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Re: Check It Out, One Of Our Members Wrote A Book
« Reply #45 on: February 07, 2013, 06:36:32 PM »
:lol: :lol: :lol:
And Q wasn't even there to stir the pot. These fools never cease to entertain. :laugh:

Stir WHAT pot? From start to finish I have found it obscenely easy to hold the high ground here. Ricky attacked me straight out the gate, and has been on full-throttle frenzy ever since.

Hatred and envy. It's his life's blood and the curse he'll never escape.

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Re: Check It Out, One Of Our Members Wrote A Book
« Reply #46 on: February 07, 2013, 06:42:04 PM »

Good luck with slipping that past N.   :lol:

 :scared:  Uh.....yeah. She set the cover price, based on her own (grotesquely extensive) E-book reading. Good luck on that, indeed!  :lol:

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Re: Check It Out, One Of Our Members Wrote A Book
« Reply #47 on: February 07, 2013, 06:49:53 PM »
I read everything from Shakespeare to Chaucer to Orwell, Huxley, and scores more before I ever got through 10th grade. Popular fiction included a lot of the old Gold Medal Books from Fawcett, or the various New American Library thrillers going out at that time.

No one series influenced me more than others, since I got different things from different writers. Donald E. Westlake (under the pen name of Richard Stark) wrote a brilliant crime series about the ultimate amoral criminal, Parker. Three movies have already been made from "The Hunter," the first in that series. Also under the Stark name was a spin-off series about one of Parker's frequent partners, part-time actor Alan Grofeld. Under the Westlake name he penned so many other smash hit novels that I can safely say he was a model for sheer output and manuscript organization.

Another series involved contract CIA agent Joe Gall, by the hilariously pen-named Philip Atlee (a play on real-life CIA agent Atlee Phillips). Gall was popular at the same time as the Bond series, only far more realistic. Espionage writers of note included Eric Ambler, Graham Greene, John le Carre, Len Deighton, and a ton of espionage nonfiction at both the popular and university-library research level.

More recently, Michigan writers Elmore Leonard (TV's "Justified") and Loren D. Estelman ("Whiskey River" trilogy, particularly, and the fine Amos Walker mysteries). Or John Dunning's excellent antiquarian book mysteries with Cliff Janeway. (I've met both Estelman and Dunning, but doubt I'll meet Leonard, who's usually somewhere else when I get into Detroit).

Aside from that I'm drawing a blank. I mean, I read two or more books a day as a kid, tapering off recently for obvious reasons. Mixed in there were the Bronte sisters, Thackeray, Shelley and Stoker, and the usual run of Chaucer, Swinburne and other doom-'n'-gloom poets of the 1800s. (Teenaged angst, I have no doubt.)

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I wrote the above before seeing WT's comment regarding Ricky at war with the world. I didn't pick up on Ricky being any MORE obnoxious than he USUALLY is.

That drinking game will wreck a whole bunch of us. Taxed is evil for suggesting it.  :thumbsup:


LOL In my youner days I may have lasted one day.  But I stopped drinking 20+ years ago.  So I thinking one 10 oz glass of a nice Scotch made before 1950 would do it. 
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Re: Check It Out, One Of Our Members Wrote A Book
« Reply #48 on: February 07, 2013, 07:05:11 PM »

LOL In my youner days I may have lasted one day.  But I stopped drinking 20+ years ago.  So I thinking one 10 oz glass of a nice Scotch made before 1950 would do it.

I have liquor in the house but haven't had any for several years. It's been at least five years since I had more than two drinks of any kind in a single evening (and I wasn't driving). After I got out of the service I just lost the taste for it.

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Re: Check It Out, One Of Our Members Wrote A Book
« Reply #49 on: February 07, 2013, 07:46:35 PM »
I have liquor in the house but haven't had any for several years. It's been at least five years since I had more than two drinks of any kind in a single evening (and I wasn't driving). After I got out of the service I just lost the taste for it.
I think it's referred to as growing up. Getting drunk is for kids and those that tend to self medicate.
I'm like you, I seldom drink, but if I do, it's top of the line whiskey.

Granted, this is just my opinion, but it just doesn't make sense waking up feeling like total shit the next day, I can manage that without alcohol. :biggrin:
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Re: Check It Out, One Of Our Members Wrote A Book
« Reply #50 on: February 07, 2013, 07:49:37 PM »
Drinking game: take a shot every time Ricky declares he is the most intelligent poster on the forum...
That would floor even me...


