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Re: Is Tar Valon a vagina? Fantasy is full of sexual imagery - how else do you explain dark lords living in high towers protuding from shrubbery in the ground?  Small penis complex clearly. 

If you are getting really sick minded though - how about those wizards leading young boys off on quests?  Camping out under the stars, huddled together for warmth at night ....(okay, that's me banned!)

February 22, 2011, 09:23:45 AM
Re: Jungle fantasy? Would the heroes have to drink Um Bongo rather than mead to make it an authentic jungle fantasy?

Some serious suggestions: The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle - Professor Challenger and friends find a plateau inhabited by dinosaurs in the middle of the Amazon rainforest. (I would clasify this as fantasy - though it is borderline)

Dragon Keeper and Dragon Haven by Robin Hobb (set in the Rainwilds - a magical rainforest)

The old Tarzan Novels

The Jungle Book and The Second Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling - boy raised by animals - seems very fantasy to me!


March 31, 2011, 07:38:41 AM
Re: Fantasy Novels - are they based on True World Events?
Joe Abercrombie. The Union is clearly The United States under Bush. an idiot in charge who has some faked battle ground experience, controlled by shady forces with a sinister advisor who is the real power behind the throne. Disastrous involvements in conflicts in other countries.incompetent military. Need I go on?   

I think the Union could equally as easily be modelled on Regency period Britain. An incapable leader succeeded by an incompetent one (Union=Britain), a powerful enemy just across the water (France&/orSpain=Ghurkul), a potential ally/rival riven by its own internal conflicts (Styria=Netherlands) and a formerly little more than lawless northern neighbour becoming a genuine threat (Reivers into Jacobite Scots=Raiders into Bethod's Northern Kingdom). You've even got a wide open and exapansive relatively unexplored expanse of land to the west (North America), not to mention the presence of the old and formerly powerful Empire now little more than bickering city states with no real impact on the wider world stage any more (The various city states, duchies and principalities which will become modern Italy).

Damn I hate it when someone blows my post out of the water with a way more intelligent post.  Damn you Funky Scarecrow ;)

April 14, 2011, 07:51:10 AM
Re: Fantasy's Grim and Memorable Deaths 1.
Spoiler for Hiden:
in Fool's Errand.  (Bawled my eyes out)
2. Various beloved mice in The Deptford Mice (traumatic to a kid)
Spoiler for Hiden:
The Red Wedding
in Storm of Swords.  (Did he really do that?!!! FUCK!)
Spoiler for Hiden:
in Lies of Locke Lamora
5. Any rabbit getting a pass to The Pie in the Sky in Watership Down

April 27, 2011, 08:53:43 AM
Re: Fantasy's Grim and Memorable Deaths I was more upset by Hedwig personally ^
April 27, 2011, 12:20:37 PM
Re: The Dragon Reborn by Robert Jordan ^ I agree with your criticisms - he should have had a better editor who simply took a red pen and crossed out 90% of his annoying overdone character traits and it would have improved the story immensely!

Also the story is far more enjoyable when not being read from Rand's POV.

Having said that there is a lot to enjoy. 

In the fantasy family tree, you don't go straight from Tolkien to George RR Martin, you go via Robert Jordan.  The epic scale of his story, the political intrigues, the world building are all to be admired. 

May 10, 2011, 06:32:19 AM
Re: Most emotion you have ever thought whilst reading? Fool's Errand - Robin Hobb

If you've read it, you know what I am talking about.

June 17, 2011, 01:30:41 PM
Re: Does reading Fantasy make you want to wield a bow / sword? what Christina wants is a cycling based fantasy series.

The Tour de MiddleEarth. 

Who would win? the elves are best at sprints, but the dwarves have stamina.  The humans have a good all round game, but those orcs are c**ts and just smack everyone else of their bikes. 

January 06, 2012, 06:13:29 PM
Re: Worst Fantasy Book Cover... Ever? So Autumn2May has set the new writing challenge already for February, write a story about what happens when a giant penis lassoes the Earth with a rainbow:   

And please give it your best shot as this is a genuine fear that keeps many of us up till late at night worrying about it

Though clearly the two giant pieces of chalk that are orchestrating the whole thing is a stretch of the imagination too far!

January 18, 2012, 10:19:50 AM
Re: Worst Fantasy Book Cover... Ever? This guy literally talks out of his arse!

January 18, 2012, 10:21:04 AM