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by kirkesque
Wed Mar 02, 2011 6:19 am
Forum: Reviews & Recommendations
Topic: No 1
Replies: 35
Views: 13160

Re: No 1

VALIS by PKD is a novel I read for the first time when I was 12. It has had more influence on my thought and perception than any other single work. We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson was, perhaps, the first novel I ever read. It remains for me the best story I've ever had a narra...
by kirkesque
Mon Jan 24, 2011 1:17 am
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: For lovers of the bizarre
Replies: 10
Views: 1636

Re: For lovers of the bizarre

Being of the barrister's agency Nyhar, Leth, & Hotep, I am the representative on record for young Mr Palikhata. We are pleading self-defense in this case. That banana had it coming, long antagonizing Mr Palikhata with its herbaceous Musa goodness! Please, let us not dole out such careless public...
by kirkesque
Wed Dec 15, 2010 6:15 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: What Do You Really Want For Christmas?
Replies: 29
Views: 2635

Re: What Do You Really Want For Christmas?

bobueland wrote:... don't wish for Sarah, it could be a nightmare.



Actually, for Christmas, I do wish for Sarah... just not the Sarah you are referring to.

The Sarah of my attention is more than a little smarter, more talented, funnier, and has a crapload more integrity than the other...

~k
by kirkesque
Mon Nov 15, 2010 9:30 pm
Forum: I'm a writer!
Topic: Who's a writer ?
Replies: 21
Views: 4834

Re: Who's a writer ?

I'd say a writer is someone who has written and completed something, not those who are going to write and never conclude a story/essay/article... Being published is sort of a luck of the draw once a writer has a completed work. Luck, that is, that will happen if the writing is good enough and the wr...
by kirkesque
Fri Oct 29, 2010 3:44 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: Get an editor before submitting manuscript?
Replies: 11
Views: 1771

Re: Get an editor before submitting manuscript?

I have the first three chapters of my book completed and am gearing up to send query letters to agents. I'd finish the whole book before you send it in, and then edit the manuscript as a whole entitiy. Some agents may say they only want to read the first three chapters in the first instance, but th...
by kirkesque
Fri Oct 29, 2010 3:32 pm
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: I don't like it. :(
Replies: 64
Views: 9522

Re: I don't like it. :(

I suppose I could have said "had a forceful and unpleasant visceral reaction" to the icons. Hate seemed like a simpler word to use, and being a writer (obviously, since I use Scrivener) I like to be direct with my word choices. I love the alternative you offer here. I'll steal it to use i...
by kirkesque
Tue Oct 26, 2010 2:27 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Obscurity Level - well, well, well.
Replies: 1
Views: 560

Re: Obscurity Level - well, well, well.

Very good, sir. I am, indeed, often stuck & struck by such. 8)
by kirkesque
Wed Oct 20, 2010 2:09 am
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: Reading others while writing fiction
Replies: 9
Views: 1683

Re: Reading others while writing fiction

Jonathan Franzen speaks of the writing of his recent novel ... as mostly a matter of "the accretion of bad pages" ... if that's the case, I am well on my way. At least Franzen admits his novel is an accretion of bad pages. Of course, he could have used a five-cent word there instead of be...
by kirkesque
Mon Oct 18, 2010 8:12 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Apple is just about to die
Replies: 23
Views: 3011

Re: Apple is just about to die

... history shows that you can beat anybody that fights against the free spirit. And thanks to the Internet, the free spirit is stronger than ever :D . Indeed. However tightly you grip water, you'll never hold onto it. [ignoring a pet peeve of grammar that has seeped into the English language to th...
by kirkesque
Mon Oct 18, 2010 8:06 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: A Great Day!
Replies: 13
Views: 1305

Re: A Great Day!

I make it a point to not visit any deep holes I haven't dug myself into.
by kirkesque
Mon Oct 18, 2010 8:02 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Whatever happened to the link to Stooryist on the links page
Replies: 13
Views: 1971

Re: Whatever happened to the link to Stooryist on the links page

*sits down with cup of coffee and L&L forum* *shifts uncomfortably* What the heck...?" *goes digging for the problem* "Huh? A diamond? Where'd this come from? Hey, look everybody... a jewel of an anecdote!" ~*~*~*~*~ Isn't pulling stuff out of your ass what online forums are for? ...
by kirkesque
Mon Oct 18, 2010 3:45 am
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: Writing involves a lot of stuff that isn't writing!
Replies: 4
Views: 1255

Re: Writing involves a lot of stuff that isn't writing!

I've always found it funny when, in a social gathering, the inane question is asked, "What do you do?" (as if what someone does is their job and their job is the substance of who they are) and the answer comes out, "I'm a writer." At which point one of the most common responses i...
by kirkesque
Sat Oct 16, 2010 3:37 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Apple itself
Replies: 25
Views: 3187

Re: Apple itself

Interesting thread. I've been playing around (read as: writing with, since I haven't played video games since Tempest was in the arcade) with home computers since the Commodore Pet. I've have a hand-me-down Apple IIe, the C64, several horrid Windows-systems, and back to Apple in `99 with the fruit-f...
by kirkesque
Fri Oct 15, 2010 10:22 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Apple is just about to die
Replies: 23
Views: 3011

Re: Apple is just about to die

I have read that Apple is projected to surpass Exxon for the number one spot Exxon is 331 Billion while Apple is 287 Billion. During the last 5 years Apple has grown over 400% while Exxon only 11%. So the scenario of Apple surpassing is not impossible. However it's hard to predict things, especiall...
by kirkesque
Tue Oct 12, 2010 4:26 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: Why do you write?
Replies: 33
Views: 5001

Re: Why do you write?

Well, um, when you put it that way... :shock: Sweet Thing, No need to go all coy and eyelash fluttery. :wink: 8) Just tell kirky baby, that the only narcotic you need is vic-k`s intellectual jousting and coruscating wit. Tell him you`ve been mainlining on it, since the day you joined Scrivs crew. :...