Comments on Wardog's Ferretbrain Presents the Text Factor Episode Five – Red Bikini Pants

Ferretbrain's literary extravaganza continues!

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Jamie Johnston at 22:47 on 2010-06-06
'My battle with being a git' would be a great spoof celebrity autobiography.
http://puritybrown.livejournal.com/ at 23:41 on 2010-06-06
Oh, that's it: I have to start reading The Woman In White now. Every week I've been saying "ooh, that sounds awesome, I should start reading it before they spoil too much of it" and now I think I've heard enough. Let's see if I can read enough to be caught up by the next episode...
Andy G at 00:00 on 2010-06-07
The one thing I did find with The Woman in White, which is perhaps not going to come out in the TextFactor due to the format, is that it's about 50% too long.
Wardog at 09:13 on 2010-06-07
Bwhaha, I challenge Shim to write at least a chapter of My Battle With Being a Git.

50% too long?! Oh no! No! *sad panda*
Arthur B at 09:54 on 2010-06-07
What the deuce what the deuce? From what we have read so far I surmise that the additional and extraneous verbiage is distributed in an even and homogeneous manner throughout the entire body of the work in question; in other words, I feel that as a consequence of Mr Collins being paid by his editor Mr Dickens (in his capacity as captain of the good ship All the Year Round) by the word, the book is long simply because Mr Collins chooses long-winded ways to pad out the text, and if the padding has not been a problem so far, I dare say it does not look likely to be a problem in the future. Right right all right. What the deuce.
http://puritybrown.livejournal.com/ at 20:11 on 2010-06-07
I've just got past the bit where Pesca takes four pages to tell Hartwright that he's recommended him for a job. I see what you mean about the shamelessness; Wilkie Collins certainly knew where his money was coming from... and yet the volubility is rather charming, in its own way.
Shimmin at 21:05 on 2010-06-10
Bwhaha, I challenge Shim to write at least a chapter of My Battle With Being a Git.

I accept your challenge! You may live to regret it.
Jamie Johnston at 22:06 on 2010-06-10
Shall we make it a new house rule that anyone who makes up the title and / or synopsis of a fake book to illustrate a point is then obliged to write some of it?
Robinson L at 20:30 on 2010-06-28
Jamie: Shall we make it a new house rule that anyone who makes up the title and / or synopsis of a fake book to illustrate a point is then obliged to write some of it?

I'm in, but I suggest we include a One Hundred And Ten Fantasy Novels exemption clause, or Dan, Arthur, Kyra, Rami and Guy will all be writing well into the middle of next decade.

And can we extend that rule to tabletop RPGs? Because I can't wait to play Score!: a fantasy game of intrigue and abandoned bonking.
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