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Eight Questions: The Literature and Latte team

Posted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 2:59 pm
by pigfender
Which book was decribed by a prominent LitnLat-er as "worse than tying fishing line to each of my front teeth and having someone yank them out"?

Which LitnLat-er shows her distaste in books by throwing them across the room?

What is Keith's novel all about?

The answers to these and more (frankly some of the others are way more disturbing) in an interview with the LitnLat team: http://www.pigfender.com/index.php/2013 ... and-latte/

Re: Eight Questions: The Literature and Latte team

Posted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 3:49 pm
by vic-k
pigfender wrote:What is Kevin's novel all about?
Last I 'eard, Kev's book was a yootopian novel, populated by giant, carnivorous Aldi lager swilling, Cheesy Wotsits, who's primary source of nutrition, is, procrastination prone software developers...init? :?

Vic

Re: Eight Questions: The Literature and Latte team

Posted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 3:59 pm
by pigfender
vic-k wrote: Last I 'eard, Kev's book was a yootopian novel, populated by giant, carnivorous Aldi lager swilling, Cheesy Wotsits, who's primary source of nutrition, is, procrastination prone software developers...init? :?


"Thank you for your submission. We really loved your book, but unfortunately we already have something similar on our publishing calendar for the year."

Re: Eight Questions: The Literature and Latte team

Posted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 4:32 pm
by Jaysen
Ioa-iffer is very consistent when it comes to answering. I remember the first time he explained that filing system of his. My head STILL hurts thinking about it.

Notice the lack of location Julia provided for her "where to buy"? I was a bit disappointed and have returned my Visa to my wallet.

Re: Eight Questions: The Literature and Latte team

Posted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 6:31 pm
by vic-k
pigfender wrote:"Thank you for your submission. We really loved your book, but unfortunately we already have something similar on our publishing calendar for the year."
's OK pal...no prob. Gorra distilleriopian one if y' wanna look at that...eh?

Did hear on the old tomato vine, that Siren's reworking 50 Shades.... Adding more intellectual content, and sharpening up the less than explicit honky-tonking. It's working title is: 54 Shades of Dark White. Bit of a 'under the bushel hider', our Siren. :wink:

Vic

Re: Eight Questions: The Literature and Latte team

Posted: Tue Jun 04, 2013 12:02 am
by pigfender
Jaysen wrote: I was a bit disappointed and have returned my Visa to my wallet.

Cash only.
No refunds.

Re: Eight Questions: The Literature and Latte team

Posted: Tue Jun 04, 2013 12:46 am
by druid
PF: this was great, great fun to read, and I thank you for creating it.
It must not have been easy to persuade our shy Wizards to speak/write of themselves.
Also, I note that they all write so WELL, so it humbles me to think they have sacrificed
Many great tomes to serve the rest of us pygmies who daily use/abuse their creations
And plaintively clamor for more and more Swiss Army Knife additions.
Many thanks again!

Re: Eight Questions: The Literature and Latte team

Posted: Tue Jun 04, 2013 3:05 am
by dafu
Thanks for doing the interview!

And as Druid said, software wonks who can actually write! And have charm! And who like doing what they're doing! Wow!

Well . . . he didn't actually say that, I did. But you get the idea.

Dave

Re: Eight Questions: The Literature and Latte team

Posted: Tue Jun 04, 2013 11:39 am
by nom
Great interview(s), a lot of fun. But there was one question that wasn't asked that was really bothering me by the end: what shade of blue?*

I'm also very concerned that I seem to channel Astrid when writing:
Things that I hate in my own writing are, as you may have guessed, an overgenerous hand with commas and semi-colons… a tendency to overuse ellipses – and repeatedly adding sub-clauses after an em-dash.
What's wrong with sub-clauses after an em-dash anyway? <sigh>

*In the absence of any evidence to the contrary, I am going to assume Tardis blue…

Re: Eight Questions: The Literature and Latte team

Posted: Tue Jun 04, 2013 8:49 pm
by pigfender
Glad you guys enjoyed it. :)

Re: Eight Questions: The Literature and Latte team

Posted: Tue Jun 04, 2013 9:06 pm
by AmberV
...what shade of blue?


Precisely the problem, you see!

Re: Eight Questions: The Literature and Latte team

Posted: Tue Jun 04, 2013 10:10 pm
by garpu
I think I may have read the novel Katherine alluded to... If it's the one I'm thinking of, it wasn't bad, but wasn't great, either. Although maybe we're not talking about the same novel?

Re: Eight Questions: The Literature and Latte team

Posted: Tue Jun 04, 2013 10:26 pm
by vic-k
I’d like to be a fly on the wall of a room in which ten people, the L&L team, are sat round a table, upon which are ten MacBook Airs, loaded with OS X, Win 7 and Linux. Internet access is a given.

The L&L team have been set a non Scriv/Scap task, of considerable complexity. There is no deadline, and no penalty for failure. The object of the exercise is for the fly to able to observe how the ten disparate personality types, bond, and interact in accomplishing the task they have been set.

A fascinating idea, methinks.
Vic

Re: Eight Questions: The Literature and Latte team

Posted: Tue Jun 04, 2013 10:29 pm
by vic-k
garpu wrote:I think I may have read the novel Katherine alluded to... If it's the one I'm thinking of, it wasn't bad, but wasn't great, either. Although maybe we're not talking about the same novel?
Or maybe you are, but your taste differs from Katherine's.
Vic

Re: Eight Questions: The Literature and Latte team

Posted: Tue Jun 04, 2013 10:33 pm
by garpu
vic-k wrote:
garpu wrote:I think I may have read the novel Katherine alluded to... If it's the one I'm thinking of, it wasn't bad, but wasn't great, either. Although maybe we're not talking about the same novel?
Or maybe you are, but your taste differs from Katherine's.
Vic


There was some politics, but I don't know if I read that far into a book I got for $2 on Amazon. ;)