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NEW: His Sophomoric Effort (06 Dec 2004 at 01:53)
NEW: His Sophomoric Effort
Phew! I am delighted to announce that, after a month of gruelling late nights and a week of editing, scanning, and graphic design, I have finally finished the first edition of His Sophomoric Effort. The cover is shown above in quantized 8-bit glory. You can check out the novel's home page to download it or you can order a nice softbound copy from lulu press (don't fear, CMU web police: I make no money off this! It's just for fun!), which is pretty cool. Or you can just ignore it but wow, then that'd be a whole lot of work for nothing!


Total word count: 55790 Total pages: 249
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jcreed (wittgenstein.wv.cc.cmu.edu) – 12.06.04 09:17:22
Intensely awesome.
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Max (ce-web1.wesleyan.edu) – 12.06.04 13:18:06
The perfect stocking stuffer!
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cdqr (ool-435392aa.dyn.optonline.net) – 12.06.04 18:27:09
I enjoyed it immensely, especially the naughty bits.
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Tom 7 (h-68-166-177-5.phlapafg.dynamic.covad.net) – 12.06.04 18:47:01
You read it already? I don't believe you.
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Tadbot (pcp0010451887pcs.walngs01.pa.comcast.net) – 12.09.04 11:25:34
Good so far.. The first non-Vargomax V. Vargomax typo I just found:
page 91 in the 8x11 version, "vagrants who my eventually" - I assume the "my" should be "may".
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Max (ce-web1.wesleyan.edu) – 12.09.04 13:05:22
How'd that get by the editor?!
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Tadbot (pcp0010451887pcs.walngs01.pa.comcast.net) – 12.09.04 13:23:42
Oooh, another editorial correction I just found:
On page 95, Figure 3.1 reads "The 629,533rd Floor", and the notice on page 96 reads "Floor 629,533". However, this seems to contradict the triskaidekaphobia mentioned in footnote 7 on page 21. The 13th floor would be numbered 14, and so on, so the 629,533rd floor would presumably be numbered 629,534 on an official notice.
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Tom 7 (gs82.sp.cs.cmu.edu) – 12.09.04 14:28:59
Thanks! I'll fix the typo for a future "2nd edition."

Inconsistencies are no doubt quite common---perhaps a theme of the book. But maybe that one should be fixed.
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Tadbot (pcp0010451887pcs.walngs01.pa.comcast.net) – 12.10.04 00:59:32
'nother Typo:
page 102 - "the more prone we are to belief in fanciful solutions” - probably want "believe", unless "belief" is a verb in the future.
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Tom 7 (h-67-101-137-3.phlapafg.dynamic.covad.net) – 12.10.04 01:04:54
I think I actually meant "belief" as the noun, but, you're right, that is pretty awkward.
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Tadbot (pcp0010451887pcs.walngs01.pa.comcast.net) – 12.10.04 10:54:01
Ah, my bad; nevermind me. I must have been tired when I read that part; "belief" the noun makes sense to me now.

Now that you're done the novel and have free time (right??), you should check out _Codex Seraphinianus_ by Luigi Serafini. There's apparently a copy at the CMU library (the call number is 704.655 S48C).
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Tom 7 (h-67-101-137-3.phlapafg.dynamic.covad.net) – 12.10.04 12:09:29
Thanks for the recommendation... that book looks pretty sweet.
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Pikaphreak (adsl-209-30-149-127.dsl.stlsmo.swbell.net) – 12.12.04 21:58:52
I'm not sure if this is good or bad, but this felt shorter than your first novel. Maybe it was the plot. (that it had more of a plot, not the content of the plot)
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Tom 7 (h-67-101-137-3.phlapafg.dynamic.covad.net) – 12.13.04 00:33:03
Well, it's 75 pages longer, so I guess that means it's an easier read?
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NF45 (dsl-189-140-88-80.prod-infinitum.com.mx) – 11.22.06 05:54:26
¡! hi Tom7... i´m from México... i´m not speak english and my writing knowledge is very poor... so... i´ll try to make me understable (jeje) i´d know your work in 2004 when i´m searching in the net for some free fonts... i´d used some of yours for schoolars projects... anyway... the time been and now i´m graduated DCG ¡! (Communication Graphic Designer) and an artist for myself... I want say you: Congratulations for your activity! you are a Model Man!.

PD: for see the some applications of your fonts or any... neidanfernando.spaces.live.com

i hope send you some jpg´s of the work i´d made with your stuff (things you can´t see on my spaces). But it´s take me a lot, i have to swiming in my old disk and my computer is VERY slowly. Anyway i promise you read your two novels.

