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Subject: This Message Brought to You Care of United Airlines


Author:
Drake
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Date Posted: 18:22:23 11/26/02 Tue

Hey All:

This message is being brought to you live from the office at Dewey's home. Yes, that's right, the vile creature known as Drake has landed and is now going to spend the next four days tormenting Dewey and his family.

I can't tell you how excited I am to be here, and the graciousness that has been extended to me is unbeliebable. This will be a very memorable Thanksgiving for me.

Dewey, mi hermano, mucha gracias!

Drake

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Subject: MISS FLORIDA USA SPEAKS ON THE PEREZ HILTON QUESTION


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Date Posted: 19:32:14 05/01/09 Fri







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Subject: THIS BOARD WILL BE SHUTTING DOWN


Author:
Drake
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Date Posted: 16:27:17 10/07/03 Tue

ATTENTION EVERYONE:

This board will be shutting down in a couple of weeks. I have already started a new one at www.DrakeTales.org/forum

Please be advised. Also, you are required to register to post on the story forums.

I will be checking this board every so often just to keep the reminder going.

Thanks,

Drake

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Subject: APTL Updated with New Chapters


Author:
Drake
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Date Posted: 12:09:09 10/04/03 Sat

Salutations One and All:

Chapters 22 and 23 of A Place to Live are now posted and available.

Enjoy!

Drake

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Subject: hockey linkage


Author:
crvboy
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Date Posted: 10:17:29 10/05/03 Sun

New York City Gay Hockey League

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Subject: Slight mistake I noticed


Author:
JstTeri
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Date Posted: 10:11:29 09/29/03 Mon

Hey Drake,

Something had been tickling at the back of my mind when I got done reading the latest two chapters of A Place To Live and it just hit me what it was. In chapter 21 of A Plact To Live, when Chris is talking with Joe, they bring up Matthew Shepard's death and you say that it happened within the last two weeks. But in Chapter 39 of Finding His Own which takes place, if I have it right, in February or March of that same year, Mrs. Forn mentions it, and I quote "You can't just try, Chris, her tone was very serious. You have to know when to stop. Chris, people get killed over issues of sexuality. Remember that boy who was murdered in Wyoming?
Chris nodded his head. The death of Matthew Sheppard was still making the newspapers and television reports. Living in San Francisco had made it part of every day life. The gay community was strong in the city and rightfully outraged by the killing. Chris felt a cold knot twist in his stomach as he thought about it. "

Just wanted to point that out to you. It's not something that really leaps out at you but... it is a small problem.

Teri

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Subject: Please help by reviewing Broken Facades the screenplay


Author:
Alex (adisoc)
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Date Posted: 02:22:11 09/28/03 Sun

Ok I just finished the 5 Draft of Broken Facades and I need some reviews....The Site it is on is called Triggerstreet.com. It is a site for people that like Films or want to make films. You don't have to be a filmmaker or screenwriter it join, plus it is free and you can sheck out some really good shorts as well as some really good screenplays; as well as some really bad ones....lol. I would like to have All of my friends on here and other sites to check out Broken Facades and review it for me....tell me if you like it or don't. if I get enought review I may be able to get optioned by Kevin Spacey....he owns the site...so Log on to Triggerstreet andcheck out Broken Facades....and If anyone would like their story adapted to screenplay let me know. I think someone should start making OUR MOVIES and I would love to be that person.....
Thanks Gang
Alex Neslon-Bright
Adisoc

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Subject: Geek Heaven!


Author:
Drake
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Date Posted: 22:29:35 09/26/03 Fri

Hello All:

I write this to you from a fully functioning installation of Mandrake Linux 9.2 (candidate release 2 - the step before official release) and, well... my nipples are hard.

I had to configure and burn all the CDs to make installation disks, and that was not too bad. Once I was ready and got rolling, the installation was a breeze. I mean it was seriously easier than smacking yourself in the head with a hammer. All of the contributors to Mandrake did a phenomenal job. None of my hardware was missed with the exception of my Microsoft Optical Mouse (no surprise there), it partioned the drive like a champ, and it only took about 20 minutes to install in total. Compare this to the hour or so it takes to install Windows XP (boo-hiss) or even Windows 2000 at around 40 minutes. Mandrake greased itself into the harddrive better than... well, use your imagination for that simile.

