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General Discussion / Re: I'm getting published in Romania
« on: February 27, 2020, 02:54:17 AM »
Me and the editor of the magazine that published the short two years ago did a little interview that went up on Facebook on the 23rd. We're going to do a much longer one, that will also include Neil Clarke, editor of Clarkesworld, and the main theme will be sci-fi and its themes of hopes and dreams. It will play on a convention in Romania on the 29th.

On the one hand this is a big opportunity, and will hopefully help generate interest. On the other I'm nervous as hell, because sci-fi actually isn't my main genre, I haven't read many of the genre classics, and in fact haven't had much time for leisure reading at all in recent years.

Wow, an editor from Clarkesworld magazine. That's like the biggest boss of the e-magazine industry. Way to go Eli! *thumbs up emoji*

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Agreed with Eli. I'd like to add that we're conditioned to look ahead for happiness, always supposed to find it hiding behind that next thing you just have to accomplish first. But if you're always happy in the future and never in the present, then you'll never be happy, because now is the only time you ever experience.

There is a lot of money to be made in making people feel unfulfilled. And sometimes it's not even about money. I've come to the conclusion that Instagram is very bad for people's emotional health.

Totally agreed on the Instagram part. I've got the same vibes as well, that Instagram is mostly designed for people to show off whatever they have, whether it be the places they'd traveled to, their looks, or all of their most frivolous dressing accessories. There's not a single shred of truth in there, and it's all just designed for people to brag about themselves endlessly, to an empty purpose in the end.

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General Discussion / Re: Domestic Issues
« on: February 25, 2020, 12:01:58 PM »
I'm going to get a loft ladder installed!
It's only to put carpet remnants and stuff, but at least I'll be able to reach properly instead of throwing it from my stepladder, hoping I won't fall or wondering how to get things back down ;D

Be careful going up and down, Bea. I looked up the internet for loft ladders and those things seemed pretty flimsy-ish. I'd definitely felt risky ascending those on a usual basis, hahah. (Don't get drunk while ascending, for one  ;))

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I'm a bad person, I'm not that keen on black tea and just drink herbal (many combinations)...

Is that the new slang for weed?  8)

But...but...herbal tea doesn't have any caffeine. How do you even stay awake?  ;)

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On that note I've also watched Jumanji 3. Although not as original as the second movie, this one is also one hell of a fun ride of a movie, and I would definitely love to see the fourth and further installments of the movies whenever they come. This could certainly be the next successful franchise as I see it.

Is this the first Dwayne Johnson movie or the latest second one? I always get confused.

It's the second one. The second Jumanji movie was the one where The Rock appeared for the first time.

Watch Godfather 3 now!!!

I've heard not so pretty things about it, so I've been hesitating whether I should watch the third movie at all. A lot of people say that it wasn't the masterpiece that the first and second was, so I'm a bit scared that it would lessen the wonderful experience that was the first two films. What is your personal opinion of the third film, @Nighteyes?

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General Discussion / Re: I'm getting published in Romania
« on: February 24, 2020, 10:19:51 AM »

I'm now scared people think I'm on the forum 24/7 :o


You're not?
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I pretty much presumed Scarlet is the official spirit lounging in the halls of Fantasy Faction by now, haha.  ;D

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Saw a post in Facebook today about Jorg.

I won’t touch the broken empire series because I’ve heard Jorg is not a nice guy

Is this the end of grimdark 😀
To this I say "good riddance", leave him to those who appreciate him.

There are many series "I won't touch", for different reasons.

There will always be different genres.

(sorry, not in a good mood after reading that and the 'escapism' thread, but I'll still keep this post)

I'm usually the opposite. I usually like morally ambiguous characters like Jorg, or in films and television Heisenberg, Thomas Shelby, Michael Corleone, and some other drug dealers and mafias protagonists as well. The way they exercised their power are absolutely intoxicating, I think.

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I've always loved loved loved friendship in fantasy. The most recent one I'm reading is probably The Ketty Jay crew, the Gentlemen Bastards, and I put much of duos friendship in my short stories/ novel as well.

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I've just watched The Godfather and The Godfather II for the first time ever, and man, especially the first movie had to be one of the best films I've ever watched to date. The acting was so powerful that I could definitely feel the aura of power coming off Vito Corleone, especially when the people who came to him have to kiss his hand, like a subject paying respects to the king. The way Michael Corleone executes his plan near the end of the movie was so calm and coldblooded it actually chilled me, and he gave off the vibes of the man who will become the next Godfather, the ruthless ruler of the Italian mobsters who would totally crush anyone who stood in his path. No wonder this is a classics, no matter how many years have passed this movie deserved to be re watched by the new and old generations alike, I think.

On that note I've also watched Jumanji 3. Although not as original as the second movie, this one is also one hell of a fun ride of a movie, and I would definitely love to see the fourth and further installments of the movies whenever they come. This could certainly be the next successful franchise as I see it. 

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General Discussion / Re: If there was a brand new Fantasy TV show
« on: February 24, 2020, 07:22:24 AM »
I'd be fine with anything with a moderate amount of action that doesn't sucks, haha.

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General Discussion / Re: I'm getting published in Romania
« on: February 24, 2020, 07:21:18 AM »
Congratulations Eli! So this had been the secret you've been eager to share but could not. If it was me I'd be dying to share this to the world too, haha.  ;D So glad for you getting into foreign markets, one day when you're rich and famous maybe I could fly to Iceland and have my book autographed by the famous Eli Freysson.

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Car: had to take back to garage it wasn’t fix properly but it’s running okay now. I think I look for a newer car in no rush through.

I’ve got a job too 😀

Congratulations, Eclipse! Now you're working two jobs, that one and the one here as the routine threadcromancer.  ;D

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: What are you currently reading?
« on: February 22, 2020, 06:33:47 AM »
I've finished the second book of the Ketty Jay series, The Black Lung Captian. 4.5 stars. It's even better than the first book, and I am definitely anticipating on how good the third one is going to be.  ;D

I'm also starting Renegades, a YA series about superheroes.

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It seemed like paranormal romance story? I'm still all hands for deleting advertising posts, though Bea.  ;D *cheer malevolently*

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: Reading SFF is escapism
« on: February 21, 2020, 12:08:27 PM »
Let's see if this fell into some sort of defaming charges, if it is someone who is offended enough by this could notify the authorities and press court charges on the publisher of this article, possibly leading to fine and even jail time. *happy thoughts*

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