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great reads in fantasy? posted 14 September 2006 in Literature Discussiongreat reads in fantasy? by Scel, Candidate

I read some of Ian Irvine's Books...THE VIEW FROM THE MIRROR and It started strong...but dragged. Near the middle of the 3rd book I felt nothing much had happened but these guys rehashing how angry they were at each other for betrayals...then Making new alianaces with those same guys, and getting pissed again.

Celia Dart Thornton's Bitterbynd series was also convoluted and meandering to the point of boredom. The Best part of it was a magic metal that repulsed the earth, enabling them to make flying horseshoes....for flying horses. view post


Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn posted 14 September 2006 in Literature DiscussionMemory, Sorrow, and Thorn by Scel, Candidate

I loved Tads early works. Sure you can always find simialarites to JRR in much of the fantasy realm....but Tad has a great lyrical style like G G Kay.

Sure the Hyenrsteri(? sp) reminded me of the Riders of Rohan....but some charaters were more similar to Feist's Riftwar.

I'm sure there are more..but I haven't read it since...it 1st came out. Oh god...I'm old. view post


Eddings posted 14 September 2006 in Literature DiscussionEddings by Scel, Candidate

I remember Eddings fondly from my teens...but by the time I was reading the Domes of Fire...he'd lost me. The Belgariad, etc are a great place to start...like your 1st bike...before you get a motorcycle or car.

A friend likes his new series, but I just can't go badck into his realm...the banter leaves me annoyed. view post


Erikson Neophyte posted 14 September 2006 in Literature DiscussionErikson Neophyte by Scel, Candidate

Erikson's magic systems are kinda complicated, and all the varied races and their history and abilities make it hard to keep track and get INTO...but It's worth the effort.

There's an Encyclopedia malazan online somewhere that helps keep track of everything.

I'm on House of Chains right now...and amazon.uk has delayed my shipment of book 6...but they shipped 5 already...but I'm trying to slow down.

Some parts are suprisingly funny, which is good comic relief to the occasional darkness.

Some of it is quit stirring emotionally too. Can't ask for much more than that. view post


a song of ice and fire? posted 14 September 2006 in Literature Discussiona song of ice and fire? by Scel, Candidate

That sucks...I actually got Chills when I read the final was going to be
"A Time for Wolves".

In the "Graphic Novel" Edition of A Hedge Knight, there was a chapter from The Sworn Sword...are they doing a full Comic/graphic novel of that too? I love Dunk and Egg. view post


Was Cnauir gay? posted 14 September 2006 in The Thousandfold ThoughtWas Cnauir gay? by Scel, Candidate

I think butt raping that guy puts him in the &quot;Prison Gay&quot; category...not the &quot;Interior decorating&quot; category. <!-- s:lol: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_lol.gif" alt=":lol:" title="Laughing" /><!-- s:lol: --> view post


r.a. salvatore's war of the spider queen series posted 14 September 2006 in Literature Discussionr.a. salvatore's war of the spider queen series by Scel, Candidate

Those books are fun and entertaining. I gotta get the 3rd book of the Drizzt series in the New Graphic novel format soon.

Hey...some guys are selling Twinkle and Icing Death replicas online! view post


great reads in fantasy? posted 14 September 2006 in Literature Discussiongreat reads in fantasy? by Scel, Candidate

Quote: &quot;noodles0585&quot;:3k0k8hiu
i am currently reading MBoF, asiaf, WoT. i consider these to be great fantasy how ever when i finish with these i will be on the look out for more so any suggestions that people may have are welcome i am really into the more gritty fantasy like PoN, asiaf, and MBoF so books like that are what i am most interested in.[/quote:3k0k8hiu]

There are a lot of Fantasy writers....but You might of started reading at the TOP of the genre. <!-- s:P --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_razz.gif" alt=":P" title="Razz" /><!-- s:P -->

As afar as Gritty... Mathew Woodring Stover writes some bloody violent books. Which might suprise some, since he also writes Starwars novels.
Try &quot;Heroes Die&quot; Sort of Sci-fi Fantasy or &quot;Iron Dawn&quot; Historical fantasy, dealing with events in the Med, after the Trojan war.

