8FOLD: Nonfiction # 3, "The New War"
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Mon Jun 23 15:52:23 PDT 2014
On 6/23/2014 6:12 PM, Tom Russell wrote:
> On Monday, June 23, 2014 5:53:55 PM UTC-4, Andrew Perron wrote:
>> On 6/23/2014 5:33 PM, Tom Russell wrote:
>> > Isolationism, pacifism, they're not options in
>> > this case. (Or, I guess, they are options, but the end result is death, so
>> > they're not really viable.)
>> Okay, but: Says who?
> Well, that guy, and I should be clear that I'm not necessarily agreeing
> with or disagreeing with him, I just wanted to more clearly expound upon
> where that character was coming from and to explain that it wasn't
> necessarily the same animal as "suspension of discourse/civil liberties" we
> often see when nominally democratic societies go into crisis mode.
Oh, sure. But I guess what I'm trying to say is - to be blunt - if you didn't
mean for him to sound like that, you failed.
In my opinion.
>> Ahhhh, very good. Just making sure - I still haven't caught up on most of the
>> pre-2008 Eightfold. [Editor's Note: I miss Jamie Rosen.]
> Me too! When he first announced he had a new universe, and I came on-board
> as his co-conspirator, I had no idea that I'd end up being the guy running
> the show. If I did, I probably would have ran away screaming-- my previous
> attempts at launching an imprint left an awful lot to be desired. What drew
> me to it was getting to work with Jamie, an author I had always admired and
> who, along with Saxon, was among the first to make me feel a "part" of RACC
> vis-a-vis The Death of Cheesecake-Eater Lad cascade story.
Man. I re-read that recently - now there's an unfinished cascade that should
tie into Just Another Cascade, just because of the awesomeness of the cosmic
worldbuilding there. (Specifically, I re-read it to make a page on the wiki
for Ending of the Finishless.)
> I was able to get back into contact with him a few months ago via twitter
> (getting permission to take over/continue his WEIRD ROMANCE series).
Cool! Hopefully he finds the muse pulling him back here again someday.
>> > and mentioned a handful of other times. Hotspur has shown up once before,
>> > and bonus points if you can name it without googling it... (Honor system,
>> > gents and ladles!)
>> Hmmmmm. Was Hotspur, perhaps... one of the escapees in Jolt City #20?
> Nope. He was kind of a throw-away character in the story in which he
> appeared, and yet he wasn't, as he was responsible in some way for
> everything that happened in that issue, and, in a way, every issue since.
> Kinda like Jar-Jar Binks being responsible for the rise of the Empire.
Okay, actually googling now... ahhhhh, I see, I see. Yes, that's an
appropriate comparison. (Did you know that there's a member of EUROPA over in
ASH named that?)
Andrew "NO .SIG MAN" "Juan" Perron, finishlessless
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