Tad Williams' Message Board

Hello, babies. Welcome to Earth. It's hot in the summer and cold in the winter. It's round and wet and crowded. At the outside, babies, you've got about a hundred years here. There's only one rule that I know of, babies -- 'God damn it, you've got to be kind.'
-    Kurt Vonnegut, 1922-2007

Welcome to the message board for tadwilliams.com. All comments are welcome, whether kudos or brickbats. However, please bear in mind that Tad would like this to be a friendly, civil message board, at least in the relations between users. We reserve the right to remove postings, or even ban postings, from anyone who crosses the boundary of reasonable taste. Basically, you can argue vigorously with someone, but watch your language, okay? We have a lot of young readers as well as grown-ups, so please show them some respect.

But the main requirement here is: have fun.


You are not logged in.

#51 2013-03-14 17:30:44

Firsfron of Ronchester
Mantis
From: Ronchester
Registered: 2001-06-04
Posts: 23130
Website

Re: Collections

ylvs wrote:

If you so desperately want it Olaf, maybe Firs could buy it bring it to SF, I get it signed bring it back to Germany and send it to you.

Sounds like a neat plan to me.

Yeah, I could totally do that.

Or, I could buy it, I give it to Cyan, Cyan gives it to Ylvs, Ylvs gives it to me. I get it signed and give it back to Ylvs. Then Ylvs takes it to Germany, where she then mails it to Olaf. Olaf returns it for a refund since he already got the book by the time we passed it around for so long.


Scrollbearer, Keeper of the Firsfronicon, Message Board Poet Lariat and Guardian of the Wild Range.
Co-titan of fact-checking and priceless source of Osten-Ard-iana
Now-official Osten Ard consultant for Tad Williams

Ommu is horrifying; Akhenabi is f**king evil; Makho is Trump with a badass sword; Jijibo is the crackhead version of Towser.  And Saomeji is creepy. --Cyan

 

#52 2013-03-14 17:37:03

Genisis X
Pilgrim
From: permanent existential crisis
Registered: 2005-05-08
Posts: 15088

Re: Collections

Firsfron of Ronchester wrote:

ylvs wrote:

If you so desperately want it Olaf, maybe Firs could buy it bring it to SF, I get it signed bring it back to Germany and send it to you.

Sounds like a neat plan to me.

Yeah, I could totally do that.

Or, I could buy it, I give it to Cyan, Cyan gives it to Ylvs, Ylvs gives it to me. I get it signed and give it back to Ylvs. Then Ylvs takes it to Germany, where she then mails it to Olaf. Olaf returns it for a refund since he already got the book by the time we passed it around for so long.

Firs could buy it, post it to ylvs in germany, who brings it to california. Cyan mails it to firs, who then drives it back to california and gets Tad to sign it. Firs gives it to Cyan who mails it to me. I drive to canberra and deliver it to mabs who then posts it to H in malaysia. H brings it back to Australia when she next comes and posts it to me. I then post it to Magpie in Austria who delivers it to Sahi at the next greenhouse event, who gives it back to ylvs. Olaf has already got a signed copy from somewhere about four years before this point, so ylvs sends it to jendaya in Canadia.

And everyone is happy. Or something...

-X


I was going to do more things, but I'm staring uselessly at my computer again...
-Magpie

 

#53 2013-03-14 17:41:51

Olaf
Mantis
From: Germany
Registered: 2001-07-16
Posts: 4908
Website

Re: Collections

My head is somehat dizzy from all this back and forth...what a well-travelled book:-)


Scrollbearer

Writing books, especially long books, is a careful balance between laziness and masochism.
Tad Williams

 

#54 2013-03-14 19:20:18

cyan
Mantis
From: Magic Loft of Design & Wonder
Registered: 2005-02-16
Posts: 26871

Re: Collections

.... and thus S'march silliness takes down another thread!

How about I buy, then Firs would have one less book to pack.  I see some new for under $2 on Amazon.


"Never underestimate the power and accuracy of a chicken-chucking trebuchet." ~ Tad

Scrollbearer
Proud Member of the Log Brigade

 

#55 2013-03-14 19:23:30

Genisis X
Pilgrim
From: permanent existential crisis
Registered: 2005-05-08
Posts: 15088

Re: Collections

Maybe we should get a Tad book sent around the world and signed by each of us. It would be pretty cool.

