OctoChriek

OctoChriek

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5 years ago @ The Toast - An Open Thread, and Se... · 1 reply · +1 points

Jackson's Whole? Why would people be spending so much good money on complex plots to escape the place if it was a paradise?

Wasn't there a big furor of her latest book? I haven't gotten around to reading it yet and from from what I've heard I'm like, "I'm pretty sure she was always writing Aral like this."

I don't know why I'm still surprised at people's ability to miss the point. After all I've know trekkies who only care about the military overtones and the green space babes, rather than the whole progressive outlook. Heck, Charles Dickens is the favorite author of several of my conservative family members.

5 years ago @ The Toast - An Open Thread, and Se... · 0 replies · +1 points

You too have a fine user name, though I suspect you get that from everyone!

5 years ago @ The Toast - An Open Thread, and Se... · 3 replies · +2 points

Yes, they are rather aggravatingly jolly and they tut about "political correctness gone too far" more than your average Gilbert and Sullivan society. They also don't like it when people "can't take a joke".

After I read Neil Gaiman's "Terry Pratchett isn’t jolly. He’s angry" I remember thinking, "Well, obviously. His anger seems to blister the very pages. It doesn't need to be spelled out!" Having observed for some time these fans, I suspect Gaiman meant that peice for them rather than for me.

6 years ago @ The Toast - Go On, Get Out Of Here · 0 replies · +5 points

I AM VERY GLAD THAT THIS IS NOT THE END TO OLD YELLER. THAT WOULD MAKE MY DAY A GOOD DEAL WORSE.

6 years ago @ The Toast - An Open Thread, and Se... · 6 replies · +7 points

Plus he gets so angry over injustices, and he is just such wonderful character.

I honestly have no idea why "The Truth" isn't more popular than it is within the fandom. It has fantastic characters and topics that are never not relevant. I can see why it isn't on the more rightwing side that hanfs out primarily on Facebook, but I have no idea why it's not particularly popular with the leftwing side (which seems to be mainly on tumblr, though some might still be on LJ). I mean, not that the ever popular Rincewind isn't fine and I've been known to enjoy some of those books, but there's The Truth.

Oh geeze, I would die if someone left behind expensive jewelry. That is too much responsibility.

P.S. I'm octochriek on the toastiesslack too.

6 years ago @ The Toast - An Open Thread, and Se... · 0 replies · +6 points

You know, I was going to reply with something like, "I'll have to remember that next time I use this username." But then I remembered that funnily enough, I did once RP a vampire character on the Elfwood forums during my misspent youth. Those posts are lost to the ages but knowing my younger self they were probably deeply embarrassing.

i keep meaning to find a place for him in my present writings because he was one of my better ideas from then. A vampire of the Bela Lugosi breed trying to be a Lestat-type to impress girls (he didn't read very far in "Interview") and speaking French quite badly, is, in theory, absolutely hilarious.

I went with Octo because (a I love cephalopods and (b if I was concerned that if I used Otto, Toasties might think I was actually a dude. I always meant to post more here. Oh well.

6 years ago @ The Toast - An Open Thread, and Se... · 1 reply · +3 points

I'm sorry for RL stress! How do did you get back to creative writing? If that isn't prying, that is.

6 years ago @ The Toast - An Open Thread, and Se... · 2 replies · +7 points

Also I feel really terrible for deleting that paragraph that you were replying to. I was like, "This is the last day of home for us, who besides you Octochriek, is going to want to talk about books."

6 years ago @ The Toast - An Open Thread, and Se... · 10 replies · +6 points

I'M SO GLAD SOMEONE AT LAST SOMEONE NOTICED HERE ON THE LAST DAY OF THE TOAST!

(I deeply identify with Otto)

That is a delightful story and it took me two readings to realize you put them on YOUR shelf and that it was but one Pratchett book. I was deeply concerned for collections getting mixed up.

6 years ago @ The Toast - An Open Thread, and Se... · 1 reply · +2 points

OH. OH NO. Now you have me crying. I have technically never seen the end of Camelot because my eyes are so full of tears.