I was taught that bragging was unseemly and my inlaws were unimpressed but thousands of readers of “thrillers” (didn’t know anybody still called them that) and millions of TV viewers may bow down before my magnificence:
I have received an acknowledgement in Kathy Reichs’ new novel, Ashes to Bones. Dactylic hexameter is the worst meter to write in, especially when one is trying to sound like a French-Canadian writing in English. And my research means that, if I ever want to again use Internet Explorer, I need to both buy a new computer and burn the one I have, but it is worth it because, next Sunday, I will have a NYT Bestseller! Already, today, I had to rearrange the few copies left at my local Barnes & Noble because all but four copies had been sold.
My daughter says I’m a character, too. French-Canadian, but I can live with that.
Short version: I saw Fox was making a series loosely based on the life and books of one Dr Kathy Reichs. I said, “That name’s familiar!” and a glance at her resume caused me to email her, asking, “Were you my Bones prof in the fall of '74?” From there I became her internet flunky, answering questions (and demands) from “How can a kiddie porn fan hide his tracks?” to “Write a poem by someone who loved Longfellow’s ‘Evangeline.’” to “What’s wrong with my Blackberry?”
However, because I’m totally shallow, if you wonder why I remembered her so well after so many years, I refer you to the picture on the back of the book, which you have already determined to buy, and ask you to imagine her 30 years younger. She was memorable. :eek:
You had the hots for a teacher 30 years ago. You noticed her name on TV. You called her up to ask if it was her. You helped her pedophile fans hide their browser history from their ignorant spouses. She’s now written a book and is thanking you. Do I have that right?
So, where do Maya Angelou, Internet Explorer and a 2005 television series come into it?
I’m still not following you. What does Maya Angelou have to do with it? Why do you need to stop using Internet Explorer (not that that is a bad idea in general) or get a new computer? What does the TV series have to do with it? How could she teach you about that series 31 years before it aired?
No poet except Angelou, regardless of their qualifications (I have none), makes the NYT Bestsellers without Oprah’s intervention. It hasn’t yet, but it will, and, though mine is only a small and crappy part, it’s still a part.
Try investigating kiddie porn and see how long IE stays useable.
The TV series connects with the book series. Poorly, but its fans overlap.
Bite me. When was the last book YOU had anything to do with was a bestseller?
At this point, you’re not only congratulating yourself for something explained in a deliberately incoherent fashion, you’re congratulating yourself for explaining it in a deliberately incoherent fashion, and I’m outta here.
And I’ve never actually watched a whole episode of Bones. The lead actress is smokin’ hot, but the sloppy science and her character’s waves of palpable bitchiness drive me away before the first commercial break.
I think, unless I am mistaken, that Kathy Reichs needed a character in her newest book to write a poem. The character was French Canadian writing in English. She subcontracted the actual writing of the poem to dropzone. The published novel, which is likely to be a bestseller, thus contains dropzone’s poetry.
Porn has nothing to do with it, aside from being a previous subject for research done on behalf of Reichs.
dropzone, You’re a nice guy, and I’m glad that this cool thing has happened for you. Congratulations!
But man, if that wasn’t the most incoherent OP I’ve seen yet on this board, and from an SDSAB member no less!
I get it know, thanks to the help of a few other posters in the thread. But when I read your OP, it was like hearing a randomly-chosen 5 minute excerpt from an hour long discussion. The post itself reads well, but it delivers its points in a jumbled manner, that gives the sensation of missing some key piece of context at first.
I’m glad I wasn’t the only one who was confused by the OP. I just hope that isn’t how my posts read to other people.
Heh. You can’t blame **drop ** too much for the incoherency of the post. He sort of posted this on LJ first, while avoiding any mention of the author or the novel, and has apparently cannibalized that post for this one.
Congrats, dropzone! She’s one of my favorite authors.