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#21 Eli Ashpence

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 11:48 PM

I've got to join this, but my list of cats is pretty short. My mom propagated the lie that she was allergic to cats for eighteen years just so I'd stop asking to have one.

Jamiroquai (Ran off, probably because of the name)
Sugar (Had to give away when she got jealous of my pregnancy and started acting out)
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Posted 18 February 2011 - 08:39 AM

Yeah, I think Jamiroqaui didn't need a lot of other reasons..... Posted Image

I'm opening up the floor for topic ideas for next Wed. chat on the 23rd at 9:00 EST (unless there's a better time for people) Also a volunteer to Mod, nudge, nudge.
I'll be there, but would rather not be in charge again, since it makes me feel all CAPS LOCKY.

Newbies - feel free to post here about any topics you'd like to see covered. The mods do a good job of being in these chats so that we can answer your questions to the best of our ability.

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#23 Cat Woods

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Posted 18 February 2011 - 09:43 AM

Sausage?!?! Hilarious. I picture a big old tom with his belly draggin' on the ground.

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Posted 18 February 2011 - 09:56 AM

Sausage is hilarious!! And cat, that's too funny about blacky. lol.

My list is pretty short too.

Yngvar (turned out to be a girl. Oops! She was also pretty evil, and looked just like your avatar, BBC)
Loki & Freya (brother & sister-- hands down, they were the sweetest cats)
Bandit (otherwise known as Booboo or "the bastard cat that won't die"-- seriously-- he was an adult stray when I found him in '93 and he likes to piss on things. Drives me nuts.)

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Posted 18 February 2011 - 10:45 AM

Sausage is hilarious!! And cat, that's too funny about blacky. lol.

My list is pretty short too.

Yngvar (turned out to be a girl. Oops! She was also pretty evil, and looked just like your avatar, BBC)
Loki & Freya (brother & sister-- hands down, they were the sweetest cats)
Bandit (otherwise known as Booboo or "the bastard cat that won't die"-- seriously-- he was an adult stray when I found him in '93 and he likes to piss on things. Drives me nuts.)


My cats I mentioned above are all house cats, true pets in that sense. But barn / outdoor cats.... oh my. So many.

Your "bastard cat that wouldn't die" reminds me of one of them - Kojak. (for whatever reasons our feral cats got the best names). Kojak got hit by a car twice, then - wait for it - run over a by a ditch mower. For those of you who aren't familiar with a country ditch mower..... it's a huge rotating blade that obliterates everything in it's path. Except Kojak. He lost half a tail and one leg up to the hip. Crawled right out of the ditch and kept trucking. We caught him and doctored him up.

He got maggots.

Kept trucking.

We cleaned him up and he got past the whole stumpy leg / tail issue for another five or six years. Lost his ears to frostbite - just had those little tufts of hair sticking up out of his head in the spring. Ugliest cat you've ever seen.

Never did find out what happened to Kojak... as feral cats do he just disappeared one day. I'd like to thin the cat gods just sent him a fiery chariot Posted Image

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Posted 18 February 2011 - 11:10 AM

That's too funny, BBC!!! My guy's pretty fearless too, though his accidents have been minimum. He does like to go and beat up the neighbor's pitbulls though. Don't know how wise that is. lol. Funny thing is when I started dating my husband 12 years ago, I told him the cat was ancient and couldn't possibly have much longer to go. Yeah. Right. And he still looks great too! You wouldn't think he's nearly 20. He'd be an awesome cat if it weren't for the pissing thing. But the vet cleared him. Said it's behavioral. Hmph! :huh:

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Posted 18 February 2011 - 12:45 PM

Sausage?!?! Hilarious. I picture a big old tom with his belly draggin' on the ground.


He was actually originally called "Chorizo" because he was an orange tabby. He morphed into sausage when he got to be about 16lbs.

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Posted 18 February 2011 - 12:53 PM

My cats I mentioned above are all house cats, true pets in that sense. But barn / outdoor cats.... oh my. So many.

Your "bastard cat that wouldn't die" reminds me of one of them - Kojak. (for whatever reasons our feral cats got the best names). Kojak got hit by a car twice, then - wait for it - run over a by a ditch mower. For those of you who aren't familiar with a country ditch mower..... it's a huge rotating blade that obliterates everything in it's path. Except Kojak. He lost half a tail and one leg up to the hip. Crawled right out of the ditch and kept trucking. We caught him and doctored him up.

He got maggots.

Kept trucking.

