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Offline Mark Lawrence

Biggest Fantasy Bastard?
« on: January 09, 2014, 10:45:25 AM »
The buzzfeed list 10 Essential Ingredients for a Fictional Bastard

http://www.buzzfeed.com/mccarricksean/ingredients-for-the-fictional-bastard

was based on my answers but the author had to supply the supplemental examples owing to my rather sparse reading of modern fantasy.

Did he get it right? Who did he miss?

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Re: Biggest Fantasy Bastard?
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2014, 12:06:52 PM »
"7. The Bastard loves his family… until he doesn’t"

Loved this one.
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Re: Biggest Fantasy Bastard?
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2014, 10:08:39 PM »
"7. The Bastard loves his family… until he doesn’t"

Loved this one.

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Re: Biggest Fantasy Bastard?
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2018, 08:19:25 AM »
Would Han Solo count as a Bastard as his heart is in the right place?
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Re: Biggest Fantasy Bastard?
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2018, 08:57:19 AM »
Would Han Solo count as a Bastard as his heart is in the right place?
Hmmm I guess it depends on how you say/understand "bastard": it can be angry and an insult "You bastard!" or accepting and excusing "Oh you funny bastard, hehe"
Han would fall in the second description.

Personally, in real life, I would get angrier at the second type of bastards, because they act badly still expecting everyone to excuse and understand them ("yes, I did this horrid thing, but it was just for fun/I didn't mean it/I love you, really"), while the first type are bad and know it.
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Re: Biggest Fantasy Bastard?
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2018, 11:56:28 PM »
One of the more prominent Fantasy Bastard is Fitz Chivalry Farseer. How many of these rules apply to him, you think?

And seeing Rand al'Thor in bastard list is weird in a funny way. I've never thought of him that way. Being a prophetic bastard takes him to top of this list, I suppose!  ;)

And I suppose most of rules won't apply to Rand either.
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