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Offline Bonzo

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Re: The UFOFic project news and feedback thread: Book one all online!
« Reply #45 on: March 04, 2013, 06:09:03 pm »
There is more on the way, fear not. Book one's being scrutinised by the Firedance crew presently so a full downloadable with a few extra chapters bolted on should be out soon.

As for the sequel, the beginning of that may be online as soon as next week if the sitemaster sees fit. Fingers crossed!

Offline Gary Bonn

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Re: The UFOFic project news and feedback thread: Book one all online!
« Reply #46 on: March 04, 2013, 07:56:07 pm »
Part two starts Sunday... Not sure if this is a duology or trilogy - rather depends on how popular it is with you guys

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Re: The UFOFic project news and feedback thread: Book one all online!
« Reply #47 on: March 21, 2013, 02:57:09 pm »
All the links up to date with the first two chapters of AI:2

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Re: The UFOFic project news and feedback thread: Book one all online!
« Reply #48 on: April 21, 2013, 04:44:34 pm »
Book two chapter seven online.

We've had some great ideas for the ending.

Good god have we had some ideas.

Heh. Heh. Heh.

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Re: The UFOFic project news and feedback thread: Book one all online!
« Reply #49 on: April 22, 2013, 05:48:34 am »
How is putting book 1 together  as an epub going? :-)

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Re: The UFOFic project news and feedback thread: Book one all online!
« Reply #50 on: April 23, 2013, 03:19:24 pm »
Hello Cyber Killer
The first book will have to go through the publisher's editorial system - which can be slow - but is critically important in terms of quality. We've already been asked to make some changes (always a good sign). So watch this space and we'll keep you informed. Bonzo and I have laboured 7 days a week to sort out the second book, and plemliminary scrutiny has been positive. We think the ending will surprise everyone - especially those that love this game.

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Re: The UFOFic project news and feedback thread: Book one all online!
« Reply #51 on: April 23, 2013, 04:12:47 pm »
Thank you for the info.

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Re: The UFOFic project news and feedback thread: Book one all online!
« Reply #52 on: April 25, 2013, 10:26:10 pm »
Perhaps there' s a good reason why this isn't pinned?

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Re: The UFOFic project news and feedback thread: Book one all online!
« Reply #53 on: April 26, 2013, 11:06:28 pm »
A question to authors about a character's name, "Mikka" - is that supposed to be a nickname? Because it kinda seems like a typo :p

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Re: The UFOFic project news and feedback thread: Book one all online!
« Reply #54 on: April 29, 2013, 02:13:22 pm »
Mikka's a real name. The spelling "Mika" has been traditionally scandinavian - look at Mika Häkkinen for example. It sounds cool to me, anyway.

Much better for a PHALANX commander than some of the bizarre names UFO sometimes generates, although they tend to become one's favourite soldiers in game :P


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Re: The UFOFic project news and feedback thread: Book one all online!
« Reply #55 on: April 29, 2013, 03:37:27 pm »
Oh. I'm a native nordic person but somehow I've never heard of "Mikka", there's Mika, Miikka, Mikko, etc though. Is Mikka male or female? I assumed it would be male. I actually tried to google it but found little more than a discussion where someone was trying to come up with a unique name for their baby... Nothing wrong with using that name in your story though.

p.s: As a last resort I actually checked the official registers - finnish, as the Mikka in the story is finnish, right? - and according to them since year 1899 there have been fewer than 36 Mikka's, fewer than 21 of them male and fewer than 15 female (for some reason it actually says "fewer than" with each number). First use was in the sixties, presently there are (again, fewer than for each) 10 living Mikka's, 5 of them male and 5 female.

p.p.s: just noticed your correct use of "ä" in Häkkinen, kudos =D
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Re: The UFOFic project news and feedback thread: Book one all online!
« Reply #56 on: May 06, 2013, 12:41:04 am »
Those are very small numbers, wonder if one could put them down to spelling errors? :P

Häkkinen's easy, it's Räikkönen I always have problems with. Keep wanting to put an umlaut/diaphoresis/(whatever they are in this context) over the i and e...

Ah, Finland, where would the world be without gems like these?

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Re: The UFOFic project news and feedback thread: Book one all online!
« Reply #57 on: May 06, 2013, 07:26:50 am »
korpiklaani =D

Well at least the english-typing world can rejoice in that Linus Torvalds didn't happen to be called Väinö Hämäläinen, on an OS of what name we all would be browsing these forums then, I ask you :p

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Re: The UFOFic project news and feedback thread: Book one all online!
« Reply #58 on: May 27, 2013, 07:02:13 pm »
List updated. Also...

Cover competition. This is going to be a real book, so it'll need real graphics for real people to look at. If you're interested - ping Gary an email or PM.

Details to come.

Offline Nutter

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Wait, so we're not real people?


...sounds about right.
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