There are some operational differences compared to using Windows or even Mac OS, so there is a learning curve required in using Linux as the operating system. I set it up to default to the Gnome desktop flavor, and it is very nice (say it like John Cleese as the Frenchman talking about the Holy Grail). I am still playing with the GUI (interface), so I will report back on how it fares after using it for a while.

I must say that it came bundled with more apps than even I know what to do with... and that is saying something. The level of control over every single aspect of the OS and the interface is truly astounding. Very little was left out, and it beats Windows XP (boo-hiss) by a long shot. This is an OS that actually trusts the user has a brain. It also assumes the user can learn, but it is not without a nice series of warning screens that tells the user what may happen under various circumstances. I had no idea it came loaded with this type of user-friendly environment.

Well, needless to say (I think), this part of the experiment to migrate out of Microsoft land went very well. It is extremely promising on nearly all fronts. Mind you, this is the candidate release, so they development community is still tweaking bits and pieces as I write this review. Tomorrow I am going to make the attempt to install some cross-platform applications and see how it goes. However, given the range of apps available to the Linux OS from the OpenGroup and OpenSource communities, I do not think I will go a-wanting very much or for very long.

Rating: Nearly completely hard nipples (4.6 out of 5).

Drake

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Subject: "APTL"


Author:
Dave
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Date Posted: 10:48:03 09/17/03 Wed

Drake,
It's been awhile since i've seen a post from you, and I get 5 whole chapter's WOW I was HAPPY GO LUCKY!!!!! I missed this story, and of course TLW, but I know thing's happen.

I have been spending alot of time on Crvboy as he has picked up a few new writrer's, since I found him from your links page, I want to thank you for it, it has done alot for me in reading these stories, as I have some past issues that I have been able to deal with from learning from all you writer's out there.

So THANKS, Dave, Cocoa, FL

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Subject: New Chapter of APTL are Posted


Author:
Drake
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Date Posted: 12:24:06 09/14/03 Sun

Hello Everyone:

Chapters 20 and 21 of A Place to Live are now available.

An alert reader caught some bizzare and interesting problems in chapter 17 - 19. EMoe discovered a hitherto unknown problem I was having with translating the chapter documents between three different word processors. There were omitted words, double words, and a few cases where whole sentences are missing. I am going to repost those chapters sometime this week as soon as I do a difference on the files and see what got screwed up. From what I have seen so far, it does not appear to have any impact on the story as you have read it. You can, of course, re-read the chapters, but it is not imperative.

Enjoy!

Drake

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Subject: Big Story Update: APTL


Author:
Drake
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Date Posted: 19:04:22 09/03/03 Wed

Hope this finds everyone doing well...

Just posted a few minutes ago: A Place to Live chapters 17, 18 & 19. Three whole chunks, and one chapter is kind of hefty in size.

Enjoy!

Drake

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Subject: Well, Almost Ready...


Author:
Drake
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Date Posted: 11:23:40 08/31/03 Sun

Hello One and All:

There was a file mix-up on my part dealing with APTL chapter 17. The grand and glorious G, the grand and glorious editor, needs to compensate for my blunder. I do not think it will be too long, and then I will post 3 chapters of APTL. To top it all off, chapter 20 is nearly completed, and then the stupendous G will dazzle us all with his brilliant touch as an editor.

My bad, and me sorry.

Drake

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Subject: A Short Status Report


Author:
Drake
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Date Posted: 19:16:24 08/23/03 Sat

Okay... here's the skinny on the last two weeks. The short version.

Went to the top of the Michigan glove for a small vacation. I needed it, trust me. It was a miserable time. Lots of irritating things happened. It started with a speeding ticket while driving up there, and things went down hill from there. I managed to get two chapters of TLW completed, and worked on a new APTL chapter. As I sat plunking away on my laptop enjoying the secenery of Lake Michigan, I moved to quickly to look at something. The laptop slid off my lap, and into the lake. Water and electricity are not freinds... not by a long shot. I had found a pier with an outlet, so I was using the AC power adapter. The chain reaction was not pretty. Sodium-hallide lights make a violent sound when they pop. Okay, that was kind of cool. The laptop, however, went terminal.

