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Title: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Reenie-La on October 20, 2012, 07:48:10 AM
As the meet-up is tomorrow night, Saturday October 20th @ 7:00pm EST, and no one had called dibs on making the meet-up thread yet, I thought I would~! (:

For those who don't know what a Meet-up is it where Scott gets online to answer all of our questions, (or as many as he can), no matter how ridiculous.

See you all 7pm EST~! :)

Oh and be sure to save your questions for when Scott-la is here, last time we had 5 pages of questions before it even started and he just skipped over them; if you cannot make it to the Meet-up have myself or someone else you know will be here for it ask questions for you.
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: scott_himself on October 20, 2012, 11:04:22 AM
Yes and I will be right here to answer all your questions!

*disappears in a puff of smoke*
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Clouse-La on October 20, 2012, 11:05:41 AM
:0
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Straif on October 20, 2012, 11:10:37 AM
And...well then. Pardon me while I fanboy shiver.
WE'RE supposed to make the meetup threads? Someone shoulda told me that! Oh well. Next time.
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Mon Petite Chou Chou on October 20, 2012, 11:41:23 AM
Yes and I will be right here to answer all your questions!

*disappears in a puff of smoke*

Well then... *cackles evilly*
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Phantom on October 20, 2012, 12:49:36 PM
Note to self- get online at 7
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Straif on October 20, 2012, 12:51:27 PM
Remind Fanna to answer my stuff if I don't make it. I hope I will though.
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Luna Lovegood on October 20, 2012, 12:52:55 PM
Fanna better be on, she has to ask my questions too.
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Straif on October 20, 2012, 12:53:35 PM
Good ones I hope.
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Luna Lovegood on October 20, 2012, 12:55:08 PM
Fanna approved of them.
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Straif on October 20, 2012, 12:56:49 PM
Then they're good. Scott better answer.
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Straif on October 20, 2012, 02:52:51 PM
I might actually make it...not sure. Fingers CROSSED!
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Straif on October 20, 2012, 03:05:35 PM
Dunno. I'm guessing maybe an hour?
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Straif on October 20, 2012, 03:11:00 PM
You'd better incase I can't. I'm going to the barking mountains. No. Blistering. Wifi.
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: CrimsBrasil on October 20, 2012, 04:31:20 PM
Hello everyone!

My name is Cristina and I am Brazilian. As I have difficulties with the English language I'm using Google translator to write and so I apologize if something is wrong.

I've had some contact with Mr. Westerfeld by email and Twitter. When I heard that this event would be today I decided to register on the forum. I confess that I'm excited  :D
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Straif on October 20, 2012, 04:33:58 PM
No wifi drives me INSANE...

YES. With luck I shall return before 4. If not, I shall return before the end of the day.
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Clouse-La on October 20, 2012, 10:49:37 PM
PH MY GAWD I MIGHT NOT BE HERE!  Shit.
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: gavinfuzzy on October 21, 2012, 02:12:58 AM
Someone please tell me how many hours away is the meet up. Converting timezones is messing up my mind.
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Phantom on October 21, 2012, 02:20:11 AM
A little less than 8 hours to go.
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: gavinfuzzy on October 21, 2012, 02:45:31 AM
Yep. have to wake up at 7am on sunday (tmmr).
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Luna Lovegood on October 21, 2012, 03:07:20 AM
My day was ruined so I'll be here.
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Phantom on October 21, 2012, 03:09:09 AM
I'm most definitely going to be on.
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Echo :) on October 21, 2012, 03:28:24 AM
I'm so sad! I was keeping my schedule open and was totally ready to make this one! And then my mom called her parents and they're. Coming for dinner >:| ... *Starts list of excuses...*
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Bramblepool on October 21, 2012, 06:44:04 AM
I'm gonna miss it............*goes to emo corner*
But scott-la if you read this, hi!  You're awesome!
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: lids_ftww on October 21, 2012, 09:13:59 AM
yay
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Lea-Wa on October 21, 2012, 09:21:17 AM
I've been trying to put in constructive effort into what I could say or whatever at the meet-up but I got nothin! A bit excited (: Never been  to one of the forum meet-ups before!

Hello everyone!

My name is Cristina and I am Brazilian. As I have difficulties with the English language I'm using Google translator to write and so I apologize if something is wrong.

I've had some contact with Mr. Westerfeld by email and Twitter. When I heard that this event would be today I decided to register on the forum. I confess that I'm excited  :D
Wow I never would have known you weren't good with English :) Welcome to the forum!
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Nina-Chan on October 21, 2012, 09:22:26 AM
This thread will be very long. Awesome. xD
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Lexa-Wa on October 21, 2012, 09:22:43 AM
Hey guys make sure you only ask one question at a time. Its hard for him to answer a lot at a time. Just a reminder.
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Phantom on October 21, 2012, 09:30:27 AM
Well, humanly possible is a restricting factor.
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Reenie-La on October 21, 2012, 09:51:11 AM
Scott-la is online now! ;D
*waits for Meet-up to start* o-o
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Nina-Chan on October 21, 2012, 09:52:27 AM
SCOTT-LA!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Reenie-La on October 21, 2012, 09:52:31 AM
JFDKSL:AJOPFIDSFJSD JSPDFOIJPOAI SCOTT IS HERE???!!!!!

Go look at the "Who's Online" thinger :P
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: kristina-la on October 21, 2012, 09:52:38 AM
eeeee Stina is excited!!!!!!!......*panicked expression* I don't know what to ask! ahhh.
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Phantom on October 21, 2012, 09:52:56 AM
The man himself is on roll out the red carpet.
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Reenie-La on October 21, 2012, 09:53:59 AM
The man himself is on roll out the red carpet.
*breaks open the red carpet box*
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Nina-Chan on October 21, 2012, 09:54:13 AM
YAY!
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: scott_himself on October 21, 2012, 09:55:06 AM
I am here. WHERE ARE ZEE QUESTIONZ?
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: ChickWithThePurpleGuitar on October 21, 2012, 09:55:44 AM
Here's a question! What color are Deryns eyes?
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Reenie-La on October 21, 2012, 09:55:53 AM
I am here. WHERE ARE ZEE QUESTIONZ?

Yay~! ^^

Question:
Any update on the Uglies movie? ;oo
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Echo :) on October 21, 2012, 09:56:15 AM
Scott! :D I begged my way out of dinner with my grandparents for this :)
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: scott_himself on October 21, 2012, 09:56:20 AM
Hey, Crimsbrasil. Glad you could make it. Did you know I'll be in Sao Paulo and Rio in late November? I will post details soon.
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: tridecagirl on October 21, 2012, 09:56:27 AM
(Didn't he say they were blue last time?)

I'd like to know any tips you have on approaching edits/revisions.
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Nina-Chan on October 21, 2012, 09:56:32 AM
xDDDDDD
Mara-la says HI!
Also, Scott, do you know you are awesome?xp
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: kristina-la on October 21, 2012, 09:56:46 AM
eeee!!

Ok ok....Ummm....what's up with this new book you briefly mentioned a few blog posts ago???? I did promise I'd hound you with questions :P so here's the first onslaught :)
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: lids_ftww on October 21, 2012, 09:57:02 AM
Brazil is looking foward to meet you in November. Are you going to just be only signing books or are you preparing something else?
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Reenie-La on October 21, 2012, 09:57:17 AM
Hey, Crimsbrasil. Glad you could make it. Did you know I'll be in Sao Paulo and Rio in late November? I will post details soon.
So there will be a tour soon? ;D
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Nina-Chan on October 21, 2012, 09:57:23 AM
Also, what';s the scoop on Shay's Story 2?
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Phantom on October 21, 2012, 09:57:53 AM
Any hints as to upcoming books? You haven't been very active in terms of publishing since Goliath.
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: ChickWithThePurpleGuitar on October 21, 2012, 09:57:59 AM
(sorry, first meetup, I was unaware)

Coming to DC anytime soon, Scott-la?
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: kristina-la on October 21, 2012, 09:58:32 AM
Also, can you give us any more details on the possible Midnighters TV show??? (I seriously like flipped out when I saw that post. I think my mother is a little worried with my sanity :P)
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Reenie-La on October 21, 2012, 09:58:48 AM
From our beloved member Bea-la who couldn't make it tonight:
Who are you voting for in the upcoming election?
and
In addition to finishing your series of graphic novels, what other writing do you plan on doing?
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Nina-Chan on October 21, 2012, 09:59:58 AM
Do you have any theories as to why it seems that most YA authors lean more towards the left, politically speaking? (for instance, you, john green, cassandra clare...)
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: _bashak on October 21, 2012, 10:00:07 AM
Here's a question.. How did you get the “different verison” of the WW1 idea?
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Lexa-Wa on October 21, 2012, 10:00:44 AM
Do you like Doctor Who?
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: monkeys_r_us on October 21, 2012, 10:01:05 AM
Im trying to write a steampunk comic book, and so do you have any tips for writing an awesome steampunk story?
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: scott_himself on October 21, 2012, 10:01:13 AM
Here's a question! What color are Deryns eyes?

Hmm. They're blue, right?

I'd like to know any tips you have on approaching edits/revisions.

Hmm.
1) Read your work out loud, even to yourself.
2) Let someone else read it and have them tell you the story. In other words, test to see how well they understand it.
3) Add zombies!

Also, Scott, do you know you are awesome?xp

Like most people, some days I do, some days i don't.

But Justine chimes in: "Yes, he really does know he's awesome. Don't be worried about that."

Awww.

Ummm....what's up with this new book you briefly mentioned a few blog posts ago?

I'm about 50,000 words into it, having just rewritten the first few chapters. It's two novels interlaced with each other, kind of like the way Peeps had a non-fiction book interlaced with it.
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Reenie-La on October 21, 2012, 10:01:18 AM
Bluebells and Roses my favorite bunny-loving member wanted me to ask you what your favorite kind of bagel is?
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: sandy5 on October 21, 2012, 10:01:34 AM
This is the question that has been nagging me ever since the first book:

What is Hoffman's first name? He is awesome, but I don't know what his name is!
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: monkeys_r_us on October 21, 2012, 10:01:53 AM
Also, do you like Legend of Korra?
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Eraisuithiel on October 21, 2012, 10:02:00 AM
SCOTT-LA DUDE BRO GUY. BOXERS OR BRIEFS?

Also, me and my boyfriend are planning on getting married in Germany (where he‘s from). Would you like to attend our wedding?
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: ChickWithThePurpleGuitar on October 21, 2012, 10:02:29 AM
What's fitzroys first name? And if you hadn't decided, can it be Harold?
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Phantom on October 21, 2012, 10:03:11 AM
Darn it. Supper time. I WILL BE BACK.
Favorite historic time period?
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: kristina-la on October 21, 2012, 10:03:16 AM
eeeehhh new book *happy dance* and it sounds awesome already (the chapters on parasites in peeps were my favourite part and I would just like you to know that my highschool's english 11 exam had the chapter on toxoplasma as one of the readings. I almost passed out with shock and excitement when I saw it on the test booklet :P)
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Lea-Wa on October 21, 2012, 10:03:41 AM
As everyone else is probably dying and wanting to know, what can you tell us on the progress of the Uglies movie? The last update we heard was that a draft of the script was being turned in at the time The Hunger Games had been released (:
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: monkey_gamer on October 21, 2012, 10:03:55 AM
Do you like David Bowie, Pink Floyd or Queen?
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: lids_ftww on October 21, 2012, 10:04:11 AM
Brazil is looking foward to meet you in November. Are you going to just be only signing books or are you preparing something else?
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: monkeys_r_us on October 21, 2012, 10:04:27 AM
Also, what's Alek and Deryn's birthdays/what season were they born in?
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: tuv0k on October 21, 2012, 10:04:41 AM
Hello. First off, I’m really enjoying reading the Uglies series. I recently finished reading Pretties and am looking forward to reading the rest! Thanks so much for a great story. 

During my reading of Pretties, I noticed that the story is fairly dependent on the fact that Zane and Tally needed to heat their metal interface cuffs in order to get them off. You’ve probably already had people point this out, but since metal expands when heated, the cuffs would have actually gotten tighter, not looser. Although, if they were heated enough that the metal became pliable, they could have come off that way. (If you want a more lengthy explanation, I posted one on the Uglies Forum.)

