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Stephen King
Orson Scott Card
Philip Pullman
Jen Williams

General Discussion / Re: Fantasy Faction Forum anniversaries
« on: October 13, 2018, 05:26:03 PM »
@Justan Henner 201 posts/year. You need to top that up a bit - 1post/day would be great!
Let's see what your stats will be when you get the next pin. ;)

 :o But that's so many things to say. I'm shocked I made it to 1000.

General Discussion / Re: halloween costume - forum style
« on: October 12, 2018, 02:13:09 PM »
It's October. Raise those dead forum posts and update those avatars.

General Discussion / Re: Fantasy Faction Forum anniversaries
« on: October 12, 2018, 01:51:45 PM »
5 Years? Where's my pin?

Writers' Corner / Re: Query for the Necromancers of the group
« on: October 04, 2018, 03:38:03 AM »
Exactly 240 days. That's double your standard minimum. Did you set a timer? That's dedication.

It's a beautiful fluffy spider \o/
She looks like a real cutey ^^

That thing is an "it". And no it doesn't.


Robin Hobb
Steven Erikson.


George RR Martin
Robert Jordan
J.K. Rowling

You do know that spiders are super useful? If suddenly all spiders died out, we had a massive problem. One spider eats about 2000 insects a year. That means that...

...Spiders eat 400-800 million tons of insects every year. That's about as much as all humans consume of meat and fish and all whales eat of seafood together and more than the total human body mass.

Oh yeah? And what'll they be eating if we let them live?!

We've got to get them before they get us.

Writers' Corner / Re: SPFBO 4 has started
« on: September 06, 2018, 01:50:45 PM »
Thanks for the kind words, all.

Congrats, David!

Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: Author's favourite words
« on: August 23, 2018, 02:13:49 PM »
According to Scrivener, my favorite word is "the" with 43,418 uses over 830,900 words, followed by to, a, and, of, he... it takes a while before you actually get to a verb or noun (aside from pronouns), and then you start to hit character names.

Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: What are you currently reading?
« on: August 22, 2018, 01:47:45 PM »
Look! It's a spaceship!

I can never see the damn things either.

Challenge me new and old members !

Make a topic or else see me dominate you all with my topics in the book discussion forum, my name  living through the years on page one  with a bit of help from my undead minion J.R  Barewood 🧛??? who has a strange obsession with Toilets.

I think my toilet might be haunted. Seriously.
Could there be a baby in the pipes?

You know how sometimes you're reading a thread and you read the previous posts the night before, so you decide, ah, I don't need to read the quote pyramid, I have the context already.

Sometimes that doesn't work out.

Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: Hugo Awards 2017 Finalists
« on: August 21, 2018, 03:55:51 AM »
Alien Stripper Boned From Behind By The T-Rex, by Stix Hiscock (self-published)


I can't help but feel the Hugo's have missed another opportunity.

I struggle with this one. I have a story I want to write that involves a prophecy, but the wrong guy gets chosen. Everyone around him assumes he's the right person because all the Signs point to him, but he's simply not the right guy.

I know the setup and the conclusion, but it's the prophecy bit that has me stalled. If prophecies are real, then All the Signs cannot point to my hero. A prophecy that's wrong isn't a prophecy, it's just a bad guess. And if the prophecy is right, then it's absolutely iron-clad and there's no story there.
I like that idea!
And it could be the people who interpret the prophecy that are wrong, not the prophecy itself

I like it too. Especially if you wrote it where the other guy was fulfilling the prophecies just sort of in the background, while everyone else is still certain it's the guy they picked. Bonus points if they get increasingly indignant about how right they were, even when things start to go wrong. Sounds like a good comedy.

Fantasy Movies, Comic Books & Video Games / Re: Dark Souls
« on: August 18, 2018, 07:23:49 PM »
I really enjoyed Dark Souls, mainly for the atmosphere and combat. I was caught up in it for a good few months.

I didn't actually find it all that buggy, and I actually liked the awkward character movements. I likened it more to a feint rather than poor game design.

I think the difficulty varies with the playstyle. The first time, I played through as a melee agility character without looking up any guides or stat optimizations, and it was certainly a lot harder than replaying as a strength character  with stats optimized to be able to take hits and also use of the most op damage buff spells.

I'm sure @Yora can share some of his dark souls love.

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