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Disgruntled Peony
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For the record, I was looking into business cards this evening and it looks like Staples has a better starting rate than Vistaprint (250 starting at $9.99 as opposed to 100 starting at $14.99).

If you are in difficulties with a book, try the element of surprise: attack it at an hour when it isn't expecting it. ~ H.G. Wells
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Posted : December 24, 2019 1:27 pm
Chezecaek
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I’ve been signed up for a few months now. Gone the last two years. I’m ridiculously shy/socially anxious and don’t really talk to people much at these things, even though that’s half the point...but I did better with this last year than the first, and hope to improve further in this area for the next one. It’d be great to meet some of you folks.

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Posted : December 29, 2019 12:06 pm
SwiftPotato
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I’ve been signed up for a few months now. Gone the last two years. I’m ridiculously shy/socially anxious and don’t really talk to people much at these things, even though that’s half the point...but I did better with this last year than the first, and hope to improve further in this area for the next one. It’d be great to meet some of you folks.

Feel free to hang out with me! I'm pretty introverted, so we can hold each other accountable for being more social if you'd like! Smile

R, 3rd place Q4 v36!!!
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Posted : December 29, 2019 1:23 pm
Wulf Moon
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I’ve been signed up for a few months now. Gone the last two years. I’m ridiculously shy/socially anxious and don’t really talk to people much at these things, even though that’s half the point...but I did better with this last year than the first, and hope to improve further in this area for the next one. It’d be great to meet some of you folks.

Looking forward to meeting you at Superstars, Chezecaek! You'll have to find us and tell us who you are!

Cheers!

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Topic starter Posted : December 29, 2019 4:54 pm
mrtevebaugh
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I think writers tend toward the introvert side in general. One of my favorite books of the last few years is called Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain. It helped me understand myself in a new light. But most relevant in this case, she talked about how we step outside our default and become more extrovert when we are passionate about something.

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Posted : December 29, 2019 10:29 pm
Wulf Moon
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I think writers tend toward the introvert side in general. One of my favorite books of the last few years is called Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain. It helped me understand myself in a new light. But most relevant in this case, she talked about how we step outside our default and become more extrovert when we are passionate about something.

Well, if you haven't figured it out yet, I'm not an introvert. Idealist Champion. ENFP. I am energized by groups, and find joy in helping people reach their full potential. Which makes me happy to see many taking my advice to attend Superstars. It's another step toward becoming the youest of yous!

See you soon!

Moon

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"Super-Duper Moongirl and the Amazing Moon Dawdler" wins WRITERS OF THE FUTURE VOL. 35 & BEST SF&F STORY OF 2019. Order WotF Volume 35 HERE!
“Muzik Man" in Deep Magic Fall 2020 wins BEST SF&F STORY of 2020
NEW! Don't miss the Super Secret "Character Agency: I Need a Hero!" in DreamForge Anvil Magazine!
JUST RELEASED! BEST OF DEEP MAGIC ANTHOLOGY TWO! Three Super Secrets Workshop members made it into this best of the best anthology! KD Julicher, Brittany Rainsdon, and some guy named Wulf Moon. Click HERE to get yours!
NEXT MASTER CLASSES AT FYRECON ONLINE, NOV. 18-21ST. Click HERE before they are sold out once again!

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Topic starter Posted : December 30, 2019 11:44 am
RETreasure
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Heh, Wulf I’m INFP. There’s more that unites us than divides us! Heehee. I’m all for peer pressure to get us “I” types out of our hotel rooms and into the company of the brain trust of Superstars! We’re gonna do this!

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Posted : December 30, 2019 12:51 pm
Wulf Moon
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Heh, Wulf I’m INFP. There’s more that unites us than divides us! Heehee. I’m all for peer pressure to get us “I” types out of our hotel rooms and into the company of the brain trust of Superstars! We’re gonna do this!

Oooh, you're an Idealist Healer. My wife is one. Powerful empaths, and you consider yourself fortunate if you make a Healer's true friend's list.