I’m curious, was this an oversight on your and your editor’s part, or were Zane and Tally just a bit misinformed and got lucky when the metal got heated enough to become pliable?

Thanks so much!
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Luna Lovegood on October 21, 2012, 10:04:45 AM
How did you get your book published? Did you just summit the manuscript to a publisher or did you get an agent?   
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Nina-Chan on October 21, 2012, 10:04:56 AM
scott how often do you spy on us? :)
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Echo :) on October 21, 2012, 10:05:14 AM
Rai: You would ::)

Scott: Seth says hi... though his sister's birthday is today and thus he might not be able to make it....
Ps... do you remember that one time with that email I sent you with the news story? That stil makes me laugh :)
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Lea-Wa on October 21, 2012, 10:05:51 AM
If you could live in any era besides the current, which would it be?
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: scott_himself on October 21, 2012, 10:06:04 AM
Scott!  I begged my way out of dinner with my grandparents for this 

They will forgive you. Protip: Grandparents always do.


Brazil is looking foward to meet you in November. Are you going to just be only signing books or are you preparing something else?

I'm doing some speaking about Leviathan. With slides!

So there will be a tour soon? 

Not till my next book comes out. Brazil is just now getting Leviathan (and Zombies vs. Unicorns) so Justine and I are going down there.

Also, what';s the scoop on Shay's Story 2?

Comes out Dec 4, 2012. Six weeks-ish!

Any hints as to upcoming books? You haven't been very active in terms of publishing since Goliath.

Yes, I have been lazy. Taking a brain-break, kind of.

Coming to DC anytime soon, Scott-la?

Alas, no.

Also, can you give us any more details on the possible Midnighters TV show??? (I seriously like flipped out when I saw that post. I think my mother is a little worried with my sanity )

I don't really know much. But I will blog when I do. I have started watching Chuck (those guys' latest show) and it's pretty good and quite funny.

Who are you voting for in the upcoming election?

Obama. (We have free healthcare for all citizens and residents down here in Australia, and it works much better than the US system.)

In addition to finishing your series of graphic novels, what other writing do you plan on doing?

See above! (The two interlaced novels.)
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Nina-Chan on October 21, 2012, 10:07:02 AM
Scott, what makes you decide between titling your chapters, numbering them or both? what are the benefits for each?
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: sandy5 on October 21, 2012, 10:07:16 AM
Another question: Do you like the idea of Volger and Barlow being together?
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: monkey_gamer on October 21, 2012, 10:07:35 AM
Will you be coming to Vic, Australia any time in the next 12 months?
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: tridecagirl on October 21, 2012, 10:07:49 AM
YAY OBAMA! :D

What is your view on cliches in writing and how to avoid them (if they're avoidable at all?)
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: kristina-la on October 21, 2012, 10:08:01 AM
If you could choose.....which Disney movie would you love to be a character in?
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: PATT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! on October 21, 2012, 10:08:08 AM
Ok Well I just got a boyfriend Friday(<3), I am 14, how old were you when you got your first Girlfriend/(I don't know if you are/were bisexual/bicurious when you were younger so)Boyfriend?
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Reenie-La on October 21, 2012, 10:08:30 AM
If you come to New York (like the Albany area) and I came to a real life meet-up would you rather me wear my "Special Circumstances" t-shirt or "Free Hugs" t-shirt? ;D
((I had the Special Circumstances one made after the very first forum-meet up where I asked your permission to have one made--remember saying yes? ;D ))

(http://i949.photobucket.com/albums/ad332/SMRreenie23/SPECIAL_zps9bc74855.jpg)
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Maze-la on October 21, 2012, 10:08:39 AM
Hello Scott, thank you so much for coming to my the meet-up! :D

1) Which series of books are you most satisfied with?
2) Is/was it difficult writing the point of view from the opposite gender?

I had another one but I can't remember it :I I might post it later.
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: sandy5 on October 21, 2012, 10:09:06 AM
I'm really sorry, but I must know Hoffman's first name! Please?
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: _bashak on October 21, 2012, 10:09:36 AM
Scott!  I begged my way out of dinner with my grandparents for this 

They will forgive you. Protip: Grandparents always do.


Brazil is looking foward to meet you in November. Are you going to just be only signing books or are you preparing something else?

I'm doing some speaking about Leviathan. With slides!

So there will be a tour soon? 

Not till my next book comes out. Brazil is just now getting Leviathan (and Zombies vs. Unicorns) so Justine and I are going down there.

Also, what';s the scoop on Shay's Story 2?

Comes out Dec 4, 2012. Six weeks-ish!

Any hints as to upcoming books? You haven't been very active in terms of publishing since Goliath.

Yes, I have been lazy. Taking a brain-break, kind of.

Coming to DC anytime soon, Scott-la?

Alas, no.

Also, can you give us any more details on the possible Midnighters TV show??? (I seriously like flipped out when I saw that post. I think my mother is a little worried with my sanity )

I don't really know much. But I will blog when I do. I have started watching Chuck (those guys' latest show) and it's pretty good and quite funny.

Who are you voting for in the upcoming election?

Obama. (We have free healthcare for all citizens and residents down here in Australia, and it works much better than the US system.)

In addition to finishing your series of graphic novels, what other writing do you plan on doing?

See above! (The two interlaced novels.)

Where did you get the "different version" of the WW1 idea?
Why did you choose Clankers and Darwinists; why not another thing?
Or where did you get the Darwinsts and Clankers idea?
Leivathan is quite different than Uglies series,why did you prefer that subject?
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Reenie-La on October 21, 2012, 10:09:49 AM
In case it was missed; any updates on the Uglies movie? n_n
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Luna Lovegood on October 21, 2012, 10:10:10 AM
Are you coming to Michigan or Ohio any time soon? You did once in the fall of 2010, which was an abnormally cold fall/winter and it's not always like that so don't be afraid to come back!
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: monkeys_r_us on October 21, 2012, 10:10:49 AM
Are you coming to Michigan or Ohio any time soon? You did once in the fall of 2010, which was an abnormally cold fall/winter and it's not always like that so don't be afraid to come back!
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Nina-Chan on October 21, 2012, 10:11:01 AM
Do people ever say anything rude to you about you being a writer?
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Emma-la on October 21, 2012, 10:11:40 AM
I don't have any questions, but I just wanted to say hi.
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: _bashak on October 21, 2012, 10:12:17 AM
Will you make a Europe tour?
When Behemoth will be finished in Turkey???
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Luna Lovegood on October 21, 2012, 10:12:21 AM
My brother just asked me to ask you if Deryn and Alek ever went back to Turkey or Japan.
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: faithlessfate on October 21, 2012, 10:12:52 AM
Hey, new here.

Scott, I always felt that Shay was maybe a little bit in love with Tally. Do you think that's true?
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: scott_himself on October 21, 2012, 10:13:06 AM
1) Do you remember me/recognize my name? We've made contact a couple of times before...If you say yes I'll die, if no, I understand  

I remember you all! (Well, more than you'd think.)

2) Although I know that some authors hate fanfic, you obviously don't so will you read mine if I send it to you when I'm done?  PLEASE IT IS SO MUCH BETTER THAN MOST AND IS LIKE NOTHING YOU'VE EVER READ!!!!! (Although it's not slash, your favorite apparently.  Sorry...)

Who said slash was my favorite?? (It's always interesting, though.) But sorry I hardy have time to read the books I'm supposed to blurb.

3) Did you know that you contradict you own rule regrading wa and la?  Shay says "Hey Skinny-wa" to Tally during the ice rink scene in Pretties.  I can't find the page number because I don't have Pretties now, but I swear it's true.

Whenever stuff like that happens, the answer is: BRAIN LESIONS.

Do you have any theories as to why it seems that most YA authors lean more towards the left, politically speaking? (for instance, you, john green, cassandra clare...)

I think artists in general lean toward the left. thanks to a tendency to see the world from many points of view, rather than the U-S-A, U-S-A point of view. (A cartoonish way to say it, but I'm in a hurry here.)

Here's a question.. How did you get the “different verison” of the WW1 idea?
 
Wha?

Do you like Doctor Who?

It's not really a thing for me. I've only watched one or two eps in my whole life. (One really old, one new.)

Im trying to write a steampunk comic book, and so do you have any tips for writing an awesome steampunk story?

Steampunk thrives on lots of research. Learn about Victorian era science!

Bluebells and Roses my favorite bunny-loving member wanted me to ask you what your favorite kind of bagel is?

EVERYTHING. (Or garlic.)

hat is Hoffman's first name? He is awesome, but I don't know what his name is!

Um, that's in the book, right? (I never know this stuff.)

Also, do you like Legend of Korra?

IT IS THE BEST.

SCOTT-LA DUDE BRO GUY. BOXERS OR BRIEFS?

Recently changed to briefs.

Also, me and my boyfriend are planning on getting married in Germany (where he‘s from). Would you like to attend our wedding?

THAT MIGHT BE WEIRD.

What's fitzroys first name? And if you hadn't decided, can it be Harold?

It's Robert, because he's named after the captain of the Beagle, the ship Charles Darwin traveled on.


Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Emma-la on October 21, 2012, 10:13:27 AM
Actually, question.
Will you ever come to Canada? Like, Ottawa or Toronto?
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Lexa-Wa on October 21, 2012, 10:13:43 AM
You live near Ohio/Michigan Luna? I didn't know.

Do you like haunted houses?
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Reenie-La on October 21, 2012, 10:14:08 AM
Does Dr. Cable have black hair or really dark brown hair? Or is she blonde?
//it needs to be dark >w<
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Iris. on October 21, 2012, 10:14:28 AM
OKAY. QUESTIONS. I haven't been able to come to the last few meetups because of timezone reasons but it's midnight over here and I am armed with caffeine. Caffeine and nerves of steel. Or something.

- Why does Lilit call Nene the Turkish word for “grandmother” if their family are Armenians?

- How important is religion in the Leviathan universe with regard to the Clanker/Darwinist thing? Is it a general rule of thumb that Clankers = Catholics & Muslims and Darwinists = Protestants?

- Do you know if the Netherlands is Clanker or Darwinist?

- And finally, do you know if the Russian Revolution happens in the Leviathan universe?

- Oh, and properly finally, is there a chance you might be doing some kind of UK/European tour at some point in the future ever?
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: _bashak on October 21, 2012, 10:14:38 AM

Where did you get the "different version" of the WW1 idea?
Why did you choose Clankers and Darwinists; why not another thing?
Or where did you get the Darwinsts and Clankers idea?
Leivathan is quite different than Uglies series,why did you prefer that subject?

Please reply me
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: sandy5 on October 21, 2012, 10:14:41 AM
How did you first get the idea for Leviathan?

And...Hoffman's first name...?
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Luna Lovegood on October 21, 2012, 10:14:49 AM
Any suggestion on how to get a YA book published?
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: cece la on October 21, 2012, 10:15:01 AM
ok sorry if i screw thing up ive never done a meet up before

1. why did you come up with a romance with zane in pretties?
2. are you coming to washington state soon?
3. is there going to be an uglies movie?
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Eraisuithiel on October 21, 2012, 10:15:51 AM
WELL I‘LL PUT YOU ON THE GUEST LIST JUST IN CASE.

