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Re: Which Fantasy Race would you like to see more of?
« Reply #30 on: March 18, 2012, 06:16:30 PM »
More seagulls. You never see intelligent, nefarious seagulls in fantasy anymore.

Not since Jonathan Livingstone Seagull - though he wasn't all that nefarious.

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Re: Which Fantasy Race would you like to see more of?
« Reply #31 on: March 18, 2012, 07:23:49 PM »
More seagulls. You never see intelligent, nefarious seagulls in fantasy anymore.

Have you read Sam Sykes? Super creepy seagulls... :o

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Re: Which Fantasy Race would you like to see more of?
« Reply #32 on: March 18, 2012, 11:05:25 PM »
More seagulls. You never see intelligent, nefarious seagulls in fantasy anymore.

Not since Jonathan Livingstone Seagull - though he wasn't all that nefarious.
He wasn't, but there were a few less savoury ones in Mad Magazine's parody; Jonathan Livingstone Segal.
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Re: Which Fantasy Race would you like to see more of?
« Reply #33 on: March 18, 2012, 11:08:06 PM »
More seagulls. You never see intelligent, nefarious seagulls in fantasy anymore.

Not since Jonathan Livingstone Seagull - though he wasn't all that nefarious.
He wasn't, but there were a few less savoury ones in Mad Magazine's parody; Jonathan Livingstone Segal.

I am fairly certain there was a seagull in Watership Down, and they must have cropped up in Brian Jacques' novels.
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Re: Which Fantasy Race would you like to see more of?
« Reply #34 on: March 19, 2012, 12:52:09 AM »
More seagulls. You never see intelligent, nefarious seagulls in fantasy anymore.

Not since Jonathan Livingstone Seagull - though he wasn't all that nefarious.
He wasn't, but there were a few less savoury ones in Mad Magazine's parody; Jonathan Livingstone Segal.

I am fairly certain there was a seagull in Watership Down, and they must have cropped up in Brian Jacques' novels.

The seagull in Watership Down is a good guy though.  And not very bright.

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Re: Which Fantasy Race would you like to see more of?
« Reply #35 on: March 19, 2012, 03:55:50 AM »
He curses a lot!  PISS OFF!  And why was he Russian?


Watership Down - Kehaar

And Mariel of Redwall was nicknamed 'Storm Gullwhacker"!  So sea gulls were clearly 'bad' in those novels.... though they prove quite useful in James and the Giant Peach.  Sadly in both the latter two examples, seagulls seem not to have much intelligence assigned to them.

Finally the seagull fancier might enjoy either:

Seagull Drovers by Steve Cockayne http://www.amazon.com/Seagull-Drovers-Legends-Land-3/dp/184149304X/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1332129645&sr=1-3]

or The Black Blade (A Gull Village Story) by Sean Hexter http://www.amazon.com/Black-Blade-Village-Story-ebook/dp/B004GNFT9E/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1332129645&sr=1-2
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Re: Which Fantasy Race would you like to see more of?
« Reply #36 on: March 19, 2012, 10:23:11 PM »
I never read Kehaar as stupid as such, the black headed gull proved very useful. I'm not sure what the accent was meant to be (it was bloody hard to read), but as Adams based him on a Norwegian resistance fighter from WW II, it was probably an attempt at some sort of Scandinavian accent. I wondered why the field mice spoke with exaggerated Italian accents (they may not in the film, but they certainly did in the book).
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Re: Which Fantasy Race would you like to see more of?
« Reply #37 on: March 20, 2012, 06:43:30 AM »
Elementals: Gnomes (earth), Undines (water), Sylphs (air), salamander (fire), Dryads (vegetation) and
Fauns (animal life). Of course if you go elemental that means more nymphs (there's supposedly about 13 different types) and giants.

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Re: Which Fantasy Race would you like to see more of?
« Reply #38 on: March 20, 2012, 10:26:10 PM »
Elementals: Gnomes (earth), Undines (water), Sylphs (air), salamander (fire), Dryads (vegetation) and
Fauns (animal life). Of course if you go elemental that means more nymphs (there's supposedly about 13 different types) and giants.
Seanan McGuire's Toby Daye series features undines and dryads, as well as a kitsune and a peri. Ce'Nedra from Eddings Belgariad and Malloreon was half dryad on her mother's side and there's a whole bunch of them in one of the books. George RR Martin has giants in his ASoIaF series, too.
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Re: Which Fantasy Race would you like to see more of?
« Reply #39 on: March 20, 2012, 10:30:33 PM »
I'd like to see more Hydras. Always wondered just how many heads they could get to.
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Re: Which Fantasy Race would you like to see more of?
« Reply #40 on: March 21, 2012, 12:54:12 AM »
Calygreyhound. Or perhaps Shenlong

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Re: Which Fantasy Race would you like to see more of?
« Reply #41 on: March 21, 2012, 10:08:54 AM »
More succubuses!! Or is it succubi?  I like the way they suck
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Re: Which Fantasy Race would you like to see more of?
« Reply #42 on: March 21, 2012, 10:10:28 AM »
More succubuses!! Or is it succubi?  I like the way they suck

hmmmm, a theme is developing here.  People here seem to want more sexually promiscuous females and seagulls .... maybe I should write some pirate erotica!
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« Reply #43 on: March 21, 2012, 02:36:18 PM »
hmmmm, a theme is developing here.  People here seem to want more sexually promiscuous females and seagulls .... maybe I should write some pirate erotica!

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Re: Which Fantasy Race would you like to see more of?
« Reply #44 on: March 21, 2012, 10:17:26 PM »
More succubuses!! Or is it succubi?  I like the way they suck

hmmmm, a theme is developing here.  People here seem to want more sexually promiscuous females and seagulls .... maybe I should write some pirate erotica!
Didn't Scott Lynch do a bit of that in Red Seas Under Red Skies?
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