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Cruel Fate

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Look what advance copies happened to arrive in the office today, just when our indolent Fiction Editor, James Sutter, decided to fly the coop and go on vacation!

Christopher Paul Carey
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Tags: Before They Were Giants Dave Gross Pathfinder Tales Planet Stories Prince of Wolves
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Also, we're eating his peanut butter. Because he left it all unguarded and stuff.

Cheliax

Not only do you get advanced copies, you guys can post before the blog is even up!


~laughter~ You all are so cruel! This pleases me! ~GRINS~

Sczarni

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baron arem heshvaun wrote:


Not only do you get advanced copies, you guys can post before the blog is even up!

yeah, and when they do, we can see the thread, but not the blog post they are refering to: I read James' comment 9 hours before the blog went live


Mmm...I love peanut butter. I love it on apples, celery, crackers, graham crackers, in Thai food, and of course on chocolate.

However I don't think I have ever kept a jar in my office...

...is it in case of emergencies? in case of Apocalypse break glass?

Looking forward to the book, Amazon says OCT 2010 is it still that far away?

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Mortimer Duke wrote:

Mmm...I love peanut butter. I love it on apples, celery, crackers, graham crackers, in Thai food, and of course on chocolate.

However I don't think I have ever kept a jar in my office...

...is it in case of emergencies? in case of Apocalypse break glass

Blatantly yes. But also, aside from being one of the, like, 5 foods on the Sutter diet - hold on, lets count: cheese pizza, extra pizza sauce, beans, french fries, crackers, peanut butter... I think I saw him eat ice cream once, and noodles once - okay, so like 7-ish foods on the Sutter diet, it's also a daily intelligence test. That jar has been in there for months, so all that's left is the peanut butter caking the sides. Were it a normal shaped container, you could just knife it out, but that's not the case here. So, for Sutter to butter a cracker, he has to stick his whole fist into jar like a lab monkey playing a particularly messy game of Operation. When he can no longer snack without having to make use of a whole roll of paper towels, it's time to stop editing for the day.


F. Wesley Schneider wrote:
Mortimer Duke wrote:

Mmm...I love peanut butter. I love it on apples, celery, crackers, graham crackers, in Thai food, and of course on chocolate.

However I don't think I have ever kept a jar in my office...

...is it in case of emergencies? in case of Apocalypse break glass

Blatantly yes. But also, aside from being one of the, like, 5 foods on the Sutter diet - hold on, lets count: cheese pizza, extra pizza sauce, beans, french fries, crackers, peanut butter... I think I saw him eat ice cream once, and noodles once - okay, so like 7-ish foods on the Sutter diet, it's also a daily intelligence test. That jar has been in there for months, so all that's left is the peanut butter caking the sides. Were it a normal shaped container, you could just knife it out, but that's not the case here. So, for Sutter to butter a cracker, he has to stick his whole fist into jar like a lab monkey playing a particularly messy game of Operation. When he can no longer snack without having to make use of a whole roll of paper towels, it's time to stop editing for the day.

lol daily intelligence test

maybe James Jacobs should stay away from it then, (EDIT: because it's gross not becuase it's a tax on his mentality)

and maybe Sutter should get a new jar or switch to celery it's good for the long reach scoop.

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Mortimer Duke wrote:


lol daily intelligence test
maybe James Jacobs should stay away from it then, (EDIT: because it's gross not becuase it's a tax on his mentality)

HA! Unintentional Burn. :P

Mortimer Duke wrote:
and maybe Sutter should get a new jar or switch to celery it's good for the long reach scoop.

The problem there is that celery is a vegetable. And despite the fact that he's a vegetarian - to conform with the deep respect his people have for life in all its forms - Guru Sutter loathes vegetables. Nasty little paradox there, but a necessary challenge one must overcome on the winding, spray-painted path to urban hippie Nirvana.


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I am looking forward to both of these books! I have been impressed with Mr. Gross' Pathfinder work thus far.