Also, if the Midnighter‘s TV show does become a reality, what song(s) would you like to play during the opening/ closing credits?
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Cloud 9 on October 21, 2012, 10:15:58 AM
Heading down to New Zealand any time soon?  :P
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: monkeys_r_us on October 21, 2012, 10:16:11 AM
I know this question might be a little annoying, but do Alek and Deryn get married after the series ends?
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: sandy5 on October 21, 2012, 10:16:24 AM
Another question! When did the Clanker vs. Darwinist thing first emerge in the Leviathan universe? Does it go way back, or is pretty new?
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Reenie-La on October 21, 2012, 10:16:54 AM
Scott-la, have you seen the show Revolution? If so, what are your thoughts on it?
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: kristina-la on October 21, 2012, 10:17:50 AM
OUt of all the places that you've visited on tours.....which has been your favourite?
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: kristina-la on October 21, 2012, 10:18:04 AM
I second reenies question!!!!
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: monkeys_r_us on October 21, 2012, 10:18:17 AM
What do you think about Slender Man?
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: ChickWithThePurpleGuitar on October 21, 2012, 10:18:53 AM
Scott-la, are you a nerdfighter?
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: monkeys_r_us on October 21, 2012, 10:18:59 AM
Also, do you ship Borra or Makorra?
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Reenie-La on October 21, 2012, 10:19:14 AM
I second reenies question!!!!
Yayy~! ^^
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Lea-Wa on October 21, 2012, 10:19:36 AM
Leviathan: The Movie......could it ever be a possibility?
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: cece la on October 21, 2012, 10:19:51 AM
Also, do you ship Borra or Makorra?
please let it be Makorra!!!!! i luv makorra
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: sandy5 on October 21, 2012, 10:20:02 AM
I don't think it says Hoffman's first name... (Sorry, if this is getting annoying, just ignore me.)
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Reenie-La on October 21, 2012, 10:20:22 AM
Is Volger and his mustache behind the "I <3 Mustache" movement?
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Phantom on October 21, 2012, 10:20:27 AM
Do you follow any sports? If so, what sports.
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Echo :) on October 21, 2012, 10:20:48 AM
Sorry I poofed... Zane was driving me crazy... I had to go yell at him a little... Yes. Zane Lives :) ...
Scott: I named my puppy (Zane) after your book character (and a friend we know..) anywho... He turned out to be quite the handful. In case you were wondering, Australian Shepherd are a lot of work.
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Luna Lovegood on October 21, 2012, 10:21:17 AM
How did you come up with the Wa and La thing anyway?
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Emma-la on October 21, 2012, 10:21:43 AM
I was wondering if you had any advise for an aspiring actor/writer with confidence issues?
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Maze-la on October 21, 2012, 10:22:09 AM
... Yes. Zane Lives :)
Someone should name a dog "Smoke"
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Luna Lovegood on October 21, 2012, 10:22:49 AM
Are you coming to Michigan or Ohio any time soon? You did once in the fall of 2010, which was an abnormally cold fall/winter and it's not always like that so don't be afraid to come back!
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Phantom on October 21, 2012, 10:23:15 AM
I was wondering if you had any advise for an aspiring actor/writer with confidence issues?
I believe it was based off of Japanese honorifics.
Konichiwa. ogenkidesuka.
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: scott_himself on October 21, 2012, 10:23:21 AM
1) Did you ever figure out EXACTLY how fabrication worked? As in, the how the DNA was extracted, modified, and then reinserted?

Not really.

2) If you did, could you explain the process to me?

See above!

3) Do all fabs come from eggs, or just the small ones like lorises? What about the larger ones, like sniffers and the Leviathan?

They all come from eggs. Some eggs are wicked big.

4) Do Darwin's Laws of Fabrication apply to all Darwinist countries or just Britain? In other words, is it possible for, say, America, or Russia, or even Japan to create fabricated humans now that the war has "gotten real", so to speak?

That would totally make good fan fic.

5) Regarding Uglies; any reason you chose Seattle as the Rusty Ruins?

Was LA, but then global warming made me have to move it north to keep the climate right. Plus, there's good architecture in Seattle.

6) Have you checked out the Pretties RP I've been doing on here? (Probably won't ask that but I want to XD)

No. Sounds cool, though.

7) What would be the best way to take out a Special OTHER than the electrofied arrow trick in Specials? (Gas, high powered rifles, rockets, direct impact from a moving vehicle, etc)

Irony is always the best weapon against facism.

Favorite historic time period?

Twenty years from now.

As everyone else is probably dying and wanting to know, what can you tell us on the progress of the Uglies movie? The last update we heard was that a draft of the script was being turned in at the time The Hunger Games had been released (:

That is also the last I heard. BUT there will be an image from the visual effects lab involved (just a trial balloon) released soon.

Do you like David Bowie, Pink Floyd or Queen?

Bowie tons, Queen some, Floyd not so much,

Also, what's Alek and Deryn's birthdays/what season were they born in?

Argh I don't know. But probably not between early June and Late December, or we would have seen them have a party.

I’m curious, was this an oversight on your and your editor’s part, or were Zane and Tally just a bit misinformed and got lucky when the metal got heated enough to become pliable?

Yeah, I think the whole plan was fairly pretty-minded, but they managed to make them pliable.

How did you get your book published? Did you just summit the manuscript to a publisher or did you get an agent?   

Got an agent first. This is always best. An agent knows which specific editor at a pub comany will like your book. If you send it in yourself, it just goes to a random editor. For example, if your book is abotu a space cat who solves crimes, your agent will know that Editor X owns five cats, and will read any book with cats in it with great enthusiasm. That's why agents mostly live in NYC, so they can have lunch and find out who likes, cats.

scott how often do you spy on us? 

On the WesterForum, very rarely. In real life, only when you're outside.

Ps... do you remember that one time with that email I sent you with the news story? That stil makes me laugh

This I do not remember. SORRY.

If you could live in any era besides the current, which would it be?

Post-scarcity future.
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: cece la on October 21, 2012, 10:23:38 AM
... Yes. Zane Lives :)
Someone should name a dog "Smoke"
umm i actually had a cat named smokey b4 i ever knew about this so i win
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: lids_ftww on October 21, 2012, 10:24:00 AM
What your new book is about?
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: PATT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! on October 21, 2012, 10:25:31 AM
Ok Well I just got a boyfriend Friday(<3), I am 14, how old were you when you got your first Girlfriend/(I don't know if you are/were bisexual/bicurious when you were younger so)Boyfriend?
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Reenie-La on October 21, 2012, 10:25:48 AM
Scott-la as caring human being, I want to know--how are you doing today? :)
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: faithlessfate on October 21, 2012, 10:26:09 AM
Hey, new here.

Scott, I always felt that Shay was maybe a little bit in love with Tally. Do you think that's true?
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: sandy5 on October 21, 2012, 10:26:26 AM
Do you think Alek and Deryn were annoying as little kids?

And...Need I say it again?
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: ChickWithThePurpleGuitar on October 21, 2012, 10:26:33 AM
Scott-la, are you a nerdfighter?
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: _bashak on October 21, 2012, 10:26:38 AM
What inspires you??
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Luna Lovegood on October 21, 2012, 10:26:48 AM
How do you get an agent?  ???
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Lexa-Wa on October 21, 2012, 10:26:56 AM
Do you like Iron Man?
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: monkey_gamer on October 21, 2012, 10:27:05 AM
Has anyone offered to make a Risen Empire movie? The Risen Empire is AMAZING! Especially the first couple of parts, with the super speed Rix, the orbital dropships and the protective goo, the servomotors that bypass injuries so soldiers can keep on fighting, the infostructure, the heads up displays, the railgun bombardment, the microdrones, the little quote, "the rix are like subatomic particles, you can't be certain of their location until they are dead" and the sapient house. It was almost too much too handle.
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Echo :) on October 21, 2012, 10:27:38 AM
Scott: That really is tragic... I shall have to see if I can find it again and send it to you... That was like 2 years ago ;D ...
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: ChickWithThePurpleGuitar on October 21, 2012, 10:27:47 AM
Did you have any fictional girlfriends as a child? (I have 27 and a half fictional boyfriends- including Alek, Davd, and Zane)
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Maze-la on October 21, 2012, 10:28:02 AM
Hello Scott, thank you so much for coming to my the meet-up! :D

1) Which series of books are you most satisfied with?
2) Is/was it difficult writing the point of view from the opposite gender?

I had another one but I can't remember it :I I might post it later.
I feel silly reposting my questions, but, bleh.
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: _bashak on October 21, 2012, 10:28:13 AM
How do you feel about being in the "Steampunk genre"? Are you into the steampunk subculture? If so, what do you like about it?
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Reenie-La on October 21, 2012, 10:28:23 AM
Scott: That really is tragic... I shall have to see if I can find it again and send it to you... That was like 2 years ago ;D ...
The thing that you wrote? :D
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: sandy5 on October 21, 2012, 10:28:51 AM
Do you think that, on their way to Switzerland, Alek and his men played roadtrip-like games to pass the time?
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Luna Lovegood on October 21, 2012, 10:29:05 AM
Were you surprised with all the complaints that arose from Pretty Zane's looks in the manga?
(Seriously he was a 10000000 times hotter before the operation.)   
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: lids_ftww on October 21, 2012, 10:29:08 AM
Uglies's Story is going to be realease in somewhere else outside EUA?
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: monkeys_r_us on October 21, 2012, 10:29:20 AM
Do you like fan fiction that is really crazy and off the wall?
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Scorpio-Ferret on October 21, 2012, 10:29:33 AM
umm, so is Mr. Amazing Westerfeld answering any questions yet?  ???  i'm a bit new with this part of the site... a little help, please?  anyway, my question is: in the Bonus Stuff part of Westerblog, you said you spent part of your time in New York. out of sheer curiosity, what part? i hope this isn't too stalker-ish... also, i have some novel ideas-- 1) please co-write something with Brandon Mull. he's pretty cool. 2) something about younger adolescent children? maybe 13 year olds?
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: _bashak on October 21, 2012, 10:29:36 AM
Wondering pretty much!! If you could live in any of the universes you created, which one and why?
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Phantom on October 21, 2012, 10:29:47 AM
About how often do quotes from reviews you write appear on the books?
Also Leviathan was nominated for the South Carolina Young Adult book award a few years ago. Congrats.
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: cece la on October 21, 2012, 10:29:59 AM
ok sorry if i screw thing up ive never done a meet up before

1. why did you come up with a romance with zane in pretties?
2. are you coming to washington state soon?
3. is there going to be an uglies movie?
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Emma-la on October 21, 2012, 10:30:06 AM
Actually, question.
Will you ever come to Canada? Like, Ottawa or Toronto?
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: monkeys_r_us on October 21, 2012, 10:30:14 AM
Also, which do you like better, Batman, Spiderman, or Superman?
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: monkey_gamer on October 21, 2012, 10:30:20 AM
What's your favourite David Bowie album. Mine's a tie between Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and Station to Station.
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Echo :) on October 21, 2012, 10:30:31 AM
Scott-la as caring human being, I want to know--how are you doing today? :)
I'd say he's quite overwhelmed with crazy questions ... Just a hunch ;D

Scott: That really is tragic... I shall have to see if I can find it again and send it to you... That was like 2 years ago ;D ...
The thing that you wrote? :D
Yes XD
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Lea-Wa on October 21, 2012, 10:31:18 AM
As a writer do you find it flattering that people have a lot of interest seeing your work being brought to a visual platform (tv, movies)?
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Reenie-La on October 21, 2012, 10:31:32 AM
Scott-la as caring human being, I want to know--how are you doing today? :)
I'd say he's quite overwhelmed with crazy questions ... Just a hunch ;D

Scott: That really is tragic... I shall have to see if I can find it again and send it to you... That was like 2 years ago ;D ...
The thing that you wrote? :D
Yes XD

No no no, that's at the moment--I want to know he was BEFORE the Meet-up started xD
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: kristina-la on October 21, 2012, 10:32:21 AM
Also, which do you like better, Batman, Spiderman, or Superman?

ON THAT NOTE! DC or Marvel??
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: sandy5 on October 21, 2012, 10:33:07 AM
Can I make up Hoffman's first name?
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Reenie-La on October 21, 2012, 10:33:24 AM
youse guyses it's half over already  :'(

I know D":
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Phantom on October 21, 2012, 10:33:36 AM
I think he's willing to do overtime to answer questions.
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: ChickWithThePurpleGuitar on October 21, 2012, 10:33:46 AM
Can I make up Hoffman's first name?

It should be Harold, since Fitzroys isn't.
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: sandy5 on October 21, 2012, 10:33:56 AM
youse guyses it's half over already  :'(
Don't say that!
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: sandy5 on October 21, 2012, 10:34:51 AM
Can I make up Hoffman's first name?

It should be Harold, since Fitzroys isn't.
Hmm... it's very British...
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Nina-Chan on October 21, 2012, 10:35:01 AM
Do people ever say anything rude to you about you being a writer?

Scott, what makes you decide between titling your chapters, numbering them or both? what are the benefits for each?
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: monkeys_r_us on October 21, 2012, 10:35:09 AM
Also, Scott, you're awesome for taking time to do the meet ups!  ;D Thank you!
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: ChickWithThePurpleGuitar on October 21, 2012, 10:35:17 AM
Did you have any fictional girlfriends as a child? (I have 27 and a half fictional boyfriends- including Alek, Davd, and Zane)

Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Moonie on October 21, 2012, 10:35:28 AM
I'm heeeeere! (late!)

