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This is by far our most popular forum and one of the best places to get lost in endless non-Palahniuk debates. Come meet our regulars...

Hey everyone, I wanted to take a few minutes to let you know that we have a long-overdue site update coming in the next few days and since a lot of stuff is going to change I thought it best to let you know what to expect. So, here are some details.

When is it happening? How long will it take? Squirrel!
We're aiming to bring the site down for the update the weekend of the 18th, though we might be a few days behind that. I'll update this post when I am certain. The site will probably be down for 2-3 days but hit us up on Twitter or Facebook for updates. We're a small crew and some of the database stuff we need to run just takes a lot of time, sadly.

What is changing?
Basically everything. We're making a lot of changes. Primarily to streamline the site and get it back to it's more Chuck-centric roots. As a result, we're going to get rid of a bunch of unused or rarely used things.

    This exchange is for writing materials (pens, journals, etc.) Plus whatever else you feel like sending, though you aren't required to send anything extra. So far the participants are:

    Imke
    Jaz
    Amy
    Melody

    Anyone else who wants to sign up please do so before 6pm (central time) Saturday. Deadline for shipping is Friday September 27th, which is two weeks from the sign up deadline.

    I hope to see more of you join in!

    If you understand how a sentence works, can tell if it doesn't sound right, or understand the rules without knowing the proper names, how important is it to know the difference between a gerund and an infinitive?
    Should writers know these rules off the top of their heads?
    I work with a couple of people who know these rules verbatim (and routinely let it be known) but are unable to understand any books they have read without Spark Notes.

    When I first read that thread where everyone was fainting, I think Six said that you were all acting like a bunch of southern belles from Gone With the Wind (or something like that). Although I agreed with her, I didn't post.
    I tried to find that thread but couldn't remember where I read it.

    So, this morning, I almost (or may have) passed all the way out after giving blood. I'm guessing someone around here is contagious.

    Anybody know anything about this?
    If I were researching things like cleaning (blood) or bomb and soap making or (in my case), I have a character who is a bio terrorist. Am I likely to get a knock on the door after I Google all this?? There are probably people in Guantanamo for less.
    Anyone know the legalities, or had any experiences? How does the 'its for arts' sake' reason fly?

    Thanks for reading!

    Ryan

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    My local classic rock station has a tradition of playing Arlo Guthrie's Alice's Restaurant every Thanksgiving a couple times a day. I don't really know why. I prefer this for a Thanksgiving tradition, though I'm thinking only Nate and Tuffy will truly appreciate it.

    Happy Thanksgiving to everyone in the States. For those outside, yes it's a bizarre day primarily involving food and getting pissed off at distant family members who you keep thinking will behave themselves this year. Oh and being thankful you only do this once a year.

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