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Kevin Speaks!

Postby Nebiros » 22 May 2011 21:38

We may all laugh and discredit Writers of the Future for its links to Scientology and the fact that Kevin is a judge on it. But Keep in mind that Frank Herbert himself was once a judge on the contest and now I just learned that Kevin entered the contest in the 80's.

I'll let Kevin speak for himself here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4-F32phjXw

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Re: Kevin Speaks!

Postby Lawliet » 22 May 2011 21:58

Nebiros wrote:We may all laugh and discredit Writers of the Future for its links to Scientology and the fact that Kevin is a judge on it.

End of thread :lol:
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Re: Kevin Speaks!

Postby Ampoliros » 22 May 2011 22:13

I thought KJA was the international man of mystery awards.
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Re: Kevin Speaks!

Postby D Pope » 23 May 2011 02:34

Holy Crap! Another award he hasn't won! And he's proud of it! It's his openning joke!
It just dawned on me that i've known people like him, pilots who are afraid to fly, mechanics who don't know how things work...managers...
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Re: Kevin Speaks!

Postby D Pope » 23 May 2011 02:37

Lawliet wrote:
Nebiros wrote:We may all laugh and discredit Writers of the Future for its links to Scientology and the fact that Kevin is a judge on it.

End of thread :lol:
That contest is embarrasing to the genre.

Apparently it didn't start out that way, back in the day they had seen fit to keep him out of the winners circle.
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: Kevin Speaks!

Postby SandChigger » 23 May 2011 08:12

Ampoliros wrote:I thought KJA was the international man of mystery awards.

AND Master(bator) of Universes!
I have heard of only one mistake that doesn’t have an explanation for a careful reader...with an open mind. (And, no, I’m not going to tell you what it is!) —KJA

I don't like every writer's style; for instance, I have never been able to get through Ursula LeGuin, China Mieville, or Iain Banks, all of whom are critical darlings. —KJA

I...had written a bunch of Star Wars and X-Files books...that proved not just that I'm a hack, but that I could write in somebody else's universe... —KJA

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Re: Kevin Speaks!

Postby Ampoliros » 23 May 2011 09:28

It's not his opening joke, its his cleverer way of jabbing back at them: you never gave me the award now look where I am, don't you look foolish.
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Re: Kevin Speaks!

Postby Hunchback Jack » 23 May 2011 14:50

Watching this, I can understand why people think he's a nice guy. That opening little story was a bit trite, but it was entertaining, and he used a personal, self-deprecating story to get the point across - that the competition is as much about improving the writing of the contestants than about winning the prize.

(He then somewhat spoils it by listing all the awards that previous contest winners (but not he) have subsequently won, which undercuts that message, but what are you going to do? He's KJA. He loves his lists.)

For all our talk about his being socially retarded, I think he does know how to charm people in a controlled environment.

He's using a teleprompter, by the way.

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Re: Kevin Speaks!

Postby Ampoliros » 23 May 2011 15:16

Well we know he certainly doesn't hold anything other than himself and his ego as sacred.
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