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Anyone up for another "instant hub challenge?"

  1. Shadesbreath profile image89
    Shadesbreathposted 6 years ago

    Ok, so a few weeks ago I was drinking on a Friday night (like every other night) and decided to have a 30 minute hub writing contest.  U know, they have 30 hubs in 30 days, so I figured why not 1 hub in 30 minutes?

    We got like four hubs done, and another that didn't make it in a half hour, but finished two days later.  Very cool.  My Lowe's customer service hub came out of that, and still gets a little traffic and some laughs despite my lack of touching it since.

    So, anyway, here I am, reaching deeper into the fridge wondering if anyone would be up for that?  If anyone is even here tonight.

    Will even go 45 minutes or an hour if people haven't the backbone for 1 hub in 30 minutes.

    Anyone?

    1. Pandoras Box profile image81
      Pandoras Boxposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Yeah I got one. It'll be pure rant, but I got one.

  2. Pandoras Box profile image81
    Pandoras Boxposted 6 years ago

    No, it'll be a parody.

  3. Rochelle Frank profile image87
    Rochelle Frankposted 6 years ago

    It's a little late tonight... I might have a beer, though.

    1. blondepoet profile image79
      blondepoetposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      So sorry I have to bail out with Rochelle. I would love a quicky but I am making tacos and watching The Wolf Man. Next time I promise.

  4. Shadesbreath profile image89
    Shadesbreathposted 6 years ago

    Drink and write, Rochelle.

    I'll see if we get a couple of others.  Maybe let this stew till 9:30 and see if we get at least four or so.

    Pandora, rant's are the best way to go on something like this.  Has to be stream of consciousness, since planning is not an option.  Or barely one.

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    Audreveaposted 6 years ago

    A quickie? It's 2 o'clock in the afternoon in Sydney.

    I've got time.

  6. Rochelle Frank profile image87
    Rochelle Frankposted 6 years ago

    I just remembered, I already had a beer. I'm probably going to bed after I take the dog out to tinkle.

    1. Shadesbreath profile image89
      Shadesbreathposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Seems like this is essentially what happened to you last time.  LOL.

      1. Rochelle Frank profile image87
        Rochelle Frankposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Small dog--small bladder. I can't give her beer.

        1. Shadesbreath profile image89
          Shadesbreathposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Just spread out some newspaper all over the room where you and she are, then you can write a hub and she can... relax too.  Everyone's happy, bladder free, and hubbing!!!!

  7. thisisoli profile image59
    thisisoliposted 6 years ago

    About to hit the hay, get in touch next time you do one of these though!

  8. Shadesbreath profile image89
    Shadesbreathposted 6 years ago

    So, me, Audrevea and Pandora so far.  Rochelle being a wuss, and Thisisoli needing his beauty sleep.

    13 minutes ... need at least one more person to commit.

  9. Pandoras Box profile image81
    Pandoras Boxposted 6 years ago

    Okay hubby has food and I've refilled my wine glass.

    I'm ready, I'm ready, I'm ready!

  10. Pandoras Box profile image81
    Pandoras Boxposted 6 years ago

    Still haven't decided between rant and parody though..

    1. Shadesbreath profile image89
      Shadesbreathposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Well, you have at least 9 minutes, plus probably some fudge time before we actually say GO!! 

      With such a short time, you kinda just have to write and see what comes out.  Edit tomorrow. LOL
      Rants work well.  Frankly, I was really happy with my Lowe's hub because it was raw.  Ranting under pressure forces you to NOT edit and just BE, which makes for great reading.

  11. Cagsil profile image61
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago

    Hey Shades,

    I'll give it a shot? wink

    1. Shadesbreath profile image89
      Shadesbreathposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      awesome!  Glad to have you.

      1. Cagsil profile image61
        Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Thank you smile

    2. Pandoras Box profile image81
      Pandoras Boxposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Hiya Cags. Been busy lately eh?

