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Lucimay Subdidact | joined 24 July 2005 | 157 posts


What science-fiction and/or fantasy series do you prefer? posted 24 July 2005 in Literature DiscussionWhat science-fiction and/or fantasy series do you prefer? by Lucimay, Subdidact

not only no tolkien, no donaldson, no herbert. i liked MOST of the Foundation series but, like Dune, it peters out (if you'll excuse the metaphor!) <!-- s:wink: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_wink.gif" alt=":wink:" title="Wink" /><!-- s:wink: --> Leguin, however, never does. It actually gets BETTER, more adult in the 4th and 5th books. but if you're only reading the Earthsea books of Leguin's, correct that mistake immediately and beging with The Left Hand of Darkness! view post


The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant (first series) posted 24 July 2005 in Literature DiscussionThe Chronicles of Thomas Covenant (first series) by Lucimay, Subdidact

yeah butcha gotta love Saltheart Foamfollower and the Giants!!!! view post


What science-fiction and/or fantasy series do you prefer? posted 25 July 2005 in Literature DiscussionWhat science-fiction and/or fantasy series do you prefer? by Lucimay, Subdidact

yeah, yeah! anthony!! and what about zelazny?! amber! view post


The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant (first series) posted 25 July 2005 in Literature DiscussionThe Chronicles of Thomas Covenant (first series) by Lucimay, Subdidact

i mostly agree with target, however, covenant just got on my nerves.
and whats-her-name The Chosen, as well. it's true these characters are not likable. i just wanted to smack that lindsey girl a number of times and whiney, mooning high lord elena too! however, i liked the world. 'scuse me, the land. i liked the people who lived there. giants, haruchi, etc. so i put up with the unbeliever and the chosen just to hang out with Foamfollower, Bannor, Cail and the like. gad. i'm a nut case.
i like dark and Covenant, as a character, is definately dark. just annoyingly whiney.
hahahaha!! view post


Crusader posted 25 July 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionCrusader by Lucimay, Subdidact

hey!
who's looking at history as POINTLESS?????????
who are they! lemme at 'em!!
it's foolish people's ability to FORGET and inability to learn from mistakes, apathetic imbiciles that refuse to pay attention to history, that has gotten this pathetic country in the heinous predicament it's in now!!!!!
history pointless?????


oops. i over-emoted there. view post


Prince of Nothing Film posted 25 July 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionPrince of Nothing Film by Lucimay, Subdidact

come on! only one man for this job!! Zhang Yimou, of course! if we can't get him, Ang Lee would be a good second choice. think of the scope of the thing, a hundred thousand lost in the vulgar holy war! scope, people, scope! Check out the shots in Hero and tell me you disagree!!! view post


Crusader posted 26 July 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionCrusader by Lucimay, Subdidact

well now you know someone who DOESN'T think that way! <!-- s:o --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_surprised.gif" alt=":o" title="Surprised" /><!-- s:o -->

and don't you have the little flaggies on the (dare i say it?) LEFT of your screen there? check the one under my name if you wonder, when i'm whining, which country i'm whining about!! hahahahahaha!


Looking at histry propperly allows you to grasp just how and why we have developed to the places we find oursleves in today.


correctly said, and empires fall, don't they.
(you caught me at a good moment, i'm watching the history channel's version of the French Revolution just now!! <!-- s:) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" title="Smile" /><!-- s:) --> )

at any rate, historical or historically based fiction seems less of a fiction, doesn't it. one of the things i enjoy about Prince of Nothing. verisillitude and all that. view post


Crusader posted 26 July 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionCrusader by Lucimay, Subdidact

i mean...verisimillitude. have to type that word as slowly as i have to say it! hahaha. view post


The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant (first series) posted 26 July 2005 in Literature DiscussionThe Chronicles of Thomas Covenant (first series) by Lucimay, Subdidact

Linden. thank you. i hate the way everybody always says LindenAvery. typesetter should have just omitted that space, huh. Linden Avery. sounds like a friggin tree. is it a tree? see how she still bugs me!


well you can't help liking the guy, can you. poor schmuck! and there is the all important reDEMPtion in there, isn't there. so, when all's read and done, Covenant actually does stand up. it has legs. we're still talking about it, after all, and the first book was published when?

I think fantasy should be a much darker place than it is.



for darkest dark i read hard-boiled detective fiction. i suggest Motherless Brooklyn by jonathan lethem or Gun, With Occasional Music. He also has a great short story collection with a couple of dark pieces in the "speculative fiction" vein. speculative is a good word.
or the older guys, Camus, Jim Thompson, David Goodis.
for good dark non-fiction i would highly suggest James Ellroy's My Dark Places. let me assure you when he says "dark", the man means DARK.
i was amazed at this revelatory piece of work!!! really.

don't get me talkin about this. it'll be a silly "have you read" contest!!!
hahahahahahaha! view post


Starring &quot;Insert Actor Here&quot; as Kelhuss! posted 26 July 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionStarring &quot;Insert Actor Here&quot; as Kelhuss! by Lucimay, Subdidact

i KNEW when you said micky rourke you'd seen Sin City! did you love it? i loved it. view post


Starring &quot;Insert Actor Here&quot; as Kelhuss! posted 26 July 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionStarring &quot;Insert Actor Here&quot; as Kelhuss! by Lucimay, Subdidact

oh this can be done. as i said somewhere else on this forum to some other thread...Zhang Yimou should direct! did you see Hero? it can definately be done.

