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Brandi_R
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Registered: ‎10-19-2006

Let's Make Some Noise

It's our last week, so let's make some noise! Here are a few things you might do here: Give your favorite writer/poster a shout out. Link to threads that have been particularly memorable--for their hilarity or their knowledge or whatever. Write an ode to the Writing Room and its fantastic members. However you'd like to wrap things up here in the Writing Room, this thread is one place in which to do it!

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Kat-NE
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Re: Let's Make Some Noise

An ode to memorable moments on the board . . . Hey, what's a good word that rhymes with "troll"?

 

Um . . . maybe I should think of something else. 

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Darkkin
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Registered: ‎08-15-2009

Re: Let's Make Some Noise


Kat-NE wrote:

An ode to memorable moments on the board . . . Hey, what's a good word that rhymes with "troll"?

 

Um . . . maybe I should think of something else. 


Ahh...The unlamented village...er...um...'fruitcake'.  Those were some interesting threads.  :smileytongue:

 

That aside one of my favorites had to be:

 

http://bookclubs.barnesandnoble.com/t5/Writing-Room/Exercise-The-Grill/td-p/1178716/jump-to/first-un...

 

This set so many wheels in motion it was frightening and marvelous.

 

- Darkkin

'Of wings and words and dancing milkweed seeds...'

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Brandi_R
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Re: Let's Make Some Noise


Kat-NE wrote:

An ode to memorable moments on the board . . . Hey, what's a good word that rhymes with "troll"?

 

Um . . . maybe I should think of something else. 


Ha! I'd love to see that ode. I have to say, though, it was so revealing and uplifiting to see how protecitve everyone was of this community during that time. People really rallied to bring peace back to the board instead of running for the hills. (Of course, it's better not to have to go through that kind of trial!)

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Brandi_R
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Re: Let's Make Some Noise


Darkkin wrote:

Kat-NE wrote:

An ode to memorable moments on the board . . . Hey, what's a good word that rhymes with "troll"?

 

Um . . . maybe I should think of something else. 


Ahh...The unlamented village...er...um...'fruitcake'.  Those were some interesting threads.  :smileytongue:

 

That aside one of my favorites had to be:

 

http://bookclubs.barnesandnoble.com/t5/Writing-Room/Exercise-The-Grill/td-p/1178716/jump-to/first-un...

 

This set so many wheels in motion it was frightening and marvelous.

 

- Darkkin


Ah, yes, such a cool exercise! Inventive.

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Kat-NE
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Re: Let's Make Some Noise

It took some digging, but I found an old favorite:

http://bookclubs.barnesandnoble.com/t5/Writing-Room/A-favorite-quote-Please-add-yours/m-p/1077800#M2...

 

It always made me smile. A special shout-out to all the Buffy fans :smileywink:.

 

This:

http://bookclubs.barnesandnoble.com/t5/Writing-Room/Black-Lilies/m-p/1090192#M26961

 

Because it was the first story I ever finished.

 

Some other things that come to mind:

 

  • Realizing that poems can be meaningful and don't always have to rhyme (pretty much everyone on the board) and also a little scary and unnerving (thank you Memnoch).
  • When Darkkin became "Tedious". Only Darkkin may know why that is funny to me.
  • The many unpleasant troll-like people who have passed through (I hope you are comfy and well-fed under your various bridges).
  • The nice, maybe not entirely sane people I've come across here (You know who you are).
  • Reading all of these stories and learning from all of you how to write.

I'm sure I'll think of more later.

 

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Darkkin
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Re: Let's Make Some Noise

Have to give it up for Mimi and the Tide.  That is a show you will never see twice.  :smileyvery-happy:

 

http://bookclubs.barnesandnoble.com/t5/Writing-Room/Mimi-and-the-Tide/td-p/1148838/jump-to/first-unr...

'Of wings and words and dancing milkweed seeds...'

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Kat-NE
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Re: Let's Make Some Noise

Since I sometimes have trouble using words to express myself, I decided to procrastinate . . . Um, find videos to show what The Writing Room has meant and some ways to move on. I tried to only use things that have been mentioned on the board in conversations or in passing. So take some time and enjoy!

 

 

Now I know that members of the board, old and new, were shocked to learn that the board was closing down. Being compiled of different types of people with various tastes and temperments, I can only assume that we all took the news differently: Whether you were frustrated and angry http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6n0Uj41zlhU , distraught http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=SE9mR470fFI , or even disbelieving  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XcxKIJTb3Hg , we are all in the same situation.

 

I mean, how do you go on when you meet so many people who are interested in the same things and understand you http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cNDSPutas8  ?       

 

What will the boredom force us to do http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrzMhU_4m-g  ?

