Anyone up for a Meet 'n' Greet?

Because that novel isn't going to delay itself
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Re: Anyone up for a Meet 'n' Greet?

Post by Mira » June 24th, 2011, 4:18 pm

No way, Sierra. I'm not playing poker with you. You sound waaaay too lucky! :)

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Post by Sommer Leigh » June 24th, 2011, 4:58 pm

Mira wrote:Oh boy, oh boy, VEGAS.

I love Vegas. I like gorgeous hotels. I like buffets of food that go on for miles. I like "free" drinks that you really pay for because you have to tip the waitress. I like the complete absence of clocks and the hidden cameras and all the lights and flashes and sounds of the slot machines. I like to sit down at a gambling table with sunglasses on and pretend I'm a cool grown-up. What is not to like about Vegas?

I want to beat Nathan at poker. For a copy of his second book in advance of printing. That's right, Nathan, the challenge is on. If I win, I get to read Jacob Wonderbar for President. If you win.....I don't.

Fair stakes.

I love Vegas!!
The first time I went to Vegas I was all like, "YAY SLOT MACHINES YAY! PRETTY!" After about 10 minutes I was like, "OMG I JUST LOST THE COST OF A PAIR OF SHOES. I'm done, let's go to the Sega Arcade!"
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Post by Cookie » June 24th, 2011, 5:01 pm

sierramcconnell wrote:Another reason I shouldn't go. Everytime money is involved I tend to win things. I once put money on something I thought was pretty on a roulette wheel and I ended up tripling it. Because I thought it was pretty and had no idea what I was doing. Mind you, if I understand what I'm doing, it doesn't work.

Which is why I would have to play Poker with someone who understands it. I usually have no clue what I'm doing, and end up with "all these interesting people and no matches".

"This isn't Gin Rummy, you idiot, and that's a flush."

"Ohhhh..."

That is totally why you should go. C'mon, you know you wanna play Pokemon with Claudie and I (which I will be winning, btw).

I would play poker with you. I play for fun, not for money, which used to piss the people off who I played with, because they took it so seriously. And, I'm totally following you around the floor, hoping you "accidentally" play something you don't understand and win lots of money. Hey, just think about it, you could win back your expenses! :D

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Post by Claudie » June 24th, 2011, 11:22 pm

Cookie wrote:
sierramcconnell wrote:Another reason I shouldn't go. Everytime money is involved I tend to win things. I once put money on something I thought was pretty on a roulette wheel and I ended up tripling it. Because I thought it was pretty and had no idea what I was doing. Mind you, if I understand what I'm doing, it doesn't work.

Which is why I would have to play Poker with someone who understands it. I usually have no clue what I'm doing, and end up with "all these interesting people and no matches".

"This isn't Gin Rummy, you idiot, and that's a flush."

"Ohhhh..."

That is totally why you should go. C'mon, you know you wanna play Pokemon with Claudie and I (which I will be winning, btw).
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cookie wrote:I would play poker with you. I play for fun, not for money, which used to piss the people off who I played with, because they took it so seriously. And, I'm totally following you around the floor, hoping you "accidentally" play something you don't understand and win lots of money. Hey, just think about it, you could win back your expenses! :D
I typically play for fun... with money? We put a cap (not a lot of money), and while people do win money, I've never seen anyone become all "ooh, don't touch my 10 bucks I wanna double them" over it. So. FUN.

Also, my boyfriend suggests we use an empty, unused casino table to have our Pokemon battle. It would be EPIC. (and we'd end up all over the net, if anybody films)
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Post by Cookie » June 25th, 2011, 4:31 pm

That sounds like an awesome idea! I can see it now. And we can play for candy or something.

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Post by oldhousejunkie » June 25th, 2011, 8:47 pm

You guys can tentatively count me in. I say tentatively as it will depend upon me breaking out of my stinky low paying bureaucratic job by then. I keep throwing job apps on the wall and getting interviews...something got to stick eventually!

I would love to meet everyone...and see Vegas!

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Post by bcomet » June 29th, 2011, 1:18 am

Well I would so go if I have the moola. So, perhaps, hmmmmm, a Nathan Reality Convention...we invite TV crews in and the script evolves over the course of our experiment... Oh, so many ideas!

But seriously, if it happens in Vegas, does it really have to stay there too?

I'd love to go!

