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February 15th, 2009

My God, It's Full Of Tweets! [Feb. 15th, 2009|03:02 pm]
David Alexander McDonald (Steven E. McDonald)
The Raven tapped at my chamber door, and much to my and his surprise, he Tweeted:

  • 16:08 @CBCebulski So I need to seduce people like @nick_lowe, eh? #
  • 16:09 RT @Foodimentary: American consumers average 10-12 pounds of chocolate a year, while in the UK they eat almost twice that amount. http:/ ... #
  • 16:10 @CBCebulski Why is that disturbing? I'd have thought issues of volume in slush would make the query process more effective. #
  • 17:59 @CBCebulski Well, I've been published (and produced) elsewhere. Which brings another factor in: will to push for the break. #
  • 18:07 @CBCebulski Which suggests that aiming for the majors is in fact potentially limiting (editorial fiat) and creating a personal paradigm... #
  • 18:09 @CBCebulski ...would be the better choice, much like the approach of the novelist. No boundaries defined, no safety net. #
  • 18:10 @CBCebulski So tell me why I would want to write for Marvel (aside from the quite insane idea I have brewing)? #
  • 18:13 @CBCebulski This is of course the thing Jim Frenkel always said of me: I'm better off focused on my own creations rather than those... #
  • 18:14 @CBCebulski ...of others, no matter what my urges are generally. And I'm far far from alone in this condition. #
  • 18:14 @CBCebulski That would classify most of my desire to write for Marvel as a mercenary urge rather than a creative one. Again, I'm not alone. #
  • 19:42 @CBCebulski That explains a lot (the emails.) I'm glad you posted; made me stop and think about this issue and my priorities. #
  • 19:44 @bclaymoore Breaking out again requires either Jack Bauer or the wrong selection of foods. #
  • 19:46 @Comixace Funny thing, I just played a version of the original Casino Royale song w/lyrics for the #blipathon. The lyrics are AWFUL! #
  • 19:49 @rfrancis delicuio.us? StumbleUpon? #
  • 21:38 @CBCebulski Well, I'm a poet, screenwriter, novelist, composer and audio director. With $4 that gets me Starbucks. Which I don't want. #
  • 21:39 @CBCebulski Again, with the given that I'm qualified...why would I want to work for Marvel/DC/Image/IDW/BOOM!/Dynamite WFH? #comics #
  • 21:41 @CBCebulski The short answer could be: money (not a lot, really); prestige (stop laughing); Must Write [character] (editorial fiat controls) #
  • 21:42 @CBCebulski "Talent is talent no matter where you find it." But what about talent finding *you*? What happens if I knock on your door... #
  • 21:43 @CBCebulski ...rather than you knocking on mine because you've seen something I did, or someone said, "Hey. this guy's hot shit!" #
  • 21:46 @CBCebulski I'm genuinely interested in answers to the questions I'm tossing out, and in what you're saying. #comics #
  • 21:47 @CBCebulski Also, I do want to establish that I'm not saying "I'm above all that!" I mean, I have a Nick Fury pitch in my files... #
  • 21:48 @CBCebulski ...and own way too many ESSENTIALS volumes for my health. So that isn't why I'm posing the questions. #
  • 21:49 @CBCebulski I've never written for money in my life, even when the paycheck actually was a life-and-death matter. I'm just that way. #
  • 21:51 @CBCebulski That's the thing...and there are those who take the gig for the money or the prestige, and it often shows. #
  • 21:55 @CBCebulski Doesn't have to be a childhood dream -- my Andromeda novel was from an adult impulse, for example. #
  • 21:56 @CBCebulski But if we go back to the roots for comics WFH...we're looking at Steve Gerber as a big inspiration...(more) #
  • 21:57 @CBCebulski ...and I suspect that's headin' for the edge of the canyon. I even know what the vehicle I'm riding in is. :) #
  • 21:58 @Djalfy Andromeda: Waystation. I was very fond of Trance. #
  • 22:02 @CBCebulski Oh, that I know...and I've been back and forth with Joe about this too. #
  • 22:04 @CBCebulski It's just up in the air whether my interests make it worthwhile to take the run...talent doesn't matter much if it doesn't fit. #
  • 22:12 @CBCebulski I suppose the only way to sort it out is to, well, sort it out. So who should I throw the packet of three at? #
"...nevermore? WTF?!"

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