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A new update to my actual, like, writing of stuff blog, Philip Sandifer: Writer

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shabogangraffiti:

philsandifer:

There is, as a writer, very little that compares to the sense of satisfaction that you feel upon crafting something that you know is a) very good, and b) going to completely enrage almost everybody who hates your work.

Yep.

Ha. You’ll like it, too. It’s Night Terrors. Which, I just realized, we’d been going to blog swap for at one point. Ah well. It ended up being less angry and polemical than I’d expected, so probably a better fit for mine than yours after all. But I think you’ll be fond of it all the same.

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Anonymous said: Do you consider the book versions of TARDIS Eruditorum to be a refinement to the blog or just kind of an alternate version? I mean, obviously the posts are revised, but do you think that the revisions and extra essays expand upon the blog enough to make the blog functionally obsolete, or are the books just kind of "the blog with some bonuses?"

The books are the definitive version of TARDIS Eruditorum, and the blog is an extended exercise in giving so much stuff away for free that people feel indescribably bad for me and just hand me their money against their better judgment.

(Which, cynical description aside, is actually a really solid business model that benefits both creator and customer. But nevertheless, that’s why the blog exists: because giving something away turns out to be a fantastic way to get people to give you money for it.)

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There is, as a writer, very little that compares to the sense of satisfaction that you feel upon crafting something that you know is a) very good, and b) going to completely enrage almost everybody who hates your work.

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Anonymous said: Grant Morrison's upcoming Multiversity?

I mean, I’ll buy it.

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Tonight’s dinner: Grilled duck skewers (Hoisin/Soy marinated duck breast; sezchuan soy marinated bell peppers, zuchinni, and carrots; potatoes) and salad with ginger plum vinaigrette, served with a sweeter red wine from one of the wine clubs we’re in. 

Also, as the cedar plank salmon was terribly fun, I’m beginning to sidle up to the idea of oak plank steaks. Haven’t quite worked out some key elements like what I’m going to do for getting any sear on the outside, but I love the underlying premise. 

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deathchrist2000 said: Mirror of Love?

Own it, but have only ever flipped through it. It’s coming soon enough (which is to say, Volume 3, which is still ages away, but).

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deathchrist2000 said: Lost Girls?

Seemed to get a bit of a rough ride from critics on release, and to have been classified as something of a curiosity in Moore’s output. I think it’s better than that, on the whole. There are few days where it would crack my personal “Top Five Alan Moore Titles” list, but it would crack my top ten most days.

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deathchrist2000 said: The new 10th Doctor comic?

Didn’t buy it.

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shabogangraffiti:

I am incapable of having original ideas.  I keep thinking I’ve had a great idea and then discovering or remembering that somebody else already did it.

It’s so bloody depressing.

Originality comes in the execution, not the conception.