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#21 User is offline   Gorefest 

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Posted 08 January 2016 - 07:33 PM

View PostApt, on 08 January 2016 - 05:57 PM, said:

Hey, he could have a pigmentation issue! Check your melanin privilege, shitlord.


Wow, not sure how to read that one. You're calling me out on a pc issue on a fictional character? Think it was Karsa who remarked that Cots was pale, so you can blame him for not being sensitive to albinism...
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Posted 08 January 2016 - 07:51 PM

Sorry, bad joke. Some times I mask my disdain for Tumblr with sarcasm. It probably doesn't work if you're not familar with their lingo.

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Posted 08 January 2016 - 08:35 PM

If you really want to hit that tumblr mockery you have to include "tbh" in every sentence whether it makes sense or not.
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Posted 08 January 2016 - 09:13 PM

Good blurb, very good cover - although I'm a bit puzzled at the bone firepit. Why go to the trouble of making a nice, artistically carved plinth, getting yourself a chilled drink, and then leaving the firepit to be bones tilting slightly on rock.
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Posted 08 January 2016 - 09:20 PM

I take it back, I take it back... put ships all over the cover... more ships. Lots of ships. An entire flotilla.

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Posted 08 January 2016 - 09:25 PM

View PostGorefest, on 08 January 2016 - 03:44 PM, said:

He has pale skin though, so obviously not Dal Honese.


See I took that to be that he was constantly in the shadows and didn't get out into the sun. You know a modern day office worker.
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Posted 11 January 2016 - 06:47 PM

I still can't get over the fact his name is Dorin. DORIN!:(:)
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Posted 11 January 2016 - 08:08 PM

Parents can be cruel.
She went and she left me like litter. She took all future summers with her. I lost all my money cuz I tried to bribe her. Now I can only afford an amateur sniper.
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Posted 11 January 2016 - 09:21 PM

To be fair, I still prefer names like Kyle and Dorin to names like Rautos Havanar or Mukvan Dreidir (randomly selected RG names) Some times the naming conventions in the Malazan series because completely alien.
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Posted 11 January 2016 - 09:28 PM

What's fair about that?
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Posted 11 January 2016 - 11:32 PM

View Postamphibian, on 08 January 2016 - 09:13 PM, said:

Good blurb, very good cover - although I'm a bit puzzled at the bone firepit. Why go to the trouble of making a nice, artistically carved plinth, getting yourself a chilled drink, and then leaving the firepit to be bones tilting slightly on rock.


My first thought was that it was a really small ship. Now I see it's a fire pit how disappointing.
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Posted 12 January 2016 - 11:26 AM

View PostGorefest, on 08 January 2016 - 07:33 PM, said:

View PostApt, on 08 January 2016 - 05:57 PM, said:

Hey, he could have a pigmentation issue! Check your melanin privilege, shitlord.
Wow, not sure how to read that one. You're calling me out on a pc issue on a fictional character? Think it was Karsa who remarked that Cots was pale, so you can blame him for not being sensitive to albinism...



View PostApt, on 08 January 2016 - 07:51 PM, said:

Sorry, bad joke. Some times I mask my disdain for Tumblr with sarcasm. It probably doesn't work if you're not familar with their lingo.


Check yourself before you wreck yourself, Shiplord.

TBH.

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Posted 14 January 2016 - 04:16 AM

Any significance that the design on the front of the plinth is the same as the cover of The Forge of Darkness? Or just recycled artwork?
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Posted 18 January 2016 - 03:38 PM

Wait, what's wrong with Dorin? Just that it's a bland, made up name?

I was thinking as I was reading Shadows of the Apt...I hope ICE doesn't read these books, because then he'd start naming characters after the Ant-Kinden city states.
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Posted 18 January 2016 - 04:09 PM

ICE probably only reads good fantasy books.

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Posted 18 January 2016 - 05:10 PM

View PostEnd of Disc One, on 18 January 2016 - 03:38 PM, said:

Wait, what's wrong with Dorin? Just that it's a bland, made up name?

I was thinking as I was reading Shadows of the Apt...I hope ICE doesn't read these books, because then he'd start naming characters after the Ant-Kinden city states.


I think I've said this in another thread about ICE's work, but if you're gonna give me a Dorin, I'm also expecting a Orin, Gloin, Bombur and Bifur. Which is not the kind of feeling/atmosphere the Malazan series has for me. I love Tolkien's Middle-Earth, but it's significantly different from the world of Wu, and I'd like to keep it that way. I hated the name Kyle too BTW.
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Posted 20 January 2016 - 12:49 PM

Like I said, makes sense now why he goes by a pseudonym, doesn't it?
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Posted 29 January 2016 - 04:48 PM

Crossing my fingers that there is a LOT of Dassem in this series.
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Posted 06 February 2016 - 12:42 AM

Dorin is a much cooler name than Dancer. What are you people complaining about??
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Posted 08 February 2016 - 11:02 AM

I was reminded of this old Erikson interview today where he makes some very topical comments about names...

https://www.sfsite.com/06a/se82.htm

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