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    Re: Fun at the bookstore

    Postby Tleszer » 18 Jul 2009 08:40

    Sweet! I want a Dune slingsack back pack! :pray:

    I thought the event at Book Revue was going to be at 3PM... On another note, I kinda hoped to get them to sign something, but I can't think of anything that wouldn't be sacrilegious.
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    Re: Fun at the bookstore

    Postby Freakzilla » 18 Jul 2009 08:47

    Tleszer wrote:Sweet! I want a Dune slingsack back pack! :pray:

    I thought the event at Book Revue was going to be at 3PM... On another note, I kinda hoped to get them to sign something, but I can't think of anything that wouldn't be sacrilegious.


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    Re: Fun at the bookstore

    Postby Tleszer » 18 Jul 2009 11:19

    Thanks for the suggestion, FreakZ.
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    Re: Fun at the bookstore

    Postby Mandy » 20 Jul 2009 19:28

    SandChigger wrote:File 'em under Anderson and no one will ever find them. :lol:

    The true value of the Herbert name.

    Rock bottom at last.


    Yeah, I believe the only reason they claim the books are co-written is so they can be on the shelf next to the originals.
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    Re: Fun at the bookstore

    Postby Hunchback Jack » 04 Aug 2009 16:51

    SandChigger wrote:(WTF's a slingsack back pack? :? )


    This is.

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    Re: Fun at the bookstore

    Postby Tleszer » 04 Aug 2009 17:04

    Hunchback Jack wrote:
    SandChigger wrote:(WTF's a slingsack back pack? :? )


    This is.

    HBJ

    $10 for that? :laughing:
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    Re: Fun at the bookstore

    Postby Freakzilla » 04 Aug 2009 17:18

    Tleszer wrote:
    Hunchback Jack wrote:
    SandChigger wrote:(WTF's a slingsack back pack? :? )


    This is.

    HBJ

    $10 for that? :laughing:


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    Re: Fun at the bookstore

    Postby SandChigger » 04 Aug 2009 18:44

    I kinda like the simplicity.

    The title with just their names ... kinda implies THEY are the winds of Dune ... the two windy things ... full of hot air. :D
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    Re: Fun at the bookstore

    Postby inhuien » 05 Aug 2009 08:07

    Freakzilla wrote:
    Tleszer wrote:
    Hunchback Jack wrote:
    SandChigger wrote:(WTF's a slingsack back pack? :? )


    This is.

    HBJ

    $10 for that? :laughing:


    It might be OK to keep your dope parephenalia in. :|

    Then it would have to have been called "The Blow of Dune" :banana-stoner:
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    Re: Fun at the bookstore

    Postby Rakis » 05 Aug 2009 11:22

    inhuien wrote:
    Freakzilla wrote:
    Tleszer wrote:
    Hunchback Jack wrote:
    SandChigger wrote:(WTF's a slingsack back pack? :? )


    This is.

    HBJ

    $10 for that? :laughing:


    It might be OK to keep your dope parephenalia in. :|

    Then it would have to have been called "The Blow of Dune" :banana-stoner:


    So...is that thing for hiking with drugs? :think:
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    Re: Fun at the bookstore

    Postby TheDukester » 05 Aug 2009 17:23

    More fun at the bookstore!

    After altering the Winds of Dune display at the local B&N (sadly, those images came out too crappy to post; you've got to stand still as a statue to shoot with the iPhone's useless camera), I jammed upstairs to pick up my new, 100-percent Kevin J. Anderson-free version of Dean Koontz's Frankenstein (as discussed in another thread which I can't find at the moment).

    And look, there it is in glorious color: lots of Koontz, lots of Frankenstein ... and no Hackerson at all! As the shirt says: "Woot!"

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    The guilt-free re-reading begins tonight. I've got it in Koontz's own words: he basically took TheKJA's draft, ignored it, and wrote his own book.