Had one of my colleagues at work try and extract any information he could find on the hard drive. He is very good. He managed to pull the APTL chapter... most of it anyway. The rest was a complete loss. The rest of my co-workers did get a good laugh at seeing the remains of my laptop. It torqued out of shape in very strange ways. It's a goner. Done and dead.

Then, the power goes out throughout half of Michigan and the east coast. I had a total of two productive days between coming home from that rotten vacation and the blackout. Lost a few inconsequential pieces of equipment at home when we went into a brown-out condition for nearly twelve hours. I failed to unplug one server, my alarm clock, telephone answering machine, and a halogen lamp. They are toast, and have gone the way of my laptop. Technology has turned on me. I have been betrayed by electrical devices! Hehe! :)

Anyway, I had to do something with my what freetime I had when the power came on. I looked over the remains of the APTL chapter, liked what I saw, and continued with it. The writing part of my brain switched gears on me. I'm back into APTL for a while, I think. Got two chapters in the can, sent to the editors, and am working on a third. Expect some new posts relatively soon.

That about covers it. Be well, all.

Drake

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Subject: Power Outage in Michigan... and the clean up continues


Author:
Drake
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Date Posted: 19:16:51 08/17/03 Sun

Greetings All:

A good chunk of Michigan was included in the wide spread blackout and, unfortunately, my neck of the woods got hit. I did not get power until yesterday afternoon. It was a total of three solid days, and twelve hours saw brown-out. I lost a couple of pieces of equipment (nothing really important), and this is delaying the release of any story chapter posts. Once I get sorted through the minor mess, I will get back to writing.

Between being on vacation last week and then the blackout, I have only had two days of time where I could get any writing done. Needless to say, I did not get many words committed to the page. Oh well, such is the technical world and the dependence on electricity. Strangley enough, I feel as if I have been on a two-week vacation. For those of you who know about my bizarre and other-worldly sleeping patterns, I did manage to get a lot of sleep time in. I feel rested and really good. I think the time off -- planned or otherwise -- ended up working to my advantage.

Anyway, the situation is under control and nearly back on track. Be well everyone.

Drake

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Subject: Brian's Destruction Chapter 9: Action...


Author:
Dewey
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Date Posted: 22:07:51 08/15/03 Fri

... has been posted at:

http://deweywriter.com

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Subject: Hey Drake, Check this out!


Author:
Dewey
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Date Posted: 16:30:42 08/07/03 Thu

QUADNET, JUNE 25, 2003
TIME6-25AGB

RELEASE: IMMEDIATE

TIME, MECHANICS, ZENO AND HAWKING UNDERGO REVISION

A paper published to be published in the August edition of the
journal Foundations of Physics Letters looks set to change the
way we think about the nature of time and its relationship to
motion and classical and quantum mechanics. In doing so, its
unlikely author is drawing comparisons to Albert Einstein.

In the paper, "Time and Classical and Quantum Mechanics:
Indeterminacy vs. Discontinuity", Peter Lynds, a 27 year old from
Wellington, New Zealand, who attended university for only six
months, establishes that there is a necessary trade off of all
precisely determined physical values at a time, for their
continuity through time, and in doing so throws age old
assumptions about determined instantaneous physical magnitude and
time, including determined relative position, on their heads.

The work goes on to show that this insight also provides the
correct solution to the motion and infinity paradoxes, excluding
the Stadium, originally conceived by the ancient Greek
mathematician Zeno of Elea over 2500 years ago.

Quantum cosmology and time is also addressed, including a
convincing argument against the theory of imaginary time by
British theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking.

So far the work has received a very positive response. A referee
of the paper commented, "Authors work resembles Einstein's 1905
special theory of relativity", while Andrei Khrennikov, Prof. Of
Applied Mathematics at Vxj University in Sweden, said, "I find
this paper very interesting and important to clarify some
fundamental aspects of classical and quantum physical formalisms.
I think that the author of the paper did a very important
investigation of the role of continuity of time in the standard
physical models of dynamical processes."

