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Forum: The Library 12-17-2013, 04:12 PM
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Posted By Ruddigore Jones
I'm reading Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson. ...

I'm reading Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson. I'm only maybe 50 pages in, but I love it so far. And, while the science content is fascinating, I'm also finding it way funnier than I expected.
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 12-17-2013, 03:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 646
Posted By Ruddigore Jones
Ozarks American teen dialect?

Hello. I'm dealing with some characters who are teens living in an Ozarks-like area of a universe just a few doors down. What slang words do the teenagers presently use, especially for things that...
Forum: Prompts & Challenges 12-17-2013, 03:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 15,910
Posted By Ruddigore Jones
How does posting to forum sites affect the...

How does posting to forum sites affect the copyright status of pieces? Does WB own the piece if I post it? If I still own it, do I lose any of the rights (FNASR or others)?
Forum: The Library 10-14-2013, 04:44 PM
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Views: 286,588
Posted By Ruddigore Jones
I'm reading Mountfort's book on the tree-ogam (I...

I'm reading Mountfort's book on the tree-ogam (I read the intro, and now I'm taking one ogamfew per day until I've learned them all).

I'm also reading Fathers and Sons by Turgenev (the Rosemary...
Forum: The Library 10-07-2013, 05:41 PM
Replies: 3,718
Views: 286,588
Posted By Ruddigore Jones
I'm re-reading an old friend: Of Men and Monsters...

I'm re-reading an old friend: Of Men and Monsters by William Tenn.
Forum: Poetry 09-23-2013, 04:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,898
Posted By Ruddigore Jones
I don't think it needs a complete re-write. I...

I don't think it needs a complete re-write. I like a lot of it. I particularly liked how you showed the build-up of stones through the use of stanzas with increasing numbers of lines (in the first...
Forum: The Library 09-23-2013, 04:13 PM
Replies: 3,718
Views: 286,588
Posted By Ruddigore Jones
I'm reading The Prodigal Parents by Sinclair...

I'm reading The Prodigal Parents by Sinclair Lewis. I don't read realistic fiction that often, but Lewis is one of those through whose books I fly. I suppose it's mostly because I love his sarcasm...
Forum: Publishing 09-23-2013, 04:07 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,509
Posted By Ruddigore Jones
At the end of every day, living beings suffer and...

At the end of every day, living beings suffer and die for lack of the extra resources Rowling has. I'm sorry you don't have a problem with that.




By your logic, no one can know about an...
Forum: Publishing 09-02-2013, 09:16 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,509
Posted By Ruddigore Jones
First off, sorry it took me so long to get back...

First off, sorry it took me so long to get back to this thread. My kid started school in mid-August, and the homework load has been crazy. I'm really trying to do all the at-home stuff with him...
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 09-02-2013, 07:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,959
Posted By Ruddigore Jones
Indeed. As far as I can tell, the whole point of...

Indeed. As far as I can tell, the whole point of going to college is to cum as laude as you can.

Uh, oh. I can feel this thread eroding any vestige of maturity I might have hitherto cultivated.
Forum: Fiction 08-20-2013, 05:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,080
Posted By Ruddigore Jones
You should also be using commas for direct...

You should also be using commas for direct address. Remember not to eat grandma!
Forum: The Library 08-20-2013, 05:33 PM
Replies: 3,718
Views: 286,588
Posted By Ruddigore Jones
It gives answers of a sort, Crump, but most of...

It gives answers of a sort, Crump, but most of them aren't very good or even that accurate. It's just the book we use as a touchstone for a short class I'm taking in order to join my local UU...
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 08-20-2013, 05:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,466
Posted By Ruddigore Jones
Even if I don't use a reading program (I find the...

Even if I don't use a reading program (I find the lack of inflection annoying), I'll be reading it out loud at least once before I draft the final edit.

Synch, thanks for the great advice! ...
Forum: Publishing 08-17-2013, 07:36 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,509
Posted By Ruddigore Jones
Harmful effects of publishing & education industries

Hello.

Yeah, this thread will probably get hijacked by Mr. Toad and Co. (Ltd.), but I'll give it a try anyway.

How have you seen the publishing system quash good writing? How have you seen it...
Forum: Poetry 08-17-2013, 07:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 604
Posted By Ruddigore Jones
I don't feel it works in this format. If it's...

I don't feel it works in this format. If it's supposed to be a vocabulary lesson (humorous or not), it should be in that format. I'd say the same if it really needs to be a script (or section...
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 08-17-2013, 07:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,959
Posted By Ruddigore Jones
I'd use "cum" for anything outside of the...

I'd use "cum" for anything outside of the semantic register of a soft-core romance piece (and possibly there too). It seems to be far more accepted, but that's only a connotative assessment. And...
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 08-17-2013, 07:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,466
Posted By Ruddigore Jones
Thanks for your continued advice. Every...

Thanks for your continued advice. Every suggestions helps.

Calligraphy, it didn't just start as a draft that long. I spent several months pacing around the house (and friends' houses and yards)...
Forum: The Library 08-11-2013, 11:55 PM
Replies: 3,718
Views: 286,588
Posted By Ruddigore Jones
I'm currently reading 100 Questions That...

I'm currently reading 100 Questions That Non-Members Ask About Unitarian Universalism. I'll be honest. I didn't even get through the title without yawning. Fortunately, it's short.
Forum: Poetry 08-01-2013, 04:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,016
Posted By Ruddigore Jones
It's intriguing. Nice imagery, an opening line...

It's intriguing. Nice imagery, an opening line that keeps the reader's interest (in my cast, at least). I could offer a couple of points of advice.

Why do you feel the need to explain the poem? I...
Forum: Publishing 08-01-2013, 03:54 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 12,426
Posted By Ruddigore Jones
Logical argumentation, meet dead silence. Oh? ...

Logical argumentation, meet dead silence. Oh? You already know each other?

Have a good night, folks. And don't look in the closet; might be a socialist in there.
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 07-29-2013, 02:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,466
Posted By Ruddigore Jones
Fantastic! Thanks for your advice. I had my...

Fantastic! Thanks for your advice.

I had my wife bring home a big pile of notepads from her workplace. So far, I'm thinking I need one for characters' physical features, one for their minds, one...
Forum: Publishing 07-29-2013, 01:44 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 12,426
Posted By Ruddigore Jones
Thanks for reading anyway! I'm not sure what you...

Thanks for reading anyway! I'm not sure what you mean by "weird". "Weird" in what way? I was once asked to express - in one word - what feelings "The Horsemen" was intended to convey to readers. ...
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 07-29-2013, 12:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,466
Posted By Ruddigore Jones
I've not written anything called the Book of...

I've not written anything called the Book of Spirals. If you can tell me to what you're referring, I'm happy to accept constructive criticism.

I won't be starting a new book, but I've been...
Forum: Publishing 07-23-2013, 10:15 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 12,426
Posted By Ruddigore Jones
I don't want to publish

I'm sick of the whole game. I was spending way too much time on business-type stuff. All I got was letters telling me I'm talented but "not right for our venue/ publication/ market". I was having...
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 07-23-2013, 10:01 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 620
Posted By Ruddigore Jones
Plotting star paths for novels?

Hi. I recently finished drafting a long project, and I need to hammer down some details regarding the movement of the stars in a binary system. I've got to make sure I can accurately describe...
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