See you at Superstars! You better come to my filking event on Game Night! ALL of you!

I also did a karaoke event at a club in Old Town for any not going to (<cough, cannot afford>) the magnificent banquet event. Thinking of doing it again. Actually got to spend time with a Superstars member that came that told me she was developing an idea for an anthology she titled HOW I GOT PUBLISHED AND WHAT I LEARNED ALONG THE WAY. Guess who got a personal invite. : )

You never know what might happen when you leave your room and engage in after hours frivolity at a seminar or con. But nothing will happen if you stay in your room. wotf011

Cheers!

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“Muzik Man" in Deep Magic Fall 2020 wins BEST SF&F STORY of 2020
NEW! Don't miss the Super Secret "Character Agency: I Need a Hero!" in DreamForge Anvil Magazine!
JUST RELEASED! BEST OF DEEP MAGIC ANTHOLOGY TWO! Three Super Secrets Workshop members made it into this best of the best anthology! KD Julicher, Brittany Rainsdon, and some guy named Wulf Moon. Click HERE to get yours!
NEXT MASTER CLASSES AT FYRECON ONLINE, NOV. 18-21ST. Click HERE before they are sold out once again!

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Topic starter Posted : December 30, 2019 7:06 pm
Chezecaek
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I'm an INFP according to the most recent test I've done, although that fits me in some ways more than others. Healer, sure; idealist...kind of.

Anyway...filking is something to do with music, I gather? Anything that requires to me to do anything musical usually is going to have me hiding in the nearest dumpster.

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Posted : December 30, 2019 9:10 pm
SwiftPotato
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Wow, lots of INFPs here. Me too! It says I am a mediator, which tends to be true.

R, 3rd place Q4 v36!!!
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Posted : December 30, 2019 11:34 pm
Wulf Moon
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Wow, Idealists are rare, like 10% of the population. So being in a subgroup like INFP is around 2%. How interesting to have so many here. We're going to get along great at Superstars!

I will add that because Idealists are all about the heart, when it comes to the emotional craft of fiction, you already intuitively understand. You'll have +10 on your dice rolls when it comes to writing emotional stories, and in fiction, that is a VERY good thing.

Alas, it does not always mean +10 on singing, Chezecaek. But it's filking, so it's more like singing pirate shanties. Even the worst pirates could do that. Smile

See you soon!

Moon

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"Super-Duper Moongirl and the Amazing Moon Dawdler" wins WRITERS OF THE FUTURE VOL. 35 & BEST SF&F STORY OF 2019. Order WotF Volume 35 HERE!
“Muzik Man" in Deep Magic Fall 2020 wins BEST SF&F STORY of 2020
NEW! Don't miss the Super Secret "Character Agency: I Need a Hero!" in DreamForge Anvil Magazine!
JUST RELEASED! BEST OF DEEP MAGIC ANTHOLOGY TWO! Three Super Secrets Workshop members made it into this best of the best anthology! KD Julicher, Brittany Rainsdon, and some guy named Wulf Moon. Click HERE to get yours!
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Topic starter Posted : December 31, 2019 4:54 am
SwiftPotato
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Is that what filking is? Excellent. Bring on the sea shanties!

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Stories in Apocalyptic, Cossmass Infinities, and Podcastle

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Posted : December 31, 2019 7:48 am
Wulf Moon
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Is that what filking is? Excellent. Bring on the sea shanties!

Leah, Think popular show tunes and rock songs, but with geeky science fiction and fantasy lyrics. We do "The Ballad of Serenity" from Firefly, Stace Johnson, my partner in crime, does "Hey There Chthulhu," and we do other science fiction and fantasy folk music, a Rush song in honor of Kevin J. Anderson, and one or more of my original songs. I also sing Christy Moore's "Dance to the Reel in the Flickering Light" which might seem Irish folk, but is actually a fantasy song about forest creatures getting together for a dance, and an assertive daddy longlegs spider takes a shine to a man's daughter. Lots of fun stuff, and great fun to sing in groups. Stace and I do a much more organized filking session than the normal chaotic con fare. We call ourselves MoonLyte Productions, and it's more like an informal coffee shop performance with a song set and lyric printouts so everyone can sing along. This is my pet peeve at con filking events. No one has the words, so it's hard for anyone but the performers to participate unless you already know the songs.

