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StorySite Author Chat # 610-27-2000 10pm EDST
Chat Log with Guest Author : Rocketman
ChatMom : Rose2
Log Secretary : Prudence Walker
I have done minor editing on the log to correct some spelling errors, and remove some extraneous data. - Crystal
[Chatmom] Well my Mickey Mouse alarmclock says it is time to start rocketmans Author chat
[Chatmom] everyone welcome rocketman'
[RoyDelFrink] Hi Rocketman!
[Andrea-1] A hush falls over those attending.
[Debra-Rachel] Hi Rocket
[cathy_t_] <stands and applauds
[SaraUK] hi rocket
[Rocketman.] hi all
[Chatmom] Rocketman any opening remarks
[Rocketman.] not really....
[cathy_t_] anyone logging the chat?
[RoyDelFrink] I thought the Chatmom did that?
[Rocketman.] My mind goes blank at this moment...
[Debra-Rachel] not me tonight as I don't know if I will be here for the duration
[Rocketman.] I just want to thank everyone for their words of encouragement...
[josie-1] You all fueled up, Rocket?
[RoyDelFrink] Where seldom is heard a discourageing word... :)
[Debra-Rachel] <----passes Rocket a large drink to keep him going
[Rocketman.] thanks debra
[RoyDelFrink] I hope that was coffee and not booze, Debra.
[josie-1] should we submit our questions, chatmom?
[Chatmom] and our first question is from cathy
[Debra-Rachel] sorry Roy booze tonight
[cathy_t_] Rocket, I really enjoyed SS and also The Master. Will you be writing anymore of either?
[Rocketman.] Secret Society.
[Rocketman.] And the answer for SS is yes.
[Debra-Rachel] yay :)
[Rocketman.] As for Master, I'm not too such right now about that one, I have a few ideas but not one idea that cries "write me"
[cathy_t_] ok. Thanks Rocket
[Rocketman.] the next part of SS is about half done.
[josie-1] Rocket. Why have you chosen to use "magic" as a plot device to convey your thoughts to your readers?
[Chatmom] next up Josie
[Rocketman.] I chose it because I'm not actually much of a reader of fantasy stories.
[Rocketman.] And I think it's been a benefit.
[josie-1] Can you explain?
[Rocketman.] Magic and Fantasy allow the writer to take their imagination it's boundaries..
[Rocketman.] I'm fond of the show, X-files because it takes the real world and places these strange worlds inside of it.
[Rocketman.] It's not exactly a fantasy show, but the method is similar.
[Rocketman.] And and for me, with my strange imagination, fantasy has become a neat thing to toss around.
[Rocketman.] A couple of years ago I would've touched fantasy with a ten-foot gremlin pole.
[Rocketman.] I stayed with sci-fi all the time.
[Rocketman.] (correction --would not have)
[Rocketman.] (for that last sentence)
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[Chatmom] Next up Roy Del Frink
[josie-1] thanks, Rocket
[Rocketman.] sorry, I'm an atrocious on the fly typer.
[RoyDelFrink] Rocket, where do you come up with your ideas?
[Rocketman.] Good question.
[RoyDelFrink] I draw mine from a hat. :)
[Rocketman.] and let a little pause go there....
[Rocketman.] I read quite a few books....
[Rocketman.] And when I notice something, even if it's minor....
[Rocketman.] It helps me create an entire world and from that world, interesting stories bloom.
[Rocketman.] So, in a way, ideas track me down, rather than the other way around.
[RoyDelFrink] Okay. That works.
[Chatmom] everyone sign in to keep from being booted
[Debra-Rachel] sign in <giggle>
[RoyDelFrink] My name is not Slim Shady. :)
[Chatmom] and another from cathy
[cathy_t_] Rocket, It's been awhile since you posted anything. Anything in the works besides SS?
[Rocketman.] That's actually the problem, too many things in the works.
[cathy_t_] THAT'S what I like to hear!
[Rocketman.] I have a story based on an role play I did once, about a haunted house, a resort vacation based on a Disocvery special and a series of stories based about a baseball team.