  12. Cagsil profile image61
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago

    I managed to publish 6 in 7 days... I think...I know I've done a few in last couple days. Days are running together. lol

  13. Shadesbreath profile image89
    Shadesbreathposted 6 years ago

    OK, so we have FOUR... if Audreva is still with us.   

    You guys all cool with 30 minutes, or do you need baby pants in case you leak and want 45?


    We'll start at 9:40 on MY clock, pacific time.  Will be 30 minutes unless someone cries and wants 45 minutes and makes a case in the next 5 minutes for the extra 15 minutes.

    1. Pandoras Box profile image81
      Pandoras Boxposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I'm good with 30. I think better under pressure. wink

      (sounds good anyway)

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      Audreveaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I'm here! I was waiting for the starter's pistol smile

    3. Cagsil profile image61
      Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      @just reposting smile

  14. SomewayOuttaHere profile image61
    SomewayOuttaHereposted 6 years ago

    just finished writing one.  2 bad but not sure if i could have completed in 30 minutes.

  15. Cagsil profile image61
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago

    I am good with 30 minutes. I do not think it is going to be that long. wink

    1. Shadesbreath profile image89
      Shadesbreathposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Good.  30 minutes it is.

      Starting in 10 minutes.


      I will say....   GOOOOOOOOOO  on here.


      When you finish yours, post back, DONE, with your link.  I will read whatever you write; you have my word.  You will get at least one read and comment, and I will link at the bottom of mine too.  smile

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    Audreveaposted 6 years ago

    Did we start already?

  17. mythbuster profile image85
    mythbusterposted 6 years ago

    ANY topics or is there a theme we have to stick to (thinking about joining)? I just checked and - I don't drink anymore, don't have a dog that will need to go out and tinkle... I SHOULD put the coffeepot on tho'...

    1. Shadesbreath profile image89
      Shadesbreathposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Anything at all.  30 minutes is not enough time for us to dictate where your mind goes. Just GO!

      Love to have you.

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      Audreveaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Hmm, yes. Tea. Good idea.

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    wordscribe41posted 6 years ago

    Considering... nervous.  I'm a perfectionist, this takes me out of my comfort zone...  smile

    1. Cagsil profile image61
      Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      No one is perfect. wink

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        wordscribe41posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Ain't that the truth!!!

        1. Cagsil profile image61
          Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Last time I checked. lol

  19. Cagsil profile image61
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago

    Cool, I'll check out yours when done. smile

  20. Shadesbreath profile image89
    Shadesbreathposted 6 years ago

    Be brave.  Remember you can edit later.  Just get to "an end" so it's not incomplete.



    FOUR MINUTES     get ready

  21. mythbuster profile image85
    mythbusterposted 6 years ago

    k, I'm in (cringe)

    1. Shadesbreath profile image89
      Shadesbreathposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      awesome!!!!

      Ok, going to grab a few beers to keep close (and unload the last ones)...


      3 MINUTES... I will say   GOOOOOOOOOOOOO  here to start it, so we all go together

    2. Cagsil profile image61
      Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      lol

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    wordscribe41posted 6 years ago

    I will do it too.  Double cringe.

  23. Pandoras Box profile image81
    Pandoras Boxposted 6 years ago

    Oh shoot. I hope I can control my rambling tongue...

    1. Pandoras Box profile image81
      Pandoras Boxposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      and my less than sober fingers.

      1. mythbuster profile image85
        mythbusterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Oh shoot, then I am the only sober one participating. I can tell how this is going to turn out now lol you'll all have funny stuff - mine will be (nevermind) lol

    2. mythbuster profile image85
      mythbusterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      That would be a shame and be detrimental to the whole point of this, wouldn't it???

      smile

      Good luck, PB

  24. mythbuster profile image85
    mythbusterposted 6 years ago

    Good luck

    Bona Fortuna!! peeps

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    Audreveaposted 6 years ago

    Excellent. I will fuelled by Earl Grey tea.