Do you go on tumblr?
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: pateakemi on October 21, 2012, 10:35:43 AM
Hello everyone!

My name is Cristina and I am Brazilian. As I have difficulties with the English language I'm using Google translator to write and so I apologize if something is wrong.

I've had some contact with Mr. Westerfeld by email and Twitter. When I heard that this event would be today I decided to register on the forum. I confess that I'm excited  :D

Também sou brasileira, Cristina. Se precisar de ajuda, é só falar.
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Luna Lovegood on October 21, 2012, 10:35:48 AM
If I want to become a writer do I have to leave my nice comfortable Winter wonderland/God forsaking land where poplar bears dwell and move to NY or some big city? 
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: ChickWithThePurpleGuitar on October 21, 2012, 10:35:54 AM
Can I make up Hoffman's first name?

It should be Harold, since Fitzroys isn't.
Hmm... it's very British...


M

I suppose...
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: sandy5 on October 21, 2012, 10:35:59 AM
Hoffman...
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: ChickWithThePurpleGuitar on October 21, 2012, 10:36:13 AM
Scott-la, are you a nerdfighter?
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Moonie on October 21, 2012, 10:36:52 AM
Scott-la, are you a nerdfighter?

He isn't, but he's friends with John and makes fun of him frequently.
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Reenie-La on October 21, 2012, 10:36:56 AM
Also, Scott, you're awesome for taking time to do the meet ups!  ;D Thank you!

Yes~! Thanks be to Scott~! ;D
(and me for asking him, lol <33 )
But I am just happy that my favorite author is so amazing as to do this sorta thing~! (:
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Emma-la on October 21, 2012, 10:37:19 AM
WAIT SCOTT IS FRIENDS WITH JOHN GREEN?!
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Nina-Chan on October 21, 2012, 10:37:25 AM
WAS HOFFMAN CALLED HOFFMAN BECAUSE OF FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST??
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: scott_himself on October 21, 2012, 10:37:29 AM
Scott, what makes you decide between titling your chapters, numbering them or both? what are the benefits for each?

Chapter titles are hard, but they're a good way to create anticipation. (A chapter called, "A Mysterious Explosion" will be read with a certain amount of anxiety.) However, a surprosing number of readers don't look at chapter titles.

Chapter numbers are good for readers to refer to when talking about your books to each other.

AGH sorry I was wrong about the Cutters release date

NO I WAS WRONG YOU ARE RIGHT.

Another question: Do you like the idea of Volger and Barlow being together?

I think it is inevitable that people will ship them, even though Barlow is married. They do match each other very well.

Will you be coming to Vic, Australia any time in the next 12 months?

I was just there for a wedding. But for an event, I'm not sure. I am doing the Adelaide Writer's Festival in March, though.

What is your view on cliches in writing and how to avoid them (if they're avoidable at all?)

As I said above, reading your work aloud will make the cliches (and other crappinnesses) more obvious to you.

If you could choose.....which Disney movie would you love to be a character in?

Anything where I can fly. So that's probably Aladdin, or I have to be Mary Poppins.

Ok Well I just got a boyfriend Friday(<3), I am 14, how old were you when you got your first Girlfriend/(I don't know if you are/were bisexual/bicurious when you were younger so)Boyfriend?

Hmm. My first serious gf was when I was . . . 15? But there were all these non-serious girlfriends before that. I was pretty crap at defining things until, like, age 27.

If you come to New York (like the Albany area) and I came to a real life meet-up would you rather me wear my "Special Circumstances" t-shirt or "Free Hugs" t-shirt? 

SPECIAL t-shirt.

1) Which series of books are you most satisfied with?

The Leviathan series. Usually the most recent books please me most. (Just as I'm sure your parents like the youngest child in your family best.) ((HAHA JUST KIDDING))  (((Kind of.)))

2) Is/was it difficult writing the point of view from the opposite gender?

Not really. I think teenage girls think more about what they're feeling than teenage boys, so it's kind of easier to write from their POV, regardless of my own gender.

Why did you choose Clankers and Darwinists; why not another thing?

WHAT OTHER THING IS THERE? WWI was kind of collision between metal and flesh (first war with tanks, etc.) so I wanted to make that more literal.

Leivathan is quite different than Uglies series,why did you prefer that subject?

I LIKE ZEE AIRSHIPS.

Are you coming to Michigan or Ohio any time soon? You did once in the fall of 2010, which was an abnormally cold fall/winter and it's not always like that so don't be afraid to come back!

No US tours for a while. I haz no books out.

Do people ever say anything rude to you about you being a writer?

In person? Usually not. But concerned adults write me all the time about whatever in my books. (Cutting in Uglies, alcohol in Uglies, the fact that pipe smoking is MENTIONED BRIEFLY in Leviathan, evolution being discussed. Apparently you are all VERY IMPRESSIONABLE.)


I don't have any questions, but I just wanted to say hi.

BACk AT YOU.

Will you make a Europe tour?

Don't know.

When Behemoth will be finished in Turkey???

It isn't yet? Hmm. Maybe the publisher is concerned about the Armenian heroine. You should write them and ask.

My brother just asked me to ask you if Deryn and Alek ever went back to Turkey or Japan.

Definitely. They travel the world solving things!
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Echo :) on October 21, 2012, 10:38:14 AM
Scott: You type really fast, I'm impressed :) ...
And I think that you should have justine get on and do a meetup with you sometime... :D (And hey, maybe you could just make it an author party... and invite other epic peeps too...... Just a thought :) )
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Luna Lovegood on October 21, 2012, 10:38:32 AM
Scott I know from writing and reading YA books that it's really hard to make cool human main characters, WHY IS THIS?! And you seem to have gotten better that it Deryn> Tally how did you manage to do this? 
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: ChickWithThePurpleGuitar on October 21, 2012, 10:38:36 AM
Scott-la, are you a nerdfighter?

He isn't, but he's friends with John and makes fun of him frequently.


Good to know, thank you!
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: tridecagirl on October 21, 2012, 10:39:43 AM
Hello. First off, I’m really enjoying reading the Uglies series. I recently finished reading Pretties and am looking forward to reading the rest! Thanks so much for a great story. 

During my reading of Pretties, I noticed that the story is fairly dependent on the fact that Zane and Tally needed to heat their metal interface cuffs in order to get them off. You’ve probably already had people point this out, but since metal expands when heated, the cuffs would have actually gotten tighter, not looser. Although, if they were heated enough that the metal became pliable, they could have come off that way. (If you want a more lengthy explanation, I posted one on the Uglies Forum.)

I’m curious, was this an oversight on your and your editor’s part, or were Zane and Tally just a bit misinformed and got lucky when the metal got heated enough to become pliable?

Thanks so much!

Please answer this it's a serious question...

He answered that...



Oh god moonie don't ask that what if he pulls a Hussie and is like I SEE EVERYTHING
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: sandy5 on October 21, 2012, 10:39:46 AM
What is working for the Society like?
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Moonie on October 21, 2012, 10:39:52 AM
Also, new book: 1 protagonist, 2, or eight, and are they boys/girls/aliens of indeterminate gender?
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Phantom on October 21, 2012, 10:40:49 AM
Inspiration to write in the first place?
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Moonie on October 21, 2012, 10:41:02 AM

Oh god moonie don't ask that what if he pulls a Hussie and is like I SEE EVERYTHING

HE PROBABLY WILL AND I WILL CRY

HE PROBABLY KNOWS WHAT MY TUMBLR IS (i'm so so so sorry scott if so)
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: lids_ftww on October 21, 2012, 10:41:22 AM
There's an interview that you said your new book would be a meta-paranormal romance. Is that right? What does it means?
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: cece la on October 21, 2012, 10:41:29 AM
HI SCOTT!!! its my first time at a meet up i luv you!!!!

1. how did you come up with a relationship with zane in pretties
2. is there going to be an uglies movie???
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Dinosaurs-in-Airplanes on October 21, 2012, 10:42:10 AM
How did you come up with all the characters in Leviathan? Are some of them based on real people?
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: sandy5 on October 21, 2012, 10:42:16 AM
How did you get the idea to have Dr Barlow as a character in the Leviathan series?
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: monkeys_r_us on October 21, 2012, 10:43:27 AM
What would Alek and Deryn think about Legend of Korra if they ever watched it?

Also, *gives you a piece of virtual strawberry rhubarb pie*
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Moonie on October 21, 2012, 10:43:27 AM
So what did Lilit do after Goliath? (Meet Adela and fall in love is my best guess.)
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: tridecagirl on October 21, 2012, 10:43:44 AM

Oh god moonie don't ask that what if he pulls a Hussie and is like I SEE EVERYTHING

HE PROBABLY WILL AND I WILL CRY

HE PROBABLY KNOWS WHAT MY TUMBLR IS (i'm so so so sorry scott if so)

At least you aren't like "I WANT TO MAKE OUT WITH EVERY ONE OF THESE PEOPLE" or creepy like that
Hello. First off, I’m really enjoying reading the Uglies series. I recently finished reading Pretties and am looking forward to reading the rest! Thanks so much for a great story. 

During my reading of Pretties, I noticed that the story is fairly dependent on the fact that Zane and Tally needed to heat their metal interface cuffs in order to get them off. You’ve probably already had people point this out, but since metal expands when heated, the cuffs would have actually gotten tighter, not looser. Although, if they were heated enough that the metal became pliable, they could have come off that way. (If you want a more lengthy explanation, I posted one on the Uglies Forum.)

I’m curious, was this an oversight on your and your editor’s part, or were Zane and Tally just a bit misinformed and got lucky when the metal got heated enough to become pliable?

Thanks so much!

Please answer this it's a serious question...

He answered that...

Where please?

Back somewhere. He said they became pliable.
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Luna Lovegood on October 21, 2012, 10:44:26 AM
Why did u decide to give David a complex haircut in the manga? He's never been to a barber so shouldn't he have kind of crazy person hair?
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: sandy5 on October 21, 2012, 10:44:40 AM
Hoffmanhoffmanhoffmanhoffmanhoffman?
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Emma-la on October 21, 2012, 10:45:24 AM

Oh god moonie don't ask that what if he pulls a Hussie and is like I SEE EVERYTHING

HE PROBABLY WILL AND I WILL CRY

HE PROBABLY KNOWS WHAT MY TUMBLR IS (i'm so so so sorry scott if so)

At least you aren't like "I WANT TO MAKE OUT WITH EVERY ONE OF THESE PEOPLE" or creepy like that
Hello. First off, I’m really enjoying reading the Uglies series. I recently finished reading Pretties and am looking forward to reading the rest! Thanks so much for a great story. 

During my reading of Pretties, I noticed that the story is fairly dependent on the fact that Zane and Tally needed to heat their metal interface cuffs in order to get them off. You’ve probably already had people point this out, but since metal expands when heated, the cuffs would have actually gotten tighter, not looser. Although, if they were heated enough that the metal became pliable, they could have come off that way. (If you want a more lengthy explanation, I posted one on the Uglies Forum.)

I’m curious, was this an oversight on your and your editor’s part, or were Zane and Tally just a bit misinformed and got lucky when the metal got heated enough to become pliable?

Thanks so much!

Please answer this it's a serious question...

He answered that...

Where please?

Back somewhere. He said they became pliable.
Is that bad...?
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: cassaru on October 21, 2012, 10:45:45 AM
I don't think he has the time to go through tumblr if he doesn't go through all the forums guys, haha.

Hi Scott! I'm new here, in a fit of fortuitously good timing I *just* finished the Leviathan trilogy yesterday and have been scouring these forums and Q&A sessions for anything more I can get my hands on! Purchased the Manual too.

I was just wondering:

Dr. Barlow mentions on a number of occasions that she thinks the lorises are "defective" in the books. Was this her attempt at humour, or did she actually imagine them differently? If so, how different were her expectations for them?
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: monkey_gamer on October 21, 2012, 10:45:56 AM
Has anyone offered to make a Risen Empire movie? The Risen Empire is AMAZING! Especially the first couple of parts, with the super speed Rix, the orbital dropships and the protective goo, the servomotors that bypass injuries so soldiers can keep on fighting, the infostructure, the heads up displays, the railgun bombardment, the microdrones, the little quote, "the rix are like subatomic particles, you can't be certain of their location until they are dead" and the sapient house. It was almost too much too handle.

