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Geek Knowledge and Sundries

1. I'm sad at how few people got the geek code yesterday, but grateful for those that did. And we shouldn't feel shame. We're awesome. hahahaha.


GREEDO
SHOT
FIRST


And if you don't get what that means, then you just don't know my loves, that's all, and we can never be truly happy together, woe. And of course, it's a joke because we all know that

HAN
SHOT
FIRST!!



2. I'm trying to write up a query letter for an agency today, an agency suggested by my film agent, who told me to "tell them I sent you." I'm trying to work that in and not sound like a jackass. It's harder than it seems.

3. It's going to be 80 degrees today and I am going to sit outside in my garden and read more of Y: The Last Man Standing, which is freaking fun and page-turning. (For those that asked, it's available now in graphic novel form with 5 issues/chapters per book, 60 issues/chapters in all.)

4. There are big changes afoot, I can just feel it. I'm kind of giddy with anticipation, it must be said. :)

Comments

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kseenaa
Apr. 8th, 2009 05:16 pm (UTC)
Mwahahahaha! X-D *finally gets it*
stoney321
Apr. 8th, 2009 05:26 pm (UTC)
Patience is a virtue! ;)
jgracio
Apr. 8th, 2009 05:20 pm (UTC)
I knew that was the Star Wars alphabet, but I really don't know how to read it. :(

And I date myself with this, but yes, Han very much shot first!

What's wrong with "As suggested by my agent X, I am contacting you..."?
I mean, if he thinks you're good enough, why be subtle about it? You're awesome, they're lucky to have the opportunity to work with you!

Shouldn't that be the attitude?

BTW, IANAAgent, nor have I ever worked in or with anyone in an agency. :D
stoney321
Apr. 8th, 2009 05:25 pm (UTC)
You can take pride in your lack of completely dorky geekhood, then!

Well, I want to be smooth about it, and not sound like "LOVE ME BECAUSE WE KNOW THE SAME PERSON." The whole query letter thing is very stressful as it is. You only get one first impression, you know?

(and thank you)
bienegold
Apr. 8th, 2009 08:10 pm (UTC)
Pssh, the movie came out before I was born and I know Han shot first. Anything else is just stupid!
brunettepet
Apr. 8th, 2009 05:21 pm (UTC)
I'm soaking up the rays in the front yard, sitting on the our bench swing and reading a mystery. Laundry's on the line, the chard has been harvested for a frittata for supper and all is right with the world! This short window before the mosquitoes come back is my favorite time of year.

Han did shoot first.
stoney321
Apr. 8th, 2009 05:24 pm (UTC)
Man, what a great day you're having!

HAN TOTALLY DID.
poshcat
Apr. 8th, 2009 05:21 pm (UTC)
I know a lot about query letters! A lot!! You should start out the query by saying something like:


Dear Mr. Pitt:

My film agent, Ms. Jolie, suggested I write to you concerning my mad expose on Mormonism entitled: "God Did Not Tell You to Do That, Dickheads".


Trust me, you won't sound like a jackass. You'll sound professional and also they'll be glad you told them right up front so they don't toss your query to the bottom of the slush pile.

Also, can you give me a rough number of people on the entire planet who would have been able to read that code from yesterday?!?! I'm glad we're not getting graded on this. At least I got the Greedo joke. ::semi-nerdy::
stoney321
Apr. 8th, 2009 05:24 pm (UTC)
AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

I'm going to do just what you said! :D I think there are ten thousand eight-hundred and thirty seven people in the continental US that got my joke. Unfortunately, only five of them are readers of my LJ...
enigmaticblues
Apr. 8th, 2009 06:23 pm (UTC)
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! Okay, now I get it!
stoney321
Apr. 8th, 2009 07:23 pm (UTC)
HEEEEEEEE.
cappy
Apr. 8th, 2009 07:46 pm (UTC)
Hey, don't I get a few points? I was leaning towards Star Wars.
stoney321
Apr. 8th, 2009 07:56 pm (UTC)
NO SOUP FOR YOU!
cappy
Apr. 8th, 2009 07:58 pm (UTC)
SEINFELD!!!!! SOUP NAZI!!
gabzilla
Apr. 8th, 2009 08:15 pm (UTC)
*finally gets it* Do I have to hang my head in shame now?
denelian
Apr. 8th, 2009 08:43 pm (UTC)
i at first thought that it would say "Han Shot First", but then you went on about how TRUFANS would disagree with the statement, so i decided i was wrong and didn't say anything at all.

which is good :) i would feel very bad had i wrote "han shot first" as the translation to "GREEDO shot first"

at least i was in the right general category.

han shot first. i know, i was at the first showing in CA. my dad held me while standing in line for over 3 hours (i was 4 months old. my dad was DETERMINED i was going to be a sci-fi-geek.) Greedo never shot at all. and you know? i'm ok with that, i was never bothered by Han shooting him, the dialog makes it very clear that if Han hadn't shot him, Greedo would have turned him over to the Imps.
rilee16
Apr. 8th, 2009 09:24 pm (UTC)
Han totally shot first.

"During a conversation with my film agent the name of your agency came up. He/she had great things to say about you, and recommended I get into contact with you concerning :insert here:, saying that we might be a good fit for each others' needs :insert whatever area this is about:."
floweringjudas
Apr. 8th, 2009 09:31 pm (UTC)
Oh dude, I love Y. Please let us know how you find Preacher; the upstairs neighbor keeps trying to get me to read it but...mleh. I think people in the prev post suggested Ex Machina and I TOTALLY AGREE - despite not really liking graphic novels, I LOVE those. For srs.

Yay for the agent, but I don't have any ideas re query letter. Han TOTALLY shot first.
chrryblssmninja
Apr. 8th, 2009 09:39 pm (UTC)
OH MY GOSH I KNEW IT WAS STAR WARS BUT BUT BUT

-headdesk-
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stoney321
Apr. 9th, 2009 01:12 am (UTC)
Oh, you were in the majority, sugar booger. :D You can still pwn me on most sf knowledge.

I will take that contribution with love and thanks! :*
thedarkevilone
Apr. 9th, 2009 02:23 am (UTC)
I GOT IT!!! (I didn't see the post yesterday, but looked first before peeking at the answer.) \o/
soalivesofree
Apr. 10th, 2009 09:25 pm (UTC)
You know, my whole life I was used to thinking of my self as the geekiest person I know. (Except for the time I worked at a dot-com, the programmers had me beat by a country mile.) But this...well, I may have to hand the crown over to you. Because you've spelled out your joke and I STILL DON'T GET IT.

I'll be over in the corner with my graphic novels and my Octavia E. Butler sci-fi and my telescope, nursing my wounded nerd ego.
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Reading this? I'm just curious. Because that's really detail-oriented of you. Feel free to stop reading. But you can see that there's more here, so are you going to keep reading? Really? That's pretty dedicated. I'm impressed. No, really. I'm not being sarcastic, why do you get like that? See, this is the problem I have with your mother - yes. YES. I'm going there. It's time we put all of our cards on the table.

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