Friday, March 25, 2011

BASE JUMPING ANYONE?

WITHOUT GOOGLING IT, (or reading any comments--they may be a spoiler) PLEASE answer my poll question:

Do you know what BASE Jumping is?



I'm writing my query and trying to figure out if I say one of my characters was BASE Jumping, will agents know what that means? Or will it cause a HUH moment?

Thank you in advance for your feedback!

20 comments:

  1. Query time, how exciting? Good luck to you.

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  2. I voted, then I looked it up on Wikipedia. Holy Cow. You couldn't pay me enough to do that.

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  3. I've heard of it, but I don't know exactly what it is. In context, surely an agent could figure it out?

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  4. Yes, I'd watched videos of it but never done it myself! Have you???
    I'm excited to hear you're putting out another query. Yay, you!

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  5. I voted :) Dude, I loved skydiving but there is no way in H-E-Double Hockey Sticks would I ever BASE jump.

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  6. Alexandra wants to go BASE jumping. It would be like FLYING!!!! (I also want to take up motocross as a hobby, so that should tell you about my mental state)

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  7. Hey lady! I tried voting but it said I already did! Weird. But sorry to say I don't know what it is. Looking at your comments it sounds terrifying. I shall not be doing that anytime soon with my 8.5 month pregnant belly!

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  8. Buildings, Antennae, Spans, Earth...

    What kind of agents?

    We call some things, FBI clues, they are so obvious.

    Sorry Alistair, I had to.

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  9. I learned what base jumping was from Along Came Polly. Ben Stiller movies do teach things. I don't care what anybody says.

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  10. I don't even think I've heard of it. Still haven't looked it up on Wikipedia :P

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  11. Oh yes. Base jumping is at the top of my List of Things I Would Do If I Was Immortal.

    :)

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  12. No idea-sounds like something you'd do in outer space--jumping from satellite to satellite?

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  13. Nope...not my idea of a good time!!! :0)
    Cheers

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  14. Hmm...I would assume they don't. I wrote my query letter referencing Capture the Flag and got feedback that people didn't know what it is. CAPTURE THE FLAG! I couldn't believe it.

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  15. Hmm...I assumed that most people "in the know," such as book editors, were familiar with what base jumping was by now. It's right up there with bungee jumping as far as I know.

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  16. I have to admit, I didn't know what the letters stood for, but I did have the basic concept down.

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