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Messages - S. K. Inkslinger

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General Discussion / Re: The Fantasy Faction Food Thread
« on: February 04, 2020, 04:26:40 AM »
Went for a Korean dinner and had Ramen. Absolutely awesome, I'm a vegetarian and still love a spicy miso soup base with peppers, onions and mushrooms, There's place near work which has similar and I love it.
 


Damnn that looks amazing. I'm really sad that I couldn't eat ramen like I used to (what with all the pepper and seasoning in them doing harm against my gastritis) Now this photo made me want to have them even more.

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Sci-Fi, Horror, YA & Urban Fantasy Books / Re: What is YA?
« on: February 04, 2020, 04:24:41 AM »
I read lots of YA. My goodreads shelves would definitely attest to that.  8)

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I mean, I love the dragons/ wyverns from games. They're pretty much savage beasts that spews fire for the most part and destroy entire civilizations, but still. My favorites are Alduin from Elderscrolls V: Skyrim and Deathwing from World of Warcraft Cataclysm.

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: What are you currently reading?
« on: February 04, 2020, 04:20:50 AM »
At last this journey have come to an end, I've finished The Dark Tower, the last book in the Dark Tower series. 4 to 4.5 stars (Probably 4.1 or 4.2) I have to say...

Spoiler for Hiden:
that I totally enjoyed both of the endings, whether the one where Roland just entered the Dark Tower without any more information provided or the one where he resumes the trek to the tower once more as pertains to the wheel of ka going round and round. My favorite, however, have to be Susannah's meeting with Eddie and Jake as brothers in the new alt. world. I hope they had a great and happy time together. (Along with the future alternate Oy as well). The book was outlandish at times with Stephen King's involvement in with the series, but overall it was quite a satisfying ride and conclusion to this series I've invested so much time in.

This is probably the longest series I've read besides Harry Potter, and I have to say that my time invested into this series is pretty worth it. It was a great and wonderful ride on this crazy spinning of the wheel of ka and be glad and say thankya.

I'm starting Red Sister by Mark Lawrence after much trepidation. I think it's really quite accurate when they say Mark's prose in this book is unlike that of his other novels. I'm just a few pages in and was wondering, "Why are the prose so purple?" I hope the book picks up enough down the road for me to ignore the prose style, otherwise it's a good thing I only ever bought the first book.

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(incidentally, can someone remind me how to change the size of images?)

I believed it is [img height= 400] then the actual link of the image.

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General Discussion / Re: Art vs Artist
« on: January 29, 2020, 02:28:46 PM »
As long as the book is written well and within my spectrum of interest, I'm reading it. Case closed.  8)

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General Discussion / Re: Politics and other ailments of the real world
« on: January 29, 2020, 02:25:27 PM »
So, there have been a total of 14 confirmed cases in Thailand with corona virus. My plan for now is pretty much to stay cooped in and interact with the world as less as I can. (which I'm already doing anyway) Hope everything goes well and this blows out soon.

There ARE benefits to being antisocial.

Good luck.

I'm definitely quoting this whenever anyone ask me why I never go out anywhere, hahah.  ;D Eli, I dubbed thee Master Quotable!

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General Discussion / Re: Politics and other ailments of the real world
« on: January 29, 2020, 08:27:40 AM »
So, there have been a total of 14 confirmed cases in Thailand with corona virus. My plan for now is pretty much to stay cooped in and interact with the world as less as I can. (which I'm already doing anyway) Hope everything goes well and this blows out soon.

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Hope everything goes well, Eclipse! May all the strength be with you!  :)

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: list your fantasy westerns
« on: January 29, 2020, 08:22:31 AM »
Not sure if they're mentioned yet, but I'm pretty sure The Dark Tower series fit into this label really well.

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Arghh. If the e-store I've subscribed to send me the promo code for this month I would've bought that book too. This is definitely an interesting month to participate in.

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I find it's hard to decide how much to share, who with, and when. I always worry about over-sharing and whether I'm going to be seen as attention seeking. Probably because my first reaction to any friend's Facebook posts of things that I think should stay private are along the lines of "something personal just happened, and the first thing you want to do is plaster it online for everyone to see?!"

Does anyone else get this dilemma? Is it an introvert thing, or just a me thing?  :-[

I only shared things that seemed appropriate (Reading related issues, mostly. Definitely not something political or anti-religious) You could never knew when your employer/ prospect employer will be looking into your social media history, after all.

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Hope your kid and financial issues get better soon, isos! *get well soon & supportive emojis*

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General Discussion / Re: Politics and other ailments of the real world
« on: January 25, 2020, 07:42:51 AM »
This feels an awful lot like the media stirring up a panic for the sake of clicks. No, it's not good that people have died, but the scale of fatalities so far is really low. There are plenty of other things to worry about in life.

I don't think so. Chinese govt has been taking drastic measures and more than 50m people have been preventatively quarantined. Some chinese companies in NY have proactively asked their staff who have visited china in past month to self quarantine and work from home as much as possible.

This does have the capacity to become a epidemic and I think being a bit scared is probably a good thing. Better safe than sorry.

+1 for this. China is definitely taking it seriously, since the outbreak happened on their home turf. People who lived in countries further away from the starting point of an outbreak felt less of an impact whenever things like these happened, so it would be understandable that they would comment as if nothing remarkable is happening, while in facts things are escalating at quite a speed. Less exposure in local media = less knowledge = less attention, I'd reckon.

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General Discussion / Re: Politics and other ailments of the real world
« on: January 23, 2020, 08:29:38 AM »
So there have been news of that Corona virus outbreak from China having reached some parts of my country. There were like two people in separate regions of the country affected with it so far. I hope things won't escalate though, I wouldn't want to live in some sort of plagueland 2020 for sure.

Stay safe guys. *mask wearing emoji*

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