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by Jim Gamma
Sat Jan 25, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: Fiction
Topic: Author's Thread #12
Replies: 286
Views: 2664

Re: Author's Thread #12

Yeah, it's definitely not wise, but I did delete it straight after. ;)
by Jim Gamma
Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: Fiction
Topic: Author's Thread #12
Replies: 286
Views: 2664

Re: Author's Thread #12

Book 12 chapter 1 is written. :D

I just tested posting and deleting the entire text of Hyperlight Alliance (125k words) and it worked fine, so I guess there's no longer a limit.
by Jim Gamma
Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Fiction
Topic: Author's Thread #12
Replies: 286
Views: 2664

Re: Author's Thread #12

OK, having now gone through my character list I have swapped some genders around. We now have 654 total, of which 320 are female, 310 are male, 10 are neuter. Appearance-wise, all stories have about an even split between men and women. :) The problem was as I suspected a tendency for me to default t...
by Jim Gamma
Tue Jan 21, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Check-In 102: 2020 in Hindsight.
Replies: 216
Views: 907

Re: Check-In 102: 2020 in Hindsight.

So at the Fringe last year, there was one member of our team with cerebral palsy who I tended to walk beside when we were going from place to place. Originally I wanted to make sure she was safe as Edinburgh's roads and sidewalks are nasty, but I lost track of the times I stumbled and she steadied m...
by Jim Gamma
Sat Jan 18, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Television, Movies, and YouTube
Topic: Doctor Who Series 12
Replies: 67
Views: 493

Re: Doctor Who Series 12

^ Yes, he could send a message to Gallifrey via a mentally conjured cube in Troughton's last serial, we saw Pertwee and Tom Baker using mind stuff, we've seen multi doctor stories where they combined forces telepathically, Tennant wiped Donna's memory of him... https://tardis.fandom.com/wiki/Telepathy
by Jim Gamma
Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: Fiction
Topic: Author's Thread #12
Replies: 286
Views: 2664

Re: Author's Thread #12

Not in the uk yet.

Found it, I was searching Jesse Schultz, not JA Schultz. :D
by Jim Gamma
Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: Fiction
Topic: Author's Thread #12
Replies: 286
Views: 2664

Re: Author's Thread #12

Ah cool, waiting (im)patiently. :D :D :D
by Jim Gamma
Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: Fiction
Topic: Author's Thread #12
Replies: 286
Views: 2664

Re: Author's Thread #12

^Assuming that means on Amazon rather than simply creating the file, do you know when it'll be available? :) I'm not seeing it yet.
by Jim Gamma
Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Fiction
Topic: Author's Thread #12
Replies: 286
Views: 2664

Re: Author's Thread #12

641 characters now in the database. :) Need to go through the books and figure out who makes big/small appearances etc.
by Jim Gamma
Sat Jan 04, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Fiction
Topic: Author's Thread #12
Replies: 286
Views: 2664

Re: Author's Thread #12

Just 55 characters to be put into my Access database... nearly there! The EDF ones are tough because I need to put in their records (like where they were serving in different books - there's a fair amount of moving around). That also means I have to decide where "vanished" characters like Erivex are...
by Jim Gamma
Fri Jan 03, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: Fiction
Topic: Author's Thread #12
Replies: 286
Views: 2664

Re: Author's Thread #12

Some Hyperlight stats as we go into 2020... Including Book 11 and Alliance, as well as background information that I generated just in case the books needed it, there are some 894 scenes across 516 chapters. I have mentioned over 650 characters, belonging to 27 sentient species. I've named 52 worlds...
by Jim Gamma
Thu Dec 26, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Fiction
Topic: Author's Thread #12
Replies: 286
Views: 2664

Re: Author's Thread #12

It won't be random, there'll be something behind the scenes - are you using a lot of forward slashes (/example text/)? Two of those, even if they're some distance apart, might cause seemingly random italicisation. :) Alternatively it may be related to your default styles: https://wordribbon.tips.net...
by Jim Gamma
Wed Dec 25, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Check-In 101: Sexy Prime Police Dalmation
Replies: 505
Views: 2546

