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Saturday, July 10, 2010

Aggregate Twitterage

  • 10:04 Right. Yes. Good morning. For the next hour I will be the psychic octopus of your #1b1t World Cup wrap-up, with the #1b1tNG hashtag for Q's. #
  • 10:05 That was a rubbish early-morning metaphor. It sort of worked in my head. I will drink more tea to wake up and do AMERICAN GODS replies now. #
  • 10:07 @kacsaful Horus was pretty crazy. Would you have trusted him with anything? #1b1tNG #
  • 10:08 @T_Lawson I want to do more MONARCH OF THE GLEN stories about Shadow in the UK. Then send him home. #1b1tNG #
  • 10:08 @slaphappybunny depends how long the signing had been. By hour three I wouldn't recognise my best friend #ridiculousquestions #1b1tNG #
  • 10:09 @Untipoconboina I don't know. I've done a lot of travelling in the last 18 months & need to do more writing now. #1b1tNG #
  • 10:11 @shadow_Kat I wrote it in Florida, in the midwest, on a train to San Diego, in Las Vegas and finally in a very cold house in Ireland #1b1tNG #
  • 10:11 @kendermouse I don't know. With American Gods the trouble was having too many ideas for a book, and trying to squeeze them all in #1b1tNG #
  • 10:12 @bartrabelo honestly it depends on the day. I loved learning about the Slavic Gods when researching the book though #1b1tNG #
  • 10:15 @bekitty I do not remember the name. But it was based on a really dire post-convention sushi meal that took forever to come. #1b1tNG #
  • 10:16 @scaraker There's a great list of Gods in the book over at (mentioned before, but reposted here for tidiness) #1b1tNG #
  • 10:18 @eun_hye1 Sure. She named him that b ecause he was born when she was working at the US Embassy in Norway at the time. #1b1tNG #
  • 10:21 @josephkern It took about two years to write American Gods. Doing nothing much else but writing and sleeping #1b1tNG #
  • 10:22 @josephkern I'd spent most of the previous 40 years researching it. And nothing I read during the writing time wasn't research #1b1tNG #
  • 10:24 @meaganoff He's more fun to write, because he's more screwed up. He'd like to be as powerful as Norse Odin was in his glory days. #1b1tNG #
  • 10:24 @MaryGaughan I think I feel too comfortable in the US now. Or at least in my bit of it. Or at least in my house. #1b1tNG #
  • 10:25 @SammiMD No plans, but occasional hopes. #1b1tNG #
  • 10:26 @MrsTmama "He is me, but I am not him". #1b1tNG #
  • 10:26 @anywase trouble #1b1tNG #
  • 10:28 @Crowdsourcing On American Gods I tried to hit a solid 1000 words a day. Some days were better. Some were worse. Many words junked. #1b1tNG #
  • 10:28 @lesterminator I don't know if they were, or if he just thought they were. #1b1tNG #
  • 10:29 @AntaresDnB Driving to Florida, the first time, to hide and write, I kept seeing signs painted on barn roofs, so I followed them. #1b1tNG #
  • 10:31 @designcoyote I wanted to mostly use places I'd not seen in movies or on TV. The odd sort of Real America that wasn't in the stories #1b1tNG #
  • 10:31 @deviousjen She's a lot of fun. #1b1tNG #
  • 10:32 @HJ3l Definitely, yes. #1b1tNG #
  • 10:32 @peachhugs Oh, I knew it. (You can figure it out. And it's explicit in MONARCH OF THE GLEN.) #1b1tNG #
  • 10:35 @anywase favourites for writers tend to be the ones it was most fun to write, and when you tell people they give you odd looks #1b1tNG #
  • 10:36 @kacsaful I spelled words how I spell them and let the copy-editors take the Us out of colour #1b1tNG #
  • 10:37 @Estrella_Ma r Probably CS Lewis in PRINCE CASPIAN, with Bacchus and Silenus and all the maenads #1b1tNG #
  • 10:37 @Asche_zu_Ash if you're doing your job as a writer you had better see yourself in all the characters #1b1tNG #
