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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: What are you currently reading?
« on: August 08, 2014, 07:56:14 AM »
I'm now on Douglas Hulick Among thieves (still going through my previous rec thread hehe), and I'm really liking it.

I understand why they've got Brent Weeks recommending it in the cover, it's got a very similar feeling to Night Angel, so far.

RPG - Fantasy Faction Style / Re: RPG: Rules, Questions, & Discussion
« on: August 07, 2014, 08:58:36 PM »
^ See?  ;D
Each to their own hehe

RPG - Fantasy Faction Style / Re: RPG: Rules, Questions, & Discussion
« on: August 07, 2014, 08:42:34 PM »
Yes Ben, go read last recap, there's only a couple of posts afterwards ;D

And sure, I understand. I guess I'm just really passionate about it, and was mad at people who said it got worse with time. It was also the very first time I even heard of J.J.Abrams, so there were no assumptions.
And I also read your posts as "I don't know what that is", instead of "I wasn't really interested in watching" - which given the amount of people talking about it, seemed a bit impossible.
Must be like me and 'Breaking Bad' then, I never watched it nor am I interested in watching hehe

RPG - Fantasy Faction Style / Re: RPG: Rules, Questions, & Discussion
« on: August 07, 2014, 07:10:05 PM »
 :o :o :o

Have you been living in the island yourselves or are you just... *shudders* .... really young?!

(ohmygawd - I've checked, and Lost ran between 2004-2010 - it started 10 YEARS AGO!!!! :-\)

Go buy the box sets now, it is up there in my favourite series of all time!!!

If we're in Lost, does that make Eclipse Hurley?

I'm sure Hurley knew how to use punctuation... (sorry! real spelling/grammar pedant here!)
Hurley ended up being the last guardian :)

RPG - Fantasy Faction Style / Re: RPG: Rules, Questions, & Discussion
« on: August 07, 2014, 06:47:19 PM »
^ You took/put us in Lost!!!!  ;) We're at... the Island :D

My brain is blank at the moment... I guess Scarlet will just walk with everyone else wherever we're going for a day or so...

Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: Name the Fantasy-Faction Dragon!
« on: August 07, 2014, 03:55:27 PM »
I like Scarlette ;D (duh!)
although the colour's not much scarlet...


"Everyone stop!"
Oh such a loud voice coming out of such a short frame...

"Just stop! While we're all here sitting on this beach...", Scarlet looks around and confirms they're still on the beach, "... listening to this drivel - yes, don't give me those looks young man, all drivel - the enemy is gathering strength and fighting weird things on their own.
There's a time and place for fairy tales, and it's not in the middle of a quest".
Looking at Ben and Zael, who seemed to be the only ones not entranced by the storytelling, she waited for their nod of confirmation.
And waited.
And waited a bit more.
"Guys" - ouch, again, such a strong voice - "confirm that we should not be listening to tales while on a quest. Please."
Somehow that 'please' carried more menace than all images of Lord Charlemagne using the amulet. Two heads quickly nodded.
"Thanks" - but oh, that smile made up for all bad things that came before... "I'll let Cole continue later tonight before going to sleep"

Turning back to read from page 117, the strange storyteller (Mathias?) started to vanish into thin smoke.

"Hmmm as I expected. Everyone, our enemy is getting scared of us, this was another trick of Lord C. He has read into your minds and found hidden dark secrets. Be careful from now on.
And can we just leave this beach and start walking?
Towards *somewhere*?"

As the spectre vanished, Doc seemed to recover his wits. "North! We must go north", and pointed.

Cole was still annoyed at having lost his audience, as he believed he could out-tell any silly oldtimer. "Well Doc, please decide. Are we going north, or are we going where you're pointing? That's west", he smirked.

*cough cough* Doc turned around, hoping he was now pointing in the right direction. "North! I said north!"

"What's your favourite book?" - seriously? This is like asking you to say which is your favourite child ;D (I'd imagine, for those who have children). It's *impossible*

Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Thief's magic - Trudi Canavan
« on: August 06, 2014, 07:56:16 AM »
(I tried to find a thread for this but couldn't - even though I think Arry had commented on it... maybe in a general thread)

Yesterday I finished Thief's Magic, and it was ok enough. It was a very obvious 'book 1', and I definitely didn't feel I lost my time reading it, but there were a few things that bug me.

