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Projects and Rumors of Projects

Okay, some of you have seen John Ringo posting snippets of an MHI related story he’s written on Facebook, and you’ve been asking me about it.

Can’t comment yet. Business stuff.

But yes. It is awesome. 🙂

And there are two, well, actually three, MHI related projects that I can’t talk about yet because the contracts aren’t all done. But they are also really cool.

I can confirm the new stuff is not the TV show. Those rights are still with Entertainment One and Sky Network, and I’ve not heard anything new from them since the last update where they’d brought in screen writers and moved it from option limbo into development. However, if it isn’t in production soon, that contract is almost up and movie rights will be coming back to me.

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David, Infamous Sockpuppet
Guest

So, can you give us a more precise definition of “soon?” Or is that also covered under “business stuff?”

David

Ross
Guest

Mmmm… more MHI stuff. I confess, I’m eager to see what Ringo’s take is on the “day to day” jobs of a monster hunter. I mean, “Hi, Honey! How was your day?” “Oh, the usual. Put down a couple of loup garous and had to exterminate some giant spiders.” Don’t get me wrong, I like reading about Owen and the rest… but since he joined they’ve been in “Save the Universe” mode.

Lee
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Ross….Your comment confused me…there are MHI books BEFORE Owen’s character appeared?
I wasn’t aware there were earlier MHI books.

BrianV
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I think what he was saying is that since Ringo’s stories are pre-Owen then things aren’t quite up to a “Saving the Universe” level of intensity.

junior
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Funny you should mention giant spiders…

😛

Ringo’s posted a few plot details in the Facebook thread. If you’re curious, you should go take a peek.

Richard McEnroe
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“We slew a dragon!
Of COURSE we looted his hoard
! MORONS!”

John Van Stry
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I’m looking forward to this, I like the glimpses that John Ringo has given us, I think his style and yours are quite complimentary of each others.

Bruce
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grumble grumble grumble

I DETEST fb! I guess I’ll have to look John up. Oh well, it’ll give me a chance to join the Huns and Larry, too.

grumble grumble grumble

Kristophr
Guest

Get a bare fb page. Leave it blank, turn the privacy settings all the way up, and never post fb comments.

That way, you can look at fb pages, and not worry about your data being sold off … all they get is your name, a redacted scan of your ID, and home phone number, which is probably for sale from other info vendors already anyway.

Bruce
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I already have a real one, and I have the security settings turned all the way up, and not very much info there, and I’m choosy about who I have as friends, and that is entirely too many ands. It’s just that the shiny wore off looong ago.

Kristophr
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I wouldn’t grass friends by associating with them through fb.

I just leave mine blank and unused so I can view fb links that people insist on using to publish on the web.

Dr. Mauser
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Ad Block Plus does a number on Facebook.

And for some reason, this blog isn’t picking up my WordPress login today.

Dr. Mauser
Guest

Yup, This blog is now completely disconnected from my WordPress account. If I go to my followed blogs, it only goes to the article from 12 days ago (which mentions the move to a new server) and new posts don’t show in my feed. Although since the URL is the same, the link still goes here.

Kevin Crowley
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I beseech you please keep The MHI universe a Budweiser free zone. Alright, the villians can drink it.

BrianV
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Apparently you forgot about the Elves drinking Bud.

Dave W.
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I thought they drank PBR in the Elf Trailer Park? :-p

red vector
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I think a MHI anthology would be cool. Where Larry invites other authors to come play in the MHI sandbox.

Shadowdancer
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I second this notion.

Shadowdancer
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By the way, ignore this comment because I’m trying to figure out how to attach my usual commenting WP ID to here. Sorry for that inconvenience.

Shadowdancer
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nope that didn’t work… maybe this one. ^^;

vinnie
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It worked for Larry Niven in “Man Kzin Wars”

Christopher M. Chupik
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Christopher M. Chupik

I’ve heard rumors about this for a while now. Glad to see it’s happening.

John Stockley
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John Ringo asked me…no actually more like told me to come up with a list of iconic guns from the 1980s. And then Email it to him. Naturally he didn’t tell me what his Email address is. I’ve tried posting it to his FB page, naturally it won’t post. If you can get this to him, awesome. GUNS OF THE 1980s I’ve shaved this list down to the most iconic and fashionable of the decade. 9 MM The Beretta 92f The Army chose this one to replace its beloved but largely broken down stock of 1911s. This naturally sparked a… Read more »
John Stockley
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Oops, my mistake. I have just been informed that the Czech 75 did make an appearance in Red Dawn.

