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Initial post: 7 Jun 2013 21:18:54 BDT
Some writers were taught clichés are bad. Of course there's no logic to it. I suppose it's just one of those myths not dissimilar to the one that says doing *that* will make you blind. And yes, we can see that many believers frequent this forum, and their frustration oozes out of the screen. Strangely enough, every time somebody uses the expression 'get a grip' I think of members like gille and Ryan. And, of course, a finger of fudge is probably not enough for Anita. She probably could do with a Yorkie, but then again - they're not for girls!

All's fair in love and war - that's another cliché, btw. But if every man is created equal. It's seems only fair, just even. If they can make derogatory remarks about others on this board, I see no reason why a compliment should not be returned - 'Sauce for the Goose' one might say.

I'm rambling, aren't I?

Yes, clichés, that's where I started. If you're new to these boards this post is just a veiled plug for one of my books, or so they'll tell you. I won't tell you the title of the book, or the author's name - that would make it far too easy.

Anyway, back to the point. If clichés are bad why are so many book titles clichés, or related to clichés?

Originally, I thought of "Blame it on Kabul" of course this is stolen from Blame It on Rio [DVD] but you have to wonder will the target reader make the association?

Next came "What happens in Kabul" and again this comes from What Happens In Vegas [DVD] [2008] but will readers understand the implications; what happens in one place should stay in that place?

Anyway, this has been fun; spam for the resident trolls.

btw, have you read this book?

Doctor Who: The Nameless City: Second Doctor - 50th Anniversary (Doctor Who Digital)

Apparently it's really good. (Although I didn't write it).

Posted on 7 Jun 2013 21:27:31 BDT
Ethereal says:
Haven't cliches been done (by you) not long ago or was that MOA or even kindle?
Either you're running out of ideas (I for one shall miss them if so!) or this is stirring the pot (cliche) ... not being new here you know my views Michael but thought I'd say hello as I'm on.

Posted on 7 Jun 2013 21:39:46 BDT
Chris says:
I think it was because his other ad was heading rapidly towards the ubend. I've just been bumping everything but that one to see if he'd pop up with another floater, and he did. Probably just a coincidence :)

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Posted on 8 Jun 2013 09:09:02 BDT
Obelix says:
Everyone can relax: Captain Ego just arrived...

Posted on 8 Jun 2013 10:08:25 BDT
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Posted on 9 Jun 2013 21:08:59 BDT
Obelix says:
Wouldn't it be more accurate to say you have the same impact that oil spills have on beaches, you rampant egomaniac?

Posted on 10 Jun 2013 16:45:16 BDT
There's the proof. Village idiots, flames @ moths. But the moths are really stupid. They never learn - watch.

Posted on 10 Jun 2013 16:49:47 BDT
I'd really like some comments on my books. They bloody took long enough.

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In reply to an earlier post on 10 Jun 2013 19:49:53 BDT
Anita says:
Robert Atkins - no idea if that was deliberate or not, but MS here did swallow the hook nicely. Cheers.

I'd really like some comments on my books too btw :)

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Jun 2013 20:10:40 BDT
Obelix says:
"There's the proof."

Indeed. Given the chance to get off your favourite subject (i.e. yourself) you chose...

...to carry on regardless.

Please continue to prove me right.
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