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by AMcCarter
Thu Sep 06, 2012 9:30 am
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books You Enjoy?
Replies: 190
Views: 69654

Re: Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books You Enjoy?

liz wrote:I just finished reading Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett. Hilarious!!


That book was my first introduction to both writers.
by AMcCarter
Thu Sep 06, 2012 9:18 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2660
Views: 501011

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Welcome to the light! Well, sort of light. It's more like light with dark tendencies. Kinda like Luke after he went to the dark side and came back.
by AMcCarter
Wed Sep 05, 2012 12:14 pm
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: Lessons from Worldcon
Replies: 24
Views: 7431

Re: Lessons from Worldcon

Sounds like fun was had by all. Also, lots of good advice. I'm hoping I can go to LoneStarCon next year. We shall see. Stupid money.
by AMcCarter
Wed Sep 05, 2012 8:41 am
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: Chicon 7
Replies: 178
Views: 45310

Re: Chicon 7

Brad R. Torgersen wrote:I am camped at Mike Resnick's house until the weekend. A science fiction (wannabe) historian's dream.

wotf003


So THAT'S where you found the old issues of sci-fi mags....
by AMcCarter
Wed Sep 05, 2012 8:35 am
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: Lessons from Worldcon
Replies: 24
Views: 7431

Re: Lessons from Worldcon

I would argue book purchases are tax deductible as business expenses for a writer as they may count as "research." However, I am not an accountant.
by AMcCarter
Mon Sep 03, 2012 6:11 pm
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: ChiCon 7 Pouty Pity Boat Filled with Whining Wankers Thread
Replies: 35
Views: 11585

Re: ChiCon 7 Pouty Pity Boat Filled with Whining Wankers Thr

Alex Kane wrote:Z0MG U GUYZ WORLDCON WAS SO AWEZUM.

Oh, wrong thread? Sorry. wotf011


Haaaaaaaate yooooooooouuuuuuuu.
by AMcCarter
Mon Sep 03, 2012 11:44 am
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: ChiCon 7 Pouty Pity Boat Filled with Whining Wankers Thread
Replies: 35
Views: 11585

Re: ChiCon 7 Pouty Pity Boat Filled with Whining Wankers Thr

Wow, finally I come back here and find all types of plans. The Facebook thing sounds like Google+ they have ways to meet too. I came back because I wouldn't mind whining about not being able to go. Never get to go to any cons, used to be a small one here but it faded years ago. The closest one is t...
by AMcCarter
Sun Sep 02, 2012 8:45 pm
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: Hugo Awards 2012
Replies: 6
Views: 3851

Re: Hugo Awards 2012

by AMcCarter
Sun Sep 02, 2012 7:28 pm
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: Hugo Awards 2012
Replies: 6
Views: 3851

Re: Hugo Awards 2012

I forgot until about 10pm CST...
by AMcCarter
Sat Sep 01, 2012 3:24 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1173
Views: 237222

Re: Five Minute Rant

I think this is the tread where we all complained about some markets taking longer than usual. I haven't heard from Asimov' since June. I even checked my E-mail's trashed file, in case I received the rejection and forgot. Nothing in there from them. Most have gotten lost somewhere along the way. Yo...
by AMcCarter
Sat Sep 01, 2012 2:51 pm
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: ChiCon 7 Pouty Pity Boat Filled with Whining Wankers Thread
Replies: 35
Views: 11585

Re: ChiCon 7 Pouty Pity Boat Filled with Whining Wankers Thr

gower21 wrote:Hooray! I was invited. So I can go invite others who are not at WorldCon to come chat too?


Yes, sorry I'm so late getting back to this. If you have any problems, let me know.
by AMcCarter
Sat Sep 01, 2012 9:40 am
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: ChiCon 7 Pouty Pity Boat Filled with Whining Wankers Thread
Replies: 35
Views: 11585

Re: ChiCon 7 Pouty Pity Boat Filled with Whining Wankers Thr

I only have video capabilities on my netbook and phone. We don't have to do video. If I knew how to set up a team speak server and had a headset capable, I would do that.
by AMcCarter
Sat Sep 01, 2012 9:34 am
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: ChiCon 7 Pouty Pity Boat Filled with Whining Wankers Thread
Replies: 35
Views: 11585

Re: ChiCon 7 Pouty Pity Boat Filled with Whining Wankers Thr

Okay, created the even on Facebook and sent invites. I set it to where only guests can invite people and it's only visible to invitees so if there's anyone else that wants to have a pity party, we can invite them.
by AMcCarter
Fri Aug 31, 2012 1:21 pm
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: ChiCon 7 Pouty Pity Boat Filled with Whining Wankers Thread
Replies: 35
Views: 11585

Re: ChiCon 7 Pouty Pity Boat Filled with Whining Wankers Thr

I could do 9 central (that's 7 pacific) tomorrow. Stupid time zones...
by AMcCarter
Fri Aug 31, 2012 10:16 am
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: ChiCon 7 Pouty Pity Boat Filled with Whining Wankers Thread
Replies: 35
Views: 11585