Kristophr
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The Bren Ten was also infamous for the complete unavailabilty of magazines for it. You got one with your pistol if you were lucky. Gog help you if it broke or went bad.

no one important
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I would think that the M16A2, M249/Fabrique Naitonale Minimi LMG, and AKM belong on that list somewhere.

Most police departments in the 80s issued revolvers, usually S&W K-frames in .38 or .357.

Sylvester Stallone posed with an M60 LMG for the posters for the first Rambo movie but I do not know whether that alone suffices to make it “iconic.”

John Stockley
Guest

Just in case I didn’t make this clear. This list is for John Ringo’s MHI story.

I’m not just randomly posting gun porn lists.

Alan S.
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Tease!                          

SPQR
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Actually, Miami Vice had Crockett carrying the Bren Ten for the first season and second season. In third season, Smith & Wesson 645 and 4506 pistols were used by Crockett.

Respectabiggle
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This sounds very interesting…. just so long as it doesn’t turn into a BDSM textbook like the last Ringo book I read.

And I LOVE the 80’s gun list…..

Kristophr
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The Ghost series was deliberately written to target the John Norman “Gor” fanbase.

If you wern’t a teenage ( or mentaly teenage ) boy looking for wank material, you were not the target demographic.

60guilders
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According to Ringo, his muse demanded that he write it. When he refused, he could write nothing else. Then he wrote it. Then he mentioned it at Baen’s Bar.
There was demand.
He also agrees with many of the negative reviews.

I do think you should check out the Graveyard Sky series, though. No BDSM nonsense.

Kristophr
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So the demographic appeared after he wrote it?

Oh John Ringo, no …

60guilders
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You do know that it was a review of Ghost that spawned that meme?
For that matter, Ringo himself commented on that review. And agreed with nearly all of it.

John Van Stry
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I honestly have no idea why people care so much about the BDSM stuff in the books. Honestly, don’t see what the issue was, if you don’t like it, skip over it.
I’m more insulted by the SJW stuff we see in books than by that.

junior
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Well, the BDSM is one of the reasons why he wrote it…

😛

Dr. Mauser
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I should do an article about how that stuff can be very useful in a narrative. Not necessarily the Consensual BDSM thing, but the whole business of the one side restraining a member of the other side.

It lets you temporarily take one of the chesspieces off of the board. It lets you have enemies talk who otherwise would not. And yes, if they escape, you can make SJW’s happy(ier) with the infamous “Self-rescuing princess”. (Although they will still bitch about her being a princess).

ratseal
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If the BDSM bothered you that much, you didn’t HAVE to read Ghost all the way to the end, with selected page corners bent over for later review and refreshed outrage.

Every time I heard JR speak on the topic, and certainly every time he wrote about it, he literally implored, “I am begging you!’ – urging people NOT to buy it.

If you bought, read some and were offended or bored, AND you kept reading, then that is on the you, Dear Reader.

Agent J
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Sounds like John needs a good spanking. (Ducks under table)

60guilders
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Are you carping at me or Respectabiggle?

Jason C
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Funny story…

John was holding court poolside at Libertycon a few years back. My GF had his undivided attention (she gets that a lot) and he was telling a usual John Ringo story. He suddenly stops and looks at me.

“She’s read one of my books, right?” he asks me. I nod.

“Yeah, I’ve read one of your books. Jason gave me one.” she replied. After a beat, she adds “He made me read Ghost.”

The look on John’s face, followed by the profuse apologies while he was shooting me dirty looks, was absolutely worth it.

richard mcenroe
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I’m sorry but did no one else find the idea of terrorists trying to torture a sexual submissive for information hysterically funny?

Bruce
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Laughed my but off.

Richard McEnroe
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“Have you made any progress with the infidel harlot’s interrogation, ya habibi?”

“Oh sheikh, well… at least she is screaming…”

“But is she giving you any information?”

