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Richard Lee Byers
Forgotten Realms Author

USA
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Posted - 20 Sep 2011 :  14:41:07  Show Profile  Visit Richard Lee Byers's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hi, Dennis.

No. I'm sure Aoth and the gang aren't done with dragons, but the latter are not a major focus in the next book.
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Dennis
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Posted - 20 Sep 2011 :  14:50:10  Show Profile Send Dennis a Private Message  Reply with Quote

Nice to hear that. [I've been seeing a lot of dragons in fiction lately, not just in FR].

Every beginning has an end.
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Richard Lee Byers
Forgotten Realms Author

USA
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Posted - 20 Sep 2011 :  20:57:10  Show Profile  Visit Richard Lee Byers's Homepage  Reply with Quote
was a guest on the PULPED! podcast. You can get the episode for free on iTunes or here:

http://pulped.libsyn.com/
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Richard Lee Byers
Forgotten Realms Author

USA
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Posted - 22 Sep 2011 :  23:09:31  Show Profile  Visit Richard Lee Byers's Homepage  Reply with Quote
For those who are interested, my thoughts on Shark Night 3D:

http://rleebyers.livejournal.com/
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Thelonius
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Spain
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Posted - 23 Sep 2011 :  09:24:43  Show Profile Send Thelonius a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Richard Lee Byers

For those who are interested, my thoughts on Shark Night 3D:

http://rleebyers.livejournal.com/


A fun read, indeed, but too be honest since Jaws I don't watch any movie including sharks on it... also I don't watch any movie including 3D on it

"If you are to truly understand, then you will need the contrast, not adherence to a single ideal." - Kreia
"I THINK I JUST HAD ANOTHER NEAR-RINCEWIND EXPERIENCE"- Discworld's Death frustrated after Rincewind scapes his grasp... again.
"I am death, come for thee" - Nimbul, from Baldur's Gate I just before being badly spanked
Sapientia sola libertas est
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Richard Lee Byers
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USA
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Posted - 23 Sep 2011 :  15:11:01  Show Profile  Visit Richard Lee Byers's Homepage  Reply with Quote
2D is my choice for many movies, also. I'd rather have brighter colors than 3D, and that seems to be the tradeoff, But when it's a B movie that I expect to go nuts throwing crazy 3D effects at me, then I'll pay the extra money and wear the plastic glasses.
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Thelonius
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Spain
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Posted - 23 Sep 2011 :  16:16:10  Show Profile Send Thelonius a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Richard Lee Byers

2D is my choice for many movies, also. I'd rather have brighter colors than 3D, and that seems to be the tradeoff, But when it's a B movie that I expect to go nuts throwing crazy 3D effects at me, then I'll pay the extra money and wear the plastic glasses.


Good point, in a B movie is always reconforting to have some entrails flying at you from time to time. But I agree in the brighter colors issue.

"If you are to truly understand, then you will need the contrast, not adherence to a single ideal." - Kreia
"I THINK I JUST HAD ANOTHER NEAR-RINCEWIND EXPERIENCE"- Discworld's Death frustrated after Rincewind scapes his grasp... again.
"I am death, come for thee" - Nimbul, from Baldur's Gate I just before being badly spanked
Sapientia sola libertas est

Edited by - Thelonius on 23 Sep 2011 16:16:41
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Wooly Rupert
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Posted - 23 Sep 2011 :  17:02:14  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Richard Lee Byers

2D is my choice for many movies, also. I'd rather have brighter colors than 3D, and that seems to be the tradeoff, But when it's a B movie that I expect to go nuts throwing crazy 3D effects at me, then I'll pay the extra money and wear the plastic glasses.



I don't like wearing the glasses for 3D... Especially now that I need glasses because of being nearsighted.

I once pondered whether there were any adult films made in 3D, but I was afraid to search to find out!

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Dennis
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Posted - 23 Sep 2011 :  17:53:16  Show Profile Send Dennis a Private Message  Reply with Quote

I watch only fantasy and action movies in IMAX. Other genres, in regular cinemas. Strangely, the seats in some regular cinemas are better than in IMAX.

I have no serious eyesight problems, but I don't like wearing those plastic glasses.

