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 Post subject: ONBC's 7th Birthday Contest Coming.....
PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 10:31 pm 
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Noodlemantras, I have an announcement......

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ONBC's 7th birthday is coming…..early Monday morning at Two Past Midnight Pacific Time (which is also Halloween night).

We posted our first question at Two Past Midnight, 2003 because that was the alternate name of Secret Window, Secret Garden. It was the second in a book of four short stories by Stephen King, entitled Four Past Midnight.


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The book was re-released after Secret Window,
with Johnny on the cover


We plan to have a contest this year in celebration of our birthday. So stay tuned for more information. I’ll post more details at Two Past Midnight Pacific Time on Halloween night (actually the wee hours of November 1). Don’t worry. You won’t have to be awake at that time to be able to win. Only ghouls, ghosts and goblins

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(and me :yikes: ) will be awake at that time…..and of course those Noodlemantra’s on the other side of the pond.
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HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 10:55 pm 
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Cool! I'm up for it! (So to speak . . .) :applause2:


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fansmom wrote:
Cool! I'm up for it! (So to speak . . .) :applause2:

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:harhar: Muwahahaha...:hills:



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 Post subject: Re: ONBC's 7th Birthday Contest Coming.....
PostPosted: Sat Oct 30, 2010 12:43 am 
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Contest....... :biggrin: well, sure -- count me in!

(But mistress we know nothing about this ONBC)
Hush
(Contest? Like reality show contest? ..eating horrible things?)
Igor stop
(Worms, vile centipeds, the innards of dead crows..hairy legged spiders, blind twelve legged spiders with horns....)
Igor please, give them a chance
(A chance? A chance that someone will approach us while we sleep, or in the shower...stabbing at the curtain, Whatever Happened to Baby Jane, do you know what happened?)
What is it about Halloween that does this to you Igor?
(I mistrust humans....I watch these contests from my planet)
You watch too much tv
(Night of the Living Dead, Attack of the Fifty Foot Woman, Zombie Strippers from Outer Space)
No, Killer Klowns from Outer Space...jeez, now you got me doing it
This is a contest Igor
(What do you win...something good? You hope. But it can be something terrible like lunch with Pin Head Girl or Oysterboy served on toast)
You also read too much Tim Burton
(Two Minutes After Midnight? How can this be safe mistress?)
Trust me
(I don't trust O.N.B.C. What does this mean? )
Ophra Noodlmantra Book Club
(This is what is told to us, but what is that man doing behind the curtain?)
Huh?
(What if it really means this: order of the nefarious Boris Carloff)
He didn't spell it with a 'C"
(Maybe they do, not everyone is a good speller on this planet, I have noticed this)
Why don't you ask them what it's about Igor?
(Me, me....you know my identity must be kept secret from he who must not be named)
You are a garbage heap of modern culture
(I merely collect mistress)
Well, I am not going to help you. You're going to have to wait like the rest of us
(Until Two Minutes After Midnight. Until the Midnight Meat Train, until Prom Night, until Chuckey and then maybe I'll get sucked into a mattress)
No, not Chuckey. Nightmare on Elm Street
(You are having a nightmare?)
Never mind. I'm going to bed.
(You are no longer concerned about the notorious club?)
Noodlemantra Book Club
(What is a noodle but a metaphor for a worm, for a snake, for the serpent, the evil one himself Mr. Sparky)
The electric chair? You make hash with words Igor
(Old Scratch, Beetlejuice........)
Beelzebub
(Same difference)
No more Igor -- go to bed
(I don't sleep mistress)
Well, go watch tv then
(I am planning The Ninth Gate, have you seen this?)
Goodnight Igor
(Until Two Minutes After Midnight mistress)
Goodnight!


