Monster Hunter Nation

Updates: Charity Red Shirtings, Book Bomb

First, forgive the lack of blogging. Monster Hunter Siege is due by Christmas. I’m on track to hit that, but I’m in that super focused working like crazy, book is coming together stage. Which sort of consumes your life.

Also, another piece of land came up for sale next to Yard Moose Mountain, so we swooped in on that. And we’re in the planning stage for building a house up there (want to break ground in the spring, fingers crossed), but in the meantime we’ve got wells to dig, lots of prep, and a half a mile of driveway to put in, so it is kind of a crazy project.

In a note totally unrelated to me building my mountain dream estate, it was brought to my attention yesterday that the Guardian’s Village Idiot has not written an article there since that one bashing me (on my birthday no less!) back in August, and that on his Wikipedia page (yes, I too was shocked he rated one) he was a “former” Guardian reporter. It would appear that after years of him lying about me, crowd sourcing witch hunts, and writing about how I’ve “irreparably damaged” my career, I still have a job, and he doesn’t.

(If you don’t know what this is about, for your reading enjoyment, go up to the search bar on this blog and type in “Village Idiot”. There’s a bunch of fiskings. It’s a hoot. Journalism has been diminished by this tragic loss of talent)

On Monday the 24th I will be putting up a link to a GoFundMe page for a friend of mine to help pay for some of severe medical issues. Donate over a certain amount and I will use your name in an upcoming book. Details to follow on Monday.

Our next BOOK BOMB is on Wednesday the 26th (which means it will actually go live Tuesday night). I will be Book Bombing my friend Peter Orullian, who is a fantastic author, with the best heavy metal hair in the business (sorry, Jim Butcher, you are 2nd).

I’m running way behind on planned Book Bombs. After Peter Orullian, I’ve got BBs planned for Peter Grant, David Coe, and Brian Durfee. I try to do these once a month, but that whole writing books thing keeps getting in the way of my plans.

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Jared Anjewierden
Guest

I am almost sad to see Damien go. So much entertainment.

Of course, there will always be others – just this past week or so an article about the lack of women in SF quotes from the false flag sadpuppies dot org as to the “surrender conditions”

Gotta say, I was pissed that the site (who I had not seen previously) included digs at Kevin J. Anderson. Dude’s the nicest person in the business, and instrumental in helping foster new talent.

Zsuzsa
Guest

True, there will be others, but the Damien pinata was just so perfectly whackable that there was something special about it. Truly, I thought Larry was going to be able to keep beating on that thing forever, and we’d all be able to enjoy the snarky treats that came out.

Idiots come and idiots go, but there will never be another one quite like Damien. I will sincerely miss him.

jic
Guest

You know, it’s not like the guy’s dead. He last posted on his personal site a mere 12 days ago. I’m sure we have decades of joyous idiocy from him to look forward to.

Patrick Chester
Guest

I’ve noticed him posting links to his dribbles on the #gamergate hashtag every week or so. I’m guessing he’s lonely and wants attention, even to the point of childish taunting.

Radioactive
Guest

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Radioactive
Guest

I’ve always suspected that Damien was the ILOHs evil, stupider, doppelganger, created for the sole purpose of being a literary piñata…

Matt
Guest

Someone need to update the Infogalactic page on Damien!

Wes S.
Guest

OK, everybody, let’s (*giggle*) have a moment (*snort*) of silence (*insincere coughing fit*) for our dear friend (*guffaw*) Damien (*uncontrollable laughter*) . . .

Oh, sod it. Bwahahahahahahahah!

Old NFO
Guest

I’m in, as I said. No great loss on Damien, as that is less writing time lost fisking his pathetic writing…

Christopher M. Chupik
Guest
Christopher M. Chupik

There’s still his blog. Or his Twitter, if anybody can see it anymore.

Anachronda
Guest

“mountain dream estate”

That’s a funny way to spell “lair”.

jungshin
Guest

do you think the mountains in Utah are vulcanically active? TELOE must have a volcano lair right?

Luke
Guest

Sorry, but the Wasatch is formed from extensional rifting.
The nearest volcanoes are a couple hundred miles to the North, and they’re shield volcanoes, cinder cones, or holes in the ground. They’re not really impressive to look at unless you’ve studied Geology a bit.

JD Cowan
Guest

“Mountain Death Fortress” has a good ring to it.

Dave_H
Member

I thought a mountain fortress had to be called a citadel or an eyrie.

