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Title: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: halfhand2 on December 17, 2010, 10:39:13 AM
 A little thread to say hi, if your new :)


Hello all, I'm halfhand2 put the 2 in as it's my PS3 username plus my twitter.

Followed the fantasy faction twitter bread crumbs to find this place, nice forum.

 
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Overlord on December 17, 2010, 06:21:49 PM
Welcome to the board!

I am Overlord (or Marc) and I run this website - lucky me!

Any questions give me a call :D
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: ChristinaJL on December 18, 2010, 09:40:46 AM
Hi, I'm ChristinaJL and I too followed here from Twitter!!  I've always read a lot, ever since I could read, I've been into the fantasy genre ever since I read the Narnia books as a kid.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Overlord on December 18, 2010, 09:51:47 AM
Hi, I'm ChristinaJL and I too followed here from Twitter!!  I've always read a lot, ever since I could read, I've been into the fantasy genre ever since I read the Narnia books as a kid.

Welcome to the boards Christina,

How do you think the films compare to the books? Are they doing them justice? :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: frankiehunter on December 18, 2010, 10:58:17 AM
hy folks!
Greez from the very snowy (and cold) vienna (austria - no kangaroos!!  :D) today!
Yes, I'm new and I read fantasy since I'm able to read.
My first fantasy novel was from the great german author called Wolfgang Hohlbein, a story about a fantasy land with dragons and such things (I don't remember the title now - sorry).
My mother told me once:"you have to read it from the from the beginning to the end, don't stop or read other books". I did it - with every book.
I love fantasy, because it gives me the chance to fall into another reality and very often I'm so sad to finish a book, because I don't want to loose my new friends (sounds crazy right?!)
Currently I'm reading the "Nightangel trilogy" book two, but there are less than 100 pages left and then I'm starting the last book (I'm already sad about it - I now I'm a freak).
ok, I think thats it for now.


Please forgive my english - its a bit rusted I think...
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Overlord on December 18, 2010, 04:59:30 PM
hy folks!
Greez from the very snowy (and cold) vienna (austria - no kangaroos!!  :D) today!
Yes, I'm new and I read fantasy since I'm able to read.
My first fantasy novel was from the great german author called Wolfgang Hohlbein, a story about a fantasy land with dragons and such things (I don't remember the title now - sorry).
My mother told me once:"you have to read it from the from the beginning to the end, don't stop or read other books". I did it - with every book.
I love fantasy, because it gives me the chance to fall into another reality and very often I'm so sad to finish a book, because I don't want to loose my new friends (sounds crazy right?!)
Currently I'm reading the "Nightangel trilogy" book two, but there are less than 100 pages left and then I'm starting the last book (I'm already sad about it - I now I'm a freak).
ok, I think thats it for now.


Please forgive my english - its a bit rusted I think...

Hey Frankie!

Welcome to the boards mate' :) Fantasy really is the ultimate reading experience for me... I can't really read other fiction books because I just think why not read something factual if it is plausible...? For example if I want to read about Crime I will read an Autobiography of a leading detective who has retired now but wrote good logs of his career... Like you, Fantasy takes me somewhere that no one can 'factually' write about because it is an uniquely crafted world.

I loved the Night Angel Trilogy.. it was... AMAZING!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: ChristinaJL on December 18, 2010, 05:29:09 PM
How do you think the films compare to the books? Are they doing them justice? :)

It's a fair few years since I read the books, so I can't really remember all the exact details of the books, but I did enjoy the first film the best I reckon.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: ChristinaJL on December 18, 2010, 05:31:32 PM
My first fantasy novel was from the great german author called Wolfgang Hohlbein, a story about a fantasy land with dragons and such things (I don't remember the title now - sorry).

Hi!!  I'll have to check out that author, I studied German at university, but unfortunately we didn't read any modern fantasy books!!!   ;D
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Overlord on December 18, 2010, 05:36:51 PM
How do you think the films compare to the books? Are they doing them justice? :)

It's a fair few years since I read the books, so I can't really remember all the exact details of the books, but I did enjoy the first film the best I reckon.

I agree that the first one was the best of all. The new one was quite good - I went with my girlfriend to watch it... she loved the talking rat and it certainly moved a lot faster than Prince Caspian (which we didn't enjoy very much).
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: frankiehunter on December 18, 2010, 07:43:16 PM
My first fantasy novel was from the great german author called Wolfgang Hohlbein, a story about a fantasy land with dragons and such things (I don't remember the title now - sorry).

Hi!!  I'll have to check out that author, I studied German at university, but unfortunately we didn't read any modern fantasy books!!!   ;D

Last time I checked if any of his books are translated in english, but there are not many.
If you want to read it in german, be prepared - its as heavy as tolkien in english for none english people... but try it, if you want I can recommend you some of his books (and help you translating it)
but very fascinating about the whole Hohlbein family is that also his wife and his daughter are writing fantasy books. before starting the Nightangel trilogy is read one of Rebecca Hohlbein called "Himmelwärts" ( in english skyward) and its about an angel, a vampire and some other people - and it was so funny!! much more funny than the books of her father... they are more serious...
but if you really want to try german fantasy writers I also can recommend bernhard hennen and his elven triologie - a big fantastic world with elves, orcs and so on, very nice.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: ChristinaJL on December 20, 2010, 09:44:23 AM
If you want to read it in german, be prepared - its as heavy as tolkien in english for none english people... but try it, if you want I can recommend you some of his books (and help you translating it)
but if you really want to try german fantasy writers I also can recommend bernhard hennen and his elven triologie - a big fantastic world with elves, orcs and so on, very nice.

I had to read some pretty heavy going German lit at university - Goethe, Brecht, Kafka as well as 18th and 19th century stuff, oh and some medieval German too, so I should be able to cope if I drag out the German dictionary in case I get stuck.   ;D

I'll add the elves books to my ever-expanding to read list.  
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: razhumikin on December 20, 2010, 01:20:58 PM
Greetings from snowbound Germany. I live in 'schland though I am American

I am big fantasy fan, and looking forward to getting into some of these new series you guys are talking about. Mistborn is on its way :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Overlord on December 20, 2010, 02:08:35 PM
Greetings from snowbound Germany. I live in 'schland though I am American

I am big fantasy fan, and looking forward to getting into some of these new series you guys are talking about. Mistborn is on its way :)

Welcome Razhumikin,

Looks like Mistborn will be our first bookclub read if you want to join in :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: ChristinaJL on December 20, 2010, 06:15:40 PM
Looks like Mistborn will be our first bookclub read if you want to join in :)

I just ordered my copy.   ;D
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Sebby90 on December 21, 2010, 09:00:03 AM
Hey guys, I'm Sebby90 (Sebby101 on twitter). Thought I'd join the forums and see how it was around here. :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Overlord on December 21, 2010, 09:02:06 AM
Hey guys, I'm Sebby90 (Sebby101 on twitter). Thought I'd join the forums and see how it was around here. :)

Hey Sebby!

It's pretty cool around here, some really nice people visiting and hanging out... :)

Where are you from?
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: AlexEatsBooks on December 21, 2010, 03:31:43 PM
Hey guys, I'm AlexEatsBooks (which amazingly enough is also my Twitter name) I'm Australian but currently living in snowy England!
I've loved fantasy for years, even though a lot of my reading lately is children's books as I work in a children's bookstore! I'm hoping to squeeze in some fantasy reading again - seemingly starting with Mistborn!
Looking forward to spending some more time on here!
Alex
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Overlord on December 21, 2010, 03:34:36 PM
Hey guys, I'm AlexEatsBooks (which amazingly enough is also my Twitter name) I'm Australian but currently living in snowy England!
I've loved fantasy for years, even though a lot of my reading lately is children's books as I work in a children's bookstore! I'm hoping to squeeze in some fantasy reading again - seemingly starting with Mistborn!
Looking forward to spending some more time on here!
Alex

Haha - It seems we are all going to be reading Mistborn very, very soon! :D

Welcome to the boards, the snow is terrible here too (Southern England) where about are you based Alex?

Also... Do you really 'eat' books? Cause I don't think that is healthy at all *shakes head*
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: AlexEatsBooks on December 21, 2010, 03:39:09 PM
Hey guys, I'm AlexEatsBooks (which amazingly enough is also my Twitter name) I'm Australian but currently living in snowy England!
I've loved fantasy for years, even though a lot of my reading lately is children's books as I work in a children's bookstore! I'm hoping to squeeze in some fantasy reading again - seemingly starting with Mistborn!
Looking forward to spending some more time on here!
Alex

Haha - It seems we are all going to be reading Mistborn very, very soon! :D

Welcome to the boards, the snow is terrible here too (Southern England) where about are you based Alex?

Also... Do you really 'eat' books? Cause I don't think that is healthy at all *shakes head*

Thanks for the welcome - the snow is wonderful! I'm based in Oxford - the Brits are going mad *laughs* had to shut shop early on Saturday due to all the buses being suspended or cancelled :)
I'm looking forward to reading Mistborn actually - I remember a friend recommending it to me some time ago and I'm glad to see it coming back to nag me to read it!
And I do of course mean 'Eat' in a metaphorical sense... Picture evidence to the contrary ;)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Overlord on December 21, 2010, 03:43:19 PM
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Thanks for the welcome - the snow is wonderful! I'm based in Oxford - the Brits are going mad *laughs* had to shut shop early on Saturday due to all the buses being suspended or cancelled :)
I'm looking forward to reading Mistborn actually - I remember a friend recommending it to me some time ago and I'm glad to see it coming back to nag me to read it!
And I do of course mean 'Eat' in a metaphorical sense... Picture evidence to the contrary ;)

lol, indeed... We are freaking out a bit because it is so un-natural for us... it just doesn't snow in this country. They keep saying it is because of global warming... erm... surely the 'warm' part of 'warming' is evidence to the contrary lol. Apparently all the trains and planes are cancelled so people are sleeping at stations and terminals... fun! :P

Yeah, I'm looking forward to it (Mistborn) also - I'd only just heard of it though! :) Reading 'Lies of Loche Lamora' first though - started yesterday and need to finish by Jan 1st :D
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: annmarie ager on December 21, 2010, 03:44:51 PM
hi all
im annmarie and i love to read and review books on my blog
books i love are study series and glass series. eon by Alison Goodman and many more.
i follow the site on twitter and facebook xmas hugs to everyone
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: ganstream1 on December 22, 2010, 11:31:07 AM
Hey there, the name's G1. I hail from Malaysia and aspire to be a fantasy writer.

Snow never fell here and I don't know whether to be glad or sad.   :)



 
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Overlord on December 22, 2010, 12:11:55 PM
Hey there, the name's G1. I hail from Malaysia and aspire to be a fantasy writer.

Snow never fell here and I don't know whether to be glad or sad.   :)
 

Hey G1!

I actually lived in Thailand for a year and visited Malaysia a few times - lovely country :)

Do you have any fantasy work you have written? Please post it up in the Critique section and I will have a read through! :D

Be Glad! lol
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: ganstream1 on December 22, 2010, 02:08:48 PM
Hey Overlord.

Yeah, I do have some but I post them on my blog as a serial. :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Sharpy on December 23, 2010, 09:08:56 AM
Hey peeps found you by some obscure link whilst looking for a new read. Must say it's nice to find a forum thats just starting and not established yet. New forums are always fun to be in at the start. I've been an avid reader for many many too bloody many years. Look forward to reading your posts and getting some tips for more good reads.
Although fantasy is my favourite read I do like to take a break from it, so will there be a non fantasy section?
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Overlord on December 23, 2010, 10:04:12 AM
Hey peeps found you by some obscure link whilst looking for a new read. Must say it's nice to find a forum thats just starting and not established yet. New forums are always fun to be in at the start. I've been an avid reader for many many too bloody many years. Look forward to reading your posts and getting some tips for more good reads.
Although fantasy is my favourite read I do like to take a break from it, so will there be a non fantasy section?

Hi Sharpy,

Yep there will be a non-fantasy section... I'll set it up shortly :)

It's nice to have you here my friend! I like you don't like the HUGE forums where you check back a day later and your post has been sent to about page 4 of 5 and there are far too many replies to think about replying to it and more often than not it is off topic anyway.

I hope though this forum does grow a little bit - I'd be happy with about 50-100 posts a day eventually =)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: BiSciT1575 on December 23, 2010, 05:15:17 PM
Hey, names BiSciT. Its been a while since I got on any sort of thread but thought i'd give this one a go. I am from Salt Lake City, Utah, US of A. I never really read much till about six years ago. Even then I didn't start gettinh into fantasy till about a year and a half ago. Since I got into fantasy I have read The Soward of Truth seires by Terry Goodkind, A Song of Fire and Ice series by George R R Martin, The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson, I just finished the all of Mistborn, (interested to hear what you all think of it), and am just starting the Wheel of Time Seires by Robert Jordan/Brandon Sanderson.

Little quick side note. I have issues paying attention to books while looking at pages, so I acctually listen to books. This has been discussed by a college english professor and has been concluded to count as reading.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: pornokitsch on December 29, 2010, 08:37:14 AM
Hiya! I'm Jared. Having a lot of fun chatting with Overlord on Twitter, so I thought I'd join and continue the conversation here.

I'm @pornokitsch on twitter (and www.pornokitsch.com).
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: M. R. Mathias on December 29, 2010, 06:38:30 PM
Hello, Im a newbie here.  I am a fantasy author and reader. (I also write paranormal horror under a dif pen name) I have several books available at Amazon and Barnes and Noble.  I am glad to find more genre specific sites opening up around the net.  Thanks.  Im looking forward.   M. R. Mathias

Suggestions:

Maybe a short story or flash fiction contest in the near future?

Use a poll to let members vote on them?
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Overlord on December 29, 2010, 08:17:32 PM
Welcome to the boards Ganstream, Mr Mathias, Biscit and PornoKitsch (AKA my Twitter Buddy!)

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Suggestions:

Maybe a short story or flash fiction contest in the near future?

Use a poll to let members vote on them?

I'm actually thinking of holding a short story competition in the very near future :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Sensei on December 30, 2010, 10:03:06 AM
Hello peeps.
Found this site via twitter. Liking it very much as the actual creator interacts with his followers which is always a good thing.
Great articles, resources and enjoyable discussions.
My Twitter name is sensei1973 and Im looking forward to talking about books a plenty with you all.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Overlord on December 30, 2010, 12:57:30 PM
Hello peeps.
Found this site via twitter. Liking it very much as the actual creator interacts with his followers which is always a good thing.
Great articles, resources and enjoyable discussions.
My Twitter name is sensei1973 and Im looking forward to talking about books a plenty with you all.

Thanks for the kind words ^_^

Of course I interact... I'm a fantasy fan just like you ;)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Ryder on December 30, 2010, 08:16:48 PM
Just wanted to introduce myself.  Like others here I've found this forum via twitter.  It'll be good to have people to discuss fantasy with.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on December 30, 2010, 09:09:12 PM
Hi I'm new! :)  My name is Jennie.  I'm Autumn2May pretty much everywhere, except NaNoWriMo, where I'm Jellen123.  I'm working on writing my first book and having a blast.  I found you guys through Twitter.  It's nice to be here! :)

Oh, I also use :) waaaaay too much. ;)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Overlord on December 31, 2010, 06:38:38 AM
Oh dear.... another Smiley addict :P :D :) - I forever get told off for using ':)' at work
I work as a journalist interviewing business people and council folk - haha.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on December 31, 2010, 04:41:13 PM
Oh dear.... another Smiley addict :P :D :) - I forever get told off for using ':)' at work
I work as a journalist interviewing business people and council folk - haha.

 :) s are the best!  ;D
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Itachimaru on January 01, 2011, 11:58:59 PM
Hi, I was new yesterday, but only today found the thread. Nice site, cool forum. Not really agreeing on your top 5 but still love the effort! Keep up the good work!

greets
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Arthum on January 02, 2011, 12:30:45 PM
Great I found this thread :D
I found this forum via Twitter and I have to admit it, I like it ;) I'm a 22 years old student of English at a teachers school but surely I won't be teaching after it. I want to go to a higher level of schooling and become a Polish-English translator. If not that I can take up being a photographer or maybe a professional book writer. Who knows how my life will turn out :D

But for now I just want to finish studying AND finish at least one story that I write, as I don't like to write just short stories and already tried to write several novels in both Polish and English but I see it personally that I like my writing in English more. For me it's easier to write. Well I hope that I'll be able to post something here or on my blog pretty soon. I post on Twitter whenever i write something and it's not just pieces of my stories. You can find me as ArthumInglorion ;)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: RGPorter on January 02, 2011, 06:32:38 PM
Oops, I missed this thread. <blush>

Let's see... um.. not much to tell really. :) I live in TX for the moment but have plans to move back to the UK (since that's where hubby is from) I work full time in insurance and write whenever I have the chance. :) I love fantasy and many other genres. I do write (when time is in my favor) and have some books published. I'm hoping to land an agent at some point but the market is very tight so getting one isn't very easy.

Past that not much else really to say.  ;D
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Tiffany Kysis Tackett on January 03, 2011, 03:07:42 AM
Oh hey, I should introduce myself.

I'm Kysis, aka Tiffany, and I'm a university student studying Creative Writing: Prose and Film.  I travel, scuba dive, draw, and of course, write.  Fantasy is my main genre (specifically epic fantasy with a philosophical bent), though I also touch on soft/sociological sci-fi, and paranormal crime thrillers.

Though I'm not published yet, I am actively sending out queries.  Hopefully I can entertain an editor soon.   Haha.  I'll keep trying, either way.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Overlord on January 03, 2011, 06:05:13 AM
Oh hey, I should introduce myself.

I'm Kysis, aka Tiffany, and I'm a university student studying Creative Writing: Prose and Film.  I travel, scuba dive, draw, and of course, write.  Fantasy is my main genre (specifically epic fantasy with a philosophical bent), though I also touch on soft/sociological sci-fi, and paranormal crime thrillers.

Though I'm not published yet, I am actively sending out queries.  Hopefully I can entertain an editor soon.   Haha.  I'll keep trying, either way.

Nice to meet you Tiffany :) Have you ever taken an online writing course? Like you... I do English Literature and Creative Writing at University, but I see tons of online writing courses and always fancy giving one a go (places like Gotham, London School of Journalism and so on have specialisation in novel writing, etc).
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Tiffany Kysis Tackett on January 03, 2011, 03:15:03 PM
Nice to meet you Tiffany :) Have you ever taken an online writing course? Like you... I do English Literature and Creative Writing at University, but I see tons of online writing courses and always fancy giving one a go (places like Gotham, London School of Journalism and so on have specialisation in novel writing, etc).

I have not taken any of the online courses, though I've been looking at writing conferences I could possibly go to, which usually have crazy cram packed seminars, which might be interesting.  Conferences are sooooo expensive, though. x_x

The grad program I'm looking at does have a novel workshop, which is one-on-one from the looks of it, however, I am worried that the professor I may get stuck with could be a hater of genre fiction, which will definitely make me flounder at that book length.  I can stand lit fic at the short story level, but a full novel?!?!

The online courses might be interesting, though, especially if there are any genre specific ones.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on January 03, 2011, 03:59:36 PM
I have not taken any of the online courses, though I've been looking at writing conferences I could possibly go to, which usually have crazy cram packed seminars, which might be interesting.  Conferences are sooooo expensive, though. x_x


I was interested in information on conferences as well.  Anyone know any good ones on the East Coast of the US?
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: michaelramm on January 03, 2011, 06:16:01 PM
Greeting from the Deep South of the United States,

I am a 39 YO father of two and husband of one for the last 15 years. We live in central Alabama in the USA. I found the site through GoodReads [michaelramm, there] and i do have a review blog that I am going to attempt to resurrect this year.[http://soyoulovetoread.wordpress.com]

I love fantasy and annually read The Lord of the Rings. I am using 2011 to expand my fantasy readership so I have compiled a list of some of the fantasy masters and am going to read some from them. I have linked that list elsewhere on the forums and it is on my blog sidebar.

Just finished The Way of the Shadow by Brent Weeks [AWESOME!!] and I am halfway thorough The Erevis Cale Trilogy by Paul S. Kemp [Amazing Forgotten Realms author and story]. I will be receiving my copies of The Way of Kings [Sanderson] and The Black Prism [Weeks] today in the mail, so I will hopefully break those open soon.

I plan on either (1) getting a Kindle in February or (2) taking over my 8YO son's nook that he got for Christmas because of unuse. I don't think that he will use it much, but time will tell. I am holding off on buying any new books until the eReader situation is worked out, so I am going through my TBR shelves for reading material.

I look forward to watching the community grow and helping do my part in that!

Michael
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Obtuse on January 03, 2011, 07:12:37 PM
Greetings from the Deep South of Texas.

I am a 38 YO father of one and husband of two...nah, I'm just kidding...I don't have any kids. No, I'm kidding again. I do have one daughter and just one wife.

At any rate, I've been reading fantasy regularly since my early twenties, though I did read The Hobbit, LotR and The Chronicles of Narnia as a kid.

I consider myself pretty well-read within the fantasy genre, having read somewhere in the 275-300 book range, and yet there are still more fantasy books that I haven't read, and want to, than those that I have. One of my lifelong goals is to get caught up on that list of books, but I have doubts about the feasibility of that goal.

I'm always looking for new fantasy forums to check out, but most don't really have a lot to offer. Here's hoping this one will be an exception.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: LaMattie on January 04, 2011, 12:03:50 PM
Hi everyone!

Yet another newbie joined in your midst!

I heard of this site through Goodreads and am incredibly glad to have found out about it!

I'm from Israel and my passion for fantasy started about 5 years ago. I can't say that I've read widely in the genre so far, but I had the chance to try out the works of some of the so called "big names" in the genre.

I hate science-fiction and comical fiction,and enjoy the occasional contemporary fantasy, but mostly I'm just there for the epic, thrilling, exciting, gripping, emotional kind of books.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Sharpy on January 04, 2011, 03:34:43 PM
Hey to everyone I have missed.
Been away for a couple of weeks, but back at work now so lots of free time to post-lol.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Overlord on January 04, 2011, 06:24:25 PM
Hey to everyone I have missed.
Been away for a couple of weeks, but back at work now so lots of free time to post-lol.

Welcome back Sharpy - we missed you!

Welcome aboard LaMattie, glad you made it over from Goodreads, been nice chatting with you so far :)

You too Obtuse and Michael! :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Noona on January 05, 2011, 10:55:25 AM
Hello, you have another new one!
My name is Noona, I'm 22, based near Manchester, and I've been reading fantasy for pretty much all my reading life. (gosh, this sounds like some sort of confession :P)

I think it started when I was very young, as in about 2 years old, there was a puppet animation series on the tv of Terry Pratchett's Truckers. At the time I had the little book that went with the series, not the full book, but a few years later I got the children's novel and read the whole series. Then of course Narnia and Alice in Wonderland happened, and a few others, and I was set. When I was about 11 a friend of mine was reading David Eddings, and through her I moved into non-childrens Fantasy. I rediscovered Pratchett and moved onto Discworld, and then at about 14 discovered probably my favourite series (which probably noone will have heard of) which is the Symphony of Ages series by Elizabeth Haydon.

My favourite book is, I'd say, Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman, but I tend to much prefer epic fantasy set in a completely different world.

Oh, and I discovered the forum because I follow Trudi Canavan on twitter and she mentioned that one of her books was on the most anticipated list :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Overlord on January 05, 2011, 11:21:52 AM
Hello, you have another new one!
My name is Noona, I'm 22, based near Manchester, and I've been reading fantasy for pretty much all my reading life. (gosh, this sounds like some sort of confession :P)

I think it started when I was very young, as in about 2 years old, there was a puppet animation series on the tv of Terry Pratchett's Truckers. At the time I had the little book that went with the series, not the full book, but a few years later I got the children's novel and read the whole series. Then of course Narnia and Alice in Wonderland happened, and a few others, and I was set. When I was about 11 a friend of mine was reading David Eddings, and through her I moved into non-childrens Fantasy. I rediscovered Pratchett and moved onto Discworld, and then at about 14 discovered probably my favourite series (which probably noone will have heard of) which is the Symphony of Ages series by Elizabeth Haydon.

My favourite book is, I'd say, Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman, but I tend to much prefer epic fantasy set in a completely different world.

Oh, and I discovered the forum because I follow Trudi Canavan on twitter and she mentioned that one of her books was on the most anticipated list :)

Hey Noona,

Thanks so much for signing up - Good to have 'another' Northerner on here... I don't know where all the Southern UK folks are (other than me! I live in Bristol).

2 years old? Wow... haha. I started about 14/15 I believe. Trudi Canavan actually got me into Fantasy... her book was the first full Fantasy Book (i.e. aimed at adults) I ever read and I've never looked back since :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Sharpy on January 05, 2011, 11:34:55 AM
Welcome Noona and Im from Kent Lordy cant get more southern than that.

Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Noona on January 05, 2011, 11:53:51 AM
Haha, I'm just glad to be on a forum where there are other Brits :D
Thankyou for the welcome, I think I'm going to like it here!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: DylanTSnyder on January 05, 2011, 11:56:42 AM
Hey all, yet ANOTHER new recruit here!

My name is Dylan, and I live in New York.  I study film at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, and have been acting professionally for about eight years now!  Got into fantasy as early as age 7, when I snuck my dad's copy of Fellowship of the Ring off his shelf and got through it in about a week.

Anyway, looking forward to all future discussion we might have!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Sharpy on January 05, 2011, 12:10:57 PM
Welcome Dylan
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: M. R. Mathias on January 05, 2011, 07:40:34 PM
Welcome to the boards Ganstream, Mr Mathias, Biscit and PornoKitsch (AKA my Twitter Buddy!)

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Suggestions:

Maybe a short story or flash fiction contest in the near future?

Use a poll to let members vote on them?

I'm actually thinking of holding a short story competition in the very near future :)

If you do hold a contest let me know.  I will donate free ebook download coupons to some of my stuff as prizes.  I know a few others who would donate too.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Badfaith on January 05, 2011, 08:30:31 PM
This is the first time I've got to 'general' discussion. I've been reading all the book ones :o)

My name's Charlotte (or BadFaith) I'm currently living in Wigan, England. I'm a teacher, so spend half my time being swore at by 13 year olds!! I think I first read the Hobbit when I was 10 as when I was younger I much preferred stories about horses (anyone else who read 'Jinny'?), witches and things by Enid Blyton! I think that's when I found HG Wells and Douglas Adams too!

I found the site because someone retweeted it on twitter. I can't remember who because I follow lots of authors!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: nilling on January 06, 2011, 11:58:22 AM
Hi Guys,

Another fantasy n00b. I'm Neil from Preston, UK. I found this site after being followed by Fantasy Faction on Twitter :)

I'm a big Scott Sigler and Shaun Jeffery fan and I'm on Goodreads. Whilst these authors don't write fantasy novels ;) I'm sure there will be something here that interests me.

Just got my first Kindle so lets get reading!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Sharpy on January 06, 2011, 02:39:32 PM
Hi Neil and Charlotte.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: DylanTSnyder on January 06, 2011, 02:57:17 PM
Even though I'm only half-British, can I be part of the UK club here!?  I promise I won't bring y'all down!  Oops, I totally said y'all....crap.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Overlord on January 06, 2011, 03:00:16 PM
Even though I'm only half-British, can I be part of the UK club here!?  I promise I won't bring y'all down!  Oops, I totally said y'all....crap.

You can... but you have to drink tea and eat crumpets with us. No coffee or waffles, pancakes or bagels are allowed! :D
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: DylanTSnyder on January 06, 2011, 03:05:10 PM
Damnit, I just had pancakes for breakfast!  I'm the worst half-Brit ever :/
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Tiffany Kysis Tackett on January 06, 2011, 03:57:47 PM
No coffee?  I'm out.  I can do the crumpets and tea (always have Assam or Earl Grey in the afternoon), but I love coffee too much.  My Brit grandmother did nothing to break that one of me. XD
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on January 06, 2011, 04:12:06 PM
I had waffles for breakfast.  But they weren't very good. :P  My husband is the tea drinker in the family.  He's a bit of a snob about it too.  He only uses loose leaf and only makes one cup at a time.  His favorite is Earl Grey, but he's not even a little bit English. :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Noona on January 06, 2011, 05:32:33 PM
I'm completely English and I ate Pancakes and Croissants for breakfast with a cup of tea :D (Not Earl Grey either, PG tips :P)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Overlord on January 06, 2011, 06:42:58 PM
I'm completely English and I ate Pancakes and Croissants for breakfast with a cup of tea :D (Not Earl Grey either, PG tips :P)

Just for the fact it is PG Tips you have proved your English-ness :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: ChristinaJL on January 06, 2011, 07:36:59 PM
Even though I'm only half-British, can I be part of the UK club here!?  I promise I won't bring y'all down!  Oops, I totally said y'all....crap.

You can... but you have to drink tea and eat crumpets with us. No coffee or waffles, pancakes or bagels are allowed! :D

oh no, I'm a Brit and I only drink coffee, no tea in this house!!   :o
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: DianaIlinca on January 06, 2011, 09:35:28 PM
Hi all!
I'm a YA Fantasy author with my debut novel, Zirconya: The Sage of Aluh'Nehn, coming out in June.(it's a contemporary fantasy though it's also been called high fantasy) Is this site mainly for adult fantasy or anything? Just so I know before I run around making a fool of myself :) I'm good at that.

I found this site through Twitter and see Kevin Breaux is here already! Read Soul Born! I'm not finished with it yet but he has got some mad writing skills. It's adult epic/dark fantasy, fyi.

Glad to have found you all and again, if YA doesn't belong, tell me now before...well...just tell me.

Diana Ilinca
http://dianailinca.blogspot.com
www.dianailinca.com
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Blodeuedd on January 07, 2011, 02:21:37 PM
Hi, I am new :D
I have come here from twitter a couple of times and decided to take a better look around and stay.

From Finland, loves fantasy, and I review books on my bookblog
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Hatsepshut on January 07, 2011, 02:26:25 PM
Hi, I'm Hatsepshut! I live in Oslo, Norway, and as many others found Fantasy Faction through Twitter. I try to assemble a list there with Fantasy-related stuff, and Fantasy Faction was a great addition, of course.

My first fantasy experience was LotR when I was 15. I was lost to the world for 1500 pages - a long time and many fantasy novels ago.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Overlord on January 07, 2011, 02:29:57 PM
Welcome new people! I look forward to chatting more with you over the next few hours/days/weeks!!!

Some great topics in the general section to get you started...

We love to hear what you are currently reading:
http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/fantasy-book-discussion/what-are-you-currently-reading/

We also love to hear what you are looking forward to reading:
http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/fantasy-book-discussion/

See you over there!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: michaelramm on January 07, 2011, 02:31:45 PM
Wouldn't it be cool if we could set up a realtime chat somewhere? I am sure that there are services (free and pay, if I had to guess) that would accommodate this. Then we could have theme centered discussions around the subjects that we all like.

Just a thought
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: AlexEatsBooks on January 07, 2011, 02:51:26 PM
Wouldn't it be cool if we could set up a realtime chat somewhere? I am sure that there are services (free and pay, if I had to guess) that would accommodate this. Then we could have theme centered discussions around the subjects that we all like.

Just a thought

Like it!!

And welcome new peoples ^.^ This forum is growing faster every day!!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Overlord on January 07, 2011, 02:52:10 PM
You mean a chat room? Probably easy enough to set up... I'll look into it :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on January 07, 2011, 03:05:17 PM
You mean a chat room? Probably easy enough to set up... I'll look into it :)

Yeah!  That sounds fun! :)  Good idea michaelramm! :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: DylanTSnyder on January 07, 2011, 04:02:42 PM
I was JUST thinking about bringing that up not too long ago.  Great idea!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: OneChapterMore on January 07, 2011, 04:15:35 PM
Hey guys! I'm Max, or Moonshine, either/or. I work with Alex (Alexeatsbooks) in a bookshop in lovely Oxford. I'm 18, and really into fantasy and SF, as well as reading more and more 'literature' in preparation for a degree next year.

I started with the usual fantasy/childrens books, both classics and new stuff that was come out, before moving on to 'fantasy' proper. Genre books were introduced to me by a chance picking up of Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card, which followed the first Harry Potter books. I then moved on to more 'adult' books, such as Robin Hobbs, Robert Jordan, Tolkien etc.

Currently reading Brisingr by Chistopher Paolini again, as I'm never opposed to some YA in my life.

EDIT: With regard to a real-time chat thingy, I look into an IRC channel for us if people want?
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: AlexEatsBooks on January 07, 2011, 06:44:54 PM
Hey guys! I'm Max, or Moonshine, either/or. I work with Alex (Alexeatsbooks) in a bookshop in lovely Oxford. I'm 18, and really into fantasy and SF, as well as reading more and more 'literature' in preparation for a degree next year.

I started with the usual fantasy/childrens books, both classics and new stuff that was come out, before moving on to 'fantasy' proper. Genre books were introduced to me by a chance picking up of Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card, which followed the first Harry Potter books. I then moved on to more 'adult' books, such as Robin Hobbs, Robert Jordan, Tolkien etc.

Currently reading Brisingr by Chistopher Paolini again, as I'm never opposed to some YA in my life.

EDIT: With regard to a real-time chat thingy, I look into an IRC channel for us if people want?

Heeeey Maximus! Glad you could join us ^.^
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: redhead on January 07, 2011, 09:42:45 PM
Hi there.   I'm Redhead.   Wow this place has exploded since lurked through a month or three ago!  good job!

I'm mostly into epic fantasy, SF, manga, weird stuff.  I blog at littleredreviewer.wordpress.com.

it's been a few years since I've done any kind of forum type thing, so we'll see how it works out.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Jlecaroz on January 07, 2011, 11:06:19 PM
Hey Y'all -

I found the site through Twitter.  You can follow me @JC_Zoracel

I'm from Virginia.  I've always been a reader but had fallen away from it for awhile.  I have to thank Terry Goodkind for the Sword of Truth series and getting me into Fantasy as it quickly became my favorite genre.

Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Funky Scarecrow on January 10, 2011, 01:56:10 AM
Hey everyone. I'm Dan, or Funky Scarecrow - whichever you prefer, and I found the place through twitter, where I occasionally remember I have an account and post something tedious and of no possible interest to the world at large (e.g. My weight in Smarties is approx. 337,500). Besides that I've got a dormant blog, a facebook account I almost never use, a LiveJournal I only posted on once and a tumblr with the same number of brainfarts on it. I'm really not very good at the social networking thing. I keep forgetting to be sociable on them. I tend to do a bit better with fora and message boards, though.

I'm a big fan of fantasy fiction in general and new British fantasy in specific, in fact I think we're entering into something of a mini Golden Age right now in this country where fantasy is concerned. I'm also partial to a bit of horror, SF, the odd crime or mystery novel and sometimes I even do Literature (so long as it doesn't try and bang me over the head with its own importance). Sometimes I write, though only in short story format, and hope one day to be good enough for what I write to be published. Please don't talk to me about football or cricket, or else I'll bore you half to death with my long winded and ill informed opinions.

That's about it, I think. See you around the boards at some point.  :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Rhevian on January 10, 2011, 12:51:13 PM
Hi there, my name's Howard, I have just registered here, found via twitter. I have been reading fantasy and SF for many years, my favourite fantasy authors include Mary Gentle, John Crowley, Gene Wolfe, Guy Gavriel Kay, Jack Vance. For a living, I write video games ;D
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Sharpy on January 10, 2011, 01:03:21 PM
Welcome to all those I have missed.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Overlord on January 10, 2011, 01:03:56 PM
Welcome everyone :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Layla on January 11, 2011, 07:27:04 PM
Hi everyone! I'm sorta new.  I joined about a month ago but haven't posted much, yet. 
I'm relatively new to fantasy as I come from a fairly conservative christian background.  It wasn't until I got married (a little over a year ago) that I really got introduced to fantasy literature (and movies ;D).  I now enjoy reading fantasy and am currently working through LOTR.  I also like writing fantasy.
 
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: michaelramm on January 11, 2011, 07:59:11 PM
Hi everyone! I'm sorta new.  I joined about a month ago but haven't posted much, yet. 
I'm relatively new to fantasy as I come from a fairly conservative christian background.  It wasn't until I got married (a little over a year ago) that I really got introduced to fantasy literature (and movies ;D).  I now enjoy reading fantasy and am currently working through LOTR.  I also like writing fantasy.

AWESOME! and Welcome!
There is lot of great info here, and even more getting added all the time!

If you have any questions please, feel free to post here!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: mithrilwisdom on January 11, 2011, 08:27:27 PM
Hey everyone!

Brand spanking new member, signed up today. Like a lot of you, I came here through Twitter (@mithrilwisdom if you're feeling social). I'm a fantasy blogger over at http://mithrilwisdom.blogspot.com (http://mithrilwisdom.blogspot.com). I've written some short stories (nothing published) and I'm very slowly working on an epic fantasy.

Good to see so many people on here! Looking forward to getting some discussions/arguments going :P
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: RAIMAZ on January 11, 2011, 08:46:12 PM
My name is Robert Ricks and I came across this site from a twitter feed...
I'm a new author and a professional designer.
My first novel is entitled "Convergence 2012" and I am working on a novel experiment where each Saturday I podcast from a loose idea and then transcribe while recording to complete a chapter.  That story is called "The POET"
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: thedoctor on January 13, 2011, 11:34:20 PM
Hi

I'm a newbie. Like a few others, I found this place through Twitter - @chrisdavis1083. Favorite series is probably Song of Ice and Fire. I am currently reading Mistborn: Final Empire on my new Kindle  :) and thoroughly enjoying it!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: thebeatpoetic on January 15, 2011, 12:24:26 AM
Hi everyone!  ;)

Relatively new to this forum, but I love what I see so far. I stumbled across the site while searching for anticipated fantasy novels of 2011. I've been reading fantasy for well over a decade now, and recently have found myself in a constant state of re-reading all my favorite series. I was thinking of searching out an online book club before I found this site, so I was super stoked to find that one had been started here just this January.

Anyways, I'm sure I'll see you all around these forums!  ;D
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Darthair on January 16, 2011, 10:29:23 PM
Hi, I'm new!

I'm a 22 year old (23 tomorrow!) student from Iceland (though that last part hasn't always been popular these last couple of years). I started reading fantasy at age 11, when I got the first 3 Harry Potter books (in english) for christmas. By the end of the next year I had read The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings and The Riftwar Saga, and had just started reading The Eye of the World. By that point there was no turning back ;)

Like many, I came across this place through twitter (@darthair, if you're wondering).
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: thedoctor on January 17, 2011, 04:25:25 AM

I'm a big fan of fantasy fiction in general and new British fantasy in specific, in fact I think we're entering into something of a mini Golden Age right now in this country where fantasy is concerned.


Hi Dan. Any books/authors in particular that you had in mind? I would love to pick up some new British fantasy stuff.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Overlord on January 17, 2011, 05:59:03 AM

I'm a big fan of fantasy fiction in general and new British fantasy in specific, in fact I think we're entering into something of a mini Golden Age right now in this country where fantasy is concerned.


Hi Dan. Any books/authors in particular that you had in mind? I would love to pick up some new British fantasy stuff.

Alan Campbell and Joe Abercrombie are the two biggest names with releases imminent... :) Adrian Tchaikovsky just released one too I believe
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Sanna on January 17, 2011, 09:24:10 PM
Hi, I'm new thread.

See, I can follow instructions sometimes, despite what some might say.
I am also Sanna, or (in)Sanna(ty), as I was dubbed in another forum, or Sannakate, and I think I am known as such in whatever places know me.
I hail from Devon (UK, for those of you from other places)
I like reading, obviously fantasy, although I will happily read any genre (should I say that more quietly?). I also like writing and RPG's.
Fantasy interests me, as I like the other worldliness of it. I find this one a little tedious and drab at times.

Useless piece of information: I like grammar, and find text speak nearly indecipherable. Despite this, I love LOLcats.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on January 17, 2011, 09:32:03 PM
Hi, I'm new thread.

See, I can follow instructions sometimes, despite what some might say.
I am also Sanna, or (in)Sanna(ty), as I was dubbed in another forum, or Sannakate, and I think I am known as such in whatever places know me.
I hail from Devon (UK, for those of you from other places)
I like reading, obviously fantasy, although I will happily read any genre (should I say that more quietly?). I also like writing and RPG's.
Fantasy interests me, as I like the other worldliness of it. I find this one a little tedious and drab at times.

Useless piece of information: I like grammar, and find text speak nearly indecipherable. Despite this, I love LOLcats.


You're not alone.  My husband uses real grammar in his texts.  It drives him nuts when I shorten things. :)  And I also love LOLcats. :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: flinton on January 17, 2011, 10:41:02 PM
I really should have done this sooner!

Hi I'm Flinton and i'm addicted to fantasy.
whoa really glad to get that off my chest now wheres the coffee? its not just fantasy that im addicted its books in general in fact, the escape that you have when reading is one that i don't think can ever be replaced.

my spelling and grammar are terrible and for that i can only apologise and i cant even hide behind having English as a second language.

anyway i look forward to talking and undoubted arguing about how my opinion is quite clearly the correct one and yours utterly wrong!

Cheers

F
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Bryndled1 on January 17, 2011, 10:54:15 PM
anyway i look forward to talking and undoubted arguing about how my opinion is quite clearly the correct one and yours utterly wrong!

Cheers

F

<cliche insert here> We tend to base our opinion of anothers intelligence based on how closely their thoughts match our own.

So I look forward to seeing how smart you are.  ;D
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on January 17, 2011, 10:56:30 PM
anyway i look forward to talking and undoubted arguing about how my opinion is quite clearly the correct one and yours utterly wrong!

Cheers

F

<cliche insert here> We tend to base our opinion of anothers intelligence based on how closely their thoughts match our own.

So I look forward to seeing how smart you are.  ;D

Good quote Bryndled1!  ;D
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: flinton on January 17, 2011, 11:17:56 PM
should i put the spade down now and run away?

 
Quote
We tend to base our opinion of another,s intelligence based on how closely their thoughts match our own.

although that does make alot of sense where did you find it? maybe i should start agreeing with my boss more often!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: ChristinaJL on January 18, 2011, 08:50:03 AM

I'm a big fan of fantasy fiction in general and new British fantasy in specific, in fact I think we're entering into something of a mini Golden Age right now in this country where fantasy is concerned.


Hi Dan. Any books/authors in particular that you had in mind? I would love to pick up some new British fantasy stuff.

Also Mark Charan Newton is good. 
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Libertine on January 23, 2011, 02:57:42 AM
Hi everyone,

I signed up a few days ago and have just been working through the posts and posting so only just found this one  ::)

So, I turned 40 on Christmas Day, have just switched careers, am about 10 chapters away from finishing my first novel (chapter one is on my website) with loads more planned and I'm also working on a non-fic book on biodiversity. Oh and I live in Hertfordshire, UK so if any UK people are interested in a social sometime I'd be up for that.

Someone mentioned writers conferences earlier, so I should mention that I'm one of the organisers of Get Writing 2011 on February 19th in Hertfordshire, it's one day, just £55 and would be of particular interest to fantasy writers because one of our guest speakers is John Jarrold, fantasy agent, plus Toby Frost (Space Captain Smith Trilogy) will be there signing books and giving a workshop. John is taking three minute pitches too but sadly they're all booked up but maybe next year... Anyway, if anyone is interested there are still a few places available at www.vwc.org.uk but don't leave it too long!

Someone else mentioned 'Jinny' horse stories - yup remember reading those around the time I was reading The Worst Witch! My heart really fell for fantasy though when I read Alan Garner's The Weirdstone of Brisingamen and The Moon of Gomrath and, of course, CS Lewis's Chronicles of Narnia. And on that subject, why, oh why, do the filmmakers always ignore The Magician's Nephew? How magical would that be on screen?

And finally, I found Fantasy Faction when they found me on twitter and followed me!

Looking forward to learning lots more about fantasy!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Ika Koeck on January 24, 2011, 06:54:03 AM
Hi everyone!

Thanks so much for the twitter add, Overlord!

My name is Ika, and I hail from Malaysia. I am an avid reader/writer of fantasy and have a short story published in a DAW anthology called Ages of Wonder. I have 2 completed, unpublished novels so far and am writing the third right now. I attended Worldcon last year in Australia and participated in several panels, including How to Get published in YA spec Fic, and Racism in Fantasy and SF. 

Fantasy Faction is a wonderful platform! I look forward participating in the discussions here  ;D

I maintain a blog at http://ikawrites.wordpress.com/ where you'll mostly find doodles of my daily mishaps. Just finished reading Mercedes Lackey's Joust and am waiting to get my hands on Abercrombie's The Heroes.

Cheers everyone,
Ika
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: BrendanCarroll on January 28, 2011, 07:21:34 PM
Hi, I'm new.  I've been new for a couple of days now.  My newness started when I first came here.  I plan to remain new as long as possible and then I plan to become old. When I get old, I'll look back on my newness with a chuckle and say "Remember when I was new?"  :D

I'm an old author already and that is my greatest achievement.  ;)
I'm also a retired state employee:  Public Servant :D
I'm a failed teacher... too much violence (in the administration).  >:(
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Jatix on January 31, 2011, 09:42:51 PM
Greetings folks, I happen to be new as well.

Obviously a big fantasy fan but I read a lot of non-fiction science work as well. I intend to give actually writing a go soon, just as soon as I find some spare time and some inspiration.

Other than reading, you'll likely find me listening to folk metal, wasting time playing some RPG or another.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: JennyBeans on February 02, 2011, 02:27:55 PM
Greetings everyone. I'm Jenny. I just stumbled onto this forum completely by accident while out dancing around in the ice last night. How I discovered it while I was nowhere near my computer, I'll never know, but I'm glad I did.

I'm a fantasy author and reader. My torrid love affair with fantasy began when I started following fairy tales around like some kind of stalker as a child. It blossomed into a high school romance when I read the first three Dragonlance novels, and Fantasy and I have been walking around holding hands ever since.

Some of my favorites are Tolkien, Marion Zimmer Bradley and Juliet Marillier.

I also just published the first book in my fantasy series: Into the Green: The Goblin Market, on Amazon (U.S. and U.K.) and Smashwords.

Looking forward to getting to know you all.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Marsha A.Moore on February 03, 2011, 10:02:59 PM
I'm new here, although have been lurking a bit and like the enthusiasm. I'm eagerly looking forward to joining in on a book club discussion or so. I've subscribed to the associated Goodreads group. I'm looking forward to using this group to learn about works of fantasy which are new to me, and also gaining insight into others' opinions of those I do know well.

I'm a fantasy romance author. I live in Tampa, but put in my time for decades in NW Ohio with the harsh winters.

I usually write high more in the realm of high fantasy, but will work with paranormal using magical creatures other then vamps or shifters. My first book, Tears on a Tranquil Lake, just released Tuesday.

Just a bit about that~

Blurb:

What a surprise for a young woman, to find herself suddenly transformed into a mermaid.
 
Ciel’s first thought – track down the merman who changed her and make him reverse his magic.
Unable to find him, survival in her new world becomes paramount. She eagerly accepts help from a dashing pirate captain who takes a fancy to her, lavishing her with finery. When her merman does show up, he competes for her affection. One look into his eyes makes her life more complex -- he is her soul mate.

Which man will she choose – pirate captain or merman? Which life – human or mermaid? Caribbean adventures and dangers chase Ciel as she searches for decisions and the key to her happiness.

Warning: This book contains Haitian vodou, sultry wenches, foul-mouthed scalliwag pirates, overindulgence of fine Caribbean rum, and amorous encounters on deserted beaches.
(http://i55.tinypic.com/nqybkx.jpg)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Sam Browning on February 03, 2011, 10:38:54 PM
Hi,
My names Sam and I'm an alcoholic... Sorry wrong thread, wow now this is just awkward, as you may have guessed i enjoy reading  whenever I get the time  :P i also enjoy playing on the xbox with my friends and watching films. I am Welsh and my twitter account is TCCRedemption. I've had a go at writing myself a few times and enjoyed it but was never able to keep going but it came in handy for my A-Levels last year as i wrote a fantasy viking screenplay introduction which obtained the highest marks in my year group  ::), My favourite books are the Peter V. Brett books, and Robert Low's Oathsworn series.

Feel free to ask me if you wanna know more and I'm only 18 so forgive me if i have stupid moments :P
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on February 03, 2011, 10:51:33 PM
Hi,
My names Sam and I'm an alcoholic... Sorry wrong thread, wow now this is just awkward, as you may have guessed i enjoy reading  whenever I get the time  :P i also enjoy playing on the xbox with my friends and watching films. I am Welsh and my twitter account is TCCRedemption. I've had a go at writing myself a few times and enjoyed it but was never able to keep going but it came in handy for my A-Levels last year as i wrote a fantasy viking screenplay introduction which obtained the highest marks in my year group  ::), My favourite books are the Peter V. Brett books, and Robert Low's Oathsworn series.

Feel free to ask me if you wanna know more and I'm only 18 so forgive me if i have stupid moments :P

Hi and welcome! :) I tried looking you up on Twitter but I couldn't find you.  Can you post a link?
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Sam Browning on February 03, 2011, 11:03:13 PM
no problem I very rarely make posts on twitter but do follow fantasy faction, and i have already had a silly moment its TCC_Redemption http://twitter.com/# (http://twitter.com/#)!/TCC_Redemption
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: KomalJV on February 04, 2011, 04:40:40 PM
Hi all,

I'm Komal, I've finished writing a novel and want to get it published here in the UK.

Look forward to participating to this forum.

Much love
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: strangerbabble on February 05, 2011, 06:26:08 PM
Hi all,
Delighted to have stumbled across your site details whilst dipping my toe into the turbulent waters of Twitter for the first time!
(My twitter name is strangerbabble)

Voracious reader of fantasy fiction for the past 22 years, I look forward to sharing ideas/opinions/recommendations soon!

SB x
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: waltw on February 07, 2011, 05:38:13 PM
Hello,
My name is Walt and I stumbled onto this site from a Twitter reference. I read for pleasure and stick mostly to the Fantasy genre (Just can't get enough of it), so I thought I would check it out and join the forum. Of all the titles I've read over the past couple of years, I think my favorite author is Robin Hobb (Have yet to read the Solider Son trilogy), very closely followed by Joe Abercrombie (Working on The Heros right now).
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: TsarevichRaven on February 07, 2011, 06:20:51 PM
So, my name is Leo, and like a few others, I stumbled here from Twitter, on the off-chance it would be a cool place. Turns out, it is, so all's well. : )

I've been into fantasy for years, both writing and reading, but academic responsibilities have hindered the amount of time I've been able to dedicate to my work (University, BA and MA), and it's only recently that my work has taken centre stage and has become my first responsibility, as it were. Furthermore, I'm here because I wanted to start forging more of an online identity within the circles I want to move, and joining a forum, contributing, and writing a blog seemed like decent steps in the right direction. I'm a pretty nervous guy, and so probably will lurk a great deal at first, but, slowly and surely, I will deactivate "turtle" mode. ; )
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: OneChapterMore on February 16, 2011, 10:43:46 PM
Hello to all the new peopl! Welcome aboard the slightly rickety ship, and I hope you enjoy your stay and post a lot. May I suggest also that this be stickied at the top?
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on February 16, 2011, 11:20:16 PM
Hello to all the new peopl! Welcome aboard the slightly rickety ship, and I hope you enjoy your stay and post a lot. May I suggest also that this be stickied at the top?

Second the sticky idea! :)  And the ship might be rickety, but at least it doesn't leak. ;)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: missoularedhead on February 17, 2011, 12:21:06 AM
*wave to all the new folks*
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Nighteyes on February 17, 2011, 06:06:54 AM
Hi found this through Twitter too - seems a really nice forum, quite active and people here intelligent and pleasant.  Also not too nerdy!  I tried another fantasy forum once, and it came across as way too nerdy, and also the users seemed unable to distinguish the wheat from the chaff in terms of fantasy, but simply read anything with a guy wielding a sword on the cover or a dragon on. 

And no mental users in love with fighting all the time - I am up for heated debates - as long as it doesn't get personal with accusations of being a nazi or living in your mum's basement!  In the past I've joined a couple of forums for bands I liked but got annoyed by over aggressive users that will argue over anything going.  Sorry but a forum should be a fun distraction for say 30mins a day, not somethign you are logging onto every ten mins to retaliate to the latest aggressive post aimed at you.  Life's too short!

As for me,

I am called Dominic - just call me Dom.  Twitter is @dk_stevens

I am an EFL teacher in Indonesia, but want to move back to my home country, the UK, to teach Primary School. I am 28.  And I love Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett, Joe Abercrombie, Brandon Sanderson, Robin Hobb,  George Rex Rufus Martin and for Sci Fi Ian M Banks. 

I do also like contemporary fiction from the likes of David Mitchell, Iain Banks, Ishiguro etc
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: wisefrog on February 17, 2011, 12:01:57 PM
Not sure what to put here but ya im new. I have one book self published at the moment and a music CD. I live in N/W OH and hate it in ohio.........
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on February 17, 2011, 03:44:34 PM
Hi found this through Twitter too - seems a really nice forum, quite active and people here intelligent and pleasant.  Also not too nerdy!  I tried another fantasy forum once, and it came across as way too nerdy, and also the users seemed unable to distinguish the wheat from the chaff in terms of fantasy, but simply read anything with a guy wielding a sword on the cover or a dragon on. 

And no mental users in love with fighting all the time - I am up for heated debates - as long as it doesn't get personal with accusations of being a nazi or living in your mum's basement!  In the past I've joined a couple of forums for bands I liked but got annoyed by over aggressive users that will argue over anything going.  Sorry but a forum should be a fun distraction for say 30mins a day, not somethign you are logging onto every ten mins to retaliate to the latest aggressive post aimed at you.  Life's too short!

As for me,

I am called Dominic - just call me Dom.  Twitter is @dk_stevens

I am an EFL teacher in Indonesia, but want to move back to my home country, the UK, to teach Primary School. I am 28.  And I love Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett, Joe Abercrombie, Brandon Sanderson, Robin Hobb,  George Rex Rufus Martin and for Sci Fi Ian M Banks. 

I do also like contemporary fiction from the likes of David Mitchell, Iain Banks, Ishiguro etc

Hey!  We are very nerdy here. :P  We are just good nerdy, not bad nerdy. ;)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Gandledore on February 17, 2011, 04:16:56 PM
Oops, missed this, sorry. A bit late, but, hello to all, let's hope we laugh over our differences about comedy books, gasp with shock about the horror genre, and what can we do about Fantasy? I know - Cross Swords! Going now ...
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Gothic Panda on February 18, 2011, 03:28:40 AM
Hi, I found this forum through Autumn2May on Twitter/Etsy. I don't write as much as I used to, but I still tell stories; they're more in a comic format now as opposed to prose. I found I'm much better at expressing myself that way. My husband writes a mix of fiction and nonfiction. We recently finished writing (well he wrote, I managed art) an anime-themed supplement to 4th edition Dungeons and Dragons. I love reading as well. Fantasy has been my favorite genre for as long as I can remember.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Maxcat on February 18, 2011, 03:32:27 PM
Hello, my name is Max, and I'm Autumn2May's cousin. 

I write all kinds of stuff, but I usually stick with fantasy/comedy.  I've had a couple of my short stories bought and published by independent magazines, but otherwise I just write for fun. 

I haven't written in a while though, so I look forward to joining the forum and meeting everyone!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: OneChapterMore on February 18, 2011, 04:11:52 PM
A2M dragging in the new peoples. Hopefully not kicking and screaming too much!

Glad of another Max :). I like my name!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on February 18, 2011, 05:26:03 PM
A2M dragging in the new peoples. Hopefully not kicking and screaming too much!

Glad of another Max :). I like my name!

Me drag people?  Never! ;)  I'm sure they all came completely willingly. ;D
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Dragon Girl on February 18, 2011, 05:37:03 PM
Annnnnnd coming in from stage left it's Dragon Girl! Aka Autumn2May's cousin, aka MaxCat's younger sister.

What can I say about myself? Many years ago I decided to read a 100 fantasy books in one summer. They were all mind meltingly terrible and most of them were recommended to me by Autumn2May. MAGIC KINGDOM FOR SALE WASN'T FUNNY AUTUMN.

Anyhoo, I'm writing a book with a friend of mine. I also knit and crochet every waking moment of the day. I think that's about it!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on February 18, 2011, 05:41:56 PM
Annnnnnd coming in from stage left it's Dragon Girl! Aka Autumn2May's cousin, aka MaxCat's younger sister.

What can I say about myself? Many years ago I decided to read a 100 fantasy books in one summer. They were all mind meltingly terrible and most of them were recommended to me by Autumn2May. MAGIC KINGDOM FOR SALE WASN'T FUNNY AUTUMN.

Anyhoo, I'm writing a book with a friend of mine. I also knit and crochet every waking moment of the day. I think that's about it!

I didn't say it was funny, I said it was a good story. :P  And you're the one that kept reading them after you decided you didn't like them. :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Dragon Girl on February 18, 2011, 05:49:02 PM
Annnnnnd coming in from stage left it's Dragon Girl! Aka Autumn2May's cousin, aka MaxCat's younger sister.

What can I say about myself? Many years ago I decided to read a 100 fantasy books in one summer. They were all mind meltingly terrible and most of them were recommended to me by Autumn2May. MAGIC KINGDOM FOR SALE WASN'T FUNNY AUTUMN.

Anyhoo, I'm writing a book with a friend of mine. I also knit and crochet every waking moment of the day. I think that's about it!

I didn't say it was funny, I said it was a good story. :P  And you're the one that kept reading them after you decided you didn't like them. :)

We have this argument every year. It's like a family tradition!  :D
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: ChristinaJL on February 18, 2011, 06:00:35 PM
I also knit and crochet every waking moment of the day. I think that's about it!

I knit and crochet too - oh and spin!!   I only have one spinning wheel though and my daughter is going to be after it soon!!  ;D
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Dragon Girl on February 19, 2011, 12:10:37 AM
I also knit and crochet every waking moment of the day. I think that's about it!

I knit and crochet too - oh and spin!!   I only have one spinning wheel though and my daughter is going to be after it soon!!  ;D

Ahhh I want to spin so bad! I did a little handspinning in college but it's such a nightmare. If I'm ever starting again I want an awesome spinning wheel first!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: DBASKLS on February 26, 2011, 05:52:05 PM
Hi,

I joined yesterday after FantasyFaction started following me on twitter (go figure!) Anyway as I'm always looking for new books to read and I just bought The Blade Itself which is March's book club book I thought it looked like a good forum to join.

In RL I'm a 42 year old mum to an almost 7 year old boy and I work 4 days a week in IT.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Ekoja on February 27, 2011, 04:07:42 AM
Hi. I'm Shaun. I'm married to Gothic Panda who suggested I join this forum. I've always loved fantasy and I hope one day to actually write some. I have written on a number of game manuals, newspapers, and some academic journals but those never really let me explore my creativity as much.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Overlord on March 01, 2011, 09:20:05 AM
Hi. I'm Shaun. I'm married to Gothic Panda who suggested I join this forum. I've always loved fantasy and I hope one day to actually write some. I have written on a number of game manuals, newspapers, and some academic journals but those never really let me explore my creativity as much.

Good to have you on board ^_^
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: missoularedhead on March 03, 2011, 08:38:31 AM
Ekoja, academic journals never let anyone have any fun…even the creative writing ones. 
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: ibeeeg on March 05, 2011, 03:01:14 AM
Hi all.  I am ibeeeg (Deanna), I trailed over here from Twitter. The site looks great, book club interesting so I thought I would join in on the boards.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: DracoFidus on March 09, 2011, 09:51:32 PM
Wow, loads of people following the twitter breadcrumbs (including me)
I have read fantasy since I was able to read nearly and have always loved the combat side of it despite being a girl. When I was six if you had asked me what I wanted to be It wouldnt be "Princess" or "fairy" I would answer "Knight" , "Warrior" or "Asassin" . When I grew up this obsession stayed and when I was 10 I started regular weapons training and my life hasnt really got any more normal.

I read a LOT and am a speed reader, if I want I could read one of the Black Magician trilogy in between 2 and 2 1/2 hours. I also enjoy writing, when I realised being a Knight wasnt a proper job I decided I wanted to be an author (Not that thats really a proper job either) and have stuck with it ever since.

And warning - I do have rather large obsessions with BBC Merlin and Anthony Stewart Head

Feel free to say hi.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: pornokitsch on March 26, 2011, 11:35:22 AM
And warning - I do have rather large obsessions with BBC Merlin and Anthony Stewart Head

I've not seen Merlin (yet!) but there's nothing wrong with an obsession with Anthony Stewart Head!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: DracoFidus on March 26, 2011, 11:52:33 AM
And warning - I do have rather large obsessions with BBC Merlin and Anthony Stewart Head

I've not seen Merlin (yet!) but there's nothing wrong with an obsession with Anthony Stewart Head!
Have I found another ASH fan? wonderful!
As for Merlin- You must see it, its excellent, its actually the first place I saw Antony Head and it started my obsession, It was after merlin That I watched Buffy- not before
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: pornokitsch on March 26, 2011, 12:36:34 PM
As for Merlin- You must see it, its excellent, its actually the first place I saw Antony Head and it started my obsession, It was after merlin That I watched Buffy- not before

Wow! That's kind of nifty in and of itself. ASH was my favorite (non-Faith) part of Buffy (for different reasons). But I'm also just charmed by his suave goofiness in everything he does - down to the Nescafe ads!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: DracoFidus on March 26, 2011, 12:41:19 PM
As for Merlin- You must see it, its excellent, its actually the first place I saw Antony Head and it started my obsession, It was after merlin That I watched Buffy- not before

Wow! That's kind of nifty in and of itself. ASH was my favorite (non-Faith) part of Buffy (for different reasons). But I'm also just charmed by his suave goofiness in everything he does - down to the Nescafe ads!

I know, and that laugh, dont forget the laugh!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Noona on March 26, 2011, 02:11:18 PM
You guys should see if you can find a BBC Radio 4 comedy serial called Bleak Expectations, it's a bit like a skit of Dickens but Anthony Sterart Head, if I remember correctly, plays the bad guy. Very entertaining :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: DracoFidus on March 26, 2011, 02:44:22 PM
You guys should see if you can find a BBC Radio 4 comedy serial called Bleak Expectations, it's a bit like a skit of Dickens but Anthony Sterart Head, if I remember correctly, plays the bad guy. Very entertaining :)
I listen to it on I-player whenever I can... soo funny!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Bahl on March 29, 2011, 10:56:15 AM
Hey all.

I'm new. I'm 27 and from South Africa, but since I've bought a Kindle that matters less and less!

I'll read anything, but fantasy is still my first love. I believe I'll be happy here.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on March 29, 2011, 12:58:22 PM
Hey all.

I'm new. I'm 27 and from South Africa, but since I've bought a Kindle that matters less and less!

I'll read anything, but fantasy is still my first love. I believe I'll be happy here.

Welcome to the site!  I like your avatar! :)  Hope you enjoy your stay in the forums. :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Nighteyes on March 29, 2011, 01:57:28 PM
Hey all.

I'm new. I'm 27 and from South Africa, but since I've bought a Kindle that matters less and less!

I'll read anything, but fantasy is still my first love. I believe I'll be happy here.

It's tough getting books overseas!  I wanna buy a kindle, but would have to download illegially in Indonesia, cos Amazon, Barnes and Noble etc will not accept Indonesian credit cards.  I am quite happy to rip off music artists, but feel i can't do it for writers though :(
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Bahl on March 29, 2011, 02:04:52 PM
Yep. We can get the books here, but at some insane prices. The Kindle allows me to get the books at basically halfprice!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: missoularedhead on March 30, 2011, 07:26:18 AM
Welcome! Enjoy!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: WizardofWestmarch on April 01, 2011, 04:00:13 AM
So, somehow I missed this thread before.  Whoops!

I'm Patrick, live in Denver, Software Developer by day, mediocre fantasy writer by night. Been reading the genre since I was a kid, now that I have spare income a decent chunk of it gets devoured buying ebooks on whim, mostly in that genre. Well, that or books on writing (Eesh the Chicago Manual of Style is both expensive AND heavy) ;).
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: missoularedhead on April 01, 2011, 06:14:29 AM
http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/home.html (http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/home.html)

Just thought I'd share.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: WizardofWestmarch on April 01, 2011, 06:34:49 AM
Huh, forgot they had an online version. Though $35/year versus $40 (from amazon) period I'll take paper.

Though that does explain lack of ebook edition on amazon/B&N.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: pornokitsch on April 01, 2011, 08:30:14 AM
Strunk & White is very cheap... Elements of Style (http://www.amazon.com/Elements-Style-Fourth-William-Strunk/dp/020530902X)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on April 01, 2011, 01:39:15 PM
So, somehow I missed this thread before.  Whoops!

I'm Patrick, live in Denver, Software Developer by day, mediocre fantasy writer by night. Been reading the genre since I was a kid, now that I have spare income a decent chunk of it gets devoured buying ebooks on whim, mostly in that genre. Well, that or books on writing (Eesh the Chicago Manual of Style is both expensive AND heavy) ;).

It's not you, Overlord just made this section a couple days ago and we moved all these threads here from various places. :)  Glad you've been enjoying the site! :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: WizardofWestmarch on April 01, 2011, 02:58:05 PM
Strunk & White is very cheap... Elements of Style (http://www.amazon.com/Elements-Style-Fourth-William-Strunk/dp/020530902X)

Different uses. S&W is good for the fundamentals, Chicago Manual of Style is amazing for digging up the little details about grammar. I really need to get S&W as well though, any serious writer should probably have both.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Bishop on April 01, 2011, 11:45:01 PM
Hi, I'm new. I'm not sure how I found this forum. I just read "The Name of the Wind" for the first time, loved it, and now I'm thinking about what other great books are waiting for me out there ....

