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#31 pt447

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Posted 05 March 2009 - 02:08 PM

My writing often seems like ancient philosophical sentences that go for pages with about 3,000 commas.

#32 Absomphe

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Posted 05 March 2009 - 02:32 PM

I didn't realize The Ancients™ used commas. ;)

Yes, I'm Krinkles the Clown on an absinthe a beer bender.

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#33 pt447

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Posted 05 March 2009 - 02:43 PM

Ok, not ancient... but, like, middle ages. Those damn treatises that extrapolate one word for like 9 pages without a period!

#34 tayker

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Posted 05 March 2009 - 03:34 PM

What does Tolkien have to do with absinthe?
When a person who is honestly mistaken hears the truth, they will either quit being mistaken or cease to be honest.

#35 Absomphe

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Posted 05 March 2009 - 03:47 PM

Absinthe makes a fine second breakfast, elevensies, etc.

Yes, I'm Krinkles the Clown on an absinthe a beer bender.

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#36 pt447

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Posted 05 March 2009 - 03:52 PM

If they had absinthe in middle earth, especially those hobbits, that ring would have been hocked for the very best offerings long before it made it's way to mordor.

#37 Absomphe

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Posted 05 March 2009 - 04:00 PM

I would have hocked it for a batch of Pacifique in a heartbeat.

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#38 Bluewolf Pete

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Posted 05 March 2009 - 06:23 PM

I didn't realize The Ancients™ used commas. ;)

You never heard of the Comma Sutra?

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Posted 05 March 2009 - 06:27 PM

OUCH!

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#40 pt447

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Posted 05 March 2009 - 07:36 PM

I didn't realize The Ancients™ used commas. ;)

You never heard of the Comma Sutra?


That's almost offensive!

#41 scuto

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Posted 05 March 2009 - 07:51 PM

Now we're talking! We'll be posting a list of topics and ideas to cover, as well as a loose style guide, shortly.

Good stuff. Eyes are peeled!

If my multi-sub-clause sentences are even remotely comprehensible!

Are you kidding? I'm the king of—often (admittedly unecessarily) nested—multi-sub-clauses.

Hmm, I fear I'm not competitive enough. :) I will do my best to make sense, tho'.

Semi-related: where's Ari? :(

MIA because of a heavy course-load, most likely, but greatly missed.

Indeed. May the course-load not break his back.
"The Saint when he is drinking/Is also pleasing God/As if he were praying and singing." - Angelus Silesius, quoted in Simmel's On Individuality and Social Forms, p.391. (Yay for classical sociology!)

"Full bottle in front of me/Time to roll up my sleeves and get to work/And after many glasses of work/I get paid in the brain" - They Might Be Giants "Your Own Worst Enemy."

"I've an absinthe factory in my head" (jcbphd, 2009). [Liberties taken. -ed.]

#42 Ken Hallenius

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Posted 06 March 2009 - 12:56 AM

FRAK! A guy goes on the road for a day, and in his absence, an entire publication is brainstormed, critiqued, and committed to!

This is the silliest, fastest-acting, bunch of assholes I've ever had the pleasure of joining.

I am happy to commit to joining the online, ezine version of whatever we've just challenged one another to starting. Hell, I'll interview GStone, if that'll help...
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#43 Alan Moss

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Posted 06 March 2009 - 12:59 AM

I did that already.
www.laclandestine.com: Hand-crafted in the birthplace of absinthe.

#44 pt447

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Posted 06 March 2009 - 04:35 AM

Man, this is exciting. Maybe we should come up with a sketch of the first, or a few editions and start giving out/volounteering for assignments and such. Maybe we can start pitching ideas to and see if we all like them!

#45 Brian Robinson

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Posted 06 March 2009 - 04:56 AM

Hang on tight. As Hiram mentioned, we'll be discussing topics to figure out what we want to go into the content, and then post them somewhere. Then we can get cookin'.
Answers to common newcomer questions.

List of WS articles from across the web.


Help other absintheurs and newcomers by submitting a review. Click here to go to the main review page to submit your entry.

Rantings of a DC Gourmand.
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#46 Joe Legate

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Posted 06 March 2009 - 05:35 AM

Old habits are hard to break, aren't they Shabba? :wave2:

I'm excited to see this thing, too. I'm hoping one of our more creative writers (Martin Lake*, for example) will write a bit of fiction. Something with a central character that doesn't go mad from absinthe and kill many others. Just a thought.


*I've read a little of Martin's stuff. He's a fine Wordsmith.

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Posted 06 March 2009 - 07:36 AM

Happy to help in whatever capacity makes the most sense, all. I travel a lot, and often to hard-to-reach places (with colleges... and college towns... with lots of bars-per-person), so that may be my contribution. I drive by a lot of wineries too, haha!

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#48 Larspeart

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Posted 06 March 2009 - 07:36 AM

Wordsworth was a fine laudanum-smith...

"Here's to the corkscrew - a useful key to unlock the storehouse of wit, the treasury of laughter, the front door of fellowship, and the gate of pleasant folly." - W.E.P. French

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#49 tayker

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Posted 07 March 2009 - 05:38 PM

I think the first, and maybe second, e-zine should be an overall WWS introductory newsletter that covers the typical absinthe history, preparation, distillation, as well as a forum overview and mini-FAQs that cover the most common stuff. This way a new person will learn about absinthe and how WWS works.

In addition to that maybe including an attached review sheet with every edition, an absinthe pick of the month which doesn't have to be high grade pick just more informational (the info is already in the review section), and recommended links, cocktail recipes, etc. It sounds redundant to people who've been on the site, but it would be a welcoming addition to people who don't have that familiarity.

I know some of these things were already mentioned, but I thought that since some stuff is already available it could be condensed and the only obstacle would be the layout. Since the idea is a 1-2 pager then it's possible to that the info could span up to 5 e-zines.
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