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Dan Wells / Re: Blacker Darkness (Dan's vampire humor novel)
« 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. :)

Rants and Stuff / Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
« on: October 08, 2008, 07:56:27 PM »
That's very, very good to hear. :)

(What's with all the bananas though....?)

Movies and TV / Re: Supernatural
« on: October 08, 2008, 04:14:32 PM »
Oh, I love Sam and Dean Winchester. One of those "gotta watch" shows for me. Jena (another forum poster) is a HUGE fan too.

Dan Wells / Re: UK cover
« on: October 08, 2008, 04:13:17 PM »
Yeah, I don't know which one is you either on FB either....

Dan Wells / Re: I have a thread
« on: October 08, 2008, 04:12:18 PM »
I actually have a picture of the UK cover (or at least an early version of it), and as soon as I get it posted on my website (yes, I also have a real website in development) I'll link it here.
Ooh, excellent. I'm curious to see.

Oh, and by the way, I just have to ask. Could we possibly get some Fell Points if we order your first ever book??  ;D

Dan Wells / Re: I have a thread
« on: October 01, 2008, 06:41:35 PM »
Go, Dan! Very awesome. Well, more so for the Brits who get first crack at it. Dang. Even the Germans will beat us to it! I might have to just buy it from Hmm, I wonder if they give free shipping if your order totals over a certain amount...

Rants and Stuff / Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
« on: October 01, 2008, 06:36:00 PM »
Oh, that's very difficult. :( I hope you find a great dr!

Rants and Stuff / Re: These Stupid Titles VI
« on: September 28, 2008, 02:07:18 AM »
]-les sigh-
Did you ever read the book? 
Sigh all you want. I have read the book. I actually wrote a paper on some children's and YA lit in which food is overwhelmingly used as a means to discourage kids from behaving badly, to satirize human foibles, and so on. One of the largest sections of my paper focused on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. While I agree the old movie softened up the novel's sharp edges and zany bluntness, the original movie still had much more heart and made much more sense than Burton's remake. He just "weirded" up the story to the extreme and twisted things around so that the end result was a VERY annoying remake. I could scarcely stand to watch most of it whereas I have happily re-read the book and re-watched the original movie.

Rants and Stuff / Re: These Stupid Titles VI
« on: September 27, 2008, 07:15:45 PM »
I for one tend to agree. I almost vomitted when I saw Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. I think his time is over and he should leave classics alone. Stop ruining them with his crap and let someone better remake them.
Yeah, that remake was highly revolting. I loathed it so much that I couldn't even finish watching the DVD I rented. I've never been a big fan of Burton, and this movie just made me wanna lock him up in Arkham or Belle Reeve or whatever looney bin would take him. Blah.

Rants and Stuff / Re: Happy Things 2008:Generation X [part deux]
« on: September 25, 2008, 01:52:03 AM »
lol. Don't worry, I'm not taking advantage of her. The company picked up the tab. Not just because it was a farewell party for someone who worked at our company for nine years but also to give our two Permissions Depts a chance to mingle now that we're kind of merging. Open bar (I had a couple virgin daiquiris, YUM) and lots of free food plus TWO games of bowling. We all had so much fun. Well, except my boss, who is sort of a sour puss. (sigh) Eh, well. Hope I have a voice tomorrow. Oh, and I sure wish I'd bowled higher than the mid-60s! heh.

Rants and Stuff / Re: Happy Things 2008:Generation X [part deux]
« on: September 24, 2008, 08:53:54 PM »
I'm going bowling--for free! It's for a co-worker who's leaving. Don't know her all that well. But hey, free bowling and dinner!

Rants and Stuff / Re: These Stupid Titles VI
« on: September 23, 2008, 10:20:11 PM »
Woodperson? Does that mean you're a fancy carpenter or something? Sweet. I like being a con artist though. I can get all the wood I need. Or gold or chocolate. Or whatever.  8)

Rants and Stuff / Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
« on: September 22, 2008, 06:06:55 PM »
*gag* Someone burned something in the corporate cafateria. Smells awful. I'm amazed that the fire alarms didn't go off. *cough*

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Brandon's Book Tour
« on: September 18, 2008, 11:12:43 PM »
Yep, I've seen what you're talking about. Yet from the MB books, the purpose of the mistcloak was more of a status symbol than anything else, really. I mean, okay, the hood would help hide an allomancer's face. Yet from the descriptions, it wasn't meant primarly as camouflage. Besides, the cloak that Nessa created was time intensive enough, believe you me. Oh, and tip to the wise: mistcloaks are very impractical for dancing, much less leaping around on buildings or fighting enraged Inquisitors. Of course, I wasn't burning Pewter at the time, so perhaps I am biased... ;)

Brandon Sanderson / Re: The all encompassing UtopiaGreen1-10 thread
« on: September 18, 2008, 09:01:10 PM »
He's been banned twice and he keeps coming back. ...
Four times now, actually, thanks to a moderator with super ninja monkey assassin priests--and a knack for hunting down IP addresses. ;) I just hope we can be UG free. Trolls like him should be loaded onto a stinky trash barge, launched into space, and sent on a long, slow trajectory towards the sun to suffer a fiery death. Oh, and did I mention the troll-eating monster hidden amongst the rubbish? It has one eyeball and loves the taste of troll.  ;D

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