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The Chat that took place this afternoon for those who couldn't join us!

Post by Ranger52899 on Fri Jul 01, 2016 9:34 pm

Sorry this is in multiple parts, forumotion is very whiny about more than a few pages - here it is unedited, just as it went!






[03:30:38 02/07/2016] Kawind : Wow, hi everyone
[03:30:42 02/07/2016] Dizzy : Hi Knox and Abelbell
[03:30:53 02/07/2016] @ DeeDee : Hi Knox and Abelbell
[03:30:56 02/07/2016] Meirene6307 : We're shouting names again
[03:30:57 02/07/2016] Kawind : It's been so long since we were so many on chat
[03:31:02 02/07/2016] abelbell : Hi everyone
[03:31:12 02/07/2016] knox0606 : Hi everyone!
[03:31:15 02/07/2016] @ DeeDee : Hi Missty
[03:31:16 02/07/2016] @ Mackenzietwin : I'm about done with indivvidual "hi"s. LOL.
[03:31:20 02/07/2016] @ Mackenzietwin : Hi Missty
[03:31:23 02/07/2016] Dizzy : Hi Missty!
[03:31:30 02/07/2016] Kawind : Same, Mac 
[03:31:36 02/07/2016] @ Mackenzietwin : I can't keep up with all of the people joining
[03:31:44 02/07/2016] @ Mackenzietwin : Which is a great problem to have
[03:31:49 02/07/2016] Kawind : Brb, I should get dinner
[03:32:00 02/07/2016] @ Mackenzietwin : It means we are having a great turnout for the chat
[03:32:14 02/07/2016] @ Trisha Louise : hi missty
[03:33:03 02/07/2016] @ Rolf101 : Hi everyone.  I haven't heard from Ranger yet but am expecting her, so I'll try to hold down the fort until she arrives.
[03:33:10 02/07/2016] @ Trisha Louise : right now there are more people on chat than shops in main street of my town
[03:33:37 02/07/2016] @ Mackenzietwin : Ummm. Trisha, not sure that's saying alot
[03:33:43 02/07/2016] @ Ranger52899 : helloooooooooo
[03:33:43 02/07/2016] @ Mackenzietwin : HI RANGER
[03:33:48 02/07/2016] @ Ranger52899 : Hi   
[03:33:54 02/07/2016] Dizzy : Hello Ranger
[03:33:56 02/07/2016] @ Trisha Louise : there she is! hello
[03:33:56 02/07/2016] Suz : Hello Ranger
[03:33:59 02/07/2016] curious1_53 : Hi Ranger!
[03:34:01 02/07/2016] @ DeeDee : Ranger!
[03:34:01 02/07/2016] Meirene6307 : hi Ranger
[03:34:04 02/07/2016] Blue stocking : Hi ranger
[03:34:10 02/07/2016] @ Ranger52899 : this is an amazing gang to see together 
[03:34:14 02/07/2016] @ Trisha Louise : yes but that is why i keep my passport on hand. mac
[03:34:18 02/07/2016] Missty : Hello
[03:34:23 02/07/2016] Kawind : Hi Ranger 
[03:34:35 02/07/2016] @ Ranger52899 : sorry I'm late, I was fighting traffic
[03:34:43 02/07/2016] @ Ranger52899 : soooo, what are we chatting about ?
[03:34:45 02/07/2016] knox0606 : I feel i am in the presence of greatness Ranger.
[03:34:47 02/07/2016] @ Trisha Louise : remember that scene in the Usual Suspects? It's a bit jail line up.
[03:34:50 02/07/2016] @ Ranger52899 : LOL
[03:34:51 02/07/2016] Dells : Looks like Rolf only had to hold down the fort for about thirty seconds LOL
[03:34:53 02/07/2016] @ Mackenzietwin : You shouldn't fight traffic. it tends to fight back
[03:35:07 02/07/2016] @ Rolf101 : Whew, that was hard work. 
[03:35:08 02/07/2016] @ Ranger52899 : it does indeed
[03:35:15 02/07/2016] @ Mackenzietwin : Well done ROLF
[03:35:17 02/07/2016] Kawind : My soup is spinning gracefully in the microwave 
[03:35:39 02/07/2016] @ Mackenzietwin : Jon, that chair just makes me dizzy!
[03:35:41 02/07/2016] @ Ranger52899 : Thank you Knox, I can only hope you're not disappointed
[03:35:43 02/07/2016] @ DeeDee : Poor Rolf, always gets the hard jobs.
[03:35:45 02/07/2016] knox0606 : And greatness jn you too, Rolfe. I know i sound like a fan gir! I am!
[03:35:50 02/07/2016] @ Ranger52899 : he does, it's awful
[03:35:50 02/07/2016] Meirene6307 : Red Thai curry. Cooked and served
[03:36:00 02/07/2016] @ Ranger52899 : VERY nice
[03:36:07 02/07/2016] @ DeeDee : Oh please.
[03:36:08 02/07/2016] @ Rolf101 : Ah, thanks. I was starting to feel like chopped liver Knox. 
[03:36:14 02/07/2016] @ Ranger52899 : how many recipes are up in the hot springs so far?? I'm dying to try the funnel cake
[03:36:15 02/07/2016] Blue stocking : yum
[03:36:27 02/07/2016] @ Trisha Louise : yes, you two have groupies. you did realise this? I think Dee printed tee shirts...
[03:36:30 02/07/2016] Kawind : Mac - again! You are not Dizzy! Dizzy is Dizzy, and Curious is Curious 
[03:36:35 02/07/2016] Dizzy : Funnel cakes are the best
[03:36:36 02/07/2016] Dells : I just woke up for this gloriousness ^_^ (It's about noon here; however I work third shift)
[03:36:47 02/07/2016] @ DeeDee : I did!
[03:36:49 02/07/2016] Dizzy : I am Dizzy, Jon!
[03:36:52 02/07/2016] @ Ranger52899 : that's kind of you Dells!
[03:37:03 02/07/2016] @ Mackenzietwin : Dizzy is Dizzy.
[03:37:08 02/07/2016] Dells : Totally worth it, of course! 
[03:37:08 02/07/2016] @ Ranger52899 : hi MC 
[03:37:09 02/07/2016] @ Trisha Louise : on day one you can eat a funnel cake, day two you share it, day three you despise it. they are HUGE, my god they are huge
[03:37:10 02/07/2016] @ Mackenzietwin : Curious is curious
[03:37:17 02/07/2016] Kawind : Please throw up outside if you get too dizzy 
[03:37:18 02/07/2016] mc : hello!
[03:37:29 02/07/2016] Dizzy : Hello MC
[03:37:32 02/07/2016] @ Ranger52899 : so does anyone want a topic to chat about or are we good just gossipiing?
[03:37:33 02/07/2016] @ Rolf101 : Hi MC
[03:37:34 02/07/2016] @ Trisha Louise : hello hello
[03:37:45 02/07/2016] mc : hi everyone!
[03:37:45 02/07/2016] @ Trisha Louise : chuck us a topic
[03:37:46 02/07/2016] @ Mackenzietwin : Topics would be fun
[03:38:03 02/07/2016] @ Ranger52899 : ok, pick your topics  What are you up for?
[03:38:07 02/07/2016] @ Ranger52899 : we're here at your disposal
[03:38:09 02/07/2016] @ DeeDee : We need structure.
[03:38:23 02/07/2016] @ Rolf101 : ppppllllttttttt
[03:38:25 02/07/2016] @ Trisha Louise : Clara, fan of the Australians?
[03:38:25 02/07/2016] Meirene6307 : Is that a topic
[03:38:27 02/07/2016] @ Trisha Louise : 
[03:38:40 02/07/2016] @ Mackenzietwin : Tom and Jake are great topics
[03:38:55 02/07/2016] Dells : Ditto to Tom and Jake!
[03:38:55 02/07/2016] Kawind : Our topic is: Topics.
[03:38:56 02/07/2016] @ DeeDee : Jaasper!
[03:39:06 02/07/2016] Kawind : *Does the Stephen Fry look*
[03:39:09 02/07/2016] @ Ranger52899 : Ok, so Clara - or we can make that FCR women if wanted, Tom and Jake
[03:39:20 02/07/2016] @ Trisha Louise : that's it, I'm getting clara to geld all your horses
[03:39:27 02/07/2016] @ Ranger52899 : Shall we start with Clara and/or women?
[03:39:37 02/07/2016] @ Trisha Louise : oh ok, retract the gelding
[03:39:42 02/07/2016] @ Mackenzietwin : I actually think one of the fun things about this world is that while the stories are about our 5 boys, there are fully created real and important secondary characters
[03:39:45 02/07/2016] @ Trisha Louise : huzzah!
[03:39:45 02/07/2016] @ DeeDee : Yes, Clara.
[03:39:56 02/07/2016] @ Ranger52899 : I actually love Clara's mom
[03:40:05 02/07/2016] @ Mackenzietwin : Like Clara (Trisha)
[03:40:10 02/07/2016] @ Ranger52899 : she will have a greater role as we go on, she and Clara come as a pair really
[03:40:19 02/07/2016] @ Mackenzietwin : Isn't that who Clara took over for, Ranger?
[03:40:24 02/07/2016] @ Trisha Louise : from Madison's Hall?
[03:40:24 02/07/2016] mc : So do I. There's so much history in her memories.
[03:40:27 02/07/2016] Kawind : Nice 
[03:40:42 02/07/2016] @ Trisha Louise : hi jkfan.
[03:40:48 02/07/2016] Dizzy : Hi Cheryl
[03:40:49 02/07/2016] curious1_53 : .
[03:40:54 02/07/2016] @ Ranger52899 : Clara's mom was widowed quite young and she and Clara can't run their ranch, they've rented out much of their land
[03:41:01 02/07/2016] Missty : .
[03:41:02 02/07/2016] @ Mackenzietwin : Ahhh
[03:41:09 02/07/2016] Kawind : Like Dale's mom kinda
[03:41:14 02/07/2016] mc : And I've thought since Madison's Hall that Dale and his aibilities will have a role with her...hi, Cheryl!
[03:41:21 02/07/2016] jkfan : Hi All
[03:41:29 02/07/2016] @ Ranger52899 : they live in the ranch house with support from the neighbours and a small holding, they grow a lot of their own produce and Clara has a lot of pets who are disabled or sick animals she's adopted
[03:41:39 02/07/2016] @ Ranger52899 : hi Cheryl 
[03:41:53 02/07/2016] Dizzy : I love that thought, what a big heart
[03:41:54 02/07/2016] Blue stocking : I can Dale and Paul having long conversations with her
[03:42:14 02/07/2016] @ Trisha Louise : sounds like you have quite a bit of it mapped out, or is it on the page already?
[03:42:26 02/07/2016] @ Ranger52899 : they are both lovely women, Clara's mom is a very intelligent and strong lady who has some dementia gradaully creeping in
[03:42:41 02/07/2016] @ Ranger52899 : and Clara's storng enough to run her own business in an isolated area
[03:42:49 02/07/2016] Blue stocking : i love how respectfully you treat the dementia
[03:42:50 02/07/2016] @ Ranger52899 : watch MEC, some of this will come up in there 
[03:42:52 02/07/2016] @ Mackenzietwin : Does she have a "real" office or is it mainly going to other people's ranches in house callls
[03:43:15 02/07/2016] Dells : I hope poor Clara was invited to the weekend... she seems so overworked! Running 'round being super woman for all the veterinary needs around the neighborhood!
[03:43:30 02/07/2016] @ Ranger52899 : she mostly works large animals so goes out to other people's ranches (and pastures) but runs a small animal clinic from the house once or twice a week
[03:43:31 02/07/2016] Kawind : She might have somewhere to bring animals for intensive care?
[03:43:46 02/07/2016] @ Trisha Louise : ok, to clarify on the women in the story, which ones are gay? Beau. Clara?
[03:44:00 02/07/2016] @ Ranger52899 : Beau is very, very gay and doesn't really work with anyone straight
[03:44:04 02/07/2016] @ Ranger52899 : her entire team is gay
[03:44:14 02/07/2016] @ Ranger52899 : or LGBQT
[03:44:23 02/07/2016] @ Ranger52899 : Clara, we're not saying a word
[03:44:25 02/07/2016] Blue stocking : I think Paul mentions at one point Clara has a surgery
[03:44:26 02/07/2016] @ Rolf101 : .
[03:44:27 02/07/2016] @ Trisha Louise : yes that bit sunk in throgh the everest hypoxia
[03:44:33 02/07/2016] @ Trisha Louise : OHHHHHHHHHHHHHH telll!!!
[03:44:42 02/07/2016] @ Trisha Louise : come on
[03:44:49 02/07/2016] @ Mackenzietwin : She is leaving Clara to your imagination Trisha
[03:44:52 02/07/2016] @ Ranger52899 : nope, Clara you'll have to wait and see, no spoilers
[03:44:54 02/07/2016] @ Mackenzietwin : Enjoy
[03:44:59 02/07/2016] mc : Trisha, there's always the town doctor to consider...
[03:44:59 02/07/2016] @ Mackenzietwin : 
[03:45:14 02/07/2016] @ Ranger52899 : I dont think Emmett is the marrying kind
[03:45:17 02/07/2016] @ Ranger52899 : hi Kate 
[03:45:21 02/07/2016] @ Trisha Louise : I have a combined force of at leat 9 brats here
[03:45:22 02/07/2016] Dizzy : Hiya Kate!
[03:45:23 02/07/2016] KateM : Good evening!
[03:45:24 02/07/2016] Blue stocking : will we see more of Beau?
[03:45:33 02/07/2016] @ Trisha Louise : we can make you talk
[03:45:34 02/07/2016] @ Ranger52899 : theres a whole plot with Beau in
[03:45:44 02/07/2016] mc : I don't, either...not to say Clara has to be, either.
[03:45:53 02/07/2016] @ Mackenzietwin : Cool. I really liked Beau
[03:46:07 02/07/2016] @ Rolf101 : Mac asked about the writing process and someone else chimed in later in the questions/answers thread
[03:46:09 02/07/2016] @ Ranger52899 : we set that up for a reason, she does reappear later
[03:46:11 02/07/2016] mc : Beau and Shem, what a pair!
[03:46:14 02/07/2016] Blue stocking : That is great--she fascinates me
[03:46:30 02/07/2016] @ Mackenzietwin : I'd love to know more about hte process Rolf
[03:46:32 02/07/2016] @ Ranger52899 : what was the question Rolf?
[03:46:35 02/07/2016] @ Mackenzietwin : the
[03:46:45 02/07/2016] curious1_53 : .
[03:46:48 02/07/2016] @ Rolf101 : How we do it/did it.
[03:47:00 02/07/2016] @ Ranger52899 : do you want to take that one? 
[03:47:03 02/07/2016] KateM : I always thought that the writing thing happened by magic 
[03:47:04 02/07/2016] @ Trisha Louise : please say puppets please say puppets
[03:47:05 02/07/2016] jkfan : That was me chiming in on the writing process.
[03:47:09 02/07/2016] @ DeeDee : .
[03:47:17 02/07/2016] @ Rolf101 : It started with a lot of talking back and forth about someone needing help (Dale) and where we could place that.
[03:47:58 02/07/2016] @ Rolf101 : Through all of the talking, things came up and we'd take notes. Ranger takes notes.
[03:48:04 02/07/2016] KateM : How did the wider family come about?
[03:48:08 02/07/2016] @ Mackenzietwin : Good Ranger
[03:48:13 02/07/2016] Missty : .
[03:48:30 02/07/2016] @ Rolf101 : But we didn't draw up the world as a whole, with plots and plans to do this and that, nor did we know any/all of the people.
[03:48:46 02/07/2016] Dizzy : Was Dale's OCD a first thought? or did it develop as he did?
[03:48:58 02/07/2016] knox0606 : Rolf, sorry i misspelled your name; my fan girl excitement overcame my typing. And I love chopped liver...pate.
[03:49:12 02/07/2016] @ Rolf101 : Ranger, want to take Dizzy's question?
[03:49:19 02/07/2016] Blue stocking : do you keep character bios? that is a lot ot people to keep straight in your heads
[03:49:30 02/07/2016] @ Ranger52899 : We knew Dale had some issues in that area
[03:49:45 02/07/2016] Dells : .
[03:49:48 02/07/2016] Dizzy : I like the way you address it
[03:49:51 02/07/2016] @ Mackenzietwin : "some issues" seems to be an understatement!
[03:49:59 02/07/2016] @ Ranger52899 : the OCD was important for him, it was the top layer of his issues along with the perfectionism and it's one of the 'lasting' issues
[03:50:29 02/07/2016] Dizzy : yes, yes
[03:50:36 02/07/2016] @ Ranger52899 : thank you, we research quite carefully and always want that anyone who deals with this in their daily life would find it believable and supportive
[03:50:42 02/07/2016] @ Ranger52899 : hi abell 
[03:50:49 02/07/2016] Blue stocking : .
[03:51:18 02/07/2016] @ Mackenzietwin : while writing FCR did you know Silver Bullet was going to come one day? or at least Three Traders?
[03:51:27 02/07/2016] @ Ranger52899 : we don't keep formal notes muhc, Blue - we know people#s stories
[03:51:29 02/07/2016] Meirene6307 : You did really well on the OCD topic
[03:51:41 02/07/2016] @ Rolf101 : We kept talking, kept writing, and then paid attention to what everyone was saying about the story posts. Some of those changed where we intended to go.
[03:51:42 02/07/2016] KateM : How much plotting goes into it - or is it an organic process between the pair of you?
[03:51:50 02/07/2016] abelbell : Hi!
[03:51:58 02/07/2016] @ Ranger52899 : but we seem to work more with oral memory than notes if that makes sese. I tease Rolf about having a flypaper memory, he keeps track of some amazing details
[03:52:16 02/07/2016] @ Trisha Louise : i thnk it's been remarkable how many people have been able to relate not just to the broad themes but the details you have both included
[03:52:22 02/07/2016] Blue stocking : I am very impressed! That is a lot of people many of whom have detailed histories
[03:52:23 02/07/2016] @ Ranger52899 : we know the stories for a good way yet!
[03:52:34 02/07/2016] mc : I agree, Trisha.
[03:52:37 02/07/2016] @ Mackenzietwin : I like the description of flypaper memory
[03:52:46 02/07/2016] Kawind : .
[03:52:48 02/07/2016] curious1_53 : .
[03:52:53 02/07/2016] @ Ranger52899 : it's a pretty organic process. we mostly tell each other stories
[03:53:04 02/07/2016] @ Ranger52899 : things develop pretty naturally
[03:53:16 02/07/2016] @ Mackenzietwin : I love how you deal with the OCD and the other issues many of hte people on the ranch have.
[03:53:28 02/07/2016] @ Rolf101 : And that's why all of your feedback and comments help us. More and more talking points.
[03:53:30 02/07/2016] @ Ranger52899 : thank you
[03:53:32 02/07/2016] Missty : .
[03:53:35 02/07/2016] KateM : Do you find if you try to plot the characters have other ideas about what's happening - they seem very natural in their actions
[03:53:35 02/07/2016] @ Ranger52899 : Kate, you asked about hte wider family
[03:53:40 02/07/2016] jkfan : The parts that resonate the most with me are 'home' and 'safe'. I never tire of reading about the ranch.
[03:53:42 02/07/2016] @ Mackenzietwin : And specifically, I love that a discipline relationship is not a "cure" but a method of helping to deal
[03:53:44 02/07/2016] @ Trisha Louise : you wrote Sealark as a departure. Do you have any other non-fcr stories mapped out?
[03:53:59 02/07/2016] Dizzy : I agree Mackenzietwin
[03:54:04 02/07/2016] KateM : I did indeed
[03:54:09 02/07/2016] Dizzy : about not being a cure, but another tool to use
[03:54:10 02/07/2016] curious1_53 : Do you communicate by email mostly? Skype (or similar)? How did you comm. when you started -- seems it might have been the early days of internet calling
[03:54:11 02/07/2016] @ Ranger52899 : we've always tried to keep it so that people didn't feel drowned in such a huge cast. we've introduced them slowly but theyve always been important
[03:54:16 02/07/2016] @ Ranger52899 : and their wider stories are important
[03:54:23 02/07/2016] @ Ranger52899 : there's many you haven't met yet 
[03:54:37 02/07/2016] @ Rolf101 : (many WE haven't met yet!)
[03:54:37 02/07/2016] Dizzy : Hi Raine!
[03:54:38 02/07/2016] @ Trisha Louise : hello
[03:54:50 02/07/2016] mc : Oh, I love that, Rolf.
[03:54:50 02/07/2016] @ Ranger52899 : the plots tend to be very character based anyway, we tend to be character driveen
[03:54:53 02/07/2016] KateM : That's very good to know!! I love that there are future stories and future family members still to meet
[03:54:53 02/07/2016] Blue stocking : I am dying to meet Colm--he intrigues me
[03:55:02 02/07/2016] KateM : Hi Raine
[03:55:03 02/07/2016] @ Mackenzietwin : which one served all of the vegan food. Trent? maybe?
[03:55:12 02/07/2016] @ Mackenzietwin : Did Yoga in the field
[03:55:17 02/07/2016] @ DeeDee : .
[03:55:18 02/07/2016] @ Rolf101 : Yes, Trent was the vegan
[03:55:24 02/07/2016] @ Ranger52899 : I can't remember any time we've had to take a major right turn on a plot but sometimes we've written for a while and then thought - no, they wouldn't do this, they wouldn't believe in that and had to change it
[03:55:50 02/07/2016] @ Ranger52899 : we don't have any other non ranch stories on the board at the moment but I'm quite inspired for sealark sequel
[03:55:51 02/07/2016] @ Mackenzietwin : I would love to see more of him, or at least an update on where he is and how he is doing and if he is now eating steak!
[03:56:02 02/07/2016] Dells : I feel like Trent and Flynn would not get along if they met. xD
[03:56:09 02/07/2016] @ Ranger52899 : LOL we started hanging out by email 16 years ago
[03:56:14 02/07/2016] @ Mackenzietwin : SEALARK SEQUEL!!! YES PLEASE!
[03:56:15 02/07/2016] @ Rolf101 : That's some of where we get stalled. We start down a road and realise we made a turn they wouldn't and have to backtrack.
[03:56:17 02/07/2016] @ Ranger52899 : and then discovered messenger and it's been a mix
[03:56:42 02/07/2016] knox0606 : R & R, how did you two meet and begin collaborating? If this is answered elsewhere, would you redirect me?
[03:56:49 02/07/2016] @ Trisha Louise : well I am bloody glad you met
[03:56:54 02/07/2016] jkfan : 16 YEARS -amazing.
[03:56:57 02/07/2016] curious1_53 : I just find it fascinating that you collaborate so well so far apart.
[03:57:05 02/07/2016] @ DeeDee : Oh, I vote Sealark Sequel too!
[03:57:12 02/07/2016] @ Ranger52899 : Rolf is an amazingly easy and wonderful person to collaborate with
[03:57:12 02/07/2016] @ Mackenzietwin : And some amazing stories, both individually and together over the years!
[03:57:26 02/07/2016] KateM : I miss messenger ... I have spent far too many hours talking with internet friends over the years who went on to be come proper real life friends.
[03:57:40 02/07/2016] @ Rolf101 : Thankyou.
[03:58:01 02/07/2016] mc : Mac, I love all their stories, too - I went on a mad reading binge when I first finished reading what was available with FCR
[03:58:16 02/07/2016] @ Ranger52899 : we both wrote separately Knox. I wrote to Rolf to say how much I liked his stories and he read some of mine and wrote back to me and we got talking
[03:58:17 02/07/2016] @ Rolf101 : I can't imagine writing by myself anymore - although I have a story that was supposed to be a present to Ranger....a few years ago mostly done.
[03:58:35 02/07/2016] @ Trisha Louise : pace yourself 
[03:58:39 02/07/2016] @ Mackenzietwin : Better late than never Rolf
[03:58:50 02/07/2016] @ DeeDee : lol
[03:58:53 02/07/2016] curious1_53 : I too was a binge reader. Read the 4 main books in about 1-2 months.
[03:58:58 02/07/2016] @ Ranger52899 : you work a heck of a lot longer hours and harder than I do love
[03:59:15 02/07/2016] Blue stocking : lots of late nights when i discovered the website
[03:59:29 02/07/2016] KateM : If I've got my dates right - has Dale been on the ranch for 10 years this year?
[03:59:41 02/07/2016] mc : There are so many of us now, it seems; how was it developing an audience at first?
[03:59:45 02/07/2016] @ Ranger52899 : I THINK we wrote book 1 in 2007?
[03:59:53 02/07/2016] Dizzy : .
[03:59:59 02/07/2016] Missty : .
[04:00:01 02/07/2016] @ Mackenzietwin : yes, but was it set in 2007?
[04:00:02 02/07/2016] @ Rolf101 : I can't imagine finding our collection the first time at this point. I'd have been fired and divorced because I wouldn't have been able to do anything but read.
[04:00:16 02/07/2016] Kawind : .
[04:00:20 02/07/2016] @ Ranger52899 : I think book 1 is set starting March 2007
[04:00:25 02/07/2016] Blue stocking : i came close--i got a lot grumbles to turn the lights off
[04:00:33 02/07/2016] jkfan : I remember seeing a story in The Tea Room that Ranger wrote for Rolf - Birthday or Christmas present. Can't remember which.
[04:00:45 02/07/2016] @ Rolf101 : We've never tried to develop an audience. LOL We just share what we're doing and hope everyone likes it!
[04:00:48 02/07/2016] @ Mackenzietwin : So, did Silver Bullet happen in spring of 2009?
[04:00:57 02/07/2016] KateM : So... 10th Anniversary story next year then 
[04:01:04 02/07/2016] mc : We do!!
[04:01:04 02/07/2016] Meirene6307 : We like it lots
[04:01:15 02/07/2016] @ Trisha Louise : well that will need a celebration
[04:01:23 02/07/2016] Kawind : A huge celebration! 
[04:01:25 02/07/2016] @ Ranger52899 : We were lucky. both of us belonged from very early on to a group of slash discipline writers which morphed over time into several groups and we wrote in that very safe space and audience. some of those people are still with us (waves at Dizzy)
[04:01:40 02/07/2016] Dizzy : LOL, Blue, I did too and a mandate that devices do NOT come to bed with us
[04:01:48 02/07/2016] @ Ranger52899 : it was only with the ranch we struck out alone and then were approached by some readers saying they wanted a place to talk about the ranch
[04:01:53 02/07/2016] @ Ranger52899 : about 100 of us at the start
[04:02:03 02/07/2016] Dizzy : LOL, I fell in love with you so long ago
[04:02:21 02/07/2016] @ Mackenzietwin : I can't believe that I've been reading about FCR for almost 10 years!
[04:02:22 02/07/2016] jkfan : And I fell in love just under a year ago.
[04:02:43 02/07/2016] @ Ranger52899 : the really scary part was when it escaped onto goodreads
[04:02:45 02/07/2016] KateM : I've been visiting the Ranch for coming up 5 years now
[04:02:50 02/07/2016] Blue stocking : i have always appreciated how welcoming you have made the community--especially to us late comers
[04:03:05 02/07/2016] jkfan : I second that, Blue.
[04:03:14 02/07/2016] @ Ranger52899 : and it was no longer a small safe space of other writers who knew exactly what they were getting and wrote similar - but we've made some amazing friends and the forum is so much richer
[04:03:27 02/07/2016] @ Mackenzietwin : Family is Family on the ranch, Blue. Dale is just as much Family as Wade
[04:03:29 02/07/2016] knox0606 : I have no idea how i found FCR, but am so glad i did. Then to find all of the other pre-FCR stories was a bonus.
[04:03:40 02/07/2016] @ Ranger52899 : its so nice when new people join and share their views, it keeps it so fresh
[04:03:46 02/07/2016] Dells : .
[04:03:59 02/07/2016] @ Ranger52899 : and newer people read all of it in one go and see it so differently to the people who were waiting a month between chapters of book 1
[04:04:05 02/07/2016] @ Rolf101 : We try really hard to keep the ranch values on our forum, and think of you all as extended family.
[04:04:19 02/07/2016] @ Trisha Louise : I think it is interesting how many of the ideas you both have put into the ranch family have bled out into real life for many of us.
[04:04:23 02/07/2016] @ Mackenzietwin : One of the things that I love about the Forum is the new readers and/or new contributors to discussions.
[04:04:24 02/07/2016] @ Rolf101 : It's a wonderful playground for us.
[04:04:33 02/07/2016] jkfan : I found it on Goodreads - one of the Gilli fans suggested the ranch. I found it and stayed.
[04:04:35 02/07/2016] KateM : It does feel very much like a family rather than a fan base (though obviously we are!)
[04:04:37 02/07/2016] @ DeeDee : .
[04:04:39 02/07/2016] knox0606 : I had no knowledge of DDRs so it was a whole new world to discover.
[04:04:40 02/07/2016] Blue stocking : .
[04:04:57 02/07/2016] Dizzy : I've found that I'll be stuck in a mind set, and then someone will read it new and offer such a great perspective
[04:04:58 02/07/2016] mc : I would read chapters in the gym. FCR is good for one's cardiovascular health. :-D
[04:05:04 02/07/2016] @ Mackenzietwin : And, while I've been reading for a long time, those new readers and contributors make me rethink/reseee/ see anew the stories
[04:05:16 02/07/2016] jkfan : It DOES feel like family.
[04:05:21 02/07/2016] @ Ranger52899 : it sparks so many ideas for us
[04:05:22 02/07/2016] @ Mackenzietwin : Which has been amazing
[04:05:32 02/07/2016] Dizzy : yes, Mackenzietwin, that was what I was fumbling to say
[04:05:32 02/07/2016] curious1_53 : .
[04:05:53 02/07/2016] Missty : I found the stories about 6 years ago because of a link to the tearoom from a different disapline story site.
[04:05:53 02/07/2016] @ Ranger52899 : new insights, reminds of things we particularly enjoyed or valued that ha slipped into the background
[04:06:08 02/07/2016] KateM : I think that's one of the reason that the FCR stories are the highest on my "re-reads" list each year. When a new reader posts something that makes you think about a scene or a characters' action it's really no issue to go back and read the whole thing again
[04:06:19 02/07/2016] @ Ranger52899 : wevea
[04:06:26 02/07/2016] @ Ranger52899 : we've always thought of it as a jigsaw
[04:06:29 02/07/2016] jkfan : DDRs were new to me too, Knox.
[04:06:34 02/07/2016] @ Trisha Louise : (were we supposed to be saving this chat for those who can't get here? )
[04:06:40 02/07/2016] @ Rolf101 : Yes. A billion and one pieces big.
[04:06:43 02/07/2016] @ Ranger52899 : that because the time spread is wide you get pieces that fit into the whole and add more information to other pieces
[04:06:54 02/07/2016] mc : Kate, I'm never not re-reading them, I realize. They are on my phone, so i'm always skipping around from story to story in 0ff-moments
[04:07:04 02/07/2016] Kawind : I don't even consider it rereading the FCR books. I'm kinda always reading them in the background of everything else
[04:07:08 02/07/2016] Dells : That reminds me, how do you keep track of all the pieces?
[04:07:08 02/07/2016] @ Mackenzietwin : If you can do it Trisha, that would be awesome. I don't know how.
[04:07:17 02/07/2016] Blue stocking : Me too Kawind
[04:07:18 02/07/2016] @ Ranger52899 : Dells, I have no idea
[04:07:21 02/07/2016] KateM : MC - I re-read a lot of the short stories, some are just right lengthwise for me to read over lunch at work
[04:07:23 02/07/2016] @ Trisha Louise : I'll see what I can cut and paste
[04:07:24 02/07/2016] Dells : LOL


[03:47:03] KateM : I always thought that the writing thing happened by magic 
[03:47:04] @ Trisha Louise : please say puppets please say puppets
[03:47:05] jkfan : That was me chiming in on the writing process.
[03:47:09] @ DeeDee : .
[03:47:17] @ Rolf101 : It started with a lot of talking back and forth about someone needing help (Dale) and where we could place that.
[03:47:58] @ Rolf101 : Through all of the talking, things came up and we'd take notes. Ranger takes notes.
[03:48:04] KateM : How did the wider family come about?


