pictures Or Gifs
Posted 30 Nov 2020 11:22

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Topic Inspirations, the Stories Space Coffee House
Posted 30 Nov 2020 11:17

Thank you all for you kind thoughts. Fortunately, the damage to my back is just severe bruising. It will heal in time.
Gillian, you are entitled to a little self pity. Constant pain and disability is frustrating to say the least. In my case, although not serious, every time I move in a certain way, a sharp pain shoots right through me, literally taking my breath away. One cannot help but feel sorry for oneself. I feel for you, Gill, I really do and I hope that you continue on your road to recovery.

In the meantime, I shall sit back... carefully... and enjoy a nice strong coffee and one of Miss Sara's delicious cookies.

Topic Up two, three, Down two, three... Make a word.
Posted 30 Nov 2020 11:06

Absolutely! tif-fin ished

Topic The Random Blurt Thread
Posted 28 Nov 2020 13:37

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Topic Your Mood In Pictures Or Gifs
Posted 28 Nov 2020 13:28

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Topic Inspirations, the Stories Space Coffee House
Posted 28 Nov 2020 13:12

Hi peeps.

Feeling a little sorry for myself today... I fell down the stairs. crybaby
Hit my elbow and my back so am now in some considerable discomfort. Still, no serious damage done so could have been much worse.

I hope you are all keeping well and safe and that Gillian continues to mend.

Keep doing what you do.

hello2 wave

Topic NEW CHALLENGE - Coming Soon
Posted 28 Nov 2020 13:07

A new and different writing challenge is coming soon to Stories Space.

The details are being worked out. Hopefully, it will be up and running in a few days.

It was to have been be posted already but everyday life has (as usual) interfered with getting it organised.

Stay tuned for details...

Sounds interesting, Gypsy but... the badges haven't been updated for the Cheers to Ten Years challenge yet. dontknow

Topic Up two, three, Down two, three... Make a word.
Posted 28 Nov 2020 13:04



Disreputable fairies, silence money, blabbing goblins, and then Kernel Nellie lied. Things were seriously getting out of hand!

Li ed-ger und

True story - a friend had an uncle everyone called Uncle Eggder, except she called him Uncle Edgar, as his name was spelled.

What that has to do with anything I don't know but there you go. dontknow

Wait, yes, edger, that's the link. Whew!

( really time for lockdown to ease up here!)


Unfortunately for Kernel Nellie, because he lied, the fairies turned on him. The papers were filled with tales about his misdeeds and so, because of that, he immediately went to ( ground )

Ger und-er upting mistrust! thumbup kekekegay


Who cares what your snippet has to do with anything. It was a fun fact and that is all that matters. Lwinking hello2

Topic Up two, three, Down two, three... Make a word.
Posted 27 Nov 2020 12:39


Quite so, except the Goblin Chronicles, a newspaper of note, fail to relate a few salient facts in the case - namely, Messire Cumberbund was found wearing just such a cummerbund, and was alerted to the oddity of the situation by the fact that it kept slipping sideways and down. The godets, of course, left the article fluted at the lower edge and hence too ill fitting and loose to stay in place.
It also looked downright silly.
geek

Herbologi es-ker nel



Cornelius, of course, decided that he would never wear such a seriously flawed piece of attire again. It transpired that he was paid handsomely by the fairies who made it to keep his mouth firmly closed. However, being the typical goblin he was, that proved beyond his capabilities!

Ker nel-lie d

Topic Up two, three, Down two, three... Make a word.
Posted 27 Nov 2020 11:02

Yes, because it was mistakenly inserted in a cummerbund which did not result in a happy sartorial result. help

Ail ing-est aminet



None of which would have been discovered had it not been for the hard detective work of Cornelius Cumberbund! net-her bologies

Topic Up two, three, Down two, three... Make a word.
Posted 26 Nov 2020 13:24

Go det-ail ing

Looks like poor stitching to me! dontknow kekekegay

Topic Up two, three, Down two, three... Make a word.
Posted 25 Nov 2020 12:49



One learns something new every day! I thought that Cummerbund was a typo. I always understood the word to be Cumberbund ! dontknow
Imagine my surprise when I googled it! Think study
Just shows how regional differences can often be overlooked. und-one rous



Then there's an actor by the name of Cumberbatch - I don't dare pronounce his name, it always comes out as cummerbund. d'oh!

