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    Mark Taylor's autobiography "He-Man & I: an Odyssey"

    T. Mark Taylor and his wife Rebecca announced Mark's autobiography (that they teased last year's Power-Con panel)

    He-Man & I: an Odyssey

    cover art by the excellent Ken Coleman


    Hopefully more info will be available soon!


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    I love the cover, great news thanks Jukka.

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    I can't wait to read this! I hope a release date is announced soon.
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    Really excited for this one. I don't do a lot of book reviews but I would definitely cover this

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    Definitely buying this!
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    I'm interested in anything by Mark Taylor.

    But the title should be He-Man & Me. Basic grammar!
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    This is one of the most anticipated books for me personally....I always wanted Taylor's definitive MOTU brand bio story.

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    I just recently found out about this book and I can't wait. I messaged Rebecca Taylor about a possible release date and all she said was soon.
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    Looking forward to this too. The sketchbooks released were amazing.

    I would love to see a whole new series of figures all just based on his concepts.
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    Sweet.. I got the set of art they sold last year. I missed the set from s7 few years back though.

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    I am looking forward to Mark Taylor’s stories.
    What I am really hoping for is some information on what influenced the different characters and what his intentions were for the characters.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VaultsofGrayskull View Post
    I'm interested in anything by Mark Taylor.

    But the title should be He-Man & Me. Basic grammar!
    I came here to post exactly this. Sooooo. +1 Hopefully... maybe... they correct it before it goes to print? Pretty please!
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    I'm pretty sure "I" is correct. In this case, I is the subject of the phrase.

    http://learnersdictionary.com/qa/Me-...sonal-Pronouns

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    Definitely looking forward to a release date for this. I'm sure it'll be an interesting read. We're definitely amassing a solid library of books about the creation of MOTU, aren't we?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lich Leech View Post
    I'm pretty sure "I" is correct. In this case, I is the subject of the phrase.

    http://learnersdictionary.com/qa/Me-...sonal-Pronouns
    The title is a compound noun phrase. Odyssey is the subject, and the pronoun representing Taylor is a modifier, so it should actually be Me. It is "an odyssey of me," not "an odyssey of I."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam_Prince of Eternia View Post
    The title is a compound noun phrase. Odyssey is the subject, and the pronoun representing Taylor is a modifier, so it should actually be Me. It is "an odyssey of me," not "an odyssey of I."
    I don't think that quite represents what's being communicated.

    "He-Man and I went on an odyssey"
    "He-Man and me went on an odyssey"

    The first would be correct.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lich Leech View Post
    I don't think that quite represents what's being communicated.

    "He-Man and I went on an odyssey"
    "He-Man and me went on an odyssey"

    The first would be correct.
    Except there is no verb in the title. It is two nouns modifying another noun, i.e. a noun phrase. There is no action, implied or otherwise here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam_Prince of Eternia View Post
    Except there is no verb in the title. It is two nouns modifying another noun, i.e. a noun phrase. There is no action, implied or otherwise here.
    Well that's just the thing - it's not a sentence. Two separate short phrases (one title and one subtitle), so it's ambiguous and up for interpretation. You could certainly read an action in there. Or you could take them both as two incomplete sentences. In this case "He-Man and Me" would sound a bit childish, like Marley and Me. So he went with He-Man and I - like The King and I.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barbecue17 View Post
    Definitely looking forward to a release date for this. I'm sure it'll be an interesting read. We're definitely amassing a solid library of books about the creation of MOTU, aren't we?
    Yes and it's great.

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    And he man and I sounds more like proper english. And me sounds like what normal people who don't care about proper English would say, like me. I'm not proper, I don't care.

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    No matter what the correct grammar, I think we need to give Mark Taylor a break on the title. At least we all know what he means. It would have been worse if he had omitted a comma or something. Like in the sentences: “Let’s eat, grandma!” versus “Let’s eat grandma!” That comma saved grandma’s life. But with this book, whether it’s me or I, we still know it’s Mark Taylor. Me is OK with that!. Forget that last sentence. When I read it back I thought it made me sound like Jar Jar Binks. So, it’s back to, ”I’m OK with that.”

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    No one really understands grammar. English is a bizarre amalgamation of a handful of languages. So, I could care less about the grammar, but the subject is truly worth while.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam_Prince of Eternia View Post
    Except there is no verb in the title. It is two nouns modifying another noun, i.e. a noun phrase. There is no action, implied or otherwise here.
    Exactly. The title means 'An odyssey about He-Man and me'. The absence of a verb is key. 'Odyssey' is the subject. He-Man and Mr Taylor are the objects. Simple stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by He-Ro Eats Soup View Post
    No one really understands grammar. English is a bizarre amalgamation of a handful of languages. So, I could care less about the grammar, but the subject is truly worth while.
    I always think it's a pity when people can't be bothered to learn even the basic rules of their native language. Communication is everything. A little pride in this fantastic language is not a bad thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by unclassified View Post
    And he man and I sounds more like proper english
    No it doesn't. It sounds like hyper-correction.
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    EVERYONE STOP!!!

    Mark Taylor is one of the most talented people in the universe. As such, he's allowed to make up his own rules and break a few others once in a while.

    It's whatever rolls best off the tongue. And this wouldn't be the first time it's been written that way:


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lich Leech View Post
    Well that's just the thing - it's not a sentence. Two separate short phrases (one title and one subtitle), so it's ambiguous and up for interpretation. You could certainly read an action in there. Or you could take them both as two incomplete sentences. In this case "He-Man and Me" would sound a bit childish, like Marley and Me. So he went with He-Man and I - like The King and I.

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