JamesPadraicR

JamesPadraicR

  • Commented on Annihilation Score round-up
    Here's a better link: http://www.sf-encyclopedia.com/entry/house_names...
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    It would not surprise me if romance publishers start creating their own author names, and writers who are good enough at matching the style of the company-owned author get to sell books to be published under that name. See House...
  • Commented on Any Sufficiently Advanced Technology Is Indistinguishable From Cthulhu
    Probably more like Loosely Inspired by the same text. Anyhow, see Charlie's comment @83, he uses a different version of the Hillel quote, but his bit on it is likely why it came to mind. Seriously; done with this now,...
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    Yes. There is a very similar quote in Mark, incidentally. *Not at all surprising. It's very likely the gospel writers were familiar with Hillel, he was alive at the time Jebus was supposedly born, some even say Hillel may have...
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    FIne. Like you say that's conventional, it seems many christians don't understand their own religion either. But as I said, I'm not a christian, and I don't care enough to argue about it (though, yeah, it looks like I am),...
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    My understanding is that Paul overrode Leviticus. But whatever; I'm no expert on these things, or particularly care about them. Just speaking as a Jew in a town with too much evangelical influence: that New Life Church mentioned in "The...
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    The term I prefer is "Paulianists". The god they really worship is Saint Paul. I thought of making a similar comment. If Evangelical/fundies actually followed Leviticus they'd, at the very least, keep kosher, nevermind doing sacrifices and the rest. Paul...
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    I knew it was familiar, thought it was "Masque of the Red Death" at first, but quick search finds The King in Yellow. Or I'm missing your point, still haven't read "The Traveller in Black" yet....
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    And this is getting off-topic. Which I don't have anything to add. As you was....
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    if you're a guy who's written romance, you're now a Romance Writer and never to be taken seriously outside the genre That's part of having a pseudo (and why women Romance writers sometimes use them), but there's also that some...
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    A few years ago I saw the documentary Guilty Pleasures, about Romance writers, showing how international they are, and that a good percentage of the writers are men writing under female pseudonyms (reverse sexism?). I had a college English teacher...
  • Commented on Annihilation Score round-up
    Just looked in the iBooks store, that illegal "Accelerando" is still listed, but "Scratch Monkey" from the same 'publisher' is gone....
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    Well Foo! Just went out to Barnes & Noble to find that they didn't have "The Annihilation Score", at all, but they could order it for me. I said no thanks, I can do that online, which I'll do in...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: The Rhesus Chart
    Do bookshops realise that they're competing with Amazon? If so, why don't they try a little harder? I'd guess the convenience of getting what you want online is too hard to fight. We used to have a decent independent bookstore...
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    Yeah, the small upper level of the New York FP was all manga and lower was cases of figurines. It was a disappointment after having seen their two page ads in Starlog magazine when I was a kid in the...
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    Assume we're talking Forbidden Planet here. I went into the New York one several years ago and was totally disappointed, it was just a big comic book shop --and not really that large, full of overpriced dolls Action Figures. Didn't...
  • Commented on That "Annihilation Score" spoiler thread you're all asking for
    I think this ought to be it: https://itun.es/us/eJb-7.l...
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    Averting my gaze to not be spoilered. Was just looking at the Apple iBooks store, noticed that "The Annihilation Score" is listed as Contemporary, not in the SFF category, if anyone is looking for it there. I also noticed that...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: The Rhesus Chart
    I think the Holmes story I'd like to see, and wouldn't be surprised if it's been done, is one where Holmes is Moriarty. Nothing so trite as him being a multiple, that'd be too Jekyll & Hyde. Rather he uses...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: The Rhesus Chart
    I avoid Reddit, so not much idea what you're saying there. The quote I was responding to seemed a bit "OMG! Krugman mentioned Stross," and thought that I would mention/imply that he probably knows. Apologies if my comment came off...
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    FFS, Krugman references you. There's a tiny bit of kudos / swing you can get with that ;) You're still new here. Krugman and Charlie have met, even did a mutual interview a few years back (can't remember where, but...
  • Commented on Reminders
    However, I'd still like to hear that mythical transcription for solo violin! But would you live to regret it? Meanwhile; Careful, No Spoilers Please!...
  • Commented on Reminders
    (b) don't trust your test readers to pick stuff up. Sigh. Or did they notice and assume it was intentonal for humor? If "You've got bats in the belfry" = "You're nuts!" then bats leaving a belfry means you're head's...
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    Had to look up Bill Bailey, actually have heard of him, but the name makes my mind go to this Bill Bailey, as sung by Ella Fitzgerald. The band Bauhaus dates to the late 70s, so my mistake for assuming...
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    Re: Twitter comments about new book and goths. Guess I'm gonna have to wait to see what character is quoting Bauhaus. As in: "The bats have left the belltower, The victims have been bled. Red velvet lines the black box......
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: Equoid
    unless you're running multiple plot lines and you want to make sure they all come together at the right point. I haven't done much in the way of multiple plots or subplots yet, and probably need to work on that....
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    I can't outline either. Too often it seems like making a list of items that need to checked off as you go. I think I ignore a lot of what I learned in a creative writing class I had in...
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    In the case of "Equoid", Greg Scullery is a thinly-disguised portrait of one of the regular commenters here ... Which is why I was wondering if there were other examples to look out for in the series, and about the...
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    Not specifically "Equoid" related, but a couple things I've been wondering: How much Tuckerization have you done in the series? Did you intend the series to be as long as it is, or did it sneak up on you, with...
  • Commented on Book Launch
    Humor intended. I could've used a smiley or emoji, but can't stand those things....
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