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Re: The King's Paws (with one holding a bottle of Peri Peri sauce.)
« Reply #9450 on: June 29, 2017, 04:24:43 PM »
I see it's discuss female authors part 712 on the main site ;-)

When I saw that I could swear I heard Rostum sighing
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I don't think that was supposed to be even close to a list, though... I mean, those names?
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Re: The King's Paws (with one holding a bottle of Peri Peri sauce.)
« Reply #9451 on: June 29, 2017, 04:40:41 PM »
I see it's discuss female authors part 712 on the main site ;-)

When I saw that I could swear I heard Rostum sighing
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I don't think that was supposed to be even close to a list, though... I mean, those names?

I know a few of those names but there's already a giant list of female authors already here in the sticky topic giant women , those Facebook members are so behind the times ;-)
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Re: The King's Paws (with one holding a bottle of Peri Peri sauce.)
« Reply #9452 on: June 29, 2017, 04:41:17 PM »
Exactly ;D
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Re: The King's Paws (with one holding a bottle of Peri Peri sauce.)
« Reply #9453 on: June 29, 2017, 05:09:35 PM »
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I see it's discuss female authors part 712 on the main site ;-)
When I saw that I could swear I heard Rostum sighing

You may well have done but probably not for the reasons you think. I would rather just discuss authors. Author gender should not define anything. Have we not thrashed out the arguments here frequently enough?
As I get older the one thing I have noted is that those whose shout loudest about equality whether racial or sexual are those most likely to want to maintain or enforce barriers and definitions. There are a number of organisations giving awards segregated by sex or colour that imply that any inclusive award is only for white males. I do not believe this is the default in the 21 century and feel they are both disingenuous and damaging.

I did actually comment on the article but only as the first reply to Geoff's original article forgotten male fantasy writers was:
   
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No women writers? You must have had a rather narrow reading experience. Poor you

Too busy to read what you wrote but I will be condescending about it anyway was my interpretation. So had to add a What no male writers comment.


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Re: The King's Paws (with one holding a bottle of Peri Peri sauce.)
« Reply #9454 on: June 29, 2017, 05:21:06 PM »
I recommend people read a summary of a paper called Super Diversity. That explains how I feel about that article and why it's wrong.

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Re: The King's Paws (with one holding a bottle of Peri Peri sauce.)
« Reply #9455 on: June 29, 2017, 05:47:03 PM »
For my part, I agree with Rostum, in so much as I do not look at female/black/Vulcan writers as anything other than writers, and I weary of the debate. My position is that the best way to combat gender bias is not to focus on diversity but on good writing, and be patently offended when I see a minority group overlooked, undermined, etc. Inclusion based on gender/race does more harm than good. Better to include solely on the basis of their work.
I am so looking forward to Anna's book coming out - but no more than I am Cameron's or anyone else's on the forum, and certainly not because of her gender. And whatever I find between the covers of their works it will be as it always is for me - a vision in my mind of a world and people and things, and the gender of the person who put that vision in my head is zero interest to me. Far more important is their preference for peanut butter. Because unlike gender and race, I am passionate about peanut butter.
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Re: The King's Paws (with one holding a bottle of Peri Peri sauce.)
« Reply #9456 on: June 29, 2017, 06:06:17 PM »
so, bradley was in san diego for a bit -- so, we went out to get some sushi!

bradley:  "hey chris, aren't we supposed to take the photo of our backs?"
me:  "oh, wait -- that's rig . . . "  *CLICK*
bradley:  "um."
me:  *shrugs*  "you look awesome!  we're posting it!!"



p.s.  that may or may not be an accurate representation of our conversation.

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Re: The King's Paws (with one holding a bottle of Peri Peri sauce.)
« Reply #9457 on: June 29, 2017, 06:43:27 PM »
Awesome! *like*

So... how's your book coming along. ;)
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Re: The King's Paws (with one holding a bottle of Peri Peri sauce.)
« Reply #9458 on: June 29, 2017, 06:45:05 PM »
so, bradley was in san diego for a bit -- so, we went out to get some sushi!

Crossover episode!

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Re: The King's Paws (with one holding a bottle of Peri Peri sauce.)
« Reply #9459 on: June 29, 2017, 06:53:04 PM »
It's easy for us Europeans to forget how far away you Americans can be from each other in the same country.

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Re: The King's Paws (with one holding a bottle of Peri Peri sauce.)
« Reply #9460 on: June 29, 2017, 07:26:32 PM »
Oh yay, more people meeting. You look fab :D :D

And Rostum, I'm pretty sure Eclipse's comment was very much tongue in cheek! You got that, right?
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Re: The King's Paws (with one holding a bottle of Peri Peri sauce.)
« Reply #9461 on: June 29, 2017, 07:27:19 PM »
Awesome! *like*

So... how's your book coming along. ;)

omg.  slowly and painfully.  brightside?  progress.  lameside?  progress is about 100ish words a day.  it's going to be the longest amount of time anyone has ever taken to write the last chapter and a half of their story.

also, work is being all dumb and demanding right now, so digging up non-exhausted motivation to write is brutally hard.


It's easy for us Europeans to forget how far away you Americans can be from each other in the same country.

indeed.  it's a 2-hour train ride to get from where i live in san diego to where bradley lives in l.a. -- and we're both in southern california.

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Re: The King's Paws (with one holding a bottle of Peri Peri sauce.)
« Reply #9462 on: June 29, 2017, 07:59:37 PM »
Have you got the same accent? if I drove 2 hours in any direction I would hear different accents  ;D
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Re: The King's Paws (with one holding a bottle of Peri Peri sauce.)
« Reply #9463 on: June 29, 2017, 08:09:18 PM »
Have you got the same accent? if I drove 2 hours in any direction I would hear different accents  ;D

heh.  nope.  it's like a 2-day drive in any direction to hear a different accent.

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Re: The King's Paws (with one holding a bottle of Peri Peri sauce.)
« Reply #9464 on: June 29, 2017, 08:14:38 PM »
That's a lot of charisma in one little photo. You guys look terrific!
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