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Jay Lake
Date: 2007-02-20 16:15
Subject: Hrmph
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Tags:stemwinder, writing
More first reader pushback.

But I do think it's ok to make witty Titus Oates references in a picaresque, two-fisted clockpunk epic.

If not there, where?

Obscure? Me?
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Michael Curry: brutal
User: mcurry
Date: 2007-02-21 01:08 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:brutal
Me, personally? I neither expect nor especially want to get every reference a writer makes in their work, as long as said writer doesn't make my understanding some important part of the story dependent on getting said reference.

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robin catesby
User: deedop
Date: 2007-02-21 02:06 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
In a sequel to V for Vendetta, perhaps? Or is this "I'm just going out for a walk" Oates of the Antarctic?

(I'm assuming the context has something to do with either faux Catholic plots or severe frostbite and subsequent dementia, so your readers can get their Oates' sorted correctly. :-P)
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(no subject) - (Anonymous)
When life gives you lemmings...
User: danjite
Date: 2007-02-21 08:49 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
What she said.

We, your first readers, take our task seriously as we want to you succeed in the biggest possible way.

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User: ex_frankwu
Date: 2007-02-21 09:24 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
"Enough with the blood and shit already, Jay."

Yeah, spoken with love and respect. Like all my comments about how so many of your stories have people peeing or crapping themselves.
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When life gives you lemmings...: Mad Biker Dude
User: danjite
Date: 2007-02-21 14:46 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Mad Biker Dude
At least he (tends to, has thusfar) maintained that "themsleves" limit!
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2007-02-21 14:42 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I *know* that. I'm laughing here, people.
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floatingtide: Alien
User: floatingtide
Date: 2007-02-21 07:46 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Alien
What? No Titus Groan refrences?
That's obscure-but-appropriate-Titus discrimination, man!
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