Volleyball 2015-16 Commentary

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Volleyball 2015-16 Commentary

Postby Kahrey » Fri Apr 17, 2015 1:17 pm

This is the thread for Volleyball discussions and questions!

Rules:
1. GENRE HOPPING: Just to make things interesting, each new post must switch to a different genre style (i.e, Sci Fi, Horror, Gumshoe Mystery, Romance, Fantasy, Juvenile, Comedy, Anime/Cartoon, Superheroes, etc.). You must announce that genre at the top of your post, before actually beginning.

2. CONTINUITY: A given post must end abruptly, in mid-story, with an elipsis (...) and the next person to post MUST pick up immediately where the previous post left off, using their new genre style - after that, all bets are off. You can steer the story wherever you wish, being as conservative, or as crazy as you desire.

3. TURNS: Participants are not allowed to respond to their own posts - after you post, you must wait for at least 1 other person to post before posting again. To avoid crossing posts, we'll use a 'token key' system - if the thread appears open, and waiting for a response, post "OK, MY TURN" ... after that, you have up to ONE HOUR to make your post. If more than one hour goes by, it's thrown open to all comers who wish to declare it's THEIR turn. However, if nobody else has claimed the turn by the time your delayed post is ready, then go ahead and post it.
n.b. - once you have grabbed your turn - for your post simply "edit" your turn lock. Dropped tokens will at some stage be edited out...

4. EFFORT: Dont trivialize - put a little effort into making your post interesting & entertaining, otherwise there's no point in playing. Be as funny, or as serious as you like. The whole point is to have a little mutual fun bouncing around a constantly evolving plot - like a crowd with a beach ball.

5. LENGTH: There is no minimum or maximum length for any given post - provided you can write it in less than 1 hour.

6. RATING: The forum is essentially PG13 - we will exercise some lattitude in this area - but if you wish to cross the line you do so at the risk of censorship!


This board has been dead for like two years, and the last Volleyball was in 2011, but I'm hoping someone will play with me!
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Re: Volleyball 2015 Commentary

Postby clong » Fri Apr 17, 2015 7:19 pm

It took me a long time to recover from Volleyball withdrawal. :mrgreen: I will play.
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Re: Volleyball 2015 Commentary

Postby Kahrey » Fri Apr 17, 2015 9:39 pm

Yay! I was SO hoping you would say that!
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Re: Volleyball 2015 Commentary

Postby Kahrey » Sun Apr 19, 2015 11:44 am

It was probably a cheat to go from "Alien Invasion" to "Sci-Fi." But oh well. It's done.
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Re: Volleyball 2015 Commentary

Postby clong » Sun Apr 19, 2015 4:12 pm

Very nice, Kahrey! :clap:

I am going to try to talk my daughter into playing as well...
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Re: Volleyball 2015 Commentary

Postby Kahrey » Sun Apr 19, 2015 5:19 pm

YAY! We need more people!
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Re: Volleyball 2015 Commentary

Postby clong » Fri Apr 24, 2015 8:15 am

I do have an idea for a next post...just haven't really had time to sit down and write it this week. Which is not to say that someone else shouldn't take the plunge if they are so inclined... :mrgreen:
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Re: Volleyball 2015 Commentary

Postby Kahrey » Sat Apr 25, 2015 2:25 am

:banana:
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Re: Volleyball 2015 Commentary

Postby Kahrey » Sat May 02, 2015 1:51 am

Wonderful, clong! I'm sorry I have just now read it, been having a rough week, and on a vacation of sorts this weekend. I will be thinking of the next post!
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Re: Volleyball 2015 Commentary

Postby clong » Sat May 02, 2015 7:12 am

Thanks! I will look forward to seeing what you come up with :mrgreen: .
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Re: Volleyball 2015 Commentary

Postby lazerthecat » Sun May 24, 2015 11:07 am

Sorry for stealing your thunder, Kahrey. These kinda things are fun, and hey, I guess that just adds more to do, right?

In other news--I haven't been on here in two years and this is the first thing I do. This should be pretty fun. And spy is totally a genre. Totally. (I'm actually pretty sure it is, but it feels pretty close to private investigators. Oh well.)
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Re: Volleyball 2015 Commentary

Postby clong » Sun May 24, 2015 1:52 pm

Welcome, lazerthecat! (who by the way is my oldest daughter :mrgreen: )
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Re: Volleyball 2015 Commentary

Postby Kahrey » Fri Jul 03, 2015 2:17 pm

SO glad we have another participant! YAY!

Sorry I went AWOL. Velcro baby + cluster feeding baby = never having two hands (and usually not even one) with which to type.
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Re: Volleyball 2015 Commentary

Postby Kahrey » Sun May 29, 2016 2:01 pm

So...turns out I suck.

I could make up excuses about why I wasn't participating. Like, babies aren't all that easy, especially one who doesn't sleep, and I don't get much time at my computer anymore, and I don't get much uninterrupted time to think about these posts (which is kind of required). I've kept up my blog somewhat, but it's been hard and it's meant writing things over the course of a week on my phone.

So anyways, I'm MUCH better typing on my phone than I used to be. I'm getting better at writing amidst loud noises while being pulled on, so can we make this VB 2015-2016? I thought since I was the original poster it would let me change it, but alas no.
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Re: Volleyball 2015 Commentary

Postby Kahrey » Sun May 29, 2016 2:42 pm

Posted.

I know those aren't for real Haikus, but I did sepcifiy untraditional. I did four because I felt like one was cheating and didn't advance the story much.

Notice I did include nature in one, intentional.
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Re: Volleyball 2015 Commentary

Postby clong » Sun May 29, 2016 8:54 pm

Great to see you back, Kahrey! :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana:

We aren't in any hurry :mrgreen:
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Re: Volleyball 2015-16 Commentary

Postby Kahrey » Sun May 29, 2016 11:46 pm

Glad to be back! And thanks for changing the title. I felt it was more appropriate than starting a new one.

I kept wanting to be here, but when I can barely get through a non-fiction paragraph... Yeah...
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Re: Volleyball 2015-16 Commentary

Postby Kahrey » Tue Jul 05, 2016 9:29 pm

Love the genre, clong!

Hoping to post later on tonight...
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Re: Volleyball 2015-16 Commentary

Postby clong » Fri Jul 08, 2016 8:11 am

Great post, Kahrey!!! I will work on a follow up soon :mrgreen:
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Re: Volleyball 2015-16 Commentary

Postby clong » Sat Jul 09, 2016 1:22 pm

I needed her name to have three syllables, so it became Brigita instead of Bridgette
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