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24 September 2011 @ 11:17 am
New York Times :)  

Sadly, no, this is not a post saying I’ve hit the NYT. Not exactly, anyway. There is, however, a pretty damned cool article about AmberMUSH players, myself included, who grew up to be professional writers. Jim is, of course, the lead story, but Cameron Banks, Angela Beegle, and the Evil Hat lads are name-checked as well. Pretty nifty! And a nice way to start the weekend. :)

eta: Could somebody pick me up a copy of that NYT? I can’t find one over here. (Ah, for the days of yore, when we MUSHed all night and you could find international newspapers at the bookstores…)

(x-posted from the essential kit)
irishkateirishkate on September 24th, 2011 10:52 am (UTC)
You fail to mention that you are quoted as well as name checked in the article. :-D
annathepiper on September 24th, 2011 03:25 pm (UTC)
Oh AWESOME. :) MUSHers made good!
Marithmarith on September 24th, 2011 05:40 pm (UTC)
Double-decker awesome. Congrats on the quote! :)
Amandatreehugginhippy on September 24th, 2011 07:00 pm (UTC)
Wow, I wonder how many famous writes I met in my MUSH/MUX days :)
Cally Beckeldestmuse on September 24th, 2011 07:04 pm (UTC)
Dude, thanks for sharing this.

I am one of the developers for Lithmeria, a MUD (more combat-intensive version of MUSHes) with elements of fantasy and steampunk. I mentioned the article to my boss thinking it could be something we could share on the facebook page as a neat little "check it out" and he says he played Amber and thinks he knew Butcher's character!

Ironically, he's one of my friends who's been resisting reading the Dresden Files. Maybe he will pick them up now :D
T. Revst_rev on September 24th, 2011 09:06 pm (UTC)
Tell him that a ton of characters in the books are Tuckerized from AmberMUSH and challenge him to spot which ones. (Mister is the easiest.)
Flitterbyflit on September 24th, 2011 10:18 pm (UTC)
I laughed so hard when I saw Mister. :)
T. Revst_rev on September 25th, 2011 05:38 pm (UTC)
Someone should compile a list. I know that Dresden's brother is based on inspired by some of colubra's characters, and that the vampire and faerie houses are inspired by some Chaos houses, but I don't know what the correspondences are or if there are any specific character connections. Johnny Marcone seems to be partly inspired by Jonathan Barimen--the giveaway was when he became the only mortal signatory to the Unseelie Accords.
A large duckburger_eater on September 24th, 2011 10:49 pm (UTC)
"NYTimes Author C.E. Murphy"

(Skimmers will never notice the missing word.)