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The Internet is Full of Angry, Crazy People

19 October, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

Well, that’s the common perception. And it’s true sometimes. But not here, or here. It’s been a pleasure to read the various thoughts on Warhammer and moral/cultural differences. I don’t agree with everything that’s been said (of course), but without exception the posts have been courteous and intelligent. Honestly, for a bunch of people who enjoy reading about plague, mutilation and mass slaughter, I’m struck by how nice WH fans are. Is there a link? Hmm.

Anyway, there’s no rest for the wicked. Fresh from dispatching the mammoth manuscript for Sword of Justice, I’m now busy planning a short story before getting stuck into my next novel-length project. The short story is a bit of a departure for me, and I don’t think I can say much about it, other than it involves some [bleeps] engaging with a pack of [censored] on [*&(%!!].

There. Don’t say I never give any spoilers away.

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  1. 19 October, 2009 at 15:47

    You wicked tease of a man, you.

    *employs Special Sense of Detecting What’s Behind Random Symbols*

    Oooh, really? I shall look forward to that, then.

    Also, I’m glad you enjoyed the sub-discussion over at the forum. You should join in, that’d confuse them!

    • chriswraight
      19 October, 2009 at 20:30

      pyroriffic :

      *employs Special Sense of Detecting What’s Behind Random Symbols*

      Oooh, really? I shall look forward to that, then.

      Yes! And it’s also got some [removed] in it too! Though not in the way you’re thinking.

      • 19 October, 2009 at 23:08

        You really don’t want to know what I’m thinking, you’re FAR too young for such corruption.

  2. Xhalax
    19 October, 2009 at 16:03

    Personally I’d say it’s all down to books being the ultimated escapism. Because us Warhammer fans are such nice people we seek the most gore soaked, pus riddled ans down right nasty stories we can get to frollic in because I reality we’re just not like that. Plus there’s always the fact that no matter how crappy your day is, there’s always some literary person getting a much more raw deal and you can feel better that you’re not up to your armpits in your enemies guts.

    Or at least that’s why I read books.

    • chriswraight
      19 October, 2009 at 20:36

      Yup, I reckon there’s some displacement going on there. And of course there’s also the sense in which Fantasy and Sci-Fi transport the reader away from the mundane business of waiting for the 8.15 train to Dullsville. It’s an essential safety-valve for those with imaginations forced to live in a world where that quality isn’t always greatly valued.

      • Xhalax
        19 October, 2009 at 21:51

        Damn straight. Thanfully my job also has periods of mindless bits were muscle memory takes over while Mr. Brain goes on a jolly romp.

  3. 19 October, 2009 at 16:31

    Also, as a general rule, your average fantasy/sci-fi reader tends to be slightly above normal intelligence. I suspect that has an impact on their ability to be polite and respectful.

    Note – this is a generalisation. I appreciate that there are exceptions to every rule.

  4. NPK
    19 October, 2009 at 20:00

    Speak for yourself pyroriffic. I for one am thick and rude! 😉

  5. 19 October, 2009 at 23:08

    chriswraight :Yup, I reckon there’s some displacement going on there. And of course there’s also the sense in which Fantasy and Sci-Fi transport the reader away from the mundane business of waiting for the 8.15 train to Dullsville. It’s an essential safety-valve for those with imaginations forced to live in a world where that quality isn’t always greatly valued.

    ‘The 8.15 to Dullsville’ is SUCH a good potential book title…

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