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Dremvek
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Posted - 13 Sep 2006 :  17:24:21  Show Profile  Visit Dremvek's Homepage Send Dremvek a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Can you answer technical questions that geeks like me care about?

Number of pages?
Number of chapters?
Prologue? Epilogue? Interlude?
Did you write your own author's biography?
Is it dedicated to me?
Can you tell us the back cover description?
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Erik Scott de Bie
Forgotten Realms Author

USA
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Posted - 13 Sep 2006 :  17:46:55  Show Profile  Visit Erik Scott de Bie's Homepage  Send Erik Scott de Bie an AOL message Send Erik Scott de Bie a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Number of pages?


I couldn't say. It will be roughly 90k-95k words, and knowing WotC, they will fit it all in about 320 pages. Typesetters are like demipowers.

quote:
Number of chapters?

Prologue? Epilogue? Interlude?


The number of chapters -- I can't promise it won't change, but as I have the draft now, there are twenty-nine chapters, plus a prologue and an epilogue. Action from line 1 to the very, very last, as I said.

quote:
Did you write your own author's biography?


I did indeed, as I write most things that end up on the web about me. The wizards biography, the Ghostwalker interview, the character profile, etc., etc.

quote:
Is it dedicated to me?


Not unless you happen to be one of the three people to whom I plan to dedicate the book, and I'm pretty sure you're not at least two of them (one of whom is my wife).

quote:
Can you tell us the back cover description?


I don't know the back cover description, because I haven't seen it yet. I probably won't write it. In fact, it's 99% certain I won't write it. That's for the WotC staff to do -- probably my editor herself, or Phil.

I was pretty pleased with the Ghostwalker cover text, though I thought the word "gyrspike" might throw a few people. Turned out well, though. It bears a passing resemblance to what I had mused about for the cover, but I doubt it was based upon it.

If that cover job's any indication, the text will be good.

Cheers

Erik Scott de Bie

'Tis easier to destroy than to create.

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Kalin Agrivar
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Posted - 13 Sep 2006 :  17:47:21  Show Profile  Visit Kalin Agrivar's Homepage  Click to see Kalin Agrivar's MSN Messenger address Send Kalin Agrivar a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Sheesh, let the man be...I don't think he can really devulge any more info about that book...


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Erik Scott de Bie
Forgotten Realms Author

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Posted - 13 Sep 2006 :  19:33:06  Show Profile  Visit Erik Scott de Bie's Homepage  Send Erik Scott de Bie an AOL message Send Erik Scott de Bie a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by kalin agrivar

Sheesh, let the man be...I don't think he can really devulge any more info about that book...





Ha! Thanks Kalin -- I'm just a masochist, it seems.

Very well. I shall not be guarded, and I shall reveal, word for word (er -- mostly) what I am allowed to say (approved by my editor) of the tome:

1) What's it about?

"It's a fantasy thriller where a number of prisoners have to band together, pitting their wits and skills to escape a dark dungeon with their lives. . . and their sanity."

2) Who's the main character?

"Twilight, star of 'The Greater Treasure,' which is in [hold up RotE anthology]."

3) (As a corollary) Wow! That's her on the cover?

"Nope. The cover's deceptive -- much like the novel itself."

4) (As a further corollary) Who *is* it then?

"Taslin."

4a) Um. . .

"Can't say who/what her attacker might be. I've been told it looks like everything from Cthulu to a daelkyr. I should note, however, that I have NOT crossed into Eberron. "

5) Who was your favorite character to write about?

"Tough to choose -- the book has something of an ensemble cast. Aside from Twilight, that would be Slip (a cheerful, bubbly halfling thief with a number of secrets -- well, they all have those) or Davoren (a sinister, cruel warlock). None of the characters are what they seem."

6) What was your favorite scene to write?

"I liked it all, but I especially liked the first chapter, the last chapter, and the epilogue -- which I actually wrote in that order before I wrote anything else. No worries -- I'm not going to hint at what happens."

7) What game books/accessories did you use?

"As you may have gathered from the "between-the-lines" feel of Ghostwalker, I stick close to the rules and ground the various permutations firmly in the different accessories. I won't say which region sourcebooks I might (or might not) have used (for obvious reasons), but I will say that the various Completes, the Races, and the FR books played important roles. And the BoVD*, of course."

