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Pam posts on 11/9/2007 10:40:28 AM
So sorry about that. Let's just try my junk mail puel laedo ogli atyah oodo tcom
then I'll close it. Thanks.
Chris Platt posts on 11/8/2007 4:49:50 PM
Hah! Very cute, Pam! Sadly, I was never too good at ciphers, although my father used to tell people I was -- dunno where he got that idea, and Steve was, essentially, me. One problem is that what you posted has these characters, &# included with every five-digit number, which tends to muddy things up.
By the way, you should know that there were some mysterious people using this message board a few months ago, to transmit oddball messages, and when they weren't speaking "in the clear" talking about something totally irrelevant, they always communicated in ciphers, which also had the form p&#12358, etc.
Anyway, I'm having trouble translating what you sent, so maybe you can send it a different way, or try to contact someone with the same name as me, with a MI that's a fishhook, and whose email service runs at a high temperature.
Pam posts on 11/8/2007 3:36:10 PM
I would like to get in contact with you about one of the books. Do you enjoy ciphers, as Steve does in Sindbad? Can you crack them like Herky in Tokyo? Please email to the pure English equiv. of pうえ llあ え どお glい @ やほ お. cおm
Chris Platt posts on 11/7/2007 5:35:08 PM
Hi Pam, nice to hear from you. Yes, of course we can correspond directly, if we can figure out a way to do that without giving out our e-mail addresses to the general public, which would eventually swamp us both. I know because I posted mine once before and was buried within days. Hmmmm! Any ideas?
Pam posts on 11/7/2007 2:38:18 PM
My husband introduced me to Sinbad after we had kids. He dug out his old battered copy (which, being a book artist, I am rebinding). I fell in love with it immediately for many reasons - the characters are fabulous (Sheriff & Minerva Landry, Herky, Mrs. Teska, Sinbad...) and loveable. The stories are intriguing, intelligent, funny, educational (home architecture), and page-turning. May I email you privately, or do I have to post?
Chris Platt posts on 9/7/2007 9:55:35 AM
Hey NorDream, this message board is currently under investigation because it receives so many obvious ciphers, that is, coded messages such as yours. Since this message board should only be for people interested in Kin Platt and his literary works, I suggest that you and your friends get lost before you are hunted down!
Chris Platt posts on 9/6/2007 7:21:08 AM
OK, Robert, welcome, and feel free to add to your heart's content. What would you like to discuss?
Chris Platt posts on 9/3/2007 12:25:01 AM
John, John, you are repeating yourself, aren't you? Seems like, in your own incoherent, irrelevant (to this message board, that is) way, you are trying to leave some kind of message for somebody, though God only knows why you picked this message board to cover yourself. Why don't you just go away?!
Chris Platt posts on 8/31/2007 12:17:04 AM
Hi Barbara, and welcome. Good to see another fan aboard the board. Your question is a good one, and is one we've been asking ourselves. Sinbad was a tremendous -- and tremendously popular -- book when it first came out. Now, times are different. Publishers are reluctant to publish books where the author is dead -- makes it too difficult to set up a book tour, or autographing session at a bookstore. Sounds crass, but there you are.
On the other hand, filmmakers don't have that problem to deal with -- usually interest in a film centers on the stars or the director (unless you're JK Rowling), so we may end up having this happen backwards. There are, as I have noted here before, several filmmakers interested in making a theatrical feature film out of Sinbad. Perhaps if one of them can make it happen, a publisher may be more interested, because he/she would be able to ride a bit on a movie's coattails, so-to-speak. Otherwise, I'd estimate Sinbad is at least two years off if we self-publish it, although an audiobook version may come out much sooner 'cause that's a lot easier to do. Stay tuned and please keep in touch.
Chris Platt posts on 8/30/2007 1:59:52 PM
Hi Sue, and welcome. Glad to hear you're such a fan. You are exactly the kind of person we are counting on to help us revive my father's work for a new generation. We are the ones who remember his books from when we were kids, and have found copies to read to our own children. Please keep tuned in so you can read of any new developments, or -- even better -- contribute your ideas on how to make this all happen!
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