Hunchback Jack wrote:I think, though, that Kevin dominates when it actually comes to writing the thing. KJA churns out five chapters to each of Brian's one, and has time left over to rewrite Brian's chapters.
This is a key point to me, and one we nailed last year.
Their own stories, in their own words, just don't add up
. Over and over again, we've got Keith telling the world just how fast he can get the Hike-O-Matic™ machine cranked up; he goes from nothing to "finished" chapters in just a matter of days. Then we've got Bobo, who might or might not be able to find the power button on his 10-year-old Powerbook. Bobo, who often has ... "difficulties" ... when he goes out in public; Bobo, who allegedly doesn't use email or the internet, which would make their "trading" of chapters a bit problematic.
No, their stories just don't mesh. Not only can Bobo not possibly match Keith's pace, no
living writer can match Keith's pace. Mostly because 99 percent of those writers actually care a bit about the process.
Clearly, Keith is writing at at least
a 5-to-1 pace when compared to Bobo. I'd say it's extremely likely that:
1. Keith eventually "volunteers" to do a lot of Bobo's chapters;
2. When they are finally finished with their first go-around, Keith completely dominates the "editing" process. To the point where a new McDune is methodically turned into just another Anderhack Star Wars script ... perhaps without Bobo even realizing what's going on. Or maybe just accepting it. Or convincing himself that he's somehow contributed.
That's one of the main reasons I insist that the McDunes are basically Anderhack projects. Bobo Herbert is a spineless jellyfish who sold his soul long ago for a few coins; it's quite easy to see him bending over and grabbing ankles for anything Keith wants.
"Anything I write will be remembered and listed in bibliographies on Dune for several hundred years ..." — some delusional halfwit troll.