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Re: Smellhole Notes.

Postby Robspierre » 13 Apr 2011 14:33

SandRider wrote:thankee ... i can haz linx to goodread review ? can post comments w/o account ?
hates register, hates ... i give email for spam, u let me comment, yes ?



Pretties review....http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/159849659

Review is precious yes???????


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Re: Smellhole Notes.

Postby SandChigger » 13 Apr 2011 18:49

:lol:


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Re: Smellhole Notes.

Postby Robspierre » 13 Apr 2011 20:30

Amp, just letting you know I've posted some of your stuff from this thread in the Craft of Writing 490 Thread as a guest lecturer. Feel free to post any of your thoughts on writing in that thread.

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Re: Smellhole Notes.

Postby Ampoliros » 16 Apr 2011 15:26

Sweet! Careful though, I get stage fright...well except when I'm ranting...

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Kinda obvious who cares about signing a book and who's just there to get er' done.
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Re: Smellhole Notes.

Postby Kojiro » 16 Apr 2011 15:56

What the fuck is that scribble on the bottom? That's a "signature," Kevin?
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Re: Smellhole Notes.

Postby Ampoliros » 16 Apr 2011 16:51

well hey, Brian only does the West Coast. KJA has to sign the whole country! His wrist gets tired!
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Re: Smellhole Notes.

Postby Tleszer » 16 Apr 2011 17:42

What a douchenet. He might as well just "sign" a sticker and just make copies of the sticker to put in the books. Well, we all know that it's about quantity, not quality, with tehKJAcket.
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Re: Smellhole Notes.

Postby Kojiro » 16 Apr 2011 18:26

On the flip side, I do like the care Brian took to pen out his name. It implies that there's some amount of decency hiding somewhere inside of him.
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Re: Smellhole Notes.

Postby Robspierre » 16 Apr 2011 18:52

Some of the signatures from my tiny collection, all them legible.

Jack Williamson
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Bill Patterson the Heinlein biographer.
Bill dedicated and signed self sticking labels for fans who could not get to him to get their copy signed.
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William Gibson. I also have my copy of Idoru signed by him.
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Re: Smellhole Notes.

Postby Omphalos » 16 Apr 2011 19:00

Tleszer wrote:What a douchenet. He might as well just "sign" a sticker and just make copies of the sticker to put in the books. Well, we all know that it's about quantity, not quality, with tehKJAcket.


What KJA needs is a nice self-inking stamp with adjustable date.

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Re: Smellhole Notes.

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Omphalos wrote:
Tleszer wrote:What a douchenet. He might as well just "sign" a sticker and just make copies of the sticker to put in the books. Well, we all know that it's about quantity, not quality, with tehKJAcket.


What KJA needs is a nice self-inking stamp with adjustable date.


I've got one at my office.
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Re: Smellhole Notes.

Postby Robspierre » 16 Apr 2011 19:13

I did a search at Biblio.com for signed books by KJA, you can get them for as little as $10.99!


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Re: Smellhole Notes.

Postby SandChigger » 16 Apr 2011 19:28

Who would want to pay even that much? :?

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Re: Smellhole Notes.

Postby D Pope » 16 Apr 2011 20:31

The secret behind dictahiking revealed! :lol:
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Re: Smellhole Notes.

Postby Ampoliros » 17 Apr 2011 01:57

That's exactly what it looks like in my signed copy of Winds of Dune, which I paid 4.98 for.
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Re: Smellhole Notes.

Postby A Thing of Eternity » 17 Apr 2011 19:12

I guess signatures are like that sometimes, not legible is pretty common - but there's a difference between signing a cheque and signing an autograph, the general convention is to alter your signature in a way so as to make it at least somewhat understandable...
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Re: Smellhole Notes.

Postby Ampoliros » 21 Apr 2011 01:45

You know... It's...

Well...

So I'm reading the "deleted scene" from Hellhole.

I just...

Yeah.

What the Fuck?

I...yeah.



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Re: Smellhole Notes.

Postby SandChigger » 21 Apr 2011 06:57

Well, two sources of that crap (wow... stinky much, what?) are quite obvious:

- The flesh-eating beetles are from Hamunaptra. No question. Also can be read as a return of the piranha mites. :roll:

- And this...
Outside,  people  ran  screaming,  unable  to  shake  their  tormentors.    One  man  
fell,  his  entire  body  a  writhing,  black  silhouette.    Other  victims,  completely  
enveloped  by  the  flying  bugs,  were  caught  up  in  a  cyclonelike  swirl.    Through  
the  dusty  windscreen  of  the  Trakmaster,  Lujah  watched  in  horror  as  a  blanket  of  
the  predatory  insects  lifted  the  stocky  female  driver  of  the  lead  vehicle.    They  
carried  her  off  the  ground  and  stripped  the  flesh  off  her  bones  in  midair.