Civilis
Guest

‘Schloss’. Bonus points if your Schloss is named after a noble, majestic animal. ‘Schloss Seekuh’ has a nice ring to it.

While it’s not quite up there with a volcano lair on the villain lair scale, you can come pretty close if you add a cable car as the primary means of accessing your Schloss.

Doug Loss
Guest

I’m pretty sure it would have to be “Schloss Wendel.”

Richard McEnroe
Guest

The Schloss Larry…. needs something…

Basara549
Guest

I like the name the Event Moderator 10 years ago gave his villainous NPC’s lair… Schloss Morte

Richard McEnroe
Guest

In the west the Feds call it a “compound”….

Joe in PNG
Guest

Hey- now Damien can finish his novel, right guys?
(gigglesnort)

Dr_Mauser
Guest

Nah, the ladyboys STILL won’t date him, especially now that he’s lost his Grauniad Gig.

Patrick W.
Guest

Now I wonder if something weird is going on. Walter has taken his Twitter private. For a narcissist like ol’ Damien to do something like that is out of character, to put it mildly.

Patrick W.
Guest

And Damien is on record as stating this:

But twitter is the collective consciousness of all humanity.

Seen here: http://archive.is/DDPSS

60guilders
Guest

That’s a truly frightening thought. Fortunately, it is untrue.

Tim H
Guest

In part of the fallout of the Sunil Patel witch-hunt, he apparently managed to pick a fight with Requires Hate. I would assume his account going private is a result of that.

manyeyedhydra
Guest

Hard to pick a side in that fight. Maybe hope the winner staggers four paces, collapses and bleeds out from their wounds.

detroyes
Guest

Out of morbid curiosity, what was the Sunil Patel witch-hunt? I seem to have (probably thankfully) missed that one (tho I am familiar with Requires Hate’s insanity).

BigFire
Guest

I always want to be killed by Agent Franks.

David MacKinnon
Guest

I always wanted to pluck Earls lit cigarette from his lips and then flick it back into his face, while snidely educating him that there is no smoking allowed in my safe space.
If you’re going to Red shirt, you might as well go big.
😀

Dave_H
Member

I don’t see Earl making hamburger out of someone who’s just being rude. But I think going furry and snarling at them until they soil themselves would be an appropriate response.

jic
Guest

Yeah, Earl’s mean, but he’s no psychopath. If he kills you, you’ve done something that really requires you to die.

Richard McEnroe
Guest

“Coffee’s cold.” *CRUNCH*

Christopher M. Chupik
Guest
Christopher M. Chupik

Be careful what you wish for . . .

pharmadan
Member

Half mile driveways are awesome for light exercise, dog walking, and silly nerf blaster fun, unless its a MN winter in which case you’re a bit boned without your own tractor mounted snowblower. Overall you’re lucky to be getting one.

Tim H
Guest

Does that mean that I’m no longer blocked by a Guardian writer on Twitter? 😉

detroyes
Guest

Looks like Damien got swept up in The Guardian’s most recent round of “redundancies” (UK term for “lay offs”). I guess this means there is now nothing standing in the way of finishing that magnum opus his government paid him to write, except perhaps talent.

He’ll probably pop up somewhere else before long, spouting his nonsense. People with his over-inflated sense of importance can rarely stand to be out of earshot for long.

Andrew
Guest
1) Good job on your continuing charity work. 2) I feel bad about it because I try to like everyone, or at least see where they’re coming from, and I extend that even to people who have committed terrible crimes and have forgiven people for doing some genuinely horrific things to me personally… but I genuinely can’t stand Damien Walter and I’m not sure why. It’s like he just exudes this aura that makes everything he touches slightly worse. And if I ever found out he had a good opinion of me or anything I ever did, I would be… Read more »
Heresolong
Guest

Confusingly “moose” are called “elk” in Europe and “elk” are actually “wapiti” or “North American deer”. So the German word for moose is elch and the german word for elk is wapiti or nordamerican hirschart (my colloquial German is horrible so I’m going by the interwebz here on the elk translation)

Schloss Hofelch?

Also, the link to Sarah’s “Through Fire” takes you to a book of stories inspired by the music of Rush.

detroyes
Guest

Why not have the mountain stay Yard Moose Mountain, but name the redoubt Schloss Manatis?

JackWylder
Guest

Thank you for pointing that out- link updated!

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