At this rate, I'll be 40 and he'll be dead

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« on: August 09, 2013, 08:53:58 pm »
So there are supposed to be 2 or 3 books left in TSA series after TUC, which is awesome. But I've discovered a problem. At this rate, Bakker is going to take 15-20 years to finish up the series. I'll be 40+ by that time, which means baker will be well into his 60's.

The current average lifespan is around 75 for males (i think). 60-something is cutting it a bit closer than I'd like. Bakker, if you die before you finish this series, I'm going to freak out. Depression, for starters, is probably the first of many side affects.

I propose that if he does die before he finishes it up, the 4 of us that are still waiting should collaborate to write an ending to the series. However poorly, it would need to be done for the sake of our own sanity.

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« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2013, 02:16:54 pm »
I'm in.

I don't think we'd succeed but I also wouldn't deal well with a contemporary Herbert scenario...

Erraticism much ;)?
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« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2013, 03:15:00 pm »
it would be an absolute train wreck and bakker would roll in his grave. serves him right for dying before the end.
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« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2013, 05:54:45 pm »
Shit, thanks for throwing mortality into the mix.  I'm nearly as old as Bakker.  I don't know if I have the stamina to wait another 20 years.

Well, maybe I do, but it would be nice NOT to have to wait that long.  I'll need those years just to re-read and absorb half the stuff that's in his books.  I'm runnin' out o' time!
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« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2013, 06:47:54 pm »
lol i didn't consider that I am probably near the bottom age range of bakker readers. sorry about that :P
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« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2013, 07:32:10 pm »
No worries, mate.  It's all in jest.   :)  But I really don't want to wait that long...  I hope you're wrong, but I fear you're right.  ugh
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« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2013, 07:40:02 pm »
If he has a second child... we're all doomed.
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« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2013, 07:40:49 pm »
Bakker will still be finishing his work before Martin  ::)

And count me in, i'll help you guys finishing it if needed  8) ;D
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« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2013, 01:04:49 pm »
Lmao.

Seriously though, we only have to facilitate his writing full-time to read his works faster.
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« Reply #9 on: August 16, 2013, 05:27:49 pm »
You mean like going over there and babysit his kid for free so that he can concentrate on writing?  ;D
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« Reply #10 on: August 16, 2013, 06:33:27 pm »
Lol free babysitting maybe. Probably Madness meant disseminating his work as much as possible, donating to his site, buying his books or on audio, things of that nature.
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« Reply #11 on: August 16, 2013, 08:04:29 pm »
I'm sure that is what he meant...but it wouldn't have made for a good and funny reply, right?!  :P ;D
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« Reply #12 on: August 16, 2013, 08:06:24 pm »
I mean I'd love to babysit his kids in return for a signature on a book or two :P
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« Reply #13 on: August 16, 2013, 09:37:41 pm »
not that we shouldn't be distracting him further, but why doesn't he participate in the community by making himself available for panels at conventions and the like. I'd have shlepped down to comic con for a day to get my books signed.   Put him on a panel like, "hentai in western novels, is it possible?"

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« Reply #14 on: August 16, 2013, 09:49:36 pm »
lmao Hentai. I mean its kinda close and that would certainly draw a crowed, but I don't think people who are looking for hentai will be happy with a Bakker novel.

Anyways though, he can't be writing all the time. There must be some free time to do something. The problem is, he probably thinks that only current fans would ever show up to something like that, and he already has them. Signing copies of books isn't going to get new fans involved or generate a lot of revenue.

I'd love to see him out and around more, I think all of us here would.
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