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noodles0585 Peralogue | joined 04 August 2006 | 53 posts


Why read fantasy? posted 07 August 2006 in Literature DiscussionWhy read fantasy? by noodles0585, Peralogue

i started reading fantasy with the lord of the rings trilogy by jrr tolkien obviously and absolutely fell in love with the genre. i have been playing rpgs since i was like 9 or 10 years old and it just all fell into place after i read that series then i read the hobbit and after that the wheel of time and then some forgotten realms a song of ice and fire as well as memory sorrow and thorn now i am like 70 pages away from finishing the thousand fold thought. my favorite though is the dark tower series by stephen king don't know if you would consider that a fantasy considering the author but i do and it was fantastic. i love fantasy for the orginality. almost forgot thye belgariad and the mallorean by david & leigh eddings was also great those series are my reasons for loving this genre and the prince of nothing only reinforces that within me. view post


Heresiarch of the Cishaurim posted 07 August 2006 in The Thousandfold ThoughtHeresiarch of the Cishaurim by noodles0585, Peralogue

i have to agree that the fanim indeed do seem to be islamic in nature and the inrithi seem to be christanity in nature. it also seems that many of the scripture that are used from the tusk seem similar to the old testament but in truth because i can't seem to recall the fanim being quoted i can't say how similar it would be to the quran but my guess is that there would be some similarities. when i say scripture from the tusk i mean for an example like when kellhus is sentenced and they decide to do it according to scripture "when a man claims to be a prophet, hear him out and if he speaks truly then acclaim him for he is clean but if he speaks untruly the bound him to the corpse of his wife and hang him one cubit above the ground for he is unclean" that sounds like the old testament to me. view post


Disappointed... posted 08 August 2006 in Literature DiscussionDisappointed... by noodles0585, Peralogue

though i have to agree that to know the true ending of this series would be awesome you have to love the reality of never seeing somthing as the glory of the top of the tower would be i mean part of the appeal of the dark tower is that roland chases after it and will give anything up to have it like when he lets jake fall to his death in the first book to catch up to the man in black walter. that to me is true obsession while that can be a character flaw thats the beauty of roland of gilead he is not perfect but will let nothing stand in his way either. i felt this series is both extremely orginal and brilliant the characters and plot are fantastic and the ending while sad is understandible that roland must atone for his sins to achieve his goals first.l view post


wow just finished reading it last night posted 09 August 2006 in The Thousandfold Thoughtwow just finished reading it last night by noodles0585, Peralogue

this book was really good but someone please tell me it doesn't end like that. aside from that achamian is a ballsy bad ass dude i mean after defeating yet another demon comes back from the dead one more time and then forsakes his wife, school, and prophet in front of the entire holy war and then some i can't wait for the follow up thats got to be out of this world especially after that. i am at a loss for words when it comes to this series the only thing that i hope is that bakker neither ends it too early or too late. anyone else agree or disagree with me? view post


wow just finished reading it last night posted 14 August 2006 in The Thousandfold Thoughtwow just finished reading it last night by noodles0585, Peralogue

as far as scott having akka go beyond seswatha i can't say. maybe but my opinion is that with the second coming of the apoclaypse there are roles that were previously played by seswatha and with him and many others dead those roles must be fulfilled by others such as achamian filling the role of the sorcerer out to save humanity no matter what the cost. and kellhus is to fulfill the role as anasurimbor celmomas as the high the king of the ancient north leading his armies against the consult. now granted this is two thousand years after the first war and the rules have changed along with circumstances but i feel that this is simply history repeating it self again. my question is if the non-erratic nonmen will play a role and if so how much of an impact will they have on the victory/defeat of humanity over the the consult. view post


Fantasy posted 18 August 2006 in Literature DiscussionFantasy by noodles0585, Peralogue

i love asiaf it is fantastic and bran's chapters aren't really that boring to me but for some reason arya has to be my favorite its like no matter how far out of her depth she is she prevails some how and considering that she is just 10 and how tough she is just makes me love to read about her.

