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Elizabeth Emerald
Location: Library, mostly
Gender: Female
Born: Too young/old to recall
Interests: Not enough space to list all m
Member: Eternal Premier Author
Joined: January 2020
Kindly indulge my sundry (a)musings re living and loving. Please pass my words--wise and otherwise--to anyone who might relate and enjoy. Cheers. I GENERALLY WRITE IN THE FIRST PERSON, EVEN FICTION.

Be bold! Go forth; behold the Myriad Meanderings Amidst My Twisted Mind. You will find:

SPOUTINGS: Mouthing off, on issues important and otherwise

HAPPILY-NEVER-AFTERS: Fairy Tales Beheaded

DOUBLE-PLAYS: Two--or more--sides to each story

DISPOSSESSION: Rummaging amidst the Hard-to-Discard files

FUTURE SHOCKS: Time, alas, marches on

GOING...GOING...GONE: Post-mortem reflections on a former friendship

OFF AND RUNNING: For fellow road warriors, re racing, pacing, placing

ROUND ROBIN: Parody Play Starring Six "Parrots" in Parallel

POLITICAL FOLLIES: Four-Way Farce featuring this infamous ensemble of consummate actors. God Help America.
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FanStory wrote to Elizabeth Emerald: Congratulations! Third place finish in the Reviewing Contest!
January 1, 2021 at 9:58PM
    judiverse: Congratulations on your third place finish in the reviewing contest. (I remember your wriiting about someone inadvertently muting you. Well, as I was writing this, the screen suddenly came up with the question do you want to mute this member. It can happen. judi
    January 2, 2021 at 7:57AM
    rama devi: Congratulations!
    January 2, 2021 at 9:25AM
    lyenochka: Congratulations!!
    January 11, 2021 at 3:14PM
    muffinmama: Congratulations! Well deserved.
    January 22, 2021 at 1:49PM

Elizabeth Emerald:

CHOKE of the day: (I made this up, as you probably surmised)

Fang Fang did Swalwell
December 12, 2020 at 11:45PM

FanStory wrote to Elizabeth Emerald: Congratulations! Third Place Finish in the Reviewing Contest!
December 3, 2020 at 1:31AM
    lyenochka: Congratulations, Liz!! Super job!!

    December 3, 2020 at 1:44AM
    rama devi: Congrats!
    December 3, 2020 at 8:27AM
    sammielwf: Congratulations are headed your way Liz!
    December 3, 2020 at 10:03AM
    judiverse: Congratulations on placing third in the Reviewing Contest. Very impressive. judi
    December 3, 2020 at 3:45PM
    minkay6: Congratulations Liz!
    December 4, 2020 at 11:23AM
    kmoss: Congrats! :)
    December 12, 2020 at 4:47PM
    Jay Squires: Congratulations, Elizabeth. You rock!
    December 12, 2020 at 10:54PM
    Dick Waters: Congratulations on your well-deserved reviewing award.
    I thank you for taking the time to review my postings.
    Bless you!
    December 16, 2020 at 10:28PM

FanStory wrote to Elizabeth Emerald: Congratulations! Second Place Finish In The Reviewing Contest!
November 1, 2020 at 12:17AM
    rama devi: Congrats~!
    November 1, 2020 at 5:59AM
    judiverse: Congratulations! Second place finish in the reviewing contest, great achievement. judiverse
    November 1, 2020 at 9:25AM
    AJ McCall: Congrats!!!!
    November 1, 2020 at 10:51AM
    Mrs. KT: Congratulations, Liz!
    November 1, 2020 at 12:20PM
    mrsmajor: Congratulations!
    November 1, 2020 at 2:09PM
    sammielwf: Well done Liz😁
    November 1, 2020 at 3:12PM
    Carlos' girl: great reviewer, great lady
    November 2, 2020 at 10:52PM

FanStory wrote to Elizabeth Emerald: Congratulations on your second place finish in the Reviewing Contest!
October 2, 2020 at 10:00AM
    phill doran: well done Liz!
    October 2, 2020 at 10:36AM
    Gypsymooncat: Congratulations Liz, very well deserved!
    October 2, 2020 at 8:30PM
    Carmen Ducharme : Thank you for your harsh comments I'm sorry that you felt my poem was inadequate
    October 5, 2020 at 1:53AM
    rama devi: Congrats!
    October 5, 2020 at 7:13PM
    sammielwf: Congratulations Liz.
    October 25, 2020 at 10:10PM

