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  1.  (7016.221)
    Oh, loads. LOADS.
    • CommentAuthordot_xom
    • CommentTimeOct 25th 2009
     (7016.222)
    I know you recorded some spoken word stuff with DeathBoy a while back, but have you ever considered doing more work with musicians?
  2.  (7016.223)
    Seconded.
    'Revolution' by Deathboy featuring Warren Ellis still cheers me up when I catch the train to work each day.

    "If someone turns up tonight, wearing the right suit, and tells us to fuck each other to death, tomorrow morning the streets will be piled so high with bodies that they will block out the sun."

    I am quite certain that any decent mixes of a choice rant will always go down well with the fanbase. Or myself, at least.

    That moment of fannish whimsy over, though, what kind of projects would you consider engaging in with musicians, if at all?
    • CommentAuthorjeff
    • CommentTimeOct 26th 2009
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    At what age did you realize that you wanted to be a writer for a living? What happened in that moment of realization?
    • CommentAuthorales kot
    • CommentTimeOct 26th 2009
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    Have you ever used Brian Eno's and Peter Schmidt's ''Oblique Strategies'' cards, and if so, what do you think of them?
  3.  (7016.226)
    I know you recorded some spoken word stuff with DeathBoy a while back, but have you ever considered doing more work with musicians?

    Um... I'm not about to walk up to musicians saying "I Am Warren Ellis, put music to me just muttering some shit"....
  4.  (7016.227)
    Have you ever used Brian Eno's and Peter Schmidt's ''Oblique Strategies'' cards, and if so, what do you think of them?

    I don't use them at all. This is going to sound weird, but I actually kind of go out of my way to avoid systems other creators use, beyond Just Sitting There And Hitting A Keyboard, because I don't want to end up writing like them...
  5.  (7016.228)
    you are more than welcome to mutter some shit over my tunes.

    and a question...
    what made you drop the real names only criteria of the previous board?
  6.  (7016.229)
    The Engine was conceived as a place for serious discussion, and I wanted everyone to be aware of owning their own words and, particularly, engaging with comics creators on a personal basis and a level playing field. Having to use your own name does alter the nature of the discourse, particularly in as fraught and bitchy a fan environment as comics.

    Whitechapel, on the other hand, was conceived as a wider and yet more "fun," less tightly focussed and more playful environment. So I loosened things up. Ariana and I simply crush people if they get out of line.
  7.  (7016.230)
    Did you take that New Humanist "What kind of Humanist are you quiz?"? If so, did you enjoy the question about gardens and what'd you score (I'm guessing Hedonist)?
  8.  (7016.231)
    Did you once mention that you were thinking of doing something about William Adams, or did I make that up? My wife comes from around the area where he had his manor (I think - I forget how it was divided up now) and he and I are both Men of Kent, so I'd be interested in that...
  9.  (7016.232)
    Yeah, still intending to do that at some point.
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      CommentAuthordispophoto
    • CommentTimeOct 26th 2009
     (7016.233)
    I don't use them at all. This is going to sound weird, but I actually kind of go out of my way to avoid systems other creators use, beyond Just Sitting There And Hitting A Keyboard, because I don't want to end up writing like them...

    someone just mentioned that the Oblique cards are set up to avoid systems, in general?
  10.  (7016.234)
    And yet using them is clearly a system.
    • CommentAuthorBoga_
    • CommentTimeOct 26th 2009
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    It's a system to avoid systems.

    mind=blown
  11.  (7016.236)
    hahahaha

    You are welcome.
  12.  (7016.237)
    Reminds me of Godel's Incompleteness Theorem somewhat.

    *ahem* Just moving along now...