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Comments for 'Last of the Walking Dead - Epilogue: Marine'

7:59 pm | September 2, 2003
Delta, i loooove Rise From the Fall. i've been waiting a long time for part two, and its becoming frustrating! please finish it!
Delta 117
4:41 am | September 2, 2003
Walker, your work is fabulous! I am shocked that you can write this well and your three years younger than I.(of course, some people are just gifted in different subjects) What Wado said is very encouraging for me as well. But, I am mostly glad that you even read my Fanfic. Your story makes me want to write like you. Unfortunately, I not that great and It would add more length to my story.
P.S. I don't know if you or anyone else knew, but my story "Marines:Rise from the Fall" is my first fanFic ever.

So, keep up with your work, and I try to read your new stories.
5:22 pm | August 31, 2003
i didn't come up with it, it's the marine hymn, the traditional anthem of the USMC.
2:51 pm | August 31, 2003
Particular memorable moment: That last little 'tune' as you called at the end of the story. Where did you come up with that?!

Anyway, good series, if a little short. No big deal.
2:44 am | August 31, 2003
Your series is definitely a a staple for me. Wado's may be longer but yours draws it's strength from something along the lines of a fine war story the likes of which I must salute.

Since you're the same age as I am, I gotta say that you make me look quite pathetic as I have actually yet to PRODUCE any fan fiction for this site at all. -_-;


8:00 pm | August 28, 2003
why, thanks Wado. i've never heard what you said put more clearly by anyone else who tried. maybe that's because no one else did try, and i appreciate that you did. I myself am only 14, and comments from people who have been writing longer than me mean a lot, because usually they have seen what's out there, what's good, and, least important in most aspects, what sells. thanks again for taking the time to write out the big, long essay for me. sorry i don't have time to match it; i'm reading Return of the Archons and trying to do my homework at the same time.

One last time, to everyone, thanks for your comments and patience in reading this series. I hope you'll continue to read my work in the future.

Semper Fi

-Walker, author, "Last of the Walking Dead"
5:45 pm | August 28, 2003
Nice piece of writing. I like how you did not seem to rush the story and your refined grammar showed that you have a good grasp of the language and military protocol.

Keep up the great work Walker, and no, I don't think the new writers here are crap, I think they are quite good. The one thing I look at is not the story but the talent and attitude of the author behind the story. Most of the "great Fan-Fic" old-timers I refer to here were around 12 to 17 years old when they wrote their great short stories. That simply amazes me that they have that much potential at their age. Sure their stories could have been better, used a few more edits by a professional, but they were light years ahead of me when I was that age.

I consider myself a veteran writer with many years of experience so I expect my stuff to be more refined, more creative, and generally better than most. I take myself back twenty plus years and what I was writing then and look at these Fan-fic authors, these "greats" in awe.

I'm looking at potential and growth in writers. Right now, the trend for many is to write a lot of stories, I'm looking for the one's that take a step back and produce less stories but put more time and effort into improving the quality of those stories they do publish -- Continuous quality improvement while understanding that you can't please everyone. I also am looking for those that honestly want to improve their writing, despite how good or bad it is today.

I just don't put enough time into reading all the new stories to even begin to give enough feedback on this subject. I am glad there are writers like you here Walker that participate in constructive comments and provide good stories to inspire the others.
5:24 pm | August 27, 2003
I can't say anything bad about this..it was just simply amazing...99999999999999999999999999999999999/10
1:46 am | August 27, 2003
to anyone who liked this series:

i'm coming out with a new one! read "Charge of the Grunt Brigade"! (anyone recognize the origin of the title?)

Good luck and God bless you.

-Walker, author, "Last of the Walking Dead"