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TiggerBear wrote:

Evercrack, no. I lost friends to that game. I think about 6 different phone calls or coversations "I just go the great game Everquest. You've got to try it!" And I never heard from them again. 

 

My current friends still do LAN parties though.


 

I've got a couple of friends that need to be on one of those "Intervention" shows on A&E also. I hear ya!

 

Brad

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Nadine
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A Halloween trivia question:

 

Why do witches wear pointy hats? 

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Happy Halloween ( Belatedly ) To Everybody ---

 

The "Wicked Glitch of the West" has been preventing me from posting from home for the last week and then some... ---

Mucho Aggravation for me -

maybe more peace and quiet for everyone else, perhaps, though ---

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oldBPLstackdenizen wrote:

Happy Halloween ( Belatedly ) To Everybody ---

 

The "Wicked Glitch of the West" has been preventing me from posting from home for the last week and then some... ---

Mucho Aggravation for me -

maybe more peace and quiet for everyone else, perhaps, though ---


Right back at you, Ardo. Hope it was a good one for you. I feel your pain regarding the Wicked Glitch – she afflicted me a month or so back.

Paul 

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Clippership14
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I just had to share this, it's too hilarious not to.

 

www.eviloverlord.com/lists/overlord.html

 

This is a compilation of ways to become the all powerful and highly successful bad guy in SF/F.

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I keep the very favorite ones, the ones that I know I'll read again.  The others I usually give to the library to keep or sell, whichever suits them best.  Some I've given to friends and some I've put in yard sales.  I once heard a good suggestion about just leaving them some place for someone else to pick up--like in a waiting room or on a bus or wherever you know people are going to have to pass some time.
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Ok I just checked this site out and it works, SwapTree.

 

Try it out. You list things you want, what you have to swap (anything books, movies, games, ect.. with a bar code), their comp finds some else who has what you want and wants what you have, you agree to a swap, and then you both just pay the postage. NO cost to you or them except the postage.

 

I mention this because not every one has a used bookstore in their area. And I tested this using a couple of books I no longer wanted. I got an out of print book and a movie I couldn't find, in exchange. 

 

I ebay, but if this site catches on.. well it's a little simpler for the small easy transactions.

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Clippership14
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Just to throw out there: Does anyone use book trailers to find new material to read? Has anyone seen any good book trailers for SF/F? I think this is an ingenius marketing tool for publishers and authors and one that is going to take off. I'd love to find a few to see how well they generate interest in books I haven't discovered yet.
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Nadine wrote:

A Halloween trivia question:

 

Why do witches wear pointy hats? 


I give up!  Why do witches wear pointy hats?

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Clippership14 wrote:
Just to throw out there: Does anyone use book trailers to find new material to read? Has anyone seen any good book trailers for SF/F? I think this is an ingenius marketing tool for publishers and authors and one that is going to take off. I'd love to find a few to see how well they generate interest in books I haven't discovered yet.

Clipper:

Hey, that's a great comment. I've been seeing more and more book trailers on author websites, especially mystery and crime fiction writers in the last year than ever before. I'm not really sure how effective they are in getting potential readers to actually pick up a book but I find it interesting how in, say, 120 seconds a book can be condensed into a trailer... And some of the ones I've seen are quite impressive. Someone is sinking mucho $$$ into these things.

Paul 

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Shouldn't there be a thread specifically devoted to pointless speculation? Such as... would sparhawk or belgarion win in a fight? Could Dahak beat the Death Star? Is Locke Lamora a better theif than Jimmy the Hand? Etc.
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Just asking.... and I am Not spelling challenged. I am sure those words are spelled that way somewhere!
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foureyed wrote:
Is Locke Lamora a better thief than Jimmy the Hand?

Hey, foureyed – that is a great question! If I had to bet, I'd go with Jimmy the Hand....at least we know what happended to him... I'm still waiting to see where Locke ends up...

Paul 

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I vote for Jimmy The Hand too.  He is such a likeable thief.

 

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Clippership14 wrote:
Just to throw out there: Does anyone use book trailers to find new material to read? Has anyone seen any good book trailers for SF/F? I think this is an ingenius marketing tool for publishers and authors and one that is going to take off. I'd love to find a few to see how well they generate interest in books I haven't discovered yet.

Yep, stumbled across"The looking glass wars" because of them.

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I'm guessing book trailers are pretty much found on author's websites and places like Youtube.com. I did accidentally stumble across one while doing agent research yesterday (it helps that I know such an animal exists now too). I was pretty impressed. Granted this was only one sample and with a book trailer you could probably utilize many mediums unlike a movie trailer. Still the overall concept seemed parallel to a movie trailer. Does anyone know of a web locale where you could access a lot of book trailers? Or maybe I'm getting too far ahead of the phenomenon.
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Clippership14 wrote:
I'm guessing book trailers are pretty much found on author's websites and places like Youtube.com. I did accidentally stumble across one while doing agent research yesterday (it helps that I know such an animal exists now too). I was pretty impressed. Granted this was only one sample and with a book trailer you could probably utilize many mediums unlike a movie trailer. Still the overall concept seemed parallel to a movie trailer. Does anyone know of a web locale where you could access a lot of book trailers? Or maybe I'm getting too far ahead of the phenomenon.

They popup all over the web. My news browser throws them my way, they're on TV where I live, and one place I shop has a commercial teleprompter and there's one rolling around that every week. You can tryYouTube, or just google the words "book trailer"; even the older ones pop up.

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Thanks Tigger--I'll do some browsing on the web and see what pops up.
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Has anyone else seen the new Star Trek trailers? Looks pretty good.
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TiggerBear wrote:
Has anyone else seen the new Star Trek trailers? Looks pretty good.

New Star Trek trailers? What? Have I been living under a rock? Must go find information...

Paul 

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