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  1. In Topic: Reading at t'moment?

    18 May 2019 - 06:37 PM

    View Postamphibian, on 18 May 2019 - 12:38 PM, said:

    View PostAbyss, on 17 May 2019 - 07:17 PM, said:

    View PostQuickTidal, on 17 May 2019 - 04:29 PM, said:

    View PostLackluster Bachelorette, on 17 May 2019 - 03:30 PM, said:

    Abyss


    Abyss's problem with MS&T boiled down to "The Norns/Hikeda'ya have occasional 'magic' that comes from chanting/singing" which occurred in exactly one scene, in one book, at one siege. It's not exactly a complaint that can be levelled at the series as a whole by a long shot.

    And quite frankly, the Norns "threat" is so much more than any magic they might possess.


    Actually no, that's just the scene where I threw the book away and ignored it for a few days.
    Keeping in mind I read the entire series, and much else by this author, my problems with it were...

    - travelogues... so many characters spending chapters slogging from point a to b;

    - victims... most of the cast are bystanders to more interesting people doing interesting things that don't involve the cast;

    - weak, poorly developed baddies who are basically evil for the sake of the baddie being evil;

    - very little happens through each doorstopper and then something big happens, the end.

    Yeah, this is where I rest on Tad Williams after reading the Otherland books as well.

    As cool as Bushmen characters are, I don't dig Tad's writing style.


    OTHERLAND (great trilogy) avoided most of these problems most of the time. Itís excessively padded with side quests and b-plots of no particular value to the story, but overall the characters are active participants, the slogging is brief and with purpose, the baddies are mostly well developed, and while Williams does lean towards slow burn to big finish, more Ďeventsí happen during the books than just the finales, and the ultimate finale for the series is a hell of a payoff.
  2. In Topic: The Cheap/Free Ebooks Thread!

    17 May 2019 - 07:19 PM

    View PostSalt-Man Z, on 17 May 2019 - 04:54 AM, said:

    Steven Hall's excellent The Raw Shark Texts is once again $1.99 for Kindle (US only): http://amazon.com/dp/B01DRXTSQI


    Worth iAAAAAAAAARGH
  3. In Topic: Reading at t'moment?

    17 May 2019 - 07:17 PM

    View PostQuickTidal, on 17 May 2019 - 04:29 PM, said:

    View PostLackluster Bachelorette, on 17 May 2019 - 03:30 PM, said:

    Abyss


    Abyss's problem with MS&T boiled down to "The Norns/Hikeda'ya have occasional 'magic' that comes from chanting/singing" which occurred in exactly one scene, in one book, at one siege. It's not exactly a complaint that can be levelled at the series as a whole by a long shot.

    And quite frankly, the Norns "threat" is so much more than any magic they might possess.


    Actually no, that's just the scene where I threw the book away and ignored it for a few days.
    Keeping in mind I read the entire series, and much else by this author, my problems with it were...

    - travelogues... so many characters spending chapters slogging from point a to b;

    - victims... most of the cast are bystanders to more interesting people doing interesting things that don't involve the cast;

    - weak, poorly developed baddies who are basically evil for the sake of the baddie being evil;

    - very little happens through each doorstopper and then something big happens, the end.


  4. In Topic: Stranger Things

    16 May 2019 - 03:36 AM

    Loved FRINGE, even the weaker seasons. Walter Noble is the greatest mad scientist ever.
  5. In Topic: Game of Thrones: Final Season

    15 May 2019 - 05:04 PM

    I figure Drogon just gets pissed, dumps Dany, razes everything and takes over.

    "DROGON KING NOW. IRON THRONE IS GOOD BACKSCRATCHER. BRING SHEEP."

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    Savannah 

    31 Jan 2019 - 15:19
    Unbound Worlds now redirects to the PRH website, so that Top 100 fantasy link no longer works. Here's a very similar one though: https://reedsy.com/discovery/blog/best-fantasy-series
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    Abyss 

    31 May 2016 - 03:21
    Because some mobile browsers don't resize and it makes the thread unreadable.
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    Terez 

    30 May 2016 - 18:50
    Just out of curiosity, why is it necessary to spoiler big pics on this forum? They go off the page and don't cause the text to unwrap, and they get resized in mobile browsers. I don't mind doing it; just asking.
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    Shinrei 

    27 Dec 2013 - 12:11
    Merry Nonsensicus!
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    Abyss 

    20 Sep 2013 - 13:20
    And yet you cannot tear your eyes away from it.
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    Mrs Savagely Wishy Washy 

    20 Sep 2013 - 12:23
    There is a word to describe that pic, I just found one in the depths of my convulsing brain. It's DISTURBING but in a funny way.
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    Terez 

    10 Apr 2013 - 17:44
    If you're keeping score, I think my conversation (in a WoT thread, I think) with that one noob-troll about how to get banned from Malazan is worth a few. (i.e. "I recommend telling Malaclypse he's a douchebag.")
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    Abyss 

    18 Dec 2012 - 19:27
    When the new order rises, lazy posters will be among the first to be purged.
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    Whisperzzzzzzz 

    18 Dec 2012 - 19:18
    Good call with the spoilers tags. I didn't want to add them because it makes it extra work to read posts :D
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    Bantato 

    21 Nov 2012 - 17:31
    HELLO
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    Macros 

    15 Nov 2012 - 20:08
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCadcBR95oU
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    Abyss 

    14 Jun 2012 - 17:04
    That's CAThulhu.
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    The dancing game 

    14 Jun 2012 - 16:54
    ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn!!!
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    Oddball 

    30 Mar 2012 - 16:46
    Thanks for setting me up in PEN!
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    Terez 

    23 Mar 2012 - 08:18
    Not having read about the dragon-cow, I didn't pay much mind to your write-up, but now that I've read their write-up and the comments, I appreciate the statement you made. Also, good job. ;)
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