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Satisfying story of the day. Around last month I was scammed of about $80 by a tuition institution, who send me to a mother who didn't actually have time for her son to take tuition classes. I gave up trying to go after my cash back then, depressed and defeated.

Now, a month later, I've just started to garner an interest in the subject of law (getting interested to maybe join law school) and went to read some thai laws regarding acts of fraudulence. I messaged this institution, quoting this clause of the law and telling them that I've consulted with my friend who was a lawyer and that in this case I could sue them for fraudulence. I told them that if they didn't refund my $80 they can be prepared to go to the court.

The institution try to refuse it at first, and tried to come up with excuses (I did try to minimize my losses by doing somethings against the institutions law, albeit very minor ones). In the end, however, they are afraid enough to agree to refund back half of my payment.

That is story of how I've gotten my $40 back and a feel of righteous revenge that felt so damnnn good!  :D *dances around while beating my chest like King Kong to a merry tune*

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: What are you currently reading?
« on: November 14, 2019, 02:31:32 PM »
I can't wait to know how Edrin the rogue's story will continue out in the subsequent books!
There's only one more, it's not a trilogy, and book 2 is even better - great ending too!!

Ohhh it's a duology! I just knew that, seriously! I already have the second book, so I may move up the reading date than what I had planned initially.

I've finished reading The Traitor God by our Cameron Johnston. 4 stars-ish. A rollicking tale of adventure from the view point of Edrin Walker, rogue magus, tyrant, and considered a self-destructive drunk by many, the Traitor God delivered an action packed story inlaid with horrifying monstrosities like that out of a Lovecraftian myth. Personally, I liked the part that Edrin's power is mind manipulating magic, which is quite usual and less direct than most power wielded by the protagonist side. I'll admit to being slightly underwhelmed by the overall climax part of the book, although how Edrin handled the ultimate bad guy was really cleverly done. All in all it's an amazing debut novel, and I can't wait to know how Edrin the rogue's story will continue out in the subsequent books!

I heard second book is better. When will you start? And will you join our read along? (City of Stairs)

I haven't bought City of Stairs yet hahah, so maybe laterrrr. (once my TBR pile starts to dwindle more than this)  ;D

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: What are you currently reading?
« on: November 14, 2019, 01:17:14 PM »
I've finished reading The Traitor God by our Cameron Johnston. 4 stars-ish. A rollicking tale of adventure from the view point of Edrin Walker, rogue magus, tyrant, and considered a self-destructive drunk by many, the Traitor God delivered an action packed story inlaid with horrifying monstrosities like that out of a Lovecraftian myth. Personally, I liked the part that Edrin's power is mind manipulating magic, which is quite usual and less direct than most power wielded by the protagonist side. I'll admit to being slightly underwhelmed by the overall climax part of the book, although how Edrin handled the ultimate bad guy was really cleverly done. All in all it's an amazing debut novel, and I can't wait to know how Edrin the rogue's story will continue out in the subsequent books! 

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: Miscellaneous Musings about Books
« on: November 13, 2019, 03:05:42 AM »
I love that here we know about each other’s  crazy habits like  Iso81 always goes regular at 9pm

That's borderline stalking  :)

Just kidding, but it does happen in a close knit forum that you get familiar subconsciously with other posters habits, preferences etc. That sign of a good community.

It's pretty much why I preferred forums to groups in facebook or goodreads. There's just too many people, and you couldn't really get to know anyone. This forum is especially amazing, though, seriously.  :D

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: Miscellaneous Musings about Books
« on: November 11, 2019, 09:31:54 AM »
I need to write repeatedly these lines:

"I will not bring more books from the library...
I will not buy new books...
... until I've read all the ones I've already got at home!"

I just realised that I've got 7 unread books at home (and it actually counts as 8, because I'll need to buy one for the series), have had for ages, yet I keep getting distracted by new launches that I see in the library.
I know many people manage this easily, but for me, it just stresses me out :-\

I have stacks of unread book at home yet I kept buying more. (Some I'm not even planning on reading unless I grew extremely bored) I'm in the same boat as you Bea.  ;D

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General Discussion / Re: Member birthday calendar
« on: November 11, 2019, 07:09:16 AM »
Happy birthday @Eli_Freysson. May your new book becomes the greatest hit in Iceland, and also have a great writing and reading year! :D

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I've been feeling horrible horrible horrible again ever since yesterday morning due to many accumulated reasons. On the morning two days prior, I had a clear episode of mania, where my thoughts whirled in mad excitement and my body had the utmost jitters and I feel I'd need to do something productive or I'd die. That feeling lasted for an entire day. On the morning of the next day I went into a depressive episode, where I felt so tired and drained that even standing up, walking about, and doing anything became a labor in itself. I only leaned my head against walls and mugged in my endless spiral of dark thoughts and feeling wretched about myself. Woke up this morning and the depression still persists, which kind of sucked.  :-\

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Hope your brother in law gets well soon, Eclipse. *offers silent support*

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Haven't read it yet but I'm voting God of Broken Things by Cameron Johnston. I'm reading the first book and it's totally awesome, so I think the second one would be great as well.  :D

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Congratulations, Eli! I saw your kickstarter page and everything about the book seemed quite awesome. I hope it made it big.  :D

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: What are you currently reading?
« on: November 03, 2019, 02:56:06 AM »
I've finished reading The Autumn Republic, third book in the Powder Mage trilogy. Epic final book in what proved t be one hell of an action-packed, bloody trilogy. Though that ending wasn't my favorite cup of tea I still gave the book five stars for the quality throughout.

Started reading Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and The Traitor God by Cameron Johnston simultaneously. The Traitor God already proved to be quite an addicting read so far.  :D

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Fantasy Movies, Comic Books & Video Games / Re: Anime Favorites
« on: November 02, 2019, 03:57:27 AM »
Watching Kimetsu No Yaiba. It's totally amazing, especially in the various action scenes spread throughout the entire series. Now I knew why they called ufotable the studio with unlimited budget.

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Writers' Corner / Re: Writing Sequels
« on: November 01, 2019, 10:03:37 AM »
I'm still not finished with revising the story, haha. I wouldn't want to send an unfinished product that may still be kinda bad, that's waht.  ;D

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Writers' Corner / Re: Writing Sequels
« on: November 01, 2019, 08:10:04 AM »
I'll definitely send them to you when I'm finished, isos! :) It's great to know that someone is anticipating to read my writing, haha.

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Sorry I'm late, Bea, what with the time zones and all. You are absolutely the best, the friendliest person and the greatest friend I've found here on the forums, and no matter how bad the days I had in real life, I always knew that once I'm back on the forums I could count on your encouragements and support. All the love and support to you, Bea!  :D

Here's an adorable cat posing for pictures to help you get over the bad days.





Edit: Did it, thanks @xiagan!   :D

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