Another impressed with the work is Princeton physics great, and
collaborator and friend of both Albert Einstein and Richard
Feynman, John Archibald Wheeler, who said he "admired Lynds'
boldness."

To help explain the work, Lynds poses the question, "Imagine a
cup being pushed along the top of your desk at any velocity,
large or small. Then ask yourself whether or not it has a
determined relative position to the desk at any time while it is
in motion. Then question, is there any time at which the cup
isn't in motion and its position relative to the desk not
constantly changing?"

According to both ancient and present day physics, the cup has a
determined position relative to the desk. Indeed, the physics of
motion from Zeno through to Newton and present day, takes this
assumption as a given.

But not so says Lynds, "It should be obvious that no matter how
small the time interval or how slowly the cup moves during that
interval, it is in motion and its position is constantly
changing, so it cannot have a determined relative position.
Indeed, if it did, it couldn't be in motion."

Lynds says the same can be said about determined relative
position at an instant in time. "If there were an instant in time
underlying the cups motion, although it would have a determined
relative position at such an instant, as is the nature of this
ethereal notion, it would also be frozen static at such an
instant, and as such, couldn't be in motion. The answer of course
is that there isn't such a thing as an instant in time in nature,
and that it's something entirely subjective that we project onto
the world around us. In other words, it's the outcome of brain
function and consciousness."

According to Lynds, through the derivation of the rest of
physics, the absence of determined relative position at any time,
and as such, also velocity, necessarily means the absence of all
other precisely determined physical values and magnitudes at any
time, including space and time itself. Lynds comments,
"Naturally, the parameter and boundary of their respective
position and magnitude are determinable up to the limits of
possible measurement as stated by the general quantum hypothesis
and Heisenberg's uncertainty principle, but this indeterminacy in
precise value is not a consequence of quantum uncertainty."

Lynds continues, "What this illustrates is that in relation to
indeterminacy in precise physical magnitude, the micro and
macroscopic are inextricably linked, both being a part of the
same parcel, rather than just a case of the former underlying and
contributing to the latter."

On the cosmology content in the paper, Lynds explains, "It's not
necessary for time to emerge and congeal out of the quantum foam
and highly contorted space-time geometrys present preceding
Planck scale just after the big bang, as has sometimes been
hypothesized. Continuity would be present and naturally inherent
in practically all initial quantum states and configurations,
rather than a specific few, or special one, regardless of how
microscopic the scale."

He continues, "The cosmological proposal of Imaginary Time is
also not compatible with a consistent physical description, both
as a consequence of this, and secondly, because it's the relative
order of events that is relevant, not the direction of time
itself, as time doesn't go in any direction. Consequently, it's
not possible for the order of a sequence of events to be
imaginary, or at right angles, relative to another sequence of
events."

On the general contents of the paper Lynds comments, "It may be
counterintuitive, but it's actually really quite simple. In some
ways, I almost kind of wish it wasn't so unlikely though, as I'd
say a few will find that aspect of it a bit hard to swallow.
Either way though, it's correct."

In relation to his solution to Zeno's paradoxes Lynds says, "I
guess one might infer that we've been a bit slow on the uptake,
considering it's taken us so long to reach these conclusions. I
don't think this is the case though. Rather that, in respect to
an instant in time, it's hardly surprising considering the
extreme difficulty of seeing through something that you actually
see and think with. Moreover, that with his deceivingly profound
and perplexing paradoxes, I think Zeno of Elea was a true
visionary, and in a sense, over 2500 years ahead of his time."

Lynds' plans for the near future include the publication of a
paper on Zeno's paradoxes themselves in the journal Philosophy of
Science, and a paper relating time to consciousness. He also
plans to explore his work further in connection to quantum
mechanics and is hopeful others will do the same.

Written by Brooke Jones; Brooke.Jones@australia.edu
Contact; Peter Lynds (0064 04 2338 164): PeterLynds@xtra.co.nz

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Subject: Just some other news...


Author:
Drake
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Date Posted: 20:53:55 08/05/03 Tue

Hello All:

Well, I have not been writing as much as I wanted for a number of reasons. First, work still intrudes... but the majority of my responsibilities have now been met. Thus, I think I can assume I can get back to my other primary source of fun: writing.

