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posts by Fade Commoner | joined 06 Feb 2004 | 7

posted 06 Feb 2004, 21:02 in The Warrior ProphetAbout the books by Fade, Commoner

Sorry. That was me. Too long inactive. view post

posted 07 Feb 2004, 00:02 in The Thousandfold ThoughtThe Title by Fade, Commoner

I don't know what the book will be about, but I am inclined to agree with triple T. What I understood was that the books are not your typical high fantasy. When Sorcerers Sing is something I imagine for maybe other kind of fantasy books. Giving it the title When Sorcerers Sing may sound a bit cheesy and "out of character" compared to the more original and curious title The Darkness that Comes Before. But WSS may have more appeal at the public unfamiliar with the book. view post

posted 11 Feb 2004, 10:02 in Author Q & ACurious if you... by Fade, Commoner

I don't have much of an opinion about Tolkien, because I never bothered to read all the books. I think Harrison is overeacting at Tolkien. It's like hatemail how he wrote about the books. It's a little difficult to take him serious like this. [quote="Mithfânion":3h7v4jnn] The world feels dreamish, sometimes even having different blurry planes about which nothing at all is explained, perhaps even entered by whimsical magic mirrors and portals. It's translucent.[/quote:3h7v4jnn] I haven't read any fantasy that I was like that (or perhaps I am easy satisfied..?). Not everything has to be described thorough or explained. In real life you can't come up with a explantion for everything either. Also, fantasy is fantasy. The degree of realism may vary and because it is fantasy, there is a license to give your imagination a free run without giving everything s scientific reason. That would break off the story and the fantasy feeling. If I got you wrong, my apology. [quote:3h7v4jnn]I like decent worldbuilding with proper detailed and vast history, a world which takes me back to a different time. Also magic never works for me in Urban Fantasy.[/quote:3h7v4jnn] A large amount of history is not needed in my opinion, unless it does the story good. I can find it sometimes tedious to read pages of history, when if you don't read it, it wouldn't make much of a difference. I do like description though. It shouldn't always be to descriptive, but it does help to get into the story and world the author created. Magic.. Hmm. I don't mind magic..But I think I prefer fantasy with a limited amount of magic, or practical none. Magic is often done to easy. The characters don't seem to have any problem with it, don't get tired, not any side effect and can do all amazing things with keen control. That is too much, it's beyond realism, if you want your book to have a degree of realism within the fantasy world. [quote:3h7v4jnn]And I have yet to read a more overwritten book than Mervyn Peake's ghastly Gormenghast.[/quote:3h7v4jnn] I never got complete understanding why it was considered as a classic and masterpiece. It isn't very bad, but it is long and for me a bit of a drag. If you like the writing style, not much of a plot and to follow the characters for years as a hidden camera inside their heads, these are your books. Fuschia and Steerpike were pretty much the only characters that interested me. It did not had the "I want to keep reading to see what happens" value to me. But the third book should never been written. That was the book of "psychologic crisis, the trip of a mental confused teenager". Just my opinion on things. May sound a little vague, but my mind is foggy. view post

posted 13 Feb 2004, 14:02 in Philosophy DiscussionOn The Warrior Prophet by Fade, Commoner

[quote="Wil":2yhtji26]It seems to me that if God really did want all of us to believe him and join his True Church (Whatever it may be) the skies would open and a loud, thundering voice would say "HELLO, HERE I AM".[/quote:2yhtji26] That may seem the solution, but even if God would do that, there would still be people who would refuse to believe in him, writing it off as a anomaly, or something else. And even if they believed he was God, some may still reject the God concept, or anything attached to it. I personal don't think it would be that easy. Carry on the discussion. It's a relief it is not a flame war about religion. view post

posted 13 Feb 2004, 14:02 in Author Q & AOther authors you enjoy by Fade, Commoner

Is this a contest about who's the embodiment of boredom? :wink: [quote="Cu'jara Cinmoi":7zspinuq]Because it would be bad form for me to trash other writers, I'm sure most would expect me to soft sell my negative opinions, and perhaps I should.[/quote:7zspinuq] As author you have to be careful what you say. Before you know it, you will get some serious bashing. I noticed that authors only say what they like in books and what they read. I suppose that is some sort of courtship to fellow writers. GRR Martin king? I don't think I know any writer I would bow for and crown her or him for best work. GRR Martin is definite good. He's one of the few writers who to me have a enjoyable writing style. Eddings and Brooks tend to lapse in similar concepts a little too often. Eddings God theme's should know a end and Brooks has written too many books where a quest is too much of a central plot. view post

posted 13 Feb 2004, 19:02 in The Thousandfold ThoughtThe Title by Fade, Commoner

I agree there banditski. Nothing more to ad :) it unanimous (sp) decided that we agree for TTT as title? :) view post

posted 13 Feb 2004, 19:02 in Philosophy DiscussionOn The Warrior Prophet by Fade, Commoner

Guest (Shael?) if you want to look into Revelations, you can use a online Bible also, if you want to look something up. Tip/reminder :) [quote="banditski":1pkjsfwr]but my point is that i think it's rather arrogant (and also a huge cop-out, as i've already stated) to think that the human brain is capable of understanding everything, even if it was spelled out for us in a language we could understand.[/quote:1pkjsfwr] banditski for president! [img:1pkjsfwr][/img:1pkjsfwr] view post


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