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    wordscribe41posted 6 years ago

    I don't drink, I have no excuse.

  27. Shadesbreath profile image89
    Shadesbreathposted 6 years ago

    ONE minute...

  28. Cagsil profile image61
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago

    I'm on a life ride as it is... smile

  29. Pandoras Box profile image81
    Pandoras Boxposted 6 years ago

    Good luck everyone!

  30. Cagsil profile image61
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago

    Good Luck! smile

  31. Shadesbreath profile image89
    Shadesbreathposted 6 years ago

    GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  32. Cagsil profile image61
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago
  33. SomewayOuttaHere profile image61
    SomewayOuttaHereposted 6 years ago

    that's good...first one in

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    Audreveaposted 6 years ago
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    wordscribe41posted 6 years ago
  36. Shadesbreath profile image89
    Shadesbreathposted 6 years ago
  37. Shadesbreath profile image89
    Shadesbreathposted 6 years ago

    Hah, that's awesome, everyone made it with 20 seconds to spare!!!

  38. Shadesbreath profile image89
    Shadesbreathposted 6 years ago

    Gonna grab another beer and then go read all these.  So fun.  smile

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    wordscribe41posted 6 years ago

    Mine must suck because my Hubberscore went down a point!!!  lol  That was a RUSH, I tell you.

    1. Shadesbreath profile image89
      Shadesbreathposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Aint' it great?  It's like the bull riding event of HubPages.

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        wordscribe41posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        My butt hurts now, that explains it!

    2. Pandoras Box profile image81
      Pandoras Boxposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Hah! You shouldn't hang out with us, lol.

      wink

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        wordscribe41posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Gonna do it, even if I'm the only sober one here.  I am all revved up on Rockstar though.

  40. Pandoras Box profile image81
    Pandoras Boxposted 6 years ago
  41. mythbuster profile image85
    mythbusterposted 6 years ago

    I'm last!

    http://hubpages.com/hub/You-Know-That-You

    I am sooooooo editing this asap

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    Audreveaposted 6 years ago

    OMG - hahahah Shades and I wrote on the same topic.

    The synchronicity...

    1. Shadesbreath profile image89
      Shadesbreathposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      can't wait to see it... reading them in order and linking on mine.  But I'll get there.  Totally curious.


      LOL... two seconds into Audrevea's and I think she is "synchronicity" with me and Pandora too.  How cool!

  43. mythbuster profile image85
    mythbusterposted 6 years ago

    This is the most embarrasing thing I've ever written. This was sooooooooooo much fun! lol

    To heck with google earnings - this was more fun!

    1. Shadesbreath profile image89
      Shadesbreathposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      lol, aint' it tho?

      I just read Cag's.  Man, dude freaking has total control for that span of time. 

      Off to read the next one posted, in order.

  44. mythbuster profile image85
    mythbusterposted 6 years ago

    I feel sorta like I am in that Sesame Street game/ditty, "one thing is not like the others." lol

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      wordscribe41posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      lol  Thanks for getting me stuck on that song, btw.

      1. mythbuster profile image85
        mythbusterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        lalalalalala one thing not like the others - lalalala - worse, a head echo without the proper words...that's what I gave myself, so I have to say sorry to you, wordscribe41 lol

    2. Pandoras Box profile image81
      Pandoras Boxposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Your's was great! I loved your's it was funny and insightful and humble and appreciative of life and humanity.

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        wordscribe41posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Agreed, it was a nice read.  Mythbuster, did you have a clue what you were going to write about before you began?

