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Dear Neal Stephenson: 960 pages for the upcoming book. What,… - Thanks, ants.
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annlarimer
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Dear Neal Stephenson:

960 pages for the upcoming book.

What, another 40 would've killed you?

Your pal,

Ann

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twigcollins From: twigcollins Date: July 22nd, 2008 06:16 pm (UTC) (linkage)
You are on a roll today. Oh, also, the Dalek pattern is in this month's Cross Stitcher. I would be happy to scan you a copy if you cannot find a copy.
annlarimer From: annlarimer Date: July 22nd, 2008 06:26 pm (UTC) (linkage)
Ooo! Awesome, thank you. Let me have a look and see if my B&N still carries it - if so, it'll turn up in a month or two.

Snooping around their site, I found a David Tennant chart:

http://mos.futurenet.com/pdf/crossstitcher/david.pdf

I'm scared now.
susanmgarrett From: susanmgarrett Date: July 22nd, 2008 07:04 pm (UTC) (linkage)

Um, that is . . .

disturbing. In a disturbing sort of makes my tummy flip unhappily sort of way.

Why can't we have a new Doctor? Why? Why? Why?

And Moffett turning down Tintin to run Doctor Who?

*sobs*
annlarimer From: annlarimer Date: July 22nd, 2008 07:08 pm (UTC) (linkage)

Re: Um, that is . . .

I'm surprised I didn't see it in the MediaWest art show. On a body pillow.
nitasee From: nitasee Date: July 22nd, 2008 06:16 pm (UTC) (linkage)
He just ran out of things to say.....
annlarimer From: annlarimer Date: July 22nd, 2008 06:29 pm (UTC) (linkage)
That isn't possible.

How are you feeling, Puke-chan?
nitasee From: nitasee Date: July 22nd, 2008 06:50 pm (UTC) (linkage)
I don't know. For some reason, I keep thinking his suicide note would never actually come to end...keeping him alive.

"Puke-chan"? Sadly appropriate, I guess. I'm doing better except for being absolutely wiped out of energy and wanting to collapse everytime I go out in the heat. But that last is just the normal reastion to Texas heat rather than recovery.
annlarimer From: annlarimer Date: July 22nd, 2008 07:10 pm (UTC) (linkage)
For some reason, I keep thinking his suicide note would never actually come to end...keeping him alive.

We call those "diaries."
nitasee From: nitasee Date: July 22nd, 2008 07:15 pm (UTC) (linkage)
So that's what it's called.
hooverdam From: hooverdam Date: July 22nd, 2008 06:21 pm (UTC) (linkage)
Yeah, if he'd gone another forty, he'd have to put an ending in there somewhere.
annlarimer From: annlarimer Date: July 22nd, 2008 06:28 pm (UTC) (linkage)
Usually his characters die of old age before he can really end the story.
dr_tectonic From: dr_tectonic Date: July 23rd, 2008 01:57 am (UTC) (linkage)
I think he just can't write endings.

I mean, I really love his writing, but his books tend to end about as abruptly as a Buick slamming into a bridge abutment.

(I bet his wife is really good at the bench-press, because you know he falls asleep three seconds after he hits the climax...)
paradisacorbasi From: paradisacorbasi Date: July 24th, 2008 12:34 pm (UTC) (linkage)
Stephen King does that -- writes unnecessary, tangential shit into his books just to get the page count up.

Maybe Neal Stephenson is a better writer and nothing that comes off his keyboard is unnecessary, tangential or shitty...

Food for thought.

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