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#51 2016-07-06 14:34:16

Firsfron of Ronchester
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Re: 15th MINTYVERSARY ON THURSDAY 7/7 - PAAAARRRRRTEYYYYYYYY!

Also: how is life treating you down there in NZ?


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#52 2016-07-06 14:38:10

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Re: 15th MINTYVERSARY ON THURSDAY 7/7 - PAAAARRRRRTEYYYYYYYY!

Your clock is upside down!
Not that many people here can agree on a time. It is madness, absolute madness.


"hitting the snooze button is totally an act of worship and not laziness"  -Magpie, slightly out of context

 

#53 2016-07-06 14:40:09

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Re: 15th MINTYVERSARY ON THURSDAY 7/7 - PAAAARRRRRTEYYYYYYYY!

*stands on head to be eye level with everyone else*
I can party for about 40 minutes while the rest of the office is in a meeting.  No one to spy me not working!

 

#54 2016-07-06 14:45:01

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Re: 15th MINTYVERSARY ON THURSDAY 7/7 - PAAAARRRRRTEYYYYYYYY!

Firsfron of Ronchester wrote:

Also: how is life treating you down there in NZ?

Work, winter, waiting (for certain new books...).

 

#55 2016-07-06 14:45:31

Firsfron of Ronchester
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Re: 15th MINTYVERSARY ON THURSDAY 7/7 - PAAAARRRRRTEYYYYYYYY!

Okay, I'll type quietly...


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#56 2016-07-06 14:47:34

Firsfron of Ronchester
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Re: 15th MINTYVERSARY ON THURSDAY 7/7 - PAAAARRRRRTEYYYYYYYY!

JustCharlotte wrote:

Firsfron of Ronchester wrote:

Also: how is life treating you down there in NZ?

Work, winter, waiting (for certain new books...).

Well, you can now order the new audiobook for DBC from audible.com or audible.co.uk (whichever makes the most sense for you), and the new edition of DBC, with typo fixes and new covers, just came out yesterday in the US!


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#57 2016-07-06 14:49:24

Firsfron of Ronchester
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Re: 15th MINTYVERSARY ON THURSDAY 7/7 - PAAAARRRRRTEYYYYYYYY!

Peter wrote:

Your clock is upside down!
Not that many people here can agree on a time. It is madness, absolute madness.

Yep! :))))))))))))))))


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#58 2016-07-06 14:53:04

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Re: 15th MINTYVERSARY ON THURSDAY 7/7 - PAAAARRRRRTEYYYYYYYY!

Firsfron of Ronchester wrote:

JustCharlotte wrote:

Firsfron of Ronchester wrote:

Also: how is life treating you down there in NZ?

Work, winter, waiting (for certain new books...).

Well, you can now order the new audiobook for DBC from audible.com or audible.co.uk (whichever makes the most sense for you), and the new edition of DBC, with typo fixes, just came out yesterday in the US!

Hmm, I've never done MST in audio format, very tempting. I have a three hour drive coming up tomorrow - it could be the perfect driving companion....

 

#59 2016-07-06 14:54:18

Firsfron of Ronchester
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Re: 15th MINTYVERSARY ON THURSDAY 7/7 - PAAAARRRRRTEYYYYYYYY!

Yeah, nice book for a long trip.

Hope you have a pleasant trip, wherever you're going!


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Ommu is horrifying; Akhenabi is f**king evil; Makho is Trump with a badass sword; Jijibo is the crackhead version of Towser.  And Saomeji is creepy. --Cyan

 

#60 2016-07-06 14:57:50

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Re: 15th MINTYVERSARY ON THURSDAY 7/7 - PAAAARRRRRTEYYYYYYYY!

Peter wrote:

Your clock is upside down!
Not that many people here can agree on a time. It is madness, absolute madness.

Like we're much more than an hour away from the 7th, here.


Basically, I'm Prince Josua in jeans and sneakers, or a different flavor of Renie Sulaweyo.
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#61 2016-07-06 15:00:07

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Re: 15th MINTYVERSARY ON THURSDAY 7/7 - PAAAARRRRRTEYYYYYYYY!

Firsfron of Ronchester wrote:

Yeah, nice book for a long trip.

Hope you have a pleasant trip, wherever you're going!

Ha!  Supposedly I am driving to the "winterless north" which is currently situated under the biggest rainstorm NZ has seen so far this winter.  But there is a spa pool waiting for me at least....

 

#62 2016-07-06 15:01:28

Firsfron of Ronchester
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Re: 15th MINTYVERSARY ON THURSDAY 7/7 - PAAAARRRRRTEYYYYYYYY!

*waves to Magpie*

Loved the blog post on the DBC re-release! Can't wait to write something on my blog!


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#63 2016-07-06 15:03:21

Firsfron of Ronchester
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Re: 15th MINTYVERSARY ON THURSDAY 7/7 - PAAAARRRRRTEYYYYYYYY!

JustCharlotte wrote:

Ha!  Supposedly I am driving to the "winterless north" which is currently situated under the biggest rainstorm NZ has seen so far this winter.  But there is a spa pool waiting for me at least....

Ooh, drive carefully!

Have a great vacation!


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Ommu is horrifying; Akhenabi is f**king evil; Makho is Trump with a badass sword; Jijibo is the crackhead version of Towser.  And Saomeji is creepy. --Cyan

 

#64 2016-07-06 15:07:05

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Re: 15th MINTYVERSARY ON THURSDAY 7/7 - PAAAARRRRRTEYYYYYYYY!

