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Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread Hi,

A fellow aficionado of fantasy/fiction signing in. This is my first book forum. Got to know about this place through a member in a football forum (where we inhabit a thread on fantasy books) and decided to sign up and try my hand in the story writing threads.

Looking forward to interacting with you all!


May 12, 2015, 11:42:51 AM
Re: Dancer's Lament Chapter 18 to End Surpised Malazan Forum is this dead.

I kinda got interested in Iko after learning what she'd go on to become.

Dorin and Wu are just awesome. Wish we had more on Wu and his affiliation to Shadow.

Can't wait for Book 2.

February 15, 2017, 09:40:52 PM
Re: [Mar 2017] - Through the Beast's Eye - Discussion Thread 3 months in a row, I've written 3/4ths of a story and unable to complete and submit. Hope I break the jinx this month...
March 04, 2017, 03:08:45 AM
Re: [Mar 2018] - Letters - Submission Thread Here goes my first submission to this forum...

Spoiler for Hiden:
Yo Powerman,

Doing well? Did you enjoy the celebratory ball the city threw for you? You looked good in a normal suit with cape and mask off. The caviar was excellent. I enjoyed it well. But as a constructive feedback, they really need to improve the quality of their wines. The selection was terrible!

Thought I'd write you a quick note of congratulations on your recent 'victory' against me. Vanquishing the evil, protecting the innocent, savior of the society, blah blah...heady stuff, eh? I bet you are pleased with yourself. Got a warm feeling of having achieved something? Feeling a bit proud? Feel you've done your part for the good for the society?

Now, that's an interesting thought, doing good for the society? Good for society now or good for future? Saving humanity from humans is a very cliched argument and parodied to death in Hollywood...but have you given it some deep thought? I mean a single malt starting into a fireplace kinda deep thought. Are we a good society? What makes a good society? Do we take care of the planet that gives us life? Maybe, that's too abstract...do we take care of fellow humans that  lounge below the poverty line? Does the society really care about overpopulation, resource drain, environmental exploitation, pollution? Maybe not find a solution, but is it at least ready to accept the fact that we are on a doomsday path? Did it really not strike you that this society does not need a supervillian to destroy it?

Take population as an example. Apart from some academic circles, does this society even recognize it as a problem? Do you really think we can find a solution or people would just agree to stop procreating? One child policy in China was deemed a failure because they were short sighted. It'll take more than a single generation to bring about an organic change. You'll have to get past the temporary ageing demographics before balance returns...but they did not have the guts to stick with it. It would take decades before the society realizes the problem and generations before a fix can be found. Fact that we have neither the time nor resources to tide us till we find a fix is a blatantly obvious hurdles that people tend to be willfully blind themselves. Taking this to logical conclusion, as resources deplete, we'd find ourselves fighting over what's left and sooner or later as Einstein said we'd end up with a World War that'd bring us back to a post apocalyptic stone age.

Now I've given this deep thought. Paid a bit of fortune for academic studies which only reinforced the conclusion. Harsh truths that need harsher solutions, that nobody including your esteemed superself don't manage to avoid thinking about. Had you given the deep single malt thought I recommended above, you'd realize that there are no easy solutions to the problem. It's futile to wait for a democratic consensus. It's up to some to take the mantle of evil for the greater good. The choice is between a guaranteed genocide vs a inevitable world war. You just voted for the world war. Congratulations! The 'evil me' is quite jealous of your actions, I should admit.

Well then, you may have the first blood, but this ain't over by a long shot. Humanity will survive the future even if I have to drag it by the scruff of it's neck, kicking and screaming. I won't let the inept and inefficient "leaders" of the free world ruin it by their short nearsightedness. And if you stand in my way, make sure you have your affairs in order. One more won't make a difference in a genocide.

Anyways, congratulations and pass my appreciation to the mayor. He really know how to throw a thank you party.

Be seeing you soon.

March 08, 2018, 04:38:05 AM
Re: [Mar 2018] - Letters - Voting Thread Are the votes in?

How did my first attempt do? Any feedback?

My wife actually laughed, but the she is not into fantasy.  :'(

April 14, 2018, 12:21:21 AM
Re: [Mar 2018] - Letters - Voting Thread Ah, makes sense. Didn't realize that.

Will get on with this months writing then....

April 14, 2018, 01:24:42 AM
Re: What are you currently reading? Heavy reading, but fantastic prose.
April 28, 2018, 11:22:21 PM
Re: What are you currently reading? @Bradley Darewood @Alex Hormann

Ghost Story s a unique book from a PoV. Usually we have Dresden jumping into hopeless situations and coming out with a win, but in Ghost Story , though he's the protagonist he has to operate through others. It's like watching an someone describing an action movie. A bit hard to get into and a hard break from previous books. Good news is Cold Night and Skin Games make up for this.

I can't decide if I want JB to write Peace Talks or Aeronauts Windlass book 2.

April 28, 2018, 11:30:53 PM
Re: Misc. thread Better crack on before the Karsa trilogy comes out.
Or the final Ascendancy book.

June 13, 2018, 02:06:42 AM
Re: [Mar 2018] - Letters - Voting Thread @D_Bates thanks for feedback.

I just figured out how to identify mentions of me.

June 13, 2018, 08:54:11 PM