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October 13, 1994
Halifax, Nova Scotia
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  1. In Topic: His Dark Materials series

    13 November 2019 - 01:17 PM

    View PostTraveller, on 13 November 2019 - 08:32 AM, said:

    I was thinking during the first part of ep 2 that while in the books the late (book 2) inclusion of 'our' world works well, on tv it would be better to have something earlier to draw in people who have not read them.

    And then they did just that.. so I can kind of see why they've done it that way.

    Agreed, feels like the right way to do it. The books are all from Lyra's POV, but including other POVs like Boreal/Magisterium/Gyptians as early as they're doing sounds like a win-win-win-win. They get to introduce some of the more interesting ideas earlier, they get to have a bigger cast of important characters, book-readers have some extra scenes to sink their teeth into, and Dafne Keen doesn't have to be in every scene so they get around child-labour laws.

    And from what I've heard Pullman is directly contributing in terms of telling them what other characters would have been up to during the events of the first book.
  2. In Topic: His Dark Materials series

    12 November 2019 - 11:36 PM

    Episode 2 was great! I get chills every time the credits open. I don't think there's any book series that's had as big an impact on me, I can't put into words how ecstatic I am that the show is actually really good so far too.

    Ruth Wilson is definitely the high point, though Ariyon Bakare / Boreal is giving her a run for her money. I doubted if they could really do that bloody golden monkey justice, but he's up there too.
  3. In Topic: His Dark Materials series

    09 November 2019 - 04:08 AM

    I for one loved episode 1! I thought the extra behind-the-scenes scenes with the Magisterium and the Jordan Professors gave a bit more context than we got in the limited POV in the books (unless I'm mistaken and those scenes really do appear, it's been a while).

    Plus, with the show coming out, I convinced my boss to start reading the books to his kids!
  4. In Topic: Netflix to produce The Witcher tv series

    01 November 2019 - 12:39 AM

    The Nilfgaardian armour doesn't look terrible in that shot & the music sounds on-point too.
  5. In Topic: Reading at t'moment?

    27 October 2019 - 03:27 PM

    Finished up Jack Vance's DYING EARTH series last week, very creative and great world-building, but I couldn't help but wish for something a little longer, more connected, and more novel-like to sink my teeth into. So I started Gene Wolfe's BOOK OF THE NEW SUN and finished up Book 1 pretty quickly. I love it. Getting some Malazan-vibes in terms of no hand-holding and treating the reader like an adult.

    A nice breath of fresh air from WHEEL OF TIME - I'm on book 7, it's still mediocre.



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    12 Oct 2019 - 19:57
    Happy birthday
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    22 Apr 2015 - 07:56
    My father was born in Wales and a few years back I decided to take a welsh language course. Can't remember much but the alphabet. Ever since I automatically read things as though they are in welsh. So, D is d, dd is th, f is v, ff is f, ll is...actually, not sure how to write that one, schl maybe?
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    22 Apr 2015 - 04:45
    I didn't write that well. I was meant to be asking if the dd is pronounced as dd (bedding) or th (as in bydd).
    You're right though, Dadding does sound like something fathers would do. Term for tell awful dad jokes, perhaps?
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    22 Apr 2015 - 03:50
    So, is it DaTHing or DADding? :)
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