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Post by Mira » June 29th, 2011, 6:21 pm

Yay!!

More people, more fun, more pokemon!

Yay1

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Post by Cookie » June 29th, 2011, 7:05 pm

Mira wrote:Yay!!

More people, more fun, more pokemon!

Yay1
Do we have another Pokemon player?

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Post by Margo » June 29th, 2011, 7:52 pm

Yes & Maybe List Update:

Watcher55
Margo
Cookie
Claudie
trixie
Sommer Leigh
Hektor
Mira
Brenda
Nathan
Beethovenfan
Robin
Leila
oldhousejunkie

Shall we include you as a maybe, bcomet?
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Re: Anyone up for a Meet 'n' Greet?

Post by Mira » June 30th, 2011, 10:16 pm

Cookie wrote:
Mira wrote:Yay!!

More people, more fun, more pokemon!

Yay1
Do we have another Pokemon player?
No, sorry, but I'm having fun reading your Pokemon discussion. wouldn't mind looking over someone's shoulder and learning about it though!
Sommer Leigh wrote: The first time I went to Vegas I was all like, "YAY SLOT MACHINES YAY! PRETTY!" After about 10 minutes I was like, "OMG I JUST LOST THE COST OF A PAIR OF SHOES. I'm done, let's go to the Sega Arcade!"
Wow, that's so....SMART. I usually figure I should keep going until I not only win the shoes back but make enough to buy a scarf to go with them. You must be very disciplined in real life. I must learn from you.

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Post by Cookie » July 1st, 2011, 9:19 am

Mira wrote: No, sorry, but I'm having fun reading your Pokemon discussion. wouldn't mind looking over someone's shoulder and learning about it though!
Only if you root for me ;)

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Post by dios4vida » July 1st, 2011, 10:47 am

Mira wrote:No, sorry, but I'm having fun reading your Pokemon discussion. wouldn't mind looking over someone's shoulder and learning about it though!
I just realized that it might be hard to keep Mira focused on the workshops, what with the Pokemon at night and knowing that my husband will be sitting in the corner playing Civilization 4 on my laptop during the day.
Brenda :)

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Re: Anyone up for a Meet 'n' Greet?

Post by Mira » July 1st, 2011, 11:33 am

Cookie wrote:
Mira wrote: No, sorry, but I'm having fun reading your Pokemon discussion. wouldn't mind looking over someone's shoulder and learning about it though!
Only if you root for me ;)
That could be a problem, since I'm extremely competitive, and always want to win. Even when I'm not playing. But if I can't win because I'm not playing, I root for you, Cookie!
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Mira wrote:No, sorry, but I'm having fun reading your Pokemon discussion. wouldn't mind looking over someone's shoulder and learning about it though!
I just realized that it might be hard to keep Mira focused on the workshops, what with the Pokemon at night and knowing that my husband will be sitting in the corner playing Civilization 4 on my laptop during the day.
eeeeeeeee!!! That's just the type of thing I'd do. Go to Vegas and spend the whole time trying to get your husband to give me his laptop so I could play Civiliation 4. How did you know???

And we're having workshops? Boy, this is like a real conference or something.

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Post by dios4vida » July 1st, 2011, 1:08 pm

Mira wrote:
dios4vida wrote:I just realized that it might be hard to keep Mira focused on the workshops, what with the Pokemon at night and knowing that my husband will be sitting in the corner playing Civilization 4 on my laptop during the day.
eeeeeeeee!!! That's just the type of thing I'd do. Go to Vegas and spend the whole time trying to get your husband to give me his laptop so I could play Civiliation 4. How did you know???

And we're having workshops? Boy, this is like a real conference or something.
<ahem> It's my laptop, Mira. And he gets dibs, sorry. I already promised he could use it when I'm over being a nerd with the writers. :) I remember you asking about PC strategy games in the gamer threads, and since Civ 4 is one of my husband's favorites I know he'll play it and I just had a feeling you'd be drooling over his shoulder. We might have to get you some blinders and chain you to the table to get you to focus on anything else. ;)

And yeah, we're talking about having some critique sessions and stuff like that. After all, we're a bunch of writing nerds who met on a writer's forum. You couldn't keep us from talking about/showing off our WIPs if you TRIED!! Might as well incorporate that into the schedule since we know it'll happen, right?
Brenda :)

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