Tolkien is the father of fantasy today from his histories and languages of middleearth to his mytholigies and legends comes an epic that in my opinon has yet to be parralled i mean don't get me wrong there is a lot of awesome fantasy floating around like asiaf and PoN but tolkien just has a diffrent feel to it. view post


Erikson Neophyte posted 18 August 2006 in Literature DiscussionErikson Neophyte by noodles0585, Peralogue

i am currently reading gardens of the moon like you and also like you i am big fan of asiaf and PoN and also like the WoT and this book is awesome i at like 375 like 125 pages to go and i just love it and can't wait to start on deadhouse gates so take my word chances are if we share some of the same likes and dislikes you will like this. view post


Robert Jordan diagnosed with Amyloidosis posted 18 August 2006 in Literature DiscussionRobert Jordan diagnosed with Amyloidosis by noodles0585, Peralogue

i hope jordan does recover.


well with that said i did enjoy the first several books then came the fillers and then 9 was good and ten was crap and 11 was awesome hopefully he will end it with 12 and that should be awesome too hope so or i wasted years of my life so i guess i just have to wait and see. and hope and pray that i don't get screwed over but i do wish him the best with his recovery.
and yes i too feel guilty for being frustrated and wishing ill upon him then he gets ill so i really hope he makes it. view post


r.a. salvatore's war of the spider queen series posted 18 August 2006 in Literature Discussionr.a. salvatore's war of the spider queen series by noodles0585, Peralogue

i stopped reading forgotten realms they were ok for a while then i read asiaf and PoN and MBoF and i have no desire to go back because there is so much stuff that is better. if you liked that though you might want to give the dark elf trilogy a try its by salvatore and is pretty good it starts his drizzt series which is his main character in like 17 books. i liked those even though i never read the war of the spider queen you may like it to.
book 1 is homeland book 2 is exile and book 3 is sojurn view post


Terry Brooks Armaggedon's Children posted 18 August 2006 in Literature DiscussionTerry Brooks Armaggedon's Children by noodles0585, Peralogue

i never read any terry brooks before is he good and whats his best book/series so i know i am looking for because right now i am currently reading MBoF so after that i will check him out. view post


Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn posted 18 August 2006 in Literature DiscussionMemory, Sorrow, and Thorn by noodles0585, Peralogue

i liked MSaT i thought it was interesting and not so much cliche as you might think so give it a chance not saying tad williams is a literary genius but this series is pretty good so give it a shot. view post


great reads in fantasy? posted 19 August 2006 in Literature Discussiongreat reads in fantasy? by noodles0585, Peralogue

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. view post


great reads in fantasy? posted 21 August 2006 in Literature Discussiongreat reads in fantasy? by noodles0585, Peralogue

thanx werthead i appreciate the tip i will have to look into some of those novels suggested. Once again thanx alot don't know what i would do without a good book to read. view post


Favorite books/series posted 22 August 2006 in Literature DiscussionFavorite books/series by noodles0585, Peralogue

i would say my favorite is martin's a song of ice and fire awesome books that leave you wishing for so much more. simply brilliant and i also like stephen king's the dark tower they were good and original. i am currently reading the deadhouse gates by steven erikson its the second book of malazan book of the fallen and thus far immensely interesiting so those are three that i would gladly recomend. the wheel of time by robert jordan is good if you have patience so that about sums it up. good luck. view post


a song of ice and fire? posted 23 August 2006 in Literature Discussiona song of ice and fire? by noodles0585, Peralogue

i know thru others posting that there are some fans here and while i am patiently waiting for dance of dragons i was wondering what the estimate is on how many more books will come out before this series is concluded. view post


great reads in fantasy? posted 23 August 2006 in Literature Discussiongreat reads in fantasy? by noodles0585, Peralogue

ian irvines haven't heard of him but if you tell me a series thats really good and the first book of said series i will give it a go. view post


a song of ice and fire? posted 23 August 2006 in Literature Discussiona song of ice and fire? by noodles0585, Peralogue

why three is there a reason or are you just taking that from mid air just curious because if martin has hinted at something then i haven't heard about it yet but thanx for the response. view post


great reads in fantasy? posted 24 August 2006 in Literature Discussiongreat reads in fantasy? by noodles0585, Peralogue

