Hey, Wanna See Something?

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48 Comments on “Hey, Wanna See Something?”

  1. davidtchristian – Southern Pennsylvania – I am a Christian (in more than name), I am a Veteran, a Husband, and Stay at Home Dad

    I was confused for a moment…

  2. George William Herbert:

    Dude, my address is on this site. I’m in the phone book, too.

    That said, if it was an error, I’m wondering why you think I would appreciate you announcing it publicly, rather than, say, sending me an e-mail.

  3. I realized that shortly after posting, which is why I did email. It’s been a day like that, I’d have unposted if there was a button…

    Regarding it being on the site, I didn’t realize it was (and don’t know where, it’s not on the main contact page).

  4. changterhune – Before you hear lies from Chang Terhune himself, we thought we’d tell you the truth: without us, his old action figures, he’d be nowhere. He loved science fiction from way back and began reading it at an early age, but it was through us that he acted it all out. That’s what led to the writing. He watched a lot of science fiction shows like Star Trek, U.F.O, and movies, too. But we were always there to do his bidding. And it’s like they say: you always forget about the little people on your way up. Oh, the 70’s and early 80’s with him were good times! He’d use these blocks and make all the crazy buildings for us to be in his stories. I gotta say the kid’s imagination was pretty damn fertile. Oh, he had friends, but they just weren’t into it like him. He was like the Lance Armstrong of action figures. And of science fiction. At first, when he began writing in the eighth grade, we didn’t mind. He still made time for us. And we knew that when he was holding us in his sweaty little hands and he got that far off look in his eye, he’d come back to burying us in the back yard or - god forbid! – blowing us up with firecrackers. But it was worth it for a part in one of those stories. We loved him for it. He kept us around even when we were minus a leg or two - or even a head. In that mind of his, he found a use for all of us. Then he discovered girls. October, 1986. It was like the end of the world. One day we’re standing in the middle of this building block creation he’d pretended was some marble city on a planet near Alpha Centauri and the next we were stuck in a box in the closet. Not even a “See ya later!” Nope, it was into the closet, then we heard some high-pitched girly-giggles then silence. We didn’t see him for years. We got word about him once in a while. Heard he took up writing, but it was crap like “The Breakfast Club” only with better music. We couldn’t believe it. Not Charlie. What happened to those aliens with heads he’d sculpted out of wax? Spaceships? Those complex plots? All gone. For what? You guessed it: Girls. Emotions. “Serious fiction.” I tell you, it was like hearing Elvis had left the building. During our two decade exile in the closet, we heard other things about him. He went to college. He wrote a lot, but not much he really liked. We knew it even then. It was like he didn’t dare write science fiction. Some of us had lost hope and just lay there. Others kept vigil, hoping for a day we didn’t dare speak about. Then we heard he’d stopped writing in 1996. Did he come to reclaim us? No. He took up music for ten years or so. He took up yoga. Once in a while, he’d visit us in the closet. But it was half-hearted. His mind was elsewhere. Then one day, he really did come back for us. One second we’re in the dark and the next thing we know we’re in a car headed for Massachusetts. Suddenly we got a whole shelf to ourselves out in broad daylight! Then he bought a bunch of others form some planet called Ebay. He’d just sit and stare at us with that old look. But why were we suddenly back in the picture? He had a wife now, who didn’t mind that he played with us. So what had happened? Turns out he’d never forgotten about those stories. He’d been thinking about all of us and the stories he’d made up and then remembered he’d been a writer once. From the shelf we could see him typing away. Before long he’s got a whole novel together! Then he’s working on another one. Word is there are two more in the planning stages! Some short stories, too! It’s good to see him using his imagination again. Its good to know he never abandoned us. He returned to his true love of science fiction. We hear the stories are pretty good. Someday we’ll get one of the cats to score us a copy of the manuscript. Man, it’s good to be out of the damn closet! --- I'm smarter than you I'm harder than you I'm better than you I'm just raw I'm hotter than you More popular than you More clever than you And goshdarn it, people like me I'm smarter than you I'm harder than you I'm better than you I'm just raw I'm hotter than you More popular than you More clever than you And goshdarn it, people like me

    That is a beautiful thing.

  5. Hey, is this the site where I can order adorable green rage bunnies? All I see is some blog.

  6. Happiness: Mr. Scalzi registered the domain and pointed it at his site’s numerical IP address, which then redirects it to whatever.scalzi.com. If this was meant to be the final result, I would have used a CNAME record in the DNS entry. I suspect that Mr. Scalzi may have further plans for the domain. Me, I’d go and use it to do a Gamma Rabbit theme for the “whatever” site. Gamma Rabbit banner, manly Gamma Rabbit pink and blue color scheme.

    NSLOOKUP is the tool I used to look at the DNS records for the domain, if you want to learn more about how DNS works, you can go play with a web version an do some reseach.

