"Ruth Across the Sea," by Steven Pirie

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"Ruth Across the Sea," by Steven Pirie

Post by Kenwood on Thu Jan 13, 2011 10:04 pm

Anyone wishing to add some thoughts about this particular story and/or author, feel free to do so here. Praise and criticism is encouraged equally, but please keep the latter on the constructive side.

BEWARE OF SPOILERS!

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Re: "Ruth Across the Sea," by Steven Pirie

Post by steven pirie on Sun Feb 06, 2011 6:28 am

God, not him again... :-)

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Re: "Ruth Across the Sea," by Steven Pirie

Post by Tall Tyrion on Sun Feb 06, 2011 10:51 am

This was the only piece of fiction that was new to me, and I was impressed. I think it fits very well with the rest of the issue and is one that I probably would have voted to accept if it had come to us via the regular submission process. Kudos, Seven!

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Post by steven pirie on Sun Feb 06, 2011 12:03 pm

Tall Tyrion wrote:This was the only piece of fiction that was new to me, and I was impressed. I think it fits very well with the rest of the issue and is one that I probably would have voted to accept if it had come to us via the regular submission process. Kudos, Seven!

Why, thank you... that's praise indeed...

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Re: "Ruth Across the Sea," by Steven Pirie

Post by Kenwood on Wed Feb 09, 2011 7:23 am

This story, as well as two others, made me deem this issue the Gender Identity Disorder issue. Haha.

A very good story. I think it'll be this issue's "Below the Surface" (the dark and very fantasy tale from issue #1), the story that challenges expectations the most.

A medieval lesbian love story in a horror mag? GASP! =)

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Re: "Ruth Across the Sea," by Steven Pirie

Post by Guest on Wed Feb 09, 2011 3:34 pm

Steven:

I like the gendered contrast you make between sex (male, coarse) and love (female, gentle), and how Ruth uses the former to achieve the latter. It fits the medieval context very well.

And I'm with Ken... but perhaps Re-order is better than Dis-order? Gothic and horror have always been subversive and disruptive to the status quo -- it's what they do best, methinks.

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Re: "Ruth Across the Sea," by Steven Pirie

Post by steven pirie on Wed Feb 16, 2011 10:32 am

Thanks for the comments, Guest...

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Post by Kenwood on Wed Feb 16, 2011 2:03 pm

steven pirie wrote:Thanks for the comments, Guest...
Yeah, that was Joseph Morgado's post. He changed his username.

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Re: "Ruth Across the Sea," by Steven Pirie

Post by steven pirie on Wed Feb 16, 2011 4:16 pm

You know, I thought it was a Joseph first time around, and then I thought I was going mad, and then I thought 'Guest' would be a cool username!

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Just a question.

Post by Josh on Tue Feb 22, 2011 3:24 am

Where do I find the actual story?

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Re: "Ruth Across the Sea," by Steven Pirie

Post by Kenwood on Tue Feb 22, 2011 4:53 am

Josh wrote:Where do I find the actual story?
In issue #3 of Shock Totem. You can buy a copy here: http://www.shocktotem.com

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Re: "Ruth Across the Sea," by Steven Pirie

Post by Josh on Tue Feb 22, 2011 6:38 pm

Kenwood wrote:
Josh wrote:Where do I find the actual story?
In issue #3 of Shock Totem. You can buy a copy here: http://www.shocktotem.com

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Re: "Ruth Across the Sea," by Steven Pirie

Post by Josh on Tue Feb 22, 2011 6:39 pm

OK. Does it come hardcopy or email?

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Re: "Ruth Across the Sea," by Steven Pirie

Post by Tall Tyrion on Tue Feb 22, 2011 6:45 pm

It is in hardcopy only at this point.

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Re: "Ruth Across the Sea," by Steven Pirie

Post by Josh on Tue Feb 22, 2011 8:23 pm

OK, thanks.

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Re: "Ruth Across the Sea," by Steven Pirie

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Re: "Ruth Across the Sea," by Steven Pirie

Post by Shiney on Tue Feb 22, 2011 9:48 pm

You're just jealous...of the pillow.

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Re: "Ruth Across the Sea," by Steven Pirie

Post by Tall Tyrion on Tue Feb 22, 2011 11:23 pm

I think this is the major reason Americans flee to Canada now that the draft is no longer in effect.

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Re: "Ruth Across the Sea," by Steven Pirie

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Re: "Ruth Across the Sea," by Steven Pirie

Post by steven pirie on Fri Mar 11, 2011 5:15 pm

Thanks, Kurt... I'm probably historically inaccurate myself Laughing

Point taken, though...

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Re: "Ruth Across the Sea," by Steven Pirie

Post by Mercedes on Mon Mar 14, 2011 2:28 am

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful.

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Re: "Ruth Across the Sea," by Steven Pirie

Post by steven pirie on Tue Mar 15, 2011 9:42 am

Thank you (and thank you, and thank you :-)


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