History ExecutiveMeddling / Literature

27th Jun '16 9:23:33 AM DrImpossible
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** Hammett put that phrase in on purpose, guessing - correctly - that the censors would zero in on it and overlook "gunsel", which at the time was ''not'' a synonym for "gunman".

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** Hammett put that phrase in on purpose, guessing - correctly - that the censors would zero in on it and overlook "gunsel", which at the time was ''not'' means a synonym for "gunman".gay man.
19th Jun '16 2:32:06 PM nombretomado
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-->"So," Zahn said, with absolutely the driest expression and tone of voice you ever saw, "I pointed out that way back in ''[[TheThrawnTrilogy Heir to the Empire]]'', Artoo flew the X-wing to Coruscant on his own. 'But Artoo can't fly the X-wing.' Okay, in [[TheEmpireStrikesBack ESB]], ''one of your own movies'', Luke's X-wing was inside the Hoth base, but Luke meets it outside. 'But Artoo can't fly the X-wing.' Then later in the movie, Luke tells Artoo, "No thanks, I'll keep it on manual for a while." Manual indicates that there must be an automatic. 'But Artoo can't fly the X-wing.'"\\

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-->"So," Zahn said, with absolutely the driest expression and tone of voice you ever saw, "I pointed out that way back in ''[[TheThrawnTrilogy Heir to the Empire]]'', ''Literature/HeirToTheEmpire'', Artoo flew the X-wing to Coruscant on his own. 'But Artoo can't fly the X-wing.' Okay, in [[TheEmpireStrikesBack ESB]], ''one of your own movies'', Luke's X-wing was inside the Hoth base, but Luke meets it outside. 'But Artoo can't fly the X-wing.' Then later in the movie, Luke tells Artoo, "No thanks, I'll keep it on manual for a while." Manual indicates that there must be an automatic. 'But Artoo can't fly the X-wing.'"\\
11th Jun '16 4:03:07 PM nombretomado
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* [[SwordOfTruth Terry Goodkind]]'s book ''Wizard's First Rule'' had at least one instance of the use of the titular rule scratched out by the editor. Maybe it was for the better, since we all know [[AuthorFilibuster where it went from there]]...

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* [[SwordOfTruth [[Literature/SwordOfTruth Terry Goodkind]]'s book ''Wizard's First Rule'' had at least one instance of the use of the titular rule scratched out by the editor. Maybe it was for the better, since we all know [[AuthorFilibuster where it went from there]]...
10th Jun '16 1:21:09 PM Doug86
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* ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' was actually the result of ExecutiveMeddling. After the success of ''Literature/TheHobbit'', Tolkien was asked to write a sequel. His first choice was the tales of the Elder Days he had been working on in various states of development since WorldWarI, and would eventually become ''Literature/TheSilmarillion''. His publisher, however, insisted that the new story have more about hobbits. The end result was reediting ''The Hobbit'' to fit it into Middle-earth and connect it to the larger Legendarium, and the writing of the [[TropeMaker defining work of modern]] EpicFantasy.

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* ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' was actually the result of ExecutiveMeddling. After the success of ''Literature/TheHobbit'', Tolkien was asked to write a sequel. His first choice was the tales of the Elder Days he had been working on in various states of development since WorldWarI, UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, and would eventually become ''Literature/TheSilmarillion''. His publisher, however, insisted that the new story have more about hobbits. The end result was reediting ''The Hobbit'' to fit it into Middle-earth and connect it to the larger Legendarium, and the writing of the [[TropeMaker defining work of modern]] EpicFantasy.
1st Jun '16 3:08:27 AM Tyrathius
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*** This also led to the creation of Waldo Butters. As originally planned, Molly Carpenter would have been Harry's sidekick in ''Dead Beat'', having been apprenticed to him at the end of ''Proven Guilty''. With the two books being switched around, there was no way to work Molly into the plot, so Butcher created Butters to fill the role of [[TheLoad well-meaning but inept]] ActionSurvivor Harry has to look out for and [[TheWatson explain things to]]. Butters would go on to become an important character and fan favorite in later books.
3rd May '16 12:41:19 PM MegaMarioMan
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* Publisher Scholastic Books forbid KAApplegate from [[HideYourLesbians explicitly stating that Tate was lesbian]] in Applegate's ''Literature/{{Remnants}}''.

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* Publisher Scholastic Books forbid KAApplegate Creator/KAApplegate from [[HideYourLesbians explicitly stating that Tate was lesbian]] in Applegate's ''Literature/{{Remnants}}''.
5th Apr '16 7:30:25 AM Willbyr
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9th Mar '16 7:45:09 PM Karxrida
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* Nobel-prize winner Leon Ledermann, writing a book about the Higgs boson, wanted to call it "the goddamn particle" because of all the trouble it was causing within particle physics. His publisher, knowing what sort of controversy was more likely to stir up journalists' interest, insisted on kicking off trouble between science and theologians instead; hence, the Higgs is now popularly known as "the God particle". [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Nice job breaking it, publishers!]]
3rd Mar '16 1:02:23 PM YasminPerry
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* Nobel-prize winner Leon Ledermann, writing a book about the Higgs boson, wanted to call it "the goddamn particle" because of all the trouble it was causing within particle physics. His publisher, knowing what sort of controversy was more likely to stir up journalists' interest, insisted on kicking off trouble between science and theologians instead; hence, the Higgs is now popularly known as "the God particle". [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Nice job breaking it, publishers!]]
3rd Mar '16 1:01:26 PM YasminPerry
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Editors and publishers [[ExecutiveMeddling often think they can write]].
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