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Re: Daily Rant/Shark Thread

Post by Mercedes on Tue Oct 18, 2011 6:20 pm





HOLY SNAP! Where have I been, missing all of these awesome shark postings?! Shadow, that corset is strikingly beautful and SO FREAKY. I can't believe how many people are running into sharks while surfing. And if the Cyclops shark is real, it has alobar holoprocencephaly. That's what my daughter had.

I came in here to presnt this, the MAN EATER!

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Re: Daily Rant/Shark Thread

Post by Tall Tyrion on Wed Nov 02, 2011 11:48 am

You don't want to go swimming for your ball in this golf course water hazard.

SYDNEY - Golfers had better hope for a hole in one when playing at one course in the eastern Australian city of Brisbane — the lake is home to aggressive bull sharks.

"It's daunting. Certainly if you lose a ball you definitely don't go in chasing it," said golfer Graham Casemore.

The Carbrook Golf Course was flooded in the late 1990s when the Logan River burst its banks and covered the fairways. When the flood waters drained away, it was noticed that the course lake — between holes 12 and 15 — had some new aquatic residents.

Today, fins can sometimes be seen breaking above the surface of the otherwise ordinary-looking lake, which is posted with yellow signs warning people not to swim.

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Re: Daily Rant/Shark Thread

Post by Mercedes on Thu Jan 19, 2012 2:42 am



It's beautiful!

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Re: Daily Rant/Shark Thread

Post by Andrew on Thu Jan 19, 2012 2:42 pm

lmao

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Re: Daily Rant/Shark Thread

Post by Tall Tyrion on Sun Jan 22, 2012 1:55 pm

Editing makes all the difference in the world. lol

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Re: Daily Rant/Shark Thread

Post by Kuro on Wed Mar 21, 2012 12:01 am

Up on Ebay right now there's a shark flash drive:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/16GB-Gray-Shark-USB2-0-Flash-Memory-Stick-Pen-Drive-/160767061492?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item256e76adf4

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Re: Daily Rant/Shark Thread

Post by Tall Tyrion on Mon Apr 09, 2012 10:40 pm

Thread Over.


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Re: Daily Rant/Shark Thread

Post by Kenwood on Mon Apr 09, 2012 11:05 pm

lol

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Re: Daily Rant/Shark Thread

Post by Zach on Tue Apr 10, 2012 2:42 pm



Okay, so there's my shark image. Epic, i know. Now for the rant. I was checking my email yesterday when I saw an email from someone in my fiction writing class. This person had not handed out copies of their manuscript that day as they should have. In fact, this person had not been printing copies for the last few assignments, but rather emailing them and expecting that people would just do everything digital and carry on with class without any physical copy. Well, this email, it says the guy is working on adding two more pages, then he's going to email it out (late). I eventually recieved said manuscript. The heading of the manuscript reads:

[first name of student] MOTHER FUCKING [last name of student]
[first name of instructor] MOTHER FUCKING [last nae of instructor]
FUCKING ENGLISH, YEAH

The story itself? Four pages double spaced (two of which he apparently just whipped out after class), less than 1,000 words. The minimum for the assignment? 2,000 words. The content? Four pages of sex and smoking pot. Not really much of a plot. so, yeah. And this isn't necessarily new. We get similair things, although not to this degree, all the time. Did i mention this is the last fiction class you can take here as an undergrad? this is the tippy-top, yes, sir. if any of you have wondered what creative writing classes at a state university are like, well...yeah. I wouldn't say you're missing anything. So, what did I do? I totally flammed this guy in a reply all email. Best choice, maybe not. But man, I just had to get that off my chest. So, I figured I would share my rant, along with a shark, and post up that email. Because let's face it, sometimes people just really need to be flammed to a crisp.


