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A Favor, Please

Postby Omphalos » 20 Sep 2011 20:43

Would everyone please go here:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/078643 ... rd_i=typ01

And click on the link that says "I want you to make a Kindle version of this". Thanks.

Fingers crossed!

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Re: A Favor, Please

Postby JustSomeGuy » 20 Sep 2011 20:55

Done.
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Re: A Favor, Please

Postby Freakzilla » 20 Sep 2011 21:38

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Re: A Favor, Please

Postby Tleszer » 20 Sep 2011 21:59

As you have commanded, my master.
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Re: A Favor, Please

Postby D Pope » 21 Sep 2011 00:39

The Tidwell must, and has been, obeyed.
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: A Favor, Please

Postby A Thing of Eternity » 21 Sep 2011 01:30

I could not find the button I was told to press. Sorry.
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Re: A Favor, Please

Postby Omphalos » 21 Sep 2011 02:37

A Thing of Eternity wrote:I could not find the button I was told to press. Sorry.


It's right below the picture of the book cover silly!

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Re: A Favor, Please

Postby Hunchback Jack » 21 Sep 2011 03:56

Done!

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Re: A Favor, Please

Postby Serkanner » 21 Sep 2011 05:35

Omphalos wrote:
A Thing of Eternity wrote:I could not find the button I was told to press. Sorry.


It's right below the picture of the book cover silly!


Here it isn't.
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Re: A Favor, Please

Postby lotek » 21 Sep 2011 07:17

There's what I see

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And here's what I would like to see.
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Re: A Favor, Please

Postby SadisticCynic » 21 Sep 2011 07:43

Serkanner wrote:
Omphalos wrote:
A Thing of Eternity wrote:I could not find the button I was told to press. Sorry.


It's right below the picture of the book cover silly!


Here it isn't.


Phew! I'm not the only one.
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Re: A Favor, Please

Postby Apjak » 21 Sep 2011 08:49

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my finger, is on the button...

push the button...

the time has come to...

galvanize!
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Re: A Favor, Please

Postby trang » 21 Sep 2011 11:02

I have pushed the button, but fear zombies have been released somewhere.
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Re: A Favor, Please

Postby JustSomeGuy » 21 Sep 2011 11:05

So, Omphalos = this Tidwell I keep hearing about? I thought maybe it was a video game character or maybe someone from over at that other site. Tidwell?
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Re: A Favor, Please

Postby Serkanner » 21 Sep 2011 13:52

JustSomeGuy wrote:So, Omphalos = this Tidwell I keep hearing about? I thought maybe it was a video game character or maybe someone from over at that other site. Tidwell?


The Tidwell is THE TIDWELL!
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Re: A Favor, Please

Postby A Thing of Eternity » 21 Sep 2011 14:16

JustSomeGuy wrote:So, Omphalos = this Tidwell I keep hearing about? I thought maybe it was a video game character or maybe someone from over at that other site. Tidwell?


Yes.
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Re: A Favor, Please

Postby Omphalos » 21 Sep 2011 17:21

SadisticCynic wrote:
Serkanner wrote:
Omphalos wrote:
A Thing of Eternity wrote:I could not find the button I was told to press. Sorry.


It's right below the picture of the book cover silly!


Here it isn't.


Phew! I'm not the only one.


Huh. Must be an Amazon US thing. Sorry guys, and thanks for showing me.

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Re: A Favor, Please

Postby Omphalos » 21 Sep 2011 17:27

JustSomeGuy wrote:So, Omphalos = this Tidwell I keep hearing about? I thought maybe it was a video game character or maybe someone from over at that other site. Tidwell?


Actually "The Tidwell" was a conglomeration of me, Ragabash and Freak. The nut jub who came up with that was too stoopid to realilze that we were in fact different people, all doing "mysterious" things like sending self-destruct codes to his computer when he wasn't looking, changing our contact information on web registration pages, and running this place. But Ragabash (my brother) isn't around a lot, so between me and Freak I am the only one with the last name of "Tidwell."

Although by now I suppose you could say that the idea of "The Tidwell" is much bigger than I, and has evolved to have its own sentience and consciousness. So watch your fuckin' P's and Q's, mister!

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Re: A Favor, Please

Postby JustSomeGuy » 21 Sep 2011 17:50

Omphalos wrote:Actually "The Tidwell" was a conglomeration of me, Ragabash and Freak. The nut jub who came up with that was too stoopid to realilze that we were in fact different people, all doing "mysterious" things like sending self-destruct codes to his computer when he wasn't looking, changing our contact information on web registration pages, and running this place. But Ragabash (my brother) isn't around a lot, so between me and Freak I am the only one with the last name of "Tidwell."

