Discussion - December 2011 - 75 Word Challenge

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    Moonbat

    Moonbat Chuckle Churner

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    Jo Zebedee

    Jo Zebedee must stop trying to log in as springs...

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    Re: 75 WORD CHALLENGE - December 2011

    Oh, glory. One google search and my hands are covering my eyes in fear.
     
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    alchemist

    alchemist Be pure. Be vigilant. Beware.

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    Two hours on Wikipedia, here I come!
     
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    chrispenycate

    chrispenycate resident pedantissimo Staff Member

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    Springs? Comments go in the discussion thread, not in the challenge. Naughty; Chrispy spank.
     
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    Jo Zebedee

    Jo Zebedee must stop trying to log in as springs...

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    Thank'ee kindly, I did PM Ursa and ask it it could be moved having realised my OHNO moment, but you beat me to it.

    *hangs head in shame, it was the horror of the theme*
     
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    Karn Maeshalanadae

    Karn Maeshalanadae I'm a pineapple

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    Okay. It's taking all I can to keep from wrangling one of Moonbat's numerous necks, haha. I've never written in Steampunk. I know what it is, but I've never written in it.


    And toys? :( You should HAVE gone with chicken hockey! :( Ah, well, I complain every month and yet I somehow manage to bring something to light, and if I could do it for Chris' infamous choice, I'm sure I can make do with adding some form of magical land with steam engine trains in somewhere.


    Perhaps the Polar Express was his intention? I don't know. But please....someone, beat me over the head. Preferably with a gravy ladle made of exactly 50% aluminum, 49% tin, and the rest each equal parts of titanium, steel, granite, obsidian, and basalt.
     
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    Mouse

    Mouse cowabunga!

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    *wallops Karn with wet fish*

    Sorry, dude, I didn't have a ladle to hand.

    I have no idea what steampunk is, but I don't think I'll be in this month either so I'll just sit back and grin while the rest of you flail around in panic. :D
     
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    Karn Maeshalanadae

    Karn Maeshalanadae I'm a pineapple

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    What steampunk is, Mouse, in a nutshell, is a generally fantasy setting in a world that has steam-age technology. Steam engine trains, steam engine machines for things like mines and possible factories, often steam-powered weaponry.
     
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    Starbeast

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    Toys & Steampunk!

    This is going to be really fun! Yeahhh baby! :D

    :) Ideas! :rolleyes: Hmm... :confused: ... :cool: I need to think about this...
     
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    Mouse

    Mouse cowabunga!

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    Aaaah right. I was thinking steamypunk... as in some sort of anti-establishment erotica. With guitars.
     
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    Karn Maeshalanadae

    Karn Maeshalanadae I'm a pineapple

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    Go with the Tin Man being turned into a water heater. :p
     
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    Starbeast

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    Was that your idea, or Mr Bimbo's? ;)

    I couldn't harm the Tin Man, he's my favorite character from the Wizard of Oz.
     
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    Karn Maeshalanadae

    Karn Maeshalanadae I'm a pineapple

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    It wasn't mine. It was Mr. Bimbo's idea. Yeah, he relied heavily upon the advice of Long John Silver.
     
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    Starbeast

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    Take care when you sleep after dark, you don't know how Mr Bimbo spends his nights.

    Anyway, I can't wait to see who will post the first tale.
     
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    Ursa major

    Ursa major Bearly Believable Staff Member

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    But back to discussing the Challenge.... ;):)
     
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    mosaix

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    I've got a feeling that this is going to take some time...
     
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    TheDustyZebra

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    I hope this doesn't take me as long as the VSNAP! I'll be late, if so....

    Note to self, add Moonbat to the list that chrispy is on, of people never to vote for under any circumstance, just in case....

    :D
     
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    hopewrites

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    i love guitars!!

    maybe a new guitar for a toy set in a steamy grimy shop. did any of you see that depressing Pixar short about the unicycle that had a dream?
     
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    Hex

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    Oooh steampunk.

    Ah and there's a first story. Talk about setting the standard high :|
     
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    Tim James

    Tim James Formally Perpetual Man, Perp, Pep, Perp Man or PM

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    Oooh I think I like this, got the bare bones of an idea already...
     
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