Firsfron of Ronchester wrote:

*waves to Magpie*

Loved the blog post on the DBC re-release! Can't wait to write something on my blog!

Thanks!

I actually have another one planned, but that's taking longer to write.


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#65 2016-07-06 15:08:23

Firsfron of Ronchester
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Re: 15th MINTYVERSARY ON THURSDAY 7/7 - PAAAARRRRRTEYYYYYYYY!

Magpie wrote:

Firsfron of Ronchester wrote:

*waves to Magpie*

Loved the blog post on the DBC re-release! Can't wait to write something on my blog!

Thanks!

I actually have another one planned, but that's taking longer to write.

Same subject?

Sorry, this chat is probably taking up your free time... well, bed time, actually.


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#66 2016-07-06 15:10:47

Firsfron of Ronchester
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Re: 15th MINTYVERSARY ON THURSDAY 7/7 - PAAAARRRRRTEYYYYYYYY!

*wonders if Charlotte was captured by the work stazi*


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Ommu is horrifying; Akhenabi is f**king evil; Makho is Trump with a badass sword; Jijibo is the crackhead version of Towser.  And Saomeji is creepy. --Cyan

 

#67 2016-07-06 15:16:05

Peter
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Re: 15th MINTYVERSARY ON THURSDAY 7/7 - PAAAARRRRRTEYYYYYYYY!

Magpie wrote:

Peter wrote:

Your clock is upside down!
Not that many people here can agree on a time. It is madness, absolute madness.

Like we're much more than an hour away from the 7th, here.

Doesn't count until it is 8am.
*nods head in a very convincing fashion*


"hitting the snooze button is totally an act of worship and not laziness"  -Magpie, slightly out of context

 

#68 2016-07-06 15:16:10

Firsfron of Ronchester
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Re: 15th MINTYVERSARY ON THURSDAY 7/7 - PAAAARRRRRTEYYYYYYYY!

ylvs wrote:

Firsfron of Ronchester wrote:

I sent a brief email to a few selected Smarchers, too...

Like everybody?

*grins*

Nah, I actually only sent it to Smarchers who've Smarched in the past two Smarches... I mean, years.


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#69 2016-07-06 15:19:04

Firsfron of Ronchester
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Re: 15th MINTYVERSARY ON THURSDAY 7/7 - PAAAARRRRRTEYYYYYYYY!

Peter wrote:

Magpie wrote:

Peter wrote:

Your clock is upside down!
Not that many people here can agree on a time. It is madness, absolute madness.

Like we're much more than an hour away from the 7th, here.

Doesn't count until it is 8am.
*nods head in a very convincing fashion*

But 8 am where?


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Ommu is horrifying; Akhenabi is f**king evil; Makho is Trump with a badass sword; Jijibo is the crackhead version of Towser.  And Saomeji is creepy. --Cyan

 

#70 2016-07-06 15:19:20

Peter
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Re: 15th MINTYVERSARY ON THURSDAY 7/7 - PAAAARRRRRTEYYYYYYYY!

*pictures Magpie hugging the book*
*grins*

You are giving away your real name with that blog entry, of course.


"hitting the snooze button is totally an act of worship and not laziness"  -Magpie, slightly out of context

 

#71 2016-07-06 15:20:52

Firsfron of Ronchester
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Re: 15th MINTYVERSARY ON THURSDAY 7/7 - PAAAARRRRRTEYYYYYYYY!

Only if they buy the book, and happen to look on page 800-whatever. And then figure out which one of the ten or twelve names she is.


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Ommu is horrifying; Akhenabi is f**king evil; Makho is Trump with a badass sword; Jijibo is the crackhead version of Towser.  And Saomeji is creepy. --Cyan

 

#72 2016-07-06 15:25:21

Peter
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Re: 15th MINTYVERSARY ON THURSDAY 7/7 - PAAAARRRRRTEYYYYYYYY!

Firsfron of Ronchester wrote:

Only if they buy the book, and happen to look on page 800-whatever. And then figure out which one of the names she is.

Buying or looking at the book is an obvious requirement. There aren't that many names there and I assumed they would know she is from a german speaking country, which makes it even easier.


"hitting the snooze button is totally an act of worship and not laziness"  -Magpie, slightly out of context

 

#73 2016-07-06 15:25:37

JustCharlotte
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Re: 15th MINTYVERSARY ON THURSDAY 7/7 - PAAAARRRRRTEYYYYYYYY!

Firsfron of Ronchester wrote:

*wonders if Charlotte was captured by the work stazi*

Yes chaos descended....

My phone has rung three times already this morning, which is highly unusual.  And then someone wanted to talk to me.  The cheek of it!

 

#74 2016-07-06 15:26:40

Firsfron of Ronchester
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Re: 15th MINTYVERSARY ON THURSDAY 7/7 - PAAAARRRRRTEYYYYYYYY!

JustCharlotte wrote:

Firsfron of Ronchester wrote:

*wonders if Charlotte was captured by the work stazi*

Yes chaos descended....

My phone has rung three times already this morning, which is highly unusual.  And then someone wanted to talk to me.  The cheek of it!

Indeed! How dare they try to conduct business today!?


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Ommu is horrifying; Akhenabi is f**king evil; Makho is Trump with a badass sword; Jijibo is the crackhead version of Towser.  And Saomeji is creepy. --Cyan

 

#75 2016-07-06 15:26:44

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It's 9.26 am here.  You guys are late!

 

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