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Truly there are no new ideas under the sun.
Truly there are no new ideas under the sun.
#1
Because I am perennially bored at work (especially towards the end of the month) I end up trawling various boards for something interesting to read. So I'm in Sufficient Velocity's Worm ideas thread and look what I find:

Quote:I think this might have been suggested somewhere else, but what about a power based around soundtracks?

The implementation's not quite the same as Doug's, but boy was that a surprise when I stumbled over it. Big Grin
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#2
Hm. Yeah, a very different angle on the idea, indeed. Thanks for the shout-out there, btw.
-- Bob

I have been Roland, Beowulf, Achilles, Gilgamesh, Clark Kent, Mary Sue, DJ Croft, Skysaber.  I have been 
called a hundred names and will be called a thousand more before the sun grows dim and cold....

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I don't know if this is the same bunch of people, but a reader just sent me an email with a link to a very similar writing exercise on Reddit.
-- Bob

I have been Roland, Beowulf, Achilles, Gilgamesh, Clark Kent, Mary Sue, DJ Croft, Skysaber.  I have been 
called a hundred names and will be called a thousand more before the sun grows dim and cold....

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