JamesPadraicR

JamesPadraicR

  • Commented on Social architecture and the house of tomorrow
    Are you sure it was 'V' for Victory? Even I know that it matters which way the hand is oriented. Oy. That was the joke, Donnie wouldn’t know the difference. See also his tweets about the tremendous crowds of supporters...
  • Commented on Social architecture and the house of tomorrow
    Some random-ish comments: A mostly made up Donnie the Rump quote: “There were thousands of people lining the streets of London as we went by, they were all giving the ‘V for victory’ sign with both hands. It was fantastic!”...
  • Commented on CMAP #16: Book Title Blues
    I wonder about Nigel as a name and a subliminal connection with a certain N-word? This is what I was hinting at @228....
  • Commented on CMAP #16: Book Title Blues
    I missed very nearly being a Nigel. Thankfully my parents had second thoughts, possibly because we lived in the American South at the time—I can imagine rotten kids calling me by something similar. And of course, in the early 80s...
  • Commented on CMAP #16: Book Title Blues
    Erm.....Congratulations on the beginning of a new Scottish Independence campaign? Or too soon to tell?...
  • Commented on Social architecture and the house of tomorrow
    I'm still waiting for a Jew to tell me to come back to the religion of my ancestors. That reminds me of Chabadniks on the street corners of Manhattan (and elsewhere I assume—they’re everywhere), looking for any Jewish looking man...
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    Responding to various comments. WRT "Messianic Jews" and Jews for Jesus™ particularly. What Charlie says, and I'll add a little. I've had a few dealings with some, one thing to know is that the are very much Evangelicals of a...
  • Commented on Upcoming appearances
    For everyone’s entertainment(?): “Why Aren’t Millennials Continuing Traditional Worship of the Elder Dark?” by Matt Dovey...
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    Well, shoot (to be polite). As usual I should have looked up the source, and not relied on my memory—it’s been a while since I read it. Apparently what I said above must’ve been my own etymology of the word...
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    WRT "Waist Deep in the Big Muddy" (great song), and Filking: I first learned of Filksinging in an autobiographical music book by Pete Seeger where he talks about it being a portmanteau of Filch and Folksinging, but no mention of...
  • Commented on Upcoming appearances
    ...and the core is entirely walkable... Yeah, but it's uphill both ways....
  • Commented on Three pieces of news about the Laundry Files (UPDATED!)
    I didn't like the Laundry series (not into horror) until I heard the audio version of "Overtime", which somehow brought it alive. When I read them I still hear the words in the voice of the narrator (whoever it was)....
  • Commented on Three pieces of news about the Laundry Files (UPDATED!)
    I tried reading “Sword of Shannara” when I was young, was bored stiff by it and never did finish it. Same with “Lord Foul’s Bane”, which had plenty of other reasons to dislike it....
  • Commented on Three pieces of news about the Laundry Files (UPDATED!)
    Yes, I tend to prefer stories with a relatively slow burn, rather than hit you over the head in the first few pages. Though there are exceptions. I also like “The Hobbit”, I’d almost say that I prefer it to...
  • Commented on Three pieces of news about the Laundry Files (UPDATED!)
    It's a full-sized novel, and it's already written. Excellent news! Would this count as an Attack Novel?...
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    I was about to say that O’Dowd* is too old, but just looked up and saw that he’s 39, so maybe not right for early Bob. Martin Freeman is 47 [my age, arg], so I’d say too old. I can’t...
  • Commented on Three pieces of news about the Laundry Files (UPDATED!)
    But given this decade’s fashion in computer games, the Laundry Files fits the aesthetic. This made me wonder that the boom in Alternative Lovecraftiana of the last decade hasn’t made it to the screen. Guess it’s still too much of...
  • Commented on Three pieces of news about the Laundry Files (UPDATED!)
    WRT show bibles, I think you and/or other writery types have discussed on twitter having crowd sourced wikis for long series, they’d obviously make good source material for show runners—if they’d be bothered. (Also: if I wanted to be in...
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    No, only about three to four years. Perhaps I was mis-remembering her commenting on Bob’s maturity level? Or something....
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    Might be appropriate if "The Laundry Files" became one of the 1st series from Apple TV+. Just a thought....
  • Commented on Three pieces of news about the Laundry Files (UPDATED!)
    I think Radcliffe is old enough, though I believe Mo is a decade older than Bob. And hasn’t Brains been described as resembling Hyneman?...
  • Commented on Three pieces of news about the Laundry Files (UPDATED!)
    Just been looking at Grant’s filmography, apparently I haven’t seen him in much; Coppola’s Dracula, which I generally try to forget; and a few episodes of Dr. Who, which I do remember. He definitely has the look for Angelton. Since...
  • Commented on Three pieces of news about the Laundry Files (UPDATED!)
    A big Mazal Tov! for this news. I saw the tweet yesterday, and remember the last time, and us all going over our casting ideas. A few years ago I came across the American treatment (don’t know if it was...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (1)
    I have the distinct impression that Theresa May thinks the can win at Russian Roulette with only one round missing. As bad as the Trumpster fire is, I believe (hope, fingers and toes crossed) that the damage he's doing can...
  • Commented on Lessons learned: writing really long fiction
    The sign that you're nearly there is when the editors start explaining why they rejected your story, and inviting you to send them your next. Yeah, I wasn’t really expecting feedback, but was slightly disappointed that I didn’t get any...
  • Commented on Lessons learned: writing really long fiction
    Oh, it wasn’t a bad film, as long as you’re not familiar with the source material. I admit I still haven’t read the books, I’ve been planning to for a couple years, but new books keep coming out (funny that)....
  • Commented on Lessons learned: writing really long fiction
    I was tempted to write an overly long comment on my own writing projects, but didn’t bother, and have been occupied with new puppy among other things. So instead I’m kvelling with an “Holy Shit!” my 9yo nephew is going...
  • Commented on Deaths and Deadlines
    Yeah, Unicorns. You don’t want to fuck with them. A short film, “Delicacy”: http://blogs.kqed.org/filmschoolshorts/films/delicacy/...
  • Commented on Deaths and Deadlines
    Crimini Jickets You have absolutely nothing to apologize for....
  • Commented on Typo Hunt: The Labyrinth Index
    I’m guessing that the UK edition pagination starts with pg.1, but it and the US editions are printed from the same file, so otherwise the same. Meanwhile, PP slide 1 has me wondering what happened in 1929 to cause the...
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