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Richard Lee Byers
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USA
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Posted - 23 Sep 2011 :  18:22:56  Show Profile  Visit Richard Lee Byers's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I have heard that there's 3D porn, but I haven't seen any of it. It does seem to me that the aspects of porn that best lend themselves to the 3D treatment are not necessarily those that most appeal to a straight guy, so perhaps I haven't cheated myself out of all that much.
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Richard Lee Byers
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USA
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Posted - 23 Sep 2011 :  22:53:17  Show Profile  Visit Richard Lee Byers's Homepage  Reply with Quote
In case anyone's interested, here’s my convention schedule for October. I will be at Spooky Empire in Orlando on Saturday the 8th only.

http://www.spookyempire.com/

I will be at Necronomicon in St. Petersburg on the 21st through the 23rd.

http://www.stonehill.org/necro.htm
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Richard Lee Byers
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USA
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Posted - 01 Oct 2011 :  21:02:13  Show Profile  Visit Richard Lee Byers's Homepage  Reply with Quote
If you would like to read a new, free fantasy story by me, it's here:

http://storyportals.com/stories/index.php?file=62.swf
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Richard Lee Byers
Forgotten Realms Author

USA
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Posted - 07 Oct 2011 :  16:42:38  Show Profile  Visit Richard Lee Byers's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Just in case anyone missed the previous announcement and would be interested, I'll be at the Spooky Empire con in Orlando this Saturday (and Saturday only.)

http://www.spookyempire.com/
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Richard Lee Byers
Forgotten Realms Author

USA
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Posted - 10 Oct 2011 :  14:35:46  Show Profile  Visit Richard Lee Byers's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Susan Morris interviewed me on the subject of writing the mastermind villain. You can find that interview here:

http://www.omnivoracious.com/2011/10/smarter-faster-meaner-richard-lee-byers-on-writing-mastermind-villains.html
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Dennis
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Posted - 10 Oct 2011 :  15:16:17  Show Profile Send Dennis a Private Message  Reply with Quote

A very insightful interview, Richard. I totally agree with Susan when she said “Richard Lee Byers’s work with villains is always extraordinary, giving them a depth and a raw emotional realism usually reserved for heroes.”

And these words from you made me nod in agreement: “Mastermind villains tend to have rich inner lives, detailed back-stories, and a grandeur to their ambitions that makes them charismatic. Every charismatic character makes a story that much more entertaining whether he’s a good guy or a bad guy.”

One question. You mentioned a couple of approaches in “believably defeating a mastermind.” Which of them you think is the best, or you prefer most of the time?

Every beginning has an end.
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Richard Lee Byers
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USA
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Posted - 10 Oct 2011 :  22:38:26  Show Profile  Visit Richard Lee Byers's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hi, Dennis. First off, thanks for the kind words.

Looking back over my work, I've tended to pit a team of heroes against the mastermind villain. But I don't think that's an inherently better way to do it. It's just what seemed like it would work in the particular story I was writing at the time.
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Richard Lee Byers
Forgotten Realms Author

USA
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Posted - 17 Oct 2011 :  15:22:37  Show Profile  Visit Richard Lee Byers's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Just one more reminder that I'll be a program participant at Necronomicon in St. Petersburg, FL Oct. 21-23.

http://www.stonehill.org/necro.htm
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Dennis
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Posted - 17 Oct 2011 :  15:34:42  Show Profile Send Dennis a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Richard Lee Byers

Hi, Dennis. First off, thanks for the kind words.

Looking back over my work, I've tended to pit a team of heroes against the mastermind villain. But I don't think that's an inherently better way to do it. It's just what seemed like it would work in the particular story I was writing at the time.

As have I. Though there were occasions when I made my mastermind villain ruin himself, by miscalculation, overconfidence, and little missteps like tiny snowballs turning into an avalanche.