  • 10:38 @chrishainey I think Australian stories would be very different. But then, Australia is very different. #1b1tNG #
  • 10:39 @lesterminator It's in the book. Promise. #1b1tNG #
  • 10:40 @anywase Well, the legend, & the need to have someone in that role, an d the suspicion that leprechauns were little like Little John #1b1tNG #
  • 10:41 @PrecisionGrace I don't think I know the AG universe any more than I know the universe. I know the bits I've visited. #1b1tNG #
  • 10:42 @johnytyh Yes. With caveats on living long enough. #1b1tNG #
  • 10:45 @wmsnedden I couldn't convince myself of the Roman/Greek Gods in the US. (Then as I finished the book: Hmm... )#1b1tNG #
  • 10:45 @tiboribi very wise of you #1b1tNG #
  • 10:47 @naitch13 Depends. Even Wednesday was only hanging around after death as a ghost. If there's enough belief they'd come back. #1b1tNG #
  • 10:48 @MiPiAi I think Norse mythology is the link in each case. That's where the tree-hanging comes from. #1b1tNG #
  • 10:49 @TrishaCornelius Not sure I get the Q. It's like "Did the ice cream fall naturally into the sundae, or did you have to change it?" #1b1tnG #
  • 10:50 @thurisaz83 Actually, going up that hil l from the direction they were starting in, I think they were walking west. #1b1tNG #
  • 10:51 @Harriet_Edlyn The Magnetic Fields 69 Love Songs and Greg Brown's Dream Cafe were CDs I played to death while writing it #1b1tNG #
  • 10:52 @designcoyote I think The Mikado is my favourite place in the House on the Rock. That off-key, jangly Danse Macabre... #1b1tNG #
  • 10:53 @nentupucha I heard that the Spanish translation of American Gods was a very bad book from many people. So sorry. #1b1tNG #
  • 10:54 @nentupucha I hope that a new publisher would do a fresh translation, but it would need a new publisher. #1b1tNG #
  • 10:55 @mahlemedved You just write the next thing and hope. It's not like you can afford better adverbs and shinier prepositions now. #1b1tng #
  • 10:56 @Grrrl1der brilliant! #CTcon2010 #
  • 10:56 @chrisjpaxton Probably. The whole Laura relationship came from a dream. #1b1tNG #
  • 10:58 Just noticing LOTS of #1b1tNG questions that didn't show up on Tweetdeck's hashtag column. O perfidiou s Tweetdeck! #
  • 10:58 @poodlemaster I think it would either fill a dozen shelves, or be twice as good and half as long. #1b1tNG #
  • 11:00 @marcusjroberts The discussions went really well, from what I saw, but it all went on for a bit too long (in my opinion). #1b1tNG #
  • 11:01 @noxcape1126 No, that was just where he ran out of wanting to live. #1b1tNG #
  • 11:01 @Drwho22 There are people talking seriously about it. But then, they have talked seriously about it before. #1b1t < a href="">#
  • 11:02 @heathernoye Yes, I visited it a few times. I wanted to get Ruby Falls in, but I failed. #1b1tNG #
  • 11:03 @KristineLCruz he wouldn't say very much. he doesn't. #ridiculousquestions #1b1tNG #
  • 11:04 @NocturnalNico yup. I couldn't convince myself the Greeks or Romans had come to the US then. (Given I can now) #1b1tNG #
  • 11:06 @valence28 because The Graveyard Book was not the #1b1t "One Book One Twitter" bo ok club read. #
  • 11:07 @KristineLCruz (laughs bitterly and hollowly.) It wasn't ever smooth. #1b1tNG #
  • 11:08 @TrishaCornelius Not much. I didn't need to. I made up a goddess, but that was about it. #1b1tNG #
  • 11:09 @MrsTmama There are a lot of early comedians we've now mostly forgotten. And Fatty played heavies, not comics. #1b1tNG #
  • 11:10 @MacKash most of the places that do the real thing haul the car out on a chain (and remove the engine first) #1b1tNG #