Elizabeth Emerald: I write to commend KAHPOT for graciously accepting my 4-star rating, amending the piece per my suggestions, and nominating me to boot!
August 29, 2020 at 10:51PM

FanStory wrote to Elizabeth Emerald: Congratulations! Honorable Mention Finish in the Reviewing Contest!
August 1, 2020 at 10:27AM
    damommy: Congratulations!
    August 1, 2020 at 2:07PM
    Spitfire: Terrific!
    August 1, 2020 at 4:28PM
    rama devi: Congratulations!!
    August 1, 2020 at 5:42PM
    lyenochka: Congratulations!!
    August 2, 2020 at 2:18PM
    Beverly A McBride: Congrats and good wishes on your achievement!
    August 5, 2020 at 10:01AM
    Beverly A McBride: Congrats and good wishes on your achievement!
    August 5, 2020 at 10:05AM

Elizabeth Emerald: Congratulations to Dolly's Poems for her upgrade to #1 reviewer. Upon her achieving such lofty status, the Grim Reaper icon was bequeathed her. I propose that this fearsome figure--who wields a scythe suitable for star-smashing--be swapped out for a friendly one. Perhaps a fairy princess who sprinkles magic stardust with a cheerful smile--apropos of Dolly, who always strews such wonderful words of encouragement along with a generous distribution of sparklers.
May 14, 2020 at 3:21AM
    Dolly'sPoems: Thank you Elizabeth for your sweet words here, I hope to continue to sprinkle my magical fairy dust, love Dolly x
    May 14, 2020 at 3:36AM
    OliveO: What a joy for my very first submission to be reviewed by Dolly's Poems. Liz, I actually entered the contest which was about to expire today...for one of my life memoirs...thanks to your kind referral to this amazing site. Since my hubby's nickname is Popeye, thus I am OliveO on this site. (in case you don't get my actual name--JD's sister)
    June 16, 2020 at 3:45PM
    Jan Perry: Yeah! Yay!
    December 25, 2020 at 2:25AM

Elizabeth Emerald: Given that reviewer nominations generally vanish down the rabbit hole, I wish to commend Sarkems for an astute critique. There was a logical flaw in my story, which I'd been hesitant to post because something had seemed "off," yet I couldn't pin it down. SARKEMS did. I amended the piece forthwith.
April 27, 2020 at 11:37PM
    Sarkems: Aww thank you, that's very sweet
    April 28, 2020 at 3:30AM

Elizabeth Emerald: I wish to publicly laud Dina Bruun for a six-star review. Meaning six-stars to her for her four-stars to me. Dina wrote a painstaking critique of my script; she warmly expressed the many things she liked, and made several detailed suggestions for improvement. Her advice was spot on; I wasted no time implementing her apt recommendations, being eager to offer my best to the rest. As regards her extensive effort in my behalf Dina went above and beyond; as regards her giving a balanced review Dina did exactly as we are supposed to do. Kudos to her. As Freudians (probably don't really) say--sometimes a cigar is just a cigar; I say--sometimes "good" means good.

...On the flip side...sometimes "good" means: THIS SUCKS! I recently got a four-star review for a parody piece that taken on face value was not worthy of even a one. The reader gave up in disgust three lines into my monstrosity in which (per the footnote) I spew utter nonsense in a jumble of atrocious grammar and usage.
April 22, 2020 at 12:25PM
    rama devi: Thanks for highlighting a great review with your gratitude. So many people misinterpret constructive critique as being 'negative' (destructive). It's a wonderful gesture to spotlight Dina for her extensive constructive critique. I gave her a thumb too!
    April 22, 2020 at 4:45PM