Okay, everyone. I debated for a long while over whether or not to send this message out. I really did. The thing is, some of what I'm going to say really does need to be said. I honestly wish it didn't, but it does. So, in the words of [name omitted to protect the guilty], "apologies, this might offend you." The thing is, some of us, I'd like to believe the majority of us, honestly care about writing. I know I do. I think about it when I wake up in the morning and check magazine forums along with my email. I think about it after reading a particularly good stoy before I turn in for the night. I think about it while I listen to short story podcasts at work. I spend ten to fifteen hours a week sitting down to write. I give up my Saturdays to workshop stories with some friends of mine. Some of us work at MAR or Praire Margins. Some of us run our own lit mags. Some of us want to do this for the rest of our lives, even if it drives us crazy half the time. So when I open up a manuscript and see that the heading is formated in all caps with "FUCKING" included three times, I tend to get more than a little angry. This is not how professionals operate. Period. "[ ]MOTHER FUCKING []" is the visiting writer. Hello. Turning in work over 1,000 words below the minimum word count is unproffessional. We are aiming for 2,000-3,000, am I right? On that note, I keep seeing things that are "part of a longer piece". If that's true, wouldn't they be about 3,000 words long? As in, sorry, I ran out of room? I know that's what happened to me. Not providing copies is unprofessional (I'm not taking about people that put them in front of the door later, that's a different issue). You wouldn't do that in a lit survey class you don't care about, so why do it here? I understand that people can sometimes be short on cash, it happens. However, it cost roughly 10k a year to go to school here. As for the "if you don't like it, don't give me comments" mentality, I can only shake my head and ask why you're here. I know this may seem directed at one person, but I want to make it clear that it's not. I have run into this problem for the last four years. It's 6:24 now, and I've officially missed the first half hour of my 6-9 class because I couldn't stop writing this before it was done. So yeah, I am offended, and if you truly love writing, I bet you are too.

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Re: Daily Rant/Shark Thread

Post by Mercedes on Tue Apr 10, 2012 2:50 pm

headbang

Seriously.

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Re: Daily Rant/Shark Thread

Post by Kenwood on Tue Apr 10, 2012 3:58 pm

Nice. In the immortal words of me, "Fuck that guy!"

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Re: Daily Rant/Shark Thread

Post by kd1984 on Tue Apr 10, 2012 4:26 pm

I hate pricks like the one you've just described, and there are at least 15 of them clogging up every writing program worth its salt. I applaud you for not burying your head in the sand. Too often, we pander to these assholes because we are uncomfortable addressing the obvious.

A long, long time ago when I was in my graduate program, I was constantly flabbergasted by the immense of amount of dismisiveness and flagrant disrespect certain people demonstrated towards their courses, their peers, and their instructors--who are, undoubtedly, wonderful, publishing writers. Like I'm sure you have, I often looked around and wondered "Who let these people in here?"

With all of that said, chin up, my friend. The good news is that long after you have moved on to your glamorous Wink writing career, said individual will have long been eaten by the sharks, given up, and moved on to an illustrious position at the local pizza joint, or even better, as fodder for zombies, which you, of course, will have learned to defeat.

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Re: Daily Rant/Shark Thread

Post by Tall Tyrion on Tue Apr 10, 2012 5:35 pm

Geez, man... Did you have to rat me out here at my own magazine? Not cool, dood.
















lol That dweeb had it coming. Good for you.

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Re: Daily Rant/Shark Thread

Post by Andrew on Sun Apr 22, 2012 1:31 pm



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Re: Daily Rant/Shark Thread

Post by Tall Tyrion on Tue Apr 24, 2012 7:47 pm

Sure, it's fake... but it's still awesome. headbang


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Re: Daily Rant/Shark Thread

Post by Tall Tyrion on Thu May 24, 2012 12:40 pm

Infusing tea has never been more awesome.


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Re: Daily Rant/Shark Thread

Post by Tall Tyrion on Mon Jul 23, 2012 11:44 am

Pretty awesome...


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Re: Daily Rant/Shark Thread

Post by Mercedes on Tue Jul 24, 2012 2:27 am

I totally saw that! Isn't that so cool? I would have passed out cold, dude!

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Re: Daily Rant/Shark Thread

Post by Tall Tyrion on Tue Jul 24, 2012 11:04 am

It looks totally real, too. I don't see how they could have faked that without a lot of money.

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Re: Daily Rant/Shark Thread

Post by Tall Tyrion on Thu Aug 09, 2012 1:46 pm

Who's ready for Shark Week?


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Re: Daily Rant/Shark Thread

Post by Tall Tyrion on Thu Aug 09, 2012 3:11 pm

Also... this would get me to watch the Olympics.



http://slacktory.com/2012/08/shark-olympics/

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Re: Daily Rant/Shark Thread

Post by Mercedes on Fri Sep 28, 2012 4:23 pm

You have the best pics, TT.

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Re: Daily Rant/Shark Thread

Post by Tall Tyrion on Sat Sep 29, 2012 1:33 am

I do, but no one notices... *heavy emo sigh*

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Re: Daily Rant/Shark Thread

Post by MRCzarnowski on Sat Sep 29, 2012 3:09 pm

I notice...

Do you need a hug, TT?

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Re: Daily Rant/Shark Thread

Post by Tall Tyrion on Sat Sep 29, 2012 5:22 pm

gimme

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