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Comments on Wednesday 31 October 2001:
Anyone fancy doing some incentive-sponsoring? Give me $10 if I can finish a 50000-word (non-idiotic) novel in 10 days? Or 5 (replacing either 10)? Maybe a few bucks if I complete two novels in the month? No? Didn't think so. Still, worth a try. Money incenses me even better than competition. Especially in the form of a bet. [19:43]

Alex
Hey, if it's non idiotic i might send you ten bucks, and cook for the Ravens at some point. How can you pass up a bet like that? But then, what will *you* give up if i judge it idiotic?

Nik
Hm. I'll send you $10 of Airwaves, if you get a non-idiotic novel done in the month. How's that?

Kevan
Money? It'd only be spent on Volkswagen logos. Isn't knowing that appreciative people will read it more of a joss-stick than money or chewing gum? Hm? You confuse me sometimes.

RavenBlack
It's not the money, it's the wager of it. I want people to put up money for something they think I won't be able to do. Proving people wrong is the best.

RavenBlack
As for what I'll give up... Tricky - I believe Alex doesn't like Pratchett, and I occasionally infuse a little Pratchetty humour. If that makes it idiotic, I can't agree to give up anything. If idiocy-of-novel is a more genuine aspect (such as lacking a plot), then if it's judged idiotic by anyone I respect, I'll give up writing, and apologise.

Nameless
Oh sure, *my* opinion is suspect because i think Pratchett's more dry and less funny than a dessicated corpse?
I would go off in a huff if i didn't agree that it's half a taste thing. ;}
So are we only taking bets from Pratchett-lovers? Then, how do you know they're not biased in your favor?

RavenBlack
Not at all. I said that if a little Pratchett-style humour makes a novel idiotic in your eye, then no bet. You don't have to like Pratchett, so long as you don't write off a whole novel for a little silliness.
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