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Comment on Pendragon Variety – Season 2, Episode 01 – Ratings in Young Adult Fiction by tibbi

Wed, 24 Apr 2013 02:23:17 +0000

Interesting topic. Was wondering if any one on the cast know whether the adult books the teens read in class ("All Quiet on the Western Front", any of Shakespeare) are the actual full text. I remember the day in high school (late 60s/early 70s) my class discovered the text of "Romeo and Juliet" was edited to censor certain portions of the text. It was quite the shock. And we all made sure to read the real text. I'm sure some parents weren't happy we were doing that. So maybe those high school text don't have all the forbidden stuff the parents are trying to prevent the kids reading outside of school. So, while it seems the kids are reading adult books, they really aren't. Great podcast. You all do wonders with the topics you pick. :)

Comment on Pendragon Variety – Season 2, Episode 01 – Ratings in Young Adult Fiction by Nuchtchas

Tue, 09 Apr 2013 18:31:00 +0000

I also vote no for book ratings, it gets too far into censorship for me. I already have a problem with genres and subgenres, what makes one thing fantasy and another literature? Apparently it's all marketing and how much a publisher pays, that will explain why Abraham Lincoln Vampire hunter is in the Literature section.

Comment on Pendragon Variety – Season 2, Episode 01 – Ratings in Young Adult Fiction by Nuchtchas

Tue, 09 Apr 2013 18:13:48 +0000

This is a great discussion, I'm only part way through and I'm loving it. I love having the librarian perspective and the discussion of classic books and how parents need to be aware of what their kids are reading. I remember when the twilight books came out and my brother asked me if I thought it was appropriate for his 12 year old who has a very high reading level. He asked about how much sex was in the books, I told him there was no sex and the violence was low but that if he were to let his daughter read the book he would need to read it with her because the themes could be a bit damaging for a girl her age if she used the book as a blueprint for relationships. He couldn't understand why the books were in need of supervision if there wasn't sex and little violence. meanwhile, a few years later my niece asked me when she would be able to read the game of thrones books, I told her (with my brother watching) that she might be ready when she's 15 or 16, or maybe later. We'd have to discuss it then. My brother thought no way could someone under 21 read those books, and I just replied, "sure there is sex and violence in the books, but it's written with good context. If she reads what's assigned in school and no have problems, she'll be fine. Alternatively, another niece of mine couldn't make it through the color purple because of the abuse. It was required reading but she just wasn't able to handle it.

Comment on Pendragon Variety – Season 1, Episode 9 – Narrative Mode by Scribe

Fri, 19 Oct 2012 13:44:52 +0000

Thanks a ton, Rish! Matched was a really good book. I think we may do an episode about choosing covers for books in the future, too. :)

Comment on Pendragon Variety – Season 1, Episode 9 – Narrative Mode by Rish Outfield

Tue, 09 Oct 2012 02:52:58 +0000

Wow, this was a really enjoyable conversation. It reminded me of when I would get together with a writer's group, mingling with people who I didn't know all that well, and finding out their influences and favorites. I thought I might grab that "Matched" book y'all were talking about, despite initially dismissing the book as another lame teen love triangle cash-in. Thanks!

Comment on Pendragon Variety – Xtra 14 – The Steampunk Kerfuffle – Tee Morris and Pip Ballantine Interview by Melissa (My words and pages)

Wed, 25 Jul 2012 20:29:38 +0000

Take the drop-ins away from Tee, and he goes crazy on the bell. ;P lol. Lots of dinging at the beginning there. I'd been curious about the Steampunk thing and Goodreads. So thanks for sharing it with me. I have to admit I'm a bit of a dunce when it comes to the lists on Goodreads...I can't find any! Unless I see someone in the stream had voted on one. I wish I could find these things. I have a hard time finding things like that on Goodreads, and forums as well. I feel so tech-illiterate. Thanks for the great post, and sorry to learn who Evelyn is. I too, didn't really know who she was. But she sounds like she's elevated her career on the people who did all the hard work. You two are insanely busy! And glad it's working out for you both with all the crazy going on. Take care!!

Comment on Episode 1 by Scribe

Wed, 02 May 2012 04:48:26 +0000

Awesome! I'm really glad you're enjoying the podcast. We're forcing Skrybbi to write more stories.

