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Now listening to... posted 11 October 2008 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow listening to... by AJD, Candidate

*used to be ajdeath*

ISIS - Panopticon


I have found my tastes moving away from death metal and such and now I listen to mainly Sludge/Stoner/Doom and Post Rock. In fact I am starting a new band with a drummer friend of mine from a different band along these lines. view post


Nothing against female Fantasy authors but... posted 11 October 2008 in Literature DiscussionNothing against female Fantasy authors but... by AJD, Candidate

Robin Hobb and J.V. Jones are really the only two that I really enjoy and will pick up whatever they write.

I have tried almost everyone else in this thread and they were lacking but...

Compare how many crappy male authors there are out there to how many crappy female authors there are out there and I bet the ratios are about the same. view post


Erikson Neophyte posted 11 October 2008 in Literature DiscussionErikson Neophyte by AJD, Candidate

Quote: "Xray the Enforcer":1glzhrqk
I'll be interested what you think of Erikson. I am not impressed with his writing, although he finally created an interesting character in Felisin. I swore to the Erikson fans at Westeros that I'd read thru DHG, and I will. After that, though, I don't think I'm going to continue the series.

I guess it comes down to what you're looking for in books. Nifty battles and cool world-buidling, with uber-1337 characters who never die? Multiple non-human races who do cool shit? Magic, magic, even more magic. It's magic all the way dow? Erikson is your man.

Structured narrative, character development and an inspired command of the written or spoken word (while also delivering the goods when it comes to world-building flava, etc -- what we read this stuff for in the first place)? Find another author, because that is definitely not Erikson's forte.

He does do blood well, though. Maybe not Cormac McCarthy levels of blood, but he's better than most. I dunno -- I can certainly see why others like the books.[/quote:1glzhrqk]


This may be one of the worst reviews of Erikson I have seen.

i know some may not like him but geesh. I would also be interested in knowing at what book you had stopped at, Xray. view post


guy gavriel kay sarantium posted 11 October 2008 in Literature Discussionguy gavriel kay sarantium by AJD, Candidate

You need to read Tigana, The Lions of Al-Rassan and A Song for Arbonne.

Excellent, excellent books. view post


The Judging Eye posted 30 October 2008 in The Judging EyeThe Judging Eye by AJD, Candidate

I made my pre-order as soon as I saw the official title. Can't wait. view post


Weird question... posted 02 December 2008 in Off-Topic DiscussionWeird question... by AJD, Candidate

Why is any stereotype ever a stereotype?

I am going to go with this answer, because watermelon and chicken are god damned delicious and if anyone should have that stereotype then I want to be included. view post


Now listening to... posted 02 December 2008 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow listening to... by AJD, Candidate

I have taken to this crazy Japanese jazz group called SOIL & "PIMP" Sessions.

They are the awesomest ear candy. view post


A Kellhus Kind of Christmas posted 28 December 2008 in Off-Topic DiscussionA Kellhus Kind of Christmas by AJD, Candidate

Atheistic giving time is called Festivus. It is for the rest of us. view post


The Judging Eye posted 16 January 2009 in The Judging EyeThe Judging Eye by AJD, Candidate

My copy was "delayed" sigh... view post


Your First Time posted 24 January 2009 in Off-Topic DiscussionYour First Time by AJD, Candidate

For me it was reading John Grisham at 14. I read A Time To Kill and then blew through the rest of his stuff then oddly moved onto Crichton. My first foray into fantasy was like everyone else pretty much. The Hobbit, I loved that series up until the third false ending. I still enjoyed the hell out of it though. The last thing(s) I read that really connected with me in the fantasy genre were The Name of the Wind by Rothfuss and The Lies of Locke Lamorra (one of the funnest experiences I have ever had was just reading the book, I know I am boring) by Scott lynch. view post


Now listening to... posted 24 January 2009 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow listening to... by AJD, Candidate

Currently a crazy tech band from Russia called Hieronymus Bosch. view post


The Judging Eye posted 06 February 2009 in The Judging EyeThe Judging Eye by AJD, Candidate

I am so pissed that this book is not available in the US yet. What the f is the hold up? view post


Now listening to... posted 06 February 2009 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow listening to... by AJD, Candidate

The new Mono album Hymn to the Immortal Wind. Been waiting a while for this one and it was worth the wait. view post


Music..not generally... posted 09 February 2009 in Off-Topic DiscussionMusic..not generally... by AJD, Candidate

Quote: "Cnaiür":1qytrlei


Nowadays, I don't listen to music. Its become unwanted, undesired noise to me. Its like it all sounds the same to me, like I've heard it all before. Blah!!!
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This physically pains me to read. I have no clue and cannot re;late or even get along with people that do not like music. Mostly because music is my life really, but music really touches the soul and people that don't care about that really throw me off. I will just have to say you are listening to the wrong music and turn off your radio. :p view post


The Judging Eye posted 13 February 2009 in The Judging EyeThe Judging Eye by AJD, Candidate

After Barnes and Noble had told me they were not sending me a copy I got one in the mail today. I don't care what happened, I am going with it. view post


Consensus so far? posted 17 February 2009 in The Judging EyeConsensus so far? by AJD, Candidate

The consensus is that this book was worth the wait, big time. I forgot how much I enjoyed Mr. Bakker's work. view post


Now listening to... posted 22 February 2009 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow listening to... by AJD, Candidate

Sigur Rós - Sæglópur

Bliss. view post


Now Reading... posted 23 February 2009 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by AJD, Candidate

Currently going through Cook's Garret Files. I love me some Cook. He sort of cleanses the palette in the world of fantasy for me. Whenever I get bored of what is out there I pick one of his many works that I have not yet read and I am never disappointed. Hopefully the manuscript for Wrath of Kings shows up and the last omnibus of the Dread Empire books can be published. After Garret I am plumb out. view post


This board blows. posted 19 April 2009 in The Judging EyeThis board blows. by AJD, Candidate

Quote: "Truth Shines":1j63ldqy
It's kinda sad that ASOIAF board is so much more active than this one, considering that Bakker's books are so much superior to Martin's.[/quote:1j63ldqy]Also that his forums have so much traffic is a mystery to me since he hasn't written in or completed anything in his signature series for 5 years. I have pretty much forgotten what ASOIAF was about aside from how the chapters were done.

Someone should delete this thread. view post


Favourite quotes, lyrics or just words..... posted 13 June 2009 in Off-Topic DiscussionFavourite quotes, lyrics or just words..... by AJD, Candidate

Some favorite quotes

"The basis of optimism is sheer terror" Oscar Wilde

Never allow someone to be your priority while allowing yourself to be their option. <--I do not remember who that was.

"I drink to make other people interesting." George Jean Nathan

"The more I study religions the more I am convinced that man never worshiped anything but himself." Sir Richard Francis Burton

"There's nothing like your own shit to make you realize how much you stink. " Thomas Aquinas

And a sappy one.

"Love is a promise delivered already broken." Steve Martin. view post


Now listening to... posted 11 September 2009 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow listening to... by AJD, Candidate

Corrosion Of Conformity - Never Turns To More

Anyone that knows who they are and like their album Deliverance needs to hear it. Yeah, I am 3 years late but damn, what an album. view post


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