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Re: What Are You Reading Right Now?!?!?! :)
« Reply #120 on: August 27, 2010, 03:20:25 pm »
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« Reply #121 on: August 28, 2010, 11:04:26 am »
I don't have a least favorite character yet. I was worried that Jo would be annoying but I actually find her funny. Achmed grew on me because he is obviously the smartest and best strategist, also, when it seems like he's being mean most of the time it just means he's being extra cautious. The only character I am annoyed with is Gwydion/Sam. He's set up as this big love interest, he lies about his name and origins, and then disappears for a million pages. But it doesn't work out too well for him either.

Oh, yes, Gwydion/Sam is also an irritating character.

What's your opinion on Rhapsody? Find her to be a Mary Sue as so many claim?
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As far as the villains are concerned, I think the F'dor are quite memorably. Formless demons that can possess anyone and live forever and want to burn the world? Brrrrrr.
I don't think you have to be a unique dude to be a memorable villain exactly. Sometimes you just have to be creepy. The F'dor are creepy. Real creepy.

They remind me of the Yeerks in Animorphs I read when I was a teenager. The Yeerks were creepy for the same reason; they could be anywhere and anybody.

But they have no personality. It's been a couple years, but not once do I remember a F'dor giving a big speech like, "BEHOLD, YE WORLD SHALT END IN FLAAAAMESSSS!!!!" or something similarly hammy, which to me is a must for wannabe-world-destroying demons.



So I finally finished the first novel finally and began the second novel. Turns out that Ashe/Gwydion/Sam are the all same person. So now I have to decide weather I want to ship him and Rhapsody. But so far I am still kind of annoyed at Gwydion because he lied about his name when he went to the past, and the whole name changing thing (including Emily changing her name to Rhapsody) would have made it a whole lot less likely for them to end up together. He was sent there to do one thing, (meet up with Emily/Rhapsody in past so he could marry her in the present,) and he screwed that up. Then he went and got his heart cut out by some demon (I don't know this for sure yet but there have been a few heavy handed hints to this already). It doesn't to me like he's good enough for Rhapsody. Also, I think that Grunthor would make a better pairing with Rhapsody anyway. They get along better then her and either Ashe or Achmed. She says that Grunthor "is out of the question" in a recent chapter but I don't really think this jells with her character. She has been shown to disregard appearance in the interest of getting to know that person's inside multiple times. What makes Grunthor so different? Maybe it's because Grunthor is... (admittedly,) not the sharpest knife in the drawer. That, to me, actually is a good reason to not date or marry someone, but it's still kind of sad. Maybe the author just thought it would be icky.

And I still think the F'dor are really creepy villains. Yes, they are seriously deficient on the Snidely Whiplash style of hammy evil quotient, but I think the paranoia they inspire makes up for it. They are kind of like pod people. Except more "world-burny". :D ;) Some of my favorite villains are actually anonymous. Sauron never had hammy dialog. In fact He never even showed up. But He was still creepy. The Dementors from Harry Potter don't even have a head under their cowl but they scared the bageesus out of me until Harry started being able to jiz out Patronis charms.
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Re: What Are You Reading Right Now?!?!?! :)
« Reply #122 on: August 31, 2010, 05:40:53 pm »
I think it's because Grunthor already has several girls that he carries everywhere with him.

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« Reply #123 on: August 31, 2010, 07:11:10 pm »
You mean the swords?  ???
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« Reply #124 on: September 03, 2010, 06:32:49 pm »
You mean the swords?  ???

No, I mean the dude's got a bag of holding with an entire harem in it stuffed down his pants.


(:P yeah, I meant the swords. Jokingly, of course.)

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« Reply #125 on: September 05, 2010, 06:22:34 am »
That would be really cool though. (Well if the air in there was replenished, of course.)  :D

Also, Ethesmoys or whatever her name is is a super cool dragon. I was surprised. I thought she would be mean but she's really nice. Her chapters were sweet.  :-*
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Re: What Are You Reading Right Now?!?!?! :)
« Reply #126 on: September 09, 2010, 03:34:56 am »
I'm re-reading the Horus Heresy sci-fi novel series (Black Library, various authors)

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« Reply #127 on: November 08, 2010, 10:12:39 pm »
The Art of Deception by Kevin D. Mitnick.