Secondly, I have begun a process of experimentation wherein I am planning to build a new computer and make it entirely Microsoft free. Yes, it can be done. I am currently downloading and installing a variety of programs from the OpenSource and OpenGroup communities. This is the first in a series of reports that I will be presenting. I hope the experiment is a complete success and the powers (or monsters) that be in the programming world will take notice of what is truly important for end users.

Mozilla Firebird (web browser):
This web browser rocks! Pure and simple one of the finest accomplishments in Internet technology for the average user that has come down the pike since Netscape (or Nutscrape since AOL acquired it) was first introduced. It beats the snot out of Microsoft Internet Explorer on most fronts. The only problem I have seen thus far is that it does not do a good job handling PHP interfaces. However, I have read at various newsgroups that this is being fully addressed and should be fixed in short order (3 - 6 months... but probably less at the rate they are going).

If you want one serious kick-ass browser to use on the web, get Mozilla Firebird, or the full-blown version. You will not be disappointed in the least.

Mozilla Thunderbird (email package):
Beautiful piece of work... beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. I am still toying with the scope of control settings it provides, and it is stunning. It has built in spam (junk) mail filters, and a blacklist will soon be implemented. You can import existing Outlook/Outlook Express address books, so those are not lost. The only real problem, and it is not the actual fault of the OpenSource communities, is that you cannot access certain types of webmail accounts. If you have a standard ISP (dial-up and/or broadband), it integrates wonderfully on the system. I got one of my accounts up and running in under five minutes.... which was about 15 minutes shorter than the MS Outlook Express set-up. I guess it also helps that I have experience with setting up email accounts and software packages, so I am not forgetting that.

Both Firebird and Thunderbird can be customized with a variety of extensions (aka plug-ins) that extend the functionality of the software. They do not come pre-bundled, and thus gives you -- yes, you the user -- the choice as to what you want to include. The installation of the extensions are very fast and painless. The interfaces can also be customized with a number of themes freely available at the main project site. My web browser and email are using the SkyPilot theme, and it is one good looking interface!

If you are new to installing software or the least bit nervous, there are copious amounts of FAQs and forums where you can go for excellent answers and tips. I think that most people would not have a problem installing either Firebird or Thunderbird. One last note on this topic: you will need to go out and get the latest Java runtime code. This is freely available as well, and lots of documentation to tell you how and what you are doing.

OpenOffice.org (office productivity suite):
I will probably never use MS Word, Excel or Powerpoint again. They still have a ways to go on the full development of the databasing utility, but I believe it will not take long.

This suite of programs is fully integrated with one another, so you can switch applications mid-stream and do cross-over work without missing a single beat. The interface is no-frills... and that is just the way I like it. Clean and efficient is the main thrust here. I am very demanding on office programs, and these guys have taken punishment from me very well over the last few months. The latest release candidate includes some of the new features that will be incorporated in the next version release. I really, really, really like these programs. I suggest you download the install package (60 mb) and give it a whirl.

One serious note on installing OpenOffice.org program suite: if you are not certain that you want to convert to full-time usage (until after you are completely satisfied with it... and I know you will be), make certain you leave the MS document associations unchecked when you reach that part of the installation interface. When -- and not if -- you decide to go full-time with this office suite, you can switch the associations at that time.

Future Testing...

In the future, very near future, I will building a new system and installing Linux. From there, I will use only OpenSource and/or OpenGroup software. I plan to make it an entirely Microsoft free system. I will keep you posted on the progress. This is a long-term project for me: roughly 3 - 6 months until completion. My goal is to see if I can run entirely without Microsoft in any fashion. The only concession I will have to make is that my IDE (Integrated Development Environment) will have to run on my Windows 2000 Professional system. However, this will also force me to start dabbling in OpenSource programming... and that will be a good thing.

I am off on a mini-vacation this weekend (Aug 8 - Aug 11), and I plan to do some serious writing while I sit around in northern Michigan and gaze at Lake Michigan through the sand dunes.

Peace to everyone.

Drake

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Subject: TLW Chapter 16 Now Available


Author:
Drake
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Date Posted: 13:13:21 07/27/03 Sun

Hello, hello:

Chapter 16 of The Last Word has been posted.