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Re: The Chat that took place this afternoon for those who couldn't join us!

Post by Ranger52899 on Fri Jul 01, 2016 9:36 pm

[03:48:08] @ Mackenzietwin : Good Ranger
[03:48:13] Missty : .
[03:48:30] @ Rolf101 : But we didn't draw up the world as a whole, with plots and plans to do this and that, nor did we know any/all of the people.
[03:48:46] Dizzy : Was Dale's OCD a first thought? or did it develop as he did?
[03:48:57] Suz has been disconnected on Sat Jul 02, 2016 3:48 am (session timeout)
[03:48:58] knox0606 : Rolf, sorry i misspelled your name; my fan girl excitement overcame my typing. And I love chopped liver...pate.
[03:49:12] @ Rolf101 : Ranger, want to take Dizzy's question?
[03:49:19] Blue stocking : do you keep character bios? that is a lot ot people to keep straight in your heads
[03:49:30] @ Ranger52899 : We knew Dale had some issues in that area
[03:49:45] Dells : .
[03:49:48] Dizzy : I like the way you address it
[03:49:51] @ Mackenzietwin : "some issues" seems to be an understatement!
[03:49:53] abelbell joined the chat on Sat Jul 02, 2016 3:49 am
[03:49:59] @ Ranger52899 : the OCD was important for him, it was the top layer of his issues along with the perfectionism and it's one of the 'lasting' issues
[03:50:29] Dizzy : yes, yes
[03:50:36] @ Ranger52899 : thank you, we research quite carefully and always want that anyone who deals with this in their daily life would find it believable and supportive
[03:50:42] @ Ranger52899 : hi abell 
[03:50:49] Blue stocking : .
[03:51:18] @ Mackenzietwin : while writing FCR did you know Silver Bullet was going to come one day? or at least Three Traders?
[03:51:27] @ Ranger52899 : we don't keep formal notes muhc, Blue - we know people#s stories
[03:51:29] Meirene6307 : You did really well on the OCD topic
[03:51:41] @ Rolf101 : We kept talking, kept writing, and then paid attention to what everyone was saying about the story posts. Some of those changed where we intended to go.
[03:51:42] KateM : How much plotting goes into it - or is it an organic process between the pair of you?
[03:51:50] abelbell : Hi!
[03:51:58] @ Ranger52899 : but we seem to work more with oral memory than notes if that makes sese. I tease Rolf about having a flypaper memory, he keeps track of some amazing details
[03:52:16] @ Trisha Louise : i thnk it's been remarkable how many people have been able to relate not just to the broad themes but the details you have both included
[03:52:22] Blue stocking : I am very impressed! That is a lot of people many of whom have detailed histories
[03:52:23] @ Ranger52899 : we know the stories for a good way yet!
[03:52:34] mc : I agree, Trisha.
[03:52:37] @ Mackenzietwin : I like the description of flypaper memory
[03:52:46] Kawind : .
[03:52:48] curious1_53 : .
[03:52:53] @ Ranger52899 : it's a pretty organic process. we mostly tell each other stories
[03:53:04] @ Ranger52899 : things develop pretty naturally
[03:53:16] @ Mackenzietwin : I love how you deal with the OCD and the other issues many of hte people on the ranch have.
[03:53:28] @ Rolf101 : And that's why all of your feedback and comments help us. More and more talking points.
[03:53:30] @ Ranger52899 : thank you
[03:53:32] Missty : .
[03:53:35] KateM : Do you find if you try to plot the characters have other ideas about what's happening - they seem very natural in their actions
[03:53:35] @ Ranger52899 : Kate, you asked about hte wider family
[03:53:40] jkfan : The parts that resonate the most with me are 'home' and 'safe'. I never tire of reading about the ranch.
[03:53:42] @ Mackenzietwin : And specifically, I love that a discipline relationship is not a "cure" but a method of helping to deal
[03:53:44] @ Trisha Louise : you wrote Sealark as a departure. Do you have any other non-fcr stories mapped out?
[03:53:59] Dizzy : I agree Mackenzietwin
[03:54:04] KateM : I did indeed
[03:54:09] Dizzy : about not being a cure, but another tool to use
[03:54:10] curious1_53 : Do you communicate by email mostly? Skype (or similar)? How did you comm. when you started -- seems it might have been the early days of internet calling
[03:54:11] @ Ranger52899 : we've always tried to keep it so that people didn't feel drowned in such a huge cast. we've introduced them slowly but theyve always been important
[03:54:16] @ Ranger52899 : and their wider stories are important
[03:54:23] @ Ranger52899 : there's many you haven't met yet 
[03:54:27] rainedunn joined the chat on Sat Jul 02, 2016 3:54 am
[03:54:37] @ Rolf101 : (many WE haven't met yet!)
[03:54:37] Dizzy : Hi Raine!
[03:54:38] @ Trisha Louise : hello
[03:54:50] mc : Oh, I love that, Rolf.
[03:54:50] @ Ranger52899 : the plots tend to be very character based anyway, we tend to be character driveen
[03:54:53] KateM : That's very good to know!! I love that there are future stories and future family members still to meet
[03:54:53] Blue stocking : I am dying to meet Colm--he intrigues me
[03:55:02] KateM : Hi Raine
[03:55:03] @ Mackenzietwin : which one served all of the vegan food. Trent? maybe?
[03:55:12] @ Mackenzietwin : Did Yoga in the field
[03:55:17] @ DeeDee : .
[03:55:18] @ Rolf101 : Yes, Trent was the vegan
[03:55:24] @ Ranger52899 : I can't remember any time we've had to take a major right turn on a plot but sometimes we've written for a while and then thought - no, they wouldn't do this, they wouldn't believe in that and had to change it
[03:55:50] @ Ranger52899 : we don't have any other non ranch stories on the board at the moment but I'm quite inspired for sealark sequel
[03:55:51] @ Mackenzietwin : I would love to see more of him, or at least an update on where he is and how he is doing and if he is now eating steak!
[03:56:02] Dells : I feel like Trent and Flynn would not get along if they met. xD
[03:56:09] @ Ranger52899 : LOL we started hanging out by email 16 years ago
[03:56:14] @ Mackenzietwin : SEALARK SEQUEL!!! YES PLEASE!
[03:56:15] @ Rolf101 : That's some of where we get stalled. We start down a road and realise we made a turn they wouldn't and have to backtrack.
[03:56:17] @ Ranger52899 : and then discovered messenger and it's been a mix
[03:56:42] knox0606 : R & R, how did you two meet and begin collaborating? If this is answered elsewhere, would you redirect me?
[03:56:49] @ Trisha Louise : well I am bloody glad you met
[03:56:54] jkfan : 16 YEARS -amazing.
[03:56:57] curious1_53 : I just find it fascinating that you collaborate so well so far apart.
[03:57:05] @ DeeDee : Oh, I vote Sealark Sequel too!
[03:57:12] @ Ranger52899 : Rolf is an amazingly easy and wonderful person to collaborate with
[03:57:12] @ Mackenzietwin : And some amazing stories, both individually and together over the years!
[03:57:26] KateM : I miss messenger ... I have spent far too many hours talking with internet friends over the years who went on to be come proper real life friends.
[03:57:40] @ Rolf101 : Thankyou.
[03:58:01] mc : Mac, I love all their stories, too - I went on a mad reading binge when I first finished reading what was available with FCR
[03:58:16] @ Ranger52899 : we both wrote separately Knox. I wrote to Rolf to say how much I liked his stories and he read some of mine and wrote back to me and we got talking
[03:58:17] @ Rolf101 : I can't imagine writing by myself anymore - although I have a story that was supposed to be a present to Ranger....a few years ago mostly done.
[03:58:35] @ Trisha Louise : pace yourself 
[03:58:39] @ Mackenzietwin : Better late than never Rolf
[03:58:50] @ DeeDee : lol
[03:58:53] curious1_53 : I too was a binge reader. Read the 4 main books in about 1-2 months.
[03:58:58] @ Ranger52899 : you work a heck of a lot longer hours and harder than I do love
[03:59:15] Blue stocking : lots of late nights when i discovered the website
[03:59:29] KateM : If I've got my dates right - has Dale been on the ranch for 10 years this year?
[03:59:41] mc : There are so many of us now, it seems; how was it developing an audience at first?
[03:59:45] @ Ranger52899 : I THINK we wrote book 1 in 2007?
[03:59:53] Dizzy : .
[03:59:59] Missty : .
[04:00:01] @ Mackenzietwin : yes, but was it set in 2007?
[04:00:02] @ Rolf101 : I can't imagine finding our collection the first time at this point. I'd have been fired and divorced because I wouldn't have been able to do anything but read.
[04:00:16] Kawind : .
[04:00:20] @ Ranger52899 : I think book 1 is set starting March 2007
[04:00:25] Blue stocking : i came close--i got a lot grumbles to turn the lights off
[04:00:33] jkfan : I remember seeing a story in The Tea Room that Ranger wrote for Rolf - Birthday or Christmas present. Can't remember which.
[04:00:45] @ Rolf101 : We've never tried to develop an audience. LOL We just share what we're doing and hope everyone likes it!
[04:00:48] @ Mackenzietwin : So, did Silver Bullet happen in spring of 2009?
[04:00:57] KateM : So... 10th Anniversary story next year then 
[04:01:04] mc : We do!!
[04:01:04] Meirene6307 : We like it lots
[04:01:15] @ Trisha Louise : well that will need a celebration
[04:01:23] Kawind : A huge celebration! 
[04:01:25] @ Ranger52899 : We were lucky. both of us belonged from very early on to a group of slash discipline writers which morphed over time into several groups and we wrote in that very safe space and audience. some of those people are still with us (waves at Dizzy)
[04:01:40] Dizzy : LOL, Blue, I did too and a mandate that devices do NOT come to bed with us
[04:01:48] @ Ranger52899 : it was only with the ranch we struck out alone and then were approached by some readers saying they wanted a place to talk about the ranch
[04:01:53] @ Ranger52899 : about 100 of us at the start
[04:02:03] Dizzy : LOL, I fell in love with you so long ago
[04:02:21] @ Mackenzietwin : I can't believe that I've been reading about FCR for almost 10 years!
[04:02:22] jkfan : And I fell in love just under a year ago.
[04:02:43] @ Ranger52899 : the really scary part was when it escaped onto goodreads
[04:02:45] KateM : I've been visiting the Ranch for coming up 5 years now
[04:02:50] Blue stocking : i have always appreciated how welcoming you have made the community--especially to us late comers
[04:03:05] jkfan : I second that, Blue.
[04:03:14] @ Ranger52899 : and it was no longer a small safe space of other writers who knew exactly what they were getting and wrote similar - but we've made some amazing friends and the forum is so much richer
[04:03:27] @ Mackenzietwin : Family is Family on the ranch, Blue. Dale is just as much Family as Wade
[04:03:29] knox0606 : I have no idea how i found FCR, but am so glad i did. Then to find all of the other pre-FCR stories was a bonus.
[04:03:40] @ Ranger52899 : its so nice when new people join and share their views, it keeps it so fresh
[04:03:46] Dells : .
[04:03:59] @ Ranger52899 : and newer people read all of it in one go and see it so differently to the people who were waiting a month between chapters of book 1
[04:04:05] @ Rolf101 : We try really hard to keep the ranch values on our forum, and think of you all as extended family.
[04:04:19] @ Trisha Louise : I think it is interesting how many of the ideas you both have put into the ranch family have bled out into real life for many of us.
[04:04:23] @ Mackenzietwin : One of the things that I love about the Forum is the new readers and/or new contributors to discussions.
[04:04:24] @ Rolf101 : It's a wonderful playground for us.
[04:04:33] jkfan : I found it on Goodreads - one of the Gilli fans suggested the ranch. I found it and stayed.
[04:04:35] KateM : It does feel very much like a family rather than a fan base (though obviously we are!)
[04:04:37] @ DeeDee : .
[04:04:39] knox0606 : I had no knowledge of DDRs so it was a whole new world to discover.
[04:04:40] Blue stocking : .
[04:04:57] Dizzy : I've found that I'll be stuck in a mind set, and then someone will read it new and offer such a great perspective
[04:04:58] mc : I would read chapters in the gym. FCR is good for one's cardiovascular health. :-D
[04:05:04] @ Mackenzietwin : And, while I've been reading for a long time, those new readers and contributors make me rethink/reseee/ see anew the stories
[04:05:16] jkfan : It DOES feel like family.
[04:05:21] @ Ranger52899 : it sparks so many ideas for us
[04:05:22] @ Mackenzietwin : Which has been amazing
[04:05:32] Dizzy : yes, Mackenzietwin, that was what I was fumbling to say
[04:05:32] curious1_53 : .
[04:05:53] Missty : I found the stories about 6 years ago because of a link to the tearoom from a different disapline story site.
[04:05:53] @ Ranger52899 : new insights, reminds of things we particularly enjoyed or valued that ha slipped into the background
[04:06:08] KateM : I think that's one of the reason that the FCR stories are the highest on my "re-reads" list each year. When a new reader posts something that makes you think about a scene or a characters' action it's really no issue to go back and read the whole thing again
[04:06:19] @ Ranger52899 : wevea
[04:06:26] @ Ranger52899 : we've always thought of it as a jigsaw
[04:06:29] jkfan : DDRs were new to me too, Knox.
[04:06:34] @ Trisha Louise : (were we supposed to be saving this chat for those who can't get here? )
[04:06:40] @ Rolf101 : Yes. A billion and one pieces big.
[04:06:43] @ Ranger52899 : that because the time spread is wide you get pieces that fit into the whole and add more information to other pieces
[04:06:54] abelbell has been disconnected on Sat Jul 02, 2016 4:06 am (session timeout)
[04:06:54] mc : Kate, I'm never not re-reading them, I realize. They are on my phone, so i'm always skipping around from story to story in 0ff-moments
[04:07:04] Kawind : I don't even consider it rereading the FCR books. I'm kinda always reading them in the background of everything else
[04:07:08] Dells : That reminds me, how do you keep track of all the pieces?
[04:07:08] @ Mackenzietwin : If you can do it Trisha, that would be awesome. I don't know how.
[04:07:17] Blue stocking : Me too Kawind
[04:07:18] @ Ranger52899 : Dells, I have no idea
[04:07:21] KateM : MC - I re-read a lot of the short stories, some are just right lengthwise for me to read over lunch at work
[04:07:23] @ Trisha Louise : I'll see what I can cut and paste
[04:07:24] Dells : LOL
[04:07:30] @ Rolf101 : and we may have like 10 pieces put where they belong. So you can count on many many many more stories yet to be told.
[04:07:36] mc : Exactly,Kate!
[04:07:38] jkfan : MC and Kate - me too. I'm always re-reading them.
[04:07:43] @ Ranger52899 : sometimes we're frantically thining - have we mentioned that? has that happened?
[04:07:44] @ Mackenzietwin : WOOHOOOOOOO
[04:07:52] @ Mackenzietwin : many many many more stories
[04:07:57] curious1_53 : I may have the most unconventional "how I found" story: I was searching for S&M stories and the crop scene came up in my search. It didn't satisfy my S&M urge, but the story was so compelling I had to start on Chapter 1 and keep reading.
[04:07:57] KateM : The trouble comes though when one of the pesky cats knocks a bit of the jigsaw on the floor and you can't find it for ages...
[04:08:03] @ Ranger52899 : I'm racking my brains currently as to whether a conversation between Flynn and Dale has bee posted or just written in our heads or during a chat or game
[04:08:09] Blue stocking : as many as we can get
[04:08:10] @ Ranger52899 : wow Curious
[04:08:19] @ Ranger52899 : I'm so glad that part pulled you in
[04:08:37] jkfan : ROLF - wonderful news - many more stories yet to come.
[04:08:47] @ Rolf101 : Funny Curious.  One search for a scene that has happened...once?
[04:08:54] knox0606 : Me too, MC and Kate.
[04:08:57] @ Rolf101 : And we hooked you right in.
[04:09:15] Dells : so basically: "Now I know we talked about this somewhere. Maybe. but WHERE?"
[04:09:18] Dells : XD
[04:09:23] @ Rolf101 : We've played so many games and had so many discussion that I have no idea if its been posted or not.
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[04:09:38] @ Ranger52899 : lol yes. with an occasional wail on the forum of 'has anyone found a bit about....'
[04:09:40] mc : Rolf, it's like the crack dealer. They give you the first hit for free and then you're hooked for life.
[04:09:41] Kawind : hi Anda!! 
[04:09:49] @ Mackenzietwin : That has to be hard. To know what you can talk about and what you cant
[04:09:51] Blue stocking : .
[04:09:51] AndaMitchy : Hi, Jon 
[04:09:54] KateM : Hi Anda
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[04:10:01] AndaMitchy : Hiya Kate 
[04:10:02] Dizzy : Hi Anda!
[04:10:10] jkfan : Hi Anda
[04:10:18] mc : Hi, Anda, Jon.


[03:53:44] @ Trisha Louise : you wrote Sealark as a departure. Do you have any other non-fcr stories mapped out?
[03:53:59] Dizzy : I agree Mackenzietwin
[03:54:04] KateM : I did indeed
[03:54:09] Dizzy : about not being a cure, but another tool to use
[03:54:10] curious1_53 : Do you communicate by email mostly? Skype (or similar)? How did you comm. when you started -- seems it might have been the early days of internet calling
[03:54:11] @ Ranger52899 : we've always tried to keep it so that people didn't feel drowned in such a huge cast. we've introduced them slowly but theyve always been important
[03:54:16] @ Ranger52899 : and their wider stories are important
[03:54:23] @ Ranger52899 : there's many you haven't met yet 
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[03:54:37] @ Rolf101 : (many WE haven't met yet!)
[03:54:37] Dizzy : Hi Raine!
[03:54:38] @ Trisha Louise : hello
[03:54:50] mc : Oh, I love that, Rolf.
[03:54:50] @ Ranger52899 : the plots tend to be very character based anyway, we tend to be character driveen
[03:54:53] KateM : That's very good to know!! I love that there are future stories and future family members still to meet
[03:54:53] Blue stocking : I am dying to meet Colm--he intrigues me
[03:55:02] KateM : Hi Raine
[03:55:03] @ Mackenzietwin : which one served all of the vegan food. Trent? maybe?
[03:55:12] @ Mackenzietwin : Did Yoga in the field
[03:55:17] @ DeeDee : .
[03:55:18] @ Rolf101 : Yes, Trent was the vegan
[03:55:24] @ Ranger52899 : I can't remember any time we've had to take a major right turn on a plot but sometimes we've written for a while and then thought - no, they wouldn't do this, they wouldn't believe in that and had to change it
[03:55:50] @ Ranger52899 : we don't have any other non ranch stories on the board at the moment but I'm quite inspired for sealark sequel
[03:55:51] @ Mackenzietwin : I would love to see more of him, or at least an update on where he is and how he is doing and if he is now eating steak!
[03:56:02] Dells : I feel like Trent and Flynn would not get along if they met. xD
[03:56:09] @ Ranger52899 : LOL we started hanging out by email 16 years ago
[03:56:14] @ Mackenzietwin : SEALARK SEQUEL!!! YES PLEASE!
[03:56:15] @ Rolf101 : That's some of where we get stalled. We start down a road and realise we made a turn they wouldn't and have to backtrack.
[03:56:17] @ Ranger52899 : and then discovered messenger and it's been a mix
[03:56:42] knox0606 : R & R, how did you two meet and begin collaborating? If this is answered elsewhere, would you redirect me?
[03:56:49] @ Trisha Louise : well I am bloody glad you met
[03:56:54] jkfan : 16 YEARS -amazing.
[03:56:57] curious1_53 : I just find it fascinating that you collaborate so well so far apart.
[03:57:05] @ DeeDee : Oh, I vote Sealark Sequel too!
[03:57:12] @ Ranger52899 : Rolf is an amazingly easy and wonderful person to collaborate with
[03:57:12] @ Mackenzietwin : And some amazing stories, both individually and together over the years!
[03:57:26] KateM : I miss messenger ... I have spent far too many hours talking with internet friends over the years who went on to be come proper real life friends.
[03:57:40] @ Rolf101 : Thankyou.
[03:58:01] mc : Mac, I love all their stories, too - I went on a mad reading binge when I first finished reading what was available with FCR
[03:58:16] @ Ranger52899 : we both wrote separately Knox. I wrote to Rolf to say how much I liked his stories and he read some of mine and wrote back to me and we got talking
[03:58:17] @ Rolf101 : I can't imagine writing by myself anymore - although I have a story that was supposed to be a present to Ranger....a few years ago mostly done.
[03:58:35] @ Trisha Louise : pace yourself 
[03:58:39] @ Mackenzietwin : Better late than never Rolf
[03:58:50] @ DeeDee : lol
[03:58:53] curious1_53 : I too was a binge reader. Read the 4 main books in about 1-2 months.
[03:58:58] @ Ranger52899 : you work a heck of a lot longer hours and harder than I do love
[03:59:15] Blue stocking : lots of late nights when i discovered the website
[03:59:29] KateM : If I've got my dates right - has Dale been on the ranch for 10 years this year?
[03:59:41] mc : There are so many of us now, it seems; how was it developing an audience at first?
[03:59:45] @ Ranger52899 : I THINK we wrote book 1 in 2007?
[03:59:53] Dizzy : .
[03:59:59] Missty : .
[04:00:01] @ Mackenzietwin : yes, but was it set in 2007?
[04:00:02] @ Rolf101 : I can't imagine finding our collection the first time at this point. I'd have been fired and divorced because I wouldn't have been able to do anything but read.
[04:00:16] Kawind : .
[04:00:20] @ Ranger52899 : I think book 1 is set starting March 2007
[04:00:25] Blue stocking : i came close--i got a lot grumbles to turn the lights off
[04:00:33] jkfan : I remember seeing a story in The Tea Room that Ranger wrote for Rolf - Birthday or Christmas present. Can't remember which.
[04:00:45] @ Rolf101 : We've never tried to develop an audience. LOL We just share what we're doing and hope everyone likes it!
[04:00:48] @ Mackenzietwin : So, did Silver Bullet happen in spring of 2009?
[04:00:57] KateM : So... 10th Anniversary story next year then 
[04:01:04] mc : We do!!
[04:01:04] Meirene6307 : We like it lots
[04:01:15] @ Trisha Louise : well that will need a celebration
[04:01:23] Kawind : A huge celebration! 
[04:01:25] @ Ranger52899 : We were lucky. both of us belonged from very early on to a group of slash discipline writers which morphed over time into several groups and we wrote in that very safe space and audience. some of those people are still with us (waves at Dizzy)
[04:01:40] Dizzy : LOL, Blue, I did too and a mandate that devices do NOT come to bed with us
[04:01:48] @ Ranger52899 : it was only with the ranch we struck out alone and then were approached by some readers saying they wanted a place to talk about the ranch
[04:01:53] @ Ranger52899 : about 100 of us at the start
[04:02:03] Dizzy : LOL, I fell in love with you so long ago
[04:02:21] @ Mackenzietwin : I can't believe that I've been reading about FCR for almost 10 years!
[04:02:22] jkfan : And I fell in love just under a year ago.
[04:02:43] @ Ranger52899 : the really scary part was when it escaped onto goodreads
[04:02:45] KateM : I've been visiting the Ranch for coming up 5 years now
[04:02:50] Blue stocking : i have always appreciated how welcoming you have made the community--especially to us late comers
[04:03:05] jkfan : I second that, Blue.
[04:03:14] @ Ranger52899 : and it was no longer a small safe space of other writers who knew exactly what they were getting and wrote similar - but we've made some amazing friends and the forum is so much richer
[04:03:27] @ Mackenzietwin : Family is Family on the ranch, Blue. Dale is just as much Family as Wade
[04:03:29] knox0606 : I have no idea how i found FCR, but am so glad i did. Then to find all of the other pre-FCR stories was a bonus.
[04:03:40] @ Ranger52899 : its so nice when new people join and share their views, it keeps it so fresh
[04:03:46] Dells : .
[04:03:59] @ Ranger52899 : and newer people read all of it in one go and see it so differently to the people who were waiting a month between chapters of book 1
[04:04:05] @ Rolf101 : We try really hard to keep the ranch values on our forum, and think of you all as extended family.
[04:04:19] @ Trisha Louise : I think it is interesting how many of the ideas you both have put into the ranch family have bled out into real life for many of us.
[04:04:23] @ Mackenzietwin : One of the things that I love about the Forum is the new readers and/or new contributors to discussions.
[04:04:24] @ Rolf101 : It's a wonderful playground for us.
[04:04:33] jkfan : I found it on Goodreads - one of the Gilli fans suggested the ranch. I found it and stayed.
[04:04:35] KateM : It does feel very much like a family rather than a fan base (though obviously we are!)
[04:04:37] @ DeeDee : .
[04:04:39] knox0606 : I had no knowledge of DDRs so it was a whole new world to discover.
[04:04:40] Blue stocking : .
[04:04:57] Dizzy : I've found that I'll be stuck in a mind set, and then someone will read it new and offer such a great perspective
[04:04:58] mc : I would read chapters in the gym. FCR is good for one's cardiovascular health. :-D
[04:05:04] @ Mackenzietwin : And, while I've been reading for a long time, those new readers and contributors make me rethink/reseee/ see anew the stories
[04:05:16] jkfan : It DOES feel like family.
[04:05:21] @ Ranger52899 : it sparks so many ideas for us
[04:05:22] @ Mackenzietwin : Which has been amazing
[04:05:32] Dizzy : yes, Mackenzietwin, that was what I was fumbling to say
[04:05:32] curious1_53 : .
[04:05:53] Missty : I found the stories about 6 years ago because of a link to the tearoom from a different disapline story site.
[04:05:53] @ Ranger52899 : new insights, reminds of things we particularly enjoyed or valued that ha slipped into the background
[04:06:08] KateM : I think that's one of the reason that the FCR stories are the highest on my "re-reads" list each year. When a new reader posts something that makes you think about a scene or a characters' action it's really no issue to go back and read the whole thing again
[04:06:19] @ Ranger52899 : wevea
[04:06:26] @ Ranger52899 : we've always thought of it as a jigsaw
[04:06:29] jkfan : DDRs were new to me too, Knox.
[04:06:34] @ Trisha Louise : (were we supposed to be saving this chat for those who can't get here? )
[04:06:40] @ Rolf101 : Yes. A billion and one pieces big.
[04:06:43] @ Ranger52899 : that because the time spread is wide you get pieces that fit into the whole and add more information to other pieces
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[04:06:54] mc : Kate, I'm never not re-reading them, I realize. They are on my phone, so i'm always skipping around from story to story in 0ff-moments
[04:07:04] Kawind : I don't even consider it rereading the FCR books. I'm kinda always reading them in the background of everything else
[04:07:08] Dells : That reminds me, how do you keep track of all the pieces?
[04:07:08] @ Mackenzietwin : If you can do it Trisha, that would be awesome. I don't know how.
[04:07:17] Blue stocking : Me too Kawind
[04:07:18] @ Ranger52899 : Dells, I have no idea
[04:07:21] KateM : MC - I re-read a lot of the short stories, some are just right lengthwise for me to read over lunch at work
[04:07:23] @ Trisha Louise : I'll see what I can cut and paste
[04:07:24] Dells : LOL
[04:07:30] @ Rolf101 : and we may have like 10 pieces put where they belong. So you can count on many many many more stories yet to be told.
[04:07:36] mc : Exactly,Kate!
[04:07:38] jkfan : MC and Kate - me too. I'm always re-reading them.
[04:07:43] @ Ranger52899 : sometimes we're frantically thining - have we mentioned that? has that happened?
[04:07:44] @ Mackenzietwin : WOOHOOOOOOO
[04:07:52] @ Mackenzietwin : many many many more stories
[04:07:57] curious1_53 : I may have the most unconventional "how I found" story: I was searching for S&M stories and the crop scene came up in my search. It didn't satisfy my S&M urge, but the story was so compelling I had to start on Chapter 1 and keep reading.
[04:07:57] KateM : The trouble comes though when one of the pesky cats knocks a bit of the jigsaw on the floor and you can't find it for ages...
[04:08:03] @ Ranger52899 : I'm racking my brains currently as to whether a conversation between Flynn and Dale has bee posted or just written in our heads or during a chat or game
[04:08:09] Blue stocking : as many as we can get
[04:08:10] @ Ranger52899 : wow Curious
[04:08:19] @ Ranger52899 : I'm so glad that part pulled you in
[04:08:37] jkfan : ROLF - wonderful news - many more stories yet to come.
[04:08:47] @ Rolf101 : Funny Curious.  One search for a scene that has happened...once?
[04:08:54] knox0606 : Me too, MC and Kate.
[04:08:57] @ Rolf101 : And we hooked you right in.
[04:09:15] Dells : so basically: "Now I know we talked about this somewhere. Maybe. but WHERE?"
[04:09:18] Dells : XD
[04:09:23] @ Rolf101 : We've played so many games and had so many discussion that I have no idea if its been posted or not.
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[04:09:38] @ Ranger52899 : lol yes. with an occasional wail on the forum of 'has anyone found a bit about....'
[04:09:40] mc : Rolf, it's like the crack dealer. They give you the first hit for free and then you're hooked for life.
[04:09:41] Kawind : hi Anda!! 
[04:09:49] @ Mackenzietwin : That has to be hard. To know what you can talk about and what you cant
[04:09:51] Blue stocking : .
[04:09:51] AndaMitchy : Hi, Jon 
[04:09:54] KateM : Hi Anda
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[04:10:01] AndaMitchy : Hiya Kate 
[04:10:02] Dizzy : Hi Anda!
[04:10:10] jkfan : Hi Anda
[04:10:18] mc : Hi, Anda, Jon.
[04:10:22] AndaMitchy : Hey, Dizzy
[04:10:26] AndaMitchy : 
[04:10:29] @ DeeDee : If you are looking for a volunteer to help you, R & R. Just pass all your work to me and lill let you know if it's been posted!!!
[04:10:32] @ Ranger52899 : its nice jumping around the timeline though Jon. there's a bit we're hoping ot post tomorrow or Sunday where I was thinking on the way home will that be a spoiler for x - but no it won't because x will show you how they got there to that point
[04:10:43] @ Ranger52899 : aww thanks dee
[04:10:55] @ Mackenzietwin : R and R, How hard is it not to jump in to a discussion on the forum about new chapters and talk about it
[04:10:57] @ Rolf101 : Hi Anda.
[04:10:58] AndaMitchy : Hi mc and jkfan and everyone else, and hi Rolf and Ranger!
[04:11:17] @ Trisha Louise : hello
[04:11:26] @ DeeDee : I guess that's a 'no'. So polite too! LOL!
[04:11:26] @ Rolf101 : Sometimes it's very hard!
[04:11:42] @ Mackenzietwin : If you see something exactly on point, or completely the wrong way that you thoght it would be read
[04:12:07] @ Mackenzietwin : I would so want to step in and share or discuss
[04:12:14] AndaMitchy : This is exciting 
[04:12:33] @ Ranger52899 : once or twice we've realised from the response we got it really wrong and people have been generous and let us 'fix it' and re release
[04:12:41] @ Ranger52899 : and sometimes the response is because people dont know where it's going
[04:12:44] @ Rolf101 : Early on it was harder - there wasn't the rich history of the characters that you know today, and people would read a scene and thing we're being too mean to whoever
[04:13:10] @ Ranger52899 : do you remember the huge kick off during Dale and co getting back from their night trip to NY to sort out Mrs Phoenix?
[04:13:11] @ Mackenzietwin : I can see that, Rolf.
[04:13:21] AndaMitchy : Yes
[04:13:28] @ Mackenzietwin : And yet, it all worked out OK
[04:13:30] Blue stocking : there were points in the SBE conversations that I felt like we were all pulling so had for our own theories and I felt like that might be hard for you as writers
[04:13:32] curious1_53 : .
[04:13:38] Blue stocking : hard
[04:13:43] @ Mackenzietwin : I thought that too Blue
[04:13:47] AndaMitchy : It worked out okay in the.. Mac beat me to it lol
[04:13:52] Dizzy : Could it be that maybe sometimes people don't quite understand the discipline of the relationships?
[04:14:03] @ Rolf101 : Yes, Dizzy, that's been some of it.
[04:14:07] @ Ranger52899 : in a way at times but we knew where it was going - it was hoping we could sell you 'our' solution!
[04:14:22] @ Rolf101 : That and the fact that we started with Dale as a client, which made some people nervous
[04:14:32] @ Ranger52899 : an editor would cut the whole study/spanking scene out of that, it isnt needed, but if we hadn't included it we would have been lynched
[04:14:36] mc : What do you mean, Rolf?
[04:14:47] KateM : Does it sometimes feel that you are writing with whole gang of us staring over your shoulders?
[04:14:56] @ Mackenzietwin : My favorite game is to guess where you are going with those sorts of scenes
[04:15:11] AndaMitchy : I can see that... worrying there are lines being crossed in what was, initially, meant to be something more professional, Rolf?
[04:15:15] @ Rolf101 : Yes, Kate....I usually have the hair on the back of my neck raised as we play games. lol
[04:15:21] Dizzy : LOL, KateM we are staring over their shoulders!
[04:15:22] Blue stocking : i love that scene Ranger thought it would not make sense if you had not read SBR
[04:15:38] @ Rolf101 : Yes, Anda. The gang was figuring out that Dale was a brat while Dale was figuring that out too.
[04:15:53] @ Rolf101 : He was pushing to be treated that way.
[04:15:57] @ Mackenzietwin : Well, and the unreliable narrator.
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[04:16:08] curious1_53 : Speaking of editing, I'd hate to see your work published. An editor would probably force you to cut the size by half. I can't imagine even one word of what you write that deserves cutting.
[04:16:08] @ Mackenzietwin : We were seeing FCR from Dale's perspective
[04:16:09] AndaMitchy : And trying to find the balance between how to handle the client relationship but also the brat that was there
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[04:16:23] Dizzy : I think it was very obvious he was pushing for that part, he felt it in his soul
[04:16:27] AndaMitchy : *nods
[04:16:42] Meirene6307 : Is a brat still a brat if they don't have a top?


