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Mike Jasper
Posted on Wednesday, March 05, 2003 - 03:40 am:   

Hello. Big thanks to Jason and Jeff for setting up this slice of their space for me, a relative newbie amongst the giants.

My "writerly" name is Michael J. Jasper, but you can call me Mike. I write a mix of stuff, from SF to fantasy to horror, as well as some mainstream hits from the '90.

I've got a website at michaeljasper.net as well as an online journal, where I post about every other day or so, mostly writing-related stuff.

I plan on using this nifty board to discuss writing in general, my current projects, and most of all, what I'm reading and what other folks have been reading. I've really fallen off the bandwagon with my reading, and I think being on this board, with all these excellent authors and editors around me, will inspire me to read more, and, as a result, write better. A win-win situation.

So drop me a line and let me know what's new with you.
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Jay C
Posted on Wednesday, March 05, 2003 - 03:49 am:   

Hey, Jasper Boy. Is there no end to this madness?
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Mike
Posted on Wednesday, March 05, 2003 - 03:55 am:   

Hell No, Jay/James! It's only Just Beginning.
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Jon Hansen
Posted on Wednesday, March 05, 2003 - 09:55 am:   

It's nothing but post post post for you, isn't it boy? Frankly, I'm starting to get eye strain.

(makes note: schedule eye exam)

Ah, who am I kidding? I'll stop by from time to time here too, I expect. Looks like a nice enuf place...
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Mike Jasper
Posted on Wednesday, March 05, 2003 - 10:18 am:   

What can you do when the Day Job's slow? Thanks for dropping by, Jon!
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Vera Nazarian
Posted on Thursday, March 06, 2003 - 07:41 am:   

Hey, it's Mike, duh man! Nice new e-pad!

:-)

Vera
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Mike
Posted on Thursday, March 06, 2003 - 10:33 am:   

Hiya Vera! Thanks for dropping in!

So pull up a seat and tell us what's new, writin' and readin' wise...
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Maureen McHugh
Posted on Friday, March 14, 2003 - 06:36 pm:   

Mike! Howareya? Are you writing?

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Mike
Posted on Friday, March 14, 2003 - 06:59 pm:   

Yep, Maureen, I've been writing a lot lately. Took a year or two off after Clarion, and then started hitting it pretty hard. I figure if you've gotta have an addiction, fiction ain't bad.

Looking forward to your story at SCI FICTION!

And thanks for stopping by!
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Maureen McHugh
Posted on Tuesday, June 17, 2003 - 04:19 pm:   

Mike, I just spent a week in new Mexico with, among other people, Tim Pratt. Your name came up a number of times, all positively.
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Mike Jasper
Posted on Wednesday, June 18, 2003 - 04:42 am:   

Hey Maureen! How was Rio Hondo? I was wondering why my ears were burning all week! Tim's a great guy, and an awesome writer, for a whippersnapper. ;)
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Maureen McHugh
Posted on Thursday, June 19, 2003 - 10:16 am:   

Rio Hondo is always a week in a tiny corner of heaven. If I'm good, when I die I'll go to the mountains in New Mexico. If I'm bad I'll go to Houston.
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Greg van Eekhout
Posted on Thursday, June 19, 2003 - 11:41 am:   

Maureen, the pseudo-missus and I are visiting Santa Fe next month and are thinking of swinging by Taos on our way back. Any attractions/eateries/roadside anomalies you can recommend?
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Maureen McHugh
Posted on Friday, June 20, 2003 - 07:05 am:   

Hmmm. Taos the town is just another tourist trap. Sedona without the red rock. I'm not a shopper so that kind of stuff doesn't really excite me. What I really love in Taos is the mountains. Of course, hiking the mountains (you're at about 10,000 feet in altitude) is a bit of a problem for me because mostly I gasp. But I just plod slow and stop a lot and admire scenic vistas.

So if you can head out to Taos Ski Valley (which is actually a separate town) you'll find yourself driving up the mountain on a kind of twisty turny road through the Carson National Forest. There are campsite pulloffs and trailhead pulloffs, and if you feel the urge to wander up a trail, that's what I'd recommend.

Santa Fe is better for seeing the sites, though. I recommend the Folklore and Wheeler Museums, the old square in the center of town, if you like galleries, do some galleries.