It would make a good birthday present for his Dogness next year...

-X


I was going to do more things, but I'm staring uselessly at my computer again...
-Magpie

 

#56 2013-03-14 19:25:33

cyan
Mantis
From: Magic Loft of Design & Wonder
Registered: 2005-02-16
Posts: 26871

Re: Collections

Genisis X wrote:

Maybe we should get a Tad book sent around the world and signed by each of us. It would be pretty cool.

It would make a good birthday present for his Dogness next year...

-X

That'd be funny!  But which book?  Shadowmarch, because that's the one which started it all?


"Never underestimate the power and accuracy of a chicken-chucking trebuchet." ~ Tad

Scrollbearer
Proud Member of the Log Brigade

 

#57 2013-03-14 19:26:30

Genisis X
Pilgrim
From: permanent existential crisis
Registered: 2005-05-08
Posts: 15088

Re: Collections

cyan wrote:

Genisis X wrote:

Maybe we should get a Tad book sent around the world and signed by each of us. It would be pretty cool.

It would make a good birthday present for his Dogness next year...

-X

That'd be funny!  But which book?  Shadowmarch, because that's the one which started it all?

I think that would be the most appropriate choice.

-X


I was going to do more things, but I'm staring uselessly at my computer again...
-Magpie

 

#58 2013-03-14 19:41:17

cyan
Mantis
From: Magic Loft of Design & Wonder
Registered: 2005-02-16
Posts: 26871

Re: Collections

Genisis X wrote:

cyan wrote:

Genisis X wrote:

Maybe we should get a Tad book sent around the world and signed by each of us. It would be pretty cool.

It would make a good birthday present for his Dogness next year...

-X

That'd be funny!  But which book?  Shadowmarch, because that's the one which started it all?

I think that would be the most appropriate choice.

-X

Excellent!  You're in charge, Gen.


"Never underestimate the power and accuracy of a chicken-chucking trebuchet." ~ Tad

Scrollbearer
Proud Member of the Log Brigade

 

#59 2013-03-14 19:46:50

Genisis X
Pilgrim
From: permanent existential crisis
Registered: 2005-05-08
Posts: 15088

Re: Collections

I'll see if I can find one on ebay...

-X


I was going to do more things, but I'm staring uselessly at my computer again...
-Magpie

 

#60 2013-03-14 19:49:10

Genisis X
Pilgrim
From: permanent existential crisis
Registered: 2005-05-08
Posts: 15088

Re: Collections

Ha! God I love Australia. I can get it for $10.50 from the UK, which is about as far away as you can get from here, or I can get one from Australia for $22.

This is going to be a well travelled book!

-X


I was going to do more things, but I'm staring uselessly at my computer again...
-Magpie

 

#61 2013-03-14 19:57:18

cyan
Mantis
From: Magic Loft of Design & Wonder
Registered: 2005-02-16
Posts: 26871

Re: Collections

Genisis X wrote:

Ha! God I love Australia. I can get it for $10.50 from the UK, which is about as far away as you can get from here, or I can get one from Australia for $22.

This is going to be a well travelled book!

-X

There should be something on there to catalog the route it's traveled.


"Never underestimate the power and accuracy of a chicken-chucking trebuchet." ~ Tad

Scrollbearer
Proud Member of the Log Brigade

 

#62 2013-03-15 06:20:36

ylvs
Mantis
From: Art Central
Registered: 2001-06-19
Posts: 13279

Re: Collections

cyan wrote:

Genisis X wrote:

Maybe we should get a Tad book sent around the world and signed by each of us. It would be pretty cool.

It would make a good birthday present for his Dogness next year...

-X

That'd be funny!  But which book?  Shadowmarch, because that's the one which started it all?

Don't for now Gen. I think I have a copy to spare. Have to see if I find it. I'll let you know soon!