[03:55:03] @ Mackenzietwin : which one served all of the vegan food. Trent? maybe?
[03:55:12] @ Mackenzietwin : Did Yoga in the field
[03:55:17] @ DeeDee : .
[03:55:18] @ Rolf101 : Yes, Trent was the vegan
[03:55:24] @ Ranger52899 : I can't remember any time we've had to take a major right turn on a plot but sometimes we've written for a while and then thought - no, they wouldn't do this, they wouldn't believe in that and had to change it
[03:55:50] @ Ranger52899 : we don't have any other non ranch stories on the board at the moment but I'm quite inspired for sealark sequel
[03:55:51] @ Mackenzietwin : I would love to see more of him, or at least an update on where he is and how he is doing and if he is now eating steak!
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Re: The Chat that took place this afternoon for those who couldn't join us!

Post by Ranger52899 on Fri Jul 01, 2016 9:37 pm

[03:56:02] Dells : I feel like Trent and Flynn would not get along if they met. xD
[03:56:09] @ Ranger52899 : LOL we started hanging out by email 16 years ago
[03:56:14] @ Mackenzietwin : SEALARK SEQUEL!!! YES PLEASE!
[03:56:15] @ Rolf101 : That's some of where we get stalled. We start down a road and realise we made a turn they wouldn't and have to backtrack.
[03:56:17] @ Ranger52899 : and then discovered messenger and it's been a mix
[03:56:42] knox0606 : R & R, how did you two meet and begin collaborating? If this is answered elsewhere, would you redirect me?
[03:56:49] @ Trisha Louise : well I am bloody glad you met
[03:56:54] jkfan : 16 YEARS -amazing.
[03:56:57] curious1_53 : I just find it fascinating that you collaborate so well so far apart.
[03:57:05] @ DeeDee : Oh, I vote Sealark Sequel too!
[03:57:12] @ Ranger52899 : Rolf is an amazingly easy and wonderful person to collaborate with
[03:57:12] @ Mackenzietwin : And some amazing stories, both individually and together over the years!
[03:57:26] KateM : I miss messenger ... I have spent far too many hours talking with internet friends over the years who went on to be come proper real life friends.
[03:57:40] @ Rolf101 : Thankyou.
[03:58:01] mc : Mac, I love all their stories, too - I went on a mad reading binge when I first finished reading what was available with FCR
[03:58:16] @ Ranger52899 : we both wrote separately Knox. I wrote to Rolf to say how much I liked his stories and he read some of mine and wrote back to me and we got talking
[03:58:17] @ Rolf101 : I can't imagine writing by myself anymore - although I have a story that was supposed to be a present to Ranger....a few years ago mostly done.
[03:58:35] @ Trisha Louise : pace yourself 
[03:58:39] @ Mackenzietwin : Better late than never Rolf
[03:58:50] @ DeeDee : lol
[03:58:53] curious1_53 : I too was a binge reader. Read the 4 main books in about 1-2 months.
[03:58:58] @ Ranger52899 : you work a heck of a lot longer hours and harder than I do love
[03:59:15] Blue stocking : lots of late nights when i discovered the website
[03:59:29] KateM : If I've got my dates right - has Dale been on the ranch for 10 years this year?
[03:59:41] mc : There are so many of us now, it seems; how was it developing an audience at first?
[03:59:45] @ Ranger52899 : I THINK we wrote book 1 in 2007?
[03:59:53] Dizzy : .
[03:59:59] Missty : .
[04:00:01] @ Mackenzietwin : yes, but was it set in 2007?
[04:00:02] @ Rolf101 : I can't imagine finding our collection the first time at this point. I'd have been fired and divorced because I wouldn't have been able to do anything but read.
[04:00:16] Kawind : .
[04:00:20] @ Ranger52899 : I think book 1 is set starting March 2007
[04:00:25] Blue stocking : i came close--i got a lot grumbles to turn the lights off
[04:00:33] jkfan : I remember seeing a story in The Tea Room that Ranger wrote for Rolf - Birthday or Christmas present. Can't remember which.
[04:00:45] @ Rolf101 : We've never tried to develop an audience. LOL We just share what we're doing and hope everyone likes it!
[04:00:48] @ Mackenzietwin : So, did Silver Bullet happen in spring of 2009?
[04:00:57] KateM : So... 10th Anniversary story next year then 
[04:01:04] mc : We do!!
[04:01:04] Meirene6307 : We like it lots
[04:01:15] @ Trisha Louise : well that will need a celebration
[04:01:23] Kawind : A huge celebration! 
[04:01:25] @ Ranger52899 : We were lucky. both of us belonged from very early on to a group of slash discipline writers which morphed over time into several groups and we wrote in that very safe space and audience. some of those people are still with us (waves at Dizzy)
[04:01:40] Dizzy : LOL, Blue, I did too and a mandate that devices do NOT come to bed with us
[04:01:48] @ Ranger52899 : it was only with the ranch we struck out alone and then were approached by some readers saying they wanted a place to talk about the ranch
[04:01:53] @ Ranger52899 : about 100 of us at the start
[04:02:03] Dizzy : LOL, I fell in love with you so long ago
[04:02:21] @ Mackenzietwin : I can't believe that I've been reading about FCR for almost 10 years!
[04:02:22] jkfan : And I fell in love just under a year ago.
[04:02:43] @ Ranger52899 : the really scary part was when it escaped onto goodreads
[04:02:45] KateM : I've been visiting the Ranch for coming up 5 years now
[04:02:50] Blue stocking : i have always appreciated how welcoming you have made the community--especially to us late comers
[04:03:05] jkfan : I second that, Blue.
[04:03:14] @ Ranger52899 : and it was no longer a small safe space of other writers who knew exactly what they were getting and wrote similar - but we've made some amazing friends and the forum is so much richer
[04:03:27] @ Mackenzietwin : Family is Family on the ranch, Blue. Dale is just as much Family as Wade
[04:03:29] knox0606 : I have no idea how i found FCR, but am so glad i did. Then to find all of the other pre-FCR stories was a bonus.
[04:03:40] @ Ranger52899 : its so nice when new people join and share their views, it keeps it so fresh
[04:03:46] Dells : .
[04:03:59] @ Ranger52899 : and newer people read all of it in one go and see it so differently to the people who were waiting a month between chapters of book 1
[04:04:05] @ Rolf101 : We try really hard to keep the ranch values on our forum, and think of you all as extended family.
[04:04:19] @ Trisha Louise : I think it is interesting how many of the ideas you both have put into the ranch family have bled out into real life for many of us.
[04:04:23] @ Mackenzietwin : One of the things that I love about the Forum is the new readers and/or new contributors to discussions.
[04:04:24] @ Rolf101 : It's a wonderful playground for us.
[04:04:33] jkfan : I found it on Goodreads - one of the Gilli fans suggested the ranch. I found it and stayed.
[04:04:35] KateM : It does feel very much like a family rather than a fan base (though obviously we are!)
[04:04:37] @ DeeDee : .
[04:04:39] knox0606 : I had no knowledge of DDRs so it was a whole new world to discover.
[04:04:40] Blue stocking : .
[04:04:57] Dizzy : I've found that I'll be stuck in a mind set, and then someone will read it new and offer such a great perspective
[04:04:58] mc : I would read chapters in the gym. FCR is good for one's cardiovascular health. :-D
[04:05:04] @ Mackenzietwin : And, while I've been reading for a long time, those new readers and contributors make me rethink/reseee/ see anew the stories
[04:05:16] jkfan : It DOES feel like family.
[04:05:21] @ Ranger52899 : it sparks so many ideas for us
[04:05:22] @ Mackenzietwin : Which has been amazing
[04:05:32] Dizzy : yes, Mackenzietwin, that was what I was fumbling to say
[04:05:32] curious1_53 : .
[04:05:53] Missty : I found the stories about 6 years ago because of a link to the tearoom from a different disapline story site.
[04:05:53] @ Ranger52899 : new insights, reminds of things we particularly enjoyed or valued that ha slipped into the background
[04:06:08] KateM : I think that's one of the reason that the FCR stories are the highest on my "re-reads" list each year. When a new reader posts something that makes you think about a scene or a characters' action it's really no issue to go back and read the whole thing again
[04:06:19] @ Ranger52899 : wevea
[04:06:26] @ Ranger52899 : we've always thought of it as a jigsaw
[04:06:29] jkfan : DDRs were new to me too, Knox.
[04:06:34] @ Trisha Louise : (were we supposed to be saving this chat for those who can't get here? )
[04:06:40] @ Rolf101 : Yes. A billion and one pieces big.
[04:06:43] @ Ranger52899 : that because the time spread is wide you get pieces that fit into the whole and add more information to other pieces
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[04:06:54] mc : Kate, I'm never not re-reading them, I realize. They are on my phone, so i'm always skipping around from story to story in 0ff-moments
[04:07:04] Kawind : I don't even consider it rereading the FCR books. I'm kinda always reading them in the background of everything else
[04:07:08] Dells : That reminds me, how do you keep track of all the pieces?
[04:07:08] @ Mackenzietwin : If you can do it Trisha, that would be awesome. I don't know how.
[04:07:17] Blue stocking : Me too Kawind
[04:07:18] @ Ranger52899 : Dells, I have no idea
[04:07:21] KateM : MC - I re-read a lot of the short stories, some are just right lengthwise for me to read over lunch at work
[04:07:23] @ Trisha Louise : I'll see what I can cut and paste
[04:07:24] Dells : LOL
[04:07:30] @ Rolf101 : and we may have like 10 pieces put where they belong. So you can count on many many many more stories yet to be told.
[04:07:36] mc : Exactly,Kate!
[04:07:38] jkfan : MC and Kate - me too. I'm always re-reading them.
[04:07:43] @ Ranger52899 : sometimes we're frantically thining - have we mentioned that? has that happened?
[04:07:44] @ Mackenzietwin : WOOHOOOOOOO
[04:07:52] @ Mackenzietwin : many many many more stories
[04:07:57] curious1_53 : I may have the most unconventional "how I found" story: I was searching for S&M stories and the crop scene came up in my search. It didn't satisfy my S&M urge, but the story was so compelling I had to start on Chapter 1 and keep reading.
[04:07:57] KateM : The trouble comes though when one of the pesky cats knocks a bit of the jigsaw on the floor and you can't find it for ages...
[04:08:03] @ Ranger52899 : I'm racking my brains currently as to whether a conversation between Flynn and Dale has bee posted or just written in our heads or during a chat or game
[04:08:09] Blue stocking : as many as we can get
[04:08:10] @ Ranger52899 : wow Curious
[04:08:19] @ Ranger52899 : I'm so glad that part pulled you in
[04:08:37] jkfan : ROLF - wonderful news - many more stories yet to come.
[04:08:47] @ Rolf101 : Funny Curious.  One search for a scene that has happened...once?
[04:08:54] knox0606 : Me too, MC and Kate.
[04:08:57] @ Rolf101 : And we hooked you right in.
[04:09:15] Dells : so basically: "Now I know we talked about this somewhere. Maybe. but WHERE?"
[04:09:18] Dells : XD
[04:09:23] @ Rolf101 : We've played so many games and had so many discussion that I have no idea if its been posted or not.
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[04:09:38] @ Ranger52899 : lol yes. with an occasional wail on the forum of 'has anyone found a bit about....'
[04:09:40] mc : Rolf, it's like the crack dealer. They give you the first hit for free and then you're hooked for life.
[04:09:41] Kawind : hi Anda!! 
[04:09:49] @ Mackenzietwin : That has to be hard. To know what you can talk about and what you cant
[04:09:51] Blue stocking : .
[04:09:51] AndaMitchy : Hi, Jon 
[04:09:54] KateM : Hi Anda
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[04:10:01] AndaMitchy : Hiya Kate 
[04:10:02] Dizzy : Hi Anda!
[04:10:10] jkfan : Hi Anda
[04:10:18] mc : Hi, Anda, Jon.
[04:10:22] AndaMitchy : Hey, Dizzy
[04:10:26] AndaMitchy : 
[04:10:29] @ DeeDee : If you are looking for a volunteer to help you, R & R. Just pass all your work to me and lill let you know if it's been posted!!!
[04:10:32] @ Ranger52899 : its nice jumping around the timeline though Jon. there's a bit we're hoping ot post tomorrow or Sunday where I was thinking on the way home will that be a spoiler for x - but no it won't because x will show you how they got there to that point
[04:10:43] @ Ranger52899 : aww thanks dee
[04:10:55] @ Mackenzietwin : R and R, How hard is it not to jump in to a discussion on the forum about new chapters and talk about it
[04:10:57] @ Rolf101 : Hi Anda.
[04:10:58] AndaMitchy : Hi mc and jkfan and everyone else, and hi Rolf and Ranger!
[04:11:17] @ Trisha Louise : hello
[04:11:26] @ DeeDee : I guess that's a 'no'. So polite too! LOL!
[04:11:26] @ Rolf101 : Sometimes it's very hard!
[04:11:42] @ Mackenzietwin : If you see something exactly on point, or completely the wrong way that you thoght it would be read
[04:12:07] @ Mackenzietwin : I would so want to step in and share or discuss
[04:12:14] AndaMitchy : This is exciting 
[04:12:33] @ Ranger52899 : once or twice we've realised from the response we got it really wrong and people have been generous and let us 'fix it' and re release
[04:12:41] @ Ranger52899 : and sometimes the response is because people dont know where it's going
[04:12:44] @ Rolf101 : Early on it was harder - there wasn't the rich history of the characters that you know today, and people would read a scene and thing we're being too mean to whoever
[04:13:10] @ Ranger52899 : do you remember the huge kick off during Dale and co getting back from their night trip to NY to sort out Mrs Phoenix?
[04:13:11] @ Mackenzietwin : I can see that, Rolf.
[04:13:21] AndaMitchy : Yes
[04:13:28] @ Mackenzietwin : And yet, it all worked out OK
[04:13:30] Blue stocking : there were points in the SBE conversations that I felt like we were all pulling so had for our own theories and I felt like that might be hard for you as writers
[04:13:32] curious1_53 : .
[04:13:38] Blue stocking : hard
[04:13:43] @ Mackenzietwin : I thought that too Blue
[04:13:47] AndaMitchy : It worked out okay in the.. Mac beat me to it lol
[04:13:52] Dizzy : Could it be that maybe sometimes people don't quite understand the discipline of the relationships?
[04:14:03] @ Rolf101 : Yes, Dizzy, that's been some of it.
[04:14:07] @ Ranger52899 : in a way at times but we knew where it was going - it was hoping we could sell you 'our' solution!
[04:14:22] @ Rolf101 : That and the fact that we started with Dale as a client, which made some people nervous
[04:14:32] @ Ranger52899 : an editor would cut the whole study/spanking scene out of that, it isnt needed, but if we hadn't included it we would have been lynched
[04:14:36] mc : What do you mean, Rolf?
[04:14:47] KateM : Does it sometimes feel that you are writing with whole gang of us staring over your shoulders?
[04:14:56] @ Mackenzietwin : My favorite game is to guess where you are going with those sorts of scenes
[04:15:11] AndaMitchy : I can see that... worrying there are lines being crossed in what was, initially, meant to be something more professional, Rolf?
[04:15:15] @ Rolf101 : Yes, Kate....I usually have the hair on the back of my neck raised as we play games. lol
[04:15:21] Dizzy : LOL, KateM we are staring over their shoulders!
[04:15:22] Blue stocking : i love that scene Ranger thought it would not make sense if you had not read SBR
[04:15:38] @ Rolf101 : Yes, Anda. The gang was figuring out that Dale was a brat while Dale was figuring that out too.
[04:15:53] @ Rolf101 : He was pushing to be treated that way.
[04:15:57] @ Mackenzietwin : Well, and the unreliable narrator.
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[04:16:08] curious1_53 : Speaking of editing, I'd hate to see your work published. An editor would probably force you to cut the size by half. I can't imagine even one word of what you write that deserves cutting.
[04:16:08] @ Mackenzietwin : We were seeing FCR from Dale's perspective
[04:16:09] AndaMitchy : And trying to find the balance between how to handle the client relationship but also the brat that was there
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[04:16:23] Dizzy : I think it was very obvious he was pushing for that part, he felt it in his soul
[04:16:27] AndaMitchy : *nods
[04:16:42] Meirene6307 : Is a brat still a brat if they don't have a top?
[04:16:49] Dells : Agreed! @ Curious
[04:16:53] @ Rolf101 : That's what we saw and felt. Dale figuring out who he was, having never known this type of relationship existed.
[04:17:00] AndaMitchy : Yes. To my view anyway, Meirene
[04:17:03] @ Rolf101 : Yes Meirene
[04:17:20] Blue stocking : i agree-- the client to partner piece never bothered me--i thought you handled it very carefully
[04:17:22] mc : I've always thought that whether or not I always get it, Dale knows exactly what he's asking for and why, and it is always what he really needs (after the initial part of FCE of course)
[04:17:25] @ DeeDee : .
[04:17:31] AndaMitchy : I wish i cpuld ignore the need for lunch and focus on the chat lol
[04:17:45] jkfan : I was surprised that someone like Flynn could start out as a brat and wind up a Top!!
[04:17:47] Missty : .
[04:17:49] @ Rolf101 : Feel free to talk with your mouth full Anda.
[04:18:01] @ Rolf101 : I don't really see Flynn as a brat.
[04:18:02] Blue stocking : i never see Fly
[04:18:05] KateM : I think of all the reviews I've seen, the people who have issues either don't really understand the DD dynamic or they have issues with the use of spanking for clients in dale's situation and whether he has the capacity to consent.
[04:18:06] Kawind : I don't believe that Flynn was ever a brat
[04:18:11] @ Ranger52899 : lol we're not convinced flynn ever was a brat
[04:18:12] AndaMitchy : Lol Rolf, thanks!