... tells us that Kevin has seen Pitch Black. :roll:

Wow... such creative originality. :laughing-rolling:
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Re: Smellhole Notes.

Postby Ampoliros » 21 Apr 2011 11:53

I loved the bus full of tourists and the littered campsite myself; that or camping outside in flimsy tents after a static storm where they had to stay in the armored trakmaster.

Yeah"poignant" story my ass...
Did you mean Tosser? wrote:We felt the exploration and adventure was a poignant story that demonstrated the challenges of life on the planet
Hellhole. Their tragic fate highlighted very real dangers of this place and served as an
object lesson to other colonists who chosd not to abide by the General’s wise rules...Besides, not knowing what really
happened to the Children of Amadin enhances the mystery.


Here's what I noticed, Kevin.

-No description of their religion, at all. They wear uniforms and prey and follow the Leader. A real creative mind would come up with at least something, one thing, ANYTHING, to describe their actual beliefs, even if its such a minor point about characters who die and their entire purpose is to die. Oh, okay there is one line of scripture "Listen 100 times before you speak." Yeah how about this Kevin, Read Dune More Than Once Before You Attempt to Write it. Heck, try this on: TURN OFF THE DVD PLAYER WHEN YOU 'EDIT'.

-Hellhole didn't kill them. Beetles didn't kill them. YOU killed them, by writing characters so amazingly idiotic that they willing drive into hell.

Some 'highlights':
"Close by, the other vehicles skidded, collision-­‐‑avoidance sensors keeping them from crashing into each other"
-So....not the drivers then.

"The seismic upheaval knocked some of the lava boulders that had been piled up in incomprehensible defensive formations."
-what? no, seriously, WHAT?

"A quake . . . a Hellquake."

:roll: or :obscene-birdiered: ? Can't decide. Both.

"With well-­‐‑practiced efficiency, the Children of Amadin erected prefab structures, sleep shelters, and communal awnings."

-next to the lava flows, right after the (man I can't even type it) quake. One of the vehicles was disabled during the...quake so they figure they should stop here before it gets worse.

"What had that inhuman race been like? Had they seen their end coming? What sort of
messages, or warnings, might they have left behind?
Most importantly, had they believed in Amadin?
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Yeah I'm gonna guess its no. And if it was yes, Amadin did a shit job of taking care of them, so you might want to rethink your faith.
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Re: Smellhole Notes.

Postby Sev » 21 Apr 2011 13:01

So, just about the only part of the whole book where Hellhole is actually shown to be a dangerous place on which to live, and the two jackasses cut it out - it figures...
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Re: Smellhole Notes.

Postby Ampoliros » 21 Apr 2011 13:46

No, they still camp next to lava in tents, right after one of their vehicles was damaged by a smell-quake. So the harsh scenery of Hellhole is even more of a greenscreen in this scene: the thing that kills them are the beetles.
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Re: Smellhole Notes.

Postby Freakzilla » 21 Apr 2011 15:42

It's about time The Beatles killed someone.
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Postby SandChigger » 21 Apr 2011 20:46

Didn't three of them go in on a hitman with that Japanese bint and knock off the other? :?

Oh, wait, wrong thread...

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Postby Kojiro » 21 Apr 2011 22:31

SandChigger wrote:Well, two sources of that crap (wow... stinky much, what?) are quite obvious:

- The flesh-eating beetles are from Hamunaptra. No question. Also can be read as a return of the piranha mites. :roll:

- And this...
Outside,  people  ran  screaming,  unable  to  shake  their  tormentors.    One  man  
fell,  his  entire  body  a  writhing,  black  silhouette.    Other  victims,  completely  
enveloped  by  the  flying  bugs,  were  caught  up  in  a  cyclonelike  swirl.    Through  
the  dusty  windscreen  of  the  Trakmaster,  Lujah  watched  in  horror  as  a  blanket  of  
the  predatory  insects  lifted  the  stocky  female  driver  of  the  lead  vehicle.    They  
carried  her  off  the  ground  and  stripped  the  flesh  off  her  bones  in  midair.

... tells us that Kevin has seen Pitch Black. :roll:


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Re: Smellhole Notes.

Postby Ampoliros » 21 Apr 2011 23:54

Claudia Black? What does she have to do with KJA?

Do You mean Superstars Graduate Claudia Christian?

(I have a beautiful lesbian friend that looks like her (Pre-botox too). The gods enjoy taunting me.)
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