  7. A full-on site under that URL would just leave me wondering if you weren’t starting to reciprocate that adorable little mancrush to some extent.

    Then again, I’ve collected enough domain names in my time to know how easy it is to send them in another direction, should circumstances change.

  8. Darn it. I haven’t been looking in here long enough to grasp the significance of GammaRabbit.
    Now I have to dig back into old posts and likely be exposed to clever writing, new ideas, rainbows and butterflies.
    I hate mysteries. *Marvinsigh*

  9. And so begins the first rustlings of Scalzi’s mad power grab for World Wide Web domination. We were warned, but were placated with casual wear. Today GammaRabbit.com, tomorrow the TDL dotcom!

    “We need hüpfenraum…which we’ll share, of course.” ~ Gamma Rabbit, c.1942

  10. timeliebe – Central NY – Dreaded Spouse-Creature to bestselling fantasy author Tamora Pierce (SONG OF THE LIONESS, THE CIRCLE OPENS, BEKA COOPER: A TORTALL LEGEND series), a co-author of TORTALL: A SPY'S GUIDE, Co-author with Tamora Pierce of Marvel's WHITE TIGER: A HERO'S OBSESSION for Marvel Comics. Contributing Editor for VIDEO Magazine during the 1990s, Columnist for C/Net 1999 - 2002.


  11. I just noticed something… There’s a shadow image that shows up when Scalzi comments. Look at the green box.

    Or I’m just crazy.

    I could be crazy. I could be seeing things. There could be a mysterious Scalzi doppelganger hanging out inside of my computer, just waiting for the right time to leap out at me like a really strange horror film…

    I think I better close the window now, And, just in case, I’ll walk backward through every door for the rest of the night.

  12. First they came for our Gamma Rabbits.
    Then they came for our Gamma Rabbis.
    Then they came for our Gamma Rabids, and Scalzi had to use his bow and arrows against the irradiated zombie hordes.
    That pretty much was The End, until the mutant Carrots.

  13. You just don’t get it do you Scalzi? Here the rhsd goes to all the trouble of insulting you in a way designed to belittle your manhood and minimize you as a person and you just embrace it as if you couldn’t care less what the rhsd thinks. Why are you not so insecure, particularly (if I may quote Mr. Wilde) in an area where an ape is your equal and a jackass vastly superior, that you are not reduced to a puddle of whimpering ooze by his ‘devastating’ insult? Certainly the rhsd would have been.

    Oh wait! maybe that is a big part of why the rhsd is a rhsd and you are not

  14. @Phoenician: Why would you do that?! What made you think I would actually, ever *NOT* enter that url?! WHY?!

    You were WARNED, my little kumquat – I take no responsibility for your bleeding eyeballs.


  15. Ok, I’m dumb… I had to enter the url 3 times before I got it. But now that I have, I am smiling. Thank you. It’s been a bad week.

  16. Wow, that guy is totally ripping off your site!

    I wonder if grammarrabbit.com is available.

    (Yes, at the moment it is available.)

  17. Gamerarabbit.com?

    (Greg – since you’re often on a phone, it’s possible you’d actually have missed this, but it’s a redirect back to the whatever)

  18. GammaRabbi.com seriously needs to be like Film Critic Hulk: NO EAT CALF COOKED IN MILK OF MOTHER! RABBI SMASH!

  19. Twilight zone. You wake up in a fake town with a silly giggle echoing in your head. You climb on the train to get away and you end up back where you started.

  20. Schneaky!!! :)

    Thankyou for the info on the “Your hate mail will be graded” e-book the other month, very much enjoyed it once I stopped looking for .mobi only

  21. One does not simply walk into gammarabbit.com.

    Apparently, I need some sort of secret password or magic incantation or something.

    Oh well.

    what’s “rhsd”?

  22. Gulliver: It took me a second, but when I decoded “hupfenraum”, I was very amused.

  23. @Greg: “rhsd” would appear to be a slight misspelling of “rshd” a/k/a Racist Sexist Homophobic Dipshit. (For those not inclined to punch random URLs into their browsers, the site you get with the misspelled acronym + “.com” is gay fisting porn. Not recommended.)

  24. Sigh.
    It took me three reads to see the “.com” in “GammaRabbit.com.”
    Maybe it’s what kind of person does ‘typing’ nowadays?
    So I launched the URL in in a new tab and liked

  25. Shawn – Ohio, USA – Early to bed, early or whirlybird or something. Bored now, bye. Don't step on any Lego's 'cause it _Hurts_!
    Shawn T

    >Off Colfax says: April 11, 2013 at 1:54 am
    >I just noticed something… There’s a shadow image that shows up when
    >Scalzi comments. Look at the green box.

    Yes, he uses a back ground image in his posts.
    YMMV, but here, Right click, click or middle click ‘view image.’

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