A Quick Note

Whoever posts the first comment in this thread will have the official 300,000th comment on Whatever.

Go!

65 Comments on “A Quick Note”

  1. Jim Bentley – Bodfari, North Wales – Lives in a house, a very small house in the countrrrrrrrrrryyyyyyyyy. Ride mountain bikes, road bikes, drink cherry coke and self confessed movie geek.
    Jim Bentley

    This one~?

  2. Rob Wynne – Seattle, WA – Chair of Georgia Filkcon; musician, songwriter, essayist & dilettante-at-large. Almost certainly not what you expect. (they/them)
    rob wynne

    How about this one?

  3. Rob Wynne – Seattle, WA – Chair of Georgia Filkcon; musician, songwriter, essayist & dilettante-at-large. Almost certainly not what you expect. (they/them)
    yourownfacts

    Ah, missed it by that much.

    If I have not seen as far as others, it is only because giants have been standing on my shoulders.

  4. Jim Bentley – Bodfari, North Wales – Lives in a house, a very small house in the countrrrrrrrrrryyyyyyyyy. Ride mountain bikes, road bikes, drink cherry coke and self confessed movie geek.
    Jim Bentley

    Ahhhhh beaten.

  5. Eva Graebel – United States – I'm a woman, a writer, a reader and consumer of science fiction and fantasy. I'm also an MFA and possibly seeking PhD on the relationships of women to science fiction settings. This is my blog.
    Graebel

    oh me?

  6. MattMikalatos – United States – I'm the author of a variety of books, most recently THE SUNLIT LANDS, and GOOD NEWS FOR A CHANGE, and SKY LANTERN. I'm also the co-host and co-founder of the StoryMen podcast, and I live near Portland, Oregon.
    matt mikalatos

    you should keep track of how many comments you mallet!

  7. Yeah, I knew I missed it…. Hence m y D*** word above….

  8. shaunaroberts – I'm a retired medical and scientific writer and editor who writes historical fiction, science fiction, fantasy, and romance. I live in Southern California. I enjoy gardening, reading, and visiting historic houses.
    shaunaroberts

    Trying to be first.

  9. John P. Needham – john.p.needham@gmail.com Spring, TX-based consultant in the exchange traded/OTC derivatives space. Proud father. Passion for good food & wine. Lousy but devoted golfer.
    John P. Needham

    comment

  10. crotchetyoldfan – The Crotchety Old Fan is Steve Davidson, also know as Rimworlder on many SF forums. Steve maintains the Rim Worlds Concordance project which is devoted to the works of A. Bertram Chandler and his most enduring character - Commodore John Grimes of the Rim Worlds Naval Reserve. Grimes is science fiction’s original ‘Horatio Hornblower of Space’. More information about Chandler, Grimes and the Rim Worlds can be found at www.rimworlds.com. Steve also maintains a visual index of volume 1, number 1 pulp science fiction magazines on the same website and is a devoted collector of the same. ‘I’m an ‘old’ SF fan, which you can take whichever way you like, as I love the old masters (Heinlein, Clarke, Asimov, E.F. Russell, Piper, Cordwainer Smith) and I’m well beyond the age you’re not supposed to trust anymore’. This blog is devoted to an investigation of the growing divide between ‘old’ - or ‘classic’ science fiction and the moderan literary genre that is currently sold under the same name. Steve has also begun writing reviews for www.SFReader.com, expects to be doing the same for www.SFSignal.com, and is contributing various non-fiction pieces to various other websites, all of them concerned with science fiction of one stripe or another. Early in 2008 he became completely disappointed with the SciFi Channel and created The Classic Science Fiction Channel website that gathers links to public domain radio, television, film and literary properties. Steve had a successful non-fiction writing career - writing articles and books dealing primarily with the paintball industry (Four books and several hundred articles including editorializing, product reviews, sports reporting, educational and more) - which he has since given up in favor of blogging and fiction. (Leaving the paintball industry after 25 years.) One final book on this subjected is scheduled to be released in early 2009 (A Parent's Guide To Paintball). Current work on fiction includes several completed novellettes/novellas curently in submission hell and various chapters of three novels. Freely distributed current work - including several chapters of a science fiction/paintball novel and a pulp/comic book/fairy tale mashup can be found on his website.
    crotchetyoldfan

    oh man! I’m so far down the list there’s no point in writing anything

  11. John P. Needham – john.p.needham@gmail.com Spring, TX-based consultant in the exchange traded/OTC derivatives space. Proud father. Passion for good food & wine. Lousy but devoted golfer.
    John P. Needham

    crud, well done everyone ^^^ up there. *sigh*

  12. I’m late. Because of nonlocality and stochasticity. I was just concluding a 4,550 words of fiction writing day at noon, with the 2nd chapter I wrote today in Batshit Crazy, 2,700 word Ch. 113 “Mind of God” — with this slightly related paragraph.
    “And that brings us back around to your saying that Einstein said that Spinoza said that we all exist within the Mind of God. Isn’t that the same question as ‘How can one tell if one is in a dream or not?’ or ‘How can one tell if one is in a simulation?’”
    “I guess that depends on what one means by ‘the Mind of God.’ And is the Mind of God governed by the laws of Quantum Mechanics? Good question.”

  13. I’m impressed that you counted all the way to 300,000. I normally get bored after a few hundred. I take it the writing projects are over…

  14. Is this what it takes to get people to send you dozens of free books a week??? Being EXTREMELY POPULAR?!!?

    Oh. Well, that makes sense.

    Cool.

  15. Does that count comments that have been Lovingly Corrected by the Mallet or just comments that have stuck around for the long haul?

  16. Well, it was a race, right? When someone says ‘OnetwothreeGO!’, that makes it a race. And whoever wins a race, i.e. Randall, should have a prize.
    Unless it’s a caucus race, in which case, we should all have prizes. Not that I think this is a caucus race; but then again, maybe it is. Then Scalzi could hand out comfits to us all. In which case, Randall, you can have mine.
    Not much of a prize, but it’s all I happen to have in my virtual pocket at the mo.

  17. I’m a little disappointed…if ever there were a thread where it would have been funny to disable comments, it would have been this one.

  18. Was that an official “Go!”? He didn’t say “Ready, Set ….” 385814, unless someone’s posting in some other thread.

  19. Let’s not bicker and argue over whether it was a race or no. This is meant to be a happy occasion. As such, send me tribute.

  20. There may not be a prize for being the 300,000 commenter, but I at least found a new blog to read. Thanks Randall!

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