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thus sayeth Keith ...

Postby SandRider » 18 Jan 2011 15:51

http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/autho ... erson.html


first off : WTF?
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Do you want Columbus to go across the ocean, or do you want to put a message in a bottle and hope that it lands somewhere? I'd rather have actual people be there. Whether they look like Americans or like the inhabitants of some other country, depends on who has the most drive.


what does this even mean?
I'd like to think it made some kind of sense in context, but I kinda doubt it ...
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Re: thus sayeth Keith ...

Postby SadisticCynic » 18 Jan 2011 17:07

It should probably be noted that practically all (I didn't check page 2) of those quotes begin with 'I'. :roll:
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Postby Apjak » 18 Jan 2011 17:24

KJA wrote:I don't think the author should make the reader do that much work to remember who somebody is.


I think this quote went too far...

What he was trying to say was:

KJA wrote:I don't think the author should make the reader do that much work


He totally said it. So, I'm totally putting it in my sig.
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Postby D Pope » 18 Jan 2011 19:11

Wouldn’t you like to have an augmented memory chip that you could plug into your head so you don’t have to look everything up and remember everything?
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Postby D Pope » 18 Jan 2011 19:16

“I’m a slow reader. It takes me a month to read a novel."

"I’ve listened to every single Harry Potter book. I don’t think I would enjoy a Harry Potter book unless Jim Dale were reading it.”

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Postby SandChigger » 18 Jan 2011 19:18

:lol:

I'd forgotten all about writing that! :D
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Postby D Pope » 18 Jan 2011 19:38

It was just too cool not to include it, especially out of context. :D



Perhaps someone should start a thread on Chiggerquotes...
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Postby Tleszer » 18 Jan 2011 20:15

Chiggerleaks?
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Postby Nekhrun » 18 Jan 2011 20:16

Tleszer wrote:Chiggerleaks?

Here we go. :shock:
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Postby Kojiro » 18 Jan 2011 23:18

Aren't... um... quotes supposed to be about something meaningful? All of these look rather inane and pointless. Like his books, incidentally.
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Postby Hunchback Jack » 19 Jan 2011 01:16

SandRider wrote:
Do you want Columbus to go across the ocean, or do you want to put a message in a bottle and hope that it lands somewhere? I'd rather have actual people be there. Whether they look like Americans or like the inhabitants of some other country, depends on who has the most drive.


what does this even mean?
I'd like to think it made some kind of sense in context, but I kinda doubt it ...


The only context I can think of is a discussion about manned space flight versus sending probes.

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Postby SandChigger » 19 Jan 2011 01:41

I think it's from one of those soft-balls interviews, about whether he thought there'd be Chinese take-out on the moon by 2030.... :?

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Postby D Pope » 19 Jan 2011 02:10

How does he get away with that? I mean ALL his interviews have soft balls. Do you think he has a form letter/release saying he has final don't make me look bad on it? What if someone did try to corner him on his bullshit, like that last audio thing, would he go nuts or just hang up & call his/HPL lawyer?
Scumbag... It's time somebody went 60 Minuites on his ass. Lying dictahiking necro-rapist! Thirty page outline my ass! Maybe after you and Brian got done with it. And his dictahiking; how many times did he blog/brag (blag) about braving the wild yet well marked hiking trail? Three times? Four? LAST YEAR?!! Smug pudgy ball of combed over deceit.
Go on Kevin J Anderson, keep ooozing your dictajizz. I know you're running out of sandboxes. If history remembers you at all it'll be as a bad example.
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Postby SandChigger » 19 Jan 2011 02:24

A lot of the interviews he does are actually by email, so he can always just ignore the question or copy-paste one of his canned responses. :roll:

As for rest, they do seem to be just phone deals. So I guess he could just hang up if things got too uncomfortable.

But I imagine he has things well vetted long before he agrees to even do one.


Another problem is that it seems most of the people doing interviews out there don't have the balls to piss off a "bigshot" like The Hack. They're probably afraid of getting a bad rep among authors and ending up with no one to interview.

Cowards.

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Postby merkin muffley » 19 Jan 2011 10:46

Hack wrote:I wanted the feel in these books to be like an epic fantasy, with kings, queens, dukes and court politics, but of course like what I was explaining before, about making the science make sense, you have to make the politics make sense, too.


:clap: And you've done well, Kevin. :roll: Thank God for the History Channel.

I hear they're reading House Corrino at the Brookings Institute because they want to be ready when robots start feeding "flesh cookies" to a head in a jar using lab assistants with four arms. Actually, I feel like that bullshit was probably Brian's... they're reading Paul of Dune to prepare for the day when potted plants will, inevitably, be used to shoot ninja throwing stars at people in a royal wedding.