We cleaned him up and he got past the whole stumpy leg / tail issue for another five or six years. Lost his ears to frostbite - just had those little tufts of hair sticking up out of his head in the spring. Ugliest cat you've ever seen.

Never did find out what happened to Kojak... as feral cats do he just disappeared one day. I'd like to thin the cat gods just sent him a fiery chariot Posted Image


I just wet myself!

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Posted 18 February 2011 - 01:05 PM

As long as this thread has completely derailed I'll share about Puddin'--short for Puddin' Head--because she was.

Apparently even felines can be retarded.

She was the sweetest, cutest thing I'd ever seen. Fully grown, she could fit in one hand. Her fur was long and fuzzy and her whiskers were completely out of control. It was as if they had grown while the rest of her hadn't.

True to her lack of brains name, she invited the red-tailed hawk into her personal space. Never even tried to hide when it swooped down and snatched her off the fence.

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Posted 21 February 2011 - 09:03 AM

*BBC's Attempt to Refocus the Thread* Posted Image

Anyone have any ideas that they'd like covered / discussed in the Chat this week?

Newbies - feel free to jump in here!

Also, I need a moderator. My desktop is my only functioning computer at home and the keyboard is kind of fritzing right now. So if I'm there, but suddenly go quiet, know that I'm shouting things at my monitor, but no one is benefiting from it but the cat.

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Posted 21 February 2011 - 12:23 PM

I have one -- I would be interested in seeing a discussion of professionalism in writing -- how to behave as if this is going to a career not a hobby (tying in with the blog I posted on keeping your query process complaints off your social media). I think very many people get so caught up in the "fun" of social media and on-line-writing-community membership that they forget that this is first and foremost a business and all public conduct might possibly be revisited later.
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Posted 21 February 2011 - 01:43 PM

I have one -- I would be interested in seeing a discussion of professionalism in writing -- how to behave as if this is going to a career not a hobby (tying in with the blog I posted on keeping your query process complaints off your social media). I think very many people get so caught up in the "fun" of social media and on-line-writing-community membership that they forget that this is first and foremost a business and all public conduct might possibly be revisited later.



I second this emotion. This ia a GREAT idea for a chat topic.

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Posted 22 February 2011 - 10:52 AM

I think we'll say lit's idea is our only topic on the agenda for now, as it's a solid one that could be lengthy, and I'd love to leave a LOT of time for general Q&A for newbies b/c I've been inviting them a lot Posted Image

Still looking for a Mod to Chat Mod..... (HINT HINT)

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#34 Litgal

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    In between I became a "hybrid" as part of a group of six authors involved in a high concept novel-in-six-parts called "A Day of Fire" which released in November of 2014. The book, "A Day of Fire," tells the story of the final days of the doomed city of Pompeii in a way you've never read it before.

Posted 22 February 2011 - 10:57 AM

Wish I could oblige (I do LOVE to crack a ruler) but I will probably be late at best (at worst. . . ) because I have out of town visitors and will be wining and dining them this evening.
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Posted 22 February 2011 - 02:38 PM

Chat Mod really doesn't necessarily have to be a Mod either..... *BBC looks at really active non Mod members....*

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Posted 22 February 2011 - 04:39 PM

I'd volunteer, but it's hard to guarantee I'd get there on time. Depends on whether someone/something holds me up after my meetings. :unsure:

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Posted 22 February 2011 - 06:06 PM

Current cats, Mimika (looks like a Russian Blue) and Bennelong (black).

Others over past 30 or so years - Squeak (black), Matilda (ginger), Mouse (Tabby), Jasper (white, fluffy, won a many cat-show prizes), Jasmine (white), Onyx, AKA Snide (black), Ginger (any guesses?), Panda (calico), Porky( light silver tabby),Jet (black), Pokey (ginger), Tiny (caramel), Tippy (tortoiseshell).

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Posted 24 February 2011 - 09:27 AM

I think we had a great chat last night - lots of great info from Skyval on how to blog and tweet about something other than yourself / writing life. Tangental info is what's going to draw your readers in, and built your following.

Also, great tips on getting your domain name registered before some rube grabs it, eh?


Welcoming ideas for next weeks chat....

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Posted 24 February 2011 - 09:28 AM

SOOOOOOO sorry I missed it (particularly as I suggested the topic) but things on this end just didn't work out.
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Posted 24 February 2011 - 10:09 AM

Oh, man! Those are two points I wish I'd been able to catch. Remind me, are the chats being archived somehow?




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