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http://caravelgames.com/Articles/Games_2/SS.html
has a link to http://www.this-pointless-thing-called-life.com/
Which is gone.
From what I can find, this formerly purchaseable audiobook would be an awesome thing to listen to, does anyone have any information on it, or even better, willing to share this abandonware of the ears?
10-06-2008 at 04:58 PM
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I have part 2 of it on my awesome DDDD SmS CD. Don't have the first part though, it was on Journey's End, which I only own as a downloadable.
10-06-2008 at 07:35 PM
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Sigh, I really wish the CDs weren't oneoff printings. :(
10-07-2008 at 02:29 PM
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I'm betting that if you can generate enough interest in one or more of the older CD's you could get another printing. I'm thinking that you would need 20-25+ to make it profitable for a printing.

But in any case this is really just a guess.

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I'm betting that if you can generate enough interest in one or more of the older CD's you could get another printing.


Unfortunately, taking into consideration the fact that not only is the web site defunct (as you'd mentioned), but so too are both the e-mail address and (apparently) the only online catalog that had sold the audiobook, so you might run into a slight problem with regards to the goal of generating interest in reprinting the CD. :(
(A quick search on eBay turned up nothing, either.)

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10-07-2008 at 08:09 PM
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I'm betting that if you can generate enough interest in one or more of the older CD's you could get another printing.


Unfortunately, taking into consideration the fact that not only is the web site defunct (as you'd mentioned), but so too are both the e-mail address and (apparently) the only online catalog that had sold the audiobook, so you might run into a slight problem with regards to the goal of generating interest in reprinting the CD. :(
(A quick search on eBay turned up nothing, either.)


Parts of this audiobook were included as bonuses on some of the DROD smitemaster's selection CDs. Those are the CDs being referred to and quite clearly THAT site is not defunct. Or we're deep in a shared hallucination, one or the other. However, if the contacts for this audiobook have vanished off the face of the earth, getting permission to use this in a reissue might STILL be tough.

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10-08-2008 at 08:16 PM
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Parts of this audiobook were included as bonuses on some of the DROD smitemaster's selection CDs. Those are the CDs being referred to and quite clearly THAT site is not defunct. Or we're deep in a shared hallucination, one or the other. However, if the contacts for this audiobook have vanished off the face of the earth, getting permission to use this in a reissue might STILL be tough.


I apologize if I'd misunderstood that The spitemaster was referring to a particular DROD CD, but then his post is moot simply because it was rather obvious that Irashtar wishes to obtain only the original audiobook compact discs by Posthuman Enterprises.
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Sigh, I really wish the CDs weren't oneoff printings. :(


This makes sense to me because I'd have a similar reaction if someone were to inform me that they'd be more than willing to make a photocopy of a book (or even a copy of a CD) I'd desperately wanted which was both out of print and extremely difficult to find secondhand; it is always preferable to own the original work, packaging, etc., itself.

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You know, this is maybe the first time anybody showed a real interest in the audio dramas we put on the discs. I'm glad there are some fans of it out there. I quite enjoyed TPTCL, and it's a sad idea that it would become unavailable in the future.

I do know that the licensing agreement I made with Posthuman Productions allows for Caravel to release the audio content online for CaravelNet members. We don't have licensing to reprint the earlier episode on a new disc, though. Unless it was a reprint of the same Smitemaster's Selection. Anyhow, I'm guessing that's impractical. Downloadable makes more sense.

So maybe someone can convince Mike to put episodes up on CaravelNet private download area.

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So maybe someone can convince Mike to put episodes up on CaravelNet private download area.

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I, for one, would love to see that happen. :)
10-08-2008 at 09:06 PM
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I would too! That's beyond awesome! As for would be unavailable in the future, they're currently unavailable in the present! :P
As for The CD's, I was referring to the SmS discs. Kinda galls me that I can't get the past goodies, or even find out what they were. :?

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As for The CD's, I was referring to the SmS discs.



:blush Oh well, that's what I get for making a stupid assumption. (I've got to stop doing that! I'll be quiet now, as I seem to get in trouble for merely trying to help out. I'll make an attempt to clarify things next time.) :?

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I do know that the licensing agreement I made with Posthuman Productions allows for Caravel to release the audio content online for CaravelNet members. We don't have licensing to reprint the earlier episode on a new disc, though. Unless it was a reprint of the same Smitemaster's Selection. Anyhow, I'm guessing that's impractical. Downloadable makes more sense.

So maybe someone can convince Mike to put episodes up on CaravelNet private download area.
Great idea! I've put up the four chapters of TPTCL on the private section of the Downloads page for CaravelNet members.

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Great idea! I've put up the four chapters of TPTCL on the private section of the Downloads page for CaravelNet members.

Could you perhaps give a few short hints at what this novel is about?

I'd rather not download it only to find out it's not my cup of tea - and it would save you bandwidth to boot... :)

np: The Matthew Herbert Big Band - One Life (There's Me And There's You)

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You beauty!
Considering I like to work with a podcast/audiobook in the background, any recommendations on what some good audiobooks (other than these) are? (I presume nobody minds me asking)
10-18-2008 at 06:19 PM
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Could you perhaps give a few short hints at what this novel is about?

See the Illumination titled "Why Beethro is not British".

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10-18-2008 at 06:25 PM
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Just when I thought I couldn't love you guys more, you do the awesome. :thumbsup
Now I have to figure how to get the sequel they made, which seems to be trickier indeed. -_-
Maybe you have contact info that still works for Alan Marshall? The only ones Wikipedia knows about died decades ago, and since it seems to be out of print everywhere, he might be willing to release it into creative commons or the like, or just let us CN members have a few more hours of laughter. :lol
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Excellent. :) Thank you, drmrimer.
10-18-2008 at 09:38 PM
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An e-mail we received from one of the producers of TPTCL:
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one fan was trying to get in touch with us, the producers of TPTCL audionovel. It;s hard to do given we are no longer marketing the audionovel...but a printed version will maybe be out sometime.

Till then, you can give any body who wants info about the productions here...

Much thanks,

Alan


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Any insight what was this audio-drama included?
And some general trivia.....

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I re-listened to it - excellent.
Reminds me of the good sci-fi of the 80s
thoughtful and underrated
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