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Postby lotek » 19 Jan 2011 11:26

yeah he's actuallly proud of being a sorry lazy ass, which doesn't really come as a surprise now does it ?

I hear they're reading House Corrino at the Brookings Institute because they want to be ready when robots start feeding "flesh cookies" to a head in a jar using lab assistants with four arms. Actually, I feel like that bullshit was probably Brian's... they're reading Paul of Dune to prepare for the day when potted plants will, inevitably, be used to shoot ninja throwing stars at people in a royal wedding.


love that :lol:

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Postby TheDukester » 19 Jan 2011 12:33

D Pope wrote:Scumbag... It's time somebody went 60 Minuites on his ass. Lying dictahiking necro-rapist! Thirty page outline my ass! Maybe after you and Brian got done with it. And his dictahiking; how many times did he blog/brag (blag) about braving the wild yet well marked hiking trail? Three times? Four? LAST YEAR?!! Smug pudgy ball of combed over deceit.
Go on Kevin J Anderson, keep ooozing your dictajizz.

Great stuff! :lol: :clap:

I call this Stage 13 on my patented Dealing With Anderhack Scale™: "Seething Hatred and Mini-Rants." It's often combined with Stage 14: "Daydreams of Cartoon-Like Violence" (i.e., "If I see Anderson, I will literally reach down his throat and pull out his spine!").

I'm still trying to reach the 20th and final stage myself: "Accepting that Keith is an Inconsequential Blowhard." In my experience, only SandRider has successfully reached Stage 20 ... although he occasionally regresses. :wink:
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Postby Kojiro » 19 Jan 2011 21:07

SandChigger wrote:A lot of the interviews he does are actually by email, so he can always just ignore the question or copy-paste one of his canned responses. :roll:

As for rest, they do seem to be just phone deals. So I guess he could just hang up if things got too uncomfortable.

But I imagine he has things well vetted long before he agrees to even do one.


Another problem is that it seems most of the people doing interviews out there don't have the balls to piss off a "bigshot" like The Hack. They're probably afraid of getting a bad rep among authors and ending up with no one to interview.

Cowards.


Indeed. If I ever become successful in my pursuit of becoming an author, I'd personally hope that my interviewer asked hard questions. I'd hope for the same if I ran in politics.

merkin muffley wrote:I hear they're reading House Corrino at the Brookings Institute because they want to be ready when robots start feeding "flesh cookies" to a head in a jar using lab assistants with four arms. Actually, I feel like that bullshit was probably Brian's... they're reading Paul of Dune to prepare for the day when potted plants will, inevitably, be used to shoot ninja throwing stars at people in a royal wedding.


Wait.... what?
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Postby Freakzilla » 19 Jan 2011 21:24

Kojiro wrote:
merkin muffley wrote:I hear they're reading House Corrino at the Brookings Institute because they want to be ready when robots start feeding "flesh cookies" to a head in a jar using lab assistants with four arms. Actually, I feel like that bullshit was probably Brian's... they're reading Paul of Dune to prepare for the day when potted plants will, inevitably, be used to shoot ninja throwing stars at people in a royal wedding.


Wait.... what?


Typical reaction. You'll become numb to it after a while.
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Kojiro wrote:Wait.... what?


It's that bad, and worse.
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Postby SandChigger » 20 Jan 2011 04:05

Mmm... I think he means The Battle of Corrin, not the House book. ;)
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SandChigger wrote:Mmm... I think he means The Battle of Corrin, not the House book. ;)


Yes, indeed I do. The flesh cookie shit happens in The Battle of Corrin, not House Corrino. It's all shit so it's sometimes difficult to distinguish.
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Postby Freakzilla » 20 Jan 2011 08:10

As meaningless as it all was, they have all blurred into one pile of steaming shit for me, too.
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Postby SandChigger » 20 Jan 2011 14:31

Ah, but even steaming piles of shit have areas of greater and lesser density, Deep Zones of almost runny inconsistency, surface areas shiny with bloody mucus... and undigested corn. :lol:

And here come the Great Stools! :dance:
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

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Postby Unfront » 20 Jan 2011 16:11

Flesh cookies is yet another one of my favorite all time low points of McDune. I was ranting about that a while back. I think that might qualify for another installment of the Bad Writing Series (Chig, can you help us out?). That just completely took me right out of the Dune universe. (As if I was even in it in the first place (which I wasn't) by the simple fact that I was reading Battle for Corrin....) :crazy:
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