Although by now I suppose you could say that the idea of "The Tidwell" is much bigger than I, and has evolved to have its own sentience and consciousness. So watch your fuckin' P's and Q's, mister!



I see, I see...

About this other guy: I can relate to him a little bit. I'm paranoid. I mean, PARANOID. Maybe not as much as him, but I have crazy paranoid thoughts too. It's just that I try to keep them to myself.
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Re: A Favor, Please

Postby A Thing of Eternity » 21 Sep 2011 18:07

JustSomeGuy wrote:
Omphalos wrote:Actually "The Tidwell" was a conglomeration of me, Ragabash and Freak. The nut jub who came up with that was too stoopid to realilze that we were in fact different people, all doing "mysterious" things like sending self-destruct codes to his computer when he wasn't looking, changing our contact information on web registration pages, and running this place. But Ragabash (my brother) isn't around a lot, so between me and Freak I am the only one with the last name of "Tidwell."

Although by now I suppose you could say that the idea of "The Tidwell" is much bigger than I, and has evolved to have its own sentience and consciousness. So watch your fuckin' P's and Q's, mister!



I see, I see...

About this other guy: I can relate to him a little bit. I'm paranoid. I mean, PARANOID. Maybe not as much as him, but I have crazy paranoid thoughts too. It's just that I try to keep them to myself.


This guy was completely batshit insane though. Like completely batshit insane.


Good luck dealing with your paranoia though, I've got a few issues of my own but I''ve always been glad that wasn't one of them!
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Re: A Favor, Please

Postby Nekhrun » 21 Sep 2011 18:24

A Thing of Eternity wrote:This guy was completely batshit insane though. Like completely batshit insane.

Yeah? Well you just remember that the next time you're celebrating Memorial Day.

Also, I clicked the damn link. Obeying The Tidwell and all that.
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Re: A Favor, Please

Postby Hunchback Jack » 21 Sep 2011 18:38

A Thing of Eternity wrote:This guy was completely batshit insane though. Like completely batshit insane.


:lol: Yeah, you really can't say that too many times about that guy.

At one point he suggested - albeit tentatively - that this whole website was a front for William Shatner to further his career by launching a web smear campaign against Kevin J. Anderson. At least, I *think* that's what he claimed. It wasn't always clear.

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Re: A Favor, Please

Postby Nekhrun » 21 Sep 2011 18:45

Hunchback Jack wrote:
A Thing of Eternity wrote:This guy was completely batshit insane though. Like completely batshit insane.


:lol: Yeah, you really can't say that too many times about that guy.

At one point he suggested - albeit tentatively - that this whole website was a front for William Shatner to further his career by launching a web smear campaign against Kevin J. Anderson. At least, I *think* that's what he claimed. It wasn't always clear.

Don't forget about threatening to call the cops on people who visited his blog.

All that was before he faked his own death.
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Re: A Favor, Please

Postby merkin muffley » 21 Sep 2011 18:49

Nekhrun wrote:
Hunchback Jack wrote:
A Thing of Eternity wrote:This guy was completely batshit insane though. Like completely batshit insane.


:lol: Yeah, you really can't say that too many times about that guy.

At one point he suggested - albeit tentatively - that this whole website was a front for William Shatner to further his career by launching a web smear campaign against Kevin J. Anderson. At least, I *think* that's what he claimed. It wasn't always clear.

Don't forget about threatening to call the cops on people who visited his blog.

All that was before he faked his own death.


I visited his blog, and it gave me a virus (which I got rid of without any damage to my computer). Seriously. Happy Memorial Day.
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Re: A Favor, Please

Postby A Thing of Eternity » 21 Sep 2011 20:25

Nekhrun wrote:
Hunchback Jack wrote:
A Thing of Eternity wrote:This guy was completely batshit insane though. Like completely batshit insane.


:lol: Yeah, you really can't say that too many times about that guy.

At one point he suggested - albeit tentatively - that this whole website was a front for William Shatner to further his career by launching a web smear campaign against Kevin J. Anderson. At least, I *think* that's what he claimed. It wasn't always clear.

Don't forget about threatening to call the cops on people who visited his blog.

All that was before he faked his own death.


And then rose from the dead pretending to be his cousin, and then eventually admitted it was really him (which was obvious from the start...). He also I think said he had the FBI investigating us/the Tidwell.
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