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Beth Powers
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Posted by: @axeminister

Interesting that this is my post # 1111

That's one one one one

Because...

Yup:

winner

CONGRATULATIONS, Dustin! I'm so happy for you!!!

sunny sunny sunny  

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Posted : November 9, 2022 6:43 pm
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Galen
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Congratulations Dustin!!

Post #1111 is the won!  That is so cool!  I am so looking forward to reading your story. Can't wait.

 

P.S. I had actually come her to add another voice to the chorus of congrats to Ms. Treasure on pro-ing out.  I am yet another of many recipients of the assists she has given to her fellow entrants over the years. 

P.P.S. SHM.

 

 

 

Finalist x1
Semi x1
SHM x5
HM x9
R - lots!

 
Posted : November 9, 2022 7:05 pm
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RETreasure
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Posted by: @axeminister

Interesting that this is my post # 1111

That's one one one one

Because...

Yup:

winner

Dustin!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have tears in my eyes! I am SO THRILLED FOR YOU 😭 I AM SO HAPPY!!!!

V34: R,HM,R
V35: HM,R,R,HM
V36: R,HM,HM,SHM
V37: HM,SF,SHM,SHM
V38: (P)F, SHM, F, F
V39: SHM, SHM, HM, SHM
Pro’d out Q4V39
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Posted : November 9, 2022 9:44 pm
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Posted by: @galen

P.P.S. SHM.

I mean, that's a pretty neat P.P.S. to be bolting onto the bottom there! Congratulations on that as well!

DQ:0 / R:0 / RWC:0 / HM:11 / SHM:6 / SF:1 / F:1
Submitted for Q1.V40 and Q2.V40
Last four: SHM • SHM • SF • HM
Revised SHM ('Ashwright') at PodCastle

 
Posted : November 9, 2022 10:48 pm
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pdblake
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@axeminister well done mate, really well done.

R:6 RWC:1 HM:6 SHM:3
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Posted : November 9, 2022 11:15 pm
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 TimE
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@axeminster Well done Dustin. About time.

 
Posted : November 10, 2022 1:33 am
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Posted by: @ease

OMG. I'm shocked! SHOCKED I tell you!

 

You totally deserved it, @axeminster. Do they let you buy lottery tickets where you just pick the same number numerous times? You seriously WON with your 1111th post on the 11th page of results in the 11th month at 11pm GMT... maybe a foretelling of your placing for the whole of Vol 39?

I wish... Only the four first place finishers are in the running for the grand prize. Egotistically, and symmetristically I did want the 1 - but I would just have been nervous for the next five months thinking about it, so I'm perfectly content with the ultimate W.

Career:

1x 3rd place
2x Finalist
2x Semi
9x Silver
11x HM
7x R

 
Posted : November 10, 2022 3:04 am
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Dustin Adams
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Posted by: @doctorjest

Waitaminnit...who's going to post all our quarterly posterly thingerlies now, then? Huh? Huh? Irresponsible I call it.

And, yeah, congratulations too. clapper  

As long as I've got the dates written on my calendar, I'll be by to post the current quarter thread. Unless someone specifically wants the job - It's proudly all mine. Mr. Green

Career:

1x 3rd place
2x Finalist
2x Semi
9x Silver
11x HM
7x R

 
Posted : November 10, 2022 3:06 am
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Dustin Adams
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Posted by: @pdblake

@axeminister well done mate, really well done.

Thank you. Smile Haven't we been around forever ...

Career:

1x 3rd place
2x Finalist
2x Semi
9x Silver
11x HM
7x R

 
Posted : November 10, 2022 3:09 am
Dustin Adams
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Posted by: @time

@axeminster Well done Dustin. About time.

Thanks Tim.

I was sad to read your results post this time around. I for one know you are talented enough to win, and it is just a matter of time. Twelve years in my case ... I've always imagined it like firing arrows into a dark barn with a target inside. This time, when the lights came on, I'd finally hit the thing.

Career:

1x 3rd place
2x Finalist
2x Semi
9x Silver
11x HM
7x R

 
Posted : November 10, 2022 3:16 am
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V. R. Lassmann
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Posted by: @axeminister
Posted by: @ease

OMG. I'm shocked! SHOCKED I tell you!

