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    Okay, I've been trying to set up two residencies a week this month. Well, I kind of blew that, this past week. So this week's second Q&A residency is with, um... me.

    I won't answer anything that's already in the FAQ, and you should probably read that first. It's not long, just the first post there.

    Other than that... for the next five days I'll field questions and probably jabber randomly at you a bit.

    And, by now, you'll know that I'm interested in more than comics, so there's no need to keep to that subject.

    Anyway. Yes. Hello. Back in the interrogation cell again for five days.
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      CommentAuthoremsie
    • CommentTimeJan 18th 2010 edited
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    Dear Warren,

    I know you're a fan of history and historical battles...so:
    If history were like a crazy, malliable universe, which two strategic military minds would you love to pitch against each other?
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    Hey there, Warren. I'm off to watch Nicolas Cage, doing everything directors and cops usually tell him not to do, in BAD LIEUTENANT. So I ask: movie(s) you watched lately and your opinion on it/them?
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    So I ask: movie(s) you watched lately

    None. Oops! Sorry.
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      CommentAuthorMattDemers
    • CommentTimeJan 18th 2010
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    1) Favourite authors?
    2) I asked this is the Coilhouse thread, but I'd like your opinion too. As an aspiring opinion columnist, what can I do to aid in my success? I enjoy your WIRED UK stuff, along with, well, Spider.

    Thanks for everything.
    • CommentAuthorWelland
    • CommentTimeJan 18th 2010
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    Do you have plans to hold any lectures on any subject this year and will they be open rooms?
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    If history were like a crazy, malliable universe, which two strategic military minds would you love to pitch against each other?

    Bloody hell, Em, start with an easy one, why don't you....!

    Here's a weird one -- Patton, the ultimate master of the "go straight at 'em" attack, versus King Alfred, the first royal military tactician to throw away the commonly understood rules of war in the region, sneak behind enemy lines and set fire to you while you slept...
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    Do you have plans to hold any lectures on any subject this year and will they be open rooms?

    I may be doing something in London this April. Other than that, no plans.
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    1) Favourite authors?

    Oh god. Too many to list.

    My favourite reads of the last few years have been the Baroque Cycle books by Neal Stephenson.

    Recently, I very much enjoyed FINCH by Jeff Vandermeer.

    2) I asked this is the Coilhouse thread, but I'd like your opinion too. As an aspiring opinion columnist, what can I do to aid in my success? I enjoy your WIRED UK stuff, along with, well, Spider.

    Asking the wrong person. I fell backwards into that kind of work. But there's always the Charlie Brooker route -- write in a regular place on the internet, on a regular theme, and do it so well that eventually someone has to notice.
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      CommentAuthorFauxhammer
    • CommentTimeJan 18th 2010
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    Which was Your Favorite Year? Which year was your personal Golden Age?
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      CommentAuthorPaul Sizer
    • CommentTimeJan 18th 2010
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    If you could resurrect the music career of a "one-hit wonder" (this can be a group or individual) from the 80's, who would you like to hear more music from?
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    Which was Your Favorite Year? Which year was your personal Golden Age?

    Haven't had it yet. Possibly I never will. Ask me again when I'm 80.
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    If you could resurrect the music career of a "one-hit wonder" (this can be a group or individual) from the 80's, who would you like to hear more music from?

    Jesus, that's evil.

    Danielle Dax, probably.

    (consider an invisible list behind that name, a thousand names long. Probably the Vapors and The Mobiles are in there somewhere.)
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    Given the chance to reside in any period in history sans this one, which would you choose and, if you can be bothered, why?
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    What one character - film, TV, prose or comics - would you like to have a crack at? (And why)
    • CommentAuthorAkiramich
    • CommentTimeJan 18th 2010
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    Mr Ellis,

    Ive read in the past your thoughts on whiskeys and beers. Any thoughts on rum? I was at a friends house this weekend and he tried to get me to try this evil stuff called the Kraken [http://www.krakenrum.com/]. Im not much of a rum drinker, but was wondering if you had any favourites to recommend.

    Also wondering if you are going to follow/looking forward to the World Cup this summer.

    Thanks!
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      CommentAuthorjdack
    • CommentTimeJan 18th 2010
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    Do you ever wish you'd been a fireman or something instead?
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    Rum is something they give to salors to make them shut the fuck up for a while.
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    Given the chance to reside in any period in history sans this one, which would you choose and, if you can be bothered, why?

    For many years, I was fascinated by the Warhol Factory period.

    But, ultimately, the period of history I want to live in hasn't arrived yet.
    • CommentAuthorForsaken
    • CommentTimeJan 18th 2010
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    Warren,


    If you could hand pick anything you wrote and could turn it into something visual, money being no object, what would that be? I'd love to see what could be done with your run on The Authority. Still the greatest comic ever.