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Greetings, fellow readers of the Fantasy genre,

My name is Miguel, and I'm a young Portuguese man. I'm also an addict to all things fiery and draconic, elvish and arthurian, historical and mythological. If all these can be combined, than I'm in for a heck of a nerdgasm.

I've been an avid reader since my teens, authors such as Tolkien (hello, God), George R. R. Martin, Juliet Marillier, Patrick Rothfuss and J. K. Rowling. Excluding Fantasy, things like 1001 Arabian Nights, Orwell's 1984, or Tolstoy's War and Peace have had a big influence on my manner of writing.

Mostly, they have been books in english, since I find the portuguese language to act awkwardly when it translates fantasy names and terms. Why do I tell you this seemingly pointless fact?

Because I've also finished writing my first book, and I have done it in english. A whole, glorious pile of 160.000 words that are utterly rubbish, but I'm proud of them anyway. So, as I trim the edges of my manuscript, before I finally decide between self-publishing or the good old fashion way, I'm looking forward to enjoying my time here and hopefully learn more about the craft.

I'll be glad to share more about this book of mine in the appropriate thread, as I will also be looking forward to some input from you guys.

May this be the beginning of a long, and healthy, relationship!  ;)
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Re: I come from a faraway land to greet all of you at Fantasy-Faction
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2014, 08:45:50 PM »
Bem vindo!
Welcome, fellow portuguese ;D

Mostly, they have been books in english, since I find the portuguese language to act awkwardly when it translates fantasy names and terms.
I find this sooo true - but I will extend it to any book translation (even though my mum did some book translations), that's why I've been reading in english since I was a teenager.
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Re: I come from a faraway land to greet all of you at Fantasy-Faction
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2014, 09:23:40 PM »
Welcome! Sounds as if you found just the right place to be. :)
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Re: I come from a faraway land to greet all of you at Fantasy-Faction
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2014, 12:48:51 AM »
Welcome Miguel :)

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Re: I come from a faraway land to greet all of you at Fantasy-Faction
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2016, 03:59:29 PM »
Oh my - it's been two years now!!! And how far things have come... A short-story of mine posted on Fantasy Faction's main site and my book reaching the top of the SPFBO ;D

So glad to have found this little corner on the internet  :)
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Re: I come from a faraway land to greet all of you at Fantasy-Faction
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2016, 04:12:43 PM »
Parabéns ;D

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Re: I come from a faraway land to greet all of you at Fantasy-Faction
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2016, 05:22:53 PM »
Oh my - it's been two years now!!! And how far things have come... A short-story of mine posted on Fantasy Faction's main site and my book reaching the top of the SPFBO ;D

So glad to have found this little corner on the internet  :)

And you keep getting nearer to the headquarters in London.
Will you be moving again during year 3?  ;)

Congrats on 2 years here!
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Re: I come from a faraway land to greet all of you at Fantasy-Faction
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2016, 06:37:59 PM »
And you keep getting nearer to the headquarters in London.
Will you be moving again during year 3?  ;)

Congrats on 2 years here!

Thanks :D And no way - I'll certainly visit London many times, hopefully, but in Scotland we have been lucky enough to find exactly what we were looking for to have happy lives  :) Can't promise we'll stay in Edinburgh forever though, might try a different place further North!
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Re: I come from a faraway land to greet all of you at Fantasy-Faction
« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2016, 08:16:49 PM »
And you keep getting nearer to the headquarters in London.
Will you be moving again during year 3?  ;)

Congrats on 2 years here!

Thanks :D And no way - I'll certainly visit London many times, hopefully, but in Scotland we have been lucky enough to find exactly what we were looking for to have happy lives  :) Can't promise we'll stay in Edinburgh forever though, might try a different place further North!
Thanks for having a brain ;D
Jmack, London is only good to visit... not live ;) unless you're a different type of person hehe
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Re: I come from a faraway land to greet all of you at Fantasy-Faction
« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2016, 11:22:33 PM »
Congratulations on a pretty amazing couple of years Saraband, so happy you shared them with us. ;D
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Re: I come from a faraway land to greet all of you at Fantasy-Faction
« Reply #10 on: March 02, 2016, 09:09:57 AM »
Oh my - it's been two years now!!! And how far things have come... A short-story of mine posted on Fantasy Faction's main site and my book reaching the top of the SPFBO ;D

So glad to have found this little corner on the internet  :)

It's been a really good time for you :D Well done! I hope Edinburgh is treating you very well indeed.

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