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Blacker Darkness (Dan's vampire humor novel)
« on: September 29, 2008, 07:32:08 PM »
There's a download link to Dan's novel Blacker Darkness along with Writing Excuses Episode 33.

http://www.writingexcuses.com/2008/09/22/writing-excuses-episode-33-side-characters/
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Re: Blacker Darkness (Dan's vampire humor novel)
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2008, 08:28:09 PM »
I read this and kept on thinking it would make a great movie... especially where he and John are carrying the coffin and then they start running backwards...I don't know why that scene just stuck with me.
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Re: Blacker Darkness (Dan's vampire humor novel)
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2008, 05:04:57 PM »
I've only read an older version of this, but I think my favorite memory of it was when Mary Shelley was calling her Frankenstein monster her baby.
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Re: Blacker Darkness (Dan's vampire humor novel)
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2008, 06:53:59 AM »
I've only made it to Chapter 9, my eyes aren't allowing me to read further though I would love to, and I am enjoying the dialogue very much :) I will pop back in when I have finished, thanks for letting us have a go at this too :D

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Re: Blacker Darkness (Dan's vampire humor novel)
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2008, 02:29:45 AM »
Actually, Sigyn, the monster has been completely written out of the book. I know, I'm sad too, but it works better this way.
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Re: Blacker Darkness (Dan's vampire humor novel)
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2008, 04:18:15 AM »
You killed her baby!
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Re: Blacker Darkness (Dan's vampire humor novel)
« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2008, 05:39:17 PM »
Okay, I really need to read the new version.
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Re: Blacker Darkness (Dan's vampire humor novel)
« Reply #7 on: October 08, 2008, 08:42:24 PM »
Yesterday I ordered that CD with all the Writing Excuses episodes and copies of Dan's Blacker Darkness and Brandon's Warbreaker. :)
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Re: Blacker Darkness (Dan's vampire humor novel)
« Reply #8 on: October 15, 2008, 03:27:48 PM »
I'm reading this out loud to my wife, it is quite enjoyable so far! :)
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Re: Blacker Darkness (Dan's vampire humor novel)
« Reply #9 on: October 16, 2008, 12:27:29 AM »
I love it, but then I've always been a fan of just random humor.  I especially like how the vampires act in the first chapter or so.  I kinda imagine them as monty python-ish, with the vampires talking excitedly to each other while following everything he does and giving little comments and compliments.
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Re: Blacker Darkness (Dan's vampire humor novel)
« Reply #10 on: October 16, 2008, 06:53:28 PM »
I love it, but then I've always been a fan of just random humor.  I especially like how the vampires act in the first chapter or so.  I kinda imagine them as monty python-ish, with the vampires talking excitedly to each other while following everything he does and giving little comments and compliments.

I had nearly the exact same thought. "Vampires are Palin's Spanish Inquisition! Brilliant!"
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Re: Blacker Darkness (Dan's vampire humor novel)
« Reply #11 on: October 29, 2008, 02:43:34 AM »
I just finished and I thought this was great fun.  Definitely something that I would pick up in the store, and the character interaction would have to be the most fun I have had with a book in a while. Again, thanks for allowing us to read it. :)

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Re: Blacker Darkness (Dan's vampire humor novel)
« Reply #12 on: October 29, 2008, 03:18:29 PM »
;D Thank so much for sharing that with us. It was really enjoyable. Some parts really made me laugh. It definitely came across as a story crafted with care for the story itself. It kind of felt like Mary and John hijacked your story for a bit there. But she was definitely interesting enough that I was still curious where she was going. Overall it just makes me anticipate the serial killer story even more.
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