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References From Other SK Works In Mr. Mercedes. Possible Spoilers!

Discussion in 'Mr. Mercedes' started by Sigmund, Jun 12, 2014.

  1. Maddie

    Maddie Even a stopped clock is right twice a day.

    Aawww theyre deserving words, I would say it again. :smile2:
     
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  2. Maddie

    Maddie Even a stopped clock is right twice a day.

    heres a nightcap before the sun comes up! goodnite and sweet dreams! Nomi

     
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  3. Ebdim9th

    Ebdim9th A Man's Chord and Author/bringer of Bad Dolls

    N_N, I missed the Universe contest, or forgot ... if I don't write things down I forget them, and even then, if I don't review what I've written regularly, I forget that too....

    So you're saying, Nome, that we can get steampunk'd sometimes if we let unhappy critics convince us our worst, or even imaginary, faults and aspects are all that we are, or all that anybody else sees?

    13 years later. ... taking stories in entirely new directions shakes the best, unexpected responses out, both from yourself and from the other writers .... join us next time, Maddie ......
     
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  4. Nomik

    Nomik Carry on

    Oh wow, when did this happen? I can imagine!

    Ebdim, I'm not sure about the use of your adverb there, but I'll go infer from the context that it means something like "jaded".
    Is that what it sounded like I was saying?
    I don't know that I've ever allowed anyone to effect my self esteem to that extent, aside from my myself. Since I spend the majority of my time in my own company, I have to be confident that I'm a good person with good intentions. I know where I excel and I'm aware of my actual flaws. (There are a few)
    That was meant in a jocular way, for those of us who take every thing as a concrete statement.
     
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  5. Nomik

    Nomik Carry on

    It occurs to me that my use of the term "gas lighting" may have been misunderstood. It's when other people fuel a delusion, either by solidifying or contributing to it. An example would be kids playing an elaborate prank on someone, making them think they've gone crazy, or that reality has in fact skewed itself.
    The key here is intent. Maliciously doing this is gaslighting. Orson Wells did this on a massive scale; in my opinion toying with the given constructs of radio broadcasting is dangerous and amoral. Human beings were not made to be a subject for Wells' imaginative experiment.
    Now that I've carefully prefaced that with "in my opinion", I'm curious: what do those of you currently in the radio business think? Anyone familiar with War of the Worlds?
     
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  6. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Dirty Pirate Hooker Moderator

    I absolutely have a reference in Duma Key regarding the macaroni art mention.
     
  7. not_nadine

    not_nadine Comfortably Roont

    Macaroni art. That's a lost skill right there. Now I want to do it again. :)
    Another book, a biggin. My last name was a major character.
     
  8. not_nadine

    not_nadine Comfortably Roont

    Spideyman could probably give a link, if the archives are still available. Way too much fun to read. (It was right before I joined, I think) Mr. SK had asked for photos of all Sk everyday things. Winner was chosen by him.

    All kinds of photos from street signs, to laundry mats. I still find myself still looking at signs, for a private chuckle.
     
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  9. Spideyman

    Spideyman Uber Member

    Ebdim9th - it was contest for the SKMB members in the summer of 2010 called Stephen's Empire. Here is the link.

     
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  10. not_nadine

    not_nadine Comfortably Roont

  11. doowopgirl

    doowopgirl very avid fan

    That was fun. Some really good stuff came up. I found a Carmodys off license. Package store to some of you. I still look for stuff myself.
     
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  12. Maddie

    Maddie Even a stopped clock is right twice a day.


    What She said was astronomically inspirational not to mention extremely impressive and then You took it all and put it very simply and yet brilliantly into one sentence! Thank you for showing a positive side to 13 years later, cause it was still there after all it just became a reflection to the past and back story (very quickly lol) it did end up in a much more mysterious place at least. and , Thank you for the Invitation. :smile2:
     
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  13. not_nadine

    not_nadine Comfortably Roont

    Can we take it easy on the bold fonts? Thanks.
     
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  14. Maddie

    Maddie Even a stopped clock is right twice a day.

    Ooooh, I see, I really do like using them, but I would be happy to if they are causing a problem for you visually... ?
     
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  15. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...when we were at the Colorado Kon, we often drove past a building called Abra Industries....I just grinned...
     
  16. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ....it may be that it comes off a bit like all caps.....
     
  17. Maddie

    Maddie Even a stopped clock is right twice a day.

    Quoting Gentle goes here, I forgot,


    Ah, I see, it does appear to me that way at times also and have no problem not using them if they bothered someone its not easy to tell by someone sometimes what is meant, thanks Gentle.:smile2:
     
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  18. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...awww shucks ma'am...just a helpin' hint from your friendly neighborhood Village Idiot and Resident Peacekeeper/Enforcer...
     
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  19. doowopgirl

    doowopgirl very avid fan

    One of those things you just don't get out of your head
     
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  20. Ebdim9th

    Ebdim9th A Man's Chord and Author/bringer of Bad Dolls

    Nomi, when you get punked on one of those shows, for example they convinced people that their friends were being abducted by aliens, creating and enforcing a delusion, until they finally admitted otherwise, I was playing off of the gaslights you'd see in a steampunk story with the meaning of the word itself by turning it into steampunk'd ....

    Spideyman, Dana Jean N_N, doowopgirl, I remember that now .... yeah .... I'll have to go and look through it again... whose macaroni art was it?

    Maddie, just take it in any direction you want ....the only way to remain ahead of the cliches is to mutate what's come before....

    And you're right, I do tend to shorten down and simplify things these days, rather than writing longer passages at a sitting ...
     
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