[03:59:29] KateM : If I've got my dates right - has Dale been on the ranch for 10 years this year?
[03:59:41] mc : There are so many of us now, it seems; how was it developing an audience at first?
[03:59:45] @ Ranger52899 : I THINK we wrote book 1 in 2007?
[03:59:53] Dizzy : .
[03:59:59] Missty : .
[04:00:01] @ Mackenzietwin : yes, but was it set in 2007?
[04:00:02] @ Rolf101 : I can't imagine finding our collection the first time at this point. I'd have been fired and divorced because I wouldn't have been able to do anything but read.
[04:00:16] Kawind : .
[04:00:20] @ Ranger52899 : I think book 1 is set starting March 2007
[04:00:25] Blue stocking : i came close--i got a lot grumbles to turn the lights off
[04:00:33] jkfan : I remember seeing a story in The Tea Room that Ranger wrote for Rolf - Birthday or Christmas present. Can't remember which.
[04:00:45] @ Rolf101 : We've never tried to develop an audience. LOL We just share what we're doing and hope everyone likes it!
[04:00:48] @ Mackenzietwin : So, did Silver Bullet happen in spring of 2009?
[04:00:57] KateM : So... 10th Anniversary story next year then 
[04:01:04] mc : We do!!
[04:01:04] Meirene6307 : We like it lots
[04:01:15] @ Trisha Louise : well that will need a celebration
[04:01:23] Kawind : A huge celebration! 
[04:01:25] @ Ranger52899 : We were lucky. both of us belonged from very early on to a group of slash discipline writers which morphed over time into several groups and we wrote in that very safe space and audience. some of those people are still with us (waves at Dizzy)
[04:01:40] Dizzy : LOL, Blue, I did too and a mandate that devices do NOT come to bed with us
[04:01:48] @ Ranger52899 : it was only with the ranch we struck out alone and then were approached by some readers saying they wanted a place to talk about the ranch
[04:01:53] @ Ranger52899 : about 100 of us at the start
[04:02:03] Dizzy : LOL, I fell in love with you so long ago
[04:02:21] @ Mackenzietwin : I can't believe that I've been reading about FCR for almost 10 years!
[04:02:22] jkfan : And I fell in love just under a year ago.
[04:02:43] @ Ranger52899 : the really scary part was when it escaped onto goodreads
[04:02:45] KateM : I've been visiting the Ranch for coming up 5 years now
[04:02:50] Blue stocking : i have always appreciated how welcoming you have made the community--especially to us late comers
[04:03:05] jkfan : I second that, Blue.
[04:03:14] @ Ranger52899 : and it was no longer a small safe space of other writers who knew exactly what they were getting and wrote similar - but we've made some amazing friends and the forum is so much richer
[04:03:27] @ Mackenzietwin : Family is Family on the ranch, Blue. Dale is just as much Family as Wade
[04:03:29] knox0606 : I have no idea how i found FCR, but am so glad i did. Then to find all of the other pre-FCR stories was a bonus.
[04:03:40] @ Ranger52899 : its so nice when new people join and share their views, it keeps it so fresh
[04:03:46] Dells : .
[04:03:59] @ Ranger52899 : and newer people read all of it in one go and see it so differently to the people who were waiting a month between chapters of book 1
[04:04:05] @ Rolf101 : We try really hard to keep the ranch values on our forum, and think of you all as extended family.
[04:04:19] @ Trisha Louise : I think it is interesting how many of the ideas you both have put into the ranch family have bled out into real life for many of us.
[04:04:23] @ Mackenzietwin : One of the things that I love about the Forum is the new readers and/or new contributors to discussions.
[04:04:24] @ Rolf101 : It's a wonderful playground for us.
[04:04:33] jkfan : I found it on Goodreads - one of the Gilli fans suggested the ranch. I found it and stayed.
[04:04:35] KateM : It does feel very much like a family rather than a fan base (though obviously we are!)
[04:04:37] @ DeeDee : .
[04:04:39] knox0606 : I had no knowledge of DDRs so it was a whole new world to discover.
[04:04:40] Blue stocking : .
[04:04:57] Dizzy : I've found that I'll be stuck in a mind set, and then someone will read it new and offer such a great perspective
[04:04:58] mc : I would read chapters in the gym. FCR is good for one's cardiovascular health. :-D
[04:05:04] @ Mackenzietwin : And, while I've been reading for a long time, those new readers and contributors make me rethink/reseee/ see anew the stories
[04:05:16] jkfan : It DOES feel like family.
[04:05:21] @ Ranger52899 : it sparks so many ideas for us
[04:05:22] @ Mackenzietwin : Which has been amazing
[04:05:32] Dizzy : yes, Mackenzietwin, that was what I was fumbling to say
[04:05:32] curious1_53 : .
[04:05:53] Missty : I found the stories about 6 years ago because of a link to the tearoom from a different disapline story site.
[04:05:53] @ Ranger52899 : new insights, reminds of things we particularly enjoyed or valued that ha slipped into the background
[04:06:08] KateM : I think that's one of the reason that the FCR stories are the highest on my "re-reads" list each year. When a new reader posts something that makes you think about a scene or a characters' action it's really no issue to go back and read the whole thing again
[04:06:19] @ Ranger52899 : wevea
[04:06:26] @ Ranger52899 : we've always thought of it as a jigsaw
[04:06:29] jkfan : DDRs were new to me too, Knox.
[04:06:34] @ Trisha Louise : (were we supposed to be saving this chat for those who can't get here? )
[04:06:40] @ Rolf101 : Yes. A billion and one pieces big.
[04:06:43] @ Ranger52899 : that because the time spread is wide you get pieces that fit into the whole and add more information to other pieces
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[04:06:54] mc : Kate, I'm never not re-reading them, I realize. They are on my phone, so i'm always skipping around from story to story in 0ff-moments
[04:07:04] Kawind : I don't even consider it rereading the FCR books. I'm kinda always reading them in the background of everything else
[04:07:08] Dells : That reminds me, how do you keep track of all the pieces?
[04:07:08] @ Mackenzietwin : If you can do it Trisha, that would be awesome. I don't know how.
[04:07:17] Blue stocking : Me too Kawind
[04:07:18] @ Ranger52899 : Dells, I have no idea
[04:07:21] KateM : MC - I re-read a lot of the short stories, some are just right lengthwise for me to read over lunch at work
[04:07:23] @ Trisha Louise : I'll see what I can cut and paste
[04:07:24] Dells : LOL
[04:07:30] @ Rolf101 : and we may have like 10 pieces put where they belong. So you can count on many many many more stories yet to be told.
[04:07:36] mc : Exactly,Kate!
[04:07:38] jkfan : MC and Kate - me too. I'm always re-reading them.
[04:07:43] @ Ranger52899 : sometimes we're frantically thining - have we mentioned that? has that happened?
[04:07:44] @ Mackenzietwin : WOOHOOOOOOO
[04:07:52] @ Mackenzietwin : many many many more stories
[04:07:57] curious1_53 : I may have the most unconventional "how I found" story: I was searching for S&M stories and the crop scene came up in my search. It didn't satisfy my S&M urge, but the story was so compelling I had to start on Chapter 1 and keep reading.
[04:07:57] KateM : The trouble comes though when one of the pesky cats knocks a bit of the jigsaw on the floor and you can't find it for ages...
[04:08:03] @ Ranger52899 : I'm racking my brains currently as to whether a conversation between Flynn and Dale has bee posted or just written in our heads or during a chat or game
[04:08:09] Blue stocking : as many as we can get
[04:08:10] @ Ranger52899 : wow Curious
[04:08:19] @ Ranger52899 : I'm so glad that part pulled you in
[04:08:37] jkfan : ROLF - wonderful news - many more stories yet to come.
[04:08:47] @ Rolf101 : Funny Curious.  One search for a scene that has happened...once?
[04:08:54] knox0606 : Me too, MC and Kate.
[04:08:57] @ Rolf101 : And we hooked you right in.
[04:09:15] Dells : so basically: "Now I know we talked about this somewhere. Maybe. but WHERE?"
[04:09:18] Dells : XD
[04:09:23] @ Rolf101 : We've played so many games and had so many discussion that I have no idea if its been posted or not.
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[04:09:38] @ Ranger52899 : lol yes. with an occasional wail on the forum of 'has anyone found a bit about....'
[04:09:40] mc : Rolf, it's like the crack dealer. They give you the first hit for free and then you're hooked for life.
[04:09:41] Kawind : hi Anda!! 
[04:09:49] @ Mackenzietwin : That has to be hard. To know what you can talk about and what you cant
[04:09:51] Blue stocking : .
[04:09:51] AndaMitchy : Hi, Jon 
[04:09:54] KateM : Hi Anda
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[04:10:01] AndaMitchy : Hiya Kate 
[04:10:02] Dizzy : Hi Anda!
[04:10:10] jkfan : Hi Anda
[04:10:18] mc : Hi, Anda, Jon.
[04:10:22] AndaMitchy : Hey, Dizzy
[04:10:26] AndaMitchy : 
[04:10:29] @ DeeDee : If you are looking for a volunteer to help you, R & R. Just pass all your work to me and lill let you know if it's been posted!!!
[04:10:32] @ Ranger52899 : its nice jumping around the timeline though Jon. there's a bit we're hoping ot post tomorrow or Sunday where I was thinking on the way home will that be a spoiler for x - but no it won't because x will show you how they got there to that point
[04:10:43] @ Ranger52899 : aww thanks dee
[04:10:55] @ Mackenzietwin : R and R, How hard is it not to jump in to a discussion on the forum about new chapters and talk about it
[04:10:57] @ Rolf101 : Hi Anda.
[04:10:58] AndaMitchy : Hi mc and jkfan and everyone else, and hi Rolf and Ranger!
[04:11:17] @ Trisha Louise : hello
[04:11:26] @ DeeDee : I guess that's a 'no'. So polite too! LOL!
[04:11:26] @ Rolf101 : Sometimes it's very hard!
[04:11:42] @ Mackenzietwin : If you see something exactly on point, or completely the wrong way that you thoght it would be read
[04:12:07] @ Mackenzietwin : I would so want to step in and share or discuss
[04:12:14] AndaMitchy : This is exciting 
[04:12:33] @ Ranger52899 : once or twice we've realised from the response we got it really wrong and people have been generous and let us 'fix it' and re release
[04:12:41] @ Ranger52899 : and sometimes the response is because people dont know where it's going
[04:12:44] @ Rolf101 : Early on it was harder - there wasn't the rich history of the characters that you know today, and people would read a scene and thing we're being too mean to whoever
[04:13:10] @ Ranger52899 : do you remember the huge kick off during Dale and co getting back from their night trip to NY to sort out Mrs Phoenix?
[04:13:11] @ Mackenzietwin : I can see that, Rolf.
[04:13:21] AndaMitchy : Yes
[04:13:28] @ Mackenzietwin : And yet, it all worked out OK
[04:13:30] Blue stocking : there were points in the SBE conversations that I felt like we were all pulling so had for our own theories and I felt like that might be hard for you as writers
[04:13:32] curious1_53 : .
[04:13:38] Blue stocking : hard
[04:13:43] @ Mackenzietwin : I thought that too Blue
[04:13:47] AndaMitchy : It worked out okay in the.. Mac beat me to it lol
[04:13:52] Dizzy : Could it be that maybe sometimes people don't quite understand the discipline of the relationships?
[04:14:03] @ Rolf101 : Yes, Dizzy, that's been some of it.
[04:14:07] @ Ranger52899 : in a way at times but we knew where it was going - it was hoping we could sell you 'our' solution!
[04:14:22] @ Rolf101 : That and the fact that we started with Dale as a client, which made some people nervous
[04:14:32] @ Ranger52899 : an editor would cut the whole study/spanking scene out of that, it isnt needed, but if we hadn't included it we would have been lynched
[04:14:36] mc : What do you mean, Rolf?
[04:14:47] KateM : Does it sometimes feel that you are writing with whole gang of us staring over your shoulders?
[04:14:56] @ Mackenzietwin : My favorite game is to guess where you are going with those sorts of scenes
[04:15:11] AndaMitchy : I can see that... worrying there are lines being crossed in what was, initially, meant to be something more professional, Rolf?
[04:15:15] @ Rolf101 : Yes, Kate....I usually have the hair on the back of my neck raised as we play games. lol
[04:15:21] Dizzy : LOL, KateM we are staring over their shoulders!
[04:15:22] Blue stocking : i love that scene Ranger thought it would not make sense if you had not read SBR
[04:15:38] @ Rolf101 : Yes, Anda. The gang was figuring out that Dale was a brat while Dale was figuring that out too.
[04:15:53] @ Rolf101 : He was pushing to be treated that way.
[04:15:57] @ Mackenzietwin : Well, and the unreliable narrator.
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[04:16:08] curious1_53 : Speaking of editing, I'd hate to see your work published. An editor would probably force you to cut the size by half. I can't imagine even one word of what you write that deserves cutting.
[04:16:08] @ Mackenzietwin : We were seeing FCR from Dale's perspective
[04:16:09] AndaMitchy : And trying to find the balance between how to handle the client relationship but also the brat that was there
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[04:16:23] Dizzy : I think it was very obvious he was pushing for that part, he felt it in his soul
[04:16:27] AndaMitchy : *nods
[04:16:42] Meirene6307 : Is a brat still a brat if they don't have a top?
[04:16:49] Dells : Agreed! @ Curious
[04:16:53] @ Rolf101 : That's what we saw and felt. Dale figuring out who he was, having never known this type of relationship existed.
[04:17:00] AndaMitchy : Yes. To my view anyway, Meirene
[04:17:03] @ Rolf101 : Yes Meirene
[04:17:20] Blue stocking : i agree-- the client to partner piece never bothered me--i thought you handled it very carefully
[04:17:22] mc : I've always thought that whether or not I always get it, Dale knows exactly what he's asking for and why, and it is always what he really needs (after the initial part of FCE of course)
[04:17:25] @ DeeDee : .
[04:17:31] AndaMitchy : I wish i cpuld ignore the need for lunch and focus on the chat lol
[04:17:45] jkfan : I was surprised that someone like Flynn could start out as a brat and wind up a Top!!
[04:17:47] Missty : .
[04:17:49] @ Rolf101 : Feel free to talk with your mouth full Anda.
[04:18:01] @ Rolf101 : I don't really see Flynn as a brat.
[04:18:02] Blue stocking : i never see Fly
[04:18:05] KateM : I think of all the reviews I've seen, the people who have issues either don't really understand the DD dynamic or they have issues with the use of spanking for clients in dale's situation and whether he has the capacity to consent.
[04:18:06] Kawind : I don't believe that Flynn was ever a brat
[04:18:11] @ Ranger52899 : lol we're not convinced flynn ever was a brat
[04:18:12] AndaMitchy : Lol Rolf, thanks!
[04:18:31] Blue stocking : thanks Kawind--that was what I was trying to type-LOL
[04:18:35] Kawind : Like, it's something you have to identify with
[04:18:36] AndaMitchy : I dont think Flynn was ever a brat. I think its more that he had to "grow into" the Top he became
[04:18:42] @ Mackenzietwin : I think that's one of the things I love about Flynn.
[04:18:48] @ Rolf101 : Yes, good choice of words Anda
[04:18:50] jkfan : I guess I thought that because Luath always calls Flynn a brat.
[04:19:04] @ DeeDee : I don't feel that from Flynn either.
[04:19:05] @ Mackenzietwin : He wasn't a brat but gets the benefits of spanking
[04:19:13] @ Trisha Louise : .
[04:19:27] Dizzy : Maybe Flynn didn't know about this type of relationship either, and when he saw it, he understood it, but the spanking was part of his understanding
[04:19:31] @ Rolf101 : That was Luath because he knew Flynn before he'd grown into his top hat. 
[04:19:33] KateM : I don't think of Flynn as a brat.. I think of him as a young man who needed guidance and perhaps parenting, after all he had nothing really from his parents
[04:19:35] Kawind : Mac: Yeah, and he knows what works
[04:19:49] Missty : It's not the behavior that dictates if one is a Brat it is the thought process and reasons
[04:19:56] @ Mackenzietwin : I loved that conversation with Philip
[04:20:15] @ Ranger52899 : its hard because we know the rest of paget creek - but does Flynn at 18 let other people solve his problems? or look to them to? does he take responsibility for himself? how does he naturally respond to someone in trouble?
[04:20:18] AndaMitchy : And the others werre really only seeing thr behavior Flynn showed om the surface
[04:20:25] Blue stocking : I love Phillip period--the Willows was such a nice Christmas gift
[04:20:33] AndaMitchy : I think thats wjere a lt of Luath and Paul's frustration was coming from
[04:20:50] Dizzy : Does he naturally respond to someone in trouble? I'd love to know that
[04:20:50] @ Trisha Louise : I remember a cnversation with Tom. He was adamant that you had to try it before you did it to or with someone else, so I think of that a bit with Flynn, and perhaps that was a bit of his education from Philip
[04:20:54] @ Mackenzietwin : You could share the rest of Paget Creek! 
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Re: The Chat that took place this afternoon for those who couldn't join us!

Post by Ranger52899 on Fri Jul 01, 2016 9:38 pm

[04:21:20] @ Mackenzietwin : Then we would be on the same page with you Ranger.
[04:21:34] @ Ranger52899 : Dizz, remember that scene in Paget Creek where Flynn was barely talking to anyone at all but found Gerry crying?
[04:21:44] @ Ranger52899 : nice try Mac 
[04:21:48] Dizzy : yes! Paget Creek is my favorite
[04:22:04] Dizzy : and I do see Flynn as drawn to someone in need
[04:22:11] Dells : .
[04:22:11] curious1_53 : .
[04:22:14] @ Ranger52899 : his response to a gay latino student being picked on was to go (violently) in on his side
[04:22:21] KateM : It's Flynn at 18 though - which is very young.... and he doesn't do emotions, he's got no experience dealing with them, so phillip spanking him I saw as a way of giving Flynn an opportunity to focus on forgiving hiself
[04:22:59] rainedunn : I honestly don't see Flynn as a brat ... Except in malls...
[04:23:07] AndaMitchy : Me, roo, Kate - it was more, to me, something to let Flynn draw the line and forgive himself.


[04:23:08] Blue stocking : 18 year old boys are a study in contradictions--I am raising one and I never know what his reactions will be day to day
[04:23:31] jkfan : Yes, Kate. Expiation. That hadn't occurred to me until the latest chapter of Paget Creek.
[04:23:42] Meirene6307 : Paul would worry if Flynn behaved in a Mall
[04:23:42] @ Mackenzietwin : Rainedunn: Flynn in Malls is just HILARIOUS
[04:23:50] Dizzy : Flynn is drawn to Jasper too and Jasper is in a state of....change?
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[04:23:56] @ Ranger52899 : and so very, very different to the experience Flynn expected when he asked Philip to spank hi
[04:23:57] @ Ranger52899 : m


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[04:24:33] mc : .
[04:24:47] KateM : I did wonder if Flynn asked becuase he was having difficulty processing his guilt and had picked up from the brats on what worked for them, it wouldn't work the same way on Flynn, but I can see how it would help
[04:24:50] Blue stocking : It felt like Flynn was not ready for the compassion or caring
[04:24:53] AndaMitchy : It was clear to me even there rhat Flynn is not brat
[04:25:08] rainedunn : I agree with blue stocking. Boys at the end of the teens years are contrary and a complete roller coaster of contradictions... At least mine is
[04:25:10] @ Ranger52899 : he was not prepared to be handled gently, carefully, without anger or distance
[04:25:28] AndaMitchy : He will learn 
[04:25:30] Blue stocking : better put Ranger-thanks
[04:25:30] @ Mackenzietwin : Well, Flynn's only experiencee was anger or distance
[04:25:39] AndaMitchy : Philip is just so.... *sigh*
[04:25:48] @ Ranger52899 : or a fight with a loser. not discipline as an act of love
[04:25:50] Meirene6307 : Feelings of guilt are very hard to deal with alone
[04:25:51] @ Mackenzietwin : He needed Philip teaching him new ways
[04:25:52] @ Trisha Louise : well his family tried to break him not gentle him
[04:25:53] Dells : Not that 18 y/o Flynn would accept it but I just want to give him a big hug, poor guy 
[04:26:05] KateM : I wonder how many letters Santa gets with people asking for their own "Phillip" 
[04:26:09] AndaMitchy : Me too, Dells
[04:26:20] @ Rolf101 : LOL. I'd like to know that Kate.
[04:26:21] AndaMitchy : One a year from me at least, Kate ;P
[04:26:21] @ DeeDee : .
[04:26:26] jkfan : It seems similar to what
[04:04:40] Blue stocking : .
[04:04:57] Dizzy : I've found that I'll be stuck in a mind set, and then someone will read it new and offer such a great perspective
[04:04:58] mc : I would read chapters in the gym. FCR is good for one's cardiovascular health. :-D
[04:05:04] @ Mackenzietwin : And, while I've been reading for a long time, those new readers and contributors make me rethink/reseee/ see anew the stories
[04:05:16] jkfan : It DOES feel like family.
[04:05:21] @ Ranger52899 : it sparks so many ideas for us
[04:05:22] @ Mackenzietwin : Which has been amazing
[04:05:32] Dizzy : yes, Mackenzietwin, that was what I was fumbling to say
[04:05:32] curious1_53 : .
[04:05:53] Missty : I found the stories about 6 years ago because of a link to the tearoom from a different disapline story site.
[04:05:53] @ Ranger52899 : new insights, reminds of things we particularly enjoyed or valued that ha slipped into the background
[04:06:08] KateM : I think that's one of the reason that the FCR stories are the highest on my "re-reads" list each year. When a new reader posts something that makes you think about a scene or a characters' action it's really no issue to go back and read the whole thing again
[04:06:19] @ Ranger52899 : wevea
[04:06:26] @ Ranger52899 : we've always thought of it as a jigsaw
[04:06:29] jkfan : DDRs were new to me too, Knox.
[04:06:34] @ Trisha Louise : (were we supposed to be saving this chat for those who can't get here? )
[04:06:40] @ Rolf101 : Yes. A billion and one pieces big.
[04:06:43] @ Ranger52899 : that because the time spread is wide you get pieces that fit into the whole and add more information to other pieces
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[04:06:54] mc : Kate, I'm never not re-reading them, I realize. They are on my phone, so i'm always skipping around from story to story in 0ff-moments
[04:07:04] Kawind : I don't even consider it rereading the FCR books. I'm kinda always reading them in the background of everything else
[04:07:08] Dells : That reminds me, how do you keep track of all the pieces?
[04:07:08] @ Mackenzietwin : If you can do it Trisha, that would be awesome. I don't know how.
[04:07:17] Blue stocking : Me too Kawind
[04:07:18] @ Ranger52899 : Dells, I have no idea
[04:07:21] KateM : MC - I re-read a lot of the short stories, some are just right lengthwise for me to read over lunch at work
[04:07:23] @ Trisha Louise : I'll see what I can cut and paste
[04:07:24] Dells : LOL
[04:07:30] @ Rolf101 : and we may have like 10 pieces put where they belong. So you can count on many many many more stories yet to be told.
[04:07:36] mc : Exactly,Kate!
[04:07:38] jkfan : MC and Kate - me too. I'm always re-reading them.
[04:07:43] @ Ranger52899 : sometimes we're frantically thining - have we mentioned that? has that happened?
[04:07:44] @ Mackenzietwin : WOOHOOOOOOO
[04:07:52] @ Mackenzietwin : many many many more stories
[04:07:57] curious1_53 : I may have the most unconventional "how I found" story: I was searching for S&M stories and the crop scene came up in my search. It didn't satisfy my S&M urge, but the story was so compelling I had to start on Chapter 1 and keep reading.
[04:07:57] KateM : The trouble comes though when one of the pesky cats knocks a bit of the jigsaw on the floor and you can't find it for ages...
[04:08:03] @ Ranger52899 : I'm racking my brains currently as to whether a conversation between Flynn and Dale has bee posted or just written in our heads or during a chat or game
[04:08:09] Blue stocking : as many as we can get
[04:08:10] @ Ranger52899 : wow Curious
[04:08:19] @ Ranger52899 : I'm so glad that part pulled you in
[04:08:37] jkfan : ROLF - wonderful news - many more stories yet to come.
[04:08:47] @ Rolf101 : Funny Curious.  One search for a scene that has happened...once?
[04:08:54] knox0606 : Me too, MC and Kate.
[04:08:57] @ Rolf101 : And we hooked you right in.
[04:09:15] Dells : so basically: "Now I know we talked about this somewhere. Maybe. but WHERE?"
[04:09:18] Dells : XD
[04:09:23] @ Rolf101 : We've played so many games and had so many discussion that I have no idea if its been posted or not.
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[04:09:38] @ Ranger52899 : lol yes. with an occasional wail on the forum of 'has anyone found a bit about....'
[04:09:40] mc : Rolf, it's like the crack dealer. They give you the first hit for free and then you're hooked for life.
[04:09:41] Kawind : hi Anda!! 
[04:09:49] @ Mackenzietwin : That has to be hard. To know what you can talk about and what you cant
[04:09:51] Blue stocking : .
[04:09:51] AndaMitchy : Hi, Jon 
[04:09:54] KateM : Hi Anda
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[04:10:01] AndaMitchy : Hiya Kate 
[04:10:02] Dizzy : Hi Anda!
[04:10:10] jkfan : Hi Anda
[04:10:18] mc : Hi, Anda, Jon.
[04:10:22] AndaMitchy : Hey, Dizzy
[04:10:26] AndaMitchy : 
[04:10:29] @ DeeDee : If you are looking for a volunteer to help you, R & R. Just pass all your work to me and lill let you know if it's been posted!!!
[04:10:32] @ Ranger52899 : its nice jumping around the timeline though Jon. there's a bit we're hoping ot post tomorrow or Sunday where I was thinking on the way home will that be a spoiler for x - but no it won't because x will show you how they got there to that point
[04:10:43] @ Ranger52899 : aww thanks dee
[04:10:55] @ Mackenzietwin : R and R, How hard is it not to jump in to a discussion on the forum about new chapters and talk about it
[04:10:57] @ Rolf101 : Hi Anda.
[04:10:58] AndaMitchy : Hi mc and jkfan and everyone else, and hi Rolf and Ranger!
[04:11:17] @ Trisha Louise : hello
[04:11:26] @ DeeDee : I guess that's a 'no'. So polite too! LOL!
[04:11:26] @ Rolf101 : Sometimes it's very hard!
[04:11:42] @ Mackenzietwin : If you see something exactly on point, or completely the wrong way that you thoght it would be read
[04:12:07] @ Mackenzietwin : I would so want to step in and share or discuss
[04:12:14] AndaMitchy : This is exciting 
[04:12:33] @ Ranger52899 : once or twice we've realised from the response we got it really wrong and people have been generous and let us 'fix it' and re release
[04:12:41] @ Ranger52899 : and sometimes the response is because people dont know where it's going
[04:12:44] @ Rolf101 : Early on it was harder - there wasn't the rich history of the characters that you know today, and people would read a scene and thing we're being too mean to whoever
[04:13:10] @ Ranger52899 : do you remember the huge kick off during Dale and co getting back from their night trip to NY to sort out Mrs Phoenix?
[04:13:11] @ Mackenzietwin : I can see that, Rolf.
[04:13:21] AndaMitchy : Yes
[04:13:28] @ Mackenzietwin : And yet, it all worked out OK
[04:13:30] Blue stocking : there were points in the SBE conversations that I felt like we were all pulling so had for our own theories and I felt like that might be hard for you as writers
[04:13:32] curious1_53 : .
[04:13:38] Blue stocking : hard
[04:13:43] @ Mackenzietwin : I thought that too Blue
[04:13:47] AndaMitchy : It worked out okay in the.. Mac beat me to it lol
[04:13:52] Dizzy : Could it be that maybe sometimes people don't quite understand the discipline of the relationships?
[04:14:03] @ Rolf101 : Yes, Dizzy, that's been some of it.
[04:14:07] @ Ranger52899 : in a way at times but we knew where it was going - it was hoping we could sell you 'our' solution!
[04:14:22] @ Rolf101 : That and the fact that we started with Dale as a client, which made some people nervous
[04:14:32] @ Ranger52899 : an editor would cut the whole study/spanking scene out of that, it isnt needed, but if we hadn't included it we would have been lynched
[04:14:36] mc : What do you mean, Rolf?
[04:14:47] KateM : Does it sometimes feel that you are writing with whole gang of us staring over your shoulders?
[04:14:56] @ Mackenzietwin : My favorite game is to guess where you are going with those sorts of scenes
[04:15:11] AndaMitchy : I can see that... worrying there are lines being crossed in what was, initially, meant to be something more professional, Rolf?
[04:15:15] @ Rolf101 : Yes, Kate....I usually have the hair on the back of my neck raised as we play games. lol
[04:15:21] Dizzy : LOL, KateM we are staring over their shoulders!
[04:15:22] Blue stocking : i love that scene Ranger thought it would not make sense if you had not read SBR
[04:15:38] @ Rolf101 : Yes, Anda. The gang was figuring out that Dale was a brat while Dale was figuring that out too.
[04:15:53] @ Rolf101 : He was pushing to be treated that way.
[04:15:57] @ Mackenzietwin : Well, and the unreliable narrator.
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[04:16:08] curious1_53 : Speaking of editing, I'd hate to see your work published. An editor would probably force you to cut the size by half. I can't imagine even one word of what you write that deserves cutting.
[04:16:08] @ Mackenzietwin : We were seeing FCR from Dale's perspective
[04:16:09] AndaMitchy : And trying to find the balance between how to handle the client relationship but also the brat that was there
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[04:16:23] Dizzy : I think it was very obvious he was pushing for that part, he felt it in his soul
[04:16:27] AndaMitchy : *nods
[04:16:42] Meirene6307 : Is a brat still a brat if they don't have a top?
[04:16:49] Dells : Agreed! @ Curious
[04:16:53] @ Rolf101 : That's what we saw and felt. Dale figuring out who he was, having never known this type of relationship existed.
[04:17:00] AndaMitchy : Yes. To my view anyway, Meirene
[04:17:03] @ Rolf101 : Yes Meirene
[04:17:20] Blue stocking : i agree-- the client to partner piece never bothered me--i thought you handled it very carefully
[04:17:22] mc : I've always thought that whether or not I always get it, Dale knows exactly what he's asking for and why, and it is always what he really needs (after the initial part of FCE of course)
[04:17:25] @ DeeDee : .
[04:17:31] AndaMitchy : I wish i cpuld ignore the need for lunch and focus on the chat lol
[04:17:45] jkfan : I was surprised that someone like Flynn could start out as a brat and wind up a Top!!
[04:17:47] Missty : .
[04:17:49] @ Rolf101 : Feel free to talk with your mouth full Anda.
[04:18:01] @ Rolf101 : I don't really see Flynn as a brat.
[04:18:02] Blue stocking : i never see Fly
[04:18:05] KateM : I think of all the reviews I've seen, the people who have issues either don't really understand the DD dynamic or they have issues with the use of spanking for clients in dale's situation and whether he has the capacity to consent.
[04:18:06] Kawind : I don't believe that Flynn was ever a brat
[04:18:11] @ Ranger52899 : lol we're not convinced flynn ever was a brat
[04:18:12] AndaMitchy : Lol Rolf, thanks!
[04:18:31] Blue stocking : thanks Kawind--that was what I was trying to type-LOL
[04:18:35] Kawind : Like, it's something you have to identify with
[04:18:36] AndaMitchy : I dont think Flynn was ever a brat. I think its more that he had to "grow into" the Top he became
[04:18:42] @ Mackenzietwin : I think that's one of the things I love about Flynn.
[04:18:48] @ Rolf101 : Yes, good choice of words Anda
[04:18:50] jkfan : I guess I thought that because Luath always calls Flynn a brat.
[04:19:04] @ DeeDee : I don't feel that from Flynn either.
[04:19:05] @ Mackenzietwin : He wasn't a brat but gets the benefits of spanking
[04:19:13] @ Trisha Louise : .
[04:19:27] Dizzy : Maybe Flynn didn't know about this type of relationship either, and when he saw it, he understood it, but the spanking was part of his understanding
[04:19:31] @ Rolf101 : That was Luath because he knew Flynn before he'd grown into his top hat. 
[04:19:33] KateM : I don't think of Flynn as a brat.. I think of him as a young man who needed guidance and perhaps parenting, after all he had nothing really from his parents
[04:19:35] Kawind : Mac: Yeah, and he knows what works
[04:19:49] Missty : It's not the behavior that dictates if one is a Brat it is the thought process and reasons
[04:19:56] @ Mackenzietwin : I loved that conversation with Philip
[04:20:15] @ Ranger52899 : its hard because we know the rest of paget creek - but does Flynn at 18 let other people solve his problems? or look to them to? does he take responsibility for himself? how does he naturally respond to someone in trouble?
[04:20:18] AndaMitchy : And the others werre really only seeing thr behavior Flynn showed om the surface
[04:20:25] Blue stocking : I love Phillip period--the Willows was such a nice Christmas gift
[04:20:33] AndaMitchy : I think thats wjere a lt of Luath and Paul's frustration was coming from
[04:20:50] Dizzy : Does he naturally respond to someone in trouble? I'd love to know that
[04:20:50] @ Trisha Louise : I remember a cnversation with Tom. He was adamant that you had to try it before you did it to or with someone else, so I think of that a bit with Flynn, and perhaps that was a bit of his education from Philip
[04:20:54] @ Mackenzietwin : You could share the rest of Paget Creek! 
[04:21:20] @ Mackenzietwin : Then we would be on the same page with you Ranger.
[04:21:34] @ Ranger52899 : Dizz, remember that scene in Paget Creek where Flynn was barely talking to anyone at all but found Gerry crying?
[04:21:44] @ Ranger52899 : nice try Mac 
[04:21:48] Dizzy : yes! Paget Creek is my favorite
[04:22:04] Dizzy : and I do see Flynn as drawn to someone in need
[04:22:11] Dells : .
[04:22:11] curious1_53 : .
[04:22:14] @ Ranger52899 : his response to a gay latino student being picked on was to go (violently) in on his side
[04:22:21] KateM : It's Flynn at 18 though - which is very young.... and he doesn't do emotions, he's got no experience dealing with them, so phillip spanking him I saw as a way of giving Flynn an opportunity to focus on forgiving hiself
[04:22:59] rainedunn : I honestly don't see Flynn as a brat ... Except in malls...
[04:23:07] AndaMitchy : Me, roo, Kate - it was more, to me, something to let Flynn draw the line and forgive himself.
[04:23:08] Blue stocking : 18 year old boys are a study in contradictions--I am raising one and I never know what his reactions will be day to day
[04:23:31] jkfan : Yes, Kate. Expiation. That hadn't occurred to me until the latest chapter of Paget Creek.
[04:23:42] Meirene6307 : Paul would worry if Flynn behaved in a Mall
[04:23:42] @ Mackenzietwin : Rainedunn: Flynn in Malls is just HILARIOUS
[04:23:50] Dizzy : Flynn is drawn to Jasper too and Jasper is in a state of....change?
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[04:23:56] @ Ranger52899 : and so very, very different to the experience Flynn expected when he asked Philip to spank hi
[04:23:57] @ Ranger52899 : m
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[04:24:33] mc : .
[04:24:47] KateM : I did wonder if Flynn asked becuase he was having difficulty processing his guilt and had picked up from the brats on what worked for them, it wouldn't work the same way on Flynn, but I can see how it would help
[04:24:50] Blue stocking : It felt like Flynn was not ready for the compassion or caring
[04:24:53] AndaMitchy : It was clear to me even there rhat Flynn is not brat
[04:25:08] rainedunn : I agree with blue stocking. Boys at the end of the teens years are contrary and a complete roller coaster of contradictions... At least mine is
[04:25:10] @ Ranger52899 : he was not prepared to be handled gently, carefully, without anger or distance
[04:25:28] AndaMitchy : He will learn 
[04:25:30] Blue stocking : better put Ranger-thanks
[04:25:30] @ Mackenzietwin : Well, Flynn's only experiencee was anger or distance
[04:25:39] AndaMitchy : Philip is just so.... *sigh*
[04:25:48] @ Ranger52899 : or a fight with a loser. not discipline as an act of love
[04:25:50] Meirene6307 : Feelings of guilt are very hard to deal with alone
[04:25:51] @ Mackenzietwin : He needed Philip teaching him new ways
[04:25:52] @ Trisha Louise : well his family tried to break him not gentle him
[04:25:53] Dells : Not that 18 y/o Flynn would accept it but I just want to give him a big hug, poor guy 
[04:26:05] KateM : I wonder how many letters Santa gets with people asking for their own "Phillip" 
[04:26:09] AndaMitchy : Me too, Dells
[04:26:20] @ Rolf101 : LOL. I'd like to know that Kate.
[04:26:21] AndaMitchy : One a year from me at least, Kate ;P
[04:26:21] @ DeeDee : .
[04:26:26] jkfan : It seems similar to what happened with Dale. Dale wanted the same spanking that Riley had just gotten from Flynn. Flynn wants the same treatment from Philip that Philip gives to Gerry and the others.
[04:26:29] Dizzy : Oh Trisha, that is so true, I hadn't thought of it that way
[04:27:16] @ Ranger52899 : Flynn's taking Philip at this point as a leader
[04:27:19] @ Mackenzietwin : Which just reminds me of another thing I love about these stories, Trisha. The connection between the horses and the humans
[04:27:31] @ Ranger52899 : and he has so much love to give and such a powerful need for love, that's key to flynn all the time
[04:27:45] KateM : And I still want to know what Flynn was doing out on the pasture when Bandit was born so that he was there to help....
[04:28:03] AndaMitchy : I think Flynn is full of strong emotions he doesnt quite knoe what to do with
[04:28:04] Kawind : .
[04:28:14] @ Mackenzietwin : Well, was Jasper there too Kate? Then I bet I can tell you what they were doing in the pasture. 
[04:28:18] @ Mackenzietwin : FADE TO BLACK!
[04:28:19] curious1_53 : .

