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This thread is the home of Team Awesome, which is the brainchild of The Awesome Table. While of course we're all awesome in our own way, only we were awesome enough to announce it/make a team. :p

Team Awesome consists of those who were at the Story-Telling Group today (Oct. 30th) at the kick-off party--I don't have all your usernames I'm afraid, but I had so much fun it was madness. The original Awesome Table was myself, Anrea, J.A Kosse (who might, by me, sometimes be referred to as 'The Other Julie'), Forget Regret, CarmeronDaye and Catatone1...and the other girl who didn't write down her handle. Oh dear. :C

Anyways, Team Awesome, if you want your username added to the Official List of Official Listness, post here saying so. Otherwise, just use this place to chat and get inspiration and some butt-kicking, if the time calls for it. Team Awesome takes care of its own ;)

Oh, and before I stop rambling at you: I was cleaning off my desk (!) before I posted this, and I found a fortune from a cookie, all nice and folded up. I opened it and had to smile at what it said:

"You have a strong potential for success." What a thing to get the day before NaNo begins, huh? I think it'd be good for us all to remember that we all do have a strong potential for success!

So, I had fun today. What about you guys? <3

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And other people who's handles I don't know, sadly. Post here for me to add you! :D!

(T-37 hours, 42 minutes!!!!)

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Dec 20, 2010 - 22 10

Are those of us who are not that awesome allowed to join Team Awesome?

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Dec 12, 2010 - 14 40

Okay, Team Awesome needs to have an Awesome gathering at some point in the future, y/y. Like a movie night. Like at the former AMC, now Regal 30 theater. Possibly to see Tangled (okay, so mostly throwing this one out there to annoy Julie :p ). Votes for other movies/events will also be considered, though~

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Dec 1, 2010 - 09 42

Delicious delicious brainmeeeeeaaats! You made it! Go Juliette06! :D

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Dec 1, 2010 - 06 38

OH MAI GAWD, MUSE IS A ZOMPIRE. OR AT LEAST A ZOMBIE. D: I need my brianmeats, you can't have them! D:

(Although, having my brain eaten would be a good excuse for why my math isn't done...hmm. Let me get back to you.)

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Nov 29, 2010 - 10 01

I too would like to subscribe to this newsletter...

Zompires will show up in my next book. The steampunk one needs the zompires. O_O

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Nov 29, 2010 - 10 00

I am basking in the awesome of my fellow Team Awesome people...

...and desperately in need of figuring out where my current chapter is going, despite the fact I wrote the lamest awesome ending ever. Give me your brain meats. O_O

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Nov 27, 2010 - 17 05

Yup. Was worth it, since I managed to win, too~ :p

I WENT TO BED AT 4 AM THE DAY BEFORE (WELL, TECHNICALLY THE DAY-OF) OPENING. IT WAS GREAT.

WHAT'S GOING TO BE EVEN BETTER IS BEING ABLE TO SLEEP AGAIN.

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

(Also, yes, yes I did indeed do what you think I did :p )

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Nov 27, 2010 - 10 25

Now that Anrea and I are both winners you had all better come to Christmas Carol! (at COD)

TWO SHOWS BACK TO BACK TODAY AND TOMORROW. AND TODAY I'M ON TWO HOURS OF SLEEP AFTER THE CAST/CREW PARTY THAT ANREA MISSED I'M GUESSING TO WRITE!

Totally gonna be fun ;)

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Nov 26, 2010 - 23 56

Now that cataone1 and I are winners, you guys had better hope we do awesome with Christmas Carol.

TWO SHOWS BACK TO BACK TOMORROW, IT'S GOING TO BE FUN~~~~

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Nov 26, 2010 - 23 01

I hope everyone on Team Awesome conquered their Food Comas and wrote Awesome Words. XD

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Nov 25, 2010 - 22 41

I hope everyone in Team Awesome had an Awesome Thanksgiving!

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Happy Thanksgiving, Awesomecrew! <3

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Nov 14, 2010 - 00 11

There's too much sunlight in Texas. The zompires would become phoenixes.

