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Would love to see most of the WoW regions. Moonglade, Terrokar Forest, Orgrimmar, Undercity...

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..

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.

Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: Favorite Creature/ Race
« on: November 30, 2016, 10:30:03 AM »
For me, my favourite is own of my own creation.

Other than that. I don't have a necessarily favorite one. Maybe the WoW trolls :P

Am I the only one who thinks gender is absolutely IRRELEVANT to what I suggest to others?
I recommend books that I like. If it happens to be written by a man. OK. If it happens to be written by a female. OK.

I don't care... It's about the story, right? Or is it about WHO wrote it?

I don't get this entire discussion as gender doesn't mean something is good or bad... It's just another extrapolated "social issue" that has to be discussed here?

Lol.. But without Min Rand would never have realized how to use callandor

General Discussion / Re: The Robotics Revolution
« on: September 16, 2016, 11:33:33 AM »
Well... I also have some ideas about our life and its purpose.
The odds that I am correct is also one of billions.. it's a stupid article that only tells us that Mr. Musk thinks we are.
Well great, I don't know the guy and really don't care what he thinks.

Writers' Corner / Re: A Rant on Haters and the Fools in the Way
« on: September 14, 2016, 01:41:46 PM »
It's funny. My wife has an almost opposite reaction to me posting stories on the Forum:
"What if someone steals your ideas!"
But, that's just how Mrs. JMack rolls. If there's a worry that could be milked from any situation, she will milk it, churn it, and spread it thick and wide.  ;D

This is what my GF does, she seems to think I'm the only one who can come up with ideas.

Anyone started playing Legion?
Blizzard is focusing more and more on casual players.
Which is good thing for me personally.

Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: Book Fatigue
« on: September 05, 2016, 04:29:41 PM »
I read in waves. Sometimes I'll read days on end, others I won't read at all..
No reason, just "feeling like it"

Writers' Corner / Re: How much did you write today?
« on: September 05, 2016, 03:38:28 PM »
Thanks for the suggestion guys.
Looking at the skill of the craft i've seen here, makes me a bit apprehensive to post my work.
I've been writing only a little and I feel underqualified. I'm reworking a lot of POV points that I had now and hope to be able to write a more immersive and consistent narrative soon.
So for now, I'm writing prompts and rewriting parts to get a better feel.

Writers' Corner / Re: A Rant on Haters and the Fools in the Way
« on: September 05, 2016, 03:36:02 PM »
I actually think trolling is OK and funny op to some point (so long it's not childishly done).
However, all the haters and fools and annoying people. I can ignore them very well, people asking stupid questions are just reflecting their  characters ;)

Also: People who are supportive aren't always the best.
It's good to have people ask you "why this, why that?" as its also a reflection to yourself: Why do I do this or that?
It's not a bad thing to have people ask you for your motivation, even if you consider it annoying.
I'm one of those people that will not only support you in a friendly way. If I see something that I've tried to help you with in positivity, expect me to also try the harder way.. that doesn't always mean I'm here to annoy you or to make you feel bad. Sometimes its good to have someone hold a mirror up to you.

I'd have an honest meany that helps to develope any day over an asslicking "supporter"  that only gets me self-complacent. Some people are critical with a reason.

The more the idea have that you prefer an asslicking supporter, the more critical I will be to help you develop. There are more truths out there..

Writers' Corner / Re: How much did you write today?
« on: September 01, 2016, 04:52:58 PM »
After being stuck for 4 days on the same point, I had a discussion with my only reader and decided to completely change the 1.5k chapter that I wrote. I wrote the same amount in a span of an hour once I decided where to go.. Now off to the next discussion to keep me going..

I have too few people to spar with when it comes to writing. I need to be able to throw up a ball and see where it lands with someone who reads it.. Unfortunately, most of my friends etc are too lazy to actually read my stuff and else feel "unqualified"  to reflect on what I've written..

It's terrible and so blocking for me.. Any suggestions how to deal with that?

Writers' Corner / Re: Tuckerization
« on: August 27, 2016, 06:01:06 PM »
WNIP does need to be a thing.

I have a character whose name is similar, but not the same as my GF.. Character wise, they are nothing alike.

Writers' Corner / Re: How much did you write today?
« on: August 26, 2016, 12:55:24 PM »
wrote 1.5 k yesterday. Now having issues continuing :D

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