(*That would be Book of Vile Darkness (), for the non-gamer. Nyah! Scary! Nyah!)

And that's about it. I can answer further questions, a little, about these things, but when in doubt, I'm going to keep myself tight-lipped and reveal nothing. Don't take it personally.

Once again, there will be nothing about:

1) location(s)
2) villain(s) / antagonist(s) / involved extraplanar entities
3) mystery / plot (other than the general, "band-together with diverse individuals, dungeon-crawl to escape" kind of thing)

So -- there you have it.

I'll add a couple things that aren't really about the book itself:

Timeline: Uktar/Nightal 1374 (this may change -- I guess we'll see)

Genre: Sword & Sorcery, Fantasy Thriller / Mystery with influences from modern horror film/technique (in particular, there are homages to "Saw" and "The Thing"). Also, I happen to be a great fan of Japanese horror, and increasingly of anime. Whether that has bearing on the actual book, I guess we'll see.

Soundtrack: That's a tough one. A lot of the associated music is there because *Twilight* is there, and she has some of her own soundtrack (Evanescence features keenly on it -- and Kitty ). Closer to the release date, I will inevitably post a list of songs I think accompany the book well, at least in my own head. If your musical tastes differ, you are invited -- nay, encouraged! -- to dismiss my musical ramblings completely.

Easter Eggs: As was the case in Ghostwalker, I may or may not have laced in a couple easter eggs (usually in reference to songs or scenes from movies/TV) for the diligent (or just lucky) searcher, which may or may not disappear in editing, as they may or may not have been there in the first place. (Oh, the shadows beckon!)

If they appear to exist in the print draft, I shall award prizes to those who find them.

Prizes like respect.

And a jolly pat on the head -- digitally speaking, of course.

Cheers

Erik Scott de Bie

'Tis easier to destroy than to create.

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Chosen of Moradin
Master of Realmslore

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Posted - 13 Sep 2006 :  19:39:49  Show Profile  Visit Chosen of Moradin's Homepage  Click to see Chosen of Moradin's MSN Messenger address Send Chosen of Moradin a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Again, all this talk about Twilight.

**sigh**

I think that I have to put my dwarven hands in the RoTE soon.

Dwarf, DM, husband, and proud of this! :P

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Erik Scott de Bie
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USA
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Posted - 13 Sep 2006 :  21:14:42  Show Profile  Visit Erik Scott de Bie's Homepage  Send Erik Scott de Bie an AOL message Send Erik Scott de Bie a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Chosen of Moradin

I think that I have to put my dwarven hands in the RoTE soon.



'Tis a very worthy tome. It has my recommendations.

Cheers

Erik Scott de Bie

'Tis easier to destroy than to create.

Signature of Shameless Self-Promotion +6: Order my sixth novel, Shadow of the Winter King (Amazon, e-signing, Dragonmoon Press)

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The Red Walker
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Posted - 14 Sep 2006 :  00:35:00  Show Profile  Send The Red Walker a Yahoo! Message Send The Red Walker a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Wow, a change-up from the lanky fireballer.

Information instead of dis-information. Or is it??

Knowing you though, I will venture a guess that nothing you said is 100% accurate.

Here are my predictions for "Depths",

What Erik said translated to what he's hiding.

.... around 320 pages, = Awesome!!!! A trilogy for sure

"It's a fantasy thriller where a number of prisoners have to band together.." = Hmmm a happy love story about a hopeless loner, who must rely on herself.

Main Character is Twilight = Main character is a Gnome Sorcerer with a cameo by Twilight.

Taslin is on the cover not Twilight = Taslin is Twilight's middle name. (hmmm...Fox "Taslin" at Twilight, doesn't exactly flow though)

"Nope. The cover's deceptive -- much like the novel itself." = Darn, they got the cover dead on, it gives away the whole Damn Book!!

Soundtrack of Evanescence and Kitty = Peter Paul & Marry with a little dash of Shakira (Twilight's Hips Don't Lie)

Oh yes and the reward for discovering any easter eggs, "And a jolly pat on the head -- digitally speaking, of course" = a raspberry, digital of course.


Seriously,

Thanks for sharing, I for one expected no teasers and would have been ok without any.

But I prefer your option Teasers can only help word of mouth spread. Which has to be good for the Esteemed Author. I know it's good for the 'Keep.