I write a lot of non-fiction at work. Too much reality can get depressing. Perhaps someday I'll pull a Rothfuss and write some brilliant fantasy... or maybe not. In the meantime, thank you all for putting together this lovely place to post.

Cheers,

-bishop
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on April 01, 2011, 11:49:09 PM
Hi, I'm new. I'm not sure how I found this forum. I just read "The Name of the Wind" for the first time, loved it, and now I'm thinking about what other great books are waiting for me out there ....

I write a lot of non-fiction at work. Too much reality can get depressing. Perhaps someday I'll pull a Rothfuss and write some brilliant fantasy... or maybe not. In the meantime, thank you all for putting together this lovely place to post.

Cheers,

-bishop

Welcome to the forums! :D  There's a thread in the Fantasy Book Discussion that lists a bunch of really great fantasy reads.  Check it out!  See if there's anything that catches your eye. :)

http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/fantasy-book-discussion/your-top-5-fantasy-novels-list-em (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/fantasy-book-discussion/your-top-5-fantasy-novels-list-em)!/

Also check out the Writer's Corner.  All styles of writing are welcome! :)

http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/writers-corner/ (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/writers-corner/)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: chickadee33 on April 02, 2011, 07:12:24 AM
Hey I'm new, and I'm a fantasy reader/writer what can I say I love escaping to another world be it in my head or anothers.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: missoularedhead on April 02, 2011, 09:08:14 AM
Why hello! Come join in the fun….we love readers, and writers!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: pornokitsch on April 04, 2011, 09:40:12 AM
Hey I'm new, and I'm a fantasy reader/writer what can I say I love escaping to another world be it in my head or anothers.

Nicely put!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Winter on April 05, 2011, 03:50:58 AM
Hi, I'm new.

I go by several different names around the communities and blogosphere, but one or two of you might know me as James, the guy who runs that one blog, Dazed Rambling(s*), and sometimes talks about random things on Twitter. I spend too much time kicking around the internet, not nearly enough time reading, and try my to avoid writing fiction or reviews or posts at all costs 'lest I actually start to resemble the writer I sometimes claim to be.

*People always add an s to the end of the blog's name. I am tempted to adopt it, but I figure people will start dropping the s as soon as I do.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Nighteyes on April 05, 2011, 08:35:22 AM
Hi, I'm new.

I go by several different names around the communities and blogosphere, but one or two of you might know me as James, the guy who runs that one blog, Dazed Rambling(s*), and sometimes talks about random things on Twitter. I spend too much time kicking around the internet, not nearly enough time reading, and try my to avoid writing fiction or reviews or posts at all costs 'lest I actually start to resemble the writer I sometimes claim to be.

*People always add an s to the end of the blog's name. I am tempted to adopt it, but I figure people will start dropping the s as soon as I do.

You sound a bit like George RR martin!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Winter on April 05, 2011, 09:11:34 AM
If only. He has a comfortable amount of cash from his previous works to fall back on if he doesn't put out another book. I'd have sixty cents and a very angry fiancée.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Naminé on April 15, 2011, 05:09:48 PM
Hi,
I'm new here and I thought I might introduce myself. My name is Anna, I'm 23 and I'm from Germany.
I read a lot, but I guess this is true for everyone on this page.  ;) I started to read fantasy at the age of 12 or something around that. I read stories about ghosts and vampires, played TDE, read a lot of Wolfgang Hohlbein and things like that. A few years later, my dad gave me "The Hobbit" as a present and I was hooked on Tolkien ever since.
My favourite books and authors change a lot but right now it comes down to J.R.R. Tolkien, Pat Rothfuss, Peter V. Brett, Brent Weeks and Joe Abercrombie.
I try to write fantasy stories.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Nighteyes on April 15, 2011, 05:52:21 PM
Overlord is gonna love you!i think those are his exact same favourite writers
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Naminé on April 15, 2011, 06:05:04 PM
That's a good thing, right?  ;D
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Nighteyes on April 15, 2011, 06:16:41 PM
Aye:-D
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: AdelineCappuccino on April 15, 2011, 06:36:14 PM
It occurred to me that I should probably post here. Hi, I'm new.

The name's Addley; but since nobody ever remembers that you can feel free to call me Addy or Adeline or AC or whatever. I'm a writer and a blogger trying to get a career off the ground following graduation. I write speculative fiction for the most part and have had a fantasy short story published. The books that I'm trying to get an agent for are both YA alternate histories of various levels (one's a very straight-forward AH a'la The Man in the High Tower, while the other's an all-out dieselpunk World War 2 ended by a zombie apocalypse.)

I'm also a huge nerd. And I'm on Twitter.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on April 15, 2011, 07:52:19 PM
Welcome new recruits! :D  Glad to have you here!  ;D
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: missoularedhead on April 15, 2011, 08:42:21 PM
Did we just discover Overlord's new girlfriend up there ^? Okay, despite the whole 'Germany is a long way from England' thing...  ;D
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Nighteyes on April 15, 2011, 08:49:05 PM
In terms of distances its not that far really.maybe the equivalent of someone from Seattle dating someone from say Houston. 
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on April 15, 2011, 08:57:38 PM
Except I'm pretty sure Overlord is taken. ;)  Back to topic ladies and gentlemen.  You're going to scare away the new recruits! :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Naminé on April 15, 2011, 09:02:31 PM
Okay, I'm officially confused.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on April 15, 2011, 09:05:09 PM
Okay, I'm officially confused.

Nevermind them.  They are just being silly. :)  Welcome to Fantasy Faction!  We are glad to have you here. :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Nighteyes on April 15, 2011, 09:11:04 PM
Me and missoularedhead silly?i m beginning to imagine a fantasy faction convention, which has autumn2may being the bossy serious one organising everything and taking it very seriously, and me and missoularedhead pulling faces at each other during the more boring speakers and misleading everyone in all night drinking sessions :-P lol
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Funky Scarecrow on April 15, 2011, 09:12:44 PM
First of all:

Welcome new peoples!

Having made an on topic post... ;)

Did we just discover Overlord's new girlfriend up there ^? Okay, despite the whole 'Germany is a long way from England' thing...  ;D

In terms of distances its not that far really.maybe the equivalent of someone from Seattle dating someone from say Houston.  

You underestimate how much our minds get warped by living on our tiny island. I know people who consider dating someone who lives just 20 miles away to be a 'long distance' relationship. We'll spend hours planning journeys your average North American, Australian, German, Pole or Russian would travel for a spur of the moment fast food run.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Nighteyes on April 15, 2011, 09:17:16 PM
That is true. I remember as a kid thinking an hour drive to the coast was long!there should be more trans European romances I feel.especially within the EU when you dont even need a passport to travel within now.   
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on April 15, 2011, 09:17:55 PM
Me and missoularedhead silly?i m beginning to imagine a fantasy faction convention, which has autumn2may being the bossy serious one organising everything and taking it very seriously, and me and missoularedhead pulling faces at each other during the more boring speakers and misleading everyone in all night drinking sessions :-P lol

Generally speaking when I say something they don't like my friends just say "Yes Mom!" :)  Also a Fantasy Faction convention would be 100% awesome! :D  But you still need to stop confusing the new recruits and play nice! :P
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on April 15, 2011, 09:19:36 PM
First of all:

Welcome new peoples!

Having made an on topic post... ;)

Did we just discover Overlord's new girlfriend up there ^? Okay, despite the whole 'Germany is a long way from England' thing...  ;D

In terms of distances its not that far really.maybe the equivalent of someone from Seattle dating someone from say Houston. 

You underestimate how much our minds get warped by living on our tiny island. I know people who consider dating someone who lives just 20 miles away to be a 'long distance' relationship. We'll spend hours planning journeys your average North American, Australian, German, Pole or Russian would travel for a spur of the moment fast food run.

I live on a giant continent and I know people who have never left the town they were born in!  Long distance dating to them is someone who lives far enough away that you need to drive.  ;D

Edit* Oh yeah, and stay on topic! ;)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Nighteyes on April 15, 2011, 09:23:22 PM
I am the hound!i have a name to live up to!but hi new recruits. Looking forward to chatting Abercrombie with you all.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: missoularedhead on April 16, 2011, 05:08:46 PM
Yes, I was being a bit silly.  Sorry for any confusion/consternation.

I'll play nice. 
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Shanothaine on April 17, 2011, 09:07:00 PM
Hey y'all!

Thanks for the forum - I'm Shanothaine (real name Marius) from South Africa. I'm so glad that there is actually a platform like this where we can share our passion and live in each other's stories. Good job everyone (especially Overlord, thanks!)

Hope to be reading a lot from everyone!

Have a great week!
M
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Prometheus on April 19, 2011, 12:44:28 PM
Hello,

I'm from Tasmania [small island below Australia]. I am likely not alone here [i hope] in being one that reads far more speculative fiction than is healthy. To get it out in the open first thing, China Mieville stands head and shoulders above all living practitioners of the genre in my humble opinion. All who could hope to rival him are dead. Other SF authors I like very much include, in no particular order:

H.P. Lovecraft
Phillip K. Dick
Mervyn Peake
Neil Gaiman
George R. R. Martin
Joe Abercrombie
Liz Williams
Gene Wolfe
Robert E. Howard
H. G. Wells
Alan Moore
Mark Charan Newton

I also like me some classics; Homer, Aeschylus, Herodotus etc. for much the same reason I like SF. Another world and all that; plus they tend to write much better than most modern writers, despite not having 2500 years of human literary development to build upon.

Finally, I am a bit of a political animal, with a particular interest in and orientation towards marxist politics. Mieville is no small influence there. I don't know how well that rolls on this forum, in terms of whether politics ever comes into discussions of SF, but I am always keen for a chat on the subject.

Anyhow, that's it. Looking forward to it and all that.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on April 19, 2011, 04:46:39 PM
Welcome!  You sound like you'll fit in great here! :)  Hope you enjoy the boards! :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: missoularedhead on April 21, 2011, 07:38:03 AM
Welcome Prometheus! Love your authors' list!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: pornokitsch on April 21, 2011, 09:21:48 AM
We're going to get along very, very well indeed. :)

Hello,

I'm from Tasmania [small island below Australia]. I am likely not alone here [i hope] in being one that reads far more speculative fiction than is healthy. To get it out in the open first thing, China Mieville stands head and shoulders above all living practitioners of the genre in my humble opinion. All who could hope to rival him are dead. Other SF authors I like very much include, in no particular order:

H.P. Lovecraft
Phillip K. Dick
Mervyn Peake
Neil Gaiman
George R. R. Martin
Joe Abercrombie
Liz Williams
Gene Wolfe
Robert E. Howard
H. G. Wells
Alan Moore
Mark Charan Newton

I also like me some classics; Homer, Aeschylus, Herodotus etc. for much the same reason I like SF. Another world and all that; plus they tend to write much better than most modern writers, despite not having 2500 years of human literary development to build upon.

Finally, I am a bit of a political animal, with a particular interest in and orientation towards marxist politics. Mieville is no small influence there. I don't know how well that rolls on this forum, in terms of whether politics ever comes into discussions of SF, but I am always keen for a chat on the subject.

Anyhow, that's it. Looking forward to it and all that.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: heirofsalazar on April 22, 2011, 03:36:53 PM
Hello,

I'm pretty new to the boards although I have been following you guys on Twitter for a bit and my brother writes some articles for you guys (he's the one who's been writing about dragons lol~)

I live in the UK and discovered fantasy through Tolkein when I was in my teens; not really stopped reading it since! Love a variety of authors from Patrick Rothfuss to Marc Charan Newton passing by Blake Charlton and many others.

I study Psychology at the moment but also aim to hopefully be a published fantasy writer one day!

The name's Alek btw, Kvothe is kinda like one of my favourite characters of all time~!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on April 22, 2011, 03:44:32 PM
Hello,

I'm pretty new to the boards although I have been following you guys on Twitter for a bit and my brother writes some articles for you guys (he's the one who's been writing about dragons lol~)

I live in the UK and discovered fantasy through Tolkein when I was in my teens; not really stopped reading it since! Love a variety of authors from Patrick Rothfuss to Marc Charan Newton passing by Blake Charlton and many others.

I study Psychology at the moment but also aim to hopefully be a published fantasy writer one day!

The name's Alek btw, Kvothe is kinda like one of my favourite characters of all time~!


Welcome!  So you're Leo's brother then?  I've been trying to get my brothers on here for a while now, but they are being stubborn. :P  Hope you enjoy the forums! :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: heirofsalazar on April 22, 2011, 03:50:04 PM
Welcome!  So you're Leo's brother then?  I've been trying to get my brothers on here for a while now, but they are being stubborn. :P  Hope you enjoy the forums! :)

Haha yes I am, he dragged me out of anti-social cave after I showed half an ounce of interest in maybe writing an article for this place. So I decided I'd have a look around and see what was going on here XD
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on April 22, 2011, 03:52:45 PM
Welcome!  So you're Leo's brother then?  I've been trying to get my brothers on here for a while now, but they are being stubborn. :P  Hope you enjoy the forums! :)

Haha yes I am, he dragged me out of anti-social cave after I showed half an ounce of interest in maybe writing an article for this place. So I decided I'd have a look around and see what was going on here XD

That's what brothers are for! ;)  Glad to have you!  If you're into writing, you should definitely check out the Writer's Corner.  Lots of awesome people (even some published writers!) giving tons of writing advice. :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: heirofsalazar on April 22, 2011, 03:55:28 PM
Will take a look in not so long! Trying to get to grips with the forums first as I'm finding them very big and it's been ages since I've been about on forums!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on April 22, 2011, 04:04:48 PM
Will take a look in not so long! Trying to get to grips with the forums first as I'm finding them very big and it's been ages since I've been about on forums!

Take your time! :)  There's lots to see here. :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Silvergilt on April 23, 2011, 06:56:38 PM
Hello hello!  New here, after seeing the adverts on twitter from time to time I thought I'd pop in and give a hallo and take part.

I'm an artist, disabled advocate, gardener, mum and when I actually have time left over from all that I write as well.  I took several years off from writing to concentrate on parenting, but now I've decided to do my best to get some work out there again whilst I still have the chance.  I've always done traditional publication in the past but I'm now dipping a toe into the e-publication circles (though I am still looking for interstitial publishers). 

I tend to gravitate towards the stuff people don't seem to read much anymore: I'm not a YA fan really, and I like big words!  Tolkein, Mervyn Peake, Holdstock, Tanith Lee, Moorcock - if it's obscure, I'm interested!

Just wanted to give a hello and if you see me on the boards...well, I'm probably procrastinating so tell me get back to work.

Cheers
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on April 23, 2011, 07:41:20 PM
Hello hello!  New here, after seeing the adverts on twitter from time to time I thought I'd pop in and give a hallo and take part.

I'm an artist, disabled advocate, gardener, mum and when I actually have time left over from all that I write as well.  I took several years off from writing to concentrate on parenting, but now I've decided to do my best to get some work out there again whilst I still have the chance.  I've always done traditional publication in the past but I'm now dipping a toe into the e-publication circles (though I am still looking for interstitial publishers). 

I tend to gravitate towards the stuff people don't seem to read much anymore: I'm not a YA fan really, and I like big words!  Tolkein, Mervyn Peake, Holdstock, Tanith Lee, Moorcock - if it's obscure, I'm interested!

Just wanted to give a hello and if you see me on the boards...well, I'm probably procrastinating so tell me get back to work.

Cheers

Welcome!  Nice to see you!  Hope you enjoy the forums and make sure you check out the Writer's Corner! :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: missoularedhead on April 24, 2011, 03:59:40 AM
Obscure is good (I adore Ghormengast!) Welcome to FF!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: darkshiara on April 24, 2011, 04:01:51 AM
I wouldn't say I'm new but I don't think I've ever actually introduced myself 0.o

My name is Jamie and I'm one of the staff members.  I have a masters in Creative Writing and I have been writing Fantasy probably as long as I've been reading it (well and able to to write!)  I love anime, video games, and books - though I'm not a big fan of old books because I have allergies and can't appreciate a good musty book because of this.

There are a few people on the forum and many outside the forum that I do editing for yet I am terrible at catching errors in my own writing/articles! =D

I work for the Corporate Man and dream of a day when I can live in my own house with a nice bit of land where I can write, raise some children, and breed my favorite type of dogs: corgis!  (I have two currently).  

I have a Nook Color if anyone is interested in being "Nook friends" it's listed at Jamie.L.stahl@gmail.com

And lastly I love talking about books, writing, video games and love meeting/chatting with new people!  So feel free to msg me!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: ladypembroke on April 24, 2011, 05:43:38 PM
Hi, everyone!

My name is Beth, and I've been following on Twitter and lurking a little bit for a couple months now.  Recently, in the midst of 2 other major life changes, I decided I need to refocus some time my fantasy reading. Of course, being me, I'm now in overkill mode with 3 different book clubs to start next month. Eek!

I'm pretty much into high fantasy and dark fantasy, although I'll read damn near anything if it's good.  My favourite times were before I would leave for my summer trips to my grandmother's house, and my dad would give me $100 to roam this huge bookstore and buy stuff to take with me.  I always went to the Sci-Fi/Fantasy section and looked for authors I had never read.  Always a fun time.

As for the outside stuff, I'm a mom of a 4 year old son, and we make sure we read to him every night and take him to the library once a week.  He loves books, and I hope that carries on to later.  When I was little, my brother would read the "Wizard of Oz" books to me when he was home from college, so I am trying to pick out a series to do that with him in a couple of years.

I'm also back in college, completely changing careers from finance to astrophysics.  Which means I'm leaving my job soon (thank goodness!) and working in a more scientific field.  We're also closing on our first house next month.  Exciting, scary times around here - which is probably why I need some dragons and zombies to deal with!

I look forward to getting to know you guys.  I need more kindred spirits!

Cheers,
Beth
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Funky Scarecrow on April 24, 2011, 08:02:03 PM
Welcome new (and not quite so new ;)) folks. I'll look forward to nattering with all of you on the boards. :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: missoularedhead on April 25, 2011, 05:21:39 AM
New, not new...heck, we're glad you're here!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Chris Strange on May 04, 2011, 04:56:15 AM
Hi everyone! I'm new to the boards, though I've been lurking for a little while and following on Twitter. I come from New Zealand and I'm unashamedly a geek  ;D

In real life I'm a university student and writer. Fantasy and SF are my passion, no matter what form of media.

I'll see you guys around the forums.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: missoularedhead on May 06, 2011, 06:24:29 PM
Welcome to FF! Always nice when lurkers say hello!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: IndiaDrummond on May 10, 2011, 08:34:04 AM
Hello from Scotland!

I'm new to Fantasy Faction. I can't really remember how I got here, but it looks like a great community, so I thought I'd stop in and register.

I am an avid fantasy reader, but I also like crime, thrillers, mysteries, and other types of adventure and a smattering of romance. I'm also an urban fantasy / paranormal novel author.

I live in Scotland but was born in the US.... which means I can never remember which is the *proper* spelling of most words. =)

Great to be here!

--India
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Cheerwell on May 10, 2011, 08:40:23 AM
Hello!

I'm Cheerwell, and I'm an ever-improving reader of mostly fantasy (With a little sci-fi thrown in for good measure, but not much). Currently working my way through a number of series, such as Modesitt's Imager Portfolio and Newton's Legends of the Red Sun, and that's on top of trying to get around to the bigger and more popular series such as Wheel of Time, The Riftwar Saga and A Song of Ice and Fire, none of which I've even started. Oh, and I'm in the UK.

:)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: missoularedhead on May 10, 2011, 09:34:03 AM
India & Cheerwell, welcome! We have some interesting discussions, and I hope you'll feel free to jump in!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: brandonmlindsay on May 15, 2011, 03:36:04 PM
Hello! I discovered the forums through Twitter (which seems to be a common theme, here). I write epic fantasy, and have a short story collection and a novel coming out later this year. I am a Northwesterner by birth, but by the end of the summer I anticipate I'll be a Californian, where it doesn't rain so much!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: pornokitsch on May 16, 2011, 07:21:52 PM
Welcome aboard!

You know, they say that about California, but every time I go there, it seems to rain on me... I feel cheated.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: James Barclay on May 27, 2011, 12:16:00 PM
Hi all, I'm James Barclay, author of The Raven novels, the Ascendants of Estorea duology (if there is such a word) and now working my way through my latest trilogy concerning the Elves of the Raven's world, books which take place well before the Raven novels in chronological terms.

I found these forums through FF's twitter account and I'll be in and out, posting occasionally. You'll find I never trumpet my own stuff because I feel that is tantamount to spam but I'm happy to respond to questions and criticism either within threads or by PM. My opinions on fantasy in general tend to be limited (in public at any rate) to the genre in general. I don't tend to criticise other authors (stones, glasshouses and all that...) but I'm right behind some of the brilliant fantasy out there at the moment from people like Pat Rothfuss, Scott Lynch, Joe A. I have so little time to read other works but am always open to recommendations. I'm also a great supporter of work that has been out there for a good long time - including Moorcock, Pratchett and my writing hero, Dave Gemmell whose passing still hurts given we was my mentor and good friend.

Looking forward to my stay here.

Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Nighteyes on May 27, 2011, 02:52:19 PM
Hi.apologies but I have never read anything by you but recognise the name. Like your choice of favourite writers though, especially the modern ones.we certainly seem to be in a fantasy golden age right now.   
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on May 27, 2011, 03:19:52 PM
Welcome!  Hope you enjoy your stay!  We are always thrilled to have authors on the boards! :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Oli on May 27, 2011, 10:27:30 PM
Hi everyone, I'm Oli. I'm a long time Fantasy and SF fan (first read LOTR aged 8 in the 70s), but have only started to get seriously interested recently - partly because I'm halfway through writing a fantasy novel! I spend much of my time writing about music here http://oliverarditi.com (http://oliverarditi.com), and have spent much of the last two decades pretending to be a musician. I'm starting a new music project called Leaf (http://projectleaf.tumblr.com/ (http://projectleaf.tumblr.com/)), and you can also find me on Twitter (http://twitter.com/oli_the_bass (http://twitter.com/oli_the_bass)) and Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/oliverarditi (http://www.facebook.com/oliverarditi)). I blow my own trumpet all the time, in order to compensate for my inadequacies, but I'm basically tolerable if humoured. I respond well to cookies, but badly to alcohol, and I prefer herring to mackerel.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on May 28, 2011, 12:28:45 AM
Welcome Oli!  Great to have you on the site!  Stop by the Writer's Corner if you need any advice or have any to give. :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: AuthorGuy on May 28, 2011, 02:53:53 AM
Hi, I'm Marc, and I've already forgotten how I found this group, although I suspect Twitter had something to do with it. I started writing fantasy, but I tend to wander. My latest novel doesn't really have a genre so I invented one: Gothic SF. It's got werewolves, curses, and a haunted lunar colony.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on May 28, 2011, 03:45:01 PM
Welcome Marc!  Sounds like a really cool story you've got going. :)  Don't think I've ever read a story with werewolves and a lunar colony. :D
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: tabitharees on May 28, 2011, 11:36:36 PM
Hello. From U.S, just found this site on Twitter.  :)

My name is Tabitha, and I both write/read urban fantasy for YA age. My favorite series would have to be Rachel Caine's "Morganville Vampires", because she juggles about 1,000 plots every book and manages to keep the characters and voice in control.

If you know some more psychological stuff/monster stuff for urban fantasy YA or even adult, be sure to let me know first! :) I can use all the reading material I can get.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on May 28, 2011, 11:44:45 PM
Welcome Tabitha!  It's great to have another person from the States join the group. :) It gets kind of lonely on here after all the Brits head to bed. ;)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: AuthorGuy on May 29, 2011, 01:21:26 AM
Welcome Marc!  Sounds like a really cool story you've got going. :)  Don't think I've ever read a story with werewolves and a lunar colony. :D
I'm very sure you haven't, so I do hope you'll read mine. Werewolves are usually paranormal, but most paranormals are earthbound, even the futuristic ones. A SF story on a lunar colony wouldn't have ghosts or curses in it. I invented a new genre category to describe what I've created here: Gothic SF.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Nighteyes on June 03, 2011, 05:21:05 AM
Hey. Hate to be that guy.but paranormals in space is not new.George RR Martin in his pre ASOIAF short stories often mixed sci fi and horror, and have seen quite a few slightly cheap looking horror films on TV with the premise. Also cant remember the story name or writer name but the Warriors anthology had Dracula fighting off an alien invasion coming to earth. Stephen Baxter in his Destiny Children saga had immortals as well.   
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on June 03, 2011, 02:18:44 PM
Hey. Hate to be that guy.but paranormals in space is not new.George RR Martin in his pre ASOIAF short stories often mixed sci fi and horror, and have seen quite a few slightly cheap looking horror films on TV with the premise. Also cant remember the story name or writer name but the Warriors anthology had Dracula fighting off an alien invasion coming to earth. Stephen Baxter in his Destiny Children saga had immortals as well.   

Hound you are always that guy. ;)  It's okay we love you anyway. ;D
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Nighteyes on June 03, 2011, 02:32:54 PM
Werewolves on a lunar colony sounds good but I reckon someone has done it. Asked Pornokitsch. But it clearly has never been done well so good luck with it.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: infidelgkcn on June 04, 2011, 07:06:03 PM
Hello people of fantasy! I'm infidelgkcn -infidel or Gökcan too if you want to call me like that-, and I'm from Turkey. Fantasy is the genre that I'm in love with, but I do love reading in general.. I've started creating a planet to write about, and :I have a site for it but it's not public right now.

So, nice to meet you people!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on June 04, 2011, 09:48:15 PM
Hello people of fantasy! I'm infidelgkcn -infidel or Gökcan too if you want to call me like that-, and I'm from Turkey. Fantasy is the genre that I'm in love with, but I do love reading in general.. I've started creating a planet to write about, and :I have a site for it but it's not public right now.

So, nice to meet you people!

Welcome!  Glad to have you on the site! :D
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Ixtila on June 05, 2011, 11:56:58 PM
Hi all.
I'm new here, I'm a fantasy writer (unpublished as yet). My first book was a semi-finalist in this years Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award. I'm looking forward to getting to know everyone on these boards.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on June 06, 2011, 12:48:58 AM
Nice to meet you Ixtila!  I did the Amazon contest this year, but I didn't make it past the first round. :P  Make sure you check out the Writers Corner!  We've been doing writing sprints to get eachother motivated on Twitter.  If your interested you can check it out here. :)

http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/writers-corner/june-of-writing/ (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/writers-corner/june-of-writing/)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Brian on June 08, 2011, 03:39:08 AM
Hi everyone, been on the site a couple weeks. Finished a novel in horror/fantasy and have another I am working on while I have people go through the draft. The newest WiP is straight fantasy. I found this site through some friends on Twitter and I really like the community.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on June 08, 2011, 05:17:00 AM
Hi everyone, been on the site a couple weeks. Finished a novel in horror/fantasy and have another I am working on while I have people go through the draft. The newest WiP is straight fantasy. I found this site through some friends on Twitter and I really like the community.

Welcome!  I do believe I've seen you here and about.  Hope you are enjoying your stay! :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: elloise on June 10, 2011, 08:19:09 PM
Hi

I'm a newbie - obviously or I guess I wouldn't be posting in this section! Found the site on twitter and I've been following blogs and twitter for a couple of weeks but now I have a minute I'm checking out the forums.

I'm a writer and hope to publish my own fantasy trilogy and more in the future but for now I'm a student and am furiously scribbling, designing and blogging my way hopefully to an MA and a career in writing.

Really impressed with the site so far and looking forward to finding out more about Fantasy Faction.

Elloise.  :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on June 10, 2011, 09:42:01 PM
Welcome Elloise! :)  I'm glad you like the site!  Make sure you check out the Writer's Corner for great advice and great people to commiserate with about your writing. :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Shanothaine on June 10, 2011, 09:55:44 PM
Hi

I'm a newbie - obviously or I guess I wouldn't be posting in this section! Found the site on twitter and I've been following blogs and twitter for a couple of weeks but now I have a minute I'm checking out the forums.

I'm a writer and hope to publish my own fantasy trilogy and more in the future but for now I'm a student and am furiously scribbling, designing and blogging my way hopefully to an MA and a career in writing.

Really impressed with the site so far and looking forward to finding out more about Fantasy Faction.

Elloise.  :)

Hello :)

Welcome - we are all (most of us anyways) very nice. And Autumn2May bakes *virtual* cookies (I don't think she's aware of this yet).

Have a great time!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on June 10, 2011, 10:16:15 PM
Hi

I'm a newbie - obviously or I guess I wouldn't be posting in this section! Found the site on twitter and I've been following blogs and twitter for a couple of weeks but now I have a minute I'm checking out the forums.

I'm a writer and hope to publish my own fantasy trilogy and more in the future but for now I'm a student and am furiously scribbling, designing and blogging my way hopefully to an MA and a career in writing.

Really impressed with the site so far and looking forward to finding out more about Fantasy Faction.

Elloise.  :)

Hello :)

Welcome - we are all (most of us anyways) very nice. And Autumn2May bakes *virtual* cookies (I don't think she's aware of this yet).

Have a great time!

It's a shame I can't email you all cookies.  I'm actually very good at baking real cookies as well. :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: WizardofWestmarch on June 11, 2011, 09:50:45 AM
If you'd just make a site with a login, every time we came to visit you'd give us virtual cookies *gets beaten for this terrible joke* *was worth it*
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on June 11, 2011, 02:52:40 PM
If you'd just make a site with a login, every time we came to visit you'd give us virtual cookies *gets beaten for this terrible joke* *was worth it*

 ::)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: rsullivan9597 on June 12, 2011, 03:42:16 PM
Hey all,
I just found out about this site through twitter - it looks right up my alley.  A bit about myself.  I run a small press publishing company that focuses on fantasy and scifi - Don't worry I'm not going to spam your site with recommendations on my author's books - that's not my style. If you are interested you can check out Ridan Publishing (http://bit.ly/iBhd0Y) on your own. 

For any of those breaking (or trying to) the publishing industry - I have a wealth of information on the subject - feel free to PM me and I'll give you some pointers. I regularly lecture on the subject for free and have a ton of information that I've gathered over the years.

Last but not least, as it is a big part of what I am, I'm the wife of Michael J. Sullivan, author of the Riyria Revelations. Orbit is putting out his books as 3-book omnibuses in November (Theft of Swords), December(Rise of Empire) and January (Heir of Novron).

I'm looking forward to meeting everyone and findind som great new reads.

Robin
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: WizardofWestmarch on June 12, 2011, 04:44:22 PM
As someone who mostly lurks over on writer's cafe on kindleboards, welcome and I look forward to seeing you post around here :).
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Shanothaine on June 12, 2011, 07:00:17 PM
If you'd just make a site with a login, every time we came to visit you'd give us virtual cookies *gets beaten for this terrible joke* *was worth it*

I laughed so much at this, I got tears in my eyes.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on June 12, 2011, 07:09:28 PM
Welcome Robin!  It's a pleasure to have you here and congratulations on your husband's upcoming publication! :)  And you can post something about your company in the Small Press section if you're interested.  There are lots of great people here, I hope you enjoy your stay! :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on June 12, 2011, 07:10:41 PM
If you'd just make a site with a login, every time we came to visit you'd give us virtual cookies *gets beaten for this terrible joke* *was worth it*

I laughed so much at this, I got tears in my eyes.

You guys are so goofy! ;D
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: AlexEatsBooks on June 13, 2011, 03:24:53 PM
Oh hai! So, I like, was here a while ago... Then I disappeared. Aaaaand, now I'm back. With the added bonus of being in another country! Woo. Back to being Aussie :p
So! What have I missed? :D
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on June 13, 2011, 04:26:12 PM
Welcome back Alex!  Long time no see! :)  What's new?  Hmm....  Ooo!  We're building a world in Fantasy Book Discussion forum so we can all write stories in it!  It's pretty awesome. :D  Also, Overlord did an interview with Brandon Sanderson and darkshiara is doing a phone interview with GRRM!  Glad to have you back! :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Hoosay on June 20, 2011, 01:34:22 PM
So my glasses broke yesterday, and I'm wearing an old pair today, but really it shouldn't have taken me *that* long to find the reply button, I must be getting old...

Hello, I've decided to join up after a few days lurking. Can't remember how I found the site, possibly on a link from Patrick Rothfuss's blog, anyway that's not important, I'm here now.

I've recently become addicted to fantasy novels after somehow managing to ignore them for several years.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on June 20, 2011, 03:19:05 PM
Welcome Hoosay!  If you have a growing fantasy addiction, then you have come to the right place!  Hope you enjoy your stay! :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Mr Soul on June 20, 2011, 10:44:24 PM
Hello.

Been lurking for a while. I'm a pretty avid reader. I average about two hundred books a year. I'd say a little over half of those are SFF.

Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on June 21, 2011, 01:15:21 AM
Hello.

Been lurking for a while. I'm a pretty avid reader. I average about two hundred books a year. I'd say a little over half of those are SFF.



Welcome Mr Soul! :) That's a pretty impressive number!  Hope you find some great ideas for new reads here! :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Ken on June 21, 2011, 08:09:54 AM
Hello.

Been lurking for a while. I'm a pretty avid reader. I average about two hundred books a year. I'd say a little over half of those are SFF.



Welcome, that's a lot of reading that you do. I'm already a bit behind my goal of reading 100 books this year.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Mr Soul on June 21, 2011, 05:42:27 PM
Thanks Ken and Autumn2May.

I might have an unfair advantage -- proud to say I've been TV free for about five years now. Don't even own one anymore.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: iwillreadbooks on June 26, 2011, 10:44:09 AM
Hi all,

I'm the newest of the new!

So I'm a 33-year old Swede living in London. I moved to London because the awesome weather. Senior Java Developer is my job title, but I'd rather by a Ruby on Rails developer. 11 years of Java and I've had enough :) I read an awful lot of books so in April I decided to share my opinion with the Internet. Fantasy, Sci-Fi and Crime is what I mostly read, well apart from all IT books but I wont review them. Please visit my blog to make fun of my poor English :)

//Erik
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on June 26, 2011, 02:31:55 PM
Hi all,

I'm the newest of the new!

So I'm a 33-year old Swede living in London. I moved to London because the awesome weather. Senior Java Developer is my job title, but I'd rather by a Ruby on Rails developer. 11 years of Java and I've had enough :) I read an awful lot of books so in April I decided to share my opinion with the Internet. Fantasy, Sci-Fi and Crime is what I mostly read, well apart from all IT books but I wont review them. Please visit my blog to make fun of my poor English :)

//Erik

Welcome Erik!  Your English sounds good to me. :)  If you're interested finding some books to review, you should check out our "Want to Have Your Novel Reviewed?" thread in the Small Press & Self-Published section. :)

http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/advertising-your-novels/want-to-have-your-novel-reviewed/ (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/advertising-your-novels/want-to-have-your-novel-reviewed/)

Nice to have you here!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Roojets on June 26, 2011, 04:56:34 PM
Hi,
I found this site through twitter too.
Just what I was looking for, so thanks for setting it up. ;D
My three top authors are David Gemmell, Robin Hobb and Ian Irvine.  So I guess you could say Fantasy is my thing.
I'm 29 (nearly put 27, don't know what happened to the last two years) and I live in UK.
Looking forward to chatting with y'all.

Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on June 26, 2011, 06:59:07 PM
Hi,
I found this site through twitter too.
Just what I was looking for, so thanks for setting it up. ;D
My three top authors are David Gemmell, Robin Hobb and Ian Irvine.  So I guess you could say Fantasy is my thing.
I'm 29 (nearly put 27, don't know what happened to the last two years) and I live in UK.
Looking forward to chatting with y'all.



Welcome Roojets!  I haven't read any Robin Hobb yet, so I'm excited for this month's bookclub! :)  Glad to see you'll be joining us! :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Nick14 on June 26, 2011, 07:13:23 PM
Hi everyone

I'm a 25 year old environmental engineer from Johannesburg and I have a serious fantasy addiction, been reading nothing else (except the odd sci-fi, western, or classic pirate novel) for almost ten years, and I cannot seem to find anything else interesting.  My favourite authors include, well, everything fantasy related,  Terry Pratchett, Robert Jordan, Terry Brooks, Peter V Brett and Trudi Canavan are my favourite authors, although I'll read (or listen, I have just recently discovered audiobooks, best invention ever, now driving doesn't have to be a bookless time) anything I can lay my hands on in this remote corner of Africa!
I've been reading through the forums, blogs and tweets and it seems I've found the most fantastic fantasy website on the internet, I hope the stay will be interesting...
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on June 26, 2011, 07:26:30 PM
Hi everyone

I'm a 25 year old environmental engineer from Johannesburg and I have a serious fantasy addiction, been reading nothing else (except the odd sci-fi, western, or classic pirate novel) for almost ten years, and I cannot seem to find anything else interesting.  My favourite authors include, well, everything fantasy related,  Terry Pratchett, Robert Jordan, Terry Brooks, Peter V Brett and Trudi Canavan are my favourite authors, although I'll read (or listen, I have just recently discovered audiobooks, best invention ever, now driving doesn't have to be a bookless time) anything I can lay my hands on in this remote corner of Africa!
I've been reading through the forums, blogs and tweets and it seems I've found the most fantastic fantasy website on the internet, I hope the stay will be interesting...

Welcome Nick!  It's so much fun when people all over the world find our website!  Glad you found us!  And I'm sure you'll find the site very interesting. :D  Just beware, your too read list is likely going to get a LOT longer! ;)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Ken on June 27, 2011, 05:16:29 AM
Hi all,

I'm the newest of the new!

So I'm a 33-year old Swede living in London. I moved to London because the awesome weather. Senior Java Developer is my job title, but I'd rather by a Ruby on Rails developer. 11 years of Java and I've had enough :) I read an awful lot of books so in April I decided to share my opinion with the Internet. Fantasy, Sci-Fi and Crime is what I mostly read, well apart from all IT books but I wont review them. Please visit my blog to make fun of my poor English :)

//Erik
I'm almost like you except the whole living in London thing, slightly younger and I'm doing C# instead of Java. I want to move on to more exciting languages too, since it's never been a better time to be in tech. I also enjoy the same genre as you.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: richard_Denning on June 27, 2011, 01:34:11 PM
HI guys. I work as a General Practitioner with a North Birmingham practice. I am also a Young adult sci-fi, historical fiction and historical fantasy writer. I am also a keen player of board games and other games I am one of the directors of UK Games Expo (a UK hobby games convention).
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Ken on June 27, 2011, 03:08:36 PM
HI guys. I work as a General Practitioner with a North Birmingham practice. I am also a Young adult sci-fi, historical fiction and historical fantasy writer. I am also a keen player of board games and other games I am one of the directors of UK Games Expo (a UK hobby games convention).

Hi, just read the synopsis of your books and they sound good. I've put Tomorrow’s Guardians on my to read list.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: missoularedhead on June 29, 2011, 06:01:39 AM
*waves to all the new folk*

I love getting new authors from all of you!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: deejrandom on June 29, 2011, 10:01:27 AM
Hi! I'm newish!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: missoularedhead on June 29, 2011, 11:38:49 AM
'ish'...ish is good. (What movie am I thinking of, darn it? I can't remember!!) -- except the line is 'if...if is good'. 
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: deejrandom on June 30, 2011, 10:49:50 PM
'ish'...ish is good. (What movie am I thinking of, darn it? I can't remember!!) -- except the line is 'if...if is good'. 

Disney's version of hercules :)  Hercules: "If, If Is Good!" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqerQZObl58#noexternalembed)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: omkarnageshkar on July 03, 2011, 06:46:51 AM
Hello everyone!

I'm new here. My name is Omkar. I am 17 year old Engineering student currently staying in Pune, India. My first fantasy fiction series was the Inheritance Cycle. I have read quite a few books after that and my favs include The Legend of Asahiel by Eldon Thompson, Sword of Truth by Terry Goodkind, The Night Angel Trilogy by Brent Weeks and of course The Inheritance Cycle.

It feels really good to be on a forum where everyone loves fantasy-fiction.. :)

Looking forward to chatting with you all. :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: missoularedhead on July 03, 2011, 07:46:00 AM
Omkar, welcome to the gang! Poke around, and if you're a writer, check out our writing forums (and if you're a reader, read some of our writers' work!)!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: psuppak on July 03, 2011, 03:53:06 PM
Greetings from Thailand.

I have written a couple of stories in Thai, and still trying to improve my work. Being in and out of US for five years, I adapt my taste for American fictions and crave to read more, and to write it!

As an online college instructor and a gradstudent--hopefully also a landscape architect part timer, my schedule would leave me very little time to write; however I would enjoy some encouragement and company with friends who share the same aspiration. I would love to read your stories and share mine as well!!

Please excuse my sloppy English at times, since it is never my native tongue. I am improving, and hopefully by lot with this website.

Peace
P. Suppak
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on July 03, 2011, 04:01:02 PM
Welcome psuppak!  Always glad to add more writers to our group! :)  Feel free to post some of your writing in our Critiques section if you like.

The site owner, Overlord, lived in Thailand for awhile. :)  It's great to see people from all over the world coming together to enjoy fantasy!  Enjoy your stay! :D
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Francis Knight on July 08, 2011, 09:23:52 AM
Hi, I'm new :D

Greetings from the UK. I reckon you can tell my name. I'm an author with a couple of presses and I write mostly fantasy action/adventure with a dollop of romance added. (Think Pirates of the Caribbean type romance - a flavour, not the plot.) I turned up here after a twitter link. Looks like fun!

Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: deejrandom on July 08, 2011, 10:47:54 AM
*Waves at the new people*  Welcome! I'm new(ish) as you may have seen but I thought I'd greet you anyway :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Nighteyes on July 08, 2011, 12:11:43 PM
Howdy!

Shall i introduce you?  

deejerandom took a five year sabbatical from fantasy, but was given the kiss of life by Sanderson, and is now back into the genre.  He thinks he's old though he is only in his mid 30s, and enjoys old school fantasy from the likes of Brooks, but just wishes there had been more writers back in the 80s.

How did I do?

Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: pornokitsch on July 08, 2011, 05:53:04 PM
I'm impressed. Welcome aboard!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: deejrandom on July 08, 2011, 11:41:59 PM
Howdy!

Shall i introduce you?  

deejerandom took a five year sabbatical from fantasy, but was given the kiss of life by Sanderson, and is now back into the genre.  He thinks he's old though he is only in his mid 30s, and enjoys old school fantasy from the likes of Brooks, but just wishes there had been more writers back in the 80s.

How did I do?



XD  I see you've been reading my posts.  However I didn't take a sabbatical from fantasy, just didn't read many of new authors.  Close though...  I also like guitar playing vikings that raise the roof.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Jaedia on July 09, 2011, 11:07:19 AM
Hallo,

Bookworm from the UK here  :D I've been reading the blog for a little while now and figured, why not sign up to the forum? Fantasy is a big passion of mine and I don't really find the Goodreads fantasy groups I've signed upto very chatty. Good for recommendations but this place seems a lot better.

I blog, and review all sorts of books, if you can really call what I do reviewing, however I've always had a heavy preference for fantasy and I've recently (in the past year ish) been trying to catch up with what I haven't read. So far I've been reading Hobb, Sanderson, Rothfuss, and Martin but eventually I'll poke around a bit more. I read LotR and Hobbit when I was about 14, and I've read a couple of Brooks, but aside from that I haven't really delved into the older stuff. Yet.

I go through moods with my reading and at the moment I'm in a bit of an 'easier read' mood, after a very very long epic fantasy mood, but I'm still craving the rest of Song of Ice and Fire it's just difficult to read it at the moment. Have only read Game of Thrones so far, and can happily say that I didn't read it because of the series, as fantastic as the series was (or, is, to me, I suppose. I wanted to read the book first so still need to watch the last 5 episodes), I had planned to read Martin next anyway.

I also enjoy historical fiction and contemporary fiction, and on a rarer occasion a little paranormal (though it's hard to delve through the good from the bad these days, I just try something that interests me and hope - there's an awful lot of trash around), and I'm okay to read any age group, really. But I keep coming back to fantasy. What would life be without a few dragons and wizards?  ;)

I'd like to be a writer, but I don't have a lot of personal space or quiet at this point in my life, which I suppose is a good thing. It gives my ideas time to stew and develop. I have an idea for an epic fantasy, but I also have an idea for a few weird-ish short stories. I'll see where it goes when I'm able to sit down and write.

PS. Sometimes I babble. You probably didn't notice.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on July 09, 2011, 03:28:22 PM
Hallo,

Bookworm from the UK here  :D I've been reading the blog for a little while now and figured, why not sign up to the forum? Fantasy is a big passion of mine and I don't really find the Goodreads fantasy groups I've signed upto very chatty. Good for recommendations but this place seems a lot better.

I blog, and review all sorts of books, if you can really call what I do reviewing, however I've always had a heavy preference for fantasy and I've recently (in the past year ish) been trying to catch up with what I haven't read. So far I've been reading Hobb, Sanderson, Rothfuss, and Martin but eventually I'll poke around a bit more. I read LotR and Hobbit when I was about 14, and I've read a couple of Brooks, but aside from that I haven't really delved into the older stuff. Yet.

I go through moods with my reading and at the moment I'm in a bit of an 'easier read' mood, after a very very long epic fantasy mood, but I'm still craving the rest of Song of Ice and Fire it's just difficult to read it at the moment. Have only read Game of Thrones so far, and can happily say that I didn't read it because of the series, as fantastic as the series was (or, is, to me, I suppose. I wanted to read the book first so still need to watch the last 5 episodes), I had planned to read Martin next anyway.

I also enjoy historical fiction and contemporary fiction, and on a rarer occasion a little paranormal (though it's hard to delve through the good from the bad these days, I just try something that interests me and hope - there's an awful lot of trash around), and I'm okay to read any age group, really. But I keep coming back to fantasy. What would life be without a few dragons and wizards?  ;)

I'd like to be a writer, but I don't have a lot of personal space or quiet at this point in my life, which I suppose is a good thing. It gives my ideas time to stew and develop. I have an idea for an epic fantasy, but I also have an idea for a few weird-ish short stories. I'll see where it goes when I'm able to sit down and write.

PS. Sometimes I babble. You probably didn't notice.

Welcome!  This is an amazing place to chat and increase your "to read" pile exponentially! ;)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Jaedia on July 09, 2011, 09:13:12 PM
Welcome!  This is an amazing place to chat and increase your "to read" pile exponentially! ;)

Thanks! Not sure if that's a good thing, mind, looking at my bookshelf and already monstrous wishlist! Gotta love the Amazon wishlist though - I'm forever finding good recommendations.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Silvers on July 10, 2011, 02:59:45 AM
Hey! I'm a budding author who followed twitter here. I thought I would drop in and say "hi" and see what's going on  :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on July 10, 2011, 02:48:41 PM
Hey! I'm a budding author who followed twitter here. I thought I would drop in and say "hi" and see what's going on  :)

Welcome Silvers! :D  If you like you can check out the Twitter thread to find lots of Fantasy-Faction people to follow. :)

http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/introductions/twitter/ (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/introductions/twitter/)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Silvers on July 10, 2011, 04:24:46 PM
Welcome Silvers! :D  If you like you can check out the Twitter thread to find lots of Fantasy-Faction people to follow. :)

http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/introductions/twitter/ (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/introductions/twitter/)

Thanks Autumn! I'll have to do just that. It seems like this forum is fairly active so far, and has been growing a lot too. That's cool to see. Thanks for the welcome =)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: dtconklin on July 11, 2011, 04:43:12 PM
Hiya folks,

I'm Dan.  Fantasy has kind of consumed my life ever since I read Sword of Shannara at the age of ten--nearly twenty years ago.  I've worked in a Blockbuster, a pizza joint, a Candle Warehouse, and various car dealerships.  I'm a mechanic, and I've also had a stint or two as a Parts Associate.  I lived in Kvinesdal, Norway for three years, then moved back to the States near the end of '09.  Since that time, I've tried to be a writer.  I'm still working on that  :-\.  I'm an infrequent contributor to Adventures in Sci-Fi Publishing.  I also co-founded Evolved Publishing.

I'm a ridiculously large Rothfuss fanboy, much to my shame.  I never thought I'd be a fanboy of anything, but the bastard didn't give me a choice.  If there's anyone else around here who hates loving him, well, throw me a message.  We can accumulate our LoveHate and throw it in his ear.  Like a wet-willy, but not.

In any case, it's great being here.

Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on July 11, 2011, 07:14:15 PM
Hiya folks,

I'm Dan.  Fantasy has kind of consumed my life ever since I read Sword of Shannara at the age of ten--nearly twenty years ago.  I've worked in a Blockbuster, a pizza joint, a Candle Warehouse, and various car dealerships.  I'm a mechanic, and I've also had a stint or two as a Parts Associate.  I lived in Kvinesdal, Norway for three years, then moved back to the States near the end of '09.  Since that time, I've tried to be a writer.  I'm still working on that  :-\.  I'm an infrequent contributor to Adventures in Sci-Fi Publishing.  I also co-founded Evolved Publishing.

I'm a ridiculously large Rothfuss fanboy, much to my shame.  I never thought I'd be a fanboy of anything, but the bastard didn't give me a choice.  If there's anyone else around here who hates loving him, well, throw me a message.  We can accumulate our LoveHate and throw it in his ear.  Like a wet-willy, but not.

In any case, it's great being here.


Welcome Dan!  I'm sure you and Overlord (the site owner) will get along well.  He is also a Rothfuss fanboy, but he is unapologetic about it. ;)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: deejrandom on July 12, 2011, 05:50:01 AM
*Waves at the even newer people* Hi and welcome! I'm Random.  (....pretty much literally.)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Jon Sprunk on July 12, 2011, 02:25:53 PM
Hi everyone,

I literally just found this site. So hello.

I live in central PA with my family. I'm a fantasy author by profession.



--Jon



Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: jdiddyesquire on July 12, 2011, 02:34:58 PM
I've been posting for a while, but never stopped in here.

I'm Justin.  I live and work in Washington DC for the U.S. Congress.  I write a speculative fiction blog (see sig) in my spare time.  When I'm not working, reading, or being a dad, I'm in the gym working toward my next bodybuilding show.

I'm also a borderline expert on Dora the Explorer.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on July 12, 2011, 02:38:33 PM
Hi everyone,

I literally just found this site. So hello.

I live in central PA with my family. I'm a fantasy author by profession.



--Jon


Welcome Jon!  We're always glad to add more authors to our ranks!  I hope you enjoy your stay! :D
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: jdiddyesquire on July 12, 2011, 02:40:02 PM
Hi everyone,

I literally just found this site. So hello.

I live in central PA with my family. I'm a fantasy author by profession.



--Jon


Really liked Shadow's Son.  Need to pick up #2 here one of these days.

Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on July 12, 2011, 02:42:52 PM
I've been posting for a while, but never stopped in here.

I'm Justin.  I live and work in Washington DC for the U.S. Congress.  I write a speculative fiction blog (see sig) in my spare time.  When I'm not working, reading, or being a dad, I'm in the gym working toward my next bodybuilding show.

I'm also a borderline expert on Dora the Explorer.

Hi Justin! :)  Didn't realize you were an expert on Dora.  What are your feelings on Go, Diego, Go? ;)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: jdiddyesquire on July 12, 2011, 03:00:10 PM
I've been posting for a while, but never stopped in here.

I'm Justin.  I live and work in Washington DC for the U.S. Congress.  I write a speculative fiction blog (see sig) in my spare time.  When I'm not working, reading, or being a dad, I'm in the gym working toward my next bodybuilding show.

I'm also a borderline expert on Dora the Explorer.

Hi Justin! :)  Didn't realize you were an expert on Dora.  What are your feelings on Go, Diego, Go? ;)

Well, Diego is clearly a misogynist.  Do you see how he orders Alicia around like she's his servant?! ;)

Seriously though my daughter prefers Diego some days.  She loves animals so Diego really delivers on that front.  But Diego's friends just aren't as cool as Dora's.  Swiper is way better than the Bobos and Benny/Isa/Tico make Baby Jaguar look like a pussycat.

I'd have to say my favorite Dora episode is the Pirate Adventure.  Isa turn the wheel, turn the wheel Isa!  So good.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on July 12, 2011, 03:08:47 PM
I've been posting for a while, but never stopped in here.

I'm Justin.  I live and work in Washington DC for the U.S. Congress.  I write a speculative fiction blog (see sig) in my spare time.  When I'm not working, reading, or being a dad, I'm in the gym working toward my next bodybuilding show.

I'm also a borderline expert on Dora the Explorer.

Hi Justin! :)  Didn't realize you were an expert on Dora.  What are your feelings on Go, Diego, Go? ;)

Well, Diego is clearly a misogynist.  Do you see how he orders Alicia around like she's his servant?! ;)

Seriously though my daughter prefers Diego some days.  She loves animals so Diego really delivers on that front.  But Diego's friends just aren't as cool as Dora's.  Swiper is way better than the Bobos and Benny/Isa/Tico make Baby Jaguar look like a pussycat.

I'd have to say my favorite Dora episode is the Pirate Adventure.  Isa turn the wheel, turn the wheel Isa!  So good.

I agree Dora is way better than Diego.  Diego would have been better if there was a villain.  Evil poachers, a bad guy that dumps garbage in the jungle, anything besides the Bobo brothers. :P

Okay I'm done now. :)  We now return to your regularly scheduled fantasy discussion. ;)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Jon Sprunk on July 12, 2011, 04:40:42 PM
Thank you, Autumn and jdiddy. I'm feeling right at home.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on July 12, 2011, 04:53:45 PM
Thank you, Autumn and jdiddy. I'm feeling right at home.

Glad to help. ;)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Jeni on July 17, 2011, 04:38:35 PM
Hello
 I'm new to this whole forum thing.
 After a chat on twitter about reading habits, I realised that it had literally been YEARS since I read a decent book. I felt quite disgusted with myself and as a result I have read 7 books over the past two weeks. ( I know its not a lot, but in my defence I have a full time job and I'm a bit out of practice!).
 I found this site via twitter and thought I'd join as none of my current tweet pals seem to share my love of fantasy fiction...although I have been caught reading other types of fiction, too. I've now followed a few people from the Introductions>Re:twitter thread in order to rectify this unfortunate circumstance!
 This week I have read the Kingmaker, Kingbreaker duology by Karen Miller - The Innocent Mage, and, The Awakened Mage. Flippin' FANTASTIC! I had not read them or any of her books before, so did not know what to expect...but they will definately be books I read again, and again!
 Nice to meet you all,
 Jeni :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: iwillreadbooks on July 17, 2011, 05:54:49 PM
Welcome to Fantasy Faction Jeni!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on July 17, 2011, 05:57:17 PM
Hello
 I'm new to this whole forum thing.
 After a chat on twitter about reading habits, I realised that it had literally been YEARS since I read a decent book. I felt quite disgusted with myself and as a result I have read 7 books over the past two weeks. ( I know its not a lot, but in my defence I have a full time job and I'm a bit out of practice!).
 I found this site via twitter and thought I'd join as none of my current tweet pals seem to share my love of fantasy fiction...although I have been caught reading other types of fiction, too. I've now followed a few people from the Introductions>Re:twitter thread in order to rectify this unfortunate circumstance!
 This week I have read the Kingmaker, Kingbreaker duology by Karen Miller - The Innocent Mage, and, The Awakened Mage. Flippin' FANTASTIC! I had not read them or any of her books before, so did not know what to expect...but they will definately be books I read again, and again!
 Nice to meet you all,
 Jeni :)

Hi Jeni!  I'm Jennie! :)  This a great place to find new reads!  Hope you enjoy your stay! :D
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Jeni on July 17, 2011, 07:54:36 PM
Thankyou for the welcome Jennie (Autumn2May) and iwillreadbooks!
Still finding my way around, but look forward to bumping in to you both in the discussions! :) xx
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Azrael. on July 19, 2011, 02:29:11 AM
Hi.
I've read a lot of fantasy and I've dabbled in writing. I've grown astounded by how few people actually read nowdays, or well, at least out of the people I know. Not to mention the similarities between books of a certain genre, it might just be my inate attraction to a certain subtype, but who knows.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on July 19, 2011, 02:57:15 AM
Hi.
I've read a lot of fantasy and I've dabbled in writing. I've grown astounded by how few people actually read nowdays, or well, at least out of the people I know. Not to mention the similarities between books of a certain genre, it might just be my inate attraction to a certain subtype, but who knows.


Welcome Azrael!  If you're looking for fellow readers, then you have come to the right place! :)  This site contains the most book junkies I've ever had the pleasure to meet. :)  Also, you should check out the Writer's Corner.  Lots of friendly folks at various stages of writing and publishing who love to help out a fellow author. :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Nighteyes on July 19, 2011, 05:45:24 AM
It is disappointing that people dont read books anymore but yet in terms of reading people are doing more than ever when you think about the time spent online by most people and how many forum posts, status updates, blogs and articles that are read.but simply put we dont have time to engage in every pasttime available.i find that to read and enjoy music properly that I have pretty much cut Tv out except the news, and maybe the odd show I enjoy or F1. I probably watch less than 5   hours of Tv a week.   
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Ninevah on July 19, 2011, 06:03:35 AM
I imagine I should stop here and say, 'hi' since I'm posting comments all over this board. :)

I was happy to find you, Fantasy Faction, and am hoping to be able to add something to your dialogue.

I'm currently waist deep in the Malazan Book of the Fallen (book 3), so I probably will be reading that for some time.  Absolutely enjoying it though.

Thanks,

-N
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: pornokitsch on July 19, 2011, 07:14:23 AM
Welcome aboard! Already impressed by your posts in the other areas... you're very well-read!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Azrael. on July 19, 2011, 01:22:49 PM
Welcome Azrael!  If you're looking for fellow readers, then you have come to the right place! :)  This site contains the most book junkies I've ever had the pleasure to meet. :)  Also, you should check out the Writer's Corner.  Lots of friendly folks at various stages of writing and publishing who love to help out a fellow author. :)

Tah. I'm currently looking at the July Writing Challange thread. ^.^

It is disappointing that people dont read books anymore but yet in terms of reading people are doing more than ever when you think about the time spent online by most people and how many forum posts, status updates, blogs and articles that are read.but simply put we dont have time to engage in every pasttime available.i find that to read and enjoy music properly that I have pretty much cut Tv out except the news, and maybe the odd show I enjoy or F1. I probably watch less than 5   hours of Tv a week. 

That may be so, but most of them are illiterate.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: mikemarinus on July 19, 2011, 08:28:29 PM
Hi all, I'm Mike from South Africa.  I got into writing through my work as pediatric chiropractor, for magazines and childcare books. I've been a fan of fantasy since I was a kid, like so many others I began on C S Lewis books but the bug bit when I picked up The Dark Tower series by Stephen King.

My first novel is in the editing phase and my first script has just been put on stage in Johannesburg (an adaption of the Wizard of Oz for childrens theatre).

I look forward to meeting you guys (My first post was in the July writing challenge)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on July 19, 2011, 08:59:54 PM
Hi all, I'm Mike from South Africa.  I got into writing through my work as pediatric chiropractor, for magazines and childcare books. I've been a fan of fantasy since I was a kid, like so many others I began on C S Lewis books but the bug bit when I picked up The Dark Tower series by Stephen King.

My first novel is in the editing phase and my first script has just been put on stage in Johannesburg (an adaption of the Wizard of Oz for childrens theatre).

I look forward to meeting you guys (My first post was in the July writing challenge)

Welcome Mike!  We have a few South Africans in our midst. :)  Off to check out your writing challenge post. :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: deejrandom on July 20, 2011, 04:26:45 AM
Hi all! *Waves* I got side track by life for about a week, but I am back. Welcome all newcomers during my brief sojourn in that hedonistic place we call "real life."
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on July 20, 2011, 05:31:29 AM
Hi all! *Waves* I got side track by life for about a week, but I am back. Welcome all newcomers during my brief sojourn in that hedonistic place we call "real life."

Nice to have you back!  I thought it was a bit quiet around here. ;)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Ralyncar on July 20, 2011, 06:30:02 AM
Hey everyone! Greetings from the cornfields of Illinois! I've been a big lover of fantasy most of my life and love that it lets us fully explore our imaginations and (I think) become more complete human beings. I think I love most of all that no matter how much we explore, there is always somewhere else to go.  I'm here to expand my horizons as much as possible, so please feel free to recommend away.  :)  I'm thinking about reading Night Angel, Game of Thrones, and the Necroscope series next. Here's hoping to some wonderful discussions!

Also, sometime in the future I'm hoping to spin a few yarns and I would love to have some feedback :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: missoularedhead on July 20, 2011, 07:52:12 AM
We're happy to have you...check out the Reviews and Recommendations for various possibilities, and of course, when you're ready to share your writing, the Writers' Corner is a great place to get honest, constructive feedback.  Welcome!  (and I was born in Missouri...I know exactly what you mean about cornfields...how's the humidity?!)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Ralyncar on July 20, 2011, 09:52:00 PM
We're happy to have you...check out the Reviews and Recommendations for various possibilities, and of course, when you're ready to share your writing, the Writers' Corner is a great place to get honest, constructive feedback.  Welcome!  (and I was born in Missouri...I know exactly what you mean about cornfields...how's the humidity?!)

Thank you!!

It's horrible! If the devil had a sauna, this is what it would be like.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Tegh on July 21, 2011, 04:29:46 AM
Figured I'd stop here first and say "Hi"... Going to new forums is always a bit awkward at first.

Anyway, I'm that type that flits in and out a lot, but I've always been a big Fantasy fan, and am always looking for more novels to add to the library.  Found this site view a search for the next set of good Fantasy this year, and decided I'd grace you all with my presence lol.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on July 21, 2011, 04:48:31 AM
Figured I'd stop here first and say "Hi"... Going to new forums is always a bit awkward at first.

Anyway, I'm that type that flits in and out a lot, but I've always been a big Fantasy fan, and am always looking for more novels to add to the library.  Found this site view a search for the next set of good Fantasy this year, and decided I'd grace you all with my presence lol.

Pleasure to have you Tegh!  Feel free to flit in as often as you like.  We're all really friendly here. :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: WizardofWestmarch on July 21, 2011, 05:39:06 AM
Figured I'd stop here first and say "Hi"... Going to new forums is always a bit awkward at first.

Anyway, I'm that type that flits in and out a lot, but I've always been a big Fantasy fan, and am always looking for more novels to add to the library.  Found this site view a search for the next set of good Fantasy this year, and decided I'd grace you all with my presence lol.

Pleasure to have you Tegh!  Feel free to flit in as often as you like.  We're all really friendly here. :)

I totally misread your reply as flirt LoL, was gonna tease you something fierce A2M ;)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on July 21, 2011, 05:42:00 AM
Figured I'd stop here first and say "Hi"... Going to new forums is always a bit awkward at first.

Anyway, I'm that type that flits in and out a lot, but I've always been a big Fantasy fan, and am always looking for more novels to add to the library.  Found this site view a search for the next set of good Fantasy this year, and decided I'd grace you all with my presence lol.

Pleasure to have you Tegh!  Feel free to flit in as often as you like.  We're all really friendly here. :)

I totally misread your reply as flirt LoL, was gonna tease you something fierce A2M ;)

lol Yeah, my husband has an account on here, so no. ;)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Cheerwell on July 21, 2011, 12:21:03 PM
Hello new people! You all smell! :D

As do I. :p
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Rue-Sal on July 24, 2011, 10:24:52 AM
Hello everyone.

I'm Shawn and I'm a Sci-Fi/Fantasy fan. I live in Northwest Missouri and have lots of free time to read and discuss books as we don't do much here but grow things.  I'm looking forward to joining in on the book club and other discussions here.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on July 24, 2011, 02:17:55 PM
Hello everyone.

I'm Shawn and I'm a Sci-Fi/Fantasy fan. I live in Northwest Missouri and have lots of free time to read and discuss books as we don't do much here but grow things.  I'm looking forward to joining in on the book club and other discussions here.

Welcome Rue-Sal!  Perfect timing for joining book club. :) Did you vote on next month's book yet?
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Rue-Sal on July 24, 2011, 07:29:08 PM
As a matter of fact I did. Looks like an interesting selection. Fortunately I've only read one of those and that one is a good book I'll happily read again if it's picked.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: adolph.debeer on July 25, 2011, 10:54:04 PM
Hello!

I'm Addy. I'm quite new to the whole fantasy arena - basically, I was inspired by Game of Thrones (the TV series) :D

So, I'll check out what's going on around here, maybe join the book club even! I like the writing competition - some really good entries.

Have a great week everyone!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: pornokitsch on July 26, 2011, 12:59:02 PM
Hello!

I'm Addy. I'm quite new to the whole fantasy arena - basically, I was inspired by Game of Thrones (the TV series) :D

So, I'll check out what's going on around here, maybe join the book club even! I like the writing competition - some really good entries.

Have a great week everyone!

Welcome aboard! Glad the TV series lured you in to the whole fantasy genre!

Definitely worth joining the book club - a great way to read and discuss some great fantasy works. Plus, lots of good reading lists around. And everyone is always happy to share their opinion :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Vilutheril on July 31, 2011, 04:18:48 PM
Hi everyone!

I'm Michelle and I'm a bookoholic. I reside in Melbourne, Australia where I'm a uni student/bookseller/online reviewer. Therefore I read a lot of books, fantasy being my favorite genre. I often get a little too enthusiastic about books and scare people, especially my generally 'more sport than reading' orientated family. Hopefully you won't mind! :P
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: AnneLyle on July 31, 2011, 04:46:15 PM
Oooh, another genre forum for me to waste time on when I should be writing!

Hi, I'm Anne and I've been reading fantasy for longer than I care to think about. I write it too - and my debut novel comes out next year, woohoo!

