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Re: Most Unpromising Opening?
« Reply #90 on: May 07, 2010, 05:35 PM »
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"0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, 144 . . .

I don't know about this. The Fibonacci Sequence could be pretty interesting.  :smile

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Re: Most Unpromising Opening?
« Reply #91 on: May 07, 2010, 05:46 PM »
You're right.  Here's the most atrocious opening I can come up with:

Cutesy-Wootsy Bunny had just opened his itty-bitty bunny eyes in his wee snug bunny bed and yawned a mighty big yawn that practically split his eeny-weeny head in two when Mommy Bunny opened the door and said "Let's have a contest about how much we love each other!!!!" and gave him a huuuuuuuuuuuuuuge hug that lasted for 29 pages.

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Re: Most Unpromising Opening?
« Reply #92 on: May 07, 2010, 05:47 PM »
P.S.--This thread makes me want to go see if that old Worst Query thread still exists.

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Re: Most Unpromising Opening?
« Reply #93 on: May 07, 2010, 05:52 PM »
I've never seen vomit of that color thought Breeznak as he emptied another sick-sack into the reprocessing unit.
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Re: Most Unpromising Opening?
« Reply #94 on: May 08, 2010, 09:44 AM »
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I've never seen vomit of that color thought Breeznak as he emptied another sick-sack into the reprocessing unit.

Yup, this would make me stop reading.  :smile

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Re: Most Unpromising Opening?
« Reply #95 on: May 08, 2010, 10:03 AM »
I don't know about this. The Fibonacci Sequence could be pretty interesting.  :smile

Laurel  :daffodil

Hehe! Yeah, that's what I thought too. Or even prime numbers. ;)

Of course, I'm not a jaded slush reader, so maybe that's why so many of these caught my attention. :P

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Re: Most Unpromising Opening?
« Reply #96 on: May 08, 2010, 10:27 AM »
I remember when it happened because that was the day the laundromat raised the price from 50 cents a load to 75 cents. Plus, that evening we bought a new can opener.

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Re: Most Unpromising Opening?
« Reply #97 on: May 08, 2010, 12:09 PM »
Okay, fellow Fibonacci lovers.  I can do better.

"Let's recite Pi to one million places," said Sheila.
"Okay," said Charles. "3.1415926535897932384626433832795028841971693993751058209749445923078164062862089986280348253421170679 
  8214808651328230664709384460955058223172535940812848111745028410270193852110555964462294895493038196 
  4428810975665933446128475648233786783165271201909145648566923460348610454326648213393607260249141273 
  724587006606315588174881520920962829254091715364367892590360011330530548820466521384146951941511609 . . ."

I'd go on, but you get the idea.

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Re: Most Unpromising Opening?
« Reply #98 on: May 08, 2010, 03:17 PM »
Hehehe! Now you're talking!  :hahaha

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Re: Most Unpromising Opening?
« Reply #99 on: May 14, 2010, 09:44 AM »


"I've never seen vomit of that color thought Breeznak as he emptied another sick-sack into the reprocessing unit".....  :yay 

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Re: Most Unpromising Opening?
« Reply #100 on: May 14, 2010, 10:22 AM »
I failed my English test.  I came home to find out that my mother had decided there would be only heathly snakes after school and my dog keeps staring at me.  I can't wait until Dad comes home to find all the healthy snakes and hears I have an F on my English test. 
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Re: Most Unpromising Opening?
« Reply #101 on: May 14, 2010, 11:24 AM »
Okay, the healthy 'snakes' got me hooked lizstraw.

How about this for ugh?

Cleaverly, Cleo Chantilly daringly dangled her red-green silky scarf over the weathered grey-ish--green-ish balcony railing, hoping to catch the fleeting attention of Ricky Redondo, the dreamy, spanish-accented, bull-fighter-in-training, who had just moved into the rambling, 50's-style, white-with-green-trim bungalow where the Johnson twins used to live, but thinking of those two blonde, body-builder bookends and their sudden disappearances right now wouldn't solve her problem. Only her new bare-chested, bronze neighbor could get her unstuck from the squeaky-clean sliding glass door. Of course, she'd have to put the scarf back on first.

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Re: Most Unpromising Opening?
« Reply #102 on: May 14, 2010, 01:04 PM »
Oh, man, these are getting funnier and funnier. :girl

My mother never buys me enough clothes. I tried on the red top: made me look like an apple. I tried on the yellow top: made me look like a pear. I tried on the tie-dye top: ugly. I don't own a single thing appropriate for updating my Facebook icon, which I totally should have considered before I friended half the football team, my math teacher, and my Dad on one crazy, latte-fueled night.

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Re: Most Unpromising Opening?
« Reply #103 on: May 14, 2010, 01:33 PM »
snakes or snacks  :snork

what's the difference?  We all want  :cupcake :milkshake :donut2 :burger :cookie :chocolate :sundae :taco :pizza :chocolate :chocolate :chocolate
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Re: Most Unpromising Opening?
« Reply #104 on: January 07, 2011, 02:48 PM »
Little Dan Quayle always ate his patatoze and Bush's baked beans heartily...he was a real spud!

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Re: Most Unpromising Opening?
« Reply #105 on: January 08, 2011, 04:04 AM »
I've never seen vomit of that color thought Breeznak as he emptied another sick-sack into the reprocessing unit.
Love the way author's name wasn't mentioned.  That would turn me completely off.
Has anyone written contenders for this thread?  'Cuz I have plenty lurking in my longhand folder which I would not dare to look at! :blush

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Re: Most Unpromising Opening?
« Reply #106 on: January 08, 2011, 09:36 AM »
Sadly, I'm beginning to think the opening for my current WIP belongs on this thread.  :ohmy

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Re: Most Unpromising Opening?
« Reply #107 on: January 08, 2011, 02:31 PM »
I know my current WIP has a bad opening.  (It already hit the critique group fan.) :garbage:
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Re: Most Unpromising Opening?
« Reply #108 on: January 09, 2011, 03:32 AM »
Sadly, I'm beginning to think the opening for my current WIP belongs on this thread.  :ohmy
I have plenty of them!  So many in fact, that even I wouldn't want to read further.