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Fanthology -- Lots of work yet to do.


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I have a couple of announcements to make. 

 

Quick ones first: the submission window for the first Fanthology has closed. I think we should have enough to work with here. I have yet to read through everything but I'll be doing so shortly. Which brings me to my next point.

 

MasterHQ generously reached out to me to offer some help. He has relevant experience in both editing and publishing and, even though he's busy, we'll be looking over the submissions and comparing some notes. He's not going to be writing anything this time around either, and he's offered his services in terms of providing extra feedback and support to the writers as needed. Don't be surprised if you receive an email from him as well. Let's all take a moment to thank him. 

 

Both myself and HQ set up Google Hangout accounts but we've never used it before. I'd love to get some live chats/calls in for feedback sessions. Anyone use FaceTime or Google Hangouts or Skype? What's your preference? 


Edited by JeffTibbetts, 03 September 2014 - 05:59 PM.

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Never used any of them barring a quick jaunt on Skype before. And even then, it was text only at the time. 

 

On a different note, could you say how many authors there will be for this first fanthology? Would it be possible to provide the names of the stories this early on?


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I've observed someone else do a multi-party Google hangout and it seemed to work well. 

 

Thanks to MasterHQ for offering to help. That's very generous of him.



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That's great news, I need all the help I can get. I'm not writing a short story so I can get my ideas viewed by everyone, that's just a bonus of course. I'm writing these to further my skills and learn from others, who coincidentally will be learning from me too. Having someone experienced also overlooking each submission and giving critique from their unique perspective is very much welcome.

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Never used any of them barring a quick jaunt on Skype before. And even then, it was text only at the time. 

 

On a different note, could you say how many authors there will be for this first fanthology? Would it be possible to provide the names of the stories this early on?

 

Once I get them all together I'll do just that. 


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If anyone has any questions feel free to drop me a private message. And I am genuinely looking forward to reading everyone's work! We have some great talent here on B&C, and I expect when this project comes together it will be an excellent product!

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Just a quick note to make it officially known: MasterHQ is taking over the publisher role. He brings a lot more to the table in this regard than I do and I am confident this will make the finished work all the better.

I still have my eye on the project, though, as I'm very keen to see it thrive.

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So perhaps a little intro about me is in order, so you all know a bit about me - the sudden latecomer to the project.

I have loved 40k since 2nd edition. I would have loved it before that, but I was too young to understand. I have been playing the game and reading the fluff for over half of my life.

I first came to B&C years ago, and I am the very definition of longtime lurker. I dont post much, but I read a lot.

I have 5 years of editing experience, and I own and operate an e-publishing business. No, you havent heard of it. I launched in January and am almost ready to release the first book.

I am super excited to see this project thrive and to contribute my skills and talents to make it as good as it can be!

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Aye, welcome to the motley crew pirate.gif


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Alright, 'ere we go. I've got 19 submissions so far (not stories, mind, some had more than one idea) from 17 peeps. I'll list the names of the submitters here so you can see if you didn't make it across for some reason. Not all the submissions have titles, so I'll not post those. In alphabetical order, here are the submitters. 

 

If your name is on this list, and you think it shouldn't be, send me a DM. 

If your name isn't on this list, and you think it should be, send me a DM.

 

Now, MasterHQ and myself will be reading through the submissions and comparing notes to begin making our selections. I can't say for certain how many stories will be included at this point. I'll talk things over with MasterHQ and Brother Tyler before we decide. 

 

Hit me up if you have any questions. 

 

EDIT: Added Vult to the list. His email got screwed up the first time around. Also, thanks, Ludo, for putting them in order. :D 


Edited by JeffTibbetts, 05 June 2014 - 02:33 PM.
Corrected the alphabetical order.

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It's almost like seeing my name in lights - I told them I'd be famous!

 

Unsurprisingly there very few names on that list that I'm not familiar with, so to those few I have never encountered - howdy and I look forward to seeing us work together in an orgy of fiction.


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" They made you to be untouched by God or mortal. As I cannot kill you, so I curse you, not with death but with life.

I curse you - with the pain of ten thousand days in the Dark Place, with the life's blood of a mage's sacrifice, with Death's authority held in my hands.

I curse you, and I strike your name from history, stripped of arrogance and pride, empty of the self you once knew, gutted of all you are. I take your name and all you have won by the strength of your hand. I curse you for eternity, to find only darkness where once you knew your own face.

And I dub you the Ragged Man."

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Indeed, there are names on that list I have not had the personal pleasure of interacting with. So, as CJJ says, howdy. ^_^


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I'm probably one of those...seeing as only joined last year (but I've dropped by from time to time before that). I've been into 40k since I happened upon Rogue Trader back in...hallowed antiquity...I can't quite remember the year, but the Compendium was out and shortly thereafter the Compilation...so around 1990 maybe? So that means I've read novels containing lasgun-firing marines and squats...

 

Anyway: I happened to have some power-armoured short stories ready when I saw the fantology announcement, so I handed them in.



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I remember the first time I discovered GW, via White Dwarf, based on the issue that was available that month - but I don't know what number or year it was except that is must be nearing two decades ago by now!

 

Green Knight, hail sirrah and well met! We, because I'm apparently schizophrenic, look forward to seeing your work.


" They made you to be untouched by God or mortal. As I cannot kill you, so I curse you, not with death but with life.

I curse you - with the pain of ten thousand days in the Dark Place, with the life's blood of a mage's sacrifice, with Death's authority held in my hands.

I curse you, and I strike your name from history, stripped of arrogance and pride, empty of the self you once knew, gutted of all you are. I take your name and all you have won by the strength of your hand. I curse you for eternity, to find only darkness where once you knew your own face.

And I dub you the Ragged Man."

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Hail brother. It'll be a pleasure to work with you. 


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Aye, hello to the ones I haven't had the pleasure to interact with yet. Let's make this project a damn good one :tu:


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Thanks for the welcome! :)



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Woooo! Made the first cut!

 

I actually didn't think I would.

 

If you haven't interacted with me yet, well, I promise I don't bite. Often. And almost never with any ferocity.

 

My main goal at this point is to not let my brain-child down. It would be awfully pathetic of me to fail my own invention, even if other people are at the helm because they make better brain-parents...oh Grod help me I'm talking like Michael Scott. The end must be near...


Without Him, there is Nothing.

 

My sister is in dire need of help with medical debt for a surgery that saved her life, all help is gratefully received, be it prayer, financial aid, or even a simple signal boost. And hey, by donating, even just a dollar, you can get a free short story Anthology specially crafted and compiled for this cause!
 

https://www.gofundme...TVpEj1Ae_-JSZFk


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Thank you MasterHQ and JeffTibbetts for taking on this monumental task and thank you to the other participants for their submissions, I look forward to reading what you have put in!  


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Alright!  In the words of the great Mills Lane:

 

"Let's get it on!"


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Any progress yet?


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Jeff and I are reading through submitted stories and ideas. We read independently and then compare notes. We have only been through a few. Its a long process and I have no idea how much longer it will take. We did 3 yesterday.

We are enjoying what we read so far! We should soon have a list of those who made the cut.

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Just as he said. We want to make sure we give everyone a good thorough read and put together some thoughts on each before we discuss them with each other. It's been fun!

Hit me up with questions if you've got any.

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In reference to my piece, the end of it I wrapped up rather hasty to confine it to the 3k limit, the whole thing is close to 10k so that might be why it seems a touch lack luster? 


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