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Orion_metalhead Auditor | joined 25 July 2004 | 93 posts


World-building posted 01 August 2004 in Writing TipsWorld-building by Orion_metalhead, Auditor

flash itself is more of a cartooning program that actuall art program such as photoshop. but i find it pretty simple to use. maybee when i figure it out ill let you know how i did it. view post


Terry Goodkind engages in rape fantasy? posted 04 August 2004 in Literature DiscussionTerry Goodkind engages in rape fantasy? by Orion_metalhead, Auditor

if Chainfire is the last book than awsome. i dont feel like reading a million books that lead nowhere like his seem to.

at least now i REALLY concentrate on TDTCB view post


Names and Pronunciation posted 20 August 2004 in The Darkness That Comes BeforeNames and Pronunciation by Orion_metalhead, Auditor

i like the names. its better than your cliche fantasy names that really just sounds dumb. its adds an aura to the story which makes you feel as if it truly is a different world. Thats what fantasy is about, being immersed in a different world. view post


First Word that Comes to Mind posted 20 August 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Orion_metalhead, Auditor

claw view post


Now Reading... posted 20 August 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Orion_metalhead, Auditor

i finished TDTCB on my vacation and i must say it was one of the best books ive read. up there with the wheel of time.

i also read Disollution - War of The Spider Queen book 1

im ready Jennifer Fallon's Medalon right now. its alright... kinda boring but its slowly getting better. im about half way done and should be finished in a couple more days. view post


Now listening to... posted 20 August 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow listening to... by Orion_metalhead, Auditor

Lugubrum
Taake
Drudkh
Entombed
Iced Earth
Deathchain

good shit for the metalheads out there. view post


Why read fantasy? posted 20 August 2004 in Literature DiscussionWhy read fantasy? by Orion_metalhead, Auditor

Robert Jordan's Wheel Of Time series

Blind Guardian
Tolkien - i read the hobbit about 4 years ago on a suggestion from my dad.

i like being able to be put in a world where that which is not possible in our world is possible. its a refreshing feeling to read a book that describes that which you normally wouldnt be able to feel or see or experiance in the world we live in. view post


History posted 20 August 2004 in Writing TipsHistory by Orion_metalhead, Auditor

i tend to write the history as i go along. as i describe one thing ill try to include things about its past and other times. then as i keep writing fit other peices in to fill that coincide with what i had already written.

history is tough. and normally it just comes with pracitice i guess. when all else fails you can always look for inspiration in other books or in the news for things you could include in your own history.

its important to make the history colorful and varied and give historical reasons for why one Nation or town may hold a grudge against another. When writing histories just try to think about the reasons a certain group of people may act according to what has already befallen them in the past.

though the writing im doing now i actually have a really good story line done for it and i hope to continue with it. its pretty original i think and that makes it fun to write. view post


Great News - and please post what work you are all doing. posted 20 August 2004 in Writing TipsGreat News - and please post what work you are all doing. by Orion_metalhead, Auditor

i just finished drawing the first map for my story which i have yet to title though im currently calling it "The Final Shapers". there will probably be 5 books if the plot line i wrote out doesnt change.

its about these two men who cause uncontrollable events and slowly cause civilization in thier wolrd to collapse due to war.

book one follows the paths of two men whos fates intertwine with each other. a precursor to the next 4 books introducing characters and the world to the reader but at the same giving a good base for the books.

books two, three and four narrate how the two Final Shapers free the ancient magics from 3 of the 4 ancient temples of the world.

book five tells about the freeing of the magic from the last temple and the destruction of the enemy army attempting to conquer the world.

its still being thrown and tossed around but i think if i stick with it, it will turn out to be something really special and maybee even an interesting read. there are tons of subplots that ive worked into the story and there will be probably three or four main characters and HUGE supporting cast. im hoping it to be very.... Epic. view post


Do you believe a God exists? posted 20 August 2004 in Philosophy DiscussionDo you believe a God exists? by Orion_metalhead, Auditor

i belive in a god though i dont know what form it is. it may be nothing more than energy or an emotion we all feel.

personally, i beleive religion and spirituality in general is a personal relationship between a person and thier god or gods, whichever you so believe in. i think we should encourage beliefs and faith though it should be practiced in our own households and not forced upon others as it so oftenly is in these days.

what i beleive in is my own beleifs and i would shit to save someone who wants to force thiers upon me.

