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posts by Ismellofhockey Commoner | joined 28 Jul 2006 | 5

posted 28 Jul 2006, 15:07 in The Thousandfold ThoughtMekeritrig by Ismellofhockey, Commoner

Hi everyone, new to the forum but glad to find a community that appreciated the PoN series as much as I did (perhaps more in some cases). As for Mekeritrig, there is the question of how the Heron Spear came to be found again, it doesn't take a huge leap of reasoning to figure out Mekeritrig would have had access to the weapon and that it would exlpain how he fought for and against the No-God. Pure speculation of course since I can't figure out any reason why he'd change camps again but who knows. As for his allegiance now, Anasûrimbor is a name important to the Mandate but would the Consult know of this prophecy or care? Celmomas announced the prophecy with his dying breath to Seswatha, perhaps the Consult knows nothing of it. It does seem as has been said that after Mekeritrig's encounter with Kellhus that they are actively seeking out the Dunyain, I'm not sure they'd see any reason to seek out Kellhus in particular. They also know the Dunyain are in the North, so Kellhus' encounter with the Non-Man did bring them some information as to their location. view post

posted 28 Jul 2006, 16:07 in Writing TipsGreat News - and please post what work you are all doing. by Ismellofhockey, Commoner

Thanks for the ideas, now watch me write and publish them all ahead of you :twisted: No seriously it's great to see people pouring their ideas out but isn't anyone scared of plagieurism? Someone stealing my ( tragically primitive ) ideas terrifies me. view post

posted 01 Aug 2006, 15:08 in Literature DiscussionWhat would you say are the must-reads of literature? by Ismellofhockey, Commoner

I'll try and keep my list to Fantasy/"cap et épée" novels, I think it gets too crowded if every category is included. No order: Lord of the Rings (The Hobbit & everything else) Les rois maudits Le comte de Monte Cristo Les trois Mousquetaires (20 ans après, Le vi-comte de Bragelonne... I think they recently published a lost work of his too.) The Dragonlance Chronicles and Chronicles of Narnia deserve mention for younger readers. view post

posted 04 Aug 2006, 14:08 in Literature DiscussionWhat would you say are the must-reads of literature? by Ismellofhockey, Commoner

perhaps I should have defined younger but on second thought I'll refrain from doing that and just say I really enjoyed those books, they can be read at any age but like the Hobbit they seemed (to me at least) aimed at a younger audiance. But I re-read the Hobbit last year and still enjoyed it very much. view post

posted 29 Aug 2006, 03:08 in Literature DiscussionErikson Neophyte by Ismellofhockey, Commoner

[quote="Xray the Enforcer":3i3mnysy]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:3i3mnysy] That's pretty much exactly how i feel about Erickson, I'll push through his series simply because I have to expect any writer improves but mostly because it's hard to find perfect authors. I'd be curious to know which fantasy authors you appreciate other than Bakker; I found your literature must reads and I'll look into Vellum but is there anything else you'd suggest in the fantasy field? view post


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