“More like… instructions…”

Respectabiggle
Guest
Agreed – and that’s why I quit reading it. My greatest disappointment was that the first half of the book was outstanding. I thought that the author did an exceptional job of convincingly showing the hero in a real struggle with his dark side, all the while doing great things. The problem with the second half wasn’t that it _included_ lots of sex, but that’s what it became _about_. Those are two very different things. Not being involved in the fandom discussions that were clearly going on with the author, I might have chosen a different Ringo book for my… Read more »
John Ringo
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I totally agree. I didn’t want to publish it. JIm Baen insisted on a read, called me and told me he had a $35,000 check already signed. I had a mortgage to pay and kids to keep in shoes. But it is not for everyone and I’m sorry you were disgusted by it. My wife cannot read it. Ce la Vie. I strongly suggest some other book. If you like mil-SF any other series. Hell, try Hymn Before Battle or March Upcountry. Both are available free as ebooks on the Baen website. And, no, no porn in this one. The… Read more »
junior
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Anyone who’s paid attention to how entire technologies have quite literally been adopted because of the porn industry will not be surprised by those last two sentences.

^^;;

Max Florschutz
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Hmm, you say the rights might be up for grabs again? Maybe I should contact Netflix and make another suggestion…

deadcenter
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This. My opinion, MHI and Hard Magic would work much better as season long story arcs a la Justified, Walking Dead, House of Cards, etc., rather than trying to shoehorn them into 2 – 2.5 hours of theater time. I’ll watch either one, but think the one is vastly superior to the other.

David W.
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I don’t know about Hard Magic. Those would make pretty great movies rather than a TV show. I mean with MHI you can have monsters of the week + the big story arc like Buffy/Angel/Supernatural. The budget would probably have to be huge for the last episode of the season, but over all it would work great on basically any channel that’s willing to have a lot of guns shown. With Hard Magic though, I mean, the second to last episode of book 1 would be a 30 second real time slow motion episode of Faye killing Japanese soldiers that… Read more »
Christopher M. Chupik
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Christopher M. Chupik

Of course, the problem is that the people who made Avatar . . . made Avatar.

David W.
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I don’t mean the like, writers/producers/directors, I’m talking about the special effects people.

They took regular people and made it seem like they were giant blue kitty people flying on space dragons around floating islands while a giant mechanized horde of people-robots attacked them.

With Hard Magic they could have a field day of epic fights.

Christopher M. Chupik
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Christopher M. Chupik

True. But FDR as bad guy would be a VERY hard sell.

Old NFO
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Good news! I’m reading the earc on the airplane next week.

Shadowdancer
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Movie rights? TV rights? Now there’s news I’d like to hear more of… When you’re able to tell us, that is 😀

av willis
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All I know is if E1 pulls a Red Eagle and puts out a half assed pilot just to retain the rights, I’m rioting

Ish
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I’m still holding out hope for a MHI miniatures wargame. I’ve got an extremely rough draft Of a home brew that I keep meaning to do more work on…

Ravenshrike
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I doubt it would ever happen but getting Marvel’s movie arm behind Hard Magic would be truly epic.

Shadowdancer
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They’d do a great job of it, because they did an awesome job with all the Phase 1 movies.

John Ringo
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Oh, God. That would be epic.

Hmmm… I know people who know James Gunn pretty well…

Dave W.
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*fingers crossed for the high-quality movie/TV show that MHI & Hard Magic deserve*

The Ringo stuff: so Awesome! Ringo’s infamous muse has been triggered! 😀

John Ringo
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Ringo’s muse has been juggernaut triggered. 150,000 words in less than a week.

Sort of stuck at the moment but I’ve got lots of possibles. I’m still ideating some of the stuff. I could write the stories I’ve already ideated and put them together but… Sort of need a short break. The last week has been ‘eat, sleep, write, sleep, write, sleep, write, eat….’

Steffen
Guest

Guns of the 80’s?

AR-18/AR-180: Also used in Terminator, and in real life by the IRA

Colt Trooper/Colt Python: The Trooper could be found on the duty belt of your local police officer, and the Python was the upgraded custom shop version of the same gun.

av willis
Guest

Slightly off topic, I just got back from seeing Chappie and I couldn’t help laughing and my ass off at the fact that the villain was piloting a ginormous, gun laden robot that was
a )called the moose
b)had a logo that was a dead ringer for the Correiatech logo
Any other projects that we should know about? 😉

JD Cowan
Guest

Mr. Correia, I just wanted to say that I’ve read my first book of yours. It was Hard Magic. It was awesome. I will be reading more.

Thank you.

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