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Nope, Episode 8 hasn't aired anywhere yet. The above is all speculation based one being readers of the books.

Ah, ok thanks. I was wondering because I saw that the episode was already included in the index of a review site I usually read after watching (for those who've read the books).

I hadn't actually read what they posted yesterday, as at the moment there are so many different things from the books (or at least different combinations) that I was afraid there might be spoilers, hehe

I finished the trilogy last night, and wow!
Amazing 19 days :D
I so so loved it, there's just so much to it, so many layers and stories and details... I wish there was more, I wish many of these details could have been expanded and retold and continued...

It seems I'm catching up on all the 'classic' fantasy that everybody here has read (then again, getting ideas was one of the reasons for joining FF, hehe).
Earlier this year I read the Mistborn trilogy, and really enjoyed it - however after reading Night Angel I see many little things that bugged me about Sanderson's work and that were easily ignored at the time...

I usually don't pay attention to this, but I really enjoyed the way Weeks wrote women. I loved Vi and Momma K, and as we discussed in an older thread (or maybe it was Mark Lawrence's blog post), they are just 'written as people', not different in all the layering from normal male characters. Don't make them different, make them special in their own right :)
However, I just couldn't warm up to Elene: for me she's naive and misguided and selfish (yes, even in the end). (maybe I've just became a cynical person due to some personal events, but her version of love does not exist)

Should I now read the Lightbringer trilogy? I haven't exactly heard many good things about it :-\

The UK didn't get an episode this week - did this happen everywhere? :'(

Fantasy Movies, Comic Books & Video Games / Re: Penny Dreadful
« on: May 29, 2014, 08:06:58 AM »
Could I ask those who are watching online/in another country other than the UK to mark their message with 'spoilers' if they're mentioning things beyond the normal-TV episodes?
Thanks :)

I'm afraid to say I really don't like Billie Piper. I really don't. So I wish I could skip her scenes...
On the other hand, Eva Green is amazing.

I wonder what people who don't know the classics get of the series - if you don't know who Dorian Gray is, or Frankenstein is (most people still think that's the monster's name)...

Just wondering if anyone can think of any books they've come across where they've been left thinking (from a scientific point of view) 'that is just not possible!'?

Isn't this a moot question?
After all, 'magic' (in all its shapes) is the key item in fantasy books. When I read Mistborn, I wasn't exactly worried that people eating metals and then burning them to get special powers isn't scientifically possible... or that people using Talent in Night Angel again goes against the laws of physics...

Any other fiction books, ok, we can discuss plausibility, but not in fantasy :)

Edit: I've now read the article, oops - it actually addresses animals/creatures, and adjusting certain body features to the environment, whether they make sense or not. That can be asked, ok.

Fantasy Movies, Comic Books & Video Games / Re: Penny Dreadful
« on: May 21, 2014, 12:18:20 PM »
Oh you created a thread for it - I'd posted on the 'currently watching' thread, hehe

I really enjoyed it, and think it's got great potential :D

Just one thing: if the body was in a tub full of ice, could it still conduct electricity enought to jolt it back to life? I'd assume that the ice would deflect the energy...

Oh, watched the first episode of Penny Dreadful yesterday, and I really liked it :D lots of future potential.

Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: Miscellaneous Musings
« on: May 18, 2014, 07:00:01 PM »
I've never wanted to slap and shout at a character more than I do with Kylar in the first 200 pages of Shadow's Edge (the second in Night Angel) - changing who you are for a woman? Really?  >:( I know he's only 20, but I wish he knew better...

Personally, pointless.
It's about 'books', which is something you 'read', not 'watch'.
The whole point of books (ok - for me) is to use my imagination, my pictures, create my own visualisation of characters, of places, of events. If that is being given out before I even pick up the book, it destroys it for me - the same way why I don't read books if I've watched them on the screen first (and why I don't like to see books translated to the screen) - they become something else, autonomous, not my books anymore.

(and yes, I realise and accept I'm 'a bit' pedant/anal/strict about all this visual stuff ;D)

yesterday I started "The way of shadows", Brent Weeks - I'm really enjoying it :D

Oh gawd I liked it SO much! :D
Usually I read about 45 mins at night before turning off the light, yesterday I read for over 2 hours because *I just had to finish it* (cue today's groan when alarm went off...)

I've already got the other 2 books of the trilogy at home, I simply had to buy them, so number 2, here I go :D

He's probably bumped into the corpse of Ser Dontos as well.  :)

But apparently they've already found his corpse, they mentioned it during the trial.

At home I've got the link to a site that suggests a chronological reading order of Feast and Dance, that I'll use when I re-read the books. Apparently it's what they're doing with the series now.
Edit: here's the link http://boiledleather.com/post/24543217702/a-proposed-a-feast-for-crows-a-dance-with-dragons

I abandoned:
American Gods - Neil Gaiman
Slaughterhouse 5 - Kurt Vonnegut
oh, and the 3rd one from Paull Hoffman's trilogy: so badly written I can't even remember the name... ah The beating of his wings, I think.
Life's too short.

Just the one, I like to immerse myself in the story.
If I'm reading a second one, it needs to be non-fiction.

Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: Miscellaneous Musings
« on: May 11, 2014, 11:48:58 AM »
I've just bought 5 books *dances*
So much better than buying anything else ;D


Edit: sorry, I went off in a tangent again, didn't I? Sorry again. It's just some things feel too good not to be shared and I end up writing here - and of course you don't care.
If I could delete, I would - as it is, I promise to think more before posting :)

After reading a 'normal fiction' book (which only stressed how much better fantasy is, hehe), yesterday I started "The way of shadows", Brent Weeks - I'm really enjoying it :D

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