8FOLD/CONTEST: Journey Into... # 11, "The Leon Czolgosz"
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Tue Apr 27 05:28:34 PDT 2010
On Tue, 27 Apr 2010 01:37:20 +0000 (UTC), Tom Russell wrote:
> On Apr 26, 6:18 am, Andrew Perron <pwer... at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Now *this* is a use of "opposite" and "conflict" that I didn't expect. I
>>> want to hear more from these characters! It's great!
> Thank you, Andrew. I wasn't so sure of this story myself-- I thought
> it started strong, and set a certain tone that the rest of the story
> didn't quite match. So it's very nice to hear that you enjoyed it.
At first, it seemed like *all* the library employees were going to be
impediments to Ascot, setting up a "people who know and care about the
system teach the new broom what's what" plot. Of course, the fact that
that was then flipped on its head made it all the more satisfying.
> So, there are ideas that I have enthusiasm for-- whether the employees
> of the Leon Czolgosz Memorial Library will be one of them, time will
> tell-- but I just haven't gotten around to them yet.
> Part of that is
> just having trouble managing my time efficiently-- what with making
> video games and movies and writing reviews of the same, not to mention
> having a life-- and part of it is JOLT CITY, which I never intended to
> take over my writing life in quite the way it has.
> Not that I'm grousing, mind you-- I really enjoy Jolt City and the
> people in it, and I have such a deep affection for them that I never
> had with, say, Gregory Dingham, that I haven't really had since the
> days of NET.HEROES ON PARADE and [that series that begins with a
> "T"]. It's a nice feeling, being attached to and invested in a group
> of fictional characters, and so I'm probably going to hang onto that
> for awhile longer.
You know, I'd noticed that. It seemed like, with your earlier Eightfold
series, you were groping around for something; and with Green Knight and
Jolt City, it seems like you've found it.
> Of course, if any of the myriad series ideas floated about catch
> someone's interest, and they'd like to co-plot and write, I'd be more
> than happy to launch a new series of two. :-)
Andrew "NO .SIG MAN" "Juan" Perron, maybe after I get Edison Project
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