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  1. Stormlight Kickstarter

    03 October 2022 - 12:58 PM

    I'm sure some people know about this already, but felt it's worth noting that Brandon (in conjunction with Brotherwise Games) is doing sets of Minifigs (unpainted), and larger Figurines for the Stormlight Archive...and they...are...gorgeous.

    Now initially I balked because at launch there was no easy way to get them painted and I didn't want to paint them...BUT since then they added a new tier, and it's $70 USD (plus shipping) for 6 painted Figurines (the Figurines are also a bit larger than the unpainted minifigs; about 3.15" high it seems like?) which I backed....and I THINK you can BackerKit some add ons once the capping is finished...I'll add Venli, Lift, and probably Shadesmar Adolin if that's the case.

    And these are CANON representations that Brandon worked with them on, so that makes them cooler to me.

    Anyways, go check out the campaign to see pics.


    15 September 2022 - 06:54 PM

    It sounds like this show is actually going to happen, and it was all Harrington's idea that he took to GRRM and HBO...

    I was trying to wrap my head around how this show could exist and be good, and someone over on reddit (NOTE: I've hoisted/copy/pasted this idea nearly wholesale from there, I added a dash of two of clarifiers of my own) made a suggestion that I really like.


    What if the SNOW show is about:

    An all-out war with the White Walkers?

    The HotD show clearly establishes the Targaryens conquering Westeros to unify it against the White Walkers and they knew about the threat for generations, it makes even less sense that Jon being Rhaegar's prophesied saviour ended up being a red herring in season 8.

    A Jon Snow show sounded pointless when it was announced because there's almost nowhere to take his story.

    But if they use the show to effectively SORT OF softly retcon season 8 (retcon is probably the wrong word...perhaps adding more context and definition to make S8 a sort of precursor to the real events....) and say the majority of the White Walkers are still way up north and the threat is not ended, and so they give us a multi-season ‘Long Night’ that's actually a full-on war rather than one underwhelming battle, that could be great and maybe even soften the blow from S8 somewhat.

    Like a CLONE WARS series for GOT...sort of.

    The more I think about it the more convinced I am that this is what they're doing, because like everyone says, what the hell is this show gonna be about post White-Walkers?

    Kit has said he was "pissed off" Jon didn't do anything in The Long Night, and we know he himself pitched the idea behind this new show to GRRM and HBO and brought his own people to make it...

  3. Book Cover talk

    08 July 2022 - 12:20 PM

    I put the last cover talk in the "books I bought" thread, but to avoid filing that thread with nonsense about incongruous covers (or new/forthcoming covers we like), I thought I'd make a thread so we have a place to talk about this stuff.

    Today's Topic?

    The SHEER incongruousness of Tad Williams LAST KING OF OSTEN ARD covers/spines.

    Here is a photo of someones Williams collection.

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    The incongruousness of the spine art design on the Last King books still blows my mind, three have Michael Whelan art (the artist who has done ALL the MS&T books; and now three of the LKOOA books), and one has the new artist Jim Tierney (Who is cheaper apparently than paying Whelan to do an oil painting? Fuck DAW and PRH for doing that)....

    ....but even between the Whelan covers the design elements are all over the place...WITCHWOOD has Tad's name written inexplicably like the Bobby Dollar books, while the title is a LITTLE closer to the MS&T books if not exactly right either...they seemingly got the memo with THE HEART OF WHAT WAS LOST as the name AND the title fonts and spacing is very much in line with MST&T, and then we get EoG which while looking similar has stretched out Tad's name to be fat instead of the condensed look on the MS&T, THOWWL, and even the Shadowmarch and Otherland books....and then BROTHERS OF THE WIND and the forthcoming INTO THE NARROWDARK are completely revamped with the new (non-Whelan) art and have a completely new name and title aesthetic (a style I like a LOT....but wish it hadn't come mid-series).

    Who is the art designer at DAW, because they should be fired. This is an atrocious lack of foresight. Like even if I accept the new style and artist from BOTW onwards, the shitty attention to how the other Whelan covers in the series are laid out in font, size, style, kerning ect. should make everyone intensely angry. We spend $40/hardcover only for them to look like a ragtag mismatch group on the shelf.

    For what it's worth I'd like to praise Jim Tierney's work on the BROTHERS OF THE WIND prequel cover and the INTO THE NARROWDARK covers (See below) as both the images and the title and layout are REALLY nice and I like them a lot. It just bothers me that half the series is going to look the way it does (all over the place), and the second half will be uniform in the new style, but that style is completely different.
    Like these are really cool, and the font is cool and the vibe is cool...I just wish the whole set looked like this.

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  4. Avatar Sequels

    09 May 2022 - 03:09 PM

    Looks great!

    Simon Franglen 100% aping sadly deceased James Horner for the score.

    And if there's one guy you don't bet against in's James Cameron.

    The guy's filmography is basically sterling, and the two sequels he made are both not only considered classics, but elevated the genre's and franchises they were in.

    It's also nice to know he's hired a writers room for these sequels, so you can depend on a more complex narrative.

  5. Star Trek: Strange New Worlds

    09 March 2022 - 07:26 PM

    Looks dope!


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    01 Feb 2022 - 20:07
    Huh, comment disappeared. Happy birthday dude.
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    01 Feb 2022 - 20:06
    Jeez dude, are you 45? I feel old.
    Happy birthday, hope it's a good one.
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    01 Feb 2021 - 20:31
    happy 44th!
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    01 Feb 2019 - 18:04
    Thanks man!
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    01 Feb 2019 - 18:01
    Happy #42 - the meaning of everything!
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    01 Feb 2019 - 18:00
    Happy #42 - the meaning of everything!
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    01 Feb 2018 - 20:08
    Thanks man!
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    01 Feb 2018 - 19:57
    Happy #41
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    04 Dec 2016 - 01:55
    Done, sorry Ando, I didnt realize it was full.
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    03 Dec 2016 - 18:00
    Hey, could you make a little bit of room in your inbox?
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    17 Mar 2016 - 22:32
    lol, I focused right on 'redolent' too! Not sure why, but I felt like it was worth pointing out with my post :P
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    02 Feb 2014 - 13:11
    LOL. Truth. Thanks Sombra.
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    02 Feb 2014 - 08:47
    Wow, you're old. ;)
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    Mrs Savagely Wishy Washy 

    11 Jun 2013 - 11:46
    Where iz you? Haven't seen you for ages on the forum!
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    13 May 2013 - 15:24
    I've not actually watched it yet. I've been awaiting the English dub (and a theatre release in Canada)...but I hear it's insanity and sets some things on their ear.
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