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[04:05:32] Dizzy : yes, Mackenzietwin, that was what I was fumbling to say
[04:05:32] curious1_53 : .
[04:05:53] Missty : I found the stories about 6 years ago because of a link to the tearoom from a different disapline story site.
[04:05:53] @ Ranger52899 : new insights, reminds of things we particularly enjoyed or valued that ha slipped into the background
[04:06:08] KateM : I think that's one of the reason that the FCR stories are the highest on my "re-reads" list each year. When a new reader posts something that makes you think about a scene or a characters' action it's really no issue to go back and read the whole thing again
[04:06:19] @ Ranger52899 : wevea
[04:06:26] @ Ranger52899 : we've always thought of it as a jigsaw
[04:06:29] jkfan : DDRs were new to me too, Knox.
[04:06:34] @ Trisha Louise : (were we supposed to be saving this chat for those who can't get here? )
[04:06:40] @ Rolf101 : Yes. A billion and one pieces big.
[04:06:43] @ Ranger52899 : that because the time spread is wide you get pieces that fit into the whole and add more information to other pieces
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[04:06:54] mc : Kate, I'm never not re-reading them, I realize. They are on my phone, so i'm always skipping around from story to story in 0ff-moments
[04:07:04] Kawind : I don't even consider it rereading the FCR books. I'm kinda always reading them in the background of everything else
[04:07:08] Dells : That reminds me, how do you keep track of all the pieces?
[04:07:08] @ Mackenzietwin : If you can do it Trisha, that would be awesome. I don't know how.
[04:07:17] Blue stocking : Me too Kawind
[04:07:18] @ Ranger52899 : Dells, I have no idea
[04:07:21] KateM : MC - I re-read a lot of the short stories, some are just right lengthwise for me to read over lunch at work
[04:07:23] @ Trisha Louise : I'll see what I can cut and paste
[04:07:24] Dells : LOL
[04:07:30] @ Rolf101 : and we may have like 10 pieces put where they belong. So you can count on many many many more stories yet to be told.
[04:07:36] mc : Exactly,Kate!
[04:07:38] jkfan : MC and Kate - me too. I'm always re-reading them.
[04:07:43] @ Ranger52899 : sometimes we're frantically thining - have we mentioned that? has that happened?
[04:07:44] @ Mackenzietwin : WOOHOOOOOOO
[04:07:52] @ Mackenzietwin : many many many more stories
[04:07:57] curious1_53 : I may have the most unconventional "how I found" story: I was searching for S&M stories and the crop scene came up in my search. It didn't satisfy my S&M urge, but the story was so compelling I had to start on Chapter 1 and keep reading.
[04:07:57] KateM : The trouble comes though when one of the pesky cats knocks a bit of the jigsaw on the floor and you can't find it for ages...
[04:08:03] @ Ranger52899 : I'm racking my brains currently as to whether a conversation between Flynn and Dale has bee posted or just written in our heads or during a chat or game
[04:08:09] Blue stocking : as many as we can get
[04:08:10] @ Ranger52899 : wow Curious
[04:08:19] @ Ranger52899 : I'm so glad that part pulled you in
[04:08:37] jkfan : ROLF - wonderful news - many more stories yet to come.
[04:08:47] @ Rolf101 : Funny Curious.  One search for a scene that has happened...once?
[04:08:54] knox0606 : Me too, MC and Kate.
[04:08:57] @ Rolf101 : And we hooked you right in.
[04:09:15] Dells : so basically: "Now I know we talked about this somewhere. Maybe. but WHERE?"
[04:09:18] Dells : XD
[04:09:23] @ Rolf101 : We've played so many games and had so many discussion that I have no idea if its been posted or not.
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[04:09:38] @ Ranger52899 : lol yes. with an occasional wail on the forum of 'has anyone found a bit about....'
[04:09:40] mc : Rolf, it's like the crack dealer. They give you the first hit for free and then you're hooked for life.
[04:09:41] Kawind : hi Anda!! 
[04:09:49] @ Mackenzietwin : That has to be hard. To know what you can talk about and what you cant
[04:09:51] Blue stocking : .
[04:09:51] AndaMitchy : Hi, Jon 
[04:09:54] KateM : Hi Anda
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[04:10:01] AndaMitchy : Hiya Kate 
[04:10:02] Dizzy : Hi Anda!
[04:10:10] jkfan : Hi Anda
[04:10:18] mc : Hi, Anda, Jon.
[04:10:22] AndaMitchy : Hey, Dizzy
[04:10:26] AndaMitchy : 
[04:10:29] @ DeeDee : If you are looking for a volunteer to help you, R & R. Just pass all your work to me and lill let you know if it's been posted!!!
[04:10:32] @ Ranger52899 : its nice jumping around the timeline though Jon. there's a bit we're hoping ot post tomorrow or Sunday where I was thinking on the way home will that be a spoiler for x - but no it won't because x will show you how they got there to that point
[04:10:43] @ Ranger52899 : aww thanks dee
[04:10:55] @ Mackenzietwin : R and R, How hard is it not to jump in to a discussion on the forum about new chapters and talk about it
[04:10:57] @ Rolf101 : Hi Anda.
[04:10:58] AndaMitchy : Hi mc and jkfan and everyone else, and hi Rolf and Ranger!
[04:11:17] @ Trisha Louise : hello
[04:11:26] @ DeeDee : I guess that's a 'no'. So polite too! LOL!
[04:11:26] @ Rolf101 : Sometimes it's very hard!
[04:11:42] @ Mackenzietwin : If you see something exactly on point, or completely the wrong way that you thoght it would be read
[04:12:07] @ Mackenzietwin : I would so want to step in and share or discuss
[04:12:14] AndaMitchy : This is exciting 
[04:12:33] @ Ranger52899 : once or twice we've realised from the response we got it really wrong and people have been generous and let us 'fix it' and re release
[04:12:41] @ Ranger52899 : and sometimes the response is because people dont know where it's going
[04:12:44] @ Rolf101 : Early on it was harder - there wasn't the rich history of the characters that you know today, and people would read a scene and thing we're being too mean to whoever
[04:13:10] @ Ranger52899 : do you remember the huge kick off during Dale and co getting back from their night trip to NY to sort out Mrs Phoenix?
[04:13:11] @ Mackenzietwin : I can see that, Rolf.
[04:13:21] AndaMitchy : Yes
[04:13:28] @ Mackenzietwin : And yet, it all worked out OK
[04:13:30] Blue stocking : there were points in the SBE conversations that I felt like we were all pulling so had for our own theories and I felt like that might be hard for you as writers
[04:13:32] curious1_53 : .
[04:13:38] Blue stocking : hard
[04:13:43] @ Mackenzietwin : I thought that too Blue
[04:13:47] AndaMitchy : It worked out okay in the.. Mac beat me to it lol
[04:13:52] Dizzy : Could it be that maybe sometimes people don't quite understand the discipline of the relationships?
[04:14:03] @ Rolf101 : Yes, Dizzy, that's been some of it.
[04:14:07] @ Ranger52899 : in a way at times but we knew where it was going - it was hoping we could sell you 'our' solution!
[04:14:22] @ Rolf101 : That and the fact that we started with Dale as a client, which made some people nervous
[04:14:32] @ Ranger52899 : an editor would cut the whole study/spanking scene out of that, it isnt needed, but if we hadn't included it we would have been lynched
[04:14:36] mc : What do you mean, Rolf?
[04:14:47] KateM : Does it sometimes feel that you are writing with whole gang of us staring over your shoulders?
[04:14:56] @ Mackenzietwin : My favorite game is to guess where you are going with those sorts of scenes
[04:15:11] AndaMitchy : I can see that... worrying there are lines being crossed in what was, initially, meant to be something more professional, Rolf?
[04:15:15] @ Rolf101 : Yes, Kate....I usually have the hair on the back of my neck raised as we play games. lol
[04:15:21] Dizzy : LOL, KateM we are staring over their shoulders!
[04:15:22] Blue stocking : i love that scene Ranger thought it would not make sense if you had not read SBR
[04:15:38] @ Rolf101 : Yes, Anda. The gang was figuring out that Dale was a brat while Dale was figuring that out too.
[04:15:53] @ Rolf101 : He was pushing to be treated that way.
[04:15:57] @ Mackenzietwin : Well, and the unreliable narrator.
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[04:16:08] curious1_53 : Speaking of editing, I'd hate to see your work published. An editor would probably force you to cut the size by half. I can't imagine even one word of what you write that deserves cutting.
[04:16:08] @ Mackenzietwin : We were seeing FCR from Dale's perspective
[04:16:09] AndaMitchy : And trying to find the balance between how to handle the client relationship but also the brat that was there
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[04:16:23] Dizzy : I think it was very obvious he was pushing for that part, he felt it in his soul
[04:16:27] AndaMitchy : *nods
[04:16:42] Meirene6307 : Is a brat still a brat if they don't have a top?
[04:16:49] Dells : Agreed! @ Curious
[04:16:53] @ Rolf101 : That's what we saw and felt. Dale figuring out who he was, having never known this type of relationship existed.
[04:17:00] AndaMitchy : Yes. To my view anyway, Meirene
[04:17:03] @ Rolf101 : Yes Meirene
[04:17:20] Blue stocking : i agree-- the client to partner piece never bothered me--i thought you handled it very carefully
[04:17:22] mc : I've always thought that whether or not I always get it, Dale knows exactly what he's asking for and why, and it is always what he really needs (after the initial part of FCE of course)
[04:17:25] @ DeeDee : .
[04:17:31] AndaMitchy : I wish i cpuld ignore the need for lunch and focus on the chat lol
[04:17:45] jkfan : I was surprised that someone like Flynn could start out as a brat and wind up a Top!!
[04:17:47] Missty : .
[04:17:49] @ Rolf101 : Feel free to talk with your mouth full Anda.
[04:18:01] @ Rolf101 : I don't really see Flynn as a brat.
[04:18:02] Blue stocking : i never see Fly
[04:18:05] KateM : I think of all the reviews I've seen, the people who have issues either don't really understand the DD dynamic or they have issues with the use of spanking for clients in dale's situation and whether he has the capacity to consent.
[04:18:06] Kawind : I don't believe that Flynn was ever a brat
[04:18:11] @ Ranger52899 : lol we're not convinced flynn ever was a brat
[04:18:12] AndaMitchy : Lol Rolf, thanks!
[04:18:31] Blue stocking : thanks Kawind--that was what I was trying to type-LOL
[04:18:35] Kawind : Like, it's something you have to identify with
[04:18:36] AndaMitchy : I dont think Flynn was ever a brat. I think its more that he had to "grow into" the Top he became
[04:18:42] @ Mackenzietwin : I think that's one of the things I love about Flynn.
[04:18:48] @ Rolf101 : Yes, good choice of words Anda
[04:18:50] jkfan : I guess I thought that because Luath always calls Flynn a brat.
[04:19:04] @ DeeDee : I don't feel that from Flynn either.
[04:19:05] @ Mackenzietwin : He wasn't a brat but gets the benefits of spanking
[04:19:13] @ Trisha Louise : .
[04:19:27] Dizzy : Maybe Flynn didn't know about this type of relationship either, and when he saw it, he understood it, but the spanking was part of his understanding
[04:19:31] @ Rolf101 : That was Luath because he knew Flynn before he'd grown into his top hat. 
[04:19:33] KateM : I don't think of Flynn as a brat.. I think of him as a young man who needed guidance and perhaps parenting, after all he had nothing really from his parents
[04:19:35] Kawind : Mac: Yeah, and he knows what works
[04:19:49] Missty : It's not the behavior that dictates if one is a Brat it is the thought process and reasons
[04:19:56] @ Mackenzietwin : I loved that conversation with Philip
[04:20:15] @ Ranger52899 : its hard because we know the rest of paget creek - but does Flynn at 18 let other people solve his problems? or look to them to? does he take responsibility for himself? how does he naturally respond to someone in trouble?
[04:20:18] AndaMitchy : And the others werre really only seeing thr behavior Flynn showed om the surface
[04:20:25] Blue stocking : I love Phillip period--the Willows was such a nice Christmas gift
[04:20:33] AndaMitchy : I think thats wjere a lt of Luath and Paul's frustration was coming from
[04:20:50] Dizzy : Does he naturally respond to someone in trouble? I'd love to know that
[04:20:50] @ Trisha Louise : I remember a cnversation with Tom. He was adamant that you had to try it before you did it to or with someone else, so I think of that a bit with Flynn, and perhaps that was a bit of his education from Philip
[04:20:54] @ Mackenzietwin : You could share the rest of Paget Creek! 
[04:21:20] @ Mackenzietwin : Then we would be on the same page with you Ranger.
[04:21:34] @ Ranger52899 : Dizz, remember that scene in Paget Creek where Flynn was barely talking to anyone at all but found Gerry crying?
[04:21:44] @ Ranger52899 : nice try Mac 
[04:21:48] Dizzy : yes! Paget Creek is my favorite
[04:22:04] Dizzy : and I do see Flynn as drawn to someone in need
[04:22:11] Dells : .
[04:22:11] curious1_53 : .
[04:22:14] @ Ranger52899 : his response to a gay latino student being picked on was to go (violently) in on his side
[04:22:21] KateM : It's Flynn at 18 though - which is very young.... and he doesn't do emotions, he's got no experience dealing with them, so phillip spanking him I saw as a way of giving Flynn an opportunity to focus on forgiving hiself
[04:22:59] rainedunn : I honestly don't see Flynn as a brat ... Except in malls...
[04:23:07] AndaMitchy : Me, roo, Kate - it was more, to me, something to let Flynn draw the line and forgive himself.
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Re: The Chat that took place this afternoon for those who couldn't join us!

Post by Ranger52899 on Fri Jul 01, 2016 9:39 pm

[04:23:08] Blue stocking : 18 year old boys are a study in contradictions--I am raising one and I never know what his reactions will be day to day
[04:23:31] jkfan : Yes, Kate. Expiation. That hadn't occurred to me until the latest chapter of Paget Creek.
[04:23:42] Meirene6307 : Paul would worry if Flynn behaved in a Mall
[04:23:42] @ Mackenzietwin : Rainedunn: Flynn in Malls is just HILARIOUS
[04:23:50] Dizzy : Flynn is drawn to Jasper too and Jasper is in a state of....change?
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[04:23:56] @ Ranger52899 : and so very, very different to the experience Flynn expected when he asked Philip to spank hi
[04:23:57] @ Ranger52899 : m
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[04:24:33] mc : .
[04:24:47] KateM : I did wonder if Flynn asked becuase he was having difficulty processing his guilt and had picked up from the brats on what worked for them, it wouldn't work the same way on Flynn, but I can see how it would help
[04:24:50] Blue stocking : It felt like Flynn was not ready for the compassion or caring
[04:24:53] AndaMitchy : It was clear to me even there rhat Flynn is not brat
[04:25:08] rainedunn : I agree with blue stocking. Boys at the end of the teens years are contrary and a complete roller coaster of contradictions... At least mine is
[04:25:10] @ Ranger52899 : he was not prepared to be handled gently, carefully, without anger or distance
[04:25:28] AndaMitchy : He will learn 
[04:25:30] Blue stocking : better put Ranger-thanks
[04:25:30] @ Mackenzietwin : Well, Flynn's only experiencee was anger or distance
[04:25:39] AndaMitchy : Philip is just so.... *sigh*
[04:25:48] @ Ranger52899 : or a fight with a loser. not discipline as an act of love
[04:25:50] Meirene6307 : Feelings of guilt are very hard to deal with alone
[04:25:51] @ Mackenzietwin : He needed Philip teaching him new ways
[04:25:52] @ Trisha Louise : well his family tried to break him not gentle him
[04:25:53] Dells : Not that 18 y/o Flynn would accept it but I just want to give him a big hug, poor guy 
[04:26:05] KateM : I wonder how many letters Santa gets with people asking for their own "Phillip" 
[04:26:09] AndaMitchy : Me too, Dells
[04:26:20] @ Rolf101 : LOL. I'd like to know that Kate.
[04:26:21] AndaMitchy : One a year from me at least, Kate ;P
[04:26:21] @ DeeDee : .
[04:26:26] jkfan : It seems similar to what happened with Dale. Dale wanted the same spanking that Riley had just gotten from Flynn. Flynn wants the same treatment from Philip that Philip gives to Gerry and the others.
[04:26:29] Dizzy : Oh Trisha, that is so true, I hadn't thought of it that way
[04:27:16] @ Ranger52899 : Flynn's taking Philip at this point as a leader
[04:27:19] @ Mackenzietwin : Which just reminds me of another thing I love about these stories, Trisha. The connection between the horses and the humans
[04:27:31] @ Ranger52899 : and he has so much love to give and such a powerful need for love, that's key to flynn all the time
[04:27:45] KateM : And I still want to know what Flynn was doing out on the pasture when Bandit was born so that he was there to help....
[04:28:03] AndaMitchy : I think Flynn is full of strong emotions he doesnt quite knoe what to do with
[04:28:04] Kawind : .
[04:28:14] @ Mackenzietwin : Well, was Jasper there too Kate? Then I bet I can tell you what they were doing in the pasture. 
[04:28:18] @ Mackenzietwin : FADE TO BLACK!
[04:28:19] curious1_53 : .
[04:28:26] Dells : LOL
[04:28:47] @ Ranger52899 : Delivering Bandit, it wasn't an easy foaling
[04:28:48] Blue stocking : .
[04:28:49] KateM : You really think if they'd faded to black they'd have noticed the horse giving birth??
[04:28:51] mc : I think Bandit probably delivered himself.
[04:29:10] Missty : .
[04:29:25] @ Mackenzietwin : Well, the delivery came after they faded back in from black


[04:29:26] Blue stocking : i got the feeling Flynn keeps a close eye on all the pregnant mares
[04:29:38] @ Ranger52899 : I think Bandit's mom caught them out
[04:29:45] mc : Heh.
[04:29:45] jkfan : LOL
[04:29:50] AndaMitchy : Lol
[04:30:17] @ Mackenzietwin : Flynn is a multitasker

04:30:34] KateM : Yeah, but I am sure Jasper would insist on having his whole attention ...

[04:30:48] @ Rolf101 : .
[04:31:00] [b]* AndaMitchy bounces[/b]
[04:31:09] mc : And where was Paul this whole time?
[04:31:15] @ Trisha Louise : .
[04:31:23] jkfan : Cooking, of course.
[04:31:30] KateM : Paul's far too sensible to be out on the pasture in the middle of the night...
[04:31:33] Blue stocking : .
[04:31:34] mc : If that's what you call it.
[04:31:40] @ Ranger52899 : no idea, we haven't written that part  I do remember Flynn telling someone if a foaling was going wrong he wanted it going wrong near electric light and a phone
[04:31:41] Meirene6307 : How old is Bandit
[04:31:44] @ Trisha Louise : lonnngg showers
[04:31:45] rainedunn : .
[04:31:49] @ Ranger52899 : but they will have delivered in the middle of nowhere
[04:31:53] Dizzy : .
[04:31:53] @ Mackenzietwin : Well, Paul did go out a fair bit with the boys
[04:31:57] knox0606 : Just like Dale knows how to get Flynn' s full attention.
[04:32:05] @ Ranger52899 : probably around 7 or 8 Meirene, quite young
[04:32:36] @ Rolf101 : Paul going out with the boys. Sounds like something we just wrote, doesn't it Ranger?
[04:32:47] KateM : What happened to Napalm?
[04:32:49] Blue stocking : mean Rolf!
[04:32:50] AndaMitchy :  
[04:32:53] @ DeeDee : .
[04:32:55] @ Ranger52899 : 

does it? 


[04:33:08] KateM : Hmmm... does that mean we get more Padget Creek soon??
[04:33:15] AndaMitchy : Rolf is being a teeeease with statements like that!
[04:33:15] Dells : Noooo don't tease like that!!!! must know! :P
[04:33:22] @ Mackenzietwin : or MEX flashback
[04:33:37] Blue stocking : or MEC real time
[04:33:39] mc : Doesn't Paul remember those early years out with Jasper and Flynn at night fondly? In one of the short stories, I believe.
[04:33:40] @ Mackenzietwin : MEC
[04:33:45] @ Ranger52899 : MEC and Paget are both gradually rolling on but nothing's imminent there
[04:33:48] @ Rolf101 : yes, we're not going that far south.
[04:33:52] @ Ranger52899 : we do have a short short to share this weekend
[04:34:03] AndaMitchy : Woot!!!
[04:34:05] Dizzy : Today?
[04:34:08] @ DeeDee : Yay!


