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Party!!! :D

I'm about halfway through and I'm really enjoying it, maybe even more than book 1!
Edrin is such a cool character 8)

Why is it winter again? >:(
It's too hot to sleep under a blanket over here...
Let's average our temperatures, then :D

The Mists of Avalon is one that stuck out to me.

I was too young to really pick up on it when I read it but with retrospect, yeah, there's a very loud message here.
I was also quite young when I read it, and thinking back, I can't really tell what it's preaching... is it the christianity thing? But isn't that the basis of all arthurian legends?

Like you said in a previous post, I think it only bothers me if it's preaching something I don't agree with, which tends a bit towards hypocrisy, doesn't it?

Bea you have lived here long enough to know May is often hot and dry, June often cold, wet & windy. If we are really unlucky we could have flooding in July.
Not always... and I tend to forget one year to the next ;D

[JUN 2019] 2TTDFT / Re: [Jun 2019] - 2TTDFT - Discussion Thread
« on: June 11, 2019, 08:05:37 AM »
But @Nora, the story can be "acceptable" and "fine" and "logic", it's only when you say the 2 ideas together, out of the blue, that they have to sound incompatible and crazy.

I think the whole point is exactly what you're saying: that everything works out and sounds fab if the story is good enough :)

Why is it winter again? >:(

Argh, this is very difficult!
Especially because most of the characters I read are 'human', in the sense of having flaws and so not fitting in the usual 'heroic' description...
Then again, their flaws combined with getting the job done are exactly what makes heroic, right?
Then... all of them! ;D

@CameronJohnston, I noticed your little 'homage' to Jen Williams ;D
The ship called Y'Ruen's Revenge, or was it a coincidence? :o

About to start Chernobyl
@isos81, prepare to be very confused in the first episode, but don't give up. I've watched 3 of the 5 episodes, and it's so incredibly harrowing :'(
I've just watched the final episode: truly magnificent TV, I'm so glad I watched it.
Yes, we live in a world where Chernobyl happened, but the same world opened our eyes 30 years later. There's always hope.

General Discussion / Re: Member birthday calendar
« on: June 08, 2019, 12:13:37 PM »
Ohmygawd Eclipse, thanks so much for bringing those stories back!
I can't believe it was already 4 years ago!
Jmack needs to hang around the forum a bit more and write another story with the latest members ;D

And a big belated happy birthday, sweet @Doctor_Chill  :D I can't believe you're already 23 :o

Sky got a bunch of series free to watch for 2 weeks, so I've been watching Brittania, before series 2 starts soon.
It's cool, a bit like Vikings 8)

I'm actually against any "must read" list that doesn't take into account the tastes of the reader. For me, there's not a single book that has to be read!

Of course, once people ask for recommendations, I suggest a bunch of books, but it's more a case of "if you like X (author, type, etc) I think you'll enjoy Y", rather than "you must read Y to call yourself a fantasy reader"

I finished One word kill, Mark Lawrence.
It was super interesting and very very different from his usual books, as it can be classified as urban fantasy or even sci-fi. His characters are great, as usual, and the inclusion of quantum physics is super interesting (for me, hehe - it also helps I read popular science physics books, so a few of the ideas explained there were already familiar)
I commented on the small triggers it caused in another thread, but I was able to overcome them and really enjoy the book.

I got his book 2 Limited wish yesterday, but I'll do a break in the series and I started reading @CameronJohnston 's book 2, God of broken things.

I had to ask him for a quick summary of book 1, poor me, but I'd started reading it before he replied and I remembered more than I thought!
Note: because he's so nice, I let him get away with one of my personal bugbears (in books or tv series) ;) - when there's a scene at the start and afterwards you get a caption "X hours/days earlier..." and it explains how the characters ended up there.

Thanks guys :)

And Inky, well done for all those steps! They may seem small, but I believe they're the most important *hugs*
Does that mean you have to stay away from grimdark/more violent books, as they're triggers? Start a thread for recommendations on "calmer" books, I'm sure we'll be able to help without you having to leave fantasy

General Discussion / Re: Things that make you happy
« on: June 08, 2019, 09:24:19 AM »
Being a fantasy site I was expecting more people to said good fantasy reads, hahah.  ;D
I think that's a given 8) I always assumed that they were asking "apart from books" ;D

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