JamesPadraicR

JamesPadraicR

  • Commented on Apology
    Another thought/question: What are you calling the subtitle? Are going Book Title: Series Title or the other way 'round? Which is what I was thinking....
  • Commented on Apology
    On Her Majesty's Crosstime Service? Well Charlie already has On Her Majesty's Occult Service. Not his title I assume....
  • Commented on Apology
    It is a bit late to re-brand the whole series. Following Mc Auley's suggestions @17, I nearly made some based on your music preferences (I think). But what I found was either a bit long; "The Wild, The Beautiful and...
  • Commented on Service announcement: upcoming outage(s)
    I'd say this is off-topic, but I'm not sure there really is one, and we've discussed the one-way trip to Mars here before. Colorado man may be headed to Mars β€” for good The father is an acquaintance (and CS...
  • Commented on The Ferguson Question
    Apologies again for going off-topic, and potentially inappropriately, but the name of the town made an old joke come to mind. Here it is with some embroidery: Two old Jews are sitting on a park bench discussing old times and...
  • Commented on The Ferguson Question
    My father has a collection of Lee-Enfields; a half dozen, including a .22 training model. They have quite a kick. Admittedly, I was fairly young (9 or 10) the few times he took me and my brother to the firing...
  • Commented on The Ferguson Question
    Whatever happened to "To Protect and Serve"? ..... I don't know your reasoning for that quote, but I thought for a long time that it was somehow the motto of "The US Police" It may not be quite that common...
  • Commented on The Ferguson Question
    Whatever happened to "To Protect and Serve"? Here's some thoughts I typed up a few days ago with no place to post them: It's a positive feedback loop. Police expect all young male members of GroupX to be violent/argumentative, and...
  • Commented on Hiatus
    If I understand the voting stats, "Neptune's Brood" came in second for novel. And VD's novelette came in behind No Award. So all's well with the world, at least parts of it....
  • Commented on Hiatus
    YES!! Congratulations to Charlie. No Loser's Party for you....
  • Commented on Down tools
    Nuclear winter is implied on pg.364 of the US mass market edition of ToQ: "In the aftermath, the people of the Gruinmarkt might well be the luckiest of all. It was their fate to be gone in a flash or...
  • Commented on Down tools
    I seem to remember it was either stated or implied.....might have just been a thought I had. Well, nope. Just looked through my copy and couldn't find what I was thinking of. Must have been a thought I had while...
  • Commented on Keep the money in the family
    Dissecting Propaganda for Fun & Profit: The Amazon Letter Meanwhile: Dear Amazon, Some of us don't read ebooks. Please stop trying to kill bookstores....
  • Commented on Down tools
    The USA of that world must have used up a large fraction of their nuclear stockpile in that attack on the Gruinmarket. I seem to remember it was either stated or implied that the nuclear carpet bombing was seen as...
  • Commented on Down tools
    For anyone interested in finding Hand-eze gloves, you might look in fabric stores, like Joann Fabrics in the US--don't know what the UK equivalent is....
  • Commented on Down tools
    I don't know about the UK, but in the states there were also local shows, like The Uncle Floyd Show from New York, which I only know from the Bowie song "Slip Away". Then there were the franchised shows like...
  • Commented on Down tools
    And while I'm at it... Any idea when Scrivener for iPad will be reality, and will it be a full version? Not asking anyone in particular. I've been wondering about this for a while, especially after finding that the word...
  • Commented on Down tools
    Just watched the Constable Savage skit (hadn't seen it before), possible origins of The Thin Blue Line?...
  • Commented on Message for GISHWHES participants
    Here's one article from NPR about the Milgram Experiment: Taking A Closer Look At Milgram's Shocking Obedience Study...
  • Commented on Down tools
    My excuse is being American. I've heard of "Cold Comfort Farm" but didn't have much of an idea what it was about. I have been looking in the used bookshops for a copy. Never heard of "Trumpton". How familiar are...
  • Commented on Message for GISHWHES participants
    that is, a Milgram experiment using e-media and current US-ian societal and power/dominance values/relationships. Off-topic, but mention of Milgram reminds me of something I've wondered. With all the news in the past year about how the Milgram and Stanford Prison...
  • Commented on Message for GISHWHES participants
    I was looking through their site last night and saw this on the Updates page: "Commandment 4 – Harassment – It’s come to our attention that a number of teams have been verbally harassing authors and politicians to achieve items....
  • Commented on Message for GISHWHES participants
    Apparently they are asking writers for a bit of flash fiction. The person on twitter who asked Charlie also asked a ton of other SF writers, the one to Wm. Gibson was more specific asking for 140 words. The ones...
  • Commented on Holding pattern
    In other good news, my BEAUTIFUL copy of "Equoid" arrived today, so I'l get to find out how my parallel alter ego goes under .... Mine arrived this morning. Had forgotten that it was ordered last September--was thinking it was...
  • Commented on Spoiler Thread
    Oooh, just got an email saying that my copy of "Equoid" has shipped. Two months earlier than expected? Also, saw this yesterday; Pinky and the Brain have finally reached the Breaking Point. So that's what happened to them....
  • Commented on Spoiler Thread
    What's COBWEB MAZE, btw? Possibly from a short story or novella that Charlie hasn't written yet. He has mentioned that he plans to write some, and they usually fit in between the novels....
  • Commented on Who Owns SF?
    You left out the important part, that the fabric was soaked in human urine, adding to the pleasantness of hard labor. I'm used to seeing it called Waulking; see also Waulking Song. Perhaps singing requires mouth breathing, making it less...
  • Commented on Who Owns SF?
    I agree that it's certainly better to meet in real life, when possible. Though 'meeting' Charlie here first put me more at ease when encountering him at the local con. It was cosy enough that when he did a reading...
  • Commented on Loncon 3: Charlie's worldcon schedule
    Swearing in science fiction and fantasy is occasionally a minefield of anachronism,,/em>... This should be interesting. One comment a beta-reader friend made about my first novel attempt was that there wasn't enough swearing. Not sure why he thought that, I...
  • Commented on Who Owns SF?
    I'm not much of a con goer (mainly from lack of travel funds, now), but when Charlie was at the little local one a couple years ago I definitely went. I hadn't realized the different type of cons. The only...
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