        1. mythbuster profile image85
          mythbusterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          NOPE - not ONE SINGLE CLUE lol

          I actually never wrote ANYTHING, really 'til about 10 minutes had passed 'cos I kept changing my mind

          ie: "new hub on BEKs" (tossed that out...getting tired of black eyed kids)

          "new hub on urban legends" (thought that would be cheating 'cos I know so many mini-legends)

          "new hub on just ONE type of conversational argument" (no way 'cos my "argument" hub has turned HUGE and into a nightmare project - I'll be adding to it all weekend)

          So finally...my cat showed me his belly and "mrowled" at me and I started writing... he also had just busted through my jacket with his claws when I got home this evening...and purred 'til I thot I would need to call the vet 'cos it sounded almost like choking lol...and I felt AWFUL for starting this contest when I had been home less than 20 min and hadn't cuddled with him enough......

          Long story eh? longer than the time for writing the hub... but I got a good 20 min in after my cat missed me and I realized I missed him, too...

          1. Shadesbreath profile image89
            Shadesbreathposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            The cat thing was my favorite part.  That is so, so true.  The belly exposed is a trust thing. And the jacket.. well, yeah. Cat love.  Great.  Not it owes me $200 bucks.

            1. mythbuster profile image85
              mythbusterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              I need a new jacket anyway...I'm in Canada - had this coat for 3yrs already, wore it homeless, home-found, it's close to "been" - it's done me good...as always, hopin' the cat will outlast the jacket, anyway! He'd better! I can't replace him after a season or two.

              smile

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            wordscribe41posted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Wow, that's even more impressive.  I made up my mind 3 minutes before the gooooo, but I still felt panicked.  I love how your kitty was your inspiration, too.  Mine inspire me as well. 

            This is a great writer's exercise.  I think I'll do it more often.  Thanks, Shades and nicely done all!

          3. Pandoras Box profile image81
            Pandoras Boxposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Hah! That's what ya get for hangin' out in the religious and political forums.

            I loved your hub, especially the cat stories.

            1. mythbuster profile image85
              mythbusterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Yep - I hear ya...it's what I get for bein' in certain forums.

              Man it sure doesn't take much to make a mistake sometimes, does it? lol a li'l emotion mixed in..........WHAMMO...

              mythbusterFAIL at communication

              Non cogito lol

              1. Pandoras Box profile image81
                Pandoras Boxposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                Yeah me too. I dunno why people hate me. wink

                Actually, funny thing. I ruined my PB reputation right? Too many offended people in the forums, so I got a new ID to write 'money' hubs under -(money hubs being a great, just like, humongous overstatement in my case so far). But when I'm working in that account it's just easier to pop in the forums from there rather than sign out and sign back in under PB.

                Sounds awfully lazy, huh? LOL

                So anyway, I started posting some under the new ID. Figure I'll build up my hubber score a little that way anyhow. I wasn't gonna offend anybody, stayed mostly out of the political and religious forums.

                I ended up joining a thread about art. Nice and safe. I think you've seen that thread.

                Turns out, doesn't matter which identity I use, or what forum I'm in, I can still be a witch. yikes

                1. Shadesbreath profile image89
                  Shadesbreathposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  The only thing that makes me want to make a different identity is the shame I feel for writing commercial hubs (which is why I don't have any yet LOL).

                  I want to. I actually have an idea for one that doesn't corrupt me. I actually love the product.

                  I don't even hate capitalism.  I believe in the system as Adam Smith wrote it.  But, somehow, that's not what is happening.  Marx is closer in some ways, but nobody notices because, well, Marx wrote it and Stalin made Marx's name evil.  Etc. (Man, I bet that backfires on me from all the people who never actually read stuff, lol.)

                  1. Pandoras Box profile image81
                    Pandoras Boxposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                    I liked the "even for the tears" part too. Good thought.

                    Well, yeah, maybe the shame had something to do with it.

                    But in truth I had this account before. I had written a few fishkeeping hubs on it, and then stopped doing it when my dad passed away last fall.

                    When I came back I wanted to focus on different stuff, and I guess I had some thought that I might want to pick up the fishkeeping hubs at some point in the future, and wouldn't want them contaminated by my offensive opinions.

                    So I'm working in it again.

                    Okay now I'm really turning in. Late here, but was fun. Same time next week?

                    'Nite all.