Here's a great example of filk. Stace sings this one: https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=ch ... &FORM=VIRE

We host our filking event on Game Night/Pizza Night. Game night takes over the Antlers Hotel's main restaurant, and we are in the adjacent banquet room. You'll hear us. Bring your pizza in and come sing! Great chance to bond with Superstars peeps!

See you all there!

Cheers!

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“Muzik Man" in Deep Magic Fall 2020 wins BEST SF&F STORY of 2020
NEW! Don't miss the Super Secret "Character Agency: I Need a Hero!" in DreamForge Anvil Magazine!
JUST RELEASED! BEST OF DEEP MAGIC ANTHOLOGY TWO! Three Super Secrets Workshop members made it into this best of the best anthology! KD Julicher, Brittany Rainsdon, and some guy named Wulf Moon. Click HERE to get yours!
NEXT MASTER CLASSES AT FYRECON ONLINE, NOV. 18-21ST. Click HERE before they are sold out once again!

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Topic starter Posted : December 31, 2019 9:26 am
SwiftPotato
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That sounds amazing. Making up new lyrics is basically my childhood. I will be there!

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Posted : December 31, 2019 10:20 am
Disgruntled Peony
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Randomly did the 16 personalities quiz. I'm here to join the ranks of the INFPs (and also the filking, because that sounds like fun). wotf019

If you are in difficulties with a book, try the element of surprise: attack it at an hour when it isn't expecting it. ~ H.G. Wells
R, SF, SHM, SHM, SHM, F, R, HM, SHM, R, HM, R, F, SHM, SHM, SHM, SF, SHM, 1st Place (Q2 V38)
Ticknor Tales

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Posted : January 17, 2020 12:02 pm
Wulf Moon
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Randomly did the 16 personalities quiz. I'm here to join the ranks of the INFPs (and also the filking, because that sounds like fun). wotf019

That is crazy, Liz. How can so many be in one place? They really are rare. Perhaps not rare among science fiction and fantasy writers. The I would be quite handy for spending long hours alone in the chair writing.

I look forward to filking together and enjoying pizza night!

See you at Superstars!

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“Muzik Man" in Deep Magic Fall 2020 wins BEST SF&F STORY of 2020
NEW! Don't miss the Super Secret "Character Agency: I Need a Hero!" in DreamForge Anvil Magazine!
JUST RELEASED! BEST OF DEEP MAGIC ANTHOLOGY TWO! Three Super Secrets Workshop members made it into this best of the best anthology! KD Julicher, Brittany Rainsdon, and some guy named Wulf Moon. Click HERE to get yours!
NEXT MASTER CLASSES AT FYRECON ONLINE, NOV. 18-21ST. Click HERE before they are sold out once again!

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Topic starter Posted : January 17, 2020 5:58 pm
crlisle
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I am an INFP too, but as a one-on-one counselor.

Please post videos of your filking on Facebook. Sounds like wonderful fun!

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2021 Quarters: 1st -- HM, 2nd -- HM, 3rd -- Pending, 4th -- Pending
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Posted : January 18, 2020 2:41 am
mrtevebaugh
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Just to break the streak, I fall under INTJ.

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Posted : January 18, 2020 3:36 am
Henckel
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I'm INFJ (Advocate).

I like putting my main characters through the myers briggs test. It helps me get a better feel of who they are.