I liked that it was a 'main fantasy' story that allowed technology to evolve, using magic. While not exactly 'steampunk as we know it', it had quite a few contact points, especially the 'flying carts' that I always imagined in my brain as little zeppelins.

The bugs:
* I felt like I was reading 2 different books at the same time, which I don't like to do. I know that the 2 plots will eventually converge (book 2? or will it be only in 3?), but it's different characters, different worlds, different evolutions, different focus, different everything!

* For all the talk about gender and women and how I don't really mind and just want to read good stories, I'm sick of worlds where women aren't allowed to do anything important and are considered second rate. It's not (one of) the main character herself, she's ok, it's just the whole world and how everyone else behaves. You can still have a character evolving and turning her fate upside down without starting from the absolute bottom, in my opinion.

I will read the other volumes when they get published, but I'm definitely not in a rush...

RPG - Fantasy Faction Style / Re: RPG: Rules, Questions, & Discussion
« on: August 05, 2014, 08:47:18 PM »
Thanks Jeni ;D
I'm just going with the flow, and trying to get a semblance of something moving forward...

And thanks Jon, great summary!
Seems many people disappeared though - holidays? should we freeze the story and wait?

Scarlet felt a shiver.
"Yay, it's back, my magic is back! Now if only I could get hold of the culprit... Anyway, where were we?"

Picking up the book right at the bottom of the sack (oh yes, she meant business), Scarlet started reading page 317. And things started to happen.
Urchins fell into pieces, ready to be turned into lunch (waste not, want not).
Chill cleared his head and decided his next moves.
Zael and Murdock could be seen walking along the beach towards the group, full of purpose in life.
Ben felt his nausea vanish, and promised himself that he'd never try crab ice cream again.
Cole rumbled and felt good about being ginger.
Jon stoped, paralysed, and wondered if he wasn't on the wrong side.
And the gnome of bad spelling vanished into thin air.

And Scarlet took a deep breath.
"Right, that's it, things fixed. What would these crazy people do if I wasn't around to help... I mean, I can be crazy, I know I can, I just wish someone would tell me what to do, for a change.
Are we walking or what?
We need to find Lord Charles, we need to take that amulet from him.
And bring the urchins, we'll need food on the way - yes, yes, Ben, you can try and make urchin ice cream"

Suddenly, moving to page 539, her eyes opened wide.
"Erm... guys? Hey guys?
Are you sure you want to get the amulet back?"

RPG - Fantasy Faction Style / Re: RPG: Rules, Questions, & Discussion
« on: August 05, 2014, 09:58:51 AM »
I don't think I'm crazy enough to keep up with you guys....

"I'm dreaming. I must be dreaming. This can't be happening"
Scarlet knew that if she wasn't dreaming, then either she was going to cry or get very angry. One or the other. She decided on angry.

"My books don't work. I'm no longer in the ship, but on an island. Worse, on a beach, and I hate sand. And lots of new people around. And urchins"

She stood up, removed her skirt to reveal trousers underneath ("ah, that's better, much more comfortable"), and with a quick shake of her head to remove yet more sand walked to Doc.
"Explain. Now.
Where's my magic, where's Zael, and what are we supposed to do?"

RPG - Fantasy Faction Style / Re: RPG: The Fellowship of the Amulet
« on: August 04, 2014, 08:40:48 PM »
Scarlet folded her arms and sat down right in the middle of the lower deck.

"I'm not moving until someone does something.
I keep feeling these waves of silence over the boat, drowning the crazy songs.
Now, I'm not complaining, but silence has its place and time, and it's not on a ship on its way to Castle Black - because no, no, we got rid of the enemy for now, but the ship isn't in any condition to travel more than a few miles before it disintegrates.
And I am not taking control.
Why oh why did I enter that inn?"

She closed her eyes and searched for an appropriate tune... probably Common People...

RPG - Fantasy Faction Style / Re: RPG: Rules, Questions, & Discussion
« on: August 04, 2014, 12:46:17 PM »
I did not!
I actually said that she was much better!
That's why the captain wanted to hear her songs :D
(and anyway, you're currently paralysed on deck - you can't move to the other ship :P)

Oh gosh I re-read it and it seemed that 2 separate ideas got mixed up while writing (the drag was the reference to it being Lord CM) - I'll re-write
(I usually just go along with the flow...)

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