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Messages - S. K. Inkslinger

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I don't even read and liked grimdark that much, but there're some nice recommendations that I have in mind that haven't been mentioned here yet.

Godblind by Ana Stephens, who is a frequent visiter of the forum here. It's a really, seriously grimdark book with some gory scenes but definitely a great grimdark staple.

The Court of Broken Knives by Ana Smith Sparks. This story read like a greek tragedy, what with the main character spiraling into self-destruction and mayhem. There's lots of deaths and battle and tragedy, and I personally quite liked it to an extent.

Hope you'll get some good recommendations here!

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@Eli_Freysson

Some alternatives to tinypic are: imgur, flickr, imageshack and photobucket

Would you recommend any over the others?

I used to use photobucket for a while, but the last time I've tried to post a photo on there onto the forums the website is laggy as hell and they're trying to charge me for uploading photos on their site now. Wouldn't really recommend it.

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NDA = non-disclosure agreement
And yes, I didn't know they existed outside famous people/important positions/key companies

I'm very normal, thank you :P ;D

Ohh, like those things in spy movies. So do the paper the agreement was written on burst into flames right after you've finished signing it? And if you'd snitched on them would they send The Hitman after you?  ;D

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I've watched Brightburn a few days ago. It was pretty disappointing, the violence just got more and more gratuitous and the gore got to an excessive level for a pointless, meandering plot.

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: Let’s talk about low magic
« on: August 22, 2019, 07:56:48 AM »
I'm exactly the kind of person Eclipse described. I like magic, hell lots of it. Especially if there are lots and lots of action scenes and bloody battles and explosions involved.  ;D

Have you read Chronicles of the Raven?

I read the reviews on the first book and it sounded just like the kind of story I'm actually writing, hahah.  :D Now that's explosion for ya.

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: Let’s talk about low magic
« on: August 21, 2019, 08:52:00 AM »
I'm exactly the kind of person Eclipse described. I like magic, hell lots of it. Especially if there are lots and lots of action scenes and bloody battles and explosions involved.  ;D

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: What are you currently reading?
« on: August 20, 2019, 07:56:03 AM »
I DNF'd Ghost Story at around the 50% mark. I kept trudging through the story, hoping it will get better only for the story to only disappoint me even more. In my opinion this is probably the worse book I've read in the Dresden Files so far, the weaker parts of the story (Dresden's endless inner monologue and pandering, for one) only grew in volume, and the stronger parts (his interactions with his allies, Dresden investigating a case, Dresden throwing big shot magic around) are just not present in this book.

I've gotten so bored that I've skimmed through the back half of the book enough to have a general idea of who the bad guy, how events will unfold, and how it will all ended. I've even went on to skim Cold Days and Skin Game a bit, and I'm just not sure anymore if this is still the Dresden Files I've come to love and if I will enjoy the next books in the series. I guess we'll have to see about that, I may get back to it someday.

Switch to reading Wolves of the Calla (Dark Tower 5)

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General Discussion / Re: Member birthday calendar
« on: August 20, 2019, 04:36:15 AM »
Happy birthday @NightWrite!

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I'm starting kickboxing today :)

Cool! I'm doing Muay Thai too. Martial arts sure are a great way to work out and lose some sweat. Are you going to a gym near where you live?

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Fantasy Movies, Comic Books & Video Games / Re: Anime Favorites
« on: August 18, 2019, 03:33:51 PM »
What about the first 10 minutes in Up by Pixar  @cupiscent  I found that emotional.

I’ve never watched any Anime/Manga myself.

That 10 minutes crushed me. Totally. Like a pile of rubble under a giant's heel.

And agreed with @Bender anime are pretty much exclusively the big-eye Japanese art style guys, animations (Pixar, Disney, American Graphic novels, etc.) are totally different. 

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General Discussion / Re: Name my goat!
« on: August 18, 2019, 04:23:58 AM »
Have anyone suggested, "Daenerys of the House Targaryen, the First of Her Name, The Unburnt, Queen of the Andals, the Rhoynar and the First Men, Queen of Meereen, Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea, Protector of the Realm, Lady Regent of the Seven Kingdoms, Breaker of Chains and Mother of Dragons"?

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Oh my, riding in a Tesla model 3 is amazing :D
My sister and brother-in-law just got one, we're going out for the day to Bath testing it - just stopped at a service station.

Oh wow. Please please tell me it had auto-driving. I'm so curious and intrigued about that.
I think it does, but they didn't use it. They just got it this week and are still discovering all the features. It's got a glass ceiling too 8)

In Dorne.
Wow ;D

I want to buy one but it's too expensive in Turkey. I can buy two houses instead of a Tesla :(

Oh wow. Even a self-driving car is not worth that much, IMO. If it could turned into a flying car like the Delorean in Back to the Future, maybe...

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Oh my, riding in a Tesla model 3 is amazing :D
My sister and brother-in-law just got one, we're going out for the day to Bath testing it - just stopped at a service station.

Oh wow. Please please tell me it had auto-driving. I'm so curious and intrigued about that.

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Fantasy Movies, Comic Books & Video Games / Re: Anime Favorites
« on: August 17, 2019, 03:34:42 PM »
A lot of this is, I think, that I have an issue watching serious things with cartoon faces. I just can't emotionally connect without real faces. I have this problem with the animated Star Wars material as well, and I'd desperately like to watch that because it covers a lot of the most interesting parts of the timeline and I understand the storylines are really good.

I'm just the opposite. I believe anime can cross the line that is difficult to do with real people. For example, Attack on Titan.  It's something that I can't believe be done to a similar level with real life.

Anime provides opportunity for creativity not possible with real people.

This. Pretty much why some anime live action adaptations (Attack on Titan live action, for one) failed as well, because some materials just can't be translated well enough into another medium. The Attack on Titan live action was just way too gory, for one.

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There seems to have been 5 pages of posts since my last visit. Just back from a tour of Egypt and Jordan. Highly recommended. Went full Indiana Jones.
Wow!

One day I'll overcome my dislike of organised tours and go to that kind of places (where I basically don't know anything and can't set it myself).

Organised tours in a nutshell: "Alright guys, let's get down here and piss for like 5 minutes, then we'll spend almost the rest of the day in the bloody bus and the final hour of the day doing a 5 kilometer walk around the shopping districts! Where people who don't shop could like just bore themselves to death."

Yeah, pretty much. I mean I'm not saying that I don't like peeing to the beautiful foreign scenery but still...

It was actually the opposite of that. I got the whole day to explore Petra and the tour was brilliant at getting us to the site very early say 6am to beat the crowds and heat. Certainly there are tours like that but not G Adventures the company I used.

I hate organized tours and prefer freestyle. But in case of middle East I'm divided. I can fit in by looks, but still I need more research before doing on my own. I've did most of South East Asia (Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Cambodia), China, HK, parts of Europe, Nairobi and chunks of US plus Dubai on my own. Doing Masai Mara safari was a adventure.

I'm pretty sure I'm going to get lost as hell if I went to any foreign country by myself, hahah. My batch of friends in highschool once went to Japan by themselves, and ended up getting lost, arguing their ears out, and almost getting relieved of all their cash by a gang of Yakuzas. Now that's something organized tours don't have.  ;D

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