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Where is @Saraband these days?

Fantasy Resources / Re: A Writer's Stash - Share Your Resources
« on: April 25, 2018, 04:39:04 PM »
Now that I think about it, I wonder if the word 'encyclopedia' is related to 'cyclops' in any way.

only in that they are both Greek words. The translation is not good to English but something like all encompassing knowledge.

Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: What are you currently reading?
« on: April 25, 2018, 07:43:51 AM »
finished Stardust (again) love the pace and prose of this book.

Anything by Thomas Pynchon

Fantasy Movies, Comic Books & Video Games / horsemen of the apocolypse
« on: April 20, 2018, 07:25:08 PM »
got my cards through the post, but not played yet anyone else kickstart this and have any thoughts on the game?

Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: favorite ending
« on: April 20, 2018, 01:54:29 AM »
The Seven is a near perfect ending to the trilogy. The wheel of osheim also worked really well for me at wrapping up the story.

Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: What are you currently reading?
« on: April 20, 2018, 01:47:57 AM »
re-reading stardust. I had forgotten how beautiful the prose is in this book.
Also re-reading the Hardback road brothers with extra stories.

Bed but outside reclined is good too.

Am i going to get shouted at for answering?

Spoiler for Hiden:
If you are talking Victorian revolvers you are looking at soft lead rounds for both civilian and military bullets before the Geneva conventions looked at more humane jacketed rounds. A lead round in larger calibres is likely to be sub-sonic and will deform on entering a body it will be stopped by bone flatten impart all its force to the bone likely shattering it and the round may break up spreading through the body. Should it pass through the exit wound can be the size of a fist.

Some smaller calibre bullets say 0.22 could be supersonic and are more likely to drill a neat little hole or stop in bone than larger slower rounds. Take a look at purse guns as they were designed for ladies to defend themselves without necessarily being fatal.
There are factors like shock, blood loss and infection to consider. The only person I know shot with a pistol soldiers tend to get shot with rifles. was hit by a ricochet in the neck and spent 6 weeks in hospital and underwent three operations

Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: What are you currently reading?
« on: April 15, 2018, 07:11:34 PM »
Read simulation disorder by tebakutis liked some stories more than others as is normal for collections and anthologies. Its well worth a look though.

I'm now picturing the Hampstead Heath filled with bandits from Skyrim

More ponies and top hats but yes


General Discussion / Re: Politics and other ailments of the real world
« on: April 12, 2018, 01:16:49 PM »
Trump 'Oh Shit we need a distraction. who can we bomb'

Oh @Eli_Freysson one other thing if you are using a flintlock the reason you hold them at arms length is the priming powder (ground finer than the charge) in the frisson pan jumps as it ignites this burns little holes in clothing, skin and anything else it touches. indoors there is a  risk of fire from using a gun in a confined space. There were at least two (pre Victorian) coaches burnt out by guns being shot from them in London alone. One fending off highwaymen on Hampstead Heath the other drunken idiocy.

Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: Emma Newman
« on: April 12, 2018, 02:36:56 AM »
Books 4 and 5 are in a different style but well worth the read.

General Discussion / Re: Member birthday calendar
« on: April 11, 2018, 04:57:13 PM »
Happy belated Birthday Nora

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