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    There is, of course, the wiki at doktorsleepless.com. And the "hidden" DOKTOR SLEEPLESS online community, whose location lurks somewhere inside the wiki.

    But it occurred to me that it might be a good idea, here in the space between the end of Vol 1 and the beginning of Vol 2, to launch a FAQ thread for the book. For those who haven't gotten to grips with the wiki, or may just be generally confused or have peculiar questions.

    So... anything you want to know?

    This thread can, obviously, be mined for wiki content.

    Speak.

    -- W
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      CommentAuthorm1k3y
    • CommentTimeSep 7th 2008
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    Where did the idea for the abortion-as-jewelry come from?
    • CommentAuthordanny
    • CommentTimeSep 7th 2008
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    Do you plan on introducing more of the Imminent.sea members in Vol 2?
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    Will there be an actual text for The Darkening Sky released, either within the pages of DS, as backmatter or even as a seperate comic issue or website? And if not, would it be OK for some of us to 'discover' excerpts and post them up to the wiki?

    (Scary thought I know, but 'can I read Darkening Sky' is a common request on The Hidden Website!)
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    And if not, would it be OK for some of us to 'discover' excerpts and post them up to the wiki?


    That would NOT be okay.
  4.  (3526.6)
    Where did the idea for the abortion-as-jewelry come from?

    That bit's been laying in an old notebook since around 1990. I have no idea what originally suggested it to me.
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    Do you plan on introducing more of the Imminent.sea members in Vol 2?

    At least one, yes. I am right now trying to decide when to enter "Irene Adler" into the text.
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      CommentAuthorCat Vincent
    • CommentTimeSep 8th 2008 edited
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    'That would NOT be OK'

    Roger Wilco to that, boss.
    (I hope that means we'll see a few more fragments of the tome turn up...)
  6.  (3526.9)
    Re:Clatter lenses:

    Do the little asterisk next to the names on the Sing's denote the user is male? (I notice Mars has it, but we have yet to meet anyone else on the list with one)
    • CommentAuthorredben
    • CommentTimeSep 8th 2008
     (3526.10)
    A movie studio offers to buy the rights. They'll gut the story to make a formulaic Hollywood movie out of it whilst keeping the name but you'll make some money out of it. Do you do it?
    • CommentAuthorSearn
    • CommentTimeSep 8th 2008
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    Is the Doktor a designer of St. Theresa's Eyes? He is under the effect of it, and seems to have it under control until he comes out of the bunker into the city rooftop.
  7.  (3526.12)
    @Warren: I'm guessing that your Irene will have absolutely nothing to with either Sherlock Holmes or Mystique? There's only so many names to go around
  8.  (3526.13)
    What is with Pod? From what I can understand, they seem to be kind of representative of any regular music act heard on the radios these days. But I'm unsure of what they're in Doktor Sleepless for. I know the one group of grinders from 06 want to fuck them up, but do they represent anything else?

    Also, upon my first time reading DS01 and seeing the name, my thoughts went immediately to the nu-metal christian metal act of a roughly similar name (Payable on Death, most commonly known as P.O.D.) I'm going to assume the naming is coincidental, but I'm wondering if you've gotten any flak about the choice of name, specifically from any lawyer types?
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    Do the little asterisk next to the names on the Sing's denote the user is male? (I notice Mars has it, but we have yet to meet anyone else on the list with one)

    I don't think so, no.
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    What is with Pod? From what I can understand, they seem to be kind of representative of any regular music act heard on the radios these days. But I'm unsure of what they're in Doktor Sleepless for.

    Wait a little longer. They're there for a reason, but a lot of stuff in DOK is long-game.


    Also, upon my first time reading DS01 and seeing the name, my thoughts went immediately to the nu-metal christian metal act of a roughly similar name (Payable on Death, most commonly known as P.O.D.) I'm going to assume the naming is coincidental, but I'm wondering if you've gotten any flak about the choice of name, specifically from any lawyer types?

    Never heard of them, never heard from their lawyers, would love them to try as I could use a little extra money for things around the house.
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    @Warren: I'm guessing that your Irene will have absolutely nothing to with either Sherlock Holmes or Mystique? There's only so many names to go around

    I don't know what it has to do with Mystique, but my Irene Adler absolutely, deliberately took her pseudonym from the Holmes character.
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    A movie studio offers to buy the rights. They'll gut the story to make a formulaic Hollywood movie out of it whilst keeping the name but you'll make some money out of it. Do you do it?

    Yes. Because some people will go and find the books, afterwards.
    • CommentAuthorredben
    • CommentTimeSep 9th 2008
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    That's how I would see it. Plus I'm a money whore :)
  13.  (3526.19)
    I don't know what it has to do with Mystique...

    Irene Adler, aka Destiny, was Mystique's lesbian lover.
  14.  (3526.20)
    Irene Adler, aka Destiny, was Mystique's lesbian lover.

    Ooookay.