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I'd recommend it. I thourougly enjoyed it when Rick let me- *mff gets dragged off into a dark corner*

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I'd recommend it. I thourougly enjoyed it when Rick let me- *mff gets dragged off into a dark corner*


*sits down and eats popcorn*

Yeah! show it to him!

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Well if a man can't take inspiration from The Twilight Zone . . .

feel free. I think I've seen at least two Twilight Zone episodes that ended similarly. if they can reuse plot lines, you can definitely feel free to borrow it.

also, I enjoyed it.

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Hey look, a thing.

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Not surprised one of you guys decided to start this thing

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Not surprised one of you guys decided to start this thing

This is his unimpressed face.

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Not surprised one of you guys decided to start this thing
Tonight I'm going to work on making those trope links two-way, so people find the Argo page when they wiki walk, then get intrigued, and buy it. TV Tropes advertising!
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The unimpressedest face!

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Not surprised one of you guys decided to start this thing
Tonight I'm going to work on making those trope links two-way, so people find the Argo page when they wiki walk, then get intrigued, and buy it. TV Tropes advertising!

This is my mentality for anything put on TV Tropes ever.
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the most unimpressed face of all.

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Finally got a chance to finish the story, and I know you have heard it a million times, but I gotta say, you really outdid yourself Rick. I really, really enjoyed this book. All I can say about how much I actually enjoyed it, is that I haven't been that glued to a book since I read The Great Gatsby, my favorite book ever.

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With any luck the TV Tropes page will bring more readers, but I would also like to request for help in fleshing it out or finding pages that can link to it!

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managed to convince one of my coworkers to buy a copy. Still a few days to wait for my part...

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As one of the ferret's alpha readers, I greatly enjoyed it.


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Same here. That won't stop me from buying it anyway.

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I really need to read this. I just have to find that card of mine... It has to be around my room... Somewhere..

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Rick: it should probably be "What senses do is create...", not "what senses do are create...", because while "senses" is plural, "what senses do" is singular. Also should probably be "enormous numbers" rather than "enormous amounts" because "pathways" are enumerable.

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BOUGHT! :D
Now off to finish 'Under the Dome', then it's GOOD reading time, yay!

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Rick: it should probably be "What senses do is create...", not "what senses do are create...", because while "senses" is plural, "what senses do" is singular. Also should probably be "enormous numbers" rather than "enormous amounts" because "pathways" are enumerable.


The first one--yes, thank you, those are always the hardest to pick out even when reading out loud.

The second one, though, is debatable. Amount/number and mass nouns don't always correlate to if something can actually be counted (you say amounts of money, not numbers of money), and in this case I prefer it to sound like a mass noun.

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Linguistics are not Mira's forte. And she made Lily. So...

I noticed that too, but I figured that was just the reason.

While we're nitpicking, aluminum doesn't form a ferrite or pearlite phase like iron does, so it can't alloy with carbon in the same way to make a steel, which "alumi-steel" is most likely supposed to be. I could be interpreting the term wrong, though.

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I shall call you Dr. Sleet from now on.

There might be a way to bypass this, though.

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While we're nitpicking, aluminum doesn't form a ferrite or pearlite phase like iron does, so it can't alloy with carbon in the same way to make a steel, which "alumi-steel" is most likely supposed to be. I could be interpreting the term wrong, though.


Since when have things ever been called by what they precisely are? I never claimed it was an aluminum-iron/carbon alloy, just that it's called alumi-steel.

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That makes me curious to know what it actually is, though I'm pretty sure you don't have an answer for me. I also considered the possibility that it's just a name chosen to be marketable, but in that case it would be capitalized.

Unless it's been genericized, I guess! Kinda like aspirin.

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Coins are enumerable. Banknotes are enumerable. Money isn't. You don't have "one money". You can have fractions a cent on an account or on credit (eg, 1/8th cent stocks, gas at 3.569, fractional exchange rates, etc).

But I'm with you on "alumi-steel". Brand names and jargon don't have to make sense. You don't make Girl Scout cookies out of Girl Scouts. Well, I hope you don't.

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Also see Star Trek's "transparent aluminum".

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Read it and loved every moment of it! *hats off to Rick*

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Coins are enumerable. Banknotes are enumerable. Money isn't. You don't have "one money". You can have fractions a cent on an account or on credit (eg, 1/8th cent stocks, gas at 3.569, fractional exchange rates, etc).


That doesn't stop me from applying a mass-noun quantifier to something I want to suggest is innumerable in the same sense as other mass nouns are.

Dictionary.com wrote:
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The traditional distinction between amount and number is that amount is used with mass or uncountable nouns ( the amount of paperwork; the amount of energy ) and number with countable nouns ( a number of songs; a number of days ). Although objected to, the use of amount instead of number with countable nouns occurs in both speech and writing, especially when the noun can be considered as a unit or group ( the amount of people present; the amount of weapons ) or when it refers to money ( the amount of dollars paid; the amount of pennies in the till ).


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I just bought this on my Kindle.

Guess how I'm going to spend the next half hour?

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I just bought this on my Kindle.

Guess how I'm going to spend the next half hour?

Guess it will be a pleasant time? ;)

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Plans for iBooks anytime soon?

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It SHOULD be in the apple bookstore by now, but as far as I can tell I have no possible way of making a URL link to any of those.

EDIT: Diss found it http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/argo/id451090139?mt=11

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Yay! :3

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Has anyone else looked at the "Customers with Similar Searches Purchased" section when buying the "Argo" e-book from Amazon.com? The first item recommend item was what appeared to be a carrying case with an Argo logo on it. Sure, the logo name is very common but the carrying case is not. It is, in fact, a pet carrier case for air travel. Useless trivia aside, I enjoyed reading the short story "Argo". It was never boring for me. Good Job, Rick 8-)

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Argo? Sounds pretty chill! ... my post count is low, as was pointed out to me by Rockstar Raccoon. Heh. But, no Argo sounds awesome! I'll have to download it sometime.

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Bought it, read it and gotta say, really good story. Good job Mr. Griffin.

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I may be a Alpha Reader, but I also bought it. Lovely story.


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Argo is really good, with some serious philosophical ideas contained within these pages. Thoughts about existence like these have driven men well and truly mad. The story is thoroughly enjoyable every step of the way.
$1.29 feels like a steal.


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