Looking forward to making new friends as well as chatting with Tweeps (hi, pornokitsch!) in more than 140 characters :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Nighteyes on July 31, 2011, 04:51:49 PM
Friendy wave to all the newbies
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on July 31, 2011, 05:44:09 PM
Greetings new comers!

@Vilutheril Always nice to have more bookoholics on the site. :)

@AnneLyle Hmm...friend of pornokitsch huh?  Does that mean you're going to be a troublemaker? ;)

Hope you enjoy your stay! :D
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: AnneLyle on July 31, 2011, 06:33:17 PM
@AnneLyle Hmm...friend of pornokitsch huh?  Does that mean you're going to be a troublemaker? ;)

Moi? Trouble? Perish the thought! ;)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: pornokitsch on August 02, 2011, 01:04:09 PM
@AnneLyle Hmm...friend of pornokitsch huh?  Does that mean you're going to be a troublemaker? ;)

Moi? Trouble? Perish the thought! ;)

She's a proper rabble-rouser. We need more like her. :)

Welcome to the forums, Anne!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: AnneLyle on August 02, 2011, 01:46:48 PM
Thanks, PK! Don't know about rabble-rouser, but Lavie Tidhar called me "sick" on Twitter today - made my day :D
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Lilyvale on August 03, 2011, 06:57:27 PM
Hi, I'm Lily!

I love fantasy, especially unknown authors' stuff. I love the writing competitions you host here - it's absolutely awesome! Keep up the good work!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: The Oncoming Storm on August 03, 2011, 07:15:51 PM
Hello all!

I'm Jaz (code name: The Oncoming Storm for any whovians out there), I've followed Fantasy Faction on Twitter for a while now (I'm @JazCrumpet) and thought I should join in with the merriment on the forums and to have a good [virtual] chinwag about anything fantasy/fiction/sci-fi related. So hello again  :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on August 03, 2011, 07:46:22 PM
Hi, I'm Lily!

I love fantasy, especially unknown authors' stuff. I love the writing competitions you host here - it's absolutely awesome! Keep up the good work!

Welcome Lily!  I'm glad you like our writing challenges! :)  If you like unknown authors you should have a look at our Small Press & Self-Published section.  Lots of up and coming authors to look through! :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on August 03, 2011, 07:47:51 PM
Hello all!

I'm Jaz (code name: The Oncoming Storm for any whovians out there), I've followed Fantasy Faction on Twitter for a while now (I'm @JazCrumpet) and thought I should join in with the merriment on the forums and to have a good [virtual] chinwag about anything fantasy/fiction/sci-fi related. So hello again  :)

Welcome Jaz!  Great to have another Twitter follower here! :)  @FantasyFaction = Overlord in the forums.  Say hi if you see him lurking about. ;)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: KingOtto on August 06, 2011, 12:43:33 PM
I guess i should say hello in the proper area...so hello. I like taco's. <ninja vanish>
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on August 06, 2011, 03:35:54 PM
I guess i should say hello in the proper area...so hello. I like taco's. <ninja vanish>

Sigh. :)  Hi Vinny!  Welcome to the forums. ;)

You should check out the Video Games/Movies & Table Top Games sections.  I think there's even a WoW thread. ;)

http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/table-top-rpg-games/ (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/table-top-rpg-games/)
http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/fantasy-movies-video-games/ (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/fantasy-movies-video-games/)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Elijah on August 08, 2011, 01:17:09 PM
Hello!

I'm Mark (or Elijah - pen-name for when/if I get published). I'm an aspirant writer, and avid reader of fantasy: the first book I read (of my own volition) was David Eddings' 'The Diamond Throne', and I've been hooked on the genre since. I noticed that there's a writing challenge, which I full intend to take part in. It sounds like a great idea!

See you around

Mark (or Elijah) ;)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on August 08, 2011, 04:47:59 PM
Hello!

I'm Mark (or Elijah - pen-name for when/if I get published). I'm an aspirant writer, and avid reader of fantasy: the first book I read (of my own volition) was David Eddings' 'The Diamond Throne', and I've been hooked on the genre since. I noticed that there's a writing challenge, which I full intend to take part in. It sounds like a great idea!

See you around

Mark (or Elijah) ;)

Welcome Mark (or Elijah)! ;)  Can't wait to see your entry for the contest!  We love having new writers join the forums! :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Nyki Blatchley on August 08, 2011, 05:01:13 PM
I've done this back-to-front, as I've already made several posts, but here goes with the official introduction.

I'm Nyki Blatchley.  I write mainly epic fantasy, verging into S&S, but I've been known to wander into everything from comedy to horror to surrealism.  My novel At An Uncertain Hour was published by StoneGarden, and I've had novellas/novellettes/however you define them published by Darwin's Evolutions and Crystal Codices.  I've also had about 40 shorts published in magazines, webzines and anthologies.  The first was in The Thirteenth Fontana Book of Great Horror Stories, where I was immediately followed by some guy called Lovecraft, and the most recent was in OG's Speculative Fiction.

What else?  GSOH, seeking single elf princess... oh no, wrong forum.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on August 08, 2011, 05:05:20 PM
I've done this back-to-front, as I've already made several posts, but here goes with the official introduction.

I'm Nyki Blatchley.  I write mainly epic fantasy, verging into S&S, but I've been known to wander into everything from comedy to horror to surrealism.  My novel At An Uncertain Hour was published by StoneGarden, and I've had novellas/novellettes/however you define them published by Darwin's Evolutions and Crystal Codices.  I've also had about 40 shorts published in magazines, webzines and anthologies.  The first was in The Thirteenth Fontana Book of Great Horror Stories, where I was immediately followed by some guy called Lovecraft, and the most recent was in OG's Speculative Fiction.

What else?  GSOH, seeking single elf princess... oh no, wrong forum.

Welcome Nyki! :D  Glad you found us!  Hope you enjoy your stay! :D
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Nyki Blatchley on August 08, 2011, 06:55:56 PM
Thanks, I'm sure I will.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Libertine on August 11, 2011, 08:45:26 PM
Hi Nyki,

Finally you're here! Enjoy  :D

Sandra
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Nyki Blatchley on August 11, 2011, 10:20:06 PM
Will do  8)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: silverback on August 12, 2011, 02:02:39 PM
Hi I'm Paul and was pointed toward the site by meeting Sandra in a Pub in St Albans (UK)  a few weeks ago...

Am a novice writer and have been reading Fantasy and Sci Fi since I was a kid. Brought up on C.S Lewis and Tolkien before moving on to Eddings and lately to the big daddy George RR Martin (wish he would crack on and get that thing finished!!).

On the Sci-Fi front started with Asimov and E.E Doc Smith (does that age me?) but these days enjoying Ian M Banks, Richard Morgan, China Mieveille and Peter F. Hamilton.

Looking forward to being part of your community.

Cheers  :) 

Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Nyki Blatchley on August 12, 2011, 06:12:29 PM
Welcome from another newbie here.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Libertine on August 12, 2011, 11:46:49 PM
Hi Paul, good to see you on here, hope you enjoy the site. Don't forget to check out the articles and writers corner, lots to explore  :D
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: cherie on August 15, 2011, 09:11:40 PM
Evening! I was just thinking on the way home from work, that I wished that there was a forum where I could indulge my book obsession on a forum that wasn't dedicated to one author... then I remembered that I'd signed up here after following the twitter account...  ::)

So, I'm Cherie, and I'm the wrong side of 21. Currently residing in Cambridgeshire. I've always been 'into' fantasy since I read the Hobbit at the age of 8, and have been reading it ever since. I've got a little sidetracked by Urban Fantasy the last few years, but I'm veering back away from it these days. I've still got a few 'must buy' UF authors but recent reads have been Patrick Rothfuss and Brent Weeks, plus a few others on my to read pile.

I've also currently got an unhealthy addiction to Subterranean Press books...  :-[
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: MosesSiregarIII on August 15, 2011, 09:42:22 PM
Hello,
hello,
hello.

Fancy meeting you here. Babe.

Sorry, I was just having a fantasy of sorts.

I'm one of the co-hosts of the Adventures In SciFi Publishing podcast, and I'm glad I finally made it over here. I've been admiring this site from afar for some time. I'm also a new author, and I'm having tons of fun with that.

It's great to be here.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on August 15, 2011, 11:52:09 PM
Welcome all! :D  Great to have you!

@cherie Glad you remembered we were here. ;)

@MosesSiregarIII Our esteemed Overlord (@FantasyFaction) is working on starting up a podcast himself.  Perhaps you could give him some tips. ;)

Hope you both enjoy your stay!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Nyki Blatchley on August 16, 2011, 09:21:42 PM
Welcome to both of you.  Cherie - which side of 21 is the wrong one?  8)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: areias on August 17, 2011, 01:58:42 AM
Hi my nicknames Areias im 17 and im from Ireland....yes the land of leprachauns,shamrocks and drunken old men reminscing about the old country life, form wexford in ireland if anyone wants specifics, anyyways glad to have joined this can finally talk about fantasy and all that whack....my friends are realists :P
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on August 17, 2011, 03:01:12 AM
Hi my nicknames Areias im 17 and im from Ireland....yes the land of leprachauns,shamrocks and drunken old men reminscing about the old country life, form wexford in ireland if anyone wants specifics, anyyways glad to have joined this can finally talk about fantasy and all that whack....my friends are realists :P

Welcome Areias!  Plenty of people to chat with about fantasy here!  Hope you enjoy your stay! :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: cherie on August 17, 2011, 01:20:34 PM
Welcome to both of you.  Cherie - which side of 21 is the wrong one?  8)
It depends on which side you're looking at it from. ;)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: MatNastos on August 19, 2011, 04:32:51 AM
Mat Nastos here. I've been following Fantasy Faction on Twitter for last couple of weeks and have decided to dive head-first into the forum. Fantasy, Sci Fi and horror are my passions. I've even made my living from them for most of the past 14 years: first as a comic book artist (Elfquest, Spider-man, Superman), then a storyboard artist, and then writer/director for film/tv (8 horror flicks for SyFy/Cinemax, various cartoons for Disney, including Emperor's New School and Phineas & Ferb). Now, I'm taking time off to do some prose writing.

I was really excited to find a cool, laid back forum full of people who share that passion.

-Mat N.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on August 19, 2011, 12:59:44 PM
Mat Nastos here. I've been following Fantasy Faction on Twitter for last couple of weeks and have decided to dive head-first into the forum. Fantasy, Sci Fi and horror are my passions. I've even made my living from them for most of the past 14 years: first as a comic book artist (Elfquest, Spider-man, Superman), then a storyboard artist, and then writer/director for film/tv (8 horror flicks for SyFy/Cinemax, various cartoons for Disney, including Emperor's New School and Phineas & Ferb). Now, I'm taking time off to do some prose writing.

I was really excited to find a cool, laid back forum full of people who share that passion.

-Mat N.

Welcome Mat!  Glad to have you!  We love it when aspiring writers join the forums. :)  You can check out the Writer's Corner and the 500 Word Club to meet a bunch more of us!  Hope you enjoy your stay! :)

http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/writers-corner/ (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/writers-corner/)
http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/the-500-club/ (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/the-500-club/)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: pornokitsch on August 19, 2011, 04:10:18 PM
I was really excited to find a cool, laid back forum full of people who share that passion.

You think we're cool?! We're cool?! I love being cool. What do I do?! This changes everything.

(Oops. There went "laid back".)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Sir Kalryn on August 21, 2011, 08:45:00 PM
Hello,

My name is Scott, and my fiancé found this site while looking for writing competitions for me to join.  I haven't been part of a forum community for several years now, but I may just fit in here better then the last, at least I hope so.  I'd like to get published someday although I really don't know if I'm good enough, and I know I fail miserably at the whole querying process.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on August 21, 2011, 11:52:15 PM
Hello,

My name is Scott, and my fiancé found this site while looking for writing competitions for me to join.  I haven't been part of a forum community for several years now, but I may just fit in here better then the last, at least I hope so.  I'd like to get published someday although I really don't know if I'm good enough, and I know I fail miserably at the whole querying process.

Don't give up, querying is the hardest part! :)  Oh and Welcome to the forums!  I suggest you check out the Writer's Corner.  Tons of published and unpublished writers who love helping each other out. :)

http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/writers-corner/ (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/writers-corner/)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Testwood on August 26, 2011, 10:35:17 AM
I recently added Fantasy Faction to my RSS feeds and was intrigued by the Book Club idea, hence why I've joined the forums.

I've been writing music reviews for a couple of years and really enjoy playing with words. I'm now trying to branch out into other areas of writing and have started work on a fiction novel. It's purely for recreation purposes but I'm hoping to reach a decent standard by the time it's done!

Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on August 26, 2011, 02:39:35 PM
I recently added Fantasy Faction to my RSS feeds and was intrigued by the Book Club idea, hence why I've joined the forums.

I've been writing music reviews for a couple of years and really enjoy playing with words. I'm now trying to branch out into other areas of writing and have started work on a fiction novel. It's purely for recreation purposes but I'm hoping to reach a decent standard by the time it's done!



Welcome Testwood!  Glad you found us!  Are you going to join the book club this month?  We actually have three books to choose from for September. :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Testwood on August 26, 2011, 03:05:08 PM
Welcome Testwood!  Glad you found us!  Are you going to join the book club this month?  We actually have three books to choose from for September. :)

I am joining this month, yes. I've ordered 'Nights of Villjamur', just awaiting receipt of it now. Gutted I missed out on 'The Lies of Lock Lamora' month, I don't think I've enjoyed another book as much as that in the last couple of years.

My name's Mark by the way, I forgot to mention that in the original post!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Theriaka on August 26, 2011, 03:53:09 PM
Hello, I'm new.  ;)

I stumbled across this forum via twitter and joined mere seconds later. I've been looking for a place where I can talk to people who like the same kinds of things that I do, sadly they are few and far between in my hometown. I'm a fantasy junkie and lifelong book addict. My mother, bless the woman, taught me to read when I was three and I don't think she was ever able to get my nose out of a book after that!

I positively adore high/epic fantasy, steampunk, sci-fi, space operas, historical fantasy... you name it.

Favorite books are;

Ender's Game, by the brilliant Orson Scott Card
Warlock is Spite of Himself by the lesser known, but equally brilliant Christopher Stasheff
And
Magnus by Sigmund Brouwer, which is not fantasy at all, and out of print so you can't really find it anywhere.

I'm an aspiring author, and while I'm working on that I talk about other books on my blog, the Ebook Apothecary. 

Oh, and my name is Beth, but online I toddle around as Theriaka.

Pleased to be here!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on August 26, 2011, 04:19:57 PM
Welcome Testwood!  Glad you found us!  Are you going to join the book club this month?  We actually have three books to choose from for September. :)

I am joining this month, yes. I've ordered 'Nights of Villjamur', just awaiting receipt of it now. Gutted I missed out on 'The Lies of Lock Lamora' month, I don't think I've enjoyed another book as much as that in the last couple of years.

My name's Mark by the way, I forgot to mention that in the original post!

Hi Mark!  You can actually still comment on the old book club threads, people still pop in and out as they read them.  Also there is a Lies of Lock Lamora thread if you'd like to bring that back to life.  Overlord is a big fan. :)

http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/book-specific-(spoilers!)/the-lies-of-locke-lamora/ (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/book-specific-(spoilers!)/the-lies-of-locke-lamora/)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on August 26, 2011, 04:22:26 PM
Hello, I'm new.  ;)

I stumbled across this forum via twitter and joined mere seconds later. I've been looking for a place where I can talk to people who like the same kinds of things that I do, sadly they are few and far between in my hometown. I'm a fantasy junkie and lifelong book addict. My mother, bless the woman, taught me to read when I was three and I don't think she was ever able to get my nose out of a book after that!

I positively adore high/epic fantasy, steampunk, sci-fi, space operas, historical fantasy... you name it.

Favorite books are;

Ender's Game, by the brilliant Orson Scott Card
Warlock is Spite of Himself by the lesser known, but equally brilliant Christopher Stasheff
And
Magnus by Sigmund Brouwer, which is not fantasy at all, and out of print so you can't really find it anywhere.

I'm an aspiring author, and while I'm working on that I talk about other books on my blog, the Ebook Apothecary. 

Oh, and my name is Beth, but online I toddle around as Theriaka.

Pleased to be here!

Welcome Beth!  If you want to geek out with fellow fantasy lovers, then you have come to the right place!  Hope you enjoy your stay! :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Wotdafox on September 01, 2011, 05:55:26 PM
Hi there, I'm Lou (Australia) and nu to fantasy... I was one of those people who rolled my eyes when ever my friend tried to talk to me about knights and Faeries and alternate worlds.  It was like she was trying to sell me religion or Amway, but im glad to say I have seen the light!!! And have been running towards it these past few months.  While I'm not embarrassed to say I read fantasy I do feel more than a little awkward sometimes because I didn't start when I was young and now that im middle aged i feel that I've been left behind...

Introductions;
My utmost fave book as a kid: Princess Bride (still a bit partial to reading it every now and again, I'm a girl what can I say!)
My fave ATT Prince of Thorns, read at Overlords suggestion, thumbs up to that dark stuff
Next, well it took me a while to work out what WoT was and now that I've found it... OMG, how many books are there?! It seems daunting after ASOIAF.

Anyhoo, off to visit WoT. Great website.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: jdiddyesquire on September 01, 2011, 07:11:56 PM
Hi there, I'm Lou (Australia) and nu to fantasy... I was one of those people who rolled my eyes when ever my friend tried to talk to me about knights and Faeries and alternate worlds.  It was like she was trying to sell me religion or Amway, but im glad to say I have seen the light!!! And have been running towards it these past few months.  While I'm not embarrassed to say I read fantasy I do feel more than a little awkward sometimes because I didn't start when I was young and now that im middle aged i feel that I've been left behind...

Introductions;
My utmost fave book as a kid: Princess Bride (still a bit partial to reading it every now and again, I'm a girl what can I say!)
My fave ATT Prince of Thorns, read at Overlords suggestion, thumbs up to that dark stuff
Next, well it took me a while to work out what WoT was and now that I've found it... OMG, how many books are there?! It seems daunting after ASOIAF.

Anyhoo, off to visit WoT. Great website.

Welcome! Lots of great stuff out there.  I almost wish I hadn't started so young, I'd have so much MORE to read now.  Lots of great blogs out there to help you sort through the good stuff and bad.  You'll have the advantage of not wading through some of the shit the rest of us did.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Simulon on September 01, 2011, 07:50:05 PM
Greetings all!

I am new to the board, but not new to fantasy. I have been reading epic fantasy since I was 12 and haven't stopped (it drives my wife crazy that we have a bookshelf with nothing but fantasy, but what can you do?)

I love that I have found a board where people don't think Sci/Fi and fantasy are the same thing. I think I'll like it here.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on September 02, 2011, 01:13:35 AM
Greetings all!

I am new to the board, but not new to fantasy. I have been reading epic fantasy since I was 12 and haven't stopped (it drives my wife crazy that we have a bookshelf with nothing but fantasy, but what can you do?)

I love that I have found a board where people don't think Sci/Fi and fantasy are the same thing. I think I'll like it here.

Welcome Simulon!  Glad you found us!  Tons of fantasy lovers here, I'm sure you'll fit in perfectly! :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: DJK on September 02, 2011, 04:54:34 AM
Hi I am new here.  I am a writer(if I can call myself that yet) who loves fantasy books.  I read about four or five fantasy books a month.  Typically I prefer epic fantasy books and series.  To be honest with you I am a fantasy series addict.  I hate waiting for new books to come out.

Right now I am waiting for Jon Sprunk to release his new book on the kindle so I can download it.  ;D

My website is currently under construction but can be seen here: www.danieljking.com (http://www.danieljking.com)

Thank for letting me be apart of this site.  I already took the opportunity to post in the writing challenge for August.

Dan

Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Anitero on September 03, 2011, 02:57:58 PM
Hi, everyone. I'm Paolo, and I'll be contributing book reviews to the Faction starting this month (my take on Harry Connolly's "Child of Fire" should be up on the 23rd), so I thought I'd swing by the forums and introduce myself. I'm a fantasy and science fiction writer from the Philippines, and I've been a fan since I was a child (first Fantasy novel: "The Sleeping Dragon" by Joel Rosenberg).

I am a slush reader for Fantasy Magazine (http://www.fantasy-magazine.com/ (http://www.fantasy-magazine.com/)), and I run Rocket Kapre http://www.rocketkapre.com/ (http://www.rocketkapre.com/), which is both a small publishing house (our first commercial anthology will be published later this year) and a blog that promotes speculative fiction (prose and comics) by Filipino authors. I'm looking forward to being a part of the Faction, and discussing fantasy with all of you.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: pornokitsch on September 03, 2011, 05:44:57 PM
Welcome aboard!

Anitero, have you done anything with the WorldSF team? They always seem to be on the lookout for good reviewers, readers, editors, etc. with an international perspective... http://worldsf.wordpress.com/ (http://worldsf.wordpress.com/)

DJK, I saw that you entered the writing challenge - way to enter with a splash (couldn't resist).

Welcome!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Anitero on September 04, 2011, 09:02:15 AM
Welcome aboard!

Anitero, have you done anything with the WorldSF team? They always seem to be on the lookout for good reviewers, readers, editors, etc. with an international perspective... http://worldsf.wordpress.com/ (http://worldsf.wordpress.com/)


I was interviewed by Rochtia Loenen-Ruiz for the WorldSF Blog, if that counts :) Charles Tan (Bibliophile Stalker) helps update the WorldSF Blog, and he usually ensures that the Philippine perspective is represented there, and if I come up with anything on RocketKapre that he finds newsworthy, I trust he'll put it up. Hopefully, I can eventually help provide that international perspective here on the Faction as well.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: pornokitsch on September 05, 2011, 08:49:28 AM
That definitely counts :) Very cool.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: richard_Denning on September 10, 2011, 06:09:39 PM
HI there
I am Richard Denning. I love reading fantasy and sci fi - but often novels with historical elements as well. I am also a self published writers of - well pretty much what I just said ! ;D
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on September 10, 2011, 06:30:58 PM
HI there
I am Richard Denning. I love reading fantasy and sci fi - but often novels with historical elements as well. I am also a self published writers of - well pretty much what I just said ! ;D

Welcome Richard!  We always love having new authors on the site!  Hope you enjoy your stay! :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Wilson on September 21, 2011, 07:15:21 PM
Hi everyone, I'm Chris, from Canada.

I've been lurking for a few weeks, and finally decided to step out from the shadows.  I've been a fan of fantasy for a long time, a writer for a few years (as of yet unpublished).  I like what I see here - it seems a friendly, respectful community with lots of people passionate about the genre. 

I'm looking forward to procrastinating here.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on September 21, 2011, 07:22:14 PM
Hi everyone, I'm Chris, from Canada.

I've been lurking for a few weeks, and finally decided to step out from the shadows.  I've been a fan of fantasy for a long time, a writer for a few years (as of yet unpublished).  I like what I see here - it seems a friendly, respectful community with lots of people passionate about the genre. 

I'm looking forward to procrastinating here.

Hi Chris!  If your mission is procrastinating and your love is fantasy then you have definitely found the right site!  Welcome! :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: JasonBeineke on September 24, 2011, 03:19:19 AM
Hello, my name is Jason Beineke and I am a newly self-published author.  I came across Fantasy-Faction while at Twitter and started following links.  Very nice place you've got here :D
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on September 24, 2011, 04:13:23 PM
Hello, my name is Jason Beineke and I am a newly self-published author.  I came across Fantasy-Faction while at Twitter and started following links.  Very nice place you've got here :D

Thank you very much sir we're happy you like it!  Glad to have you here! :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Not-So-Bloody-Nine on September 25, 2011, 06:11:26 PM
****** Greetings and Salutations! *******

My name is... a secret, actually. And not one I take lightly, like when your co-worker tells you that so-and-so is having an affair with him. Certainly, the latter is a piece of information I would gladly spread in the interest of public service. I am a good samaritan, after all.

But my name? No, no, no, no. That is an altogether different matter. We know from The Lies of Locke Lamora that knowing a person's name gives you power over them. Power to control, power to hurt, power to kill. I would really rather not risk that chance. Not to say I don't trust you, not at all. But I really rather like having free will, at least within the confines of the predetermined path our Overseers have set for us. Even this illusion of free will is better than the reality of control.

So who am I? I am a wanderer, a mystic, a philosopher and a sage. I offer guidance out of the darkness to those who do not desire it, and I abandon those who cry out to me. I am a sinner, but less so than most saints. I am also a saint, but that's not a claim I can prove. (Unlike the others; those are entirely verifiable.)

I don't suppose you will be surprised to learn that none of that is true. The truth is... I just love Fantasy; Epic, mostly, though I have never been known to shy away from fantasies... And that is why I'm here.

I hope that is enough.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on September 25, 2011, 06:45:19 PM
****** Greetings and Salutations! *******

My name is... a secret, actually. And not one I take lightly, like when your co-worker tells you that so-and-so is having an affair with him. Certainly, the latter is a piece of information I would gladly spread in the interest of public service. I am a good samaritan, after all.

But my name? No, no, no, no. That is an altogether different matter. We know from The Lies of Locke Lamora that knowing a person's name gives you power over them. Power to control, power to hurt, power to kill. I would really rather not risk that chance. Not to say I don't trust you, not at all. But I really rather like having free will, at least within the confines of the predetermined path our Overseers have set for us. Even this illusion of free will is better than the reality of control.

So who am I? I am a wanderer, a mystic, a philosopher and a sage. I offer guidance out of the darkness to those who do not desire it, and I abandon those who cry out to me. I am a sinner, but less so than most saints. I am also a saint, but that's not a claim I can prove. (Unlike the others; those are entirely verifiable.)

I don't suppose you will be surprised to learn that none of that is true. The truth is... I just love Fantasy; Epic, mostly, though I have never been known to shy away from fantasies... And that is why I'm here.

I hope that is enough.

Welcome!  Glad to have you! :)  Excellent choice of usernames by the way. ;)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Not-So-Bloody-Nine on September 26, 2011, 12:14:18 PM
Glad to be here. And thanks for the kudos on the name. I had initially signed up under my initials (afa) but then decided that I need a name that stood out a little more, and this just came to me. As you can imagine, I am an Abercrombie fan.

By the way, what is this I see under my name called "Trade Count"? I'm still learning the ropes around here.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on September 26, 2011, 01:03:13 PM
Glad to be here. And thanks for the kudos on the name. I had initially signed up under my initials (afa) but then decided that I need a name that stood out a little more, and this just came to me. As you can imagine, I am an Abercrombie fan.

By the way, what is this I see under my name called "Trade Count"? I'm still learning the ropes around here.

You're welcome! :)

Trade count is part of our book swap program.  You can learn more about it here. :)

http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/book-market/welcome-to-the-market/ (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/book-market/welcome-to-the-market/)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Elisa Nuckle on September 27, 2011, 03:00:24 AM
Hi,

I wandered over here from Twitter. Been in need of a good fantasy hangout online and this place seems pretty nice. I'm a fantasy novelist, or at least I want to be. I know that's probably not unique around here, haha, but there you have it. My online handle has always been Amriah, but my name's Elisa Michelle. Nice to meet y'all.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on September 27, 2011, 03:12:08 AM
Hi,

I wandered over here from Twitter. Been in need of a good fantasy hangout online and this place seems pretty nice. I'm a fantasy novelist, or at least I want to be. I know that's probably not unique around here, haha, but there you have it. My online handle has always been Amriah, but my name's Elisa Michelle. Nice to meet y'all.

Welcome Amriah!  We love having new aspiring writers join us. :)  Make sure you check out the Writer's Corner, where all of us fantasy writing nerds hang out. ;)

http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/writers-corner/ (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/writers-corner/)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Elisa Nuckle on September 27, 2011, 04:08:54 AM
Sounds fun! Can't wait to join in. This place has some amazing articles. I'm really in love so far. =D
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Thyra on September 28, 2011, 12:04:03 PM
It`s only been about four years since I "found" fantasy and I`m still trying to find my way through it all. I`m "a book a day" kind of person - at least when real life doesn`t interfere with her stupid demands (I run a PR agency so demands often hard to ignore).
Living in a country where bookstores generally frown upon the whole fantasy genre (unless a movie has been made from it and teenagers form lines outside the stores), I have to rely on the mighty web for information and inspiration. I`ve been lurking here a little while, enjoying all the directions you`ve been pointing me at. Now I figured it was time to participate.
Thank you for making a forum like this!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on September 28, 2011, 03:44:04 PM
It`s only been about four years since I "found" fantasy and I`m still trying to find my way through it all. I`m "a book a day" kind of person - at least when real life doesn`t interfere with her stupid demands (I run a PR agency so demands often hard to ignore).
Living in a country where bookstores generally frown upon the whole fantasy genre (unless a movie has been made from it and teenagers form lines outside the stores), I have to rely on the mighty web for information and inspiration. I`ve been lurking here a little while, enjoying all the directions you`ve been pointing me at. Now I figured it was time to participate.
Thank you for making a forum like this!

You're welcome!  And thank you for joining us!  We love fantasy lovers new and old. :)  Enjoy your stay Thyra! :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Thyra on September 28, 2011, 10:16:00 PM
Thank you  :D
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Elisa Nuckle on September 28, 2011, 10:55:40 PM
It`s only been about four years since I "found" fantasy and I`m still trying to find my way through it all. I`m "a book a day" kind of person - at least when real life doesn`t interfere with her stupid demands (I run a PR agency so demands often hard to ignore).
Living in a country where bookstores generally frown upon the whole fantasy genre (unless a movie has been made from it and teenagers form lines outside the stores), I have to rely on the mighty web for information and inspiration. I`ve been lurking here a little while, enjoying all the directions you`ve been pointing me at. Now I figured it was time to participate.
Thank you for making a forum like this!

Where are you from, Thyra? =)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Thyra on September 29, 2011, 10:23:16 AM
I`m Danish but I live in Norway. I`ve also lived in Sweden, Greece and California so that question is always a hard one to answer  :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Elisa Nuckle on September 29, 2011, 08:18:50 PM
Wow. You've lived in a lot of places! Sounds fun. :D
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Thyra on September 29, 2011, 11:34:05 PM
Wow. You've lived in a lot of places! Sounds fun. :D

It was/is. I`m curious and love traveling. Living in a foreign country satisfies both  ;D. 
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: EatthePen on October 03, 2011, 10:24:55 PM
Halloo! I'm Rik (ignore my little nom de plume), and I've been following Fantasy Faction on Twitter for months without realising there was a website involved somewhere in the process...

I can be slow on the uptake sometimes >.>
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on October 04, 2011, 04:42:36 AM
Halloo! I'm Rik (ignore my little nom de plume), and I've been following Fantasy Faction on Twitter for months without realising there was a website involved somewhere in the process...

I can be slow on the uptake sometimes >.>

Welcome Rik!  No worries.  As long as you've found us now, that's all that matters. ;)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Vincent Shaw on October 06, 2011, 09:05:51 AM
Hi everyone.

By the way of an introduction.
I am a forty something male living in Bognor Regis, on the South coast. I am primarily an artist and illustrator, but also a budding writer. I have written one novel so far, (which I hope is of a reasonable quality,) but I have a feeling it is probably not suitable for publication.

With regard to criticising any of my work, be it illustrative or written.  Please feel free to be brutally honest! It is the only way to learn, and improve your work.
My main areas of interest are the classics, especially the works of Dickens and Mervyn Peake. Also, I must admit that I haven't read very much in the way of contemporary fantasy writing, although  I am a complete steampunk nut.

Many thanks to Sandra Norval for pointing me in the direction of Fantasy Faction, and being a great pal at FantasyCon 2011. I'm also very much looking forward to the Get Writing seminar in February 2012.

For 'them-that's-interested'
http://www.shaw-morton.co.uk (http://www.shaw-morton.co.uk) is where you will be able to see my illustrative work.

http://www.shaw-morton.co.uk (http://www.shaw-morton.co.uk) is where you will be able to read my written work, although at the moment my blog is very much in it's infancy, and currently only has the first chapter of my novel posted.  It is called The Kiss, and is the first book of an high fantasy epic called Creations Song.

I can also be found on Twitter and Facebook

Any-hoo that's it, so bye for now.
Vincent Shaw-Morton
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: squiggle on October 10, 2011, 10:08:31 PM
Hi all,

got lured in here by a few very decent articles on writing, as recommend by Bill King (writer dude) on twitter.

have been slaving away at a novel, at writing and mainly dreaming for a while. have had abit of an epiphany of late, when I realised I'd rather be a writer than what I do at the moment. I do love my job, but I am craving something different now.

im halfway through writing my first novel. its my own take on steampunk, with as many themes and inspirations and topic hurled in on top of it. i hope to have it finished by the spring and then I'm ridiculously optimistic about getting it published. im hoping some of you can help me with that!

reading wise, I have been knee deep in fantasy and sci fi since I read Lord of the Rings when I was too young. My favourite author is probably Richard Morgan, but I love Joe Abercrombie, Scott Lynch and many others.

currently reading Richard Morgan's latest, The Cold Commands.

im on twitter. i have a badly tended blog that lacks both direction and readers and I spend too much time at http://www.thebolthole.org (http://www.thebolthole.org) where I moderate and talk about warhammer tie in fiction (some of it is actually pretty good)

anyway, Hi!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on October 10, 2011, 11:03:52 PM
Welcome Vincent & squiggle!  Glad to see two new writers find our site!  Hope you enjoy your stay! :D
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Faith on October 14, 2011, 07:29:48 PM
Hello,

I am Faith. Living in the Netherlands

I have been following the blog for some time. You make great articles. The writing challenge caught my attention, that's the reason I am joining the forum.
Reading books is a favourite pastime of me, onfortunately not as much as in my teenage years when I devoured every book I could lay my hands on.
I also like to create stories, but getting those stories turned into the correct words and sentences is a different matter.
Persistence is the key there.

So, here I am.
If you want to know more, just ask. :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on October 17, 2011, 12:27:10 AM
Hello,

I am Faith. Living in the Netherlands

I have been following the blog for some time. You make great articles. The writing challenge caught my attention, that's the reason I am joining the forum.
Reading books is a favourite pastime of me, onfortunately not as much as in my teenage years when I devoured every book I could lay my hands on.
I also like to create stories, but getting those stories turned into the correct words and sentences is a different matter.
Persistence is the key there.

So, here I am.
If you want to know more, just ask. :)


Welcome Faith!  I'm glad you like our site and our writing challenge. :)  It's always fun to have more aspiring authors join our ranks. :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: mistyicing on October 20, 2011, 04:04:52 AM
Hello Everyone,

Saw Fantasy-faction had followed me on Twitter, and decided to follow back on a whim.  Checked out the site and it looks pretty cool! I may post some book reviews (until I can think of a name for my own book review blog, which may take a while).

I've been a fan of fantasy and science fiction ever since I was a little girl.  I'm almost 30 now.  When did that happen?  I've also wanted to be a writer for a long, long time; however, my stories tend to have a habit of being abandoned.  A bad habit I'm trying to break this year by unofficially participating in Nanowrimo and HANDWRITING my novel!  No, I swear I`m not a crazy person.  I just find a notebook easier to write in compared to a computer.  And I'm not flying by the seat of my pants this year!  I have characters (at least 2) and the start of an actual outline! Ha ha! We'll see how how well this goes in November.

I also have a current ambition to become a freelance writer.  If there are any seasoned freelance writers out here on this message board, feel free to get in touch with me!  I`d love to talk about any advice you have or your experiences as a freelance writer.

What else can I say about myself?  I am a martial artist, currently a blue belt in Tae Kwon Do.  I'm looking forward to the day when I can wield nunchuks, break cement slabs with my bare hand, and learn Korean sword fighting!  I also have a fondness for chocolate, swing music, and comic books.  Oh, and I`m Canadian too.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: DappleBellyJosh on October 20, 2011, 08:18:03 PM
Hi I'm DappleBellyJosh, same as my twitter :)
Found fantasy faction through twitter and had a look
Pretty cool as I'm relatively new to fantasy, used to stick to fiction Conn Iggulden etc but thanks to a friend lending me The Painted/Warded Man I am in love with the genre!

Any books to recommend a newbie?
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: ToddM on October 21, 2011, 07:30:05 AM
Howdy from Texas!

Found/was found via twitter. I'm Todd Maternowski, a 36 year-old father of a baby girl, still-employed journalist and brand-spankin' new fantasy author. A lifelong fantasy reader, my favorite authors are Tolkien (of course), Martin (ditto), Gene Wolfe, Neil Gaiman, Cormac McCarthy, Patrick Rothfuss and a whole bunch of dead Russian guys.

Just under a year ago, I had written nothing since high school (and trust me, that stuff sucked). I finally, after 10+ years of prodding from a friend, read Game of Thrones, and loved it so much that I decided to see if I could do that myself. Six months later, I churned out the seventh revised version of EXMORTUS, the first book in a dark fantasy trilogy.

After getting 44 rejections from literary agents busy looking for the next Good Vampire/Bland Heroine novel, I self-published in August. I'm currently writing the second book, and have a couple of nifty short stories out there as well.

It's not easy being a brand new writer, so of course I'm trying to win over fans of fantasy (especially the jaded, cynical bastards amongst you... you're my target audience! Well, you and Dungeons and Dragons nerds) one at a time. I'm gonna end this post so I can poke around the site a bit. Thanks!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on October 21, 2011, 04:37:07 PM
Welcome to all our new members!  We are so happy you've found us!  I hope you enjoy your stay! :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Kiri on October 22, 2011, 06:41:25 PM
I'm Kiri, and I must join the 'found you on twitter' club.  I've been a fantasy/sci-fi fan my entire life.  Curiosity lead me to click the link and now I am here on a spiffy board with spiffy people.  :) 
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on October 23, 2011, 08:42:47 PM
I'm Kiri, and I must join the 'found you on twitter' club.  I've been a fantasy/sci-fi fan my entire life.  Curiosity lead me to click the link and now I am here on a spiffy board with spiffy people.  :) 

Welcome Kiri!  I'm glad you think we're spiffy. :)  Hope you like it here, we're glad to have you. :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: xiagan on October 23, 2011, 09:06:46 PM
Heyho!
I'm Xiagan (@xiaiswriting) and I have to pay my respects to Overlord's tweeting abilities too. ;) I'm looking for a writing/reading fantasy forum for quite some time now and had a closer look into this one and a few others over the past months. This was the only one I repeatedly came back to because of @fantasyfaction's interesting tweets. Good job! :)

I live in Berlin, am thirty years old and write fantasy (YA, epic) for about 15 years now. I somehow spent my time in the indie gaming community and not in the indie writing community, though...
The only published works are academic stuff -yet, and a self-published short story collection (Fictional Times - A fabulous anthology of wondrous stories).
I have about 150k words in my drawer but haven't found a publisher for them yet.
At the moment I focus on short stories, inspired by Neil Gaiman's awesome collection 'Smoke and Mirrors'.

Last fantasy books I read were The Wise Man's Fear, Assassin's Apprentice, Towers of Midnight, the Secret of the immortal Nicholas Flamel: The Necromancer and Pratchett's Snuff.

I'm greatly anticipating the following books: A Memory of Light (R.Jordan/B.Sandersson), The Daylight Wars (P.V.Brett), The Kingkiller Chronicle III (P.Rothfuss), Mastiff (T.Pierce) and the Republic of Thieves + The Bastards and the knives: The Gentlemen Bastards -A prequel (S.Lynch).

See you in other topics and threads, I guess! If you have any questions, feel free to ask. :)

Good old times, eh?  :D
So, the Scavenger Hunt! We do something special for April (fools) every year and the brilliant idea I originally had... somehow vanished from my brain. ::) Hopefully I'll remember it for 2018. ;)
Anyway, this is 2017 and we're doing a Scavenger Hunt!

How?
You have to solve small riddles to find the location of the next hint. At the end you'll find this month's contest theme.

Please post the stories in the original April 2017 Scavenger Hunt topic.

I have no idea if the riddles are too hard or too easy and I don't know if you'll have more fun solving them together or alone.

If you've solved this way ahead of the others, please keep quiet and let the rest solve it on their time.
If you want to work together (or build teams - I have no idea how much this will take off), open an extra topic others can decide to read or not.

If you are absolutely not in the mood to participate in the hunt and want to have the theme now, write me a pm.

Questions?
Please ask them in the Scavenger Hunt Discussion topic.

First hint1
Depending on screen size is the first hint probably visible on your screen at the moment (not if you're on tapatalk, sorry).
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on October 24, 2011, 01:33:58 AM
Heyho!
I'm Xiagan (@xiaiswriting) and I have to pay my respects to Overlord's tweeting abilities too. ;) I'm looking for a writing/reading fantasy forum for quite some time now and had a closer look into this one and a few others over the past months. This was the only one I repeatedly came back to because of @fantasyfaction's interesting tweets. Good job! :)

I live in Berlin, am thirty years old and write fantasy (YA, epic) for about 15 years now. I somehow spent my time in the indie gaming community and not in the indie writing community, though...
The only published works are academic stuff -yet, and a self-published short story collection (Fictional Times - A fabulous anthology of wondrous stories).
I have about 150k words in my drawer but haven't found a publisher for them yet.
At the moment I focus on short stories, inspired by Neil Gaiman's awesome collection 'Smoke and Mirrors'.

Last fantasy books I read were The Wise Man's Fear, Assassin's Apprentice, Towers of Midnight, the Secret of the immortal Nicholas Flamel: The Necromancer and Pratchett's Snuff.

I'm greatly anticipating the following books: A Memory of Light (R.Jordan/B.Sandersson), The Daylight Wars (P.V.Brett), The Kingkiller Chronicle III (P.Rothfuss), Mastiff (T.Pierce) and the Republic of Thieves + The Bastards and the knives: The Gentlemen Bastards -A prequel (S.Lynch).

See you in other topics and threads, I guess! If you have any questions, feel free to ask. :)

Glad to have you Xiagan!  I'm eagerly waiting for Daylight War as well. :)  Did you see the reading from it that Peter Brett did at NY Comic Con?

Peter V. Brett reads from 'The Daylight War' (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4DAfyCptg-Q#ws)

Very cool stuff. ;D  Hope you enjoy the site! :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Elfy on October 25, 2011, 04:02:29 AM
Hi, I'm Elfy. I'm from Australia. I've belonged to a number of forums over the years, I also have a blog, but don't want to mention it here until I know that people don't mind (other forums get quite snarky about this), I've been looking for one that is fun, active and easygoing. This one seems to fit the bill. So g'day and hope I'm here for a while.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on October 25, 2011, 04:37:01 AM
Hi, I'm Elfy. I'm from Australia. I've belonged to a number of forums over the years, I also have a blog, but don't want to mention it here until I know that people don't mind (other forums get quite snarky about this), I've been looking for one that is fun, active and easygoing. This one seems to fit the bill. So g'day and hope I'm here for a while.

Welcome Elfy!  Glad to have you!  If you like, you can post a link to your blog in our blog thread. :)

http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/introductions/the-blog-thread/ (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/introductions/the-blog-thread/)

Also, I believe there's an option in your profile to add your blog link to your signature if you like.  Hope you enjoy your stay on the site! :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Elfy on October 25, 2011, 05:47:31 AM
Thanks Autumn (cool nick), I've posted a link to my blog there and I'll do something with the profile when I get a chance. I like the place so far.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: xiagan on October 25, 2011, 09:29:53 AM
Thanks for linking me the video, Autumn2May! Now it's even harder to be patient. ;)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Davon on October 26, 2011, 11:36:28 PM
Hey I'm Davon :) living in south England. I've been a fantasy fan ever since I read LOTR then straight onto Sword of Truth series by Goodkind - I had a stint where I didn't read any and focussed on university reading lists, but couldn't forsake my true love forever! Currently reading the Revenge of the Dwarves by Markus Heitz, 3rd in series (German translated to English) - thoroughly recommended!

Also an aspiring writer, like so many, writing and reading regularly and trying to improve myself and my skills. I'm taking part in NaNoWriMo - my profile is http://www.nanowrimo.org/en/participants/underscored (http://www.nanowrimo.org/en/participants/underscored) - and I've written 3 draft length pieces so far, but only as practice so I can see where I need to improve and keep myself going.

Seems like it's a great and supportive community here, so I thought I'd try and get involved. I'm prone to being what forum people call a 'lurker' but I'll try my hardest to actually make posts haha  :)

Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Jackie on October 28, 2011, 03:26:09 PM
Hi  :D
I'm Jackie and I live in Scotland. I've self-published two children's novels - one science fiction and one fantasy - and about to publish a YA urban fantasy. I've read fantasy and science fiction for many years and love everything to do with the genres!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on October 28, 2011, 03:47:35 PM
You're very welcome Elfy and xiagan! :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on October 28, 2011, 03:49:12 PM
Hey I'm Davon :) living in south England. I've been a fantasy fan ever since I read LOTR then straight onto Sword of Truth series by Goodkind - I had a stint where I didn't read any and focussed on university reading lists, but couldn't forsake my true love forever! Currently reading the Revenge of the Dwarves by Markus Heitz, 3rd in series (German translated to English) - thoroughly recommended!

Also an aspiring writer, like so many, writing and reading regularly and trying to improve myself and my skills. I'm taking part in NaNoWriMo - my profile is http://www.nanowrimo.org/en/participants/underscored (http://www.nanowrimo.org/en/participants/underscored) - and I've written 3 draft length pieces so far, but only as practice so I can see where I need to improve and keep myself going.

Seems like it's a great and supportive community here, so I thought I'd try and get involved. I'm prone to being what forum people call a 'lurker' but I'll try my hardest to actually make posts haha  :)

Yay!  Another NaNoer!  Welcome to the site Davon! :)


Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on October 28, 2011, 03:50:30 PM
Hi  :D
I'm Jackie and I live in Scotland. I've self-published two children's novels - one science fiction and one fantasy - and about to publish a YA urban fantasy. I've read fantasy and science fiction for many years and love everything to do with the genres!

Welcome to the site Jackie!  Our YA section is steadily growing. :)  Great to have a budding author here to help it along. :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: altany on October 30, 2011, 12:37:32 PM
Hi My Name is Altany,

I'm from Scotland and have enjoyed fantasy books since the days when there weren't many to choose from.

Like some horror too, occult thrillers work for me too.

Twitter brought me here by accident.

I am currently working on a occult / detective thriller story.

Have a draft fantasy novel that needs a bit of work (hiding in its drawer for a while).

Been scribbling for years!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on October 31, 2011, 12:56:27 AM
Hi My Name is Altany,

I'm from Scotland and have enjoyed fantasy books since the days when there weren't many to choose from.

Like some horror too, occult thrillers work for me too.

Twitter brought me here by accident.

I am currently working on a occult / detective thriller story.

Have a draft fantasy novel that needs a bit of work (hiding in its drawer for a while).

Been scribbling for years!

Welcome Altany!  Great to meet another fellow scribbler! :)  Hope you enjoy your stay! :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: DDRRead on October 31, 2011, 12:41:54 PM
Hello. My name is Lee. As a kid I was always mad for myths and legends, Vikings, Battles, Knights in armour, King Arthur, etc. then when I was 8 (a long time ago now) I read the Hobbit and have been a fantasy fan ever since. I'm a writer too, part of my joining here is to connect with fantasy readers who might like my work, but I won't spam the forum about my work. At the moment I really enjoying reading some of the older pulp sword & sorcery writers like Jack Vance and Fritz Leiber and new writers like Scot Lynch and Patrick Rothfuss. I'm also a big fan of George RR Ma\rtin's Fire and Ice saga.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on October 31, 2011, 01:14:25 PM
Hello. My name is Lee. As a kid I was always mad for myths and legends, Vikings, Battles, Knights in armour, King Arthur, etc. then when I was 8 (a long time ago now) I read the Hobbit and have been a fantasy fan ever since. I'm a writer too, part of my joining here is to connect with fantasy readers who might like my work, but I won't spam the forum about my work. At the moment I really enjoying reading some of the older pulp sword & sorcery writers like Jack Vance and Fritz Leiber and new writers like Scot Lynch and Patrick Rothfuss. I'm also a big fan of George RR Ma\rtin's Fire and Ice saga.

Welcome Lee!  Glad you found us!  Sounds like you'll fit in well here. :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread - Writer/Reader from NC USA
Post by: VisionaryAuthor on October 31, 2011, 02:51:45 PM
Hi All,

Discovered the forum this morning via a Twitter post. (Yep, they work...sometimes)

I've been reading sf and fantasy since I was eleven-years-old when my next-door neighbor, who was a children's librarian, took pity on my single-parent mom. Bored out of my gourd with no one to play with but good 'ol mom, I drove her crazy until Mrs. Crabtree brought home a stack of books she knew would hook a young boy and give my mom some relief. It worked. I've been hooked ever since.

I have two books available for review -- one a YA fantasy and the other a SF techno-thriller (with adult themes) here on the forum at:

http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/advertising-your-novels/want-to-have-your-novel-reviewed/msg21383/#msg21383 (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/advertising-your-novels/want-to-have-your-novel-reviewed/msg21383/#msg21383)  and

http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/advertising-your-novels/want-to-have-your-novel-reviewed/msg21384/#msg21384 (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/advertising-your-novels/want-to-have-your-novel-reviewed/msg21384/#msg21384)

I'm starting NaNoWriMo tomorrow with the intention of writing the rough draft of book two of the YA fantasy - Dominion Over All -- a Zak Bates Eco Adventure series, so I'll probably be keeping a fairly low profile here for the next month.  Looking forward to learning more from the members here.

Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: DDRRead on October 31, 2011, 03:06:21 PM
Welcome Lee!  Glad you found us!  Sounds like you'll fit in well here. :)

I hope so. Thanks for the welcome Autumn2May. Cheers.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread - Writer/Reader from NC USA
Post by: Autumn2May on November 01, 2011, 12:02:44 PM
Hi All,

Discovered the forum this morning via a Twitter post. (Yep, they work...sometimes)

I've been reading sf and fantasy since I was eleven-years-old when my next-door neighbor, who was a children's librarian, took pity on my single-parent mom. Bored out of my gourd with no one to play with but good 'ol mom, I drove her crazy until Mrs. Crabtree brought home a stack of books she knew would hook a young boy and give my mom some relief. It worked. I've been hooked ever since.

I have two books available for review -- one a YA fantasy and the other a SF techno-thriller (with adult themes) here on the forum at:

http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/advertising-your-novels/want-to-have-your-novel-reviewed/msg21383/#msg21383 (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/advertising-your-novels/want-to-have-your-novel-reviewed/msg21383/#msg21383)  and

http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/advertising-your-novels/want-to-have-your-novel-reviewed/msg21384/#msg21384 (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/advertising-your-novels/want-to-have-your-novel-reviewed/msg21384/#msg21384)

I'm starting NaNoWriMo tomorrow with the intention of writing the rough draft of book two of the YA fantasy - Dominion Over All -- a Zak Bates Eco Adventure series, so I'll probably be keeping a fairly low profile here for the next month.  Looking forward to learning more from the members here.



Welcome to the forums VisionaryAuthor! :)  Have you ever done NaNo before?  This is going to be my second year, and the first year for many others on the board.  Good luck to you! :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on November 01, 2011, 12:02:58 PM
Welcome Lee!  Glad you found us!  Sounds like you'll fit in well here. :)

I hope so. Thanks for the welcome Autumn2May. Cheers.

You're welcome! :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: MichaelLogan on November 03, 2011, 01:42:28 PM
Hellos (as they say very endearingly in Kenya).

I came across the forum when I got followed on twitter, so I thought I'd better follow right on back. I'm a novelist living in Nairobi, and read anything I can get my hands on, fantasy or otherwise.

Looking forward to pick up recommendations and just have general chit-chat.

Cheers,
Michael.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on November 03, 2011, 04:44:02 PM
Hellos (as they say very endearingly in Kenya).

I came across the forum when I got followed on twitter, so I thought I'd better follow right on back. I'm a novelist living in Nairobi, and read anything I can get my hands on, fantasy or otherwise.

Looking forward to pick up recommendations and just have general chit-chat.

Cheers,
Michael.

Welcome Michael!  If you are looking to expand your reading list, this is the place to be. :) Just be warned, it can get a bit expensive. ;)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: IwishIwasabook on November 03, 2011, 05:49:54 PM
Hello all,

I'm new to this forum and, in fact, new to forums in general! Still, I like fantasy fiction and I like sci-fi, so thought it a good idea to register and what not.

I'm @IwishIwasabook on twitter, and if you are interested I run http://www.IwishIwasabook.com/ (http://www.IwishIwasabook.com/)

So yeah... hello!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: IwishIwasabook on November 03, 2011, 05:54:22 PM
Probably should have said, my name is Josh!

Hello!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on November 03, 2011, 07:02:50 PM
Welcome Josh!  Glad you found us! :)  I like your screenname. :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Kalthandrix on November 18, 2011, 06:24:37 PM
Hello!

To ease your minds, let me first say that I am new here :)

I have been writing for about 5 years, but have not published anything yet.

I write fantasy and until recently was kicking butt on my NaNoWriMo novel, but I seem to have fallen off the wagon. But that being said, I can still finish on time with a bit of dedication.

Feel free to welcome me and please note that I applaud all basking whenever it is in my presence :P

Sincerely yours,

Kalthandrix (aka Kal)
Future Overlord of Creation and Maker of Minions!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on November 19, 2011, 03:32:30 AM
Hello!

To ease your minds, let me first say that I am new here :)

I have been writing for about 5 years, but have not published anything yet.

I write fantasy and until recently was kicking butt on my NaNoWriMo novel, but I seem to have fallen off the wagon. But that being said, I can still finish on time with a bit of dedication.

Feel free to welcome me and please note that I applaud all basking whenever it is in my presence :P

Sincerely yours,

Kalthandrix (aka Kal)
Future Overlord of Creation and Maker of Minions!


Welcome Kal!  I too am way too far behind on my NaNo this year. :P  Hoping to catch up over Thanksgiving weekend.  Did you see we have a NaNo thread in the Writer's Corner?  You should join us in our group NaNo effort. :)

http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/writers-corner/ (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/writers-corner/)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: LeifGSNotae on November 19, 2011, 06:36:04 AM
*reads paper handed to him*

*clears throat*

Say Hi, I'm new thread.

*lifts head, raises eyebrow, and looks off camera*

Wha? What do you mean I'm not supposed to say the whole thing? Well, if you didn't intend for me to ... Hey, I just read what you ... What do you mean the camera is still on?

*clears throat again*

Hi everyone! My name is Leif, but you can call me Leiffy. I found FF in August but wasn't quite ready to jump into the forums until now. I am a flash fiction writer and do a lot of other things with writing and words. Some might call me a word wrangler. No, that was on the script too, sorry.

I look forward to interacting with you all, you will probably find me lurking around the writer's section, but I'll make sure to pop my head in on other topics too.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: j9nightelf on November 20, 2011, 07:09:31 PM
*nervous wave*

Hi all!

So I found this pace a month or two ago and I have to say it is awesome, I love reading the reviews and thanks to them I have bought quiet a few new books lately.  I've been lurking the forums for a while, but now I think I'd like to jump in and maybe make some new friends who enjoy the same kind of books as I do. 

:)

Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: pornokitsch on November 20, 2011, 10:46:00 PM
*waves back to both*

Welcome aboard!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Amna on November 28, 2011, 04:50:18 PM
Hi all,

Like most people here I'm also new to the forum. Found FF throug a RT from @_TheVoyager_ I believe so keep up with the Twitter!
I like the reviews, the interviews and most importantly (for me) the writing tips since I plan to enter a writing competion and I would like to not make myself look like a fool!
I'm also looking for good books to read ;)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Elfy on November 28, 2011, 10:25:04 PM
I think to a certain extent I came here looking for new things to read and the forum has succeeded on that count, I never would have added Douglas Hulick's Among Thieves to my library if not for the recommendations and the selection of it as the December book of the month. 
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on November 29, 2011, 04:42:47 PM
Hi all,

Like most people here I'm also new to the forum. Found FF throug a RT from @_TheVoyager_ I believe so keep up with the Twitter!
I like the reviews, the interviews and most importantly (for me) the writing tips since I plan to enter a writing competion and I would like to not make myself look like a fool!
I'm also looking for good books to read ;)

Glad you found us Amna!  Welcome to the group! :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on November 29, 2011, 04:43:24 PM
I think to a certain extent I came here looking for new things to read and the forum has succeeded on that count, I never would have added Douglas Hulick's Among Thieves to my library if not for the recommendations and the selection of it as the December book of the month. 

Yeah, I've found this place is good for your to-read list and bad for your wallet. :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Michael Sullivan on December 11, 2011, 02:18:34 PM
Hello,
I just joined today and already have found a ton of new stuff and great posts - I of course added a contribution to the fund as I think this is a great forum.

Oh yeah...about me.  I'm Michael J. Sullivan author of The Riyria Revealations. For any writers out there who are interested in knowing about publishing - feel free to ask as I've been through it all...small press...self published...big-six.  There are pluses and minus to each and the market is oh so different than when I started (30 years ago) so feel free to send me a message or create a post.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Overlord on December 11, 2011, 02:57:05 PM
Hello,
I just joined today and already have found a ton of new stuff and great posts - I of course added a contribution to the fund as I think this is a great forum.

Oh yeah...about me.  I'm Michael J. Sullivan author of The Riyria Revealations. For any writers out there who are interested in knowing about publishing - feel free to ask as I've been through it all...small press...self published...big-six.  There are pluses and minus to each and the market is oh so different than when I started (30 years ago) so feel free to send me a message or create a post.

Great to have you hear Michael and the fact you are so willing to offer advice is very, very exciting! Especially to people such as myself who are new to writing and still dreaming of one day getting something published :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Michael Sullivan on December 11, 2011, 03:04:42 PM
Hello,
I just joined today and already have found a ton of new stuff and great posts - I of course added a contribution to the fund as I think this is a great forum.

Oh yeah...about me.  I'm Michael J. Sullivan author of The Riyria Revealations. For any writers out there who are interested in knowing about publishing - feel free to ask as I've been through it all...small press...self published...big-six.  There are pluses and minus to each and the market is oh so different than when I started (30 years ago) so feel free to send me a message or create a post.

Great to have you hear Michael and the fact you are so willing to offer advice is very, very exciting! Especially to people such as myself who are new to writing and still dreaming of one day getting something published :)

It's a whole new world out there...I'm proof of that ;-) be sure to ank me anything anytime.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: LouMorgan on December 11, 2011, 07:33:14 PM
Aloha!

As you can see, I'm incredibly imaginative when it comes to user names. What with my name being Lou and all.  ;)

I've been lurking on here for a while, but have never quite managed to get round to actually signing up... until today!

If you're on Twitter, you might have run across me on there (guess what my user name is? Yep.) and I turn up at plenty of conventions. I've also written a little book about some angels called "Blood & Feathers" which Solaris are bringing out next summer. I'm still not entirely sure I haven't dreamt all that...

I'm a terrible procrastinator, so look forward to spending many, many hours talking about things other than those which I'm actually supposed to be doing :)

Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on December 11, 2011, 08:39:42 PM
Aloha!

As you can see, I'm incredibly imaginative when it comes to user names. What with my name being Lou and all.  ;)

I've been lurking on here for a while, but have never quite managed to get round to actually signing up... until today!

If you're on Twitter, you might have run across me on there (guess what my user name is? Yep.) and I turn up at plenty of conventions. I've also written a little book about some angels called "Blood & Feathers" which Solaris are bringing out next summer. I'm still not entirely sure I haven't dreamt all that...

I'm a terrible procrastinator, so look forward to spending many, many hours talking about things other than those which I'm actually supposed to be doing :)



Welcome Lou! :)  Glad you have now joined us officially. ;)  Hope you enjoy your stay!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Whitehare on December 12, 2011, 12:42:09 AM
Hi folks, I've finally cracked.  I've been following the Twitter feed for a while and reading some of the writing articles.  I've had a go at the writing challenge things a couple of times but not posted anything for them yet.  I also did NaNo this year with my first novel length story and am trying to beat it into some sort of shape. 

I mostly read fantasy, and  have done since I read the Narnia books as a nipper.  Most recently I've read the first Kushiel trilogy and I need to make time to reread the GRRM books but that's a pretty substantial time commitment!

Anyway, I'll have a wander round the site tomorrow and see what's what.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on December 12, 2011, 01:43:49 AM
Hi folks, I've finally cracked.  I've been following the Twitter feed for a while and reading some of the writing articles.  I've had a go at the writing challenge things a couple of times but not posted anything for them yet.  I also did NaNo this year with my first novel length story and am trying to beat it into some sort of shape. 

I mostly read fantasy, and  have done since I read the Narnia books as a nipper.  Most recently I've read the first Kushiel trilogy and I need to make time to reread the GRRM books but that's a pretty substantial time commitment!

Anyway, I'll have a wander round the site tomorrow and see what's what.

Welcome Whitehare!  Glad you stopped by!  Hope you'll consider entering the contest.  It's a lot of fun. :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Whitehare on December 12, 2011, 04:14:53 PM
Thanks for the welcome. I'm new to this writing malarkey and still a bit awkward about posting stuff.  Everyone always seems so very much better than me!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: LouMorgan on December 12, 2011, 04:59:28 PM
It's OK, Whitehare. I'm a newbie too - we can stick together!  :)

Thanks for the welcome, Autumn2May. It's a fab forum - so much on here...
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Whitehare on December 12, 2011, 06:17:17 PM
Oh heck, OK, there are real proper authors on here and everything! Definitely not posting anything now!  LOL.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on December 12, 2011, 06:43:07 PM
Oh heck, OK, there are real proper authors on here and everything! Definitely not posting anything now!  LOL.

lol Hey, if you're nervous you can try posting something in the critique section and see what people think first.  That's what I did. :)  And don't be intimidated by the 'proper authors' they're all really nice and helpful and some of them aren't really that proper. ;)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on December 12, 2011, 06:43:44 PM
It's OK, Whitehare. I'm a newbie too - we can stick together!  :)

Thanks for the welcome, Autumn2May. It's a fab forum - so much on here...

You're welcome!  And yeah, you can get lost in here for a while if you're not careful. :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: AidanaWillowRaven on December 18, 2011, 06:40:54 PM
Hello, all.

My name is Aidana WillowRaven and I am a cover artist/illustrator with a particular love for scifi/fantasy. I don't see an art thread, but I'll try to find a spot out of the way.  :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: ShadowKing on December 21, 2011, 01:13:43 AM
Hi all, I am The Shadow King (or Adam) I have been meaning to join for while as I am friends with Paul Wiseall and Overlord (Marc) and love the website.

I have a love for all things fantasy and mainly read the Warhammer books (not Warhammer 40,000) and have a slight obsession with anything to do with Elves/Dark Elves/Dwarves/Assassins/Mages and Dragons!

I equally love anything to do with Anime/Manga!

 ;D

Xxx

Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on December 21, 2011, 05:13:24 PM
Hello, all.

My name is Aidana WillowRaven and I am a cover artist/illustrator with a particular love for scifi/fantasy. I don't see an art thread, but I'll try to find a spot out of the way.  :)

Welcome Aidana!  Glad to have you here. :)  We don't have an art section yet, but I'll suggest it to the Overlord.  If you like, you can start an art topic in the general category for now. :)

Hi all, I am The Shadow King (or Adam) I have been meaning to join for while as I am friends with Paul Wiseall and Overlord (Marc) and love the website.

I have a love for all things fantasy and mainly read the Warhammer books (not Warhammer 40,000) and have a slight obsession with anything to do with Elves/Dark Elves/Dwarves/Assassins/Mages and Dragons!

I equally love anything to do with Anime/Manga!

 ;D

Xxx



Welcome Adam!  Glad you could make it!  Hope you enjoy your stay. :)  It's always nice to have more classic fantasy lovers in the mix. ;)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: AidanaWillowRaven on December 21, 2011, 06:35:38 PM

Welcome Aidana!  Glad to have you here. :)  We don't have an art section yet, but I'll suggest it to the Overlord.  If you like, you can start an art topic in the general category for now. :)

Hi all, I am The Shadow King (or Adam) I have been meaning to join for while as I am friends with Paul Wiseall and Overlord (Marc) and love the website.

I have a love for all things fantasy and mainly read the Warhammer books (not Warhammer 40,000) and have a slight obsession with anything to do with Elves/Dark Elves/Dwarves/Assassins/Mages and Dragons!

I equally love anything to do with Anime/Manga!

 ;D

Xxx



Thank you, Autumn2May. I will see if I can find a cozy spot in the general category. :D

ShadowKing, nice to meet you. I just finished a dragon piece you may like and am working on my first Manga inspired cover art piece. Look in the general area soon for the art thread. :D
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: DRMarvello on December 23, 2011, 12:03:00 AM
Greetings fellow fantasy fans!

I'm Daniel R. Marvello, former Dungeons and Dragons player (we're talking the 70's and 80's here), and avid fantasy/sci-fi reader. As of this year, I'm also a fantasy writer. My first novel is going through editing right now and is scheduled for release January 31, 2012.

I found out about Fantasy Faction through Twitter. I hope to commune with other fantasy readers and writers here, and I promise to behave myself regarding self promotion. I'm here to build friendships and learn, not to sell you something.

Here's a link to my blog, which has links to my social networking accounts. I look forward to meeting you all!

Daniel's Blog: The Vaetra Files (http://www.DanielRMarvello.com)



Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: sennydreadful on December 23, 2011, 10:02:39 PM
Hello all!

My name is Jen, and I'm a fantasy writer from London.  ;D Lovely to be here!

Reading wise I love Terry Pratchett, George R.R Martin, Neil Gaiman, Bernard Cornwell, and, gawd, loads of others. I'm reading The Steel Remains at the moment and loving it.