Comment on Episode 1 by 0popanax

Thu, 05 Apr 2012 17:04:29 +0000

Every time we run your promo I say to myself "I should really listen to this podcast at some point!" Now that I have finally done so [ (-_-,) ]...I'm really enjoying it. Loved "Lost" <3

Comment on Pendragon Variety – Season 1, Episode 1 – Character Flaws by Scribe

Fri, 17 Feb 2012 20:17:41 +0000

Thanks for that! I noticed it come up in my blog feed. :) You made a couple of really good points expanding on it.

Comment on Pendragon Variety – Season 1, Episode 1 – Character Flaws by Tim King

Wed, 08 Feb 2012 21:43:27 +0000

Thanks for the great discussion and for the inspiration for my own blog post on writing character flaws. Cheers. -TimK

Comment on Pendragon Variety – Season 1, Episode 1 – Character Flaws by Character Flaws | Be the Story

Wed, 08 Feb 2012 20:46:31 +0000

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Comment on Pendragon Reboot! by MrsMica

Fri, 23 Dec 2011 08:21:35 +0000

We've always had trouble with the itunes feed, such as it not updating when we update a post. If any one knows how to fix such things, let me know.

Comment on Pendragon Variety Episode 35 – The Hollywood Method by Papa Bob

Fri, 18 Nov 2011 01:23:23 +0000

No, for Skrybi it should be NniTiNoWriMo.

Comment on Pendragon Variety Episode 35 – The Hollywood Method by Frone H.

Wed, 16 Nov 2011 15:43:36 +0000

Yay! So glad the podcasts are back!

Comment on Pendragon Reboot! by Scribe

Wed, 16 Nov 2011 12:21:03 +0000

It's not showing up in my iTunes feed--that's about all I know.

Comment on Pendragon Reboot! by MrsMica

Wed, 16 Nov 2011 01:44:04 +0000

WABAM! Let me know if that works. I uploaded the file again without a space in the name and linked to that one.

Comment on Pendragon Reboot! by Nobilis Reed

Tue, 15 Nov 2011 19:44:35 +0000

No...but the mp3 URL in the feed: Restructure.mp3 Appears to work. Maybe it's the space in the filename?

Comment on Pendragon Variety – Episode 34 : Quitting After the First Chapter by Scribe

Mon, 14 Nov 2011 22:35:34 +0000

That's a good point, and I definitely think limiting your options to one medium is possibly cutting out something you might love. But there are lots of different ways to write novels, and it may take longer for some people than others to figure out the method that works--or to decide whether they want to stick with short stories, or move to a different medium. I know for a fact that none of us wants to stop writing. ;)

Comment on Pendragon Reboot! by Scribe

Mon, 14 Nov 2011 22:32:01 +0000

We did a little messing around--is it still not working?

Comment on Pendragon Reboot! by Nobilis Reed

Mon, 14 Nov 2011 21:11:27 +0000

The RSS link for the audio here is coming up 404. The flash player works but that doesn't help my phone...

Comment on Pendragon Variety – Episode 34 : Quitting After the First Chapter by Nobilis Reed

Tue, 20 Sep 2011 20:11:39 +0000

After listening to this episode, I have to wonder if a few of you might be happier playing (or writing) roleplaying games than writing novels. If the actual writing isn't rewarding, then don't write. There are lots of other creative pursuits that might fit better with your preferences. I'm not trying to be condescending or mean, here. I'm just saying that you might be making unfounded assumptions about the creative life.

Comment on Episode 33 – Workshop: Villains by MrsMica

Wed, 24 Aug 2011 11:07:04 +0000

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Comment on Episode 33 – Workshop: Villains by jody lynn

Wed, 24 Aug 2011 03:59:46 +0000

Just Listened to the podcast left a review and rated you all on i tunes went to join your face book page but it said i needed to be added. i was on there before butg i thought you all stopped podcasting so i left but found you again so i am back. Hehe. Found your latest podcast very helpful. keep up the great work love your nick names hehe people call me Jodles

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Mon, 15 Aug 2011 12:22:33 +0000

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Fri, 29 Apr 2011 20:50:29 +0000

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Comment on Pendragon Variety Episode 28 – Interview with Ed Schubert by » Blog Archive » While Your Listening…

Fri, 29 Apr 2011 12:41:54 +0000

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Comment on Pendragon Variety – Episode 29 – Sex in Young Adult Fiction by Scribe

