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3526  Media / The Soundroom / Re: Best Title or Opening Themes on: January 28, 2011, 06:07:14 PM
3527  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Find creepy websites. on: January 27, 2011, 06:46:52 AM
Not a creepy website, but more of a creepy ad thats been showing up for me recently on this site.


3528  Site Related & More / RPGFan: The Boards / Re: Personal Messages: Sent Folder Not Storing Messages? on: January 26, 2011, 08:00:51 PM
I thought the updates on my bowel movements were of the upmost importance to you, Yoda.

I'm sad to hear otherwise.
3529  Media / Brush and Quill / Re: Book Thread Continued on: January 26, 2011, 07:44:29 PM
I know the feeling Banestar.

Things I dislikes about this book (My god, this got long so I don't blame anyone for not reading it)

The sudden change in what the Imperial Order stood for. By the way they raped, pillaged and murdered there way across 3 books they were far from the cleansing fire of a fanatical religious sect, which is what they were made into in Faith of the Fallen.

Kahlan's hatred towards the Sisters of the Light that was never really resolved. She warmed up to them alot during the war, yeah, but we are given no indication of her forgiveness, or even if she still beleives that Prelate Ann was the cause  of all the catastrophe around her.

Richard's betrayal of the D'haran people. Spin it any way you want, but Richard abandoned the people who dedicated their lives to him to be massaccared at the hands of the Order. He claimed fighting would only cause more death, although we have plainly seen that when the Order invades a city they slaughter every man woman and child in sight, leaving no survivors. It makes no sense, the soldiers would have died anyway, regardless of whether they fought or not. At least their way, they killed over a million of them in the process.

Brother Narev who was quite clearly singled out as being a special type of wizard, a Sorcerer, who never once casted a fricken spell. What was the point of mentioning that he was a rare type of wizard if he died without doing anything of note. It was just a cheap workaround to explain how Janang was going to slow the aging process down in his palace, which never happened anyway.

A wasted oppoertinity with Kalahns Half-sister, the mad Queen of Galea. We get told that her kingdom was taken by the Order by a passing comment from a soldier. I just found the premise interesting.  

Kadar Kadeef. No one in that day and age could survive those types of burns. They were too severe, he didnt even get healed with magic. Impossible, simple as that.

It was too simplistic. This book is obviously more heavily laden with Goodkinds personal views on life and society than any of his other books (that ive read). Yes yes, Goodkind, communism and all it stands for is steaming dog poo with the blood of sick babies mixed in, while capitalism is a sugar-coated Jesus with gold gilding and a lemony scent. God forbid there be shades of gray. I mean, Capitalism never made anyone poor, right? Remember kids, if anything bad ever happens to you, you brought it on yourself for not trying hard enough.

The ending was obviously rushed. Months would pass between chapters. Not to mention the absolutely ridiculous scene where Richard was on the ground after being stabbed. First of all Kalahn is leaning over him to check if he is okay, but then she collpases to the ground because Nicci is doing...something, who knows, never explained. Anyway, then Sister Allessandra appears to check if Richard is okay, but then she collpases to the floor because she has been stabbed by brother Neal. But then HE collapses to the floor because some fucking RANDOM woman comes in and hits him over the head just in time, then runs away again, but then Brother Narev appears over Richard, and falls to the floor after Richard somehow bests him.

We never learn if Sister Allessandra was healed. She wasn't stabbed for a FRACTION of the time Richard was, but she was completely useless throughout the entire book, so why should she live, really?

If Nicci had no magic, how was she able to cloak Richards link with the D'haran people?


Things I did like though were,

Cara is still awesome in this book, she is steadily becoming more emotional, which I'm not that keen on really because most of the books comedy comes from her dark sense of humor, ignorance in emotional matters and simplistic view of solving problems, which usully consisted of killing the problem in a horrible way.

