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Protodroid (Protodroid)
Username: Protodroid

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 109.79.54.124
Posted on Sunday, September 23, 2012 - 02:14 am:   

The BBC listing for the show on Sunday 23rd September at 9pm:

"A horror story writer attempts to scare the Dragons into investing, but doesn't quite get the reaction he expects; in fact it's a reaction never before seen in the Den."

Maybe for once they don't behave like insecure Vogons with howling empty caves where their hearts should be? Just a thought.
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Des (Des)
Username: Des

Registered: 09-2010
Posted From: 86.140.213.156
Posted on Sunday, September 23, 2012 - 08:46 am:   

I always watch DRAGON's DEN. Pitching is my form of campanology.
A Horror Writer tonight? Hmmm.
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Protodroid (Protodroid)
Username: Protodroid

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 109.79.12.64
Posted on Sunday, September 23, 2012 - 11:54 pm:   

Well, even funnier than the DD opening sequence was the sight of Peter Jones - a man born without an imagination - unable to understand every individual word in the phrase "interactive horror fiction".
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Carolinec (Carolinec)
Username: Carolinec

Registered: 06-2009
Posted From: 92.232.244.38
Posted on Monday, September 24, 2012 - 12:35 am:   

Who was the writer?
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Weber (Weber_gregston)
Username: Weber_gregston

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 86.168.207.177
Posted on Monday, September 24, 2012 - 01:41 am:   

Andrew hannon - whoever he might be

http://www.13horror.com/
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Des (Des)
Username: Des

Registered: 09-2010
Posted From: 86.140.213.156
Posted on Monday, September 24, 2012 - 08:46 am:   

And they seemed to like his self-published dare/interactive horror fiction book he handed out, but they didn't give him any money! But he had already made 13,000 from a few hundred ouitlay, he claimed!
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Ramsey Campbell (Ramsey)
Username: Ramsey

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 92.8.21.51
Posted on Monday, September 24, 2012 - 11:45 am:   

You can read Kindle samples on Amazon. They could do with proofreading. On the other hand, some good folk are involved - Lavie Tidhar, for instance. I assume the story that amused Duncan Bannatyne was the one that Hannon claims was "banned in Italy".
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Weber (Weber_gregston)
Username: Weber_gregston

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 86.168.207.177
Posted on Tuesday, September 25, 2012 - 01:52 am:   

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Protodroid (Protodroid)
Username: Protodroid

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 147.252.230.148
Posted on Tuesday, September 25, 2012 - 06:51 pm:   

In my opionion that's a nasty and infantile post attacking a stroke recovery victim.
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John Forth (John)
Username: John

Registered: 05-2008
Posted From: 82.24.1.217
Posted on Tuesday, September 25, 2012 - 11:05 pm:   

I didn't know Grendel had had a stroke.
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Weber (Weber_gregston)
Username: Weber_gregston

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 86.129.61.16
Posted on Wednesday, September 26, 2012 - 01:35 am:   

a) Hilary Devey has give me the creeps since she started on Dragons Den. James Caan or whatever his name was had more feminine warmth than she does.

b) I didn't know Grendel had had a stroke either (or Hilary if me and John are getting that the wrong way round)
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Ramsey Campbell (Ramsey)
Username: Ramsey

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 92.8.19.28
Posted on Wednesday, September 26, 2012 - 09:38 am:   

I'm afraid I think this is unnecessary.
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Ramsey Campbell (Ramsey)
Username: Ramsey

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 92.8.19.28
Posted on Wednesday, September 26, 2012 - 09:41 am:   

Here is some background.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/theobserver/2012/may/20/hilary-devey-dragons-den-inter view
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Carolinec (Carolinec)
Username: Carolinec

Registered: 06-2009
Posted From: 92.232.244.38
Posted on Wednesday, September 26, 2012 - 12:19 pm:   

I wonder if folk here knew she *had* in fact had a stroke when posting that? I suspect not.

I guess she's one of the "dragons", is she? I watched a little bit of it once and decided it wasn't for me. I suppose I should be into that kind of thing (and The Apprentice) being a business management tutor but I despise the kind of power struggle get-what-you-can-by-slapping-everyone-else-down mentality those kinds of shows portray.
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Weber (Weber_gregston)
Username: Weber_gregston

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 82.145.209.112
Posted on Wednesday, September 26, 2012 - 02:15 pm:   

I had no idea about it. She's always given me the creeps though and comes across as a right old cow on the show. As she points out in the article ramsey linked to, she had a stroke just like millions of other people. She's clearly not looking for sympathy about it. Unlike millions of other people trying to cope after a stroke, she can afford her own personal skivvy to do the stuff she has problem with. That alleviates much of the sympathy i might have had.
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Ramsey Campbell (Ramsey)
Username: Ramsey

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 146.90.216.238
Posted on Wednesday, September 26, 2012 - 07:21 pm:   

Can we now close the subject? Thank you.
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Weber (Weber_gregston)
Username: Weber_gregston

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 86.144.33.95
Posted on Thursday, September 27, 2012 - 01:30 am:   

I met Duncan bannatyne once. Very briefly. He completely blanked my friend who tried to say hello to him. Very rude was Duncan. He didn't seem like a pleasant chappy at all.

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