 

You totally deserved it, @axeminster. Do they let you buy lottery tickets where you just pick the same number numerous times? You seriously WON with your 1111th post on the 11th page of results in the 11th month at 11pm GMT... maybe a foretelling of your placing for the whole of Vol 39?

I wish... Only the four first place finishers are in the running for the grand prize. Egotistically, and symmetristically I did want the 1 - but I would just have been nervous for the next five months thinking about it, so I'm perfectly content with the ultimate W.

OMG!!
3 is 11 in binary!!!
Well… 1 is a part of 11, and 2 is 1+1 so ether way U are set for 11 but still…i see you climbed the whole ladder to get there almost 2 times (not to mention this pyramid of hard work at the bottom) so not knowing you that well i can tell its well deserved.

DUDE congratulations !!!11!!!!!!!
Peace,
VR

 
Posted : November 10, 2022 3:23 am
 TimE
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Posted by: @axeminister
Posted by: @time

@axeminster Well done Dustin. About time.

Thanks Tim.

This time, when the lights came on, I'd finally hit the thing.

Wait. There's a light switch somewhere?

 
Posted : November 10, 2022 3:32 am
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Ease
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Posted by: @time
Posted by: @axeminister
Posted by: @time

@axeminster Well done Dustin. About time.

Thanks Tim.

This time, when the lights came on, I'd finally hit the thing.

Wait. There's a light switch somewhere?

From my limited understanding, the arrows of your continued practice can occasionally ricochet and hit the switch. Make sure you have another arrow ready for when that happens!

VOL 31: R - HM
VOL 38: HM
VOL 39: HM - HM - HM - SHM
VOL 39 Illus: F/DQ

 
Posted : November 10, 2022 3:42 am
 TimE
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@ease So many people firing arrows in the same dark barn - dangerous pastime this writing lark. Would help if the judges didn't play hide the light switch.

 
Posted : November 10, 2022 3:48 am
Ease
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@time more people to accidentally ricochet and hit the switch 😉 

If the metaphor is getting weak, by that I mean: we're all learning and exchanging our findings, and growing closer to winning together.

It's only dangerous if you enter the barn, and I'm not sure what that would even mean in this metaphor?! Cheating? shrug giggle  

VOL 31: R - HM
VOL 38: HM
VOL 39: HM - HM - HM - SHM
VOL 39 Illus: F/DQ

 
Posted : November 10, 2022 4:13 am
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Posted by: @axeminister

Interesting that this is my post # 1111

That's one one one one

Because...

Yup:

winner

[Following @axeminister's announcement the music cranks up]

[Lots of dancing on into the night]

[Big smiles plastered on everyone's faces]

[Dustin has FINALLY won!!!!]

[the celebration in the tent is in full swing]

[Dustin is being carried around the tent like a travelling king]

[I join the others to make a frothy hot chocolate toast to Dustin]

[dragon charred marshmallows tickle my nose]

[Well done! So happy for you!!!!]

[But what do we have here?]

[my main character tugs on my sleeve]

[points at a table covered with blankets]

[underneath are anxious faces staring at their cell phones]

[checking emails and jumping at every call]

[are there still those who are twitching?]

[illustrators are asking "am I getting a call? am I not getting a call?"]

["have the calls been made already?"]

[lots of questions without any answers]

WOTF results:
Before Moon's Vol 39 challenge, 6 R's: Vol 31 Q3, Vol 33 Q3, Vol 35, Q4, Vol 37 Q3 and Q4, and Vol 38 Q3.
Vol 39: Q1 RWC, Q2 HM, Q3 HM, Q4 HM
Vol 40: Q1 P
IOTF results:
Vol 39: Q1 HM, Q2 R, Q3 HM, Q4 HM
Vol 40: Q1 P
According to Winston Churchill, "success is going from failure to failure with enthusiasm"
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Posted : November 10, 2022 5:02 am
V. R. Lassmann
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I understood it as:
you go into a dark barn aiming to shoot the target you cannot see.
You take a shot in the dark, and than someone lights the switch to check if its a hit. 
its a try fail cycle where you never know what the judges will like (hence many factors can tilt the scales and as KE said silvers are not that different from wins).

But I liked Ease’s version even more. Some cool grim teambuilding and justice at the end tropes there.

 
Posted : November 10, 2022 5:15 am
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Posted by: @axeminister

Interesting that this is my post # 1111

That's one one one one

Because...

