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Old December 5 2009, 04:16 AM   #1
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Holy crap, David Mack is awesome.

Not that this is news.

I just happened to be reminded, as I read Twilight's Wrath for the first time (his story in Tales Of The Dominion war telling of a major turning point in Shinzon's rise to power), and actually found myself "damn, this is awesome, I wish he'd written a whole novel about this."

Oh, yes, I found myself wanting a novel about Shinzon, essentially the lamest villain Star Trek ever came up with.

Dude never misses, I tell you. Every damn book, short story, whatever manages to exceed my expectations.
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Old December 5 2009, 04:54 AM   #2
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Re: Holy crap, David Mack is awesome.

Thrawn wrote: View Post
Not that this is news.

I just happened to be reminded, as I read Twilight's Wrath for the first time (his story in Tales Of The Dominion war telling of a major turning point in Shinzon's rise to power), and actually found myself "damn, this is awesome, I wish he'd written a whole novel about this."

Oh, yes, I found myself wanting a novel about Shinzon, essentially the lamest villain Star Trek ever came up with.

Dude never misses, I tell you. Every damn book, short story, whatever manages to exceed my expectations.
HA! I had that exact reaction back when I read it! It was in fact the first in a long line of reasons why Mack is by far my favorite author.
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Old December 5 2009, 07:17 AM   #3
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Re: Holy crap, David Mack is awesome.

I gotta say, this is my favorite thread title I've ever seen. Nice way to end the day. Thanks for the ego-boost!
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Old December 5 2009, 07:50 AM   #4
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Re: Holy crap, David Mack is awesome.

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I gotta say, this is my favorite thread title I've ever seen. Nice way to end the day. Thanks for the ego-boost!

Although it might not have been an ego-boast, I bet you would not have complained if the the thread title had been:
"Holy crap, David Mack wins MegaMillion."
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Old December 5 2009, 08:22 AM   #5
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Re: Holy crap, David Mack is awesome.

Of course, you realize that almost immediately after reading this title, his wife then stuck her head in the door and said, "Holy crap, David Mack still has to change the cat litter!"
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Old December 5 2009, 09:14 AM   #6
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Of course, you realize that almost immediately after reading this title, his wife then stuck her head in the door and said, "Holy crap, David Mack still has to change the cat litter!"
Yeah, but I'm sure he did it awesomely.

That's it! We should nickname David Mack "Captain Awesome," a la Devon in Chuck! (Hey, it's better than "Angel of Death," right?)
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Old December 5 2009, 06:03 PM   #7
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Re: Holy crap, David Mack is awesome.

Sci wrote: View Post
William Leisner wrote: View Post
Of course, you realize that almost immediately after reading this title, his wife then stuck her head in the door and said, "Holy crap, David Mack still has to change the cat litter!"
Yeah, but I'm sure he did it awesomely.
I love this board.
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Old December 5 2009, 06:09 PM   #8
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Re: Holy crap, David Mack is awesome.

So... when is the movie based on the Destiny trilogy?
Pretty please, J.J.?
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Old December 5 2009, 09:29 PM   #9
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So... when is the movie based on the Destiny trilogy?
Pretty please, J.J.?
How about no film about those books? Even better, let's pretend they never existed.
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Old December 5 2009, 09:41 PM   #10
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Re: Holy crap, David Mack is awesome.

let's pretend you just didn't post that?
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Old December 5 2009, 09:43 PM   #11
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Nevyn wrote: View Post
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So... when is the movie based on the Destiny trilogy?
Pretty please, J.J.?
How about no film about those books? Even better, let's pretend they never existed.
I suspect you might have missed the point of this thread.

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Old December 5 2009, 09:46 PM   #12
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i suspect you missed the point that i for one would love a Destiny trilogy of movies.
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Old December 5 2009, 09:49 PM   #13
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Re: Holy crap, David Mack is awesome.

I wouldn't. I think the books are just about as good as that story could possibly be told. Movies would just change stuff and leave out important things.
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Old December 5 2009, 09:50 PM   #14
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Re: Holy crap, David Mack is awesome.

Yes, he is. Thanks for all the great books, David. And, happy holidays to you and your family. Now, a question: I usually just lurk here, but I have not seen Terri O or KRAD post in a while. Are they OK? And, will Andy Mangels have another Star Trek book before the sun goes super nova?
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Old December 5 2009, 09:59 PM   #15
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Re: Holy crap, David Mack is awesome.

^Hope so.

BTW...here's a question for David Mack:

When you do push-ups, sir, are you lifting yourself up...or are you pushing the world down?
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