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Schleiermacher
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2016 8:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

Just finished Andy Weir's The Martian. Good book and fun reading, but despite the obvious PR reasons I have a hard time believing the way the book presents
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2016 11:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

Forcing my way through the WH32K - War of the Beast Novels . .
Did i rant here about how Games Workshop is shitting on 40 years of 40K canon yet?
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2016 12:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

Stahlseele wrote:
Forcing my way through the WH32K - War of the Beast Novels . .
Did i rant here about how Games Workshop is shitting on 40 years of 40K canon yet?


If you had to take a dump I could think of worse places to take a shit.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2016 12:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

Indeed, the lore of 40K has kinda always been shit thrown at the wall and see if it sticks keep throwing moar shit.

The only people who enkoy 40K lore have actually created their own fanlore that uses just about 0,1% of the official material and outright ignores the remaining 99,9 %.

Fun fact, did you know the Imperium makes smart missiles by grafting people inside them so they'll do the maneuvering? Because AIs are evhul, but sacrificing people in horrific ways to get a bonus to your to-hit roll is perfectly kosher. Unless you don't worship the emprah, in which case you're a filthy renegade.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2016 12:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

yes, i do know that.

and i can't even blame Matt Ward for this bullshit <.<
it's actually written, in part, by Dan Abnett, who has written some, if not most, of the really good 40K stuff . . So much so that people have started calling it the Daniverse . .

But the stuff they are putting into the War of the Beast basically invalidates ALL of the 40K canon!
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2016 10:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

I got around to reading Sex and the Cthulhu Mythos.
...Litcrit people are the worst. THE WORST. I admire AH's restraint; my overview of the existing body of critical work would've comprised an unending stream of asterisks.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2016 11:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

maglag wrote:
The only people who enkoy 40K lore have actually created their own fanlore that uses just about 0,1% of the official material and outright ignores the remaining 99,9 %.


Yep
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2016 1:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

Found a book recently released as a free PDF: A to Z of Cthulu mythos

http://www.rollespilsakademiet.dk/mythos/mythosabc_english.pdf
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2016 7:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

If anyone wants Numenera books released as part of the Torment: Tides of Numenera kickstarter - I can send them to you.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2016 6:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

phlapjackage wrote:
Found a book recently released as a free PDF: A to Z of Cthulu mythos

http://www.rollespilsakademiet.dk/mythos/mythosabc_english.pdf


Funny that. I've been on a Lovecraft kick recently. I make no pretense of being a really perceptive or scholarly reader but...

I keep noticing his longer works all followed the same sort of...structure, like a narrative zoom-in.

Take Shadow over Innsmouth: First it shows what the neighbors think of Innsmouth, then you get what the place actually looks like, and then you get the history from a non-Deep One local, then you get the locals trying to kill the narrator, then it turns out the narrator is a Deep One descendant, too, in the end.

Call of Cthulhu does the same thing: First the Cthulhu cult is talked about in broad detail from vague dreams and sleepwalker's sculptures. Then Inspector Legrasse got a close look at the cult and heard about them in some detail, and then the sailor saw Cthulhu himself.

In addition to racism and wise old academics saving the world, Lovecraft was really fond of that narrative device of increasing detail and immediacy towards the end of the story, after spending the first part of the story in a very broad summary, often just of a locale.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 07, 2017 8:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

I found a collection of all of Howard's Solomon Kane stories.

I'm actually liking these more than what Conan I read. Maybe because Solomon has a BIT more depth and maybe because the howling racism isn't quite so loud.

It does make me wonder why they've never done a movie on this guy. Hell, a video game would be awesome, too. Although possibly that's what playing the Witch Hunter in Vermintide is for.
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He jumps like a damned dragoon, and charges into battle fighting rather insane monsters with little more than his bare hands and rather nasty spell effects conjured up solely through knowledge and the local plantlife. He unerringly knows where his goal lies, he breathes underwater and is untroubled by space travel, seems to have no limits to his actual endurance and favors killing his enemies by driving both boots square into their skull. His agility is unmatched, and his strength legendary, able to fling about a turtle shell big enough to contain a man with enough force to barrel down a near endless path of unfortunates.

--The horror of Mario

Zak S, Zak Smith, Dndwithpornstars, Zak Sabbath. He is a terrible person and a hack at writing and art. His cultural contributions are less than Justin Bieber's, and he's a shitmuffin. Go go gadget Googlebomb!
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 07, 2017 9:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

Maxus wrote:

It does make me wonder why they've never done a movie on this guy. Hell, a video game would be awesome, too. Although possibly that's what playing the Witch Hunter in Vermintide is for.


They actually made a movie version in 2009, though it wasn't exactly a big time production.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 07, 2017 9:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

The movie wasn't terrible, as I was expecting. I did dislike that they make Solomon some sort of reformed/cursed pirate mercenary. I mean, there are hints at a bloody past on the seas for him in some stories, but the movie made it too central and I think it diminished the character. James Purefoy was good casting tho.

I enjoy that Solomon Kane reads very well as a Reborn from After Sundown with a past life as an African warrior, given his uncanny affinity for Africa. He even has Sands of Time wherein a description of him dodging an attack it suggests in another timeline he would have died.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 07, 2017 10:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

I bought Moby Dick but then lost it and now I am on the hunt for the Moby Dick novel
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Maxus
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 08, 2017 1:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

erik wrote:

I enjoy that Solomon Kane reads very well as a Reborn from After Sundown with a past life as an African warrior, given his uncanny affinity for Africa. He even has Sands of Time wherein a description of him dodging an attack it suggests in another timeline he would have died.


Re: Solomon Movie

I'll have to check that out.

And that totally didn't occur to me, but I can see it now.

Also, what. Reformed mercenary? I mean, I just finished the damn collection, closest you get is him being ashamed of something men under his command did while he was in the French army. But I suppose they just can't imagine someone being a Puritan these days.
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--The horror of Mario

Zak S, Zak Smith, Dndwithpornstars, Zak Sabbath. He is a terrible person and a hack at writing and art. His cultural contributions are less than Justin Bieber's, and he's a shitmuffin. Go go gadget Googlebomb!
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 08, 2017 3:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

BLAME!

I wanted the final volume editions so I ordered two on Amazon so far, awaiting the rest to be published.

I know, I know, you can read it online, and I have the files saved, but I wanted the books....
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