¡! Mucha Mierda... NF
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praca (46.108.132.170) – 04.13.11 01:05:19
ou did a righteous chore creating a paperback in favour of the view photographers like me with no run including with stock. You explained so much that I needed to know. I con it with astute interest. You are a incomparable writer. I’m pleased to occupy met you and skilled in that you are as favourable and friendly as your oeuvre indicates. Your interest is appreciated.
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jace (108.36.141.219) – 10.13.11 06:10:38
I can't believe I read this all... between 9pm & 6am?

Tom, you're incredible.

how does one human being do as much stuff as you do? Is this what it looks like when a person doesn't sit idle, like, ever?

I'd much prefer your type of insanity to mine. Yours makes stuff & is riotously funny.
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Tom 7 (67.186.6.86) – 10.22.11 10:35:46
Thanks jace! :)
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Anonymous (98.223.64.96) – 03.24.12 14:46:32
On your book's main website page, you say that you don't make any money off of Lulu sales? I'm thinking of publishing via Lulu, but of course not if I won't get a portion of the sales. Do you really NOT make any money via Lulu at all? Then, why do you use it?
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Tom 7 (67.186.6.86) – 03.24.12 17:23:56
You can use Lulu and take a cut. You can also set it to sell at cost, and then you don't make any money (but the book is cheaper that way). I'm not trying to make money off my books so they're set to at cost, which means the cheapest price for you guys!
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masodo (188.165.14.84) – 01.20.13 10:45:17
great read! real page turner! Thanks for sharing Tom7!! Next?
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Tom 7 (67.186.6.86) – 01.21.13 13:05:36
Wow, thanks for reading! :)
Maybe try some of my games? "T in Y World" is probably the most interesting one.
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Anthony Michael (174.101.159.192) – 08.13.13 00:01:44
YOU'RE A GENIUS MIND - NO S*** - REALLY A GENIUS MIND.
I HAD TO ORDER BOTH BOOKS - JUST TO JOURNEY THROUGH YOUR MIND - AND VISITED YOUR VARIOUS WEBSITES JUST OUT OF GROWING CURIOSITY AS YOUR GENIUS MIND CAME MORE INTO FOCUS. GUY, YOU'RE REALLY IMPRESSIVE - A CREATIVE GENIUS IN YOUR OWN RIGHT - PROBABLY ACTUALLY UNDER-APPRECIATE YOURSELF. YOU SHOULD ABSOLUTELY DEVELOP AND SUBMIT SOMETHING TO COMPETE WITH THE LAME AND FAR LESS MENTALLY CHALLENG/ED/ING 'FAMILY GUY', ET. AL. TYPE TV SHOWS. WHY NOT GET RICH OFF YOUR BRAIN? WHAT'S STOPPING YOU FROM MASSIVE WEALTH GENERATION WITH YOUR MASSIVE BRAIN POWER TO DO SOME REALLY COOL MASSIVELY MORE CREATIVE THINGS AND HAVE EVEN MORE MASSIVE IMPACT??? YEESH - ALL THAT MASSIVE TALENT TUCKED AWAY ON A FEW UN-SUNG WEBSITES. IF I WERE A ROCK STAR AGENT OR STEVEN SPIELBURG I'D HAVE YOU ON SERIOUS PAYROLL - YOU'RE LIKE THE NEXT ROBIN WILLIAMS GENIUS - BUT FAR MORE INTERESTING WITH FAR MORE DEPTH OF PERSON.
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YOU CAN GET MY EMAIL ADDRESS FROM LULU - TODAYS DATE.
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Tom 7 (67.186.7.254) – 08.20.13 21:34:09
Thanks! :) I'm not interested in any finance speculation stuff though.
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Otto (c-98-225-95-115.hsd1.az.comcast.net) – 10.23.13 15:46:20
I have written 2 nanowrimo novels the last two years and plan on writing another next month. I borrow liberally from your style of writing when I am stuck in a rut. Your books are amazing. Any chance you'll ever do nanowrimo again?
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Tom 7 (c-67-186-7-254.hsd1.pa.comcast.net) – 10.27.13 13:45:30
Thank you Otto. :) It's nice to hear when people come across my old stuff and enjoy it. I'd love to do NaNoWriMo again; it's just my kind of project and each book pressured me to become a better writer. Unfortunately, while I could squeeze it into the day when I was a graduate student, I just don't think it's possible with a full-time job. Maybe in a few years I'll be able to do projects full-time!
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