May 16th, 2006


Oh, how the Angels Weep!

The thing that has made my day is that the Wilbur Smith book I have on eBay got a bid today. I think it may be someone on my friends list, so if you'd like to start discussing your plans for the book, let's do it here :)

I've had more hits on this item than I have on anything else I've sold, probably because I want to destroy it.

This has inspired me.

I think we need to open this up to the world. I want you all to pimp my Wilbur Smith book for me. I'd normally be shy about doing this, but I don't actually expect to make any money from it, and it's a bit of fun. Plus given that it's sitting at 133 hits... I want to see it get to a 1000!

Let's try to create one of those internet phenomenoms. What should be our goal? 1000 hits? A mention on other websites that have nothing to do with me, my friends and eBay? Can we get, say, the military involved in the destruction of this book? Would Bert Newton or Rove destroy it for us?

It's rare that my flights of madness have an outlet... but blessed be the internet for giving me one :)

EDIT - Special thanks to hespa for travelling back in time and pimping my book 3 hours before I thought of it!
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What makes an alternate world?

Thanks to a discussion in one of my previous posts, I find myself wondering - What large or small obvious things can there be to clue people into the fact they are in an alternate universe?

The most common is the good old airship in the modern day world. I'd like to hear about some others. So see this as a writing or thinking exercise, or just a bit of fun.

The setting is 2006. You land in a version of the world where things are just a little different. The cities/people are more or less the same but there are other changes. Let's not go for airships (unless it compliments you ideas), that's the classic, and no 'nazi's won the war', either. We're just after changes that make you do a double-take as you realise this isn't your Earth.

king_espresso came up with two great ones - Elvis Concert Tour posters and the Twin Towers intact. No need to try and match other people's ideas, just write what you want.

Here's one to start you off. The microchip revolution never happened. No mobile phones or computer shops. Lots of phone booths and the like. Televisions are still big as are cameras. VCR's are huge beasts.

So, what it's like in your parallel universe?
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