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RPG - Fantasy Faction Style / Re: RPG: Nonsense Survey
« on: September 08, 2015, 12:19:42 AM »
I'm so proud of you all :')

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: Best Recently Released Book
« on: March 31, 2015, 02:08:43 AM »
Nights of Villjamur has been on my list for years now, but I've never gotten around to reading it. And as for Robin Hobb... might not have read anything of hers. Ever. I dunno why, but despite all the rave reviews I've never been particularly compelled to pick up Assassin's Apprentice—which I own, and seems like a logical starting place. *Ducks for cover from the fanboys/Nighteyes*

In other news, I downloaded approximately 12 samples of books onto my kindle last night. Keep the recommendations coming! ;D

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General Discussion / Re: The King's Paws
« on: March 29, 2015, 08:27:55 PM »
It's pumpkin soup, Farah likes the holidays.

Why would you make soup out of fruit?  :o       Soup is supposed to be meat, cheese, meat, meat, meat, potatoes and meat.

Cheese... in soup?

Of course.    Potato cheese soup.

I second this.

You'd probably add a squirrel or two.

No, no...you use rabbits.  Squirrels are a spring animal.

What? I just saw some squirrels jumping across the treetops outside not five minutes ago.

And I saw rabbits in the spring,  your point is?

We use squirrels in the dumplings.

Ah, not a big dumpling fan.

More for me, considering the pyramid is finished.

The pyramid will never be done

You want to bet? I say there is a limit.

What pyramid?

THE pyramid.

I don't get it

Shall we bring back the pyramid?

I like the sound of that.

omfg  :o

How high can we build?

Just try and stop me!

Yeehaw!

It's not really a pyramid anymore?

Looks to me like there are some flaws in its construction  :(
It's pumpkin soup, Farah likes the holidays.

Why would you make soup out of fruit?  :o       Soup is supposed to be meat, cheese, meat, meat, meat, potatoes and meat.

Cheese... in soup?

Of course.    Potato cheese soup.

I second this.

You'd probably add a squirrel or two.

No, no...you use rabbits.  Squirrels are a spring animal.

What? I just saw some squirrels jumping across the treetops outside not five minutes ago.

And I saw rabbits in the spring,  your point is?

We use squirrels in the dumplings.

Ah, not a big dumpling fan.

More for me, considering the pyramid is finished.

The pyramid will never be done

You want to bet? I say there is a limit.

What pyramid?

THE pyramid.

I don't get it

Shall we bring back the pyramid?

I like the sound of that.

omfg  :o

How high can we build?

Just try and stop me!

Yeehaw!

It's not really a pyramid anymore?

It can be whatever it wants to be.

all the time trapped in the pyramid might cause fantasy faction to rotate 90  degrees and drop out of reality.

Seems legit.

Can I jump on the bandwagon?  ;D


We interrupt this obsession to bring you news from Key West, Florida where it's 75 Fahrenheit, breezy and beautiful.  Limoncello and sparkling white eine is on its way to the table, and it sounds like yellow grouper salad for lunch.

Pyramids are nice, but you can't eat one. Unless it's made of spam.  ;D 8)

Well, up here it's in the mid 50s, breezy, and honestly a little miserable. There is no limoncello, no white wine, and no happiness to be found for at least another month. Which is when allergies will kick in.

Remind me why I live in this state again? :P

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: Your favorite book titles
« on: March 28, 2015, 10:39:07 PM »
Oh, wow, there are so many! Here are a couple:

  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • The Eyre Affair
  • A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
  • Fuzzy Nation
  • The Slow Regard of Silent Things
  • The Night Circus
  • The Ocean at the End of the Lane

And these are just the ones that come to mind immediately...

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General Discussion / Re: The King's Paws
« on: March 28, 2015, 10:32:13 PM »
There sat a familiar face at the bar.
A rather disheveled, though obviously rich, man with a rapier in his belt. Xiagan remembered a time, when he had held his nose higher than anyone had thought possible, when his voice had been thick with contempt and self-righteousness. When he had wanted the biggest cabin, and a comfy bed. Privacy and no disturbance. On a ship. This times were gone.
"Hello Charlie", he said. sitting down on the bar stool next to him.

Awwwwww I miss the days of the RPG. Too bad the one me and Chill tried to set up over the summer didn't work out too well. Still though, nothing can beat the epitome of wackiness that was the Pirates RPG. :)

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: Best Recently Released Book
« on: March 28, 2015, 04:44:07 PM »
Luckily enough, I have a copy of Leviathan Wakes sitting on my bookshelf, waiting to be read... I read Promise of Blood and thought it was fine, not terribly impressive (loved the ideas, thought the execution could have been better). Nothing I've read about Ancillary Justice makes me really excited about it, so I'll probably wait to pick that one up. I'll definitely take a look at The Copper Promise though!  :)

A couple of titles some research has turned up: The Mirror Empire by Kameron Hurley, City of Stairs by RJB, Age of Iron by Angus Watson, and Traitor's Blade by Seb Castell. What do people think of these?