Where did you get your ideas for the Risen Empire?
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Luna Lovegood on October 21, 2012, 10:46:06 AM
If I want to become a writer do I have to leave my nice comfortable little Midwest Winter wonderland/God forsaking land where poplar bears dwell and move to NY or some big city?
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: sandy5 on October 21, 2012, 10:46:10 AM
Did Volger ever have a girlfriend? ;D
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: _bashak on October 21, 2012, 10:46:24 AM
Right now I sent a lot of mails to the Publisher in Turkey.. I read Leviathan 1 year ago and waitig Behemoth for a looog time. Thank you for reply at least.
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Iris. on October 21, 2012, 10:46:46 AM
So what did Lilit do after Goliath? (Meet Adela and fall in love is my best guess.)

Prayer circle that this is a thing.
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Luna Lovegood on October 21, 2012, 10:47:16 AM
How do you get an agent?
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: pateakemi on October 21, 2012, 10:47:20 AM
Hi, Scott.
I'd like to know what dystopian books inspired you.
By the way, I'm looking forward to seeing you in Brazil!
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Moonie on October 21, 2012, 10:47:23 AM
I don't think he has the time to go through tumblr if he doesn't go through all the forums guys, haha.


Well, Tumblr is ten times less obnoxious than these forums.... and more organized.

Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: sandy5 on October 21, 2012, 10:47:27 AM
Hoffman's name...?
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Brid on October 21, 2012, 10:47:37 AM
hey scott, it is against copyright laws if i were to make a t-shirt with a picture from one of the Leviathan books on?  like a screen-printed over the internet one?  i totally understand if it's not, but if that's the case, you should make official ones for us :3
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: monkey_gamer on October 21, 2012, 10:47:50 AM
Which vegetable would you rather be, a carrot or a zucchini?
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Reenie-La on October 21, 2012, 10:48:05 AM
Is Volger and his mustache behind the "I <3 Mustache" movement?

Is it? ;oo
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: tridecagirl on October 21, 2012, 10:48:25 AM


Is that bad...?

It could be construed as creepy....
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Emma-la on October 21, 2012, 10:49:03 AM
Even if it's just celebrities? Like really attractive (if about 40) oneS?
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Iris. on October 21, 2012, 10:49:28 AM
My friend Cate would like to know what became of Jaspert Sharp? If you're not too overwhelmed with questions that is.
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: ChickWithThePurpleGuitar on October 21, 2012, 10:49:34 AM
Did you have any fictional girlfriends as a child? (I have 27 and a half fictional boyfriends- including Alek, Davd, and Zane)
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Phantom on October 21, 2012, 10:49:52 AM
Bauer was given a first name. Hoffman wasn't.
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Moonie on October 21, 2012, 10:49:58 AM
Oh, also, why do none of your book pairings say 'i love you' to each other? (off the top of my head, at least, I can't remember any mutual exchange of the words.)
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Emma-la on October 21, 2012, 10:50:31 AM
My friend Cate would like to know what became of Jaspert Sharp? If you're not too overwhelmed with questions that is.
i VOTE YOU PLEASE ANSWER THIS PLEASE SCOTT
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Luna Lovegood on October 21, 2012, 10:50:42 AM
Do you have an easier time coming up with main or side characters?

And thank you for doing this meet-up, you're making a horrible day bearable.
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: sandy5 on October 21, 2012, 10:51:03 AM
Hoffman? And I'm also wondering...what happened to Jaspert?
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: _bashak on October 21, 2012, 10:51:13 AM
My eyes are burning uhh it's almost 3AM in Turkey/Turkiye... Just want some reply to my project :D
 If you could live in any of the universes you created, which one and why?
How do you feel about being in the "Steampunk genre"? Are you into the steampunk subculture? If so, what do you like about it?
And a cliché question: What inspires you? :)

Thanks  :)
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: scott_himself on October 21, 2012, 10:52:09 AM
Scott, I always felt that Shay was maybe a little bit in love with Tally. Do you think that's true?

Pretty much. Robin Wasserman's essay in Mind-Rain is pretty good on this theory.

Will you ever come to Canada? Like, Ottawa or Toronto?

I did a few years ago. Sorry I've only gone to Vancouver lately.

You live near Ohio/Michigan Luna? I didn't know.

I live in NYC and Sydney.

Do you like haunted houses?

Never been in one.

Does Dr. Cable have black hair or really dark brown hair? Or is she blonde?

I THINK IT IS DARK.

Why does Lilit call Nene the Turkish word for “grandmother” if their family are Armenians?

It's also used in Armenian communities in Turkey.

- How important is religion in the Leviathan universe with regard to the Clanker/Darwinist thing? Is it a general rule of thumb that Clankers = Catholics & Muslims and Darwinists = Protestants?

There's probably a loose correlation, yeah. But not a rule. (I mean, the Russians are more Catholic than not, and they're Darwinists.)

- Do you know if the Netherlands is Clanker or Darwinist?

Hmm. I'd have to think about that.

- And finally, do you know if the Russian Revolution happens in the Leviathan universe?

It does not! But hopefully they became a nive democracy at some point.

- Oh, and properly finally, is there a chance you might be doing some kind of UK/European tour at some point in the future ever?

No plans. (The answer to all tour questions from now on is "I don't know and no tours are planned.")

Any suggestion on how to get a YA book published?

Write a really good story! And take all the advice on my writing advice category:

http://scottwesterfeld.com/blog/category/writing-advice/

1. why did you come up with a romance with zane in pretties?

That was an accident. I just had him as kind of an interesting character, and then sparks flew between them.

3. is there going to be an uglies movie?

MAYBE.

Also, if the Midnighter‘s TV show does become a reality, what song(s) would you like to play during the opening/ closing credits?

Hmm. THIS IS A GREAT QUESTION AND I DON'T KNOW.

Heading down to New Zealand any time soon?

Argh no more tour quessies answered, but Justine and I MIGHT go to that Aukland festival in the next two years.

I know this question might be a little annoying, but do Alek and Deryn get married after the series ends?

Eventually.

Another question! When did the Clanker vs. Darwinist thing first emerge in the Leviathan universe? Does it go way back, or is pretty new?

It is my thing!

Scott-la, have you seen the show Revolution? If so, what are your thoughts on it?

I haven't watched it yet. TV shows in post-breakdown worlds always seem cheesy to me, and I am afraid it will suck.

OUt of all the places that you've visited on tours.....which has been your favourite?

Bologna, Italy, BECAUSE OF THE TRUFFLES.

What do you think about Slender Man?

WHAT IS THIS???

Scott-la, are you a nerdfighter?

John and Hank are pals, but I don't watch their videos. So I guess not.

Also, do you ship Borra or Makorra?

Strangely, I have no opinion on this. I just want to be Korra's best friend for ever and ever.

Leviathan: The Movie......could it ever be a possibility?

A certain big movie star wants to make it but we can never guess the future.


Is Volger and his mustache behind the "I <3 Mustache" movement?

He planted the seeds long ago.

Do you follow any sports? If so, what sports.

Basketball and cricket. GO FEVER.

Scott: I named my puppy (Zane) after your book character (and a friend we know..) anywho... He turned out to be quite the handful. In case you were wondering, Australian Shepherd are a lot of work

All pets are work, because all relationships are work! This is the truth that they teach us.

How did you come up with the Wa and La thing anyway?

Based it on Japanese name suffixes. There's a post on my blog about it somewhere. (Search on "suffix".)
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: monkey_gamer on October 21, 2012, 10:52:16 AM
I'm doing my maths homework while reading this thread. #multitaskingishard
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: sandy5 on October 21, 2012, 10:52:20 AM
I would also like to thank you for doing this meet-up. You are forever awesome.
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: tridecagirl on October 21, 2012, 10:52:39 AM
Even if it's just celebrities? Like really attractive (if about 40) oneS?

Euh..... are you in your forties? Cuz otherwise. O.O
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Moonie on October 21, 2012, 10:53:18 AM
So what did Lilit do after Goliath? (Meet Adela and fall in love is my best guess.)

Prayer circle that this is a thing.

everybody who ships adelit JOIN HANDS
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Reenie-La on October 21, 2012, 10:53:41 AM
Even if it's just celebrities? Like really attractive (if about 40) oneS?

Euh..... are you in your forties? Cuz otherwise. O.O

I had a crush on Dr. House...I was like 15 but he was like 50, lmao xDDD
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Dinosaurs-in-Airplanes on October 21, 2012, 10:54:17 AM
How did you come up with all the characters in Leviathan? Are some of them based on real people?
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: tridecagirl on October 21, 2012, 10:54:46 AM
You guys are creepy. O.o But I guess as an ace I can't judge.

Anyway, Shay liking Tally is canon! YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS *flies into the sun*
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Nina-Chan on October 21, 2012, 10:55:00 AM
do you like tea? if so what's your favorite kind?
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: tridecagirl on October 21, 2012, 10:55:09 AM
How did you come up with all the characters in Leviathan? Are some of them based on real people?

I have a hunch Tesla is. ;)
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: monkey_gamer on October 21, 2012, 10:55:28 AM
What's your favourite David Bowie album?
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: sandy5 on October 21, 2012, 10:55:34 AM
Can you please tell me Hoffman's first name? I'm really sorry...
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Emma-la on October 21, 2012, 10:55:58 AM
Even if it's just celebrities? Like really attractive (if about 40) oneS?

Euh..... are you in your forties? Cuz otherwise. O.O
...no...I'm 16...and a Tumblr fangirl
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Moonie on October 21, 2012, 10:56:14 AM
You guys are creepy. O.o But I guess as an ace I can't judge.

Anyway, Shay liking Tally is canon! YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS *flies into the sun*

pretty much. i make up for not-crushing on older men by shipping fictional characters with 400-1000 year old age gaps. (hey, don't you ship sanubis? you can't judge, man. ahahha)
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Echo :) on October 21, 2012, 10:56:30 AM
Scott: True pets are all a lot of work :) Though Zane takes it to a whole new level... He most definatley keeps things bubbly around here...
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Luna Lovegood on October 21, 2012, 10:57:16 AM
The author of Percy Jackson said you need a well paying side job if you want to be a writer, is that true for the world or just in the U.S?
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Phantom on October 21, 2012, 10:57:30 AM
Scott, you're awesome. Just saying. Also, what is your favorite Crime/mystery show?
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Reenie-La on October 21, 2012, 10:57:35 AM
You guys are creepy. O.o But I guess as an ace I can't judge.

Anyway, Shay liking Tally is canon! YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS *flies into the sun*

What? My House crush was creepy? D:
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: ChickWithThePurpleGuitar on October 21, 2012, 10:57:41 AM
Does anyone else ship Tazza and a random hydrogen sniffer?
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: sandy5 on October 21, 2012, 10:58:02 AM
Oh, Hoffman...
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: ChickWithThePurpleGuitar on October 21, 2012, 10:58:17 AM
Did you have any fictional girlfriends as a child? (I have 27 and a half fictional boyfriends- including Alek, Davd, and Zane)
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Phantom on October 21, 2012, 10:58:27 AM
Does anyone else ship Tazza and a random hydrogen sniffer?
Just don't go there.
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: sandy5 on October 21, 2012, 10:58:34 AM
Does anyone else ship Tazza and a random hydrogen sniffer?
I like the idea of Bovril and loris #2.
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: tridecagirl on October 21, 2012, 10:58:42 AM
You guys are creepy. O.o But I guess as an ace I can't judge.

Anyway, Shay liking Tally is canon! YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS *flies into the sun*

pretty much. i make up for not-crushing on older men by shipping fictional characters with 400-1000 year old age gaps. (hey, don't you ship sanubis? you can't judge, man. ahahha)

*shrugs* Ship in a loose sense. I thought it made sense and Sadie/Walt was an obligatory love triangle gimmick. I don't fangirl. :/


And sorrrryyy Reenie it just weirds me ouuuuuuuuuut
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Dinosaurs-in-Airplanes on October 21, 2012, 10:59:12 AM
How did you come up with all the characters in Leviathan? Are some of them based on real people?

