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Messages - S. K. Inkslinger

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I just came across this line in a book:  ;D

"Any time you start wishing for your youth back, just remember algebra."

Calculus was the death of me, hahah.

I've recently joined an Interactive Novel group (a facebook group in my mother tongue) where we get to write stories and then vote on choices on how the story would progress/ the protagonist's choice, etc. I've written a story there based on my short story: https://www.booksie.com/542943-a-wizards-dilemma, and it's been a blast so far.  8)

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I'm watching Saga of Tanya the Evil, an anime set in pretty much an alternative WWI where the main character came from our world. He was reborn in this alternate dimension Germany and steadily climbed through its military ranks and became a legendarily vicious and skilled commander. Pretty darn fun I'd say.

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Reading Cold Days and I have to say it's a pretty weak book in the series, so far. The last time I felt a Dresnden Files book sucked this much was back when I was reading Storm Front and Fool Moon, the first two books. Planning to give this one a 3.5 stars if the quality remained at this level.

What's wrong with Cold Days?

I'm more than half way in and Harry was mostly incompetent throughout the book. He got defeated by tiny fairies (twice) despite the fact that he's the bloody Winter Knight, and in probably the most shameful events possible, despite the fact he's the bloody Winter Knight. I didn't remember where did he kept his various magical gizmos (staff, blasting rods, rings, etc.), but he made no effort at all of retrieving them and was almost always useless in a fight without actually slugging the heavy mojos he's well known for. It reminds me of the early books where Harry got beaten up by random street thugs again.

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Reading Cold Days and I have to say it's a pretty weak book in the series, so far. The last time I felt a Dresnden Files book sucked this much was back when I was reading Storm Front and Fool Moon, the first two books. Planning to give this one a 3.5 stars if the quality remained at this level.

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Can I get an opinion real quick? I'm preparing an Amazon ad campaign to begin on Sunday as my new book goes live. The character limit is 150, and I'm trying to stay under even that for the sake of being succinct.

What do you think?

"A thrilling action-adventure fantasy about free will, mind control, and the price of safety"

The price of safety thing at the end got me quite interested, so I'll say that's a pretty good catchphrase.  8) Good luck Eli.

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I've applied for university, which if I'm accepted would mean moving back to my home province. Hoping to get in so I can have a fresh start and move forward with my life. Which means keeping on top of things and staying motivated. And finish editing book 2 before the end of summer? Fingers crossed I can make that happen.

Best of luck @SugoiMe! I didn't catch where you mentioned the books you've written before. What is the story all about?

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Okay, you know what? Two days ago I decided to put myself on a ten-day break from foreign media, including a couple of subreddits. I'm very pleased with this decision. It's easy to get hooked on that emotional rush you get from seeing gross injustices, horrible crimes and other awful things, even if it is an entirely negative rush, but it sure isn't good for you.

Yeah, nowadays whenever I visit foreign sites/ posts about those things I made a point to skip over them without even giving them a glance. It's not the best thing for your personal mental health and well being, I'd say.

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: Favorite Fantasy Series
« on: June 09, 2020, 09:41:37 AM »
Well my favorites would probably be:

1. Stormlight Archives
2. Kingkiller Chronicles
3. Gentleman Bastards
4. The Band (by Nichalas Eames)
5. Broken Empire
6. Mistborn Era 1 and 2
7. Harry Potter
8. LOTR
9. The Reckoners (by Brandon Sanderson)
10. Impossible Times (by Mark Lawrence)
11. Dresden Files
12. The Dark Tower

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I finished my spy book The Labyrinth Makers by Anthony Price. It was OK. I think the best one is a few books later in the series. There was a surprise cameo appearance by Lord of the Rings, though.

I decided that next up would be Battle Mage Battle! in which I read Battlemage by Stephen Aryan and Battle Mage by Peter A Flannery and decide which one I like best. I've started the former. (I'll probably read something else between the two.)

Remind me not to name anything I will ever write in some variations of Battlemage. The name had been done to the death, it appears.  ;D

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Didn't realize I'm a kingkiller now. I should really go about fighting mercenaries and romancing fairies now. But then that feels like too much work.  8)

How about finishing your own story? It will be faster than Pat :)

+1 on this, hahah.  ;D A turtle with dementia would be faster than Pat at this rate.

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Rules of Supervillainy (Supervillainy Saga #1)
Games of Supervillainy (Supervillainy Saga #2)
- C.T. Phipps

A outrageously silly take on the genre which is just so much fun. I can't recall when I actually had laugh out loud moments in a book before. Characters felt right out of One Punch Man.

Book about Gary who gets the super-cloak of a dead hero and decides to be a supervillain but realizes he really isn't villain material. Just a roller-coaster of silliness and fun.

8/10

Hey, I have this one in my tbr pile too. I guess I'll have to go to it since you were saying good things about the book, hahah.  ;D

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General Discussion / Re: Member birthday calendar
« on: June 07, 2020, 05:11:43 AM »
Happy birthday @Doctor_Chill! May your find great things to read again this year.  :D

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Finished the seaso 3 of Fargo. I'll have to say, this is one of the series that kind of got progressively worse form the first season. I was ecstatic and excited all throughout the first season, whereas I couldn't even bring myself to feel much interest even when I reached the end of the third season. I saw the fourth season's trailer and seriously didn't feel that much interest. Let's see how bored I am then.

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I just finished Bloody Rose. It's a grudging 5 stars from me, and I have to say it's one hell of a bloody good read. The things about Nicholas Eames is that he write standalone novels, which is what I both loved and hated about the series. The books being standalone made the story fast paced, high staked, with memorable endings and a sense of compact, yet fulfilling feeling only standalones could give. What I hated about them is that when the story ends just when things started to get really good. I'd love to read more about Saga by the end of Kings of the Wyld, then boom, the book ended. I'd loved to read more about Fable by the end of Bloody Rose, and boom, that book ended too. So that's why it's a grudging 5 stars from me, hahah.  ;D I don't know what will Nicholas write about in his third book, but I'm just certain that it'll be an absolutely brilliant read as well.

I'm starting Cold Days by Jim Butcher.

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Well, I don’t have covid-19. So that’s a relief.
Now if I knew why my chest and breathing feel a bit strained and strange when I walk around the house, that would be good.
Blood pressure is fine, and heart seems to not be the issue.
Something else has decided to weigh in (pun intended).
Yay.

All the best to you, JMack. Hopefully this new, unknown cause is something minor and superficial. Numerous wishes for your good health and wellbeing.  :)

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