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    Re: Fun at the bookstore

    Postby Hunchback Jack » 05 Aug 2009 17:30

    TheDukester wrote: I jammed upstairs to pick up my new, 100-percent Kevin J. Anderson-free version of Dean Koontz's Frankenstein (as discussed in another thread which I can't find at the moment).


    Nice one!

    (and the thread is here).

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    Re: Fun at the bookstore

    Postby TheDukester » 05 Aug 2009 17:36

    Wow, does Koontz just plain dismiss TheKJA, or what?

    A short paragraph with plenty of read-between-the-lines potential, and that is it! He doesn't even mention Hacky by name.

    See ya, Keith! :lol: :dance: :clap:
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    Re: Fun at the bookstore

    Postby redbugpest » 06 Aug 2009 08:58

    That is so Junior High
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    Re: Fun at the bookstore

    Postby Nekhrun » 06 Aug 2009 09:07

    Is this what kja sent you over here for? I'm not sure he'd be so impressed. Maybe we should ask him?
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    Re: Fun at the bookstore

    Postby redbugpest » 06 Aug 2009 09:11

    Do you think he really cares about you guys?

    Give me a break
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    Re: Fun at the bookstore

    Postby Nekhrun » 06 Aug 2009 09:30

    redbugpest wrote:Do you think he really cares about you guys?

    Give me a break

    If he didn't why would he send his special people across the internet? He cares and so do the publishers and so do you.
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    Re: Fun at the bookstore

    Postby Rakis » 06 Aug 2009 10:12

    redbugpest wrote:Do you think he really cares about you guys?

    Give me a break


    Cares? No.

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    Re: Fun at the bookstore

    Postby TheDukester » 06 Aug 2009 10:19

    redbugpest wrote:Do you think he really cares about you guys?

    Oh, he cares deeply, genius. You'd realize that if you weren't dead above the neck.

    I've never seen an author who is so hyper-aware of the criticism leveled against him ... and who is so quick to respond with insults and feigned indifference. It's the very definition of pathetic, considering this is an alleged adult we're talking about.

    He's a late-40s man-child who likes to go pew! pew! pew!-pew!-pew! And who gets his widdle feewings huwt if not everybody loves him. Sound familiar?
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    Re: Fun at the bookstore

    Postby Omphalos » 06 Aug 2009 10:21

    redbugpest wrote:Do you think he really cares about you guys?

    Give me a break


    He cares pretty deeply. Secretly he wishes that he could change our minds. Hmmm. Maybe that's why he doesn't really care about you. Youve already succumbed to him.
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    Re: Fun at the bookstore

    Postby SandChigger » 06 Aug 2009 10:46

    So "junior high"? "Do you think he cares?"

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    Re: Fun at the bookstore

    Postby TheDukester » 06 Aug 2009 10:48

    redbugpest wrote:That is so Junior High

    Oh, come on ... that's just not fair.

    Messing with bookstore displays is at least lower-level high school.
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    Re: Fun at the bookstore

    Postby Apjak » 06 Aug 2009 12:20

    I just wish there was a symbol that one could accidentally leave when one accidentally rearranges an author out of a certain section of a bookstore. A sign, a calling card to let those who know their sietches that this is Jacurutu territory.

    Also we ever discuss that Jacurutu is the name of a river in Brazil?
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    Re: Fun at the bookstore

    Postby A Thing of Eternity » 06 Aug 2009 12:37

    Apjak wrote:I just wish there was a symbol that one could accidentally leave when one accidentally rearranges an author out of a certain section of a bookstore. A sign, a calling card to let those who know their sietches that this is Jacurutu territory.

    Also we ever discuss that Jacurutu is the name of a river in Brazil?


    We discussed that it was a town, don't know if the town is on the river.
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    Re: Fun at the bookstore

    Postby SandChigger » 06 Aug 2009 12:48

    I think both Lisan and Carlos have mentioned it (and/or a town?) in the past, either here or on other sites (Arrakeen? DN?). ;)

    (Ack! Beat to the punch by da Thang! :P )

    A Jacurutu symbol you could print out on little slips of paper (like bookmarks?) and leave in the pages ... I like it. :lol:
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