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Six Years! And Giveaway!

Fri Aug 10, 2012, 3:39 PM
:new: Okay! Twenty-one people interested are in this book. I went on to random.org today and had it select a number between 1 and 21. The number it selected was 15. I brought up the list of people who faved this journal and...

SkylerFarrier won the drawing! Congrats Skylerfarrier. And sorry to everyone else. But now that you know about The Pride of Chanur, you can go look for it at your local library or used bookstore. You should!

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I suddenly realized that today is the sixth anniversary of my joining this site. Wowee. I've come pretty far on here... thanks in no small part to the community and friends I've made while here. I learned what I'm good at creatively and developed those talents, and I'm sure over the years to come, I'll push my boundaries further with help from you all. So to commemorate this event, I'm going to hold a little raffle I've been meaning to do for a while.

You see, I love old, used books. The wonderful musty smell of old paper; that special crinkling sound the pages make when you turn them; the wonder of who has held the pages before me, enjoyed it as much as I have; the spine you don't have to feel guilty about breaking because someone has done it for you. So long as it's in good condition, I'll choose a used book over a brand-now copy any day.

So! I'm looking for people who share that love with me, and someone who I want to share one of my favorite books ever with. I went down to the used book store and picked up another copy of The Pride of Chanur by C.J. Cherryh, the first volume in a series of one of my favorite science fiction stories. There is only one human character in story, and he is not the usual window into the world--he's seen through the eyes of the protagonist species, the hani. If you like aliens that are actually alien, stories that postulate on and explore how these alien cultures might be like, with all the drama of interplanetary chases and political intrigue, this is a story you'll love.  And after you read it, you'll understand why Cherryh is one of my favorite authors. She wields prose with a unique, masterful flair that's practically poetic.

I am going to mail this copy out to one lucky person who faves this journal. That's all you have to do, fave this journal, and in a week I'll randomly select one of you and mail it out to you. I hope you'll enjoy this book as much as I have!

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:iconhavetales-willtell:
HaveTales-WillTell Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Professional Writer
:thumbsup:8-) Congrats to ~SkylerFarrier!
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:iconpandajeter:
PandaJeter Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:iconcryingplz:
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:iconjzlobo:
JZLobo Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Sorry. Better luck next time, though.
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PandaJeter Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I am sad, and mad. :iconcryingplz::iconrageplz::iconcryingplz::iconrageplz::iconcryingplz::iconrageplz::iconcryingplz::iconrageplz::iconcryingplz::iconrageplz::iconcryingplz::iconrageplz::iconcryingplz::iconrageplz::iconcryingplz::iconrageplz::iconcryingplz::iconrageplz:
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:iconjzlobo:
JZLobo Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
There, there.
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:iconpandajeter:
PandaJeter Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I wanted that book. :iconsadfaceplz:
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:iconjzlobo:
JZLobo Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
You could still get your own copy!
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:iconpandajeter:
PandaJeter Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah but the whole point was that it was free, and i have no :iconmoneyplz:
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:iconjzlobo:
JZLobo Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
D'you have a library?
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Underbase Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And there was much rejoycing!
I'll keep a lookout in my local bookstores.
pshh, local. yeah.
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:iconjzlobo:
JZLobo Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
It's pretty cheap on Amazon. ;)
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:iconunderbase:
Underbase Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmmmm...
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:iconjzlobo:
JZLobo Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Do it. Dooo iiiiitt.
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SingingFlames Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Grats to ~SkylerFarrier! And I have checked it out. :) I look forward to reading it.
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JZLobo Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I look forward to hearing what you think.
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cmdrtekk Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
That is a good book. The whole series is good. I have not read these is quite some time. Might have to go digging in the basement now. :)

Happy Anniversary.
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JZLobo Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Always great to know there's more fans out there. And thanks!
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Contraltissimo Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
Heheh, oh wow, count me in! :D That is awesome.... I've never heard of that book before, but it certainly sounds intriguing! :eager: I love stories that take unique viewpoints like that. :meow: Non-human to boot coooooooool.... X-)
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JZLobo Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Then you'll definitely love this series. And hey, even if you don't win the raffle, you should pick it up!
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SingingFlames Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Happy Anniversary, fellow 6th year! :happybounce: What a neat sounding book! I'm going to save the title, and check out my library for it. C.J. Cherryh is pretty well known, so they'll probably have it. :)
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JZLobo Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Ooh I hope you find it! And if you read it, please let me know what you think--I would love to have more people to talk about it with.
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SingingFlames Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
My library has this collection: [link] and this one: [link] . I'm assuming the collections have the books in order. But some publishers make, ahem, 'interesting' choices when putting together collections. I'll definitely check these out. :)
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JZLobo Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Yep! I actually have the first three in that omnibus. Start with Saga, and then check out Endgame.
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SingingFlames Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Cool. :)
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:iconjzlobo:
JZLobo Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:D
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djemilahgordon Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy 6 years! :la:
And this sounds like a fun raffle :dummy:
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:iconjzlobo:
JZLobo Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks, and good luck!
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PurpleTartan Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy Sixth Anniversary! I've been here 5 years this year, so you've got a year on me. :D I hope you'll be here for many more years to come. :D btw I love old books too, I always wonder about who read it before me. :)
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JZLobo Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks, me too. :) And yes, old books are wonderful!
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PurpleTartan Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
np :D
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TheCreativeJenn Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
A whole beautiful/developing 6 years already. :) Congratulations!
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:iconjzlobo:
JZLobo Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks Jenn!
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RunaDaiaru Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy anniversary~!

and YAY FOR SCI-FI! xD
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JZLobo Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Sci fi's my favorite!
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Arichy Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconexcitedlaplz:
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JZLobo Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:iconyeehawplz:
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Magic-fan Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012   Writer
Happy anniversary! :la:

And I do so love books. :aww:
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:iconjzlobo:
JZLobo Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks!
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Magic-fan Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012   Writer
No problem!
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HaveTales-WillTell Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Professional Writer
:party: I "turned six" this year as well.

And I already have a few of Cherryh's books: The Tree of Swords and Jewels, Visible Light, Cuckoo's Egg, Downbelow Station and Merchanter's Luck. I never got into the Chanur series, for whatever reason; might be time to take a crack at it.
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JZLobo Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I enjoyed Downbelow. Chanur is set in the same universe as that one. Have you read Rider at the Gates? That's the first one of hers I've read.
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HaveTales-WillTell Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Professional Writer
:iconmonkplz: I haven't. In the 80s and 90s (pre-internet, and the height of my collecting) I was reluctant to get involved in a new book series if I couldn't be sure I was reading it in chronological (or at least publication) order. And Cherryh in particular had stories all over the map, kind of like Larry Niven and Alan Dean Foster.
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JZLobo Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
True, true.
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PandaJeter Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I am in, free book!!!! I WANT IT, FREE BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!! :iconjoyplz:
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:iconjzlobo:
JZLobo Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I like your enthusiasm!
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:iconpandajeter:
PandaJeter Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I LOVE BOOKS, I WILL NOT LOSE!!!!................. But then again the random number generator always screws me over so......
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JZLobo Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Y'never know.
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PandaJeter Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I hope it doesn't screw me.
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TDWTSpectacular Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
I don't know you but, happy sixth year anniversary! ^^ :party:
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JZLobo Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Why thank you.
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