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New KJA Interview

Postby Sev » 03 Aug 2010 14:42

There's a new interview with Keith at fantasyhandbook.wordpress.com - with a chance to leave comments!!! I'm off to work in a minute, so hopefully some of you will have first crack at it. Bloody hell, he talks some crap in this one, but then what did we expect!
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Postby Nekhrun » 03 Aug 2010 15:06

Anderson: One of the best examples, to me, is what Frank Herbert created in Dune with the Fremen and their belief in Shai-Hulud. On the surface, it might seem a typical “primitive people worshiping a giant monster” as you see in so many clichéd fantasies. But the Fremen have an entire accompanying philosophy, that the sandworms aren’t really the god but a manifestation of the power of the desert; they have water rituals (which stem directly from the harsh desert landscape in which they live); they have a culture surrounding their religion: prayers, common sayings, all the details that show how pervasive those beliefs are.


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Re: New KJA Interview

Postby lotek » 03 Aug 2010 15:38

this one is a howler
some idiot who puts kewl pew pews everywhere wrote: Have you ever read a lengthy action-packed scene, a fight, a chase, and even though it’s full of Sturm und Drang, you’re not very excited about it? Probably because the action feels like filler, “insert adventure here.”


:lol: :lol:


What a douche!

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the funniest part is that is he actually did what he says he might be writing decent enough stuff...
but it's all spin spin spin... Keith we have news for you, saying is not doing!!
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Re: New KJA Interview

Postby D Pope » 03 Aug 2010 15:43

same old, same old. old old old.

If someone's left a comment it's been deleted.
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Re: New KJA Interview

Postby D Pope » 03 Aug 2010 15:56

I guess it's almost interesting that poor Brian no longer rates;
According to his own website (KJA) wrote: His collaborations with Frank Herbert’s son on a series of Dune novels has brought his career to new heights, landing him time and again on a number of best seller lists

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edit; Awaiting moderation eh?
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Re: New KJA Interview

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Serkanner wrote:Image


Ya think that will get past the moderator? :snooty:
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Re: New KJA Interview

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Freakzilla wrote:
Serkanner wrote:


Ya think that will get past the moderator? :snooty:


We can only wait and see. If they don't they aren't worth shit to read, if they do than I might return and read more. Can't lose really.
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Postby DuneFishUK » 03 Aug 2010 16:39

Some hack wrote:But because it is someone else’s playground, and because the rules are already established, I don’t have the same amount of creative freedom I would have in my own original creation. Sometimes, a story decision that seems obvious and necessary to me is not possible to include because the licensor has other priorities (an action figure design contradicts it, for example).

If only Frank Herbert had made some action figures. :(

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Re: New KJA Interview

Postby Nekhrun » 03 Aug 2010 17:23

What I posted wasn't even Blaze of Glory worthy but it must've been deleted right after I posted it. I just made some comment about asking kja about why so many fans don't like him once he starts writing in another artist's universe.
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Postby Kojiro » 03 Aug 2010 17:38

DuneFishUK wrote:
Some hack wrote:But because it is someone else’s playground, and because the rules are already established, I don’t have the same amount of creative freedom I would have in my own original creation. Sometimes, a story decision that seems obvious and necessary to me is not possible to include because the licensor has other priorities (an action figure design contradicts it, for example).

If only Frank Herbert had made some action figures. :(


Um...

http://www.arrakis.co.uk/action.html
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Re: New KJA Interview

Postby lotek » 03 Aug 2010 17:56

How much are you prepared to bet tehjacket warned them about the haters stalking him for no reason but jealousy and bitterness all over da interwebz?

My comment was bland enough but maybe I shouldn't have put www.jacurutu.com as a website lol

And considering the brown nosing going on and following the usual pattern I doubt anything else than mindless adoration of the number one bestestsellerever(in the world and the universe) will be accepted.
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Re: New KJA Interview

Postby lotek » 03 Aug 2010 17:58

this is more interesting!

Dune by Frank Herbert

In the week before their departure to Arrakis, when all the final scurrying about had reached a nearly unbearable frenzy, an old crone came to visit the mother of the boy, Paul.

It’s interesting that this short, 32-word paragraph, like Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell’s 36, introduce a huge, sweeping epic. It might be fair to say that this is a credit to the finely considered core themes that both Herbert and Clarke preserved at the centers of their masterpieces.

