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:iconlicentiously-he-said:
I just finished reading jon.com! I have to say, you really had me hooked toward the end. I didn't want to put the novel down, because every second I wasn't reading on was another second of Jon in danger! Oh, and Marcus really grew on me. At the end, my heart really went out to him when I thought he might die. Lydia is a psycho bitch. Ah, and Walt got a new boy toy! I'm so happy for him.

But lordy, woman, that ambiguous ending made me want to throttle you! Though I guess it's for the best. In my head, Marcus lives and Jon gets the millions he earned. Hell, maybe they even end up together. Not totally realistic, but Marcus has some good in him under that heavily-muscled sadist.
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denlm Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011
I've had death threats about the ending. Lol. But truly it HAD to end that way. The world they inhabited was a fantasy. People can call it "reality TV" or in this case "reality porn", but like Jon says at the end: there's no such thing. So if their lives were being cut and pasted to fit a specific image or product to be sold to the public, so must their deaths be. Besides, it wasn't all THAT ambiguous. I slant the ending a certain way, so you CAN customize it to the fantasy you prefer. Most folks -- including my 80 year old mother -- see it the way you do.
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:iconlicentiously-he-said:
Incredible :clap:

All that being said, it was a fantastic piece of work and I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. Take a bow.
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denlm Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011
Wow, that takes my breath away. Thank you. No bowing. But lots of gratitude for buying the book and blowing smoke up my ass about it. Lol.
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:iconlicentiously-he-said:
Your ego has earned a little petting :D
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denlm Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011
Thank you. I was just talking to another writer on here last week, and we agreed that to tackle writing a novel requires equal parts of ego, fear, insecurity and whininess. Especially whininess. Otherwise, we'd never get people to lie to us. :D
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Tenri Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009  Student Writer
I just finised reading the catch up chapters, so I finally know the end. And wow, I love how you play with the readers' minds, even at the very end of the novel! The thing about Walt/Jackson made me happy. I have to say, the end surprised me an awful lot - not what I was expecting at all.

You remind me a lot of Euripides, actually, with all your misleading of the reader. It's a good thing, don't worry. ^^

Loved it, hope you will post when the novel is out on the shelves, I'd love to buy a copy. :)

Don't stop writing! :D
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denlm Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009
Stop writing? That is not physically or emotionally possible. Especially when readers like you say such complimentary things. So you were surprised at the ending eh? Good. That was my intention. Marcus was correct from the beginning: Jon was an actor. An actor with ambition. If he survived, he got the success he desired. But as they say, be careful what you wish for, for you may surely get it -- and there is always a price.

If you are looking for more of my work to read, check out Fellowship of Psys in my gallery. It's what I like to call a psy-fi (sci-fi) romance with a murder mystery thrown in for fun. Or try my much shorter novella, A Christmas Carol. Each is quite different from jon.com, but a good read in its own right. At least in my opinion.
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Tenri Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009  Student Writer
I know what you mean, I don't know where I'd be without writing. ^^ And yes, Jon is a terribly good actor. What you were trying to do worked. :)

I've read A Christmas Carol, so I shall find time to read Fellowship of Psys soon. Looking forward to it. :)
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denlm Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009
Thank you. I hope you enjoy Fellowship too. Different, but with its own nasty adorable villain. In fact, Zach may make Marcus look like Santa Claus.
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