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#1 User is offline   Stalker 

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Posted 17 November 2011 - 08:25 AM

Here is the link. The section with Steve starts around 8 minutes in, and the converstation is very interesting. They talk about the influence of the Iliad on the MBotF, how the series was born out of heartbreak, and other such topics.

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Posted 17 November 2011 - 11:47 AM

I really enjoyed listening to that,

I especially liked when he talks about inconsistencies (timeline). The explanation of why they are there and how he compares it to the Iliad.

The part about GRRM and the TV series was good also.

Cheers for the link Stalker
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Posted 17 November 2011 - 12:47 PM

Wait.. wait... he stresses the second syllable of Malazan? Oh SE, pronouncing your own series name wrong ;)
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Posted 17 November 2011 - 05:07 PM

Great interview! Thanks for the link!
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Posted 17 November 2011 - 11:53 PM

Wow. That was amazing stuff. I'm gonna find another of your posts so I can give you another thumb.
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Posted 18 November 2011 - 12:11 AM

Hey guys! I'm glad you enjoyed the interview. It really was an honor to chat with Steve about some deeper elements behind his work.

I registered my account last night and I was going to post the link, but I got distracted. I'm glad someone beat me to it.

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 12:26 AM

View PostStalker, on 17 November 2011 - 08:25 AM, said:

Here is the link. The section with Steve starts around 8 minutes in, and the converstation is very interesting. They talk about the influence of the Iliad on the MBotF, how the series was born out of heartbreak, and other such topics.


Between Modern and Skyrim, how the hell did you have time to find this? :thumbup:
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Posted 18 November 2011 - 02:43 AM

wow, amazing interview, thanks to moses and stalker, and a job well done moses. :thumbup:
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Posted 18 November 2011 - 03:44 PM

Is the interview safe to listen to for those who have not yet finished the series, or are there some spoilers. Just wanted to know before inadvertantly ruining the series for myself.
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Posted 18 November 2011 - 04:17 PM

excellent interveiw, its always nice to hear SE's POV, helps me understand and appreciate the whole Malaz world that bit more :thumbup:
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Posted 18 November 2011 - 04:26 PM

I listened to it anyway, gladly there were no spoilers, any my oh my I'll be damned if that wasn't the most insightful interview I've ever experienced. Really enjoyed it, thank you and well done :thumbup:
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Posted 18 November 2011 - 05:20 PM

A plea for compassion? The cipher for the series? The reader takes the Hero's Journey?

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 05:31 PM

View PostSlow Ben, on 18 November 2011 - 12:26 AM, said:

View PostStalker, on 17 November 2011 - 08:25 AM, said:

Here is the link. The section with Steve starts around 8 minutes in, and the converstation is very interesting. They talk about the influence of the Iliad on the MBotF, how the series was born out of heartbreak, and other such topics.


Between Modern and Skyrim, how the hell did you have time to find this? :thumbup:



Haha yeah, I was studying for some exams (AKA no MW3 or skyrim day) and took a browse the internet break. Which then lead to an interview break too.


@Moses- great interview, thanks. Probably the best one I've seen or heard.
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Posted 18 November 2011 - 07:32 PM

View PostSalt-Man Z, on 18 November 2011 - 05:20 PM, said:

A plea for compassion? The cipher for the series? The reader takes the Hero's Journey?

MIND = BLOWN.


I want to point out that all of this is present in his non-fantasy book "This River Awakens", deeply connected with the Malazan series.

I've written a review here: http://loopingworld....-river-awakens/

It's an amazing book.
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Posted 18 November 2011 - 07:46 PM

Great interview! and thanks for mentioning my review!
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Posted 18 November 2011 - 09:15 PM

Am I the only person on here that doesn't write reviews/blogs/novels/poems on napkins??? (oh wait, I've done that last one)



Seriously, thanks for bringing that to us, rep for you



I did lose some productivity here at the old office to make time to listen, but one must make sacrifices...

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 09:58 PM

Thanks for the link and the great interview guys.

Somehow I usually don't listen to podcasts, but now I'm enjoying this one on my headphones.
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Posted 18 November 2011 - 11:07 PM

View Postkcf, on 18 November 2011 - 07:46 PM, said:

Great interview! and thanks for mentioning my review!


Definitely. Thanks for the good comment in your review that gave me something to play with. If it hadn't been over my head the first time, I wouldn't have needed to ask him that. LOL!
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Posted 19 November 2011 - 01:08 AM

I just put up a brief blog post about the interview. I didn't add much, but I gave this thread a little shout-out. Posted Image
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Posted 19 November 2011 - 06:42 AM

View PostKanubis, on 17 November 2011 - 12:47 PM, said:

Wait.. wait... he stresses the second syllable of Malazan? Oh SE, pronouncing your own series name wrong :thumbup:


I thought the same thing, haha. Great interview, it's great to hear from the man, the myth, the legend.
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