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Fantasy Movies, Comic Books & Video Games / Bill & Ted 3
« on: August 01, 2020, 01:46:02 PM »

Many here will have been too young to have seen Bill & Ted. You need to see them.

General Discussion / Is redemption possible?
« on: July 01, 2020, 11:03:45 AM »
Do any of us really improve? Do we learn? Do our views change? Does any of it matter?

In light of political upheavals in the real and the allegations made in the virtual do apologies matter more than group shaming in our new social media society? Do we live in the best of times or the worst of times? Are we dicing with our mental health and a Pavlovian serotonin habit that we can't kick that leads to a herd mentality rather than the urge to speak out? Is anyone using this?

If only I could express myself. Is redemption possible?

No tour dates yet! Can't imagine why...

Upcoming Conventions & Book Releases / The Girl And The Stars delayed
« on: April 15, 2020, 01:59:56 PM »
Just got notification that my copy won't be arriving when originally specified. No paper to print it on?
I buy hardbacks of Marks books so will wait. I suspect a number of titles may debut as Ebooks though.

General Discussion / Free speech (or not) - and some tea
« on: February 24, 2020, 10:40:56 PM »
I don't see any signs of grimdark in fantasy slowing down just because some people don't want to read it.

And free speech prevents the government from locking you up. It doesn't--and shouldn't--stop people refusing to pay money to hear what you have to say.

There is a chilling effect in the UK at the moment about causing offence along with some badly made and interpreted law is causing a few issues. While I think we are still a pretty free place to live the country has changed in it’s social outlook since 2012. We actually have different standards for radio, TV and Film and books at the moment with books least affected, but caution seems to be the order of the day.

General Discussion / Reminiscing
« on: February 22, 2020, 07:37:15 PM »
I was in Bristol for lunch today and headed back to get a train in the howling wind and stopped at The Knights Templar pub for light refreshment on route. It's a weatherspoons plastic barn, and normally I would have just past it by except this unremarkable pub has a fond memory for me and hopefully a couple of others still on here.

The last time is was there was early March 2015 after the Grim Gathering event we had a super chilled out breakfast here and socialised after the event. At Marcs instigation Waterstones hosted Joe Abercrombie, Mark Lawrence, Peter Brett and Peter Newman (who was new and shiny and had a table full of pre-release books) for a Q&A and signing and beers afterward. A great event and introduction to many on the forum at the time.

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