To meet an old friend is like the finding of a welcoming campfire in the dark. Qanuc saying
Scrollbearer
Titan of fact-checking and priceless source of Osten-Ard-iana
Arsonist of the probably most spectacular Mint burning ever

 

#63 2013-03-15 14:18:47

ylvs
Mantis
From: Art Central
Registered: 2001-06-19
Posts: 13279

Re: Collections

Could not find it and raked my brain the whole day where it might be. Now I remember: gave it to my sister.

I think it is reasonable to buy on in SF and Firs, Cyan and I start - then we'll send it around the US and then it goes to the other continents ...

I'd really like to do this. Volunteers to organize it? PM everybody and such?

And maybe we should discuss it secretly in Forum 9 - would put it to some real use.


To meet an old friend is like the finding of a welcoming campfire in the dark. Qanuc saying
Scrollbearer
Titan of fact-checking and priceless source of Osten-Ard-iana
Arsonist of the probably most spectacular Mint burning ever

 

#64 2013-03-15 14:22:58

Magpie
Mantis
From: miraculously thistle-free town
Registered: 2006-03-27
Posts: 32667
Website

Re: Collections

I'm definitely in.

And I think it would be fun to include a map and mark the places it has been.


Basically, I'm Prince Josua in jeans and sneakers, or a different flavor of Renie Sulaweyo.
- Tad

Master of Gardening, Mistress of Kingdom Plantae, Defender of the Seedlings, Guardian of Root and Bough
Scrollbearer and offerer of some very useful opinions

 

#65 2013-03-15 14:23:30

Firsfron of Ronchester
Mantis
From: Ronchester
Registered: 2001-06-04
Posts: 23130
Website

Re: Collections

ylvs wrote:

Could not find it and raked my brain the whole day where it might be. Now I remember: gave it to my sister.

I think it is reasonable to buy on in SF and Firs, Cyan and I start - then we'll send it around the US and then it goes to the other continents ...

I'd really like to do this. Volunteers to organize it? PM everybody and such?

And maybe we should discuss it secretly in Forum 9 - would put it to some real use.

I really, really like this idea, and would like to participate. However, I won't have time to organize anything.

Also, Forum 9? What's that?


Scrollbearer, Keeper of the Firsfronicon, Message Board Poet Lariat and Guardian of the Wild Range.
Co-titan of fact-checking and priceless source of Osten-Ard-iana
Now-official Osten Ard consultant for Tad Williams

Ommu is horrifying; Akhenabi is f**king evil; Makho is Trump with a badass sword; Jijibo is the crackhead version of Towser.  And Saomeji is creepy. --Cyan

 

#66 2013-03-15 14:25:22

ylvs
Mantis
From: Art Central
Registered: 2001-06-19
Posts: 13279

Re: Collections

Firsfron of Ronchester wrote:

Also, Forum 9? What's that?

I have no idea.


To meet an old friend is like the finding of a welcoming campfire in the dark. Qanuc saying
Scrollbearer
Titan of fact-checking and priceless source of Osten-Ard-iana
Arsonist of the probably most spectacular Mint burning ever

 

#67 2013-03-15 14:27:54

Firsfron of Ronchester
Mantis
From: Ronchester
Registered: 2001-06-04
Posts: 23130
Website

Re: Collections

Magpie wrote:

I'm definitely in.

And I think it would be fun to include a map and mark the places it has been.

Ooh! Neat idea!


Scrollbearer, Keeper of the Firsfronicon, Message Board Poet Lariat and Guardian of the Wild Range.
Co-titan of fact-checking and priceless source of Osten-Ard-iana
Now-official Osten Ard consultant for Tad Williams

Ommu is horrifying; Akhenabi is f**king evil; Makho is Trump with a badass sword; Jijibo is the crackhead version of Towser.  And Saomeji is creepy. --Cyan

 

#68 2013-03-15 14:36:57

ylvs
Mantis
From: Art Central
Registered: 2001-06-19
Posts: 13279

Re: Collections


To meet an old friend is like the finding of a welcoming campfire in the dark. Qanuc saying
Scrollbearer
Titan of fact-checking and priceless source of Osten-Ard-iana
Arsonist of the probably most spectacular Mint burning ever

 

#69 2013-03-15 14:39:19

Magpie
Mantis
From: miraculously thistle-free town
Registered: 2006-03-27
Posts: 32667
Website

Re: Collections

This reminds me, whatever happened to the Travelling DoOF cover?