 

Don't let your anger transform you into this guy? Please, no.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FMEe7JqBgvg      

 

So I say keep writing, and keep fighting to to get yourself out there  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Subs0bi5yTs   and never give up http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grbSQ6O6kbs  !!!   

 

Get your spirits up and celebrate, for we had a great run. Whether that means dancing a little  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HsyMtYoSkC0  , or singing a song or two  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpfV2fst8Hs&feature=related  ,    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qa8OVrMS6Zg    

 

I know that we all will get out there and accomplish everything we wish too. But, whatever you do, don't let this happen to your book   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2T7d8j6I5I  !

 

As we all go our separate ways (well, some of us anyway), let us pass in tranquility and peace.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fIAQCiMIEEQ  ,  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IlVD4TJsE-Y        

Remember all the good times and put your thoughts to the future and what is in store for us all.

 

(That was fun to make :smileyvery-happy:)

 

 

 

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Kat-NE
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Registered: ‎04-22-2009

Re: Let's Make Some Noise


Kat-NE wrote:

Since I sometimes have trouble using words to express myself, I decided to procrastinate . . . Um, find videos to show what The Writing Room has meant and some ways to move on. I tried to only use things that have been mentioned on the board in conversations or in passing. So take some time and enjoy!

 

 

Now I know that members of the board, old and new, were shocked to learn that the board was closing down. Being compiled of different types of people with various tastes and temperments, I can only assume that we all took the news differently: Whether you were frustrated and angry http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6n0Uj41zlhU , distraught  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=it1knvUjs6E, or even disbelieving  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XcxKIJTb3Hg , we are all in the same situation.

 

I mean, how do you go on when you meet so many people who are interested in the same things and understand you http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cNDSPutas8  ?       

 

What will the boredom force us to do http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrzMhU_4m-g  ?

 

Don't let your anger transform you into this guy? Please, no.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FMEe7JqBgvg      

 

So I say keep writing, and keep fighting to to get yourself out there  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Subs0bi5yTs   and never give up http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grbSQ6O6kbs  !!!   

 

Get your spirits up and celebrate, for we had a great run. Whether that means dancing a little  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HsyMtYoSkC0  , or singing a song or two  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpfV2fst8Hs&feature=related  ,    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qa8OVrMS6Zg    

 

I know that we all will get out there and accomplish everything we wish too. But, whatever you do, don't let this happen to your book   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2T7d8j6I5I  !

 

As we all go our separate ways (well, some of us anyway), let us pass in tranquility and peace.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fIAQCiMIEEQ  ,  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IlVD4TJsE-Y        

Remember all the good times and put your thoughts to the future and what is in store for us all.

 

(That was fun to make :smileyvery-happy:)

 

 

 



I think I fixed video #2.

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writerfire
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Re: Let's Make Some Noise

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Hahahaha ohhh Kat that is great.  I love it.

 

  I can't top that but I can say I'll miss the board dearly. :smileysad:  Such a great place.  Got me started on short stories and got me writing poems, you guys did. :catsurprised: :womanvery-happy:

  Great times in the Coffee Shop too... Except that time Kat slapped me uh so uncalled for!  :smileymad:

:smileylol: Haha   I got started and began to  like writing I fiddled with my book, but this board turned writing into a fire a passion.  I've learned so much here and gained so much and I tried to give back some too, with my games and exercises, which I'm glad you all liked the Grill.  :catembarrassed: 

Thank you all for the great times and great lessons and well putting up with me hahaha.

I don't want to say goodbye to this board but guess I must.

I'll share one last poem one I kinda been hiding. 

But I'll share for you guys.

 

Farewell, Happy writing, and follow your dreams for sometimes they come true.

 

 

The Rickety Bridge

 

 

 

I am drifting,

Lost and alone,

Within the pain,

Of a dark hollow forest,

As life rushes by,

Without me,

Like a roaring river,

Tracing the black forest.

 

 

I drift about,

Without a path,

Until I see your hand,

Across that rickety bridge.

 

 

I fear the warmth,

The light,

Upon the other side,

For this pain,

Is all I've ever known.

 

 

I fear these first steps,

To reach out,

But I see your hand,

As a beacon in the dark.

 

 

I take that step,

And you catch me,

As I am overwhelmed,

By the warm light,

And heavy life,

But with your guiding hand,

I know we will make it across.

The best surprize is one left untold.
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Brandi_R
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Registered: ‎10-19-2006

Re: Let's Make Some Noise

What great tributes to this Writing Room community. It's so fun to revisit some of your favorite threads/creative peices and to hear why they were significant to you. Wonderful!

 

Kat, your post is a blast! What a great experience to go through those videos. So fun. Thanks for putting that together.

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