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LooseCannon Peralogue | joined 03 February 2004 | 72 posts


The LOTR Films posted 06 July 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionThe LOTR Films by LooseCannon, Peralogue

Well I never heard about Daniel Day Lewis (big fan of his though), but I do know for the first few days of filming they had Stewart Townsend (the guy from Queen of the Damned) cast as Aragorn and they had to get rid of him because he was too young for the role.

Ian Mackellan and Chris Lee were both amazing. Ian Mackellan made the entire first movie a classic, rather than just great. Can't wait to see Saruman's deleted scene in the EE later this year! view post


My thoughts on TWP posted 06 July 2004 in The Warrior ProphetMy thoughts on TWP by LooseCannon, Peralogue

Damn good point. I overlooked the "Old Father". That might explain how the one brother is searching for clues about the Dunyain thousands of miles away from Kellhus and the Apocalypse. His brother, the Synthese, told him through sorcerous means and now he is looking for answers. view post


Sex posted 12 July 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionSex by LooseCannon, Peralogue

You're disappointed now aren't you, after eagerly clicking on the title?


Yep, I fell for it, hook line and sinker <!-- s:( --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_sad.gif" alt=":(" title="Sad" /><!-- s:( -->

Oh, and male as well. view post


A Game of Thrones posted 12 July 2004 in Literature DiscussionA Game of Thrones by LooseCannon, Peralogue

I picked aGoT up from the bookstore back in the day on a whim. The quote on the front "'It's brilliant' - Robert Jordan" practically made the book jump off the shelf, grab my wallet and drag me to the checkout. It's been a brutal wait for each book and to be honest I have really lost interest in the series as it has been so long a wait since 2000. Also, from reading one of the preview chapters for aFfC I realize it is going to be hard keeping track of all the character names as I can't remember all the Xeryo's and Deryo's after this long.

I think I have reread the books a couple of times each but I haven't touched them in 2-3 years so it has been a while. view post


Now listening to... posted 12 July 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow listening to... by LooseCannon, Peralogue

Been listening to the Killers and Franz Ferdinand. Heard their singles on the radio and decided to get the cds. I believe both are British bands. view post


First Word that Comes to Mind posted 12 July 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by LooseCannon, Peralogue

cup view post


Your top 5 fantasy series... posted 12 July 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionYour top 5 fantasy series... by LooseCannon, Peralogue

In no particular order:

A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin
The Prince of Nothing by Some Guy <!-- s;) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_wink.gif" alt=";)" title="Wink" /><!-- s;) -->
A Tale of the Malazan Book of the Fallen by Steven Erikson
The Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan
The Lord of the Rings by J R. R. Tolkien

Honorable mentions:
Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn by Tad Williams
The Monarchies of God by Paul Kearney
The Dark Tower by Stephen King (I've only read the first three so far)

Someone who hasn't really written an epic fantasy series but who I want to mention anyway is China Mieville. While I disagree with many of his views I do love his writing ability. Perdido Street Station and The Scar are two of my favorite books. view post


Women In the Three Seas posted 12 July 2004 in Author Q &amp; AWomen In the Three Seas by LooseCannon, Peralogue

Haha, I think a reviewer burned Scott on this before and he made a post on here about this very topic.

Anyway, and this is my opinion only, I think it makes his world seem a lot more believable that a civilization with so many religious convictions and feudal monarchies would have this sort of social structure. The world of Earwa would seem strange if it was rampant with modern day western ideals.

Hope that didn't sound chauvinistic. view post


First Word that Comes to Mind posted 12 July 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by LooseCannon, Peralogue

cha (cha cha) view post


Women In the Three Seas posted 13 July 2004 in Author Q &amp; AWomen In the Three Seas by LooseCannon, Peralogue

It's true that it is up to the author but some might look at it as more of a logical choice. What sounds more credible - an author who writes about a land decimated by ancient war, and about to head right back into it, yet somehow along the way this land and its societies had time for civil rights movements - or an author who goes the easy way and injects his/her story with western ideals that only came into being after certain specific events that only occured after industrialization of their society? To me that is the easy way out so that they can appeal to as vast an audience as possible while sacrificing any sort of authenticity in their writing.

I realize the genre is called fantasy but it is more credible to the structure of the story when there are specific reasons from the story's history as to why women have achieved equality or why there is a large middle-class smack dab in the middle of a feudal society. If there are good reasons then I would love to read a story with the examples above. If they are simply thrown in to appease an editor then no thank you. view post


Now listening to... posted 13 July 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow listening to... by LooseCannon, Peralogue

@Neil - Both are pretty good although I haven't listened to them a lot yet. Keep forgetting to bring the cds with me in the car. Anyway I'd say I am leaning a little more towards the Killers as the better. But FF has a couple of good singles on it and also sound a lot more British than the Killers. view post


Addendum to the wotmania Interview: Re: Monkeys posted 13 July 2004 in Interviews and ReviewsAddendum to the wotmania Interview: Re: Monkeys by LooseCannon, Peralogue

I love Terry Goodkind(tm) jokes and this one is no exception. <!-- s:) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" title="Smile" /><!-- s:) --> view post


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