and after awhile they turn into stars
Hii Celia, Sincere apologies. My day job has been far too intrusive since things went pear shaped at 07:00 on Good Friday morning. I need a break so that I can read more on here! Sorry about that.
I guess you got the gist of the light bulbs idea from TA and Joanna.
The bulbs are early "rewards" for new members and they grow at intervals of 5 contributions or so until 25 reached (I think). From 25 to 49 contributions, 5 of your bulbs remain lit.
At 50, the Fairy Godmother miraculously transforms your 5 lit bulbs into a glowing golden fairy star.
Then the star series progresses to many stars. The gabbier ones ones on here have accumulated many golden stars.
Toffeeapple has so many that they cannot be counted. A bit like the cosmos. (and she thinks she is a quite, background type of presence. Hah!).
Never knowingly underfed
When I was at junior school (many, many moons ago) the local library, next door, hosted a "good readers club".
The aim was to encourage prodigious reading by using a stick and carrot method. A tally card was held by the young person, recording the books read, inwardly digested and regurgitated to the librarian question master. The hopeful 8 or 9 yr old was striving for points awarded for the correct answers, because badges were awarded at certain levels. This made reading pretty competitive.
It made me try the art, just briefly, of cheating.
I tried to skip the arduous task of reading through the whole book and just try to prepare for a few generalised questions by just reading the synopsis on the back cover. It worked once or twice if the name of a central character, pet or location was required but soon ended when the frosty librarian asked if I could read at all.
I loved reading for the pleasure of it - making it a competitive sport was my downfall.
I promise, as a newbie, not to post too many single sentence posts in order to accrue "good reader" points.
Was that a groan I heard?
Go right ahead and do what you want, Jenny!
I think many of us have racked up hundreds of one-liners on the Story of Four Words thread and various quips and smart remarks. I have not noticed any newcomers posting "me too" posts. I think the average age of our forum users is such that the light bulb rankings are of little importance or interest to many.
Never knowingly underfed
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