P.S.
quote:
Originally posted by Erik Scott de Bie
Well, if you ever see that joke out of, say, Derst's lips, or perhaps the lovely ones of Twilight, know that I was thinking of you.



Ahhh, if only, then I would be a jolly an Englishman as you!! (You are an Insufferable tease aren't you?)*but I can always hope can't I*

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A little nonsense now and then, relished by the wisest men - Willy Wonka

"We need men who can dream of things that never were." -

John F. Kennedy, speech in Dublin, Ireland, June 28, 1963

Edited by - The Red Walker on 18 Sep 2006 03:56:05
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Erik Scott de Bie
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Posted - 18 Sep 2006 :  06:02:55  Show Profile  Visit Erik Scott de Bie's Homepage  Send Erik Scott de Bie an AOL message Send Erik Scott de Bie a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by The Red Walker

Information instead of dis-information. Or is it??


Ha! My shadowing done for me. I guess the deception system is in place. That's how evil works, you know -- systems.

quote:
Knowing you though, I will venture a guess that nothing you said is 100% accurate.


Oh no -- to quote the Man -- "What I told you was true. . . from a certain point of view."

quote:
Here are my predictions for "Depths",

What Erik said translated to what he's hiding.


This'll be good.

quote:
.... around 320 pages, = Awesome!!!! A trilogy for sure


Ah, I long for the day.

quote:
Main Character is Twilight = Main character is a Gnome Sorcerer with a cameo by Twilight.


A gnome is mentioned in Depths. But does he/she/neuter appear? Hmm.

quote:
Taslin is on the cover not Twilight = Taslin is Twilight's middle name. (hmmm...Fox "Taslin" at Twilight, doesn't exactly flow though)


It bears pointing out that "Fox-at-Twilight" is NOT her real name.

And that Twilight has BLACK hair. Specifically, MIDNIGHT black hair -- you know, the kind that almost seems blue in certain lights.

quote:
Soundtrack of Evanescence and Kitty = Peter Paul & Marry with a little dash of Shakira (Twilight's Hips Don't Lie)


LOL!

Though I must say Shakira does feature on the (largely mythical thus far) Twilight playlist.

quote:
(You are an Insufferable tease aren't you?)*but I can always hope can't I*



I rather doubt you'd have it any other way.

Cheers

Erik Scott de Bie

'Tis easier to destroy than to create.

Signature of Shameless Self-Promotion +6: Order my sixth novel, Shadow of the Winter King (Amazon, e-signing, Dragonmoon Press)

Also check out my Realms work, most recently Shadowbane: Eye of Justice, out now on e-readers everywhere! (Kindle, Nook)

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The Red Walker
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Posted - 19 Sep 2006 :  03:16:49  Show Profile  Send The Red Walker a Yahoo! Message Send The Red Walker a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Erik Scott de Bie
Ha! My shadowing done for me. I guess the deception system is in place. That's how evil works, you know -- systems.


Hmmm....Until Evil turns upon itself. Mwa Ha Ha. Am I helping you or myself?

quote:
Oh no -- to quote the Man -- "What I told you was true. . . from a certain point of view."
Don't let "The MAN" keep you down dude...

quote:
This'll be good.
Uh Oh.....Expectations
Thank goodness I don't have a deadline or an Editor

quote:
Ah, I long for the day.
It'll happen.....

Or it won't. Problem is no matter how worthy you are, they aren't just throwing them around.

quote:
A gnome is mentioned in Depths. But does he/she/neuter appear? Hmm.

A neutered Gnome huh? ....*when reached for comment "Th Red Walker" replied: "No Comment. Thank You"

quote:
It bears pointing out that "Fox-at-Twilight" is NOT her real name.

And that Twilight has BLACK hair. Specifically, MIDNIGHT black hair -- you know, the kind that almost seems blue in certain lights.

Hmm...think I'll try to forget that one for now, could be fun to speculate in the Book Club about that.(An aspect of Mystra.....surely not....)

quote:

LOL!

Though I must say Shakira does feature on the (largely mythical thus far) Twilight playlist.


Yeah, that an obvious vibe she has isn't it?

quote:

I rather doubt you'd have it any other way.


Do I get a choice?

Back to Darkvision!

