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Found a new cool author.

Postby Therion » Sat Apr 18, 2015 10:58 am

WARHAMMER IS FOR EVERYONE EXCEPT FOR ME
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Re: Found a new cool author.

Postby Mossy Toes » Sat Apr 18, 2015 8:58 pm

I dunno, when such "daring prose" translates into real-world as the whole Requires Hate/Winterfox scandal, a careful evaluation is needed before diving in.

Edit: Decided to provide some links to such, for folks not in the know. Here is a SFWA summary of some recent Requires Hate stuff, and a broader overview of some of the situation and ramifications of the whole affair.
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Re: Found a new cool author.

Postby Xisor » Sat Apr 18, 2015 11:06 pm

Mossy Toes wrote:I dunno, when such "daring prose" translates into real-world as the whole Requires Hate/Winterfox scandal, a careful evaluation is needed before diving in.


Well, for better or for worse, I'm still inclined to segregate works of the art from the artist and evaluate them (as best I can) separately.

That said, and having only had a quick skim, for the second time today, I'm forced to say: fascinating!

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Re: Found a new cool author.

Postby Mossy Toes » Sun Apr 19, 2015 12:20 am

Xisor wrote:Well, for better or for worse, I'm still inclined to segregate works of the art from the artist and evaluate them (as best I can) separately.

Some degree of evaluating work on its own merit is vitally important, I think: especially with the whole issue of authorial intent vs reader experience of the work, etc, in addition to how it's relevant to this particular scenario.

Still, I'm hesitant to buy the works of an author who has been engaged in long-term crappy behavior including up to quite recently, for all that they claim to have changed, or to want to change. They might well write some really compelling and interesting stuff--but to buy their work is to tacitly support and reward their behavior.

It's a knotty issue, certainly, and there are all sorts of valid personal interpretations of such situations.
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Re: Found a new cool author.

Postby David Earle » Sun Apr 19, 2015 4:28 am

Courtship in the Country of Machine-Gods wrote:In the shadow of machine-gods I tell wayfarers of a time where my people was a nightmare the color of hemorrhage and glinting teeth.


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Re: Found a new cool author.

Postby Therion » Sun Apr 19, 2015 9:51 pm

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Re: Found a new cool author.

Postby Xisor » Sun Apr 19, 2015 11:48 pm

The hard times of a troll must be hard indeed.

Y'all need to let the saviour into your lives.

Spoiler: Cegorach, that is. Much more enchanting than old misery-guts Commander Kurze.



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Still, as I said before - fascinating.

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Re: Found a new cool author.

Postby J D Dunsany » Sat Apr 25, 2015 11:03 pm

David Earle wrote:
Courtship in the Country of Machine-Gods wrote:In the shadow of machine-gods I tell wayfarers of a time where my people was a nightmare the color of hemorrhage and glinting teeth.


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Erm... that should be "my people were", surely? Nice image, mind you...
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Re: Found a new cool author.

Postby David Earle » Sun Apr 26, 2015 4:59 am

Yes, it should be "were". That was the first sentence in Courtship in the Country of Machine-Gods, and it's what the "Nope" button was made for. :lol:
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Re: Found a new cool author.

Postby Therion » Sun Apr 26, 2015 8:54 pm

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