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    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeJun 4th 2011

    With the transition of moderatorhood (moderatorship?) up and coming, what have you enjoyed most about your creation here? What have you disliked most?
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    So, from the thread on SVK to here:
    I'm far from having the same erudition as you do, but I wonder if there's some kind of reading list you'd advise and how you even manage to read that much given your load of work.
    How do you find the time to write, read and check your contracts , do your interviews and keep on being not only informed, but usually a step forward the rest of poor mortals?
    Does a snackr account allows you to go with the whole flow on information?

    Another one, regarding your writing: I have a tendency to believe that when you write a story, that is, a 20-pages comic-book, you find beforehand some weird idea (like one on the fruitbats with the Beast, or on zero energy, which you used a few times, or a few comments on that Japanese cannibal) and reshape it to give it a bigger place in your story. Is my view accurate? Do you know if Brian Vaughan works the same way, given his ability to add factuals in his stories?

    Thank you!
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    I have no idea how Brian works, and I'm afraid I don't understand much of the rest of this message.
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    Hopefully a simple one... could you name your favourite beer(s)? I've been fervently reading through the Beer thread and just wondered "What Would Warren Drink?"
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    Jesus, that's a long one. There are a LOT. I like the St Peters organic ale, the Fraoch heather ale, Chimay in most forms, the Honeydew ale on draught... I'll have to come back to this...
  5.  (9376.6)
    Ok, let's rephrase it:

    1- how do you deal with your time? You have a lot to do, writing among others things, and still you manage to keep informed and read. Do you have some kind of tight schedule management tool?

    2- How do you built a story? from a momentum into something bigger (like, you focus on one moment you want to tell, a joke, a fact, whatever) or the other way around: you work around the general shape of the story and then you add in specific elements (joke, factuals)?

    Hope I'm clearer and a bit more relevent

    thank you!
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    1) No, I just work. There's no magic trick, sorry.

    2) Sorry again, but I'm not touching that one. Really don't have time for what is essentially a book on how to write a story.
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    Thanks Warren!
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    After reading Steppenwolf I started to think about how much the translator/translation/differences in language form gets in between the original text and the foreign reader, so:

    1) Do you read any foreign languages?
    2) If yes, do you think that translations of your work manage to convey the subtler meanings you intended, rather than just tell the story?
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    1) No. I barely speak English.
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    With the transition of moderatorhood (moderatorship?) up and coming, what have you enjoyed most about your creation here? What have you disliked most?

    Ask me again in a year. Right now, I'm just glad to be handing over to other people (some of whom you haven't met yet).
    • CommentTimeJun 11th 2011
    when you listen to music do you listen loud or quiet?
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    Loud during the day, quiet at night.
    • CommentAuthorchris g
    • CommentTimeJun 11th 2011
    What is your red bull intake like these days? How many do you need in order to boot up your brain for a long day of kraken scripture'ing?
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    Twenty or thirty, you know, not too much...
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    Twenty or thirty, you know, not too much...

    And I thought I was bad with 3-4 caffetieres of coffee a day.
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    Do you get recognised much when you're out and about, and are you okay with fans saying hello on the street?
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    I used to get recognised several times a year, but not so much in the last year or two, which I put down to my reduced profile in the comics medium as much as anything else.
    • CommentAuthorfod_xp
    • CommentTimeJun 13th 2011
    @warrenellis- I think we keep asking you the "how do you write a story" or "what are your influences and inspirations," because we find your writing charismatic, quirky, and alternative in a way that is addictive and entertaining. It's like your the Ridley Scott of comics, and we, myself especially, can't get enough of your great work. To be honest, 85% of my graphic novel collection is by you, Mr. Ellis.
      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeJun 13th 2011
    What about contemporary (the last five years or so, let's say) SF bothers/enrages/bewilders you the most?

    What about it do you like the most?