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    jenny b
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    SPEW Babble #44

    I just posted in the last thread and realised I should have started a new one instead! Oops...

    So, previously in SPEW Babble #43:

    • We welcomed Soraya as SPEW's newest newbie!
    • Selina returned from hiatus, which is SUPER EXCITING
    • I made a rambly post about swimming and uni!
    • And that's basically it. Where has our chatter gone, guys?!


    I say we organise a SPEW chat sometime soon. And when I say organise I mean I will at least make a half-hearted attempt at this!

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    MerryD
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    mwahahaha. First to break in the new thread, oh yess.

    >.>

    I've never swum competitively before, but I do love to swim. :] The beach is probably one of my favourite places in the world.

    I am . . . not doing anything. I should study, but blehhh. Writing and reading and wasting time are so much more interesting than studying. I'm also simultaneously trying not think about the next few months and imagining myself in them. I am so going to miss being lazy.

    I hope you all doing well with whatever you're doing.

    Also, definite yes for a SPEW chat from me!

    *pickles*

    --Mere

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    So, since many of our more tenured members seem to be leaving us, that leaves SPEW with a small contingent, yet the remaining members are ones I know to be dedicated to the group. That being said, I propose a few TQs:

    What is it that drew you to SPEW?

    What sort of feelings do you get when you receive the Author Response emails?

    When you first applied to SPEW, did you think you would ever measure up? How about now?
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    jenny b
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    Oooh, TQs:

    What is it that drew you to SPEW?
    The SHININESS. Er. No, I joined because it looked like such a fun community to be a part of, and I quite liked posting good, critical reviews when all the rest of them on MNFF were one sentence long and full of grammar and spelling errors.

    What sort of feelings do you get when you receive the Author Response emails?
    Good feelings!

    When you first applied to SPEW, did you think you would ever measure up? How about now?
    Ha ha ha. When I applied to SPEW, I was deathly terrified I wasn't good enough. And it didn't help that Anna (the SPEW Head before Jenna) took months to reply to my PM because she forgot about it, so I thought I was never going to get in. And being the most senior member of SPEW now feels so strange, because I remember feeling like such a newbie for so long.

    As for now, I think my reviews aren't too bad.

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    You know, it's weird. I'm almost positive I posted in here answering these questions . . . >.>

    What is it that drew you to SPEW?

    I don't know, honestly. It probably was actually the SHININESS. I remember right after I joined the forums and looking through the 'about the forums' pages by Roxy and just wanting to be apart of SPEW from the description. Then I proceeded to stalk it and saw that it was this really awesome group of people and I wanted to be a part of that.

    Oh, and I love reviewing. <3

    What sort of feelings do you get when you receive the Author Response emails?

    Apprehension and excitement. I'm always scared that the author is going to not like my review. >.> But that's my favourite part of reviewing (especially when I get responses like "you rock!" or "you're incredible" or "&hearts; &hearts; &hearts; ..." ). I just love knowing that the author appreciates the time and effort I put into reading and thinking about his/her story.

    When you first applied to SPEW, did you think you would ever measure up? How about now?

    I applied to SPEW under unusual circumstances. As in, I'd been sent three PMs by current members demanding that I join. So, I was pretty sure I'd get in. >.> In those days, I thought my reviews were pretty fantastic, too. Now, my reviews are better but I know they aren't ~fabulous.

    In other news, I just heard that song "Friday" by Rebecca Black (LOL) and walked into a wall. Such is my life.

    *hugs*

    --Mere

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    Bwahaha, Mere, of course your reviews were fantastic! Was I one of those people? I have a feeling I was. I thought I was the only person left who would have been accepted by Anna, but you would have too, right? And the Hannahs ...

    But I agree with you on the second question (since I didn't really answer it properly, lol). The thing I love most about reviewing is knowing that the author appreciates what you've taken the time to stay and will (hopefully) implement your suggestions in future writing endeavours. I've gotten so much help with my writing from these boards, so I like being able to contribute the same way.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mere
    In other news, I just heard that song "Friday" by Rebecca Black (LOL) and walked into a wall. Such is my life.
    This song makes my brain hurt.

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    jenny b
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    Wow new forums! This is exciting. It'll take some getting used to though ... I was quite attached to the look of the old boards!

    Well done on finishing your fic, Alex! I might have to try and find some time to read it in my busy busy schedule. I've been looking for something to read for a while now.

    Quick post but I just wanted to comment on the new forums. Now I'm off to a friend's place to watch the Eurovision finals. I adore Eurovision, even though I'm Australian and they have nothing to do with me. Anyone else watching them?

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    I don't even know what Eurovision is But I'd definitely rec Alex's fic!!

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    Thanks for the recommendation Soraya, and the congratulations Jenny!

    Soraya- you don't know what Eurovision is? I think I was ranting about it in an e-mail to you. It's a sign you've been revising hard/ don't watch much BBC because they've been advertising it to death. And I live in Ireland, where they thought they stood a chance of winning. I, as a "eurovision hater" was banned from the kitchen (where the TV is). If I here the song Lipstick by Jedward again then I might kill someone. So if you don't hear from me in ages it's because I'm in prison.

    Oh, and I meant to say. Just how adorable was the "House Elves At Work" picture that was up whilst the website was down?
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    MerryD
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    I'm back in the States. It's about the weirdest thing ever. I got a cold from the AC on the plane and I'm sooo jet lagged. I'm just spending the day in bed today and doing nothing. It's going to very nice, I think.

    Hope you all are well.

    --Mere

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