Don't talk to me about life.

  • Sep. 18th, 2008 at 1:04 PM
lu: (I know how you feel)
So I was reading the discussions at when I ran into this link.

The nerdfighters have been thorn between:

"Eoin Colfer is probably the best author i have ever read! And his writing style is very similar to the style of Douglas Adams!"

"YES!!!!! YEAH!!!!! THIS IS AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(I'm pretty excited)."


"I know it's all about personal preferences, but, though I don't think Colfer is going to ruin the series or something, I'm not sure he's the right writer for this job."

"That isn't right. Do they even know how many books make up a trilogy? FIVE. FIVE BOOKS MAKE UP A TRILOGY. Not six, not four (well, it used to, but not anymore), but FIVE. Five books."

I particularly liked this response:

"Well, I am a firm believer that and addition to the series doesn't ever kill the original. Star Wars is still great...oh wait."

My two cents were:

"God. That is just... wrong. I absolutely hated Artemis Fowl. I know it's just a personal opinion, but, for me, besides the idea that finishing up someone else 's work is pretty weird, my first impression of this is that the book would suck.

Does anybody know if Douglas Adams specified before he died if and/or who he wanted to finish up the series?"

(By the way, I still don't know the answer to that question)

So, what about you guys? Any thoughts on this?

PS: although it's hard to admit, I have never read any H2G2 books besides the first one. I'm working on it, though.
PPS: same post at
PPPS: how weird is it that I don't have momentarily forgot I had an H2G2 icon?!

ETA: Did anybody get a chance to see Sarah Palin Tina Fey on Saturday Night Live?! I mean, I was so dazzled I actually made a video post about it.
ETA II: I've made a new channel for me on YouTube. The "Watch All the Brotherhood 2.0 Videos Project" kind of inspired me.

You like bowling, don't you, Montag?

If you don't want a man unhappy politically, don't give him two sides to a question to worry him; give him one. Better yet, give him none. If the government is inefficient, topheavy, and tax-mad, better it be all those than that people worry over it. Peace, Montag. Give the people contests they win by remembering the words to more popular songs or the names of state capitals or how much corn Iowa grew last year. Cram them full of noncombustible data, chock them so damned full of 'facts' they feel stuffed, but absolutely 'brilliant' with information. Then they'll feel like they're thinking, they'll get a sense of motion without moving. And they'll be happy, because facts of that sort don't change. Don't give them any slippery stuff like philosophy or sociology to tie things up with. That way lies melancholy.

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