Sczarni

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F. Wesley Schneider wrote:


The problem there is that celery is a vegetable. And despite the fact that he's a vegetarian - to conform with the deep respect his people have for life in all its forms - Guru Sutter loathes vegetables. Nasty little paradox there, but a necessary challenge one must overcome on the winding, spray-painted path to urban hippie Nirvana.

Haha - I'm Like that, not for making a statement or anything, I just have very sensitive taste buds, and don't like the taste of most meats. I basically live off Cheese, Potatoes, grains(breads/waffles/pasta/ect...), salt, and bacon (a few more thrown in like corn, but not on a regular basis)


Be care Paizo crew. Authors can immortalize their vengeance on you for generations. Particularly when you scarf their peanut butter. ^_~


The thing that intrigues me about the peanut-butter is that it is no-stir..... The only types we have in Australia are crunchy and smooth – neither requires stirring as both types have the consistency of putty or play dough.
When I was at Uni we used to get devon, I think you call it “lunch meat” peanut butter and sweet chill sauce and $1 noodles and make poor mans Thai.


The 8th Dwarf wrote:
The thing that intrigues me about the peanut-butter is that it is no-stir..... The only types we have in Australia are crunchy and smooth – neither requires stirring as both types have the consistency of putty or play dough.

A lot of the natural peanut butter you can get (or even the fresh-ground stuff) have the oils & solids separated and need to be reconstituted to make it all spreadable and happy. (Quite the trick, I'll note, when the jar is full.)


Lilith wrote:
(Quite the trick, I'll note, when the jar is full.)

Not if you use a paint can shaker.

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yoda8myhead wrote:
Lilith wrote:
(Quite the trick, I'll note, when the jar is full.)
Not if you use a paint can shaker.

Or one of these:

http://onlinestore.smucker.com/display_product.cfm?prod_id=385&cat_id=5


What peanut butter retains all of it's natural goodness after being processed by a factory? Can you recommend any brands Lilith?


Berselius wrote:
What peanut butter retains all of it's natural goodness after being processed by a factory? Can you recommend any brands Lilith?

Why not just make your own. It's super simple you need either a cheap food processor or possibly a decent quality blender (I know my blender has a recipe for it, but wouldn't want to vouch for all blenders)

Most recipes just call for Peanuts and maybe a little peanut oil. Throw it in the food processor and destroy until smooth. Want it chunky? add some more peanuts to the smooth PB and only slightly destroy some more.

Later I can tell you how to make your own jam & jelly.

The following recipe is easy and it's fancy for PB.

Alton Brown's Peanut Butter
Ingredients

* 15 ounces shelled and skinned
* 1 teaspoon kosher salt
* 1 1/2 teaspoons honey
* 1 1/2 tablespoons peanut oil

Directions

Place the peanuts, salt and honey into the bowl of a food processor. Process for 1 minute. Scrape down the sides of the bowl. Place the lid back on and continue to process while slowly drizzling in the oil and process until the mixture is smooth, 1 1/2 to 2 minutes. Place the peanut butter in an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for up to 2 months.

Grand Lodge

I'm anxiously awaiting Before They Were Giants. I love anthologies (an opinion sadly contrary to the general public, so I hear).

I'll also pick up the Pathfinder novel. I don't RPG, but the overall quality of the setting (from products I've seen and perused) make it intriguing to me.

But, yeah, Before They Were Giants is high on my Must Read list!

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Jeff Cope wrote:

I'm anxiously awaiting Before They Were Giants. I love anthologies (an opinion sadly contrary to the general public, so I hear).

I'll also pick up the Pathfinder novel. I don't RPG, but the overall quality of the setting (from products I've seen and perused) make it intriguing to me.

But, yeah, Before They Were Giants is high on my Must Read list!

Woot! BTWG just hit the warehouse, so hopefully it'll reach stores sometime next month... I'm not entirely clear on the release date, due to Gen Con logistics, but soon! Soooooooon!


James Sutter wrote:
Woot! BTWG just hit the warehouse, so hopefully it'll reach stores sometime next month... I'm not entirely clear on the release date, due to Gen Con logistics, but soon! Soooooooon!