Looking forward to talking to you all soon!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Arbie on January 17, 2012, 01:15:32 AM
Hey,

I'm Arbie, a novice writer. I found this site through Twitter. =]

See you around the forum!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on January 17, 2012, 11:26:36 AM
Welcome to all our new members!  We hope you enjoy your stay! ;D
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: RobertC on January 18, 2012, 02:49:22 AM
Hi to all,

I am Robert and I found out about this from a blog(I frequent) about a contest and then headed over here from Fantasy Faction. I'm a published writer of short stories and flash fictions, I had to start somewhere for the pleasure and exposure only. Of course, I got a payment by getting a contributors copy and one is pending. If you want to know more just click on left to find more about me where there is the pictographs of the the green circle, emails and such.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Dianna on January 19, 2012, 02:21:37 AM
Hi there! I'm Dianna, alternatively known as Litharukia/Lithy wherever there are Nanowrimo types. I blog but I haven't quite published any fiction yet. My critique partner sent me a link to the contest and I decided to check out the community too. I hope I like it here.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on January 19, 2012, 05:34:03 PM
Welcome!  I hope you both enjoy your stay!  And if you need any more information on our contests, please feel free to ask. :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: RobertC on January 19, 2012, 11:21:07 PM
Welcome!  I hope you both enjoy your stay!  And if you need any more information on our contests, please feel free to ask. :)

Thank you for the welcome.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Spiced Wine on January 21, 2012, 07:14:46 PM
Hi, I'm new!

I'm Spiced Wine on Live Journal, and write fanfic under that name, but I'm fine with people calling me Siân, my real name. I don't even know why I gave myself a pen-name, except every-one else seemed to, and I was such a noob a few years back I thought it was an unwritten rule.

I live in Wiltshire, UK, and spend half my time reading, and half of it writing. I try and fit the rest of my life into any cracks.

I found the site via Twitter.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: RobertC on January 21, 2012, 11:18:25 PM
Hi, I'm new!

I'm Spiced Wine on Live Journal, and write fanfic under that name, but I'm fine with people calling me Siân, my real name. I don't even know why I gave myself a pen-name, except every-one else seemed to, and I was such a noob a few years back I thought it was an unwritten rule.

I live in Wiltshire, UK, and spend half my time reading, and half of it writing. I try and fit the rest of my life into any cracks.

I found the site via Twitter.

Hi Sian or should that be Spiced Wine.  ;) There is no written rule about pen names, that I know of. Anyway there is a lot of writers out there that do write with pen names, such as Stephen King and his son are just a few that I know of. I only wish I could but I feel that I can do it with my real name. Anyway it is about feeling comfortable so I say good luck Spicy. ;)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Jasmine on January 22, 2012, 12:33:22 AM
Hi all! -waves- I'm Jasmine. Eighteen, Egyptian, and future Empress of the World. I've been an avid fan of Fantasy Faction for a long, long while, but for some reason I just never got around to joining. But here I am, finally emerging from stalk-mode to chat with all you lovely fellow fantasy-nuts. ^_^

I fancy myself a writer, and I have J.K. Rowling to thank for that. I'm not all that familiar with the more recent works of fantasy, although they all sound amazing, because no one ever remembers Egypt. ;__; And the books I order keep getting lost in the mail. But whatever I can get my hands on, I devour, and my favourites include George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire, Carol Berg's Rai-Kirah trilogy and anything by Guy Gavriel Kay. I'm also a huge Godfather fan, but that's not fantasy. =P Although it should be. Somebody needs to write a fantasy version of The Godfather. Like, now.

Ah... I also talk too much.  ;D
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on January 23, 2012, 06:53:30 PM
Welcome Spiced Wine and Jasmine!  It's so cool to have people from all over the world coming to geek out here. :D  Enjoy your stay!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: wolfking on January 26, 2012, 03:01:14 AM
Hi. I am new to fantasy. Spent most of my time reading classic literature. Picked up the First Law trilogy by Joe Abercrombie and Ive been hooked since. I also like to write. Perhaps, should the gods favor me, i'll write something worth reading.

Love the site and ill be visiting often. Hello to all.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on January 26, 2012, 05:17:32 AM
Hi. I am new to fantasy. Spent most of my time reading classic literature. Picked up the First Law trilogy by Joe Abercrombie and Ive been hooked since. I also like to write. Perhaps, should the gods favor me, i'll write something worth reading.

Love the site and ill be visiting often. Hello to all.

Welcome wolfking!  Glad you found us! :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Louise on January 26, 2012, 06:14:05 PM
For the last few months, I've been a ghost to the site and left only an occasional fingerprint. I am now at last materialising to say hello. :D
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on January 26, 2012, 07:07:59 PM
For the last few months, I've been a ghost to the site and left only an occasional fingerprint. I am now at last materialising to say hello. :D

Well I'm glad you're a good ghost and not a bad ghost.  Welcome (officially) to the site! :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Johnmc on February 01, 2012, 04:51:57 PM
Just heard about you, thought I'd join (yes, I'm joining rather than auditing for a while because I'm egocentric and have to talk).

I've been reading fantasy and SF for a while now--um, four decades?--so I am slightly out of touch with the newer stuff but might be able to help on the older stuff.

Have a sick wife (just diagnosed with fibromyalgia, so we're absorbing what that will mean) and two teen/preteen kids, so things keep me hopping. Hope to participate more but sometimes I'm really lax about replying to things--like, a month. I'll try not to let that happen.

Like roleplaying and writing too, so that's lovely. I'll be on those boards. Had a brain tumour removed about six years ago, so I'm trying to get my writing back to the pre-tumour level. Roleplaying I prefer as superhero roleplaying and I'm currently infatuated with ICONS, but I have a range to talk about, and I'll listen about many of them.

Hope to meet folks and talk and exchange ideas.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on February 01, 2012, 05:48:03 PM
Just heard about you, thought I'd join (yes, I'm joining rather than auditing for a while because I'm egocentric and have to talk).

I've been reading fantasy and SF for a while now--um, four decades?--so I am slightly out of touch with the newer stuff but might be able to help on the older stuff.

Have a sick wife (just diagnosed with fibromyalgia, so we're absorbing what that will mean) and two teen/preteen kids, so things keep me hopping. Hope to participate more but sometimes I'm really lax about replying to things--like, a month. I'll try not to let that happen.

Like roleplaying and writing too, so that's lovely. I'll be on those boards. Had a brain tumour removed about six years ago, so I'm trying to get my writing back to the pre-tumour level. Roleplaying I prefer as superhero roleplaying and I'm currently infatuated with ICONS, but I have a range to talk about, and I'll listen about many of them.

Hope to meet folks and talk and exchange ideas.

Welcome John!  Hope you enjoy your stay! :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Johnmc on February 02, 2012, 12:11:10 AM
Welcome John!  Hope you enjoy your stay! :)

Thanks!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: contrariwise on February 02, 2012, 03:22:33 PM
Hello! I'm contrariwise, chronic daydreaming addict. I make up worlds in my head. Reality is broken, which has forced me to develop a new and improved version complete with castles made of glass, garden labyrinths that lead to alternate dimensions, rustling leaves that whisper secrets, wishes stored in snow globes, clockwork machines powered by dreams, cobblestone roads into space, and all the other basic necessities that any self-respecting reality should have.

I'm hoping to find people who consider this normal.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on February 02, 2012, 03:30:14 PM
Hello! I'm contrariwise, chronic daydreaming addict. I make up worlds in my head. Reality is broken, which has forced me to develop a new and improved version complete with castles made of glass, garden labyrinths that lead to alternate dimensions, rustling leaves that whisper secrets, wishes stored in snow globes, clockwork machines powered by dreams, cobblestone roads into space, and all the other basic necessities that any self-respecting reality should have.

I'm hoping to find people who consider this normal.

Welcome contrariwise!  I think we can do that, as long as you consider us normal as well. ;)  Also, I love your name. :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: contrariwise on February 04, 2012, 12:28:13 AM
Why thank you! I find your name charming as well.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: DHRowan on February 08, 2012, 12:43:06 AM
Hi, I'm new!

Gah, I hate introductions. Okay. Mom of four, voracious reader, less-voracious writer. 

I'm here by way of...Google! Something popped up while I was researching feminism and the epic fantasy genre; a pet-project that is threatening to take over my life. I saw the forums, peeked in and...stayed.

Dayna
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: AshKB on February 08, 2012, 11:39:20 AM
Hail and greetings from the future! (also known as Upside-Down Land, also known as Australia).

I'm Ash - long-time speculative fiction reader, been writing fanfic (mostly for speculative fandoms) since I was 15, (and RPing about the same length, both original and fandom) and recently I've been seriously dabbling in some original 'verses of mine (King Arthur as a gangster in a post-apocalyptic/post-Roman-with-guns Britain; steampunk Cinderella; lately it's been elves and dwarves and empires and alternate worlds) but I also have the attention span and the ooh-shiny reaction of a hyperactive magpie, so I flit around a lot. Need to buckle down and turn some ideas into actual short stories, if not novels or novellas - and I'm hoping the regular writing contests here will help!

And also, it'll be nice geeking out about writing and fantasy with fellow enthusiasts :) I'm pretty sure I was linked to an article via Twitter, and I've been lurking ever since, so I decided to join in.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on February 08, 2012, 12:31:32 PM
Welcome to the forums DHRowan and AshKB! Nice to have you here and we hope you enjoy your stay! :D
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: EmilySian on February 08, 2012, 06:15:45 PM
Hi :)

I got here through twitter. Amazing site! Ive just spent an hour prcrastinating on here, avoiding writing an english essay for my degree. aha.
  Im setting up my own small fantasy blog for a project for a digital publishing module, TheFantasyNook, so this site is very inspiring! I think I will be spending many more hours browsing around. Oh dear i've found my newest distraction from work.

EmilySian
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on February 08, 2012, 06:46:36 PM
Hi :)

I got here through twitter. Amazing site! Ive just spent an hour prcrastinating on here, avoiding writing an english essay for my degree. aha.
  Im setting up my own small fantasy blog for a project for a digital publishing module, TheFantasyNook, so this site is very inspiring! I think I will be spending many more hours browsing around. Oh dear i've found my newest distraction from work.

EmilySian

Glad to have you EmilySian!  And if you are looking for a place to get distracted, then this is the site for you! ;)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Staked on February 15, 2012, 12:51:35 AM
Hi, folks! New to the site, but not the genre. Stumbled upon the site while browsing the groups over on Goodreads. I've been reading fantasy ever since I was given a copy of Dragons of Autumn Twilight as a gift when I was 12. Currently I'm reading Red Seas Under Red Skies by Scott Lynch and enjoying it immensely.

Anyway, it's nice to be here!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on February 15, 2012, 01:07:38 AM
Hi, folks! New to the site, but not the genre. Stumbled upon the site while browsing the groups over on Goodreads. I've been reading fantasy ever since I was given a copy of Dragons of Autumn Twilight as a gift when I was 12. Currently I'm reading Red Seas Under Red Skies by Scott Lynch and enjoying it immensely.

Anyway, it's nice to be here!

Welcome Staked!  Glad to have you! :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Nestat on February 16, 2012, 02:37:10 PM
Hullo all!

Thought I'd introduce myself quickly - I've been reading SFF since... Nicholas Fisk at 7, I think? A long time, anyway. My family's been a fan of the genre since the 1920s, so I've never been short of people to talk to. But I thought it was about time I got more active on the online communities!

I'm currently reading Irenicon by Aidan Harte.

Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on February 16, 2012, 03:04:31 PM
Hullo all!

Thought I'd introduce myself quickly - I've been reading SFF since... Nicholas Fisk at 7, I think? A long time, anyway. My family's been a fan of the genre since the 1920s, so I've never been short of people to talk to. But I thought it was about time I got more active on the online communities!

I'm currently reading Irenicon by Aidan Harte.



Welcome to the forums Nestat!  We hope you enjoy your stay! :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: animal74 on February 21, 2012, 06:51:28 AM
Hello from Canada!  It took me a while to register and then actually post on the forum after following on Twitter for a few months.  Looking forward to some good fantasy discussion and hopefully writing.  My favorite authors are David Gemmell and Stephen Lawhead although I'm very high on LOTR and Fablehaven as well.  I started out reading fantasy with Peggy Downing's Exitorn series, Susan Cooper's The Dark Is Rising Sequence and Narnia.  I'm currently reading Assassin's Quest by Robin Hobb and this trilogy will rank up with my favorites.  I'm on Twitter and Goodreads and am a five-year participant of NaNoWriMo although I've never won. 
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on February 21, 2012, 12:42:27 PM
Hello from Canada!  It took me a while to register and then actually post on the forum after following on Twitter for a few months.  Looking forward to some good fantasy discussion and hopefully writing.  My favorite authors are David Gemmell and Stephen Lawhead although I'm very high on LOTR and Fablehaven as well.  I started out reading fantasy with Peggy Downing's Exitorn series, Susan Cooper's The Dark Is Rising Sequence and Narnia.  I'm currently reading Assassin's Quest by Robin Hobb and this trilogy will rank up with my favorites.  I'm on Twitter and Goodreads and am a five-year participant of NaNoWriMo although I've never won. 

Welcome animal74!  Glad to have you! :)  We just read Assassin's Apprentice for book club in July. :)

http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/(july)-assassin's-apprentice/ (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/(july)-assassin's-apprentice/)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: SarahNewton on February 28, 2012, 03:19:39 PM
Hi everyone!

Ooops - I posted in the wrong place on my very first day. Doh! Anyway, here's me saying hello in the right place, rather than starting my very own thread to do so...  :D

So, I'm Sarah, I'm an RPG and genre fiction writer n reader, I'm a Brit but live in Normandy, occasionally found cluttering up conventions but generally living here in this field with a bunch of sheep and a laptop.

Glad to meet everyone - looking forwards to chatting! And hello to everyone here I know already - you know who you are ;)

Best,

Sarah
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on February 28, 2012, 03:58:14 PM
Hi everyone!

Ooops - I posted in the wrong place on my very first day. Doh! Anyway, here's me saying hello in the right place, rather than starting my very own thread to do so...  :D

So, I'm Sarah, I'm an RPG and genre fiction writer n reader, I'm a Brit but live in Normandy, occasionally found cluttering up conventions but generally living here in this field with a bunch of sheep and a laptop.

Glad to meet everyone - looking forwards to chatting! And hello to everyone here I know already - you know who you are ;)

Best,

Sarah

No worries. :)  That was a perfectly good place to put that thread. :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: cairi on February 28, 2012, 07:06:42 PM
Hi, everyone... been following fantasy-faction on twitter and lurking here on the forum for a couple of months and decided I better tiptoe into the light and try to figure out how to post on the forums give a wave to everyone.  So... *waves*  :)

I'm a big fan of Tolkien, Michael J. Sullivan, David Gemmell, Naomi Novik, Douglas Hulick,  Jim Butcher, Jon Sprunk.  I favor the heroic neighborhood of fantasy over the gritty and dark back alleys.  I enjoy other genres as well: big fan of Lee Childs' Reacher novels and CJ Box's Joe Pickett mysteries, and sea-faring novels by Forrester, Alexander Kent and S. Thomas Russell.  I also love a good western.

I'm a writer, though it's been years since I had anything published (a humor column in a Christian women's magazine, eons ago).  Now that my daughter is older, I'm going to start writing with more serious intent again and see what happens.  Some of you may know me from the LOTR fandom online or twitter; my full name there is cairistiona (@cairistiona7 on twitter).  I've just decided that's too much of a mouthful, so cairi it shall be here.

Looking forward to chatting now and again!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on February 28, 2012, 07:31:24 PM
Hi, everyone... been following fantasy-faction on twitter and lurking here on the forum for a couple of months and decided I better tiptoe into the light and try to figure out how to post on the forums give a wave to everyone.  So... *waves*  :)

I'm a big fan of Tolkien, Michael J. Sullivan, David Gemmell, Naomi Novik, Douglas Hulick,  Jim Butcher, Jon Sprunk.  I favor the heroic neighborhood of fantasy over the gritty and dark back alleys.  I enjoy other genres as well: big fan of Lee Childs' Reacher novels and CJ Box's Joe Pickett mysteries, and sea-faring novels by Forrester, Alexander Kent and S. Thomas Russell.  I also love a good western.

I'm a writer, though it's been years since I had anything published (a humor column in a Christian women's magazine, eons ago).  Now that my daughter is older, I'm going to start writing with more serious intent again and see what happens.  Some of you may know me from the LOTR fandom online or twitter; my full name there is cairistiona (@cairistiona7 on twitter).  I've just decided that's too much of a mouthful, so cairi it shall be here.

Looking forward to chatting now and again!

Welcome to the forums! :)  Sounds like you'll fit in nicely here. :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: FlemmingHansen on March 11, 2012, 11:39:18 AM
Hello everyone! Guess what, I'm another newbie on the forum.

I've been a fan of fantasy for nearly twenty years, and currently I'm working on my first novel (fantasy ofc.). Damn it's hard work :D
I'll pop by now and then for feedback, advise or chit chat. Or I might be lurking in the shadows armed with my plastic teeth.

Until then...
Cheers :)

Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on March 13, 2012, 12:27:33 AM
Hello everyone! Guess what, I'm another newbie on the forum.

I've been a fan of fantasy for nearly twenty years, and currently I'm working on my first novel (fantasy ofc.). Damn it's hard work :D
I'll pop by now and then for feedback, advise or chit chat. Or I might be lurking in the shadows armed with my plastic teeth.

Until then...
Cheers :)



Welcome to the forums!  We're glad to have you here. :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: RobJHayes on March 13, 2012, 10:14:44 AM
Hello all.

New to the forum so thought I'd say hi. Found this place via Twitter and seems to have a nice friendly community.

So... Hello! :D
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on March 13, 2012, 12:23:19 PM
Hello all.

New to the forum so thought I'd say hi. Found this place via Twitter and seems to have a nice friendly community.

So... Hello! :D

Hello to you as well! We pride ourselves on being a friendly place to geek out about fantasy. :) Hope you enjoy your stay!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Blackheart on March 14, 2012, 07:51:44 PM
Hi all
Came across the site on Twitter and thought it looked pretty cool. My name is Peter Flannery and I live in the Scottish Borders (UK). Like most of you I've been into fantasy all my life. I would say Jason and the Argonauts as a 5yr old was the first big impression. Lord of the Rings was my first love (and I love her still).

I have worked in the fantasy industry for a number of years as a sculptor, a game designer and as a writer and editor. I now work as an independant writer and I figured this would be a great place for motivation.

So, that's me just saying hello
Yours
Blackheart (old nickname!)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on March 14, 2012, 08:07:18 PM
Hi all
Came across the site on Twitter and thought it looked pretty cool. My name is Peter Flannery and I live in the Scottish Borders (UK). Like most of you I've been into fantasy all my life. I would say Jason and the Argonauts as a 5yr old was the first big impression. Lord of the Rings was my first love (and I love her still).

I have worked in the fantasy industry for a number of years as a sculptor, a game designer and as a writer and editor. I now work as an independant writer and I figured this would be a great place for motivation.

So, that's me just saying hello
Yours
Blackheart (old nickname!)

Welcome Blackheart!  We are always glad to have another artist and writer on the site!  If you're interested, we have a monthly short story contest.  You can check it out here:

http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/writers-corner/ (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/writers-corner/)

Hope you enjoy your stay! :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Deborah Cardillo on March 20, 2012, 12:45:00 AM
Hi!

I'm Deborah. Like the thread title says, I'm new.

I got into fantasy at a very young age thanks to L. Frank Baum and The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. It was all downhill from there!

Like so many of the marvelous people here, I'm writing a novel. It's good to be among people who get it. When I go to writers' groups, they don't get fantasy. When I hang with friends who like fantasy they don't get the writing thing... So, again, just happy to have found Fantasy Faction (which I found when searching for book reviews of Wise Man's Fear, btw).
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: j2starshine on March 20, 2012, 02:43:44 AM
Hi everyone! I've been looking for a community such as this. Yea! I'm not sure when my love for fantasy began but I love reading. From western to fantasy to historical fiction to a little sci-fi and yeah, back to fantasy again. My dream is to actually make a career out of writing fantasy. We shall see :)


 
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on March 20, 2012, 12:49:01 PM
Welcome Deborah and j2starshine!  Glad you both found us!  We hope you enjoy your stay! :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Oli on March 25, 2012, 11:25:14 PM
Hi! I actually said hi in this thread once last year, but then forgot to turn on email notifications, and life got full of busy, and I didn't check back… I'm a writer/ musician/ librarian, working on fantasy stories, regularly writing music reviews, reading stuff, liking some of it, drawing maps, thinking too much and being eclectic… I'm planning to hang out here lots, because I know literally no-one who has any interest in fantasy fiction, except for a couple of borrowers at work, who definitely don't like it for the same reasons that I do.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on March 26, 2012, 01:00:48 PM
Hi! I actually said hi in this thread once last year, but then forgot to turn on email notifications, and life got full of busy, and I didn't check back… I'm a writer/ musician/ librarian, working on fantasy stories, regularly writing music reviews, reading stuff, liking some of it, drawing maps, thinking too much and being eclectic… I'm planning to hang out here lots, because I know literally no-one who has any interest in fantasy fiction, except for a couple of borrowers at work, who definitely don't like it for the same reasons that I do.

Welcome back! :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Anjasa on April 01, 2012, 05:15:15 PM
Alright, so I joined a while ago, but I like to stick around and see if a forum suits me before jumping in feet first. I'm terrible at introductions and talking about myself (as opposed to my opinions, which I'm much better at!).

I'm Anjasa, writer (http://www.jmkeep.com), blogger (http://www.jmkeep.com/blog), gamer, person type thing. I write fantasy, scifi, fiction, and smut. Often erotica finds a place in all of my writing, though I don't tend to enjoy pure erotica. I've been into fantasy since I was a kid, and the love has only grown as I've aged. I love video games and media, especially television shows that allow for a bit more character and plot development than movies.

So yea, hey to all!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on April 01, 2012, 07:18:34 PM
Alright, so I joined a while ago, but I like to stick around and see if a forum suits me before jumping in feet first. I'm terrible at introductions and talking about myself (as opposed to my opinions, which I'm much better at!).

I'm Anjasa, writer (http://www.jmkeep.com), blogger (http://www.jmkeep.com/blog), gamer, person type thing. I write fantasy, scifi, fiction, and smut. Often erotica finds a place in all of my writing, though I don't tend to enjoy pure erotica. I've been into fantasy since I was a kid, and the love has only grown as I've aged. I love video games and media, especially television shows that allow for a bit more character and plot development than movies.

So yea, hey to all!

Welcome Anjasa!  Hope you enjoy your stay! :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Oli on April 01, 2012, 07:56:55 PM
Hi Anjasa! I'm very new, so probably not in a position to do too much welcoming, but welcome anyway!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Eclipse on April 02, 2012, 07:34:36 PM
Hello all, I stumbled upon this forum by accident  and decided to join after reading some intresting topics here, everyone here seems very friendly and polite or is that just an act for the unsuspecting  ;D
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on April 02, 2012, 07:44:51 PM
Hello all, I stumbled upon this forum by accident  and decided to join after reading some intresting topics here, everyone here seems very friendly and polite or is that just an act for the unsuspecting  ;D

Welcome Eclipse!  Nah we don't bite, much. ;)  Hope you enjoy your stay! :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: OfAllTheBars on April 02, 2012, 08:24:06 PM
Hi,

I'm Russell or OfAllTheBars on here.  (Yes, I'm a fan of Casablanca, and yes, Rick said '...of all the gin joints...', but I've got this as my user name in too many places to go around changing it.)  I joined FF back in October but only just realised I never dropped by here. 

I started in Fantasy many, many, many years ago with Terry Brooks. Terry's books and others gave me the urge to write - something I procrastinated on for some 22 years (or so). Finally, this year I got around to writing and am thoroughly enjoying it. 

Russell
(OfAllTheBars)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on April 02, 2012, 08:31:16 PM
Hi,

I'm Russell or OfAllTheBars on here.  (Yes, I'm a fan of Casablanca, and yes, Rick said '...of all the gin joints...', but I've got this as my user name in too many places to go around changing it.)  I joined FF back in October but only just realised I never dropped by here. 

I started in Fantasy many, many, many years ago with Terry Brooks. Terry's books and others gave me the urge to write - something I procrastinated on for some 22 years (or so). Finally, this year I got around to writing and am thoroughly enjoying it. 

Russell
(OfAllTheBars)

I love your screen name! :D  Thanks for saying hi!  We're glad to have you here! :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Mistresselysia on April 04, 2012, 01:51:39 PM
Hello! I'm very new to here, but very old when it comes to fantasy... to say I've been in the fantasy game for a while is an understatement! It's always good to meet new fantasy peeps, though, and this seems like a friendly place to indulge in something a lot of other writing sites deem a bit peculiar at best (and downright wrong at worst).

I'm currently revising / editing my first proper non-fanfic, actually finished fantasy novel (that isn't a D&D rip off deep down), and a fantasy artist. I also write a lot of horror (Lovecraftian, mainly), have two beautiful daughters (3 and 9 months) and teach English for a living.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on April 04, 2012, 01:54:15 PM
Hello! I'm very new to here, but very old when it comes to fantasy... to say I've been in the fantasy game for a while is an understatement! It's always good to meet new fantasy peeps, though, and this seems like a friendly place to indulge in something a lot of other writing sites deem a bit peculiar at best (and downright wrong at worst).

I'm currently revising / editing my first proper non-fanfic, actually finished fantasy novel (that isn't a D&D rip off deep down), and a fantasy artist. I also write a lot of horror (Lovecraftian, mainly), have two beautiful daughters (3 and 9 months) and teach English for a living.

Welcome to the site Mistresselysia!  Great to have you here! :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Yelnoc on April 05, 2012, 05:09:44 AM
Hi, I'm new!

I like to write and dream one day of being published.  I've got all kinds of projects going on, but none of them are really going anywhere.  I guess I need to prioritize.  Anyways, I'm glad to be a member here!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on April 05, 2012, 02:48:44 PM
Hi, I'm new!

I like to write and dream one day of being published.  I've got all kinds of projects going on, but none of them are really going anywhere.  I guess I need to prioritize.  Anyways, I'm glad to be a member here!

Welcome Yelnoc!  We're glad you found us! :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Indulgent_Words on April 06, 2012, 04:46:45 PM
Good morning from Whittier Ca. in the good ol' US of A. I've been a guest a good while loving the articles and such. Finally decided to join up and like many as the O.P. said it so eloquently,followed the bread crumbs here from twitter via @fantasy-faction. I am a husband and father of two, I love being a dad.

I write fantasy fiction mostly, for fun more than anything. I think it'd be nice to get published but well, its never been my dream to sell a lot of books, just to write em'. I believe in passion in words, love for the craft, and above all being true to the dream you have for the world you create; line by line.

My latest project is to be big, I can tell by the flow and the rate of movement through the empathy stage of introducing my main players. I want to wrap social commentary in about what I don't like in this world and why within layers of wild wilderness and obscure old magic systems contrasting with the order of empires and perhaps oppressive regimes.

I am a starvingly lonely writer, need me some writing friends so feel free to call on me for help, advice, a fresh set of eyes, or even just ideas; I am never in short supply of those.

Lastly, glad to be a member, I love the premise and purpose of this site and I enjoy the articles immensely. Its good to be a part of you fine folks, I look forward to weighing in and adding to thoughts and threads. Good day to all of you and good writing wishes!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on April 06, 2012, 05:11:04 PM
Good morning from Whittier Ca. in the good ol' US of A. I've been a guest a good while loving the articles and such. Finally decided to join up and like many as the O.P. said it so eloquently,followed the bread crumbs here from twitter via @fantasy-faction. I am a husband and father of two, I love being a dad.

I write fantasy fiction mostly, for fun more than anything. I think it'd be nice to get published but well, its never been my dream to sell a lot of books, just to write em'. I believe in passion in words, love for the craft, and above all being true to the dream you have for the world you create; line by line.

My latest project is to be big, I can tell by the flow and the rate of movement through the empathy stage of introducing my main players. I want to wrap social commentary in about what I don't like in this world and why within layers of wild wilderness and obscure old magic systems contrasting with the order of empires and perhaps oppressive regimes.

I am a starvingly lonely writer, need me some writing friends so feel free to call on me for help, advice, a fresh set of eyes, or even just ideas; I am never in short supply of those.

Lastly, glad to be a member, I love the premise and purpose of this site and I enjoy the articles immensely. Its good to be a part of you fine folks, I look forward to weighing in and adding to thoughts and threads. Good day to all of you and good writing wishes!

Welcome!  Always glad to have another writer on board!  Hope you enjoy your stay! :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: R.A.Savary on April 06, 2012, 11:46:39 PM
Hi, I'm Rodney, from Twin Ports, Duluth/Superior (Minnesota, Wisconsin). I am working hard at exposing myself in public, and trying to build up a bio and attract some extra energy and support for my novel, "Special." After I completed the first draft, I created a website with the intent of attracting agents or publishers, and general support. I am involved in the query process, (aka, the rejection process) and I have also been submitting flash and short story fiction to on-line magazines. sites, and contests. I came to "Fantasy Faction" as a result of a newsletter I receive, directing writers to mags and sites accepting submissions, paying and non-paying, and contests. I am going to enter the Fantasy Writing Contest and plan on submitting here, also.

So where is the story that was supposed to be a compilation of writers posting lines to an ongoing fantasy tale, each person writing a line after reading the lines from previous writers? After a certain time period, it was to be edited by staff, then posted and reviewed and critiqued by all the writers and readers.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on April 06, 2012, 11:50:27 PM
Hi, I'm Rodney, from Twin Ports, Duluth/Superior (Minnesota, Wisconsin). I am working hard at exposing myself in public, and trying to build up a bio and attract some extra energy and support for my novel, "Special." After I completed the first draft, I created a website with the intent of attracting agents or publishers, and general support. I am involved in the query process, (aka, the rejection process) and I have also been submitting flash and short story fiction to on-line magazines. sites, and contests. I came to "Fantasy Faction" as a result of a newsletter I receive, directing writers to mags and sites accepting submissions, paying and non-paying, and contests. I am going to enter the Fantasy Writing Contest and plan on submitting here, also.

So where is the story that was supposed to be a compilation of writers posting lines to an ongoing fantasy tale, each person writing a line after reading the lines from previous writers? After a certain time period, it was to be edited by staff, then posted and reviewed and critiqued by all the writers and readers.

Faction Tale is coming very soon!  Overlord is at a con this weekend, but I will ask him to post about it when he comes back. :)  Welcome to the boards! Hope you enjoy your stay! :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: EmilySian on April 12, 2012, 01:00:56 PM
Hi, :)

Im Emily. I've always been a bookworm for as long as I can remember, head in the clouds and nose in a book half the time growing up. First got into fantasy when I was about 12 and read Garth Nix's Sabriel. The author that made me want to be a writer, now im working on my own fantasy novel. Ever since i've been hooked eagerly devouring whatever fantasy I can find. Love George R.R Martin, robin hobb, robert jordan, brandon sanderson, garth nix, patrick rothfuss, mark lawrence, alison croggon, trudi canavan, william nicholson, lev grossman, ect ect ect. I'm currently reading part two of Way of Kigns by Sanderson. :D
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on April 12, 2012, 01:11:57 PM
Hi, :)

Im Emily. I've always been a bookworm for as long as I can remember, head in the clouds and nose in a book half the time growing up. First got into fantasy when I was about 12 and read Garth Nix's Sabriel. The author that made me want to be a writer, now im working on my own fantasy novel. Ever since i've been hooked eagerly devouring whatever fantasy I can find. Love George R.R Martin, robin hobb, robert jordan, brandon sanderson, garth nix, patrick rothfuss, mark lawrence, alison croggon, trudi canavan, william nicholson, lev grossman, ect ect ect. I'm currently reading part two of Way of Kigns by Sanderson. :D

Welcome Emily!  Sounds like you'll fit in here perfectly. ;) Hope you enjoy your stay! :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: THElewisdix on April 12, 2012, 06:47:41 PM
I've already posted elsewhere on this forum, but figured I'd finally come say hi properly.

I'm 26 years old (on the decline) and live in Reno, NV. Been a fan of sci-fi/fantasy ever since I was little, and have always had an affinity for reading/writing...probably to make up for my mumble-mouth when I speak haha. I've been a text-gamer (MUDder) since I was about 12, and created some of the content enjoyed by customers/players at Lusternia and soon-to-be-released Lithmeria. So I guess you could say that I've been writing for about that long.

I've had an idea for a book in my head for a while now, but after reading one really great book and one really bad book over the last few months I decided to finally jump into the mix.  Currently writing the first part of a planned trilogy, about 12,000 words in at the moment...so I'm still a noob.  ;D

Lots of great advice at this forum and at the site. Used the articles on songs just yesterday.

Cheers!
-- Lewis
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on April 12, 2012, 07:04:05 PM
I've already posted elsewhere on this forum, but figured I'd finally come say hi properly.

I'm 26 years old (on the decline) and live in Reno, NV. Been a fan of sci-fi/fantasy ever since I was little, and have always had an affinity for reading/writing...probably to make up for my mumble-mouth when I speak haha. I've been a text-gamer (MUDder) since I was about 12, and created some of the content enjoyed by customers/players at Lusternia and soon-to-be-released Lithmeria. So I guess you could say that I've been writing for about that long.

I've had an idea for a book in my head for a while now, but after reading one really great book and one really bad book over the last few months I decided to finally jump into the mix.  Currently writing the first part of a planned trilogy, about 12,000 words in at the moment...so I'm still a noob.  ;D

Lots of great advice at this forum and at the site. Used the articles on songs just yesterday.

Cheers!
-- Lewis

Welcome to the forums fellow writing noob. :) Hope you enjoy your stay! :D
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Dave Hardy on April 28, 2012, 04:48:23 AM
Howdy, my name's Dave Hardy. I write fantasy (Sword & Sorcery style) in my spare time. I've had stuff published in Dark Worlds, Swords of Fire, Abandoned Towers, Dreams in the Fire, and just lately had a novel published through Musa Publishing.

I'm a fan of Robert E. Howard, and have written a certain amount of lit-crit on his work. Also Michael Moorcock, Fritz Leiber, Tolkien (of course), Karl Edward Wagner, HP Lovecraft, Clark Ashton Smith, well you get the picture...  :D
 
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on April 28, 2012, 03:47:50 PM
Howdy, my name's Dave Hardy. I write fantasy (Sword & Sorcery style) in my spare time. I've had stuff published in Dark Worlds, Swords of Fire, Abandoned Towers, Dreams in the Fire, and just lately had a novel published through Musa Publishing.

I'm a fan of Robert E. Howard, and have written a certain amount of lit-crit on his work. Also Michael Moorcock, Fritz Leiber, Tolkien (of course), Karl Edward Wagner, HP Lovecraft, Clark Ashton Smith, well you get the picture...  :D
 

Welcome Dave! Glad to have another writer in the forum! Hope you enjoy your stay! :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: RachelHunter on April 28, 2012, 04:16:15 PM
Greetings!

I'm quite thrilled to be here and participate in the discussions of fantasy and 'writerly' subjects. I have been a fan of speculative fiction for many years, and I am looking forward to learning about new works and meeting fellow fans of the genre.

Pleased to meet you all~

Rachel
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: visoin6425 on April 29, 2012, 10:34:29 PM
Hey.
I'm not much of a writer, but I read to the point of it being unhealthy, and most of it is fantasy. I look forward to finding new authors and making friend.
GB
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Aramora on May 01, 2012, 09:46:01 AM
    Hello. I'm new to this forum participation thing. I love to write and draw, and am currently working on a graphic novel. Woo doggie. I very much enjoy the many worlds and stories of fantasy, particularly horror fantasy. I have never joined a place like this, but look forward to talking and sharing ideas with you. Auf wiedersehen! See you on the forums.


                                            ~Aramora
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on May 02, 2012, 08:52:54 PM
Welcome everyone! Glad you found us and we hope you enjoy your stay! ;D
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: AlexEatsBooks on May 09, 2012, 11:57:37 AM
Hi! I'm not new but I'm back around to annoy you all with YA chat *laughs evilly* ;)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: J.L. Wickham on May 14, 2012, 01:31:21 AM
New guy here.  I came across your website while looking for fantasy/sci-fi ezines.  While it wasn't precisely what I was trying to find, I got sucked in and decided to register.  It looks like a great place to riff on the books I love, grumble about the ones I hate, and hopefully discover a goldmine of new authors I haven't been exposed to yet.

I enjoy writing, and I've tried to spin a yarn or two in my time, though I somehow always wind up hating whatever I finish.  If I can ever produce something that I don't completely loathe, maybe I'll enter in one of your writing contests here.   ;)

Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on May 14, 2012, 02:27:52 AM
Hi! I'm not new but I'm back around to annoy you all with YA chat *laughs evilly* ;)

Welcome back! We missed you! :D
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on May 14, 2012, 02:29:14 AM
New guy here.  I came across your website while looking for fantasy/sci-fi ezines.  While it wasn't precisely what I was trying to find, I got sucked in and decided to register.  It looks like a great place to riff on the books I love, grumble about the ones I hate, and hopefully discover a goldmine of new authors I haven't been exposed to yet.

I enjoy writing, and I've tried to spin a yarn or two in my time, though I somehow always wind up hating whatever I finish.  If I can ever produce something that I don't completely loathe, maybe I'll enter in one of your writing contests here.   ;)



Welcome to the site!  We're glad you found us! :)  And if you are looking for new authors to add to your to-read list, this is the place to find them. ;)  Hope you enjoy your stay! :D
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: KDavis94 on May 18, 2012, 03:09:50 AM
Hi, I'm new..............

Yep.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on May 18, 2012, 12:04:21 PM
Hi, I'm new..............

Yep.

Welcome! Glad you found us! :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: KDavis94 on May 18, 2012, 05:21:20 PM
Hi, I'm new..............

Yep.

Welcome! Glad you found us! :)

Thanks :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: kwmccabe on May 21, 2012, 04:24:43 PM
Hi I'm new!

I'm K.W. McCabe. I actually learned of this forum through a third party link which I found through my writing group internetwritingworkshop.com. I happen to also be a self-published author and I read about M.R. Mathias' meltdown. It gave a good laugh. Decided to join :)

Thanks!

K.W. McCabe
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: J. Mark Miller on May 21, 2012, 04:35:03 PM
Hey folks, I'm a newbie. I'm J. Mark Miller. I've been lurking for a little bit, and watched the self-publishing meltdown over the weekend. I'm proud to say I'm self published, though I'm new to the game myself. I'm sure I'd throw a party if I got a traditional publishing deal, but for me I just want to write the stories from my imagination and share them with whoever's willing to read them.

I'm looking forward to getting to know folks around here. Seems like one of the nicest forums groups I've ever seen.

(Edited for spelling. Arg!!!)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on May 21, 2012, 04:37:54 PM
Welcome to you both! We are always glad to have more authors on our site. :)  Hope you enjoy your stay! :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: AnneLyle on May 21, 2012, 04:46:24 PM
Welcome, guys - glad we could afford you some entertainment :)

Everyone's welcome to join the fun (as long as they can still squeeze their ego through the door...)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: J. Mark Miller on May 21, 2012, 04:49:46 PM
Welcome, guys - glad we could afford you some entertainment :)

Everyone's welcome to join the fun (as long as they can still squeeze their ego through the door...)

My ego got squeezed out via rejection letters quite some time ago.  ;)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Ros on May 21, 2012, 09:06:47 PM
Yeah, I came to watch the cage fights too.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on May 21, 2012, 09:29:25 PM
Yeah, I came to watch the cage fights too.

lol Not a lot of cage fighting here normally....though our site owner (Overlord) is a Thai boxer now that I think about it.  Anyway, welcome to the site! :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: MCoorlim on May 22, 2012, 03:22:15 AM
Hello, I'm Michael Coorlim, a Chicago-based author and screenwriter. Count me among those who've been lured out of the woodwork by the meltdown.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on May 22, 2012, 05:13:13 AM
Hello, I'm Michael Coorlim, a Chicago-based author and screenwriter. Count me among those who've been lured out of the woodwork by the meltdown.

Counted! And welcome! :)  Glad you found us. :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Cory Dale on May 22, 2012, 04:52:57 PM
Hi! I'm new to Fantasy Faction. I just learned about this forum today. I live in Bend, Oregon and write urban fantasy for Harlequin Luna. I'm looking forward to getting know the community here!  :D
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Idlewilder on May 22, 2012, 04:56:54 PM
Hi - I'm from the North of Scotland. Long time reader of Fantasy. Read most of the big epics, though very slowly making my way through Malazan every now and again. Currently reading Theft of Swords by Michael J. Sullivan and really enjoying it. Hopefully I will have something to add to the discussions on the boards!  8)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: M.S. Verish on May 22, 2012, 09:52:07 PM
Hello there. Matthew and Stefanie Verish (a.k.a. M.S. Verish) here, and we're so glad to have stumbled upon this wonderful site! We can't wait to meet and discuss fantasy with the rest of you Factioners. We're are married co-authors and have been writing epic fantasy together for more than ten years. We're from the US and live in Cleveland, Ohio.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on May 22, 2012, 10:19:48 PM
Welcome to all our newcomers!  We hope you enjoy your stay! :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: nsnyder on May 23, 2012, 02:07:29 AM
Hello, my name is Neil Snyder.  I am so excited to find the fantasy book club!  I am also an aspiring author.  Right now I am working on my skills though a couple classes, but I hope to post some work in the next year or so.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on May 23, 2012, 02:40:01 AM
Glad to have you! I hope you enjoy the book club and our site! :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: missoularedhead on May 23, 2012, 02:40:24 AM
*waves*

I'm not really new, but I've been under a rock for a while, so I thought I'd pop in and re-introduce myself. I'm Melissa, and the aforementioned 'rock' was me finishing my dissertation. Yep, I'm a doctor now.

Now all I need to do is get married to someone named 'Who' and I'm set.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Ty Johnston on May 23, 2012, 05:24:36 AM
Hi, I'm Ty Johnston, currently living near Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Former newspaper editor, now full-time writer. I've been checking out FF for a while, and finally got around to signing up.

*looking around* Where's the bar?
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: missoularedhead on May 23, 2012, 04:27:39 PM
*looking around* Where's the bar?

Hey Ty...the bar's thataway *waves vaguely left* but I'm pretty sure it needs restocking.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: AlexFF on May 23, 2012, 09:16:25 PM
Hello all

The recent author meltdown reminded me that I've been meaning to sign up for a while. I am a longtime forum member over at FMWriters but looking forward to the book discussions here.

As you can guess by the handle, my name is Alex. I'm a Canadian living in the Basque Country and miss talking fantasy books with others.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on May 24, 2012, 03:12:15 PM
Hello all

The recent author meltdown reminded me that I've been meaning to sign up for a while. I am a longtime forum member over at FMWriters but looking forward to the book discussions here.

As you can guess by the handle, my name is Alex. I'm a Canadian living in the Basque Country and miss talking fantasy books with others.

Welcome Alex! Glad you found us. :) If you are looking for fantasy book discussions, then you have come to the right place! Enjoy your stay! :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: simonster on May 24, 2012, 09:46:13 PM
Hi folks!

I've just finished reading 'Among Others' (Jo Walton) and it got me thinking that I don't spend nearly as much time chatting about books as I'd like.  So here I am!

I promise not to try writing any fiction while I'm here (the results would be... horrifying).  But being among people who do seems pretty cool.

Simon
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on May 24, 2012, 09:48:50 PM
Hi folks!

I've just finished reading 'Among Others' (Jo Walton) and it got me thinking that I don't spend nearly as much time chatting about books as I'd like.  So here I am!

I promise not to try writing any fiction while I'm here (the results would be... horrifying).  But being among people who do seems pretty cool.

Simon


Welcome Simon! Glad you found us. :) Both writers and nonwriters are perfectly welcome. Hope you enjoy your stay! :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: AmrothDin on May 26, 2012, 10:27:59 AM
Oops, I think I forgot to introduce myself :)
Hi! After a long time of lurking I decided to create a profile here on the forums. My name is Daniel and I love all kinds of good literature, as well as nature sciences, running, gaming culture and old music (read Nine Inch Nails, Rage Against the Machine, Rammstein etc etc). I'm originally from Sweden but I'm currently living in Ljubljana, Slovenia, where I'm working on my Maester's degree (:P) in microbiology.
I'm looking forward to having some great discussions about literature and all things associated with that great genre with you guys. I'll see you around :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Méabháine on May 26, 2012, 09:30:27 PM
Hello! Bonjour! Dia dhuit! Konnichiwa! Aloha! Šalom! Ya'at'eeh! Oki! (Sorry, don't know how to say hello in any other languages... yet.) Conás átá tú?

(Note: As of now, I know few words in these languages. So, don't expect a conversation. =P)

I stumbled across this site searching for information on self-publishing. I don't use twitter, but I did end up here because of the 'Meltdown' and I'm glad it happened, for that reason. <(^.^)>

Anyway, I'm an aspiring writer. I was always rather talented with a pencil and brush when I was younger, but circumstances led to me not being to hone my art, or even practice it, until it was too late (bad wrist issues). Skipping through a few plot points, I've decided writing is my best option to get all my stories onto to paper before they make my head explode.

It would be nice to make all the voices stop too! So many characters wanting their 15 minutes. Pfft.

I came here to be part of a community of Fantasy fans, and get some help as I work towards becoming a writer. I wrote a couple stories in grade school, but it's... been a little while, and... they probably sucked anyway. =P

If your curious... I was born in the US. In the Bible Belt... which I fled for the West Coast as soon as I could. Unfortunately, I didn't know what hipsters were beforehand. Oregon has been good to me in other ways though. Free healthcare, and lots minority grants for school and such. Speaking of which, I'm currently working my way through undergraduate studies. I plan to carry them into graduate studies, and beyond. I'll be teaching as a day job in various countries for years after school. I'd like to live off my writing after I find a place I like enough to settle down in. I can survive comfortably (for me) off $12k a year, so I'm hopeful.

I hope everyone is having a great day!

Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: stevenpoore on May 27, 2012, 01:18:55 AM
Morning, all. I finally made it here, after years of not quite getting round to it. Some may know me from Chronicles (where I is chopper), others from AltFiction. I read, I write, and I have an unhealthy desire to listen every single Big Finish Dr Who audio play. In chronological order.

Feel free to start running away now. :D
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: LanieMalone on May 28, 2012, 04:04:23 AM
Hi, I'm Lanie.

I discovered this site via a post on Goodreads, regarding a certain author's recent meltdown, and decided to check it out. I'm also a self-published author, but I'm not in denial about it, and I'm only mentally unstable before I have my morning coffee. I consider myself to be a reader first, and writer second.

I look forward to being a part of the fantasy community.  ;D
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on May 28, 2012, 03:18:24 PM
Welcome to all our new members! We're glad you found us and hope you enjoy your stay! :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: stevenpoore on May 28, 2012, 10:51:09 PM
I discovered this site via a post on Goodreads, regarding a certain author's recent meltdown, and decided to check it out. I'm also a self-published author, but I'm not in denial about it, and I'm only mentally unstable before I have my morning coffee. I consider myself to be a reader first, and writer second.

There's about 90% of that description I recognise immediately (the morning coffee rarely helps, these days...) :D - and about That Guy, he throws a hellish wall of spam on Twitter, y'know. Must be a terribly boring life.

And cheers, A2M! Nice to be here!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: LanieMalone on May 29, 2012, 10:15:24 PM
 I didn't realize it, but I actually follow HIM on Twitter, on three seperate accounts. Sadly, I still missed the whole show.  >:(
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Gregory Lynn on May 30, 2012, 04:03:36 AM
Greetings all.

I've been reading fantasy since pretty much the dawn of time. There's no better way to waste a rainy afternoon than by arguing theories on tiny details.

I'm also trying to write stuff that is worth reading but I won't be pestering y'all about that.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: missoularedhead on May 30, 2012, 07:50:39 AM
Dawn of time? That's a long time. Welcome!  :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Elfy on May 31, 2012, 12:20:18 AM
Welcome Gregory, always nice to see a long time fantophile here.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: caf on June 04, 2012, 06:48:19 AM
hi, my name is Christopher Alan Fohl, friends call me chris fohl, when i write, i am Christopher, websites know me as caf, long time poet, i will be 18 july twenty first, i live in america, long time reader, have alot of story ideas, but most can't get don't quite hoq i want them...any advice? already submitted story though
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: missoularedhead on June 04, 2012, 06:01:35 PM
Hi, caf! There's plenty of advice (and great discussions, and even people willing to read your stuff and give you feedback) to be had over in our writer's corner! Welcome to FF!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: caf on June 04, 2012, 10:17:59 PM
thank you, missoularedhead
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Fallen One on June 05, 2012, 01:21:15 AM
 Hi, I'm new thread :P
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: missoularedhead on June 05, 2012, 03:14:58 PM
Hi, I'm new thread :P

You're new thread? That's terrific. I only have old thread, and it keeps breaking on me! Welcome!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Doctor_Chill on June 05, 2012, 07:17:38 PM
I'm an aspiring author, like most here, who found this website while trying to find info about writing a book. I love reading, mostly mystery, crime, thriller, fantasy, and sci-fi. From joining, I hope to become a better author, and read good books. Oh, I'm also a Texan.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: missoularedhead on June 05, 2012, 08:50:47 PM
Welcome C. Hill! Grab a cup of coffee (or tea, or wine, or...well, you get the idea) and come on in!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Kupofried on June 06, 2012, 04:52:52 AM
Hi ya'll,

I thought I'd come by and introduce myself. I happened upon this forum searching for "fantasy fiction forums," and I've read a few interesting topics. There's a notable one about cliche's and whatnot going on somewhere?

I could tell you about myself, but that would by hypocritical. I don't like boxing my characters in to a defined "he is this and that and has been here and done what."

I will, however, let you know a few things I like in what I read & write, because that seems more relevant.

- Imagination (relentless, at times, and off-the-wall absurd is my fav.)

- Spirited dialogue. I likes it when the characters just shove their personalities around with the words they say, especially the words they don't mean to say but do anyway.

- Humor. It's great, and I get rather annoyed by books that are melodramatic or all about absolute seriousness. I prefer this one above all else, yet, I have trouble finding truly hilarious novels. Too many cliches, or sad (sad) attempts.

Aside from fiction, I like self-improvement, business, and how-to books (such as artwork).
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on June 06, 2012, 03:40:15 PM
Welcome to the forums Kupofried! We're glad you found us. :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Tim Ward on June 07, 2012, 05:58:18 PM
Hi everybody,

I've been writing seriously for the last five years. My first completed novel draft was a Fantasy book with magic scepters, and has since been trunked in favor of my second attempt, a SF novel I summarize as Firefly crashing on Avatar and waking up 28 Days Later. I just finished draft four yesterday and am taking the day to read some Rise of Empire and blog a bit. I just posted my first forum post over in the self-pub section and thought I'd come over here and introduce myself.

As a writer and reader across SF, F and Horror, I find it hard to be well read in any one genre. I'm hoping to take advantage of people here having read books I haven't and haven't heard of. My favorite Fantasy book was Dragons of Autumn Twilight, and owe my love of Fantasy to that book. Most recently, Michael J. Sullivan is my favorite Fantasy author. Theft of Swords was amazing.

I am also the host of AudioTim (http://timothycward.com/podcasts/), a podcast interviewing authors, editors and publishers in SF, F, and Horror. Listening to podcasts like Dead Robots Society and Dragon Page Cover to Cover was key for inspiring me to pursue my dream of becoming a full time author. I never had enough shows to listen to, so I started my own. Hopefully my show will help inspire you in your writing and to find new authors to read and support.

Nice to meet you all,
Tim
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: missoularedhead on June 08, 2012, 04:49:34 AM
Tim, you sound like a busy guy! Glad you found us, and welcome! The writers around here are pretty amazing folks!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Tim Ward on June 08, 2012, 07:26:23 PM
Tim, you sound like a busy guy! Glad you found us, and welcome! The writers around here are pretty amazing folks!

Yes, quite, but being this busy gets tiresome. Hopefully I'll make enough rounds around here to get to know you folks. Thanks for the welcome!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Roman_Writer on June 10, 2012, 08:42:17 AM
Hello! I joined 5 minutes ago, intrigued by a tweet about the cover of A Memory of LIght. I'll answer in that thread in a few minutes.

I write alternate history thrillers. Imagining how the different timelines have developed has occupied my mind over several years. It's incredible how fantastic you can get when you let your imagination soar.

On the practical side, I have drafted three full novels and just starting onmy fourth. The first has just been copy edited and I'm thinking about publication routes.

Well, that's me.

I'm now going to explore the forum to find out all about you...
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: robertbevan on June 10, 2012, 09:27:19 AM
hi all.

my name is bob. i'm an american living in south korea. married, two kids, all that. i'm a gamer nerd, and i've recently put my first novel out on the kindle. it's a comic fantasy novel about some gamer nerds who get sent into their fantasy world, and it's not nearly as lame as i just made it sound.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: missoularedhead on June 10, 2012, 02:48:14 PM
Hello there, Bob, and welcome!  ;D
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: robertbevan on June 11, 2012, 05:30:14 AM
thanks. i like the atmosphere in this place.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Lia on June 11, 2012, 01:48:59 PM
Hello, hello! I've debated about joining up for a year or so now and decided to take the plunge. My name is Caitrin and I recognize a few familiar faces hereabouts and looking forward to getting to know new people and exploring the forums. I'm busy reading for my Hugo votes (bought a supporting membership just so I could!) and *gaspsurpriseshockandawe* am also a writer just starting to dip my toes in to the whole thing seriously. I only noticed the contest today so I'm hoping to get an entry in before the deadline. It's always hard to describe oneself so I'll just say that lately I've been devouring True Blood, Game of Thrones and Castle and the last book/series I read that I loved was the Parasol Protectorate series by Gail Carriger.

Back to my raspberry pancakes though and hello again!

(I have a slight obsession with exclamation points)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: professorbeej on June 11, 2012, 05:37:56 PM
Hi, folks.

Just thought I'd say hello. My name's B.J., and I'm a SF/F writer and college English teacher. I've recently sold my first short to a professional magazine, launched the first part of my co-authored serial steampunk fantasy novel, Nimbus, and put my hybrid-genre SF/F series The Technomage Archive on Kickstarter for crowd-funding. By golly, 2012 is a good year for my writing. or, at least, it's started out that way. I hope it continues. :D

I just love playing with genres--if you couldn't tell--and I'm kind of obsessive about pop culture and geek media. Outside of being awesome, I'm not sure what else to say. So hello!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Phil on June 11, 2012, 09:27:58 PM
Good evening all.

After much nagging by Laura (Lor) I have signed up here. My name is Phil, I love reading books regardless of their genre although I'm a bit of a crime fanboy. Been getting more into Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV shows as of late, Fringe is divine and Dollhouse is one of my all time favourite shows. I'm the one that Lor managed to wrangle into going to see Thor and have been addicted to the Marvel Cinematic Universe ever since.

I would like to write, I have a vivid enough imagination, but I get distracted easily by.....Ooooooh! Shiny!........sorry, yeah, I get easily distracted by the world around me and never really put pen to paper (or finish anything.... :-[ )


So, yeah. Hey! Laura says your all lovely people and I've known her just about long enough to trust her judgement. I think. Maybe 21yrs isn't enough? That would be awkward.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Lor on June 11, 2012, 09:37:05 PM
Good evening all.

After much nagging by Laura (Lor) I have signed up here. My name is Phil, I love reading books regardless of their genre although I'm a bit of a crime fanboy. Been getting more into Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV shows as of late, Fringe is divine and Dollhouse is one of my all time favourite shows. I'm the one that Lor managed to wrangle into going to see Thor and have been addicted to the Marvel Cinematic Universe ever since.

I would like to write, I have a vivid enough imagination, but I get distracted easily by.....Ooooooh! Shiny!........sorry, yeah, I get easily distracted by the world around me and never really put pen to paper (or finish anything.... :-[ )


So, yeah. Hey! Laura says your all lovely people and I've known her just about long enough to trust her judgement. I think. Maybe 21yrs isn't enough? That would be awkward.

Why hello. Welcome. Behave, or else :P
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Phil on June 11, 2012, 09:39:07 PM
Good evening all.

After much nagging by Laura (Lor) I have signed up here. My name is Phil, I love reading books regardless of their genre although I'm a bit of a crime fanboy. Been getting more into Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV shows as of late, Fringe is divine and Dollhouse is one of my all time favourite shows. I'm the one that Lor managed to wrangle into going to see Thor and have been addicted to the Marvel Cinematic Universe ever since.

I would like to write, I have a vivid enough imagination, but I get distracted easily by.....Ooooooh! Shiny!........sorry, yeah, I get easily distracted by the world around me and never really put pen to paper (or finish anything.... :-[ )


So, yeah. Hey! Laura says your all lovely people and I've known her just about long enough to trust her judgement. I think. Maybe 21yrs isn't enough? That would be awkward.

Why hello. Welcome. Behave, or else :P
Your car has a tash, I don't know if I can take anyone who's car has a tash seriously. Sorry pet. :(



:P
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Lor on June 11, 2012, 09:51:11 PM
Good evening all.

After much nagging by Laura (Lor) I have signed up here. My name is Phil, I love reading books regardless of their genre although I'm a bit of a crime fanboy. Been getting more into Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV shows as of late, Fringe is divine and Dollhouse is one of my all time favourite shows. I'm the one that Lor managed to wrangle into going to see Thor and have been addicted to the Marvel Cinematic Universe ever since.

I would like to write, I have a vivid enough imagination, but I get distracted easily by.....Ooooooh! Shiny!........sorry, yeah, I get easily distracted by the world around me and never really put pen to paper (or finish anything.... :-[ )


So, yeah. Hey! Laura says your all lovely people and I've known her just about long enough to trust her judgement. I think. Maybe 21yrs isn't enough? That would be awkward.

Why hello. Welcome. Behave, or else :P
Your car has a tash, I don't know if I can take anyone who's car has a tash seriously. Sorry pet. :(



:P

readying my banhammer as I type...:P
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Elfy on June 12, 2012, 02:35:10 AM
Hello, hello! I've debated about joining up for a year or so now and decided to take the plunge. My name is Caitrin and I recognize a few familiar faces hereabouts and looking forward to getting to know new people and exploring the forums. I'm busy reading for my Hugo votes (bought a supporting membership just so I could!) and *gaspsurpriseshockandawe* am also a writer just starting to dip my toes in to the whole thing seriously. I only noticed the contest today so I'm hoping to get an entry in before the deadline. It's always hard to describe oneself so I'll just say that lately I've been devouring True Blood, Game of Thrones and Castle and the last book/series I read that I loved was the Parasol Protectorate series by Gail Carriger.

Back to my raspberry pancakes though and hello again!

(I have a slight obsession with exclamation points)
Good for you for participating in the Hugo process. I didn't do it the first time I went to Worldcon in 2010, but I did last year and I felt good about having my 2 cents, plus I got some really good reading out of it. I'm doing it again this year and of the 2.5 books I've read thus far it's going to be tight. Naturally the one book I really wanted to make it, didn't :(. Welcome to Fantasy Faction.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Lia on June 12, 2012, 03:18:53 PM
Thank you Elfy, what book was that if you don't mind my asking?
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Elfy on June 12, 2012, 11:57:43 PM
Thank you Elfy, what book was that if you don't mind my asking?
Cat Valente's The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland In A Ship Of Her Own Making. Absolutely amazing book. I'm really looking forward to the sequel to be released later this year. And you are very welcome.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Lia on June 15, 2012, 11:11:23 AM
I've been meaning to read that! It shall have to move further up my to-read list. :D
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: DariusTheTolerable on June 18, 2012, 03:42:55 PM
Hello.  I just joined.  There's really not much more to say...  I am an aspiring author, and I joined this site because it seemed like a fun thing to do.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Seven on June 20, 2012, 07:22:27 AM
Hi all. Found this site through Google, was searching for recent/upcoming fantasy books to add to my wishlist (I do this every few months). I read fantasy novels pretty much exclusively, I enjoy scifi too but more as movies, TV shows or games than as novels. A few favourites off the top of my head -

His Dark Materials (Philip Pullman) - really codified my outlook on life. I read it quite young, and it put into words the formless, amorphous sort-of-philosophy that would become a core part of my adult personality and beliefs.

Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell (Susannah Clarke) - one of the most immersive books I've ever read. The narrator, characters and footnotes all carry this tone of ineffable Englishness, and the book is partly about (or subtly mocking) Englishness of its era. The footnotes provide some non-plot-relevant worldbuilding and are as much a delight to read as the story itself, often containing original fairy tales fitting the alternate history in which the story takes place.

The Kingkiller Chronicles (Patric Rothfuss) - absolutely beautiful prose, and astounding attention to the obscure little details I delight in nitpicking and speculating about. It's also a story about stories themselves. Rothfuss has the same love of fairy tale traditions as I do.

The Farseer and Tawny Man trilogies (Robin Hobb) - the most character driven, and most developed characters, of anything I've ever read. Almost everyone has a depth they just don't in most series. Plus, the protagonist isn't the all-powerful hero of legend or chosen one, for once: he's a facilitator of heroism and fulfilment of legend in others.

I'm going to shock everyone here into speechlessness and mark myself as riff-raff by saying I DON'T like some of the most highly regarded fantasy series around: I thought LotR was one of the worst series I've ever read - wonderful ideas, and such a rich, fantastic lore, but presented horribly. I started, but didn't get far into the first books each of "Game of Thrones", "Malazan Book of the Fallen" and "Memory, Sorrow, Thorn", because I found the prose unbearable. I've read Magician by Feist once or twice and the second and third in that same trilogy once each, and found them tedious to slog through for very little reward.

So, that's me, my tastes and my introduction. Nice to meet you all.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: robertbevan on June 20, 2012, 08:34:46 AM
I am an aspiring author,

welcome to the club, brother.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on June 23, 2012, 09:22:40 PM
Welcome to all our new members! We hope you enjoy your stay! :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Mikyz on June 26, 2012, 01:18:28 PM
I'm Michel, people call me Miky or Mikyz, that's pronounced May-Key and not Mickey. I'm Lebanese and my eyes are always tired. I read as much as time permits, and if I'm not reading I'm either trudging though my Economics classes, putting pen to paper, or watching (good) movies. Basically, I'm enamored by whatever stimulates my imagination, and has the potential to amaze my mind. I also like to ramble about amaze my mind, so here I am.

I don't know if its typical to list our most beloved authors but here it goes anyway: Gene Wolfe, H.P. Lovecraft, George R.R. Martin, Patrick Rothfuss, Jack Vance, Philip K. Dick, Alfred Bester, Neil Gaiman, Roger Zelazny, Harlan Ellison, Alan Moore, Ursula K. Leguin... and most recently Scott Lynch and Mark Lawrence. I have yet to read Joe Abercrombie, I'm still waiting to receive the books.

Cheers.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on June 26, 2012, 02:47:25 PM
I'm Michel, people call me Miky or Mikyz, that's pronounced May-Key and not Mickey. I'm Lebanese and my eyes are always tired. I read as much as time permits, and if I'm not reading I'm either trudging though my Economics classes, putting pen to paper, or watching (good) movies. Basically, I'm enamored by whatever stimulates my imagination, and has the potential to amaze my mind. I also like to ramble about amaze my mind, so here I am.

I don't know if its typical to list our most beloved authors but here it goes anyway: Gene Wolfe, H.P. Lovecraft, George R.R. Martin, Patrick Rothfuss, Jack Vance, Philip K. Dick, Alfred Bester, Neil Gaiman, Roger Zelazny, Harlan Ellison, Alan Moore, Ursula K. Leguin... and most recently Scott Lynch and Mark Lawrence. I have yet to read Joe Abercrombie, I'm still waiting to receive the books.

Cheers.


Sounds like you're in the right place. Welcome Mikyz! :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: AmyKeeley on July 03, 2012, 08:33:13 PM
Hello,

I've always loved fantasy, especially anything that has to do with mythology.  Unless it doesn't have romance.  I really love a fantasy story with a good romance in it as well.  There are exceptions, of course.  LOTR, for example (unless you count the movies).  Found this place through Twitter and liked what I read.  Decided to stay and put my dirty feet on the couch join in where I could.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Elfy on July 04, 2012, 12:30:28 AM
Welcome Amy, hope you enjoy your time here and we can add to your TBR pile. I like a bit of romance myself.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: David Bridger on July 14, 2012, 02:59:12 PM
Oh! Sorry, I went and started an introduction thread all of my own before I noticed this one. That'll teach me to slow down to a walk in a new place.

I'm David. SFF author. Very happy to find this forum, which looks brilliant, and the whole excellent site surrounding it.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Lor on July 14, 2012, 03:31:34 PM
Welcome! :D you will find we are a lovely bunch here, so you should have lots  of fun. And any problems don't be afraid to give the mods a shout, it's what we're here for! ;)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: robertbevan on July 14, 2012, 03:44:02 PM
welcome david. i've made a few mistakes here, and mods have moved my threads to appropriate places, but they've been super nice about it and always waved off my apologies. i think you'll find you like it here if you give it a chance.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: David Bridger on July 14, 2012, 03:44:39 PM
Thanks, Lor and Robert. :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Graeme Brown Winnipeg on July 15, 2012, 08:55:12 PM
Hi all,

My name is Graeme.  I'm new here, looking forward to contributing to some of the topics you have.  This seems like a very useful forum, with lots of good topics.  I love fantasy (reading and writing), especially George R. R. Martin, and have written quite a bit of my own stuff.  Will be posting more soon!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Fallen One on July 15, 2012, 10:35:13 PM
Hi all,

My name is Graeme.  I'm new here, looking forward to contributing to some of the topics you have.  This seems like a very useful forum, with lots of good topics.  I love fantasy (reading and writing), especially George R. R. Martin, and have written quite a bit of my own stuff.  Will be posting more soon!