Cumberbund would be a great name for a character in a story. The name of a sleuth, perhaps.

Oner ous-ted ium


Are you referring to Cornelius Cumberbund, the well-known Goblin detective of the 'Otherworld' Series?

Tedi um-bel lflower

Topic Announcing our CHEERS TO 10 YEARS winners
Posted 24 Nov 2020 13:46



Don't get me started. I love visiting the UK but, damn, it's hard on the old pocketbook.

It's hard on the pocket even without a currency exchange! Lfunny

Topic Up two, three, Down two, three... Make a word.
Posted 24 Nov 2020 11:46

Reci tal-cum merbund

One learns something new every day! I thought that Cummerbund was a typo. I always understood the word to be Cumberbund ! dontknow
Imagine my surprise when I googled it! Think study
Just shows how regional differences can often be overlooked. und-one rous

Topic Announcing our CHEERS TO 10 YEARS winners
Posted 24 Nov 2020 11:29

Talked to Kimmibegood on another site where we are both members. All is good. She is dealing with some difficult personal matters and that was affecting her mood. She sends congratulations to the winners and apologizes if she affected our celebrations. It was not really the comp results that upset her but the personal situation.


I hope she can work her way through to the other side and come back to us a stronger soul. icon_smile

Topic Announcing our CHEERS TO 10 YEARS winners
Posted 23 Nov 2020 14:32



Third Place $15
The Berry Girl by Mendalla

Except that was US$15 which means $18 in my currency once Paypal converted it. drunken Let's just say there's a reason my wife keeps her book royalties in USD rather than converting them. Makes travel in the States cheaper not having to convert.

Even better! thumbright Works the other way around in Pounds Sterling. US$15 = Approx. £10.

Topic Announcing our CHEERS TO 10 YEARS winners
Posted 23 Nov 2020 13:11

Just wondering what we get for this competition? EP’s? RRs? All prize details seem to have disappeared dontknow

I am kind of wondering, too. I think for the Summer Word Bank it was an EP for the winner and RRs for the runners-up. At least, The Berry Girl got an RR and I was third.

EDIT: Nope, it was EP for first and second, RR for third and below.


Apparently, this was the summer word bank result:

Winner $50
Folds by blackdog

Second Place $35
Of Presidents and Butt Sharks by Wordpusher715

Third Place $15
The Berry Girl by Mendalla

Topic Announcing our CHEERS TO 10 YEARS winners
Posted 22 Nov 2020 12:47

Forgive me for not posting congrats yesterday. I preach to everyone to not tie self-esteem to comp results and then I let it happen for the first time. My heart was tied to "Convergence" and thus broken, but I realize my heart in it didn't automatically make it great writing. I appreciate it being published.

I congratulate the podium ... Tams, Welshdreamer42, Mendalla, Paperboy, AnnaMayZing, and RedWriter ... many whom occupied the podium on multiple comps! Well done! Congrats to the remarkable rest of Top Tens!

I was also happy for first-timers, TheShyThespian and Fluttered, making Top Ten in the 2 crowded comps.

Thanks for putting on this comp and to the mods who published my entries.

Don't be downhearted, Kimmi. We all have our hearts tied strongly to what we do. Judging competitions involves many aspects, not least of which has got to be personal taste. Suppose a horror author entered a competition alongside a romance author and the judge was someone who was a great fan of Stephen King. If the Horror story won, that doesn't mean that the Romance story wasn't great.
Take a step back, feel a little sorry for yourself if you like, and then get down to more writing. I've been there, done that and got a hell of a lot of T-Shirts!

The trick is... DON'T GIVE UP! hello2 icon_smile read2

Thanks! I changed my post. I wish to congratulate all the brilliant writers on this site!

