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Maeniel



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 24, 2009 12:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fantastic! Smile We'll take two days to vote--pick out the one you think is the best/the one you liked the best. Just PM me with subject "WG Vote."
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 27, 2009 1:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know that they're 'kindred spirits' so much as two people who are both young and naive, and think music can solve everything.

I'm glad you guys like it, it's a story I've been meaning to write for a while. I also can't claim rights to the song, it's off a cd called Sound Neighbors, and the singer herself is attributed in the YouTube link.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 27, 2009 2:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

But, but... love conquers all! And such.
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Maeniel



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 27, 2009 3:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And the winner is...

Asa! Very Happy Congrats!
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 27, 2009 3:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Really? Thank you! ^___^
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Tinu.



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 27, 2009 6:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats Asa! ^____^
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 27, 2009 7:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congratulations!
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Talps



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 27, 2009 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I knew it! Sea myths always win!

Well done. I'll get ya next time, ya meddling kid!
(Yeah, I know I completely messed up that pop-culture reference)

EDIT: Yeah, i was using the term 'kindred spirits' rather loosely, but they were very similar people.
Sorta.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 27, 2009 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congratulations Asa, it was well won.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2009 1:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

THank you all. ^________^
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2009 2:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I knew there was something I was forgetting about >_<

Congratulations AsA
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Tenshi



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2009 4:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats, Asa! Well earned, in my opinion.

Even though I liked the other stories (and would not mind in the least to see them progressed!), your take on "aliens" was a bit mind bending. I'm a huge sucker for anything that requires a shift of my mental or cognitive alignment. Plus, the way you merged the music and story's meanings was interesting. As an experiment in the uncommon, which the WG's are intended to push us toward, I think yours was fantastic.

Well earned, and congratulations!
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2009 11:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, yes. I knew that everyone would immediately take 'aliens' to mean extraterrestrials, but 'alien' simply means 'different from me'. Originally both parties were going to be human, an aristocratic officer trying to interview and get information from stolid peasant villagers, with the officer's opinion of villager slowly changing as he learned about them. That's also alien. But that story was taking forever and going nowhere, and this one has been practically written (it's in the song, really) for a long time now, and it just flowed.

See you all in the WG10!
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BS: "...then insist you eat a brownie."
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Maeniel



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2009 1:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah...I was really hoping somebody would write about somebody from a different country assimilating into a new culture, though most everyone would write about space creatures. Asa came the closest to my original idea. Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2009 2:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I tried, I wanted the Alien in mine to be an 'alien' not because it was not from earth but because it had such a different out look. I liked Asa's because the similarities between the two protagonists emphasized the greater differences between them. Well written and well executed.
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