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Old 11-26-2016, 02:34 PM   #26
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I wonder if this little exercise will rekindle Dirk's interest in real time, off-the-cuff writing and he will consider writing another blog. I really enjoy his writing style but I don't want to direct the subject matter.

I would like to see him choose the topics he's interested in... maybe based on current events and pop culture... That would be fun to read.
That would be awesome !!
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Old 11-26-2016, 02:36 PM   #27
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Old 11-26-2016, 02:38 PM   #28
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Yeah, I always thought that was funny. And in the 'Belly of a Boeing' episode, they make Hannibal the pilot! Dwight took an intro flight but I think he quit because his wife was nervous about it. Flying isn't as dangerous as people think... you just hear about the bad stuff on the news, but statistically, there are very few accidents. Even with the single-engines. And there's nothing quite like it... I always wanted to fly a seaplane and land on a lake. Met an Alaskan bush pilot once who would take off from a lake and track herds of caribou, radioing down to the hunters with their location (totally cheating!)

I wonder if Dirk is still considering publishing another book. He's mentioned that in several interviews too. Maybe he'll address that in his answer to you.
I'm looking forward to his answer to that question too. I guess it's really special to be able to fly a plane. Talk about freedom !!!

Oh I hope he will. I just LOVE his writing style.
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George actually had a pilot's licence. Haha

I have decided to take an introductory lesson next year if finances let me.
I didn't know that.

Awesome !!! I do hope you'll be able to.
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Yeah, I always thought that was funny. And in the 'Belly of a Boeing' episode, they make Hannibal the pilot! Dwight took an intro flight but I think he quit because his wife was nervous about it. Flying isn't as dangerous as people think... you just hear about the bad stuff on the news, but statistically, there are very few accidents. Even with the single-engines. And there's nothing quite like it... I always wanted to fly a seaplane and land on a lake. Met an Alaskan bush pilot once who would take off from a lake and track herds of caribou, radioing down to the hunters with their location (totally cheating!)

I wonder if Dirk is still considering publishing another book. He's mentioned that in several interviews too. Maybe he'll address that in his answer to you.
Landing a seaplane on a lake would be the most romantic thing ever! And I'm guessing flying is very safe because of the extensive training you have to go through to get your pilot's license, compared to the minimal requirements for a driver's license in most of the U.S.

That would be nice to know. The title would have to be five words long to keep the trend going from his other books haha.
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Old 11-26-2016, 02:59 PM   #31
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George actually had a pilot's licence. Haha

I have decided to take an introductory lesson next year if finances let me.
Wow, double irony. Next you're going to tell me Mr. T isn't really afraid of flying.

That would be so cool! I hope it works out.
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Old 11-26-2016, 03:03 PM   #32
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Oh I hope he will. I just LOVE his writing style.
Me too.
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The title would have to be five words long to keep the trend going from his other books haha.
Five words...... "Forum Made Me Do It"
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Five words...... "Forum Made Me Do It"
Perfect.
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Five words...... "Forum Made Me Do It"
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Five words...... "Forum Made Me Do It"
Catchy title
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It's quiet out here. Too quiet.

I've always wanted to say that.
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ROFL... Faceman... The Taxicab Wars. Right?
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Yes! Thank you so much for getting the reference.
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Thanks for that!
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I like the little accent he does...
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Yes, it's so funny. I can hear it in my head right now. I wonder if that was even scripted. There are a few scenes in the show that seem like they could have been ad-libbed, but they're so smooth it's hard to tell.
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I've often wondered that too! Another good question...

If I had to guess I would say Dirk and Dwight would be most likely to come up with some funny ad-libs. George would've made them change the script, and T would have read the lines as written (well, sort of. I think he always sort of put his own little spin and emphasis in. Then there were the times you could identify what he was supposed to say but it wasn't quite what came out of his mouth! I think he must have been fun to work with).
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That sounds like an accurate summary, and it definitely would have been interesting to work with Mr. T haha. But the fact that each of the actors added their own "personality" to the script means they really made the show theirs, which is awesome. No wonder they made all the execs nervous.
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I've often wondered that too! Another good question...

If I had to guess I would say Dirk and Dwight would be most likely to come up with some funny ad-libs. George would've made them change the script, and T would have read the lines as written (well, sort of. I think he always sort of put his own little spin and emphasis in. Then there were the times you could identify what he was supposed to say but it wasn't quite what came out of his mouth! I think he must have been fun to work with).
Great guess. Love it!
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That sounds like an accurate summary, and it definitely would have been interesting to work with Mr. T haha. But the fact that each of the actors added their own "personality" to the script means they really made the show theirs, which is awesome. No wonder they made all the execs nervous.
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That sounds like an accurate summary, and it definitely would have been interesting to work with Mr. T haha. But the fact that each of the actors added their own "personality" to the script means they really made the show theirs, which is awesome. No wonder they made all the execs nervous.
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It's quiet out here. Too quiet.

I've always wanted to say that.
I must admit that I belong to the church of Murdock. But a bit of Face on the side ain't that bad. I really like writing them as brothers/BFFs.
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I must admit that I belong to the church of Murdock. But a bit of Face on the side ain't that bad. I really like writing them as brothers/BFFs.
Their personalities complement each other well. It's like they're the brothers they never had. I like the way you portray them in your writing.

Here's a Murdock quote for you: "Superior force? But I am but one man... and a kind of nutty one at that!"
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Their personalities complement each other well. It's like they're the brothers they never had. I like the way you portray them in your writing.

Here's a Murdock quote for you: "Superior force? But I am but one man... and a kind of nutty one at that!"
Thank you! that really means a lot to me. I haven't portrayed them fighting yet, but I feel like that that kind of behaviour just doesn't fit. The only time Face and Murdock fought was in family reunion. In the show it's mostly Face getting exasperated and Murdock finding another victim. I'm currently writing a tag chapter to the pucker factor. Featuring a massive hangover, the obstacle course of death and a new bird for Murdock.

You know it would be awesome if Dirk ever read anything I wrote, but also really REALLY scary.
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