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Re: Stephanie is rad to the MAX, baby!
« Reply #30 on: May 02, 2006, 10:37:32 AM »
So my question is, what role did Stephanie play in all of this? You still didn't clarify.
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Re: Stephanie is rad to the MAX, baby!
« Reply #31 on: May 02, 2006, 10:48:48 AM »
Oh, I can answer that. Rob asked me to help him cast the people in his book and so I got a hold of some of my friends and my sister (she's in the purple scrubs for a cameo), and we spent a whole Saturday shooting pictures with Rob and friends. It was a lot of fun. My car barely survived crawling from one scene to the next, but it was worth it.
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Re: Stephanie is rad to the MAX, baby!
« Reply #32 on: May 02, 2006, 01:19:58 PM »
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I arranged the dates of the book so that they correlate exactly with the blog, meaning that the book starts June 23rd, and the events on the blog match exactly (though from a different POV).  The blog ends July 1.

That doesn't answer my question...

The blogs are written by people in the books, right? But in the books, are the in-book versions of those same characters actually bloggers? Or is this only marketing?
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Re: Stephanie is rad to the MAX, baby!
« Reply #33 on: May 02, 2006, 01:22:00 PM »
From what I can tell marketing.
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Re: Stephanie is rad to the MAX, baby!
« Reply #34 on: May 02, 2006, 01:32:35 PM »
The blog is not mentioned in the book, no.  But, that makes more sense when you read the book -- there'd be no opportunity for us to see a scene like that.
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Re: Stephanie is rad to the MAX, baby!
« Reply #35 on: May 02, 2006, 01:34:16 PM »
However, Covenant is sponsoring some prizes, and the final clue for those is contained within the book.
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Re: Stephanie is rad to the MAX, baby!
« Reply #36 on: May 02, 2006, 02:46:08 PM »
Oh. That's too bad. I mean, sure, it's a clever marketing campaign, but if it was actually a cross-media story where both parts acknowledged each other, that could be even more interesting.

But it's kind of like the Princess Diaries books, where everything is a journal entry, but there's parts of it where she's like escaping from the Prom to go write in her journal in the bathroom, and then someone comes and knocks on the door, and she's writing like "She wants me to come out...she really does care about me as a friend..." blah blah blah, while any normal person would put the pen down...it just stretches believeability too much.

If the blogs talk about things that the blogger would obviously have no time to blog about, then it makes verisimilitude very difficult.
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Re: Stephanie is rad to the MAX, baby!
« Reply #37 on: May 03, 2006, 09:55:05 AM »
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Re: Stephanie is rad to the MAX, baby!
« Reply #38 on: May 08, 2006, 05:01:25 PM »
I just went to the blogs and I really like how the plot is going. I'm super excited to read the book. Oh, and I went ahead and forwarded the links to all my friends. They're having an awesome time star spotting, well, friend spotting. How are the hits on it so far, Rob? Is it going well?
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Re: Stephanie is rad to the MAX, baby!
« Reply #39 on: May 08, 2006, 07:20:55 PM »
As expected, the hits were awesome on the first day, and they've slowed down.  Even so, there seems to be a small group of people who have latched on, and I'm hoping it will grow.

(I stopped by a Seagull Book today, and they hadn't been handing out the flyers about it.  So I explained all about it, and hopefully they'll start doing it again.)
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Re: Stephanie is rad to the MAX, baby!
« Reply #40 on: May 10, 2006, 12:06:47 PM »
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Re: Stephanie is rad to the MAX, baby!
« Reply #41 on: May 11, 2006, 12:41:31 AM »
Okay, so we went across the street from the Marriott and searched the pay phone. We found an empty envelope like thing taped inside...so, uh...which one of you got to it first??? I explained to my friends that when this happens in the movies, the good guys generally find the clue first, but if the bad guys beat them...then you have to find that bad guy and steal it from them in some crazy heist, soooooooo who done it?
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Re: Stephanie is rad to the MAX, baby!
« Reply #42 on: May 11, 2006, 11:22:06 AM »
Sorry Mario, but our princess is in another castle!

Go back and read the clue.  Actually, I'll post it here.  Read the bold stuff.
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Week Two


They're after me and I've traveled several hours north of my last stop. I don't know how long I'll be able to stay here.


It is nice to have some good weather, though it's not summer yet.


At any rate, here's the clue. And keep in mind: the evidence will not be found on the internet this time -- you'll have to go out and look for it. Like last week, it will be available Saturday at noon.


Near a faded general,
Hear me as I will speak;
A famed motel,
A seaworthy tumor,
A phoney twist.
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Re: Stephanie is rad to the MAX, baby!
« Reply #43 on: May 11, 2006, 04:36:55 PM »
Doh! I'm not one for minor details...and I should be because it gets me into trouble frequently.

So, you're saying there's a chance?
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Re: Stephanie is rad to the MAX, baby!
« Reply #44 on: May 13, 2006, 02:39:09 PM »
So, last night I tried to start my car and the key wouldn't turn in the ignition...and so of course, I'm blaming this on the bad guys SINCE of course they would know that I was planning on clue hunting today...AND NOW I'm stuck here!!! Guys, go check in Springville. I totally think there has to be some faded statue there of a general. That's what we WOULD HAVE looked for. Of course maybe I'm way off, but then why would my car be having troubles? Coincidence? I think not.
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