well it sounds to me that a shadow on the glass is the proper place to start so thats where i will though it will have to wait till i get done with MBoF as i already started this but rest assured that i am open minded and will give it a chance soon enough and thank you for your recommendation i appreciate it profusely. view post


a song of ice and fire? posted 24 August 2006 in Literature Discussiona song of ice and fire? by noodles0585, Peralogue

thank you both werthead and harrol i didn't mean to appear ungrateful just wanted to be sure that the information i recieved was more than a baseless rumor and since it appears to be confirmesd by the living legend GRRM i will say thank you kindly i appreciate you posting on this matter. view post


a song of ice and fire? posted 28 August 2006 in Literature Discussiona song of ice and fire? by noodles0585, Peralogue

any idea what the companion book is about? i mean is it a prequel or sequel? or is GRRM keeping his lips sealed? and also can you tell me where i might get this information so i don't have to bother you so much thanx for putting up with me and all my fucking questions i really do appreciate it. view post


a song of ice and fire? posted 30 August 2006 in Literature Discussiona song of ice and fire? by noodles0585, Peralogue

alright cool thanks everyone i really appreciate it and now that i can check up on this information my self you won't be getting aggravated by me anymore well at least not on this topic. view post


great reads in fantasy? posted 06 September 2006 in Literature Discussiongreat reads in fantasy? by noodles0585, Peralogue

i was just in my local library and saw that series by gene wolfe and it did look interesting can you tell me whats it about i read the back on the first one shadow claw i think and it said that some guy is a member of the torturer's guild and showed mercy to a victim and got exiled and i thought that was an interesting way to start a story so can you give me a spoiler free breakdown please. view post


Erikson Neophyte posted 30 September 2006 in Literature DiscussionErikson Neophyte by noodles0585, Peralogue

i am currently midway through the third "memories of ice" and so i far i love this series i just hope based on previous posts that fourth, fifth, and sixth aren't too bad other than that i will be in for the long haul. view post


MBotF posted 09 October 2006 in Literature DiscussionMBotF by noodles0585, Peralogue

i know that this has nothing to do with this forum but i just finished readin memories of ice in malazan book of the fallen series by steven erikson and i am 180 pages into the house of chains and was wondering if someone could direct me to the forum for this series please much obliged. view post


great reads in fantasy? posted 09 October 2006 in Literature Discussiongreat reads in fantasy? by noodles0585, Peralogue

thanx all for your recommendations i feel somewhat overwhelmed honestly so i think that i will just give it a go and see where i end up. view post


war of light and shadow posted 29 October 2006 in Literature Discussionwar of light and shadow by noodles0585, Peralogue

i am currently reading this series by janny wurts i am on a curse of the mist wraith and i know i may sound like a complete bufoon for asking this but can someone tell me what the second book is as i would like to continue reading this and im just unsure of the following sequels any help would be greatly appreciated. view post


Why Bakker posted 31 January 2007 in Literature DiscussionWhy Bakker by noodles0585, Peralogue

i love the dark and gritty style of writing that Bakker brings to his work. i find his world fascinating and characters intriging. i believe that Bakker is one great author and next to a song of ice and fire by George RR Martin he is one of my favorites. mostly the reason i like him is that like martin you find his characters no matter how good not perfect and no matter how bad not evil and that makes them and his world all the more life like. as nothing is just white or black but gray. view post


aspect emperor? posted 31 January 2007 in Literature Discussionaspect emperor? by noodles0585, Peralogue

i don't mean to be impatient but between waiting for aspect emperor and a dance with dragons i must say i am looking forward to some heavy duty reading soon and was curious if anyone know if scott has set a possible release date? view post


Raymond Feist: Riftwar Saga posted 27 November 2007 in Literature DiscussionRaymond Feist: Riftwar Saga by noodles0585, Peralogue

i would say it is so-so and thats about it. view post


Nothing against female Fantasy authors but... posted 27 November 2007 in Literature DiscussionNothing against female Fantasy authors but... by noodles0585, Peralogue

i found janny wurts to be enjoyable her colloboration with raymond feist was pretty good and her a war of light and shadow though i only read the first book as of yet was also enjoyable. view post


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