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cuvvy

Sport climber
arkansas
Oct 7, 2014 - 06:03pm PT
The book is always better than the movie.
zBrown

Ice climber
BrujÚ de la Playa
Oct 7, 2014 - 06:21pm PT
To wit:

Mutiny on the Bounty. (times at least two - though Charles Laughton was spectacular)




Sorry Ric, but as they point out in the trailer, Mutiny on the Bounty was made in two years.

Left to the reader, how long to write the book? The trilogy?
QITNL

climber
Oct 7, 2014 - 06:24pm PT
I hiked up Red Peak and Ottoway this summer, yeah, real nice. Was gonna add Merced to the list but it was really windy and the Half Dome fire was blowing up.

I stayed at Upper Lower Merced Lake, or whatever they call it, the little one, had it all to myself. There's this spot on the lake, I was getting my water and I farted, heard a perfect echo of my fart. That was pretty neat.

I was gonna wander down to the Lower Lower lake, see if I could score some metal or pot, but was so bored by this thread I decided to skip it.
sidmo

Sport climber
general delivery
Oct 7, 2014 - 07:29pm PT
"The book is always better than the movie."

Yeah, but the book usually comes before the movie.

..................zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz...............??????????????

and those lakes in the clark range are easy fishin' - lotsa trout
sidmo

Sport climber
general delivery
Oct 13, 2014 - 05:24pm PT
If licky takes any longer we'll start dying off, and if he waits long enough to publish there will be none of us left to correct his bullshyt account of the plane. So there's a method to his madness, but I doubt he's really figured it all out. He's just slow 'cause he's in over his head, and drowning in difficulties. Writing is hard; editing (your own work) is harder still, and he's a rookie - well a publishing rookie at least. If he's really been writing this thing 8 years then he's experienced, albeit not professionally. Licky's extremely competent at not getting the job done.
Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
Oct 13, 2014 - 06:22pm PT
Sidmo
Are sure that you did not just hit the nail on the head
Wait out a few more years and the market for the story will have changed
Jimmy Buffett found this out the hard way too of coures that did not change his
Trajectory just published after the players were not able to voice any alternate versions
(David Crosby was in jail and sick so had enough on his plate and Lowell George was gone)
I am trying to find the name of the book or the story from the book,
sidmo

Sport climber
general delivery
Oct 22, 2014 - 01:05pm PT
The lack of any sense of urgency to publish on Licky's part as always made me wonder about his motives, or lack thereof. If he wanted to write the book it would've been written by now. So what is it he's up to? Posing as a writer? No glory there. Playing detective? No charges would still be viable today, and no rewards are forthcoming. Justice for his buddy? She is nowhere to be seen on this thread and may or may not exist except in Licky's mind. Which leads to the most disturbing possibility: is Licky just deranged? Who knows, and better yet, who cares? As for a book about the plane, I'm not writing one, contrary to one of Licky's paranoid delusions, so if you want to read it, write it yourself.
hossjulia

Trad climber
Carson City, NV
Oct 22, 2014 - 01:17pm PT
So, I just finished a book that uses this story! Fictionalized, but the incident is there. Too funny. And it made me think, how many climbers at the time were worried about cartel repercussions? Like, who owned all that weed and did they want it back?

High Country, by Nevada Barr

There is a great story here, but the direction the OP Licky said he wanted to take it? Not the best story by a long shot.
Meme Guy

Boulder climber
NC
Oct 24, 2014 - 05:36am PT
The ship they used for the mutant on the bounty sank right off the coast of my beautiful state. The captain went down with the ship after sailing into a hurricane, lost forever to the sea similar to this loads tar lightning story being lost forever.
zBrown

Ice climber
BrujÚ de la Playa
Oct 24, 2014 - 08:12pm PT
Just when folks were beginning to wonder whether all the main characters had died, up like the baubles on satan's jeweled crown a few pop. The burning issue to my way of thinking is whether or knot there was any weed on the Bounty lookalike. Did anybody profit from it? And (you guessed it, right?) when is the book due?

Shades of David Foster Wallace!
Licky

Mountain climber
California
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 25, 2014 - 04:56pm PT
I didn't see sidmo in Modesto Thursday night. I would have thought since he claimed to have been there back then that this would have been an event he'd not have missed
Braunini

Big Wall climber
cupertino
Oct 25, 2014 - 06:14pm PT
The lack of any sense of urgency to publish on Licky's part as always made me wonder about his motives, or lack thereof. If he wanted to write the book it would've been written by now. So what is it he's up to? Posing as a writer? No glory there. Playing detective? No charges would still be viable today, and no rewards are forthcoming. Justice for his buddy? She is nowhere to be seen on this thread and may or may not exist except in Licky's mind. Which leads to the most disturbing possibility: is Licky just deranged? Who knows, and better yet, who cares? As for a book about the plane, I'm not writing one, contrary to one of Licky's paranoid delusions, so if you want to read it, write it yourself.

