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A Message for Bob
A Message for Bob
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Oh course, these tend to apply to myself as well. 8P
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I am writing. Just not always in the current chapter(s).

But.... message received.
-- 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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(01-05-2019, 12:06 AM)Bob Schroeck Wrote: I am writing.  Just not always in the current chapter(s).

But.... message received.

oh I fully understand that problem. Rolleyes   I get 8 story ideas and I'm lucky if 3 feature the same cast, let alone compatible events.   I just end up with an ever growing collection of fragments that don't fit together. Tongue Sad
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I'm a huge procrastinator, so I always have that "I should be writing" in my head too, but actually putting it into words is difficult and a prime target of procrastination.

@Rob Kelk: PhD comics is a good webcomic too, but I'm not sure how well the humor translates to people who weren't in academia at some point in their lives. I'd guess you'd need to be substantially more involved than a median undergrad.
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And one of the things distracting me from the main projects right now is a nanoStep. Which you would think would be a quick and easy thing. Normally they are. But damn, duplicating Dr. Seuss' style is harder than I thought.
-- 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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It's hard to get your motor going when you're running low on geisel.
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<rimshot>
-- 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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This is probably premature, but here's an initial draft of the first few stanzas:

When the Grinch left the house he saw a creature in grey
Was playing with Max at the front of the sleigh.
It stood when it saw him, and said, "Hello, sir.
You should know that red jackets don't go with green fur."

The Grinch smiled broadly -- a wide, toothy sight --
And said, "Why, I'm Santa, and it's cold out at night.
Red jackets and hats are the things Santa wears
Anything different and I'd be putting on airs."

"If you're Santa, I'm Elvis," the grey creature said,
"And if I thought *that* I'd be wrong in the head.
But I know you're not Santa, I know it quite well.
You're the Grinch, stealing Christmas.  
I can tell by the smell."
-- 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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(01-14-2019, 06:35 PM)Bob Schroeck Wrote: This is probably premature,

(looks at the calendar)

Yes, it's about 11 months premature. Big Grin
--
Rob Kelk

"Governments have no right to question the loyalty of those who oppose them. Adversaries remain citizens of the same state, common subjects of the same sovereign, servants of the same law."
- Michael Ignatieff, addressing Stanford University in 2012


"The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge'."
- Isaac Asimov


"Don't let anyone think for you; most people can barely think for themselves."
-
Rare Earth, ending credits
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It's fantastic so far. Can't wait for the rest.
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Quote:"You're the Grinch, stealing Christmas.
I can tell by the smell."

Well, of course Doug can.  As the song explains, "The three words that best describe you are as follows, and I quote:  stink ... stank ... stunk!"

Or have I just stolen his line?

(EDIT by Bob: removed color markup which made this hard to read in San Felix)
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"The Lady of the Lake, her arm clad in the purest shimmering samite, held aloft Excalibur from the bosom of the water, signifying by divine providence that this was some killer weed."
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No, you haven't stolen his line -- he heads in a slightly different direction.

And yeah, 11 months early, only because it wouldn't let itself be written on December 3rd, dammit.

Peg's read all of what I have so far and enjoyed it. I just have to put the right ending on it.
-- 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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