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The Last Technomancer - May 3, 2009 01:35 AM (GMT)
I know you probably won't care but I went to a book signing today and met my hero/idol Brandon Sanderson. He did some readings of what he's been working on, signed some books and for those willing to stay answered some questions. I was one of those devout few who stayed, as most of the crowd came because he's finishing the Wheel of Time series.

It was an awesome exprience I got some good writing tips from him and got to see that he wasn't just a name on a cover. He was really funning and very encouraging to me. The cool part was he grew up in my homtetown and knew my family so meeting him was proof it can be done. I'm a little jealous of my aunt and uncle though. (They went out to dinner with him.)

nicker - May 3, 2009 02:01 AM (GMT)
QUOTE (The Last Technomancer @ May 3 2009, 01:35 AM)
I know you probably won't care but I went to a book signing today and met my hero/idol Brandon Sanderson. He did some readings of what he's been working on, signed some books and for those willing to stay answered some questions. I was one of those devout few who stayed, as most of the crowd came because he's finishing the Wheel of Time series.

It was an awesome exprience I got some good writing tips from him and got to see that he wasn't just a name on a cover. He was really funning and very encouraging to me. The cool part was he grew up in my homtetown and knew my family so meeting him was proof it can be done. I'm a little jealous of my aunt and uncle though. (They went out to dinner with him.)

So? Um Nesh does he know R.L.Stine?

The Last Technomancer - May 3, 2009 02:37 AM (GMT)
QUOTE (nicker @ May 2 2009, 09:01 PM)
QUOTE (The Last Technomancer @ May 3 2009, 01:35 AM)
I know you probably won't care but I went to a book signing today and met my hero/idol Brandon Sanderson.  He did some readings of what he's been working on, signed some books and for those willing to stay answered some questions.  I was one of those devout few who stayed, as most of the crowd came because he's finishing the Wheel of Time series.

It was an awesome exprience I got some good writing tips from him and got to see that he wasn't just a name on a cover.  He was really funning and very encouraging to me.  The cool part was he grew up in my homtetown and knew my family so meeting him was proof it can be done.  I'm a little jealous of my aunt and uncle though.  (They went out to dinner with him.)

So? Um Nesh does he know R.L.Stine?

I doubt it, that wasn't exactly something I found impotant when talking to my idol.

nicker - May 3, 2009 02:38 AM (GMT)
QUOTE (The Last Technomancer @ May 3 2009, 02:37 AM)
QUOTE (nicker @ May 2 2009, 09:01 PM)
QUOTE (The Last Technomancer @ May 3 2009, 01:35 AM)
I know you probably won't care but I went to a book signing today and met my hero/idol Brandon Sanderson.  He did some readings of what he's been working on, signed some books and for those willing to stay answered some questions.  I was one of those devout few who stayed, as most of the crowd came because he's finishing the Wheel of Time series.

It was an awesome exprience I got some good writing tips from him and got to see that he wasn't just a name on a cover.  He was really funning and very encouraging to me.  The cool part was he grew up in my homtetown and knew my family so meeting him was proof it can be done.  I'm a little jealous of my aunt and uncle though.  (They went out to dinner with him.)

So? Um Nesh does he know R.L.Stine?

I doubt it, that wasn't exactly something I found impotant when talking to my idol.

Geez just asked.

Ethan - May 3, 2009 02:42 AM (GMT)
Oh, you got to meet your idol, that's nice. I just realized, its been so long since I remebered I had an idol, what was his name...

treacherous - May 4, 2009 01:58 AM (GMT)
What do you like about him?

The Ripper - May 4, 2009 02:03 AM (GMT)
Very cool, and good for you!

The Last Technomancer - May 4, 2009 02:48 AM (GMT)
QUOTE (treacherous @ May 3 2009, 08:58 PM)
What do you like about him?

Well, first off his writing is amazing; he makes J.k. Rowling look like Dr. Suess in comparrision. More improtantly though is that he's very down to Earth, the success hasn't gone to his head. He was very laid back and funny and incredably encoraging to future writers like me. Most of all, he writes for the same reason I do: for the thrill and enjoyent of it; he loves that he doesn't have to get up till noon and that his money problems are taken care of but that's not his main concern. It was basicly like talking to you, Grano, or Solomon except he's famous and writes ten times better than you guys. :lol: :P

Marvel Man - May 4, 2009 02:50 AM (GMT)
Dr. Seuss pwns J.K. Rowling everytime.

Always.

nicker - May 4, 2009 02:51 AM (GMT)
QUOTE (Marvel Man @ May 4 2009, 02:50 AM)
Dr. Seuss pwns J.K. Rowling everytime.

Always.