[04:11:26] @ DeeDee : I guess that's a 'no'. So polite too! LOL!
[04:11:26] @ Rolf101 : Sometimes it's very hard!
[04:11:42] @ Mackenzietwin : If you see something exactly on point, or completely the wrong way that you thoght it would be read
[04:12:07] @ Mackenzietwin : I would so want to step in and share or discuss
[04:12:14] AndaMitchy : This is exciting 
[04:12:33] @ Ranger52899 : once or twice we've realised from the response we got it really wrong and people have been generous and let us 'fix it' and re release
[04:12:41] @ Ranger52899 : and sometimes the response is because people dont know where it's going
[04:12:44] @ Rolf101 : Early on it was harder - there wasn't the rich history of the characters that you know today, and people would read a scene and thing we're being too mean to whoever
[04:13:10] @ Ranger52899 : do you remember the huge kick off during Dale and co getting back from their night trip to NY to sort out Mrs Phoenix?
[04:13:11] @ Mackenzietwin : I can see that, Rolf.
[04:13:21] AndaMitchy : Yes
[04:13:28] @ Mackenzietwin : And yet, it all worked out OK
[04:13:30] Blue stocking : there were points in the SBE conversations that I felt like we were all pulling so had for our own theories and I felt like that might be hard for you as writers
[04:13:32] curious1_53 : .
[04:13:38] Blue stocking : hard
[04:13:43] @ Mackenzietwin : I thought that too Blue
[04:13:47] AndaMitchy : It worked out okay in the.. Mac beat me to it lol
[04:13:52] Dizzy : Could it be that maybe sometimes people don't quite understand the discipline of the relationships?
[04:14:03] @ Rolf101 : Yes, Dizzy, that's been some of it.
[04:14:07] @ Ranger52899 : in a way at times but we knew where it was going - it was hoping we could sell you 'our' solution!
[04:14:22] @ Rolf101 : That and the fact that we started with Dale as a client, which made some people nervous
[04:14:32] @ Ranger52899 : an editor would cut the whole study/spanking scene out of that, it isnt needed, but if we hadn't included it we would have been lynched
[04:14:36] mc : What do you mean, Rolf?
[04:14:47] KateM : Does it sometimes feel that you are writing with whole gang of us staring over your shoulders?
[04:14:56] @ Mackenzietwin : My favorite game is to guess where you are going with those sorts of scenes
[04:15:11] AndaMitchy : I can see that... worrying there are lines being crossed in what was, initially, meant to be something more professional, Rolf?
[04:15:15] @ Rolf101 : Yes, Kate....I usually have the hair on the back of my neck raised as we play games. lol
[04:15:21] Dizzy : LOL, KateM we are staring over their shoulders!
[04:15:22] Blue stocking : i love that scene Ranger thought it would not make sense if you had not read SBR
[04:15:38] @ Rolf101 : Yes, Anda. The gang was figuring out that Dale was a brat while Dale was figuring that out too.
[04:15:53] @ Rolf101 : He was pushing to be treated that way.
[04:15:57] @ Mackenzietwin : Well, and the unreliable narrator.
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[04:16:08] curious1_53 : Speaking of editing, I'd hate to see your work published. An editor would probably force you to cut the size by half. I can't imagine even one word of what you write that deserves cutting.
[04:16:08] @ Mackenzietwin : We were seeing FCR from Dale's perspective
[04:16:09] AndaMitchy : And trying to find the balance between how to handle the client relationship but also the brat that was there
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[04:16:23] Dizzy : I think it was very obvious he was pushing for that part, he felt it in his soul
[04:16:27] AndaMitchy : *nods
[04:16:42] Meirene6307 : Is a brat still a brat if they don't have a top?
[04:16:49] Dells : Agreed! @ Curious
[04:16:53] @ Rolf101 : That's what we saw and felt. Dale figuring out who he was, having never known this type of relationship existed.
[04:17:00] AndaMitchy : Yes. To my view anyway, Meirene
[04:17:03] @ Rolf101 : Yes Meirene
[04:17:20] Blue stocking : i agree-- the client to partner piece never bothered me--i thought you handled it very carefully
[04:17:22] mc : I've always thought that whether or not I always get it, Dale knows exactly what he's asking for and why, and it is always what he really needs (after the initial part of FCE of course)
[04:17:25] @ DeeDee : .
[04:17:31] AndaMitchy : I wish i cpuld ignore the need for lunch and focus on the chat lol
[04:17:45] jkfan : I was surprised that someone like Flynn could start out as a brat and wind up a Top!!
[04:17:47] Missty : .
[04:17:49] @ Rolf101 : Feel free to talk with your mouth full Anda.
[04:18:01] @ Rolf101 : I don't really see Flynn as a brat.
[04:18:02] Blue stocking : i never see Fly
[04:18:05] KateM : I think of all the reviews I've seen, the people who have issues either don't really understand the DD dynamic or they have issues with the use of spanking for clients in dale's situation and whether he has the capacity to consent.
[04:18:06] Kawind : I don't believe that Flynn was ever a brat
[04:18:11] @ Ranger52899 : lol we're not convinced flynn ever was a brat
[04:18:12] AndaMitchy : Lol Rolf, thanks!
[04:18:31] Blue stocking : thanks Kawind--that was what I was trying to type-LOL
[04:18:35] Kawind : Like, it's something you have to identify with
[04:18:36] AndaMitchy : I dont think Flynn was ever a brat. I think its more that he had to "grow into" the Top he became
[04:18:42] @ Mackenzietwin : I think that's one of the things I love about Flynn.
[04:18:48] @ Rolf101 : Yes, good choice of words Anda
[04:18:50] jkfan : I guess I thought that because Luath always calls Flynn a brat.
[04:19:04] @ DeeDee : I don't feel that from Flynn either.
[04:19:05] @ Mackenzietwin : He wasn't a brat but gets the benefits of spanking
[04:19:13] @ Trisha Louise : .
[04:19:27] Dizzy : Maybe Flynn didn't know about this type of relationship either, and when he saw it, he understood it, but the spanking was part of his understanding
[04:19:31] @ Rolf101 : That was Luath because he knew Flynn before he'd grown into his top hat. 
[04:19:33] KateM : I don't think of Flynn as a brat.. I think of him as a young man who needed guidance and perhaps parenting, after all he had nothing really from his parents
[04:19:35] Kawind : Mac: Yeah, and he knows what works
[04:19:49] Missty : It's not the behavior that dictates if one is a Brat it is the thought process and reasons
[04:19:56] @ Mackenzietwin : I loved that conversation with Philip
[04:20:15] @ Ranger52899 : its hard because we know the rest of paget creek - but does Flynn at 18 let other people solve his problems? or look to them to? does he take responsibility for himself? how does he naturally respond to someone in trouble?
[04:20:18] AndaMitchy : And the others werre really only seeing thr behavior Flynn showed om the surface
[04:20:25] Blue stocking : I love Phillip period--the Willows was such a nice Christmas gift
[04:20:33] AndaMitchy : I think thats wjere a lt of Luath and Paul's frustration was coming from
[04:20:50] Dizzy : Does he naturally respond to someone in trouble? I'd love to know that
[04:20:50] @ Trisha Louise : I remember a cnversation with Tom. He was adamant that you had to try it before you did it to or with someone else, so I think of that a bit with Flynn, and perhaps that was a bit of his education from Philip
[04:20:54] @ Mackenzietwin : You could share the rest of Paget Creek! 
[04:21:20] @ Mackenzietwin : Then we would be on the same page with you Ranger.
[04:21:34] @ Ranger52899 : Dizz, remember that scene in Paget Creek where Flynn was barely talking to anyone at all but found Gerry crying?
[04:21:44] @ Ranger52899 : nice try Mac 
[04:21:48] Dizzy : yes! Paget Creek is my favorite
[04:22:04] Dizzy : and I do see Flynn as drawn to someone in need
[04:22:11] Dells : .
[04:22:11] curious1_53 : .
[04:22:14] @ Ranger52899 : his response to a gay latino student being picked on was to go (violently) in on his side
[04:22:21] KateM : It's Flynn at 18 though - which is very young.... and he doesn't do emotions, he's got no experience dealing with them, so phillip spanking him I saw as a way of giving Flynn an opportunity to focus on forgiving hiself
[04:22:59] rainedunn : I honestly don't see Flynn as a brat ... Except in malls...
[04:23:07] AndaMitchy : Me, roo, Kate - it was more, to me, something to let Flynn draw the line and forgive himself.
[04:23:08] Blue stocking : 18 year old boys are a study in contradictions--I am raising one and I never know what his reactions will be day to day
[04:23:31] jkfan : Yes, Kate. Expiation. That hadn't occurred to me until the latest chapter of Paget Creek.
[04:23:42] Meirene6307 : Paul would worry if Flynn behaved in a Mall
[04:23:42] @ Mackenzietwin : Rainedunn: Flynn in Malls is just HILARIOUS
[04:23:50] Dizzy : Flynn is drawn to Jasper too and Jasper is in a state of....change?
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[04:23:56] @ Ranger52899 : and so very, very different to the experience Flynn expected when he asked Philip to spank hi
[04:23:57] @ Ranger52899 : m
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[04:24:33] mc : .
[04:24:47] KateM : I did wonder if Flynn asked becuase he was having difficulty processing his guilt and had picked up from the brats on what worked for them, it wouldn't work the same way on Flynn, but I can see how it would help
[04:24:50] Blue stocking : It felt like Flynn was not ready for the compassion or caring
[04:24:53] AndaMitchy : It was clear to me even there rhat Flynn is not brat
[04:25:08] rainedunn : I agree with blue stocking. Boys at the end of the teens years are contrary and a complete roller coaster of contradictions... At least mine is
[04:25:10] @ Ranger52899 : he was not prepared to be handled gently, carefully, without anger or distance
[04:25:28] AndaMitchy : He will learn 
[04:25:30] Blue stocking : better put Ranger-thanks
[04:25:30] @ Mackenzietwin : Well, Flynn's only experiencee was anger or distance
[04:25:39] AndaMitchy : Philip is just so.... *sigh*
[04:25:48] @ Ranger52899 : or a fight with a loser. not discipline as an act of love
[04:25:50] Meirene6307 : Feelings of guilt are very hard to deal with alone
[04:25:51] @ Mackenzietwin : He needed Philip teaching him new ways
[04:25:52] @ Trisha Louise : well his family tried to break him not gentle him
[04:25:53] Dells : Not that 18 y/o Flynn would accept it but I just want to give him a big hug, poor guy 
[04:26:05] KateM : I wonder how many letters Santa gets with people asking for their own "Phillip" 
[04:26:09] AndaMitchy : Me too, Dells
[04:26:20] @ Rolf101 : LOL. I'd like to know that Kate.
[04:26:21] AndaMitchy : One a year from me at least, Kate ;P
[04:26:21] @ DeeDee : .
[04:26:26] jkfan : It seems similar to what happened with Dale. Dale wanted the same spanking that Riley had just gotten from Flynn. Flynn wants the same treatment from Philip that Philip gives to Gerry and the others.
[04:26:29] Dizzy : Oh Trisha, that is so true, I hadn't thought of it that way
[04:27:16] @ Ranger52899 : Flynn's taking Philip at this point as a leader
[04:27:19] @ Mackenzietwin : Which just reminds me of another thing I love about these stories, Trisha. The connection between the horses and the humans
[04:27:31] @ Ranger52899 : and he has so much love to give and such a powerful need for love, that's key to flynn all the time
[04:27:45] KateM : And I still want to know what Flynn was doing out on the pasture when Bandit was born so that he was there to help....
[04:28:03] AndaMitchy : I think Flynn is full of strong emotions he doesnt quite knoe what to do with
[04:28:04] Kawind : .
[04:28:14] @ Mackenzietwin : Well, was Jasper there too Kate? Then I bet I can tell you what they were doing in the pasture. 
[04:28:18] @ Mackenzietwin : FADE TO BLACK!
[04:28:19] curious1_53 : .
[04:28:26] Dells : LOL
[04:28:47] @ Ranger52899 : Delivering Bandit, it wasn't an easy foaling
[04:28:48] Blue stocking : .
[04:28:49] KateM : You really think if they'd faded to black they'd have noticed the horse giving birth??
[04:28:51] mc : I think Bandit probably delivered himself.
[04:29:10] Missty : .
[04:29:25] @ Mackenzietwin : Well, the delivery came after they faded back in from black
[04:29:26] Blue stocking : i got the feeling Flynn keeps a close eye on all the pregnant mares
[04:29:38] @ Ranger52899 : I think Bandit's mom caught them out
[04:29:45] mc : Heh.
[04:29:45] jkfan : LOL
[04:29:50] AndaMitchy : Lol
[04:30:17] @ Mackenzietwin : Flynn is a multitasker
[04:30:34] KateM : Yeah, but I am sure Jasper would insist on having his whole attention ...
[04:30:48] @ Rolf101 : .
[04:31:00] [b]* AndaMitchy bounces[/b]
[04:31:09] mc : And where was Paul this whole time?
[04:31:15] @ Trisha Louise : .
[04:31:23] jkfan : Cooking, of course.
[04:31:30] KateM : Paul's far too sensible to be out on the pasture in the middle of the night...
[04:31:33] Blue stocking : .
[04:31:34] mc : If that's what you call it.
[04:31:40] @ Ranger52899 : no idea, we haven't written that part  I do remember Flynn telling someone if a foaling was going wrong he wanted it going wrong near electric light and a phone
[04:31:41] Meirene6307 : How old is Bandit
[04:31:44] @ Trisha Louise : lonnngg showers
[04:31:45] rainedunn : .
[04:31:49] @ Ranger52899 : but they will have delivered in the middle of nowhere
[04:31:53] Dizzy : .
[04:31:53] @ Mackenzietwin : Well, Paul did go out a fair bit with the boys
[04:31:57] knox0606 : Just like Dale knows how to get Flynn' s full attention.
[04:32:05] @ Ranger52899 : probably around 7 or 8 Meirene, quite young
[04:32:36] @ Rolf101 : Paul going out with the boys. Sounds like something we just wrote, doesn't it Ranger?
[04:32:47] KateM : What happened to Napalm?
[04:32:49] Blue stocking : mean Rolf!
[04:32:50] AndaMitchy :  
[04:32:53] @ DeeDee : .
[04:32:55] @ Ranger52899 : does it? 
[04:33:08] KateM : Hmmm... does that mean we get more Padget Creek soon??
[04:33:15] AndaMitchy : Rolf is being a teeeease with statements like that!
[04:33:15] Dells : Noooo don't tease like that!!!! must know! :P
[04:33:22] @ Mackenzietwin : or MEX flashback
[04:33:37] Blue stocking : or MEC real time
[04:33:39] mc : Doesn't Paul remember those early years out with Jasper and Flynn at night fondly? In one of the short stories, I believe.
[04:33:40] @ Mackenzietwin : MEC
[04:33:45] @ Ranger52899 : MEC and Paget are both gradually rolling on but nothing's imminent there
[04:33:48] @ Rolf101 : yes, we're not going that far south.
[04:33:52] @ Ranger52899 : we do have a short short to share this weekend
[04:34:03] AndaMitchy : Woot!!!
[04:34:05] Dizzy : Today?
[04:34:08] @ DeeDee : Yay!
[04:34:11] Blue stocking : yay
[04:34:13] @ Rolf101 : (and it really IS short, not silver bullet short!)
[04:34:16] @ Mackenzietwin : who wears short shorts?
[04:34:17] KateM : Oooh nice... thank you!!
[04:34:24] jkfan : Which thread will the short be in??
[04:34:34] Dizzy : I'll take any length!
[04:34:35] @ Trisha Louise : darcy by all accounts
[04:34:40] @ Ranger52899 : everything will go int he hot springs we have a couple of surprises to keep the party going
[04:34:46] AndaMitchy : Will there be storystuff featuring Charlie in thr future?
[04:35:11] AndaMitchy : I have so much curiosity about Charlie and Charlie&Wade 
[04:35:16] @ Ranger52899 : no immediate plans Anda, but there is a generation there that hasn't had a lot of time and I'm sure we'll get to them
[04:35:19] rainedunn : Short short is fine ... I am greedy and will take anything
[04:35:26] AndaMitchy : Sweet 
[04:35:52] curious1_53 : .
[04:35:52] AndaMitchy : You guys have said before you've plenty plotbunnies to keep you busy, sooooo lol i was curious
[04:36:06] @ Ranger52899 : trent has a story
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Post by Ranger52899 on Fri Jul 01, 2016 9:39 pm

[04:36:15] @ Mackenzietwin : excellent
[04:36:26] AndaMitchy : If it's FCR, or just R&R, I love it. So. Y'know. Anything and everythimg is good. 
[04:36:31] AndaMitchy : Oh, awesome!
[04:36:32] @ Rolf101 : Are you naming bunnies Ranger?




[04:36:36] mc : Just no food in Trent's story, please Ranger. ;-)
[04:36:41] Kawind : I feel the same way, Anda
[04:36:42] AndaMitchy : Name the bunnies!
[04:36:43] @ Ranger52899 : just nodding to them as they whizz by 
[04:36:47] Blue stocking : will there be a story about Phillip/David early in their relationship?
[04:36:58] AndaMitchy : Ohhhh, good one Blue!
[04:37:02] Kawind : Take that back, MC. Vegan food is delicious! 
[04:37:06] @ Rolf101 : RANGER! they really ARE looking over our shoulder!!!
[04:37:06] AndaMitchy : *grins at Jon*
[04:37:17] KateM : I think it might be easier to number the bunnies... and make them form an orderly queue
[04:37:22] AndaMitchy : That's right.


[04:37:30] @ Mackenzietwin : Ummm. I have tofurkey. I take issue with your statement Jon
[04:37:33] mc : Vegan food can be delicious, absolutely. What Trent did to oatmeal, though? A crime against humanity. And I love oatmeal!
[04:37:41] Meirene6307 : You are amazing keeping all the family in Lin your heads, I can't remember what I'm doing myself
[04:37:43] rainedunn : I am all for naming bunnies
[04:37:57] Kawind : I love mixing oatmeal and banana and baking it as cookies <3
[04:38:05] Dizzy : I love how Phillip lets David roam a bit, it's not a traditional relationship (but none of them are in the stories! which is what I love)
[04:38:05] Dells : Super random thought: are we, in Paget Creek, going to see the time Flynn stood in the corner for hours on end bc he's stubborn? I love when you mention moments (like that) then later on give the full story. 
[04:38:12] Missty : Have to go thanks for the visit. 
[04:38:14] AndaMitchy : Ah, man, i lrft my banana in thr office...
[04:38:17] Missty has logged off the chat on Sat Jul 02, 2016 4:38 am
[04:38:22] Kawind : LOL
[04:38:22] Dizzy : Bye Missty
[04:38:27] Kawind : You're welcome, Anda
[04:38:29] jkfan : I'm curious about what happens with Corey. How Flynn will handle a split personality.
[04:38:31] Meirene6307 : Oatmeal ginger and dak chocolate cookies
[04:38:35] AndaMitchy : :P~
[04:38:42] @ Ranger52899 : Yes, that part definitely happens in the next chapter of Paget Creek
[04:38:42] Blue stocking : .
[04:38:45] mc : I'd eat that, Jon.

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Post by Ranger52899 on Fri Jul 01, 2016 9:40 pm

04:40:01] mc : Corey's story was so surprising, and memorable. Amazing.
[04:40:13] @ Trisha Louise : /
[04:40:34] @ Ranger52899 : the last part has a big family step forward, not so much corey related
[04:40:41] @ Ranger52899 : but important to our key five
[04:40:41] KateM : So, just thinking out loud... MEC, Padget Creek, Corey's story and Boston Harbour are the four live stories??
[04:40:47] @ DeeDee : Can I ask about Evan? And then you can ignore my question in the Q&A section?
[04:40:57] @ Ranger52899 : yup
[04:40:59] Kawind : Will Corey change everything?
[04:41:11] @ Ranger52899 : Evan's one of the numerous family members not yet met Dee
[04:41:14] @ Rolf101 : That one started because we were thinking of something scary for halloween one year. It morphed from there, but originally we were going to be in Corey's head and have him start missing chunks of time and wondering what was going on.
[04:41:16] Blue stocking : that is a a lot to think about Ranger--
[04:41:27] AndaMitchy : Oh, wow..
[04:41:31] @ Ranger52899 : it will be a very positive step Jon and nothing will change in the family or set up or who lives where
[04:41:58] Dizzy : I'm not sure I remember Evan, what story is he in?
[04:42:01] mc : The issue of Corey brings up so much about Philip's legacy, and all the nuances of how he helped so many people, or tried to.
[04:42:07] Kawind : 
[04:42:13] Kawind : Brb
[04:42:19] KateM : Do we get to find out who the young German man that Clara's mum talked about in Madison Hall was?
[04:42:25] rainedunn : Ok I am missing something who is Evan?
[04:42:30] @ Rolf101 : Yes, that's the key part of corey's arc MC
[04:42:34] AndaMitchy : Oh, thank you Kate!!
[04:42:41] @ Ranger52899 : yes, he'll turn up, possibly in Boston Harbour although he may have arrived a year or so after that story ends


[04:22:21] KateM : It's Flynn at 18 though - which is very young.... and he doesn't do emotions, he's got no experience dealing with them, so phillip spanking him I saw as a way of giving Flynn an opportunity to focus on forgiving hiself
[04:22:59] rainedunn : I honestly don't see Flynn as a brat ... Except in malls...
[04:23:07] AndaMitchy : Me, roo, Kate - it was more, to me, something to let Flynn draw the line and forgive himself.
[04:23:08] Blue stocking : 18 year old boys are a study in contradictions--I am raising one and I never know what his reactions will be day to day
[04:23:31] jkfan : Yes, Kate. Expiation. That hadn't occurred to me until the latest chapter of Paget Creek.
[04:23:42] Meirene6307 : Paul would worry if Flynn behaved in a Mall
[04:23:42] @ Mackenzietwin : Rainedunn: Flynn in Malls is just HILARIOUS
[04:23:50] Dizzy : Flynn is drawn to Jasper too and Jasper is in a state of....change?
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[04:23:56] @ Ranger52899 : and so very, very different to the experience Flynn expected when he asked Philip to spank hi
[04:23:57] @ Ranger52899 : m
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[04:24:33] mc : .
[04:24:47] KateM : I did wonder if Flynn asked becuase he was having difficulty processing his guilt and had picked up from the brats on what worked for them, it wouldn't work the same way on Flynn, but I can see how it would help
[04:24:50] Blue stocking : It felt like Flynn was not ready for the compassion or caring
[04:24:53] AndaMitchy : It was clear to me even there rhat Flynn is not brat
[04:25:08] rainedunn : I agree with blue stocking. Boys at the end of the teens years are contrary and a complete roller coaster of contradictions... At least mine is
[04:25:10] @ Ranger52899 : he was not prepared to be handled gently, carefully, without anger or distance
[04:25:28] AndaMitchy : He will learn 
[04:25:30] Blue stocking : better put Ranger-thanks
[04:25:30] @ Mackenzietwin : Well, Flynn's only experiencee was anger or distance
[04:25:39] AndaMitchy : Philip is just so.... *sigh*
[04:25:48] @ Ranger52899 : or a fight with a loser. not discipline as an act of love
[04:25:50] Meirene6307 : Feelings of guilt are very hard to deal with alone
[04:25:51] @ Mackenzietwin : He needed Philip teaching him new ways
[04:25:52] @ Trisha Louise : well his family tried to break him not gentle him
[04:25:53] Dells : Not that 18 y/o Flynn would accept it but I just want to give him a big hug, poor guy 
[04:26:05] KateM : I wonder how many letters Santa gets with people asking for their own "Phillip" 
[04:26:09] AndaMitchy : Me too, Dells
[04:26:20] @ Rolf101 : LOL. I'd like to know that Kate.
[04:26:21] AndaMitchy : One a year from me at least, Kate ;P
[04:26:21] @ DeeDee : .
[04:26:26] jkfan : It seems similar to what happened with Dale. Dale wanted the same spanking that Riley had just gotten from Flynn. Flynn wants the same treatment from Philip that Philip gives to Gerry and the others.
[04:26:29] Dizzy : Oh Trisha, that is so true, I hadn't thought of it that way
[04:27:16] @ Ranger52899 : Flynn's taking Philip at this point as a leader
[04:27:19] @ Mackenzietwin : Which just reminds me of another thing I love about these stories, Trisha. The connection between the horses and the humans
[04:27:31] @ Ranger52899 : and he has so much love to give and such a powerful need for love, that's key to flynn all the time
[04:27:45] KateM : And I still want to know what Flynn was doing out on the pasture when Bandit was born so that he was there to help....
[04:28:03] AndaMitchy : I think Flynn is full of strong emotions he doesnt quite knoe what to do with
[04:28:04] Kawind : .
[04:28:14] @ Mackenzietwin : Well, was Jasper there too Kate? Then I bet I can tell you what they were doing in the pasture. 
[04:28:18] @ Mackenzietwin : FADE TO BLACK!
[04:28:19] curious1_53 : .
[04:28:26] Dells : LOL
[04:28:47] @ Ranger52899 : Delivering Bandit, it wasn't an easy foaling
[04:28:48] Blue stocking : .
[04:28:49] KateM : You really think if they'd faded to black they'd have noticed the horse giving birth??
[04:28:51] mc : I think Bandit probably delivered himself.
[04:29:10] Missty : .
[04:29:25] @ Mackenzietwin : Well, the delivery came after they faded back in from black
[04:29:26] Blue stocking : i got the feeling Flynn keeps a close eye on all the pregnant mares
[04:29:38] @ Ranger52899 : I think Bandit's mom caught them out
[04:29:45] mc : Heh.
[04:29:45] jkfan : LOL
[04:29:50] AndaMitchy : Lol
[04:30:17] @ Mackenzietwin : Flynn is a multitasker
[04:30:34] KateM : Yeah, but I am sure Jasper would insist on having his whole attention ...
[04:30:48] @ Rolf101 : .
[04:31:00] [b]* AndaMitchy bounces[/b]
[04:31:09] mc : And where was Paul this whole time?
[04:31:15] @ Trisha Louise : .
[04:31:23] jkfan : Cooking, of course.
[04:31:30] KateM : Paul's far too sensible to be out on the pasture in the middle of the night...
[04:31:33] Blue stocking : .
[04:31:34] mc : If that's what you call it.
[04:31:40] @ Ranger52899 : no idea, we haven't written that part  I do remember Flynn telling someone if a foaling was going wrong he wanted it going wrong near electric light and a phone
[04:31:41] Meirene6307 : How old is Bandit
[04:31:44] @ Trisha Louise : lonnngg showers
[04:31:45] rainedunn : .
[04:31:49] @ Ranger52899 : but they will have delivered in the middle of nowhere
[04:31:53] Dizzy : .
[04:31:53] @ Mackenzietwin : Well, Paul did go out a fair bit with the boys
[04:31:57] knox0606 : Just like Dale knows how to get Flynn' s full attention.
[04:32:05] @ Ranger52899 : probably around 7 or 8 Meirene, quite young
[04:32:36] @ Rolf101 : Paul going out with the boys. Sounds like something we just wrote, doesn't it Ranger?
[04:32:47] KateM : What happened to Napalm?
[04:32:49] Blue stocking : mean Rolf!
[04:32:50] AndaMitchy :  
[04:32:53] @ DeeDee : .
[04:32:55] @ Ranger52899 : does it? 
[04:33:08] KateM : Hmmm... does that mean we get more Padget Creek soon??
[04:33:15] AndaMitchy : Rolf is being a teeeease with statements like that!
[04:33:15] Dells : Noooo don't tease like that!!!! must know! :P
[04:33:22] @ Mackenzietwin : or MEX flashback
[04:33:37] Blue stocking : or MEC real time
[04:33:39] mc : Doesn't Paul remember those early years out with Jasper and Flynn at night fondly? In one of the short stories, I believe.
[04:33:40] @ Mackenzietwin : MEC
[04:33:45] @ Ranger52899 : MEC and Paget are both gradually rolling on but nothing's imminent there
[04:33:48] @ Rolf101 : yes, we're not going that far south.
[04:33:52] @ Ranger52899 : we do have a short short to share this weekend
[04:34:03] AndaMitchy : Woot!!!
[04:34:05] Dizzy : Today?
[04:34:08] @ DeeDee : Yay!
[04:34:11] Blue stocking : yay
[04:34:13] @ Rolf101 : (and it really IS short, not silver bullet short!)
[04:34:16] @ Mackenzietwin : who wears short shorts?
[04:34:17] KateM : Oooh nice... thank you!!
[04:34:24] jkfan : Which thread will the short be in??
[04:34:34] Dizzy : I'll take any length!
[04:34:35] @ Trisha Louise : darcy by all accounts
[04:34:40] @ Ranger52899 : everything will go int he hot springs we have a couple of surprises to keep the party going
[04:34:46] AndaMitchy : Will there be storystuff featuring Charlie in thr future?
[04:35:11] AndaMitchy : I have so much curiosity about Charlie and Charlie&Wade 
[04:35:16] @ Ranger52899 : no immediate plans Anda, but there is a generation there that hasn't had a lot of time and I'm sure we'll get to them
[04:35:19] rainedunn : Short short is fine ... I am greedy and will take anything
[04:35:26] AndaMitchy : Sweet 
[04:35:52] curious1_53 : .
[04:35:52] AndaMitchy : You guys have said before you've plenty plotbunnies to keep you busy, sooooo lol i was curious
[04:36:06] @ Ranger52899 : trent has a story
[04:36:15] @ Mackenzietwin : excellent
[04:36:26] AndaMitchy : If it's FCR, or just R&R, I love it. So. Y'know. Anything and everythimg is good. 
[04:36:31] AndaMitchy : Oh, awesome!
[04:36:32] @ Rolf101 : Are you naming bunnies Ranger?
[04:36:36] mc : Just no food in Trent's story, please Ranger. ;-)
[04:36:41] Kawind : I feel the same way, Anda
[04:36:42] AndaMitchy : Name the bunnies!
[04:36:43] @ Ranger52899 : just nodding to them as they whizz by 
[04:36:47] Blue stocking : will there be a story about Phillip/David early in their relationship?
[04:36:58] AndaMitchy : Ohhhh, good one Blue!
[04:37:02] Kawind : Take that back, MC. Vegan food is delicious! 
[04:37:06] @ Rolf101 : RANGER! they really ARE looking over our shoulder!!!
[04:37:06] AndaMitchy : *grins at Jon*
[04:37:17] KateM : I think it might be easier to number the bunnies... and make them form an orderly queue
[04:37:22] AndaMitchy : That's right.
[04:37:30] @ Mackenzietwin : Ummm. I have tofurkey. I take issue with your statement Jon
[04:37:33] mc : Vegan food can be delicious, absolutely. What Trent did to oatmeal, though? A crime against humanity. And I love oatmeal!
[04:37:41] Meirene6307 : You are amazing keeping all the family in Lin your heads, I can't remember what I'm doing myself
[04:37:43] rainedunn : I am all for naming bunnies
[04:37:57] Kawind : I love mixing oatmeal and banana and baking it as cookies <3
[04:38:05] Dizzy : I love how Phillip lets David roam a bit, it's not a traditional relationship (but none of them are in the stories! which is what I love)
[04:38:05] Dells : Super random thought: are we, in Paget Creek, going to see the time Flynn stood in the corner for hours on end bc he's stubborn? I love when you mention moments (like that) then later on give the full story. 
[04:38:12] Missty : Have to go thanks for the visit. 
[04:38:14] AndaMitchy : Ah, man, i lrft my banana in thr office...
[04:38:17] Missty has logged off the chat on Sat Jul 02, 2016 4:38 am
[04:38:22] Kawind : LOL
[04:38:22] Dizzy : Bye Missty
[04:38:27] Kawind : You're welcome, Anda
[04:38:29] jkfan : I'm curious about what happens with Corey. How Flynn will handle a split personality.
[04:38:31] Meirene6307 : Oatmeal ginger and dak chocolate cookies
[04:38:35] AndaMitchy : :P~
[04:38:42] @ Ranger52899 : Yes, that part definitely happens in the next chapter of Paget Creek
[04:38:42] Blue stocking : .
[04:38:45] mc : I'd eat that, Jon.
[04:38:59] jkfan : Bye, Missty.
[04:39:04] Dells : YES
[04:39:08] Dells : lol
[04:39:15] AndaMitchy : Sooooooo many clues and hints and teases. Someone tell my boss i need an extra hour
[04:39:16] @ Mackenzietwin : Jon should post recipies in the Picnic section
[04:39:19] KateM : Oh thank you... I am now contemplating making cookies... which is not a good plan for nearly 8pm...
[04:39:26] @ Ranger52899 : we have part 4 and possibly part 5 of Corey's story part written Cheryl. we're holding it as it's a BIG step in the story arc and it's currently well in the future of MEC
[04:39:31] AndaMitchy : Send some m way, Kate
[04:39:35] Kawind : Thanks for reminding me that I took bananas and strawberries out of the freezer to make vegan ice cream for dessert... It might become a smoothie now 
[04:39:44] jkfan : Thanks, Ranger.
[04:40:00] AndaMitchy : Oh thats brilliant, Ranger! Ive been wondering about Corey
[04:40:01] mc : Corey's story was so surprising, and memorable. Amazing.
[04:40:13] @ Trisha Louise : /
[04:40:34] @ Ranger52899 : the last part has a big family step forward, not so much corey related
[04:40:41] @ Ranger52899 : but important to our key five
[04:40:41] KateM : So, just thinking out loud... MEC, Padget Creek, Corey's story and Boston Harbour are the four live stories??
[04:40:47] @ DeeDee : Can I ask about Evan? And then you can ignore my question in the Q&A section?
[04:40:57] @ Ranger52899 : yup
[04:40:59] Kawind : Will Corey change everything?
[04:41:11] @ Ranger52899 : Evan's one of the numerous family members not yet met Dee
[04:41:14] @ Rolf101 : That one started because we were thinking of something scary for halloween one year. It morphed from there, but originally we were going to be in Corey's head and have him start missing chunks of time and wondering what was going on.
[04:41:16] Blue stocking : that is a a lot to think about Ranger--
[04:41:27] AndaMitchy : Oh, wow..
[04:41:31] @ Ranger52899 : it will be a very positive step Jon and nothing will change in the family or set up or who lives where
[04:41:58] Dizzy : I'm not sure I remember Evan, what story is he in?
[04:42:01] mc : The issue of Corey brings up so much about Philip's legacy, and all the nuances of how he helped so many people, or tried to.
[04:42:07] Kawind : 
[04:42:13] Kawind : Brb
[04:42:19] KateM : Do we get to find out who the young German man that Clara's mum talked about in Madison Hall was?
[04:42:25] rainedunn : Ok I am missing something who is Evan?
[04:42:30] @ Rolf101 : Yes, that's the key part of corey's arc MC
[04:42:34] AndaMitchy : Oh, thank you Kate!!
[04:42:41] @ Ranger52899 : yes, he'll turn up, possibly in Boston Harbour although he may have arrived a year or so after that story ends
[04:42:57] mc : Riley's dad was one of Philip's "projects" - are we ever going to see him in action in the older stories (not that I need to, but I'm just curious)
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[04:43:15] AndaMitchy : You guys are total time travelers. How on earth do tou keep it straight?
[04:43:16] @ Ranger52899 : i don't know MC, possibly  We're ruling nothing out but he doesn't have a plot yet
[04:43:30] @ Ranger52899 : how do we keep it straight ROlf?
[04:43:34] jkfan : What now? Riley's Dad was one of Philip's projects??
[04:43:41] @ Rolf101 : DO we keep it straight?
[04:43:43] @ Trisha Louise : dale came their way, but do you see any more recruiting ahead?
[04:43:47] AndaMitchy : Im just imagining files and files of notes lol
[04:43:53] @ Ranger52899 : eventually Trish
[04:44:08] @ Ranger52899 : but in the very long term future. dale needs a lot of time to settle first
[04:44:13] mc : That letter Philip left to Flynn, to continue on with Philip's goals of helping other; a parallel (for me) to David's similar passing the baton to Dale.
[04:44:15] @ DeeDee : I believe it was Eagle Canyon, Dizzy.
[04:44:22] @ Trisha Louise : really? that is magic
[04:44:34] AndaMitchy : Do you have a "favorite" top, brat, and/or top/brat pairing?
[04:44:38] Dizzy : Thank you, Dee. That will be my reading this weekend
[04:44:41] @ Ranger52899 : all of them?
[04:44:43] @ Trisha Louise : woould dale ever take lead with a client?
[04:44:46] @ Ranger52899 : I love James. And Gerry.
[04:44:50] AndaMitchy : *grins*
[04:45:08] Blue stocking : did we find out who Evan is?
[04:45:12] @ Ranger52899 : Rolf, who are your favourites?
[04:45:26] @ Rolf101 : Philip of course
[04:45:26] Dells : .


