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W.Goodspeed


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Posted Thu Oct 29th, 2009 7:55pm Post subject: Instalment 1 of my new creative piece

Greetings,

Well I've just finished the first instalment of what I hope to be a long running piece. I have several other chapters already underway but I took my time to revise this copy until I was happy with it (that doesn't mean there won't be mistakes!).

I decided that I would post it on Frys Forum first to let you all see, it has also been posted on my blog. I've just put the first half of it on here if you want to read the full piece you'll have to head over to my blog which is listed at the bottom of the site. I am eager to hear feedback good and bad.

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A Comprehensive Guide to Inhabiting Planets

Origin:

It is an unarguable fact that everything comes from somewhere, even black holes, although admittedly they go nowhere. This guide is a reassuring example of a piece of work that comes from somewhere and goes absolutely nowhere. It is the result of a comprehensive study of N.Poolings works and features every last piece discovered of his writings on Planetary Inhabitation. The full document which was written in fragments over several years by Mr. Noel Pooling, begins with the first article ever found which was written in 2060 at the very height of celestial inhabitations entitled simply ‘Instalment: A.QZ Section 74’ also known as ‘Location’.

Noel Pooling was a largely uneventful man, who was characterised so by many friends for neatly fitting the criteria of being both large and uneventful simultaneously. He did not live to see his works produced to print and his remaining books are widely sought after for immediate publication, although it is believed most originals are scattered through a complex network of charity shops, libraries and school fairs. Poolers is a term often used to refer to a person who actively seeks out Pooling originals, a pursuit that is famous for having a disproportionate ratio of effort to success. The largest discovery ever made was by a Mr. T. Watters when he was awarded 2 of Poolings diaries as a Tombola prize at Cramond Primary School. He was later quoted as saying “Well when I say my number, 10/6, I thought there was no way I had won, I mean I’m still pretty sure to this day that 10/6 isn’t even a valid tombola ticket number.”, despite his early scepticism Watters would go on to embrace his discovery and was remembered in history infamously for the lavish frivolity with which he would squander his millions.

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William Goodspeed.

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Nitro


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Posted Fri Oct 30th, 2009 7:44am Post subject: Instalment 1 of my new creative piece

Not bad. For some reason it reminds me of the whole Po Thonatos/Richard Harcourt contraversy. Unknown writer whose whereabouts are not known or are obscured and confused, and a known, literate person who discovers these writings.

http://www.thonatosbio.blogspot.com/

An effort similar to this one:
http://www.cockroach.org/

It's an interesting plot build, but I've recognized it right away and so am wondering, as a writer myself, if it's almost too common a technique. I don't know...but I do like what you've done with it anyway...

Really? Wow.

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W.Goodspeed


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Posted Fri Oct 30th, 2009 2:41pm Post subject: Instalment 1 of my new creative piece

Thanks for those links I'll read on with interest.

I understand your point that the basic concept could be too simplistic but I guess whether that is true or not will bare out in the writing. Because there is a back story behind it and the fact that i'll do it in instalments may help to keep it fresh, hopefully.


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