i was raised lutheran, my dad is a methodist and my mom is catholic turned lutheran. me and my mom both beleive the same thing. neither of us agree with the church's ideas and theology. she always says "I have raised you with a religion. Your of age to decide if you believe it or not and i would never force you to change your views". me and my mom are very close, and i owe her a great deal since she really is the person who i can talk to about religion and the afterlife and all that sort of stuff. view post


My odd perspective on myself and the universe posted 20 August 2004 in Philosophy DiscussionMy odd perspective on myself and the universe by Orion_metalhead, Auditor

i once heard that the chance of there being life on another planet was about the same as someone winning the lottery all for themself.

my grandpa won the lottery with four other people.

im pretty sure there are more stars in the darkness of night than there are people on this earth.

With that in mind i made an educated guess that there are other planets out there. able to support life.

are humans the only people out there? no of course not.

if its true that extraterestials helps moses find his way through the desert and presented him with the arc of the covenant - which i find myself believing for some reason as it makes perfect sense - then at that time they had far superior technology than we have even now. they most surely have become more technologically progressed as have we so the still are able to do things we can not. UFO's may be able to come here and then go back to thier own world in a blink of a second.

what the hell am i talking about... view post


Now listening to... posted 21 August 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow listening to... by Orion_metalhead, Auditor

thank you unknown guest.

NP:

Morgoth
Winds
Viking Crown
Gorgoroth view post


First Word that Comes to Mind posted 21 August 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Orion_metalhead, Auditor

captain hook view post


First Word that Comes to Mind posted 22 August 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Orion_metalhead, Auditor

haha i love Simon and Garfunkle

word:

Garfield view post


How would you describe yourself? posted 22 August 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionHow would you describe yourself? by Orion_metalhead, Auditor

im nice to those who i want to be nice to and a complete dick to everyone else.

i love my music and it pretty much runs my life.

i have absolutely no sense of style and my wardrobe consists of random band shirts.

i dont like puffy jackets.

im pretty determined and when i set my mind on something it usually gets done sometime or another.

i like weird shit... like my belt made of surplus machine gun ammunition and growing trees in my room.

im "one with nature"

i can be emotional and can show that i have alot of feelings about certain people and places.

i surprise people when they realize im not a dumb ass.

the one thing i hate more than anything else is people who try to pretend thier something thier not and if someone like that comes up to me i usually tell them to ignite thier esophogus with napalm or take a nap on train tracks.

did i mention i can be the biggest asshole ever... view post


My odd perspective on myself and the universe posted 22 August 2004 in Philosophy DiscussionMy odd perspective on myself and the universe by Orion_metalhead, Auditor

Quote: "drosdelnoch":3d3mto29
Another argument that could be made with autistic people is that thier life is restricted in so many ways that the senses that they do possess become magnified, ie some are artists that create wonderous pieces of work, others are brilliant at mathmatical problems. I dont doubt that others have gifts in other areas but perhaps at times it would be better to look at the world through thier eyes in order to see the wonders to behold of everyday life.[/quote:3d3mto29]

like that guy in the movie "Cube" who is insane at doing complex math but doesnt know anything else about anything at all. view post


Dont be ashamed (Harry Potter) posted 22 August 2004 in Literature DiscussionDont be ashamed (Harry Potter) by Orion_metalhead, Auditor

Quote: "steve":pt1ho98o
I read the first one in Fifth grade, I was instantly hooked and read them all. But now they are boring, I don't think they compare to GRRM, Erikson, or Bakker who are now my favorite authors.[/quote:pt1ho98o]

Erikson? didnt he write Gardens of the Moon or something like that.... i was thinking of buying it. It looked really good but as of now i have what is it... 5 books i want to get through first..

so yeah, How is it? view post


Stephen Erikson's Books posted 22 August 2004 in Literature DiscussionStephen Erikson's Books by Orion_metalhead, Auditor

i keep seeing the book at the bookstore and i always pick it up and i always read the little info in the jacket cover and i never buy it. it sounds great but i never had the urge to buy it. ill probably look on ebay for it cheap that way if i dont liek it i wont get angry at spending 26 dollars.

where can i order the Warrior Prophet from? it seems all of you have read it but i cant even find it anywhere. view post


Now listening to... posted 26 August 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow listening to... by Orion_metalhead, Auditor

Iron Maiden
Morbid Angel
Borknagar
Celtic Frost

i was listening to insomnium this morning and Opeth in my car. itll be time for Darkthrone soon though. view post


Now Reading... posted 26 August 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Orion_metalhead, Auditor

im reading some bass books and stuff. always trying to become a better bassist. view post


Stephen Erikson's Books posted 26 August 2004 in Literature DiscussionStephen Erikson's Books by Orion_metalhead, Auditor

awsome ill check that out. i live in NJ so it shoudnt take long.