 Be welcome ;)

 If you could please give your opinions on my work "Return of the Reaper" (in the "Work to be critiqued" forum), I would be really grateful :D
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: ChrisMB on July 17, 2012, 01:27:49 PM
Welcome to all the recent newcomers! It's always great to see new faces around the site :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: AmyKeeley on July 19, 2012, 07:04:31 PM
A belated thank you for the welcome all.  :-[  :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: NinjaRaptor on July 23, 2012, 10:34:18 PM
Hello everyone,

I'm a Bio-Anthropology major at UCSD, but I also enjoy history (especially African), paleontology, and writing fantasy. I look forward to joining this community!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on July 24, 2012, 01:47:52 AM
Hello everyone,

I'm a Bio-Anthropology major at UCSD, but I also enjoy history (especially African), paleontology, and writing fantasy. I look forward to joining this community!

Welcome! Glad you found us! :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Aximand on July 27, 2012, 06:32:16 AM
Hello,
I have been lurking around here for about six months and decided it was finally time to join in on the conversations. I am a lifelong science fiction and fantasy lover, reading and watching as much as I could get my hands on since I was a kid.

I am working on my first novel, although it is still in the early stages. I also submitted a short story to the Fantasy-Faction anthology and have my fingers crossed that I will win.  ;D I am really excited to join this community, and can't wait to talk about my favorite genre.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Idlewilder on July 27, 2012, 08:21:26 AM
Hello,
I have been lurking around here for about six months and decided it was finally time to join in on the conversations. I am a lifelong science fiction and fantasy lover, reading and watching as much as I could get my hands on since I was a kid.

I am working on my first novel, although it is still in the early stages. I also submitted a short story to the Fantasy-Faction anthology and have my fingers crossed that I will win.  ;D I am really excited to join this community, and can't wait to talk about my favorite genre.


Hello and Welcome to Fantasy Faction!  ;D
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Phil the Drill on July 28, 2012, 10:24:16 AM
Hello everyone!  My name's Phil.  I found my way over here from Mythic Scribes, another great writing community where I'm a moderator and article writer.  I'm hoping to find lots of new, awesomely cool fantasy lovers as myself here.  A little bit more about myself:  I live in Japan currently, have been writing for "a while" and enjoy watching movies, traveling, and pro wrestling.  I was an independent pro wrestler for 4 years back home in the US.  Good times...

Anyway, I look forward to meeting many of you here!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: robertbevan on July 28, 2012, 12:46:26 PM
hey phil! good to see you here!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: NinjaRaptor on July 29, 2012, 04:35:11 AM
Hello everyone!  My name's Phil.  I found my way over here from Mythic Scribes, another great writing community where I'm a moderator and article writer.  I'm hoping to find lots of new, awesomely cool fantasy lovers as myself here.  A little bit more about myself:  I live in Japan currently, have been writing for "a while" and enjoy watching movies, traveling, and pro wrestling.  I was an independent pro wrestler for 4 years back home in the US.  Good times...

Anyway, I look forward to meeting many of you here!

Hey, I'm Jabrosky from over MS!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on July 31, 2012, 07:21:10 PM
Welcome to all our new members! Great to see so many writers among you. Hope you enjoy your stay! :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Charlemagne on August 01, 2012, 04:20:51 PM
Hi Everyone, I'm new here! I've been reading this site for a while and I love it, but I've only just now joined the forum. I love fantasy of all types, and my favorites are Name of the Wind, aSoIaF, and Way of Shadows. I'm really excited to be here!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Idlewilder on August 01, 2012, 04:27:33 PM
Hi Charlemagne! Welcome to Fantasy Faction - we hope you enjoy your stay  ;)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: TheGambler on August 04, 2012, 01:33:04 PM
Hi guys, I found this through twitter. I'm a big fan of fantasy and have started to write a fantasy novel of my own. Currently reading the Wheel of Time.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on August 04, 2012, 04:35:22 PM
Hi guys, I found this through twitter. I'm a big fan of fantasy and have started to write a fantasy novel of my own. Currently reading the Wheel of Time.

Welcome Gambler! Glad you found us! :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: AlexJanaway on August 06, 2012, 06:51:48 PM
Greetings all.

I'm Alex - fantasy novelist and also a writer for computer games. Fantasy Faction is a great site and I'm glad to be here!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Charlemagne on August 06, 2012, 06:56:44 PM
Hi Alex! Great to have you on board!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: hamdog12 on August 08, 2012, 06:24:53 AM
Hi... I'm Hamish

After finding Fantasy Faction via the power of Google have been reading from it for a while but only got round to looking at the forums recently
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Idlewilder on August 08, 2012, 08:23:15 AM
Hi Hamish!

Welcome to the mad-cap world of Fantasy Faction.  ;D
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Elfy on August 09, 2012, 12:31:18 AM
Welcome to all the newcomers. Come talk about books and be a pirate!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Joanna Lazuli Portals on August 09, 2012, 04:23:45 PM
Hi, I'm a newbie.  :)

I love reading fantasy. Current favourites are the Trudi Canavan series (Age of the Five, which I've just finished), A Discovery of Witches, and the Northern Lights Trilogy. I guess Narnia started it!  ;D

I also write fantasy (with a metaphysical theme.) I like the idea of starting with a blank canvas and making up my own rules! My co-author is the person responsible for me being here, but I don't know how he found you!  ;)

Hoping I can find enough time to spend here along with Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads and, of course, writing.  ;)

--Joanna
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Lor on August 09, 2012, 04:29:34 PM
Welcome! Hope you enjoy your time here. If you need any help, just ask :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Joanna Lazuli Portals on August 09, 2012, 05:16:30 PM
Thanks for the welcome, Lor. :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Nick Urquhart on August 14, 2012, 07:51:13 PM
Hi Everyone,

New to the forums but been reading the website for a few weeks now.  I was made aware of FF by Idlewilder!

I'll be at Blackwell's this Friday too, looking forward to the event!

I'm current reading Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series (Book 11 - Knife of Dreams at the moment) and listening to Joe Abercrombie's Best Served Cold on audiobook!  Very much looking forward to meeting him.

Any suggestions of things to read or listen to on audiobook would be great!

Nice to meet you all.  ;D

Brugoth

P.S. Idlewilder is a jammy sod coz he has a proof copy of Joe Abercrombie's Red Country...  Hehe, just had to get that in mate  ;D...
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Lor on August 14, 2012, 08:25:52 PM
Welcome aboard!

And don't worry about Idlewilder, we're firing him out of the nearest cannon for gloating ;)

Hope you enjoy your stay, and see you Friday! :D
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Nick Urquhart on August 14, 2012, 08:31:52 PM
Haha, maybe you should set Sand Dan Glokta loose on him! :o

Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Lor on August 14, 2012, 08:36:23 PM
Haha, maybe you should set Sand Dan Glokta loose on him! :o



Now this is an idea ;) as his captain, I can just give him the crappy jobs til he hands it over ;)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Idlewilder on August 14, 2012, 10:19:27 PM
Both of you will be glad to know (actually, I'm sure EVERYONE will be ;)) that I've finished Red Country. That's right... I have read it. And you haven't.  :P
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Nick Urquhart on August 14, 2012, 10:21:53 PM
Both of you will be glad to know (actually, I'm sure EVERYONE will be ;)) that I've finished Red Country. That's right... I have read it. And you haven't.  :P


Reported to moderator.  ;D
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: shep5377 on August 17, 2012, 04:40:00 PM
Hi, I'm new! :D

Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Charlemagne on August 17, 2012, 08:56:35 PM
Hi Shep5377! Glad you could be here!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Effing_Rainbow on August 18, 2012, 08:18:58 PM
Hi, I'm new. :D

Real name is Lisa, I am quite comfortably ensconced in Glasgow, and I enjoy words like 'ensconced'. And being comfortable. Any questions, fire away. ;D
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Elfy on August 19, 2012, 04:02:51 AM
Love the nick, Lisa. You'll fit right in with the other Scots here. Welcome!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Lionwalker on August 19, 2012, 10:37:47 AM
Both of you will be glad to know (actually, I'm sure EVERYONE will be ;)) that I've finished Red Country. That's right... I have read it. And you haven't.  :P


Bad! You're now spreading to other threads infecting everyone with that green poison... :P
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Lor on August 19, 2012, 11:02:10 PM
Welcome to the new people, and not those just here to gloat about certain proofs they've read, hope you have a lovely time with us!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: BookishWitch on August 20, 2012, 12:13:27 AM
Hello!

I'm Tracy and I'm new. I'm not any kind of -aholic, unless there's a bookaholic? Anyway, I went to the Fantasy Night at Blackwells on Friday and had a blast, so I figured I should come here and get to know some people!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Elfy on August 20, 2012, 02:04:13 AM
Hello!

I'm Tracy and I'm new. I'm not any kind of -aholic, unless there's a bookaholic? Anyway, I went to the Fantasy Night at Blackwells on Friday and had a blast, so I figured I should come here and get to know some people!
Welcome Tracy. I'm also envious of you because you got to go to the thing on Friday night and I'm down here in Australia with virtually no chance of meeting my friends on here.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Lionwalker on August 20, 2012, 08:30:15 AM
Hello!

I'm Tracy and I'm new. I'm not any kind of -aholic, unless there's a bookaholic? Anyway, I went to the Fantasy Night at Blackwells on Friday and had a blast, so I figured I should come here and get to know some people!
Welcome Tracy. I'm also envious of you because you got to go to the thing on Friday night and I'm down here in Australia with virtually no chance of meeting my friends on here.

To be honest, from what I hear, two Australians may have been pushing it :D
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Idlewilder on August 20, 2012, 10:12:01 AM
To be honest, from what I hear, two Australians may have been pushing it :D

They know how to party.  :D
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Lionwalker on August 20, 2012, 10:21:58 AM
To be honest, from what I hear, two Australians may have been pushing it :D

They know how to party.  :D

Damn...that old Venga Boys song just popped into my head, "We like to party, we, we, we like to party..." Urgh.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Elfy on August 21, 2012, 02:19:14 AM
Hello!

I'm Tracy and I'm new. I'm not any kind of -aholic, unless there's a bookaholic? Anyway, I went to the Fantasy Night at Blackwells on Friday and had a blast, so I figured I should come here and get to know some people!
Welcome Tracy. I'm also envious of you because you got to go to the thing on Friday night and I'm down here in Australia with virtually no chance of meeting my friends on here.

To be honest, from what I hear, two Australians may have been pushing it :D
I've heard that, too. The earliest I'll probably be over there is for Worldcon 2014.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: ArnoldSideways on August 24, 2012, 10:42:16 PM
Greetings and salutations.

I've been lurking here a few weeks and thought it about time I registered and introduced myself here.

Real name's Chris. I'm an Australian living in Norway. Have been reading fantasy since about the age of 10, and am now lost adrift on the wrong side of 30. Am now rediscovering the simple joys of reading, after a few years' bookless hiatus (With the exception of course, of the latest Pratchett release).

I've been reading voraciously the last six months or so; visiting faithful old companions (Tolkien, Eddings, Brooks), or welcoming new faces into the fold (Sanderson, Lynch, Sullivan). My TBR list is becoming wildly unmanageable.

I'll cut this short before I end up writing my entire autobiography here.

From what I've seen so far, this community seems full of friendly (not to mention passionate) folks, and I'm hoping I'll be able to contribute something of worth back.

Looking forward to getting to know you all a little better  ;D
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Idlewilder on August 24, 2012, 10:48:47 PM
Welcome to Fantasy Faction!

We're all glad to have you here. Now - get posting.  ;D
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Lionwalker on August 24, 2012, 10:53:37 PM
Hey, Welcome!

Yes, I would say people are rather passionate around here.
All though it pains me, I second what Idlewilder said. :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Lor on August 24, 2012, 11:25:32 PM
Hey, Welcome!

Yes, I would say people are rather passionate around here.
All though it pains me, I second what Idlewilder said. :)

Don't worry about those two, they're being dealt with ;)

Welcome welcome, hope you enjoy your stay :) Any problems, don't be scared to give a mod a shout, we're mostly harmless, as is everyone else!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Lionwalker on August 24, 2012, 11:28:08 PM
Hey, Welcome!

Yes, I would say people are rather passionate around here.
All though it pains me, I second what Idlewilder said. :)

Don't worry about those two, they're being dealt with ;)

Welcome welcome, hope you enjoy your stay :) Any problems, don't be scared to give a mod a shout, we're mostly harmless, as is everyone else!

That's what a certain someone said about the planet Earth, in a rather infamous guide book. And then look what happened... :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Elfy on August 25, 2012, 02:30:07 AM
Greetings and salutations.

I've been lurking here a few weeks and thought it about time I registered and introduced myself here.

Real name's Chris. I'm an Australian living in Norway. Have been reading fantasy since about the age of 10, and am now lost adrift on the wrong side of 30. Am now rediscovering the simple joys of reading, after a few years' bookless hiatus (With the exception of course, of the latest Pratchett release).

I've been reading voraciously the last six months or so; visiting faithful old companions (Tolkien, Eddings, Brooks), or welcoming new faces into the fold (Sanderson, Lynch, Sullivan). My TBR list is becoming wildly unmanageable.

I'll cut this short before I end up writing my entire autobiography here.

From what I've seen so far, this community seems full of friendly (not to mention passionate) folks, and I'm hoping I'll be able to contribute something of worth back.

Looking forward to getting to know you all a little better  ;D
Another Australian Chris! G'day mate.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: ArnoldSideways on August 25, 2012, 10:10:01 AM
Another Australian Chris! G'day mate.

G'day, howyagarn?  ;D

Thanks for the warm welcomes, everyone  :D
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: alawston on August 30, 2012, 03:42:35 PM
Hi, I'm new!

I'm Andrew, and I live and work in London. I read a lot of fantasy and science-fiction - not necessarily in that order, but there you go. I've been seeing various references to FF over my various social media feeds for a while now, including that classic with the mental self-published author, obviously, and so I'm finally here. The alternative was writing a sales letter for the finance magazine I've just helped to relaunch with the day job.

I'm a writer who's not quite sure whether he counts as professional yet - people pay me to write stuff, but mostly for stuff I hate writing, you know? I've also done the self-published thing, but more of that in the appropriate forum, naturally. I act a bit for charidee, and have also done a few bits and pieces of extra work on stage and TV. I speak French, and self-justify the reading of truly dreadful fantasy novels by purchasing copies in French (World of Warcraft - Arthas: Rise of the Lich King, I'm looking at you!).

I also cook curry, drink beer and have a cat.

So yeah, hi.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Idlewilder on August 30, 2012, 06:42:58 PM
Hi Andrew! Welcome to Fantasy Faction. Enjoy and feel free to ask us "old timers" any questions you may have.  :D
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Villani51 on August 31, 2012, 05:45:38 AM
Hi, I've been coming to this forum for a while now and finally decided to join it...

I'm actually from Brazil, so sorry if my english it's not perfect (I believe I'm far from it)....
I'm mostly into epic fantasy but I like some science fiction and urban fantasy as well (loving the Dresden files!)
Anyway, just wanted to say hi!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: WillGamer46 on September 02, 2012, 07:02:53 PM
*pokes head in shyly* uh, I'm really no good at introductions but hey there, I'm an indie fantasy author from the states and I'm new here. Whats up?   
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Charlemagne on September 02, 2012, 07:14:18 PM
Greetings, Villani56 and WillGamer46! We hope you'll find that Fantasy Faction is all its cracked up to be, as I'm sure you've heard about all over the internet, as we are quite a sensation... What's that? Damn, apparently that was false, and you'll just have to make do with this gorgeous community full of lovely people we have here, and we hope you enjoy your stay!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Lor on September 02, 2012, 07:33:07 PM
*pokes head in shyly* uh, I'm really no good at introductions but hey there, I'm an indie fantasy author from the states and I'm new here. Whats up?   

Welcome guys! Ignore the pirates, we'll clean them out of here eventually (they're like rats, always come back ;)). Have fun, feel free to start threads if you want to discuss something that's not already here, and any problems, us mods can occasionally help ;)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Doctor_Chill on September 02, 2012, 07:59:00 PM
*pokes head in shyly* uh, I'm really no good at introductions but hey there, I'm an indie fantasy author from the states and I'm new here. Whats up?   

Welcome guys! Ignore the pirates, we'll clean them out of here eventually (they're like rats, always come back ;)). Have fun, feel free to start threads if you want to discuss something that's not already here, and any problems, us mods can occasionally help ;)

Key word: occasionally. ;)
Have fun, and try not to fight about the logic of spaces or Texans. So in a nut shell, have fun. :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: thremnir on September 04, 2012, 08:16:40 PM
Hi I'm Nick, got here from Twitter.  I'm a lifelong Fantasy & SF fan & Con-goer (Next one I'll be at is TitanCon); take my handle from the wooded cliff in The Worm Ouroboros whereat Spitfire got his come-uppance.  Currently reading Persian Dawns, Egyptian Nights by Lewis Grassic Gibbon.  Currently watching Carnivale on DVD.  Currently writing my first fantasy novel. 
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on September 06, 2012, 03:32:21 PM
Hi I'm Nick, got here from Twitter.  I'm a lifelong Fantasy & SF fan & Con-goer (Next one I'll be at is TitanCon); take my handle from the wooded cliff in The Worm Ouroboros whereat Spitfire got his come-uppance.  Currently reading Persian Dawns, Egyptian Nights by Lewis Grassic Gibbon.  Currently watching Carnivale on DVD.  Currently writing my first fantasy novel. 

Welcome Nick! We're glad you found us. :) Hope you enjoy your stay! :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Mary C. Moore on September 15, 2012, 08:37:47 AM
Hi! I'm new... Found this following an "authors behaving badly" thread on the Internet. Love and write fantasy so I am settling in!

Check me at www.marycmoore.com (http://www.marycmoore.com)

Looking forward to interacting with fellow fantasy readers and writers!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Elfy on September 16, 2012, 05:06:25 AM
Hi Mary, welcome. Hope we can provide you with some enjoyment here.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: gregjames on September 17, 2012, 01:09:22 AM
Evenin' all,

I'm Greg, life-long reader of fantasy as well as science fiction and horror. I've been writing and publishing horror fiction for the last eighteen months as G.R. Yeates and I'll be moving on from that to dark fantasy in the new year. I can be found on the interweb at www.gryeates.co.uk (http://www.gryeates.co.uk) if you are so inclined. Looking forward to chatting with everyone.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on September 17, 2012, 12:57:27 PM
Evenin' all,

I'm Greg, life-long reader of fantasy as well as science fiction and horror. I've been writing and publishing horror fiction for the last eighteen months as G.R. Yeates and I'll be moving on from that to dark fantasy in the new year. I can be found on the interweb at www.gryeates.co.uk (http://www.gryeates.co.uk) if you are so inclined. Looking forward to chatting with everyone.

Welcome to the site! Hope you enjoy your stay! :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: modscheherzade on September 17, 2012, 06:59:52 PM
Hi I found this forum from the fantasy faction contest announcements online when it was already closed. I've been into fantasy since I was eleven - I won an art competition for illustrating the hobbit song in the Hobbit - the picture had to contain the dragon in the sky and Bilbo and the dwarves in its lair. I read the Hobbit before submitting my entry and part of the prize was the Lord of Rings trilogy bookset - I was hooked. I've posted twice in Writer's Corner in response to the last two challenges. It was fun reading the other entries. This looks like a fantastic forum - glad I found it.  :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Elfy on September 18, 2012, 12:27:06 AM
Welcome, there are writing contests every month, and if the anthology is successful the plan is to publish another one and I think they'll hold another contest. Have fun!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Timbaroa on September 22, 2012, 07:36:59 PM
Hi, I am new ;D I have been lurking for a little while. I have found this site and forum very good for recommending books and authors. As a result, I am currently reading fantasy authors I never thought I would. Other than one family member, I don't know anyone else who reads fantasy or sci fi from my background. I am therefore looking forward to getting involved in discussions with knowledgeable people. On the other hand, I am a little shy and may just go back to lurking....
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Lor on September 22, 2012, 07:38:38 PM
Welcome! Don't lurk, come and join us, and hopefully you'll have a great time here :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Tsariloth on September 25, 2012, 04:05:05 AM
Hello, I'm Mike. My handle for this site is Tsariloth a name I made up about thirty years ago for my fantasy fiction.

I first played D&D in 1979 and I turned my first adventure into a short story "Moldy Gold" that I've posted in the works to be critiqued section for everyone's perusal.

I found this forum only in the last few weeks. I have been eager to share my stories with other writers and fans of fantasy for years, but life often gets in the way.

I live in Long Beach, Ca with my wife and kids. A free ranging white rabbit accompanies me while I read and write.

I love history, Herodotus, Xenophon, Tacitus, Homer, Caesar. Fantasy/sf authors: REH, HPL, Moorcock, LeGuin,Heinlein, Frank & Brian Herbert, Salvatore, Lustbader, Wolfe. There is so many. My bookshelves overflow!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Zoe Brooks on September 25, 2012, 11:56:10 AM
Hello

I'm Zoe. I spend half my time in the Uk and half in a semi-derelict farmhouse in the Czech Republic, where I write my magic realism books. Not sure if you guys and gals count magic realism as fantasy, I'd be interested to know. In August I started a magic realism challenge in which I read and review one magic realism book a week. The reviews go up on my magic realism blog - htttp://www.magic-realism.net (http://htttp://www.magic-realism.net). Always interested to hear from fellow magic realism writers.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Doctor_Chill on September 25, 2012, 11:10:59 PM
Hey there Tsariloth. Hope you have a great time. The WtBC board is where I started out too. Thought I might add. :D

Nice to have you Zoe. But Magic Realism? Is that even a genre?/ sarcasm. :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: ljstark on September 26, 2012, 05:43:11 PM
Hello everyone!  Based on my username here I'm ljstark!

I found you guys by doing extensive Google searches for ideas on world building and character creation for a series I'm pecking away at.  Looking forwards to picking people's brains here and there when I have a chance!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Arry on September 26, 2012, 05:47:33 PM
Welcome ljstark! Hope you have fun here, and be sure to check out the Writers Corner section :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Mary C. Moore on September 26, 2012, 11:18:37 PM
Hi I'm new! :)

This forum is so large it is a little overwhelming. Hope I can keep up! I have to say the Narnia books are what hooked me into fantasy at a young age as well. Ever since I have been an avid reader. I was a science nerd in high school, so fantasy was my escape. Then I became a field biologist and had a lot of down time. That's when I started writing, and haven't looked back since. Now I'm a full time author and love it down to the bittersweet core.

I also review books if anyone is looking for a reviewer, connect with me via my website!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on September 30, 2012, 03:31:52 PM
Hi I'm new! :)

This forum is so large it is a little overwhelming. Hope I can keep up! I have to say the Narnia books are what hooked me into fantasy at a young age as well. Ever since I have been an avid reader. I was a science nerd in high school, so fantasy was my escape. Then I became a field biologist and had a lot of down time. That's when I started writing, and haven't looked back since. Now I'm a full time author and love it down to the bittersweet core.

I also review books if anyone is looking for a reviewer, connect with me via my website!

Welcome to the site! Glad you found us and we hope you enjoy your stay. :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Ur-Quan on September 30, 2012, 04:02:14 PM
Let me give you a little bow and introduce myself too.

My online alias is Ur-Quan, which some of you will recognize. Some might do so because they've met me on the vast prairies of the interweb, but others might recognize the originating point of the nickname, which isn't original, but isn't common either ^^.

I dabble in some writing, I read quite a bit when I put my mind to it. I game both with keyboard/mouse and with pen&paper. I am a fan of mythology, Greek and Norse ones being my favourites. I am an European persona and I am a fan of all things fantastical in their nature. Unfortunately, I do not own a sword, even though I'd like to, though I own a pair of potion bottles and a chest.  :)

I use Steam, if anyone desires to contact me there, you may PM me freely. DotA2 buff, heh.

I listen to a lot of Metal and I usually prefer clear vocals as opposed to the mighty growl.

That's it, mostly, I'm not too complicated of a person when I don't want to be. If you've got any questions, inquiries, wishes or requests, I'm all ears.  :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on September 30, 2012, 04:04:13 PM
Let me give you a little bow and introduce myself too.

My online alias is Ur-Quan, which some of you will recognize. Some might do so because they've met me on the vast prairies of the interweb, but others might recognize the originating point of the nickname, which isn't original, but isn't common either ^^.

I dabble in some writing, I read quite a bit when I put my mind to it. I game both with keyboard/mouse and with pen&paper. I am a fan of mythology, Greek and Norse ones being my favourites. I am an European persona and I am a fan of all things fantastical in their nature. Unfortunately, I do not own a sword, even though I'd like to, though I own a pair of potion bottles and a chest.  :)

I use Steam, if anyone desires to contact me there, you may PM me freely. DotA2 buff, heh.

I listen to a lot of Metal and I usually prefer clear vocals as opposed to the mighty growl.

That's it, mostly, I'm not too complicated of a person when I don't want to be. If you've got any questions, inquiries, wishes or requests, I'm all ears.  :)

Welcome! Sounds like you've come to the right place. Hope you enjoy your stay! :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: warfitz45 on October 06, 2012, 03:41:05 AM
I'm new here, but not to sf/f forums, specifically the sffworld.com which I've been reading for... a long time now.  I would post to its forums occasionally, but I tend to wait until I have something to say (or I think I can be clever which happens even less often).  I live in the United States and have done a good deal of writing - completing 2 novels that I've never quite been happy with and more than a few short stories.  Instead of Christmas cards, I give out short stories that fit on something the size of a card.  I was going to stop that this year (it's hard to work w/in such a theme for... 12+ short stories now).  I told some people.  They yelled at me so I guess I will do another one.

As a youth, my favorite book was Dragonlance and a character I remembered fondly was Raistlin.  Recently, I tried to re-read that classic Weis/Hickman work, and much like the Superfriends... I should've left it in my memories.  Anyway, I swerved from typical fantasy to comics in my teens and then did some indy work as a writer before being tied into fantasy again during DB Pros run to adapt fantasy novels into comics.  I was tagged to do a project or two, but each time something happened and it never panned out.  That was the bad.  The good?  I realized how much I enjoyed fantasy and began trying my hand at writing prose as opposed to comics.  It also allowed me to meet some neat people that I'll never forget.

I have a wife of 18 years, son who is nearly 12, 2 cats, and a chocolate lab that keeps me young. 

And that should about do it for the short form.  I'll try to be around.  Don't be a stranger either!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Caroline Bott on October 07, 2012, 02:25:06 PM
Just joined.  Been meaning to for a while now, but life.....

Really amused by starting as "peasant".  I used to do living history and you start as a peasant there too.  If you don't know the answer when a member of the public asks a question then you can just say "ask the master (or other appropriate word)" and watch someone else cope.  :)

I really started reading science fiction and fantasy with Anne McCaffrey's Dragonsinger trilogy, then expanded outwards from there and since then have been reading - lots.

A few of the many authors I read include:
Lois McMaster Bujold, Barbara Hambly, Diane Duane, Tanya Huff, Julie Czerneda, Juliet McKenna, Sherri Tepper, John Barnes and Sharon Lee & Steve Miller (Liaden and others).
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Jian on October 07, 2012, 04:11:59 PM
Just joined.  Been meaning to for a while now, but life.....

Really amused by starting as "peasant".  I used to do living history and you start as a peasant there too.  If you don't know the answer when a member of the public asks a question then you can just say "ask the master (or other appropriate word)" and watch someone else cope.  :)

I really started reading science fiction and fantasy with Anne McCaffrey's Dragonsinger trilogy, then expanded outwards from there and since then have been reading - lots.

A few of the many authors I read include:
Lois McMaster Bujold, Barbara Hambly, Diane Duane, Tanya Huff, Julie Czerneda, Juliet McKenna, Sherri Tepper, John Barnes and Sharon Lee & Steve Miller (Liaden and others).

Welcome. And no offense, but I have literally never heard of every single one of those authors. xD

I hope you enjoy your stay here.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Caroline Bott on October 07, 2012, 06:36:31 PM
Thanks for the welcome.

No offence taken.  :)

May not be the right place to ask, but who are you reading?  Fantasy being such a gloriously massive genre, I'm wondering if I'll have heard of them.  ;D
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Jian on October 07, 2012, 06:42:03 PM
Thanks for the welcome.

No offence taken.  :)

May not be the right place to ask, but who are you reading?  Fantasy being such a gloriously massive genre, I'm wondering if I'll have heard of them.  ;D

Brandon Sanderson, George R.R. Martin, Brent Weeks, Maria V. Snyder occasionally, Joe Abercrombie, and... Those are pretty much the authors I read regularly, though I do enjoy a PR book here and there (they're rather funny! Not Twilight ;D ), but yeah, those are my favorites.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Caroline Bott on October 07, 2012, 07:55:08 PM
PR - Paranormal Romance?

Heard of them all except Maria Snyder.

Have read Martin, Weeks and Abercrombie - just not in my favourites.  I thought George RR Martin's "Hedge Knight" - in an anthology years ago pretty amazing.  I enjoyed book 1 of Game of Thrones, but stopped after book 2 - too multi-threaded for me and my favourite character in book 1 (forgotten her name, younger daughter who was taught how to fence) didn't appear at all in book 2 that I recall.
Weeks and Abercrombie are impressive writers.  For my favourites I like characters that I want to meet again and both of them write gritty books and characters who are not having the best of lives (to say the least) so they stick in the mind very well, but I don't really want to travel over the path again.

And I should have said I also like (and re-read) Terry Pratchett and Jasper Fforde.  (How could I have forgotten them?)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Elfy on October 07, 2012, 11:21:50 PM
Just joined.  Been meaning to for a while now, but life.....

Really amused by starting as "peasant".  I used to do living history and you start as a peasant there too.  If you don't know the answer when a member of the public asks a question then you can just say "ask the master (or other appropriate word)" and watch someone else cope.  :)

I really started reading science fiction and fantasy with Anne McCaffrey's Dragonsinger trilogy, then expanded outwards from there and since then have been reading - lots.

A few of the many authors I read include:
Lois McMaster Bujold, Barbara Hambly, Diane Duane, Tanya Huff, Julie Czerneda, Juliet McKenna, Sherri Tepper, John Barnes and Sharon Lee & Steve Miller (Liaden and others).
Welcome Caroline. Unlike Jian, I've heard off ALL those authors, although I haven't read many of them. Only Bujold and Huff. I can't believe Jian has never heard of Bujold, she's won like 3 or 4 Best Novel Hugo's.
If you enjoyed The Hedge Knight you should also try to track down copies of The Sworn Sword and The Mystery Knight, which continue the story of Dunk and Egg.
You're also the only other person I've met here so far that likes Jasper Fforde, seriously brilliant and underrated author.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Fallen One on October 07, 2012, 11:45:33 PM

 Welcome, mrs. Bott!

 Joining the conversation, I haven't heard of any of the authors you mentioned, except Anne McCaffrey. Of those mentioned by Jian, I have only read Martin (while heard about the others), but I guess that's to be expected, I consider myself quite uncultured in fantasy matters.

 If you could please go to the "Works to be critiqued" section and post your opinion or comments about the words there posted, it would be great for everyone involved! (I would say "Pick me, pick me!", but that would be childish :P)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Elfy on October 08, 2012, 12:08:54 AM


Have read Martin, Weeks and Abercrombie - just not in my favourites.  I thought George RR Martin's "Hedge Knight" - in an anthology years ago pretty amazing.  I enjoyed book 1 of Game of Thrones, but stopped after book 2 - too multi-threaded for me and my favourite character in book 1 (forgotten her name, younger daughter who was taught how to fence) didn't appear at all in book 2 that I recall.

Caroline, just a comment on the bolded comment about A Song of Ice and Fire. That description sounds like Arya Stark, it doesn't fit any other PoV character. Arya is actually the ONLY PoV character to feature in all 5 of the books thus far. She only had small roles in A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons, but she was most definitely in them.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Jian on October 08, 2012, 06:53:10 AM
I mostly find out about authors from the "What are you currently reading" thread, and don't recall those authors. xD

I'll be sure to check them out, though. I'm currently trying to find a new book to read. Any suggestions on which book from which author should I start with?

I have heard of McCaffrey, btw. And yeah, Paranormal Romance. Depending on which you read, they're pretty enjoyable reads. Check out Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dark Hunter series if you wanna give 'em a try.

Arya was definitely featured in book 2. I remember because she was one of the three PoV's that I looked forward to when reading a Clash of Kings. Her, Jon, and Tyrion were my favorite characters among The Clash of Kings.

I really hated Cat Stark, though, the wife of Ned. Annoyed me to no end. ;D
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Cara on October 08, 2012, 10:31:53 AM
Hi, I'm new. I've followed the blog for a while, though.

I'm married, got two children who are almost grown up and a St Bernard boy, Georg that we adopted last Christmas. Georg was a lonely, sad and very sick little() boy when he arrived. Spending months getting him well again and trained, did not only improve Georg's health and mood, it did wonders for mine as well. Living by the coast of southern Norway, we enjoy the breathtakingly beautiful nature every day, going hiking in the woods, or for walks down to the sea. Watching the sea on a calm, sunny day is great, but watching it on stormy day is downright spectacular.

Why did I join? I love stories. I love reading them, listening to them and writing them. If the story is good, I enjoy it regardless of genre, but Fantasy and Sci Fi are my favorites.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Jian on October 08, 2012, 10:42:12 AM
Hi, I'm new. I've followed the blog for a while, though.

I'm married, got two children who are almost grown up and a St Bernard boy, Georg that we adopted last Christmas. Georg was a lonely, sad and very sick little() boy when he arrived. Spending months getting him well again and trained, did not only improve Georg's health and mood, it did wonders for mine as well. Living by the coast of southern Norway, we enjoy the breathtakingly beautiful nature every day, going hiking in the woods, or for walks down to the sea. Watching the sea on a calm, sunny day is great, but watching it on stormy day is downright spectacular.

Why did I join? I love stories. I love reading them, listening to them and writing them. If the story is good, I enjoy it regardless of genre, but Fantasy and Sci Fi are my favorites.

Welcome, Cara. That's really quite honorable, what you did for that kid. Really quite selfless. ;D

Hope you enjoy your stay 'round here. I'm loving my stay here so far. And uh, my sister is actually named Kara, though I've never actually called her by her name. (In my country, since she is my elder, I call her by the designated honorific, Manang.)

Anyways, once again, welcome. And enjoy.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Cara on October 08, 2012, 10:57:55 AM
Just to avoid misunderstandings. Georg is a St Bernard dog. He's our tiny pup  ;)
Meet Georg:
(http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w248/Cara1969/Georg/Bilde0062.jpg)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Jian on October 08, 2012, 11:12:50 AM
Just to avoid misunderstandings. Georg is a St Bernard dog. He's our tiny pup  ;)
Meet Georg:
(http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w248/Cara1969/Georg/Bilde0062.jpg)

Aye, I figured. I can't imagine what size in years to come if that's actually tiny. xD

I had a Pekingese. Had to give her away. It was a real sad endeavor.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: ccrogers3d on October 08, 2012, 02:48:06 PM
Hi, I'm new.  :)

My name is CC. I'm a software engineer and a mom. My husband stays at home with our two kids.

I found my way here because I'm "hitting the streets" promoting the graphic novel I just finished (http://riverfiction.com/graphic-novels/rune-a-tale-of-wizards-and-.html), and my Google search turned up the thread where I can ask for reviews. Now I've checked out the rest of the place and am settling in because it looks like my kind of place!

I mostly read Fantasy and Sci fi, although recently I've started reading some Romance if it has good characters and a decent plot. I haven't had much time to read in the past few years (because of making my own book and raising two kids) but that will pick up now that my book is done.

Some of my favs include Chronicles of Narnia, Sword of Truth, Wheel of Time, Discworld, The Sandman, and Harry Potter. The most recent book I've read is American Gods by Neil Gaiman.

I also haven't had time to watch many movies lately, but saw The Avengers last weekend. I am a HUGE fan of Joss Whedon's storytelling and enjoyed Buffy, Angel and Firefly.

Glad to be here and looking forward to "meeting" folks!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Lor on October 08, 2012, 02:54:37 PM
Welcome! :) Hope you have a fab time here, and we look forward to getting to know you :D
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Fallen One on October 08, 2012, 04:04:40 PM

Why did I join? I love stories. I love reading them, listening to them and writing them. If the story is good, I enjoy it regardless of genre, but Fantasy and Sci Fi are my favorites.

 If you like reading stories, would it be too much to ask for you to take a look at my Work in Progress, on the "Work to be critiqued section"?

 If you want some feedback on your stories, you could post some of your work there. The ones who read and comment are extra nice, specially me! :D
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Fallen One on October 08, 2012, 04:08:15 PM
Glad to be here and looking forward to "meeting" folks!

 Welcome, Mrs. Rogers, I hope you find your stay in this quiet, remote corner of cyberspace, quite enjoyable!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Cara on October 08, 2012, 04:09:52 PM
Thanks for the welcomes :)

I'll be checking out the stories and commenting. Maybe I'll add some of my short stories, we'll see :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Caroline Bott on October 08, 2012, 08:40:18 PM
I'll be sure to check them out, though. I'm currently trying to find a new book to read. Any suggestions on which book from which author should I start with?
Arya was definitely featured in book 2. I remember because she was one of the three PoV's that I looked forward to when reading a Clash of Kings. Her, Jon, and Tyrion were my favorite characters among The Clash of Kings.

I really hated Cat Stark, though, the wife of Ned. Annoyed me to no end. ;D

OK Don't remember Cat.  There was a character I didn't take to (SPOILER WARNING) - the one in book 2 who hatches the dragon eggs.

Still getting my head around where to post things - so recommendations - should I put that in the review area of the forum?  Or answer you here?
(BTW - do you also read science fiction?  Several of the authors in my list write both.)

Caroline, just a comment on the bolded comment about A Song of Ice and Fire. That description sounds like Arya Stark, it doesn't fit any other PoV character. Arya is actually the ONLY PoV character to feature in all 5 of the books thus far. She only had small roles in A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons, but she was most definitely in them.

Elfy - thanks, hadn't realised that now there were sequels to the Hedge Knight, must go and look for them.

Regarding Arya Stark - I think it was probably Arya.  Certainly was one of the younger Stark daughters.  Its some years since I read the two Song of Ice and Fire books (shows how vivid they are that I remember them).  Just remember being disappointed that the fencing character didn't continue or maybe it was only appeared a little.  So has the fencing stopped/been stopped?
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Elfy on October 08, 2012, 10:46:00 PM
There are two Stark girls, Sansa is the older and Arya the younger. She's basically taken what Syrio taught her and channeled it in different directions. I'm being rather vague because I don't wish to spoil it for anyone who hasn't yet read the books. I'd recommend you watch the show if you like the Arya character, though. The girl who plays her; Maisie Williams, is brilliant in the role. She even learned to fence left handed, because Arya in the book is a lefty. The female character, the one with the dragon eggs, that you didn't take to is Danaerys (sp?) Targaryen, one of the claimants to the Iron Throne. Cat Stark, who appears on many readers 'don't like' lists is the mother of the Stark kids (Robb, Sansa, Arya, Bran and Rickon).
Welcome to Cara, I can imagine adopting a St Bernard is much the same as adopting a child. I remember seeing one take it's owner for a walk one day.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Jian on October 09, 2012, 07:19:57 AM
Actually, I've been meaning to read some more science fiction, so I'd be cool if you recommended some to me. You could just Private Message them or just post here, btw. ;D
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Cara on October 09, 2012, 09:46:26 AM
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Welcome to Cara, I can imagine adopting a St Bernard is much the same as adopting a child. I remember seeing one take it's owner for a walk one day.

Thanks :) Yes, a pup needs a lot of care. Oh, I've seen that too. Georg would certainly take me on a fly-ride if he so decided. Luckily, he believes I'm the bosslady  ;) He's true to what some people call these monsters; A gentle giant.

As for Sci Fi, one of the best books I've read is Iain Bank's "The Algebraist" I also enjoyed China Mieville's "Ambassytown". Brandon Sanderson has a series that is rather Sci Fi "The Stormlight Archives". The first book "The Way of Kings" was great.

Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Caroline Bott on October 09, 2012, 11:17:06 AM
Hi to Cara from another newbie

We used to live opposite to people with a St Bernard.  As it grew it learnt to get out (until they really upgraded their fences).  The first time it wandered round our house into the back garden I thought somebody's calf was on the loose.  Very amiable dog, not a problem, just a little startling.

Seeing someone take a large dog for a walk while they ride on a push bike, holding onto the dog's lead is interesting.  Best done on a very quiet road.  ;D  (Not a St Bernard, think it was a Great Dane - I can understand why you'd want to be on a push bike but.....)

Oh - and have you seen or read James Herriot?  There is a "tow" scene with a bullock in a field with cow pats.


@Jian - will have a think and come back on that.

@Elfy - thanks.   Not yet seen the show, vaguely on my to-look-out-for list.  Will put it on my active list (so to speak).  Seeing fencing done well is always pleasing.  (On which subject, have you seen the Princess Bride?)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Idlewilder on October 09, 2012, 11:25:18 AM
(On which subject, have you seen the Princess Bride?)

Inconceivable!

On that note, Welcome to the Forums!  ;D
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Jian on October 09, 2012, 11:44:25 AM
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Welcome to Cara, I can imagine adopting a St Bernard is much the same as adopting a child. I remember seeing one take it's owner for a walk one day.

Thanks :) Yes, a pup needs a lot of care. Oh, I've seen that too. Georg would certainly take me on a fly-ride if he so decided. Luckily, he believes I'm the bosslady  ;) He's true to what some people call these monsters; A gentle giant.

As for Sci Fi, one of the best books I've read is Iain Bank's "The Algebraist" I also enjoyed China Mieville's "Ambassytown". Brandon Sanderson has a series that is rather Sci Fi "The Stormlight Archives". The first book "The Way of Kings" was great.



Read Way of Kings. Loved it. Mieville's hard to get into, and Embassytown is most notorious for being the most "difficult" yet brilliant of his books. Might give it a try sometime. I'm already reading a bit of Banks, so I'll check that out some time.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Elfy on October 09, 2012, 11:27:21 PM


@Elfy - thanks.   Not yet seen the show, vaguely on my to-look-out-for list.  Will put it on my active list (so to speak).  Seeing fencing done well is always pleasing.  (On which subject, have you seen the Princess Bride?)
Both read the book and seen the film. It's one my wife's favourite films, she can quote entire slabs of it. Reading the book is a vastly different experience to see the film, and if you haven't done it, I'd recommend it. If you like fencing you could give Douglas Hulick's Among Thieves a try, the author is a fencer himself and his descriptions of the fights are excellent.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Fallen One on October 10, 2012, 12:38:55 AM
Actually, I've been meaning to read some more science fiction, so I'd be cool if you recommended some to me. You could just Private Message them or just post here, btw. ;D

 Everything Isaac Asimov ever wrote. That should keep you busy for a few years.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Wulfen on October 11, 2012, 03:55:43 PM
Hello, new guy here! My name is Chris, I'm 41-years-old, been married for the past 17 years, and we have two boys. I've been writing on and off ever since I was about twelve or so, and now that I'm getting older I realize the time is now. Currently working on a novel project, although I also love jumping into contests and writing prompts. I'm not sure how I missed this place, to be honest!

I of course also love to read fantasy and science fiction; my favorites include: pretty much anything by Joe Abercrombie, Armor by Jon Steakley, Game of Thrones, Mark Lawrence's excellent Prince/King of Thorns, Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson, and The Dragonbone Chair by Tad Williams. There's many others, but wanted to give a taste of what sorts of books I like.

I work in IT, and on my off-hours I do lots of family stuff, and also game a bit. Not so much RPG's any more, but many tabletop miniatures, board and card games.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Fallen One on October 11, 2012, 04:31:07 PM
I work in IT, and on my off-hours I do lots of family stuff, and also game a bit. Not so much RPG's any more, but many tabletop miniatures, board and card games.

 Unfortunately, every time someone says "IT", I automatically think "Have you tried turning it off and on again?" :(

 Congratulations on your initiative, and welcome to our humble corner of cyberspace! If you want people to comment on your work, feel free to post excerpts at the "Work to be critiqued" section. If, on the other hand, you wish to comment on other people's work, feel free to do so, everyone here appreciates some feedback!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Wulfen on October 11, 2012, 05:24:35 PM

 Unfortunately, every time someone says "IT", I automatically think "Have you tried turning it off and on again?" :(

 Congratulations on your initiative, and welcome to our humble corner of cyberspace! If you want people to comment on your work, feel free to post excerpts at the "Work to be critiqued" section. If, on the other hand, you wish to comment on other people's work, feel free to do so, everyone here appreciates some feedback!

Ah yes, the fun we have in IT. I'm a network and system engineer, but I know what you're talking about. :)

I absolutely plan on contributing to the forum for both critiques and feedback. Thanks for the welcome!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Elfy on October 11, 2012, 11:32:15 PM
Welcome Chris, I'm also an IT worker, and The IT Crowd has a lot to answer for. It is however stunningly accurate. I used to work with a guy who I am convinced they modelled the character of Roy on.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: K.Trian on October 13, 2012, 03:11:46 AM
Hi, everyone! We're T.K.Trian, a pseudonym for two writers, Katri and Toni, and we're here to find new info, "meet" new people, and generally have a good time.

We've both written since we were kids but it wasn't until about after a year or so after we'd started dating that we attempted writing a novel together. I, Toni, was hesitant at first because I'm a bit of a perfectionist and my band mates (jokingly of course) call me Führer because I sometimes drive them pretty hard to get all the parts perfect but as it turned out, Katri and myself were a perfect match not only as a couple but as writers; our strengths complement and fulfill each others' weaknesses and together we almost make one half-decent author. ;D

We've finished around a dozen books of about 100 000 - 150 000 words each. We realize it's more than many authors produce over their entire careers but writing is what we live and breathe, we write a few hours every single day simply because, well, you know the urge when you need to get something out, some new idea, concept, even a character? It doesn't matter that we don't get paid, it's just something we have to do and so far the stories just keep coming.

Presently we're proof-reading our flagship called Solus, a mix of military sci-fi and space opera, so as to smooth out the inevitable wrinkles one finds with every single reread. Please feel free to check out the first part at our blog. (https://blogs.helsinki.fi/kvolotin/2012/10/02/the-first-chapter-of-solus-1-out-now/)

Anyway, that's all about I can think of right now so it's time for us to go roam the pages of Fantasy Faction. Later, gals, guys!

-Toni & Katri
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Jian on October 13, 2012, 10:10:09 AM
Welcome to FF forums, you two. Hope you enjoy your stay.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: JakeTheCyborg on October 16, 2012, 07:40:25 PM
Hey I'm JakeTheCyborg (Just call me Jake or Borg.) ! :)

Ever since I've been in a wheelchair, I've been reading Fantasy and Science Fiction. For me, reading speculative fiction helped me stave off the sadness I had for not being able to run and play. My readings eventually inspired me to write, and I've been writing since the tender age of ten. (I'm currently working on a novel, and I've had one short story published in Fantasy Short Stories Issue 1.)

As for my favorite authors, this would be a very long post if I mentioned them all, lol. I like Tolkien, Brooks, King, Herbert, Howard, Moorcock, McKiernan, Stoker, Burroughs, Salvatore, Weiss & Hickman, Goodkind and many more. :)

Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Jian on October 16, 2012, 07:52:52 PM
Hey I'm JakeTheCyborg (Just call me Jake or Borg.) ! :)

Ever since I've been in a wheelchair, I've been reading Fantasy and Science Fiction. For me, reading speculative fiction helped me stave off the sadness I had for not being able to run and play. My readings eventually inspired me to write, and I've been writing since the tender age of ten. (I'm currently working on a novel, and I've had one short story published in Fantasy Short Stories Issue 1.)

As for my favorite authors, this would be a very long post if I mentioned them all, lol. I like Tolkien, Brooks, King, Herbert, Howard, Moorcock, McKiernan, Stoker, Burroughs, Salvatore, Weiss & Hickman, Goodkind and many more. :)



Welcome to the site. That's a really great story, man. I've also been writing since I was 10 to alleviate the boredom and to do something with my time since, I, too, was not able to run with the other kids. (Lived in a foreign country and was not allowed to go outside without any supervision.)

Of course, that is nowhere near the same as your situation, and it's really quite admirable that you aren't depressed like some of the other people I've met that were on the wheelchair.

I hope you enjoy your stay, Mr. Cyborg. ;D
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: B R Sanders on October 17, 2012, 10:02:27 PM
Hi! I'm Bandrs. I'm 28 and in Denver, CO. I've got a kid and an awesome family.

I've been writing consistently for the last 7 years and have a handful of unpublished fantasy novels completed, some of them even revised. I feel like it's time to start putting myself out there and making connections to other writers. The vacuum starts to get lonesome after awhile.

I would LOVE to get involved in some group writing projects or trade manuscripts for critiques!

The last awesome spec fic book I read was The Shadow Speaker.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Doctor_Chill on October 17, 2012, 10:08:56 PM
Glad to have you, Bandrs. I would recommend the Work to Be Critiqued board. It helped me immensely as a writer. Makes some friends over there and you might be able to get them to review your whole manuscript. Good luck to you and hope you have a great time on here. :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: davefelger on October 18, 2012, 12:53:40 AM
good day all. my name is david felger but please call me dave. i write as a hobby to help with my depression. i used to sell home appliances, mostly hoovers but since i got depressed i had to quit the job and go on the dole. so now i live alone in my flat with my pet budgie, jeeves and spend most of my days watching telly (especially soccer on espn, i am something of a lions fan though i don't go to the games in person but i watch them all on my telly) and writing fiction. i love tolkien and eddings but my favorite author is still ol' willie. his writings have kept me going through some hard times. my favorite play is the tempest.

my doctor recommended i find some social hobby and my mate paul recommended internet forums. i'm rubbish with computers but paul was gracious enough to help me set up my old computer and create this profile (he even found a nice picture for me!) and all that for a fiver too! i was looking for a community like this to talk about books and find some friends and so far this seems like a capital place, spot on! really happy to have found my way here. i'm still trying to suss out how to use the internet so please be patient.

time for a cuppa! (probably the reason i'm still up at this hour)
dave
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Fallen One on October 18, 2012, 01:16:29 AM

 Welcome Dave, I hope chatting with the loonies here helps you alleviate the symptoms of your depression :)

   If you wish to read new fantasy by not-yet-published authors, I'd suggest taking a look at the "Work to be critiqued" section, specially my novel :P

   Nah, any comment you make on any of the threads there will be surely welcome, whether it's positive or negative ^_^.

   If you need any help whatsoever, be it with recommendations on books (not only fantasy!) or with other, internet-related stuff, please don't hesitate to ask. While I'm quite new at this wonderful community, I get the impression they're all most wonderful folks!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Elfy on October 18, 2012, 01:18:10 AM
Welcome Dave. I hope the good folks can help you with your writing and reading pleasure. 
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Frog on October 18, 2012, 05:49:22 PM
Wow, this thread is kind of tucked toward the bottom.

<adopt Alcoholics Anonymous mantra-repeating voice>

Hi, my name is Frog, and I'm a fantasy fan.

</end stupid joke>

I've loved fantasy books since I was in the sixth grade.  Now I'm in my mid-thirties.  By day, I'm a practicing attorney, by night I read and write fantasy.  My wife and I have our first novel published with Sky Warrior Books, and several short stories as well.  I'm happy to be here.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Charlemagne on October 18, 2012, 05:59:40 PM
Hey Frog, welcome to Fantasy Faction! You'll find that stupid-sounding jokes are really the norm here, so I believe you'll fit right in with the rest of us!  :D Here you'll find people to match your love of fantasy, and if you're interested, really help your writing. A book published is an achievement to be proud of, so congratulations!

I hope you find your stay enjoyable!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: ja5p on October 19, 2012, 11:22:45 PM
hey, im ja5p! found this website through google, and so far I'm excited to find what seems like endless recommendations of books to read.

Although lately I've become a UF/PR junkie (butcher, harrison, briggs, hunter, among others), it's cool to find fans who love the fantasy/scifi genre. I'm not as hardcore as ya'll, but maybe ya'll will sway me further down that path!

well that’s me spiel, later :)



Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Elfy on October 20, 2012, 04:01:05 AM
Welcome ja5p, if you like UF and PR, we have a dedicate UF forum that you may find of interest.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Nighteyes on October 21, 2012, 08:34:28 PM
hey, im ja5p! found this website through google, and so far I'm excited to find what seems like endless recommendations of books to read.

Although lately I've become a UF/PR junkie (butcher, harrison, briggs, hunter, among others), it's cool to find fans who love the fantasy/scifi genre. I'm not as hardcore as ya'll, but maybe ya'll will sway me further down that path!

well that’s me spiel, later :)





Hi Ja5P! You like Ben Aaronvitch?
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Nighteyes on October 21, 2012, 08:35:27 PM
Wow, this thread is kind of tucked toward the bottom.

<adopt Alcoholics Anonymous mantra-repeating voice>

Hi, my name is Frog, and I'm a fantasy fan.

</end stupid joke>

I've loved fantasy books since I was in the sixth grade.  Now I'm in my mid-thirties.  By day, I'm a practicing attorney, by night I read and write fantasy.  My wife and I have our first novel published with Sky Warrior Books, and several short stories as well.  I'm happy to be here.

Hi Frog.  Nice to have a wife and husband writing team here! Who are your favourite writers?
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on October 22, 2012, 01:22:09 AM
Welcome to all our new members! We hope you enjoy your stay! :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: ja5p on October 22, 2012, 05:25:56 AM
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Hi Ja5P! You like Ben Aaronvitch?

never read any of his work, but rivers of london is on my list after hearing good stuff about it on this site

& thanks for the welcomes :-)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Elfy on October 22, 2012, 05:58:27 AM
Give Aaronovitch a look ja5p, he's very good.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: K.Trian on October 22, 2012, 07:40:45 AM
Wow, this thread is kind of tucked toward the bottom.

<adopt Alcoholics Anonymous mantra-repeating voice>

Hi, my name is Frog, and I'm a fantasy fan.

</end stupid joke>

I've loved fantasy books since I was in the sixth grade.  Now I'm in my mid-thirties.  By day, I'm a practicing attorney, by night I read and write fantasy.  My wife and I have our first novel published with Sky Warrior Books, and several short stories as well.  I'm happy to be here.

Hi Frog.  Nice to have a wife and husband writing team here! Who are your favourite writers?

Hi Frog! That sounds awesome. So you and your wife collaborate on your novels and stories? I happen to be writing with my husband too (granted, the ever-sweet the_hound there has doubted the authenticity of our marriage which sure makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside), he's under the name T. Trian here. Anyways, nice knowing there are other wife&husband writing teams around!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Lor on October 22, 2012, 08:48:54 AM
Wow, this thread is kind of tucked toward the bottom.

<adopt Alcoholics Anonymous mantra-repeating voice>

Hi, my name is Frog, and I'm a fantasy fan.

</end stupid joke>

I've loved fantasy books since I was in the sixth grade.  Now I'm in my mid-thirties.  By day, I'm a practicing attorney, by night I read and write fantasy.  My wife and I have our first novel published with Sky Warrior Books, and several short stories as well.  I'm happy to be here.

Hi Frog.  Nice to have a wife and husband writing team here! Who are your favourite writers?

Hi Frog! That sounds awesome. So you and your wife collaborate on your novels and stories? I happen to be writing with my husband too (granted, the ever-sweet the_hound there has doubted the authenticity of our marriage which sure makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside), he's under the name T. Trian here. Anyways, nice knowing there are other wife&husband writing teams around!

You know all other parties have put this incident behind them, yes? Stop bringing it up if you don't want to appear like silly little children and get yourselves in more trouble.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: K.Trian on October 22, 2012, 10:28:06 AM
Wow, this thread is kind of tucked toward the bottom.

<adopt Alcoholics Anonymous mantra-repeating voice>

Hi, my name is Frog, and I'm a fantasy fan.

</end stupid joke>

I've loved fantasy books since I was in the sixth grade.  Now I'm in my mid-thirties.  By day, I'm a practicing attorney, by night I read and write fantasy.  My wife and I have our first novel published with Sky Warrior Books, and several short stories as well.  I'm happy to be here.

Hi Frog.  Nice to have a wife and husband writing team here! Who are your favourite writers?

Hi Frog! That sounds awesome. So you and your wife collaborate on your novels and stories? I happen to be writing with my husband too (granted, the ever-sweet the_hound there has doubted the authenticity of our marriage which sure makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside), he's under the name T. Trian here. Anyways, nice knowing there are other wife&husband writing teams around!

You know all other parties have put this incident behind them, yes? Stop bringing it up if you don't want to appear like silly little children and get yourselves in more trouble.

Oh, too early to joke about it, yes? It takes down to live down some hilarious things, sowwie  :'( (I posted it before we PMed about forum rules and stuff, I apologize)

EDIT: also, the situation was just too juicy so I couldn't help myself. We're all humans right with our flaws and all that ;)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: T.Trian on October 22, 2012, 02:47:59 PM
Wow, this thread is kind of tucked toward the bottom.

<adopt Alcoholics Anonymous mantra-repeating voice>

Hi, my name is Frog, and I'm a fantasy fan.

</end stupid joke>

I've loved fantasy books since I was in the sixth grade.  Now I'm in my mid-thirties.  By day, I'm a practicing attorney, by night I read and write fantasy.  My wife and I have our first novel published with Sky Warrior Books, and several short stories as well.  I'm happy to be here.

Hi Frog.  Nice to have a wife and husband writing team here! Who are your favourite writers?

Hi Frog! That sounds awesome. So you and your wife collaborate on your novels and stories? I happen to be writing with my husband too (granted, the ever-sweet the_hound there has doubted the authenticity of our marriage which sure makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside), he's under the name T. Trian here. Anyways, nice knowing there are other wife&husband writing teams around!

Hi, Frog, and welcome!

It'd be fun to compare notes on how we write as couples and how having another person collaborate on joint stories affects the writing process.

Welcome to all the other new folks as well!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: davefelger on October 24, 2012, 10:08:04 PM
thank you ever so much for the very warm welcome,fallen one and elfy. i have read some of the return of the reaper and have enjoyed it a lot, terrific writing!

i'm not being cheeky but to tell you the truth i haven't just felt comfortable posting my thoughts here yet because i've been reading a lot and the atmosphere has been just a little bit on the mental side. to be frank,i feel really uncomfortable when i see a clique of older members hassle newer members. no apologies given. the welcome some folks have gotten here have made me think if i say one wrong word, i'll have the whole bloody gang chewing me up. i'm telling you, if that happened to me, i'd just leave because i came here to find a nice community. being depressed it's very hard for me to connect with others and now i'm afraid even i'll be ridiculed for saying these things.okay, i said it, come what may.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Nighteyes on October 24, 2012, 10:16:57 PM
thank you ever so much for the very warm welcome,fallen one and elfy. i have read some of the return of the reaper and have enjoyed it a lot, terrific writing!

i'm not being cheeky but to tell you the truth i haven't just felt comfortable posting my thoughts here yet because i've been reading a lot and the atmosphere has been just a little bit on the mental side. to be frank,i feel really uncomfortable when i see a clique of older members hassle newer members. no apologies given. the welcome some folks have gotten here have made me think if i say one wrong word, i'll have the whole bloody gang chewing me up. i'm telling you, if that happened to me, i'd just leave because i came here to find a nice community. being depressed it's very hard for me to connect with others and now i'm afraid even i'll be ridiculed for saying these things.okay, i said it, come what may.

Not cheeky at all.  It was a bit more complicated than that.  Let's just say there was a bit of a culture clash?  A good thread to start on is What Are You Currently Reading, and then look for your favourite authors on the author section or your favourite book on the Book Specific section.  And please join in with the Book Club, a great way to settle in.  Hope you can get past the mad week that just happened and enjoy your time here!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Nestat on October 24, 2012, 10:24:27 PM
Hi Dave,

Welcome! Speaking as an "older member" who was not involved, this is not a common occurence. The welcome I received - as did most - has been very warm and inclusive. The issue with the latest posters is that they introduced themselves with some very provocative posts. I don't mean that in an antagonist or judgemental way, but there were a number of uncomfortable subjects brought up which rubbed a lot of people up the wrong way.

I'm not going to discuss or defend how existing members reacted and how everyone carried on from there. I have my opinions on the matter certainly, but ultimately the problem boils downs to: there weren't enough apologies going round and things escalated. An ugly moment, but generally rare and the mods have stepped in to sort things out.

Sorry you had to step in at such an unfortunate time and I hope you (and any others reading) don't feel discouraged from joining in. These guys are usually quite a pleasant bunch... and I've made some very good friends on here. Hopefully you'll be one of them.      
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Jeni on October 24, 2012, 10:31:57 PM
thank you ever so much for the very warm welcome,fallen one and elfy. i have read some of the return of the reaper and have enjoyed it a lot, terrific writing!

i'm not being cheeky but to tell you the truth i haven't just felt comfortable posting my thoughts here yet because i've been reading a lot and the atmosphere has been just a little bit on the mental side. to be frank,i feel really uncomfortable when i see a clique of older members hassle newer members. no apologies given. the welcome some folks have gotten here have made me think if i say one wrong word, i'll have the whole bloody gang chewing me up. i'm telling you, if that happened to me, i'd just leave because i came here to find a nice community. being depressed it's very hard for me to connect with others and now i'm afraid even i'll be ridiculed for saying these things.okay, i said it, come what may.

Welcome Dave,
I am a fan of Eddings and Tolkien too - although I can't claim to have read everything by either author (yet! :))
I also suffer with recurring chronic depression, so I completely understand how uncomfortable these events have made you feel - I appreciate you being honest about how you feel and I hope that soon you feel completely at home here.
Jeni
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Retsil on October 29, 2012, 02:25:05 AM
Hi....
       Well this has been a long time coming I'm Mick (aka Retsil)I'm Jeni's Brother and Ive been signed up for a while but i have been silent but i have been given the dig in the ribs to come and say hello :P so Hello!! :)

I haven't really got a type of book i read, before my hiatus from reading due to some boring medical rubbish id pick up anything and read it. I have soft spots for a few authors tho mostly sci-fantasy or horror (King/Gemmell/Herbert/Pratchett/Holt/Eddings/Feist to name but a few) and anything that my sister pre approves shoves in my face and say's READ THIS!!

So yeah er thats me i suppose i cant promise ill post loads but when i do i will likely have my tongue firmly in my cheek I cant help being a sarky so and so i grew up with a much smarter sibling :P

Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Elfy on October 29, 2012, 03:03:25 AM
Welcome Retsil, any friend or relative of Jeni's is welcome here.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Jeni on October 29, 2012, 12:45:29 PM
Hi....
       Well this has been a long time coming I'm Mick (aka Retsil)I'm Jeni's Brother and Ive been signed up for a while but i have been silent but i have been given the dig in the ribs to come and say hello :P so Hello!! :)


Hello  :)

Sorry about the ribs. :P There may be cheesecake as compensation!  ;D
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: SteffHumm on November 15, 2012, 09:10:34 PM
Hi, I'm new!

I'm not really new. I've been stalking around here for a while but I felt it was about time I stopped my antisocial behaviour and said hello.

My favourite authors are Tolkien, Rothfuss, Lynch, Abercrombie and Hobb but I'll give anything a go and love this site for its less mainstream recommendations.

Steff :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Elfy on November 15, 2012, 10:24:11 PM
G'day Steff, love to hear that we give less mainstream recommendations. I'll keep trying to do that where I can.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Jenster on November 18, 2012, 08:14:29 PM
Hi! My name is Jenster and I am new here. Looking forward to getting to know you all better.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Jian on November 18, 2012, 08:53:51 PM
Ey, Jenster. Welcome to the site.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Jenster on November 18, 2012, 08:58:42 PM
Thank you its good to be here
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Elfy on November 18, 2012, 10:28:12 PM
Hope you enjoy spending time with us here, Jenster.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Jenster on November 19, 2012, 10:49:14 PM
I'm sure I will. I have been browsing the posts
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Fallen One on November 19, 2012, 11:15:58 PM
 Agh! So much people, so little time!

 Hello all and welcome to our humble troupé of writers, readers and everything in between. I hope you all enjoy your stay here ^_^
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: MGShogun on December 08, 2012, 10:04:56 AM
Greeting, my name is MG and I'm fan of fantasy and sci fi stuff.

Hope to see you guys around.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on December 08, 2012, 12:55:56 PM
Greeting, my name is MG and I'm fan of fantasy and sci fi stuff.

Hope to see you guys around.

Welcome to the site MG! :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: ChristinaFarley on December 15, 2012, 11:31:56 AM
Hey! I'm really enjoying this site. Lots of great discussions. I'm a fan of fantasy in books and movies. Love Tolkien, Terry Brooks and Lawhead. I also write YA fantasy and my book GILDED is coming out next fall. Looking forward to meeting you.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: shep5377 on December 15, 2012, 01:19:26 PM
Welcome!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Charlemagne on December 15, 2012, 06:10:27 PM
Goodness gracious, so many new people to meet! Welcome to all, and we hope you enjoy your stay!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: jmcdx18 on January 14, 2013, 04:25:30 AM
Hi! As the old saying goes (slightly modified) - I'm a long time reader, first time poster. I've been reading the articles and getting great recommendations from the forums since June, and realized I hadn't posted anything.

This site is terrific! It's introduced me to Abercrombie, Brett, and Weeks, and truly has me passionate about the fantasy genre again. My favorite authors are Butcher and Tolkien, but Rothfuss and Sanderson went out of their way to impress me this last year.