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:-O :freaked: :mort3: :mort2: :mort1: :hypnotic:



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:psst: Hello :shy:

I have not posted on the ONBC for the longsest time :blush:
Feel a little bit like I'm trespassing now :shy:

So I'm walking very slowly though somewhat unfamiliar territory, although I do remember having been here long ago......carefully watching my step, being very quiet, which is very unlike me by the way :shhh: but I'm a little bit apprehensive about having come in here. What if nobody remembers me here?...... can I be a part of the contest even though I'm not a regular visitor? :perplexed: ....what if this is a 'regular-visitors-only' affair?.... :shy:

Then saying to myself: come on now, don't be such a wuss! :mad: ....
if Ichabod can be brave, so can you! :ohyes: ....okay, I'm gonna' do it...I'm gonna ask..... By George, I'm gonna' do it! :-)

So here I am, although I know nothing about what it takes to be a part of the contest,
let alone - do I even have what it takes :perplexed: but I'm just so intrigued by the whole idea. :writer:
So what say you, maties? Is this a closed set, or can anybody enter?
:writer2:


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Liz wrote:
:-O :freaked: :mort3: :mort2: :mort1: :hypnotic:

:biglaugh: Oh, my goodness. I hope we don't have to be that creative to win!


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Having been here since the beginning, and reading every book even if I didn't comprehend all of them :banghead: (Parallel Worlds comes to mind), I can only say I can't believe it has been 7 years! 7 wonderful mind-expanding fun years! :snoopydances:


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Thanks, Nebraska :loveshower: Nebraska, the contest won't require the creativity expressed by Constance and firefly. :notworthy: But it's sure fun to read, isn't it? Wish I could write like that.


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:psst: Hello :shy:
So here I am, although I know nothing about what it takes to be a part of the contest,
let alone - do I even have what it takes :perplexed: but I'm just so intrigued by the whole idea. :writer:
So what say you, maties? Is this a closed set, or can anybody enter?
:writer2:

Of course you are welcome to participate, Constance. Glad to see you back here. :bigwave:

I'm thinking that you participated in The People's Act of Love discussion and I believe some others?

The contest is open to anyone. More details to come.....



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Liz wrote:
Thanks, Nebraska :loveshower: Nebraska, the contest won't require the creativity expressed by Constance and firefly. :notworthy: But it's sure fun to read, isn't it? Wish I could write like that.



Definitely fun to read - wonderfully creative ladies! :cool:


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Liz wrote:
Thanks, Nebraska :loveshower: Nebraska, the contest won't require the creativity expressed by Constance and firefly. :notworthy: But it's sure fun to read, isn't it? Wish I could write like that.


Constance wrote:
:psst: Hello :shy:
So here I am, although I know nothing about what it takes to be a part of the contest,
let alone - do I even have what it takes :perplexed: but I'm just so intrigued by the whole idea. :writer:
So what say you, maties? Is this a closed set, or can anybody enter?
:writer2:

Of course you are welcome to participate, Constance. Glad to see you back here. :bigwave:

I'm thinking that you participated in The People's Act of Love discussion and I believe some others?

The contest is open to anyone. More details to come.....

Thanks, Liz :heart2:

Actually, TPAOL was the only discussion I ever participated in, but I'm very impressed that you remember that, since it was almost four years ago :applause2: :hatsoff:

I quite enjoyed participating in that discussion, and I would have liked to participate in some of the others too, but reading all the tidbits plus the books AND reading and posting on the discussions - well I found that to be very time consuming for me.

I have a lot less 'on my plate' now, though, than I did then, and when I saw this thread I just felt that it would be fun to participate in the contest at least and then, who knows - I might even join in a book discussion again sometime.
I don't feel quite as apprehensive about joining in a discussing as I did on TPAOL when I was new here - at least I don't think so :perplexed: but you ladies DO know your books, I must say, and I have always admired how much you all know. :dillingerhello:



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Liz wrote:
Thanks, Nebraska :loveshower: Nebraska, the contest won't require the creativity expressed by Constance and firefly. :notworthy: But it's sure fun to read, isn't it? Wish I could write like that.



Definitely fun to read - wonderfully creative ladies! :cool:

Thank you, nebraska :goodvibes: :hatsoff:

I loved Firefly's story :heart2: Very creative indeed :applause2:



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Oh boy a contest. :bounce: I’m glad we don’t have to be creative. My brain is a bit overwhelmed form this ATLA discussion. :hypnotic:
I remember you too Constance. Welcome back.
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Seven years? :thud:

Amazing!

Cheers to :ONBC: ONBC for a job incredibly well done!

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