Elizabeth Emerald: I am frustrated at being MUTEd after having given a three-star review, shortly after which I set out in search of other pieces by the author that would merit high-fives and found myself locked out. A shame, surely I would have found worthy works amidst her portfolio--she'd have more than made up her stars.
March 29, 2020 at 6:20PM
    Eve Lovell: Don't worry, it is very hard to do anything here. It is a friendly fiver club run by mostly old men and women who give endless fivers with flattery, you have no idea how many times I've been muted for a four, but I have a care factor of zero, we're here to be read, not to get ratings. Keep giving the three's and fours. I respect you for it. It is meant to be a writing site, but alas, it is really a friendly fiver club.
    March 29, 2020 at 7:31PM
    rama devi: Warm welcome to Fanstory. You'll find a full spectrum here. Some are here to share socially, while some are here to improve in the craft. As a recognized reviewer, I'm a veteran of being muted for offering in depth critique and honest ratings. But you'll find that many will be grateful for the substantive reviews and the muters are a minority. Please continue to review with such integrity and intelligence! :) I'm less active here than in previous years. We need a new recognized reviewer!
    April 6, 2020 at 3:50AM

Elizabeth Emerald: To be sung to Where Have All the Flowers Gone?

Where have all the sixes gone?
Long time since I got one
Where have all the sixes gone?
Lord hear my plea

Where have all the sixes gone?
Gone to others, every one
When will they ever learn!
Save some for me!

Where have all the sixes gone?
Good news: they changed the rule!
They're sure to come my way
Since there's no cap

Where have all the sixes gone?
Alas, I still have none
When will I ever learn
My work's mere pap

March 20, 2020 at 4:53PM
    Jesse James Doty: Awww, how sad. Hang in there, you'll receive what you're due, soon enough, I'm sure.
    March 21, 2020 at 1:52AM
    Gypsymooncat: I gave you one before I even read your sad parody lol
    March 21, 2020 at 6:37AM
    LaRosa: You can be so funny, Elizabeth. You've created an enjoyable new set of lyrics for the song. I could hear the melody all the way through.
    Sixes rule has been changed? No cap? I guess I've been gone too long, didn't know. Or is it a joke? Because I still didn't have many sixes to give out. By the time I read your little stories, I was out again. Sorry, not because you haven't deserved 'em!
    March 23, 2020 at 9:25PM
    Aussie: Save them up sunshine!
    March 25, 2020 at 12:43AM

Elizabeth Emerald: Sung to My Sharona, The Knack 1979

When ya gonna get to me, my Corona?
Is it just a matter of time Corona?

You're never gonna stop, such a dirty brand
Gotta stay away from the touch of an un-washed hand

M-M-M-My Corona!

Oooh, I'm afraid: Next it's me
Wish it were a game in my mind Corona
Can it be: Destiny?
You're falling down upon us from the sky, Corona

M-M-M-My Corona!

Oooh, it's going up, going up
How my fever burns
We're all throwing up, throwing up
Taking toilet turns

M-M-M-My Corona!

March 19, 2020 at 12:44PM
    LisaMay: That is a great song - you had me singing along to the tune and the new words. We both clearly show a complete lack of decorum and taste and will probably be shunned for our indelicacy and apparent lack of compassion to those who are suffering. I laugh in the face of adversity. It's nice to have met a kindred pisstaker.
    March 19, 2020 at 6:19PM
    Gypsymooncat: Ah it's so good to see some are trying to keep morale up and stop the panic.

    Elizabeth, thanks for the smile and the song!

    LisaMay...lack of decorum and taste? Indelicacy? HUMPH. I like lack of decorum, taste and indelicacy. It's FUN. Not like "proper behaviour".

    It'll be interesting to see if the "do-gooders" pop in and comment. It'll be VERY interesting...
    March 19, 2020 at 8:15PM
    Jesse James Doty: I like this, too. I sang along with it as I read it. Now, I can't get that tune out of my head. Oh well, it's a great earworm.
    March 21, 2020 at 1:58AM

Elizabeth Emerald: Rename proposal: Fan-Story Land to Five-Starry Land.

Alas, after a six-week struggle, I too have succumbed to High-Five Fever.

Check out the ranked writers list. Everyone gets an "A" plus-or-minus. When I was in grammar school, "A" stood for "average." Seems that's the case here as well.
March 19, 2020 at 12:14PM
    LisaMay: They say that cream rises, but so does scum. The top level does not always mean quality (says she, floating along in la la land at the top of short writes.)
    March 19, 2020 at 6:17PM

Elizabeth Emerald: Not that it's up for your vote
Still, a verse worthy of note
Been brewing two days
On the Corona craze
Alas, I must pay to promote

March 18, 2020 at 12:53PM
    LisaMay: Money still makes the world go round unfortunately. It might change though when we run out of it through being unemployed, sick, or dead.
    March 19, 2020 at 6:15PM

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