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The real history of ASOIAF There was interest in the real life events/history that inspired GRRM in another thread. Today I stumbled about this image and thought you might like it. :)


June 20, 2014, 08:29:07 PM
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[Mar 2015] - Rogues - Submission Thread

Rogues. Most of us have a soft spot for them. But why?
Because they steal from the rich and give the poor? (They are poor.)
Because they solve problems with cunning and not brute force?
Because they are as acrobatic as we want to be?
Because they always have a cool line to say, even in the most dire situations?
Because they are on half our book covers despite being creatures of shadow?
Because their love interest always falls for the airheaded warrior and not for them?
Or... all of the above?

This month I want you to write a story about one or more rogues. Have them plan a heist, lose at cards in a shady tavern, win a knife fight, rob a tyrant or seduce a rich man's daughter (or son). Let them do what rouges do best: Earn a a special place in our heart.

Rules:

1. This can be prose or a poem.
2. Must be about one or more rouges.
3. Prose must be 500-1500 words long.
4. Poetry must be 100-500 words long.
5. You will be disqualified if you exceed the limits, full stop. That's why they're called limits.
6. Your entry can't be published somewhere else before.
7. This is a writing contest, not a "I have written something like this ten years ago" contest. So if you happen to have a story that fits one of the themes, I'd like it to have a mayor overhaul/edit. Work for it. ;)
8. Please add your story's word count and, if you have, your twitter handle.
9. Please put your story in [ spoiler ] tags to make the thread easier to handle. :) You can find them above the smileys next to the 'youtube' symbol:

Entry will close April 1st 2015 and voting will begin somewhere around the same time too.

Please post your entry below. All members are eligible to join. If you are not a member you can join here. Sign up is free and all are welcome! :)

The winner will have their piece displayed on the main Fantasy Faction website sometime in the next months.

Remember that this thread is only for entries. Discussion or questions can be posted here.

March 01, 2015, 08:48:58 PM
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Re: [Feb 2015] - Fanfic - Voting Thread
To be honest, sometimes we have 3 votes and my third is almost just because the story was 'nice'.
This month I haven't read them all yet and I already have 3 strong contenders, and we can only vote for 2 >:(
Well, the key for the number of votes is the number of submissions - which makes sense. Three submissions and three votes would be stupid, for example. ;)

March 11, 2015, 08:59:35 AM
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Re: RIP Terry Pratchett
In his honour may I suggest a memorium book club for him in May?
I am totally up for that. Really neat thought.

And the thing is you really can't go wrong with whatever is chosen, though Mort seems fitting somehow.
Or Reaper Man. And we could start on April, 28th instead of May, 1st. :)

March 12, 2015, 07:53:13 PM
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RIP Terry Pratchett XKCD made a comic in his honour: http://xkcd.com/1498/
March 13, 2015, 10:08:38 AM
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Re: RIP Terry Pratchett
by http://www.couldbeworse-comic.com

March 14, 2015, 04:35:46 PM
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Terry Pratchett Memorial Read Reaper Man would be fitting too.

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'Death has to happen. That's what bein' alive is all about. You're alive, and then you're dead. It can't just stop happening.'

But it can. And it has. So what happens after death is now less of a philosophical question than a question of actual reality. On the disc, as here, they need Death. If Death doesn't come for you, then what are you supposed to do in the meantime? You can't have the undead wandering about like lost souls. There's no telling what might happen, particularly when they discover that life really is only for the living... (goodreads)

Seconding Nation. It's not a discworld novel but it impressed me enough to write Pterry a snail mail letter to his home address.

March 15, 2015, 04:01:01 PM
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Re: RIP Terry Pratchett
March 15, 2015, 05:49:03 PM
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Re: Interviewed by That Thorn Guy... Besides everything else Mark has the time for an unofficial blog? Does that man sleep at all? Cool to know, though. :) And awesome that he mentioned our writing contest. :)
March 16, 2015, 08:32:07 PM
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Re: RIP Terry Pratchett Cool interview. Led me to this petition, where Death is petitioned to reinstate Sir Terry:
https://www.change.org/p/death-bring-back-terry-pratchett

"There are times in life when people must know when not to let go. Balloons are designed to teach small children this." Terry Pratchett

March 16, 2015, 08:37:21 PM
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