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Re: Miscellaneous Musings about Books
« Reply #1635 on: September 09, 2020, 07:24:49 PM »
Pretty unlikely, but is anyone on here familiar with the Star Trek relaunch novels? Been thinking about getting back into them but not quite sure where to start.
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Re: Miscellaneous Musings about Books
« Reply #1636 on: September 17, 2020, 02:05:36 PM »
OMG Mark Lawrence liked my review on his book on Goodreads. *fanboy intensifies once more*  ;D

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Re: Miscellaneous Musings about Books
« Reply #1637 on: September 20, 2020, 08:17:03 AM »
Have anyone had their deep knowledge on some fields ruin their immersion when enjoying movies/ series/ books, etc.? I was just reading a boxing manga and they said something about a boxer palpating his opponent during a fight through his gloves, and that was the most utter bullcrap thing I've ever heard in my life. For fantasy, I've heard of people who actually do staff/ sword training or knowledge about horses comment on the inaccuracies in fantasy and what not?

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Re: Miscellaneous Musings about Books
« Reply #1638 on: September 20, 2020, 08:46:45 AM »
Have anyone had their deep knowledge on some fields ruin their immersion when enjoying movies/ series/ books, etc.? I was just reading a boxing manga and they said something about a boxer palpating his opponent during a fight through his gloves, and that was the most utter bullcrap thing I've ever heard in my life. For fantasy, I've heard of people who actually do staff/ sword training or knowledge about horses comment on the inaccuracies in fantasy and what not?

I have a friend who is an expert on engines and he can't watch films without hearing that they have dubbed the wrong sound effects over the cars.

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Re: Miscellaneous Musings about Books
« Reply #1639 on: September 20, 2020, 09:09:05 AM »
I got that after a conversation we had here about arrows, I think it was with @Rostum or @eclipse , about people in films shouting "Fire!" before the archers loosing (?) their arrows, when of course no fire is involved.
Now I notice that all the time ;D
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Re: Miscellaneous Musings about Books
« Reply #1640 on: September 20, 2020, 09:11:41 AM »
I got that after a conversation we had here about arrows, I think it was with @Rostum or @eclipse , about people in films shouting "Fire!" before the archers loosing (?) their arrows, when of course no fire is involved.
Now I notice that all the time ;D

Oh yeah now that doesn't really make sense does it.  ;D

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Re: Miscellaneous Musings about Books
« Reply #1641 on: September 20, 2020, 02:40:00 PM »
You putfire to gunsbut the term is outdated past  flintlocks, you loose arrows or maybe shoot them at a pinch. Fire arrows you would loose unless you were lighting them when fire is an acceptable term but would loose them once fired.

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Re: Miscellaneous Musings about Books
« Reply #1642 on: September 20, 2020, 05:19:14 PM »
I remember in university the lecturer (with whom I really didn't get on) had written a story about a Welsh farmer, in which he used the word 'dagging' to refer to castration.

I was quick to point out that dagging generally refers to trimming the dirty wool on a sheep's back end, and that if I hired a man to dag my sheep and he started hacking off their testicles, i'd be less than pleased.

I have very niche experience, but it does come in handy when city folk try and write about farming.
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Re: Miscellaneous Musings about Books
« Reply #1643 on: October 07, 2020, 04:15:18 PM »
NK Jemisin won "one of the MacArthur Foundation’s “genius” grants, a $625,000 (£486,000), no-strings-attached award" :D

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2020/oct/07/nk-jemisin-leads-2020-round-of-macarthur-genius-grants

I'm really happy for her!
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Re: Miscellaneous Musings about Books
« Reply #1644 on: October 08, 2020, 08:36:53 AM »
What's with writers making me feel old? :o

First it was Mark Lawrence with the Impossible times trilogy set in the 80s.
Now I found out that the new Garth Nix, The left-handed booksellers of London is also set in an alternate 1980s...

I remember when if you wanted to show 'old' in urban fantasy you went to Victorian times :'(
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Re: Miscellaneous Musings about Books
« Reply #1645 on: October 09, 2020, 12:28:05 PM »
I had that with a TV show recently. They had a flashback to 'fifteen years earlier,' and I realised that was 2005!  :o
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Re: Miscellaneous Musings about Books
« Reply #1646 on: October 18, 2020, 05:51:46 PM »
Hey @J.R. Darewood, have you told @CameronJohnston that you found his books in Barnes & Noble?
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Re: Miscellaneous Musings about Books
« Reply #1647 on: October 18, 2020, 06:10:49 PM »
Hey @J.R. Darewood, have you told @CameronJohnston that you found his books in Barnes & Noble?
 ;D

Say whhaaaaattt??  :) Given the number of Returns on my royalty statements (shops returning books due to shutdown) that's wonderful news that somebody still has some.

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Re: Miscellaneous Musings about Books
« Reply #1648 on: October 18, 2020, 06:57:01 PM »
Hey @J.R. Darewood, have you told @CameronJohnston that you found his books in Barnes & Noble?
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More importantly did he buy the book?
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Re: Miscellaneous Musings about Books
« Reply #1649 on: October 18, 2020, 07:15:44 PM »
Hey @J.R. Darewood, have you told @CameronJohnston that you found his books in Barnes & Noble?
 ;D

More importantly did he buy the book?
I think he actually did, even though he already had it (probably ebook) 8)
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