Erm... Did I sound a bit off?dontknow I was trying to be supportive. sad1 sad10

Topic Up two, three, Down two, three... Make a word.
Posted 22 Nov 2020 11:23

Passive ly-re cital

Topic Announcing our CHEERS TO 10 YEARS winners
Posted 22 Nov 2020 11:16

Forgive me for not posting congrats yesterday. I preach to everyone to not tie self-esteem to comp results and then I let it happen for the first time. My heart was tied to "Convergence" and thus broken, but I realize my heart in it didn't automatically make it great writing. I appreciate it being published.

I congratulate the podium ... Tams, Welshdreamer42, Mendalla, Paperboy, AnnaMayZing, and RedWriter ... many whom occupied the podium on multiple comps! Well done! Congrats to the remarkable rest of Top Tens!

I was also happy for first-timers, TheShyThespian and Fluttered, making Top Ten in the 2 crowded comps.

Thanks for putting on this comp and to the mods who published my entries.

Don't be downhearted, Kimmi. We all have our hearts tied strongly to what we do. Judging competitions involves many aspects, not least of which has got to be personal taste. Suppose a horror author entered a competition alongside a romance author and the judge was someone who was a great fan of Stephen King. If the Horror story won, that doesn't mean that the Romance story wasn't great.
Take a step back, feel a little sorry for yourself if you like, and then get down to more writing. I've been there, done that and got a hell of a lot of T-Shirts!

The trick is... DON'T GIVE UP! hello2 icon_smile read2

Topic Announcing our CHEERS TO 10 YEARS winners
Posted 21 Nov 2020 13:38

My first podium finish!

Congratulations! This was my second podium finish but my first win.

And you humbly failed to mention that you came 2nd in the cumulative score list as well as having a story in the top three of Full Length so well done, Anna! hello1


Thank you, Scott, I appreciate that. Well done to you too. thumbup

Topic Announcing our CHEERS TO 10 YEARS winners
Posted 21 Nov 2020 11:06

Well, what can I say? My first podium finish! Thanks everyone for making such a great contest. Very well done to Tams and Welshdreamer42, both very talented writers, and to all who took part. hello1 952-67

Cheers to Ten Years! toast

Topic What are you reading at the moment?
Posted 20 Nov 2020 14:45



And others don't. I am thinking of The Hobbit. I feel that Peter Jackson ruined it with over-the-top action CGI and additional scenes. The Hobbit really didn't warrant another 10 hour rendition. director dontknow

The Rankin-Bass animated Hobbit was, on the other hand, very good even if it lost some bits (like Beorn). The Hobbit can be effectively done with a 2 or 3 hour movie. I have no idea what Jackson was thinking other than milking Middle Earth for all it's worth.


I have a 19CD audio book box set of the BBC radio adaptation of LOTR and The Hobbit. It is a wonderful way to relax in the car on a long journey. I highly recommend it.

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Topic Inspirations, the Stories Space Coffee House
Posted 19 Nov 2020 14:06

I hope everyone is doing well. I've been absent for a while. I spent time in the hospital and have been recovering at home for a few weeks. I had an asthma attack and tested positive for Covid. It went downhill from there.

My recovery has been a very slow process but I am grateful for the care I got and am getting. Other family members had only mild symptoms thankfully. Getting out of bed and showering without help had been my biggest accomplishment so far, but today I changed the sheets. Progress.

Stay healthy everyone and be very careful.

My recovery buddy.

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So pleased that you are healing, Gillian, albeit slowly. I think that cats are a great comfort in such times of stress. Our families cannot give us 100% of their time but our felines are always there for us. hello2

Topic What are you reading at the moment?
Posted 19 Nov 2020 13:59



I still have not seen it, but I heard from others that the Scouring of the Shire got axed as well. Too bad on both but movies are movies and books are books. Some things that work in one don't in the other and fully adapting some books, like LOTR, really requires a TV series in some cases.

And others don't. I am thinking of The Hobbit. I feel that Peter Jackson ruined it with over-the-top action CGI and additional scenes. The Hobbit really didn't warrant another 10 hour rendition. director dontknow

Topic Use One Word to Describe How You're Feeling
Posted 19 Nov 2020 13:53

Relieved.