Freshly Deleted From Today’s Writing of Zoe’s Tale
Posted on January 13, 2008 Posted by John Scalzi 22 Comments
Therefore, not specifically spoilerish in any way:
“We’re ready to kill with our bare hands,” Gretchen said.
“No killing today,” said Hickory.
“Aw, nuts,” Gretchen said.
I think you’re all going to like Zoe’s friend Gretchen, by the way.
Back to writing the stuff I’m not deleting.
hey we have already seen the last chapter so the middle doesn’t interest us any more!
From the deleted bits I have to say that it does sort of seem like Gretchen may, in fact, rule like peas.
So…. who wants to start a pool on when the first Zoe/Gretchen fanfic shows up?
*ducks and runs like hell*
Run all you like, Arachne. My minions will find you.
Hm. Or maybe a Jane Sagan v. Gretchen death/grudge-match? No standard weapons, just bare hands and found objects.
Jane would crush her. No contest. Comes from being Special Forces and a history of killing people.
I can haz catfight?
Those girls are having trouble with those gosh-darned teenage boys, aren’t they?
You have minions!?!?! Awwwwwww… I wish I had minions… (kicks pebble…)
Minions aint all they’re cracked up to be. They’re fine for killing Parents, Uncles, Mentors, and even sometimes Best Friends, but every time i tell mine to kill anyone even remotely plucky they fail horribly.
I don’t know, James. I still think a minion is considerably more reliable than a lackey. I’ve had problems with the boot-licking types.
I like the name Gretchen. It’s my mom’s name and I love my mommy. I bet it’s gonna be a good read.
Will there be a Deleted Scenes section at the end of the book? And some author comments? How about some interviews with the cast? And some Bloopers. Yeah, we want Bloopers (without Dick Clark, though).
Hey John, did you write this after reading that letter from that guy who told you that you are not aloud to voice your political view points?
Sorry, dumb joke.
I don’t know if you already answered this but what happened to the non-negotiable deadline which expired like two weeks ago?
Have I ever mentioned my love of the Obin? A whole race of comedic straight-men to riff off? John, you’re a jeenyus.
I thought one of Zoe’s friends on Roanoke was named Gretchen . . . this is a different Gretchen, or am I simply addled?
Sometimes I wish female characters in genre stuff came in varieties other than “kickass,” sort like when I wish female characters in serious contemporary literature came in varieties other than “diffident.”
“Aw, nuts.” is right! Put it back in. I like that!
I can’t wait to meet Gretchen. She sounds like a riot. Thanks for the out-take.