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Saskatoonistan
05-24-2009, 10:34 PM
Here's the link (http://tinyurl.com/pkncf5).

But is it a legitimate publishing credit? One thing's for certain, whether a good or bad story, it's going to be used for only one thing.

Soccer Mom
05-24-2009, 10:39 PM
It's a gimmick. Nothing more.

Saskatoonistan
05-24-2009, 10:41 PM
It's a gimmick. Nothing more.


Yeah but check out the cover art!

dpaterso
05-24-2009, 10:51 PM
The author must be feeling flushed with success.

Oh come on, someone had to say it.

But seriously, who hasn't made jokes about printing stories on toilet paper? So someone's actually gone ahead and done it, eh, okay, more power to their wiping finger, but the idea isn't new.

I meant typing finger! Typing!

-Derek

Saskatoonistan
05-24-2009, 10:52 PM
So someone's actually gone ahead and done it, eh, okay, more power to their wiping finger, but the idea isn't new.

I meant typing finger! Typing!

-Derek

Okay... ew.

Haggis
05-24-2009, 11:02 PM
At least the pubs are recycling my rejections.

C.bronco
05-24-2009, 11:05 PM
I bet my brother Andy buys a roll! I'll ask.

Bobster
05-24-2009, 11:07 PM
The writer's on a roll. ;)

CACTUSWENDY
05-24-2009, 11:40 PM
But...but.....(no pun intended....) I see a place for all the short stories that have merit but no place to pub. I think this is a cool idea. What a neat concept, plus it will give the ah....sitter something to do while ...well, you know.

I think the price might be right on too. Not bad for a couple of stories. What folks do with my stories after they have paid and read them....who cares?

<<<<<<wonders away....

NeuroFizz
05-24-2009, 11:47 PM
It was done on single-ply and agents and editors specifically state they want double-ply...

Sage
05-24-2009, 11:55 PM
If it's a bathroom based horror story (seems like it is), that's actually really clever. Where better to scare yourself with that particular story?

AnneMarble
05-25-2009, 12:00 AM
Here's the link (http://tinyurl.com/pkncf5).

But is it a legitimate publishing credit? One thing's for certain, whether a good or bad story, it's going to be used for only one thing.
For Koji Suzuki, yes, I'd say it's a legitimate credit. He's already well known in Japan. (His novels are available in the U.S. as well.) I think it's cool they used a story by a really well known author for this instead of just hiring someone to ghostwrite (bwah hah hah) a crappy (won't go there) horror story.

For Joe Author -- or for Koji Author for that matter -- that might depend on the story and why they hired him. :)

Saskatoonistan
05-25-2009, 12:39 AM
You guys are terrible

willietheshakes
05-25-2009, 01:32 AM
I read it. In chunks.

My professional opinion? Shitty.

MissKris
05-25-2009, 01:35 AM
I love this. It's a great idea (I mean, why not?). And I was already giggling from Derek's post when I happened upon Haggis' newest ugly dog and I bust out laughing. That thing is an eyesore.

Matera the Mad
05-25-2009, 02:00 AM
I've seen a lot of horror stories on TP. Just short stuff though. Flush fiction.

dodges thrown objects

srsly I'd have loved that back when I did a lot of reading on the throne

Saskatoonistan
05-25-2009, 02:49 AM
I've seen a lot of horror stories on TP. Just short stuff though. Flush fiction.




Oh man...

bsolah
05-25-2009, 04:48 AM
I like it, think it's cool and appropriate given the story is about a ghost from the toilet.

Haggis
05-25-2009, 05:00 AM
I love this. It's a great idea (I mean, why not?). And I was already giggling from Derek's post when I happened upon Haggis' newest ugly dog and I bust out laughing. That thing has a sore eye.

Fixed it for you. :D

C.bronco
05-25-2009, 05:03 AM
I still have to email my brother. When I saw the thread title, I suspected he was the culprit!

Wayne K
05-25-2009, 12:09 PM
How did he get it in the typewriter?

thethinker42
05-25-2009, 12:52 PM
Okay, if I find this when I go to the mainland, I am SO buying a few rolls. Hell, they might even sell them here.

Either way, I'm buying some. Just because. Y200 is a small price to pay for something like that...it's the shit.

Anybody want one? I'll mail 'em.

seun
05-25-2009, 03:25 PM
Man, I'd hate to tell you what I could write on my toilet paper.

Especially after a few lagers and a curry.

Saskatoonistan
05-25-2009, 03:34 PM
Man, I'd hate to tell you what I could write on my toilet paper.

Especially after a few lagers and a curry.


That is so wrong.

frisco
05-25-2009, 03:49 PM
I think it might be a good medium for that person writing the "Twilight" book--Nutters mood or whatever the hell its called.

seun
05-25-2009, 04:02 PM
That is so wrong.

We haven't met, have we? :D

Wayne K
05-25-2009, 04:27 PM
I'm going to tattoo my next book on a homeless person.

Wayne K
05-25-2009, 04:30 PM
Ay least he'll insist that less is more.