Anyhow, I digress - keep up the good work, and here's to another great year of Fantasy!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Arry on January 14, 2013, 08:06:44 PM
Welcome! If there's one thing this sight is great for, it would be growing your TBR list/pile! :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: shep5377 on January 14, 2013, 09:42:05 PM
Welcome! If there's one thing this sight is great for, it would be growing your TBR list/pile! :)

Well that's an understatement! But welcome, one and all. Get ready to be thoroughly stressed about how much stuff You just don't have time to read!!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: jmcdx18 on January 15, 2013, 05:13:24 PM
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Get ready to be thoroughly stressed about how much stuff You just don't have time to read!!

No kidding.  I thought my list was long; now I'm up to over 275 books on my TBR list...
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Atrelegis on January 16, 2013, 09:31:10 AM
First time reader, first time poster, so I guess this is my chance to officialy say hi!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Jian on January 16, 2013, 02:05:59 PM
First time reader, first time poster, so I guess this is my chance to officialy say hi!

Welcome to the site, Atrelegis. Hope you enjoy your stay.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: KathiLS on January 21, 2013, 01:11:16 AM
Hi all, just ducking in to give a quick introduction. I'm a lifelong fantasy addict, also a writer, a sometime artist. My first book is coming out in February. I have a few anthology pieces out/coming out. One is considered paranormal. The other is fantasy. I read mostly fantasy and urban fantasy but I do so enjoy a well-done space opera. Emphasis on well-done.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Charlemagne on January 21, 2013, 01:23:36 AM
Hi Kathi! Great to have you around!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: anachronoxian on January 21, 2013, 12:29:13 PM
Hello there

I'm Jason, a long time fantasy/sci-fi reader, started with The Hobbit about a quarter century ago. I was a long time roleplayer in fantasy mmo's, like Ultima Online and DDO, but have since cut the gaming habit in an attempt to be more productive and do some writing.

When I'm not a software developer for a video game studio, I am working on writing some fantasy/sci-fishort stories. I also write poetry that is sometimes good and sometimes bad. I've been on a sci-fi kick for a long while, but recently rediscovered my love of fantasy. Found these forums through Twitter.

Good to meet you!

Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Arry on January 21, 2013, 02:10:26 PM
A fellow developer!  ;D Welcome!

Glad to have you. :)

(Have you found the writer's Corner yet? There's a good number of writers (aspiring and published) on this forum. There are a lot of great discussions and articles to be found)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: shep5377 on January 21, 2013, 02:21:14 PM
Welcome, and do have a look around writers corner!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: anachronoxian on January 21, 2013, 02:26:55 PM
Welcome, and do have a look around writers corner!

@Arry - Greetings fellow code-monkey!

I took a look at Writer's Corner just now, looks like my sort of spot. One of my favorite ways to procrastinate getting to my writing is to talk and read about writing ;)

I posted up a flash fiction I wrote last week. It's sci-fi, currently working on a fantasy story this week.

http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/work-to-be-critiqued/eddy's-in-the-timestream-(sci-fi-flash-fiction)/
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Jaedia on January 21, 2013, 02:31:08 PM
Hi all, just ducking in to give a quick introduction. I'm a lifelong fantasy addict, also a writer, a sometime artist. My first book is coming out in February. I have a few anthology pieces out/coming out. One is considered paranormal. The other is fantasy. I read mostly fantasy and urban fantasy but I do so enjoy a well-done space opera. Emphasis on well-done.

Hi Kathi! I love urban fantasy, sounds like fun! Good luck with the release. :D
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Arry on January 21, 2013, 02:31:30 PM
I took a look at Writer's Corner just now, looks like my sort of spot. One of my favorite ways to procrastinate getting to my writing is to talk and read about writing ;)
Procrastinate?? We wouldnt know anything about that here ;)

It can be great for procrastinating, but it can also be wonderful for advice, tips, encouragement and everything else to help keep people going (and writing) :)

There are also a number of great articles for writers on our main site: http://fantasy-faction.com/category/writers
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: shep5377 on January 21, 2013, 08:31:49 PM
I took a look at Writer's Corner just now, looks like my sort of spot. One of my favorite ways to procrastinate getting to my writing is to talk and read about writing ;)
Procrastinate?? We wouldnt know anything about that here ;)

It can be great for procrastinating, but it can also be wonderful for advice, tips, encouragement and everything else to help keep people going (and writing) :)

There are also a number of great articles for writers on our main site: http://fantasy-faction.com/category/writers

I have no idea what procrastinating is.....

Welcome!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: anachronoxian on January 21, 2013, 08:36:41 PM
I took a look at Writer's Corner just now, looks like my sort of spot. One of my favorite ways to procrastinate getting to my writing is to talk and read about writing ;)
Procrastinate?? We wouldnt know anything about that here ;)

It can be great for procrastinating, but it can also be wonderful for advice, tips, encouragement and everything else to help keep people going (and writing) :)

There are also a number of great articles for writers on our main site: http://fantasy-faction.com/category/writers

I have no idea what procrastinating is.....

Welcome!

I've been cruising the site, many gems to to be found. Thank you, and thanks for the welcomes!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: KathiLS on January 24, 2013, 12:01:15 PM
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Good luck with the release.
Thanks, Jaedia. Doing a cover reveal Monday, and a blog tour through February. Nerve-wracking and fun all rolled into one.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Lettydraws on January 26, 2013, 03:32:39 PM
Hi everyone! I'm a writer, illustrator and comics artist, basically looking to trade inspiration and stuff. And also, I'll admit, hoping to increase the number of people aware of my work. :P
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: shep5377 on January 26, 2013, 04:29:44 PM
Welcome. In sure if get involved in the forums loads of people will be interested in your work!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Lurlok on January 27, 2013, 09:49:45 PM
I forgot to say hi, so...hi! ;) Besides fantasy I also like sci-fi, though I prefer a visual medium for sci-fi instead of sci-fi novels. Well, off I go to roam the faction!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Jeni on January 28, 2013, 03:11:42 AM
I forgot to say hi, so...hi! ;) Besides fantasy I also like sci-fi, though I prefer a visual medium for sci-fi instead of sci-fi novels. Well, off I go to roam the faction!

Hello  :)

And welcome to our mad little corner of the interwebs  :P
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Nighteyes on January 28, 2013, 10:39:16 PM
Where is everyone coming from? Loving the new influx but any reason for it? 

BTW - Howdy one and all!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Jaedia on January 28, 2013, 11:42:41 PM
Where is everyone coming from? Loving the new influx but any reason for it? 

BTW - Howdy one and all!

It's not me! Wish it was.. but it's not!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: LittleMissEdi on January 29, 2013, 11:08:10 AM
Hope I'm in the right place...

Just thought I'd say hi, as I'm new to the whole forum thing, and don't entirely know what I'm doing (got lured in by the promsie of book club ;) )

I love ALL the fantasy and a dash of Sci-Fi. I'm a gamer. I do a little art-malarky, and I'm trying to teach myself animation - but that's a slow process.

Looking forward to your complex character discussions :P

Thanks in advance everyone: I'm sure it'll be nice to meet you. x

(Oh, and I don't remember how I found you, but I've been following the site for months, probably Twitter)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Jaedia on January 29, 2013, 01:54:46 PM
Hi LittleMissEdi! Sure you won't be disappointed - it's a fab community here.. Lor makes sure of that. xD
Title: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: shep5377 on January 29, 2013, 06:32:32 PM
Welcome! Love fantasy with a dash if Sci Fi? Sounds perfect!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Javna on January 30, 2013, 02:24:07 AM
Hope I'm in the right place...

Just thought I'd say hi, as I'm new to the whole forum thing, and don't entirely know what I'm doing (got lured in by the promsie of book club ;) )

I love ALL the fantasy and a dash of Sci-Fi. I'm a gamer. I do a little art-malarky, and I'm trying to teach myself animation - but that's a slow process.

Looking forward to your complex character discussions :P

Thanks in advance everyone: I'm sure it'll be nice to meet you. x

(Oh, and I don't remember how I found you, but I've been following the site for months, probably Twitter)


HI! I'm new also! Just joined about twenty minutes ago and am also a bit new to the whole forum thing and I could use a little direction. I found this site by searching for fantasy book club on google. I too am a gamer (360, ps3, and wii) I look forward to the February read. I'm an American awaiting residency in Canada and I have too much time on my hands so reading is good. Hi all!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Doctor_Chill on January 30, 2013, 02:53:08 AM
Another member! Hello there Javna. Hope things go well in the moving process. It can be a... bad excuse to procrastinate.

And I hope you enjoy the Book Club. We have this really OCD organized leader running it. And I hope the forum navigation gets a little better. Just don't worry about all the buttons.

(And I hope you aren't scared away by all the 'hopes')
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Arry on January 30, 2013, 05:26:16 AM
Love seeing all the new member!  ;D Welcome!

I found this site by searching for fantasy book club on google. I too am a gamer (360, ps3, and wii) I look forward to the February read. I'm an American awaiting residency in Canada and I have too much time on my hands so reading is good. Hi all!
Definitely happy to have you join in the discussions with us!  :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Seregris on January 30, 2013, 09:02:20 AM
Hello.  I've made a few posts over the last couple days.  Here's my story:

I'm a husband and father in my 30s who lives in Minnesota and who currently works 2 1/2 shifts a week as a bartender.  I've been writing creatively for years and have never published a damn thing, but in the past few months a fire has been lit under my ass (to make a long story short) and joining a writer's group is one of the things I've decided I need to do.

I'm currently working on the second draft of a novel set in 15th century Wales.  It is the first part of what I hope to be series of books - though I do not have an outline for the entire saga.  I would describe it as historlcal fantasy.  To that end, I'm working on some short stories to help "flesh out" the world, and plan on posting them here in the near future.

My favorite fantasy/sci-fi books are DUNE, THE HOBBIT, and THE BOOK OF THE NEW SUN by Gene Wolfe.  I also really like Wolfe's WIZARD KNIGHT series ( a two-parter).

Growing up I read THE WHEEL OF TIME series (though I got sick of it by book 7) and I also enjoyed the MEMORY, SORROW, AND THORN trilogy by Tad Williams.

I read a few of Piers Anthony's "Xanth" novels and liked the first few.  I also recommend reading the first part of BATTLE CIRCLE.  You can stop reading once you finish "Sos the Rope" as it's all downhill from there.

Oh, and I like WATERSHIP DOWN too!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: LittleMissEdi on February 01, 2013, 04:26:25 PM
Hi LittleMissEdi! Sure you won't be disappointed - it's a fab community here.. Lor makes sure of that. xD

Thanks Jaedia! Looking forward to getting properly stuck in - been having a browse and it looks like great fun. :D
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: LittleMissEdi on February 01, 2013, 04:34:19 PM
HI! I'm new also! Just joined about twenty minutes ago and am also a bit new to the whole forum thing and I could use a little direction. I found this site by searching for fantasy book club on google. I too am a gamer (360, ps3, and wii) I look forward to the February read. I'm an American awaiting residency in Canada and I have too much time on my hands so reading is good. Hi all!

Hi Javna!!
Hope you're finding your way around - if we both end up lost and shouting for help in the dark inbetween bits of the forum I'm sure we'll bump into one another again!
Excellent console selection - I too have a horde, although haven't got a WiiU or 3Ds yet, suspect I'm slowing down in my old age (NiNoKuni's out in the UK today *races home from work!*)
Hope all goes well with the US-->Canada switch.

Welcome! Love fantasy with a dash if Sci Fi? Sounds perfect!

And hello shep5377!! If that sounds pretty perfect then I'm definitely in the right place - lovely to cyber meet you!

And hi to Seregris who joined soon after us (15th Century Wales sounds like hardcore research to me)

See you all soon :D
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: anachronoxian on February 04, 2013, 02:17:26 AM
Hello.  I've made a few posts over the last couple days.  Here's my story:

I'm a husband and father in my 30s who lives in Minnesota and who currently works 2 1/2 shifts a week as a bartender.  I've been writing creatively for years and have never published a damn thing, but in the past few months a fire has been lit under my ass (to make a long story short) and joining a writer's group is one of the things I've decided I need to do.

I'm currently working on the second draft of a novel set in 15th century Wales.  It is the first part of what I hope to be series of books - though I do not have an outline for the entire saga.  I would describe it as historlcal fantasy.  To that end, I'm working on some short stories to help "flesh out" the world, and plan on posting them here in the near future.

My favorite fantasy/sci-fi books are DUNE, THE HOBBIT, and THE BOOK OF THE NEW SUN by Gene Wolfe.  I also really like Wolfe's WIZARD KNIGHT series ( a two-parter).

Growing up I read THE WHEEL OF TIME series (though I got sick of it by book 7) and I also enjoyed the MEMORY, SORROW, AND THORN trilogy by Tad Williams.

I read a few of Piers Anthony's "Xanth" novels and liked the first few.  I also recommend reading the first part of BATTLE CIRCLE.  You can stop reading once you finish "Sos the Rope" as it's all downhill from there.

Oh, and I like WATERSHIP DOWN too!

Hey there, we've got quite a lot in common, except that I'm a programmer instead of a bar tender, but all the rest reads like my tastes. Also your comment about book 7 of WOT. I love Brandon Sanderson, still haven't got around to finishing that monster of a series.

Watership Down! Wow, that's a blast from the past! See, when I was a kid, there wasn;t all this censorship crap, I was 7 and watched the movie. I didn;'t remember the gore, and saw it at the vid store, got it for my 5 year old daughter to watch. Well, didn;t I get crap from my wife. She calls me at work and asks me what kind of maniac I am (well she married me, she ought to know) but she says my daughter was crying..."The bunnies are burning! The bunnies are burning!"  oh well, Dad fail!

Welcome to the forums!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Seregris on February 04, 2013, 07:25:13 AM
WATERSHIP DOWN the movie Isn't THAT extreme.  Simon Garfunkle sings "Bright Eyes" for crying out loud.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: anachronoxian on February 04, 2013, 02:22:55 PM
WATERSHIP DOWN the movie Isn't THAT extreme.  Simon Garfunkle sings "Bright Eyes" for crying out loud.

Try explaining that to my wife. They still razz me about it to this day. Unfortunately, they miss out on something special, as I see it. My daughter is 20 now, she's seen all the Saw movies... I think she may be ready for General Woundwort now.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: anachronoxian on February 04, 2013, 02:30:19 PM
WATERSHIP DOWN the movie Isn't THAT extreme.  Simon Garfunkle sings "Bright Eyes" for crying out loud.

Try explaining that to my wife. They still razz me about it to this day. Unfortunately, they miss out on something special, as I see it. My daughter is 20 now, she's seen all the Saw movies... I think she may be ready for General Woundwort now.

Whoah... there's a GURPS Watership Down adaptation!! I never knew that... Bunnies & Burrows!

Haha!

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/9/98/GURPS_Bunnies_and_Burrows.jpg)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bunnies_%26_Burrows

Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Nighteyes on February 04, 2013, 04:56:09 PM
WATERSHIP DOWN the movie Isn't THAT extreme.  Simon Garfunkle sings "Bright Eyes" for crying out loud.

Aside from fields of blood, rabbits being gassed, teaching children that we are all mortal? That movie traumatised me as a child!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: anachronoxian on February 04, 2013, 06:02:42 PM
WATERSHIP DOWN the movie Isn't THAT extreme.  Simon Garfunkle sings "Bright Eyes" for crying out loud.

Aside from fields of blood, rabbits being gassed, teaching children that we are all mortal? That movie traumatised me as a child!

Bah! What's a little bit 'o burning bunnies?! I watched Apocalypse Now, Aliens, Scarface and every war movie ever made by the time I was 10 years old, and I turned out just fine.

*eye twitch*  :o
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Jaedia on February 04, 2013, 09:20:25 PM
WATERSHIP DOWN the movie Isn't THAT extreme.  Simon Garfunkle sings "Bright Eyes" for crying out loud.

Aside from fields of blood, rabbits being gassed, teaching children that we are all mortal? That movie traumatised me as a child!

And me... I genuinely can't watch it now. I tried a few years ago..
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Sidhe on February 19, 2013, 09:10:33 PM
I'm new around here, and looking forward to getting stuck in. I'm 25, and probably best classed as a full-time worker, part-time student, intermittent writer and constant reader. I'm mainly here because of my compulsive reading habit and my enjoyment of meeting others who share similar tastes. When pay day rolls in, friends and boyfriend alike have learned the hard way not to let me near anywhere that sells books, lest I bankrupt myself.

I have a list of favourite books that is likely as tall as me by now. I was raised on classic fantasy like Tolkien and David Eddings, but my interests have expanded to include just about anything within the fantasy genre. Books that I've enjoyed in the past few months include The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss and Ashes of Honor by Seanan McGuire. Feel free to recommend books to me if the urge so strikes you, I'll likely appreciate it (even if my groaning and over-filled bookshelves will not).
Title: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: shep5377 on February 19, 2013, 09:37:30 PM
Welcome! I'm sure you'll love the site, it's a great place to waste time!

Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Murgen on February 20, 2013, 01:39:42 AM
Hi Everybody!

I'm Larry

Larry was taken so I went with Murgen. I am a huge Glen Cook fan. Black Company and Garrett PI are fantastic. I found my way here by twitter. I'm @LarryBizkit on twitter.

I have been reading Sci Fi and Fantasy for over 15 years now. Lately, I haven't been able to read books lately as I have a 9 month old son. I haven't found enough time in the day for books so I have been reading a ton of comic books. Comics give me similar adventure without the time commitment. I'm looking forward to getting in on some discussions when I can!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Arry on February 20, 2013, 02:58:44 AM
Welcome! Glad to have you on the site :)

I'd point you to the book club, but I know you've already found it. ;)

Hope to see you around in some of the discussions :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Stars Cascade on February 20, 2013, 08:48:12 AM
Hi Everybody!

I'm Larry

Larry was taken so I went with Murgen. I am a huge Glen Cook fan. Black Company and Garrett PI are fantastic. I found my way here by twitter. I'm @LarryBizkit on twitter.

I have been reading Sci Fi and Fantasy for over 15 years now. Lately, I haven't been able to read books lately as I have a 9 month old son. I haven't found enough time in the day for books so I have been reading a ton of comic books. Comics give me similar adventure without the time commitment. I'm looking forward to getting in on some discussions when I can!

Welcome!! :) I remember well trying to read (or do anything!) With a baby, good luck with that ;)

Also, just realised this thread is even here! (Am on Tapatalk & its hidden)
So a late hi from me too. :)

Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Jeni on February 23, 2013, 07:01:58 PM

Also, just realised this thread is even here! (Am on Tapatalk & its hidden)
So a late hi from me too. :)

Lol, hello! Glad you seem to be enjoying our little corner of the interwebz  ;D
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Stars Cascade on February 26, 2013, 09:27:57 AM

Also, just realised this thread is even here! (Am on Tapatalk & its hidden)
So a late hi from me too. :)

Lol, hello! Glad you seem to be enjoying our little corner of the interwebz  ;D

I am! :)

Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: DBASKLS on March 04, 2013, 02:33:03 PM
MODS: as this is running to 53 pages now is there any chance we could have some kind of index so we can go to individuals introduction?
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Arry on March 04, 2013, 06:56:45 PM
MODS: as this is running to 53 pages now is there any chance we could have some kind of index so we can go to individuals introduction?
I dont think we have any way to do that. For users that posted an Introduction for themselves, it would liable be one of their first posts, so the easiest way to find it (that I know of) would be to view the user's profile. From their, view all of their Posts, and then page to the earliest posts they made. Not sure if that is exactly what you are looking for, but that's the best answer I can think of :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Linda Bell on March 15, 2013, 08:17:03 PM
Hi All {waving} I'm Linda Bell Brighton.

Like so many, I've been playing at writing all my life & decided a few years back to get serious.

The 1st in my historical fantasy series, Sidonia the Sorceress, Wolgast Castle, will be coming out next month. It takes place in 1560 Germany (Holy Roman Empire) during the Witch Burning times

The 2 book of this series is written. I just have to change it to 1st person. The 3rd is partly planned & needs more research. Maybe traveling to (what us now) Poland.  :D

I have a second series, current day thriller, Sidonia as reincarnated Sandra. The 1st book is fleshing itself out.

All so much fun!

Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Charlemagne on March 15, 2013, 11:33:26 PM
Hi Linda! Great to have you here, and we hope you enjoy your stay!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: sennydreadful on April 24, 2013, 11:12:30 AM
Hello! I'm not technically new, it's more that I've been away for ages and come back... so I thought I'd pop in here again and wave a bit  ;D
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on April 24, 2013, 02:21:49 PM
Hello! I'm not technically new, it's more that I've been away for ages and come back... so I thought I'd pop in here again and wave a bit  ;D

Welcome back! :D
Title: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: sgl on May 21, 2013, 03:14:51 PM
Saying hi!

 I think I heard about this place on Twitter and have been reading some of the summaries of interesting topics but haven't yet joined the forums!

I am a lifelong fantasy reader and started writing stuff serially a few years ago.   I also paint/draw myself and turn out for fandom conventions (mostly anime).
(If I set up my sig right all the links appear below if you're that curious.)

One of the downsides of taking up writing actively is that it means less time to read and less time to paint.  Other than fantasy I enjoy suspense, mysteries, romance, and period works . 

I'm looking forward to reading a lot of threads on crafting fantasy and also on finding readers!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Arry on May 21, 2013, 03:28:57 PM
Welcome sgl!
Glad you found the site, and hope you enjoy it here! Definitely sounds like you should check out the Writers Corner in addition to the book discussions :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: selahjtaysong on May 27, 2013, 06:03:35 AM
Hi, I'm another newbie and another indy author! This looks like a great forum. I'm doing some dabbling in fantasy forums, looking for a community of other writers and readers to be at home with. I like epic fantasy the best, RJ, Robin Hobb, GRRM, Tad Williams, Brandon Sanderson but I'll read just about anything. I also want to find other indy authors who write epic fantasy (and other kinds too) and share the trials and joys of writing/publishing.

Since I'm new to forums and they can be kind of overwhelming, I'd like to ask anyone who has time to respond, what do you find the most useful/engaging/fun about this forum (or forums in general)? Where is the best place to start conversing (ha ha, after this thread, that is).
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Doctor_Chill on May 27, 2013, 03:22:34 PM
Hi, I'm another newbie and another indy author! This looks like a great forum. I'm doing some dabbling in fantasy forums, looking for a community of other writers and readers to be at home with. I like epic fantasy the best, RJ, Robin Hobb, GRRM, Tad Williams, Brandon Sanderson but I'll read just about anything. I also want to find other indy authors who write epic fantasy (and other kinds too) and share the trials and joys of writing/publishing.

Since I'm new to forums and they can be kind of overwhelming, I'd like to ask anyone who has time to respond, what do you find the most useful/engaging/fun about this forum (or forums in general)? Where is the best place to start conversing (ha ha, after this thread, that is).

He there. Glad to have you, selah. (Or some shorter nickname.) :)

What's the most fun on this forum? Well besides the run-down tavern and Peter V. Brett fans going crazy, I can't really tell you what's the most fun to do on this forum. Then I'd have to kill you. ;)

Nah, I really like the Fantasy Book Discussion Threads, up at the top on the Main Board. Hop over there for anything fantasy related. And don't forget: Have fun everywhere; as long as you're crazy we'll accept you. :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: selahjtaysong on May 27, 2013, 05:05:48 PM
Thanks C. Hill! Selah is my first name so that works just fine as shortcut  :)

Thanks for the suggestions on where to start! Glad to find some fellow crazies!  :o
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Charlemagne on May 28, 2013, 03:18:37 AM
Hi, I'm another newbie and another indy author! This looks like a great forum. I'm doing some dabbling in fantasy forums, looking for a community of other writers and readers to be at home with. I like epic fantasy the best, RJ, Robin Hobb, GRRM, Tad Williams, Brandon Sanderson but I'll read just about anything. I also want to find other indy authors who write epic fantasy (and other kinds too) and share the trials and joys of writing/publishing.

Since I'm new to forums and they can be kind of overwhelming, I'd like to ask anyone who has time to respond, what do you find the most useful/engaging/fun about this forum (or forums in general)? Where is the best place to start conversing (ha ha, after this thread, that is).

Haha! You sound like you'll fit right in! Like Chill said, the Fantasy Book Discussion is a great place to start. However, if you just want to chat about random things with all us Factioneers, and just try to get to know everyone, I'd recommend "The King's Paws". It's a bookmarked thread (meaning it's in blue, at the top), and inside the "General Discussion" board, second from the bottom of the main index.

I hope you enjoy your stay!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: selahjtaysong on May 28, 2013, 04:29:06 PM
Thanks Charlemagne, I'm glad to be here! I'll check out the King's Paws!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: ladybritches on June 02, 2013, 11:31:17 PM


Hi, all. I've been following FF on twitter and reading the blog for a while now, but fore some reason didn't think about joining the discussion forum until today. Looks like a fun place.   :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Arry on June 03, 2013, 02:39:51 PM


Hi, all. I've been following FF on twitter and reading the blog for a while now, but fore some reason didn't think about joining the discussion forum until today. Looks like a fun place.   :)
Welcome! Glad to have you join in! And glad to see you found the book club too :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: ladybritches on June 03, 2013, 10:19:35 PM

Welcome! Glad to have you join in! And glad to see you found the book club too :)

Thanks for the welcome. I was pretty excited when I saw the book club was reading a book I already own. My TBR pile is rather large.  ;D
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Ryan Stonepeak on June 20, 2013, 09:40:28 PM
Howdy everyone, I'm Ryan

I've been coming up with ideas for things to write about for a while now, but I'm just starting to write them down. Hopefully you can expect to see me becoming more active on the forums, as well as submitting a few of my works.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Doctor_Chill on June 20, 2013, 10:13:32 PM
Howdy everyone, I'm Ryan

I've been coming up with ideas for things to write about for a while now, but I'm just starting to write them down. Hopefully you can expect to see me becoming more active on the forums, as well as submitting a few of my works.

Cool. Glad to have you Ryan.

Considering you're a writer, I would recommend heading on over to the Writer's Corner. Ask anything, even submit some of your work for the monthly writing competition. Or try to improve your stuff at the Work to be Critiqued Board.

Hope your enjoy your stay! :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Sa5muelSB on July 18, 2013, 07:14:38 PM
Hi...I am Samuel and also followed the crumbs from Twitter (Sa5muelSB)...
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on July 18, 2013, 07:23:53 PM
Welcome Samuel! Glad you found us! :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: AlisonLyke on August 03, 2013, 02:41:38 AM
Hello. I'm a huge fan of fantasy, sci-fi, and horror. I'm also a poet and author. I'm looking to connect with other fantasy writers and chat about fandom.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Charlemagne on August 03, 2013, 03:09:03 AM
Hi Alison! Glad you've found us, and you've definitely come to the right place!

Just ignore all the casual insanity that goes on. You'll get used to it eventually. ;)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: AlisonLyke on August 04, 2013, 01:39:27 AM
Hi Alison! Glad you've found us, and you've definitely come to the right place!

Just ignore all the casual insanity that goes on. You'll get used to it eventually. ;)

Thanks for the warm welcome. I'll take casual insanity over formal insanity any day  :D
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Gabriele on August 04, 2013, 06:15:45 PM
Another one who found this place via Twitter (which I joined a few days ago). Someone retweeted a FantasyFaction post, I read it, then more posts, clicked around and it went downhill from there.  :D

I'm an avid reader, history and travel blogger (who should update more often  ;) ) and writer, mostly of historical fiction involving Romans, but I also have a Fantasy Monster in the making.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Arry on August 04, 2013, 06:21:51 PM
Welcome! Glad you found us :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Sindran on August 07, 2013, 10:45:27 PM
Hi!

I've been following fantasy-faction for a year now. I've decided to join for convenience and to meet new people who have an interest in fantasy and sci-fi.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Charlemagne on August 08, 2013, 02:57:50 AM
Hey Manticorine! Welcome to the forum, and we hope you enjoy your stay! FF is really the best genre forum out there, if you're looking for people interested in SFF... there's really no better place! :D
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Bloody Nine on August 08, 2013, 05:24:54 PM
Hello everyone.

Somewhat fresh fantasy reader here(if you don't count the LOTR and Dragonlance days way back), thanks GOT and Mr. Martin I guess.  :D

Currently munching through Abercrombie(just about finishing the trilogy) and I absolutely love it. It's probably just the enthusiasm of a first read, but at times I think, man this is so good, it beats ASOIAF.

Anywho, nice to have found this place and cheers!  ;)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: spoonofmilk on August 19, 2013, 02:44:59 PM
Howdy all

Finally signed up after seeing the book club threads appear on Twitter via various follows. A lover of both fantasy and sci-fi, I'm always on the lookout for something new to fill the void between regular author releases.

Currently on the Eagerly Anticipating List are Republic of Thieves by Scott Lynch and Ace of Skulls by Chris Wooding... and whatever Neal Stephenson is going to release next!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Arry on August 19, 2013, 05:34:03 PM
Welcome! Glad you found us and hope you to see you join in the book clubs.  ;D
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Emzilyn on August 27, 2013, 08:41:22 AM
Hello all!

Like spotofmilk, I found out about Fantasy Faction from twitter. I only joined a few weeks ago, but finding this place is worth it! :)

I like both science fiction and fantasy. I'm currently inundated with books from the library and friends, and cannot decide whether to read Dust by Elizabeth Bear, The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss, or reread Perseus Spur by Julian May first...

See you on the boards!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: xiagan on August 27, 2013, 09:27:12 PM
Welcome! I hope you enjoy your stay.

Oh those lucky days when I had only three books to decide from what to read next... ;)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Rebekah Loper on September 01, 2013, 11:40:50 PM
Hi! *waves shyly*


Er... I'm new here, obviously. Been following the Fantasy Faction blog for quite a while, and decided that I should hop in at the forum, too.


I adore fantasy, and have been reading it for as long as I can remember. I enjoy sci-fi, too, but where with fantasy I can read almost anything (with the exception of urban fantasy - I can't stand that for some reason), I'm much pickier with sci-fi.


I'm looking forward to getting to know some new people!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Midn8fox on September 03, 2013, 04:00:35 PM
Hi everyone.

Pretty much also been reading the fantasy faction site for a few months now and decided to join in on the forum side.

Only started reading fantasy books last year and have been on a non-stop rollercoaster since then. Working through all the amazing authors and hope to discover even more by listening to all your recommendations.

Cheers
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: JoeBrewing on September 16, 2013, 05:06:36 PM
Wow, I really thought I had already registered on these forums and introduced myself. I guess I hadn't. Well here I am now. My name is Joe Donahue. I work a day job as a computer programmer. I own a small brewery that I'm currently in the process of finding a new home for. I also am a wannabe writer and getting ready to self publish a fantasy novel I've been working on involving angels and demons. Don't worry, I don't plan on just using this community as a medium to push my novel. I don't believe that would be fun for either of us and highly doubt it would lead any of you to wanting to read my novel. I did, however, stumble upon this site in the search for places where I could broaden my web presence in the fantasy writing community. I hope to be able to partake in all manners of discussions and get to know each and every one of you. Unfortunately, my time to interact on forums such as these with a day job, business, wife and almost two year old daughter is quite limited. None the less, I look forward to hopefully becoming a valuable asset to this community.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Lady Ty on September 21, 2013, 01:57:36 AM
Hi everyone
I was born and grew up in UK but now I live in Australia. Just found this amazing forum through Twitter and am thrilled to find so much to explore. Grew up loving fantasy from LOTR, David Eddings, Raymond Feist, Dragonlance etc and all the quest classics. Now hooked on urban fantasy, especially Ben Aaronovitch, Jim Butcher, Kevin Hearne. Just now reading The Name of The Wind and loving it.    Good to be here. ;D
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Elfy on September 21, 2013, 06:40:03 AM
G'day Lady Ty, always nice to have another Aussie based poster here. I have to say as a fan of Ben Aaronovitch's Folly books, I love the name. We have an urban fantasy section here, you'd be a welcome visitor to it.
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Post by: Lady Ty on September 21, 2013, 10:59:24 AM
G'day Lady Ty, always nice to have another Aussie based poster here. I have to say as a fan of Ben Aaronovitch's Folly books, I love the name. We have an urban fantasy section here, you'd be a welcome visitor to it.
Thanks for the G'day, Elfy, also pleased to see another Aussie and an Asterix fan around. :)
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Post by: Elfy on September 22, 2013, 01:48:39 AM
G'day Lady Ty, always nice to have another Aussie based poster here. I have to say as a fan of Ben Aaronovitch's Folly books, I love the name. We have an urban fantasy section here, you'd be a welcome visitor to it.
Thanks for the G'day, Elfy, also pleased to see another Aussie and an Asterix fan around. :)
Oh yes the avatar. There's a story behind that. I used to be a tiger after the Mighty Richmond Tigers, but in the end decided an old pirate suited me better.
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Post by: Geckomayhem on September 22, 2013, 03:32:19 AM
Greetings, my name is Tim and I've wanted to become a writer for many years. I've planned all sorts of things but never put aside any real time to actually start writing the few novels I have in mind. I came across an article on this site that mentioned the possibility of writing 500 words a day in 10-20 minutes, and turning that into 150K words in less than a year.

Well, I'd like to try and put my mind to it in amongst my busy family/study schedule. It's hard enough finding time to do any reading, but if I intend to be serious about this, there's no time like the present to start really fleshing out my first novel.

So, here's to letting the creative juices flow as I aim to type 500 words a day (after I've made digital and correlated my planning thus far). I just have to remember that no matter how poorly my first work turns out, it's all part of the journey towards becoming a published novelist. ;)

My first step: deciding which story to tell first!
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Post by: steve harvey on September 22, 2013, 05:17:18 AM
Hi. I just joined the site, mostly to promote my newly revised novel "A Conspiracy of Wizards," now re-published in e-book form and available for Kindle (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00F07YZOK). While I grew up as a fantasy and Sci-Fi fan, my novel is in many ways more informed by classical and world history and classical and world mythology, along with an interrelated set of academic paradigms across several disciplines.

I lived my life as if I were in training to write the kind of novel I wanted to write. The short version is that I spent most of my 20s drifting around the world, most of my 30s studying and teaching sociology (but also developing the novel, the world and underlying theme and characters and basic plot), a year in my late 30s living alone in a cabin in national forest wilderness by a small river in the mountains of Northern New Mexico writing the first draft of the novel (and the rest of my late 30s in Albuquerque teaching and studying some more), my early 40s in Mazatlan Mexico writing the final draft, and the last eleven years in the Denver area teaching high school, going to law school, running for office, doing public policy research and analysis, and revising my novel one more time for re-release as an e-book.

In many ways, the novel is me and I am the novel (even though it also has a life of its own and is, I believe, far bigger than me). Though I married while in Mazatlan and now have a ten year old daughter who is the center of my universe, the novel remains another kind of progeny more closely bound up with my own identity, that trace we leave that is uniquely our own to weave itself into the tapestry of the future, of ongoing human history and the growth of human consciousness.

I hope many of you --all of you-- will buy and read my novel, which I described at length in the forum for self-published authors. It truly is very special. Thanks.
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Post by: Mirkoharima on October 04, 2013, 03:06:25 PM
Hi everyone.

I'm a writer, fantasy lover and next fantasy-faction addict. :D
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Post by: ScarletBea on October 13, 2013, 04:54:58 PM
... and to keep aligned to the thread, hi, I'm new :)

Despite dipping in and out of fantasy through my reading years, I think I only started for real about 5 years ago, and now my "wishlist" keeps growing and growing (catching up on all the missing years)... I fear joining this forum won't do that any good either, hehe - so many books, so little time!
I don't just read fantasy, so time *is* short.

I'm a bit 'particular', as a friend once called me, and I tend to notice all spelling mistakes (just like the one on this 'reply' box: it's "separate", not "seperate" - can someone change it, please? I'm afraid it will stress me unduly ;))

I've got a number of favourite authors, which I'll probably mention in other threads hehe - for example A.J. Dalton, Tom Lloyd, Gordon Dahlquist, Jasper Fforde, William Horwood,... (I could also say George R.R. Martin, but I'm afraid he lost his way... and he's now so normal, isn't he?)
Last 2 fantasy books I read were Miles Cameron's Red Knight and Sarah Monette's A Companion to Wolves (4 stars both for misc reasons)

And now I'm off reading more on this forum...
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Post by: Arry on October 13, 2013, 05:45:29 PM
... and to keep aligned to the thread, hi, I'm new :)
Hi! And welcome!

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Despite dipping in and out of fantasy through my reading years, I think I only started for real about 5 years ago, and now my "wishlist" keeps growing and growing (catching up on all the missing years)... I fear joining this forum won't do that any good either, hehe - so many books, so little time!
he ... yeah, the forum should definitely help fill in your wish list.

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I'm a bit 'particular', as a friend once called me, and I tend to notice all spelling mistakes (just like the one on this 'reply' box: it's "separate", not "seperate" - can someone change it, please? I'm afraid it will stress me unduly ;))
Gah!  :o Never noticed that. I will look and see if I can fix it.

UPDATE: I looked and the misspelling is part of an installed software mod.  :-\ I can see where to fix it, but don't see any way to edit it in place.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: ScarletBea on October 13, 2013, 08:01:04 PM
Should I make a joke about IT people and good english?
Thanks for looking into it, anyway :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: CrystalClear on December 04, 2013, 01:45:32 AM
Hello folks, hope you're having a good day (or night i guess...).
I'm a fantasy book lover from Seattle, WA. Trying to write a little too as a hobby. Other than that I guess I'm just an ordinary guy  :D Anyway see you in the forums...
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Khartun on December 26, 2013, 08:22:32 PM
Howdy everyone. I'm from Texas and new to the forum. I'm currently reading C.S. Friedman's Coldfire Trilogy. I may not post a whole lot but I enjoy reading the thoughts/reviews of books I'm wanting to read.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Arry on December 27, 2013, 03:15:44 PM
Welcome, glad to hear you've been enjoying the site. Always feel free to jump in or start a thread looking for recommendations as well. :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Matthew Graybosch on January 13, 2014, 02:36:26 AM
Hi. I'm new, though I've read articles posted on the main site for a while. I'm from New York, my day job is software development, and I started writing because I didn't have the friends or the musical chops to start a band and do a rock opera. :)
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Post by: Quillwraith on January 15, 2014, 10:53:11 PM
Hello.
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Post by: Lando33 on January 18, 2014, 01:46:58 PM
Hi everyone, I'm Lando33, from northern Idaho (where it's nice and cold right now). I've followed FF on Twitter for quite some time. I've been introduced to a number of great authors/series through FF reviews and interviews, so I decided it was time to join the forum. Now, I wish I hadn't waited so long.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: moonspawn on January 19, 2014, 04:10:00 AM
Hello all! I'm a speculative fiction lover, aspiring fantasy writer, and college student from Auburn, WA. This site is easily one of the best resources I've found on fantasy fiction. So far my favorite fantasy author would probably be Steven Erikson.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Thanos on February 02, 2014, 02:18:14 PM
Hi there! Name's Thanos, I'm from Greece and I...uh...write stuff  :)
Glad to join the community
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Post by: Stars Cascade on February 10, 2014, 09:19:58 AM
Hi, welcome to the forum! :)
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Post by: xiagan on February 10, 2014, 08:53:09 PM
Hi, glad to have you join us. :)
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Post by: HRO on February 15, 2014, 09:16:12 PM
Hi, I'm new.
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Post by: Arry on February 15, 2014, 09:21:11 PM
Welcome! Glad you found us :)
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Post by: Jonny_Anonymous on February 16, 2014, 01:17:13 AM
Hi all, I'm Jon_Anon. I'm a total comic and gaming geek so I'm always online on sites like Comic Vine, Giant Bomb and Yogcast and since I'm a huge fantasy fan I always said to my self it would be pretty cool if there was a site like them but specifically for Fantasy so i finally decided to google it and so I found this place. It's cool here so I think I might stay  :D

My favourite book series is Malazan Books of the Fallen, it just hit that sweet spot of a combination of everything I enjoy all rolled up in to one series. I'm going to start reading the Broken Empire series soon and I also might check out this Stormlight Archive everybody seems to be talking about  :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Motley on February 17, 2014, 04:57:04 PM
Hi there. :)

I write fantasy, read fantasy, game fantasy and would probably move to some sort of fantasy land if it were possible. (Don't tell my kids.)

This looks like an awesome forum to sink into the subject with like-minded individuals and expand me "to read" list like mad.

My captcha is a dirty word.   :o
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: WickedWords on February 18, 2014, 09:50:48 AM
New to the board though I've been following the twitter feed for a while now :)

Big Gemmell and Eddings fan :)

Looking forward to joining in the forums chat
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: AJS on February 23, 2014, 12:04:02 PM
I'm shit at introducing myself, so I'll just say Hi!

AJ Smith, fantasy author of The Long War, owner of 24 goblins (one too many).

I've been mooching around this site for a while. Very entertaining. Though, in the name of shameless self-promotion, I felt I should post something.

The Black Guard - out in August 2013
The Dark Blood - out in July (I think) 2014

@Smith23AJ - Twitter
www.goodreads.com/author/show/7149797.A_J_Smith - Goodreads
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Fayth on February 28, 2014, 07:44:58 AM
Hi I'm Fay and I'm from New Zealand.
Some of my fave fantasy authors include: Anne Bishop, Terry Brooks, Mercedes Lackey, Terry Goodkind, Lynn Flewelling and Barbara Hambly - just to name a few.

I'm excited to join the community  :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: NathanTDean on March 01, 2014, 02:38:42 PM
Hello everyone!

I've done a general greetings post but then I spotted this too. Lovely to see so many fantasyophiles in one place.

I'm Nathan, writer, narrative designer and general story lover in a variety of fields. And now I will be writing articles here! I can't wait to start chatting with you all some more!

Hope all is well for you all!

Nathan!
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Post by: MisaBuckley on March 02, 2014, 03:25:53 PM
Hi all, I'm Misa Buckley and I'm a fan of both fantasy and science fiction. I'm also an author, though my output has mostly been in the SF genre, with a little historical fantasy thrown in for good measure.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Pastey on March 05, 2014, 08:24:07 AM
Hi All, I'm Pastey (real name Steve) and I'm not stalking Misa, even though we seem to keep bumping into each other   ;D

As my tagline says, I'm the Digital Lead at the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (www.h2g2.com) where I seem to spend a few hours a day trying to make sure it stays up and running, as well as rebuilding it from scratch. I used to be a professional web developer from the days of dial-up until recently, but there's only so much you can put up with.

I'm always an author, spread across several genres although I mostly seem to write what I term as Surreal Fantasy, but others have called Urban Fantasy. A genre I'd never even heard of until someone reviewed Endangered Creatures.

If left to my own devices online I tend to rant too much about computers, writing and beer.
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Post by: Pastey on March 05, 2014, 08:33:25 AM
That should have read "I'm also an author" but I think my barely awake mind took over and typed a more apt sentence.  :D
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: John Cowell on March 05, 2014, 05:49:56 PM
Hi, I'm new.
Im a lover of all things fantasy and a huge fantasy geek. I'm also a writer who's working on his first fantasy novel and who has the distinct pleasure of being one of the two? new contributors to F-F. Kind of new to the whole forum thing, so go easy on me.   :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Teeny on March 09, 2014, 11:01:16 AM
Hi, I'm Teeny (Chrissie).

I got here through twitter. Recently my 'to-read' list has expanded to be longer than the 'read' list, so I thought rather than curb my obsession I should join a forum to talk about it even more! (everyone needs an outlet)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: xiagan on March 09, 2014, 12:41:33 PM
Welcome all of you! It's always great to have new members, no matter if readers or writers or both. :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: cpasqueralle on March 20, 2014, 04:32:24 PM
Hi all. My name is cris pasqueralle and I am a new author of YA fantasy. My novel, Destiny Revealed, book one in a planned trilogy. I say planned because sometimes these things take on a life of their own and it could be quinology.  Thanks for letting me join.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: MagicDanny on March 21, 2014, 03:44:08 PM
"Hi, I'm new!"

Well, actually my name's Danny, pleased to meet you all. :) I follow FF on twitter and have great fun reading the articles and forums, can't wait to join in.

Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Lizander on March 22, 2014, 09:30:59 PM
Hello my name is Kevin.  I've been trying my hand at writing for a long while though that was limited to roleplaying.  It wasn't until last year's Nano that I decided to tackle a project of my own.  I actually made that decision the day before Nano started, and I'm still working on that project.

Anyway, this forum seems like a really cool place and I needed a new site to call my home.  I look forward to engaging with you all.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: rumbleinthedumbles on April 19, 2014, 08:00:25 PM
Hello all from sunny north-east England - my name is Tom. I've been dabbling in writing fiction and want to take the next step in jotting down the many ideas that seem to pop into my head at inopportune moments, hopefully with the help of some of the doubtlessly veteran writers on here.

I enjoy fantasy, urban fantasy and sci-fi equally and I'm looking forward to expanding my reading list in all three categories with some recommendations from yourselves (something I really, really need to do as my current 'read' list is pathetic).
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Ben on May 03, 2014, 03:18:21 AM
New poster warning.

My name is Ben (obviously) I am 31 years old and I found my way here from Joe Abercrombie's website as I was lurking for a tidbit of information.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Jamie Maltman on May 14, 2014, 10:37:34 PM
Found my way here a few weeks ago, but never found the Hi I'm New Board.

So now I'm here.

I've been reading fantasy ever since I could read - my mother read Narnia to me when I was 3 and at some point I took over from her and finished the Horse and His Boy myself. Read Tolkien the first time soon after and I was well on my way. Read whatever fantasy I could find in the library until I discovered D&D and other RPGs and then read those books too, and other than a slowdown during university and just after, have been reading fantasy ever since.

Just published the first book in my fantasy series two months ago, and two days ago finished the first draft of book 2. Excited to be a part of the community here!

And I have a lot of messageboard experience, having been a moderator of part of one for my sports-fanism for over a decade now.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Wade Garret on May 25, 2014, 02:01:18 AM
HI, my name is Wade.

*HI Wade*

Nice to meet everyone. I'm an Author...I write F/SF my first Steam/Dieselpunk + Dark Fantasy book is Genesis: Book One of The Kingdom Come Series, published by Black Bed Sheet Books. (sigh)

*The First step in admitting you have a problem, is facing it*

Embraced in group hug

That's why I'm here, I can't stop. :)

wjgarret.blogspot.com
@wadejgarret
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: xiagan on May 29, 2014, 09:23:56 PM
Hello and welcome, all of you. :) I'm sure you'll enjoy your stay!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Kim ten Tusscher on May 29, 2014, 09:55:21 PM
A warm welcome to all of you!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Essentia-Li on June 12, 2014, 03:33:58 PM
LOL I missed this thread ... I thought you had to make your own 'Hi' thread. So here I am saying 'hi' again.

I'm a ferocious reader of all kinds of books, not just sci-fi / fantasy although there are more fantasy books than anything else on my reader. I write, have a book of short stories published, am working on two novels (I get stuck and then work on the other to keep the juices flowing - I wouldn't recommend it but it works for me.)  I'm not a planner so I don't do the whole character building, down to what shoes they own thing. Again not dissing it if that is what works for you, it just doesn't do 'it' for me. I find I get so darn bored that the writing suffers and I have to confess I do think - who cares cos I don't LOL. Yeah yeah I know it is a proven technique and has its merits if you have created this whole huge giant universe ............ maybe one day ......

Other than boring you with a whole long list of what I've read .... its easier to just say I've read a LOT. My poor reader has indigestion from all the books I have on it - somehow they just don't design them to cope with lots of books. Word to manufacturers on the remotest chance one might read this - some of us not only READ but like to keep what we read to read again!

So here is the end of my second hello. Bye.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: shipp_ahoy on June 27, 2014, 03:28:37 AM
Hello! I'm shipp_ahoy (obviously). I've been lurking on here for ages, and decided to finally jump in. This seems to be the best place to start, so... hi!

I'm a writer, reader, and overall quiet person who prefers to sit the corner.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Eclipse on June 27, 2014, 05:11:57 PM
Hello! I'm shipp_ahoy (obviously). I've been lurking on here for ages, and decided to finally jump in. This seems to be the best place to start, so... hi!

I'm a writer, reader, and overall quiet person who prefers to sit the corner.

Welcome don't be afraid to post and get out of that corner  :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: b4u2bweird on June 30, 2014, 04:24:24 AM
hi...i'm newbie from Indonesia...

love to read fantasy, mystery and children books...

willing to have a new friend all over the world who has same taste in books.... :D

my nickname is b4u2bweird on every site that i use (but currently i only active on fb, twitter and instagram). and my original name is Wahyu Nurasman (why should i make it secret since you can google it and found it there)

here's my GR account
https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/17599645-wahyu-nurasman

and nice to know you all...
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Navik on July 02, 2014, 08:45:54 PM
Hi! I'm Navik and I'm new around here  :)

I love reading and discussing Fantasy (and Sci-Fi) books and this seems like a great place do that.   :D
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Saraband on July 02, 2014, 08:48:37 PM
Welcome to all the new faces/names around here!  ;)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: xiagan on July 02, 2014, 08:56:11 PM
What he said!  ;D

You definitely found the right place, welcome! :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: JamesLatimer on July 04, 2014, 11:03:22 PM
I guess I forgot to introduce myself.  I'm James and I love to read and write fantasy.  Not sure why, since I don't really like too much magic or elves.  I like low medieval fantasy, and have spent a lot of time browsing dusty shelves for older examples of the genre--which is not to say I don't like some of the progressive new stuff as well.  (Just not the stuff in the middle!)  Recently I've been also finding a fair few indie authors writing books that suits my particular tastes as well.  I write myself, but seeing how little I seem to care for what's popular, I don't expect anyone to be interested! ;)

Oh and I'm on twitter and tumblr and facebook and Autharium should you care to hunt me out.

Really enjoying the community so far!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: RAK on July 09, 2014, 05:07:15 AM
Whoops!  Posted a couple of time already before I saw this thread!  Richard Knaak here.  I've  enjoyed fantasy and SF, especially SF, for as long as I could read.  I've been fortunate enough to have been published several times, but still enjoy finding other authors to read!

Looks like a great forum on a great site!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Janaki on July 21, 2014, 03:49:57 PM
Hi, I'm new here ... ;)

Nickname Janaki
Age 47
SciFi-; Fantasy- and History-Fan (both real and alternate)
occasional chess player

more ... maybe later ;)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Doctor_Chill on July 21, 2014, 04:49:39 PM
Hey there Janaki and RAK, and any others I missed. Kick back, have some fun, and enjoy your stay!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: shadowsherald on July 22, 2014, 06:51:54 PM
Hey, I'm Jack, from the UK.

I'm a massive fan of epic fantasy and historical fiction, and have a few manuscripts at first draft stage, as well as one, The Shadow's Herald (hence the username :)) on the point of being sent out to literary agents.

Really enjoying the site so far, cheers!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: The Lily of Loch Lorinne on July 24, 2014, 03:16:51 AM
Really? I do =really- have to do this? <sigh>

Fine.

I grew up with comic books, drama club and SF&F courtesy of older brothers. I read fantasy, paranormal, some of that not fantasy stuff and fantasy romance. I adore Scott Lynch's Gentlemen Bastard Series. I write fantasy with rom elements and don't have writers in my local group who "get fantasy." So, I thought I poke around here and hopefully find some like-minded souls.

That's it for now.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Doctor_Chill on July 24, 2014, 04:11:36 AM
Hey shadowsherald! Congrats on the books. Hope your querying goes well. That's the biggest thing I hate. ;)

And howdy TLoLL! Glad to have another Scott Lynch around here. (And I notice your username has the same initials as his debut. Coincidence? I think not!) :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: SarahW on July 30, 2014, 04:27:46 AM
Found the site through fantasy faction. Just getting into reading fantasy. I look forward to hanging out.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Mytherea on August 04, 2014, 02:37:09 AM
Hi, everyone. I've been following the Fantasy-Faction website for awhile now, reading the articles and such. And I noticed there was a post about a book club here that was reading a book I just picked up and was intending to read. It's far more fun to read with others, so I figure, what the heck? Might as well join and have fun here, right?

Anyway, I've been reading Fantasy and Science Fiction for most of my life and it seems to have had an effect on my brain, 'cause now I write it. Still working on the whole "being published" bit. That might take awhile.

Happy to be here!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Timothy L. Cerepaka on August 30, 2014, 09:40:41 PM
'Sup, y'all. I'm Timothy L. Cerepaka, a fantasy indie writer and author of the currently ongoing "Prince Malock World" series of fantasy novels.

Besides writing fantasy books, I also love to read them. One of my favorite fantasy series is Rachel Aaron's Eli Monpress series (though I haven't yet read the whole thing yet, sadly). Really funny and well-written. Great fun.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Charlemagne on August 31, 2014, 01:59:11 AM
Hey Tim (and I suppose Mytherea, because no one ever responded to your initial post)! Great to have you on board - I'm sire you'll find many kindred spirits with whom you can discuss your various writing and publishing woes works. Hope you enjoy your stay!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: MadLogcian on September 07, 2014, 03:01:51 AM
'Sup, y'all. I'm Timothy L. Cerepaka, a fantasy indie writer and author of the currently ongoing "Prince Malock World" series of fantasy novels.

Besides writing fantasy books, I also love to read them. One of my favorite fantasy series is Rachel Aaron's Eli Monpress series (though I haven't yet read the whole thing yet, sadly). Really funny and well-written. Great fun.

Hi!  I'm Andrew, a fellow Monpress fan.  You have some story twists ahead of you!  You might also like to investigate the same author's SF trilogy, published under then name rachel Bach.

I'm still on a high from attending Loncon3!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Doctor_Chill on September 14, 2014, 04:33:07 AM
Little late, but hey MadLogcian! And Timothy! (Really need to read Eli Monpress; love me some thieves). And Mytherea and SarahW. (Seconding the Book Club. They're awesome.) And all the new members! Y'all are awesome. Really.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Elfy on September 14, 2014, 11:54:02 PM
Really? I do =really- have to do this? <sigh>

Fine.

I grew up with comic books, drama club and SF&F courtesy of older brothers. I read fantasy, paranormal, some of that not fantasy stuff and fantasy romance. I adore Scott Lynch's Gentlemen Bastard Series. I write fantasy with rom elements and don't have writers in my local group who "get fantasy." So, I thought I poke around here and hopefully find some like-minded souls.

That's it for now.
Sorry I'm a bit late, you don't have to do it, but it's nice if you do. I'm another Scott Lynch fan. I was lucky enough to meet him, get him to sign my copy of Lies and hear him read the opening chapter of The Thorn of Emberlain at Worldcon. Tip, if you ever do meet him, don't get him confused with Jim Butcher. Not that I did, but he said it's been happening recently and he can't work out why, being that Scott is fair and over 6' foot and Jim is dark and dreams of being 6'. He thinks Butcher may be messing with him.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Yora on September 21, 2014, 08:53:57 PM
I usually don't write in threads like this, but I think here it might be appropriate.

I've grown up on sci-fi and fantasy, with my parents reading me and my brother The Hobbit and almost the whole Michael Ende canon even before I went to school, and I can't remember a time when we didn't watch Star Trek five days a week. I started reading sci-fi novels for grown ups when I was 10 and my brother even younger. A life without swords and spaceships is unthinkable, it's all I've ever known.
I've been working on fantasy stuff for about the past 10 years, however most of it being roleplaying game material in some form or another. However, it's a medium in which most stuff remains only in your own head with a very small audience only getting to see a small part of it. I am also not the type of person who can stick long to a single work without getting some relatively quick payback from it. A few years ago I first read Lovecraft and this year picked up Robert Howard for the first time, and their format of writing seems like something that might actually work for me. Writing novel-length was something I pretty soon realized wasn't going to work for me.
Since I know absolutely nothing about the formal categories of literature critics and the like, I was looking around for some quick and easy advice on what common beginners mistake not to make when writing fantasy stories. And I have to say, this one really stands out for not being just a brief list of common sense items for people who are completely unfamiliar with fantasy literature.
I am currently broadening my horizon a bit more by reading some Fritz Leiber and maybe Moorcock, and then I'll be diving in into the actual work of getting a first complete story written down. The writers advice section here seems like a great place to ask people when I get stuck on something.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Boo on September 21, 2014, 09:35:54 PM
Hello there! I'm a refugee from the SFX forum, which is due to have the plug pulled on it at the end of the month. Sadness! But hopefully I shall make a few new friends here :)

Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Boo on September 21, 2014, 09:37:15 PM
Oo do we have to verify our humanity by typing in the letters in the picture/the surname of the LOTR author every time we post?
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Yora on September 21, 2014, 09:50:42 PM
Only three times, I think. It goes away after that.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Boo on September 21, 2014, 10:06:29 PM
Ah, thank goodness for that! Thank you :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Doctor_Chill on September 21, 2014, 10:35:05 PM
More people. :o

Yora, if you're at all in need of help for writer-ly stuff, I suggest the Writer's Board. We've got some brilliant people floating around there, and even some authors pop in from time to time. As for books, if you ever need a suggestion for what to read next, the Fantasy Book Board is our biggest hub. And people love to hand out recommendations left and right.

Boo, sorry to hear about SFX. I never really delved too deeply into that forum (or magazine for that matter) but I do hope you enjoy your stay! Hope both of you do!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Saraband on September 21, 2014, 10:44:00 PM
Welcome!  :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Alex Hormann on September 22, 2014, 08:42:08 PM
Hi everyone. My name is Alex and I found this site via mistyping another website. Still hanging around since it's so great here. :D
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Autumn2May on September 23, 2014, 10:10:51 PM
Welcome! Hope you enjoy your stay! :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: rakto on September 24, 2014, 10:55:01 AM
Hello everyone. I'm thomas. It's great to meet you.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: brylek on September 26, 2014, 11:21:35 AM
Hello.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: xiagan on September 26, 2014, 11:54:14 AM
Welcome, all of you! Hope you enjoy your stay. :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Alex Dutson on October 04, 2014, 06:06:52 PM
Hi!

I'm Alex and I'm from London. I've been lurking round here for a while reading all the great articles and have finally got around to actually registering. I love reading fantasy and have been trying (very unsuccessfully) to write some too. Nice to meet you all!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Elfy on October 05, 2014, 01:09:31 AM
Hi!

I'm Alex and I'm from London. I've been lurking round here for a while reading all the great articles and have finally got around to actually registering. I love reading fantasy and have been trying (very unsuccessfully) to write some too. Nice to meet you all!
Welcome Alex. Stick with the writing, you'll get there. You may want to look at the monthly writing challenge we have and try your hand at that.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Matt82 on October 08, 2014, 03:00:49 PM
Hi guys!!!

I'm Matteo (@teofoschi82 on twitter), and i'm writing form Italy.

I'm so happy i found this forum, that's really awesome! Great sections, posts and, for what i read till now, great people!!
As part of a small publishing start up i'll be glad to know you guys and learn as much as i can from you! And to share my experience and our work!

Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Ur-Quan on October 11, 2014, 06:47:00 PM
Hello folks. I have already written to this thread prior (  :-[ ), but as things went, I have somewhat neglected the place. These days I want to resume my semi-regular reading, and with that, I've remembered FF as a community of some worth. So, I guess, that for me, this's "Say Hi, I'm new (... again)".

Oh right, I am from Bosnia and Herzegovina, and an engineering student with a taste in literature. :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Jon.M.Jones on October 14, 2014, 03:05:29 AM
Hello fellow fantasy and Sci-Fi lovers, I'm Jon! :D

Even though I've posted on this forum before, I just recently joined 2 days ago and to be honest was looking for an introductory thread.

Hope to form some great relationships with you.   :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: NipunG on October 30, 2014, 03:39:21 PM
Hi everyone. I'm NipunG, amateur-trying-to-be-better writer and lover of fantasy! Looking forward to my stay here!  :D
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: rashik216 on November 01, 2014, 11:45:00 AM
Hello I am rashik216. I found about this website on twitter and heard its good. Looking forward to lots of book discussions and recommendations. Fan of epic fantasy. :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Arry on November 01, 2014, 02:50:23 PM
Welcome! Looks like rashik216, NipunG, JnM.Jones and Ur-Quan. Glad you all found us and look forward to seeing you around the discussions!!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: AniOneHereAlive on November 04, 2014, 05:57:55 AM
Hi! I'm new!

I'm an avid reader and writer who is currently attending Grad school! I found this site while looking for places that would review my self-published novel and decided to become part of the community.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Fracon on November 06, 2014, 02:58:52 PM
Hello everybody :D
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Mumm-Ra on November 17, 2014, 07:30:27 PM
Hi, I'm new!

Found the site through twitter and am definitely looking forward to some killer book discussion.  That's killer in an 80's "bad means good" kind of way, not in a George R R Martin "I'll disembowel your very soul" kind of way.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: APJensen on November 17, 2014, 07:39:28 PM
Hey All!

I'm AP and I write YA fantasy. Excited to find this website and peek around!  ;)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Elfy on November 17, 2014, 10:42:57 PM
Hey All!

I'm AP and I write YA fantasy. Excited to find this website and peek around!  ;)
Welcome AP. I'm another writer of YA fantasy. Glad to have you here.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: portmeiriona on November 28, 2014, 05:24:18 AM
Hello. I follow Fantasy Faction on Twitter and often feel like I'd like to be involved in some of the conversations that are posted, so here I am.

I grew up on Dragonlance and still consider myself a Dragonlance fan. I teach English at the postsecondary level and love all kinds of literature, but fantasy and SF are usually my mainstays when I want to really enjoy myself in a book. I'm looking forward to talking about books and other fantasy-related adventures.  :)

Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Fotex on December 03, 2014, 08:57:58 AM
hi there!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: JMack on December 03, 2014, 11:51:44 AM
Hello, everyone.  I found Fantasy Faction via Google search for best fantasy novels of 201?, since I like finding out about new writers and new books.  I didn't expect to find or join a forum, but here I am.

Thanks, F-F, the monthly story contest has gotten me to finish my first story since college... oh, 30+ years ago.  I submitted one for November, and I'm already well into the one for December.

For anyone reading this, read Ancillary Justice, one of the best first novels I've read in SSF for a while.  Change a few things, and it would be fantasy instead of space opera.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: xiagan on December 03, 2014, 04:28:53 PM
Welcome. :) It's great that you are writing again (and even finishing the stories ;)).
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Doctor_Chill on December 03, 2014, 04:50:35 PM
Hey all! Have a good stay, and try not to burn the place down.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: xiagan on December 03, 2014, 05:00:30 PM
Hey all! Have a good stay, and try not to burn the place down.
Because that's your responsibility?
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: portmeiriona on December 03, 2014, 05:50:21 PM
Thanks for the welcome messages. I haven't really jumped into any conversations yet, but I certainly plan to stick around.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Doctor_Chill on December 03, 2014, 06:20:09 PM
Hey all! Have a good stay, and try not to burn the place down.
Because that's your responsibility?

(http://s2.quickmeme.com/img/34/34eede6ae4240ea9f60cd115cc61c658c39a10e6dec71a91a8c13504ad85127e.jpg)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: JRTroughton on December 03, 2014, 09:51:13 PM
Hi, I'm new.

My name is James Troughton. I try to write speculative fiction of all varieties - mostly focusing on fantasy - and am a huge fan of China Mieville and John Wyndham. Particular favourites would be Iron Council, The Scar, The Kraken Wakes, and The Trouble with Lichen.

I've self published a couple of short stories on Kindle. Unbelievably, these have not yet made me a global writing star.

This place seems nice. :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: mylhu1011 on December 05, 2014, 03:54:50 AM
Hello!

My names is Myles. I'm a teenage writer who loves fiction, specifically fantasy. My favorite authors are Christopher Paolini, George R. R. Martin, J. K. Rowling, and, of course, J. R. R. Tolkien. Out of these four, Paolini is probably my biggest hero. I could read his writing over and over again and never get tired of it. I'm currently working on a novel called Blood of Kings, the prologue to which I posted in the Writer's Corner. The first draft is not yet finished because I started it during NaNoWriMo, but I should have the bulk of it finished by May 2015. This website seems really really cool and I love all the helpful guides to stuff in general. :P
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Matt the Hooded Man on December 07, 2014, 11:39:26 AM
Greetings! I'm Matt, 35 and I come from a far off land where trees grow downwards and people are actually hats. Or perhaps not. Anyhoo, hello!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: xiagan on December 07, 2014, 11:42:12 AM
Hi guys, welcome to our forum! :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Nighteyes on February 02, 2015, 07:24:27 PM
Big hi to all the newbies. This place has become quite lively for the first time in ages. I like it.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Chreus on February 02, 2015, 08:12:26 PM
Big hi to all the newbies. This place has become quite lively for the first time in ages. I like it.

I have to admit that as a newbie I feel that I have to rein back on the posting :P Dunno why though. Something about being new and I feel I'm supposed to sit quietly in a corner and learn before speaking or whatever. That and I dont wanna spam too much too soon :P
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Nighteyes on February 02, 2015, 08:17:22 PM
Big hi to all the newbies. This place has become quite lively for the first time in ages. I like it.