[Rocketman.] and that's just to name a few.
[cathy_t_] anything close do ready?
[Rocketman.] probably the baseball one is closest.
[Rocketman.] only five pages away.
[Rocketman.] at most
cathy_t_] ok. Thanks Rocket Looking forward to it
[Rocketman.] thank you cathy
[cathy_t_] Prue says she is looking forward to it as well
[cathy_t_] she's logging the chat
[RoyDelFrink] As long as someone is...
[Rocketman.] I better get my rear in gear and get it done.
[Chatmom] what story subjects won't you write about
[Rocketman.] well, I don't have too much personal experience with crossdressing and I can't seem to get a story going in that topic....probably not that.
[Rocketman.] but other than that....not too much.
[Chatmom] thank you
[Rocketman.] that I won't, as long as I feel it's an interesting story to tell.
[Chatmom] next up Josie
[josie-1] Your writings seem to me to be a bit more then recreational enjoyment. So.... I've got to ask. Considering your obvious talents, have you thought of taking your writing to a more public forum? i.e. publishing?
[Rocketman.] I have, yes.
Rocketman.] I'm taking a writing class at the local college to get experience in this.
[Rocketman.] It's really informative.
[Rocketman.] And I've told myself to try to submit a piece of writing soon.
[Rocketman.] I'm looking around that which publications will take previously unpublished authors.
[Rocketman.] And a screenwriting workshop.
[Rocketman.] I'm taking that as well.
[Chatmom] Prue asks will it be a TG piece
[Rocketman.] probably not at first.
[RoyDelFrink] Don't take this too harshly, but this is the dullest chat I've ever been in. I'm leaving to go somewhere more interesting.
[Chatmom] Prue has also asked is there an end to SS coming soon?
[Rocketman.] sorry to hear that, Roy.
[cathy_t_] no need to be RUDE!!!
[Debra-Rachel] Excuse us Roy !!!!
[RoyDelFrink] I'm sorry, it's just i...
[Rocketman.] Well, Prue, I'm not sure about SS.
[RoyDelFrink] don't wanna wait 2 or 3 minutes to hear Rocketman's replies.
[Rocketman.] I projected 13 parts for the series, but it might be less, I don't know yet.
[josie-1] Thanks Rocket. I hope you make the right connections because you've definitely got mucho talent....
[Rocketman.] thank you josie
[josie-1] can I ask a follow up question???? Or am I out of order?
[Rocketman.] Can she ask, mom?
[Chatmom] yes go HEAD
[josie-1] In the battle of good vs evil.... which wins out in Rocket's universe?
[Rocketman.] (now evil laugh)
Rocketman.] hmm, probably the good half.
[RoyDelFrink] Since when does evil ever win?
[RoyDelFrink] At least in fiction.
[josie-1] Ahhhhh, ever heart of E.A. Poe
[Rocketman.] in avant-garde fiction sometimes it does...
[Chatmom] all sign in please
[josie-1] Can you elaborate, Rocket?
Prue.> listening rocket
[RoyDelFrink] One way. (Sorry to send THAT privately, Debra.)
Rocketman.] I mean the kind of fiction that it's more a parable than a work of fiction with a beginning, middle and end....
[Rocketman.] Art fiction
[Chatmom] Next up Cathy
[cathy_t_] Rocket, SS is such a HUGE piece of work. How did you keep it all straight in your mind?
[josie-1] thanks Rocket
[Rocketman.] mostly, I don't.
[Rocketman.] I do keep notes on important points, but sometimes I forget parts.
[Rocketman.] Hopefully it doesn't show.
[cathy_t_] I was just gonna say, it doesn't show!
[cathy_t_] thanks, Rocket
[Rocketman.] thank you, cathy.
[Chatmom] Prue asks where have you been lately
[Rocketman.] mid-terms, mostly.
[Chatmom] what is your major?
[Rocketman.] liberal arts.
[Chatmom] Josie is up next
[josie-1] rocket. Have you a favorite author? Story that is something you'd like to emulate?