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Re: Check It Out, One Of Our Members Wrote A Book
« Reply #51 on: February 07, 2013, 07:52:23 PM »
That would floor even me...
Alcohol poisoning with in the first hour. :laugh:
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Re: Check It Out, One Of Our Members Wrote A Book
« Reply #52 on: February 07, 2013, 07:53:57 PM »
Alcohol poisoning with in the first hour. :laugh:

For everyone on the board.   :lol:
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Re: Check It Out, One Of Our Members Wrote A Book
« Reply #53 on: February 07, 2013, 09:55:32 PM »
I am unable to decide whether Ricky has been booted out and is stealing Wi-fi bandwidth from a McDonald's dumpster, or is peddling his announcements of godlike expertise from someone not tying-down their home wi-fi router.

Unlike Ricky, I don't presume to know details of his home life. And I didn't know his waist-size as it was, six years ago, much less now, so I can't talk about him like he talks about six years ago like it's still today. Ricky's funny that way. Keeps on lying. Keeps on thinking nobody notices.

See, when you admit you've been banned more than 100 times, and he has, you can claim victory over HOW you trolled, but you can't escape that you ARE one.

Well, I'm here and they're there, but one thing's for sure. Surely nobody ELSE would pay to keep him this busy, unless he was irritating them so much that giving him the Internet was better than giving him credence and company.

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Re: Check It Out, One Of Our Members Wrote A Book
« Reply #54 on: February 07, 2013, 10:44:36 PM »
Memo to the guy flogging his ebook on his first post here. I'd be a hypocrite if I didn't address this point blank, considering certain comments made elsewhere by the big cheeses here.

I was invited here, and signed in to this forum on Day 1 of its existence, and made several thousand posts of various topics, before daring to put up my own squib. I do not speak for CPF management, did not ask permission beforehand --- and have thanked these guys for their tolerance --- but I didn't flog my book on my first day. Sorry, but that one was a bit...gauche.

I actually was AT the party, before I blew my kazoo....   :biggrin:

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Re: Check It Out, One Of Our Members Wrote A Book
« Reply #55 on: November 25, 2013, 08:42:37 AM »
Bumped...  a nice stocking stuffer...

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Re: Check It Out, One Of Our Members Wrote A Book
« Reply #56 on: November 25, 2013, 08:55:44 AM »
Bumped...  a nice stocking stuffer...

Talk about a surprise, here! I'm almost ready to talk nice about Linux.....   :wink:

This month, I also published a fantasy mystery, A Blue Frog Occasion.

Shameless self-promotion follows....


Great Ward is now crumbling, after 3,000 years of peace,. Two unstoppable enemies prepare to invade...and blue frog magic is almost gone.

Now comes the death of a very uncommon acolyte, revealing centuries of secrets when the wizard Vorin investigates why she died...reopening an ageless war between himself and the ever-grasping Order she joined.

If he fails, his magic will be gone forever and East Thumb Peninsula will be lost. If he wins, an entire society must change.


http://www.amazon.com/Blue-Frog-Occasion-Thumb-Chronicles-ebook/dp/B00GHPHLP4/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1383765323&sr=1-1


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Re: Check It Out, One Of Our Members Wrote A Book
« Reply #57 on: November 25, 2013, 09:00:29 AM »
Talk about a surprise, here! I'm almost ready to talk nice about Linux.....   :wink:

This month, I also published a fantasy mystery, A Blue Frog Occasion.

Shameless self-promotion follows....


Great Ward is now crumbling, after 3,000 years of peace,. Two unstoppable enemies prepare to invade...and blue frog magic is almost gone.

Now comes the death of a very uncommon acolyte, revealing centuries of secrets when the wizard Vorin investigates why she died...reopening an ageless war between himself and the ever-grasping Order she joined.

If he fails, his magic will be gone forever and East Thumb Peninsula will be lost. If he wins, an entire society must change.


http://www.amazon.com/Blue-Frog-Occasion-Thumb-Chronicles-ebook/dp/B00GHPHLP4/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1383765323&sr=1-1



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Re: Check It Out, One Of Our Members Wrote A Book
« Reply #58 on: November 25, 2013, 09:12:47 AM »


Never let a good opportunity pass you by.   :popcorn:

Never fail to thank those whose words of support meant so much during the times the two books were being written. You are the best, squire. May you outlive us all.

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« Reply #59 on: November 25, 2013, 09:24:43 AM »
Never fail to thank those whose words of support meant so much during the times the two books were being written. You are the best, squire. May you outlive us all.

I am still hoping to see a book from Belle in my life time.  (aka  belloftheball)
A politician thinks of the next election. A statesman, of the next generation.- James Freeman Clarke

Politics is supposed to be the second-oldest profession.  I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first.  ~ Ronald Reagan ~

Always remember "Feelings Aren't Facts."

 

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