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Re: What were your hardest characters to write about?
How hard is it to write a character like not lu @Justan Henner ? Were you influenced by a Malazan character?

Hey, thanks for reading! I'm honored. ;D

Spoiler for Hiden:
Wait... You're not me, are you?

Yes, there's a bit of influence from Iskaral Pust there, and maybe a bit of Kruppe, and some Morgan Freeman (because, obviously why not?), though the biggest influence is probably the concept that underlies his aspect (which I won't spoil :-X).

You just spoiled it by saying he's got an aspect... therefore, he's a god. Thanks a lot.  :'(

Oh, and I want royalties since you stole my name. My attorney will contact you shortly.

Haha @Not Lu  what a coincidence!  Not Lu is really really fun to read (as are all of @Justan Henner 's characters! Their various insanities make them all so rich and fascinating) (BTW you can kinda tell Not Lu is a god off the bat so I don't think it's too much of a spoiler)

For me, I have a hard time writing characters that are smarter than me.  My fav character is also my hardest character to write. She's this con artist who's basically like if La Femme Nikita was actually an anarchist rebel activist in a fantasy setting.  She's strategic, plotting and super smooth, and always knows exactly what to say in any situation.  Which is hard because I often don't know what to say when I'm writing her.

December 24, 2018, 02:20:58 AM
Famous Fantasy All-Time Sales by way of Mark's Blog @Mark Lawrence put this up on his blog, and I thought it was really interesting and people in here might wanna talk about it.

He's getting his data from here:

I was pretty shocked by where some of my favorite authors placed on this list!

December 24, 2018, 02:27:49 AM
Re: How much did you write today? So I went to my favorite cafe where my drinks are free to write for the first time in a while aaaaannnnnddd.... my favorite barista made me a fruit tea spiked with Jameson instead of a coffee so now I'm drunk.
December 28, 2018, 05:25:09 AM
Re: Depression, Struggles and Light at the End of Every Tunnel
So I can go out today, but tomorrow I was working at the shop and now I can't...

I can feel the stress in my body again, last night, this morning, as I type.
Heart beating quickly, feeling on the cusp of crying, a rage boiling inside.
This isn't normal, is it?

Sounds perfectly normal to me.  In fact this happens EVERY TIME I NEED TO FIX SOMETHING IN MY APARTMENT.  It took staying home repeatedly over six month to meet the repair guy to get my range working. Don't get me started on the leaking shower and sink. The worst was the last place which I wanted them to fumigate when I moved in.  I was working insane hours and had to take days off I couldn't afford for them to call me at 4 or 5pm to tell me they weren't coming. Three times.  I was FURIOUS.

Basically, they aren't respecting your time, and free time is precious.  So I'd say you have every right to be angry.  But being angry isn't going to fix your fridge so I'd say scream and punch a pillow for an hour and then come up with a smart way to deal with these jerks.


On the subway today this someone told this agro homeless guy he should get off the train so he started screaming "GET OFF THE TRAIN! GET OFF THE TRAIN"  flaling his fists and then pulled the emergency door release and started prying open the door while the train was going full speed, then hung out of the door holding onto the handle by the door with just one arm shouting "GET OFF THE TRAIN!" They stopped the train and he got back inside, made it to the next stop where he proceeded to pick food out of the trash can. Just thought I'd share.

December 29, 2018, 08:23:20 AM
Re: The King's Paws (with one holding a bottle of Peri Peri sauce.) I got:
a season pass to universal studios and some toffee bread pudding with butterbeer ice cream on it.
an african print scarf at a kawanzaa party I just went to
a tiny skillet for making giant cookies that I have discovered does not work on a range
lots of fried chicken

December 31, 2018, 04:59:05 AM
Re: The King's Paws (with one holding a bottle of Peri Peri sauce.) Happy New Years everyone!

I just had sea urchin for the first time.  And probably the last time.  It was like extra fishy custard sea goo.

January 01, 2019, 05:49:56 AM
Re: Your Top five books you’ve read in 2018 and the five most unsatisfying Wellllll I don't even know if I read 10 books this year but....

The Way of Shadows-- Brent Weeks: Surprisingly satisfying
City of Brass-- I forget who wrote it: I was loving the whole djinn society politics thing
Shit, there had to be something else I liked...
Oh wait that second book by Islington: It's pretty middling when you step back and think about it, but I enjoyed it and felt satisfied at the end.

Kings of the Wyld-- What's his face:  I picked it up b/c I liked the aging aspect, but it was to testosterony for me.  I should have known. I'm actually surprised I finished it.
City of Blades-- Bennett: Okay the first book in the series barely redeemed its fascist protagonist at the end otherwise I would have thrown it across the room like I did this book b/c it's a repeat of the first, but just more fascist. (but at least it's not as biphobic as the first one was)
Shadow and Bone--Leigh Bardugo:  To be fair I liked a lot about this one and plan to read Six of Crows.  But it's a YA fantasy with the all too familiar love triangle trope that makes me want to bang my face into a wall. That said, she used the trope very well to make some interesting statements, and I would totally recommend this to someones daughter which is not something I can say about any other love triangle YA.

January 01, 2019, 09:51:05 AM
Re: The King's Paws (with one holding a bottle of Peri Peri sauce.) Wishing you all a 2019 free of sea urchin
(and other ills like nuclear war and what not)
Happy New Year!!!

January 01, 2019, 11:28:16 PM
Re: What are you currently playing? @Saraband my buddy bought a switch just for smash and has been playing it nonstop.  Like the song is stuck in my head permanently now. All the guys that work at the ice cream shop down the street are also playing it non-stop so they all battle each other constantly.

@Lanko my *other* friend has been addicted to Hearthfire for years now.  Like he plays it while you're talking to him, in his free time watches it on Twitch or recorded games on YouTube.

January 04, 2019, 10:47:46 PM
Re: Fantasy Memes and silly stuff (about books) from the internet I need to join a forum/fb group for grumpy old men who regularly facepalm when they see things written by Millenials on the internet.
January 04, 2019, 10:55:34 PM