Awesome. Alas for your peanut butter though. It frought and died with jelly. ^_~


Lilith wrote:
The 8th Dwarf wrote:
The thing that intrigues me about the peanut-butter is that it is no-stir..... The only types we have in Australia are crunchy and smooth – neither requires stirring as both types have the consistency of putty or play dough.
A lot of the natural peanut butter you can get (or even the fresh-ground stuff) have the oils & solids separated and need to be reconstituted to make it all spreadable and happy. (Quite the trick, I'll note, when the jar is full.)

Ahhh the stuff I buy must be processed to death... I will look for the good stuff.


Are their natural peanut butters you can get that DON'T have the oils & solids separated?

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Berselius wrote:
Are their natural peanut butters you can get that DON'T have the oils & solids separated?

If you get the really fresh-ground stuff it won't be separated (but if you leave it to sit for a week or so then it'll separate and need to be stirred).

At Whole Foods, Fresh Market and other natural-foods stores it's pretty common for there to be a machine filled with peanuts where you just flip the switch and the machine will grind the nuts into butter right there for you. It comes out in a squiggly paste like soft-serve ice cream; you fill a container with as much as you want and voila, yer done.

(also, to bring this post kinda-sorta on topic, I ended up buying Dave's Forgotten Realms novels because Prince of Wolves isn't out yet [boo hiss!]. Black Wolf was excellent, am starting Lord of Stormweather now.)

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Liane Merciel wrote:
(also, to bring this post kinda-sorta on topic, I ended up buying Dave's Forgotten Realms novels because Prince of Wolves isn't out yet [boo hiss!]. Black Wolf was excellent, am starting Lord of Stormweather now.)

I only just noticed this post. I'm glad you enjoyed Black Wolf, and I hope you like Lord of Stormweather. The story of how I ended up writing that--and how it changed during composition--is worth hearing over a convention beer. Will we see you at Gen Con or PaizoCon next year?

Contributor

Dave Gross wrote:
Liane Merciel wrote:
(also, to bring this post kinda-sorta on topic, I ended up buying Dave's Forgotten Realms novels because Prince of Wolves isn't out yet [boo hiss!]. Black Wolf was excellent, am starting Lord of Stormweather now.)
I only just noticed this post. I'm glad you enjoyed Black Wolf, and I hope you like Lord of Stormweather. The story of how I ended up writing that--and how it changed during composition--is worth hearing over a convention beer. Will we see you at Gen Con or PaizoCon next year?

Lord of Stormweather was great. I don't usually go for alternate-dimension twists, but you pulled it off really well in that one. Fake-Stormweather, and the mystery of its connection to real-Stormweather, was genuinely creepy.

Was also impressed with how you handled the sections from Erevis Cale's POV. It's not easy to write someone else's character (don't know if Paul Kemp had laid claim to Cale at that point in the character's development, since I get all fuzzy on timelines, but I read his novels a couple of years back and was surprised to see Cale featured so prominently in another author's novel), but you did a great job with it.

Would love to hear the story of how the manuscript changed in the writing (and would be delighted to buy a beer in exchange for said story), but alas, I will not be at Gen Con this year. Definitely going in 2011, though, and if my schedule allows I'm going to try for Paizo Con too.

By then I'll even have learned how to play Pathfinder!


Mortimer Duke wrote:


The following recipe is easy and it's fancy for PB.

Alton Brown's Peanut Butter
Ingredients

* 15 ounces shelled and skinned
* 1 teaspoon kosher salt
* 1 1/2 teaspoons honey
* 1 1/2 tablespoons peanut oil

Directions

Place the peanuts, salt and honey into the bowl of a food processor. Process for 1 minute. Scrape down the sides of the bowl. Place the lid back on and continue to process while slowly drizzling in the oil and process until the mixture is smooth, 1 1/2 to 2 minutes. Place the peanut butter in an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for up to 2 months.

Roast the peanuts first or you will be subject to the wrath of yuckitash!

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