Talk:Best of Shifti

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No, no, NO! Not that one! ANYTHING but that one!

Yea, sure, you can use it.

--Michael Bard, Oct 1/2008

Given that it's going to cost ~$20 a copy to give one to the authors, I voluntarily give up my free copy. I will buy it to support Shifti. I strongly recommend other authors do the same.
--Michael Bard, Oct 7/2008

Yes. I give full permission to use my story 'Gaia's Rain' in your Anthology.

Felix Sagittarius

Aka James Wolf 10/1 2008

Thank you both! ^^

--Devin 17:51, 1 October 2008 (EDT)

Meh. Feel free, so long as the publication process doesn't screw up the formatting. --Viqsi 20:47, 1 October 2008 (EDT)

Go for it. Cubist 01:07, 2 October 2008 (EDT)

Addendum to above: I'd like to receive a contributor's copy. Cubist 06:51, 12 October 2008 (EDT)

I hereby give permission to use my story in exchange for a contributor copy of the anthology. --Xodiac 14:50, 2 October 2008 (PDT)

Hiya! I'd be happy to see Hoof Beat in print - for my part, since this is a fund raiser, a courtesy copy (or two, :grin:) of the book would be all the payment I would look for. Hope it works out! --Bob Stein 16:30, 2 October 2008 (EDT)

Huh. No objections to using 501st, but I think I've written better ones more recently. Maybe the Perils of Voice Acting. I'll see if I can draw something related and scan it. --Joysweeper 22:16, 2 October 2008 (EDT)

  • Sudden thought - 501st is borderline fan fiction. Lucasarts mostly ignores fan fiction, but a couple of years back there was a lot of trouble when someone wrote a fan novel and put it on Amazon. I'd rather not stir anything up. Maybe this story should be pulled. --Joysweeper 12:34, 7 October 2008 (EDT)
Potential is there, always…
  1. This is clearly not "Star Wars"
  2. Where it does touch on Lucas Arts/Lucas Films licensed material it is edge-on - ie: it doesn't do so in any manner that could be construed as anything but deferential
  3. I don't think we have anything that could replace it - and besides, this story is one of the few that received multiple nominations, so it is, quite clearly, one of the "Best of Shifti"
However… If you feel that strongly about it I will discuss replacements for it with the rest of the administrative staff. -- ShadowWolf 22:41, 7 October 2008 (EDT)
Hmm. You should have seen the fan rage about that novel; people really thought Lucasarts was going to come down on fanfiction in general. And my story doesn't have just a few name drops or comparisons... I don't feel strongly about it, no, I'm just wary.
Guess I'll follow Bard's example and say no copy for me, thanks, but I would like to see scans of front and back cover. What are you thinking about in terms of cover art? --Joysweeper 23:07, 7 October 2008 (EDT)
The cover is being done by Craven and is planned to be a version of DaVinci's "The Vitruvian Man" showing someone in mid-TF. -- ShadowWolf 06:12, 8 October 2008 (EDT)
After discussion among the staff here, we've decided to err on the side of caution and run with your suggested replacement, "The Perils of Voice Acting". -- ShadowWolf 09:07, 11 October 2008 (EDT)

You have permission to use "Public Domain" for this collection. However, if I can sell it elsewhere, I reserve the right. I probably won't, mind you. But... Phil Geusz

Sure, you can use "Sisters Three" as long as Jon approves; he's in the story so he should have some say. CGM

I don't mind the story getting included if we make some changes to the names of the characters. --Buck 22:03, 3 October 2008 (EDT)

You may use my story "A Long Forgotten Madness" in your Best of Shifti book. I'm honored that you would so ask. --MatthiasRat 21:40, 3 October 2008 (EDT)

I have no problem with you using "Swift of Foot and Hoof", though someone might want to give it a quick edit first. I'm sure that I ran into the occasional "pronoun trouble" as Sylvester used to say.--Eirik 10:51, 4 October 2008 (EDT)

I'd be honored to have my story, "What You Eat", included in your fund-raising book. Let me know if there's anything else I can do to help this along, I can be reached at lady(dot]amalthea[at)gmail(dot]com -- Leasara 16:04, 4 October 2008 (EDT)

Looks like I misread the page, thought we were getting a copy of the book unless we declined it here. I would like to request a complimentary copy, since it's the first time anything of mine will see print and I don't know if I'll be able to afford it otherwise. -- Leasara 23:15, 28 October 2008 (EDT)

Ye Editor here, with a progress report: I've finished tweaking RUSH HOUR, REPLAY, and TWO-PAGE SUICIDE NOTE. Should I send the edited manuscripts to their authors for review (which is what I'd do if this were ANTHRO)? If not, what is the protocol? Currently in progress: Working over HOOF BEAT... Cubist 06:47, 12 October 2008 (EDT)

I need to trim down "Perils of Voice Acting", but I can't decide what should be cut! I've been blinded to its flaws, and I would really appreciate someone telling me how I can edit it down. --Joysweeper 13:06, 2 November 2008 (EST)

I'd suggest you not worry about it - Cubist is editing all the stories for us. When he's got each one done he's been sending the edits back to the authors for approval. -- ShadowWolf 17:29, 2 November 2008 (EST)

Any progress on this?

Just wondering. Haven't heard a thing since I was asked if I wanted to be included, and it looks like the page hasn't seen any action since November 2 of last year. --Leasara 05:06, 30 June 2009 (UTC)

We are having some problems with the editing. Please be patient. -- ShadowWolf 09:56, 30 June 2009 (UTC)