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Feb 25th, 2003, 01:39 PM
i get to meet him in april
Feb 25th, 2003, 06:08 PM
:love I hear he's an asshole :love
Feb 26th, 2003, 11:19 AM
I did meet him and he is a whiny piece of shit.
If I ever meet him again, I will pat him on the head and say, "Poor baby. There there baby."
Feb 26th, 2003, 11:49 AM
he's my good friend's uncle :(
Feb 28th, 2003, 09:36 PM
did you read his essay on the 3 most important things in life? i went to his website to find out about him after you mentioned him and i found that essay; do you think it's all true? i couldn't believe he would leave his date tied up like that! and his example for violence was crazy. what else would you recommend i read of his?
Mar 3rd, 2003, 02:20 PM
get the essential ellison.
he's written so much that it's hard to say where to begin. that's a good starting point.
Mar 4th, 2003, 05:07 PM
If he's your friends uncle, odds on he won't try to make you cry. There's a whole club in science fiction writting sub culture, and to be a member, H.L. has to have made you cry in public. Is chock full of members.
On the other hand he's written some kick ass stories. For my money, "A Boy and His Dog" and pretty much everything in "Love ain't nothin' but sex misspelled" rock.
If he starts to get angry and turn red, remind him his Doctors have told him not to. I have also heard that when he wants to be he is charming and genteel.
If you want to see him turn red though, just say "I thought 'City of the edge of forever' was the best Star Trek Episode ever!"
Mar 7th, 2003, 12:28 PM
from what lisa tells me, he has made a turn for the better.
he never used to visit and now he has asked to come and meet her friends at a nice relaxing bar so he can have a couple of beers, eat some pizza and tell stories.
if he makes me cry, i will spit in his face.
Mar 7th, 2003, 12:45 PM
Watch out for his spiked chain though, he is a proficient wielder and it can deal out 1d4 hit points worth of damage.
Mar 9th, 2003, 07:47 PM
I'm sure in that setting he won't even try to make you cry.
Honestly, he was my first favorite writer, and the first writer who made me want to write.
Mar 19th, 2003, 08:26 PM
And he's damn funny. Not in that Vonnegut 'critics think he's funny so he is' kind of way, but in a genuine way. Through if you do want to get on his good side, he is a fan of Doctor Who....unless somebody paid him a briefcase full of fifties to write the introduction in 'Masque of Mandragora.'
Mar 20th, 2003, 10:59 AM
i'll get on his good side by sitting on his lap, thank you very much. >:
Mar 21st, 2003, 04:51 PM
His this event taken place yet?
Mar 21st, 2003, 06:50 PM
Is it April yet, Max?
Mar 24th, 2003, 11:55 AM
IN SOME TIME ZONES, MAYBE! WHAT DO YOU WANT FROM ME, BLOOD?!
Apr 9th, 2003, 02:48 PM
today is the big day. i will be meeting up with lisa and harlan for an early dinner and then we will be whisked away to the rock hall to hear harlan lecture about farenheit 451 and then we might stop at the coffee shop and have a drinky poo before going home.
Apr 9th, 2003, 06:51 PM
I hope you have fun :(
Apr 10th, 2003, 09:44 AM
i had super fun! i met harlan at lisa's store in the early afternoon. he was cranky and complaining that his whole family was crazy. i didn't get to speak to him much, except that my friend margaret told him that i was his biggest fan. he replied that his biggest fan was a 600lb woman from idaho who follows him around all over the place. he then said "thank you" to me and i said "no, thank you" and he replied with "well, what do you say to that?" and turned away to bitch about his sunglasses.
i was supposed to go to a dinner that they were having for him across the street, but the mayor and other stuffy types were going to be there and i really didn't feel like hanging out in that kind of crowd.
at around 6:30 we headed over to the rock hall to hear harlan lecture about farenheit 451. he was absolutely hysterical and insulted just about everyone in the audience. he answered questions thoughtfully while mixing in his own style of humor. he also never stayed on one subject. his wife was extremely nice and sold me two of his out of print books for $20 (instead of $42). at the end of the lecture, after only mentioning at the very end that everyone should read farenheit 451, he signed one of my books and told me that he had to take a shit.
we were going to go out for a bit afterwards, but there was a huge line of people waiting for harlan to sign things and we didn't feel like waiting around.
lisa was invited to his home in los angeles and said that i should go with her. we shall see what happens with that.
Apr 10th, 2003, 12:28 PM
I wish Harlan Ellison would tell me about his impending bowel movements :(
Apr 10th, 2003, 06:35 PM
I want William Shatner to be rude and imperious to me.
Apr 10th, 2003, 07:01 PM
I'm sure he would if you mention the "Pool incident"
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