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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: Favourite Wizard!
« on: March 11, 2012, 02:38:52 PM »
Is this one of those incidents when I am gonna be absolutely humiliated, and it turns out that I am the only one on the forum not to have seen this movie?

Haven't seen it either. Concerning role-play movies I prefer The gamers.

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: Favourite Wizard!
« on: March 11, 2012, 11:02:48 AM »
My favorite wizard (and trickster/gambler/cheat) is definitely Nakor from the Midkemia books. A crazy old (and maybe immortal) man who doesn't believe in magic but pulls off tricks as mighty and magical as next door's great mage.

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I was thinking that perhaps the ending could be Rosie and Jim leaving the town of Sexington on a canal barge...
...into the sunset.

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: Keeping track of characters
« on: March 06, 2012, 08:02:26 PM »
I had no problems with Characters in the WoT-books. (Only exception is that one time later when there are just too many female mages with strange names in Camelyn...)
One of Robert Jordan's strengths is his character description and behavior. You get to know the important characters (about 50?) very well, so there is no problem in confusing them imho.

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More nymphs please!
+1

Fauns and Satyrs aren't bad either.

What about some gnomes? (the engineering, crafting, and inventing kind from Forgotten Realms for example)

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Writers' Corner / Re: Beginning with a fight scene.
« on: March 03, 2012, 08:41:49 PM »
@ChelseaMoore Are you starting a story with a fight scene too?

Nope, "she" is a spam bot. :-/

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Fantasy-Faction's 2013 Anthology / Re: Submissions now Open!!!
« on: March 01, 2012, 08:44:39 AM »
I'm pretty sure that I read somewhere that submitting more than one story is okay. Am not sure where and when, though...

I think Overlord changed his mind.  Probably because they've gotten so many submissions so far. :)
That's what I thought. And it's a sensible thing to do. ;)

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Fantasy-Faction's 2013 Anthology / Re: Submissions now Open!!!
« on: February 29, 2012, 09:11:04 PM »
I'm pretty sure that I read somewhere that submitting more than one story is okay. Am not sure where and when, though...

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A, B, C, D(ragon), E(ragon), F, ...

O-M-G! I have a super innovative new idea for a story with a boy called Ewarf who finds a baby dwarf and raises it. They'll have numerous adventures together! It's going to be legendary!  :D
No, seriously, I enjoyed the Eragon books partially, but sometimes it was too obvious that a 16-year old boy had written it and that was very annoying, imho.

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And Nation is simply beautiful.

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I know how you feel EatthePen. I found many blurbs to be annoying/not representing the book well/too giving away/...
There are a lot of books I hesitated to pick up because I didn't find the blurb to be appealing to me at all. Usually the books were nevertheless great.
But maybe the blurbs deserve an extra topic? ;)

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Okay, this is what Rothfuss says: http://blog.patrickrothfuss.com/2008/02/ask-author-4-how-do-i-pronounce-kvothes/
"Nearly the same as Quothe." to make it short. So You were right, AnneLyle. :)

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[MAR 2012] The Quantum Thief / Re: Who will be reading along?
« on: February 25, 2012, 09:38:19 AM »
Me, even if I didn't get February's book finished until then...

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When I started Name of the Wind I found the name 'Kvothe' really ugly. Pronouncing wasn't the problem (it's even explained somewhere: like 'Quote' if I recall right), it just looked ugly and dissonant for me. Luckily I got used to it, or I wouldn't have enjoyed the books the way I did. :)
I refrained from reading books in the past when I found the main character's name to be silly, ugly or dissonant - even otherwise simple names which were easy to pronounce.
Do you know that too?

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: Decisions, decisions (Read: HALP!)
« on: February 24, 2012, 07:20:58 PM »
I used to do it, but I found it hard going when I got to three or four books in a row without a break. It's not just WoT, it actually doesn't matter what the series is, I find myself getting bored and wanting to break it up.
My gf is the same, so I know what you mean. I don't have it, though. I like staying for a long time in the same universe. :)

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