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BankytheHack Commoner | joined 30 October 2004 | 9 posts

A Few Questions for Scott posted 17 January 2005 in Author Q & AA Few Questions for Scott by BankytheHack, Commoner


First off let me say that I absolutely LOVE what you have done with PoN so far. It's been far too long since I've read fantasy with such realistic characters as your bring to the table. You have mad writing skilllz.

Not sure if these questions have been posed yet, but I'll throw them out just in case.

-I know that PoN is only your first entry into the world of Earwa, so is PoN, in terms of size and scope, your "Hobbit" or "Lord of the Rings"?

-One of my favorite things about the PoN books is how you keep the villians (Consult, etc.) almost a complete mystery. Too many times in fantasy novels writer completely ruin the feeling of dread around their villians by making them complete buffoons or turning them into second-rate Bond villians. Any insight on how you approached your "bad guys" would be swell. <!-- s:D --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_biggrin.gif" alt=":D" title="Very Happy" /><!-- s:D --> view post

A Question About Villians posted 12 August 2005 in Author Q &amp; AA Question About Villians by BankytheHack, Commoner


I've asked you before about how you approach the villians in PoN, but I believe in my haste to get a question posted I didn't really think it out fully. of the many things that impressed me about your writing is how your villians are visualized and/or used in the story. Nearly all fantasy out there today has a main villian who ends up more like a villian of the week from "Beastmaster" the televison series, and for me this type of characterization is frustrating. My question is this: did you start out with a specific model for how you wanted the villians (bad guys, evil people, etc.) to emerge throughout the story or did it happen completely by accident? I've mentioned before that the No-God reminds me of how Tolkien wrote Morgoth or Sauron. view post

Starring &quot;Insert Actor Here&quot; as Kelhuss! posted 18 August 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionStarring &quot;Insert Actor Here&quot; as Kelhuss! by BankytheHack, Commoner

When reading the books I always saw Edward Norton (Fight Club, American History X) as Kellhus and Kevin Spacey (Se7en, American Beauty) as Akka. Both are terrific character actors and I believe they would do the material the justice it deserves. view post

Bashrag posted 05 February 2006 in Author Q &amp; ABashrag by BankytheHack, Commoner


I was wondering if you could elaborate on exactly what the Bashrag are? There are several mentions of them throughout the three books as well as in the Glossary, but they're not spoken of specifically. view post

Tentative Schedule posted 17 February 2006 in Tour and Signing InformationTentative Schedule by BankytheHack, Commoner

Scott---Judging by what you said above, I can only imagine that you see "Aspect Emperor" as your LOTR. Lets just hope it doesn't take you nearly 20 years like it did Tolkien! <!-- s:D --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_biggrin.gif" alt=":D" title="Very Happy" /><!-- s:D --> view post

Battlestar Galactica on SciFi posted 03 March 2006 in Off-Topic DiscussionBattlestar Galactica on SciFi by BankytheHack, Commoner

I was lucky enough to pick up the first season of "Battlestar" a few weeks before the first part of Season 2 hit DVD. I haven't been so sucked into a Sci-fi themed show since "Firefly" and luckily "Battlestar" has lasted much longer than "Firefly" did.

I totally agree with you Ikiru. What really makes "Battlestar" exciting for me is not only the complexing plotting, but the extremely complex and well-developed characters. view post

Robert E. Howard posted 25 May 2006 in Literature DiscussionRobert E. Howard by BankytheHack, Commoner

Wondering if anyone had read of Howard's work especially his &quot;Conan&quot; stories? Thanks! view post

Robert E. Howard posted 26 May 2006 in Literature DiscussionRobert E. Howard by BankytheHack, Commoner

Thanks for the opinions. I'd recently become quite fascinated with Howard and his work simply because of the life the man led. He truely was one of those &quot;weird&quot; eccentric writers everyone dreams up with thinking of pulp horror/fantasy writers.

As stated above, it is striking to see Conan's portrayl from the original Howard stories to the way Arnold brought him to life. Arnold's Conan certainly wasn't an idiot, but nor was he totally believeable as a man who would some day be a great king. I guess that was more Milius' fault than Arnold's although I do enjoy the first &quot;Conan&quot; movie quite a bit. view post

new book posted 14 November 2006 in Author Q &amp; Anew book by BankytheHack, Commoner

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Your likely not to get an answer from Scott any time soon as he has been quite busy with writing. The next installment is not due for quite some time.[/quote:3q89jcsp]

I hope that's the case. I've been worried the past few months that something bad might have happened to Scott. I do hope we get some sort of update from him in the near future. view post


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