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Rants and Stuff / Re: Happy Things 2008:Generation X [part deux]
« on: November 04, 2008, 05:02:40 PM »
I voted this morning. No line at all.  :D

But my precint wasn't giving out "I Voted Today" stickers. bah. Everyone knows you only vote so you can get the sticker. ;)

Brandon Sanderson / Re: WOT I just heard the news :'( :'( :'(
« on: November 03, 2008, 11:43:14 PM »
Uh, since when is our Jade Knight a moderator? I'm pretty sure he isn't. (No offense, Jade.)

Rants and Stuff / Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
« on: October 30, 2008, 08:56:38 PM »
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH. Payday is tomorrow instead of the 31st! I normally get direct deposit on the 15th and 30th. Crap! I have like, um, $.75 in my checking account now. Stupid gas prices. Guess I can't get that cape to complete my Bunnicula costume for tonight's pre-Halloweeen party.  >:(

*snort* That still makes me laugh. Thanks for posting it here so all can enjoy.

And remember, everyone, "A" is for "atium"!  ;D

Brandon Sanderson / Re: "A" is for Atium.... *Contains Spoilers*
« on: October 30, 2008, 04:23:45 AM »
Indeed. Then you and your roomie should read stuff and listen to TV in the background more often. ;)

Brandon Sanderson / Re: WOT I just heard the news :'( :'( :'(
« on: October 30, 2008, 04:22:27 AM »
Ah, thread necromancy. Very fitting this close to Halloween. ;)

Brandon Sanderson / Re: halloween costumes
« on: October 30, 2008, 04:17:09 AM »
Actually, the Inquisitors don't go around bare-chested. They wear tunics, hiding the spikes in their torsos--and for good reasons, which of course I can't tell ya because it would spoil reading the books. I'm not sure if you got the half-naked idea from one of inkthinker's sketches or something. Aaaanyhow, just the spikes through the eye sockets would be a tricky yet awesome thing to mimic in a costume.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: halloween costumes
« on: October 29, 2008, 10:17:04 PM »
Or you could just let your dog play with the shirt, assuming you have one (a dog, I mean).  ;D  Or, I wonder if using coarse sandpaper would help degrade the material. Hmm. You could probably find something about "weathering" fabric with a google search.

What I'm dying to know is how you will get the big spikes in your cranium without becoming a Halloween fatality. ;) I was thinking how shops sell those arrows or blades that are connected to a headband thing, so it looks like you've been stabbed in the head. I wonder if they have that sort of thing for spikes...

Rants and Stuff / Re: Jobs and stuff
« on: October 29, 2008, 10:08:04 PM »
Yeah, that thought crossed my mind when I posted it 'cuz I know you're still looking and Manga is your specialty. Sorry. :(

Then again, maybe they would find you too good to pass up and create a higher-paid position for ya? A longshot, I know. But I've heard of it happening.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: "A" is for Atium.... *Contains Spoilers*
« on: October 29, 2008, 06:21:29 PM »
ROTFL. Mellington, that is hillarious.

Rants and Stuff / Re: Jobs and stuff
« on: October 29, 2008, 03:39:38 PM »
OK, here's a job that might interest some of you at Del Rey (Random House) in their Manga division.

Editorial Assistant - Del Rey Manga
Entry-Level, Full Time, -, Administrative / Clerical, Editorial Department
Random House U.S.A, New York, New YorkID: 206177

Introducing ourselves
Random House, Inc. is the world's largest general trade book publisher. It is a division of Bertelsmann AG, one of the foremost media companies in the world.
Job duties

Del Rey seeks an Editorial Assistant for its manga and licensed properties (movie, video game, and TV tie-in) publishing program. The assistant will report to the programís Associate Publisher.

Reponsibilities include:

Overseeing the process of preparing Japanese manga releases for U.S. publication, from trafficking materials and preparing manuscripts for production to handling licensor approvals and permissions
Clerical tasks, including filing, preparing mailings, record-keeping, and processing invoices
Managing schedules of freelance translation staff
Reading and evaluating submissions
Helping to create editorial materials, including cover copy, catalogue copy, and title information sheets
Maintaining department library
Special projects as required

Job requirements

Candidate must be exceptionally well-organized, with an eye for detail and a strong ability to handle many projects at once
Candidate must be at ease working in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
An interest in manga, comics, video games, and genre fiction is strongly preferred
Japanese language skills, and a knowledge of Japanese culture, are preferred but not required
Experience in the publishing industry in US or Japan is preferred; internship and entertainment/video game industry experience will also be considered
Candidate should be comfortable on both Mac and PC
College degree or equivalent work experience

Thank you for your interest in Random House. Random House is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
Submit application to
Please apply using our online application process.

For more information, please visit our Web Site:

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Warbreaker Hardcover Release Date
« on: October 27, 2008, 10:35:20 PM »
Sweet! I have resisted reading the e-manuscript because I knew Brandon already had enough feedback on this one. So I might as well wait until I can get the final version all nice and bound. :)

OK, yeah, I couldn't resist reading a few chs. But, still, I showed much restraint!

Brandon Sanderson / Re: "A" is for Atium.... *Contains Spoilers*
« on: October 27, 2008, 12:38:53 AM »
Yeah, nothing else came to mind. By the way, I think my favorite letter in this alphabet is "s". ;)

Rants and Stuff / Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
« on: October 26, 2008, 08:58:43 PM »
Interesting thought. But I'm pretty sure Pearson doesn't do that. They do have this "Emergency Ride Home" program in case the public transportation is down. Like if there is a fire on the red line subway or something. But, yeah, I doubt that Pearson helps out in that way. I could always call HR though. Doesn't hurt to ask! Thanks.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Hero of Ages hits Bestseller List!
« on: October 26, 2008, 08:53:21 PM »
Cool, thanks Booookla! (Wow, your name seems scarier these days...) ;)

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