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From the first page it was like a shot of nitro glycerine to the brain, and it held me from that point on.

Oooooh don't you just *love* when this happens? :D
I've had it with a few books throughout the years, and it's just like the chemical maelstrom of falling in love, except you know books won't betray you.

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Sorry, don't do selfies - I think it's for people who don't have friends to ask to take a photo (have you looked how everybody looks awful in a selfie? really? :P it's all that close up, always better to ask someone else!)
And I don't post my photo online, hehe - although I can tell you I look a lot like my avatar. Minus being green. And having arms and legs ;D

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 :D I'll try to take a couple of the writers, but I prefer to pay attention to things than to see them through a screen (after all, that's why I'm there, hehe)

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Thanks!
I might give a try to your suggestions (minus the Asian Saga - I've read Shogun, as a teenager, in portuguese, at the same time the series came up, not that interested now).
And oops of course Stormlight :-[ not finished yet though... although I've been breaking that rule quite often lately ::)

full of 80's gaming and movie references (most of which I got even though I wasn't alive then)
:o
you're a BABY!!!!
(this forum is full of babies :'( *commiserates with Jmacyk* - *acts crazier than so-called babies* :D

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How on earth does @Jmacyk have so many credits...?  :o

You get credits by posting.
The reason there are many of us with a small number of credits but high post count is because we deposit them in the bank, where they earn interest (i.e. more credits). I've got a couple million credits 8) but still far away from many of the older posters, hehe

Liveships (and the rest of the ROTE), Dune (but only the first one), His Dark Materials, Ender's Game (and Shadow), A Canticle for Leibowitz, Decipher, The Asian Saga, Stormlight, Riyria, Long Price, Ready Player One, The Martian, Powder Mage, Mistborn...  :D

Some of those more than others - Liveships is way out in front, some like RPO, Canticle, Decipher, Long Price are a little bit behind, and some like Mistborn and Riyria are flawed ones that I still enjoyed immensely  :)

Interesting, lots of SF there, and many I don't know - I'll investigate later (because you've got Liveships there, and a person (2 people?) who love Liveships have to like good things ;) )

Yeah, I used to read a ton of SF, haven't for a while now with the exception of RPO and The Martian, both of which are brilliant. Which ones haven't you read? Could probably direct you to the ones that would probably appeal more  :P

Liveships (and the rest of the ROTE) - love it :D (must read rest of Hobb)
Dune (but only the first one) - SF, the film is enough for me (I watched when I was 15 or something, still love it!)
His Dark Materials - really like them, have read them I think 3 times
Ender's Game (and Shadow) - heard of it; *bad* writer person :-\
A Canticle for Leibowitz - ??
Decipher - ??
The Asian Saga - ??
Stormlight - ??
Riyria - heard that mentioned here, that's all
Long Price - heard that mentioned here, that's all
Ready Player One - SF, Spielberg's making a movie about it
The Martian - SF
Powder Mage - ??
Mistborn - read it, quite enjoyed it. Funny you like this but not Weeks, I think Lightbringer is a sort of grown-up Mistborn/Sanderson

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Oh, ok Arry :)
(they're missing out on a great place, though, hehe)
I'm just not very comfortable in big groups of strangers

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I just think I'm going to be surrounded by people I don't know, apart from Marc :-\ who are the close to 100 going if they don't post??
You will still know one more person than me.

 I booked...

Yay, one person! And Rostum, I've never really met Marc - I meant from the forum and it's one face I will definitely recognise :D

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[MAR 2015] Rogues / Re: [Mar 2015] - Rogues - Voting Thread
« on: April 03, 2015, 01:07:17 PM »
I only start reading once the submission month actually ends (the writer might want to tweak something at the last minute, so...).
But there's still 4 full weeks left to vote, so I'll take my time :)
Read mine between each other story you read. That way it will all be fair.  8)
;D
(and just saw your new avatar :D should we all change? 8))

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Liveships (and the rest of the ROTE), Dune (but only the first one), His Dark Materials, Ender's Game (and Shadow), A Canticle for Leibowitz, Decipher, The Asian Saga, Stormlight, Riyria, Long Price, Ready Player One, The Martian, Powder Mage, Mistborn...  :D

Some of those more than others - Liveships is way out in front, some like RPO, Canticle, Decipher, Long Price are a little bit behind, and some like Mistborn and Riyria are flawed ones that I still enjoyed immensely  :)

Interesting, lots of SF there, and many I don't know - I'll investigate later (because you've got Liveships there, and a person (2 people?) who love Liveships have to like good things ;))

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[MAR 2015] Rogues / Re: [Mar 2015] - Rogues - Voting Thread
« on: April 03, 2015, 01:04:14 PM »
I only start reading once the submission month actually ends (the writer might want to tweak something at the last minute, so...).
But there's still 4 full weeks left to vote, so I'll take my time :)

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Writers' Corner / Re: Experiences with worldbuilding
« on: April 03, 2015, 10:51:37 AM »
hehe now you can see my experience of animals i.e. zero. or David Attenborough documentaries growing up - I thought animals just stood there and went after you. Not really hiding properly because they're so much bigger and faster anyway.

Except spiders, cockroaches and lizards. They hide in your house and scare the living hell out of you when they're found! :-[


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Hehe yeah, though I bet there are some of my favourites that you haven't read so it all evens itself out in the end  ;)

I was wondering that the other day... what are your favourites?
(I'm sure I could just do a search on your back posts to find out, but maybe it's easier for you to tell us :))

And don't worry (not that you are - it's just an expression ;)), I also haven't read many of the so-called classics. Although I've read LOTR (when I was 16, around that); and ASoIaF; and Locke Lamora (last year!).

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1 week! :D

I just think I'm going to be surrounded by people I don't know, apart from Marc :-\ who are the close to 100 going if they don't post??

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Writers' Corner / Re: Experiences with worldbuilding
« on: April 03, 2015, 08:05:36 AM »
So one thing occurred to me as I read this. There could be an interesting opportunity if a character feels hunted beyond the walls, and then feels that same sense of being hunted inside them. Beasts outside, men beasts inside. Parallel, comparison and contrast.

Or, turn it around the other way. After experiencing human monsters, the character is barely fazed by the outside ones.

(Just thinking out loud here)
But wouldn't it be a different kind of feeling? Almost like a physical fear for the beasts and a mental/psychological fear for the men? Oh wait, I suppose it would be the same if the men-hunters are killers...
But even if they're both out to kill you, I have this feeling the type of fear would be different - can animals be cunning in hunting? Tease you and deceive you before they attach?

I keep thinking about Shaymalan's "The village", which I watched again recently.

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The part I most enjoyed in Assassin's Quest was the 'discovery' of the dragons, the spilling of life into them. It just touched me in a way that was bigger than my connection to Fitz (who isn't actually the be-all and end-all of the books for me, unlike for others).
I felt the end reflected that, almost a soft fading than a proper ending, and I really liked it. Like those music videos where the music just grows softer and softer without ever actually stopping, and suddenly you're seeing something else.

I've then only read the Liveship Traders trilogy, which like Raptori said is very different from the Farseer. It's wider in scope, rather than almost the introspection that Fitz's books are (in my very limited experience). I much preferred it, but I also look forward to reading the next trilogy soon, and discover more about Fitz's life.

I like Raptori's idea that Fitz's story will never have true closure until he dies. It seems... fitting, somehow. Like he'll always be there :)

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Fantasy Art / Fan Art / Re: Book Cover Project
« on: April 02, 2015, 07:00:53 PM »
Yes, they are amazing, Raptoris :D
My favourites are the 1st and the 4th.

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