I have a hunch Tesla is. ;)
Hehe same here  ;) ^~^ I have seen a tesla electris and heating truck before
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: kristina-la on October 21, 2012, 10:59:22 AM
What is your dream school? (doesn't have to be a school that actually exists)
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Reenie-La on October 21, 2012, 10:59:39 AM
And sorrrryyy Reenie it just weirds me ouuuuuuuuuut
Ah, it's okay--I'm over House now xD
I'm going for Dr. Chase <33
((Jesse Spencer, mm mm mm n_n ))
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: sandy5 on October 21, 2012, 10:59:46 AM
Thank you so much for answering my questions, Scott!
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: ChickWithThePurpleGuitar on October 21, 2012, 11:00:00 AM
Does anyone else ship Tazza and a random hydrogen sniffer?
I like the idea of Bovril and loris #2.

Me too! It's name is Ned. According to one of my docs, Volger named it that. It's short for Noras Exasperating Domestic Beastie. The B is silent.
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: monkeys_r_us on October 21, 2012, 11:00:10 AM
Does anyone else ship Tazza and a random hydrogen sniffer?
Just don't go there.
I ship Larry with Volger's mustache.
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Moonie on October 21, 2012, 11:00:35 AM

Do you go on tumblr?

I really want this one the Lilit/Adela one answered. Here's hoping!
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Luna Lovegood on October 21, 2012, 11:00:44 AM
Just read your replied (Crap you know where i'm from now creepy o_0)

is Barlow's  Loris a male?
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: ChickWithThePurpleGuitar on October 21, 2012, 11:01:06 AM
Is Larry the other loris? Cuz Scott-la said its name is Ned.
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Echo :) on October 21, 2012, 11:01:12 AM
Scott: How's whats-his-face? Does he still hang out in your closet? And are you in possesion of Stina's bucket, or did someone else run off with it?
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: sandy5 on October 21, 2012, 11:01:23 AM
Charles Darwin suposedly found Shakespeare nauseatingly boring. Does Dr Barlow share this opinion?

(And again, Hoffman's name?)
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: scott_himself on October 21, 2012, 11:01:56 AM
I was wondering if you had any advise for an aspiring actor/writer with confidence issues?

Hang out with people who make you feel good about yourself. Avoid the opposite.

Someone should name a dog "Smoke"

Indeed.

So did Dr. Cable officially start Special Circumstances in her city?

Nope. It had been around for a while, and she rose through the ranks and made it even moreso.

What your new book is about?

SECRET! But half of it's a paranormal romance.

Crap so even elephantines come from eggs....

YES.

Scott-la as caring human being, I want to know--how are you doing today?

Slightly hungover from dinner party with Isobel Carmody last night. But enjoying you guys.

Do you think Alek and Deryn were annoying as little kids?

Deryn more than Alek.

What inspires you??

How cool the world is.

How do you get an agent? 

There are many books and websites about this! (And always check out Writer Beware.)

Do you like Iron Man?

I loved the comics when I was little. The first movie was good.

Has anyone offered to make a Risen Empire movie?

It comes up occasionally, but no one's ever optioned it.(But thanks!)

Did you have any fictional girlfriends as a child? (I have 27 and a half fictional boyfriends- including Alek, Davd, and Zane)

Hmm. I must have. There was a cartoon about Aladdin and there was a really cute girl in it. This is as far as my memory goes.

How do you feel about being in the "Steampunk genre"? Are you into the steampunk subculture? If so, what do you like about it?

There's lots of really interesting discussions about colonialism, race, and science in sp culture, and I also like people making their own costumes from scratch. (That is, not based on a particular character. In sp, people tend to roll their own.)

Do you think that, on their way to Switzerland, Alek and his men played roadtrip-like games to pass the time?

Hmm. I think they did tutoring things, like fencing lessons.

Uglies's Story is going to be realease in somewhere else outside EUA?

I don't think so. No translations have sold.

Do you like fan fiction that is really crazy and off the wall?

YES.

you said you spent part of your time in New York. out of sheer curiosity, what part? i hope this isn't too stalker-ish...

Mostly summer.

1) please co-write something with Brandon Mull. he's pretty cool.

I actually haven't read him. And I am not well-built for collaboration.

2) something about younger adolescent children? maybe 13 year olds?

Hmm. Middle grade is really hard for me, for some reason.




Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: monkeys_r_us on October 21, 2012, 11:02:14 AM
Is Larry the other loris? Cuz Scott-la said its name is Ned.
In one meet up, he said it was Larry.
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Echo :) on October 21, 2012, 11:02:34 AM
What is your dream school? (doesn't have to be a school that actually exists)
I can't imagine what Stina is trying to get at here.... ::)
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: scott_himself on October 21, 2012, 11:02:38 AM
YOU SHOULD PROBABLY ALL STOP ASKING QUESTIONS NOW. I WILL TRY TO GET TO THE ONES CURRENTLY UP.
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Reenie-La on October 21, 2012, 11:02:47 AM
Scott: How's whats-his-face? Does he still hang out in your closet? And are you in possesion of Stina's bucket, or did someone else run off with it?

He better still have her bucket!!! xO
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Phantom on October 21, 2012, 11:03:48 AM
Alright Scott. Have a nice night. I go now to plot my conquest of the world.
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: cece la on October 21, 2012, 11:04:25 AM
GOOD NIGHT SCOTT!! sry bout your hangover...
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Moonie on October 21, 2012, 11:04:33 AM
YOU SHOULD PROBABLY ALL STOP ASKING QUESTIONS NOW. I WILL TRY TO GET TO THE ONES CURRENTLY UP.

OKAY SCOTT WHY ARE WE YELLING
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: _bashak on October 21, 2012, 11:04:48 AM
Thank veeeerrry veerrry much for the replies.. I got a few good answer for my project thank you so much :D
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: cassaru on October 21, 2012, 11:06:06 AM
Also, one of my friends would like to know:

Is there a possibility of Deryn being bisexual?

edit: oh nooooo no more questions :( well, have a nice day, scott! hey from sydney!
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: pateakemi on October 21, 2012, 11:06:12 AM
Hi, Scott.
I'd like to know what dystopian books have inspired you.
See you in Brazil (:
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: kristina-la on October 21, 2012, 11:06:24 AM
LOL ECHO! am i that obvious? and don't worry, my bucket is nice and safe in my hidden cave...along with Darren Criss and WIlliam Herondale :)


guys. he said halt the questions :P
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Nina-Chan on October 21, 2012, 11:06:54 AM
YOU SHOULD PROBABLY ALL STOP ASKING QUESTIONS NOW. I WILL TRY TO GET TO THE ONES CURRENTLY UP.
thanksss xDDDD

AFTER THE BREAK Scott will give some more awesome answers, stick around to find out what!! xD
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Mon Petite Chou Chou on October 21, 2012, 11:07:18 AM
If there's still time...

Why do you like garlic bagels so much?
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Luna Lovegood on October 21, 2012, 11:07:31 AM
See ya later Scott, thanks for answering questions.  :)
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Reenie-La on October 21, 2012, 11:08:10 AM
If there's still time...

Why do you like garlic bagels so much?

S-n-o-w~!!! Lol~! I love you <33
*glomps(
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: pateakemi on October 21, 2012, 11:08:26 AM
oh, okay. Good night, Scott! x
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: sandy5 on October 21, 2012, 11:09:30 AM
Thank you so much, Scott! I hope you feel better!
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Mon Petite Chou Chou on October 21, 2012, 11:10:22 AM
If there's still time...

Why do you like garlic bagels so much?

S-n-o-w~!!! Lol~! I love you <33
*glomps(

Love you too <3
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Dinosaurs-in-Airplanes on October 21, 2012, 11:10:37 AM
Thank you so much Scott!!!
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Reenie-La on October 21, 2012, 11:11:15 AM
If there's still time...

Why do you like garlic bagels so much?

S-n-o-w~!!! Lol~! I love you <33
*glomps(

Love you too <3

Yayy~!! ^^
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: scott_himself on October 21, 2012, 11:11:50 AM
If you could live in any of the universes you created, which one and why?

Uglies. Hoverboards.


About how often do quotes from reviews you write appear on the books?

I blurb two or three books a year. (Out of 20 or so that I'm sent.)

Also Leviathan was nominated for the South Carolina Young Adult book award a few years ago. Congrats.

Thank you!

Also, which do you like better, Batman, Spiderman, or Superman?

Spider. Bat. Super. In that order. (And Spider-man has a hyphen!)

What's your favourite David Bowie album. Mine's a tie between Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and Station to Station.

YOU ARE CORRECT IN THIS ASSESSMENT OF BOWIE'S WORK. (Probably Station to Station just wins.)

AGH yes I was wondering where in NYC scott lived so I can stalk him...

East Village.

As a writer do you find it flattering that people have a lot of interest seeing your work being brought to a visual platform (tv, movies)?

I'm all about the money.

ON THAT NOTE! DC or Marvel??

Grew up Marvel, but adulthood has leaned toward DC.

Can I make up Hoffman's first name?

DO IT.


Also, Scott, you're awesome for taking time to do the meet ups!

You are all awesome for your enthusiasm!

Do you go on tumblr?

I do not myself tumbl. But I do look at others'.

Because she says that she built HQ to Tally in Specials...

Yeah, she built the new awesome secret one!

<i>Também sou brasileira, Cristina. Se precisar de ajuda, é só falar.</i>

Bom dia!


If I want to become a writer do I have to leave my nice comfortable Winter wonderland/God forsaking land where poplar bears dwell and move to NY or some big city? 

No. Writers can live everywhere. It's our superpower.

WAS HOFFMAN CALLED HOFFMAN BECAUSE OF FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST??

Alas, no.

And I think that you should have justine get on and do a meetup with you sometime...  (And hey, maybe you could just make it an author party... and invite other epic peeps too...... Just a thought

Hmm. Maybe next time she has a book out.

Scott I know from writing and reading YA books that it's really hard to make cool human main characters, WHY IS THIS?! And you seem to have gotten better that it Deryn> Tally how did you manage to do this?

This is the mystery of fictional people. HOW ARE THEY SO COOL THEY AREN'T EVEN REAL?

What is working for the Society like?

Lousy pay, but quite exciting.

Also, new book: 1 protagonist, 2, or eight, and are they boys/girls/aliens of indeterminate gender?

Two protags, both female.

And even if you are satisfied more with Leviathan, I just want to say that Uglies is better in every way...

THIS IS YOUR RIGHT AS A READER.

Inspiration to write in the first place?

My family are good storytellers.

HE PROBABLY KNOWS WHAT MY TUMBLR IS (i'm so so so sorry scott if so)

Now I will go look for it.
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: CrimsBrasil on October 21, 2012, 11:12:15 AM
Oh, damn!

I calculated the wrong time zone and ended up losing the event! I'm so sad!

As consolation I'll read the answers he wrote here.



Maybe there's still time?

I will try ...

As I have difficulties with the English language I'm using Google translator to write and so I apologize if something is wrong.

Hello, Mr. Westerfeld.

About 1 month ago you told me on Twitter that might come to Brazil soon. You told me to stay tuned. Is there something already programmed or is it just a desire of yours?
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Emma-la on October 21, 2012, 11:15:01 AM
“Is Goliath the end of the Leviathan universe? I know you are writing the Manual of Aeronautics, but that won’t have any stories in it. Is there an Extras style book planned?”

Nothing planned, but I have a “prequel” to Goliath, sort of. It was a short story I was writing and decided to dump because I wanted to do a whole trilogy. And I mean to publish it sometime.

From another meetup. HOPE!
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Reenie-La on October 21, 2012, 11:15:56 AM
Scott-la thank you once again for answering our questions~! ;D
Hope the hangover goes away <33
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Emma-la on October 21, 2012, 11:16:52 AM
“Any Leviathan movie news that you would like to share?”

A contract is being written. Until it is signed, I can say no more!


\And this. Hope.
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Echo :) on October 21, 2012, 11:17:50 AM
My friends are gonna be so ticked when they realize that the missed it :p ... Hehe... So worth skipping out on dinner with the grandparents ;D
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Lea-Wa on October 21, 2012, 11:18:03 AM
Thanks for answering our questions, I was texting my mom the play-by-play as she's a big fan. (I got her to read your books hehe) I am ze winner. She says hi :P
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: kristina-la on October 21, 2012, 11:20:39 AM
LOL ECHO!!!!


also, yeah! DC!
my dad likes Spidey too.....i don't see it. maybe it's cause he was ruined by the actor :p
(superman is my guy but that's mostly likely all due to Tom Welling and the rest of the Smallville cast)
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Reenie-La on October 21, 2012, 11:22:29 AM
LOL ECHO!!!!


also, yeah! DC!
my dad likes Spidey too.....i don't see it. maybe it's cause he was ruined by the actor :p
(superman is my guy but that's mostly likely all due to Tom Welling and the rest of the Smallville cast)

I'm just glad that Scott's favorite is Spider-man! 'Cause that means I am not alone xD
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: scott_himself on October 21, 2012, 11:25:57 AM
There's an interview that you said your new book would be a meta-paranormal romance. Is that right? What does it means?