I have to admit that as a newbie I feel that I have to rein back on the posting :P Dunno why though. Something about being new and I feel I'm supposed to sit quietly in a corner and learn before speaking or whatever. That and I dont wanna spam too much too soon :P

Oh are you spambot then? Well you are very welcome and post as much as you want! Give us something to respond to?
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Chreus on February 02, 2015, 09:27:24 PM
Hehe. Not in the traditional "buy your stocks and viagra here" -kinda way, but there are certainly a lot of book related things I'd like to discuss and making threads for all of it might fill up the forum :P

But yeah, I'll definitely be posting some stuff in the near future!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: bookish_fantasy on February 18, 2015, 01:15:23 AM
Hi! I'm bookish_fantasy.  :D

Of course, I adore all things fantasy, but a few things that stand out in my mind are Lord of the Rings, Narnia and Harry Potter. Game of Thrones and I have a bit of love/hate relationship. Yes, I'm that big of a nerd - love/hate relationships with books.  :P

Nice to meet you all!  :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: JMack on February 18, 2015, 01:25:27 AM
Hi! I'm bookish_fantasy.  :D

Of course, I adore all things fantasy, but a few things that stand out in my mind are Lord of the Rings, Narnia and Harry Potter. Game of Thrones and I have a bit of love/hate relationship. Yes, I'm that big of a nerd - love/hate relationships with books.  :P

Nice to meet you all!  :)
Welcome again! So glad for more LOTR/Narnia fans  :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Elfy on February 18, 2015, 07:06:15 AM
Hi! I'm bookish_fantasy.  :D

Of course, I adore all things fantasy, but a few things that stand out in my mind are Lord of the Rings, Narnia and Harry Potter. Game of Thrones and I have a bit of love/hate relationship. Yes, I'm that big of a nerd - love/hate relationships with books.  :P

Nice to meet you all!  :)
Oh, I've had love/hate relationships with books. Nice to see a bit of passion about it.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Shimrod on March 10, 2015, 01:10:59 PM
Hi, I'm Shimrod, 50 years, fantasy reader since a loooooooong time, looking for a friendly place to discuss books, movies, reasons why I'm here etc.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: JMack on March 10, 2015, 01:49:54 PM
Hi, I'm Shimrod, 50 years, fantasy reader since a loooooooong time, looking for a friendly place to discuss books, movies, reasons why I'm here etc.
We have to be the most-unfriendliest bunch ever collected on one forum in the history of the internet. (Not true)
Nobody gets along, and we when we disagree we say mean-spirited things to be other (Mostly not true)
The worst is @Raptori (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=38840), though I only say this because writing @Doctor Chill won't actually put his name as a reference because he put a space into his name. If it did work, he'd be the worst. (Hmmm, trying to figure out how true any of that is  ;D )
Oh, wait, this is supposed to be a welcoming response!  ;)

And, also, yay for another 50-plusser. There can't be enough of us.

Welcome! Herein you will find a friendly place to discuss books, movies, etc. (And this is completely true. Except for @Gariath (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=272).  8))
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Raptori on March 10, 2015, 01:56:25 PM
Just to clarify, @Jmacyk (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=37094) meant that I'm the worst at being unfriendly (http://www.smiley-faces.org/smiley-faces/smiley-face-angel-006.gif)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Doctor_Chill on March 10, 2015, 02:00:02 PM
Just to clarify, @Jmacyk (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=37094) meant that I'm the worst at being unfriendly (http://www.smiley-faces.org/smiley-faces/smiley-face-angel-006.gif)

Wait, then that means I'm the friendliest. That sure as hell ain't true.

Anyway, glad to have you around Shimrod! I think you'll like the place, especially if you want to discuss some books or movies. We're all ears! (Except for @Jmacyk (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=37094). He talks too much.)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Raptori on March 10, 2015, 02:02:48 PM
Just to clarify, @Jmacyk (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=37094) meant that I'm the worst at being unfriendly (http://www.smiley-faces.org/smiley-faces/smiley-face-angel-006.gif)

Wait, then that means I'm the friendliest. That sure as hell ain't true.

Anyway, glad to have you around Shimrod! I think you'll like the place, especially if you want to discuss some books or movies. We're all ears! (Except for @Jmacyk (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=37094). He talks too much.)
Maybe he's confused then? Surely we can blame it on him somehow... (http://www.mikafanclub.com/forums/images/smilies/unsure.gif) @Jmacyk (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=37094)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Shimrod on March 11, 2015, 08:16:52 AM
Hehe, just wondering if one of you is Mrs Shimrod in disguise  :o

Anyhow, thanks for the welcome
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Rostum on March 24, 2015, 11:56:02 PM
Hello

I found my way here from Joe Abercrombie's site and mention of the grim gathering. I seem to have drifted back into fantasy reading of late and am enjoying work by a number of authors currently writing.
I have neither the wit or eloquence to write myself but am looking forward to reading some of the stories posted up on this site and joining in the many topics under discussion.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: JMack on March 25, 2015, 02:18:38 AM
Welcome, welcome! Drag up a chair, grab a mug of ale, and chew the fat.
Glad to have you here.
Those of us in the U.S. are very envious of the Brit contingent having the Grim Gathering.  Maybe we'll need a virtual version on that day  ;D
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Lady Ty on March 27, 2015, 04:09:31 AM
Hi, I'm Shimrod, 50 years, fantasy reader since a loooooooong time, looking for a friendly place to discuss books, movies, reasons why I'm here etc.
Belated Hello and welcome Shimrod, only just caught up with this thread, also hi and welcome to Rostum. I don't write either but love reading and occasional chatting on this great forum :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Nighteyes on March 29, 2015, 09:35:03 PM
Hi.  I am new here. Big fan of Robin Hobb. Looking forward to reading Wee Free Men with the Book Club.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Arry on March 29, 2015, 09:38:01 PM
Hi.  I am new here. Big fan of Robin Hobb. Looking forward to reading Wee Free Men with the Book Club.
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Ha, welcome Nighteyes. You sure have done a lot of posting since joining! Look forward to seeing you around the forum and Book Club! Maybe you can even help lead the discussions as your welcome to the forum! ;)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Nighteyes on March 29, 2015, 09:41:38 PM
Hi.  I am new here. Big fan of Robin Hobb. Looking forward to reading Wee Free Men with the Book Club.
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Ha, welcome Nighteyes. You sure have done a lot of posting since joining! Look forward to seeing you around the forum and Book Club! Maybe you can even help lead the discussions as your welcome to the forum! ;)

Gee. You fellows are sure welcoming here!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Arry on March 29, 2015, 09:43:16 PM
Hi.  I am new here. Big fan of Robin Hobb. Looking forward to reading Wee Free Men with the Book Club.
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Ha, welcome Nighteyes. You sure have done a lot of posting since joining! Look forward to seeing you around the forum and Book Club! Maybe you can even help lead the discussions as your welcome to the forum! ;)

Gee. You fellows are sure welcoming here!

So welcoming, the members have even been known to fall into cult like worshipping of each other! Enjoy!

(*disclosure, it only happened once. And it think it ran off the user that at the center. I don't see their id in the member list any more. Guess they wanted a bit more anonymity.)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: ScarletBea on March 30, 2015, 07:51:48 AM
Hi.  I am new here. Big fan of Robin Hobb. Looking forward to reading Wee Free Men with the Book Club.

 ;D
I have to say I much prefer your avatar now!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Saraband on March 30, 2015, 08:47:13 AM
Hi.  I am new here. Big fan of Robin Hobb. Looking forward to reading Wee Free Men with the Book Club.

Welcome! If you're looking for new things to read, I think you will love some Terry Goodkind, Peter V. Brett, or one of Christopher Paolini's many original masterpieces.

Oh, and I hope you enjoy pyramids. Our last hound around these forums had a sick fascination with those  ;)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: JMack on March 30, 2015, 02:33:40 PM
Hi.  I am new here. Big fan of Robin Hobb. Looking forward to reading Wee Free Men with the Book Club.
Here, @Nighteyes (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=272). Here, Nighteyes. Good boy. Want some spam?
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Nighteyes on March 30, 2015, 02:45:58 PM
Hi.  I am new here. Big fan of Robin Hobb. Looking forward to reading Wee Free Men with the Book Club.
Here, @Nighteyes (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=272). Here, Nighteyes. Good boy. Want some spam?

Don't tease a dog.  They can bite.   :P
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Henry Dale on March 30, 2015, 04:17:03 PM
Hi.  I am new here. Big fan of Robin Hobb. Looking forward to reading Wee Free Men with the Book Club.
Here, @Nighteyes (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=272). Here, Nighteyes. Good boy. Want some spam?

Don't tease a dog.  They can bite.   :P

Some humans do too
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Crusty on April 04, 2015, 02:48:42 PM
Jason here, been using the site for book recommendations when I run out of ideas on what to read and then lurking on the forums when I'm bored. Figured it was about time I got round to making an account, although I've got no idea how often I'll post/how consistent I'll be with my visits  ;)

Currently working my way through the Malazan series, on book 7 at the moment. Big fan of Asoiaf, the Feist books, Mark Lawrence (whom I found through this site), Brent Weeks (Dark Angels trilogy) among various others (can't remember everyone off the top of my head and I'm basically too lazy to run upstairs and look  ::)).

Not sure what else to mention so I guess I'll leave it at that for now  :P
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: JMack on April 04, 2015, 05:59:20 PM
Welcome, Crusty!
And welcome to your animated avatar of a big tongue-lickin selfie rat.  ;)

Register, and prepare to be teased, yes?

Anyway, sounds like you know where everything is, so have at it!
 :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Lady Ty on April 05, 2015, 07:32:51 AM
Hi and welcome  Crusty, good to have you on the Forum and like the rat though I thought it was a  guinea pig.  ;D


Hi.  I am new here. Big fan of Robin Hobb. Looking forward to reading Wee Free Men with the Book Club.

Nighteyes sorry I'm late saying hi to you, you must be feeling so shy, but here is something to make you feel really welcome. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8huXkSaL7o
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: JMack on April 05, 2015, 12:56:12 PM
Hi and welcome  Crusty, good to have you on the Forum and like the rat though I thought it was a  guinea pig.  ;D


Hi.  I am new here. Big fan of Robin Hobb. Looking forward to reading Wee Free Men with the Book Club.

Nighteyes sorry I'm late saying hi to you, you must be feeling so shy, but here is something to make you feel really welcome. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8huXkSaL7o
Suspense. What exactly has Lady Ty linked? Ah, yes. My favorite.  ;D
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Crusty on April 05, 2015, 01:45:35 PM
Welcome, Crusty!
And welcome to your animated avatar of a big tongue-lickin selfie rat.  ;)


Pfft, cheeky bugger  ;)

Cheers for the welcome guys/gals, and it's not a rat, its a poro that happens to be twerking  :P
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: JustLie on April 11, 2015, 07:38:25 PM
Hello! After a bit of lurking, I thought it was time I introduced myself. As my only other post will attest, I am an avid fan of Terry Pratchett, among many more fantasy and other writers. Currently reading The Rebirths of Tao by Wesley Chu. I also write fantasy books of my own in my spare time :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: JMack on April 11, 2015, 07:50:42 PM
Howdy @JustLie (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40085). Is that Just Lie, or Justly?  ;D
Glad for another lurker un-lurking. Welcome to the light.
But the question: poodles or powerful goat gods?
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Eclipse on April 11, 2015, 09:52:08 PM
Howdy @JustLie (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40085). Is that Just Lie, or Justly?  ;D
Glad for another lurker un-lurking. Welcome to the light.
But the question: poodles or powerful goat gods?

Hi JustLie welcome to the Forums

Don't scare the new blood off I mean JustLie off with a question like that Jmack hehe
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: JustLie on April 11, 2015, 10:34:32 PM
Howdy @JustLie (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40085). Is that Just Lie, or Justly?  ;D
Glad for another lurker un-lurking. Welcome to the light.
But the question: poodles or powerful goat gods?

I like it to keep my name ambiguous  ;-P
Powerful goat poodles, maybe? Never trust gods!

(please don't kill me with your goat powers!)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Lady Ty on April 12, 2015, 02:17:53 AM
Welcome JustLie join the fun, see you are skilled in diplomacy, but when you appease alliances remember dragons could trump goats and poodles...........
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: ScarletBea on April 12, 2015, 09:16:31 AM
Welcome to the madhouse, you'll fit right in!
We're all great here, and love books 8)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Henry Dale on April 12, 2015, 09:54:40 AM
Well, seems the goat-dragon-poodle war is far from over yet  :)
One day they'll remember it as a War of the Roses-esque piece of history with backstabbing, conspiracy and epic warfare.
Welcome to Fantasy Faction.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Eclipse on April 12, 2015, 10:00:19 AM
Well, seems the goat-dragon-poodle war is far from over yet  :)
One day they'll remember it as a War of the Roses-esque piece of history with backstabbing, conspiracy and epic warfare.
Welcome to Fantasy Faction.

Will anyone remember the pirates Bring back the Fanasy Faction RPG this time with added poodles



Here is an example from the last RPG:

Quote from: Hound
Suddenly the doors flew open, and the Hound strode in dragging a figure tied up in a sack behind him.  Deftly the Hound cut the sack free revealing a disheveled figure.  "Right, world's greatest writer since Tolkien, here is a willing audiences who want to spend the night being regaled with stories of your fantastical magical kingdom." 
"Really" the figure smiled "Right folks, here begins a 70k word adventure!"
"Enjoy" the Hound chuckles, "And by the way pirates, over in the other tavern Mark Lawrence is sitting in the corner reading extracts from King of Thorns, also I'm not Scottish, so I pay a hell of a lot better".

With that the Hound marched out, chuckling to himself.

Quote from: Lor
Lor got to her feet, albeit a little unsteadily, and slammed her tankard onto the wood, watching it topple and roll off. Then she looked around the room, spotting some guardsmen loitering near the bar.

"You! You need to arrest this" she nudged the figure on the floor with her toe. "For crimes against being a decent human being." She moved off towards the door, fists clenched. "I've got a pirate to deal with."
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: JustLie on April 12, 2015, 10:21:53 AM
Oh dear, sounds like I will have to wait for a dragon with a poodle haircut, nifty pirate hat on and a goatee to unite the realm..
Just remember all to never underestimate a rabbit!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: ArcaneArtsVelho on April 12, 2015, 11:06:52 AM
Just remember all to never underestimate a rabbit!
But isn't that easy to deal with? Just chuck The Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch at it. ;D

Welcome!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: JustLie on April 12, 2015, 10:44:31 PM
Just remember all to never underestimate a rabbit!
But isn't that easy to deal with? Just chuck The Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch at it. ;D

Welcome!
If you've ever played the Monty Python Holy Grail video game, you'll know that it isn't at all easy ;)

Thank you!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Raptori on April 13, 2015, 02:15:54 AM
Welcome, @Saurus (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40290)!  :D
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Saurus on April 13, 2015, 02:24:09 AM
 :-[
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: JMack on April 13, 2015, 02:30:33 AM
:-[
So glad you're here, @Saurus (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40290)!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Saurus on April 13, 2015, 03:01:20 AM
Thanks! :D
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: ArcaneArtsVelho on April 13, 2015, 07:39:53 AM
Just remember all to never underestimate a rabbit!
But isn't that easy to deal with? Just chuck The Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch at it. ;D

Welcome!
If you've ever played the Monty Python Holy Grail video game, you'll know that it isn't at all easy ;)

Thank you!
There is a game? Why haven't I heard about this? I really need to check it out. Thank you! And you are welcome!  :)


And a warm welcome to @Saurus (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40290), the power behind @Raptori (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=38840). Is that about right? ;D
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: ScarletBea on April 13, 2015, 07:57:08 AM
Just remember all to never underestimate a rabbit!
(...)
If you've ever played the Monty Python Holy Grail video game, you'll know that it isn't at all easy ;)
I was going to refer Wallace and Gromit, curse of the Were-rabbit ;D


And a warm welcome to @Saurus (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40290), the power behind @Raptori (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=38840). Is that about right? ;D
I was going to say this :D
Welcome!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Lady Ty on April 13, 2015, 08:59:55 AM
Welcome Saurus, you look so lonely, do  come and play :D
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Saurus on April 13, 2015, 07:05:47 PM
Hi everyone, thanks for the welcome! /hides

(http://i62.tinypic.com/25slso2.jpg)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Raptori on April 13, 2015, 07:16:15 PM
Yeah @ArcaneArtsVelho (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40090) and @ScarletBea (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=32020) that is correct  :)

@Lady Ty it might be possible to lure her out with promises of cookies and ice cream  :P
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Saurus on April 13, 2015, 07:22:15 PM
Yeah @ArcaneArtsVelho (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40090) and @ScarletBea (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=32020) that is correct  :)

@Lady Ty it might be possible to lure her out with promises of cookies and ice cream  :P

I think he means I most often prepare the fuel he runs on.

@Raptori (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=38840) you mean tea and chocolate?
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Raptori on April 13, 2015, 07:25:51 PM
Yeah @ArcaneArtsVelho (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40090) and @ScarletBea (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=32020) that is correct  :)

@Lady Ty it might be possible to lure her out with promises of cookies and ice cream  :P

I think he means I most often prepare the fuel he runs on.

@Raptori (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=38840) you mean tea and chocolate?

Hey, I do prepare my own food... sometimes? Pouring a bowl of cereal counts, right?  :-[

Aw damn, I didn't want to give away all of my @Saurus (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40290) luring knowledge...  :-X
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Saurus on April 13, 2015, 07:30:15 PM

Hey, I do prepare my own food... sometimes? Pouring a bowl of cereal counts, right?  :-[

Aw damn, I didn't want to give away all of my @Saurus (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40290) luring knowledge...  :-X

Sure it does.

It only works if you know how to prepare the tea anyway ;)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Raptori on April 13, 2015, 07:32:20 PM

Hey, I do prepare my own food... sometimes? Pouring a bowl of cereal counts, right?  :-[

Aw damn, I didn't want to give away all of my @Saurus (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40290) luring knowledge...  :-X

Sure it does.

It only works if you know how to prepare the tea anyway ;)

Hmm... does the lack of comma imply honesty or sarcasm...  :-\

Aha good point, I guess I will still win then.  8)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Saurus on April 13, 2015, 07:37:45 PM

Sure it does.

It only works if you know how to prepare the tea anyway ;)

Hmm... does the lack of comma imply honesty or sarcasm...  :-\


Yes.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: ScarletBea on April 13, 2015, 07:39:07 PM
Raptori you mean tea and chocolate?
Awww I was more of a fan of the cookies and ice-cream!!! Raptori, if she doesn't want them, could I? Pretty please? ;D

Cute avatar, Saurus! :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: JMack on April 13, 2015, 07:47:52 PM
Raptori you mean tea and chocolate?
Awww I was more of a fan of the cookies and ice-cream!!! Raptori, if she doesn't want them, could I? Pretty please? ;D

Cute avatar, Saurus! :)
Best avatar, @Saurus (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40290).
But I think you mean tea and spam. Vegan spam, but spam.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Raptori on April 13, 2015, 09:05:51 PM
Yes.

Typical. D:

Raptori you mean tea and chocolate?
Awww I was more of a fan of the cookies and ice-cream!!! Raptori, if she doesn't want them, could I? Pretty please? ;D

Cute avatar, Saurus! :)

You'll have to ask @Saurus (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40290), she's the one in charge of supplies, I'm just the pack-carrying creature.  :D



Best avatar, @Saurus (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40290).
But I think you mean tea and spam. Vegan spam, but spam.

/wonders if that's something that @Jmack (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=37094) actually eats. Wouldn't be (overly) surprised...  ;D
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Saurus on April 13, 2015, 09:15:14 PM
Raptori you mean tea and chocolate?
Awww I was more of a fan of the cookies and ice-cream!!! Raptori, if she doesn't want them, could I? Pretty please? ;D

Cute avatar, Saurus! :)

Nownow, of course I want the cookies and ice cream! I'll share though! :)

Why, thank you!  ;D


Best avatar, @Saurus (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40290).
But I think you mean tea and spam. Vegan spam, but spam.

Oh no, I'm not much of a spammer. Usually.  ::)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Raptori on April 13, 2015, 09:51:02 PM
Raptori you mean tea and chocolate?
Awww I was more of a fan of the cookies and ice-cream!!! Raptori, if she doesn't want them, could I? Pretty please? ;D

Cute avatar, Saurus! :)

Nownow, of course I want the cookies and ice cream! I'll share though! :)

Why, thank you!  ;D


Best avatar, @Saurus (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40290).
But I think you mean tea and spam. Vegan spam, but spam.

Oh no, I'm not much of a spammer. Usually.  ::)
But... I thought we're not allowed sweets until after dinner. It'll be all gone if you give it away now...  :'(
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: pencilneckgeek on April 13, 2015, 09:55:42 PM
I'm Shedrick. I'm a full-time librarian and part-time writer trying to do that the other way around. New to the boards and new to the site, but liking what I see. I've been a long-time fantasy reader (and sci-fi as well). I'm a big fan of Neil Gaiman, Michael Moorcock, Jim Butcher, C.S. Friedman, Jacqueline Carey, and Steven Brust. Anyway, happy to be here on the boards  :D
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Raptori on April 13, 2015, 10:05:04 PM
I'm Shedrick. I'm a full-time librarian and part-time writer trying to do that the other way around. New to the boards and new to the site, but liking what I see. I've been a long-time fantasy reader (and sci-fi as well). I'm a big fan of Neil Gaiman, Michael Moorcock, Jim Butcher, C.S. Friedman, Jacqueline Carey, and Steven Brust. Anyway, happy to be here on the boards  :D
Welcome! I actually don't think I've read any books by any of those authors... though we have American Gods on our bookshelf if I remember correctly!  :o
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Saurus on April 13, 2015, 10:05:29 PM
Welcome @pencilneckgeek (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40281)! :) Nice to have another newbie around (http://i62.tinypic.com/111l2er.jpg)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Lady Ty on April 14, 2015, 01:14:10 AM
I'm Shedrick. I'm a full-time librarian and part-time writer trying to do that the other way around. New to the boards and new to the site, but liking what I see. I've been a long-time fantasy reader (and sci-fi as well). I'm a big fan of Neil Gaiman, Michael Moorcock, Jim Butcher, C.S. Friedman, Jacqueline Carey, and Steven Brust. Anyway, happy to be here on the boards  :D

Hello and welcome Shedrick, whoever your favourite authors are you are sure to find other fans here somewhere.  I'm a devoted Dresden addict. :)

@Saurus (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40290) I am so sorry I wasn't around to help lure you out, the silly time difference sometimes gets in the way. Here's sending you tea and toast for breakfast.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Saurus on April 14, 2015, 01:36:26 AM
@Lady Ty No worries ;D Much appreciated!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: JMack on April 14, 2015, 01:48:43 AM
Hi everyone, thanks for the welcome! /hides

(http://i62.tinypic.com/25slso2.jpg)
I have to now where this is from.  :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Raptori on April 14, 2015, 02:49:02 AM
Hi everyone, thanks for the welcome! /hides

(http://i62.tinypic.com/25slso2.jpg)
I have to now where this is from.  :)
Surely it should be fairly easy to guess?  :P
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: JMack on April 14, 2015, 02:52:46 AM
Tangled, but turned brown?
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Saurus on April 14, 2015, 02:54:08 AM
@Jmack (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=37094) It's from Disney's Tangled, though the hair has been photoshopped by @Raptori (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=38840) to (roughly) match my real hair colour ^_^
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: ScarletBea on April 14, 2015, 08:01:39 AM
The problem with not having children is not knowing any of these popular culture snippets ;D
(I only found out about Frozen, Peppa Pig and the Octonauts when I visited my niece, hehe)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Raptori on April 14, 2015, 09:25:20 AM
The problem with not having children is not knowing any of these popular culture snippets ;D
(I only found out about Frozen, Peppa Pig and the Octonauts when I visited my niece, hehe)
Haha we don't have kids, or really know any, and we don't generally follow pop culture... but Disney is awesome.  ;D

...although technically speaking we have six kids, all of whom naturally love watching Disney films with us. They just happen to be cats and dogs rather than humans, so to most people they don't count for some unfathomable reason.  ;)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Henry Dale on April 14, 2015, 09:28:25 AM
I don't have kids, but am childish myself. Problem solved.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Saraband on April 14, 2015, 09:33:02 AM
Welcome @Saurus (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40290)!

I guess dinosaurs are popular over at the Raptori/Saurus nest? ;D
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: ScarletBea on April 14, 2015, 09:58:18 AM
I guess dinosaurs are popular over at the Raptori/Saurus nest? ;D
...although technically speaking we have six kids, all of whom naturally love watching Disney films with us. They just happen to be cats and dogs rather than humans,
You mean little dinosaurs ;)


And I wrote that earlier, but I love "How to train your dragon" and "The pirates, adventures with scientists" (and the Wallace & Gromit stuff) ;D
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Saurus on April 14, 2015, 10:12:10 AM
Thank you @Saraband (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=32607)  ;D

Yes you could say we're quite fond of dinosaurs (of all shapes and sizes) :3

@ScarletBea (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=32020) Yes, little raptorsaurs  ;D

HTTYD is AWESOME!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Varahx on April 15, 2015, 03:09:43 AM
I really want to be a writer. I have a couple book ideas that came to me in a dream. I originally thought about turning it into a game so I went to a college for making games, but I failed. It was too complicated for me and its expensive as hell. So I decided to just write it. I’ve written stories before and people thought they were really good so they always told me I should be a writer. Me being an INTP, its hard for me to stay motivated on careers and things I want to do in life. I really want to change that so im starting to get really serious about writing. I found this website from thewritelife.com and decided to join. So here I am saying hi ;D
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: JMack on April 15, 2015, 03:27:27 AM
Hi, Varahx, and welcome! Lots of us here share your dream of writing, and there are some folks here who are making good on it. We have a monthly writing contest in which @xiagan (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=1148) gives us a story prompt, and we submit stories up to 1,500 words. It's fun and great practice for the "real" thing. I'm sure you can find things here to help and to give you some good conversation in the meantime. Welcome!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Lady Ty on April 15, 2015, 07:46:30 AM
Welcome Varahx, this is a great site for writers to discuss ideas and try them aut and get good feedback. And for readers like me to have masses of good fantasy to choose from. Like your avatar  :D
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Henry Dale on April 15, 2015, 08:37:52 AM
Welcome Varahx  :)
Personalities like 'INTP' and 'goat or dragon' don't matter here. (Well some might disagree with the latter). We're just all about that passion we share: Fantasy and sci-fi, be it reading or writing, so enjoy yourself first and foremost :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: ChrisW on April 16, 2015, 08:14:12 AM
Hello! I got tired of just arguing with the voices in my head, so I thought I'd try and play nice with others....

Do I have to fill in that verification box every damn time I post??? I needed to google the answer to the first question...never heard of that guy ???
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Henry Dale on April 16, 2015, 08:24:59 AM
Hello! I got tired of just arguing with the voices in my head, so I thought I'd try and play nice with others....

Do I have to fill in that verification box every damn time I post??? I needed to google the answer to the first question...never heard of that guy ???

Welcome and no. The verification box is only there for the first couple of posts you make.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: ChrisW on April 16, 2015, 08:33:21 AM
Thankgod for that!

What is the surname of Neverwhere's author?:

ummm who what???? :'(
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: ScarletBea on April 16, 2015, 09:21:03 AM
Hi.

And, well, since this is a Fantasy Books site, we'd assume people would have heard of Neverwhere ;D
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Raptori on April 16, 2015, 09:27:24 AM
Hi.

And, well, since this is a Fantasy Books site, we'd assume people would have heard of Neverwhere ;D
I've never heard of Neverwhere...  ???
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: ChrisW on April 16, 2015, 09:38:07 AM
The game of " " one had me stumped as well....luckily that pesky EU hasn't just down Google yet!

Thankfully I'd seen those lord of the rings games, so that was easy....

Mb this is some sort of evil plot by that overlord dude to influence my susceptible mind :o
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: JMack on April 16, 2015, 11:05:13 AM
The game of " " one had me stumped as well....luckily that pesky EU hasn't just down Google yet!

Thankfully I'd seen those lord of the rings games, so that was easy....

Mb this is some sort of evil plot by that overlord dude to influence my susceptible mind :o
What lord? Whose rings?  ;)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: JustLie on April 18, 2015, 01:44:46 PM
The game of " " one had me stumped as well....

I was highly amused by my two questions: "Who wrote the Game of Thrones?" and "George RR Martin wrote Game of what?"  :P
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Takoren on May 03, 2015, 07:16:15 PM
Well, may as well start off here. Im an avid fantasy reader and wannabe writer. I knew about Fantasy Faction but was staying away from message boards for a while. I'm in my late 30's and love fantasy of all types, usually the grittier stuff, but not straight all grimdark all the time

I'll be a regular here, I'm pretty sure.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: JMack on May 03, 2015, 07:22:00 PM
Well, may as well start off here. Im an avid fantasy reader and wannabe writer. I knew about Fantasy Faction but was staying away from message boards for a while. I'm in my late 30's and love fantasy of all types, usually the grittier stuff, but not straight all grimdark all the time

I'll be a regular here, I'm pretty sure.
Welcome, Takoren. Glad you took the plunge, and we love regulars (and irregulars!) around here.
Wannabe writer? Just the place. If you haven't checked out the monthly writing contest, it's a great place to hone your skills.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Henry Dale on May 03, 2015, 07:47:23 PM
Well, may as well start off here. Im an avid fantasy reader and wannabe writer. I knew about Fantasy Faction but was staying away from message boards for a while. I'm in my late 30's and love fantasy of all types, usually the grittier stuff, but not straight all grimdark all the time

I'll be a regular here, I'm pretty sure.
Welcome, Takoren. Glad you took the plunge, and we love regulars (and irregulars!) around here.
Wannabe writer? Just the place. If you haven't checked out the monthly writing contest, it's a great place to hone your skills.
Or irregular regulars.

Welcome Takoren!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Takoren on May 03, 2015, 08:07:45 PM
Thanks, I'm really happy to be here.

And I'd say I fall into the "irregular" regular category!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Lady Ty on May 04, 2015, 09:52:21 AM
Hi Takoren, welcome. Delighted to have another Dresden fan around, although not sure where it will be heading next.  Do you like Iron Druid as well, by any chance?
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: jlbxb on May 06, 2015, 05:36:56 PM
Just saying hello. It has been a while since i have been on any forums i admit. I am not new to writing, but just got past an 8 year stint of writers block with a rather unique take on fanesty i have been working on based upon the japanese Yokai that many animes and magmas are based around. It is an american take so I look forward to getting to you you guys and seeing what you have to say on the matter.

JLbxb
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Lady Ty on May 07, 2015, 01:42:53 AM
Hi jlbxb, welcome to the Forum. We're a friendly crowd around here so hope you'll make yourself at home and join the fun as well as the serious discussions. :D
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Henry Dale on May 08, 2015, 05:54:06 AM
Hello (from japan atm) @jlbxb (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40338)
Welcome to FF and enjoy your stay!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Silicon on May 08, 2015, 06:17:24 PM
Hey all. I'm Silicon (Si), though I also go by Aspasia on some forums. I'm an avid reader, a hobbyist writer, and an A+ Internet lurker.  :D Well, I'm a bit tired of lurking and not participating so here I am! IRL I study biology and code a lot. I read all kinds of fantasy but especially love epics, low fantasy, and alt histories. If it's got an assassin in it, I'll read it at least once.

It looks like you guys have a pretty cool forum and community here, I'd like to join in! :D
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: JMack on May 08, 2015, 06:22:52 PM
Hi, and welcome, Si!
We love it when lurkers come clean new folks join in.  ;) ;D
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: ScarletBea on May 08, 2015, 06:54:57 PM
Welcome Si, we like new people who love books, and we're a friendly bunch (if we say so ourselves) :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Bender on May 12, 2015, 11:42:51 AM
Hi,

A fellow aficionado of fantasy/fiction signing in. This is my first book forum. Got to know about this place through a member in a football forum (where we inhabit a thread on fantasy books) and decided to sign up and try my hand in the story writing threads.

Looking forward to interacting with you all!


Ta
Bender
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: JMack on May 12, 2015, 12:50:18 PM
Howdy, Bender! Great decision you've made. It's a fun place to do whatever: write stuff, talk books, talk trash.  ;)
There's a monthly writing contest going on right now, so you jump in if you want. I'll look forward to your posts and stories.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Lady Ty on May 12, 2015, 12:52:32 PM
Hi Bender, this forum is busy and friendly. Our Writers are particularly lively and always happy for new ones to join in. Look forward to hearing from you. :D
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Saraband on May 12, 2015, 12:53:21 PM
Welcome Bender!  :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Titus on May 15, 2015, 11:27:18 AM
Hi all .. not exactly new, I've been a member for some time now, but have never introduced myself!  I'm Tom, I'm a lover of fantasy and newly (last year or so) converted to Sci-Fi too. My favourite author is Joe Abercrombie, my favourite book(s) is Gormenghast, and my favourite film (of all time) is Labyrinth (I own it on Betamax, VHS, DVD, Bluray and I have the soundtrack  :))

Been using this site for years now (it's great!), mainly as a 'lurker' which I guess is reflected in the amount of posts against my name.  I'm more active on one of the other fantasy forums (where I'm a forum moderator), but we're all one big happy family right!?

Pleased to meet you all!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: JMack on May 15, 2015, 11:41:29 AM
Wow, @Titus (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=33900), you have to be the first person I've heard of whose favorite book is Gormenghast. I did start it recently and enjoyed what I read. Unfortunately I have BDD, book deficit disorder, and hop around from book t book illogically.

Anyway, "welcome"! No need to tell you where to look for fun here. Just make sure to put your dishes in the sink and do your own laundry. See you at The King's Paws.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Lady Ty on May 16, 2015, 01:50:54 AM
Glad you told us a little more about yourself, @Titus (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=33900), I had noticed earlier you were an Iron Druid fan, so you have excellent taste ;) I read that Book 8 is  Staked, but that is postponed until 2016 as he has a Jedi War series on the go.  The novellas help my impatience a little.  :D
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Titus on May 16, 2015, 08:29:27 AM
Glad you told us a little more about yourself, @Titus (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=33900), I had noticed earlier you were an Iron Druid fan, so you have excellent taste ;) I read that Book 8 is  Staked, but that is postponed until 2016 as he has a Jedi War series on the go.  The novellas help my impatience a little.  :D
Yeah, bit of an IDC fanboy! =) Read them all and some of the novellas (all the kindle-ised ones) earlier this year, and enjoyed them thoroughly (how can anyone not enjoy Oberon, right??) .. looking forward to Staked, which should be with us soon (I hope!).
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Eclipse on May 16, 2015, 08:42:48 PM
Glad you told us a little more about yourself, @Titus (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=33900), I had noticed earlier you were an Iron Druid fan, so you have excellent taste ;) I read that Book 8 is  Staked, but that is postponed until 2016 as he has a Jedi War series on the go.  The novellas help my impatience a little.  :D
Yeah, bit of an IDC fanboy! =) Read them all and some of the novellas (all the kindle-ised ones) earlier this year, and enjoyed them thoroughly (how can anyone not enjoy Oberon, right??) .. looking forward to Staked, which should be with us soon (I hope!).

I've got the paperback novels of Iron Druid but I really don't wont to read the novellas on kindle now that I've brought the books hopefully there be released in paperback form one day  :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: jastius on June 19, 2015, 02:35:16 AM
hi all!
i'm jastius, and i am from canada, and just followed the pretty signs right into your forum.

(and due to my cat usually sleeping on the one arm, i tend to type onehandedly, and use lowercase a lot :D)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: JMack on June 19, 2015, 03:48:59 AM
hi all!
i'm jastius, and i am from canada, and just followed the pretty signs right into your forum.

(and due to my cat usually sleeping on the one arm, i tend to type onehandedly, and use lowercase a lot :D)
Glad to have you, Jastius. For me, it's Rosie the Dog who tends to be on my arm or my lap or a leg or whatever, making typing, moving, etc. hard. We have a bunch of cat people here who wiull be happy to have another!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Doctor_Chill on June 19, 2015, 03:55:23 AM
Too many cat people. Brr.

But yeah, glad to have you around jastius! We all need more lowercaps in our life.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: jastius on June 19, 2015, 07:26:50 PM
Too many cat people. Brr.

But yeah, glad to have you around jastius! We all need more lowercaps in our life.

thankyou doctor chill! i saw your potatoes of evil roleplay and thought it was hilarious!
 could you use a hello kitty addicted runaway valkyrie?
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Doctor_Chill on June 19, 2015, 08:27:07 PM
Too many cat people. Brr.

But yeah, glad to have you around jastius! We all need more lowercaps in our life.

thankyou doctor chill! i saw your potatoes of evil roleplay and thought it was hilarious!
 could you use a hello kitty addicted runaway valkyrie?

The more the merrier has always been my motto! Sure!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Lady Ty on June 21, 2015, 05:34:36 AM
hi all!
i'm jastius, and i am from canada, and just followed the pretty signs right into your forum.

(and due to my cat usually sleeping on the one arm, i tend to type onehandedly, and use lowercase a lot :D)

Hi jastius, glad you've joined us. Anyone sharing their life with a cat is extra welcome, shows good taste and ability to be ahumble servant. Hope you  like dragons as well  ;D
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: jastius on June 22, 2015, 04:18:56 AM
hi all!
i'm jastius, and i am from canada, and just followed the pretty signs right into your forum.

(and due to my cat usually sleeping on the one arm, i tend to type onehandedly, and use lowercase a lot :D)

Hi jastius, glad you've joined us. Anyone sharing their life with a cat is extra welcome, shows good taste and ability to be ahumble servant. Hope you  like dragons as well  ;D
of course! i dream of dragons! :D
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: KazaktheAwesome on July 08, 2015, 07:42:34 PM
hi all!
i'm jastius, and i am from canada, and just followed the pretty signs right into your forum.

(and due to my cat usually sleeping on the one arm, i tend to type onehandedly, and use lowercase a lot :D)

Hi jastius, glad you've joined us. Anyone sharing their life with a cat is extra welcome, shows good taste and ability to be ahumble servant. Hope you  like dragons as well  ;D
of course! i dream of dragons! :D

Did someone say dragons?? :D
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: JMack on July 08, 2015, 09:01:58 PM
hi all!
i'm jastius, and i am from canada, and just followed the pretty signs right into your forum.

(and due to my cat usually sleeping on the one arm, i tend to type onehandedly, and use lowercase a lot :D)

Hi jastius, glad you've joined us. Anyone sharing their life with a cat is extra welcome, shows good taste and ability to be ahumble servant. Hope you  like dragons goats as well  ;D
of course! i dream of dragons goats! :D

Did someone say dragons goats?? :D
Fixed that for you all.  ;)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: RemadeGold on July 17, 2015, 12:57:04 AM
Okay, let's see... Hello everyone, my name is Kaci.  I  decided to join the FF forums because I do enjoy the articles and thought it'd be fun. I am a writer  - two novels co-written and published,  a couple screenplays co-written, one filmed and being edited,  and lots of unpublished things - and a reader, but I'm newish to the SFF genre (I'm getting better!).  Oh, and I am female; my username tends to leave people guessing. 0=)

So yeah. Hi!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Arry on July 17, 2015, 12:59:18 AM
Welcome! Glad to have you join us!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: JMack on July 17, 2015, 01:46:34 AM
Okay, let's see... Hello everyone, my name is Kaci.  I  decided to join the FF forums because I do enjoy the articles and thought it'd be fun. I am a writer  - two novels co-written and published,  a couple screenplays co-written, one filmed and being edited,  and lots of unpublished things - and a reader, but I'm newish to the SFF genre (I'm getting better!).  Oh, and I am female; my username tends to leave people guessing. 0=)

So yeah. Hi!
hey! love to have folks join, and love to have folks with a lot to offer in terms of writing experience. glad you found us.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Eclipse on July 17, 2015, 06:47:03 AM
Welcome to all the new batch of crazies, sorry I  mean fans of fantasy
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Henry Dale on July 17, 2015, 07:09:10 AM
Welcome to all the lovers of fantasy,
Time for us crazies to say hi.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: ScarletBea on July 17, 2015, 08:40:33 AM
Welcome to all the lovers of fantasy,
Time for us crazies to say hi.

This ;D
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Lor on July 19, 2015, 10:08:16 PM
So...should I do a re-introduction since it's been a while? I don't know the etiquette.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Doctor_Chill on July 19, 2015, 10:31:50 PM
So...should I do a re-introduction since it's been a while? I don't know the etiquette.

Looooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooor!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Lor on July 19, 2015, 10:33:57 PM
So...should I do a re-introduction since it's been a while? I don't know the etiquette.

Looooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooor!

why hey you! Guess folks do remember me after all :D
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Raptori on July 19, 2015, 10:44:40 PM
What's this nonsense? People have been here for years but don't post any more? Mind-boggling.  :o
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Lor on July 19, 2015, 10:46:32 PM
Well, for those of you who don't know me, I'm Lor, trans word pirate and tea smuggler. I used to be a mod here once upon a time, and then this awful thing called life got in the way.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: JMack on July 19, 2015, 10:48:03 PM
Well, for those of you who don't know me, I'm Lor, trans word pirate and tea smuggler. I used to be a mod here once upon a time, and then this awful thing called life got in the way.
Welcome back! There are a bunch of us newbies since then. Glad you're here!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: ScarletBea on July 19, 2015, 11:18:51 PM
You're already part of the furniture, J ;D

Welcome back, Lor! From your description it looks like you were part of the famous Pirates RPG that Chilly mentions now and again hehe I joined right after that ended, I think :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Lor on July 19, 2015, 11:21:01 PM
You're already part of the furniture, J ;D

Welcome back, Lor! From your description it looks like you were part of the famous Pirates RPG that Chilly mentions now and again hehe I joined right after that ended, I think :)

Yeah, I started that barmy nonsense. It got utterly ridiculous, it was beautiful :D I'm gutted it seems to have been deleted though :/
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: ScarletBea on July 19, 2015, 11:22:26 PM
 ;D
The one we had this year was quite super too - if we say so ourselves, hehe
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Doctor_Chill on July 19, 2015, 11:25:26 PM
Welcome back, Lor! From your description it looks like you were part of the famous Pirates RPG that Chilly mentions now and again hehe I joined right after that ended, I think :)

Part of? Why, she was me Captain! (Much as Dom might disagree.)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Lor on July 19, 2015, 11:26:07 PM
Welcome back, Lor! From your description it looks like you were part of the famous Pirates RPG that Chilly mentions now and again hehe I joined right after that ended, I think :)

Part of? Why, she was me Captain! (Much as Dom might disagree.)

I'd forgotten Dom was the rival captain! Gods, was it really that long ago? I feel old now.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: ScarletBea on July 19, 2015, 11:28:56 PM
You never mentioned details, and unlike last year's, that one is hidden. So I can't have known ;D
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Overlord on July 20, 2015, 10:55:42 AM
You're already part of the furniture, J ;D

Welcome back, Lor! From your description it looks like you were part of the famous Pirates RPG that Chilly mentions now and again hehe I joined right after that ended, I think :)

Yeah, I started that barmy nonsense. It got utterly ridiculous, it was beautiful :D I'm gutted it seems to have been deleted though :/

It is not deleted, just hidden from view because we had so many threads / boards that we moved some to the staff section a while back. I'll see if I can give you permission to view it if you like.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Overlord on July 20, 2015, 10:58:02 AM
Well, for those of you who don't know me, I'm Lor, trans word pirate and tea smuggler. I used to be a mod here once upon a time, and then this awful thing called life got in the way.

Glad to have you back. Hopefully for Keep-sies this time too :P
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Lor on July 20, 2015, 10:59:26 AM
You're already part of the furniture, J ;D

Welcome back, Lor! From your description it looks like you were part of the famous Pirates RPG that Chilly mentions now and again hehe I joined right after that ended, I think :)

Yeah, I started that barmy nonsense. It got utterly ridiculous, it was beautiful :D I'm gutted it seems to have been deleted though :/

It is not deleted, just hidden from view because we had so many threads / boards that we moved some to the staff section a while back. I'll see if I can give you permission to view it if you like.

That explains it! I was just worried it had melted brains or something with its outright daftness :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Doctor_Chill on July 20, 2015, 03:41:22 PM
You're already part of the furniture, J ;D

Welcome back, Lor! From your description it looks like you were part of the famous Pirates RPG that Chilly mentions now and again hehe I joined right after that ended, I think :)

Yeah, I started that barmy nonsense. It got utterly ridiculous, it was beautiful :D I'm gutted it seems to have been deleted though :/

It is not deleted, just hidden from view because we had so many threads / boards that we moved some to the staff section a while back. I'll see if I can give you permission to view it if you like.

That explains it! I was just worried it had melted brains or something with its outright daftness :)

It was the second reason France invaded Belgium. But that's cool.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: ScarletBea on July 20, 2015, 03:45:57 PM
It was the second reason France invaded Belgium. But that's cool.

No French seen around here atm, so they've already gone. You're off the hook 8)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Arry on July 20, 2015, 05:17:20 PM
Well, for those of you who don't know me, I'm Lor, trans word pirate and tea smuggler. I used to be a mod here once upon a time, and then this awful thing called life got in the way.

Welcome back!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Lor on July 20, 2015, 05:26:20 PM
Well, for those of you who don't know me, I'm Lor, trans word pirate and tea smuggler. I used to be a mod here once upon a time, and then this awful thing called life got in the way.

Welcome back!

Thanks :D
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: CameronJohnston on July 21, 2015, 08:17:41 AM

Well, for those of you who don't know me, I'm Lor, trans word pirate and tea smuggler. I used to be a mod here once upon a time, and then this awful thing called life got in the way.

*High-five*
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Lor on July 21, 2015, 09:21:40 AM

Well, for those of you who don't know me, I'm Lor, trans word pirate and tea smuggler. I used to be a mod here once upon a time, and then this awful thing called life got in the way.

*High-five*

Hey you!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: xiagan on July 26, 2015, 05:27:59 PM
Welcome back! What kind of adventures did you have while you were gone?
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Lady Ty on July 27, 2015, 02:24:37 AM
So...should I do a re-introduction since it's been a while? I don't know the etiquette.

Hi Lor, just caught up here after a while off and  good to meet you. Have seen your good nonsense in the old RPG threads, glad to have you back around here.  ;D
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Pazzaria_Productions on July 27, 2015, 09:01:14 PM
Hello everyone. I am just introducing myself.
My name is Daniel L Rappaport, and I am an author of epic fantasy, as well as the director of creation with Pazzaria Productions.

I am honored to be here, and am looking forward to having a lot of great conversations!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Stephen_Stone on August 14, 2015, 01:54:39 AM
Um hi? How's it going? Avid Fantasy reader here. Heard this was a good place to crash.

Name's Stephen Stone by the way.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: JMack on August 14, 2015, 02:02:27 AM
Um hi? How's it going? Avid Fantasy reader here. Heard this was a good place to crash.

Name's Stephen Stone by the way.
Welcome, Stephen! We love having new people join. Hope you find things around here to your liking!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: crumpedink on August 24, 2015, 08:15:24 PM
Well, hello. Long time lurker, first time writer here.

I'm Katherine, or Kat, and I'm a big fantasy fan. The latest two books I really enjoyed reading were The Incorruptibles and The Lies of Locke Lamora. I redcloaked for FantasyCon last year for the first time, and I do the occasional review for the BFS.

Not much more to say, really, but looking forward to getting involved on the forum rather than hiding away in the shadows, as is my general tendency.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: ScarletBea on August 24, 2015, 08:19:49 PM
Welcome!
We love when lurkers come out of the shadows :D

You know where to go then, and as I always say, don't worry about writing in old threads about the books you love - we always like a chance to talk about books 8)
Be as serious and/or as crazy as you like - you know we are ;D
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: JMack on August 24, 2015, 08:21:45 PM
Hi, Kat, and big welcome!

What's "redcloaking" mean? Is it volunteering or such?
I hope you've been following our Fantasy Series Battle of the Books thread. Now you can vote!  ;D
http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/fantasy-faction-book-battles/ (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/fantasy-faction-book-battles/)

Glad you're here.  :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Doctor_Chill on August 24, 2015, 08:22:42 PM
Glad to have you out of the shadows, Kat! Hope you enjoy your stay around here. As Bea said, post to your heart's content. We might learn something valuable from a longtime lurker! Also, glad you enjoyed Lies. Lovely book.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: crumpedink on August 24, 2015, 08:25:55 PM
Hi, Kat, and big welcome!

What's "redcloaking" mean? Is it volunteering or such?
I hope you've been following our Fantasy Series Battle of the Books thread. Now you can vote!  ;D
http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/fantasy-faction-book-battles/ (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/fantasy-faction-book-battles/)

Glad you're here.  :)

Yes, sorry! It seems to be a commonly used term for volunteering at fantasy events. Probably because we all dream of having cool, swishy cloaks.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: JMack on August 24, 2015, 08:31:18 PM
Hi, Kat, and big welcome!

What's "redcloaking" mean? Is it volunteering or such?
I hope you've been following our Fantasy Series Battle of the Books thread. Now you can vote!  ;D
http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/fantasy-faction-book-battles/ (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/fantasy-faction-book-battles/)

Glad you're here.  :)

Yes, sorry! It seems to be a commonly used term for volunteering at fantasy events. Probably because we all dream of having cool, swishy cloaks.

Which tells you how long it's been since I went to any convention...

Choose one:
> 2005
> 1995
> 1985
> 1975

2005: son started college
1995: daughter was seven
1985: got married
1975: yeah, probably about that time  :-[


Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: m3mnoch on August 24, 2015, 10:46:51 PM
Well, hello. Long time lurker, first time writer here.

I'm Katherine, or Kat, and I'm a big fantasy fan. The latest two books I really enjoyed reading were The Incorruptibles and The Lies of Locke Lamora. I redcloaked for FantasyCon last year for the first time, and I do the occasional review for the BFS.

Not much more to say, really, but looking forward to getting involved on the forum rather than hiding away in the shadows, as is my general tendency.

woo hoo!  more writers!

welcome!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: ScarletIce4695 on September 04, 2015, 01:40:58 PM
Assalam-o-Alaikum, this is Zaira Khalid and well wht more should i say  :o so umm...well i myself read nd write, infact one can call me the reader who writes :P 'Nyways just like so many others fantasy is supposed to be one of my favourite genres cuz it gives a person a chance to float and drown in some1 else's world, etc etc. Now as i think i've said enough, Allah Hafiz.

P.S I hope this post of mine wasn't annoying  ;)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: JMack on September 04, 2015, 04:47:51 PM
Assalam-o-Alaikum, this is Zaira Khalid and well wht more should i say  :o so umm...well i myself read nd write, infact one can call me the reader who writes :P 'Nyways just like so many others fantasy is supposed to be one of my favourite genres cuz it gives a person a chance to float and drown in some1 else's world, etc etc. Now as i think i've said enough, Allah Hafiz.

P.S I hope this post of mine wasn't annoying  ;)

Not at all annoying, ScarletIce. Welcome to the Forum! Hope you find a lot here to enjoy.
I like the image "floating in someone else's world." Not so sure about the drowning part, though.   ;)  ;D
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Lady Ty on September 05, 2015, 03:34:46 AM
Hi there Kat and Zaira, great to have you on the forum. Have a good look round, there's so much here for readers and writers. We also have a lot of fun, so look in at The Kings Paws thread in the General Discussion. That's where we chat and catch up with each other and laugh a lot. ;D
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Logophile on September 22, 2015, 04:26:20 AM
Hey guys! I'm Logophile (real name's Jamie) and I'm a writer who loves traditional fantasy and urban fantasy. My current original project is Moonflowers, which I've been posting as a serial story on the HitRECord website before I poked around and found out that this isn't a good idea for traditional publishing. (Even if it's just an early draft, which the current version of Moonflowers is.)

Apparently trad-publishers don't like competition for printing things out. Oh well, I can still go with indie-publishing or self-publishing.

I also love making maps. Making maps gives me a really nice sense of place for my stories. (Unfortunately, it's another way to get distracted from writing besides worldbuilding. :P )
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Doctor_Chill on September 22, 2015, 04:43:22 AM
Hey Jaime! Glad you found us and congrats on the self-publishing. I think you'll like the place round here, and especially because we have a thread for maps, yeah.

I might enjoy them, too, no matter how much of a distraction they are hehe.

Here's to hoping you have a wonderful stay!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Lady Ty on September 22, 2015, 10:18:54 AM
Welcome, Jaime, good to have you here and glad to hear you are another urban fantasy fan - Jim Butcher, Kevin Hearne, Ben Aaronovitch perhaps?  You may also enjoy the thread called Avoiding Writing which helps take the guilt away if you are having a mapfest instead. :D
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: JMack on September 22, 2015, 11:45:06 AM
Hey, @Logophile (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40661) (Jamie)!

If you love maps, take a look at one of our map threads: http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/writers-corner/calling-all-maps!/ (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/writers-corner/calling-all-maps!/). We need more maps to ooh-aah over.  ;D

And since youre a writer, you could join our monthly writing contest. http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/monthly-writing-contest/ (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/monthly-writing-contest/). Right now we're voting on the August stories (theme: Space Opera) and submitting stories for the September contest (theme: Politics & Intrigue). All stories are 1,500 words or less.

Glad you found us, and hope you really enjoy.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: ScarletBea on September 22, 2015, 06:41:19 PM
Hey welcome!
Yes, we need more maps to drool over ;D

Post anywhere you like :D
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Logophile on September 22, 2015, 06:56:58 PM
Thanks for the welcome! So glad that there's a mapmaking area--I also go to the Cartographers' Guild, if anyone else is on there.

I'm in class right now so I can't really do much forum exploring, but I'll get back around lunch!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: ehiedeman on October 04, 2015, 06:21:49 PM
Hi, I'm new! I'm going to be writing some reviews for the site so thought I would come check out the forums and say hello! I love all fantasy, with a particular love for epic. My favorite authors are Sanderson and Rothfuss, and I'm also working on a fantasy novel of my own. Glad to be here!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Lady Ty on October 05, 2015, 12:46:16 PM
Hello @ehiedeman (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40664) and welcome.  Look forward to seeing your reviews on the main page, but also delighted that you have come to join in the Forum. It's pretty lively and very friendly. Have a look around there's always plenty of discussions going on and many writers here, so please join in.  We chat and relax in The King's Paws so join us there as well. ;D
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: JMack on October 05, 2015, 01:27:57 PM
@ehiedeman (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40664), what "main site" is that you speak of?  :o
I though the Forum was the main site  ;), with a review and news section added on.  ;D

So welcome to Main Site! Hope you have a great time here and with the reviews. Glad to have you!  :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: ehiedeman on October 05, 2015, 08:45:47 PM
Ha, thanks! Glad to join you all here on the main site c:
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: britsmit91 on October 07, 2015, 05:54:44 PM
Hi everyone!

My name is Brittany and I'm happy I found this site! I'm looking for book and comic recommendations and possibly gaming buddies, since I always game alone.   :(
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Henry Dale on October 07, 2015, 06:00:19 PM
Hey
welcome to FF!
Book suggestions shouldn't be hard to find around here  :P


These are some possible sections you may be interested in:

Book suggestions at:
http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/fantasy-book-discussion/
or join the monthly book club at:
http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/book-club/

Finding gaming buddies can be done here:
http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/fantasy-movies-video-games/

Hope that helped you out somewhat  :)
Welcome!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: jjwilbourne on January 14, 2016, 01:49:58 AM
Hi!

I'm new on the forum. I'm a fantasy author, but I have nothing published yet. I'm working to change that.

A little bit about myself:

I grew up in Georgia, USA. My love affair with creativity began at a very young age. I began playing piano at around 8 years old and branched into vocal performance and guitar. I penned (penciled, actually) my first sci-fi novel during 5th grade. Looking back, this book was terrible (and really not long enough to be a novel. Probably a Novella at best). But I'm proud to site it as my first big literary accomplishment.

I successfully left the state without an accent when I was 18 to tackle the world on my own in New England. After attending Berklee Collage of Music for a grand 4 semesters, I left and spent the better part of the last 10 years gigging, touring, recording albums, and producing/engineering albums in the metal and hard rock circuit.

Despite my efforts to sabotage myself at every turn, I ended up with a wonderful wife and a three year old son. I still live in Massachusetts and I still work as an audio engineer, but I've put aside touring so that I can spend the critical development years with my family.

I'd always planned to return to writing. And a few years back, I hit the books. Hard. I read dozens of books on writing, listened to all the popular podcasts, and read many a blog post on the subject. I read and re-read and re-read and re-read my favorite books, dissecting them and figuring out how and why they work. I read new books with a whole new perspective. And I wrote. A lot.

I'm at the point where I feel like I can tell a half-decent story.

I hope to be able to positively contribute to this forum and connect with other fantasy authors and fans.

You can find me on twitter if you want to connect there too: @jimwilbourne
And you can also check out my website jimwilbourne.com where I write weekly articles on creativity and my developing novel.

I really hope to make some friends here.
I can't wait to get to know some of you.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: JMack on January 14, 2016, 02:39:57 AM
Howdy, @jjwilbourne (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=41013), and welcome!

I hope you'll agree this is a really friendly place. You can join in whatever parts of the forum work best for you: discussing books, a book club (which I sort of run), a monthly writing contest (which I love), and all manner of silliness. You'll find lots of interest in gentlepersonly argument and no patience with rudeness. (Though plenty with crudeness.  ;)

If you feel like it, you can wander over to the Monthly Story Contest and read the entries for December. There aren't that many of them, and none is over 1,500 words. And now that you're a member, you can join in the voting for best stories of the month. (We do offer bribes for votes. Just saying.)

Enjoy!

Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Nerf on February 01, 2016, 01:32:15 PM
I'm very new here.  I found this site because I was looking for a book to read, and I googled a book I was interested in that was mentioned at Good Reads, and a link led me here.  After clicking around the site for a bit I found the monthly fiction contest and an idea for a story popped into my head, so I posted an entry.

(Just to mention, the trend the past few decades has been to series of about three meaty, thick books, so I try to research as to whether I might like a series before I start to read it.  I hate getting the first book, not liking it too much, and the story is unfinished.  There is some kind of neurotic compulsion to finish any story you start, even if you don't enjoy the journey.  And I have sworn a holy oath not to read any of Game of Thrones until it is finished.)

As to some particulars...  like many people I've toyed with the idea of writing over the years.  Like most of those I've never pulled the strings on that teabag.  Though like everyone I've also thought "Darn it, why did you do it that way," when I've read a book.  So the universal urge to do it the "way it should be done" is present in me as well.

To be blunt, while I've said I've toyed with the idea of writing, I'm not sure I'd ever try to do it even on a just-for-fun basis.  Writing seems to me to be very much a "winner take all" proposition.  Stephanie Meyer and J.K. Rowling sell hundreds of millions of books.  Someone else might make more money from their two part time jobs.  I've done a bit of reading on this situation and there is a lot of good information, discussion, and analysis on Eric Flint's site.  I guess if you have the drive to create, then it is all good.  You walk the way of the warrior because you have to, whether you win or lose isn't really the thing.

But if I wrote, it would bug me if I created characters, wrote something that in my estimation was good.  And it languished on Smashwords or somewhere, and no one ever read any of my work.  It wouldn't bother me not to make a dime, but having no one ever read my babies?  That would hurt.

As to genres I like, well I'm not really a fan of anything other than fantasy and SF.  I've enjoyed other things like Robinson Crusoe, Journal of the Plague Year (both by Dafoe), Three Musketeers, stuff you could plausibly argue is really very similar to classical SF/F in a lot of ways.

Evelyn Waugh, Thomas Pynchon, Vladimir Nabokov?  They give me the big sleepy and I reach for a copy of A Princess of Mars to purify it from my brain.

I like stories first and foremost, and the Big Idea.  So that's pretty much why I am a fan of this sort of fiction.

And happy endings are a must.  Well unless it conflicts with the Big Idea.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Lady Ty on February 01, 2016, 11:53:30 PM
Yay @Nerf (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=41035)  welcome indeed. That is a great intro and I think you will be very happy here, there are so many of us who will relate to your comments. There are a huge range of specialist threads to help writers as well as book discussions and more general comments so have a good look around.

You've already  discovered the Writing Contest and that is an easy way to try out some of your ideas, read lots of great stories every month and even better get to know so many of the regular writers.

We come from several Time Zones, mainly Europe and North America but there are few of us from Oz as well, so there is usually someone around all the time.

F-F Forum is very friendly and fun, check out the King's Paws for chatting with the regulars and generally crazy nonsense. You may not always understand our comments if they relate to older jokes, but don't worry, you'll soon realise the dragon/goat war is as old as time and crops up now and again .  ;D
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: JMack on February 04, 2016, 11:43:26 AM
Hi, @Nerf (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=41035). I love the image of pulling the strings on that tea bag. Consider it stolen for my writing.  8)

Meanwhile, when I discovered the Monthly Contest about 15 months ago, I'd only had sporadic success getting any stories on paper. Now I've done a story-a-month with some extras (so, about 16 written) and several longer starts to novels, which, though abortive so far, have taught me a lot. I totally get you about writing a story, loving it, thinking its good, and it goes nowhere. That's part of why I love the Forum here. At least within our own comfy echo chamber we can enjoy each other's work and be supportive. And sometimes, someone breaks out.

Welcome to it. Hope to see you as a regular.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Nerf on February 05, 2016, 02:45:29 AM
I think success, at least by the standard of selling a lot of books is kind of arbitrary.

A lot of it follows a formula, like romance fiction (or the pulp era in the kind of fiction this site covers).

But you can come to ask yourself the question:  why did this make it big, and not that?

An example is a book by Eve Forward, Villains By Necessity.  It was well written, had great characters, a plot that made sense, lots of action, and almost miraculously wrapped up in ONE book.

Then Drizzt sells umpteen million books and perennially makes the NY Times bestseller list.  Just never made any sense to me.  And I don't think I've ever physically met another person who has ever read that Eve Forward book.  But people who don't read much fiction know who Drizzt is.

So maybe you write something really good, and a butterfly didn't flap it's wings in Brazil six weeks earlier and your work goes nowhere.  But in another world some unknowable random factors aligned and your book made it big.  And in that other world no one ever looked at a book by an unknown J.K. Rowling.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Dimitrirex on February 05, 2016, 10:09:47 PM
Hello all new to the site and to forums in general.

Bit about myself (I posted this as a new thread before I found this introduction thread):

I have recently finished my first novel which has taken a year to write/edit but a decade to finally start.

In my teens I wrote loads but it was all pretty bad then I had a child and life got in the way. When I turned 32 my girlfriend, tired of hearing me moaning about wanting to be a writer, brought me a leather bound note book to finally start drafting my world. 6 months later I had it crammed with ideas, back story, history and even minute details I don't think I will ever be able to refer to in future novels but has helped me to form the world.

When I started typing it I had a plan but then the more I type the more I realised the story has a mind of it's own and led me to places I had not thought of. When I wanted A to go to B to get C I found it ended up more A went to D back to B crossed paths with E and ended up at Z!

Now I have finished the manuscript (it is being proof read at the moment by a friend) I found myself at a loss. It was the world I love to escape to and I cant remember what I used to do before. I started to look up what to do next to get published and found this site and thought I would be brave an actually talk to other writers. Other then my partner I have not really talked about my work to people and feel embarrassed/a failure/dreamer when I do. I have noticed that seems a common thread with writers that we think our work isn’t good enough even if others tell us different.

The question want to ask though is, when do we call ourselves writers? Is it when we get published or are we writers just because we have dared to pick up that pen or keyboard and commit to finishing that story?

I love all fantasy but epic is my prefered choice. Bit of a geek (my proud and joy at the moment is seven inch robocop figure I just brought on ebay which stands on my desk, gun pointed at me to make sure I write) and Batman and Judge Dredd are my role models.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Blackthorn on February 09, 2016, 05:31:36 AM
I probably should have posted here before now, I've been around only about two weeks.

Lets see, I'm in my early twenties, American, and soon to be attending school to train in aviation maintenance.

I grew up with a love of reading. I used to read all of the current novels, and some not so current ones. I grew up alongside the harry potter series, and have read the series several times. When I was in my teens I read a dragonlance novel I found at a yard sale, and it inspired me to write. However, it wasn't until I had finished the Inheritance cycle that I truly made any attempt at writing.

Lately, I haven't read much and I'm way behind in current reading. My writing has developed slowly and it still has a lot of room to grow. I have a problem of having amazing stories in my head, but my brain wont transfer to paper. Also, as you will  probably notice, I have a bit of a lack in grammatical knowledge

I have an unlikely interest in research. Most of what I read these days aren't novels, but fantasy references. (mythical bestiaries, mythology. etc..)

I've been occasionally reading articles on the main site for two years now, but just recently decided to join in the discussions here. I enjoy a little bit of everything, steampunk, scifi, basically all kinds of fantasy, and a few realistic fiction novels. A few of my favorite things to read: The Hobbit, The Mysterious Island of Dr. Moreau, Beowulf, Hogfather, and recently A Natural history of dragons.

I hope to have a lot of fun, and intelligent and enlightening discussion here.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Kloxek on February 09, 2016, 08:47:12 AM
Hello, I am Andrew. I have browsed the forum a few times and decided to join finally.

I am actually pretty new to reading fantasy. Honestly I didn't read much at all before jumping head first into the realm of fantasy books. The TV show Game of Thrones got me interested in reading fantasy. I knew it was based on a book series. So around September of last year as I was patiently waiting for the new season to come around and I thought I could quench my thirst by reading the series the show is based upon.

After some quick searching on the internet I found the series was call A Song of Ice and Fire. Some further research told me each book was roughly 1,000 pages! Considering up to this point in my life(I was 22 in september of 2015) I had only ever read a couple short books that we had to read in school and The Harry Potter series when I was younger it seemed very overwhelming to read a thousand page book.... And there are 5 of them in the series. But that thirst for more from that world drove me to buy the first book in the series.

Long story short I fell in love with the A Song of Ice and Fire series. I loved how much more detail and backstory you got in the books. It felt like a different world. It was almost like I finally got to read the true story, and the show now became a screwed up and shallow version of the true story(Still a great show). I finished the whole series in no time. Since finishing the series I have also read A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms, the King Killer Chronicles and am about halfway through The Way of Kings. I have also read a couple non fiction books on different topics.