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Richard Lee Byers
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USA
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Posted - 18 Oct 2011 :  05:26:48  Show Profile  Visit Richard Lee Byers's Homepage  Reply with Quote
My October column is up at Airlock Alpha. It's my thoughts on old-school vs. recent horror movies.

http://airlockalpha.com/node/8733/astrojive-long-live-transylvania.html
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Richard Lee Byers
Forgotten Realms Author

USA
1814 Posts

Posted - 25 Oct 2011 :  02:58:16  Show Profile  Visit Richard Lee Byers's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Tommy Hancock has kind words for The Impostor in his most recent Pulp Never Dies column. Thanks, Tommy! Check out the article here:

http://www.comicsbulletin.com/pulp/131836735051650.htm
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Richard Lee Byers
Forgotten Realms Author

USA
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Posted - 27 Oct 2011 :  21:57:20  Show Profile  Visit Richard Lee Byers's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Wizards is putting out a new edition of War of the Spider Queen, all six novels in two trade-paperback volumes. If you're interested in the story but have never gotten around to picking up a copy, here's a chance to get it all in a nice format at a nice price:

http://www.amazon.com/Salvatores-War-Spider-Queen-Insurrection/dp/078695986X/ref=sr_1_9?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1319748750&sr=1-9
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Richard Lee Byers
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USA
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Posted - 28 Oct 2011 :  21:40:33  Show Profile  Visit Richard Lee Byers's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I have a new blog post: "It's an Instant Netflix Halloween!" I'm recommending horror movies and thrillers you can download from the site in question.

http://rleebyers.livejournal.com/
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Richard Lee Byers
Forgotten Realms Author

USA
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Posted - 31 Oct 2011 :  05:29:00  Show Profile  Visit Richard Lee Byers's Homepage  Reply with Quote
It was my honor to serve as a source for the article “Zombie Apocalypse: Ten Tech Products You Shouldn’t Be Without.” Check it out here:

http://www.techlicious.com/guide/zombie-apocalypse-ten-tech-products-you-shouldnt-be-without/
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Richard Lee Byers
Forgotten Realms Author

USA
1814 Posts

Posted - 01 Nov 2011 :  20:19:47  Show Profile  Visit Richard Lee Byers's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Blogger extraordinaire Sandra Keys interviewed me:

http://jeanzbookreadnreview.blogspot.com/
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Richard Lee Byers
Forgotten Realms Author

USA
1814 Posts

Posted - 02 Nov 2011 :  19:27:24  Show Profile  Visit Richard Lee Byers's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I realize this is probably redundant since, if you want to talk to me, you can simply do it here. Still, for anyone who's interested, I now have a Q&A with Richard Lee Byers group on Goodreads:

http://www.goodreads.com/group/show/57592.Q_A_with_Richard_Lee_Byers
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Richard Lee Byers
Forgotten Realms Author

USA
1814 Posts

Posted - 08 Nov 2011 :  14:23:21  Show Profile  Visit Richard Lee Byers's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Like the New Pulp fiction? Want to help recognize excellence in the field? Check this out:

allpulp.blogspot.com
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Artemas Entreri
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USA
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Posted - 08 Nov 2011 :  14:42:08  Show Profile Send Artemas Entreri a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Richard Lee Byers

I realize this is probably redundant since, if you want to talk to me, you can simply do it here. Still, for anyone who's interested, I now have a Q&A with Richard Lee Byers group on Goodreads:

http://www.goodreads.com/group/show/57592.Q_A_with_Richard_Lee_Byers



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Dennis
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Posted - 08 Nov 2011 :  15:38:20  Show Profile Send Dennis a Private Message  Reply with Quote

I only visit Goodreads to read some reviews from people I know [and trust]. I don't post reviews or comments there.

Every beginning has an end.
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Richard Lee Byers
Forgotten Realms Author

USA
1814 Posts

Posted - 15 Nov 2011 :  02:12:21  Show Profile  Visit Richard Lee Byers's Homepage  Reply with Quote
"Writers Live in the Future," my new column, is live on Airlock Alpha.

http://airlockalpha.com/node/8768/astrojive-writers-live-in-the-future.html
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Icelander
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Posted - 15 Nov 2011 :  02:16:28  Show Profile  Visit Icelander's Homepage Send Icelander a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Richard, I've got a question about the action in the first book of the Year of Rogue Dragon.

In your opinion, what percentage of Ylraphon's population survived the attack on the town? Just a few scattered survivors or enough to make for a refugee crisis on the area? The nucleus of a rebuilt town?

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