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Brush and Quill / Re: Book Thread Continued
« on: November 28, 2017, 11:40:07 AM »
I finally picked up Sabriel and read it, and really liked it. I jumped into the sequel right away. :)

Also, books 1-6 of the Dresden Files books are on sale as a bundle today for $8!
http://amzn.to/2iZXFpb

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General Discussions / Re: Random and Amazing Pictures, Please!
« on: August 18, 2017, 12:41:39 PM »
AVOCADO.

O.

:)

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Brush and Quill / Re: Book Thread Continued
« on: July 31, 2017, 11:46:04 PM »
As you learn more about his relationship with his family later on, that actually makes some sense.

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Brush and Quill / Re: Book Thread Continued
« on: July 28, 2017, 01:05:33 PM »
I recently read a book called Hold Me Closer, Necromancer. Fully enjoyed it. Funny, a bit scary, good stuff. Next up is the sequel, Necromancing the Stone. :)

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Semi-related note: I recently picked up all of the as-yet-released issues of a six issue comic, Planet of the Apes/Green Lantern. It's 100% designed for people who are big fans of the original movies and are also at least somewhat well-informed on the last few years of Green Lantern.  I enjoyed it. :)

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Brush and Quill / Re: Book Thread Continued
« on: May 31, 2017, 03:32:07 PM »
Aragorn starts the LotR books at 87... but his people live much longer than regular men.

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Brush and Quill / Re: Book Thread Continued
« on: May 29, 2017, 12:05:19 PM »
That's a crazy coincidence, @Lando. (I typed Dincrest first - forgot you had changed your name. Thank goodness for that avatar!)  I just started reading the first Shannara trilogy too. I read it way back when I was a teen, so I've basically forgotten everything about it. I hear that it's really just the first book that's got that strong feel.

I'm glad that you're enjoying Steelheart more now - you and the main character have an unusual commonality in the metaphor thing. :)

I still think it's cool that you worked at Penguin, Jimmy. I love books, but my career just never took me to a place where I was involved with them. Maybe when I retire, if libraries still exist in something like their current form, I'll see if they'll let me work at one.

I just read a book called Every Heart a Doorway, and I really liked it. It's about a school for kids who have gone through a doorway to a magical world and now are stuck back on Earth, where nobody believes them. (Like Alice from Wonderland and the Pevensies from Narnia. All of the characters in the book are original, they just had that type of experience.) It's a standalone novel, which seems really rare these days, and I was glad to see it.

I also re-read the first Mistborn book recently, but haven't quite started on the second again yet, because of the aforementioned. :)

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Brush and Quill / Re: Book Thread Continued
« on: May 13, 2017, 10:52:35 AM »
I've never thought about it either, but that connection rings true to me as well. Nice catch, @Rgeneb1 !

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The Voices is one I often recommend to people, and nobody ever seems to have heard of it. Glad you liked it too. That said, I personally thought the backstory was good. That's OK, though. :)

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RPGFan: Forums / Re: 'Likes' taking a long time to load
« on: March 22, 2017, 10:42:19 PM »
Sorry to hear about the troubles. I let Mark know, and hopefully he'll be able to help.

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Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« on: March 21, 2017, 07:30:40 PM »
lol teh story sux amirite?
Fuck you, Gayolus, I liked the plot.

I realize you were being intentionally childish, but we are pretty happy without gay-bashing here.

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Brush and Quill / Re: Book Thread Continued
« on: March 15, 2017, 11:01:19 PM »
Looks like I forgot to come here and say something about a book I read recently.

It's called Romeo And/Or Juliet, and it's a choose-your-own-adventure type book where you can choose to play the path of the Shakespeare play... if you want to die. It's pretty great. Very fun and funny. You start out by choosing whether to be Romeo or Juliet, and my first time as Romeo, they ended up getting married and living happily ever after, after Romeo snuck into her house dressed as a maid to see if he could figure out how to end their families' feud. They saw each other across a room and she fell in love, amazed at meeting a man brave enough to dress that way.  My first time as Juliet, she ended up running away from home, meeting a dude named something like Yolo Swagski in a bar, and going away with him to his island, where she became a personal trainer for knights, and eventually after a mutual-but-not-devastating breakup, a pirate.

The author has written a bunch of Adventure Time comics, so that'll give you a better-known example of his style.
http://amzn.to/2mQPcqA

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A new theater is opening near me, so they had a couple of days where they played movies from last year for super cheap. I went and saw Passengers, thought it was pretty decent, despite some iffy physics (the specific memory that sticks out was Chris Pratt crying in the space suit). I'm not sure I am totally down with the ending, but I don't absolutely hate it or anything.

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General Games / Re: Fire Emblem Heroes
« on: February 21, 2017, 08:38:22 PM »
Would you like to buy five more posting gems for $1.99?

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RPGFan: Forums / Re: Can't post in FEHeroes thread.
« on: February 21, 2017, 02:30:28 PM »
Do you get an error, or does it just not have a Reply button or anything?

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