If you're a foody, and you have the cash, eat at the Coyote Cafe in Santa Fe. Just my biased opinion, you understand.
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Greg van Eekhout
Posted on Friday, June 20, 2003 - 01:36 pm:   

Great, Maureen! Thanks for the tips! I hope to do a little high-altitude plodding myself.
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Maureen McHugh
Posted on Tuesday, August 05, 2003 - 03:46 pm:   

Since I hang out so much in Mike's topic, I thought I'd post this here.

Find out what sf writer you are:

http://gning.org/skiffy.html

Which SF Wavelet Movement Do You Belong to?

http://quizilla.com/users/Cristalia/quizzes/

I am James Tiptree Jr. the EcoGothChick. Who knew?


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Mike Jasper
Posted on Tuesday, August 05, 2003 - 05:54 pm:   

Maureen -- I'm completely surprised! ;)

Me, I'm William Gibson, Style Monkey. I find this very interesting. I'll take it!!!
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Jon Hansen
Posted on Wednesday, August 06, 2003 - 06:45 am:   

Mike, I also appear to be William Gibson, Style Monkey. Hmm.
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Nick Mamatas
Posted on Wednesday, August 06, 2003 - 07:26 am:   

I'm Kurt Vonnegut, Style Monkey.
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John Klima
Posted on Wednesday, August 06, 2003 - 07:28 am:   

I appear to be Hal Clement, Style Monkey. Never thought I'd type those words together.

JK
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Laura Anne
Posted on Wednesday, August 06, 2003 - 07:48 am:   

Al Bester, New Pulper. I am...bemused.

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Mike
Posted on Wednesday, August 06, 2003 - 07:53 am:   

Lots of Style Monkeys here. Where did I put those bananas?

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Jay Caselberg
Posted on Wednesday, August 06, 2003 - 08:31 am:   

Okay, I'm scared. I am Kurt Vonnegut, Style Monkey.
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GabrielM
Posted on Wednesday, August 06, 2003 - 08:54 am:   

James Tiptree, Genre Pirate?
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Maureen McHugh
Posted on Wednesday, August 06, 2003 - 09:18 am:   

John Klima, Hal Clement, Style Monkey may be my favorite yet.
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Nicholas Liu
Posted on Wednesday, August 06, 2003 - 10:10 am:   

Stanislaw Lem, Style Monkey.
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Jason Erik Lundberg
Posted on Wednesday, August 06, 2003 - 10:27 am:   

James Tiptree, Jr. - Style Monkey.
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Andreas Black
Posted on Wednesday, August 06, 2003 - 11:35 am:   

Heh: William Gibson & Style Monkey

I can live with that.
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Claude Lalumière
Posted on Wednesday, August 06, 2003 - 11:41 am:   

I'm most often Chip Delany, EcoGothChick!
Though if I fiddle with some questions that could go more than one way, I can also end up being John Brunner or James Tiptree, Jr. and a Stylemonkey.
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GabrielM
Posted on Wednesday, August 06, 2003 - 11:55 am:   

Don't seem to be many of us Genre Pirates. But I understand...it's a tough life, not for everyone.
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Jon Hansen
Posted on Wednesday, August 06, 2003 - 01:19 pm:   

I see from TNH's link to the Internet Anagram Server (I, Rearrangement Servant) that

"William Gibson, Style Monkey"

translates into

"I'm a low sibling; kneel, my toys!"
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Rachel Heslin
Posted on Friday, November 21, 2003 - 10:48 am:   

Just wanted to point out that, since you've opened up shop here, you seem to have accumulated a crapload of comments.

Mike Jasper: CyberHost Extraordinaire.
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Mike Jasper
Posted on Friday, November 21, 2003 - 12:37 pm:   

Yeah, Rachel, it's those crazy writing dares I put on, along with my surfaholic ways.
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Chris Amies
Posted on Tuesday, December 30, 2003 - 03:13 am:   

Isaac Asimov was not a style monkey. But this is who and what I am...
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Estrategias de Juegos
Posted on Sunday, November 14, 2004 - 05:00 pm:   

Hey I really like your site.

<p>Estrategias de Juegos</p>

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