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Forum: Writers' Cafe 02-24-2013, 06:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 426
Posted By richards89
Disabled antiheroes...

...are very atypical. But, I'm wondering if any of you have read any physically challenged villains who work for you. Pop culture portrayal of the handicapped tends to be limited to a very 'palace...
Forum: Fiction 10-24-2012, 11:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 462
Posted By richards89
"The Understudy:" a novel excerpt

*I'm writing a new book called "The Understudy." It's about a man who goes by the soubriquet 'Sprite' ('spite' with a more commercial connotation). Sprite wants to be 'original' at any cost. He...
Forum: The Library 12-16-2011, 05:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,625
Posted By richards89
My book. ...

My book.

http://amygdalaparallel.activeboard.com/f545890/link-to-the-book/
Forum: The Library 12-16-2011, 05:46 AM
Replies: 192
Views: 31,319
Posted By richards89
"Lolita," by Nabokov. It's not so much Humbert...

"Lolita," by Nabokov. It's not so much Humbert Humbert's preferences that detract from the book for me, as the fact that he's a sesquipedalian, pompous ass.
Forum: The Library 12-16-2011, 05:41 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,466
Posted By richards89
I'll give anything an hour of my time or 100...

I'll give anything an hour of my time or 100 pages, whichever comes first. If I'm not hooked by that point, I'll rarely continue. I've been known to put down 300 page books in favor of 1000+ page...
Forum: Fiction 12-16-2011, 05:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 484
Posted By richards89
Epoch (938 words)

Please delete this.
Forum: Writers' Cafe 12-02-2011, 04:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 705
Posted By richards89
Okay, guys, the forum is now up and running. You...

Okay, guys, the forum is now up and running. You can download a free copy of "The Amygdala Parallel" and join the discussion board here: http://amygdalaparallel.activeboard.com/.
Forum: Fiction 11-29-2011, 10:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,369
Posted By richards89
The whole book is now available. If you would...

The whole book is now available. If you would like a free copy, let me know, and I would be glad to send you one. That goes for everyone else, too.
Forum: Writers' Cafe 11-29-2011, 10:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 705
Posted By richards89
Check out a free copy of my debut novel, "The Amygdala Parallel"

Care for a hefty holiday paperweight, compliments of the house? Do you not see the glass as half full or half empty, but do you rather shatter it and reckon meaning from the shards? Do you see a...
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 07-23-2011, 11:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 945
Posted By richards89
I think that you've just encapsulated the process...

I think that you've just encapsulated the process of writing just about any novel. See, a writer can only insulate him/herself against the writing process so much...you need to be passionate about...
Forum: The Library 07-21-2011, 07:03 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 12,106
Posted By richards89
I grew up with the books, and was really excited...

I grew up with the books, and was really excited about them from a young age because they meant that some of my contemporaries actually read, and I wasn't the only one with my snoot in a book...
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 07-20-2011, 03:29 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,695
Posted By richards89
This. In response to the OP's question, a...

This.

In response to the OP's question, a lot will depend on his sexual repertoire. If it's not very extensive, she's going to have to ease him out of his comfort zone, and let him take over...
Forum: The Library 07-15-2011, 08:41 PM
Replies: 3,703
Views: 257,876
Posted By richards89
"Gravity's Rainbow," Pynchon.

"Gravity's Rainbow," Pynchon.
Forum: The Library 07-13-2011, 10:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,165
Posted By richards89
I've only read his Amazon reviews so far, which...

I've only read his Amazon reviews so far, which are sesquipedalian and exhaustive. His books are available via Kindle. Chances are that this is a marketing gimmick, though reviews of his work have...
Forum: The Library 07-13-2011, 04:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,165
Posted By richards89
The "greatest author in the world"

http://www.authorsden.com/visit/viewArticle.asp?id=38578

Thoughts?
Forum: Introductions 07-09-2011, 10:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,225
Posted By richards89
Good to know you, Holidae, and welcome to the...

Good to know you, Holidae, and welcome to the boards. What do you enjoy writing, normally?
Forum: The Library 07-09-2011, 10:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,494
Posted By richards89
There is definitely some synchronicity afoot...

There is definitely some synchronicity afoot here...I clicked into the 'library' section a minute ago with the intention of starting an "Infinite Jest" thread...and, lo and behold, the first thread...
Forum: Fiction 06-23-2011, 02:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,221
Posted By richards89
My friend, I have known people who have managed...

My friend, I have known people who have managed to graduate from university with worse papers than this one. You're well on your way to a solid future in the literary world. Keep up the amazing work....
Forum: The Library 06-22-2011, 07:52 PM
Replies: 3,703
Views: 257,876
Posted By richards89
My Nietzsche chronicle.

My Nietzsche chronicle.
Forum: Fiction 06-22-2011, 07:40 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,520
Posted By richards89
Have you seen the "Christmas Critters" episode of...

Have you seen the "Christmas Critters" episode of South Park? Your hare would fit right in there. Also, unless it's clear from the get-go that the rabbit is anthropomorphic, people might wonder why...
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 06-22-2011, 06:43 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 10,418
Posted By richards89
Flapseedoodling (my favourite). Conquerpescing...

Flapseedoodling (my favourite). Conquerpescing (if you enjoy five for a dime puns and have talked to your therapist about toilet training @ least once). Stuffing the turkey (if she's...stout). ...
Forum: Fiction 06-22-2011, 06:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 934
Posted By richards89
Glad to hear that I'm in good company. I read...

Glad to hear that I'm in good company. I read your website bio, and it would appear as though we share some modest biographical similarities. Actually, this is a character vignette, which depicts the...
Forum: Fiction 06-20-2011, 02:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,369
Posted By richards89
Is that right? Yes, Eustace's diatribes do tend...

Is that right? Yes, Eustace's diatribes do tend to verge on the nonsensical often, especially when he's on the edge of an episode. That being said, some of them (and you can never be totally sure...
Forum: Fiction 06-19-2011, 09:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,369
Posted By richards89
You're probably right. My lack of formal...

You're probably right. My lack of formal education seems to be pinching me in the fundaments again. I just looked this up, only to discover that (gasp) it is actually a conventional term. You see, I...
Forum: Fiction 06-19-2011, 07:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,369
Posted By richards89
Well, sure I'll explain it. Many of the great...

Well, sure I'll explain it. Many of the great realist novels tend to be mainly focused on normal, everyday human interactions rather than the mythically abstract or conceptually fantastic. Look at,...
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