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Re: What If? 1. Ban clothing during mild weather.
2. Seriously discourage others from trying to take my throne.
3. Tell people world peace is a lie and form a peace alliance, that will create conflict everywhere, without resorting to violence. which is an OK substitute I guess.
4. Introduce laws that teach people who get offended by words, to build resistance towards other peoples opinions..

A lot more..

Icecream for everyone

April 27, 2016, 02:40:31 PM
Re: Chapters I like nothing that I write first off :D
That would leave me with nothing hahhaa..

April 28, 2016, 04:26:06 PM
Re: What are you currently reading? My own work.

Again and again and again and again

April 28, 2016, 04:59:13 PM
Re: Wheel of Time TV Series This makes me sad..
Another one of my favorite series getting prepared to be destroyed for the public.
I hate movies and series of books that I enjoyed.

April 29, 2016, 08:51:37 AM
Re: Game of Thrones Won't read it.

I think Mr. Martin is the biggest self-complacent douche I can think of and I do not wish to provide him with anything. Maybe I will miss out on it.. I don't really care.

April 29, 2016, 02:19:13 PM
Re: Tolkien Ripoffs? Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series
Tad Williams' - Memory, Sorrow and Thorn -  the first book takes ages, but then it's pure <3 for me.

May 03, 2016, 10:16:32 AM
Re: Banking and accounting for authors One of the tips I've always held to is:
If you can't do it well yourself, it's better to hire someone to do it for you.
If you can afford it, it will be well worth avoiding a lot of frustration, confusion and fighting with numbers.

I unfortunately am not in this position to even think about it. But I have hope

August 16, 2016, 01:00:15 PM
Re: FFBB: Favourite Sidekick - R32 - Bronn vs Min Farshaw Lol.. But without Min Rand would never have realized how to use callandor
September 30, 2016, 11:50:07 AM
Re: Do we recommend enough female authors when asked for recommendations
it *ought* to be irrelevant, i agree. But I find that if there's a list of say, ten best fantasy books of 2016 and you ask the author of that list why it's ten male authors on the list, he'll say "I don't think about gender". Which is why we still need to talk about gender. :)

I completely disagree. We should judge people based on skill, not on gender and I find this a non-discussion because of it. If we have to seperate authors based on gender, you are actually saying that one, or the other is mentally more challenged than the other. Which is ofcourse not true. It's not a physical skill that is influenced by our different bodies. The skill is the same, the mind of both genders equally capable (assuming same intelligence etc) to produce likewise results.

I mean to say that if gender has NO influence on the end-product, it should NOT BE a discussion. This way you create unfair standards. Like: Well, she's a female so her story is less good, but cause she has to deal with "x" she still can get recognition. It's a like a pity price. It diminishes the achievements of existing writers, both male and female and I find that more offensive than a perceived "sexist" list.

November 30, 2016, 02:27:31 PM
Re: Do we recommend enough female authors when asked for recommendations Again I disagree. Yes, maybe a headstart. But we can expect, and hope that those who are suggesting reads, aren't suggesting standard reads that are already established and therefore no longer need more promotion. If people ask me what to read, I think it's silly to recommend Tolkien, Jordan or all of those. No, we should aim to suggest new, good stories.

So, to take your metaphore. Is it more equal to put that female that was pushed back before, now 82 meters in the headstart? No. It's still based on skill. So you put those athletes at the same line, cause you want equality. Inequality in the name of equality is unfair aswell. It puts new, male authors in a disadvantage as well? Historical facts don't matter, its not relevant to the skill of storytelling. In case a female author writes a good story, that story WILL be picked up and promoted. Same with the guys...

I see this argument everywhere, where cause of perceived (I don't say that for this case, but in some cases just saying a female is at a disadvantage is enough to take matters) unequality in history, we should now bear inequality for the sake of equality. That's absolutely insane. I know this is hot in the US right now, but it's absolutely insane. If you want equality, make it equal. You have to compare the current situation for a starting male and a female. NOT the starting position of a female, compared to already established and well known writers.

So what we actually should be questioning is: Should we recommend older books and tomes, based on them being established or should we give ALL new authors (both male and female) a chance to make it on these lists. With the suggestions I see here, only new female authors would make it between the already established names and the new male authors have NO chance to get there, cause of that inequality for the sake of equality.

This will cause an even worse predicament in the future. It sets the bar even MORE crooked. Yes, equality will need to take its course in time. NOT be forced by putting yet again another demographic in a disadvantaged position... If you extrapolate this to other aspects of society, where this is happening at an alarming rate, we are moving toward a completely skewed reality where opressed become opressors and the cycle will continue..

It's already happening. Why else would the US elections have gone as such. It's a direct result of the unfairness in the name of fairness. Therefore, we should say NO to inequality in the name of equality..

November 30, 2016, 03:46:39 PM