Other Writers you might look into(read their Amazon reviews)..are Feist, Goodkind(some people don't like him...but like Jordan he started Strong)..Elizabeth Hayden, Robin Hobb, J. V. Jones, Carol Berg, of Course Moorcock...Guy Gavreil Kay...etc view post


Robert E. Howard posted 14 September 2006 in Literature DiscussionRobert E. Howard by Scel, Candidate

Conan is like James Bond. By the end of the Story he's kicked the evil wizard or monster's ass and Done it with the sexy babe.

<!-- s:P --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_razz.gif" alt=":P" title="Razz" /><!-- s:P --> The new compendiums of Howards originals are cool, as are the 2 volumes Robert Jordan did. view post


Who is most offensive. posted 14 September 2006 in Literature DiscussionWho is most offensive. by Scel, Candidate

What was offensive about the Seerking? The Olive-oil buttsex? <!-- s:lol: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_lol.gif" alt=":lol:" title="Laughing" /><!-- s:lol: --> view post


Gates of Fire posted 14 September 2006 in Literature DiscussionGates of Fire by Scel, Candidate

Loved &quot;Gates&quot; and &quot;Tides&quot;...Amazons was a little too deprssing.

There were rumors years ago of Bruce Willis making a Movie based on Gates....but soon there will be a movie based on a graphic novel The 300.

From Apple's quicktime site &quot;Based on the epic graphic novel by Frank Miller, 300 is a ferocious retelling of the ancient Battle of Thermopylae in which King Leonidas (Gerard Butler) and 300 Spartans fought to the death against Xerxes and his massive Persian army. Facing insurmountable odds, their valor and sacrifice inspire all of Greece to unite.&quot;

They have updates and stuff. I would of prefered a &quot;Gates&quot; movie. view post


&quot;100 People who are screwing up America&quot; - Bernard posted 14 September 2006 in Literature Discussion&quot;100 People who are screwing up America&quot; - Bernard by Scel, Candidate

Whenever I see him on TV he always makes good fact based arguments. Then people slam him with opinions...which kinda makes him look even smarter. <!-- s:lol: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_lol.gif" alt=":lol:" title="Laughing" /><!-- s:lol: --> view post


sranc posted 14 September 2006 in The Darkness That Comes Beforesranc by Scel, Candidate

I think he said they had dog like torso...so if you look at a human toro's width, then a dogs which is narower...placing that doglike torso on humanoid legs, upright...makes for a twisted looking blend.

I recognize that animals have their own beauty....but how beautiful of a face are we talking about here? (I think he said the 1st Sranc Kellus killed had a beautiful face)Beautiful in a human female style or beautiful like a tiger or great white shark. Non-human non-sexual beauty. view post


Esmet's betrayl, Bakker's massogeny, and a criticism posted 15 September 2006 in The Warrior ProphetEsmet's betrayl, Bakker's massogeny, and a criticism by Scel, Candidate

People should remember that Strong and &quot;Liberated&quot; women are a recent development in our world...and indeed are unknown in some contemporary cultures.

Now in (even a fictional world) world that is patriachial, women were marginalised. And OUR modern concepts would seem totally out of place.

Anyway, a woman like Esmi lived as best she could with no power of her own.

She could of been killed by any of her clients, or on the road with little or no consequences to the killer.

So you can say her being alive at all and maintaining her independent spirit and even desiring LOVE is a triumph. view post


just wanted a topic that wasn;t spam! posted 28 September 2006 in Off-Topic Discussionjust wanted a topic that wasn;t spam! by Scel, Candidate

BTW...Did anyone ever ASK...what &quot;Nimal&quot; was? Like some super alloy(leftover from the techne) or just magic Nonmen metal? view post


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