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June 30th, 2009 (01:23 pm)

I've seen a few folks do this, and it seems like a neat idea. Question time! Ask me three questions pertaining to any of my fandoms or "A Poem Every Day," and I'll answer 'em.


Posted by: Furious Ming (thepeopleseason)
Posted at: June 30th, 2009 06:50 pm (UTC)

1. Is it possible to modify a firearm so that upon firing, it will dislocate the user's thumb?
2. Do you ever decide on a specific poetic form (sestina, villanelle), or is that too restrictive for APED?
3. Where's the weirdest place you've seen "OH JOHN RINGO NO"?

Posted by: David Hines (hradzka)
Posted at: June 30th, 2009 10:25 pm (UTC)

1. Why bother? Just double-charge the ammunition; that'll blow the gun up real good, and though a lot of people survive kabooms uninjured, they are startling as hell and result in the loss of a gun.

2. I do sometimes. Some days I decide I'll do a villanelle, or a haiku, or limerick. But I need to vary it. I should do a ballade again; I really like how those turn out.

3) In terms of "can't wrap brain around it," that'd be metafilter and wikipedia. Most pleasant surprise: Tam, a gun-blogger I read because 1) she's a terrific writer and 2) OMG she knows so much about guns, especially Smith & Wessons, that it is SCARY linked to it and noted that it had made her die laughing, which made me happy because I've really enjoyed reading her stuff.

Posted by: doctor_alice (doctor_alice)
Posted at: July 1st, 2009 12:32 am (UTC)

1. What gave you the idea to start the APED project?

2. Where in the heck do you find the time to do all the stuff that you do?!

3. Have you ever thought of writing a novel?

Posted by: David Hines (hradzka)
Posted at: July 1st, 2009 02:52 am (UTC)

1) I needed something to do for a year.

2) I don't really do all that much, and I have a very poor sense of priorities.

3) Who hasn't? Actually accomplishing one is trickier. I seem to be more of a short story/screenplay guy, but I do have a couple novel ideas I'm poking.

Posted by: trinfaneb (trinfaneb)
Posted at: July 2nd, 2009 03:46 am (UTC)

1. Which movie or tv show do you think did the best (or a really good) job showing realistic weapons and their use?

2. How did you become interested in H.Beam Piper and Doc Savage?

3. What's your guilty pleasure fandom (besides Ringo:))?

Posted by: David Hines (hradzka)
Posted at: July 5th, 2009 03:09 am (UTC)

1. Michael Mann is always dependably excellent. The downtown rifle fight in HEAT is a classic for a reason. I'm looking forward to catching PUBLIC ENEMIES. Christopher McQuarrie's THE WAY OF THE GUN is also very good.

2. Piper was recommended to me by my late friend Gharlane. My father was a fan of Doc Savage, and we had a bunch of the Bantam reprints around the house. So I started reading 'em in elementary school. The first one I read was THE DERRICK DEVIL.

3. Hm. I love Adam Warren's EMPOWERED to pieces, but I don't think that I feel particularly guilty about it. Oh! I know. Freedom novels. These are small-press or self-published books with libertarian-to-conservative political slants. Some of them are really very good. Some of them really are not. Some of them are horrifying. Some of them combine being very good and being horrifying.

Posted by: trinfaneb (trinfaneb)
Posted at: July 5th, 2009 05:30 pm (UTC)

Yeah that gun fight in HEAT left me breathless the first time I saw it. I caught part of a making of special for "Public Enemies" and I found it interesting that Mann is using so many of the actual locations for the movie. I also liked what Mann did with the 50 cal sniper rifle in "Miami Vice."

Its cool that you had people recommending stuff to read. I didn't know any SF fans growing up and found Piper and Doc Savage because of used bookstores and reprints. I don't remember them nearly as well as I would like. I sold most of my book collection during college, but maybe one day I'll get more copies and read them again :)

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