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Posted: 19 April 2007 - 10:20 AM                                    
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Maybe the next time three people should put their money together and then send the book around for everyone to read? Just a thought.

Seems my 20.50 AUD were quite a bargain then biggrin.gif

 
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Posted: 19 April 2007 - 11:07 AM                                    
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QUOTE (MacNymph @ 19 April 2007 - 01:24 PM)
QUOTE (Lothithil @ 20 April 2007 - 05:45 AM)
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w00t.gif OH NO YOU DIDN'T!?!? laugh.gif laugh.gif

biggrin.gif Luckily I didn't have to spend as much for mine as the last one sold for. Still, I paid more for my copy than I've ever spent on a second-hand book before!

Still waiting for it to come in the mail. I could conceivably be persuaded to loan it out on a temporary basis... with the correct inducements...

... bribery...

... collateral such as first borns...

I'm willing to listen entertain any reasonable offer! cool.jpg

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Congrats, Lothithil!
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When you get a chance to read it, post on here and let us know what you think of "MacGyver on Ice"! smile.gif


 
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Yippee! My book arrived today... finally! I've been checking the mailbox for a month now like a little kid! happy.gif

I'll post my review after I get a chance to read it!



dance.gif mine! mine! mine! mine! lol!

 
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QUOTE (Lothithil @ 3 May 2007 - 08:34 PM)
I'll post my review after I get a chance to read it! 


Which should not take too long, actually *looks at her watch to know when to come back*

I was done after three hours, if I remember correctly - or maybe even less? biggrin.gif

 
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Aye, it's not too long... but when will I have the time? That is the question!

Tonight is movie night, and tomorrow is mahjong... I'll probably stay up tonight reading when I should be sleeping! biggrin.gif I've always had more curiousity than brains! happy.gif

 
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WhooHoo!!!! I finally won an eBay auction for "MacGyver on Ice!" *Does the happy dance.* 460.gif Now, only to pay for it and impatiently wait for it to come from Australia!!! Can't wait!!!

 
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Posted: 9 May 2007 - 07:25 PM                                    
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Good for you, tandt14!!! biggrin.gif clapping.gif smile.gif

I really had wanted to say something, but I restrained!
Mmmm...Mmmm.... tongue.gif
*Lets out huge breath*
AAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Ahhhhh laugh.gif I didn't say anything coz I saw Teemu was bidding on it. laugh.gif

 
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Congratulations! Now it won't be long till we get another review. Maybe we should collect them all together in one thread? It's nice to talk with others that had the opportunity to read this book!

And I ask again - why do all these people throw out their books all of a sudden? And why are all of them coming from Australia? hmm.bmp

 
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Thank you MacGyver. I was really hoping that you wouldn't. biggrin.gif Will post a review as soon as I get it and have the time to read it. Yay!! I'll stop my whining now.

 
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The question of "why aren't there more MacGyver books?" has already been approached here, and from what I've seen, it's been thoroughly concluded that the answer is:

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So my next question is, does anyone have any ideas on how to change that sad fact, and is it even possible (what with those icky copyright laws)?

 
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QUOTE (Jazz @ 24 May 2007 - 05:40 AM)
So my next question is, does anyone have any ideas on how to change that sad fact, and is it even possible (what with those icky copyright laws)?

After your first post to the forum I somehow was hoping, that you might... so am I right? *looks hopefully* notworthy.gif

 
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Heh.... a writer I may be, but a lawyer I am not, and "copyright lawsuits" will ruin anyone's birthday party. So while fanfics may be alright, I would definitely hesitate before trying to put anything in paperback form.

 
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Well, it worked for the Stargate novels which are also written by formerly fanfiction authors (since they know the series and its heroes better than any ordinary author that never watched it before). They are officially approved by MGM. You can buy them at bookshops and online.

Fandomenium rules!


I admit it would be a lot of work to set up something like that. But a girl can dream, can she?

 
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By all means, dream away.
Be sure to let me know if anything developes.


Personally, I get kind-of excited at the idea of writing some stories, even if it does break my cardinal rule of "don't write fanfics". My original impression was that it was unoriginal and unimaginitive. I guess MacGyver got me excited enough to review some of my old rules from a new perspective.

I have to say, though, I'm quite hesitant all the same.
There's six and a half seasons of MacGyver that I haven't seen, which means there are millions of invisible pitfalls for me to accidentally mess up and be inaccurate, y'know, get the backstory wrong, or miss something important.

Last thing I want to do is use a character and find out they died three seasons later blink.gif

 
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QUOTE (Jazz @ 24 May 2007 - 08:35 AM)
Last thing I want to do is use a character and find out they died three seasons later  blink.gif

As long as he still was alive at the time frame your story is set... Plus there is always the beta reader for finding mistakes.

But of course you shall give yourself time first for exploring the series in full before start to write anything. I haven't written anything for MacGyver so far either, only Stargate. Since for the latter I do have all the DVDs and watch and read it at a regularly basis and it was some years ago that I watched MacGyver for the last time and so I (yet) feel uncomfortable writing something as well.



QUOTE (Jazz @ 24 May 2007 - 08:35 AM)
My original impression was that it (fanfiction) was unoriginal and unimaginitive.


That definitively it is not! I read so many good stuff where the characters are really explored in all their depts - what they think, what they feel, their fears, their background - with all their flaws and also good attributes. Where they learnt something in the end or grew at an almost impossible task.

Yes, I admit, I'm totally fixed on!



Maybe we should start a new topic for this discussion? Rock?

 
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QUOTE (Jazz @ 24 May 2007 - 07:35 PM)
There's six and a half seasons of MacGyver that I haven't seen, which means there are millions of invisible pitfalls for me to accidentally mess up and be inaccurate, y'know, get the backstory wrong, or miss something important.

Yes your right.

You can't write a good quality fan fiction for a character and story you don't understand.

And if you haven't watched at least the first 4-5 seasons, it's fair to say you don't understand the character.




 
                                                                     
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Ouch, alright, so we've firmly established that I'm still swimming in the kiddie pool.
Try not to rub it in, will ya? happy.gif

 
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by the time you've finished season 4, you'll understand what I mean.

MacGyver's a pretty complex character.

 
                                                                     
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Of course, it doesn't seem like Mark Daniel, the writer of "MacGyver on Ice", had seen anything beyond the first season when he wrote the book- but then maybe Paramount just wanted to get some merchandise out there. doh.gif

Of course, it'd ideally be best to watch all the MacGyver episodes (that's 7 seasons' worth- and two TV-movies) before trying to write new stories, but you go with what you have and where you feel you have a comfortable grasp on the characters.

Though that raises an interesting question. (And this may deserve its own thread, so I think I'll put it there.) http://www.macgyveronline.com/forums/index...t=ST&f=2&t=3364
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