Hey Marv could you be a nice guy and make a summary on my Spongebob match in the normal fight Section? ^_^ ^_^

The Last Technomancer - May 4, 2009 02:53 AM (GMT)
QUOTE (Marvel Man @ May 3 2009, 09:50 PM)
Dr. Seuss pwns J.K. Rowling everytime.

Always.

:rolleyes: You know what I was trying to get across.

nicker - May 4, 2009 02:53 AM (GMT)
QUOTE (The Last Technomancer @ May 4 2009, 02:48 AM)
Well, first off his writing is amazing; he makes J.k. Rowling look like Dr. Suess in comarrision. More improtantly though is that he's very down to Earth, the success hasn't gone to his head. He was very laid back and funny and incredably encoraging to future writers like me. Most of all, he writes for the same reason I do: for the thrill and enjoyent of it; he loves that he doesn't have to get up till noon and that his money problems are taken care of but that's not his main concern. It was basicly like talking to you, Grano, or Solomon except he's famous and writes ten times better than you guys. :lol: :P

Sorry Nesh but sounds like a bore snore to me. -_-

The Last Technomancer - May 4, 2009 02:55 AM (GMT)
QUOTE (nicker @ May 3 2009, 09:53 PM)
Sorry Nesh but sounds like a bore snore to me. -_-

You haven't read his books. The man is a literary genius. Period.

Marvel Man - May 4, 2009 03:06 AM (GMT)
QUOTE (nicker @ May 4 2009, 02:51 AM)
QUOTE (Marvel Man @ May 4 2009, 02:50 AM)
Dr. Seuss pwns J.K. Rowling everytime.

Always.

Hey Marv could you be a nice guy and make a summary on my Spongebob match in the normal fight Section? ^_^ ^_^

I'll take a look.

Ethan - May 4, 2009 03:13 AM (GMT)
Mhhh, you got me interested, which book would you recommend I read written by him, Nesh?

The Last Technomancer - May 4, 2009 03:26 AM (GMT)
QUOTE (Ethan @ May 3 2009, 10:13 PM)
Mhhh, you got me interested, which book would you recommend I read written by him, Nesh?

Well he's got one solo and a trilogy out. I'd start with his first: Elantris, it's a stand-alone and will give you agood taste before you dive in. You could go straight to the Mistborn Trilogy, which are the best fantasy I've ever read. Mistorn in order is: The Final Empire, The Well of Ascension, and The Hero of Ages.

He's also written some books for older grade -schoolers and has other stuff in the works that I got a little taste of at the signing.

Ethan - May 4, 2009 03:29 AM (GMT)
Elantris and the Mistborn Trilogy, will check that out, thanks.

The Last Technomancer - May 4, 2009 03:49 AM (GMT)
QUOTE (Ethan @ May 3 2009, 10:29 PM)
Elantris and the Mistborn Trilogy, will check that out, thanks.

I hope you like them.

M Bison - May 4, 2009 10:29 AM (GMT)
QUOTE (The Last Technomancer @ May 4 2009, 02:48 AM)
He makes J.k. Rowling look like Dr. Suess in comparrision.

So what you're saying is he makes JK Rowling look better than she is?

The Last Technomancer - May 4, 2009 11:29 AM (GMT)
QUOTE (M Bison @ May 4 2009, 05:29 AM)
So what you're saying is he makes JK Rowling look better than she is?

I'm saying she is seen a fantastic writer in the eyes of the general public. She is decently above average but sadly most if not all of the Admins here could probably out write her. Sanderson makes us look infintile.

Solomon - May 4, 2009 07:05 PM (GMT)
QUOTE (nicker @ May 4 2009, 02:51 AM)
QUOTE (Marvel Man @ May 4 2009, 02:50 AM)
Dr. Seuss pwns J.K. Rowling everytime.

Always.

Hey Marv could you be a nice guy and make a summary on my Spongebob match in the normal fight Section? ^_^ ^_^

Dont spam the boards with advertisements. I've been telling you that since you got here!

SilverSurfer092 - May 4, 2009 07:50 PM (GMT)
Dr Seuss is the greatest writer that ever lived.

Jailer411 - May 4, 2009 08:43 PM (GMT)
My dad wrote a book. But I never asked him anything about writing, which now that I think about, was stupid on my part.

The Last Technomancer - May 4, 2009 10:15 PM (GMT)
QUOTE (SilverSurfer092 @ May 4 2009, 02:50 PM)
Dr Seuss is the greatest writer that ever lived.

Kami, do you have to be such an arse?

Marvel Man - May 4, 2009 10:35 PM (GMT)
QUOTE (SilverSurfer092 @ May 4 2009, 07:50 PM)
Dr Seuss is the greatest writer that ever lived.

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M Bison - May 4, 2009 10:39 PM (GMT)
QUOTE (Marvel Man @ May 4 2009, 10:35 PM)
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Literature>>>>>>>>>Comics

videogameman - May 4, 2009 11:02 PM (GMT)
QUOTE (M Bison @ May 4 2009, 10:39 PM)
Literature>>>>>>>>>Comics

How are they different? cough Watchmen cough.