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General Discussion / Re: The King's Paws
« on: March 28, 2015, 04:10:40 PM »
F-F will soon implode! Charlie and Jmacyk can't exist in the same spacetime location *scared*
Run!!!
Sounds like fun.  ;) ;D

Yeah! Let's test this theory; see what happens!

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: Best Recently Released Book
« on: March 28, 2015, 03:25:29 AM »
It's true that I've heard of Half a King, and equally true that I have yet to read it. An intriguing possibility...

Also considering jumping into the book club read. It's hardly recent, but I'm pretty sure I have Wee Free Men lying around somewhere, and I'd love to read some of Sir Terry and get involved with the book club!

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General Discussion / Re: The King's Paws
« on: March 28, 2015, 03:19:43 AM »
An old, nearly-forgotten friend walks into the tavern, and, seeing that his usual spot at the bar is free, takes a seat. "Well gents," asks the friend. "What has happened since I was last here?"

Cultists, Swedes, and a Monster Lover of sorts. The usual.

Ah, so nothing's changed then? ;D

Cultists, Swedes and Monter Lovers sound like fun though! Sorry to have missed them.

They're sorry to be missed. But eh, next round's on me. Tell me, how's adventurin' went?

You know, I'm sure. Some bad, some good and all that. Nothing to really complain about, and plenty to be grateful for.

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General Discussion / Re: The King's Paws
« on: March 28, 2015, 02:46:26 AM »
An old, nearly-forgotten friend walks into the tavern, and, seeing that his usual spot at the bar is free, takes a seat. "Well gents," asks the friend. "What has happened since I was last here?"

Cultists, Swedes, and a Monster Lover of sorts. The usual.

Ah, so nothing's changed then? ;D

Cultists, Swedes and Monter Lovers sound like fun though! Sorry to have missed them.

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General Discussion / Re: The King's Paws
« on: March 28, 2015, 02:38:44 AM »
An old, nearly-forgotten friend walks into the tavern, and, seeing that his usual spot at the bar is free, takes a seat. "Well gents," asks the friend. "What has happened since I was last here?"

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Best Recently Released Book
« on: March 28, 2015, 02:27:26 AM »
Hello Fantasy Faction!  :D

As some of you know, I've been ignoring my beloved fantasy genre for a little while now, focusing more on classics, or worse, not being able to find the time to read at all. Lately, however, I've found myself yearning for a return to my literary roots. I have a bit of a vacation coming up, and I'd like to tear through as many books as humanly possible. But I'm not really sure where to start. Due to my self-imposed exile, I have been seriously out of the loop when it comes to releases of books in the past couple years. This is where you all come in. I would love to know what books you all have loved in the past couple years or so. Rain down recommendations upon me!  :D

LIST OF REQUIREMENTS:
  • Must be available as either a paperback or ebook in the United States
  • Must be science fiction or fantasy
  • Must have been released in the past two years (or so)

Don't worry about how well-known the book is, or how many awards its won. I probably haven't heard of it, and I almost certainly haven't read it. Thanks, and I've missed you all.  :-*

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[SEP 2014] Cliche / Re: [Sep 2014] - Cliché & Tropes - Discussion Thread
« on: September 13, 2014, 05:22:49 PM »
Wasn't planning on submitting to this, but almost two weeks in I get hit with an idea...

We'll see if I can get it done before the end of the month! :D

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: Looking for a new series
« on: August 31, 2014, 09:57:02 PM »
I would definitely second the recommendation of The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch. From what you've said about your tastes, I think that'll hit your sweet spot perfectly. I would counsel against anything Abercrombie, Erikson, etc. (as mentioned above) but I'd also steer clear of Brett - I know a lot of people really like him, but I found those books to be very poor - and often darker than you'd expect.

On a different note, I'd recommend American Gods by Neil Gaiman. This is probably as "different" as you can get in well-known fantasy, so I'd suggest making sure it's something you're interested in before picking it up - but I found it to be wonderfully creative, very well-written, and just a real pleasure to read. This is a book in which the magic plays a very secondary role (like Legion), but in this case it is far more integral to the plot.

Oh, and I've heard good things about Robin Hobb, though I personally have never actually read her. If you end up picking up Assassin's Apprentice, let me know how it is!

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Introductions / Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
« on: August 31, 2014, 01:59:11 AM »
Hey Tim (and I suppose Mytherea, because no one ever responded to your initial post)! Great to have you on board - I'm sire you'll find many kindred spirits with whom you can discuss your various writing and publishing woes works. Hope you enjoy your stay!

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