It's been a long long time since I was near this place, I do so hope the server even remembers me.
Anywho the story Wayne Clarke, "Interview" and it's well-cool, no really it is.
So you might as well read it also, just to verify this, or, even if you want to tear it to shreds that's ok too, I won't go crazy or try to kill you or anything, unless you're an editor type of course (lousey editors- think they're so great!).
So, nuff babbleing, please read it, someone, anyone, anyone at all, even one person!
Otherwise what's the point of writing if nobody's gonna read it.
May 2nd, 2002, 02:51 AM
i went to read it but it wasnt fantasy sorry :P, it looks cool but :P
May 2nd, 2002, 08:13 AM
I read "Interview" yesterday, and I did think it was cool. (Not fantasy, but cool anyway! http://www.sffworld.com/ubb/smile.gif )
I especially liked the brother, Joseph...and wanted to know more about what happened there. I almost felt like, with all of the background, there could have been much more to this story, specifically on the relationship between the two brothers and their differing viewpoints on the society. Although that might push it beyond "short story" in length, so the alternative might be to pare a little from the introduction/background material?
(Some gramatical errors...but I'm not an editor. http://www.sffworld.com/ubb/smile.gif )
Overall, I liked it!
May 3rd, 2002, 09:45 AM
I'm not so much into fantasy 'fraid to say.
Although whats-his-name Tad Williams I like his cross-over potential. And I like the more surreal side of things like HP Lovecraft etc. I still ain't read Lord of the Rings- you believe that?!
I will tho, soon's I finish the backlog of books people have lent me.
I much prefer to create (what I hope are) modern parables or merciless satire. And SF a perfect platform to do this with. Folk like Brunner, Bradbury, Orwell, Huxley, these would be the kings to me. Fantasy is all well and good, but not for my purposes.
You can't bulldoze a decaying world with the orcs and elves blocking the way!
As for the brother in the story? Well, yeah, I was hoping that a few sentences of dialoge would speak volumes, rather than go deep into it. Perhaps I might write another story in this one-off world I created.
The idea for it came, primarily, from the fact that I've been languising on the silver-lined cloud of unemployment like "The Dude" Lebowski on his E-Z-boy. And the last job I went for sent me for an interview, followed by another interview followed by a psychological evaluation- which I failed.
Imagine that?! http://www.sffworld.com/ubb/wink.gif
So I sed, well, screw that! I'll write a story about it, hopefully become famous!
Gramatical errors? Moi?!
Oh well, I don't use MS English as a rule.
I generally turn off the spell-check because I invent more words than I should. Perhaps I should be more professional. But that's not going to happen any time soon.
Ok, so, since you 2 are the only ones to reply to this, (& thanx BTW) I'll make the next story I post on this site (i.e. I post the ones bereft of excessive profanity) a fantasy tale.
May 3rd, 2002, 10:32 AM
I guess I phrased that badly...it was more a response to the previous post. SF, Horror, Fantasy (or Phantasy, for that matter), or unidentifiable-genre, I like it all. http://www.sffworld.com/ubb/smile.gif