ZOMPIRES? IN MY TEXAS?
PIX OR IT DIDN'T HAPPEN

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a venomoid is a poisonous snake that has had its fangs and venom glands removed to make it safe for human handling. what if vampires were required to undergo this operation? [[Wrote THE END! 9 AM on 11/19/2010]]

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Nov 11, 2010 - 23 11

I. WISH. I KNEW.

Yes! We must band together to save the zompires from the Texans! ( <-- I love how this is one of those sentences you'd never imagine yourself saying in a million years...and then you go and do so.)

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Nov 11, 2010 - 17 06

HOW. DID. THIS. HAPPEN.
I'LL SAVE YOU, LITTLE ZOMPIRES. (um, big zompires?)
and they aren't ZAMPIRES either.

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Nov 10, 2010 - 20 01

OH MY GOD! D8 WHAT CAN WE DO ABOUT THIS?!

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Nov 9, 2010 - 22 58

GUYS, GUYS, GUYS, THE TEXANS ARE SPYING ON US!

ZAMPIRES, ZOMPIRES, WHATEVER, IT'S THE SAME THING!

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Nov 8, 2010 - 21 20

Yeah, me+focusing doesn't ever really happen...

Pfft. Who needs plot? I have no idea what I'm doing with plot. It's all good! Let whatever comes to your brain flow.

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Nov 8, 2010 - 17 46

Man, and I thought I had trouble focusing :p

Also, I THOUGHT I had plot--now it's looking a bit iffier. Just gotta keep on [email protected][email protected] (I don't even know why it's so much more difficult this year @[email protected] )

*wanders off to toss a zompire into the novel for the extra wordcount*

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They're all separate. Actually, I've currently turned to writing a collection of short stories to select from, as the school literary magazine takes submissions in November. So I've finished one novella, I'm halfway through another, I've run out of ideas for another, and am a few thousand words into two other novellas. And I'm working on short stories. I suck at focusing. XD

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Nov 5, 2010 - 22 39

Woo plot! 8D

Yup, it was from last year's forums and we found it and went 'YES' XD

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Nov 5, 2010 - 17 39

@Julie--We did? Huh, I guess we did @[email protected]

Not even 5k into this thing, and I'm losing track of stuff already, whoooooooo.

Whatever, I actually have a plot this time through, so still not too bothered by it~

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Nov 4, 2010 - 14 40

School is evil. I think they should cancel it in November.

Ooooh o: Sounds interesting, good luck~ Mind if I ask if they're all separate or if they have returning characters or whatnot? o:

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Because school is evil. I bring my iPod and type during lunch :/

And I'm writing four (currently four, I have an idea for a fifth, but I'm not sure I want to do it) novellas. Last year I had to do multiple POVs that I couldn't keep straight to get to 50k, so this year I decided to make it a little easier on myself. :D

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michael_r_cross wrote:
Hey all,

Thanks for including me in Team Awesome. I truly enjoyed being there today. (Sorry I missed the icebreaker, I think that would have made me a little more comfortable within the group)

AmaranthMuse (Thanks for mentioning Buffy vs Twilight... Hysterical)

Now if I can only get the images of Justin Beiber, Haunted Marshmallow Factories, Zombie Lincoln, and purse snatchers out of my head... I think I will be in good shape.

Anyway I wish everyone luck for the month of November.

Team Awesome FTW!

Mike


I know EXACTLY how you feel with the images of Justin Beiber in his pajamas at the Senate Slumber Party. Between the Awesomeness of that and my own mother admitting (in public!) she liked Twilight, I had spaced on the Haunted Marshmallow Factory and the Zombie Lincoln and (ghost?) FDR. What is wrong with me (at least I remembered the purse snatchers? Damn those Parisians.)?