A little nonsense now and then, relished by the wisest men - Willy Wonka

"We need men who can dream of things that never were." -

John F. Kennedy, speech in Dublin, Ireland, June 28, 1963
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Erik Scott de Bie
Forgotten Realms Author

USA
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Posted - 19 Sep 2006 :  15:23:10  Show Profile  Visit Erik Scott de Bie's Homepage  Send Erik Scott de Bie an AOL message Send Erik Scott de Bie a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
quote:
Oh no -- to quote the Man -- "What I told you was true. . . from a certain point of view."
Don't let "The MAN" keep you down dude...


The man as in Alec Guinness -- one of the finest actors ever born.

quote:
It'll happen.....

Or it won't.


More or less.

quote:
(An aspect of Mystra.....surely not....)


I must say *that* is not something I had considered.

quote:

quote:
Though I must say Shakira does feature on the (largely mythical thus far) Twilight playlist.


Yeah, that an obvious vibe she has isn't it?


When you're right you're right.

quote:
quote:

I rather doubt you'd have it any other way.


Do I get a choice?



Sure you do! Ok -- no.

Cheers

Mod Edit: Fixed the wonky coding that made the quotes appear large, blue, and off-center.

Erik Scott de Bie

'Tis easier to destroy than to create.

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The Red Walker
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Posted - 20 Sep 2006 :  04:03:56  Show Profile  Send The Red Walker a Yahoo! Message Send The Red Walker a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Erik Scott de Bie
The man as in Alec Guinness -- one of the finest actors ever born.

Ahhhh.....The Bridge on the River Kwai, one of the finest movies ever made.

Hmmm....what did you say about Depths of Madness? "...a number of prisoners have to band together, pitting their wits and skills to escape....."

Have I found the first Easter Egg from "Depths of Madness" ?
quote:

More or less.

I'd say your chances are more rather than less. Your foot is definitely in the Man's door though.
quote:
Originally posted by The Red Walker(An aspect of Mystra.....surely not....)
quote:

I must say *that* is not something I had considered.

Good, 'cause i totally mad it up to throw myself offtrack, I was getting too close.

quote:
When you're right you're right.

And Shakira is always right

[quote]Sure you do! Ok -- no.


Thank You Sir....May I have another?


A little nonsense now and then, relished by the wisest men - Willy Wonka

"We need men who can dream of things that never were." -

John F. Kennedy, speech in Dublin, Ireland, June 28, 1963
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Erik Scott de Bie
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Posted - 20 Sep 2006 :  06:52:19  Show Profile  Visit Erik Scott de Bie's Homepage  Send Erik Scott de Bie an AOL message Send Erik Scott de Bie a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I appreciate the vote of confidence! I'll try not to disappoint.

quote:
Originally posted by The Red Walker

Hmmm....what did you say about Depths of Madness? "...a number of prisoners have to band together, pitting their wits and skills to escape....."

Have I found the first Easter Egg from "Depths of Madness" ?



Ah, but that would be too obvious!

The E.E.s in question would be specific, rather than thematic, and references either to music (lyrics), TV or movies (particular scenes).

Cheers

Erik Scott de Bie

'Tis easier to destroy than to create.

Signature of Shameless Self-Promotion +6: Order my sixth novel, Shadow of the Winter King (Amazon, e-signing, Dragonmoon Press)

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The Red Walker
Great Reader

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Posted - 25 Sep 2006 :  14:53:10  Show Profile  Send The Red Walker a Yahoo! Message Send The Red Walker a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Erik Scott de Bie


Ah, but that would be too obvious!


Which would be the last thing I would expect from you, so........Hmmm.
quote:

The E.E.s in question would be specific, rather than thematic, and references either to music (lyrics), TV or movies (particular scenes).

Ok, so which prisoner get solitary confinement in a little metal box out in the sun?

And which one takes too much pride in building a bridge for their captors?


P.S. On a serious note:

Do you have any input on choosing the font for the text of the book? And or the Cover/Spine/Backcover?
Or is that totally up to the "Man"?

edit: Cleaned up confusing Grammar

A little nonsense now and then, relished by the wisest men - Willy Wonka

"We need men who can dream of things that never were." -

John F. Kennedy, speech in Dublin, Ireland, June 28, 1963

Edited by - The Red Walker on 25 Sep 2006 15:01:01
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Erik Scott de Bie
Forgotten Realms Author

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Posted - 25 Sep 2006 :  15:50:06  Show Profile  Visit Erik Scott de Bie's Homepage  Send Erik Scott de Bie an AOL message Send Erik Scott de Bie a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by The Red Walker


Do you have any input on choosing the font for the text of the book? And or the Cover/Spine/Backcover?
Or is that totally up to the "Man"?



