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Postby purty_trash » Tue May 02, 2006 1:30 am

Well, I've just got this creepy sensation that maybe I didn't fill out the options right. :( :roll:

Oh, Hell! I'll just stick to the score and feel good. :D
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Postby tigerlily » Tue May 02, 2006 12:20 pm

Strange Birds gets 69%! Yay! (anybody using this title besides me will be hunted down and beaten.)
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Postby musthavebeenmykarma » Tue May 02, 2006 2:56 pm

The title The Da-Vinci Code has a 10.2% chance of being a bestselling title!


Hmm... a little off, perhaps... :shock: Maybe that speaks levels to Dan Browns ability to write. *cough*.

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Postby hyperfine » Tue May 02, 2006 6:42 pm

Got a 10.2.

It's always so hard to come up with titles....
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Postby Anblick » Tue May 02, 2006 6:54 pm

hyperfine wrote:Got a 10.2.

It's always so hard to come up with titles....


The title The Da-Vinci Code has a 10.2% chance of being a bestselling title!



:shock: hyperfine wrote The Da-Vinci Code?!?!?!?!?

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Postby musthavebeenmykarma » Tue May 02, 2006 7:32 pm

(shh... Dan Brown's incognito after that lawsuit...)
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Postby Anblick » Tue May 02, 2006 7:40 pm

Even though he won?
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Postby musthavebeenmykarma » Wed May 03, 2006 1:44 pm

Yeah... but we all know he really did steal it :twisted:
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Postby Anblick » Wed May 03, 2006 1:54 pm

He freely admitted the idea came from that and 20 something other sources for the basic idea behind the book, but the idea isn't what is copywritten. If it were there'd be a whole lot less books out there.
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Postby musthavebeenmykarma » Wed May 03, 2006 2:01 pm

He freely admitted the idea came from that and 20 something other sources for the basic idea behind the book, but the idea isn't what is copywritten. If it were there'd be a whole lot less books out there.


Woah... sorry, I was only kidding. I know. :-D

Personally, I think the HBHG guys were trying to get rich off a phenomenon.
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Postby Anblick » Wed May 03, 2006 9:16 pm

Yeah, it boosted their sales even more than DVC already had boosted them...

(Oh, and I knew you were kidding, but posted in case others thought you were serious...)
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Postby hyperfine » Fri May 05, 2006 6:22 pm

Anblick wrote::shock: hyperfine wrote The Da-Vinci Code?!?!?!?!?

:laughy:


Aw, man. There goes my secret identity. :wink:
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Postby LilacWine » Thu Jun 01, 2006 2:25 pm

It only gave my title a 10.2 chance of being a best seller.
Still I think "In the Details" is a great title for the story of a man with ninety-nine names for God on his wall. So, I'll stick with it.
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Postby Mlou » Thu Jun 01, 2006 3:26 pm

Lilac...speaking of names for God, did you know that there's a story about monks or lamas in Tibet, or some remote monastery, who have been writing down all the possible names of God for hundreds of years and the legend says that when they write the last name, the world ends? I love legends!
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Postby LilacWine » Sun Jun 04, 2006 9:48 pm

I did not know that. Odd coincidence as my story also involves the end of the world or at least the potential end of the world. "Ninety-nine Names for God" is a book title I saw one day at the checkout counter at Border's and my sick sense of humor started singing "ninety-nine names for God on the wall...". This led to a failed poem but the concept of ninety-nine names for God on a wall stuck with me.
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Postby ragingredhawk » Mon Jun 05, 2006 4:20 pm

I hit a 63.7% with "Nerve Damage".

And how bad is it that I'm an English teacher and couldn't asnwer all the questions?

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