Enjoy.

Drake

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Subject: General Status Update...


Author:
Drake
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Date Posted: 16:59:13 07/23/03 Wed

Long and short of it:

1) Computer system crashed when the motherboard fried;

2) A serious family emergency came up, and I was needed on the homefront.

3) Work has actually calmed down and become manageable.

4) I hope to have chapter 16 of TLW posted sometime in the next two days.

Drake

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Subject: Just curious about the setting for The Last Word


Author:
E.J.
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Date Posted: 19:30:40 07/18/03 Fri

How in the world did you pick The University of Detroit. I went to that school in the 80's and it definitely isn't what you would call a garden spot. Our favorite place to go was Lou's Deli, just down 6 Mile. The bullet holes in the windows and what looked like blood stains on the sidewalk out front added to the atmosphere.

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Subject: The Last Word Chapter 15 is Now Available


Author:
Drake
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Date Posted: 11:10:45 07/13/03 Sun

Greetings Everyone:

Okay, so the writing and production rate is not going as planned. Sorry. Real life and the job, as many of you know and are accustomed to hearing, once more got in the way. Unfortunately, I can't say as it will be the last time.

Anyway, TLW chapter 15 is now posted. Chapter 16 is 90% complete and should be off to the editors soon... probably today. So, I am hoping to have it posted relatively soon. Then again, I really should not be making any promises. :)

Enjoy!

Drake

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Subject: Coming Soon... TLW Chapter 15


Author:
Drake
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Date Posted: 16:16:52 07/08/03 Tue

Just though some people might like to know The Last Word chapter 15 is in the can and being edited. Should have it posted in a couple of day.

Drake

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Subject: Exhaustion is too lame of a word...


Author:
Drake
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Date Posted: 20:47:27 07/02/03 Wed

I have not worked this hard since college.

I am exhausted.

I get a three-day weekend (I think), and I am going to sleep for most of it. Even my toenails are tire.

One more day to go... one more day to go... only one more day to go... can I make it?

Drake

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Subject: DrakeTales Saga


Author:
David Sparks
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Date Posted: 09:33:04 06/20/03 Fri

Dear Drake,

I want to thank you for your writing, I have read all of your stories, starting with FHO, then APTL, TLW, Danny's Ghost, Inroad.

In FHO, & APTL, I found how you were able to have a Brotherhood evolve, and kin-ship amongst the boys, that made me fall for the story so much.

Showing how Tony AK-a Andy can show love for Chris with his eyes shows that only God can give that kind of love. A soulfull kind of love. You brought Him into your story with so much power, and love, it feels great, just knowing that God loves everybody no mater what their sexual preference is, you show that in this story.

In TLW, yes trust is everything, I was abused as a child, now I have a loving, and caring relationship of 10 years, and through your stories, and of course Dewey's FTLOP, & B & P I have learned to share my emotions, and past, and start to care again for who I am, and who my partner is, I love him now more than I ever did before, so much thanks to you, your stories did that for me.

Danny's Ghost, well the sparks at the end of the story show it all, again you showed that only God could have pure love for Danny, and Morris, to let them show their love for each other, and grow off of each other's love, and then when he turned into an Angle it was pure love for Danny, that's God 's love, you show that in your writing Drake, that I just cannot fathom, he gave you a wonderful gift, and I am glad to be part of your world, you have shown me so much incite, and strength, I will keep on reading, and learning, enjoying, and loving.

Now I'm not a Bible thumper or a God fearin man, I was raised a Catholic and alot of the teaching was homophobic in my day, and I grew past all that, and I knew God loves every one of us no matter what, so I got away from the church and thier teaching's and I just believe in Him thats all I need.

Keep writing for all of your followers.

Dave 39 gwm Cocoa, FL

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Subject: Web Site Update: TLW Chapter 14 Posted


Author:
Drake
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Date Posted: 18:25:12 06/12/03 Thu

Hello, Hello:

Well, I am a week behind schedule, but I did manage to get chapter 14 of The Last Word posted. Hope you enjoy it.

To everyone who sent me good thoughts and notes of encouragement about my back, I thank you most humbly. I think it worked.