[Rocketman.] yup, it's an eccentric novel "To Say Nothing of the Dog" by Connie Willis. It's a perfectly written time travel story, in my opinion.
[Rocketman.] And it's just plain fun to read.
[Rocketman.] It takes place in Victorian England.
[Rocketman.] And I love that time period and area.
[josie-1] me too.... thanks
[Chatmom] Next up Roy Del Frink
[RoyDelFrink] Alright... wow, empty queue... Rocketman, what kind of TG stories do you like to read?
Rocketman.] let me think....there's quite a few....it depends on what I'm in the mood for, but I like sci-fi and fantasy the best.
[RoyDelFrink] Is there more to this reply, Mr. Man?
[RoyDelFrink] You don't have to add on to it, you know.
[Rocketman.] hmm, well...my personal favorite stories are, "Hard to be a Man" and "Attacked by Silk Gloves"
[Chatmom] Prue would just like to thank you for your SS stories
[Rocketman.] thank you prue
[RoyDelFrink] Okay. I guess that's good enough for me.
[RoyDelFrink] I think I've heard enough tonight. I'm moving on.
[josie-1] who wrote "attacked by silk gloves"? anyone know?
[cathy_t_] I actually enjoyed that one myself
[Chatmom] Alright everyone its open Chat time
[Rocketman.] I've never read a story quite like it before.
[Chatmom] try to behave
[cathy_t_] oh SURE!
[RoyDelFrink] Yes, 'Mom. :-)
[SaraUK] yes mum =-)
[josie-1] Rocket. Besides SS, which of your stories is your favorite?
[cathy_t_] are there any kinds of TG Fiction that you just can't STAND, Rocket?
[Rocketman.] the master project one.
[Rocketman.] not really, cathy.
[RoyDelFrink] He can't stand it, and he won't take it sitting down, either. So he'll just have to lie all over the floor on this one.
[Rocketman.] Davesport Master Project.
[josie-1] Master Project is really enjoyable.... and I can tell it is building to be somewhat of an epic.... am I right?
[Rocketman.] do you think so?
[Rocketman.] Not really all that epic....
[josie-1] nah.... Roy told me to say that
[RoyDelFrink] I did?
[Rocketman.] At least I not any more especially than SS.
[josie-1] stop pinching me, Roy
[RoyDelFrink] Okay, Josie, I'm letting go.... NOW!
[cathy_t_] what do you think about the new crop of wroters, Rocket. I.E. Kimem, Debra, Prue etc.
Prue.> i'm a wroter
[Rocketman.] I love their work. If only I could as good as them.
[Debra-Rachel] emmm O Prue whats a "wroter" ???? LMAO
[josie-1] Prue the wroter...
[RoyDelFrink] I think the new crop of rotors do a fine job of steering your boat.
[Rocketman.] Especially you, prue.
[Rocketman.] but then the work look pale in an author's own eyes.
[Rocketman.] or is that just me?
[josie-1] man over board.... someone throw Roy a lifeline
Prue.> blushes thank you rocket
Debra-Rachel] EXCUSE me Rocket you are way out of my league I want to half as good as you and I'll be happy
[RoyDelFrink] I'l take the 50-50.
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[josie-1] hi Pickles
[Debra-Rachel] Pickles <kiss>
[cathy_t_] hi Pickles
h[Pickles.] Hi ya all
[Rocketman.] hi pickles
[cathy_t_] it's open chat, Pickles
[RoyDelFrink] Is it just me, or did this chat just get a little more dill?
Prue.> hi pickles
[Chatmom] good night all Prue Rocket thanks
[Rocketman.] thanks mom
[cathy_t_] anything you wnna ask Rocket?
[Debra-Rachel] <---runs over and jumps into Pickles lap as he sits down <smirking > I have the best seat in the house now
[josie-1] Rocket. Are you an avid Roy Del Fink reader??? Hmmmm? (nows your opportunity to get him back lad!)
[Debra-Rachel] night Chat mom
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