I am deeply in love with the fantasy genre right now. I am reading everyday. Once I finish a series I move to the next one right away. I already have multiple books from other series that i will start once I am caught up in the Stormlight Archive. And it has opened me up to reading anything I find interesting. I find myself constantly reading everyday. Whenever I have free time. I cant wait to discuss all sorts of different topics with you guys.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: ScarletBea on February 09, 2016, 09:55:44 AM
We love newbies! :D

Feel free to join in, ressurrect old threads commenting on books you're reading now, and for something a little different, go read and vote on the stories of our Monthly Writing Contest - and the best story of 2015!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Lady Ty on February 09, 2016, 11:26:27 PM
Welcome all and thank you for great intros -come and play with us and have fun ;D
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Blackthorn on February 10, 2016, 04:18:46 AM
We love newbies! :D

Feel free to join in, ressurrect old threads commenting on books you're reading now, and for something a little different, go read and vote on the stories of our Monthly Writing Contest - and the best story of 2015!

This is one of the reasons I finally joined. I kept seeing the contest winners stories on the main site and decided id like to try my hand at writing a short story based on a theme.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Shay_Fox on February 10, 2016, 09:37:47 PM
@Kloxek (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=41076) welcome on a F-F forum.  ;D
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: elliellie01 on March 19, 2016, 10:53:26 AM
Hi! I'm new!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Eclipse on March 19, 2016, 03:43:38 PM
Hi! I'm new!

Hello New! Hope you enjoy our humour with an U!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: JMack on March 20, 2016, 04:58:04 PM
Hi! I'm new!

Hi, @elliellie01 (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=41158)!
I have to ask, with two Ellies, why not elliellie02?
But wlecome.

(And don't fret about the "how to post" thing. When I started, I had zero clue and get screwing things up. Of course, most forum friends will say I'm still screwing things up, but at least I know how to do it properly!  ;) ;D )
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Vanagandr on March 29, 2016, 02:16:02 PM
Hello all.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: ScarletBea on March 29, 2016, 02:25:37 PM
Hey there, welcome to the forum!
Come in and read, post, participate. Anything you'd like to tell us about you?

And angora goats? You'll fit right in ;D
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Peat on April 01, 2016, 11:56:16 PM
Hi! I'm new.

Hoping to steal some writing tips, share some of my own, and find plenty of new books to read.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: JMack on April 02, 2016, 12:50:23 AM
Hi! I'm new.

Hoping to steal some writing tips, share some of my own, and find plenty of new books to read.

Hi, @Peat (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=41189)! Glad to have you join us.
Look for the King's Paws in General Topics and slide om over to get a pint.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: LordIronhawk on April 24, 2016, 12:45:00 AM
Hello everyone.

I'm LordIronhawk and i'm new to this kind of forum (always RPGs for me).

Looking for writing advice and to learn how to be a good writer when doing it in English (I'm Brazilian).
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Lady Ty on April 24, 2016, 01:54:52 AM
Welcome LordIronhawk, you've found a friendly forum that definitely encourages writers. Have a look around - there is advice, answers to questions, so many discussions  and a great Short Story Writing Contest every month. Hope you join in our chat and have fun. ;D
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Peat on April 24, 2016, 03:42:43 AM
Welcome to the forum LordIronHawk.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: LordIronhawk on April 24, 2016, 04:09:48 PM
Thank you Lady_T and Peat. Hope we can meet each other again in another thread.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: J.R. Darewood on May 01, 2016, 06:04:47 AM
Hello everyone.

I'm LordIronhawk and i'm new to this kind of forum (always RPGs for me).

Looking for writing advice and to learn how to be a good writer when doing it in English (I'm Brazilian).


Hey Lord Iron Hawk--

Nice to meet you! What RPGs do you play?

Fallas portuguese?  Eu fallo um poco portunol

Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: ScarletBea on May 01, 2016, 09:31:23 AM
Fallas portuguese?  Eu fallo um poco portunol
No double L ;D --> 'falas', 'falo'

Queres tentar falar portugues comigo? via PM hehe
Didn't you know I was portuguese?
E o Lanko tambem é brasileiro :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Charles Parkes on May 01, 2016, 01:49:58 PM
Hi everyone, I'm an aspiring interactive fiction writer with a love of fantasy and I'm hoping I might find some like minded people here on Fantasy Fiction's forum.  :D
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: ScarletBea on May 01, 2016, 03:32:27 PM
Welcome to the forum :D

Browse, read, participate! And a nice time too, you can dive right into our Monthly Writing Contest, if you want to play around with your writing - everyone says it's really useful ;)

We can be a little crazy sometimes, but we're very friendly and love SFF 8)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Charles Parkes on May 01, 2016, 07:36:15 PM
Welcome to the forum :D

Browse, read, participate! And a nice time too, you can dive right into our Monthly Writing Contest, if you want to play around with your writing - everyone says it's really useful ;)

We can be a little crazy sometimes, but we're very friendly and love SFF 8)

Thanks!

I'll take a look, though I'm participating already in a short story competition - the 4th Annual Choicescript Competition over on the Choice of Games forum.

Though I'll admit I'm struggling for ideas! The theme was 'poisonous intent'. . . hmmm
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: J.R. Darewood on May 01, 2016, 11:35:58 PM
Fallas portuguese?  Eu fallo um poco portunol
No double L ;D --> 'falas', 'falo'

Queres tentar falar portugues comigo? via PM hehe
Didn't you know I was portuguese?
E o Lanko tambem é brasileiro :)

I should have guessed with the Bea in your name... I'll PM you!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: LordIronhawk on May 03, 2016, 03:31:50 AM
Hello everyone.

I'm LordIronhawk and i'm new to this kind of forum (always RPGs for me).

Looking for writing advice and to learn how to be a good writer when doing it in English (I'm Brazilian).


Hey Lord Iron Hawk--

Nice to meet you! What RPGs do you play?

Fallas portuguese?  Eu fallo um poco portunol



I do speak portuguese, though I'm seeking help on writing in English. The names just doesn't seem to fit for me, even though it's really easy to come up with them.

About the RPGs, I did play some Percy Jackson forum RPGs, just like some Pokémon and Digimon. Never played tabletop (lack of friends), but finished several on my console.

I just love the Dragon Age universe.

Fallas portuguese?  Eu fallo um poco portunol
No double L ;D --> 'falas', 'falo'

Queres tentar falar portugues comigo? via PM hehe
Didn't you know I was portuguese?
E o Lanko tambem é brasileiro :)

Olá, Bea! Nunca conheci um português (ou portuguesa) antes. Espero poder visitar um dia.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Zanmato on May 08, 2016, 01:32:37 PM
Good afternoon, Ladies and Gentlemen! :D
My name is Krystian (or Zanmato/Christian/Christie... yeah, I have many nicknames), I'm 22 and I was born and live currently in North-Eastern Poland, 28 km (approx. 17 miles) from Olsztyn (the capital city of Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship).

I'm into fantasy since reading almost every Witcher book (I didn't read Season of Storms yet) and playing Magic: The Gathering (I started from Origins) - thanks to these I fell in love with elves, angels, demons and other such beings. :3

I also love Japan (and everything related to it, of course), reading books (obviously), playing tabletop games (even more obvious thing), photography, travelling (on foot and by bike) and rock music (many subgenres).

Currently I'm looking for a job and I don't have scrupulous plans for the future (although I'd like to do something related to English language, like being a teacher) - I prefer to adapt to the situation than creating plans for several years ahead.

I found this website thanks to Google since I wanted to join an international fantasy community and it worked! :D
I hope I'll get along with you and have a good time here. ^^
By the power of Grayskull... ehhhh... I mean... It's nice to meet you and be a part of Fantasy-Faction! ^^
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: ScarletBea on May 08, 2016, 03:44:41 PM
Welcome @Zanmato (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=41276)!

We're glad you found us, we all think this is a great place. Read around, comment on books, and don't worry about posting in old threads: we like to rediscover them too, hehe

The forums have people from many different countries and ages, so yay, another polish one hehe
@ArhiX (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40494), maybe you can even eventually meet ;)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Zanmato on May 08, 2016, 06:23:49 PM
Welcome @Zanmato (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=41276)!

We're glad you found us, we all think this is a great place. Read around, comment on books, and don't worry about posting in old threads: we like to rediscover them too, hehe

The forums have people from many different countries and ages, so yay, another polish one hehe
@ArhiX (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40494), maybe you can even eventually meet ;)

Thank you very much, @ScarletBea (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=32020) - you're so nice! :D
So @ArhiX (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40494) is from Poland? That's great! POLISH POWER, HAHA! :V
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: ArhiX on May 08, 2016, 09:27:37 PM
@ScarletBae

I see I wasn't able to hide my nationality too well to hide it from you.

And hello @Zanmato (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=41276) !

I can't actually remember ever answering to this thread. I also never made my own and managed to reach 140 posts. I can say Hi to everyone now I guess.

So I'm from country of drunk people and tasty onions. My full nick is - "ArhiX Misantrophia vel Shadow Within di Indyferentia da Admonition". And yes - I can say it fast.
20 years old. I'm stu-dying and when not, I'm trying to make books and create my own fantasy world. Trying very hard to make it happen, but struggling - so I need to try harder. A fan of classical and modern fantasy who started to sink into the world of dark/grim/gritty ones.

...

I think, that what I should say now is: Hello Everyone!
<waves his hand>
Hi!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: ScarletBea on May 08, 2016, 09:51:47 PM
@ScarletBae

I see I wasn't able to hide my nationality too well to hide it from you.
It's in your profile ;D
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: ArhiX on May 08, 2016, 10:32:34 PM
@ScarletBae

I see I wasn't able to hide my nationality too well to hide it from you.
It's in your profile ;D

I'm also not very bright person.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: ScarletBea on May 09, 2016, 08:11:38 AM
Nah, hehehe, it just means you're not like me that checks everybody's profile ;)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Zanmato on May 09, 2016, 12:46:47 PM
Nah, hehehe, it just means you're not like me that checks everybody's profile ;)

I always do that because I want to know something about a person I've just met. :P
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Lady Ty on May 10, 2016, 01:52:02 AM
Hello Zanmato and welcome. This is a fun forum and always good when new fantasy readers and writers to join. Look around and join in with our chatting. :)

Sometimes people come through the door and sometimes they just appear among us. Hi Arhix, even though you're part of the furniture now. ;D
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Zanmato on May 10, 2016, 09:34:56 AM
Hello Zanmato and welcome. This is a fun forum and always good when new fantasy readers and writers to join. Look around and join in with our chatting. :)

Sometimes people come through the door and sometimes they just appear among us. Hi Arhix, even though you're part of the furniture now. ;D

I will, for sure - thank you very much! ^^
And why is he a piece of furniture? XD
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: ScarletBea on May 10, 2016, 09:41:12 AM
It's funny how different countries use different expressions for the same idea!

So in this case of people being really familiar:
The English say "he is part of the furniture"
In Portugal we say "he is from our home"
What about Poland?
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Zanmato on May 10, 2016, 09:57:40 AM
It's funny how different countries use different expressions for the same idea!

So in this case of people being really familiar:
The English say "he is part of the furniture"
In Portugal we say "he is from our home"
What about Poland?

I usually meet with the terms like "our compatriot" or "our fellow countryman". I think these are used most often in this case, although we use just one word for it - "rodak". :P
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: JMack on May 10, 2016, 11:58:17 AM
I thought it was because @ArhiX (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40494) real world life as a settee had been fully established. Unless that was "divan".  I'm a little fuzzy on all the variations of sofa.  ;)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: ArhiX on May 10, 2016, 01:20:10 PM
But I always wanted to a lamp. A sexy one to be exact.

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/5b/7c/0f/5b7c0fb45079c278859c2116a88e9b49.jpg)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Lady Ty on May 11, 2016, 12:40:04 AM
But I always wanted to a lamp. A sexy one to be exact.

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/5b/7c/0f/5b7c0fb45079c278859c2116a88e9b49.jpg)

Exactly what I had in mind. ;)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Zanmato on May 11, 2016, 08:23:33 AM
But I always wanted to a lamp. A sexy one to be exact.

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(http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/joke-battles/images/2/23/I_am_the_table.jpg)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Delaney on May 15, 2016, 11:29:13 AM
Hi everybody!

I discovered Fantasy Faction a little over three years ago and have since been on here EVERY DAY reading all the fantastic articles and forum topics. I figure it's about time I got off the sidelines and into the game!

I'm a fan of the usual suspects(Sanderson, Rothfuss, Weeks, Abercrombie, Brett, etc) and grew up on a healthy dose of Tolkien & Terry Brooks.

Thanks to everyone who unknowingly gave me many book recommendations, laughs and saved me hours of boredom(you don't know who you are ;)).
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: ScarletBea on May 15, 2016, 11:41:47 AM
Oh my gosh, you must be the most self-controlled lurker EVER ;D
How on earth could you have been reading stuff without ever feeling the temptation to reply, hehe?

Anyway, welcome, hurrah, another one for the ranks! :D
We don't need to tell you what to do, you already know - and you probably already know us and all ;)
Title: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: xiagan on May 15, 2016, 12:01:38 PM
Yeah, time to let us know you! ;)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Delaney on May 15, 2016, 12:39:25 PM
Haha, I guess that does make me a pretty big lurker, and a missed opportunity on my username there I think :D

I am in fact the self-proclaimed King of Procrastination so I does feel pretty good to actually do something I intended to do, well, three years ago...

Hooray for getting stuff done!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Lady Ty on May 16, 2016, 02:40:54 AM
Wow, @Delaney (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=41290) can only echo ScarletBea, how could you hold back? Glad you've come into the full glare of forum life and look forward to you joining in. You are up to date with all the crazy nonsense already. ;D
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Jeni on May 18, 2016, 11:04:51 PM
Hello everyone  :)

This is more of a re-introduction as I haven't been about for quite a long time and there are a lot of members here now who won't know or remember me.

I'm just getting back into reading mode after not being able to read more than a few pages of anything for almost a year, and I'm looking forward to adding to the chatter here once again.  :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Lady Ty on May 19, 2016, 12:22:34 AM
Hi Jeni, welcome back, remember seeing you around with your happy avatar. Glad you can read again and join the crazy chat. :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Eclipse on May 19, 2016, 06:00:48 AM
Welcome home Jeni, my fellow malazan read along.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: ScarletBea on May 19, 2016, 08:04:02 AM
Hi Jeni, welcome back, remember seeing you around with your happy avatar. Glad you can read again and join the crazy chat. :)
This!Your avatar always makes me smile :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Peat on May 19, 2016, 09:29:44 AM
Hi Jeni and hi Delaney.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Henry Dale on May 19, 2016, 09:39:53 AM
Hey Jeni and Delaney.
Welcome back and welcome and both of you enjoy your stay ;)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Shay_Fox on June 10, 2016, 11:59:34 PM
hey Delaney and jeni. Welcome on ff-forum.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Mark the Green on June 20, 2016, 10:56:49 AM
I've been lurking off and on for awhile - amazingly I joined up in 2012  :-[ - but haven't posted till now. Yes I don't know why either. Anyway, decided it was time to throw myself into the fires of fantasy faction. Have spent the last couple of years reading a lot of non fiction, but this year I've been getting back into the joys and imaginary worlds of fantasy again. Just wish I could read quicker.

Hello to all.


Mark
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Henry Dale on June 20, 2016, 11:13:36 AM
Welcome in the fire Mark  :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: JMack on June 20, 2016, 11:15:33 AM
Welcome and welcome. Post away! We can take it. 
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Mark the Green on June 20, 2016, 06:19:54 PM
Thanks for the welcome Henry and Jmack.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Lady Ty on June 21, 2016, 01:11:29 AM
Hello and welcome Mark. If you've been lurking that's great, because  you'll  know we're slightly mad, but very friendly, so join in with the fun. ;D
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Mark the Green on June 21, 2016, 09:10:13 PM
Hello and welcome Mark. If you've been lurking that's great, because  you'll  know we're slightly mad, but very friendly, so join in with the fun. ;D

Thanks Lady Ty... slightly mad has always been my starting point so i should fit in well! 
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Annuliel on June 28, 2016, 07:24:31 PM
Hi everyone,

There is not much to say really. I am an avid writer and reader of fantasy, player of MMORPG's, chocoholic, cat obsessed, coffee addict.

I look forward to getting to know everyone  :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Rostum on June 28, 2016, 08:59:32 PM
Yeah you will fit right in! Welcome to the site.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: JMack on June 28, 2016, 11:51:20 PM
Hi everyone,

There is not much to say really. I am an avid writer and reader of fantasy, player of MMORPG's, chocoholic, cat obsessed, coffee addict.

I look forward to getting to know everyone  :)

+1 point for avid writer
+1 point for avid reader
+1 point for MMORPG
+2 points for chocolate
-5 for cat obsessed
+99 for coffee

Fits right in!  ;D

And, welcome to F-F!!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Lady Ty on June 29, 2016, 12:25:33 AM
Hi and welcome Annuliel ;D
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Venandiaer on June 29, 2016, 12:43:15 AM
Hi! I joined this website/forum because over the last few years especially I've being getting into fantasy writing, as well as my hobby of reading, drawing. I've already given the writing comp a try, so hopefully i can get some feedback to whether or not my writing is rubbish. :D
Shout out to any Kiwi's out there! Yeah!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: ScarletBea on June 29, 2016, 05:39:53 AM
Welcome Annuliel and Venandier :D

We are all very nice and love newbies (in a good way!)

I'd say 'jump right in', but I noticed Ven already did (yay, a contest entry :) )
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Annuliel on June 29, 2016, 08:24:37 AM
Thank you for the warm welcome, I feel at home already  :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: DaveEllis on August 11, 2016, 12:47:17 PM
Hi, I'm new.

I'm a longtime lurker of the website but wanted to respond to a post today so have joined officially.

I am an aspiring writer, very much the emphasis on the aspiring at the moment.  I am a full time reader though, a full mixture of fantasy, sci fi and horror with the odd crime/thriller that interests me.  I also read an unhealthy amount of comics, god bless Marvel Unlimited allowing me to read the classics.

My favourites at the moment, in Fantasy it's currently Sanderson, Abercrombie, Lynch and Hobb.  In Sci Fi, I struggle a little to read rather than watch which I need to work on, but loved Peter F Hamilton's Night's Dawn Trilogy.  And in horror, or urban fantasy, love me some King and Joe Hill, Mike Carey, Sarah Pinborough.  And my obsession currently is the Repairman Jack series by F Paul Wilson which are amazing, and seemingly tragically overlooked.

I'm currently reading Chuck Wendig's Star Wars Aftermath, so not averse to a little tie in literature too.

I'm also into films and tv, but this has gone on long enough.
See you around.
Dave
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Eclipse on August 11, 2016, 01:06:11 PM
Hello I'm a big fan of repairman Jack unfortunately I've read the whole series and now I'm nearly finishing Glen Cook Garret series as well now. I'm going to read Liz Williams snake agent series after that.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: ScarletBea on August 11, 2016, 02:02:08 PM
Welcome to our little world, @DaveEllis (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=41502)!

We're glad you decided to unlurk and actually post :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Deads on August 11, 2016, 05:44:03 PM
Hi other Dave!

I'm also a Dave, and seem to shareany of your interests... Maybe we should start a gang of Daves!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Mr.J on August 11, 2016, 07:51:56 PM
Hi @DaveEllis (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=41502) and welcome! Nothing wrong with lurking I assure you.

I'd highly recommend Luna: New Moon by Ian McDonald btw if you want an excellent, unique SF book :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: DaveEllis on August 11, 2016, 08:43:17 PM
Thanks for the welcome, and you can never have too many Daves  8)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Katlynn Brooke on August 24, 2016, 04:36:20 PM
Hi, I am Katlynn, and the author of a fantasy series. I love reading fantasy, talking about it, day-dreaming about it, and am generally obsessed with it. I like to know what people enjoy reading, since it's probably much the same as what I love.
Look forward to joining discussions soon. Currently I am reading Gardens of the Moon, and after that Lord Foul's Bane. I have read (amongst a host of others) Hobbs, Tolkien, and am a big fan of Terry Brooks.
Katlynn
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Eclipse on August 24, 2016, 04:55:32 PM
Hi Katylynn, there's a few Malazan veterans here

Go and read Scott Lynch! Happy reading
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: JMack on August 26, 2016, 02:24:33 AM
Hi, @Katlynn:

Welcome to the Forum.
Yes, Scott Lynch (Lies of Locke Lamora) is great, but I'm happy to see someone planning to read Lord Foul's Bane. I enjoyed it a great deal way back in the day.

Cheers!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: fdorrian87 on August 28, 2016, 09:28:06 PM
Hey everyone, good to make your acquaintance :)

I'm Frank, I'm a long-time fantasy nerd and writer.

I'm massively into writers like Mark Lawrence, Joe Abercrombie, Brandon Sanderson, Bernard Cornwell and Robin Hobb.

I'm also a huge tech and gaming dweeb, so hopefully there's a few others like you on here for me to talk to haha
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Lady Ty on August 30, 2016, 05:42:46 AM
Welcome @fdorrian87 (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=41561) come and join in the conversations and have fun. You're not the only one to love those particular writers they have a great following here andthere are plenty of techies and game addicts around. Don't be afraid to ask questions if you can't find your way around or don't understand something. ;D
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Jake Baelish on August 30, 2016, 07:43:25 AM
Hey everyone, good to make your acquaintance :)

I'm Frank, I'm a long-time fantasy nerd and writer.

I'm massively into writers like Mark Lawrence, Joe Abercrombie, Brandon Sanderson, Bernard Cornwell and Robin Hobb.

I'm also a huge tech and gaming dweeb, so hopefully there's a few others like you on here for me to talk to haha

Hi Frank, fellow newcomer here!

I just started reading Sanderson's Way of Kings and I'm hooked. Decided to look at his books after watching every one of his writing lectures on Youtube :)
Title: Greetings :)
Post by: OfThingsManMade on September 24, 2016, 05:09:19 AM
Greetings!

I recently joined the forum in order to meet like-minded people. I'm a 7th grade English teacher who largely considers myself a writer who teaches rather than a teacher who writes. I'm a big-time gamer who loves League of Legends and I'm a huge fan of the fantasy/sci-fi genre.

I'm interested in reading and networking with other indie authors. I'm currently working on a novel that, unless I change my mind, I will be putting a lot of time and energy into self- publishing.

Thanks!
Jon Howard
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Tesagk on September 27, 2016, 12:29:56 AM
Hello! I'm Tesagk.

My interests are varied, I could probably write a whole book's worth of describing what appeals to me. So I'll sum it up by saying... I'm interested in stories with fleshed out settings and characters. The character bit is obvious. Good literature follows characters who people can relate to, and who grow and change throughout the story. The setting bit is fairly straightforward as well. If I'm going to read a story involving magic, technology, or any hybridization therein, I want it to all fit within systems that make sense. There's nothing worse to me than a story in which characters overcome challenges using things which have no explanation or basis, where they always come up with the right spell to use (even if it doesn't seem to fit within the rules described); or they always have the right piece of technology, again, without foundation.

I'm also a writer. Nothing published yet, at least fiction-wise, but I'm always playing with story stuff.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: zp1973 on November 11, 2016, 01:19:00 PM
Hi My name is Zoe and I'm from Ireland. Married with 3 kids 2 boys and 1 girl. Have two pets - 1 cat and 1 dog and 3 goldfish. Love nature.

I just joined this site and I also just recently joined my local writer's group. I am writing a story on portal fantasy with some of it based off Irish Mythology which I love. Would love to hear from other writer's in this type of fantasy genre who could give me tips, advice and critiques. I would gladly return the favor. It's an interesting experience so far. Also thinking of adding a few poems to the story too.

Have been writing for a year before joining the local writing group. Nothing published. I would like too but at the moment it's just a hobby and a fun thing to do. I also journal quiet a lot. On my 4th one.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: ScarletBea on November 11, 2016, 01:23:42 PM
Welcome Zoe!

We're a very friendly bunch, and we like newbies, both writers and readers of fantasy :)

Feel free to post everywhere, maybe create a thread with your question about portal fantasy on the Writers' Corner?
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: ScottOden on November 12, 2016, 04:00:54 AM
Hi all,

New to the forums, and pleased to make your collective acquaintances!

My name is Scott Oden and I'm a writer of historical fiction and historical fantasy.  Had 3 books published between 2005 and 2010 (two from a small press, and the last from St. Martin's), took a break to care for my terminally ill parents, and now I'm back to writing.  My fourth novel is set to hit shelves on 20 June 2017 (29 June in the UK).  It's called "A Gathering of Ravens" and it's basically me messing around with a long-held dream of writing an "Orc book" (you know, where Orcs are the heroes . . . or anti-heroes) -- though I went off the reservation and rather than create a world, I inserted them into Norse myth.  We'll see if *that* works come June.

Otherwise, I'm a reader (Robert E. Howard being my favorite author), a gamer, and a walker of dogs.  Glad to be here!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Lady Ty on November 12, 2016, 05:21:37 AM
Welcome to the Forum Scott, this is a very friendly forum and there are many here to share your interests. Liking the sound of Orcs getting a new and better deal. Are you a Discworld fan ? If so you may already know of Mr Nutt, who is an Orc ".. intelligent, well-read and capable of feats of love and poetry" ;D.

Have a good look around and we'd love you to join in any discussions, and maybe enter the  Monthly Writing contest.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: ScottOden on November 12, 2016, 08:04:37 PM
Thanks, Lady_Ty!  I recognize quite a few names from FB and other social media, so it already feels very familiar.  I've not read that particular Pratchett, yet, but I've run across much love for Mr. Nutt while gathering Orc-related material.

Is there a place for trad-pubbed writers to post about their upcoming releases?  I saw a forum for self/indie and small press . . .
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Lady Ty on November 13, 2016, 12:59:03 AM

Is there a place for trad-pubbed writers to post about their upcoming releases?  I saw a forum for self/indie and small press . . .

Sure is
http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/small-press-and-self-published/

Have a look here and tell us more about your books.

Must add this is a very fast moving Forum, and with many threads it is hard for everyone to keep up. Not everybody reads every thread, so don't be discouraged if you don't get many replies or comments on that particular thread. Also, we do enjoy the company of, and encourage,  writers who join in and interact with us elsewhere on the forum. ;)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: ScottOden on November 13, 2016, 02:40:20 AM
Oh, excellent!  I thought that was just for small press or indie (mine's from one of the Big 5).  Here's a link: http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/small-press-and-self-published/a-gathering-of-ravens-by-scott-oden/

Thanks, again :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Lady Ty on November 13, 2016, 08:10:09 AM
Oh, excellent!  I thought that was just for small press or indie (mine's from one of the Big 5).  Here's a link: http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/small-press-and-self-published/a-gathering-of-ravens-by-scott-oden/

Thanks, again :)

Uh oh may have redirected you in error as I didn't take in those details. Will get advice from one of the mods to make sure all is OK meantime leave your post with all the info where it is, please.

@Arry , @xiagan Please could you advise here?
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Arry on November 13, 2016, 04:15:42 PM
Oh, excellent!  I thought that was just for small press or indie (mine's from one of the Big 5).  Here's a link: http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/small-press-and-self-published/a-gathering-of-ravens-by-scott-oden/

Thanks, again :)

Uh oh may have redirected you in error as I didn't take in those details. Will get advice from one of the mods to make sure all is OK meantime leave your post with all the info where it is, please.

@Arry , @xiagan Please could you advise here?

While not widely used, we do have the Upcoming Conventions/Releases: http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/upcoming-conventions-book-releases/. This is where we would put Traditionally published books as well as conventions.

Or, if you add the book release to the calendar (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/calendar/), it will generate a post in the above board. We used to use this more in the past, but no reason it can't be still used.

(And welcome to the forum Scott!)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: ScottOden on November 13, 2016, 04:42:48 PM
Thanks, Arry!  I'll make a new post in the specified board :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Smonin on November 13, 2016, 04:51:25 PM
Hi, I'm new. How's that for being original? I love good world building in Fantasy, old greats like Amber and still discovering newer authors. Love  lot of Gaiman's stuff. Thought this might be a good place to look for recommendations.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Mehman on November 13, 2016, 06:14:47 PM
Hello there, @Smonin ! Your name reminds me of a ronin s'more warrior, saving the land from roving fireballs with sticks that eat the innocents. One warrior stands in their way: you. Would be a nice read, I think.

Anyway, feel free to post here and there and watch out for goats!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: JMack on November 13, 2016, 09:52:32 PM
Recommendations and Nonsense, that us!  ;D
Welcome to the Faction.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Smonin on November 13, 2016, 10:25:51 PM
Recommendations and Nonsense, that us!  ;D
Welcome to the Faction.

Sounds like I'm in the right place!

*Slings cape over sword hilt*

Don't mind the little goat, I promised to look after him and I shudder to think what I would be turned into if I failed in my task.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Eclipse on November 13, 2016, 10:48:07 PM
I recommend the goat curry.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: LightRunner on November 19, 2016, 09:16:42 PM
So...after participating in the last two writing contests and being in the middle of a November submission, I thought I should finally introduce myself.

I'm a long-time reader of fantasy, and my writing has been intermittent but over the last year or two I've started to focus on it more.

I hope to keep participating in the writing contests, and I'd love to work with the other writers here to improve our craft!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Lanko on November 19, 2016, 09:27:03 PM
So...after participating in the last two writing contests and being in the middle of a November submission, I thought I should finally introduce myself.

I'm a long-time reader of fantasy, and my writing has been intermittent but over the last year or two I've started to focus on it more.

I hope to keep participating in the writing contests, and I'd love to work with the other writers here to improve our craft!

Welcome!

Are you in the Corpses contest?
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: JMack on November 19, 2016, 09:43:53 PM
So...after participating in the last two writing contests and being in the middle of a November submission, I thought I should finally introduce myself.

I'm a long-time reader of fantasy, and my writing has been intermittent but over the last year or two I've started to focus on it more.

I hope to keep participating in the writing contests, and I'd love to work with the other writers here to improve our craft!

Really glad you're here!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: LightRunner on November 19, 2016, 10:11:04 PM
So...after participating in the last two writing contests and being in the middle of a November submission, I thought I should finally introduce myself.

I'm a long-time reader of fantasy, and my writing has been intermittent but over the last year or two I've started to focus on it more.

I hope to keep participating in the writing contests, and I'd love to work with the other writers here to improve our craft!

Welcome!

Are you in the Corpses contest?

I am! Just another variable in the guessing :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: The Gem Cutter on November 20, 2016, 12:06:49 AM
Welcome!

Are you in the Corpses contest?
I KNEW you'd ask that. I can hear the pitter-patter of spreadsheets being updated hahahah!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Manuel Jamon on November 26, 2016, 08:16:38 PM
Hi, folks! My name is Manuel, from Berlin.
Joined the FF Facebook group a little while ago and like to step in here now, too. :)
Started reading fantasy in primary school and middle grade back in the eighties (Hobbit, Borribles and stuff), also fell in love with scifi during the nineties, but stopped reading much around 2002. Since about 3 years i´m back in the game, fully lit again! :)
Looking forward to stay in touch with you people here. Cheers.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: cuprob on December 09, 2016, 10:20:36 PM
Hello everyone, my name is Robert from Birmingham, England.

I am fairly new to fantasy books, I used to be a massive addict to star wars books. Unfortunately I don't know anyone who reads fantasy  :'( , so have no one to discuss it with.

Currently I am reading multiple series, including Wheel of Time, SOIAF, Broken Empire as well as some more, with Malazan currently the series to beat. I know should probably just focus on one series at a time but where is the fun in that.

I will probably create to a thread to detail my journey through the unknown. Look forward to talking to you all  ;D .
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: ScarletBea on December 09, 2016, 10:30:23 PM
Welcome, @cuprob!
You have found exactly the right place to discuss fantasy books, you'll never again be out of books to read ;D
(by the way, how did you find us?)

Feel free to browse, read, and post everywhere (including old threads).

... even though I find you very strange, reading so many books at the same time :P ;D
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: cuprob on December 09, 2016, 11:03:55 PM
Hello @ScarletBea

I was just searching for forums to join, this looked like a good place to join.

I am probably reading like 8-10 different series currently, I am amazed how I can keep track tbh.  :D

Luckily all the series I am reading are all quite unique I would say, just finished reading White-Luck Warrior , such a depressing but great book  :D
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Mehman on December 10, 2016, 12:26:49 AM
Welcome to the fold, @cuprob! Feel free to pet the goats while you're here. They bite, though... Oh well. You didn't need buttons anyway!

I also love to read different series / books at the same time. We're a breed apart - we live dangerously and fast. People take notice, I'm sure.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Eclipse on December 10, 2016, 03:59:49 AM
Welcome Robert , how yam doin my old mucker.

Do you live by the cut?

Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Lady Ty on December 10, 2016, 07:15:50 AM
Hi and welcome @cuprob we love discussing books and there are many other fans who like the series you're reading. Fond of Mistborn myself and there are quite afew Malazan addicts around. Also guilty of reading several books at once, but not usually several series - can't juggle so many characters, but good on you if you can. ;D
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: cuprob on December 10, 2016, 12:55:20 PM
@Mehman I think I am incapable of sticking to one series, just so many books I must read. Don't worry I am used to being beaten, rabbits are just pure evil, I think the one out of Monty Python is a bit tame compared to my one.

Hello @Eclipse I am doing great, just enjoying having a weekend free, university was bad for free time  :'( :'(

@Lady_Ty Mistborn is another series I seriously want to read, don't tempt me I have been close to the buy button on Amazon already  ;D ;D Despite reading loads already I would still love book suggestions.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: S. K. Inkslinger on December 20, 2016, 12:18:53 PM
Hello everyone, new member here! I just started using Goodreads recently after years of lurking around searching for book ratings. I stumbled upon this group while searching for friends on the site. As an avid reader of fantasy novels, there is no better thing that could have happened to me. Nice to meet you all, and looking forward to talking with people and having a great time!   :D
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: fdorrian87 on January 11, 2017, 06:55:36 PM
Hi all, not sure if i've posted here yet, if i have then apologies, ive been offline for sometime.

Anyhoo im frank, fantasy lover and writer like most here, good to make your acquaintance :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: JMack on January 11, 2017, 09:30:56 PM
Hi all, not sure if i've posted here yet, if i have then apologies, ive been offline for sometime.

Anyhoo im frank, fantasy lover and writer like most here, good to make your acquaintance :)

Hi, @fdorrian87.
Welcome to the nuthouse Forum!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: S. K. Inkslinger on January 12, 2017, 02:56:47 AM
Welcome to the FF forums, fdorrian!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: mooderino on January 21, 2017, 01:08:32 PM
Hello,

I'm Moody. Been a lurker for a long time, thought I 'd go legit. Greetings from cloudy England.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: The Gem Cutter on January 21, 2017, 02:15:13 PM
Welcome Moody :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: dagg770 on February 02, 2017, 12:20:27 PM
Hello from Ukrane. New one here
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: JMack on February 02, 2017, 01:52:19 PM
Hello from Ukrane. New one here

Help @dagg770!
Glad you found us.
What's your favorite book of all time?
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: JCkang on February 08, 2017, 02:08:24 AM
Hello! I probably should've introduced myself before posting on several threads.  I've been a fan of fantasy since my older brother read The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe to me almost 40 years ago.  It was a gateway (LOL, see what I did there?) drug to the Hobbit and then D&D. As a middle schooler, I decided I wanted to write SFF for a living, until my silly desire to be cool clashed with my nerdom. Plus, I didn't have an original idea in my head.  Several years ago, I rediscovered my geek roots got back into SFF reading and writing.  It is always nice to talk about books with like-minded folks!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: The Gem Cutter on February 08, 2017, 04:26:17 AM
Well, @JCkang I'd say you're in the right place. Welcome. There's a core group of Tolkien fanatics here, myself and Jmack being among the most outspoken ones. Look forward to hearing more from you. What do you write? We have a wonderful monthly short story club you might try (maybe you did? I never can retain who wrote what). Anyway, I am sure you'll enjoy your time here. Some very sharp people here with deep, diverse knowledge in the unreal. And me. :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: ScarletBea on February 08, 2017, 10:29:19 AM
Yes, welcome!
We quite like new fantasy-loving people here, so feel free to post anywhere - and resurrect old threads too ;D
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Eclipse on February 08, 2017, 11:37:24 AM
Welcome ,I love people resurrecting old topics.

Have fun
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Lady Ty on February 08, 2017, 12:01:28 PM
Hello and welcome @dagg770 and @JCkang glad you've joined us and have agood look around and join in our chats. Some serious, plenty fun and always many about books. ;D
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: JCkang on February 08, 2017, 12:06:41 PM
Well, @JCkang I'd say you're in the right place. Welcome. There's a core group of Tolkien fanatics here, myself and Jmack being among the most outspoken ones. Look forward to hearing more from you. What do you write? We have a wonderful monthly short story club you might try (maybe you did? I never can retain who wrote what). Anyway, I am sure you'll enjoy your time here. Some very sharp people here with deep, diverse knowledge in the unreal. And me. :)

Thanks for the welcome!  I confess, I haven't read anything by Tolkien in 30 years.  It doesn't ever keep me from getting into a heated discussion about whether Westeros or Middle Earth is better developed, or rant about how the Hobbit somehow managed to become three feature films.

I'm writing Epic Fantasy/Sword and Sorcery, with a melange of classic fantasy beings and several historical earth cultures (each with a different type of magic), told through novels, short stories, and graphic novellas.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Nicholas Wynne on February 22, 2017, 05:32:33 PM
Hello, I am Nicholas, happy to join you all :)
Scottish reader and writer who loves chatting about all things books especially fantsasy/gothic/horror!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: ScarletBea on February 22, 2017, 05:59:42 PM
Welcome to the forum!
I love chatting about fantasy books too, and you'll find others here who like gothic/horror as well ;D

Please post at will!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Lady Ty on February 22, 2017, 09:36:13 PM
Hi Nicholas and welcome,  ;D  Have a look around and get used to all the different threads, and do join in any that interest you.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: S. K. Inkslinger on February 23, 2017, 02:33:05 AM
Welcome to the FF forums, Nicholas!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Yopla on February 24, 2017, 10:01:34 AM
Hi, I'm new !

Greetings from France. I've been wandering through the forum and the website, found them quite interesting and here I am, saying hello.

Well, what else to say... Maybe it's gonna be a shock for everyone, but I love fantasy and SF and fantastic. Been a writer too (but only in French for the moment).

And that's it for the moment. Good day to you.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: ScarletBea on February 24, 2017, 10:29:35 AM
Welcome @Yopla!

We like new people who love fantasy books ;D
Please feel free to roam around and post in any thread you want (even the very old ones!)

Who are your favourite writers?
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: youandibooks on February 24, 2017, 06:41:34 PM
Hey. I'm James from near Birmingham, United Kingdom. I love reading. Mainly fantasy but I enjoy horror, sci- fi, thrillers, epics and historical non-fiction also. I have a blog, write for www.fantasybookreview.co.uk and spend far too much time chatting about books on Goodreads. I am glad to be a part of this community and look forward to discussing all things fantasy. I hope everyone is well. :) x
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: ScarletBea on February 24, 2017, 06:43:27 PM
Hi and welcome! :D
I checked the site, and looking at the scores of some of those books, I'll definitely pay attention to your recommendations ;D

Roam around and post anywhere you like!

(you've read Red sister :'( :'( *jealous*)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Eclipse on February 24, 2017, 07:07:26 PM
Is Birmingham and the Black country a fantasy reading hotspot?

Hello from Oldbury
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: youandibooks on February 24, 2017, 07:12:20 PM
No Eclipse. I think it is just me, you and my Malazan loving friend Rory who lives down the road. :)
Nice to meet you. Oldbury isn't too far. I used to work there. I am actually from Stourbridge myself. Do you know many fellow fantasy books reading addicts in your "neck of the woods"?
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Eclipse on February 24, 2017, 07:26:38 PM
Just Members and Authors from here

me and you  ;D

@AnnaStephens whose a member here has just written a novel Godblind

@CameronJohnston I think he is from this area, member here

@DBASKLS member here from Solihall

@AlmightyZael member here from West Bromwich

Stephen Aryan heard he was a brummie

Spielberg filming Ready Player One in Birmingham

Girl with All the Gifts filmed in Birmingham

The Dirty Streets of Heaven by Tad Williams has scenes from Solihall in it!

I know Stourbridge very well my sister lives there

Check out the Malazan threads in the read along

Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: CameronJohnston on February 24, 2017, 08:51:13 PM
Not me, I'm up in Glasgow.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Eclipse on February 24, 2017, 08:53:51 PM
haha  ;D I think I got confused on the Godblind topic
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Lady Ty on February 24, 2017, 09:18:48 PM
Hi @ Yopla and James, welcome.  Live rather a long way  from you, in Oz, there are a few of us down here . :) Just followed you James on Twitter,may guess who by my avatar.  ;) Enjoyed your Wheel of Osheim review. Plenty of Mark Lawrence fans here

Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: youandibooks on February 24, 2017, 11:24:37 PM
Thank you for liking my review. I have reviewed a few of Lawrence's books including Red Sister which you should check out. What is your username on twitter so I can make sure I follow back the right person. :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Lady Ty on February 24, 2017, 11:46:56 PM
Thank you for liking my review. I have reviewed a few of Lawrence's books including Red Sister which you should check out. What is your username on twitter so I can make sure I follow back the right person. :)

Sent you a PM  ;D
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Yopla on February 26, 2017, 08:43:49 PM
Thank you everyone.

Who are your favourite writers?

Jules Verne, Mister Tolkien, Robert Jordan, Asimov... and a few others I forget.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: AnnaStephens on March 02, 2017, 08:00:21 AM
Just Members and Authors from here

me and you  ;D

@AnnaStephens whose a member here has just written a novel Godblind

@CameronJohnston I think he is from this area, member here

@DBASKLS member here from Solihall

@AlmightyZael member here from West Bromwich

Stephen Aryan heard he was a brummie

Spielberg filming Ready Player One in Birmingham

Girl with All the Gifts filmed in Birmingham

The Dirty Streets of Heaven by Tad Williams has scenes from Solihall in it!

I know Stourbridge very well my sister lives there

Check out the Malazan threads in the read along

Yep, hello, I'm a Solihull lass myself and Stephen Aryan's doing a Waterstones thing in Birmingham next Friday night, 6.30pm.

Welcome and enjoy.

Anna
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: RJ Barker on March 08, 2017, 12:02:17 PM
Hi, I'm RJ Barker, also with a debut out this year, called Age of Assassins through Orbit, and Anna Stephens said if I didn't come here she would steal my lunch money. Actual true fact.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Lanko on March 08, 2017, 12:04:00 PM
Hi, I'm RJ Barker, also with a debut out this year, called Age of Assassins through Orbit, and Anna Stephens said if I didn't come here she would steal my lunch money. Actual true fact.

Interesting method to bring in new blood...

Welcome!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: ScarletBea on March 08, 2017, 01:22:23 PM
Hi, I'm RJ Barker, also with a debut out this year, called Age of Assassins through Orbit, and Anna Stephens said if I didn't come here she would steal my lunch money. Actual true fact.
*gives you some free lunch* ;D

Welcome! Browse, read, post, and blabber :D
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: JMack on March 08, 2017, 01:50:43 PM
The interesting ting is that the threat against lunch money worked.
You must have really great lunches.  ;D
Welcome, welcome!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: RJ Barker on March 08, 2017, 02:56:50 PM
I should really put the book in the 'books to released thing' but I'm mooching about first. Cos, y'know, moochers gotta mooch.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Eclipse on March 08, 2017, 03:38:16 PM
I should really put the book in the 'books to released thing' but I'm mooching about first. Cos, y'know, moochers gotta mooch.

I don't take any notice of the small press and self published topics. I buy books if I see a member  is part of the community first so mooch away :-)

I can't understand why some people advertise their work with one post never to be seen again here.

Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: RJ Barker on March 09, 2017, 10:10:59 AM
I really feel for self published authors, I can't imagine anything harder than trying to get your book noticed among the thousands that come out (one of the reasons it's never appealed to me, also: laziness). I think those sort of 'drive by' postings come out of the sort of unscrupulous advice that tells you it's a numbers game, when it's not really, I think it's probably a lot subtler (and mysterious, to me anyway).

On the other hand, if you're a bit shy it's probably quite hard to walk into a forum and just post stuff, easier to squeak in and I suspect some people hope they'll be dragged into conversation that way. Luckily, I am not shy, I put this down to my massive hair.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Yopla on March 09, 2017, 07:46:16 PM
Hi @Dedbutdrmng  !

I've a question: what's the story behind your username ? And, more important, how do you pronounce it ?

(Well that's two questions)

(And why don't you let her steal your lunch money, let her buy her lunch, then steal it ?)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: JMack on March 09, 2017, 09:38:35 PM
Hi @Dedbutdrmng  !

I've a question: what's the story behind your username ? And, more important, how do you pronounce it ?

(Well that's two questions)

(And why don't you let her steal your lunch money, let her buy her lunch, then steal it ?)

Dead Butt Dreaming?
Debutante Dreaming?
Debut Dreaming?

Ah....

Dead, but dreaming  8)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: RJ Barker on March 10, 2017, 12:51:58 PM
Hi Yopla, as Jmack says, Dead, But Dreaming (although I once got a random email that asked me why I was dead but drumming that still amuses me). It's a reference to Fields of The Nephilim who are in turn referencing H.P. Lovecraft. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQmPEUJOhTQ So Goth, much woe.) It should really be RJ Barker as I'm, apparently, a professional author now, but I must have signed up a long time ago and there doesn't appear to be a way to change it.

I would never steal Anna's lunch, she may pull my hair. I don't generally even eat lunch to be honest so it wasn't really that much of a threat.  Duped again.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: The Gem Cutter on March 10, 2017, 04:02:26 PM
You can change your name easily: Profile > Account Settings > enter anything you want in the top box and confirm, and you're done.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: RJ Barker on March 10, 2017, 06:44:47 PM
You absolute diamond. Also, this little thread has just become a little bit confusing to anyone who's not read it.  A little joy to savour.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: ScarletBea on March 10, 2017, 06:58:39 PM
That's FF ;D
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: The Gem Cutter on March 10, 2017, 07:37:02 PM
You absolute diamond. Also, this little thread has just become a little bit confusing to anyone who's not read it.  A little joy to savour.
You're welcome, but as you can see from my avatar, I am a star sapphire :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Yopla on March 12, 2017, 10:08:18 AM
Hi Yopla, as Jmack says, Dead, But Dreaming (although I once got a random email that asked me why I was dead but drumming that still amuses me). It's a reference to Fields of The Nephilim who are in turn referencing H.P. Lovecraft. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQmPEUJOhTQ So Goth, much woe.).

Aaaaaah. Yes, I can see it now, thanks.

Meh. After several songs, I'm pretty sure I don't like the singer's voice. Too bad, the instruments are quite interesting.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Ar on May 24, 2017, 03:45:00 PM
Hi, all. My name is Artur and I am from Poland. I love fantasy, especially JRR Tolkien's, T. Pratchett's and A. Sapkowski's novels. I like play board and role playing fantasy games as well. I also write a bit. This forum looks really interesting and I hope it will be quite cool to discuss with you. Cheers!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: ScarletBea on May 24, 2017, 04:59:49 PM
Welcome @Ar!
Feel free to post, and chat, and ask questions and suggestions :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Lady Ty on May 25, 2017, 02:18:46 AM
Hello @Ar, welcome to the forum. Always good to have another Pratchett fan around, there are plenty of us here. ;D
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Ar on May 25, 2017, 11:57:14 PM
Thanks, it's really nice to hear it :) I'll for sure look at the topics regarding this author soon :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: blakewsherwin on June 01, 2017, 06:16:36 PM
Hello, I am new here as well. I'm a fan of Robert E Howard, particularly Solomon Kane. I have written a poetry fantasy book myself that I plan on publishing soon as well.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Doctor_Chill on June 01, 2017, 06:24:15 PM
Hey hey, @blakewsherwin! Hope you have a fantastic time around these parts. Poetry fantasy sounds awesome! Need more of that, I'd say.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: JMack on June 02, 2017, 12:31:10 AM
Hello, I am new here as well. I'm a fan of Robert E Howard, particularly Solomon Kane. I have written a poetry fantasy book myself that I plan on publishing soon as well.

He hasn't been around much recently, but @Yora is a big time Howard fan.
I agree with Doc -- fantasy poetry novel sounds cool!
Welcome!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Lady Ty on June 02, 2017, 04:31:35 AM
Hello and welcome @blakewsherwin. Have a look around the Forum, join in wherever you like and feel free to ask questions. Someone will always answer, it's a friendly forum, but be prepared for some crazy as well. ;D
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: J.R. Darewood on June 02, 2017, 05:56:59 AM
Hello and welcome @blakewsherwin. Have a look around the Forum, join in wherever you like and feel free to ask questions. Someone will always answer, it's a friendly forum, but be prepared for some crazy as well. ;D

I prefer the term "psychologically unconventional"

Hello @Ar and @blakewsherwin  !
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Eclipse on June 02, 2017, 06:52:39 AM
Yes Bradley loves writing about toilets for example, you can make him happy mentioning toilets in your posts!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Lady Ty on June 02, 2017, 07:53:01 AM
@Ar If you haven't found this thread yet, you may enjoy the latest post  ;D

http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/general-discussion/but-i-guess-that's-none-of-my-business/1065/
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Eclipse on June 02, 2017, 08:03:27 AM
Eclipse was browsing the obscure scrolls in the holy hall of fantasy faction and chronicling the members name of past,present and future when he heard a noise, he put down the scrolls and went to see what the commotion was  where he stumbled upon a strange scene a toilet which was never before there in this section of the hall and the member  Bradley kneeling before it like he was preying to it "hi eclipse I thought I was the only one down here, I'm doing very boring work for my masters and I'm too lazy to go back to the entrance of the hall to use the toilet so I thought while not kill two birds with one stone. I can summon a demon toilet to do my bidding!, I can use my own personal toilet and I can kill my  slave masters with the stench coming off  from demon toilet"

Eclipse frowned doubtfully at this he know some members were a bit on the crazy side but this took the biscuit and he was worried about the  ancient scrolls , there was already a god of Goats haunting the place scaring visitors away. Bradley he said have you thought this through? Because that demon you summon looks out of control.

"Crap" there both said in unison
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Ar on June 02, 2017, 10:10:50 AM
@Ar If you haven't found this thread yet, you may enjoy the latest post  ;D

http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/general-discussion/but-i-guess-that's-none-of-my-business/1065/

Haha, I haven't seen it yet. Thanks for info ;)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Magnus Hedén on June 02, 2017, 12:44:19 PM
Hello. I haven't introduced myself because sometimes I prefer to get to know someone before saying hello.  :-\ (Introvert problems.)

I'm successfully aspiring to be a writer. I resaddled a few years back after doing a bit of everything (psychology, literature, factory work, etc.) After uprooting my old life (I was miserable), I decided that writing would be my new focus. Now I do some freelance work as a content editor and occasionally content writing, but whenever I can I work on my own material. I have way less money and I'm way happier!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: ScarletBea on June 02, 2017, 12:57:20 PM
Welcome!

No worries, lots of introverts around here :D

I normally say 'post at will', but you've already started to do that, so yay!
If you're a writer, then give our monthly contest a chance - we've just posted June's theme :)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Magnus Hedén on June 02, 2017, 02:08:45 PM
I noticed the contest and I'm mulling over some ideas. Thank you!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: ThiefofHope on June 16, 2017, 04:47:09 PM
Hi, I'm new ^^

I'm ThiefofHope and I write dark, high fantasy epics. I hope that by joining a fantasy-focussed community I'll get the feedback and support I need to sell my second and third works, a duology following five points of view.

Hmm...I play violin, love to worldbuild independent of what goes into the stories, I cosplay, and I waffle about on the internet when I should be doing something more constructive.

Nice to meet you all!

Also, do you have to do a captcha every time you make a post? I don't mind much, it's just really hard on my eyes T.T
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: ScarletBea on June 16, 2017, 05:13:29 PM
Hi and welcome, @ThiefofHope!

The captch thing only happens during the first 5 posts (I think!), just to avoid spammer bots, hehe

Browse, read and post at will! We're all very nice, and a little bit crazy too ;)
How did you find us?
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: ThiefofHope on June 16, 2017, 06:08:06 PM
Hi and welcome, @ThiefofHope!

The captch thing only happens during the first 5 posts (I think!), just to avoid spammer bots, hehe

Browse, read and post at will! We're all very nice, and a little bit crazy too ;)
How did you find us?

Alright, thank you :D

I got fed up with another forum that wasn't fantasy-specific (they were awfully anti-speculative fiction for an "all-genres" forum) so I made it my mission to hunt down a fantasy-oriented place and found this :) I like it so far.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Eclipse on June 16, 2017, 06:34:11 PM
I will speak to you on three conditions @ThiefofHope

You need to be a bit odd

You use the English spellings not the Ridiculous American spelling of words, use the U my friend

Worship the great Goat God of the forums

oh and its okay if you don't like Robin Hoob like Bea, oh wait that's me  :D


okay fess up which famous author could you not get into? and whose you favourites (not favorites use the bloody U!)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: ThiefofHope on June 16, 2017, 07:02:10 PM
@Eclipse I've certainly got the first bit down, as well as using mostly English spellings for words--especially the U. I'm not familiar with the Great Goat God of the Forums, but I'd love to be enlightened.

A famous author I couldn't get into is Paolini. I just couldn't do it. I like dragons and stuff but it was just...boring. I need more going on than what it offered.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Lady Ty on June 17, 2017, 03:24:51 AM
Hello and welcome @ThiefofHope have a look at this thread and learn all about Atku, great Goat God but always remember Dragons Rule  ;D

http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/general-discussion/jokes-on-the-forum-goats-and-atku-god-of-goats-in-particular/
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: JMack on June 17, 2017, 04:07:31 AM
Hi, @ThiefofHope and welcome!
It's great to have new victims members.
As regards waffling on the internet when you're not writing, search for the "Avoiding writing" thread.
If you do get a good bout of writing in, search form"How much did you write today"
If you hate your day job, we have a thread for that.
There's a monthly writing contest.
And a tavern if you just want to shoot any of us the breeze.

Enjoy!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: ThiefofHope on June 17, 2017, 06:26:50 AM
@Jmack Thank you!

This is the best reception I've received in any writing forum I've been to, including the one I run. I really like it here :D you're all so nice.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Eclipse on June 17, 2017, 07:40:31 AM
Ask for Recommendations for novels to read!


I would say to read Paolini over Hobb wouldn't you say so @ScarletBea
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: ScarletBea on June 17, 2017, 09:23:09 AM
Ask for Recommendations for novels to read!

I would say to read Paolini over Hobb wouldn't you say so @ScarletBea
:P

I've never read Paolini, but I *love* Hobb, he's just teasing me about it ::) ;D
And yeah, ask for recommendations and your life will never be the same again 8)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Feanor on June 19, 2017, 08:29:54 PM
Hi,ladies and gents!
I'm new here and though usually  I start with the phrase "long time lurker, first time poster"  it does not apply in this case.

Origin Story
So my "street" name is Feanor and I stumbled upon the World of Fantasy  at sixth grade , while chilling at a friend's house I noticed three big black books named "The Lord of the Rings".
I loved them but the revelation for me was when I read Silmarillion.
It was two years after my first encounter with Tolkien and I was curious about the mysterious background of Tolkien's work so when I went down to the local book festival and saw it on the stands I immediately bought it.
I spent my entire evening and,then,  morning reading  and by the end I was mostly confused  ??? (by all those names) but I was also ecstatic,full of anxiousness and enthusiasm!
I couldn't wait to read it again to absorb this vast world.
Now don't get me wrong,I'm not one of those people that Deitify(if I may use that word) Tolkien and Silmarillion is in fact an unfinished work but it revealed to me my principal love in the fantasy genre,"Worldbuilding".

If you read the wall of text above you would know that my favourite (from my brief lurking I think a poster here has a beef with not mentioning the -U-) aspect in fantasy is worldbuilding.
This brings me to the "why" I chose to register here and "how" i found out about you.

How I found you and why I joined
I've read some fantasy books since my first (mostly Epic and High,for those that can differentiate) and as so many others before I took the leap to create my own world.
At first, I tried my hand at worldbuilding  in manga literature(since I 'm a fan of those too) but I, eventually, dropped it because I'm artistically challenged  :P and manga do need a certain level of ability in drawing(which I don't have  :'().
At any rate,recently, I've started writing my world.
Don't get me wrong it's mostly small details or information about the mechanics of my wannabe world, a little bit of theogony, some character trivia,how the magic system works,what races exist and their connections etc.
Well, if it wasn't for internet I don't know if I'd have achieved anything.
I should make it clear that I've in no way "studied writing" and English is not my native language.
Through one of my long reading sessions on the web I came upon the site and the forum.
I only lurked a bit before i registered and quickly came to the introductions thread to post my first comment and ,hopefully, be guided by my seniors.
I would,also, like to receive recommendations for books to read or reviews for books that I hesitate to read.

Summing up(for those that don't want to read the above) I'm a vivid fantasy reader,aspiring writer and I 'm here to receive suggestions and guidance in,both, reading and writing.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Eclipse on June 19, 2017, 09:14:46 PM
Welcome Feanor and thank you for using the "U" ;-)

Which part of the globe do you come from? Well I'm glad you finally found your true home here.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Feanor on June 19, 2017, 09:50:27 PM
I'm Greek from the second largest city in Greece,Thessaloniki!

As it happens the whole fantasy community is rather thin here(compared to other countries) but we're dedicated and hungry,be it for books,tabletop games(D&D) or anything other affiliated with an escape to another world.

At any rate I'm happy I found you and looking forward to conversing with the members here  :).
By the way, where are you from?
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Eclipse on June 19, 2017, 10:02:43 PM
I'm from  Birmingham, England but this place is full of  people from different areas of the world.

Go and explore the forums and don't be scared to post in old topics either! Have fun
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: The Gem Cutter on June 20, 2017, 01:44:50 AM
Welcome Feanor! There's more than a few Tolkien fans here, although we who love the Silmarillion are few and far between, compared to the rest.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: JMack on June 20, 2017, 02:54:41 AM
Hi, @Feanor!
I'm one of the U.S. contingent here, and very glad to have someone from the cradle of western civilization join in. Also a JRRT devotee and appreciator of the Silmarilion.  If you ever feel like doing a little writing in addition to world building, we have a monthly short story contest. And lots more.  Enjoy!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Feanor on June 20, 2017, 05:05:23 PM
I'm from  Birmingham, England but this place is full of  people from different areas of the world.

Go and explore the forums and don't be scared to post in old topics either! Have fun
Welcome Feanor! There's more than a few Tolkien fans here, although we who love the Silmarillion are few and far between, compared to the rest.
Hi, @Feanor!
I'm one of the U.S. contingent here, and very glad to have someone from the cradle of western civilization join in. Also a JRRT devotee and appreciator of the Silmarilion.  If you ever feel like doing a little writing in addition to world building, we have a monthly short story contest. And lots more.  Enjoy!

Hey guys, glad to be here.
I'll be looking at the threads to see what's on here and although I'm currently looking,mostly, for book recommendations and maybe some "writer's corner" to get a feel of things I'm sure that I will be surprised
by what I'll find here.
I was hoping that there'd be Silmarillion fans(I mean I expected Tolkien fans in a fantasy forum but Silmarillion is a bit trickier) so that's positive number one!
I will be checking out the contest but, to be honest, I don't feel like I'm at that level right now so we'll see.
I'm gonna start checking right now  ;D !!!

Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: JMack on June 21, 2017, 12:54:54 AM
Hi, @Feanor.

Check out this thread that we did for Gem Cutter when he joined. Lots of great recommendations!

http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/fantasy-book-discussion/nominations-please-5-novel-reading-list-for-the-gem-cutter/msg150954/#msg150954 (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/fantasy-book-discussion/nominations-please-5-novel-reading-list-for-the-gem-cutter/msg150954/#msg150954)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Lady Ty on June 21, 2017, 02:02:36 AM
Hello @Feanor and welcome. A few Australians here as well, so it's a fairly international bunch. I haven't visited  Greece but lived in Limassol, Cyprus, for three years and love how happy Greek Cypriot people are. Never ate and drank so well or danced so much anywhere else. ;D

There are some older threads where we had Book Battles to choose our favourite Books, series etc and they are quite useful to go back and look through as there are so many suggestions for books to read. look at the brackets to get a shorter version although the comments are interesting in the discussions as well.

http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/fantasy-faction-book-battles/
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: CameronJohnston on June 21, 2017, 09:51:46 PM
Hello and welcome! We troopers who have read the Silmarillion cover to cover are thinner on the ground but you will find a few here. I do love a good dose of mythology!
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Feanor on June 25, 2017, 08:00:25 PM
Hi, @Feanor.

Check out this thread that we did for Gem Cutter when he joined. Lots of great recommendations!

http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/fantasy-book-discussion/nominations-please-5-novel-reading-list-for-the-gem-cutter/msg150954/#msg150954 (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/fantasy-book-discussion/nominations-please-5-novel-reading-list-for-the-gem-cutter/msg150954/#msg150954)
Hello @Feanor and welcome. A few Australians here as well, so it's a fairly international bunch. I haven't visited  Greece but lived in Limassol, Cyprus, for three years and love how happy Greek Cypriot people are. Never ate and drank so well or danced so much anywhere else. ;D

There are some older threads where we had Book Battles to choose our favourite Books, series etc and they are quite useful to go back and look through as there are so many suggestions for books to read. look at the brackets to get a shorter version although the comments are interesting in the discussions as well.

http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/fantasy-faction-book-battles/
Hello and welcome! We troopers who have read the Silmarillion cover to cover are thinner on the ground but you will find a few here. I do love a good dose of mythology!

Hey guys, sorry for not getting back to you earlier but there seemed to be a problem with logging in(something about my session expiring...).
Anyway, thank you for the warm welcome!

@Jmack  and @Lady_Ty thanks for the the links to the respective threads.
I've,already, taken a look and chose a series to read,in fact I finished it.

The series I'm talking about is "The faithful and the fallen" by John Gwynne.
It was quite good, I liked it.

I hope I'll find more such book series(I do prefer them over standalones but feel free to suggest them either way) because I truly devour them.


@CameronJohnston  it's always good to find fellow Silmarilli-ans and lovers of mythology,in fact I'm worldbuilding a fantasy universe heavily influenced from Greek mythology but I'm avoiding all the known gods and tropes(such as the Olympians or Heracles) that have already been showcased in other works in literature, video games and movies.
I'm borrowing more from the unknown part of Greek mythology.

At any rate I hope I can share this with the people in the forum some time in future but it's still in it's infancy and I'm quite shy about it.

Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: ChirpyAnn on July 27, 2017, 03:24:04 PM
I'm NEW! Hello.  :) I found my way here through the Facebook group. Can't wait to dig in!

My name's Ann Swaim. I'm a reader and a writer. My favorite thing I've read recently is The Remnant Chronicles by Mary E. Pearson.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Eclipse on July 27, 2017, 03:48:23 PM
I'm NEW! Hello.  :) I found my way here through the Facebook group. Can't wait to dig in!

My name's Ann Swaim. I'm a reader and a writer. My favorite thing I've read recently is The Remnant Chronicles by Mary E. Pearson.

Hello!

We are better looking then the Facebook members and  are more sophisticated  and a bit mad, you fit right in.
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: The Gem Cutter on July 27, 2017, 04:01:54 PM
Welcome Chirpy - an adorable handle. The forum's sort of damaged right now so we're missing our favorite thing: the "LIKE" button. But our people are working through the issues as they can. Meanwhile, tell us about yourself. Where do you live? Are you a reader, a writer, or both?
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: ChirpyAnn on July 27, 2017, 09:44:55 PM
I'm NEW! Hello.  :) I found my way here through the Facebook group. Can't wait to dig in!

My name's Ann Swaim. I'm a reader and a writer. My favorite thing I've read recently is The Remnant Chronicles by Mary E. Pearson.

Hello!

We are better looking then the Facebook members and  are more sophisticated  and a bit mad, you fit right in.

WOOT! Thanks! Here's where I self-deprecate and say "At least I fit in somewhere." :P But seriously, glad to be here. :)


Welcome Chirpy - an adorable handle. The forum's sort of damaged right now so we're missing our favorite thing: the "LIKE" button. But our people are working through the issues as they can. Meanwhile, tell us about yourself. Where do you live? Are you a reader, a writer, or both?

Thanks for the welcome!

I've been noticing the woes over the missing "Like" button. xD

About me? I'm in Iowa, been here, doomed to be here, my whole life. LOL I'm a reader and a writer, but haven't been my whole life. It's been a development in the last couple of years and I'm loving it! Makes this Iowa humidity a bit more bearable ;)
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Lady Ty on July 28, 2017, 07:13:42 AM
Hello and welcome to the FORUM @ChirpyAnn - the Like button came back just as you arrived, has to be a good omen. ;D
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: ChirpyAnn on July 28, 2017, 02:20:01 PM
Hello and welcome to the FORUM @ChirpyAnn - the Like button came back just as you arrived, has to be a good omen. ;D

Well that's amazing!  ;D
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: Stew Hotston on July 30, 2017, 05:03:31 PM
Hi all,

newbie here - Stew. Writer and (big) reader. Love all kinds of fiction as long as it's well written. Favourite genre authors right now are Vandermeer, Mieville and Roberts. I also love Erikson but I also read a huge amount of non-genre fiction and, tbh, hate the term 'genre' as a good story is a good story.

Stew
Title: Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
Post by: J.R. Darewood on August 07, 2017, 09:10:27 PM
Welcome to the forum @Stew Hotston !