YOU WILL HAVE TO GUESS FOR NOW.

1. how did you come up with a relationship with zane in pretties

Like I said, it was an accident.

2. is there going to be an uglies movie???

THIS IS A POSSIBILITY.

How did you get the idea to have Dr Barlow as a character in the Leviathan series?

I always liked her as a real historical person.

What would Alek and Deryn think about Legend of Korra if they ever watched it?

Deryn would love it. Alek would be, all, wha?

Also, *gives you a piece of virtual strawberry rhubarb pie*

*eats*

So what did Lilit do after Goliath? (Meet Adela and fall in love is my best guess.)

I think the two of them work for the Zoological Society.

Why did u decide to give David a complex haircut in the manga? He's never been to a barber so shouldn't he have kind of crazy person hair?

That haricut was supposed to look a bit hand-done. Like with a knife.

Dr. Barlow mentions on a number of occasions that she thinks the lorises are "defective" in the books. Was this her attempt at humour, or did she actually imagine them differently? If so, how different were her expectations for them?

She didn't expect Bovril to bond to two people, because that's only supposed to happen if the two people are in love. BUT SHE DIDN'T FIGURE OUT WHAT IT MEANT.

Where did you get your ideas for the Risen Empire?

From all the space operas ever.

Did Volger ever have a girlfriend?

This is unclear. He seems to be a fairly confirmed bachelor.


Right now I sent a lot of mails to the Publisher in Turkey

Let me know what they say!

I'd like to know what dystopian books inspired you.

Hmm. Movies like Mad Max, and books like 1984. And all the sf ever.

hey scott, it is against copyright laws if i were to make a t-shirt with a picture from one of the Leviathan books on?  like a screen-printed over the internet one?  i totally understand if it's not, but if that's the case, you should make official ones for us :3

It's kind of against copyright law but if you only make 1 they will not arrest you.

Which vegetable would you rather be, a carrot or a zucchini?

Carrot. Because they're smarter than zucchini and easier to spell.

My friend Cate would like to know what became of Jaspert Sharp? If you're not too overwhelmed with questions that is.

He served his country well and became the captain of an airbeast one day. The end.

Oh, also, why do none of your book pairings say 'i love you' to each other? (off the top of my head, at least, I can't remember any mutual exchange of the words.)

Doesn't Zane say it to Tally? (But she doesn't say it back, is what you mean.) That's true. Maybe it's more interesting that way?

Do you have an easier time coming up with main or side characters?

Side characters are much easier. They can be funny, without carrying all the weight. (Like being a cool uncle is easier than being a cool parent.)

everybody who ships adelit JOIN HANDS

*joins prayer circle*

do you like tea? if so what's your favorite kind?

Chamomile and hibiscus.

The author of Percy Jackson said you need a well paying side job if you want to be a writer, is that true for the world or just in the U.S?

Everywhere.

Scott, you're awesome. Just saying. Also, what is your favorite Crime/mystery show?

Um, Fringe. (Is usually pretty crimey.)

Does anyone else ship Tazza and a random hydrogen sniffer?

No. No one does that.

I like the idea of Bovril and loris #2.

They are brood siblings!

What is your dream school? (doesn't have to be a school that actually exists)

Hmm. A school where I learn all the languages every spoke, but in my sleep.

Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Reenie-La on October 21, 2012, 11:28:56 AM
I love hibiscus tea too!!!
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: scott_himself on October 21, 2012, 11:29:18 AM
Why do you like garlic bagels so much?

Garlic is delicious.

About 1 month ago you told me on Twitter that might come to Brazil soon. You told me to stay tuned. Is there something already programmed or is it just a desire of yours?

I'll be there in late November. Sao Paulo November 24-25. Rio November 27-28. Watch my blog for more details.

Thanks for answering our questions, I was texting my mom the play-by-play as she's a big fan. (I got her to read your books hehe) I am ze winner. She says hi

Hi back at her!

THAT IT IS. GOOD NIGHT.
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: kristina-la on October 21, 2012, 11:30:02 AM
lol, I wish learning languages was that easy :P ahhaha
I want to learn german so i can read childrens stories and sound creepy. hahah
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: pateakemi on October 21, 2012, 11:31:23 AM
Good night, Scott! Thank you so much! x
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Reenie-La on October 21, 2012, 11:31:31 AM
Why do you like garlic bagels so much?

Garlic is delicious.

About 1 month ago you told me on Twitter that might come to Brazil soon. You told me to stay tuned. Is there something already programmed or is it just a desire of yours?

I'll be there in late November. Sao Paulo November 24-25. Rio November 27-28. Watch my blog for more details.

Thanks for answering our questions, I was texting my mom the play-by-play as she's a big fan. (I got her to read your books hehe) I am ze winner. She says hi

Hi back at her!

THAT IT IS. GOOD NIGHT.


Good night!!!
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: kristina-la on October 21, 2012, 11:32:43 AM
night! :) I wish you all the best leaning languages in you sleep! :)
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Straif on October 21, 2012, 11:36:18 AM
...
I missed it, didn't I.
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Straif on October 21, 2012, 11:38:59 AM
Yay...that the only one he answered? What about the human fabrication?
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Straif on October 21, 2012, 11:41:40 AM
NICE! I knew I had solid questions for him. TAKE IT YOU LOSERS WHO WANT TO KNOW IF HE LIKES CORNFLAKES!
Shoulda thought up some for Uglies. Also, excuse me while I go break the skull of teh small retarted kid who made me late with a crowbar.
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: ChickWithThePurpleGuitar on October 21, 2012, 11:42:18 AM
And when I read that, straif, I was like, "BUT IT IS THAT'S DARWIN'S FOST STAIFS GONNA LOCE THAT!"
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: sandy5 on October 21, 2012, 11:43:33 AM


Can I make up Hoffman's first name?

DO IT.


Thank you so much!!!!! What a responsibility... *goes to research names*
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Echo :) on October 21, 2012, 11:43:44 AM
Hehe ... my poor friends are gonna be so mad...
Night Scott :)
Stina: you would read children stories in the creepiest way possible
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: ChickWithThePurpleGuitar on October 21, 2012, 11:43:59 AM
I continue to suggest Harold!
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: CrimsBrasil on October 21, 2012, 11:46:24 AM
Your English is perfect so far!  Google translator is seriously amazing....

Wow I never would have known you weren't good with English :) Welcome to the forum!

Thank you!
Although, I believe that would be the one who should thank Google for the compliments to his service, LOL

Hey, Crimsbrasil. Glad you could make it. Did you know I'll be in Sao Paulo and Rio in late November? I will post details soon.

Fico tão feliz que tenha se lembrado de mim!
E obrigada por "adivinhar meus pensamentos", afinal era justamente isso que eu pretendia perguntar.

Vou postar no Twitter, Facebook e site do Crims Brasil, aposto que muitos fãs seus vão enlouquecer com a notícia.


English:

I'm so glad you remembered me!
And thanks for "guess my thoughts", after all it was just that I wanted to ask.

I'll post on Twitter, Facebook and the site Crims Brazil, bet his many fans will go crazy with the news.

About 1 month ago you told me on Twitter that might come to Brazil soon. You told me to stay tuned. Is there something already programmed or is it just a desire of yours?

I'll be there in late November. Sao Paulo November 24-25. Rio November 27-28. Watch my blog for more details.

Obrigada por responder novamente!

Perdoe-me, mas eu ainda não tinha lido as primeiras páginas quando perguntei e fiquei com medo de perder a chance.

Mas valeu a pena, afinal agora já tenho como me programar pelas datas =D

Boa noite, Sr. Westerfeld e continuaremos aguardando com ansiedade as notícias sobre o filme Feios.


English:

Thanks again for responding!

Forgive me, but I had not yet read the first few pages when I asked and I was afraid of losing the chance.

But it was worth it anyway as I have now set the dates = D

Good evening, Mr. Westerfeld and continue looking forward to the news about the movie Uglies.
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: kristina-la on October 21, 2012, 11:48:25 AM
Hehe ... my poor friends are gonna be so mad...
Night Scott :)
Stina: you would read children stories in the creepiest way possible

hahahaha. hey, most of the creepiest childrens stories were meant to be read in german! (seeing as they are german stories :P. like hanzel and gretle!)
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Straif on October 21, 2012, 11:49:11 AM
And when I read that, straif, I was like, "BUT IT IS THAT'S DARWIN'S FOST STAIFS GONNA LOCE THAT!"
Saw that, really wishing I was here so I could have given a link. Eh.
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Echo :) on October 21, 2012, 11:53:16 AM
Hehe ... my poor friends are gonna be so mad...
Night Scott :)
Stina: you would read children stories in the creepiest way possible

hahahaha. hey, most of the creepiest childrens stories were meant to be read in german! (seeing as they are german stories :P. like hanzel and gretle!)
Hansel and Gretel is just wrong.... creepy doesn't come close to describing it.
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Mon Petite Chou Chou on October 21, 2012, 11:59:28 AM
Why do you like garlic bagels so much?

Garlic is delicious.

Yay! He answered my question >:D

Thank you Scott-la!
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: ChickWithThePurpleGuitar on October 21, 2012, 12:00:47 PM
Btw, Scott-la, if you're still on, my friends and I are writing a Leviathan Musical, but we have neither the means nor the money to produce it. Could you eventually help us out a wee bit?
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Clouse-La on October 21, 2012, 12:01:31 PM
I am aleks cousin.  So, who is the rightful heir to the throne, now that the pope has died?
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: sandy5 on October 21, 2012, 12:03:44 PM
How about Erich? Any suggestions?
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: kristina-la on October 21, 2012, 12:05:24 PM

Hansel and Gretel is just wrong.... creepy doesn't come close to describing it.

hehehe :P I know right? germans are just so twisted (well, now you understand my mind. ahahah)
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Mon Petite Chou Chou on October 21, 2012, 12:08:38 PM

Hansel and Gretel is just wrong.... creepy doesn't come close to describing it.

hehehe :P I know right? germans are just so twisted (well, now you understand my mind. ahahah)

I'm learning German ;) It's a very nice language.
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Echo :) on October 21, 2012, 12:12:35 PM

Hansel and Gretel is just wrong.... creepy doesn't come close to describing it.

hehehe :P I know right? germans are just so twisted (well, now you understand my mind. ahahah)
I've been rping with you for at least a year now... I already know your mind can twist ;)
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Mon Petite Chou Chou on October 21, 2012, 12:16:23 PM
NICE! I knew I had solid questions for him. TAKE IT YOU LOSERS WHO WANT TO KNOW IF HE LIKES CORNFLAKES!
Shoulda thought up some for Uglies. Also, excuse me while I go break the skull of teh small retarted kid who made me late with a crowbar.
Hey it's nice to know about author's quirks, it makes them human. Nobody has been bashing your questions so why bash ours?

Also retarded is a rather degratory term, could you be a bit more careful about your word choice?
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: kristina-la on October 21, 2012, 12:22:03 PM
hahah touche echo touche :P
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Polandeer on October 21, 2012, 12:25:39 PM
NO! I MISSED IT!
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: CrimsBrasil on October 21, 2012, 12:31:20 PM
Também sou brasileira, Cristina. Se precisar de ajuda, é só falar.

Olá. Desculpe, só vi seu post agora.

Que bom não ser a única, rsrsrs...

Acho que é vc que faz o site Scott Westerfeld BR, certo?

Agradeço e se precisar de algo falarei, com certeza 

Se vc for vê-lo em São Paulo, acho que nos conheceremos em breve! :)
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Polandeer on October 21, 2012, 12:33:30 PM
We (generally) don't speak Portuguese here, then again, maybe there should be a foreign language subforum.


