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by Rachel Ventura
January 13th, 2012, 10:01 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: My WIP is now a webcomic: Commedia 2X00
Replies: 4
Views: 714

Re: My WIP is now a webcomic: Commedia 2X00

Hi John, That's awesome! :D I've been thinking of converting one of my ideas into a comic or graphic novel of sorts. In terms of online comics "not getting big name distribution" you should have a look at Home Star Runner, The Oatmeal, Hyperbole and a Half, and X.K.C.D. These are nothing less than H...
by Rachel Ventura
January 13th, 2012, 9:09 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Which Celebrity Would You Eat?
Replies: 10
Views: 2829

Re: Which Celebrity Would You Eat?

Waiter, waiter, there's a chick in my soup. :lol: :lol: :lol: Here's a few things this Q reminded me of: I wonder if anyone appreciates the irony in eating Anthony Hopkins. :twisted: Or Soylent Heston. Ben & Jerry's already made ice cream out of Alec Baldwin's Schweddy Balls. :roll: You might want ...
by Rachel Ventura
January 13th, 2012, 8:37 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Weirdest Christmas/Holiday songs?
Replies: 10
Views: 3404

Re: Weirdest Christmas/Holiday songs?

Not to be a downer, but I personally don't celebrate Xmas or any of the religious holidays. I was raised Christian -- Catholic, in fact -- but now consider myself an atheist. So for me, all the hubbub about holidays/holy days in general seems strange and peculiar. :| That said, I actually walked out...
by Rachel Ventura
January 13th, 2012, 7:47 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Sometimes spambots get it right.
Replies: 4
Views: 1185

Re: Sometimes spambots get it right.

Mira wrote:That's right, Nigerian Princes. Send me money and lots of it. Once you do that, don't worry, I'll get back to you soon.
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O-TAY! :lol: :lol: :lol:
by Rachel Ventura
January 13th, 2012, 7:38 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Writers with bad eyesight
Replies: 7
Views: 3656

Re: Writers with bad eyesight

I wear glasses and have thought of getting laser correction. Purely for aesthetic purposes; I hate wearing them, because I look like a nerd, although without them I'm moderately attractive. (OK, mildly. Very mildly.) But contacts irritate my eyes, and I'll do anything to stop Dorothy Parker's famous...
by Rachel Ventura
January 13th, 2012, 7:11 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Enlisting the services of an editor
Replies: 10
Views: 4213

Re: Enlisting the services of an editor

A nickel a word doesn't sound like much in print, but when you do the math, an average 75K word ms works out to $3,750. :shock: This is something I'd love to look into, but four grand is waaaaay out of my ballpark. Which sucks big time , because any non-zero integer is above that line too. :| It'd b...
by Rachel Ventura
January 13th, 2012, 6:55 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: The end of the "celebrity author"?
Replies: 25
Views: 6704

Re: The end of the "celebrity author"?

Rachel, I could be wrong, but it doesn't really sound to me like you're interested in a different perspective or a dialogue. That's alittle sad to me, because I was trying to communicate something you might find valuable. However, you seem set on your own course and comfortable with it, so I'll jus...
by Rachel Ventura
January 13th, 2012, 5:34 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Poll: Why do you write?
Replies: 12
Views: 1771

Re: Poll: Why do you write?

I completely agree with everything Polymath said. Polymath is too smart :D so I completely didn't understand anything s/he said. ;) I also came here looking for a push-button "poll" but was pleasantly surprised to find something more detailed. I have no problem coming up with ideas. And I have an i...
by Rachel Ventura
January 13th, 2012, 4:18 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Novel soundtrack?
Replies: 20
Views: 2721

Re: Novel soundtrack?

This is apparently becoming popular nowadays, what with the Meyer factor and Pynchon's surprising entry into the mp3 game. So I'll push play. :D I second the comment someone made about an "album" specific to the work or the story. Although if one isn't careful it can be a procrastination measure. I ...
by Rachel Ventura
January 13th, 2012, 3:01 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Self-pubbed author trampled by Amazon
Replies: 27
Views: 7068

Re: Self-pubbed author trampled by Amazon

By the way:
Quill wrote:As one blogger said, "I just paid 1.19 for a box of sandwich bags. Surely a novel is worth more than sandwich bags."
Unless you go eco and have all your books printed on recycled sandwich bags... ;) It's not a real good way to make a living, as a "paper bag writer." :D :lol:
by Rachel Ventura
January 13th, 2012, 2:56 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Self-pubbed author trampled by Amazon
Replies: 27
Views: 7068

Re: Self-pubbed author trampled by Amazon

OK, wow. I went offline for about two months and am just now coming back into the fold on this one. I'm sure I can compensate, though... First of all, Margo, that's awesome, your average is 60,000 words written in a month? I'm struggling to even get past my (very many) outlines! :roll: Second: Twili...
by Rachel Ventura
January 13th, 2012, 1:51 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Regarding Slush Pile Reading
Replies: 4
Views: 2331

Re: Regarding Slush Pile Reading

I think it depends how you define a slush pile. For me, anything with lots of stories makes up a slush pile. That means any online writing forum has their own pile, including this one. I think the whole Internet is just one big slush pile. :lol: Although I'd say 99% of it is more like a landfill th...
by Rachel Ventura
January 13th, 2012, 1:42 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: The end of the "celebrity author"?
Replies: 25
Views: 6704

Re: The end of the "celebrity author"?

Rachel - I highly recommend college. Not just because it improves your chances in the job market (it does. Someone with a B.A. in anything is always a step ahead of someone without it), but because it's a wonderful thing for your mind. College helps people broaden their viewpoint. It introduces the...
by Rachel Ventura
December 5th, 2011, 7:39 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: The end of the "celebrity author"?
Replies: 25
Views: 6704

Re: The end of the "celebrity author"?

Thanks for everyone's replies :) Sorry I haven't been able to reply right away. I have to say I was a little surprised at how many people latched onto the "30 is old" statement... ;) I did say, "no offense," but that's still how I perceive the big dreaded 3-0. (It's even unluckier of a number than t...
by Rachel Ventura
November 28th, 2011, 3:07 am
Forum: Books
Topic: Concerns about the darkness in recent YA
Replies: 26
Views: 8645

Re: Concerns about the darkness in recent YA

I just wanted to add my $.02 because I'm technically still in the YA demographic. (I'll leave the leap year thing out for now.) Abraham Lincoln is famous for saying you can't please everyone 100% of the time. There's an old adage, one person's trash is another's treasure. So what one person might fi...