Marvel Man - May 4, 2009 11:05 PM (GMT)
QUOTE (M Bison @ May 4 2009, 10:39 PM)
Literature = Comics (Marvel > DC)

Fixed.

M Bison - May 4, 2009 11:24 PM (GMT)
QUOTE (videogameman @ May 4 2009, 11:02 PM)
Watchmen

Is the only thing comics have on that level.

SilverSurfer092 - May 4, 2009 11:28 PM (GMT)
QUOTE (M Bison @ May 5 2009, 12:24 AM)
Is the only thing comics have on that level.

V For Vendetta is my favorite piece of literature.

Alan Moore writes adult picture books. Not comics. Anything else is not literature.


Brave New World WTFPWNS any other comic.


Nesh, how am I being an a$s? And why did you call me Kami?

The Last Technomancer - May 4, 2009 11:43 PM (GMT)
QUOTE (SilverSurfer092 @ May 4 2009, 06:28 PM)
V For Vendetta is my favorite piece of literature.

Alan Moore writes adult picture books. Not comics. Anything else is not literature.


Brave New World WTFPWNS any other comic.


Nesh, how am I being an a$s? And why did you call me Kami?

Well stupid comments about Dr. Suess being the best writer ever an dundermining me when I was trying to make a point. As for Kami, it was just a replacement for a word I thought was in the filter but isn't.

M Bison - May 4, 2009 11:55 PM (GMT)
QUOTE (The Last Technomancer @ May 4 2009, 11:43 PM)
Well stupid comments about Dr. Suess being the best writer ever.

That's not stupid. Seuss is up there with the best, it's not hard to see that some might see him as the best ever.

The Last Technomancer - May 4, 2009 11:59 PM (GMT)
QUOTE (M Bison @ May 4 2009, 06:55 PM)
That's not stupid. Seuss is up there with the best, it's not hard to see that some might see him as the best ever.

he rymed "Cat" and "Hat", I could do that when I was four. Half his books weren't real words. I'm not impressed.

nicker - May 5, 2009 12:07 AM (GMT)
QUOTE (The Last Technomancer @ May 4 2009, 11:59 PM)
he rymed "Cat" and "Hat", I could do that when I was four. Half his books weren't real words. I'm not impressed.

... His books were meant for kids that didnt even know how to rhyme. Not stubborn kids like you.

The Last Technomancer - May 5, 2009 12:30 AM (GMT)
QUOTE (nicker @ May 4 2009, 07:07 PM)
... His books were meant for kids that didnt even know how to rhyme. Not stubborn kids like you.

I'm just saying his writing was juvenile and nowhere near the best.

Marvel Man - May 5, 2009 12:30 AM (GMT)
QUOTE (The Last Technomancer @ May 4 2009, 11:59 PM)
he rymed "Cat" and "Hat", I could do that when I was four. Half his books weren't real words. I'm not impressed.

But did you?

Were you, or are you a major reason kids read?
Do you have a movie made out of one of your book?
Did you help create read across America week?

The Last Technomancer - May 5, 2009 12:32 AM (GMT)
QUOTE (Marvel Man @ May 4 2009, 07:30 PM)
But did you?

Were you, or are you a major reason kids read?
Do you have a movie made out of one of your book?
Did you help create read across America week?

He's contibuted to society bout he doesn't deserve to be compare to greats like Tolkin, Lewis or Jordan.

videogameman - May 5, 2009 01:10 AM (GMT)
QUOTE (The Last Technomancer @ May 5 2009, 12:32 AM)
QUOTE (Marvel Man @ May 4 2009, 07:30 PM)
But did you?

Were you, or are you a major reason kids read?
Do you have a movie made out of one of your book?
Did you help create read across America week?

He's contibuted to society bout he doesn't deserve to be compare to greats like Tolkin, Lewis or Jordan.

Do we celebrate thier birthday? Do we even acknowledge thier birthdays?

M Bison - May 5, 2009 06:22 AM (GMT)
QUOTE (The Last Technomancer @ May 4 2009, 11:59 PM)
he rymed "Cat" and "Hat", I could do that when I was four. Half his books weren't real words. I'm not impressed.

Yet you lack his wit and imagination. You could rhyme cat with hat, but could you create a unique and imaginative story that attracts children around that rhyme?

Besides, Seuss could spell "rhyme".

Bandit - May 5, 2009 11:00 AM (GMT)
QUOTE (M Bison @ May 5 2009, 06:22 AM)
Yet you lack his wit and imagination. You could rhyme cat with hat, but could you create a unique and imaginative story that attracts children around that rhyme?

Besides, Seuss could spell "rhyme".

^_^ Thats are Bison!

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