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    • CommentAuthorThe Brad
    • CommentTimeJan 19th 2010
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    I'd just like to add that I think Ray Winstone would play a convincing Warren Ellis, as opposed to the suggested Michael Caine.


    And I second the 'guilty pleasure' question, because I just gotta know.
    • CommentAuthorDavid Mc
    • CommentTimeJan 20th 2010
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    What did Terence McKenna get right?
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    What did Terence McKenna get right?

    Very little, but he was very entertaining and thought-provoking in the doing of it.
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    What's your daily schedule like, if any? Do you have specific hours for work or no?

    From when I wake up to when I go to sleep, pretty much.
    • CommentAuthormaya
    • CommentTimeJan 20th 2010
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    Hey Warren,
    This is a personal question, but obviously not the first personal question on this thread.
    Have you ever taken any psychiatric drugs? Which ones? Did they help?
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    Have you ever taken any psychiatric drugs?

    No, never.
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      CommentAuthorbabymole
    • CommentTimeJan 20th 2010
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    Hi, Warren.

    I meant to ask this the last time you did one of these-

    In 'Crooked Little Vein', there's the chapter when Mike is sitting in his car listening to a pirate radio station. You describe a track he's listening to amazingly, but is it an actual song that you were listening to at the time?

    If it is, what was it? Y'know, if you remember...
    • CommentAuthorodarable
    • CommentTimeJan 20th 2010 edited
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    The fact that Warren is less medicated than at least half of us disturbes me a little.

    Briefs or boxers? No I didn't. Look away.

    Any illustrators you would really really like to do something with, but haven't had the chance to yet?
    Any of them you truly idolize, no matter if you've worked with them or not?
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    The fact that Warren is less medicated than at least half of us disturbes me a little.

    Not medicated at all, in fact, unless caffeine, nine cigarettes a day and the occasional allergy tablet count.

    I'm hard pressed to think of a professional fiction writer I know socially who is on psychiatric meds. I mean, I'm sure some of us should be. But on the whole we're fairly laid-back people who dump our evil brain-wrongs on the page for you to examine for a small fee.

    Briefs or boxers? No I didn't. Look away.

    NEITHER.

    Any illustrators you would really really like to do something with, but haven't had the chance to yet?

    I'll have to come back to this.


    @babymole:

    In 'Crooked Little Vein', there's the chapter when Mike is sitting in his car listening to a pirate radio station. You describe a track he's listening to amazingly, but is it an actual song that you were listening to at the time?

    I'm afraid I fooled you completely. Totally made that up.
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      CommentAuthorrazrangel
    • CommentTimeJan 20th 2010
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    I hate living where I am, how do I escape?
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      CommentAuthorSt.Wanger
    • CommentTimeJan 20th 2010
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    I would like to know if you like John Shirley - I think I see some similarities in stuff you both have been writing ...
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    I would like to know if you like John Shirley - I think I see some similarities in stuff you both have been writing ...

    I think I've read maybe one John Shirley book? Something about mind-controlling flies?
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    I hate living where I am, how do I escape?

    First you need to write the list of things that are keeping you where you are. Then decide how to solve each point on the list.
    • CommentAuthormaya
    • CommentTimeJan 20th 2010
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    Though smokig does terrible things to your body (judging by the FDA's advertisements, you'd think "smoking" is a code name for "doomsday device"), Nicotine is a pretty good cognitive enhancer and some reaserchers claim that it has an antipsychotic effect on the brain, and is known to have a theraputic effect on Alzheimer's and Parkinsonean patients. Also, cigarettes contain compounds that serve as MAO inhibitors (antidepressants).

    Is there anything you'd like to write someday, but don't feel like you could write to your satisfaction right now? (I'm not referring to projects you would have taken up if only you had enough time).
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      CommentAuthorSt.Wanger
    • CommentTimeJan 20th 2010
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    I think I've read maybe one John Shirley book? Something about mind-controlling flies?


    Well, something about some kind of "Sleeper Agent" stuff in that direction has been a side-fact in "Eclipse (A Song Called Youth)", if that's the one ...
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    This was the one, google says:

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    ((Oops))

    And writing is only cheaper than therapy if one gets that small fee.

    As someone with a bad leg (though I did not get mine in the manly matter you got yours) I've occasionally had people be... less than accommodating when it's being amusing. Ever faced this? Were you able to resist judicious use of the cane upon their head?
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    You mentioned, a few times, the difficulty of working with the nine-panel-grid on FELL. What other projects were especially challenging, possibly even nightmarish, for you to write?
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    You mentioned, a few times, the difficulty of working with the nine-panel-grid on FELL. What other projects were especially challenging, possibly even nightmarish, for you to write?

    Working with George Perez. George is a lovely guy. We were doing this thing, and he wanted to work Marvel-style, where he'd draw the pages based off an outline document, and I'd go in afterwards and add dialogue. That's what George wanted, so, for him, I did it. And then I got the pencilled pages back.

    Most artists, when working in this way, leave dead space for speech-balloon opportunities.

    George fills every millimetre of every panel with the most exquisite, crystal-lined pencil illustration. You could have shot off his pencils, it was like a grey printed page.

    And it was my job to cover this beauty up with words.

    He said to me afterwards, "that was one of the tightest scripting jobs I've ever seen. How did you do that?"

    And I fairly screamed at him, "I WAS TRYING NOT TO COVER UP THE PRETTY PICTURES! I'VE NEVER USED THAT FEW WORDS IN MY LIFE! I AM ALMOST COMPLETELY BLIND NOW? WHAT ARE YOU LAUGHING AT?"
    • CommentAuthorTam-Lin
    • CommentTimeJan 20th 2010
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    What's it like for you to have fans, to know that something you've written has some sort of impact, even if a small one, on people around the world? Does it impact your writing at all, or are you writing for yourself, most of the time?