The font is, I believe, standard to the Wizards books (I know I haven't noticed any difference from book to book -- perhaps there is, and it's just been subtle). The size of the font, and how many lines are on each page, depends mostly on the word count. Ghostwalker was around 98k in its final draft, I believe, so it got squeezed nice and cozy on those pages. Depths is shorter, so the font will be a little bigger to read (or, rather, the page numbers might be increased in size).

I have absolutely no input on the back cover or on the cover design. Though it's conceivable I'll consult on it, I won't write the back text. That's for my editor or one of the powers-that-be (PTB) at Wizards. The first time I see it is usually when you guys do, if not slightly after (I often find it only after other message boarders point it out to me!). :)

Cheers

Erik Scott de Bie

'Tis easier to destroy than to create.

Signature of Shameless Self-Promotion +6: Order my sixth novel, Shadow of the Winter King (Amazon, e-signing, Dragonmoon Press)

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Dremvek
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Posted - 25 Sep 2006 :  16:21:05  Show Profile  Visit Dremvek's Homepage Send Dremvek a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Erik Scott de Bie

The font is, I believe, standard to the Wizards books (I know I haven't noticed any difference from book to book -- perhaps there is, and it's just been subtle).


FR Books have all had the same or similar font, as far as I can tell, but Eberron books have a significantly different font - one that's much harder to read in my opinion - tires out the eyes, anyway.

In either case - still impatiently waiting for Depths to come out.
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Erik Scott de Bie
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Posted - 25 Sep 2006 :  17:35:24  Show Profile  Visit Erik Scott de Bie's Homepage  Send Erik Scott de Bie an AOL message Send Erik Scott de Bie a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Dremvek

FR Books have all had the same or similar font, as far as I can tell, but Eberron books have a significantly different font - one that's much harder to read in my opinion - tires out the eyes, anyway.


Ah yes -- I hadn't thought about Eberron books with that statement. To date, I've only read City of Towers, and that was two years ago. Not because I don't like reading about the world (which I admire, a great deal), but because of time issues.

quote:
In either case - still impatiently waiting for Depths to come out.



You and me both, buddy.

Cheers

Erik Scott de Bie

'Tis easier to destroy than to create.

Signature of Shameless Self-Promotion +6: Order my sixth novel, Shadow of the Winter King (Amazon, e-signing, Dragonmoon Press)

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The Red Walker
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Have you gotten to check out the new Evanescence yet?(The Open Door)

It fits well with your writing I'm thinking that "call me when your sober" puts to mind, Light telling Yldar to look her up when he's over that wacko sister of his.


P.S. You really should have a wish list on your amazon profile

A little nonsense now and then, relished by the wisest men - Willy Wonka

"We need men who can dream of things that never were." -

John F. Kennedy, speech in Dublin, Ireland, June 28, 1963
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Erik Scott de Bie
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Posted - 03 Oct 2006 :  19:52:11  Show Profile  Visit Erik Scott de Bie's Homepage  Send Erik Scott de Bie an AOL message Send Erik Scott de Bie a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Oh yes! That's CD's out now, isn't it.

Must go check it out. Thanks for the reminder!

As it happens, "Call me when you're sober" is, indeed, on the Twilight playlist.

Cheers

Erik Scott de Bie

'Tis easier to destroy than to create.

Signature of Shameless Self-Promotion +6: Order my sixth novel, Shadow of the Winter King (Amazon, e-signing, Dragonmoon Press)

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The Red Walker
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quote:
Originally posted by Erik Scott de Bie

Oh yes! That's CD's out now, isn't it.

Must go check it out. Thanks for the reminder!


No problem, I had a spare minute from harvest and had a feeling you might be busy with other things. I was thinking of sending it as a thank you for the "great reads", but alas no wish list on amazon
quote:

As it happens, "Call me when you're sober" is, indeed, on the Twilight playlist.


I had a feeling it was the first time I heard it. The first verse she sings with the piano sums up her and Yldar very well.
Hmmm....has Amy Lee read de Bie??

