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  1. Yeah, basically the idea I have for you and Brian is, major personality melt down. It sorta goes with the cliche challange Mufn issued a while back. Basically either MaryAnne goes all bad guy and Brian has to play good guy to try to corral her, which would be hilarious as h***, or, Brian gets a hint of a conscience... well more of one anyway, and starts being Mr. Good Guy, and MaryAnne, feeling like things have become dull since Brian got bit by his conscience, starts to play bad guy. I mean, it would make a really good story.

    This Freebie Idea Provided By: Hilery Davenport

  2. Speakin' of the back end of the General Lee, if you pay attention in the reunion movie, the first one, the black area surrounding the tail lights is painted orange, but, if you look at the clips they stole from the show to avoid stunt driving, shows it as black. It's the tail light panel. Sorry, they just make it oh so obvious!
  3. OMG, too funny... I was posting on your page while you were postin' on mine!

  4. Reminder for you mods, Community chat, 8 PM on the first, in three days :);) in case y'all want to stop by to cause some trouble LOL

    Actually, I have a story idea for you and Brian, if you're interested.

  5. Okay, I got bitten by the writing bug earlier today. After you finish chapter 8 up and send it back, I sent chapters 9 and 10. They weren't really dependent on Chapter 8 so... yeah :-) But work on Chapter 8 before you go on to work on Chapter 11. I know you probably don't understand the whole deal with Ruth, no one's supposed to yet, except she's a relative of Hilery's. Just go with the flow and don't make any presumptions on that. The Dukes don't know about her... well Jesse might, but only bits and pieces... like i said, just go with the flow and don't bother with the Ruth business.

  6. Not a whole lot. Did a bunch of yard work today, and now got a case of the writing bug again. I'm waiting on K-Duke15 to add to the story, but that doesn't mean I couldn't start on the next chapter. I mean, the next chapter doesn't depend a whole lot on the chapter right before it, so I think i'm good.

  7. Like I said Brian, you wouldn't have found it on the listings. When they aired it, it was labeled as "Paid Programming."
  8. In other words, they treated the show horribly. It would have been better had they just sat on it instead of using it as "Filler Programming." If and when it aired, it was labeled as "Paid Programming" on TV Guide. Hence, of course, why it was so easily over looked. I would have posted comments about that years ago when ABC Family owned the rights to the show, but at the time I had no internet access.
  9. Today is Friday, April 27th. Four more days before the monthly chat. Remember, be there, or Rosco will cuff you and stuff you. well, not really... but still, you should come! Possible topics may include: The Dukes of Hazzard (Duh) Computers Fanfiction Current Events The actors Video games The wacky weather Goofing off Creative ways to procrastinate and much more!
  10. Actually Brian, ABC Family did air the Dukes... but it was in the 2-3 am slot, and there was no guarantee that was the show they were going to air on any given night (and they didn't submit it to TV Guide). They also had a lovely banner they put before the show any time it aired, even coming off the commercials stating that the show did not represent their views. I only know this because I stumbled across it during a 2am channel surfing session... well more than one, but when I went to watch it again another night after finding it, or the next week, it wasn't on, then it would be on the following week and so forth. It was usually around 2 am on Saturday or Sunday if they were going to show it.
  11. yeah, but it doesn't look like anyone's biting. Between you and I, we could answer a lot of questions about music notation.
  12. it's in your inbox. I got us up to then point of the dance.

  13. Er... she got to chapter three and quit. Oh well LOL. She's just not into Dukes that much anymore.

  14. ... and here I always thought if Rosco tried something like that, he would end up in last place in a one person showing! LOL. Nice job Mufn, glad Rosco was stubborn enough to win.
  15. Good. :-) I brought in a good friend who used to be active on the board to do the beta reading for us. You don't know her, but she used to do Dukes fanfic, or at least participate in the round robins and such. She's since moved on, but she's an excellent editor.

    Just... er... she did comment about Cooter "Snapping" at Kendra and I agreed with her.... Cooter isn't a snappy, snippy, type of person. He's more... easy going and laid back but always open for a good brawl.