Re: ChiCon 7 Pouty Pity Boat Filled with Whining Wankers Thr

Some of us on Facebook were talking about doing a NotAtWorldCon Facebook chat this weekend. Any takers? One third of my friend's feed is WorldCon. Another third is DragonCon. And pretty much the rest of it is people oblivious to either con or insanely jealous. What I'm really mad about is about half...
by AMcCarter
Mon Aug 27, 2012 7:01 am
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: Chicon 7
Replies: 178
Views: 45310

Re: Chicon 7

Friday still wouldn't work for Martin. And I've got committments on Saturday/Sun/Monday at 9am. What about dinner? - Friday night 730pm? - Saturday night dinner? 6pm? If we can't get one time to work with everyone, we could always have two times open so that everyone gets included in at least one. ...
by AMcCarter
Mon Aug 20, 2012 7:18 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2660
Views: 501011

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

LDWriter2 wrote:Oh, do be careful around here, there seems to be a Gator who gets loose at times and someone whose first name is Mad.


We're all mad here. wotf037
by AMcCarter
Mon Aug 20, 2012 7:10 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4042
Views: 862553

Re: Success!

I have a big success today: my first pro publication. My flash piece "30 Pounds of Human Tissue" is today's offering from DSF. I mention in my author notes a friend who made a challenge to write and submit a flash every month (targeting DSF in particular). That friend is Dustin. So thanks...
by AMcCarter
Sun Aug 19, 2012 9:52 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Story in a Day Challenge
Replies: 295
Views: 66686

Re: Story in a Day Challenge

Okay, yeah, only got 1000 words in yesterday. It's my birthday this weekend and I should have known better. Ooh! Shiny! /runs off to play.
by AMcCarter
Sun Aug 19, 2012 9:51 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4981
Views: 1026192

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Viva la Q1 thread!! Q1 thread rocks!! Couple of random thoughts on Q1: Does anyone else want to type Q1 as Q! (with an exclamation point)? If Q1 was an animal what kind of animal would it be? If a post is deleted in the Q1 thread how long will it take for someone to fill in the blank gapping hole w...
by AMcCarter
Sat Aug 18, 2012 9:40 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Story in a Day Challenge
Replies: 295
Views: 66686

Re: Story in a Day Challenge

I'm actually going to try to do my story today. Yesterday was editing.
by AMcCarter
Fri Aug 17, 2012 11:50 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Story in a Day Challenge
Replies: 295
Views: 66686

Re: Story in a Day Challenge

izanobu wrote:It's like 900 degrees here. I'll be writing my story tonight, after things cool down. So it'll sort of be in a day... just at night in the day. Stupid heat.


You should have been here during our 115 degree days. The heat index was over 120.
by AMcCarter
Fri Aug 17, 2012 7:37 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Story in a Day Challenge
Replies: 295
Views: 66686

Re: Story in a Day Challenge

Yeah, that link doesn't work for me either, but I have a couple of ideas I want to fly with. We'll see.
by AMcCarter
Thu Aug 16, 2012 8:56 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Story in a Day Challenge
Replies: 295
Views: 66686

Re: Story in a Day Challenge

Those sound great. I suck at writing prompts, but I find I can always write "faster" when I have a theme or subject in mind that someone else has given me.
by AMcCarter
Thu Aug 16, 2012 7:44 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1173
Views: 237222

Re: Five Minute Rant

I'm too tired. Tired of the rejections that mean nothing, tired of the same old stories going through the revolving door. I want to write something new and exciting that someone will be fighting to buy from me. I'm tired of feeling like my short stories are sub par. I know my novels are my strenght...
by AMcCarter
Thu Aug 16, 2012 7:41 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Story in a Day Challenge
Replies: 295
Views: 66686

Re: Story in a Day Challenge

Well, I'm about to finish my Q4, so I should be good to go. Do we want to discuss themes or starter topics?
by AMcCarter
Wed Aug 15, 2012 1:08 pm
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: Chicon 7
Replies: 178
Views: 45310

Re: Chicon 7

izanobu wrote:I always heard it was 3-2-1 (3 hours sleep, 2 meals, 1 shower daily) wotf008


6 is healthier. That's what we always recommend to our volunteers.
by AMcCarter
Wed Aug 15, 2012 9:02 am
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: Chicon 7
Replies: 178
Views: 45310

Re: Chicon 7

Don't forget 6-2-1. 6 hours of sleep a night, 2 meals a day, one shower a day.
by AMcCarter
Tue Aug 14, 2012 8:19 am
Forum: Problems and Troubleshooting
Topic: Spam alert
Replies: 7
Views: 4650

Re: Spam alert

I did see that. Most generous of her. I hate to think of the indigestion.
by AMcCarter
Tue Aug 14, 2012 7:14 am
Forum: Problems and Troubleshooting
Topic: Spam alert
Replies: 7
Views: 4650

Spam alert

Some a-hole posting about Tiajuana dentists.

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