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    Does the Fabricator seen in issue 7 have any connection to the Makers from Transmet?

    Also, are Fabricators another invention of the Doktor's?
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    Also, are Fabricators another invention of the Doktor's?

    I am Clever Clever Teaching Daddy:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fabber
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    Will we learn all of the Nurse's names by the end of the series?

    Why are the Nurse's earrings a triangle? Any significance or was the shape left to chance?
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    Thanks very much for the link Warren.

    Will we be seeing more tech in Dok that isn't closely related to, or based off of, technology that humanity isn't already working on in some form or another? Or would that defeat the purpose somewhat?
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      CommentAuthorm1k3y
    • CommentTimeSep 9th 2008
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    Where's my fucking HUD?

    And what's your best bet on if/when we'll see Shrieky Girls enter the Real World?!
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    @Warren: I'd like to emphasise that the only reason that I know about the blue lesbian love action is because it's the second entry on a google search for "Irene Adler"
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    @Warren: I'd like to emphasise that the only reason that I know about the blue lesbian love action is because it's the second entry on a google search for "Irene Adler"

    Mmmhmmmmmmm.
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    Will we be seeing more tech in Dok that isn't closely related to, or based off of, technology that humanity isn't already working on in some form or another? Or would that defeat the purpose somewhat?


    That would utterly defeat the purpose. DOK is, in one respect, an attempt to make near-future sf work. Not as steely extrapolation, but as long-range weather forecast -- these things may not definitely happen, but they all could happen.
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    And what's your best bet on if/when we'll see Shrieky Girls enter the Real World?!

    I suppose a Shrieky Girl kit made out of mass-produced consumer goods would be about eight to ten years away. It's doable now, in theory, but only with high-end or prototype kit.
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    What's the current publishing schedule like for DS? I thought I read somewhere or other that the book is being released quarterly, but I'm not sure if that was actually said somewhere or if it's just something that popped up in the back of my mind.
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      CommentAuthorJohn Lenin
    • CommentTimeSep 10th 2008
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    Any significance to the "Atmospherics" poster hanging in the background of the Sing Edition of DS 8? Does it mean you and your writings existed in the universe of Doktor Sleepless? (Other than Doktor Sleepless itself, that would be way too Stephen King's Dark Tower series self-referential.) Does it have something in common thematically with Doktor Sleepless? Or does it just mean Avatar has some copies sitting around we should all buy? Were we supposed to be too busy looking at Sing to think about it?
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    What's the current publishing schedule like for DS?

    As close to monthly as we can manage. Currently something like six-weekly, I think.

    Any significance to the "Atmospherics" poster hanging in the background of the Sing Edition of DS 8?

    I haven't seen that edition. I would assume the artist, whoever it was, just stuck it in there for the hell of it.
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      CommentAuthorkeighter
    • CommentTimeSep 11th 2008
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    I got one of my friends reading Transmet and Doktor Sleepless and we started talking about the references you use to McVeigh, and we are at a bit of a lock up about what direction you were trying to take the comment on society, could you give some insight?

    (My curiosity is deeper because I remember the bombing and the following media circus, and the imagery was more provoking to me than it might be to people that weren't living in Oklahoma City at the time.)
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    we started talking about the references you use to McVeigh, and we are at a bit of a lock up about what direction you were trying to take the comment on society, could you give some insight?


    In terms of DOKTOR SLEEPLESS (I don't remember much of TRANSMET), it's just a nod to how quickly we assimilate our monsters. How many years was it between Charlie Manson being the terror of California and Charlie Manson being an image on joke t-shirts? I have a shirt somewhere with a pic of his face and, underneath it, the words CHARLIE DON'T SURF. Hitler's a cartoon figure now. Eminem dressed up as bin Laden within a couple of years of 9/11.

    It's interesting to me how we defang our nightmares -- by mocking them, but also by wearing their skins.
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    It's interesting to me how we defang our nightmares -- by mocking them, but also by wearing their skins.

    That's in interesting way to phrase it....
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      CommentAuthorrickiep00h
    • CommentTimeSep 12th 2008
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    If we take the piss out of them, they can't take the piss out of us? We can't be scared by something that we make fun of, right?

    Of course, being in the same ROOM as Charlie Manson would scare the hell out of me, no matter how much I've made fun of him.
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      CommentAuthorkeighter
    • CommentTimeSep 12th 2008
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    Conspiracy theories seem to be another way to take the piss out of a monster. If the monster is really the government then who could be surprised? They are always dragging their citizens over the coals.

    The film, or musical claymation abomination if you prefer, Live Freaky, Die Freaky about Charlie Manson is a strange incarnation of the defanging of a monster. I don't know if anyone on these boards has seen it, I'll wager a few have, but it's an interesting ride to say the least.

    Transmet was a passing reference to Club McVeigh, I believe.
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    Warren, is any of the statistical information (such as your livejournal entry explaining the gist of Doktor Sleepless as well as the opening pages of Issue #07) exaggerated or made up in any fashion? And where do you get your information from? I'm not doubting the legitimacy of any of it, but I'm simply curious where you find it all.
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    Warren, is any of the statistical information (such as your livejournal entry explaining the gist of Doktor Sleepless as well as the opening pages of Issue #07) exaggerated or made up in any fashion?

    No, you can find all this stuff on the web. I just plugged queries into google and pulled up relevant credible sites. Didn't keep links, sorry.
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      CommentAuthorjeremeyes
    • CommentTimeSep 12th 2008
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    How big of a story is Doktor Sleepless? Do you have a working plan of so many issues or so many story arcs over a preferred number of years or are you just tentatively moving the story along and working towards the future of the book without a definitive time frame in mind?