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Out of the Blue

Well, my daring picks last week were as almost disastrous as could be imagined once the word "daring" entered the conversation. My only winner was the Seahawks, but that's good enough for me, since I've heard enough of RG3's perspective just how great everybody thinks he is to last a long time. We still have Ray Lewis doing that, but at least he's done more to earn the enormous self-respect that's his favorite topic of conversation.

Here's what I was able to piece together of last week's results: Verno 4-0; LiTh, Sepharo, Creston, Rigs, and Mag 2-2; and Blue, Jivaro, and Cutter 1-3.

Here goes for the divisional round: Broncos, Seahawks, Patriots, and Packers.

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11. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 11, 2013, 11:20 Ratty
 
And at the opposite end of the literary legacy spectrum is Frank Herbert's estate. His son Brian is a huge money-grubbing asshole who churns out the absolute worst pieces of shit books with a juvenile writing style not even close to the originals (or "McDune crap" as critics have labelled it). I read the first couple of sequels and couldn't even finish the second one. He claims to be working from extensive notes his father left just for him to use in writing new books - notes which nobody has ever seen. Zero respect for any kind of legacy.

Then there's Brandon Sanderson finishing up Jordan's Wheel of Time. He's doing a great job actually. His writing is indistinguishable from Jordan's and his books have been superior to several of the later ones Jordan phoned in (not that Jordan was any kind of Tolkien or Herbert, but I think his work is deserving of respect). And in that case we know Jordan worked with him and really did leave extensive notes which the author clearly respects.
 
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  1. Jan 11, 09:41 Re: Out of the Blue Verno
  2. Jan 11, 09:56  Re: Out of the Blue InBlack
  8. Jan 11, 10:52   Re: Out of the Blue Creston
  3. Jan 11, 10:05  Re: Out of the Blue sauron
  4. Jan 11, 10:27 Re: Out of the Blue Mr. Tact
  5. Jan 11, 10:38 Re: Out of the Blue Topevoli
  6. Jan 11, 10:47 Re: Out of the Blue dj LiTh
  7. Jan 11, 10:51 Re: Out of the Blue Creston
  9. Jan 11, 11:04 Re: Out of the Blue Creston
  14. Jan 11, 12:44  Re: Out of the Blue Scottish Martial Arts
  17. Jan 11, 13:43   Re: Out of the Blue Creston
  18. Jan 11, 15:48    Re: Out of the Blue The Half Elf
  19. Jan 11, 15:51     Re: Out of the Blue nin
  20. Jan 11, 16:06     Re: Out of the Blue Beamer
  21. Jan 11, 16:09     Re: Out of the Blue Creston
  25. Jan 11, 20:34     Re: Out of the Blue Cutter
  27. Jan 12, 00:02      Re: Out of the Blue The Half Elf
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  22. Jan 11, 16:14    Re: Out of the Blue Scottish Martial Arts
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>> 11. Jan 11, 11:20 Re: Out of the Blue Ratty
  12. Jan 11, 11:25 Re: Out of the Blue Jivaro
  13. Jan 11, 12:02 Re: Out of the Blue mag
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  16. Jan 11, 13:14  Re: Out of the Blue sauron
  23. Jan 11, 20:10 Re: Out of the Blue WarPig
  24. Jan 11, 20:27 Re: Out of the Blue Jivaro
  26. Jan 11, 20:43 Hmmph! Ant


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