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Offline cupiscent

Re: The Peat's Blog thread
« Reply #15 on: January 15, 2020, 02:11:27 AM »
I chipped in some thoughts on the recs post because I have many opinions... shockingly :D

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Re: The Peat's Blog thread
« Reply #16 on: January 15, 2020, 10:15:17 PM »
I chipped in some thoughts on the recs post because I have many opinions... shockingly :D

Yessssss. I love comments!

Although it was the one on the other article that really made my day  ;D

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Re: The Peat's Blog thread
« Reply #17 on: January 30, 2020, 12:13:29 AM »
This is the blog of Peat - http://peatlong.blogspot.co.uk/

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Re: The Peat's Blog thread
« Reply #18 on: February 07, 2020, 11:50:12 PM »
This is the blog of Peat - http://peatlong.blogspot.co.uk/

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Re: The Peat's Blog thread
« Reply #19 on: April 21, 2020, 12:48:39 AM »
Been a while since I've updated as a lot of articles have been a bit waffly, but I figure this one might be of general interest

https://peatlong.blogspot.com/2020/04/thief-of-time-by-pratchett.html

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Re: The Peat's Blog thread
« Reply #20 on: April 23, 2020, 09:12:15 AM »
Wrote some comments in a couple of articles there :)
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Re: The Peat's Blog thread
« Reply #21 on: April 23, 2020, 09:49:05 AM »
https://peatlong.blogspot.com/2020/04/if-book-titles-were-bands.html

It’s just another blogger going on about WoT and Tolkien 😛
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Re: The Peat's Blog thread
« Reply #22 on: April 23, 2020, 10:55:31 AM »
https://peatlong.blogspot.com/2020/04/if-book-titles-were-bands.html

It’s just another blogger going on about WoT and Tolkien 😛

Hey, some of us gotta rep old school man  8)
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Re: The Peat's Blog thread
« Reply #24 on: May 02, 2020, 01:13:44 AM »
I did INDEED enjoy your alcoholic selections, though now I want a beer and it's only just gone ten in the morning here...

Though I feel like Discworld really needs to be some sort of ridiculous tiki cocktail with a sparkler and an umbrella and a plastic monke--sorry, orangutan in it.

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Re: The Peat's Blog thread
« Reply #25 on: May 26, 2020, 10:56:16 AM »
I did INDEED enjoy your alcoholic selections, though now I want a beer and it's only just gone ten in the morning here...

Though I feel like Discworld really needs to be some sort of ridiculous tiki cocktail with a sparkler and an umbrella and a plastic monke--sorry, orangutan in it.

There's no reason an apple brandy cocktail couldn't also be a ridiculous tiki cocktail!


Anyway, I haven't been keeping this fully updated due to volume of articles, but here's a few I think people might enjoy/I'm very proud of

https://peatlong.blogspot.com/2020/05/daughter-of-empire-by-re-feist-and.html

https://peatlong.blogspot.com/2020/05/servant-of-empire-by-re-feist-janny.html

https://peatlong.blogspot.com/2020/05/the-summer-tree-by-guy-gavriel-kay.html

https://peatlong.blogspot.com/2020/05/art-artists-and-separation.html

https://peatlong.blogspot.com/2020/05/cold-forged-flame-by-marie-brennan.html

https://peatlong.blogspot.com/2020/05/epic-vs-high.html
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Re: The Peat's Blog thread
« Reply #26 on: May 26, 2020, 08:48:06 PM »
Your epic vs high made my head hurt ???
I'm still not clear on the distinction, or even sure if it makes sense.

Can't we just talk about plot-driven vs. character-driven?
I keep thinking about this, and I think it was you who mentioned it, and I think I'm moving towards character-driven, meaning I need to care about the characters to care about the plot.
In Priory of the orange tree I loved the characters and was heavily invested - and I still love it, despite having read a few reviews highlighting plot problems. I contrast that with Weeks' Lightbringer series, this gave me the words to explain why I really liked the first 3 books but found the last 2 very meh: I cared about the characters in those initial books, but then he changed their personality, some more than others, and I didn't really like them anymore, and that really brought my enjoyment down...
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Re: The Peat's Blog thread
« Reply #27 on: May 27, 2020, 10:52:30 AM »
Your epic vs high made my head hurt ???
I'm still not clear on the distinction, or even sure if it makes sense.

Can't we just talk about plot-driven vs. character-driven?
I keep thinking about this, and I think it was you who mentioned it, and I think I'm moving towards character-driven, meaning I need to care about the characters to care about the plot.
In Priory of the orange tree I loved the characters and was heavily invested - and I still love it, despite having read a few reviews highlighting plot problems. I contrast that with Weeks' Lightbringer series, this gave me the words to explain why I really liked the first 3 books but found the last 2 very meh: I cared about the characters in those initial books, but then he changed their personality, some more than others, and I didn't really like them anymore, and that really brought my enjoyment down...

I'm going to start a Character vs Plot driven thread up in Main forum as I think it's too interesting a discussion to keep here.

As for Epic and High... well I'm never sure if anything about fantasy genres make sense! But I'd boil it down to one being about this Epic life-altering event like a war, or a great natural disaster, and the other being about somebody's collision with the supernatural. The rest is just extrapolation.
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Re: The Peat's Blog thread
« Reply #28 on: May 27, 2020, 10:58:49 AM »
Yes, please do! Thanks
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