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David



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Why did you move away from Hawaii?

When having your picture taken with someone, do you always tilt your head to the same side, or is it determined by which side the other person is on? If the latter - if you have one person on either side of you, does it result in a head-tilting short circuit meltdown?

Do you currently play any MMORPGs? If so what is your character name and server? I would so be willing to level up a character somewhere so I could PK you. o.O

I was going to ask: In light of our political climate here in the US, what foreign country would you consider moving to if things don't get any better? Then I found out you already moved to California.

My uncle always smoked Swisher Sweets cigars when I was a kid. Some random thoughts brought me to the following question: Is there a bar in San Francisco named "Swisher Sweets?" Which, as I was typing this, made me wonder why the Castro was called the Castro?

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*edited* I knew I would forget a question. On Fantastic Fiction, do you give them recommendations specifically, or do they just use dusk jacket type stuff you've already done? (Finishing Lecard's second book right now, so thanks for that one.) *edited*


Since I have your attention, I just wanted to say that your books are absolutely ridiculous (sick, tight). Lamb in particular is just seriously cool, and not only because it's funny. You're easily in my list of top five authors ever. Ah fuck, now I look like I just had a date with someone named Sanchez. :/

Seriously - thanks for your books.
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Post Fri Aug 29, 2008 6:17 pm   View user's profile Send private message
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OK, I'm not Chris but I just found out they make grape Swisher Sweets & had to say "BLEAH!"

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chris
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I haven't done an "ask the authorguy" blog in years, and I probably should, but just to knock things out, here's your answers

David wrote:
Why did you move away from Hawaii?

It was just too far away to try and be connected to the rest of the world. The travel every time I needed to do a speaking gig was unacceptable. Oh, and many of the people I was in contact with were seriously stupid. It started to grate on my nerves.

When having your picture taken with someone, do you always tilt your head to the same side, or is it determined by which side the other person is on? If the latter - if you have one person on either side of you, does it result in a head-tilting short circuit meltdown?

I usually tilt my head to the shorter person's side. It's not concious, it's just being deferential about my height, I think.

Do you currently play any MMORPGs? If so what is your character name and server? I would so be willing to level up a character somewhere so I could PK you. o.O

No, I don't. I don't online game at all. I used to play Mech Warrior and was on a team for years, but when I moved to Hawaii the broadband lag was too long and I stopped. I haven't gotten back into it.

I was going to ask: In light of our political climate here in the US, what foreign country would you consider moving to if things don't get any better? Then I found out you already moved to California.

I don't plan on living somewhere else, but I could live in England or France, either one.

My uncle always smoked Swisher Sweets cigars when I was a kid. Some random thoughts brought me to the following question: Is there a bar in San Francisco named "Swisher Sweets?" Which, as I was typing this, made me wonder why the Castro was called the Castro?

I don't know about the Swisher Sweets. The Castro is called the Castro because of the renovated Castro theater, which is in the middle of the neighborhood. It was an Irish neighborhood for years, then a slum and hippie hang out, but with the renovation of the Castro theater, gays started moving into the neighborhood and renovating the Victorians and soon it became the gay heart of San Francisco.

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*edited* I knew I would forget a question. On Fantastic Fiction, do you give them recommendations specifically, or do they just use dusk jacket type stuff you've already done? (Finishing Lecard's second book right now, so thanks for that one.) *edited*


I don't remember talking to them, so they may have written me an e-mail that I answered one morning before coffee.

Since I have your attention, I just wanted to say that your books are absolutely ridiculous (sick, tight). Lamb in particular is just seriously cool, and not only because it's funny. You're easily in my list of top five authors ever. Ah fuck, now I look like I just had a date with someone named Sanchez. :/

Seriously - thanks for your books.

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How tall are you, Chris... like, freakishly tall?


Edit - Just for reference, to me, anything over 6'4" is freakishly tall.
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JustAGirl wrote:
[...] anything over 6'4" is freakishly tall.

Well, I'm sure Chris isn't that tall, judging from the two appearances I've attended in Westchester, PA.

'Cause, like, I'm only 5'10". Compare:



Then again, maybe he is that tall... Shocked
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He's so much taller than you, he felt he had to tilt his whole body instead of just his head! Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing
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How about this height comparison? I'm six feet tall. The AG is sitting down, I'm not.


'strooth, I tellzya! Shocked
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That's funny!

Okay, so no, not freakishly tall.
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JustAGirl wrote:
How tall are you, Chris... like, freakishly tall?


Edit - Just for reference, to me, anything over 6'4" is freakishly tall.


I'm 6'3"

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So, JAG, does that mean that Chris is "sub"-freakishly tall?

Laughing
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Borderline freakishly tall.

heh heh. jk
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Right on - thanks for the answers.
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6'3 is so NOT freakishly tall.
come on.
I date a guy 7'4.
Custom made shoes, bed, jeans...that's freakish.
Is it just the midwest?
I don't know that many men under 6 feet. Shocked

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That was really Freudian.
I need a date. Embarassed
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Notdeadyet wrote:
6'3 is so NOT freakishly tall.
come on.
I date a guy 7'4.
Custom made shoes, bed, jeans...that's freakish.
Is it just the midwest?
I don't know that many men under 6 feet. Shocked

ED!, Dated. In college. In mesozoic era.
That was really Freudian.
I need a date. Embarassed


Aaaawwww... I was getting all happy for you and then you go and ruin it by adding the ED Sad You know, he can take Viagra for that, you didn't have to break up with him... Wink
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Poor NDY, she needs a date & she gets nuts & flakes... Wink

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