This keeps you up nights doesn't it
Licky

Mountain climber
California
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 25, 2014 - 07:45pm PT
Oh yeah, sidmo makes me eat my liver. NOT
graniteclimber

Trad climber
The Illuminati -- S.P.E.C.T.R.E. Division
Oct 25, 2014 - 10:44pm PT
I do not doubt Licky's motives or sincerity. But it certainly appears that he is finding it easier to spend time investigating and researching than writing. There reaches a certain point when a writer has to decide that he's gathered enough material to write, and sit down and focus on writing. There are lots of wannabes who are not able to do this. They procrastinate and delude themselves that they will "just need to do a little bit more research." Like it's essential to know the brand of sneakers the mechanic wore when he last serviced the plan.

Over FIVE YEARS AGO, Ghost wrote:

Aug 22, 2009 - 03:39am PT


There will always be facts missing and incorrect. You can work on this thing for another 20 years and you still won't have "all the facts." You will never have "all the facts."

At some point you have to decide whether you are enjoying a lifetime hobby, or writing a book.


Licky, you didn't respond well to that. Mighty Hiker retorted:

Sep 7, 2009 - 03:00am PT

It's possible that you know things about writing and editing publications of a historical nature, and indeed writing and editing generally, that ghost doesn't. But it ain't at all likely. Trust me.


Ghost is a talented and accomplished writer who has successfully written and published many books. You should consider hiring him to help you write this one.

Or at least stop lying to us and to yourself that you are "writing" a book. You're not. You're doing research and hoping that you will write a book at some vague, distant time in the future. It's not the same thing at all.
zBrown

Ice climber
BrujÚ de la Playa
Oct 26, 2014 - 12:02pm PT
^Amen. I've heard of the dude many times. Ghost Writer. Pale fellow, well met.

At the present rate of progress on the book, one has to wonder whether Ric may be in league with Th Holy Ghost Writer. (it is Sunday today isn't it?)



Braunini

Big Wall climber
cupertino
Oct 26, 2014 - 06:00pm PT
Oh yeah, sidmo makes me eat my liver. NOT

i was talking to sidmo
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Oct 26, 2014 - 06:42pm PT
Books, climbs and other works of creativity are finished when the time is right. I can understand anxiousness to see what the finished product is, but I don't get how butthurt so many of you are that this project is taking longer than you want it to.

Life goes on. Some day there will be a book, or not. You whiners are acting like he owes you something, because he started a thread. I think this is why most artists don't share works in progress.
sidmo

Sport climber
general delivery
Oct 26, 2014 - 06:50pm PT
my girlfriend keeps me up nites
licky and I have two things in common: we are not writing books about the plane and we don't eat liver

The only thing licky ever writes is insider coded messages to some of you others and his version of a snappy retort to me occasionally (witty repartee seems not to be his forte, if indeed he has a forte) - I've said it b4 and I'll say it agin: licky's a poser, maybe a wannabe but most certainly a phony

and Phuck You jaybro, maybe your butt hurts from the curry roids (bonus points to any Yosemite climbers who remember that graffitti)
but licky's taking too damn long for his work of fart - like my boss used to say on the hotel construction crew "this ain't the phuckin' Taj Mahal you bums, let's go!)"

licky needs old jimmy kicking his ass like we had building those holiday inns
Bullwinkle

Boulder climber
Oct 26, 2014 - 06:57pm PT
Damn Skidmark, what have you written beyond the drivel you post here? what do you have to offer to anyone beside hate and anger? I feel sad for you. . .df


Edit; wow you got a workie job! Guess it beats the last one you had at the Circle K. Please put up a link so's we can check it out and give you advice. .
sidmo

Sport climber
general delivery
Oct 26, 2014 - 07:07pm PT
don't waste your time bulltwinkletoes - I just got a new job feature writing for an E-zine, that's right, a paid gig - this is a thread, remember? licky is the writer-in-residence at this institution, or more like writer-in-reticence

and in the spirit of the holiday I've done some ghostwriting too, licky needs to get his research haunted, then it might not be such an apparition
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