Re: Check-In 101: Sexy Prime Police Dalmation

Merry Christmas!
by Jim Gamma
Sat Dec 21, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Happy Birthday Thread: May The 4 Be With you
Replies: 319
Views: 6852

Re: Happy Birthday Thread: May The 4 Be With you

Owww so many smileys RJ! Thanks all. :)
by Jim Gamma
Fri Dec 20, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Fiction
Topic: Author's Thread #12
Replies: 286
Views: 2664

Re: Author's Thread #12

I've finished the final read through and have a few typos to fix, but may not get to them before Sunday.
by Jim Gamma
Wed Dec 18, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Check-In 101: Sexy Prime Police Dalmation
Replies: 505
Views: 2546

Re: Check-In 101: Sexy Prime Police Dalmation

I got a new title at work, which comes with a 20% increase in pay to bring me in line with market rates for the IT industry. :) (My old title was corporate data manager. Now it's corporate data developer. Needed the developer title to be eligible for the market rates supplement, though no real chang...
by Jim Gamma
Fri Dec 13, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Fiction
Topic: Author's Thread #12
Replies: 286
Views: 2664

Re: Author's Thread #12

White on light blue makes your name a little hard to see, but otherwise great IMO. :)
by Jim Gamma
Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Check-In 101: Sexy Prime Police Dalmation
Replies: 505
Views: 2546

Re: Check-In 101: Sexy Prime Police Dalmation

Well, there's an interesting thing to wake up to. Crime scene at the hotel, probably violent, police cordon around the reception seating area, carpet been cleaned, scene staffed by community support officers.
by Jim Gamma
Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: Fiction
Topic: Author's Thread #12
Replies: 286
Views: 2664

Re: Author's Thread #12

^Yay, more Lupy wonders for me to read! Let us know when you pub them! :)
by Jim Gamma
Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Check-In 101: Sexy Prime Police Dalmation
Replies: 505
Views: 2546

Re: Check-In 101: Sexy Prime Police Dalmation

18 months ago we had 2 incidents right near my office. 3 months ago, Extinction Rebellion decided our building exterior needed painting red. You kind of learn to just carry on regardless.
by Jim Gamma
Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Check-In 101: Sexy Prime Police Dalmation
Replies: 505
Views: 2546

Re: Check-In 101: Sexy Prime Police Dalmation

RJ I was at work, in Westminster. Trains weren't stopping at London Bridge station, they were going right through. Got the train one stop back from there as usual, and missed my stop at the other end because the rail company hadn't amended their announcements to exclude London Bridge and kept announ...
by Jim Gamma
Fri Nov 29, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Check-In 101: Sexy Prime Police Dalmation
Replies: 505
Views: 2546

Re: Check-In 101: Sexy Prime Police Dalmation

Just doing an I'm Safe checkin following today's terrorist incident at London Bridge. So glad we don't have guns publicly available, or the attacker could've done far more damage.
by Jim Gamma
Sat Nov 23, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Fiction
Topic: Author's Thread #12
Replies: 286
Views: 2664

Re: Author's Thread #12

Guidelines are here: https://www.corel.com/en/clipart-and-photos/

So might be able to use them with copyright notices but as I don't put notices etc in the ebooks, I'm not going to. :)
by Jim Gamma
Sat Nov 23, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Fiction
Topic: Author's Thread #12
Replies: 286
Views: 2664

Re: Author's Thread #12

Sadly number one didn't belong to me so I couldn't use it. :( (Google autogenerates a library of my photos and pictures, and it included some sample images from Corel Paint Shop Pro, which obviously I can't use.)

Sent another set.

And I'm sticking with "A Melody Played" I think...
by Jim Gamma
Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Fiction
Topic: Author's Thread #12
Replies: 286
Views: 2664

Re: Author's Thread #12

Editing pass 1 done. :) This one is called "A Melody Played" (as in It's Only A Paper Moon - but I'm not using that as the title, it's too obvious and actually a bit of a spoiler). Whether I should quote the whole line ("A Melody Played in a Penny Arcade") I don't know, part of me wants to, but then...