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They don’t exactly have our friendly rules about interrogations in this culture…especially not for confirmed criminals. Civilians have a little more protection, but most of the rules are off when it comes to people that were seen committing a crime.

IN OTHER NEWS! Denver Comic Con was AMAZING!! What an incredible rush! People were so excited to have a local convention and to support local artists. We almost sold out of the hardcover stock we brought (down to two books at the end) and we sold from five minutes before the convention started to five minutes after it closed. My FIRST sale was to the wonderful Kristy at Girls of Geek 12 who has been incredibly kind with directing new fans to LeyLines! My last sale was to a wonderful gentleman named Chris who said that he’d spent the entire convention trying to find us. He was an absolute joy — even wanted to take a photograph with me in front of our booth poster!

I just…I’m a little overwhelmed at how amazing an experience it all was. I think on some level I thought it would be a disaster, and I would “wake up” from this crazy dream and realize that what I want to be and what I want to do was impossible. Instead, it exceeded all of my expectations and for the first time in my entire life, I had a moment where I thought, “THIS is what I was MEANT to do. This is where I belong.”

Thank you to everyone that came by the booth and was so supportive and welcoming. You made this an incredible experience I will never forget. Denver — look for me next year!!


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Hot damn, I guess so. I feel bad for the guy. A little.

And I will have to come to Denver sometime. Just for you.

Sounds like it was amazing! Wish I could have been there with you. Can’t wait to get a Leylines book!

Definitely!! Someday, you and I will get to sit side-by-side at a convention!! We just have to put up with that troublesome thing called “time” right now. πŸ™‚

And that “distance” thing too… Why is there no teleporter?!

I know!! It’s the 2000-teens already! Where are our hover boards and teleporters already??

In all seriousness tho, Virginia is #4 for returning readers, so someday I’m going to have to make to a Convention out in that east-coast area. What are your favorites? Any recommendations?

InterventionCon is a lot of fun. πŸ™‚

What is the crowd like? Break-down of ages & gender? General interests?

Last year was my first year there, and only the second year of the con, but it’s an Internet Convention. “Your internet life, in person” so there was a lot of different stuff there. Lots of web-comics and artists, podcasters, even a nerdy bellydance troupe that was a lot of fun. The crowd seemed to be 20’s-30’s, maybe a little heavier male than female? The woman who runs the con is super nice and she’s on twitter as @onezumi

Perhaps you were being ironic. I don’t know what culture you are living in; but there are recent examples of torture used during interrogations in the US and by the US abroad.
(Not to mention all through human history in every “culture”.)

I meant specifically the police. US Police cannot beat a confession out of someone, even if they are certain that person is guilty of a crime.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torture_and_the_United_States#Domestic torture in modern times

Also use of tasers and pepper spray by law enforcement officers.

Please, tell me what country you come from, so I can post links about your military/militia/police. I have yet to hear of a country who didn’t have police or military who weren’t more brutal than warranted. Because our men in uniform are only humans, and humans are just as cruel as they are kind. However, I know how they are supposed to act, and they aren’t supposed to beat people. So if we run off the idealism that our officers do their duty, then… Our officers don’t beat confessions out of people.

I live in the United States, and while there are exceptions to every rule, I do NOT believe have brutal police force, PARTICULARLY when interviewing people in a police station. Any confession taken while a person was being physically assaulted would be thrown out of court so quickly it would make lawyer heads spin. Are the police allowed to lie or trick someone while interrogating them? Yes. Hence why it is always smart to verbally assert your right to silence and contact your lawyer in the event that you might end up in an interview. However, it is highly unlikely that they would sit you down, behind two-way glass with cameras running, and do things like break bones, maim you, dismember you, or make you disappear. There are countries out there where all of these things are not just possible, but LIKELY. I view myself as remarkably fortunate that I am not living in one.

Do things happen out on the street, under adverse conditions? Yes. Do people make bad calls? Yes. And we hear stories about such things on the news, blown out of proportion to draw in sensationalist ratings. What we don’t hear about very often are the men and women that made good, moral, intelligent choices. Having known several military and police officers, I cannot believe that any of them could stand behind a corrupt system. They are all some of the most honest people I have ever known, and I trust their opinion of the men and women they have served with.

Mistakes happen. Corruption happens. Bad things happen. But there are systems in the world where those things are the RULE and the NORMAL way of doing things. In my personal experience, that is not the case in the USA. Perhaps your experience has been different, in which case that is very unfortunate, and that experience is VALID. However, it also doesn’t invalidate my positive experience.

I said:
‘all through human history in every β€œculture”’

I am British currently living in Canada. There is absolutely certain proof of police brutality in every country, without exception. Don’t be naive, please.

You mistake naivete for hope. Look for the dark side, you’ll find it. Look for the light side, you’ll find it. I want to know what country has absolute certain proof of JUST police brutality, versus brutality at all. 30 percent of humanity is prone to violence and cruelty. Out of that thirty percent, how many wear a police or military uniform? Any given group of individuals, be it police, chefs, teachers, maintenance workers… ANY group, will have their percentage of brutality. Why does wearing a uniform suddenly make it news-worthy? Better yet, why does it take a uniform to make it news-worthy?

My intent was to explain that culture is independent of law. Laws are (often) attempts by elites to improve standards of behaviour or impose norms on a culture or cultures. These standards are usually taught to the young. However, the real cultural beliefs are inculcated throughout society especially in the arts and media; in the US, for example, a TV show like ’24’ was popular, or the widely held belief that the high incidence of rapes of males inside the prison system is acceptable – the victims “deserve it”.

I am not picking on Americans. Nor am I trolling for an argument. If you really want answers to your questions, you can easily do the research. I merely point out that the author of this excellent comic need not excuse her characters’ behaviour.

Fiction holds up a mirror to society, whether that is intentional or not. Some of the best SF of the past, for example, Doris Lessing, Anne MaCaffrey, Ursula K. Le Guin, portray the author’s thoughts, conscious and unconscious, about their own society, its good and bad future possibilities.

This is the great thing about fiction. One need not apologize for depicting the Divine Right of Kings, say, (I presume that there is some underlying deal between this imperilled ruling family and their deity). It’s “just” fiction; I do not suppose that any of us desire to be controlled by a delusional dynastic theocracy.

Take care.

I still want to throw my money at you.

Also, jeeze, Warren, get your complexes in line. He’s got so many at this point he could practically host his own poker game.

Haha! He’s a bit of a mess, isn’t he? You wouldn’t know it from the outside, since he’s typically so straight-laced. Of course, the stern once often seem to be the ones keeping the most hidden.

Not friendly, indeed!

I’m so glad you had such a great experience at Denver Comic Con! I wish I was close by enough to have attended myself. You’re definitely doing great things with your comics, and you totally deserve all the attention and fans!

Maybe you mentioned it before and I missed it, but are you going to have the LeyLines books available to buy online at any time? Because when I have money again in September I totally want to buy one.

Your talk about Denver makes me even more nervous and excited for Baltimore Comic Con. Maybe one day we’ll be successful enough to have tables at both and hang out XD!

The LeyLines books will definitely be available online! The online store is set to go live in July, and I should have the bulk shipment (rather than the single emergency box) in-hand within the next week or so. So come September, there will be a book ready and waiting.

I would love to have a table next to you!! Let me know what kind of show Baltimore is like!! I’m scoping out conventions to slowly add each year. I’m staying local this year and the next, but year three I want to add Emerald City, and year four I want to add a second one…Best of luck!! I’m sure it will be amazing!!

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