Thu, 07 Apr 2011 17:56:25 +0000

*lol* Your mom is awesome. I've never had to contend with library cards that wouldn't let me check out whatever I wanted, but I would have been too embarrassed to check out something risque until partway through high school. Heck, even now I feel like folks are judging me if I check out a romance novel. About the only thing we can compare it to are movie rental cards, which allow you to choose the rating up to which various card bearers can borrow. :/ My brother and I had the restricted ones for a while. I guess the internet has made that obsolete, though. Netflix all the way. Thanks for the comment! ~S

Comment on Pendragon Variety – Episode 29 – Sex in Young Adult Fiction by Naomi

Fri, 01 Apr 2011 18:28:04 +0000

I am probably a good bit older than most of y'all, but the "graded" system of library cards you describe is exactly what our public library system DID have when I was a kid (I graduated from HS in 1979; you do the math). There was an age that children could get a card that allowed them to get fiction from the children's section, but non-fiction from the adult section. The rationale was that children might need adult non-fiction to complete certain school assignments. And if you're thinking, what about the sex books?, well, at that time, explicit books were kept in a closed collection, and even the adults had to request them. They ditched the system for a single card for all ages in the mid 1970s, if my memory serves. I read the Rosemary Rogers novels in junior high; after the third or fourth, my mother said, "If you're going to read historical romance, read GOOD historical romance" and plopped a copy of Gone With the Wind in my lap. I think, on the whole, quite a good strategy.

Comment on Pendragon Variety – Episode 29 – Sex in Young Adult Fiction by Raven

Fri, 25 Mar 2011 19:48:00 +0000

Would that all parents were so proactive and interested in the upbringing of their own children! Mine certainly didn't pay much attention to what I read growing up...maybe that's why I'm so screwed up--I say that, of course, in jest...I think, lol ;) How curious that the adults who complain the loudest about the media corrupting the youth are the often the same ones who expect the media to do their child-rearing for them. Thanks for listening and commenting!

Comment on Pendragon Variety – Episode 29 – Sex in Young Adult Fiction by JRMurdock

Thu, 24 Mar 2011 21:28:03 +0000

Great podcast. I know that with YA being the hot button (no pun intended) it's easy to see where lines can blur between what teens are reading and what society thinks they should be reading. Middle Grade is even more confusing. I feel my book was YA, but others tell me it reads more Middle Grade. I look at YA books like The Princess Bride and think... wait... where does THIS fall into the argument? This was YA when I was young. So were a lot of Heinlein novels. Those led me a whole variety of books and I don't recall my father or mother ever being concerned with what I was reading, just that I enjoyed reading. I was reading Piers Anthony and John Norman at 14 and 15. I didn't find myself scarred for life, just that curiosity was satisfied. For me personally I have read nearly every book prior to my daughter reading them, but I wanted to consume a large number of books for her age group because that's the age group I wanted to write for. Regardless, I still think I would pre-read books for my daughter just to steer her clear of books that are just plain bad in regards to the writing, not bad in terms of material. :) Keep up the great podcast!

Comment on Pendragon Variety – Xtra 07 – Off With Their Heads! (StellarCon 2011) by Raven

Wed, 16 Mar 2011 00:59:47 +0000

We will most definitely be at ConCarolinas (stalking you and the rest of the MW crew around with a boom mic..Watch out!) And *Scribe* may bring something to supplement, but *I* will be there helpfully demolishing just as many cookies as I can get my hands on >:D

Comment on Pendragon Variety – Xtra 07 – Off With Their Heads! (StellarCon 2011) by Scribe

Wed, 16 Mar 2011 00:54:50 +0000

Hi, Stuart! Thanks for the awesome panels! As it stands, Raven and I are planning on going to ConCarolinas, and will bring as many of the Ladies Pendragon as possible. Let us know if you're doing another "launch party" type event--we will bring something to supplement Misty's amazing cookies. ;)

Comment on Pendragon Variety – Xtra 07 – Off With Their Heads! (StellarCon 2011) by Stuart Jaffe

Sat, 12 Mar 2011 18:44:57 +0000

Thanks for putting this up and for all your wonderful questions at the various panels. Sure made moderating a lot easier! Hope to see y'all at ConCarolinas.

Comment on One Year Anniversary! by Scribe

Wed, 09 Mar 2011 01:05:11 +0000

Thanks, Frone! We're thrilled you enjoy it so much. :D

Comment on One Year Anniversary! by Frone H.

Fri, 04 Mar 2011 06:12:26 +0000

Congratulations! I'm totally hooked. Every time there's a new episode I squeal.