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  1. CyberBlastoise
    December 9th, 2008 09:12 PM
    Okay...I know how that is...I feel that all the time

    To be blunt...Tired...very tired

    Kudzu told me a bit about you...
  2. CyberBlastoise
    December 9th, 2008 09:07 PM
    Hello Astinus, how are you this fine day?
  3. Post Office Buddy
    December 9th, 2008 08:39 PM
    Post Office Buddy
    Thanks! I was a little confused on one part, though, and was wondering if you could clarify this for me.

    SPOILER (Since it won't let me do the tags and I'm too lazy to PM)

    At the end, they say that the fighters were piloted by other people, but what about the squad leaders under Ender? How were they controlling the ships at the same time as the pilots? Unless the pilots were there just in case the controls malfunctioned...

  4. Post Office Buddy
    December 8th, 2008 10:01 PM
    Post Office Buddy
    Lol, the actual Goatse one wasn't the one that scarred me the most. It was mostly the Tubgirl-Goatse one I saw. That was just disgusting.

    I have almost finished Ender's Game, and am about to go back to it now. Didn't have much time today to read, unfortunately, but I think I'm about an hour or two away from the end. I'm liking it a lot so far, and it has rekindled a forgotten love of science fiction. Now I'm going to have to raid every bookstore and library around for every other book
  5. Sike_Saner
    December 8th, 2008 09:58 PM
    Aww... yeah, it sucks when snow doesn't have staying power. ;-;

    Well, the sky here finally decided to do something again--but it was a thunderstorm, not snow. Ah well, I like those, too. ^^ Just not as much as I like snow. X3;

    "Its head blew right off!!" = a glorious quote. <3

    Oh, and here's something. :D
  6. Post Office Buddy
    December 8th, 2008 09:44 PM
    Post Office Buddy
    Dear Lord, I am never googling again. I just Googled Goatse... OMG I am scarred for life...
  7. Sike_Saner
    December 8th, 2008 12:35 PM
    Snow! :o Covetcovetcovet... All we've been given here at this end of the year is a very short spell of little piddly-flurries. XD;

    Also, this.

    Second panel is <3. ^^
  8. Post Office Buddy
    December 7th, 2008 10:32 PM
    Post Office Buddy
    I now see why you are obsessed with Ender's Game. I just got to Chapter Seven and am getting anxious about what will happen next. I'm going to keep reading now.
  9. JX Valentine
    December 7th, 2008 08:52 PM
    JX Valentine
    I seriously need to stop giving you plot bunnies. Seriously. Of course, stopping that is right up there with me learning how to type correctly, which isn't happening anytime soon.

    On the positive side, watching the plot bunnies go at it is kinda momentarily funny. I mean, the male plot bunny goes on top of the female one, and then there's all these noises, and then you have to put a cardboard box over them and convince the children that they're just playing...

    I was singing that song while flinging bread and jumping on cash registers. It was a ninja musical. ;_;

    And then a month later, the Disney Channel turned it into a movie, and you started getting stalked by fourteen-year-old girls?

    He did have that giant Slowpoke created because he was drunk. That was an amusing issue of Ono's manga. XD

    Seriously. XD I loved Ash's lack of proofreading in the letter at the end too.

    I'm flattered; and then, if they try to publish it (including on the net) except in very restricted circumstances, I will sue, because if I do NOT act vigorously to protect my copyright, I will lose that copyright -- and that is the only inheritance I have to leave my family. So fan fiction, while flattering, is also an attack on my means of livelihood. It is also a poor substitute for the writers' inventing their own characters and situations. It does not help them as writers; it can easily harm me; and those who care about my stories and characters know that what I write is "real" and has authority, and what fans write is not and does not. So it's all pointless. I'd prefer simply to ignore it when it happens, but the way copyright law functions, I am told that I cannot ignore it. So there it is."

    So... he likes the fact that we're writing fanfiction, but he doesn't want us writing it. Okay! *thumbs up*

    But even where he said that quote was shoved into an interview with some no-name and locked away on his official website. It's not on the main page, nor is there a huge message anywhere about it. And to even find a link to the interview, I had to go to some no-name website that was linked on the dead community I'm a part of on LJ.

    You know, somehow, it makes me think there's this secret authors' club somewhere in the world, and there were a bunch of authors like Anne Rice bashing fanfiction. And then Card, who wanted to be cool with the rest of the authors, posted that in an obscure place and said he totally agreed with all the other authors at the secret authors' meeting, but in actuality, he wants us to do it anyway.

    It's kinda like being in the Pokemon fandom. You don't tell people you watch kids' anime on a daily basis, and then you go home and cuddle up to your Pikachu plush and say, "I still love you, Pikachu!"

    (Also, I'm on coffee, so right now, my brain is creating all sorts of fun patterns that has nothing to do with anything in particular.)

    So, he doesn't really seem to care. It's the fans that hang out on his forum that hate it. Whenever anyone mentions it, they get jumped on and attacked for even daring to think about fanfiction (even in general) or to think that "the word of Card" is the truth and that there's nothing wrong with it at all.

    I know you're probably hinting at this, but I'm amused by how much this reminds me of that other big fandom that often misinterprets the author's words.

    Of course, the amount of Enderverse/Ender's Universe/Ender's World (sounds like a theme park! 8D)

    Now imagine a guy in a cartoonish Andy costume.

    Lots of his "fans" vowed to never buy his books again because of what things he said.

    I admit I haven't followed Card for that long, but from what I've heard of his reputation, wasn't he always like that? XD

    Edit: I happened to look at your profile page. Another comment amuses me. Is it serious?
  10. Skara
    December 7th, 2008 01:10 PM


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