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Re: Twitter Wars!

Postby D Pope » 05 Apr 2012 16:39

lotek wrote:Well we can agree that the people who committ these interviews are stupid and don't know google.

As long as you note that it's a willful stupidity, or 14evin only answers the questions in the e-mail-fill-in-the-blank-interview that he wants to. I wouldn't be surprised if he has some sort of final approval agreement for these 'interviews.' Why else would no one be asking the real questions? I know there's a lot of goofs online but you can't tell me that there are no giant killers left anywhere.
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Re: Twitter Wars!

Postby Ampoliros » 05 Apr 2012 19:03

I saw an article, maybe a book yesterday that talked about how the mind interprets or stores information from reading the same as it does from other sensory inputs.

My first thought was "My god, does that mean that shit like 50 shades of twilight/kja/etc represent how the vast majority of people think/perceive the world?"

I mean, to a sentient mind, that has to be the scariest shit I've ever heard.
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Re: Twitter Wars!

Postby SadisticCynic » 06 Apr 2012 03:58

Actually, that is rather scary... *shudder*
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Re: Twitter Wars!

Postby SandRider » 08 Apr 2012 07:03

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Re: Twitter Wars!

Postby Freakzilla » 08 Apr 2012 08:35

I'm glad I read that before breakfast...
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Re: Twitter Wars!

Postby Ampoliros » 08 Apr 2012 12:17

@nerdmarius Hey buddy, if you think that the Saga of $even Sucks is good, then you need to do a few things before you start writing.

Get better taste in Sci-fi, probably by reading actual sci-fi.

If you want to be one of the "critical darlings" then you need to read KJA and do the exact opposite of what he does.

Realize that the author you asked for advice gave you an advertisement for a paid seminar on how to get published and sell books, not on how to write.

Read critical reviews both good and bad. Look at what the complaints are about certain styles and authors.

For Gawd's sake, EDIT. They tell you to do this in school. There is a reason a first draft is called a first draft.

Oh, looks like I went over 140 characters. Cause' I don't use twitter to ask for advice.
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Re: Twitter Wars!

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Re: Twitter Wars!

Postby lotek » 17 May 2012 06:08

That is a fucking classic !

I kinda felt a little bit bad about my supertards sig (well mostly for the real mentally challenged people that actually have an excuse), but this makes it all good again.


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Re: Twitter Wars!

Postby D Pope » 17 May 2012 08:37

How many extra words could there be in 'nearly polished prose?'
Leto II is gone for good, except for OM. The "pearl" was just that; a miniscule portion of what Leto was, and not a compressed version of the whole. The pearl that the worms have do not make them Leto, or in any way similar to him.
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Re: Twitter Wars!

Postby lotek » 17 May 2012 08:46

After many days, I realize I would have saved myself time if I just didn't in the first place.
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Re: Twitter Wars!

Postby Omphalos » 17 May 2012 09:25

lotek wrote:After many days, I realize I would have saved myself time if I just didn't in the first place.


That's what Becca said.

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Re: Twitter Wars!

Postby lotek » 17 May 2012 09:28

Omphalos wrote:
lotek wrote:After many days, I realize I would have saved myself time if I just didn't in the first place.


That's what Becca said.


hey he finally managed to write something that has an echo in real life, well, sort of.
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Re: Twitter Wars!

Postby Serkanner » 11 Aug 2012 06:09

When you think Keith can never top himself saying something utterly stupid, he surprises us yet again.

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Re: Twitter Wars!

Postby lotek » 11 Aug 2012 06:11

with many more crappy jokes to come !
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Re: Twitter Wars!

Postby Nekhrun » 11 Aug 2012 11:00

Serkanner wrote:When you think Keith can never top himself saying something utterly stupid, he surprises us yet again.

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This just in, Keith's grandson thinks Grandpa's books are too childish.
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Re: Twitter Wars!

Postby Ampoliros » 13 Aug 2012 00:40

They named their kid after Professor X?

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Re: Twitter Wars!

Postby lotek » 13 Aug 2012 04:10

wasn't it after reading xmen that professor k decided he wanted to be an in-universe hack ?

I wish he'd had relentlessly repeated the genesis of his calling anytime anyone asked him, and at times even when not probed, just for good measure, then we'd all know how the magic came to be...

If only...
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Re: Twitter Wars!

Postby Sev » 08 Oct 2012 04:05

No interesting twats for 2 months?

In that case, let's see what tehKJAckass has said about 'Mentwats'

June 12: In Seattle with BriBri plotting the thing.

June 30: 50 page outline finished.

August 28: First draft chapters completed.

In between those, just less than, two months - he attended 4 conventions and a writing seminar - so you can see how much attention he paid to the first draft.

Only 16 months until publication - sigh...
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Re: Twitter Wars!

Postby lotek » 08 Oct 2012 05:13

Kevin J Anderson ‏@TheKJA wrote:Nearly finished editing my Captain Nemo and Cthulhu story. I think I captured just the right amount of Lovecraftian dread.


Somehow I doubt that.
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Re: Twitter Wars!

Postby lotek » 08 Oct 2012 06:27

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What a tool.
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Re: Twitter Wars!

Postby Ampoliros » 08 Oct 2012 11:42

lotek wrote:
Kevin J Anderson ‏@TheKJA wrote:Nearly finished editing my Captain Nemo and Cthulhu story. I think I captured just the right amount of Lovecraftian dread.


Somehow I doubt that.



Duh, if there is one thing that is ULTRA SCARY its Cthulhu!
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Re: Twitter Wars!

Postby Serkanner » 08 Oct 2012 12:45

Ampoliros wrote:
lotek wrote:
Kevin J Anderson ‏@TheKJA wrote:Nearly finished editing my Captain Nemo and Cthulhu story. I think I captured just the right amount of Lovecraftian dread.


Somehow I doubt that.



Duh, if there is one thing that is ULTRA SCARY its Cthulhu!


In space!
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Re: Twitter Wars!

Postby D Pope » 08 Oct 2012 13:14

Serkanner wrote:
Ampoliros wrote:
lotek wrote:
Kevin J Anderson ‏@TheKJA wrote:Nearly finished editing my Captain Nemo and Cthulhu story. I think I captured just the right amount of Lovecraftian dread.


Somehow I doubt that.



Duh, if there is one thing that is ULTRA SCARY its Cthulhu!


In space!

Mega-Cthulhu in Ultra-Space isn't as scary as the Lovecraftian dread I feel when I think about the hack playing in the sandbox of the Old Ones.
Leto II is gone for good, except for OM. The "pearl" was just that; a miniscule portion of what Leto was, and not a compressed version of the whole. The pearl that the worms have do not make them Leto, or in any way similar to him.
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Re: Twitter Wars!

Postby DuneFishUK » 08 Oct 2012 14:24

D Pope wrote:
Serkanner wrote:
Ampoliros wrote:
lotek wrote:
Kevin J Anderson ‏@TheKJA wrote:Nearly finished editing my Captain Nemo and Cthulhu story. I think I captured just the right amount of Lovecraftian dread.


Somehow I doubt that.



Duh, if there is one thing that is ULTRA SCARY its Cthulhu!


In space!

Mega-Cthulhu in Ultra-Space isn't as scary as the Lovecraftian dread I feel when I think about the hack playing in the sandbox of the Old Ones.

Nemo uses an ultra-mega-power-mech-suit he salvaged from the derelict Old One ship to vanquish Cthulu.

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Re: Twitter Wars!

Postby lotek » 09 Oct 2012 05:02

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