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I want to try to get hundreds or thousands of people on Twitter to start replying to EVERY SINGLE Trump tweet with a tweet that says "Settle down, Beavis."

Seriously. Hundreds or thousands of @ replies to him. To every. Single. Tweet.

I don't have the reach to make it happen, but it'd be glorious.
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Yeah, I like Bernie but his lack of social media savvy makes me kinda sad. Zero personality online.
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I want to see a "superhero noir" series--set either in the 40s or the 70s--partnering the Sandman (the Wesley Dodds version, not Morpheus) and the Question.

C'mon, DC. You've got four successful series out right now. You can afford to get a bit experimental. :-D
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I'd love to see the Question in a live-action series.

That said, I suspect we won't see a new series before late next year at the very earliest, and probably not then, either. I think that the studios are going to sit back and evaluate how the ones they have going are doing, and make decisions based on that -- probably after the first two or three episodes of the current series air and their numbers roll in.

BUT! Maybe some guest roles? That would be cool, too. :)
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If, as the saying goes, "opinions are like assholes," then everyone online is by now an honorary proctologist.
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Totally!
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So, yeah, if you didn't want the trade paperback of HOT LEAD, COLD IRON for whatever reason, you'll have a mass-market (standard) paperback option soon. :-)

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Exactly where the hell do these panicking knuckleheads think transgendered people were peeing BEFORE all this political nonsense started?! -_-
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Please. Obviously, transgendered people have never existed before - they were invented a short time ago by those Godless Liberals.
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For the record, I don't much care about the Fantastic Four. I don't dislike the property, but I have no affection for it.

No, the reason I want Marvel to get those rights back is because where go the FF rights, so goes Doom. And I want to see Doom in his full Latveria-ruling arrogant power, not the half-assed copies Fox has given us.

A fully powered, science-and-sorcery, constantly scheming, sovereign power Doom could be the driving villain behind an entire PHASE of Marvel movies, a la Thanos but more hands on. And THAT, I want to see.
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Agreed but only if an actor of some weight could not play him or at least do the voice acting ala James Earl Jones being of equal or greater import to Vader than Prowse. I'd vote for Kevin Conroy but our generation would wonder why Doom sounded like Batman. ;)
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Whoever they cast in the Tetris movie, the hardest part for the actors is going to be getting in shape.
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I saw a post earlier asking a question about non-paying publishers. Here's the thing, though. There is no such thing as a non-paying publisher. There are publishers (who pay), and there are scams that happen to publish books or stories.
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I practice a percentage down and a then a preview of the finished work. Don't release the full completed version until payment.
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I've had several people ask me where to start with my novels, and a few others who've said they still tend to think of me as a game-writer first and foremost. So...

HOT LEAD, COLD IRON is probably a good place to begin. It’s one of my best books, and while it’s the start of a new series, the story is mostly self-contained. You won’t be left with any major cliffhangers.

Maybe you’re in the mood for more traditional fantasy, though, rather than urban/gangland fantasy-noir. In that case, I suggest one of the following:

THIEF'S COVENANT, if you don’t mind Renaissance rather than Medieval fantasy. (It’s YA, but not really all that different from my non-YA stuff.)

THE GOBLIN CORPS, if you want something that looks at epic fantasy from the villains’ point of view. It’s a lot more sarcastic, bloody, and profane than the rest of my stuff.

And then there’s THE CONQUEROR'S SHADOW, which is probably the closest, of all my books, to “normal” fantasy. It's briefly unavailable in e-format, but that'll change soon.

GOBLIN is a completely stand-alone book. The other two have sequels, but are written to stand on their own; so again, you won’t be left with major cliffhangers.
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I'm so tired of hearing astrological advice that I wish I was suffering from Mercury-retrograde amnesia. :-P
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You know, when most non-gay guys have a particularly realistic dream about sneaking off to an isolated stairwell with two highly attractive female friends, said dream would then involved activities that you can't show on primetime television.

In mine, we proceeded to play Dungeons & Dragons.

Even my subconscious is a dork.
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Does this relate to your plans for Chupacabracon?
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The IMDB headline "Will Ferrell Pulls Out of Ronald Reagan Movie After Outcry From Family" is positioned so the first seven words form their own line and appear at a glance as a complete thought, and now I'm both blind and incurably insane.
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So you're saying it made you go blind?
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I'm a fantasy/horror writer with Del Rey/Spectra, Pyr Books, and Wizards of the Coast. I've also written 28,942 supplements for various role-playing games. I get more done in a day than most people do before breakfast.
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  • University of Houston
    Creative Writing, 1992 - 1997
  • Bellaire High School
    Uh, it was high school, 1988 - 1992
  • Lanier Middle School
    Again, uh..., 1985 - 1988