Be well.

Drake

PS: Joseph M. ... get ready. I will give you a shout in a day or two.

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Subject: And...


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Drake
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Date Posted: 22:37:07 06/11/03 Wed

Coming Soon...



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Subject: Status Update


Author:
Drake
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Date Posted: 16:23:19 06/10/03 Tue

Hello:

Here is a quick update. There was a production delay because my back went out and it was too painful to sit in front of a computer after coming home from work. All the edit copies have been returned to me, so TLW chapter 14 should be posted in a day or two.

Drake

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Subject: Just a quick message...


Author:
Drake
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Date Posted: 16:14:04 05/29/03 Thu

Greetings One and All:

As I said, I have turned my attention back to The Last Word. The transition out of APTL into the story took a couple of days -- I found myself writing about Chris and Tony in one segment of TLW and had to delete it -- and now I am getting into the narrative swing.

I should have chapter 14 finished in a day or two, then it is off to the editor, and a couple days after that. I would expect to have the new chapter posted sometime mid-week.

Hang in there, everyone. Peace.

Drake

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Subject: webtv now working


Author:
chrissy
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Date Posted: 03:20:31 05/25/03 Sun

hi to all Drake fans
I hope everyone out there appreciates just what a great guy we have in Drake ! Not only is he an awesomely talented writer but he also cares about his readers. When i first posted a message about the webtv problems i'm not sure what sort of response i was expecting but i certainly never expected to have had the privilege of a personal reply from the man himself ! Within two days of my second post.........problems solved !
What can i say, Drake you are the BEST !!
So come on everyone, let Drake know how much we appreciate his efforts on OUR behalf !

luv Chrissy

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Subject: APTL Chapter 16 is Now Posted


Author:
Drake
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Date Posted: 17:17:55 05/24/03 Sat

Hi Everyone:

Chapter 16 of A Place To Live is available.

Please remember that this will be the last APTL chapter for a while as I turn my attention toward The Last Word for a while.

Enjoy!

Drake

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Subject: Web Site Update: APTL Chapter 15 is Now Live


Author:
Drake
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Date Posted: 17:55:09 05/22/03 Thu

Salutations One and All:

Chapter 15 of A Place to Live is now available.

As I am stating all over the place, chapter 16 of APTL will be the last for a while as I return to work on The Last Word for a while. Never fear, APTL will continue. There is still a lot left of that story.

I am warning everyone in advance so you don't think I just stopped working on APTL.

Enjoy!

Drake

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Subject: webtv still drakely-challenged


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chrissy
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Date Posted: 20:56:19 05/21/03 Wed

hi Drake
just a short note to let you know that I still miss your stories cos dumb old webtv cant access your site properly.
I wonder if it would be possible for you to post your stuff on Nifty for those of us who are pc-less to enjoy.
will understand if it would be too time-consuming for you Best wishes to you and all other posters and readers here,

luv Chrissy

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Subject: Question about The Last Word


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JT, aka JstTeri
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Date Posted: 17:02:36 05/19/03 Mon

I've been re-reading the stories here and I noticed that chapter two seems to end before the actual end of the chapter. Is that the case for everyone or is my computer just acting funky? I mean, I have a sentence that ends and then just the word Mal.... No "go to the next chapter", nothing. Just that abrupt end.

Just wondering.

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Subject: Can I just say... wow.


Author:
Karla
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Date Posted: 16:26:02 05/17/03 Sat

After that long break period, I stopped checking the site regularly. Then a couple days ago I stopped in to see if there were any signs of life and saw all the chapters and was like - holy crap!

But you know, in a good way.

So I got with the reading, and WOW. Also yay. I love what's been happening. It's so much with the good and wonderful. I also forgot how much reading your stuff makes me want to do writing of my own. Which is always a cool thing.

So, one more time, wow.

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Subject: APTL Chapter 14 is on the Web Site


Author:
Drake
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Date Posted: 19:41:12 05/14/03 Wed

Hello Everyone:

As the title of this posts says... Chapter 14 of A Place to Live is now available.

I'm cranking this out at a pretty good rate. Got to love those work weeks that are less than 80 hours. Leaves a little time to do other stuff.

Drake

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