EDIT:

Thanks for the link but im really looking for it in Hardcover. I guess ill have to wait. Once again thanks though. ill check amazon view post


Now listening to... posted 05 September 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow listening to... by Orion_metalhead, Auditor

Quote: "AjDeath":1j96wk15
I am currently listening to Opeth, The Twilight Is My Robe, from Orchid. Anyone who has not heard this band, I don't care if you do not listen to metal, must prchase an Opeth album, anyone with a brain will find it enjoyable.[/quote:1j96wk15]

for those who havent heard them i would start with Damnation and Morningrise. both give a great feel as to what the band is capable of and, in my opinion, they can do just about anything. Damnation is really mellow and Morningrise is a combination of the Heavy and the Mellow blended into what can be considered an artform. Advent (off Morningrise) and Death Whispered a Lullaby (off Damnation) are two of the greatest songs ive ever heard. and ive heard many. view post


Great News - and please post what work you are all doing. posted 05 September 2004 in Writing TipsGreat News - and please post what work you are all doing. by Orion_metalhead, Auditor

true but if it wasnt ambitious it would just be another boring book. Ambition is what makes somethign special. Hardwork and alot of effort go hand in hand with a great final product.

or so my mind tells me. view post


First Word that Comes to Mind posted 06 September 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by Orion_metalhead, Auditor

grandoise view post


What other sites are you active on? posted 06 September 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionWhat other sites are you active on? by Orion_metalhead, Auditor

Here obviously

also,

Livejournal.com
Metalreview.com

im not often though. view post


Now listening to... posted 06 September 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow listening to... by Orion_metalhead, Auditor

Soilwork
Iron Maiden
Decapitated
Suffocation
Destroyer666
Winds
Gordon Lightfoot

and now, some Sabbath for another 10 minutes.

idk... my cdplayer is on random so odd stuff has been coming up. Ohh and Husker Du. view post


What subgroup of speculative fiction do you prefer? posted 06 September 2004 in Literature DiscussionWhat subgroup of speculative fiction do you prefer? by Orion_metalhead, Auditor

fantasy though ive read some other genres too. fantasy is my favorite though. i like just about all of it simply because i can find stuff about each book that i like.

i find myself really enjoying reading the Forgotten Realms series though, i like the descriptions of the magic used and stuff. makes it interesting. But i dont mind getting myself into an epic series such as the Wheel Of Time now and again.

Horror is something i would enjoy reading but havent really checked into it much. view post


Best character posted 07 September 2004 in The Darkness That Comes BeforeBest character by Orion_metalhead, Auditor

Favorite: Achamian

something draws me to the power of magic and i usually like the mages and wizards most. one exception is WoT where i actually like Perrin and Thom most. Achamian is a great thinker and his causes are just. He fights inner fights as well as external conflicts... a top notch character if i ever read one.

Most Interesting: Kellhus

how can one not be interested by him? In the book he captivates people and manipulates them all and as you read he ... draws you in as well. extrodinary. his thinking is one of a kind. (well... among all the other characters ive ever read about before... i guess all the Dunyain think the same way)

Least Favorite: Esmenet

idk.. just didnt interest me much. im sure she holds some special importance in the book and i do look foward to her involvement in the other books but in some places i found her to be... well.. dumb. not a great thinker you know. i dont know if that was how Bakker meant it to be but that was my impression. view post


just read the book.... posted 07 September 2004 in The Darkness That Comes Beforejust read the book.... by Orion_metalhead, Auditor

i had not heard of it before. i saw it on the shelf in Barnes and Noble and picked it up. i read a couple pages of the prolouge and turned to the middle and read a page. it seemed like a good book so i bought it and read it on the plane when i was going on vacation. i enjoyed it alot. i thought it was a unique story and great concept. the characters where great and i was intrigued with the depth that seemed to be involved in writing it. i cant wait to read the next book but im waiting for it in hardcover so its gonna be a while. view post


Now listening to... posted 14 September 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow listening to... by Orion_metalhead, Auditor

Down - Nola
At The Gates - With Fear I Kiss The Burning Darkness
At The Gates - The Red In The Sky Is Ours view post


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