[04:45:26] Dells : .
[04:45:29] jkfan : I want Luath and Darcy to get together in the WORST way.
[04:45:30] AndaMitchy : I only ask because i have a "favorite" top, but cpuldnt pick a favorite brat to save my life
[04:45:31] Dizzy : Blue, Dee said he was in Eagle Canyon
[04:45:42] @ Rolf101 : I love Riley too
[04:45:44] AndaMitchy : Yesssss.
[04:45:44] @ DeeDee : He's only just 'a name'. Nothing else is said.
[04:45:45] Blue stocking : thanks Dizzy
[04:45:50] Kawind : My fave rn is Paul
[04:45:53] curious1_53 : Riley's father was a consultant. Is it coincidence that his name is one of the "names" in a real-world consulting firm?
[04:46:14] @ Ranger52899 : yes definitely coincidence, we usually try hard NOT to name any RL firms!
[04:46:15] @ Mackenzietwin : .
[04:46:17] AndaMitchy : Philip for me. The others tie for 2nd place
[04:46:20] Dells : I need a Paul in my life.
[04:46:23] Dizzy : Anda, my favorite depends on my mood at the time of reading LOL
[04:46:27] jkfan : Riley is my favorite brat - Paul is my favorite top.
[04:46:47] AndaMitchy : Lol Dizzy thats why i cant pick a fave brat lol
[04:46:58] knox0606 has been disconnected on Sat Jul 02, 2016 4:46 am (session timeout)
[04:46:58] Meirene6307 : I need a Jasper
[04:46:59] @ Trisha Louise : wade is favourite, though it's not an easy call as even the slightest character in terms of age numbers is so well done
[04:47:00] AndaMitchy : I think everyone needs a Paul lol
[04:47:01] rainedunn : I need a Flynn ....
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[04:47:15] @ Mackenzietwin : I need Paul's kitchen
[04:47:23] AndaMitchy : I'll take a Philip and a best froend lile Riley
[04:47:26] Blue stocking : .
[04:47:31] AndaMitchy : Typos 
[04:47:31] @ Mackenzietwin : I envy his stove
[04:47:37] Dizzy : Raine, I like the stricter tops
[04:47:45] Blue stocking : i want ans aga like pauls

04:47:54] @ DeeDee : Stove envy?
[04:47:55] AndaMitchy : Me too, Dizzy
[04:48:01] @ Mackenzietwin : Yes, Dee
[04:48:04] jkfan : Mac - that's one of the reasons I love Paul. You get both a Top AND a great cook. Two for one.
[04:48:35] AndaMitchy : Fsir point. 
[04:48:35] Dells : A fav family relationship of mine (although I have a million and one) is James and Dale, especially in The Pumpkin Patch!
[04:48:42] rainedunn : I would love Paul's Aga!
[04:48:44] AndaMitchy : Agreed!
[04:49:04] KateM : Favourite pairing for me are Jake & Tom, Favourite Top is Luath - though that's mainly because he pulls out all my "need to look after" brat instincts... favourite brat is actually Nial
[04:49:10] @ Ranger52899 : i love that friendship Dells. There are a few in the family that are really interesting
[04:49:27] Blue stocking : jasper/darcy
[04:49:32] ilikepinkblankets : Hi everyone. R&R -- I just wanted to tell you that Jake and Tom, and their story, has been really life-changing for me lately. I appreciate you!
[04:49:39] AndaMitchy : Jas and Darcy


[04:49:51] @ Mackenzietwin : I agree Kate. Jake and Tom are one of my favorite pairs
[04:49:51] @ Ranger52899 : hi Pink  that's so nice! Thank you  I'm so glad it's helped!
[04:49:53] mc : .
[04:49:55] AndaMitchy : Jinx, Blue lol
[04:50:07] Blue stocking : :-)
[04:50:08] rainedunn : I will say Paul has inspired some of my family's favorites especially the chicken corn chowder and chocolate cake with cherry sauce
[04:50:26] Dells : J&T!!! I was so thankful for SBE. I love anything and everything Jake and Tom.
[04:50:30] Blue stocking : i love the blue birthday cake!
[04:50:39] @ Mackenzietwin : And SB-Everest made Walk A Little Faster so much better while WALF made SBE so much better


[04:50:48] AndaMitchy : Yes
[04:51:08] AndaMitchy : I love how the side stories elevate the main, and vice versa
[04:51:25] jkfan : I really liked Tom 'mentoring' Dale. The conversation between them in Three Traders was riveting.
[04:51:28] @ Mackenzietwin : hopefully, To mand Jake stay on the ranch for a while and heal and grow and learn and teach
[04:51:32] AndaMitchy : Though I think Keeper's Yard will forever be my favorte side story
[04:51:41] @ Ranger52899 : MEC is very much about that friendship
[04:51:48] @ Rolf101 : Why is that your favorite Anda?
[04:51:51] @ Mackenzietwin : Tom and Jake not To mand Jake


[04:33:39] mc : Doesn't Paul remember those early years out with Jasper and Flynn at night fondly? In one of the short stories, I believe.
[04:33:40] @ Mackenzietwin : MEC
[04:33:45] @ Ranger52899 : MEC and Paget are both gradually rolling on but nothing's imminent there
[04:33:48] @ Rolf101 : yes, we're not going that far south.
[04:33:52] @ Ranger52899 : we do have a short short to share this weekend
[04:34:03] AndaMitchy : Woot!!!
[04:34:05] Dizzy : Today?
[04:34:08] @ DeeDee : Yay!
[04:34:11] Blue stocking : yay
[04:34:13] @ Rolf101 : (and it really IS short, not silver bullet short!)
[04:34:16] @ Mackenzietwin : who wears short shorts?
[04:34:17] KateM : Oooh nice... thank you!!
[04:34:24] jkfan : Which thread will the short be in??
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Re: The Chat that took place this afternoon for those who couldn't join us!

Post by Ranger52899 on Fri Jul 01, 2016 9:40 pm

04:34:34] Dizzy : I'll take any length!
[04:34:35] @ Trisha Louise : darcy by all accounts
[04:34:40] @ Ranger52899 : everything will go int he hot springs we have a couple of surprises to keep the party going
[04:34:46] AndaMitchy : Will there be storystuff featuring Charlie in thr future?
[04:35:11] AndaMitchy : I have so much curiosity about Charlie and Charlie&Wade 
[04:35:16] @ Ranger52899 : no immediate plans Anda, but there is a generation there that hasn't had a lot of time and I'm sure we'll get to them
[04:35:19] rainedunn : Short short is fine ... I am greedy and will take anything
[04:35:26] AndaMitchy : Sweet 
[04:35:52] curious1_53 : .
[04:35:52] AndaMitchy : You guys have said before you've plenty plotbunnies to keep you busy, sooooo lol i was curious
[04:36:06] @ Ranger52899 : trent has a story
[04:36:15] @ Mackenzietwin : excellent
[04:36:26] AndaMitchy : If it's FCR, or just R&R, I love it. So. Y'know. Anything and everythimg is good. 
[04:36:31] AndaMitchy : Oh, awesome!
[04:36:32] @ Rolf101 : Are you naming bunnies Ranger?
[04:36:36] mc : Just no food in Trent's story, please Ranger. ;-)
[04:36:41] Kawind : I feel the same way, Anda
[04:36:42] AndaMitchy : Name the bunnies!
[04:36:43] @ Ranger52899 : just nodding to them as they whizz by 
[04:36:47] Blue stocking : will there be a story about Phillip/David early in their relationship?
[04:36:58] AndaMitchy : Ohhhh, good one Blue!
[04:37:02] Kawind : Take that back, MC. Vegan food is delicious! 
[04:37:06] @ Rolf101 : RANGER! they really ARE looking over our shoulder!!!
[04:37:06] AndaMitchy : *grins at Jon*
[04:37:17] KateM : I think it might be easier to number the bunnies... and make them form an orderly queue
[04:37:22] AndaMitchy : That's right.
[04:37:30] @ Mackenzietwin : Ummm. I have tofurkey. I take issue with your statement Jon
[04:37:33] mc : Vegan food can be delicious, absolutely. What Trent did to oatmeal, though? A crime against humanity. And I love oatmeal!
[04:37:41] Meirene6307 : You are amazing keeping all the family in Lin your heads, I can't remember what I'm doing myself
[04:37:43] rainedunn : I am all for naming bunnies
[04:37:57] Kawind : I love mixing oatmeal and banana and baking it as cookies <3
[04:38:05] Dizzy : I love how Phillip lets David roam a bit, it's not a traditional relationship (but none of them are in the stories! which is what I love)
[04:38:05] Dells : Super random thought: are we, in Paget Creek, going to see the time Flynn stood in the corner for hours on end bc he's stubborn? I love when you mention moments (like that) then later on give the full story. 
[04:38:12] Missty : Have to go thanks for the visit. 
[04:38:14] AndaMitchy : Ah, man, i lrft my banana in thr office...
[04:38:17] Missty has logged off the chat on Sat Jul 02, 2016 4:38 am
[04:38:22] Kawind : LOL
[04:38:22] Dizzy : Bye Missty
[04:38:27] Kawind : You're welcome, Anda
[04:38:29] jkfan : I'm curious about what happens with Corey. How Flynn will handle a split personality.
[04:38:31] Meirene6307 : Oatmeal ginger and dak chocolate cookies
[04:38:35] AndaMitchy : :P~
[04:38:42] @ Ranger52899 : Yes, that part definitely happens in the next chapter of Paget Creek
[04:38:42] Blue stocking : .
[04:38:45] mc : I'd eat that, Jon.
[04:38:59] jkfan : Bye, Missty.
[04:39:04] Dells : YES
[04:39:08] Dells : lol
[04:39:15] AndaMitchy : Sooooooo many clues and hints and teases. Someone tell my boss i need an extra hour
[04:39:16] @ Mackenzietwin : Jon should post recipies in the Picnic section
[04:39:19] KateM : Oh thank you... I am now contemplating making cookies... which is not a good plan for nearly 8pm...
[04:39:26] @ Ranger52899 : we have part 4 and possibly part 5 of Corey's story part written Cheryl. we're holding it as it's a BIG step in the story arc and it's currently well in the future of MEC
[04:39:31] AndaMitchy : Send some m way, Kate
[04:39:35] Kawind : Thanks for reminding me that I took bananas and strawberries out of the freezer to make vegan ice cream for dessert... It might become a smoothie now 
[04:39:44] jkfan : Thanks, Ranger.
[04:40:00] AndaMitchy : Oh thats brilliant, Ranger! Ive been wondering about Corey
[04:40:01] mc : Corey's story was so surprising, and memorable. Amazing.
[04:40:13] @ Trisha Louise : /
[04:40:34] @ Ranger52899 : the last part has a big family step forward, not so much corey related
[04:40:41] @ Ranger52899 : but important to our key five
[04:40:41] KateM : So, just thinking out loud... MEC, Padget Creek, Corey's story and Boston Harbour are the four live stories??
[04:40:47] @ DeeDee : Can I ask about Evan? And then you can ignore my question in the Q&A section?
[04:40:57] @ Ranger52899 : yup
[04:40:59] Kawind : Will Corey change everything?
[04:41:11] @ Ranger52899 : Evan's one of the numerous family members not yet met Dee
[04:41:14] @ Rolf101 : That one started because we were thinking of something scary for halloween one year. It morphed from there, but originally we were going to be in Corey's head and have him start missing chunks of time and wondering what was going on.
[04:41:16] Blue stocking : that is a a lot to think about Ranger--
[04:41:27] AndaMitchy : Oh, wow..
[04:41:31] @ Ranger52899 : it will be a very positive step Jon and nothing will change in the family or set up or who lives where
[04:41:58] Dizzy : I'm not sure I remember Evan, what story is he in?
[04:42:01] mc : The issue of Corey brings up so much about Philip's legacy, and all the nuances of how he helped so many people, or tried to.
[04:42:07] Kawind : 
[04:42:13] Kawind : Brb
[04:42:19] KateM : Do we get to find out who the young German man that Clara's mum talked about in Madison Hall was?
[04:42:25] rainedunn : Ok I am missing something who is Evan?
[04:42:30] @ Rolf101 : Yes, that's the key part of corey's arc MC
[04:42:34] AndaMitchy : Oh, thank you Kate!!
[04:42:41] @ Ranger52899 : yes, he'll turn up, possibly in Boston Harbour although he may have arrived a year or so after that story ends
[04:42:57] mc : Riley's dad was one of Philip's "projects" - are we ever going to see him in action in the older stories (not that I need to, but I'm just curious)
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[04:43:15] AndaMitchy : You guys are total time travelers. How on earth do tou keep it straight?
[04:43:16] @ Ranger52899 : i don't know MC, possibly  We're ruling nothing out but he doesn't have a plot yet
[04:43:30] @ Ranger52899 : how do we keep it straight ROlf?
[04:43:34] jkfan : What now? Riley's Dad was one of Philip's projects??
[04:43:41] @ Rolf101 : DO we keep it straight?
[04:43:43] @ Trisha Louise : dale came their way, but do you see any more recruiting ahead?
[04:43:47] AndaMitchy : Im just imagining files and files of notes lol
[04:43:53] @ Ranger52899 : eventually Trish
[04:44:08] @ Ranger52899 : but in the very long term future. dale needs a lot of time to settle first
[04:44:13] mc : That letter Philip left to Flynn, to continue on with Philip's goals of helping other; a parallel (for me) to David's similar passing the baton to Dale.
[04:44:15] @ DeeDee : I believe it was Eagle Canyon, Dizzy.
[04:44:22] @ Trisha Louise : really? that is magic
[04:44:34] AndaMitchy : Do you have a "favorite" top, brat, and/or top/brat pairing?
[04:44:38] Dizzy : Thank you, Dee. That will be my reading this weekend
[04:44:41] @ Ranger52899 : all of them?
[04:44:43] @ Trisha Louise : woould dale ever take lead with a client?
[04:44:46] @ Ranger52899 : I love James. And Gerry.
[04:44:50] AndaMitchy : *grins*
[04:45:08] Blue stocking : did we find out who Evan is?
[04:45:12] @ Ranger52899 : Rolf, who are your favourites?
[04:45:26] @ Rolf101 : Philip of course
[04:45:26] Dells : .
[04:45:29] jkfan : I want Luath and Darcy to get together in the WORST way.
[04:45:30] AndaMitchy : I only ask because i have a "favorite" top, but cpuldnt pick a favorite brat to save my life
[04:45:31] Dizzy : Blue, Dee said he was in Eagle Canyon
[04:45:42] @ Rolf101 : I love Riley too
[04:45:44] AndaMitchy : Yesssss.
[04:45:44] @ DeeDee : He's only just 'a name'. Nothing else is said.
[04:45:45] Blue stocking : thanks Dizzy
[04:45:50] Kawind : My fave rn is Paul
[04:45:53] curious1_53 : Riley's father was a consultant. Is it coincidence that his name is one of the "names" in a real-world consulting firm?
[04:46:14] @ Ranger52899 : yes definitely coincidence, we usually try hard NOT to name any RL firms!
[04:46:15] @ Mackenzietwin : .
[04:46:17] AndaMitchy : Philip for me. The others tie for 2nd place
[04:46:20] Dells : I need a Paul in my life.
[04:46:23] Dizzy : Anda, my favorite depends on my mood at the time of reading LOL
[04:46:27] jkfan : Riley is my favorite brat - Paul is my favorite top.
[04:46:47] AndaMitchy : Lol Dizzy thats why i cant pick a fave brat lol
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[04:46:58] Meirene6307 : I need a Jasper
[04:46:59] @ Trisha Louise : wade is favourite, though it's not an easy call as even the slightest character in terms of age numbers is so well done
[04:47:00] AndaMitchy : I think everyone needs a Paul lol
[04:47:01] rainedunn : I need a Flynn ....
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[04:47:15] @ Mackenzietwin : I need Paul's kitchen
[04:47:23] AndaMitchy : I'll take a Philip and a best froend lile Riley
[04:47:26] Blue stocking : .
[04:47:31] AndaMitchy : Typos 
[04:47:31] @ Mackenzietwin : I envy his stove
[04:47:37] Dizzy : Raine, I like the stricter tops
[04:47:45] Blue stocking : i want ans aga like pauls
[04:47:54] @ DeeDee : Stove envy?
[04:47:55] AndaMitchy : Me too, Dizzy
[04:48:01] @ Mackenzietwin : Yes, Dee
[04:48:04] jkfan : Mac - that's one of the reasons I love Paul. You get both a Top AND a great cook. Two for one.
[04:48:35] AndaMitchy : Fsir point. 
[04:48:35] Dells : A fav family relationship of mine (although I have a million and one) is James and Dale, especially in The Pumpkin Patch!
[04:48:42] rainedunn : I would love Paul's Aga!
[04:48:44] AndaMitchy : Agreed!
[04:49:04] KateM : Favourite pairing for me are Jake & Tom, Favourite Top is Luath - though that's mainly because he pulls out all my "need to look after" brat instincts... favourite brat is actually Nial
[04:49:10] @ Ranger52899 : i love that friendship Dells. There are a few in the family that are really interesting
[04:49:27] Blue stocking : jasper/darcy
[04:49:32] ilikepinkblankets : Hi everyone. R&R -- I just wanted to tell you that Jake and Tom, and their story, has been really life-changing for me lately. I appreciate you!
[04:49:39] AndaMitchy : Jas and Darcy
[04:49:51] @ Mackenzietwin : I agree Kate. Jake and Tom are one of my favorite pairs
[04:49:51] @ Ranger52899 : hi Pink  that's so nice! Thank you  I'm so glad it's helped!
[04:49:53] mc : .
[04:49:55] AndaMitchy : Jinx, Blue lol
[04:50:07] Blue stocking : :-)
[04:50:08] rainedunn : I will say Paul has inspired some of my family's favorites especially the chicken corn chowder and chocolate cake with cherry sauce
[04:50:26] Dells : J&T!!! I was so thankful for SBE. I love anything and everything Jake and Tom.
[04:50:30] Blue stocking : i love the blue birthday cake!
[04:50:39] @ Mackenzietwin : And SB-Everest made Walk A Little Faster so much better while WALF made SBE so much better
[04:50:48] AndaMitchy : Yes
[04:51:08] AndaMitchy : I love how the side stories elevate the main, and vice versa
[04:51:25] jkfan : I really liked Tom 'mentoring' Dale. The conversation between them in Three Traders was riveting.
[04:51:28] @ Mackenzietwin : hopefully, To mand Jake stay on the ranch for a while and heal and grow and learn and teach
[04:51:32] AndaMitchy : Though I think Keeper's Yard will forever be my favorte side story
[04:51:41] @ Ranger52899 : MEC is very much about that friendship
[04:51:48] @ Rolf101 : Why is that your favorite Anda?
[04:51:51] @ Mackenzietwin : Tom and Jake not To mand Jake
[04:52:05] Dizzy : Cheryl, I like that too. Not every brat is the same and Tom is helping Dale navigate this whole world
[04:52:30] jkfan : So I have a question about Keeper's Yard.
[04:52:54] Blue stocking : i love all the christmas stories
[04:52:56] @ Trisha Louise : .
[04:53:05] @ DeeDee : I agree Anda, that is quite a favorite.
[04:53:15] AndaMitchy : Paul. And David. Paul starting to become family, Philip trying but unable to .... hook him, almost, lol. And David warming up to him.. and "A snowy front porch was a ridiculous place to burst into tears." That bit ehre they bring Pauls grandmothers things there.... it hets me every time. I always cry
[04:53:21] @ Trisha Louise : .
[04:53:43] @ DeeDee : Oh, me too!
[04:53:45] AndaMitchy : It's such a beautiful, beautiful story.
[04:53:53] @ Mackenzietwin : I have a question about technology on the ranch. I get why it is the way it is and I love the ranch for the quiet and the calm
[04:54:00] KateM : I think Walk is my favourite short, followed by The Brig...
[04:54:13] jkfan : Who was the first to hug Paul after he burst into tears when Philip and David brought his mom's cooking pots to the ranch?
[04:54:17] @ Mackenzietwin : however, how to they get by without watching sports???? No Hockey? No Olympics?? No EURO CUP
[04:54:20] @ Rolf101 : {} Sorry about the tears but very glad you love it so much. 
[04:54:21] @ Ranger52899 : LOL
[04:54:27] @ Ranger52899 : Cheryl, I'll guess David
[04:54:28] AndaMitchy : Oh, Cheryl! Thats a good one
[04:54:40] @ Ranger52899 : um Mac... really sorry but they don't care.... lol
[04:54:48] mc : Yes, Mac, YES!!!!
[04:54:52] AndaMitchy : {} Rolf - never apologize for making me cry good tears, silly. 
[04:54:55] @ Mackenzietwin : No chance to see WALES and ICELAND
[04:55:08] Kawind : .
[04:55:12] AndaMitchy : Okay. I have to go 
[04:55:16] KateM : Oh and I was re-reading the other day and wondred if our wonderful List Maker would be up for a list of all the books mentioned in the series...... I keep meaning to note them down when I find them and then I forget...
[04:55:24] @ Mackenzietwin : Come on! Flynn played college sports. He must like SOME kind of sports to watch
[04:55:27] Dizzy : Bye Anda, have a good day at work


[04:33:39] mc : Doesn't Paul remember those early years out with Jasper and Flynn at night fondly? In one of the short stories, I believe.
[04:33:40] @ Mackenzietwin : MEC
[04:33:45] @ Ranger52899 : MEC and Paget are both gradually rolling on but nothing's imminent there
[04:33:48] @ Rolf101 : yes, we're not going that far south.
[04:33:52] @ Ranger52899 : we do have a short short to share this weekend
[04:34:03] AndaMitchy : Woot!!!
[04:34:05] Dizzy : Today?
[04:34:08] @ DeeDee : Yay!
[04:34:11] Blue stocking : yay
[04:34:13] @ Rolf101 : (and it really IS short, not silver bullet short!)
[04:34:16] @ Mackenzietwin : who wears short shorts?
[04:34:17] KateM : Oooh nice... thank you!!
[04:34:24] jkfan : Which thread will the short be in??
[04:34:34] Dizzy : I'll take any length!
[04:34:35] @ Trisha Louise : darcy by all accounts
[04:34:40] @ Ranger52899 : everything will go int he hot springs we have a couple of surprises to keep the party going
[04:34:46] AndaMitchy : Will there be storystuff featuring Charlie in thr future?
[04:35:11] AndaMitchy : I have so much curiosity about Charlie and Charlie&Wade 
[04:35:16] @ Ranger52899 : no immediate plans Anda, but there is a generation there that hasn't had a lot of time and I'm sure we'll get to them
[04:35:19] rainedunn : Short short is fine ... I am greedy and will take anything
[04:35:26] AndaMitchy : Sweet 
[04:35:52] curious1_53 : .
[04:35:52] AndaMitchy : You guys have said before you've plenty plotbunnies to keep you busy, sooooo lol i was curious
[04:36:06] @ Ranger52899 : trent has a story
[04:36:15] @ Mackenzietwin : excellent
[04:36:26] AndaMitchy : If it's FCR, or just R&R, I love it. So. Y'know. Anything and everythimg is good. 
[04:36:31] AndaMitchy : Oh, awesome!
[04:36:32] @ Rolf101 : Are you naming bunnies Ranger?
[04:36:36] mc : Just no food in Trent's story, please Ranger. ;-)
[04:36:41] Kawind : I feel the same way, Anda
[04:36:42] AndaMitchy : Name the bunnies!
[04:36:43] @ Ranger52899 : just nodding to them as they whizz by 
[04:36:47] Blue stocking : will there be a story about Phillip/David early in their relationship?
[04:36:58] AndaMitchy : Ohhhh, good one Blue!
[04:37:02] Kawind : Take that back, MC. Vegan food is delicious! 
[04:37:06] @ Rolf101 : RANGER! they really ARE looking over our shoulder!!!
[04:37:06] AndaMitchy : *grins at Jon*
[04:37:17] KateM : I think it might be easier to number the bunnies... and make them form an orderly queue
[04:37:22] AndaMitchy : That's right.
[04:37:30] @ Mackenzietwin : Ummm. I have tofurkey. I take issue with your statement Jon
[04:37:33] mc : Vegan food can be delicious, absolutely. What Trent did to oatmeal, though? A crime against humanity. And I love oatmeal!
[04:37:41] Meirene6307 : You are amazing keeping all the family in Lin your heads, I can't remember what I'm doing myself
[04:37:43] rainedunn : I am all for naming bunnies
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Re: The Chat that took place this afternoon for those who couldn't join us!