Dune’s first paragraph assigns special significance to one particular place (Arrakis), and one particular person (Paul). Though two other people are mentioned (the old crone, and Paul’s mother), the fact that they are not yet given names, shifts the emphasis to Paul. It may seem as though this is a simple, quickie set-up, but a look just under the surface reveals that these 32 words are a statement of purpose. Dune is a book about a young man challenged by the old order. The boy Paul grows up to be the man Muad’dib and challenges every assumption of the older people and even older customs and institutions around him. That’s the emotional core of a story that plays out as a pastiche on the dangers of a single-resource economy.
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Re: New KJA Interview

Postby SandChigger » 03 Aug 2010 18:09

SandChigger // August 3, 2010 at 3:27 pm

I wish you had asked Anderson about that “Chisra Sala Muad’Dib” fake Fremen/Arabic nonsense in The Winds of Dune. He didn’t seem to have any problem with the “clumsiness” of that bogus insertion.

(I have no doubt that you’ll simply delete this, so I’ll warn you ahead of time that I’ll be posting about this on my own blog. You’re welcome to come by and comment: I only censor the complete droolers. Tah!)

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Postby Kojiro » 03 Aug 2010 18:20

I pretty much just stated that he should have asked how KJA thought the following translated to robots:

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Postby SandChigger » 03 Aug 2010 21:09

PhilAthans on Twitter: If you think you're going to use my blog to bad mouth my friends, you gots another think comin. Comments are friendly or rejected.
about 3 hours ago via TweetDeck

Isn't he brave, declaring himself a FoK in public! :lol:

This is the guy who's put out The Guide to Writing Fantasy and Science Fiction: 6 Steps to Writing and Publishing Your Bestseller!; KJA was flogging it a while back, if I recall correctly.

Still no comments allowed through on the blog post. ;)

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Postby SandRider » 03 Aug 2010 21:18

fantastic ! Spanky McDune's new best twitter-friend ...

and wait....what ?

TheKeith wrote:But because it is someone else’s playground, and because the rules are already established, I don’t have the same amount of creative freedom I would have in my own original creation. Sometimes, a story decision that seems obvious and necessary to me is not possible ...


so ... is he like ... bitching about having to write Dune fanfiction for a dollar ?

fuck, I see whole set of spinning lies acomin' ...

human reader : Why did you turn Marty & Daniel into robots ?
TheKeith: hey, it wasn't my idea, it was in the notes, or the outline, or a vision Brian had from his mom,
if it had been up to me, I would have done things differently
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Postby merkin muffley » 03 Aug 2010 21:51

SandRider wrote:
TheKeith wrote:But because it is someone else’s playground, and because the rules are already established, I don’t have the same amount of creative freedom I would have in my own original creation. Sometimes, a story decision that seems obvious and necessary to me is not possible ...


so ... is he like ... bitching about having to write Dune fanfiction for a dollar ?

fuck, I see whole set of spinning lies acomin' ...

human reader : Why did you turn Marty & Daniel into robots ?
TheKeith: hey, it wasn't my idea, it was in the notes, or the outline, or a vision Brian had from his mom,
if it had been up to me, I would have done things differently


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Re: New KJA Interview

Postby Omphalos » 04 Aug 2010 01:04

numbnuts wrote:Sometimes, a story decision that seems obvious and necessary to me is not possible ...


I almost whispered thanks, then I realized its just another lie.

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Re: New KJA Interview

Postby Sev » 04 Aug 2010 04:13

Damn, sorry everyone, didn't know the guy was a best bud of Keith's and wouldn't publish anything we wrote - bastard.
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Re: New KJA Interview

Postby lotek » 04 Aug 2010 05:17

fuck it it was funny!

And I don't think Keith would go for an interview that was not given(choice of word intentional)by one of his fanfuckboys anyway...
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Re: New KJA Interview

Postby SandChigger » 04 Aug 2010 07:09

Yeah. And since most of his "interviews" seem to be conducted by email anyway (otherwise, they'd probably be podcasts, no?), if he got someone he wasn't friends with trying to hardball him, he'd probably just refuse to respond and we'd never hear about it (unless the interviewer made a fuss about him wimping out).

I just wish a REAL interviewer with a pair of balls would go after the Dune-fucker. :twisted:
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Re: New KJA Interview

Postby Freakzilla » 04 Aug 2010 08:02

Think he'd respond to an email interview from me@here? :wink:
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