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by PeterPO
Tue Jan 15, 2008 8:45 pm
Forum: The Moving Finger
Topic: Who wants to help an old school webderlander get published?
Replies: 2
Views: 7118

Who wants to help an old school webderlander get published?

A few people might remember me here. I submitted my first novel for the Amazon.com Breakthrough Novel Award last October, and was informed today that it is a semi-finalist. It is one of a thousand semi-finalists, but that's down from five thousand entries. One of the keys to making the top 100 and t...
by PeterPO
Tue Nov 27, 2007 9:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: Mist Posts
Replies: 31
Views: 3179

Yeah, it's "his house" and he gets to set the rules, and while I respect the hell out of him, that was a tantrum of childish proportions. I'm sure as hell sorry Rick had to bear the brunt of that, but I'm not sorry for transgressing some heretofore unspoken rule about discussing a film I t...
by PeterPO
Thu Oct 06, 2005 7:03 pm
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: Lost
Replies: 180
Views: 39450

I love Lost. It is one of the half dozen reasons I still even watch TV. That said, I fear it will fall victim to J.J. Abrams' inability to sustain a series past two years. Felicity, the cute college stalker, had two years of clever writing and endearing storylines, only to fall victim to haircuts an...
by PeterPO
Wed Jul 28, 2004 9:24 pm
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: July 2004
Replies: 0
Views: 15529

Name: Peter
Source: unca20040928.htm
"Frederick Douglass, Hamlin Garland, Stephen Crane, Theodore Dreiser, Emile Zola,"

Dude ... no Frank Norris? Seems an incomplete list without Frank Norris.

---Peter
by PeterPO
Tue Jun 01, 2004 2:35 pm
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: June 2004
Replies: 0
Views: 20619

Iluim

Name: Peter Source: unca20040720.htm Brian: Hold out hope for Ilium. I read it last fall and absolutely loved it. I wasn't a fan of Simmons' spec fic efforts until then, having never read the Hyperion books and focused solely on his horror novels. That has since been rectified. What's really funny ...
by PeterPO
Thu May 27, 2004 7:07 am
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: May 2004
Replies: 0
Views: 14367

Name: Peter
Source: unca20040527.htm
I just thought I'd relinquish my place in the shadows just long enough to wish Harlan a happy tenth x 7 birthday. Very few writers inspire me as forcefully or as viscerally as Harlan.

Thank you, sir.

---Peter
by PeterPO
Fri Mar 12, 2004 11:02 am
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: March 2004
Replies: 0
Views: 13901

Kingdom Hospital

Name: Peter Source: unca20040527.htm Todd: Actually, I am enjoying the hell out of Kingdom Hospital. Most of the reviews I've seen have been extended whines about how nothing seems to be happening, how characters are slow to develop, and how it's just not exciting. Hogwash! I say. It's a thirteen e...
by PeterPO
Thu Mar 11, 2004 3:30 pm
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: March 2004
Replies: 0
Views: 13901

Blog

Name: Peter Source: unca20040527.htm I really dislike the term blog. It sounds to me like something you do after a night of hard partying. "What'd you do last night, bra?" "Oh, I went out, downed a few dozen beers, staggered home, then blogged all over my shoes. Felt much better afterward." "Yeah, ...
by PeterPO
Wed Mar 10, 2004 7:28 am
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: March 2004
Replies: 0
Views: 13901

The Passion

Name: Peter Source: unca20040527.htm A friend of mine has been going around saying that The Passion would have been a much more effective movie if Jesus had been portrayed by Steven Seagal. "He'd have pulled that cross outta the ground, whipped it 'round his head, and beat those guys into submissio...
by PeterPO
Wed Feb 25, 2004 7:24 am
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: February 2004
Replies: 0
Views: 14384

Fargo: alls is not wells.

Name: Peter Source: unca20040306.htm I'd like to third or fourth the dislike of Fargo. I thought it was a rather mean spirited movie propelled by the one joke of "Look at these people with the funny accents, don't'cha know. Even the Asian guy talks funny. And that funny talkin' sheriff is waddling ...
by PeterPO
Tue Dec 02, 2003 6:47 am
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: December 2003
Replies: 0
Views: 11615

King and Poe

Name: Peter Source: unca20031206.htm John: comparing "Cask" to Dreamcatcher is like comparing fluffy pancakes to a burnt omelette. How about "Cask" to The Shining, or Cujo, or Bag of Bones? If there is any one truth that most of us here agree on, it's that King isn't batting a thousand with his boo...
by PeterPO
Wed Jul 30, 2003 8:04 am
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: July 2003
Replies: 373
Views: 48697

To Zoe

Name: Peter Source: unca20031013.htm I just wanted to say, before your story gets lost in all the hubbub of workshops and anonymity, that your story really touched me. Too often I play the (not-so) old cynic. It's nice to hear about honest to goodness human decency. Thank you, Miss Dot-dot. ---Peter
by PeterPO
Sat Jul 26, 2003 2:34 pm
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: July 2003
Replies: 373
Views: 48697

My own reaction to the Odyssey fiasco

Name: Peter Source: unca20031013.htm I for one understand my own reaction to the situation as I understood it. It doesn't excuse the vitriol of my reaction, but it does explain it. Fear. Fear that the life choices I am making will subject me to this kind attack, this perceived kind of rebellion whe...
by PeterPO
Fri Jul 25, 2003 7:24 pm
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: July 2003
Replies: 373
Views: 48697

inmates running the workshop

Name: Peter Source: unca20031013.htm I've been off in my own little world for the last couple of ... well months, really, and just wandered back recently to find this brouhaha about Gene Wolfe. Having participated in my fair share of workshops, with many many more dotting my future, and the running...
by PeterPO
Sun Jul 13, 2003 11:35 am
Forum: Webderlanders
Topic: Peg
Replies: 159
Views: 100924

Peggy! I'm glad you've found your way into the new treehouse. This one has features the old sandbox couldn't touch, including a rope for swinging and a firemen's pole.

Welcome.

---Peter

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