• Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

About Myrddin

  • Rank
    I drink coffee and know things
  • Birthday 10/01/1972

Contact Methods

  • AIM
  • Website URL

Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Location
    World of Disney
  • Interests
    Writing, travel, movies, reading

Recent Profile Visitors

12,123 profile views
  1. Well, with the Avengers aging, Marvel could introduce X-Men in Phase 4 and let them drive the stories Phase 5 and forward. We're talking nearly 10 years from now.
  2. Harrison Ford to return as Dr. Jones...

    Fountain of Youth + Time Machine = Rebooting Franchise in late 1920's I'm still not sold on Indiana Jones running around with a fedora in the 60's or 70's. The character works so much better pre-WWII.
  3. Infidelity

    It breaks my heart hearing this, Z. I think you're doing the right things and add my small voice to the chorus. Stay strong and see the process through, regardless of the outcome. Trust can be rebuilt, though it takes a long time and the other party has to be doubly committed too, as one sidestep that was within the margin of error before will now break any rebuilt trust. And prayers.
  4. Rogue One: 2 Rebellious 2 Fail

    Something small, perhaps? Like a small thermal exhaust port, right below the main port?
  5. 12 Monkeys

    That has been my assumption for awhile. But then after he was abducted, that feels like the obvious "twist" so I'm hoping it's someone else.
  6. Boarders Writing A Novel: Volume 14 A Memory of Civility

    There are tons of books with time jumps within the same book. Do what the story requires. Just don't feel like you need to info dump the gap events. Treat book two as you should be treating the beginning of book one: in medias res
  7. Rogue One: 2 Rebellious 2 Fail

    It'd be cool to have cameo walk ons from the Rebels crew. Or better yet, have a surprise appearance of Ashoka to take on Vader. One. Last. Time.... Ok, maybe not. But background cameos are welcome.
  8. Yes. A T-16 Skyhopper is to an X-Wing what a Cessna is to a F-22. Flying one really doesn't prepare you to fly the other. But you know what? That never bothered me when watching Star Wars over the last 38 years. And it didn't bother me when Rey flew the Falcon either. It's a movie. If they had slowed down the movie for her to have a flight training montage (or to show Luke get training on an X-Wing), then we'd all be complaining about that.
  9. Luke flying an X Wing in space combat with only having experience with flying a Skyhopper in atmosphere shooting womprats is akin to a cropdusting pilot climbing into a F-22 and flying undefeated against trained pilots. Force trumps all.
  10. Author explains why book piracy is not a victimless crime

    How is second hand book stores in any way the same as online piracy? Every copy in a second hand store is a copy the author was compensated for at some point. Every one. Now, I'm not going to assume that every book downloaded illegally equals a lost sale. Doesn't matter. It takes just one legal copy that helped put bread on the author's table to generate infinity copies on torrent sites. For authors like Martin or Rowling, torrents don't hurt them, not really. They already sell copies numbered in the millions. But for the author struggling to sell through an initial print run of 10,000, having 16,000 illegal copies floating around for free is enough to halt their career.
  11. Boarders Writing A Novel: Volume 14 A Memory of Civility

    Perhaps it's your subconscious telling you there is something wrong with the scene you're currently writing. What's stumping you? Motivations? Lack of conflict? Is there a bridge missing between the previous character decision and the one s/he is making now? Or is the scene even needed? Can you skip it, and work in the relevant details later? I've written scenes out of order before because when something comes in so clearly I feel I "must" write it now, I know to go with it. And I've also found that when I'm stuck on a scene, there is a story reason why as often as not.
  12. If it bothers you that much, just consider it a soft reboot to bring in the next generation. It hit all the same Joseph Campbell beats that made Ep IV resonate and they wanted to give new kids (and people who missed that in the prequels) the same "new" thrill. I expect VIII and IX to be less copies, but with some similar resonance. Star Wars is like music. The recurring themes will continue to resurface and twist. Rey's parentage will be a "Darth Vader is Luke's father" reveal. Someone will probably be dead or in some dark place at the end of 8 and the good guys will be on the ropes. That doesn't mean they are just copies of the originals. Those are hallmarks of drama in a three act structure going back to ancient Greece. All of this has been copied before and all of this will be copied again.
  13. Any Leeroy easter eggs? Feel free to spoiler tag yes or no.
  14. Boarders Writing A Novel: Volume 14 A Memory of Civility

    I wanted to share my fail with you guys in hopes it'll motivate. So, last week I had a brief brush with Internet fame (because of this board and Game of Thrones. -- Google "hold the door" and Myrddin). Suddenly not only was "Myrddin" being mentioned across Twitter, Reddit, and on countless news and geek sites, but also my real name, which was cited as being a "fantasy author". My neglected website got visited more in one day than all the previous visits since its creation 10 years ago. People were reading the posted Prologue as asking publicly and through IM, "Where can I buy your book?" My sad answer was, "You can't. It's not done." And it's not done because I stopped working on the revision over a year ago. I seriously haven't a thing, except a sad attempt last fall to get back into it. So. I had the perfect opportunity to capitalize on a lucky spike in traffic and Internet notoriety, and couldn't do a damn thing. Learn from my fail. Finish your manuscripts and get them published. Keep your online presence active (and something you won't mind being dug up). If lightning strikes, be ready to grab the bolt and ride it hard.
  15. I'll be there July 8th - 12th. Too bad I'll miss you. Do you have any recs for day sail/snorkel tours out of Hvar? We're considering this one with Hvar Adventure. (And thanks for the retweet. ) ETA: I'm obviously Myshkin's Bizarro twin, full of scum and villainy. You should be cautious.