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General Discussion / Re: The King's Paws
« on: March 31, 2015, 03:35:27 PM »
Thanks!

Bet you're a great aunt.  ;D
Of course - she loves her 'Auntie Bea' ;D

One more kid to buy books for  ;)
True! The first one (who's 3) already loves her books :D

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General Discussion / Re: The King's Paws
« on: March 31, 2015, 02:51:10 PM »
One great thing in this crazy day: my second niece was born this morning :D :D
*happy*

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General Discussion / Re: The King's Paws
« on: March 31, 2015, 08:37:46 AM »
Side note - I'm working from home today...
I barely slept last night with the storm raging at my window (really strong winds and frequent heavy showers), and when I dragged myself to work, the office had flooded overnight!!!
Some of the ceiling tiles had fallen (thankfully not on top of the desks) and the floor was soaking wet. I just grabbed my laptop, cables, etc (thankfully they were not on the floor) and came back home again...

However, I *really* have to work... it's not like some people "working from home" ;)

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: Miscellaneous Musings
« on: March 31, 2015, 08:31:52 AM »
it's gone above 30C for a few weeks in the summer,
That's probably cold for an Aussie ;)
I was over there in *winter* and it was around the early 20s in Sydney and high 20s/early 30s in Cairns and Uluru ;D

And can I just thank you, Elfy, for another blow to the myth that men are the only spacially-aware people on this planet? I'm quite good with maps and I hate the generalisation >:(

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: Best Recently Released Book
« on: March 31, 2015, 08:26:06 AM »
And as for Robin Hobb... might not have read anything of hers. Ever. I dunno why, but despite all the rave reviews I've never been particularly compelled to pick up Assassin's Apprentice—which I own, and seems like a logical starting place. *Ducks for cover from the fanboys/Nighteyes*
While I liked the Farseer trilogy, I actually preferred the Liveships trilogy, and you don't need to have read the Farseer to read that one.

Elfy, I was going to say exactly the same when I read Charlie's post, and then I saw yours :)
*big Liveship Traders fan*

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: Miscellaneous Musings
« on: March 30, 2015, 07:03:16 PM »
Which island? There are dozens!  :P As a guess I'd say maybe Suomenlinna, the island(s) with the fort on them? I've never been there, but we almost went a while ago.
Oh oops, I didn't know/remember.
And yes, that's exactly the one, I recognise the name :)

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Writers' Corner / Re: Limited 3rd person POV and detailed descriptions
« on: March 30, 2015, 06:57:46 PM »
I'm going to start writing fantasy in Portuguese instead.

Eu muinto mais gosta palavras dos brasilieras, e gosta muinto ella's bumdinhos tambem. Brasil tem sol e prias bonitas. Aqui esta muinto mais mao e frio. Os palavras do Englese no esta bem.

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hehehe about 90% is misspelled, but I understood everything ;D
And I much prefer English than Portuguese: I usually say portuguese's my "mother tongue", english's my "heart tongue" :D

I also fall under the group prefering the 'straight to the point' class of descriptions. I capture the environment more by the characters' actions and words than by the writer's descriptions (and one of the reasons I'm not that keen on 19th century books is the sheer amount of description... pages and pages of it, with nothing happening)

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: Miscellaneous Musings
« on: March 30, 2015, 06:51:11 PM »
It's already been 12 years since I went there!!!
(I tried to find a photo, but it was actually before I had a digital camera - I just have a few scanned photos, not very good quality)
I remember going to that little island off Helsinki on the weekend, lots of people doing picnics :)
I also went to Hamina, my friend went to see her mum and took me with her.

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: Miscellaneous Musings
« on: March 30, 2015, 03:43:15 PM »
But see, that depiction is exactly the reason why I would be able to live in Helsinki and not in the other capital cities mentioned: it's a lovely manageable small-ish city :D

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Writers' Corner / Re: Bear in Sheep's Genre
« on: March 30, 2015, 03:09:06 PM »

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Writers' Corner / Re: Bear in Sheep's Genre
« on: March 30, 2015, 02:15:00 PM »
I once complained to a Waterstone's employee when I noticed that the books that copied '50 shades...' (by Sandra something, I think) were shelved in the Fantasy section >:(
He said something like "they have supernatural events" (can't remember exactly now) and I just rolled my eyes at him and mumbled away...

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: What are you currently reading?
« on: March 30, 2015, 10:07:41 AM »
Oh, I finally finished The Iron Goat. 
That's Jen's brand new book ;D Requires very strong jaws ;D

On the other hand, The Iron Ghost is still not on my library - I have to ask them to buy it hehe

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Introductions / Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
« on: March 30, 2015, 07:51:48 AM »
Hi.  I am new here. Big fan of Robin Hobb. Looking forward to reading Wee Free Men with the Book Club.

 ;D
I have to say I much prefer your avatar now!

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General Discussion / Re: The King's Paws
« on: March 29, 2015, 07:20:04 PM »
Pfffff!
Here's about 6 (C !!! like in all normal countries - although to be fair to you, J, weather presenters mention both systems when talking ;)), *extremely* strong winds and very strong and frequent showers >:( this front better be moving quickly and tomorrow morning be nice again!

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[side note] why do so many people mention poodles related to Gariath? Somehow I don't really see him as a poodle guy ;D [/side note]

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