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Obliterous

What ever happened to Marsh Alien?

He was churning out content at a regular pace, and replying to feedback, and suddenly; *poof* nothing...

Anyone know what happened?

Replies:   Dreaded  rvbuilder
Ernest Bywater

maybe he finished repairing his craft and went home.

Dreaded

@Obliterous

I have noticed many names that are now static - I have been as well due to a bad pump and a virus that crashed my computer and backups.... Well my pump is now working and the quacks gave me some new plumbing... I just hope the other guys are also surviving

Replies:   Crumbly Writer
Crumbly Writer

@Dreaded

Well my pump is now working and the quacks gave me some new plumbing ... I just hope the other guys are also surviving

Happy Sex Change! We need more trans authors. 'D

Replies:   awnlee jawking
rvbuilder
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@Obliterous

I think he went mainstream. I bought a book of his (writing under the name of Marshal Ian Key) called "Living Dolls" from Amazon. It is really the precursor book to Marsh Alien's "Living Dolls - the Director's Cut", which is still on SOL. without reading the first book, the second is confusing.

Replies:   Ross at Play
Ross at Play
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@rvbuilder


without reading the first book, the second is confusing.


Do you mean the confusing first book is the precursor, or the one posted first on SoL? :-)

rvbuilder

No. And I apologize for the tardy reply. The story, as it was first posted on SoL, was fine. Then the second installment was more understandable. When he moved "Living Dolls" to Amazon and left "...Director's Cut", a person really doesn't know what happened.

awnlee jawking

@Crumbly Writer

We need more trans authors.


But publishers and agents find transgenre authors difficult to market.

AJ

Ernest Bywater

I do find it interesting how so many readers keep misplacing their authors and can't find them again. Is that as bad as putting your glasses down and not being able to see where you left them?

Replies:   Capt Zapp
Capt Zapp

@Ernest Bywater

...putting your glasses down and not being able to see where you left them?


Or worse, putting them on your forehead and then searching for them.

robberhands

@Capt Zapp

Even worse is needing glasses but being too vain to wear them. I have a friend who prefers to consequently run into anything which doesn't loudly howl and glaringly flashes. I'm sure you can guess the gender of my friend.

Replies:   awnlee jawking
Dominions Son

@Capt Zapp


Or worse, putting them on your forehead and then searching for them.


When I was a teenager, I spent two hours one Saturday morning searching for my glasses, only to walk past a mirror and find them on my face where they belonged. :)

Capt Zapp

@Dominions Son

When I was a teenager, I spent two hours one Saturday morning searching for my glasses, only to walk past a mirror and find them on my face where they belonged. :)


I hope you made an appointment to get your eyes checked. I can tell when I don't have my glasses on. :)

Dominions Son

@Capt Zapp

I can tell when I don't have my glasses on.


So could I, most of the time, but I apparently went to bed and fell asleep without taking my glasses off, I am fairly sure, that that was the only time I've every done that.

When I first woke up I was still to groggy to notice that I still had my glasses on and by the time my brain woke up enough, I was already in panic mode because I couldn't find my glasses.

Dominions Son

@Capt Zapp

I can tell when I don't have my glasses on.


So could I, most of the time, but I apparently went to bed and fell asleep without taking my glasses off, I am fairly sure, that that was the only time I've every done that.

When I first woke up I was still to groggy to notice that I still had my glasses on and by the time my brain woke up enough, I was already in panic mode because I couldn't find my glasses.

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Joe Long

@Dominions Son

I am fairly sure, that that was the only time I've every done that.


I'm certain it wasn't the only time you've told that story.

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Dominions Son

@Joe Long

I'm certain it wasn't the only time you've told that story.


Never claimed that it was.

awnlee jawking

@robberhands

run into anything which doesn't loudly howl and glaringly flashes


At least your 'gender advantaged' friend doesn't drive into cop cars ;)

AJ

Crumbly Writer

@awnlee jawking

But publishers and agents find transgenre authors difficult to market.

This it's the perfect genre for independent publishing. If you can write a successful trans story, believe me, they'll swoop in quick (assuming you can sell 100,000 copies on your own first).

But then, I've long maintained that we need many more minority authors on SOL to counter the heavy 'old white man' emphasis. I'd appreciate a few black, Hispanic or even Indian authors, just so we aren't all reading the same exact stories from the same exact point of view every time.

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Crumbly Writer

@Dominions Son

When I was a teenager, I spent two hours one Saturday morning searching for my glasses, only to walk past a mirror and find them on my face where they belonged. :)

What's truly bad, is when you put ON your glasses in order to LOOK FOR your glasses. That's when you KNOW you need a break!

Replies:   Dominions Son
Joe Long

@Crumbly Writer

But then, I've long maintained that we need many more minority authors on SOL to counter the heavy 'old white man' emphasis. I'd appreciate a few black, Hispanic or even Indian authors, just so we aren't all reading the same exact stories from the same exact point of view every time.


When my story was on AFF my two beta readers were a guy from Pakistan and a girl from India.

However, the large majority of the folks in the chat room were liberal women in their 30's and 40's with teen kids at home, compared to here where it's a lot of libertarian guys in their 40's, 50's and 60's.

robberhands

@Crumbly Writer

... we need many more minority authors on SOL to counter the heavy 'old white man' emphasis.

Are you really already tired of reading about the strong hardened, war weary, veteran marine hero?

Replies:   Crumbly Writer
Crumbly Writer

@robberhands

Are you really already tired of reading about the strong hardened, war weary, veteran marine hero?

It isn't that we're tired of those stories, as much as we're sick of them always being told in the same way. That's why each of my stories attempts to turn established genres on their heads (killing off everyone in an apocalyptic story, or featuring a beautiful living girl curing zombies). If we had a "strong hardened, war weary, veteran marine hero" who's a woman, told from a woman's perspective, most everyone (other than the gun-porn fans) would eat it up!

robberhands

@Crumbly Writer

If we had a "strong hardened, war weary, veteran marine hero" who's a woman, told from a woman's perspective, most everyone (other than the gun-porn fans) would eat it up!

That depends; is she cute?

Dominions Son

@Crumbly Writer

What's truly bad, is when you put ON your glasses in order to LOOK FOR your glasses. That's when you KNOW you need a break!


That's when I know I need new glasses.

Dominions Son

@Crumbly Writer

If we had a "strong hardened, war weary, veteran marine hero" who's a woman, told from a woman's perspective, most everyone (other than the gun-porn fans) would eat it up!


As long as there are plenty of big guns and things going boom, the gun-porn fans will eat it up even with a female lead.

awnlee jawking

@awnlee jawking

But publishers and agents find transgenre authors difficult to market.


It seems I need to explain my joke :(

Publishers and agents prefer stories which can be easily pigeonholed into a single genre. With a transgenre story, they prefer to pick a principal genre, usually the one most on-trend, and downplay the other genres it covers.

I didn't misspell gender.

AJ

Crumbly Writer

@awnlee jawking

I didn't misspell gender.

And I, as a longtime speed reader, never noticed your spelling. :(

Geek of Ages

@awnlee jawking

I got the joke and laughed at it the first time.

JohnBobMead

@awnlee jawking

I didn't see it as a joke, but as an appropriate term requiring fewer keystrokes than multi-genre.

Replies:   Crumbly Writer
Crumbly Writer

@JohnBobMead

I didn't see it as a joke, but as an appropriate term requiring fewer keystrokes than multi-genre.

I like the term "transgenre". Since I write many of those types of stories, I may steal it, though I'm not sure how readers will respond to it.

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