  • 11:11 @Qatami I try to write sex when it's appropriate (ie, when the characters are having it). #1b1tNG #
  • 11:13 There. A 72 minute hour of Q&As. Thanks to all of you for taking part in #1b1t - glad to see how well American Gods worked as group read. #
  • 11:15 @poodlemaster Yes, fairly locally, a few years after I wrote American Gods. #1b1tNG #
  • 11:42 @RealDMitchell I think he's flirting with you. #
  • 11:50 People ask me why there aren't any Gr eek/Roman gods in AMERICAN GODS. Mostly because while writing it I'd not yet seen #
  • 12:03 @fablor - here you go (found via @paul_cornell) The ultimate 70s song, and horses. #
  • 12:05 @elephantik of course there isn't. But it opens a door for me to believe through. #
  • 13:07 @hoyland54 sure. And Medusa of course. #
  • 13:07 @jennyjawbreakr are they saying that they do? < a href="">#
  • 14:16 Signing books this morning for DreamHaven Books' Greg Ketter. Greg drove over with a vanful of stuff. #
  • 14:18 And I signed and signed and signed... #
  • 14:19 Now Greg and Lisa head off to San Diego Comic Con with signed stuff. And I go back to work. #
  • 14:21 @UkuleleJim yes. #
  • 14:54 @jennyjawbreakr I'm pretty sure it's out of print by now. (Checks.) They aren't offering it for sale any longer -- just from dealers. #
  • 14:55 @MadHatterReview No. I haven't written it yet. It would have if I'd done it. #
  • 15:27 @ArcticWren mostly it will be (especially if people get in there between now and Greg driving to San Diego) #
  • 15:29 @MayhewJ long long ago, @DaveMcKean and I did a signign that went on for so long at one point I went blank and signed his name. #
  • 15:32 I had thought this statue came out ages ago ( But not until October. (It makes up for this: #
  • 15:50 @zoecello there are no statues of me. Well, not commercially available. That would be silly. #
  • 15:52 @4raser It will be on television. It will star Matt Smith and Karen Gillan & people who have not been cast yet. It will be about 42 minutes. #
  • 15:57 Are they commercially available? @ZOECELLO AND HER MAGICAL RODENT SIDEKICK? (@zoecello) #
  • 16:11 Ah. If you rep ly to a Yfrog picture it doesn't send it as a reply like Twitpic does. I just learned that. #
  • 16:16 @VagabondGuitar nope. #neilwebfail means the web is actually broken and it's my fault. #
  • 16:21 @mkazoo well, @zoecello is in your part of the world. Why don't you? #
  • 16:58 Denis Kitchen signing in Brooklyn. I wrote the intro to the book: I wish I could be there. #
  • 17:20 Beautiful, haunting, delicate, occasionally faintly Lovecraftian, new undersea species photo gallery: O #
  • 19:05 @LewisBenzie Ah, but THIS is Lovecraftian! #
  • 19:06 Oops. meant to send this to @LewisBenzie, but failed. SO now I shall send it to the world. It's Lovecraftian:! #
  • 19:13 That was a bit rubbish. Probably the influences of Yog Sothoth. Try this Lovecraftian link instead.! #
  • 19:30 @Maudelynn Rocky Road TO YOUR DOOM, perhaps? #lovecrafticecreamflavours #
  • 20: 00 RT @ferretthimself: "The Crunch of Cthulhu"? #lovecrafticecreamflavours #
  • 20:00 RT @cleolinda: R'lyeh Ripple? #lovecrafticecreamflavours #
  • 20:06 There are some amazing #lovecrafticecreamflavours, of which @murmuju's Yogurth-Sothoth is my current favourite. Ben & Jerry & Howard's FTW. #
  • 20:06 RT of course! @Jedshepherd: NecroNOMNOMNOMicon? #lovecrafticecreamflavours #
  • 20:16 I left the doors open, so the bat has probably fled the gazebo by now. Back to work. (For the 'oritdidnthappens' #
  • < em>20:16 @grahamsleight I don't. Do I? Tell! Tell all! #
  • 20:17 RT And I leave you with: @yoyology: The Goat With A Thousand Yums #lovecrafticecreamflavours #
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