                2. mythbuster profile image85
                  mythbusterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  Oh well, we witches are starting to learn now, eh?

                  lol

  45. Pandoras Box profile image81
    Pandoras Boxposted 6 years ago

    Uh you, audrevea and wordscribe! Wish I could take credit for that, you guys are all fantastic!

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      wordscribe41posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Right back at you.  I might have to make this a regular Friday night thaaangg.  Could be the biggest rush I get all week.  I'm pretty wild that way, though.

      1. mythbuster profile image85
        mythbusterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Yeah! I would do this weekly, for sure!

      2. Pandoras Box profile image81
        Pandoras Boxposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Yeah me too, thrill of the week!

  46. Cagsil profile image61
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago

    Great job everyone! smile

  47. Shadesbreath profile image89
    Shadesbreathposted 6 years ago

    Damn, I got confused on who wrote what, even in here, lol, but, as the smoke clears, just really impressive.

    Not sure how I confused Pandora with Audrevea except for maybe the beer and the frenzy of the contest, but, yeah, whatever.

    Totally cool, thanks y'all. 

    Am linking to them all, then going to reread mine and see how bad it is.

    1. mythbuster profile image85
      mythbusterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Well, the CIA has determined that your hub is....

      ummmm

      Great stuff, Shades!

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        Audreveaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Yeah - it's very good.

      2. Pandoras Box profile image81
        Pandoras Boxposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Yeah all three of those were very good and informative for me. I learned alot, and so well written on such short time. Fantastic! I'm really impressed!

    2. Cagsil profile image61
      Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Nothing like being your own worse critic, huh? smile wink

      And, Shades - the absolute power corrupts absolutely? dilemma...

      Is not a dilemma, because only selfish people seek absolute power.

      A person who seeks to be wealthy(greedy), but uses their wealth to help others improve, and not ask for anything in return is the answer.

      1. Pandoras Box profile image81
        Pandoras Boxposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Well what if I keep a little for myself?

        wink

        1. Shadesbreath profile image89
          Shadesbreathposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          I don't need absolute power.  I only need enough power to carve me off a big house on a beautiful beach, a credit line at BevMo that never comes due, and enough health care coverage to allow me to enjoy that other stuff until I'm 102.

          And I agree with Mythbuster, we do all rock!

  48. Cagsil profile image61
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago

    Then again, a person who understand the power of money and respects it, wouldn't want absolute power. wink

    1. Shadesbreath profile image89
      Shadesbreathposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      My only thought is that we, you and I, having no actual experience with absolute power, really can't comment other than in theory and with what we like to think we would do.

      1. Cagsil profile image61
        Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        You mean you cannot tell when someone is looking for power or just greedy?

        I can see the power. I can see the wealth and what it does. It makes people think that are above all else.

        Kind a like politicians, just their position is for a limited time, depending. But, if they play the people just right, they keep their power.

        Think there is no corruption in Washington?? Congress?? America??

        Corruption breeds absolute power and those who seek it, do so at the expense of everyone, no matter how they get it.

        My life experiences of dealing with wealthy people has taught me what not to do. Therefore, I have faith in my own ability that I have no interest in seeking absolute power.

  49. mythbuster profile image85
    mythbusterposted 6 years ago

    Cags wrote a whopper...I went and read it twice already. A lot to think about...dang - ethics, eh?

    1. Pandoras Box profile image81
      Pandoras Boxposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Cagsil's hubs always makes me think.

      Well, except for the 'pictorials'. smile

      1. Shadesbreath profile image89
        Shadesbreathposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Yeah, Cags didn't mess around with his 30 minutes.  If I tried to go that deep that fast, I'd have fell in.

        1. Cagsil profile image61
          Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          lol lol lol lol

      2. Cagsil profile image61
        Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Thank you Pandora. smile I'm glad I can do even that for some. smile

  50. mythbuster profile image85
    mythbusterposted 6 years ago

    We ALL ROCK!

    (so do our pets)

 
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