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Posted: 17 Mar 07, 15:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hello fellow Queen fans.

I have (finally) begun selling/shilling copies of the two little books I wrote about my own fandom of Queen, 2003's God Save My Queen: A Tribute and 2005's God Save My Queen II: The Show Must Go On, on my website through PayPal.

For details on the books, go to:
http://danielnester.com/books/

As a special offer to Queenzoners, I am offering both books for $10, postage-paid in the U.S. Just write a favorite (or not favorite) line of lyrics from the Hot Space album. This is how I'll know you are ordering from Queenzone.

Backchannel me at danielmnester at hotmail dot come if you want to work out an international mail option.



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Posted: 17 Mar 07, 16:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Let me get this straight: you are trying to market your book, doing so in an utterly bizarre fashion, and want us to order by speaking in code?

What AREN'T you high on at the time of writing?


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Posted: 17 Mar 07, 16:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Oh Thomas, even when a fellow QZer is showing some generosity, you just HAVE to speak out against it, don't you?

I think it's a neat idea.

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Posted: 17 Mar 07, 16:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well, Thomas, it's not really code, not if you have the Hot Space album. For the record, I'm not high, althought I suspect you might be on some kind of OxyContin-type drug, judging by your hyper-hysterical jackass response. Or perhaps cough syrup?

Anyhoo, there is such a thing as web trollers. And there is such as thing as having fun, which is what the Hot Space thing is supposed to be.


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Posted: 18 Mar 07, 09:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm all for a little weirdness, but not when it's as random as a pig on Mars.


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Posted: 18 Mar 07, 12:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Not for randomness, eh? And you call yourself a Queen fan?

It’s a curious thing, dealing with grumpy Dutch 18-year-old Queen fans for whom English is not their native language:

- There is that desire to lash out at things you don’t understand, so common with teenage boys;
- Then you have the Dutch stereotype of the know-it-all scold, the chap who taunts exchange students for not acting suitably understatedly dressed;
- There is being nonplussed by things like an author writing books and in turn trying to reach an audience;
- And then of course there is the lack of wit, being self-aware enough to realize that what one is saying or writing makes them look like a total putz.

A lot of these stereotypes cross cultural boundaries, for sure. But this is maybe the third or fourth time in recent years I’ve posted on QZ and some dude from the Netherlands who was barely able to take a solo flight to the bathroom when I started posting here and was barely a twinkle in his daddy’s daddy eye when I heard my first Queen record, deigns it upon himself to heckle one of my posts. It would be OK if I was saying John Deacon sang on every Queen track, but practically giving away books to fellow Queen fans?

Then again, ThomasQuinn was a “Top Twat” nominee some years back, so perhaps he’s in a category all to himself.



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Posted: 18 Mar 07, 13:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Wow. I am quite impressed by your getting my age and nationality right; I mean, you got all else wrong, so that's quite a feat.

Besides, you are in the personal section here. Want to promote your book? Fine, go to Sharing The Music - General.

My reason for attacking you? I dislike commercials on forums.


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Posted: 18 Mar 07, 13:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think I'm right about top twat and the general idiot bit, which is good enough for me. And if you don't know any Hot Space lyrics by heart, you shouldn't even be here. Don't try to outflame me, jackass.


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Posted: 18 Mar 07, 13:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

One can put anything in the "Personal" forum, by the way. As we speak, another longtime Queenzoner is putting up eBay listings under "Serious Discussion," which prompted some complaints. I don't agree with those complaints, but that's why I put it here, in "Personal."

I hope this isn't getting too complicated for you. I taught ESL for some years, so I am trying to make this as simple as possible.




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Posted: 18 Mar 07, 13:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sharing the Music is for mp3 and mp4 files, ThomTwat. If I were giving away a PDF file of my book, perhaps it would qualify.

By the way: Just what value do you add to the QZ fora, besides heckling and being a general jackass? What gives you the right to "attack" people on this site, for whatever reason, valid or not?


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Posted: 18 Mar 07, 14:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Now! now! enough with the insults! And hey! congratulations on your books! I think it really is a nice gesture - the discount for the Queenzoners.

Cheers! :D


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Posted: 18 Mar 07, 14:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thomas likes to think he can patrol QZ and tell others where they can and can't post, when this thread is just right for the "Personal" section. And Thomas, if you so dislike "commercials" on QZ, then what do you think of the Google ads at the top of every page on the forums? Any thoughts on those? Why don't you start complaining about that instead?

You've essentially taken a great big unwanted shit on a worthwhile, generous thread. Congratulations.

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Posted: 18 Mar 07, 14:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Funny think, Lester, is that I actually looked into taking Google ads for my book at one point. And it made sense to get the word out to a certain point. But then I thought I would just open up a thread here, and sort of announce I was selling some copies of my book for cheap to Queenzoners, to sort of get the word out, too. What frustrates me is that I anticipated just the kind of wankery Thomas has done here, thought I could avoid it. It obviously sets me off, because I truly feel like there is a community and a family here, and there's lots of folks who just crap on it without even thinking of the consequences.

You rock, Lester.


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Posted: 18 Mar 07, 15:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks for you kind offer, Daniel. I do own your books and cherish them. I'll email you anyway about something else.

Don't be too frustrated about the answer by TQ, he is not the speaker of the QZ community. It's perfectly okay to promote your books on QZ, they are Queen related books and have their own poetic value. They are definitely worth having for all Queen fans who are interested in music and in reading. For what it's worth I am proud you post on this forum.



I do not want any google ads here.

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Posted: 18 Mar 07, 16:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hugs to you, Valentine! Rock on!


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Posted: 18 Mar 07, 16:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Another thing that is exciting about the books is that two pieces from them -- the one that I wrote to accompany "Boheman Rhapsody" and "The Prophet's Song"--are going to appear in this anthology called Third Rail: The Poetry of Rock and Roll. The Amazon entry has a quote from my "Prophet's Song," which I think indicates that it's going to be on the jacket copy. Which is cool. Oh, and apparently there's a foreword by Bono.

Here the link:
http://www.amazon.com/dp/1416524894?tag=godsavemyquee-20&camp=15041&creative=373501&link_code=as3


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Posted: 18 Mar 07, 17:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Interesting.


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Posted: 18 Mar 07, 23:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Interesting.


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Congrats on your book Nester ;-)

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Posted: 19 Mar 07, 00:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm afraid that I have to agree with Thomas Quinn on this particular subject. This act of self promotion is nothing less than shameful and in my humble opinion, the act of a dobber.
If you're unfamiliar with the term "dobber" then you can discover it's meaning along with thousands of other Scottish slang words & phrases by purchasing a copy of "Shut Yer Pus-The Wee Book Of Scots Slang" by Scott Simpson (£5.99 from Black & White Publishing. Limited Stock availible) or it's hugely successful follow up "A Smack In The Pus" also by Scott Simpson (£5.99 from Black & White Publishing. Still availible in all good bookshops) It seems to me that Mr Webster should stop trying to hawk his wares on internet message boards and go out and get himself a girlfriend. If you do need hints on tips on getting a girl with loose morals and eve looser knicker elastic, you could do worse than pick up a copy of "The Hoor Maister's Handbook" by Scott Simpson (£5.99 from Black & White Publishing. Availible by the ton in pound shops throughout the United Kingdom)

fatty.



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Posted: 19 Mar 07, 08:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

OK, fatty. We'll wait til your book comes out. Me, I'm offering a discount to Queenzoners. I make no money on this, so perhaps I'm a really bad dobber at that.


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