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#21 User is offline   teholbeddict 

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Posted 09 July 2009 - 05:49 PM

It's really nice to see that he cares enough to send that email along.

Hope you have a great five weeks!
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Posted 09 July 2009 - 07:25 PM

View PostIlluyankas, on Jul 9 2009, 03:09 PM, said:

Cheers, Steve. Just don't give in to temptation and invade China while you're there.


Erikson would never do that, invading China would be one of the classical blunders.

Along with never going in against a Tiste Simeon when death is on the line.
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Posted 09 July 2009 - 08:59 PM

As far as I am concerned, he is invading China. By his mere presence. :(
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Posted 09 July 2009 - 09:05 PM

As a writer, Erikson's improved by leaps and bounds. That improvement is a reflection of some very hard work and interesting life experiences he's gone through.

Hopefully, he'll have a blast in the Mongolian steppe/desert and return rejuvenated and with added perspective on things. If he can, I suggest going to see Mongolian wrestling tournaments.
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Posted 10 July 2009 - 04:26 AM

Awesome for ya to check in on us Steve. go, relax, focus, and write to most kick-a** ending to any fantasy book series ever!!! (sorry, i lost it there...) Seriously, can't wait to see how it ends, for me TTH is tied with MoI for best of the series (yeah, I like the Darujistan crowd) Can't wait for DoD, keep up the good work!
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Posted 10 July 2009 - 12:19 PM

Didn't SE say at some point that the Thelomen/Toblakai had features like Mongolians/Huns, just a lot bigger?? Clearly he is secretly going to get some psycho-vibes for the return of Bellurdan in tCG! (Or, you know, the Toblakai trilogy)

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I kinda love it when D'rek unleashes her nerd wrath, as I knew she would here. Sorry innocent bystanders, but someone's gotta be the kindling.
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Posted 10 July 2009 - 10:23 PM

Malazan stuff aside, what exactly is the site in Mongolia? I know that in one of the "istan"s they found a site that may have been the inspiration for the Amazons.
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Posted 10 July 2009 - 10:30 PM

Thats just awesome. Thanks Steve!

Seriously, what a cool friggin guy.

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Posted 10 July 2009 - 10:34 PM

Wow, and well just wow. Thanks for the email Mr SE sir! (Respectful is my middle name.)

Have a fantastic time, sounds...um...great...alll that dust, ...and dirt and...well have a great time. But please...take care of yourself, don't fall in any holes or off any mules.
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Posted 12 July 2009 - 09:17 AM

How far is it from Norway to Ulan Bator? Maybe I can pop by for some obsessive adoration :killingme:


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Posted 12 July 2009 - 12:15 PM

Nice to hear from the great man. Have a good time Mr. Erikson, and hope you keep writing for a long time.
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Posted 12 July 2009 - 02:37 PM

Anyone who thinks TTH was a let-down needs a f*cking slap. With a dead herring mutated far beyond its normal size.
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. Not to mention the fact it was bloody amazing. And I have two signed copies, one being the tour copy, mwahahahaha!!!

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Can't wait for DoD, and hopefully some promotional book signings and the like. I think the Mongolia thing only bodes well for the final installment, we've seen how rich and varied the multitude of different cultural groups are in the series and how much texture and quality that adds to the books, and this obviously can only come from an author's knowledge and experiences. So Steve spending plenty of time out there and picking up a real feel for some more cultural stuff at the same time will just add another bit of something to the books.
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Posted 12 July 2009 - 08:09 PM

I hope your vacation is everything you hope for and more, Mr. Erikson. I have already pre-ordered Dust of Dreams and await it with delight.

I know you will write whatever you envision, and I have heard it said in these forums that these characters will not be seen again the Book Of The Fallen, but I would love to see Bauchelain and Korbal Broach (and 'Mancy, of course) at least make an appearance in the final book.

Yes, I know there are more novellas planned. Its to tide us over until then :killingme:
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Posted 24 July 2009 - 05:09 PM

View Postbwgan, on Jul 10 2009, 11:34 PM, said:

Wow, and well just wow. Thanks for the email Mr SE sir! (Respectful is my middle name.)

Have a fantastic time, sounds...um...great...alll that dust, ...and dirt and...well have a great time. But please...take care of yourself, don't fall in any holes or off any mules.

And if he finds any magic mule, he shouldn't feed it!
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Posted 24 July 2009 - 09:08 PM

"Mule

To see a mule in your dream, represents your stubbornness and unyielding personality. You are overbearing, rebellious and unwilling to cooperate with others. The mule also symbolize menial work. You may be feeling overburdened or stressed. If the mule is dead, then it denotes that your party hearty attitude will lead to unrestrained immorality. It is also an indication of your long sufferings.

To dream that you are riding a mule, denotes that you are undertaking responsibilities that will give you a lot of anxiety.

To dream that you fall off or are thrown from a mule signifies disharmony in love which will lead to a separation.

To dream that you are kicked by a mule, suggests that you are involved in illicit activities, which will bring your much anxiety and fear that you will be caught."


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Posted 25 July 2009 - 01:16 AM

Enjoy the well deserved break Steve. How anyone can consider working on a dig for 5 weeks is a holiday, I'll never know.
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Posted 12 August 2009 - 11:54 AM

I look more forward to mail from steve than a visit from my gf. Malazantitis I presume. Have a great trip and enjoy yourself, hopefully you will find inspiration in the barren lands of Mongolia

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I would like to know if Steve have ever tasted anything like the quorl white milk, that knocked the bb's out.

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Posted 12 August 2009 - 12:03 PM

Unfortunately things didn't work out too well - a nasty intestinal problem followed by a poisonous insect bite has forced our favourite author to return to the bosom of his family :doh:
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Posted 12 August 2009 - 12:37 PM

Intestinal problem?! Sounds like he's got a case of the D'reks!

Get well soon Steve! Fire is the answer to all intestinal problems!

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I kinda love it when D'rek unleashes her nerd wrath, as I knew she would here. Sorry innocent bystanders, but someone's gotta be the kindling.
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Posted 12 August 2009 - 01:17 PM

View PostHetan, on Aug 12 2009, 02:03 PM, said:

Unfortunately things didn't work out too well - a nasty intestinal problem followed by a poisonous insect bite has forced our favourite author to return to the bosom of his family :doh:

Oh well. The saddest news.

He couldn't even have his "vacation" properly. It was a good plan.

One wonders if it was the lady's pull or the lord's push.

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