Yup:

winner

Whoomp, there it is! (Are the young kids still saying that these days? I'm pretty sure they are.)

Ferociously excited and happy for you, dude! All that hard work and dedication paid off BIGLY!

"Writers WRITE. And they finish what they start."
— Chuck Wendig
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SFx1
HMx2
Rx4

 
Posted : November 10, 2022 5:44 am
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Posted by: @axeminister

Interesting that this is my post # 1111

That's one one one one

Because...

Yup:

winner

Okay, I've been inadvertently absent for months because life, but I had to pop back in for this news. CONGRATULATIONS, DUSTIN! I'm so proud of you! clapper clapper clapper clapper clapper I know how long and hard you've been working toward this. Great job, sir!

im really proud of you

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Posted : November 10, 2022 7:01 am
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Posted by: @axeminister

Interesting that this is my post # 1111

That's one one one one

Because...

Yup:

winner

Congratulations, Dustin! AT LAST! You certainly worked hard for this. This is wonderful news. I remember when you asked me to call so you could learn more about what getting The Call is like. Now, you know. smiley  

See you in Hollywood! In your jersey that says 1111! Hey, it’s better than 666. 

Cheers!

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Posted : November 10, 2022 8:29 am
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Dustin Adams
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Thanks Liz! We did hammer away at this for years, eh?

Career:

1x 3rd place
2x Finalist
2x Semi
9x Silver
11x HM
7x R

 
Posted : November 10, 2022 9:10 am
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Dustin Adams
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Indeed, Wulf. I was happy to not hear, "Well, you didn't win." a 3rd time.

Career:

1x 3rd place
2x Finalist
2x Semi
9x Silver
11x HM
7x R

 
Posted : November 10, 2022 9:13 am
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Cray Dimensional
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I love seeing people I meet on this forum win. Can't wait for blog.

Small steps add up to miles.
V38: R, R, HM, HM
V39: RWC, HM, HM, SHM
V40 : P
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Posted : November 10, 2022 9:21 am
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Posted by: @axeminister

I'll be by to post the current quarter thread. Unless someone specifically wants the job - It's proudly all mine.

What would the forum be without you? shrug  

Super congratulations Dustin. You put in the work and now you reap the rewards. 

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Posted : November 10, 2022 9:25 am
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@axeminister Awesome job!

Vol 37 Q4-SHM
Vol 38 Q1-HM Q2-DNP Q3-DNP Q4-HM
Vol 39 Q1-HM Q2-HM Q3- DNP Q4- HM
Vol 40 Q1- Submitted

 
Posted : November 10, 2022 9:28 am
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@axeminister  Huge congratulations to you!! clapper

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V38- HM, SHM, Winner (3rd place)

 
Posted : November 10, 2022 9:41 am
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Donovan Cedars
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Hot damn, Dustin! Hard fought and well earned!

 

And now we don't have to compete with you anymore, so it's a win for everybody! 🤣 

 

Seriously though, major congrats!

R-2
HM-7
SHM-0
SF-0
F-0
W-Inevitable

 
Posted : November 10, 2022 10:46 am
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Way to go, Dustin! You richly deserve it. Can't wait to read your story!

Q3 V38 - F, Q 4 V38 - SHM
Q1 V39 - HM, Q2 V39 - HM, Q3 V39 SHM, Q4 V39 SHM

 
Posted : November 10, 2022 10:54 am
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Cherrie
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@axeminister congratulations on your win!!!! 12 years is a lot of persistence and resilience! Heck yeah! 💫

3x Finalist Illustrators
5x Semi finalist Illustrators
1x HM Illustrators
7x HM Writers
1x SHM Writers V39 Q3
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Posted : November 10, 2022 12:36 pm
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@AxeMinister sent me here, and I couldn't stop grinning when I saw the win! I actually still can't. Awesome!

I got my 12th mention in a row this quarter (my second SHM), and Dustin is inspiration to keep me going for 12 years if necessary.

Congrats to Becky too. I especially enjoy the success from some of the WotF stalwarts.

I've missed being in and around this place and hope to be a regular again soon. 🙂 

35: - R R R | 36: R HM R R | 37: HM HM HM SHM | 38: HM HM HM HM | 39: HM HM HM SHM

 
Posted : November 10, 2022 1:59 pm
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