Post by Ranger52899 on Fri Jul 01, 2016 9:41 pm

04:37:57] Kawind : I love mixing oatmeal and banana and baking it as cookies <3
[04:38:05] Dizzy : I love how Phillip lets David roam a bit, it's not a traditional relationship (but none of them are in the stories! which is what I love)
[04:38:05] Dells : Super random thought: are we, in Paget Creek, going to see the time Flynn stood in the corner for hours on end bc he's stubborn? I love when you mention moments (like that) then later on give the full story. 
[04:38:12] Missty : Have to go thanks for the visit. 
[04:38:14] AndaMitchy : Ah, man, i lrft my banana in thr office...
[04:38:17] Missty has logged off the chat on Sat Jul 02, 2016 4:38 am
[04:38:22] Kawind : LOL
[04:38:22] Dizzy : Bye Missty
[04:38:27] Kawind : You're welcome, Anda
[04:38:29] jkfan : I'm curious about what happens with Corey. How Flynn will handle a split personality.
[04:38:31] Meirene6307 : Oatmeal ginger and dak chocolate cookies
[04:38:35] AndaMitchy : :P~
[04:38:42] @ Ranger52899 : Yes, that part definitely happens in the next chapter of Paget Creek
[04:38:42] Blue stocking : .
[04:38:45] mc : I'd eat that, Jon.
[04:38:59] jkfan : Bye, Missty.
[04:39:04] Dells : YES
[04:39:08] Dells : lol
[04:39:15] AndaMitchy : Sooooooo many clues and hints and teases. Someone tell my boss i need an extra hour
[04:39:16] @ Mackenzietwin : Jon should post recipies in the Picnic section
[04:39:19] KateM : Oh thank you... I am now contemplating making cookies... which is not a good plan for nearly 8pm...
[04:39:26] @ Ranger52899 : we have part 4 and possibly part 5 of Corey's story part written Cheryl. we're holding it as it's a BIG step in the story arc and it's currently well in the future of MEC
[04:39:31] AndaMitchy : Send some m way, Kate
[04:39:35] Kawind : Thanks for reminding me that I took bananas and strawberries out of the freezer to make vegan ice cream for dessert... It might become a smoothie now 
[04:39:44] jkfan : Thanks, Ranger.
[04:40:00] AndaMitchy : Oh thats brilliant, Ranger! Ive been wondering about Corey
[04:40:01] mc : Corey's story was so surprising, and memorable. Amazing.
[04:40:13] @ Trisha Louise : /
[04:40:34] @ Ranger52899 : the last part has a big family step forward, not so much corey related
[04:40:41] @ Ranger52899 : but important to our key five
[04:40:41] KateM : So, just thinking out loud... MEC, Padget Creek, Corey's story and Boston Harbour are the four live stories??
[04:40:47] @ DeeDee : Can I ask about Evan? And then you can ignore my question in the Q&A section?
[04:40:57] @ Ranger52899 : yup
[04:40:59] Kawind : Will Corey change everything?
[04:41:11] @ Ranger52899 : Evan's one of the numerous family members not yet met Dee
[04:41:14] @ Rolf101 : That one started because we were thinking of something scary for halloween one year. It morphed from there, but originally we were going to be in Corey's head and have him start missing chunks of time and wondering what was going on.
[04:41:16] Blue stocking : that is a a lot to think about Ranger--
[04:41:27] AndaMitchy : Oh, wow..
[04:41:31] @ Ranger52899 : it will be a very positive step Jon and nothing will change in the family or set up or who lives where
[04:41:58] Dizzy : I'm not sure I remember Evan, what story is he in?
[04:42:01] mc : The issue of Corey brings up so much about Philip's legacy, and all the nuances of how he helped so many people, or tried to.
[04:42:07] Kawind : 
[04:42:13] Kawind : Brb
[04:42:19] KateM : Do we get to find out who the young German man that Clara's mum talked about in Madison Hall was?
[04:42:25] rainedunn : Ok I am missing something who is Evan?
[04:42:30] @ Rolf101 : Yes, that's the key part of corey's arc MC
[04:42:34] AndaMitchy : Oh, thank you Kate!!
[04:42:41] @ Ranger52899 : yes, he'll turn up, possibly in Boston Harbour although he may have arrived a year or so after that story ends
[04:42:57] mc : Riley's dad was one of Philip's "projects" - are we ever going to see him in action in the older stories (not that I need to, but I'm just curious)
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[04:43:15] AndaMitchy : You guys are total time travelers. How on earth do tou keep it straight?
[04:43:16] @ Ranger52899 : i don't know MC, possibly  We're ruling nothing out but he doesn't have a plot yet
[04:43:30] @ Ranger52899 : how do we keep it straight ROlf?
[04:43:34] jkfan : What now? Riley's Dad was one of Philip's projects??
[04:43:41] @ Rolf101 : DO we keep it straight?
[04:43:43] @ Trisha Louise : dale came their way, but do you see any more recruiting ahead?
[04:43:47] AndaMitchy : Im just imagining files and files of notes lol
[04:43:53] @ Ranger52899 : eventually Trish
[04:44:08] @ Ranger52899 : but in the very long term future. dale needs a lot of time to settle first
[04:44:13] mc : That letter Philip left to Flynn, to continue on with Philip's goals of helping other; a parallel (for me) to David's similar passing the baton to Dale.
[04:44:15] @ DeeDee : I believe it was Eagle Canyon, Dizzy.
[04:44:22] @ Trisha Louise : really? that is magic
[04:44:34] AndaMitchy : Do you have a "favorite" top, brat, and/or top/brat pairing?
[04:44:38] Dizzy : Thank you, Dee. That will be my reading this weekend
[04:44:41] @ Ranger52899 : all of them?
[04:44:43] @ Trisha Louise : woould dale ever take lead with a client?
[04:44:46] @ Ranger52899 : I love James. And Gerry.
[04:44:50] AndaMitchy : *grins*
[04:45:08] Blue stocking : did we find out who Evan is?
[04:45:12] @ Ranger52899 : Rolf, who are your favourites?
[04:45:26] @ Rolf101 : Philip of course
[04:45:26] Dells : .
[04:45:29] jkfan : I want Luath and Darcy to get together in the WORST way.
[04:45:30] AndaMitchy : I only ask because i have a "favorite" top, but cpuldnt pick a favorite brat to save my life
[04:45:31] Dizzy : Blue, Dee said he was in Eagle Canyon
[04:45:42] @ Rolf101 : I love Riley too
[04:45:44] AndaMitchy : Yesssss.
[04:45:44] @ DeeDee : He's only just 'a name'. Nothing else is said.
[04:45:45] Blue stocking : thanks Dizzy
[04:45:50] Kawind : My fave rn is Paul
[04:45:53] curious1_53 : Riley's father was a consultant. Is it coincidence that his name is one of the "names" in a real-world consulting firm?
[04:46:14] @ Ranger52899 : yes definitely coincidence, we usually try hard NOT to name any RL firms!
[04:46:15] @ Mackenzietwin : .
[04:46:17] AndaMitchy : Philip for me. The others tie for 2nd place
[04:46:20] Dells : I need a Paul in my life.
[04:46:23] Dizzy : Anda, my favorite depends on my mood at the time of reading LOL
[04:46:27] jkfan : Riley is my favorite brat - Paul is my favorite top.
[04:46:47] AndaMitchy : Lol Dizzy thats why i cant pick a fave brat lol
[04:46:58] knox0606 has been disconnected on Sat Jul 02, 2016 4:46 am (session timeout)
[04:46:58] Meirene6307 : I need a Jasper
[04:46:59] @ Trisha Louise : wade is favourite, though it's not an easy call as even the slightest character in terms of age numbers is so well done
[04:47:00] AndaMitchy : I think everyone needs a Paul lol
[04:47:01] rainedunn : I need a Flynn ....
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[04:47:15] @ Mackenzietwin : I need Paul's kitchen
[04:47:23] AndaMitchy : I'll take a Philip and a best froend lile Riley
[04:47:26] Blue stocking : .
[04:47:31] AndaMitchy : Typos 
[04:47:31] @ Mackenzietwin : I envy his stove
[04:47:37] Dizzy : Raine, I like the stricter tops
[04:47:45] Blue stocking : i want ans aga like pauls
[04:47:54] @ DeeDee : Stove envy?
[04:47:55] AndaMitchy : Me too, Dizzy
[04:48:01] @ Mackenzietwin : Yes, Dee
[04:48:04] jkfan : Mac - that's one of the reasons I love Paul. You get both a Top AND a great cook. Two for one.
[04:48:35] AndaMitchy : Fsir point. 
[04:48:35] Dells : A fav family relationship of mine (although I have a million and one) is James and Dale, especially in The Pumpkin Patch!
[04:48:42] rainedunn : I would love Paul's Aga!
[04:48:44] AndaMitchy : Agreed!
[04:49:04] KateM : Favourite pairing for me are Jake & Tom, Favourite Top is Luath - though that's mainly because he pulls out all my "need to look after" brat instincts... favourite brat is actually Nial
[04:49:10] @ Ranger52899 : i love that friendship Dells. There are a few in the family that are really interesting
[04:49:27] Blue stocking : jasper/darcy
[04:49:32] ilikepinkblankets : Hi everyone. R&R -- I just wanted to tell you that Jake and Tom, and their story, has been really life-changing for me lately. I appreciate you!
[04:49:39] AndaMitchy : Jas and Darcy
[04:49:51] @ Mackenzietwin : I agree Kate. Jake and Tom are one of my favorite pairs
[04:49:51] @ Ranger52899 : hi Pink  that's so nice! Thank you  I'm so glad it's helped!
[04:49:53] mc : .
[04:49:55] AndaMitchy : Jinx, Blue lol
[04:50:07] Blue stocking : :-)
[04:50:08] rainedunn : I will say Paul has inspired some of my family's favorites especially the chicken corn chowder and chocolate cake with cherry sauce
[04:50:26] Dells : J&T!!! I was so thankful for SBE. I love anything and everything Jake and Tom.
[04:50:30] Blue stocking : i love the blue birthday cake!
[04:50:39] @ Mackenzietwin : And SB-Everest made Walk A Little Faster so much better while WALF made SBE so much better
[04:50:48] AndaMitchy : Yes
[04:51:08] AndaMitchy : I love how the side stories elevate the main, and vice versa
[04:51:25] jkfan : I really liked Tom 'mentoring' Dale. The conversation between them in Three Traders was riveting.
[04:51:28] @ Mackenzietwin : hopefully, To mand Jake stay on the ranch for a while and heal and grow and learn and teach
[04:51:32] AndaMitchy : Though I think Keeper's Yard will forever be my favorte side story
[04:51:41] @ Ranger52899 : MEC is very much about that friendship
[04:51:48] @ Rolf101 : Why is that your favorite Anda?
[04:51:51] @ Mackenzietwin : Tom and Jake not To mand Jake
[04:52:05] Dizzy : Cheryl, I like that too. Not every brat is the same and Tom is helping Dale navigate this whole world
[04:52:30] jkfan : So I have a question about Keeper's Yard.
[04:52:54] Blue stocking : i love all the christmas stories
[04:52:56] @ Trisha Louise : .
[04:53:05] @ DeeDee : I agree Anda, that is quite a favorite.
[04:53:15] AndaMitchy : Paul. And David. Paul starting to become family, Philip trying but unable to .... hook him, almost, lol. And David warming up to him.. and "A snowy front porch was a ridiculous place to burst into tears." That bit ehre they bring Pauls grandmothers things there.... it hets me every time. I always cry
[04:53:21] @ Trisha Louise : .
[04:53:43] @ DeeDee : Oh, me too!
[04:53:45] AndaMitchy : It's such a beautiful, beautiful story.
[04:53:53] @ Mackenzietwin : I have a question about technology on the ranch. I get why it is the way it is and I love the ranch for the quiet and the calm
[04:54:00] KateM : I think Walk is my favourite short, followed by The Brig...
[04:54:13] jkfan : Who was the first to hug Paul after he burst into tears when Philip and David brought his mom's cooking pots to the ranch?
[04:54:17] @ Mackenzietwin : however, how to they get by without watching sports???? No Hockey? No Olympics?? No EURO CUP
[04:54:20] @ Rolf101 : {} Sorry about the tears but very glad you love it so much. 
[04:54:21] @ Ranger52899 : LOL
[04:54:27] @ Ranger52899 : Cheryl, I'll guess David
[04:54:28] AndaMitchy : Oh, Cheryl! Thats a good one
[04:54:40] @ Ranger52899 : um Mac... really sorry but they don't care.... lol
[04:54:48] mc : Yes, Mac, YES!!!!
[04:54:52] AndaMitchy : {} Rolf - never apologize for making me cry good tears, silly. 
[04:54:55] @ Mackenzietwin : No chance to see WALES and ICELAND
[04:55:08] Kawind : .
[04:55:12] AndaMitchy : Okay. I have to go 
[04:55:16] KateM : Oh and I was re-reading the other day and wondred if our wonderful List Maker would be up for a list of all the books mentioned in the series...... I keep meaning to note them down when I find them and then I forget...
[04:55:24] @ Mackenzietwin : Come on! Flynn played college sports. He must like SOME kind of sports to watch
[04:55:27] Dizzy : Bye Anda, have a good day at work


[04:36:58] AndaMitchy : Ohhhh, good one Blue!
[04:37:02] Kawind : Take that back, MC. Vegan food is delicious! 
[04:37:06] @ Rolf101 : RANGER! they really ARE looking over our shoulder!!!
[04:37:06] AndaMitchy : *grins at Jon*
[04:37:17] KateM : I think it might be easier to number the bunnies... and make them form an orderly queue
[04:37:22] AndaMitchy : That's right.
[04:37:30] @ Mackenzietwin : Ummm. I have tofurkey. I take issue with your statement Jon
[04:37:33] mc : Vegan food can be delicious, absolutely. What Trent did to oatmeal, though? A crime against humanity. And I love oatmeal!
[04:37:41] Meirene6307 : You are amazing keeping all the family in Lin your heads, I can't remember what I'm doing myself
[04:37:43] rainedunn : I am all for naming bunnies
[04:37:57] Kawind : I love mixing oatmeal and banana and baking it as cookies <3
[04:38:05] Dizzy : I love how Phillip lets David roam a bit, it's not a traditional relationship (but none of them are in the stories! which is what I love)
[04:38:05] Dells : Super random thought: are we, in Paget Creek, going to see the time Flynn stood in the corner for hours on end bc he's stubborn? I love when you mention moments (like that) then later on give the full story. 
[04:38:12] Missty : Have to go thanks for the visit. 
[04:38:14] AndaMitchy : Ah, man, i lrft my banana in thr office...
[04:38:17] Missty has logged off the chat on Sat Jul 02, 2016 4:38 am
[04:38:22] Kawind : LOL
[04:38:22] Dizzy : Bye Missty
[04:38:27] Kawind : You're welcome, Anda
[04:38:29] jkfan : I'm curious about what happens with Corey. How Flynn will handle a split personality.
[04:38:31] Meirene6307 : Oatmeal ginger and dak chocolate cookies
[04:38:35] AndaMitchy : :P~
[04:38:42] @ Ranger52899 : Yes, that part definitely happens in the next chapter of Paget Creek
[04:38:42] Blue stocking : .
[04:38:45] mc : I'd eat that, Jon.
[04:38:59] jkfan : Bye, Missty.
[04:39:04] Dells : YES
[04:39:08] Dells : lol
[04:39:15] AndaMitchy : Sooooooo many clues and hints and teases. Someone tell my boss i need an extra hour
[04:39:16] @ Mackenzietwin : Jon should post recipies in the Picnic section
[04:39:19] KateM : Oh thank you... I am now contemplating making cookies... which is not a good plan for nearly 8pm...
[04:39:26] @ Ranger52899 : we have part 4 and possibly part 5 of Corey's story part written Cheryl. we're holding it as it's a BIG step in the story arc and it's currently well in the future of MEC
[04:39:31] AndaMitchy : Send some m way, Kate
[04:39:35] Kawind : Thanks for reminding me that I took bananas and strawberries out of the freezer to make vegan ice cream for dessert... It might become a smoothie now 
[04:39:44] jkfan : Thanks, Ranger.
[04:40:00] AndaMitchy : Oh thats brilliant, Ranger! Ive been wondering about Corey
[04:40:01] mc : Corey's story was so surprising, and memorable. Amazing.
[04:40:13] @ Trisha Louise : /
[04:40:34] @ Ranger52899 : the last part has a big family step forward, not so much corey related
[04:40:41] @ Ranger52899 : but important to our key five
[04:40:41] KateM : So, just thinking out loud... MEC, Padget Creek, Corey's story and Boston Harbour are the four live stories??
[04:40:47] @ DeeDee : Can I ask about Evan? And then you can ignore my question in the Q&A section?
[04:40:57] @ Ranger52899 : yup
[04:40:59] Kawind : Will Corey change everything?
[04:41:11] @ Ranger52899 : Evan's one of the numerous family members not yet met Dee
[04:41:14] @ Rolf101 : That one started because we were thinking of something scary for halloween one year. It morphed from there, but originally we were going to be in Corey's head and have him start missing chunks of time and wondering what was going on.
[04:41:16] Blue stocking : that is a a lot to think about Ranger--
[04:41:27] AndaMitchy : Oh, wow..
[04:41:31] @ Ranger52899 : it will be a very positive step Jon and nothing will change in the family or set up or who lives where
[04:41:58] Dizzy : I'm not sure I remember Evan, what story is he in?
[04:42:01] mc : The issue of Corey brings up so much about Philip's legacy, and all the nuances of how he helped so many people, or tried to.
[04:42:07] Kawind : 
[04:42:13] Kawind : Brb
[04:42:19] KateM : Do we get to find out who the young German man that Clara's mum talked about in Madison Hall was?
[04:42:25] rainedunn : Ok I am missing something who is Evan?
[04:42:30] @ Rolf101 : Yes, that's the key part of corey's arc MC
[04:42:34] AndaMitchy : Oh, thank you Kate!!
[04:42:41] @ Ranger52899 : yes, he'll turn up, possibly in Boston Harbour although he may have arrived a year or so after that story ends
[04:42:57] mc : Riley's dad was one of Philip's "projects" - are we ever going to see him in action in the older stories (not that I need to, but I'm just curious)
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[04:43:15] AndaMitchy : You guys are total time travelers. How on earth do tou keep it straight?
[04:43:16] @ Ranger52899 : i don't know MC, possibly  We're ruling nothing out but he doesn't have a plot yet
[04:43:30] @ Ranger52899 : how do we keep it straight ROlf?
[04:43:34] jkfan : What now? Riley's Dad was one of Philip's projects??
[04:43:41] @ Rolf101 : DO we keep it straight?
[04:43:43] @ Trisha Louise : dale came their way, but do you see any more recruiting ahead?
[04:43:47] AndaMitchy : Im just imagining files and files of notes lol
[04:43:53] @ Ranger52899 : eventually Trish
[04:44:08] @ Ranger52899 : but in the very long term future. dale needs a lot of time to settle first
[04:44:13] mc : That letter Philip left to Flynn, to continue on with Philip's goals of helping other; a parallel (for me) to David's similar passing the baton to Dale.
[04:44:15] @ DeeDee : I believe it was Eagle Canyon, Dizzy.
[04:44:22] @ Trisha Louise : really? that is magic
[04:44:34] AndaMitchy : Do you have a "favorite" top, brat, and/or top/brat pairing?
[04:44:38] Dizzy : Thank you, Dee. That will be my reading this weekend
[04:44:41] @ Ranger52899 : all of them?
[04:44:43] @ Trisha Louise : woould dale ever take lead with a client?
[04:44:46] @ Ranger52899 : I love James. And Gerry.
[04:44:50] AndaMitchy : *grins*
[04:45:08] Blue stocking : did we find out who Evan is?
[04:45:12] @ Ranger52899 : Rolf, who are your favourites?
[04:45:26] @ Rolf101 : Philip of course
[04:45:26] Dells : .
[04:45:29] jkfan : I want Luath and Darcy to get together in the WORST way.
[04:45:30] AndaMitchy : I only ask because i have a "favorite" top, but cpuldnt pick a favorite brat to save my life
[04:45:31] Dizzy : Blue, Dee said he was in Eagle Canyon
[04:45:42] @ Rolf101 : I love Riley too
[04:45:44] AndaMitchy : Yesssss.
[04:45:44] @ DeeDee : He's only just 'a name'. Nothing else is said.
[04:45:45] Blue stocking : thanks Dizzy
[04:45:50] Kawind : My fave rn is Paul
[04:45:53] curious1_53 : Riley's father was a consultant. Is it coincidence that his name is one of the "names" in a real-world consulting firm?
[04:46:14] @ Ranger52899 : yes definitely coincidence, we usually try hard NOT to name any RL firms!
[04:46:15] @ Mackenzietwin : .
[04:46:17] AndaMitchy : Philip for me. The others tie for 2nd place
[04:46:20] Dells : I need a Paul in my life.
[04:46:23] Dizzy : Anda, my favorite depends on my mood at the time of reading LOL
[04:46:27] jkfan : Riley is my favorite brat - Paul is my favorite top.
[04:46:47] AndaMitchy : Lol Dizzy thats why i cant pick a fave brat lol
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Re: The Chat that took place this afternoon for those who couldn't join us!

Post by Ranger52899 on Fri Jul 01, 2016 9:42 pm

[04:46:58] Meirene6307 : I need a Jasper
[04:46:59] @ Trisha Louise : wade is favourite, though it's not an easy call as even the slightest character in terms of age numbers is so well done
[04:47:00] AndaMitchy : I think everyone needs a Paul lol
[04:47:01] rainedunn : I need a Flynn ....
[04:47:02] knox0606 joined the chat on Sat Jul 02, 2016 4:47 am
[04:47:15] @ Mackenzietwin : I need Paul's kitchen
[04:47:23] AndaMitchy : I'll take a Philip and a best froend lile Riley
[04:47:26] Blue stocking : .
[04:47:31] AndaMitchy : Typos 
[04:47:31] @ Mackenzietwin : I envy his stove
[04:47:37] Dizzy : Raine, I like the stricter tops
[04:47:45] Blue stocking : i want ans aga like pauls
[04:47:54] @ DeeDee : Stove envy?
[04:47:55] AndaMitchy : Me too, Dizzy
[04:48:01] @ Mackenzietwin : Yes, Dee
[04:48:04] jkfan : Mac - that's one of the reasons I love Paul. You get both a Top AND a great cook. Two for one.
[04:48:35] AndaMitchy : Fsir point. 
[04:48:35] Dells : A fav family relationship of mine (although I have a million and one) is James and Dale, especially in The Pumpkin Patch!
[04:48:42] rainedunn : I would love Paul's Aga!
[04:48:44] AndaMitchy : Agreed!
[04:49:04] KateM : Favourite pairing for me are Jake & Tom, Favourite Top is Luath - though that's mainly because he pulls out all my "need to look after" brat instincts... favourite brat is actually Nial
[04:49:10] @ Ranger52899 : i love that friendship Dells. There are a few in the family that are really interesting
[04:49:27] Blue stocking : jasper/darcy
[04:49:32] ilikepinkblankets : Hi everyone. R&R -- I just wanted to tell you that Jake and Tom, and their story, has been really life-changing for me lately. I appreciate you!
[04:49:39] AndaMitchy : Jas and Darcy
[04:49:51] @ Mackenzietwin : I agree Kate. Jake and Tom are one of my favorite pairs
[04:49:51] @ Ranger52899 : hi Pink  that's so nice! Thank you  I'm so glad it's helped!
[04:49:53] mc : .
[04:49:55] AndaMitchy : Jinx, Blue lol
[04:50:07] Blue stocking : :-)
[04:50:08] rainedunn : I will say Paul has inspired some of my family's favorites especially the chicken corn chowder and chocolate cake with cherry sauce
[04:50:26] Dells : J&T!!! I was so thankful for SBE. I love anything and everything Jake and Tom.
[04:50:30] Blue stocking : i love the blue birthday cake!
[04:50:39] @ Mackenzietwin : And SB-Everest made Walk A Little Faster so much better while WALF made SBE so much better
[04:50:48] AndaMitchy : Yes
[04:51:08] AndaMitchy : I love how the side stories elevate the main, and vice versa
[04:51:25] jkfan : I really liked Tom 'mentoring' Dale. The conversation between them in Three Traders was riveting.
[04:51:28] @ Mackenzietwin : hopefully, To mand Jake stay on the ranch for a while and heal and grow and learn and teach
[04:51:32] AndaMitchy : Though I think Keeper's Yard will forever be my favorte side story
[04:51:41] @ Ranger52899 : MEC is very much about that friendship
[04:51:48] @ Rolf101 : Why is that your favorite Anda?
[04:51:51] @ Mackenzietwin : Tom and Jake not To mand Jake
[04:52:05] Dizzy : Cheryl, I like that too. Not every brat is the same and Tom is helping Dale navigate this whole world
[04:52:30] jkfan : So I have a question about Keeper's Yard.
[04:52:54] Blue stocking : i love all the christmas stories
[04:52:56] @ Trisha Louise : .
[04:53:05] @ DeeDee : I agree Anda, that is quite a favorite.
[04:53:15] AndaMitchy : Paul. And David. Paul starting to become family, Philip trying but unable to .... hook him, almost, lol. And David warming up to him.. and "A snowy front porch was a ridiculous place to burst into tears." That bit ehre they bring Pauls grandmothers things there.... it hets me every time. I always cry
[04:53:21] @ Trisha Louise : .
[04:53:43] @ DeeDee : Oh, me too!
[04:53:45] AndaMitchy : It's such a beautiful, beautiful story.
[04:53:53] @ Mackenzietwin : I have a question about technology on the ranch. I get why it is the way it is and I love the ranch for the quiet and the calm
[04:54:00] KateM : I think Walk is my favourite short, followed by The Brig...
[04:54:13] jkfan : Who was the first to hug Paul after he burst into tears when Philip and David brought his mom's cooking pots to the ranch?
[04:54:17] @ Mackenzietwin : however, how to they get by without watching sports???? No Hockey? No Olympics?? No EURO CUP
[04:54:20] @ Rolf101 : {} Sorry about the tears but very glad you love it so much. 
[04:54:21] @ Ranger52899 : LOL
[04:54:27] @ Ranger52899 : Cheryl, I'll guess David
[04:54:28] AndaMitchy : Oh, Cheryl! Thats a good one
[04:54:40] @ Ranger52899 : um Mac... really sorry but they don't care.... lol
[04:54:48] mc : Yes, Mac, YES!!!!
[04:54:52] AndaMitchy : {} Rolf - never apologize for making me cry good tears, silly. 
[04:54:55] @ Mackenzietwin : No chance to see WALES and ICELAND
[04:55:08] Kawind : .
[04:55:12] AndaMitchy : Okay. I have to go 
[04:55:16] KateM : Oh and I was re-reading the other day and wondred if our wonderful List Maker would be up for a list of all the books mentioned in the series...... I keep meaning to note them down when I find them and then I forget...
[04:55:24] @ Mackenzietwin : Come on! Flynn played college sports. He must like SOME kind of sports to watch
[04:55:27] Dizzy : Bye Anda, have a good day at work
[04:55:34] KateM : Poor Anda!! Never mind it's nearly the weekend.. you can come back then yes??
[04:55:37] Meirene6307 : WALES V BELGIUM ON NOW
[04:55:37] @ Rolf101 : Have a great afternoon and weekend Anda.
[04:55:38] jkfan : Thanks, Ranger. I mean SOMEONE had to right?
[04:55:42] AndaMitchy : My break is over in 5 minutes unless Ranger causes an international incident that gets me out of kt :P
[04:55:42] @ Ranger52899 : Flynn played football to let off steam and handle civilisation
[04:55:49] @ Ranger52899 : once he escaped he didn't pay attention
[04:55:54] @ Ranger52899 : lovely to see you Anda 
[04:56:01] AndaMitchy : Oh, I'll b back! XD
[04:56:10] Kawind : *Trying to catch up*
[04:56:16] Dells : .
[04:56:19] jkfan : Bye, Anda.
[04:56:22] @ Rolf101 : Read fast Jon!
[04:56:23] Kawind : See you Anda 
[04:56:24] AndaMitchy : Lovely to see you, Ranger! Thank you, and Rolf, for the answers and the everything!!
[04:56:30] mc : As sappy as it sounds, I love the one I'm (re) reading the most. In terms of the short stories, Keeper's Yard and the brilliant Handbaga at Dawn...and...and...scratch that. No favorites - love them all. All
[04:56:30] Kawind : You know how slow I am
[04:56:32] AndaMitchy : Love to all, snd to all a god day :P
[04:56:32] curious1_53 : .
[04:56:33] @ Mackenzietwin : Go WALES
[04:56:35] AndaMitchy : Byeeeeee!
[04:56:52] curious1_53 : bye
[04:56:54] Blue stocking : bye Anda
[04:56:54] rainedunn : Also wasn't football his way to pay for school. I think Paul called him an unlikely jock or something to that effect
[04:56:58] KateM : Bye Anda!!
[04:57:06] jkfan : I define favorite as whatever I happen to be reading at the moment!!
[04:57:08] @ Mackenzietwin : I think that's right rainedunn
[04:57:09] AndaMitchy has logged off the chat on Sat Jul 02, 2016 4:57 am
[04:57:13] @ Ranger52899 : yes, Philip helped him get a scholarship which heled a lot financially
[04:57:19] KateM : I bet they understand this whole hockey thing about as much as I do... like not at all...
[04:57:32] @ Mackenzietwin : And gave Riley excellent jerseys and sweatshirts to wear later
[04:57:39] jkfan : Although, for a while it was Frontier Mall.
[04:57:44] Blue stocking : that always confused me--i thought he had an academic scholarship?
[04:57:53] Blue stocking : or did he have both?
[04:57:57] Dizzy : Cheryl, me too. I'll say one is my favorite, and then my mood will change and I'll say another is my favorite
[04:58:14] @ Ranger52899 : he ended up with both Blue. the academic entry to the course and the football through his time there
[04:58:16] Dizzy : Paget is the one I tend to go back to


[04:58:34] knox0606 : Thanks so much Rolf and Ranger for the visit!
[04:58:41] Blue stocking : ok--that makes more sense


[04:59:07] @ Ranger52899 : its been a pleasure Knox!
[04:59:39] Kawind : Can one get a scholarship for being a well-behaved brat? 
[04:59:42] mc : I know you two need to go, so great thanks from me as well. You're both always so very generous.
[04:59:43] @ Trisha Louise : .
[04:59:45] curious1_53 : Yes, thanks Rolf, Ranger, for sharing with us, as well as for all the time and effort you put into the writing you so generously share!
[04:59:51] Meirene6307 : Thank you for sharing with us
[04:59:59] KateM : Jon - probably not - but you can get a spanking for being a no very well-behaved brat 
[05:00:01] @ Ranger52899 : it's our pleasure and we have great fun interacting with you and getting to share it
[05:00:06] Dizzy : Thank you so much!
[05:00:15] @ Mackenzietwin : Thank you R and R
[05:00:17] @ Rolf101 : Thankyou ALL for all of the chat and comraderie around here
[05:00:18] Kawind : Kate: Doesn't seem like a fair substitute
[05:00:20] jkfan : The time has flown by - thank you both for hosting the chat.
[05:00:20] Blue stocking : thanks so much-it is a great start to the weekend
[05:00:27] @ Trisha Louise : yes, thank you both
[05:00:29] @ Ranger52899 : we hope to see lots of you this weekend
[05:00:42] KateM : Thank you both! For sharing your time as well as talent !
[05:00:42] @ DeeDee : Thank you!
[05:00:44] Kawind : Thank you
[05:00:52] rainedunn : Thank you!!!!
[05:00:53] Dells : {} {} my love to you both! can't say thank you enough!
[05:00:53] @ DeeDee : It's always greatly appreciated!


[05:01:10] @ Mackenzietwin : This has been an absolutely amazing chat.
[05:01:18] Blue stocking : i will keep my eyes peeled for the new story and other su
[05:01:21] @ Ranger52899 :  it's particularly lovely at the moment to have such fun here and feel part of this community which is a very happy one
[05:01:22] Meirene6307 : Time to catch up with the other threads. See you by the campfire
[05:01:32] @ Ranger52899 : We'll go sort the new stories now and they'll appear over the weekend
[05:01:36] @ Mackenzietwin : Thanks to everyone who has contributed today
[05:01:41] @ Ranger52899 : thanks all of you for coming to chat, this has been fun!
[05:01:44] @ Ranger52899 : 







Goodnight all 


[05:01:44] KateM : This is all terribly exciting!
[05:01:48] @ DeeDee : Bye
[05:01:50] Kawind : Yaay 
[05:01:53] Kawind : Night night
[05:01:53] @ Mackenzietwin : Ranger, when do i get to light the bon fire?
[05:01:54] Dizzy : This has been fun and a great day to do it
[05:01:54] Blue stocking : by
[05:01:56] jkfan : Bye.
[05:02:00] Blue stocking : bye
[05:02:03] @ Trisha Louise : and it's been so good seeing new faces
[05:02:08] @ Ranger52899 : Mac, now would be good    bring it on!
[05:02:10] Dells : New stories this weekend as in PLURAL?   
[05:02:11] Kawind : 


[05:02:13] KateM : Fire!!
[05:02:20] @ Mackenzietwin : SWEET. FIRE
[05:02:29] @ Ranger52899 : that's it  we're open for business, get the smores out!
[05:02:33] @ Ranger52899 : night xxxxxx
[05:02:39] Ranger52899 has logged off the chat on Sat Jul 02, 2016 5:02 am
[05:02:44] Blue stocking has logged off the chat on Sat Jul 02, 2016 5:02 am
[05:02:45] Mackenzietwin has logged off the chat on Sat Jul 02, 2016 5:02 am
[05:02:46] @ Rolf101 : WHERE IS THE FIRE EXINQUISHER ICON??!!!!
[05:02:49] Dizzy has logged off the chat on Sat Jul 02, 2016 5:02 am
[05:02:54] Kawind : There isn't one 
[05:02:55] Meirene6307 has logged off the chat on Sat Jul 02, 2016 5:02 am
[05:02:58] @ DeeDee : I looked we don't have one!
[05:03:03] Kawind : 
[05:03:06] @ Rolf101 : Have a great weekend everyone. Loveand many hugs {}{}{}
[05:03:07] Kawind : Isn't it wonderful? 
[05:03:10] Rolf101 has logged off the chat on Sat Jul 02, 2016 5:03 am
[05:03:15] @ DeeDee : Bye Rolf!
[05:03:17] KateM : Right, I am heading out - have spent far too long on the computer
[05:03:21] jkfan : Love back at you, Rolf.
[05:03:23] DeeDee has logged off the chat on Sat Jul 02, 2016 5:03 am
[05:03:24] KateM : speak to you all over the weekend
[05:03:25] KateM : byee
[05:03:26] Dells has logged off the chat on Sat Jul 02, 2016 5:03 am
[05:03:27] jkfan has logged off the chat on Sat Jul 02, 2016 5:03 am
[05:03:30] KateM has logged off the chat on Sat Jul 02, 2016 5:03 am
[05:03:32] Kawind : PSA: you all don't have to leave *pout*

05:04:26] Kawind : All the ice cream is mine then 

[05:04:33] ilikepinkblankets has been disconnected on Sat Jul 02, 2016 5:04 am (session timeout)
[05:04:47] @ Trisha Louise : ok, i am calling it a night too. lovely seeing you all. xx
[05:04:58] Kawind : Night night ,Trisha 
[05:05:01] Kawind : See you soon
[05:05:03] Kawind : 
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Post by Rolf101 on Fri Jul 01, 2016 10:16 pm

Thankyou Trisha for capturing all this for everyone to read that couldn't attend!

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Post by carcpiche on Fri Jul 01, 2016 10:42 pm

Oh No! I am so sad I couldn't attend...it is Canada Day over at my home and I was out celebrating. Looks like you all had fun though!

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My pleasure, and my apologies that in several places you get duplicate lines at the start of the sections. The system was being a bit of a mare dropping in older bits and I did not realise what it had done at time. Just follow the time stamps on side and all your minutes are there.
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Post by Maaliem on Fri Jul 01, 2016 11:28 pm

Thank you for posting and for taking the time to chat and post. Happy Canada Day and Happy 4th of July

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