  16. Rare disease awareness day was recently (I'm a little slow on the draw by about a month), but it got me to thinking, with another awareness day coming up for a disease, why not issue a challenge to raise awareness of rare diseases? I am currently writing a story with a friend to help raise awareness for Hereditary Angioedema which has such a long road to diagnosis for so many people, and the emergency rooms, many don't know how to treat it. Many a doctor has never heard of it, or they only hear the "AngioEdema" instead of the whole name, which they are two different monsters. Raising awareness to rare diseases will help people on the road to diagnosis, and remove some of the road blocks to treatment. My challenge to my fellow writers: Write a story with a rare disease (Many of which are genetic). Do research, and learn about the chosen disease and treatments. This will be especially helpful to you or your loved ones if the rare disease runs in your family. Can't come up with a rare disease? Go ahead and use a more common one (or look up orphan diseases on wikipedia), but the point is, to raise awareness of the disease. If you choose to write about a disease which is genetic, I recommend having at least two characters with the disease. You don't have to, but it is what I recommend. The characters may be nearly asymptomatic until a certain point in the story. Just remember, with rare diseases, including genetic ones, the road to diagnosis is usually long and hard, with many a misdiagnosis given. And although rare diseases are a very serious issue in the world today, please, try to have fun learning and writing about them.
  17. So I've been working with K-Duke to write a story recently, and I just realized, it probably belongs under the cliche's. Of course, a character gets hurt, and another is suffering from a rare disease and the story shall track her progress and road to a diagnosis and treatment... and toss in a love story or two... yes the character injury and the character illness definitely puts it under cliche, somewhere I wasn't even aiming for. How did I come up with the rare disease idea? Because... unfortunately, I have it The story idea came about to help me deal with the disease. The first national HAE Awareness Day is May 16th... which is the deadline I set for us to at least get something posted. We'll probably miss it because we started the story so late due to lack of a working computer (which I recently got a working computer so...)
  18. Yeah, and if we find enough musicians, we could start a hazzardnet musicians club LOL. It would be so nice to discuss the finer points of teaching and music with other people. I mean... last night I was teaching a lesson, and it was a complete and utter power struggle. Fifteen year old student, kept stepping out of his own lesson and begging me to let him teach. I kept saying no, and he kept trying to take the lesson out from under me. Finally, I said, Fine, Here! Big mistake. She is a raw beginner I was teaching. When I say raw, I mean, before last night, she couldn't even blow into the instrument and make a sound, let alone hold it. I had to rescue him when he was trying to explain how to hold the instrument, and give a few clues, and then the other instructor who teaches the advanced group, such as the 15 year old, stepped in and took over because it was so pitiful. The girl would have gotten so much further with her lesson had I not threw up my hands. Needless to say, the 15 year old, when the other instructor (who is almost 70) took over, he did not try to undermine the lesson. We practice at the local boys and girls club, and I remember at one point, we could fan out into separate rooms to avoid these types of problems. Now they make us use a single room, which, pardon my language, is hell when you're trying to teach two different groups or more. And this is not the first lesson this student has tried to slip out from under me. I have a total of 3 beginning fife students, and he tries to undermine me in all their lessons! I mean... it's frustrating. When I first started teaching, I had already had experience assisting the teachers, and sitting in on beginners lessons (which I am grateful to my violin teacher for in middle school), and when I started teaching beginners on the fife, I had help... well no, I started out teaching how to read music and substituting, but, when it came down to that, when I started teaching how to play, I didn't start out with raw beginners. I started out with students who were learning the fingerings, who had a few lessons... and gradually, with assistance, moved on to raw beginners. But it was the fact that my lessons were being undermined by a student... ugh. While I myself am still a student in some regards, and still do squeeze my lessons in when I can (When needed) but mostly teach myself at this point (I only need to learn double tonguing which we finally figured out what was impeding me with that so I am finally learning it. Should have been an earlier lesson but... my original fife teacher didn't know what she was doing and i believe purposely skipped the lesson because she didn't like double tonguing herself). Learning is a life long lesson.
  19. How's the story coming? Did you like what was written?

  20. Yeah, I was pretty wound up last night and just happened to have seen it still had you labeled as logged in.

    I've had my fingers crossed. I was having problems with the screen showing double in some spots, but I lowered the contrast which seems to have worked. The monitor is a hand me down.

    I had a rough night last night. I think my HAE was flaring, which didn't feel too good. Wanted to sleep in but I had to get up for a doctor's appointment for something else, but lo and behold, my ride through my insurance never showed up. Just got a call from them, and they are running over an hour and a half behind, meaning, I will not be going to my appointment, so I'm about ready to crawl back in bed. I did just send a nice little letter to the company telling them how crappy their service is.

  21. Brian, I personally have not played the game, but, having some experience with a regular play station and racing games, and having beat the first game which I at one time owned, is it possible for you to adjust the sensitivity of the controls? If so, that might help a whole helluvalot.
  22. Are there any other musicians on the board? I have taken several and am currently a music instructor... non profit of course So, I took the: Violin for six years Recorder for three years Guitar for three months (was in school and I was only in the school for three months) Keyboard for three months (see guitar) Fife for ten years (The fife is a colonial instrument, similar to a piccolo. Please view the movies The Patriot, Glory, Gettysburg, Gods and Generals... This is the instrument I currently teach to beginning students). I also sometimes, when bored, mess a little with drums (Snare, Bass). Only had one lesson though (and that was how to hold the sticks. I cannot read drum music, nor can I play any songs. I just know how to do a para-diddle).
  23. *raises hand* I do! LOL. Remind me and I'll give you some links to some wonderful pattern sites and data bases. I've been crocheting for over 15 years, and been learning to knit on and off for the past ten It just takes so long to knit something, which is probably why it's taking me so long to learn. I've got it down I think now, but I don't do much with it... my needles are so small size 6... but my crochet hooks range from D-K, and eventually I'm supposed to be getting a set of steel hooks from my mom. She has two sets. I'll be getting her old set and she's going to keep my grandmother's set. It's a complete set.
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