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I sneeze warrens.
38 years old
March 28, 1982
Toronto, Canada
Fantasy, cartography, creativity, finding a readership before I'm cast aside by history, roti.

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Currently working on my Imbalance series.
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  1. In Topic: Reading at t'moment?

    08 July 2020 - 03:37 AM

    I just started Paternus: War of Gods by Dyrk Ashton, which is huge and gonna derail my Goodreads challenge. I'm waiting for a physical copy to come by mail so I can switch to it and then I'm going to start Swarm and Steel by Michael R. Fletcher on my kindle.

    I recently read and enjoyed:
    Rage of Dragons - Evan Winter
    Faithless - Graham Austin-King
  2. In Topic: The Malazan Empire's Bestest Reads of 2019 (and the opposites of that)

    27 December 2019 - 06:20 AM

    This year, according to Goodreads, I read:

    Prince of Fools - Mark Lawrence
    Arm of the Sphinx - Josiah Bancroft
    Bloody Rose - Nicholas Eames
    Kellanved's Reach - ICE
    The Wrath of Heroes - David Benem
    Beyond Redemption - Michael R. Fletcher
    The Mirror's Edge - Michael R. Fletcher
    ...and if I can finish 4-5 stories by January 1st, Sharp Ends - Joe Abercrombie

    My favourites were Bloody Rose and Beyond Redemption (or maybe Mirror's Edge, I certainly read it a lot faster) - but all were either great or good and worth my time.
  3. In Topic: Beyond Redemption is so Good

    27 December 2019 - 03:13 AM

    View PostMentalist, on 26 November 2019 - 05:56 PM, said:

    On topic: Beyond Redemption has been on my list for a while, and I just ordered it.

    Edit on Dec 21st: so I just finished it, and I'm intrigued about a sequel. I didn't think it was the best thing ever, but it's playing around with some really cool ideas.

    That being said, the fact that the main cast of murderous villains and anti-heroes continually murder just about everyone meant it was hard to get much of a feel for the world- it's hard to create interesting secondary characters when everyone is dying every few pages.

    In a way, it's one of the more refreshing reads for me. But that largely comes because of all the death.

    Funny enough, I just popped in to say I just read the sequel and loved it pretty much as much as Beyond Redemption. I mean, I made this whole thread so guess I should. I can confirm it stays focused on our three leads, but with a handful of new characters. The ending is crazy horrendous and brings lots of threads together, some from Book 1. The next book, Swarm & Steel, is a closer for the trilogy - but takes place half a world away with brand new characters, so it's principally just set in the same world. I'm going to cleanse my pallet before giving it a go, but I certainly will.

    Mirror's Truth gets more in depth with the central characters, and when it feels like it's going to fall apart at the seams, pulls it all in tight (or did for me).

    See, the death wasn't the unique aspect to me: it was Konig and the play of the doppels. The premise of writing scenes where you have conspiring characters who are the same as their original self and ALSO must follow Konig's delusive trait that created them.... yikes. That's a knife edge to balance on. That was the part that shot it unique for me, rather than the main three. They're not so distant from, say, Monza Murcatto. I love the system of powers. I wish I had something so creative as to help sell my own work.
  4. In Topic: Merry Christmas to the Malazan Empire!

    27 December 2019 - 03:04 AM

    Yo, happy holidays, Malazites!
  5. In Topic: Drunk apt makes drunk thread

    19 December 2019 - 04:09 AM

    View PostAptorian, on 13 December 2019 - 10:53 PM, said:

    A part of me wish now was 15 years ago. The other part is tired.

    I read that as 'fired' and it changed the whole context.


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    28 Mar 2020 - 01:01
    What wild and crazy times we live in. Thank you, and stay safe yourself!
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    27 Mar 2020 - 16:02
    omg that time again! take care stay safe avoid corona
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    30 Mar 2019 - 04:05
    Ha! Clearly talking to myself means no one else does... except you with the birthday wishes! :D
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    27 Mar 2019 - 20:01
    And again
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    27 Mar 2017 - 18:10
    Oh, happy birthday btw :)
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    27 Mar 2017 - 18:10
    I don't want ... anybody else ... when I think about you I talk to myself ...
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    11 Jun 2010 - 20:30
    I talk to myself!
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