Agent of Change

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2020-Sep-5 @ 9:19 AM
ChiefRock
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I would really like to see more of this story Pleeaase?

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2020-Sep-5 @ 9:29 AM
Eric Storm
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Me, too.  Don't talk to me, talk to Bridget and Tala.  (Mostly Tala on this one...)

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2020-Sep-6 @ 12:01 AM
ChiefRock
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So am I assuming you have ghost writer assistance on some of these storys? It is OK just asking since I was not aware. For this question I am defining a ghost writer as someone under direct supervision where you must approve before publish.


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My worst day at sea is better than my best day ashore
I found a home in the navy-but they land airplanes on my roof
2020-Sep-6 @ 3:02 AM
Eric Storm
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Bite your tongue.  (And that's a direct order, Chief!)  I have tried collaboration in the past, and it failed every time.

Bridget and Tala are my muses.  Bridget handles mostly plot-heavy stuff.  Tala likes to get laid.

Eric Storm


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2020-Sep-6 @ 3:03 AM
Eric Storm
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PS:  Before further misunderstanding ensues:  Neither one of them has a corporeal body.  Wish they did... but you shouldn't: I wouldn't have enough energy left to actually write anything down!  big_smile

Eric Storm


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2020-Sep-6 @ 3:35 AM
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LOL we are good I understand now


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2020-Dec-22 @ 2:14 AM
rlcsub63
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Eric Storm wrote:

Me, too.  Don't talk to me, talk to Bridget and Tala.  (Mostly Tala on this one...)

Eric Storm

OK.  How do we follow up with Bridget and Tala?


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2020-Dec-22 @ 8:20 AM
Eric Storm
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rlcsub63 wrote:

OK.  How do we follow up with Bridget and Tala?

Make all checks payable to...

big_smile

Bridget & Tala are reticent enough to talk to ME right now.  You have no chance of getting their attention.

Eric Storm


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2021-Jan-2 @ 6:52 AM
Jamril
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So since Woodward is finished i hope you focus more on this one. As much as i liked Woodward i realy want to know how Nick will change the world and before that how you plan on settling his argument with his father. Are you going to use one of the usually used tropes or are you going to think of something new or using a rarely used trope?


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2021-Jan-2 @ 8:15 AM
Eric Storm
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Jamril wrote:

So since Woodward is finished i hope you focus more on this one. As much as i liked Woodward i realy want to know how Nick will change the world and before that how you plan on settling his argument with his father. Are you going to use one of the usually used tropes or are you going to think of something new or using a rarely used trope?

*shrugs*  I'll be honest, I do not think in terms of tropes.  I don't even know what things are considered tropes and what aren't.  I just try to do something that makes sense in the context of the story I'm writing.  I don't concern myself with whether that thing is commonly used or not. 

Let's face it:  Most of the things that are commonly used, it's for a reason:  Those are the things that most often happen in those situations.  For instance, "Jealous wife poisons her adulterous spouse" is a trope because... jealous wives have frequently murdered their adulterous spouses by poisoning them.  No reason to avoid that scenario because it's commonplace, you just need to make it work within your story.  And that's what I'll do with Nick and his father. 

(No, I'm not going to have his wife poison him... probably...   0smile  )

Eric Storm


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2021-Jan-3 @ 9:54 AM
Jamril
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I agree it has to fit the story, that is a given. But as someone who reads a lot and quite likes your way of writing i hope that you came up with something better than Nick using his powers on his Dad to make him leave the family or just turn him into his "slave" and claims his mother and sister as his. If there is a better reason for this than just because he can do it, it could be good. But i hope you got a better solution in mind. big_smile

On the other hand i will read every chapter anyway.


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2021-Jan-3 @ 11:41 AM
Eric Storm
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I have already made clear that Nick doesn't want to use his power on his family.

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2021-Jan-4 @ 4:20 AM
Jamril
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"Doesn´t want to" and "is not going to" or "is forced to", are different things. smile
For arguments sake he could have sex with his mom and his father catched them, now Nick could be forced to use his powers. And that is a common trope. Or his father could discover his factory or his other relationships and gives him shit about it and trys to force Nick to give everything up, and now Nick has to use his powers. At this point i don´t know where you are going with the story and i cant wait to find out how you are gona solve this. I know how i would do it, but i am not the one writing the story. big_smile


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2021-Jan-4 @ 5:24 AM
Eric Storm
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You forget that Nick has stuff he can hold over his father.  His father depends on a squeaky-clean public reputation that he cannot live up to at home.  Were Nick to reveal that - and he would have backup from at least Teresa if no one else - his father's entire life would come crumbling down.

Therefore, it is not necessarily the case that Nick would be forced to use mind control.  A simple stalemate of blackmailing back and forth might be sufficient.

Of course, mind control is easier.  I'm just saying it's not the only way Nick has to deal with the situations that might arise with his father.

Eric Storm


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2021-Mar-29 @ 7:40 PM
thehilz
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Loved the chapter. So many interesting scenes; how Nick interacted with his family after the vandalism, both FBI ones and I especially enjoyed the couple with Linda as well as both sex scenes. Looking forward to seeing what Nick and SALT have to go up against.


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2021-Mar-30 @ 8:38 AM
Timberwolf92
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Loved the chapter Eric.

(posted from Chapter 10)


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2021-Apr-7 @ 9:38 PM
Pudding5
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The B. in Benoit B. Mandelbrot, stands for Benoit B. Mandelbrot.


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2021-Apr-8 @ 1:29 AM
Eric Storm
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The guy's just being pretentious.  The B stands for Bob.

:-P

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PS:  Yes, I got the joke.  How come no funny remarks about Sierpinski?


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2021-May-23 @ 6:10 PM
thehilz
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Things with SALT sure seems to be building up steam very quickly. Nearly spit my drink out reading the banter with Pat’s son on thanksgiving. Looking forward to next chapter.


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2021-May-23 @ 11:32 PM
Eric Storm
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I take no responsibility for water-damaged electronics.  :-P

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2021-May-26 @ 4:16 AM
Hyproxy
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That comment about not knowing what the fiscal year is, is way too specific to not be about an actual person.

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2021-May-26 @ 8:42 AM
ChiefRock
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Hyproxy wrote:

That comment about not knowing what the fiscal year is, is way too specific to not be about an actual person.

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Actually that comment applys to many of my clueless relatives. Recall once in the early 70s had a cousin tell me "My taxes pay your salary" I was active Navy at that time. replied my Taxes also pay my salary. Only one of my relatives in that group knew the Military paid taxes when not in a combat zone


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2021-Jun-10 @ 11:30 PM
Pleidius
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I am, seriously, enjoying this story and wait hopefully for more of it.

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2021-Jun-11 @ 4:09 AM
Eric Storm
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ChiefRock wrote:

the Military paid taxes when not in a combat zone

I know this is true, but it has never made any sense to me.  You got your money from the federal government, only to have them tax that money.... well, if they didn't want you to have all of it, why'd they give you so much in the first place???  Seems like we could save some bureaucracy by just reducing government worker pay by the amount they would be taxed, and make them tax-exempt.

But, you know, that would be efficient.  Government wouldn't want to do something efficient...

roll

Eric Storm


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2021-Aug-1 @ 4:38 PM
Pugs
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Just read ch. 6 another great chapter
nicks dad is a HUGE dick and his little brother needs to pull his tongue from his dad ass I'm interested in seeing how Nick's mum grows in the story. Another great one    big_smile


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