@Other Julie: BUWAHAHAHAHA. ZOMPIRES SHALL RULE THE WOOOORLD. I vote we make a Team Awesome Dare where there has to be some mention of Zompires somewhere in your novel. Bonus points if it's a character. XD Anrea and I already took on the dare of somehow including Pluto still being a planet :p

@Cameron: OH! You're writing novellas. I was looking at your word count going "...DDDDDD8 HOW IS THAT POSSIBLE", but it makes a little more sense now. Just a little. Because I am still D8ing at it. -is proud of her 6.2k, darnit :p-

My novel is going...interestingly. I already have a page and a half of ex-boyfriend drama that I wasn't expecting. But hey, it was a chance to play with the magic a little bit?

Why oh why does school keep getting in the way of valuable writing time? :(

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I finished my first novella at 15092 words! Time to move to the next one :D

And I do believe the correct form is Lazarii.

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Nov 3, 2010 - 15 04

So, how's everyone's novels coming along? Any more characters dying and/or pulling Lazaruses (Lazarii?) ?

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Nov 1, 2010 - 23 26

He came back, of course. He's a zompire after all. He wouldn't be much of a zompire if he didn't pull a Lazarus.

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Yes, I killed him in his first chapter.

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I thought he died in the first chapter?

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My vampire-who-has-not-yet-been-bitten-by-a-zombie-but-will-within-the-course-of-the-story does not approve of your message.

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a venomoid is a poisonous snake that has had its fangs and venom glands removed to make it safe for human handling. what if vampires were required to undergo this operation? [[Wrote THE END! 9 AM on 11/19/2010]]

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No. They melt if moisture touches them. It's a flaw I'm working out. It's better than the burning in the sunlight that the last batch had. They were useless.

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Oct 31, 2010 - 22 36

--treg pokes at the zompire with her claw--

"May I lick one just to see how it tastes? Please?"

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This thread is now infested with zompires. I'm not certain if they'll hurt you or not. Don't kill them, they're my pets. :D

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Oct 30, 2010 - 22 57

This thread is so awesome it bleeds awesomeness.

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a venomoid is a poisonous snake that has had its fangs and venom glands removed to make it safe for human handling. what if vampires were required to undergo this operation? [[Wrote THE END! 9 AM on 11/19/2010]]

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Hey all,

Thanks for including me in Team Awesome. I truly enjoyed being there today. (Sorry I missed the icebreaker, I think that would have made me a little more comfortable within the group)

AmaranthMuse (Thanks for mentioning Buffy vs Twilight... Hysterical)

Now if I can only get the images of Justin Beiber, Haunted Marshmallow Factories, Zombie Lincoln, and purse snatchers out of my head... I think I will be in good shape.

Anyway I wish everyone luck for the month of November.

Team Awesome FTW!

Mike

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Oct 30, 2010 - 21 16

Anrea wrote:
Hey, hey, is your big sis not awesome enough to get added to the official list of official awesome? I am saaaaaaaaad. :(

Fixed! :-)

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Hey, hey, is your big sis not awesome enough to get added to the official list of official awesome? I am saaaaaaaaad. :(

And going to go play with my blue and green dice now, and you can't steal my hat anymore to stop me, so nyeh :p

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Oct 30, 2010 - 18 20

I have a new, awesome name! 'the other girl who didn't write down her handle. Oh dear. :C' isn't it such a cool name? XD.

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Oct 30, 2010 - 16 55

Yep, I was there~ Red/black Invader Zim shirt~

It was all sorts of awesome, I'm so excited for all the write-ins and stuff (oh, and the actually writing, too. Can't forget that! XD), it was so great. The prizes were so awesome! (Let's see how many times Julie can use the word 'awesome' in this thread...)

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Oct 30, 2010 - 16 10

You were there? Me too! =)
I was sitting at the next table over though, but I agree, today sure was pretty awesome. =)

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Oct 30, 2010 - 16 02

This is me reserving a post, 'cause Julie is a dumbface and didn't know OPs couldn't be edited orz XD

Thank you to whomever updated TOLOOL~ <3 I'm gonna put it here though, just so I can get it at it too :3

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