Verna's idea of using tiny shards of glass to blind the enemy. I just thought it was a cool little idea that got around the enemys magical protection and the way Kalahn delevered it was a rather beutiful image.

The cottage Richard built really did seem like an idealic place that would be wonderful to live in.


Christ, that list is awful unbalanced. Maybe i wont get the next book, I obviously loathed a lot of this one.
3530  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Deathly Hallows on: January 26, 2011, 06:25:55 PM
They did what!?


One is not amused.
3531  Media / The Soundroom / Re: Test your game musical knowledge on: January 26, 2011, 06:23:44 PM
You guys blew me out of the water really. I got 18/90. And one of those was only because Wild Armor mentioned Grim Fandango.

Typically the ones I got were all RPGs except

Super Mario Bros.
Golden Axe
Crash Bandicoot
and Warcraft
3532  Media / Brush and Quill / Re: Book Thread Continued on: January 26, 2011, 05:56:31 PM
Okay, I was staying with my Gran for a couple of days, which meant I got plenty of reading done because she has not internet connection and I don't watch TV. So, yeah, I finished Faith of the Fallen. I feel awful for still wanting to read the next book, but I'm just so invested in these characters it seems a shame to stop. I do like them.

Faith of the Fallen wasn't bad, I've read bad books, this wasn't bad. It was just...preachy and misguided. Richards character got messed up in this book, doing some things that are very unlike him.

Also starting to think Terry Goodkind has mother issues. How many times is Richard going to be held captive by sadomasochistic dominatrix's?

Moving on, now reading Perdido Street Station by China Mieville., I hear good things.
3533  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Catherine from Persona team on PS360 on: January 26, 2011, 05:50:09 PM
That is a bit of a shock to me, but now that I think about it - it would make sense. I'm still in the mindset that this is an RPG, which it isn't really. Need to pay more attention.
3534  Site Related & More / RPGFan: The Boards / Re: Personal Messages: Sent Folder Not Storing Messages? on: January 26, 2011, 05:46:19 PM
Indeed, i'm up to 15 times in a row on forgetting to check the little box.
3535  Media / Brush and Quill / Re: Book Thread Continued on: January 22, 2011, 02:31:21 PM
Yeah, reading through Pillars of Creation right now and I can tottally see the similarity to Ayn Rands "Anthem" and its really putting me off. :(

EDIT: I meant Faith of the Fallen
3536  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy: Case Zero - The Heroes of Zardoz Marathon on: January 20, 2011, 03:21:11 AM
Oooooh, hey sailor~

Yeah, I'm offically moving into my new flat on Feburary 5th, so that's when I'll finally get back to my RPGing. Oh how I miss it. I'll probs just speed through FF1 since I've fallen behind.


Wanderer Returns
Bastard Bird Stole My Money
Yoda, Spare Change?
3537  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan's Games of the Year on: January 19, 2011, 04:18:24 PM
Question wasn't aimed at me but I would like to help out.

I would say Strange Journey is one of the better RPG's on the DS, it had a very good atmosphere and the gameplay was solid if, yeah, a little repetitive when you get further in. I frankly didn't have the patience some people had to navigate some of the more extremely difficult dungeons, so I didn't finish the game, unlike every other SMT game I played.

As for saving, there are allocated save points in the dungeons, but I don't think they are as often as what people are used to on a handheld. Though they are quite centrally located and easy to get to once you know where it is.
3538  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Youtube on: January 19, 2011, 05:42:34 AM

3539  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Semi-lame/Semi-Funny innernet game: Name of your band, album, and cover art on: January 15, 2011, 05:32:35 AM
Band: Get Your Baddass On http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Get_Your_Badass_on_%28EP%29
Album: Don't have a billion dollars!
Cover: http://www.flickr.com/photos/himitsuhana/5351815883/

I think we can all agree that i win this game.
3540  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: January 15, 2011, 05:23:05 AM
From what i've heard about Black Swan it is basically just "Perfect Blue".

Is there any truth in that?
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