Basically, I'm Prince Josua in jeans and sneakers, or a different flavor of Renie Sulaweyo.
- Tad

Master of Gardening, Mistress of Kingdom Plantae, Defender of the Seedlings, Guardian of Root and Bough
Scrollbearer and offerer of some very useful opinions

 

#70 2013-03-15 19:05:37

cyan
Mantis
From: Magic Loft of Design & Wonder
Registered: 2005-02-16
Posts: 26871

Re: Collections

Magpie wrote:

This reminds me, whatever happened to the Travelling DoOF cover?

Yeah, who has it now?  If who ever has it can get it to me, Ylvs, or Firs, we can take it with to Smarchmoot and take a picture of it with Tad & Deb!


"Never underestimate the power and accuracy of a chicken-chucking trebuchet." ~ Tad

Scrollbearer
Proud Member of the Log Brigade

 

#71 2013-03-16 06:33:10

Magpie
Mantis
From: miraculously thistle-free town
Registered: 2006-03-27
Posts: 32667
Website

Re: Collections

cyan wrote:

Magpie wrote:

This reminds me, whatever happened to the Travelling DoOF cover?

Yeah, who has it now?  If who ever has it can get it to me, Ylvs, or Firs, we can take it with to Smarchmoot and take a picture of it with Tad & Deb!

I found a thread about it, but it doesn't say who last had it. Only that it's "off to a third continent" - maybe with Tessa?

Also, bah, most of the pictures from the European moots are gone. *pouts*


Basically, I'm Prince Josua in jeans and sneakers, or a different flavor of Renie Sulaweyo.
- Tad

Master of Gardening, Mistress of Kingdom Plantae, Defender of the Seedlings, Guardian of Root and Bough
Scrollbearer and offerer of some very useful opinions

 

#72 2013-03-17 01:27:42

Hiragana
Pilgrim
Registered: 2003-02-07
Posts: 9136

Re: Collections

I missed out on the travelling DoOF cover in Australia because I was a chicken with no head @ Aussiecon and didn't know whether I was coming or going.

 

#73 2013-03-18 00:08:52

Firsfron of Ronchester
Mantis
From: Ronchester
Registered: 2001-06-04
Posts: 23130
Website

Re: Collections

Updated my list, as I've added a few nice volumes this week. :)


Scrollbearer, Keeper of the Firsfronicon, Message Board Poet Lariat and Guardian of the Wild Range.
Co-titan of fact-checking and priceless source of Osten-Ard-iana
Now-official Osten Ard consultant for Tad Williams

Ommu is horrifying; Akhenabi is f**king evil; Makho is Trump with a badass sword; Jijibo is the crackhead version of Towser.  And Saomeji is creepy. --Cyan

 

#74 2013-03-18 00:36:04

ylvs
Mantis
From: Art Central
Registered: 2001-06-19
Posts: 13279

Re: Collections

So Secrets arrived already? Did you order one for me?

And will you please burn The Burning Man for me (great phrase!)?


To meet an old friend is like the finding of a welcoming campfire in the dark. Qanuc saying
Scrollbearer
Titan of fact-checking and priceless source of Osten-Ard-iana
Arsonist of the probably most spectacular Mint burning ever

 

#75 2013-03-18 01:02:09

Firsfron of Ronchester
Mantis
From: Ronchester
Registered: 2001-06-04
Posts: 23130
Website

Re: Collections

ylvs wrote:

So Secrets arrived already? Did you order one for me?

And will you please burn The Burning Man for me (great phrase!)?

Not all the items on the list have actually arrived. Yes, I did order Secrets of Ordinary Farm for you. I can burn a copy of TBM CD for you as well, but it hasn't yet arrived either.


Scrollbearer, Keeper of the Firsfronicon, Message Board Poet Lariat and Guardian of the Wild Range.
Co-titan of fact-checking and priceless source of Osten-Ard-iana
Now-official Osten Ard consultant for Tad Williams

Ommu is horrifying; Akhenabi is f**king evil; Makho is Trump with a badass sword; Jijibo is the crackhead version of Towser.  And Saomeji is creepy. --Cyan

 

Board footer

Powered by PunBB