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Old 12-01-2011, 10:02 PM
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He definitely going for the twelve and under sweet spot.
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Old 12-02-2011, 07:10 AM
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Just tell me that Dr. Seuss never did anything bad.
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Old 12-02-2011, 10:42 AM
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Well then.
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Old 12-02-2011, 10:44 AM
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Didn't mean to offend, I just wasn't sure.

Rick Riordian struck me as more of a teen writer, but I haven't read his stuff, so I don't know for sure.
I know that when I worked in a bookstore his stuff was in the Fiction 9-12 section, if that counts for anything.
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Old 12-02-2011, 11:01 AM
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ITT we learn that esteemed childhood authors are/were human beings, and therefore capable of terrible things.
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Old 12-02-2011, 11:08 AM
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Seemingly anyone who could draw/sing/write/play instrument in the forties got in line to do a SLAP A JAP PSA hahaha.
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Old 12-02-2011, 11:30 AM
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The world needs less Slap a Jap and more Hug a Pug.
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Old 03-22-2017, 11:12 AM
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Old 03-22-2017, 12:11 PM
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This particular strip got Bill Watterson in trouble because people thought it was unconscionable that a child would fantasize about blowing his school up. But that's what kids do.
That's not a good writer going bad. That's a good writer perfectly portraying the thoughts of literally any elementary school kid on their Monday morning bus ride.

EDIT: Ahahah that post is 6 years old oh my god False why you do this.
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Old 03-22-2017, 12:29 PM
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EDIT: Ahahah that post is 6 years old oh my god False why you do this.
I had something to post and I needed somewhere to post it!

The nice thing about the internet is nothing is every really over.
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The nice thing about the internet is nothing is every really over.
That's also the awful thing about it.
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How exactly did you look up this thread? What term did you search for? Were you looking for this thread specifically, that you somehow remembered after six years, or just looking for something about bad writing?
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How exactly did you look up this thread? What term did you search for? Were you looking for this thread specifically, that you somehow remembered after six years, or just looking for something about bad writing?
If I told you then anyone could do it!
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Probably with Google search operators. More specifically, adding "site:talking-time.net" to the end of a Google search string will restrict the results to the site/domain you specify.

I'm guessing searching "bad writing" or "bad authors" or something similar with that operator on the end would do it.

edit: Did I just man-splain how to do google searches, fml

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Old 03-23-2017, 03:46 PM
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I had something to post and I needed somewhere to post it!

The nice thing about the internet is nothing is every really over.
Yeah? Then why can't I find full episodes of Beat The Geeks?
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Old 03-23-2017, 04:08 PM
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Yeah? Then why can't I find full episodes of Beat The Geeks?
The TV geek signed my shirt once. Still have it.

"Nice Pecs", he wrote. What a guy.
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Old 03-24-2017, 07:28 PM
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The TV geek signed my shirt once. Still have it.

"Nice Pecs", he wrote. What a guy.
Paul Goebel, the King of TV?

Who I know, like, peripherally from mentions on various LA podcasts and vague memories of that show.
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Old 03-26-2017, 05:29 AM
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I listened to two of Paul's podcasts, The Paul Goebel Show and the follow up Hey, Watch This until he moved away from LA. I also contributed to his failed Kickstarter Ubergeek, which was going to be a Beat the Geeks-styled game show aimed at much more hardcore geeks.

Also, last year he had a failed suicide attempt. He seems to be doing better now, though. I wish him well.
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Old 03-26-2017, 04:31 PM
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Paul Goebel, the King of TV?

Who I know, like, peripherally from mentions on various LA podcasts and vague memories of that show.
Yes, apparently. I guess I never knew his name. (Signature is illegible).

They did a beat the geeks touring show after they were cancelled which came to my undergrad school. I seem to recall they had to bill it as something else because they weren't actually associated with Comedy Central? Definitely had the usual movie and tv guy, can't remember who the third one was.

Anyway, my friend Troy got picked to compete but picked the hard questions too early in the final portion and didn't win anything. Fun was had by all.
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Old 03-28-2017, 02:24 PM
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I don't like Haruki Murakami's newer books nearly as much as I liked his older ones. But I don't know if that's more on me or on Murakami.
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Old 03-28-2017, 03:39 PM
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You can only have your characters start jogging and open a jazz bar so many times.

But, yeah, I agree, his new stuff is alright, but it lacks a certain something.
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Old 03-29-2017, 12:43 AM
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But, yeah, I agree, his new stuff is alright, but it lacks a certain something.
Not enough pasta? Not enough jazz LPs?

...Don't tell me he forgot to put in the fucking cat??
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