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probably no one is going to read but whatever.
You underestimate the need to take a break at work ;D

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(FYI I emailed FF about writing a post about anarchism in fantasy but, as with all my emails they never replied.)
@xiagan, do you have any influence on Jenny? Could you draw her attention to these things? I'm not saying that she has to publish everything, but a reply of "thanks, but no thanks" would go a long way :-\

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[JAN 2019] Air / Re: [Jan 2019] - AIR - Voting Thread
« on: Today at 01:41:33 PM »
7 people voted so far, 1 week to go.

I'm still halfway through my reading: have you started yet?

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Started Neil Gaiman's Stardust (version beautifully illustrated by Charles Vess) last night. Really good - starts like a very old timey fairy tale, and makes me want to read it aloud to a young child. Also, I've never seen the film, so have no idea what it's all about  ;D
I also read the book before watching the film, I think it's the best way.
And I felt the same, it's a lovely story :D


I've got about 120 pages left of Midnight Tides: I do want to read more each day, but I'm too tired :(
Definitely finishing this weekend!

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Once a week I always get an evening where I get really REALLY sleepy around 9.30, with eyes closing, and having to go to bed 'right then' and just fall asleep. Can barely brush my teeth, even.
It's either Tuesdays or Thursdays, super regular, I really don't get this - silly body!

I went through a very annoying phase of waking up at 4:30 in the morning to pee. I could just about set my clock to it.
Oh don't get me started on that ;D
I've read it's from my medication, though, and it's not that bad - if it's not really close to the alarm time...

Today I'm dragging through work. I wish I could go home right now >:(

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Once a week I always get an evening where I get really REALLY sleepy around 9.30, with eyes closing, and having to go to bed 'right then' and just fall asleep. Can barely brush my teeth, even.
It's either Tuesdays or Thursdays, super regular, I really don't get this - silly body!

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General Discussion / Re: Politics and other ailments of the real world
« on: February 20, 2019, 07:53:25 AM »
And I managed that without swearing!
Well done! ;D

I'm minimising my exposure to politics at the moment, for the sake of my wellbeing...

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Eli, I think he means not eating sweets, rather than eating the mango slices ;)

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Bradley, that sounds horrible. I would have smashed something, I think.
Did you think about setting everything on fire and start someplace else a new life?  :P

Do you have a long-term goal or plans? Because I think you can only endure so much shit if you know it a) won't be forever  and b) helps you achieving said goal.
This is my reaction too.
*big hugs to you*

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Malazan Book of the Fallen / Re: Midnight Tides: book 3
« on: February 17, 2019, 09:02:13 AM »
(finally! what a long book...)
(this habit of writing down notes as I read is the best for posting here, hehe)

* Who is Bugg?? He seems to know a lot about old races, he describes buildings as they were ages ago as if he's seen them, and now he's called "the Waiting Man"?

* The whole play of politics...

* I love the Ceda and his devices! Especially his glasses, how everyone finds them strange, hehe It makes me wonder about living in a place/era without glasses, I'd be the beggar in the street corner as I couldn't seen anything well enough to work :o

* Buruk's story, how Erikson makes 'fleshy' characters in the smallest of ways

* Inbetween reading I wondered who the 'Seven emperors' were: I checked the gods and holds/decks of the other books, but still confused. T'Lan Imass the baddies??

* Letheras seems to have closed borders, no connection with the rest of the world where all the other races are still around, or even knowledge of old eras

* Avowed! They must be from Seven Cities, as they mention Emperor Kelanved. Who is IronBars? I wonder if we've met him before with another name?

* The detail of Bluerose tribes messing up the stirrups for Letherii, how when you're conquered you can still have a bit of revenge, hehe

I finished book 3 last night and this morning I already read the first chapter of book 4, which answered a bunch of my questions above (and raised a few more, hehe) :D


Edit: hmm some of your comments above actually belong to book 4 already ;) And wow, you all remember so much more than me! I completely missed the connection Crimson Guard/Seren and their mention before :(

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: Light(er) Funny books needed
« on: February 15, 2019, 09:16:47 PM »
Ta.
Read Jen Williams, will check the others.

Maybe what I need to do is some re-reading ;D

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: Light(er) Funny books needed
« on: February 15, 2019, 01:29:23 PM »
Ok, ok, there are a few darker scenes in Greatcoats, I admit.
Read Riyria and Temeraire.

Of course, Discworld, there are still lots I haven't read!

I'll check the others out, thanks :)

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Light(er) Funny books needed
« on: February 15, 2019, 12:11:23 PM »
Replying to @Neveesandeh's thread on new tropes I wrote this:
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I guess I just miss light funny books to alternate with the heavy dark ones... off the top of my head I can only remember the Greatcoats series by Sebastien de Castell and @OnlyOneHighlander's Here be dragons book that fit in this group that I've read recently.

Can anyone give me ideas for books that fit in this description, and preferably not urban?

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: New Tropes and Cliches
« on: February 15, 2019, 12:09:22 PM »
As I was reading your post I thought of violence too, but I don't think (at least in the books I've read), that it's gratuitous or just for the shock value.
I guess I just miss light funny books to alternate with the heavy dark ones... off the top of my head I can only remember the Greatcoats series by Sebastien de Castell and @OnlyOneHighlander's Here be dragons book that fit in this group that I've read recently.

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: Miscellaneous Musings about Books
« on: February 14, 2019, 04:19:29 PM »
There's a very interesting review today on the main site of Jeanette Ng's Under the Pendulum Sun"

http://fantasy-faction.com/2019/under-the-pendulum-sun-by-jeannette-ng

He raises some interesting points, some things that I didn't even notice myself when I read it.
It's funny because some of the items he praises are exactly what made me not like the book that much - everyone's different.

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I'm seeing @The Gem Cutter posting!
Are you back?
Are you going to start entering the monthly contest again?
Are you doing well?
 :)

And for those wondering, @JMack and @Lady Ty are ok, just busy with other things :)

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