Just trying to figure out how to transition from that into Shakira!


Now its time for this Farmer to sleep, so as not to while driving the combine tommorrow!!

A little nonsense now and then, relished by the wisest men - Willy Wonka

"We need men who can dream of things that never were." -

John F. Kennedy, speech in Dublin, Ireland, June 28, 1963

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Erik Scott de Bie
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Posted - 04 Oct 2006 :  03:21:40  Show Profile  Visit Erik Scott de Bie's Homepage  Send Erik Scott de Bie an AOL message Send Erik Scott de Bie a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I appreciate the thoughts! I'll go out and snap up that CD pretty quick, though.

Rest assured that if Twilight were a modern woman (and, you know, real), Evanescence would be her favorite band. She even kinda looks like Amy Lee, though, I suppose, more elfy. And a little more delicate. Amy has some substance to her these days -- think of the My Immortal video, in her really skinny days. That's more like Twilight.

As for the transition, Amy Lee = sexy = Shakira. There we go.

Cheers

Erik Scott de Bie

'Tis easier to destroy than to create.

Signature of Shameless Self-Promotion +6: Order my sixth novel, Shadow of the Winter King (Amazon, e-signing, Dragonmoon Press)

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The Red Walker
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Posted - 05 Oct 2006 :  12:58:09  Show Profile  Send The Red Walker a Yahoo! Message Send The Red Walker a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Erik Scott de Bie

I appreciate the thoughts! I'll go out and snap up that CD pretty quick, though.

Rest assured that if Twilight were a modern woman (and, you know, real), Evanescence would be her favorite band. She even kinda looks like Amy Lee, though, I suppose, more elfy. And a little more delicate. Amy has some substance to her these days -- think of the My Immortal video, in her really skinny days. That's more like Twilight.

As for the transition, Amy Lee = sexy = Shakira. There we go.

Cheers



Ah yes, the starving artist phase. Amazing what a top selling album can do.

And Damn those elves for being so svelte!!

I think that you need to have an evil elf in a story, with a twist.
Make him/her obese!! If their character has went evil would not their personal habits as well? Seems like all evil elves are still very much elf-like! When they should be less so, much like a serial killer seems less than human.

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I'm not sure elves *can* be obese -- though I suppose they can be fat. As I recall, a drow lady in at least one of Elaine's novels isn't skinny -- obese to her people.

I shall consider this.

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quote:
Originally posted by Erik Scott de Bie

I appreciate the thoughts! I'll go out and snap up that CD pretty quick, though.

Rest assured that if Twilight were a modern woman (and, you know, real), Evanescence would be her favorite band. She even kinda looks like Amy Lee, though, I suppose, more elfy. And a little more delicate. Amy has some substance to her these days -- think of the My Immortal video, in her really skinny days. That's more like Twilight.
Hmmm... Interesting.

The Lady K and I just picked up this CD today. So, it'll certainly add to the atmosphere once we finally start reading about Twilight.

We appreciate the info Erik.

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You are quite welcome, sir!

There will likely be a "Twilight playlist" that I'll end up posting on my blog, upon which Evanescence will feature prominently. I'm recompiling the playlist now, as I'm going through my final editing on Depths. Twilight is quite in my mind at the moment.

When I write, I listen to a number of modern rock bands about three quarters of the time -- whoever I think best represents who the character is to me. For instance, Walker (of Ghostwalker) is A Perfect Circle kind of fellow.

Other times, I do listen to medieval music (and the Lady Shel, my much-better-half, has a music history M.A., so you can bet we've got quite the collection) or music of the style commonly thereby associated (LotR soundtracks) while I'm writing.

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You are quite welcome, sir!

There will likely be a "Twilight playlist" that I'll end up posting on my blog, upon which Evanescence will feature prominently. I'm recompiling the playlist now, as I'm going through my final editing on Depths. Twilight is quite in my mind at the moment.
Oooh! Then I'll be on the lookout for that. Any other hints as to what'll be on the playlist?

quote:
Other times, I do listen to medieval music (and the Lady Shel, my much-better-half, has a music history M.A., so you can bet we've got quite the collection) or music of the style commonly thereby associated (LotR soundtracks) while I'm writing.
::looks at my own collection::

Yes, I believe I have some idea as to what your collection is like.

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