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by Chris Seggerman
Tue Nov 13, 2007 1:42 pm
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: November 2007
Replies: 0
Views: 6883

Name: Chris Seggerman Source: unca20071217.htm I've dug back a couple days in the pavilion but if this is a double post, smack me down with some form of Lovecraftian mandibles: Reuters has an article "Typewriter's last word not written yet" This may be of interest to parties here. http://www.reuter...
by Chris Seggerman
Wed Aug 01, 2007 11:26 am
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: August 2007
Replies: 0
Views: 8081

Name: Chris Seggerman Source: unca20070808.htm Harlan, I add my condolences, and a memory: If not for Tom Snyder, I probably would not have found out about Harlan Ellison. I had heard the name and read "A Boy And His Dog"-- seeking out the text after finding the graphic novel at the Glendale Public...
by Chris Seggerman
Wed Sep 06, 2006 2:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: LACONIV
Replies: 360
Views: 19367

Steve Barber wrote: If the topic were truly, really, about sexism in SF, then let's expand the conversation and deal with it. I'm all for that. Let's discuss it seriously and let's discuss it fully. Let's discuss James Tiptree/Alice Sheldon, let's discuss Carol Willis and her rise to fame (and what ...
by Chris Seggerman
Mon Sep 04, 2006 10:36 pm
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: Movie and TV Soundtracks
Replies: 40
Views: 1198

I've managed to latch onto large swaths of Morricone, but I always liked Angelo Badalementi of Twin Peaks fame. He's scored just about every one of David Lynch's movies. I'd almost argue that the soundtrack to Fire Walk With Me is better than the film-- it certainly holds up to repeated listenings m...
by Chris Seggerman
Tue Aug 29, 2006 3:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: LACONIV
Replies: 360
Views: 19367

I heard about this morning... sigh, via Livejournal. It's making the rounds of the yenta gossip machine. It even got an off-topic comment on http://www.feministe.us, so it might get into the liberal feminist blogosphere. Frank's right. Many comments have been, "Well, Ellison was a jerk/creep/as...
by Chris Seggerman
Mon Aug 07, 2006 5:43 pm
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: Where was the sound-file interview of HE?
Replies: 4
Views: 228

David, little more than a peashooter It was a Remington XP-100, which is more than a Peashooter. I am no firearm afficionado, but gearing Harlan describe it, I looked up the thing. It looks like a Buck Rogers rifle indeed. It's a pistol-rifle with a scope. It looks bolt-action, so he'd only get abou...
by Chris Seggerman
Mon Aug 07, 2006 5:59 am
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: August 2006
Replies: 0
Views: 8623

Name: Chris Seggerman Source: unca20060807.htm Adam-Troy Castro: I read the biography over a long road trip. There's enough detail to get lost in-- it almost serves as a "Who's Who" of Japanese film at the time. It's been a bit since I skimmed Stephen Prince's THE WARRIOR'S CAMERA, but it will prob...
by Chris Seggerman
Fri Aug 04, 2006 1:22 pm
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: August 2006
Replies: 0
Views: 8623

For Harlan: TV magazines likely to be enshrined out of reach

Name: Chris Seggerman Source: unca20060807.htm Harlan, Bad news. I spoke with my counterpart in the Archives department. She confirmed that decisions about what they keep are fairly arbitrary. She also said they would likely keep the "Mecham Papers" that bear the precious television magazines, in w...
by Chris Seggerman
Thu Jul 27, 2006 6:55 pm
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: July 2006
Replies: 0
Views: 7095

REPLY TO HARLAN

Name: Chris Seggerman Source: unca20060807.htm Harlan, At my earliest convenience, I'll inquire as to the fate of the originals. Our Agency consists several divisions. I work for the Law and Research Division. After five years, the newspapers we save-- EVERY blasted last one of 'em printed in the s...
by Chris Seggerman
Thu Jul 27, 2006 10:30 am
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: July 2006
Replies: 0
Views: 7095

BURKE'S LAW sightings

Name: Chris Seggerman Source: unca20060807.htm Harlan, I work at the Arizona State Library tending to the huge newspaper collection. Along with sorting, shelving and other clerk's tasks, I collate papers for microfilming. I've been working with more recent papers within the past five years, but per...
by Chris Seggerman
Wed Jun 07, 2006 10:45 pm
Forum: The Moving Finger
Topic: Influences and avoiding cliche
Replies: 29
Views: 2369

Steve, I'm shocked, shocked that you'd use that as an example. Of all the films in all the towns in all the world, why did you have to use that one? As time went by, I thought I'd forget Casablanca , but someone mentions it and causes my memory to play it again. And I was so sure this would be the s...
by Chris Seggerman
Wed Jun 07, 2006 5:47 pm
Forum: The Moving Finger
Topic: Influences and avoiding cliche
Replies: 29
Views: 2369

Embrace the cliche!! I've heard it "invert" or "transform" the cliche, or something similar. For example, there's the phrase "bee in his/her bonnet." I knew a guy who had more that just a bee in his bonnet on a subject he wasn't too fond of, so I said he had a wasp in ...
by Chris Seggerman
Wed Jun 07, 2006 12:31 pm
Forum: The Moving Finger
Topic: Influences and avoiding cliche
Replies: 29
Views: 2369

I think in its written format, only the character-focused hard SF stories work anyway. The audiences, however, are showing a clear preference for characterizations and humanity above and beyond even that -- areas that writers like Ellison and Vonnegut and Bradbury and Heinlein and McCaffrey tagged ...
by Chris Seggerman
Wed Jun 07, 2006 9:51 am
Forum: The Moving Finger
Topic: Influences and avoiding cliche
Replies: 29
Views: 2369

Influences and avoiding cliche

In the “Webderlanders” section it says one post per person, so I’ll respond to David Loftus, Steve Barber and Jan here. I understand most writing shows its source and falls into some boilerplate or another. I have heard the theory of six plots. I’ve heard the theory of two plots “A stranger comes to...
by Chris Seggerman
Thu Jun 01, 2006 11:23 am
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: Whatcha reading?
Replies: 2033
Views: 55422

Also on the topic at hand, books I admit to reading: I just finished Nekropolis by Maureen F. McHugh. The novel used shifting first-person viewpoints and McHugh nailed each character’s voice and concerns well. However, it felt more like a long novella. Just looking through the other McHugh book I’ve...

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