Nós (geralmente) não falam Português aqui, então, novamente, talvez deve haver um subforum língua estrangeira.
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Straif on October 21, 2012, 12:35:06 PM
I am aleks cousin.  So, who is the rightful heir to the throne, now that the pope has died?
Sure you are, and I'm a fabricated human.
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Straif on October 21, 2012, 12:35:51 PM
NICE! I knew I had solid questions for him. TAKE IT YOU LOSERS WHO WANT TO KNOW IF HE LIKES CORNFLAKES!
Shoulda thought up some for Uglies. Also, excuse me while I go break the skull of teh small retarted kid who made me late with a crowbar.
Hey it's nice to know about author's quirks, it makes them human. Nobody has been bashing your questions so why bash ours?

Also retarded is a rather degratory term, could you be a bit more careful about your word choice?

Nobody was bashing them because they were good.
And trust me, if you'd seen said girl, you'd be wanting me to use a FLAMETHROWER.
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Clouse-La on October 21, 2012, 12:36:04 PM
I am aleks cousin.  So, who is the rightful heir to the throne, now that the pope has died?
Sure you are, and I'm a fabricated human.

It's a joke, and how I got my username.
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Polandeer on October 21, 2012, 12:37:02 PM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e7/Alert.gif)
DOUBLE POST
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Phantom on October 21, 2012, 12:38:18 PM
I agree, a sub forum for foreign languages should be created!

Concordo, um forum para sub linguas estrangeiras deve ser criado!
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Polandeer on October 21, 2012, 12:41:47 PM
A lot of forums do this.

Example:
http://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?board=12.0
http://forum.kde.org/viewforum.php?f=109&sid=fdcf2b211a06f806ba8bfd6552fab703
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Echo :) on October 21, 2012, 01:00:13 PM
hahah touche echo touche :P
;D you know ya love me
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Straif on October 21, 2012, 01:01:05 PM
Heh, Scott said the Bolshivek Revolution won't happen in the Leviathan unvierse.
Not on my watch.
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Mon Petite Chou Chou on October 21, 2012, 01:01:25 PM
NICE! I knew I had solid questions for him. TAKE IT YOU LOSERS WHO WANT TO KNOW IF HE LIKES CORNFLAKES!
Shoulda thought up some for Uglies. Also, excuse me while I go break the skull of teh small retarted kid who made me late with a crowbar.
Hey it's nice to know about author's quirks, it makes them human. Nobody has been bashing your questions so why bash ours?

Also retarded is a rather degratory term, could you be a bit more careful about your word choice?

Nobody was bashing them because they were good.
And trust me, if you'd seen said girl, you'd be wanting me to use a FLAMETHROWER.
Your's being good doesn't change the importance of other's questions.

And actually I'm a pacifist and this forum generally isn't big on violence towards other people ;)
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Bramblepool on October 21, 2012, 01:02:12 PM
*sniff*  I missed it by a long shot...
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Straif on October 21, 2012, 01:03:40 PM
NICE! I knew I had solid questions for him. TAKE IT YOU LOSERS WHO WANT TO KNOW IF HE LIKES CORNFLAKES!
Shoulda thought up some for Uglies. Also, excuse me while I go break the skull of teh small retarted kid who made me late with a crowbar.
Hey it's nice to know about author's quirks, it makes them human. Nobody has been bashing your questions so why bash ours?

Also retarded is a rather degratory term, could you be a bit more careful about your word choice?

Nobody was bashing them because they were good.
And trust me, if you'd seen said girl, you'd be wanting me to use a FLAMETHROWER.
Your's being good doesn't change the importance of other's questions.

And actually I'm a pacifist and this forum generally isn't big on violence towards other people ;)

It certainly makes them more likely to be answered.
And trust me; YOU WOULD WANT THIS GIRL DEAD IF YOU'D seen her. You know that dog that keeps winning the ugliest dog in the world contests? This kid is what would happen if that dog mated with an Elite from Halo. Yeah. Really.
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Echo :) on October 21, 2012, 01:06:21 PM
Straif. Please stop it. You're really being a jerk. To you a question might seem dumb, but to someone else it could mean the world to have that answered.
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Mon Petite Chou Chou on October 21, 2012, 01:06:24 PM
NICE! I knew I had solid questions for him. TAKE IT YOU LOSERS WHO WANT TO KNOW IF HE LIKES CORNFLAKES!
Shoulda thought up some for Uglies. Also, excuse me while I go break the skull of teh small retarted kid who made me late with a crowbar.
Hey it's nice to know about author's quirks, it makes them human. Nobody has been bashing your questions so why bash ours?

Also retarded is a rather degratory term, could you be a bit more careful about your word choice?

Nobody was bashing them because they were good.
And trust me, if you'd seen said girl, you'd be wanting me to use a FLAMETHROWER.
Your's being good doesn't change the importance of other's questions.

And actually I'm a pacifist and this forum generally isn't big on violence towards other people ;)

It certainly makes them more likely to be answered.
And trust me; YOU WOULD WANT THIS GIRL DEAD IF YOU'D seen her. You know that dog that keeps winning the ugliest dog in the world contests? This kid is what would happen if that dog mated with an Elite from Halo. Yeah. Really.
If you haven't noticed Scott doesn't pick and choose questions.

Also please stop with the violence and the insults. Just because you're on the Internet does not give you the right to say whatever you please.

Thank you.
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Straif on October 21, 2012, 01:08:09 PM
Trust me; I'm no different on here than in real life. If anything I'm more calm because I can't do the Italian hand gestures that usually go with my speech.
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Mon Petite Chou Chou on October 21, 2012, 01:09:10 PM
Fine, but do you see my point?
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Straif on October 21, 2012, 01:09:47 PM
Yes. I was done anyway.
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Clankinist on October 21, 2012, 01:11:21 PM
I totes forgot about this. I was gunna ask him if he'd still come to the wedding even if I don't want kids, so none would be named Deryn.
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: CrimsBrasil on October 21, 2012, 01:39:19 PM
We (generally) don't speak Portuguese here, then again, maybe there should be a foreign language subforum.


Nós (geralmente) não falam Português aqui, então, novamente, talvez deve haver um subforum língua estrangeira.

I agree, a sub forum for foreign languages should be created!

Concordo, um forum para sub linguas estrangeiras deve ser criado!

Erro meu.

Eu não gostaria de ser excluída da conversa por causa da língua. Ao contrário, participar de um fórum em inglês me ajuda a aprender mais.

Só respondi apenas em português aquela mensagem porque era mais pessoal. Eu devia ter escrito por mensagem privada. De resto, não me importo em escrever em inglês, mesmo que precisando da ajuda do tradutor e do dicionário. Mas eu PRECISO aprender inglês de qualquer forma.


ENGLISH:

My mistake.

I would not want to be excluded from the discussion because of the language. Instead, join a forum in English helps me to learn more.

Only replied only in Portuguese that message because it was more personal. I should have written a private message. Moreover, I do not mind writing in English, even needing the help of translator and dictionary. But I NEED to learn English anyway.
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Clankinist on October 21, 2012, 01:46:42 PM
And the best way to learn it is to be where there is a lot of English. Like kids who learned to speak or read English because they wanted to know what Pokemon cards said. :)
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: gavinfuzzy on October 21, 2012, 03:12:39 PM
Gah, I missed it. I woke up at 7am, but I was too damn tired I fell back asleep.  :'(
Oh well, till next time...

Asia is just getting the Leviathan and Uglies books too... I wonder if scott will ever come here...

And Straif, we forgot to ask about the Cyklop thing. :-\
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: artimousguy on October 21, 2012, 04:23:10 PM
I didn't know I was at disney land I had so many questions why does this always happen  :'(
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Straif on October 21, 2012, 04:38:10 PM
Gah, I missed it. I woke up at 7am, but I was too damn tired I fell back asleep.  :'(
Oh well, till next time...

Asia is just getting the Leviathan and Uglies books too... I wonder if scott will ever come here...

And Straif, we forgot to ask about the Cyklop thing. :-\
Blast.
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: artimousguy on October 22, 2012, 06:52:06 AM
 >:( I really miss out on the fun things I'm always a little slow to get the memos >:(
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Phantom on October 22, 2012, 07:53:33 AM
I'm sorry. If possible, try to work hese sessions into your schedule, even if it means refusing events.
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: artimousguy on October 22, 2012, 07:56:52 AM
ya i will try its just that i dont look at stuff fast enough
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: tridecagirl on October 23, 2012, 02:18:55 PM
Okay, Straif, calling someone retarded, making fun of their appearance, and saying you want to kill them is not appropriate. Try to refrain from that in the future especially if someone asks you to stop
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Straif on October 23, 2012, 02:20:31 PM
Subject's been dropped for almost two days now, don't worry.
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Eraisuithiel on October 23, 2012, 03:00:42 PM
Okay, I‘d hate to get into this, but I should just point out that, Straif, if Deca gave you a warning like that, chances are someone reported you. And, even if it has been two days, there‘s really no excuse to make comments like that.
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Straif on October 23, 2012, 03:01:18 PM
I figured someone did. And as I said; its dropped. I won't bring it back up again.
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: tridecagirl on October 24, 2012, 04:59:52 AM
Uh huh. I can't control when things are reported or when I can get to them. Let's just try to avoid nasty language in general.  I understand this particular situation is over, but we can use it as a model for what not to do in the future.
Fanna, I see where you're coming from, but those words can upset people even when they're not used on them. For example, someone calling a random person a 'fag' could upset someone else who's gay. Etc.

Deca out.
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Straif on October 24, 2012, 05:03:21 AM
Remind me not to open my mouth next time, would someone?
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Mara-la on October 24, 2012, 08:53:30 AM
Being a smart-ass about it isn't gonna help either. Quit the snarky remarks and just stop being nasty, okay?
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Straif on October 24, 2012, 08:54:03 AM
That was serious.
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Polandeer on October 24, 2012, 09:49:34 AM
Seriously, just forget it. Topic change...
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Straif on October 24, 2012, 09:54:40 AM
Yes please.
Any idea when the next one of these will be and/or if Scott's gonna do another tour when his new book comes out?
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Polandeer on October 24, 2012, 09:57:51 AM
Did anyone get the name of his next book?
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: artimousguy on October 24, 2012, 01:55:39 PM
I forgot what it was and plus I'm on your guys's side polander and straif
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Straif on October 24, 2012, 01:57:16 PM
Blast, I really want to hear what it was...
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Luna Lovegood on October 24, 2012, 01:58:35 PM
He said he has no U.S. tours for a year because he won't have a knew book out, so his book won't be out for at least a year we know.
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: artimousguy on October 24, 2012, 02:28:41 PM
but what was it called i forgot
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Luna Lovegood on October 24, 2012, 02:43:14 PM
He said it was a secret and wouldn't tell us.
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Straif on October 24, 2012, 02:44:35 PM
Of COURSE it's secret XD.
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Luna Lovegood on October 24, 2012, 02:46:28 PM
Wouldn't it be funny if the title of the book was "A Secret"
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: artimousguy on October 24, 2012, 02:47:27 PM
no i think there is already a book named that
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Straif on October 24, 2012, 02:48:56 PM
That's "THE Secret". My mom got a copy, made me read it. Good stuff...but it didn't really work for me sadly.
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Luna Lovegood on October 24, 2012, 02:49:36 PM
never heard of it.
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: artimousguy on October 24, 2012, 02:51:21 PM
I never read it I just thought I heard it once or I was just joking but really both. can't believe there is one called that :-\
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Straif on October 24, 2012, 02:53:04 PM
Its an alternative idea thing. Don't worry too much about it.
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: gavinfuzzy on October 24, 2012, 10:59:44 PM
I REALLY REALLY have to ask of the chances of touring in Asia... I see Leviathan and Uglies are KINDA sorta gaining popularity, now the softcovers are released at mainstream retail. (Aha! I have the hardcover! :D)
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: artimousguy on October 25, 2012, 11:44:49 AM
congrats hope you have fun also does it translate into chinese or whatever you speak when you read this forum?
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: gavinfuzzy on October 25, 2012, 10:50:57 PM
ROFL! Dude, not everything in Asia is Chinese.  ;D Well, I get that alot.

Yes, I'm Chinese, but I suck at the language. I guess I can listen and understand it just fine, but I can't read it well nor can I speak fluently in it.

I understand English perfectly fine, and so do most of the people in my country (Singapore). Yes, naturally I speak it too, its what most people here converse in. So yes, I'm reading this and typing this in English too.
Title: Re: Meet-up #2 of 2012
Post by: Straif on October 26, 2012, 02:35:06 AM
Because he's a BOSS.