JamesPadraicR

JamesPadraicR

  • Commented on Spoiler Thread
    Well, it wasn't exactly early there (and less so now). I was just looking to see if anyone had mentioned the Hunter S. Thompson reference. Or was it too obvious?...
  • Commented on Spoiler Thread
    Umm, Spam Alert, smithsophia477 @311, 312, 313. At least it's entertaining. I guess it only makes sense that a witch doctor would use spam....
  • Commented on Gods and genre
    Joanna Russ (Who doesn't seem to be writing now) Unfortunately, that's because she died in 2011, though she apparently hadn't been writing much in the years before. Otherwise I think your point stands. I've never gotten around to 'Doc' Smith,...
  • Commented on Spoiler Thread
    Ida @270 & gmuir77 @167 That would be a certain Neil Gaiman short story in either Smoke And Mirrors or Fragile Things. I forgot the name as well. I think that's "Tastings" in Smoke and Mirrors--happened to read that book...
  • Commented on Competition Redux!
    Congrats to all the winners!...
  • Commented on Spoiler Thread
    Not a spoiler, but started reading last night and got to page 10. Looks like I inadvertently proved the inevitability of the fateful word - "this", in the competition thread. Oops. I'm gonna save the rest of the comments here...
  • Commented on Spoiler Thread
    I think you have the wrong end of the stick. The problem is that when you google the title, this silly movie comes up first....
  • Commented on Spoiler Thread
    Thanks. I asked because having a single scene seems more like paying lip service to the idea behind the test rather than taking it to heart. Also because I've tried to make sure my own writing fits reasonably well, while...
  • Commented on Spoiler Thread
    I'm ignoring the comments here--I'll be starting the book tonight. I'm pretty sure the next book has a Bechdel Test pass within the first two chapters. (Title: was "The Armageddon Score", now probably going to appear as "The Annihilation Score",...
  • Commented on Some rambling thoughts on region restrictions
    Charlie @13, El @12, and ChrisJ @14: Yeah, I had some of those thoughts after I hit Submit. Apply my usual excuse - It was early here. Also I can imagine there are some writers who might actually support DRM,...
  • Commented on Some rambling thoughts on region restrictions
    I don't suppose a Hachette Author petition to the CEO saying "Ditch DRM", with a short explanation why, would do much good?...
  • Commented on Competition Time!
    I can surmise that ORANGUTAN GANGRENE HEARTY is likely in the possession of BRIDE'S DAUGHTER SCIURIDAE....
  • Commented on Competition Time!
    Well, he/she/it is certainly not mine....
  • Commented on Competition Time!
    ORANGUTAN GANGRENE HEARTY is Not Your Bitch....
  • Commented on Rhesus Chart: blood dripping fresh ...
    Not sure I'll be able to make it to the store before Thursday. Well, nevermind. Between not being able to do what I'd planned today, and being weak, I got myself a copy. I was a bit early to B&N...
  • Commented on Rhesus Chart: blood dripping fresh ...
    Not sure I'll be able to make it to the store before Thursday. Besides I have to finish the book I'm reading now first. Anyhow, just saw this on Tor.com: Three Tales From The Laundry Files by Charles Stross For...
  • Commented on The Rhesus Chart: Chapter One
    Thoroughly off-topic, but: A Vulcan! In the air! With a Spitfire! Britain’s Most Glorious Cold War Bomber Jet Takes Flight Again Oooh, that's purty....
  • Commented on World Cup: engage Grinch mode now!
    Project Pluto is well known here. See A Colder War...
  • Commented on Competition Time!
    See previous Memo @30/6.19.2014/16:04 Due to her shown proficiency with the Nyckelharpa known as "The Fiddle of Doom" it has been decided that the musician who performs under the name Veronica Blue Lake shall be "Recruited". A Haunted Hardanger fiddle...
  • Commented on Competition Time!
    ....the damage to the lab occurred after xxxx xxxxxx was heard to say "Hey! Watch this." Clean up and repairs are expected to take the better part of a month....
  • Commented on Competition Time!
    Good News! The manuscript of your fantasy novel has been cleared by Press Security with only minor edits. Your description of the SPECTRAL TOURMALINE HORMONE incident was deemed vague enough to pass with only five redactions. However your attempt to...
  • Commented on Competition Time!
    Carelessly forgot "Fiddle of Doom" in backseat of taxi cab. Said object was found by one Mickey Meth-Mouth and sold to a pawn shop on [REDACTED] Street. Instrument purchased by violinist of a "Trance-Goth-K-Pop" band. The instrument was, unfortunately, played...
  • Commented on World Cup: engage Grinch mode now!
    And on "other authors", I've started "Asterix an' Ra Pechts", in the original Scots*. * Well sort of; it's actually a curious mixture of Scots, standard English and Glesca. Which reminds me that I have to find out if I...
  • Commented on Crass commercial interlude
    Well, I was using Pacifist in the general anti-war use, not the more specific pacifying your opponents so they don't hurt you (too much) meaning. Seeger would certainly fit in the first category. FWIW, he's in the Wikipedia lists of...
  • Commented on World Cup: engage Grinch mode now!
    Perhaps Boston will pull a Denver--if you're lucky. 1976 Winter Olympics: The games were originally awarded to Denver on May 12, 1970, but a 300% rise in costs and worries about environmental impact led to Colorado voters' rejection on November...
  • Commented on We need a pony. And the moon on a stick. By next Thursday.
    This article seems to fit this thread: The FBI maintains an 83-page glossary of Internet slang. And it is hilariously, frighteningly out of touch. Apparently somebody in the FBI thinks that any acronym used on Twitter must be in common...
  • Commented on Crass commercial interlude
    I found the newspaper column I'd read about Bush jr. and The Broadmoor: George W's photo not in Broadmoor gallery President Bush has stayed at the hotel on a number of occasions. We have no idea if one particular occasion...
  • Commented on Crass commercial interlude
    In the Post-war years I think the hotel would consider itself patriotic enough that being anti-semitic and anti-Nazi wouldn't be contradictory. As for South America; I met a Argentinian-Jewish woman a couple years ago, whose grandparents were part of a...
  • Commented on Crass commercial interlude
    No mug with the text "This mug surrounds eldritch abominations and forces them to surrender"? When it comes to "Eldritch Horrors", I suspect Pete Seeger might not have been a pacifist. Or perhaps he'd have be eaten first?...
  • Commented on Crass commercial interlude
    Broadmoor is our best-known secure mental institution for those "unable to plead When Charlie was here in Colorado Springs a couple years ago, we were chatting (I don't remember about what*), and I mentioned that at the local resort/hotel called...
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