(2014) V31 Q1 – R
(2018) V35 Q3 – HM
(2019) V36 Q3 – HM
(2019) V36 Q4 – SHM
(2020) V37 Q1 – R
(2020) V37 Q2 – HM
(2020) V37 Q3 – SHM
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(2021) V38 Q1 – Semi-finalist
(2021) V38 Q2 – SHM
(2021) V38 Q3 – tba

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(2019) Published in Escape Anthology
(2020) Published in Sci-Fi Lampoon
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Posted : January 18, 2020 5:18 am
AlexH
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I didn't know what an INFP was, so I did the test. I wasn't sure about many questions, but apparently I'm one too:

Your personality type is:
Mediator
INFP-A

And that's a good idea, Henckel!

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Posted : January 18, 2020 6:58 am
Wulf Moon
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A HUGE number of Idealists in this group! Strange. They represent about 10% of the population.

Yes, the Myers Briggs test is very useful in understanding individuals and what makes them tick and their roles in society. I highly recommend Kiersey's PLEASE UNDERSTAND ME II, which evaluates the results of this test and what it means. When you understand the concepts, you understand people. This will add depth to your characters.

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Topic starter Posted : January 18, 2020 4:14 pm
Dustin Adams
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INFJ here. Pinned the test.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Stg7XGgkq94

Love the one about procrastinating... He said not writing because of the temperature, the lighting, the uncomfortable chair, the... cat.

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Posted : January 18, 2020 8:47 pm
Disgruntled Peony
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Not long now! wotf047 wotf045 wotf031

If you are in difficulties with a book, try the element of surprise: attack it at an hour when it isn't expecting it. ~ H.G. Wells
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Posted : February 2, 2020 3:41 pm
Wulf Moon
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OMW tomorrow! See you super-duper Forum people there!

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NEW! Don't miss the Super Secret "Character Agency: I Need a Hero!" in DreamForge Anvil Magazine!
JUST RELEASED! BEST OF DEEP MAGIC ANTHOLOGY TWO! Three Super Secrets Workshop members made it into this best of the best anthology! KD Julicher, Brittany Rainsdon, and some guy named Wulf Moon. Click HERE to get yours!
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Topic starter Posted : February 2, 2020 5:26 pm
SwiftPotato
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My flight takes off at 6:15am tomorrow...the things I do for writing!

R, 3rd place Q4 v36!!!
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Posted : February 2, 2020 11:02 pm
RETreasure
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I’m getting up at 3am. I should be dreading the flight and the tired but I’m so excited!

V34: R,HM,R
V35: HM,R,R,HM
V36: R,HM,HM,SHM
V37: HM,SF,SHM,SHM
V38: F, SHM, P, P
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Posted : February 3, 2020 12:16 pm
Galen
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Have fun guys! Travel safe!!

Finalist x1
Semi x1
SHM x3
HM x7
R - lots!

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Posted : February 3, 2020 11:23 pm
JVAshley
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Enjoy SUPERSTARS! fistinair

I can't wait to hear about your trips!

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Posted : February 4, 2020 2:34 am
crlisle
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Be sure to post pics on Facebook of all the famous people you meet! So jealous! wotf007

2020 Quarters: 1st -- R, 2nd -- HM, 3rd -- HM, 4th -- SHM
2021 Quarters: 1st -- HM, 2nd -- HM, 3rd -- Pending, 4th -- Pending
"Invasion" to be published in Daily Science Fiction
"The Last Dance" to be published Feb. 2022 in the LTUE Anthology, Parliament of Wizards
"My Ten Cents" published in Sci Fi Lampoon, vol. 2, Dec. 2020
"Never give up. Never surrender." - Galaxy Quest

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Posted : February 4, 2020 5:50 am
Chezecaek
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Not quite sure when I’ll be there tomorrow. My girlfriend’s parents’ house where I’m staying isn’t all that close and I may want to sleep in a bit. I might be at the welcome mixer but last year I fled from that event because my autistic ass couldn’t handle the crowd. Guess we’ll see.

Oh yeah, and my real name is Riley Odell, rather than Chezecaek, sadly.

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