"I can see it George!" --Of Mice and Men Steinbeck view post


Now listening to... posted 26 July 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow listening to... by Lucimay, Subdidact

in rotation on my mobile tune box:

Trouble Man Soundtrack Marvin Gaye

Pirates Rickie Lee Jones

Birds of Fire Mahavishnu Orchestra

Power To Believe King Crimson

Rocket House and various cuts from other cd's of Chris Whitley

Pure Funk (as seen on tv!)

Kate McGarry

Kate Bush

Diana Krall

Cure for Pain Morphine

various assundry Steely Dan (mostly Two Against Nature and Can't Buy A Thrill)

various cuts from Ok Computer and The Bends Radiohead

a little of this...a little of that view post


Now Reading... posted 26 July 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Lucimay, Subdidact

just at the end of Darkness That Comes Before, then on to Warrior Prophet.

prior to PoN:

Slow River Griffith
King Rat Mieville
Pattern Recognition Gibson
All the Flowers Are Dying Block
all the Outlander series (for the fifth time) Gabaldon
Left Hand of Darkness (for the third time) Leguin
The Telling (for the 2nd time) Leguin
Gunslinger and Drawing of the Three (for the 4th time) King (i didn't feel like continuing on to Blain the Pain!)
The Forgotten Man Crais


yes...i'm going through the stuff I own since my mate has just about had it with my ability to spend money on books!!!! hahahahahaha!
got both darkness and warrior prophet (which i HAD NOT read before!) for free by purging some crap from my shelves and trading at Green Apple Books! view post


Ages posted 26 July 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionAges by Lucimay, Subdidact

CRIMINEY! i'm moving into GEEZER status!!! i don't FEEL like a geezer, but i'm so much older than everyone here that i'm afraid if i TELL you my age, i'll be a pariah!!!!! (I get this at work all the time, "YOU like Radiohead?" or "YOU bought Half Life 2?", like i'm infringing on some twenty-something territory!!!!)

actually, i just assume that, since i can't really SEE any of you, and since you all seem to be "on the same page" so to speak, (i.e. same level of language skills etc) that here, in the ether, we are all the SAME age!!! welcome to my positive outlook! <!-- s:D --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_biggrin.gif" alt=":D" title="Very Happy" /><!-- s:D -->

two years i FORGOT how old i was!!!! i think that means i don't really care!!!!!!!! hahahahahaaha! view post


Movie - Primer posted 26 July 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionMovie - Primer by Lucimay, Subdidact

can't believe no one has taken up this thread!!! saw this film a month ago. went out and bought it!!! watched it two more times just to get all the stuff i missed first time through!!! amazing what $7000.00 can do!!!
this is a must see movie. netflix has it so it's easy to see at this point.
if you haven't seen it, do so immediately!! would like to know what carruth will do next!! view post


Crusader posted 26 July 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionCrusader by Lucimay, Subdidact

HaH! i LOVE historians!!!! they come in all shapes, sizes, colors, and configurations!!!!! historians are some of the few people worth talking to!

i'm also in school right now. have not declared major because i am finishing up gen requirements before transferring to a 4 year program at a "real" university!!! however...i'm thinking history. i would like to teach at university level. my dream job...standing in front of a captive audience (who love me) talking for hours about stuff that i'm passionate about! voila! history teacher!!!! hahahahahaha!

turn ons: noble savages, sleezy homicide detectives with gravelly voices, and historians <!-- s:!: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_exclaim.gif" alt=":!:" title="Exclamation" /><!-- s:!: --> view post


Crusader posted 26 July 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionCrusader by Lucimay, Subdidact

what time is it there?


sorry, i mean that i'm at a community college. City College of San Francisco. it's a college designed to give people like me (adult and impoverised) a way to play catch up with academics or for younger individuals to get trade type degrees (which only take 2 ys as opposed to a 4 yr bachelors degree) a lot of people use it to get their general requirement out of the way before transferring to a 4 year university that will be more expensive!! it's only 26 bucks a credit unit (of which most courses are 3 credit unit courses) which is a lot more affordable than any 4 year university in california.

it's a great school, tho'. i've had inspiring history teachers, if you couldn't tell! view post


Crusader posted 26 July 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionCrusader by Lucimay, Subdidact

yeah, to teach at university level i'll have to have a Masters. i'm not even going to think about graduate school until i have to. you're probably closer to teaching than i am right now.
still, i intend to stay in school until some one gives me a degree just to get rid of me!!!! <!-- s:) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" title="Smile" /><!-- s:) -->

but back to our discussion, sort of...

