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Re: Mystery Project
« Reply #45 on: May 23, 2005, 09:22:59 PM »
To me WoK had the present, and the comments of dead dude (the conan wannabe) about the previous age. It seemed like there was this void in, between these two timeperiods. All that was mentioned was the vaguest stuff (lots of kingdoms fell).

To give comparison, Wheel of time has a similar setup in some ways (present with some characters remembering another age), but it almost brought mentions of past events in. How a war back in the day caused a certain nation to form, and restrictions to be placed on the Aes Sedai. That sort of thing, mentioning how the past shaped the present. WoK didn't give me the same feeling. It felt in some ways like everything just sprung up fully formed in it's current configuration.

Of course you've got limited space to do that sort of thing in, but I've seen it done without information dumps.
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Re: Mystery Project
« Reply #46 on: May 23, 2005, 09:30:56 PM »
What you describe is something good to have, and it's not something I can remember about WoK as it's been so long since I read it. But comments like that should be helpful.
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Re: Mystery Project
« Reply #47 on: May 24, 2005, 05:13:32 AM »
It's off! I sent it via my Yahoo address because I'm out of town.  So, expect a large email from a strange address! Don't reply to that address, though--I don't check it!

Just to confirm email addresses:

Ookla, it went to your ameritech

Stacer, it went to your hotmail

Tekiel, it went to your Yahoo

Chimera, it went to your Yahoo
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Re: Mystery Project
« Reply #48 on: May 24, 2005, 10:58:42 PM »
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Re: Mystery Project
« Reply #49 on: May 24, 2005, 11:39:29 PM »
You never replied to my question, Fuzzy.  I asked if you wanted an e-copy, or if you wanted to wait for the physical copy, which is sitting on my mom's table right now.  (Same question goes to Brenna.)
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Re: Mystery Project
« Reply #50 on: May 25, 2005, 12:15:11 AM »
I'd prefer an ecopy because I'm horrible about returning manuscripts.
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Re: Mystery Project
« Reply #51 on: May 25, 2005, 12:21:25 AM »
Fuzzy,

It's off!
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Re: Mystery Project
« Reply #52 on: May 25, 2005, 12:39:57 AM »
EUOL, check your PMs. Since I'm fairly certain you'll check this soon.
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Re: Mystery Project
« Reply #53 on: May 25, 2005, 02:09:56 AM »
I'd like to see the physical copy.  I can take it on my forever long commute to give me something to do. :)

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Re: Mystery Project
« Reply #54 on: May 25, 2005, 02:30:07 PM »
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Cinder:  You're in Utah, right?  I'm wary of sending off e-copies of books to people I don't know--since it would take them all of three clicks to stick the entire text on-line.  However, I'd be more than happy to get the physical copy to you sometime, so you could do an alpha-read for me.


Yep, I'm in Utah. I completely understand why you're wary of sending e-copies. Of course, if you did know me, you'd know I have no idea how to do any HTML stuff or make web sites. I know how to send and open attachments and paste stuff in emails, but I'm no webmaster.

But anyway, I would really love to be an alpha-reader. Yet I spoke too soon. As usual with me, I've piled my plate really high with various projects, so I don't have much time to add other stuff. :'(  

And, actually, I didn't expect you'd be willing to trust an "unknown" like me with a copy! (Nothwithstanding my musical spoofing talents.) It's cool for you to offer, though! So I'm definitely sorry I can't take you up on doing a read--at least not for a month or two, if then.  
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