i am interested in the british isles as well, scotland in particular, jacobite risings, king james, bonnie prince charlie and all that. got interested in that from the Gabaldon Outlander series. i also like, in a general way, western civilization. from minoans to ww II. i haven't decided how to focus yet. i wonder how hard it would be to learn gaelic. view post


The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant (first series) posted 26 July 2005 in Literature DiscussionThe Chronicles of Thomas Covenant (first series) by Lucimay, Subdidact

what does that mean? "high" fantasy. view post


Crusader posted 26 July 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionCrusader by Lucimay, Subdidact

no, what do you mean? talk history to me. view post


The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant (first series) posted 26 July 2005 in Literature DiscussionThe Chronicles of Thomas Covenant (first series) by Lucimay, Subdidact

don't know warhammer but will check it out.

haven't read eddings. should i? i hate all the paperback covers. itsn't that obnoxious. i just didn't like the artwork so i've never read any of the books!!! i'm so shallow. view post


The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant (first series) posted 26 July 2005 in Literature DiscussionThe Chronicles of Thomas Covenant (first series) by Lucimay, Subdidact

okay, i'll give it a shot. i'm into fantasy this summer because my two favorite RPG's haven't come out with their new games yet. i usually play RPGs in the summer. so i'll have to get my yayas out reading this summer! eddings will have to wait until i'm finished with warrior prophet tho. i'll be starting that this evening as i'm almost at the end of darkness. view post


Crusader posted 26 July 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionCrusader by Lucimay, Subdidact

oh yes, i agree heartily with your friends and you. and i don't think the insight is so subtle either (into america, i mean). consider the roman empire. import as opposed to export. looks familiar, doesn't it? patterns. psychohistory. harry seldon. (Foundation) i am constantly seeing patterns in history. not limited to western civilization. so sociology figures in heavily for me. cultures. zeitgeist. world religions. all facinating, really. view post


The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant (first series) posted 26 July 2005 in Literature DiscussionThe Chronicles of Thomas Covenant (first series) by Lucimay, Subdidact

Ha! so much for quick releases!! i'm waiting for a german game!!!!
Gothic III.
and the new Elder Scrolls incarnation, titled Oblivion, i think.

i like questing! Half Life 2 was fun (for a shooter, which i'm not into) just for the physics!!! just a blast! but only for about 36 hours!!!
i want a game that goes on and on and on. i like immersive. like books.

so i think i'm going to reload Morrowind and it's expansions back into my machine when i get home this evening because i've just played Gothic II to death.

haven't played Final Fantasy, is it PC? and what is Advent Children? view post


Crusader posted 26 July 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionCrusader by Lucimay, Subdidact

oh yes, and i forgot to ask...what's your dissertation on? view post


Crusader posted 26 July 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionCrusader by Lucimay, Subdidact

how very specific of you! i envy your focus!! i just can't land on any one period yet, much less any specific aspects. but then, i've only recently decided between history and english. view post


Crusader posted 26 July 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionCrusader by Lucimay, Subdidact

hahahahahahahahahahahahahaahahahaha!!!!!!!

the Sith (or Dirty Dick, as he is affectionately known here in the old Stars and Stripes!) hahahahaha!!!!!!!

you are so carefully funny!!!!!!!!

don't imagine i'm the american you could offend with this discussion!! i'm just amazed that anyone in the rest of the world is willing to speak to any of us at the moment!!!! and just for the record, it's not MY empire!!!!! and he's not MY emperor!!!!


we tought it an insight more into the Imperial nature of the US


and regarding the imperial nature, ironic isn't it? that the mother country should at long last be able to waggle their tongues at the baby country and say "nah nah nah nah nah, you're bigger imperialists than we are!!"
hahahahahahaha!!! view post


Crusader posted 26 July 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionCrusader by Lucimay, Subdidact

hahahahahahahah!!!
very funny!!!
funny even in print!!!

so i'm just waiting and watching (regarding world politics) and corollating.
because i think history DOES repeat itself. patterns.

now i will go to the library and see if i can find a good layman's book on the first crusades. do you have any suggestions?

did simon schama do anything on the crusades? i love simon.
see, i told you i'm a geek. view post


The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant (first series) posted 26 July 2005 in Literature DiscussionThe Chronicles of Thomas Covenant (first series) by Lucimay, Subdidact

will check it out. view post


Crusader posted 26 July 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionCrusader by Lucimay, Subdidact

okay! ask a historian for a reference!!!! <!-- s:wink: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_wink.gif" alt=":wink:" title="Wink" /><!-- s:wink: -->

i'll be printing that little list out, thank you very much!!!

so simon is legend? i love simon. i just LOVE a good storyteller!!! which is why you find me here in this forum!!! and simon is a good storyteller. view post


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