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« Reply #128 on: November 19, 2010, 02:35:14 pm »
Hard back version of The Pacific by Hugh Ambrose
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« Reply #129 on: November 26, 2010, 08:23:29 am »
The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya by Naragu Tanigawa (which makes four Haruhi novels this year, but it's a good series  :)!).

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« Reply #130 on: December 10, 2010, 12:30:30 pm »
I read the Millenium trilogy in approximately two days. Been a while since I got sucked into fiction that much.

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« Reply #131 on: December 11, 2010, 01:15:21 am »
the discworld series

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« Reply #132 on: February 08, 2011, 04:49:33 pm »
The First Heretic (Horus Heresy series) and the Blood Angels omnibus.
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« Reply #133 on: February 09, 2011, 01:13:24 am »
What do you think of it odd? I read it a few weeks ago:)

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« Reply #134 on: February 09, 2011, 03:01:04 am »
What The First Heretic?  thought it was all right apart from the Cadia part, but then thought well it would take a while for it to be populated and a Imperial Guard unit to be formed there.  But then again won't every one else be eventually tainted in the same way with purple eyes as the worshippers?
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« Reply #135 on: February 16, 2011, 06:05:02 am »
Moved onto another Horus Heresy book called: Prospero Burns (The Wolves unleashed). So far it reminds me of the book Eater's of the dead which spawned the film The Thirteenth Warrior (thought the film was better in this case after reading the book which was a bit of a let down).  A man from the Middle East who travels with the Men From The North who tells stories and fights along side them.
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« Reply #136 on: February 16, 2011, 08:14:50 pm »
does manga count? cause if so i'm reading a lot:
air gear;
bakuman;
blazer drive;
bleach;
fairy tail;
gantz;
high school of the dead;
history's strongest disciple kenichi;
hunter x hunter;
Kantakeyo hitman reborn!;
kimi no todoke;
kurohime;
mahou sensei nejima;
naruto;
nurariyon no mago;
one peice;
rosario vampire;
and vampire knight.

i hate the release schedules of them though, complete nightmare waiting for new chapters

oh and on the book front, re-reading Eragon and Wolf on the plains (yes, i read multiple books simultaneously as i have one i read in bed and one i read the rest of the time)

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« Reply #137 on: March 10, 2011, 06:37:06 pm »
I'm currently reading Kushiel's Dart by Jacqueline Carey, and I'm nearing the end.

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« Reply #138 on: March 11, 2011, 02:38:46 pm »
i just read FREAK:legend of the nonblondes and Jyu-oh-sei, both brilliant mangas

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« Reply #139 on: March 13, 2011, 04:26:05 am »
Recent read Raymond E. Feist's latest book "A Kingdom Besieged" and its fantastic!  A VERY easy read and throughly enjoyable.
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« Reply #140 on: March 13, 2011, 08:52:05 am »
Stephen King's " 'Salem's Lot. ".

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« Reply #141 on: March 25, 2011, 09:10:16 am »
Argentine book, dunno how to translate it correctly, so i dunno, use a translator to see if you get better luck. :P

Trilogy "Saga de los confines" by Liliana Bodoc. I'm reading the third and last book.

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« Reply #142 on: March 25, 2011, 02:13:52 pm »
Right now I'm reading this thread.
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« Reply #143 on: April 03, 2011, 05:59:15 pm »
I have just started reading Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides.  It's alright, so far.  The novel has not gotten too much into the narrator's intersexuality, but has touched upon it enough to peak my curiosity.  I'm also reading the next to last volume of the For Better or For Worse comic strip, which is excellent, by the way. 

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« Reply #144 on: April 04, 2011, 01:54:01 pm »
Finished "The Gathering Storm"  (Got W.o.T.?)  a month or so ago, and am now on, "Oxy-Acetylene Welding and Cutting, Electric, Forge and Thermit Welding Together with Related Methods and Materials Used in Metal Working and the Oxygen Process for Removal of Carbon."

No, really, that's the title.  I'm not kidding. 

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« Reply #145 on: April 04, 2011, 05:40:43 pm »
now is all that printed on the front of the book? because that's awesome.

I am currently reading One Hundred Days: Memoirs of the Falklands battle group commander
not actually that bad, considering its written by an admiral not a novelist.
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« Reply #146 on: April 04, 2011, 06:40:25 pm »
now is all that printed on the front of the book? because that's awesome.

Hard to say, I've got the digital edition on an Amazon Kindle.  It's certainly all printed on the cover there. 

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« Reply #147 on: April 05, 2011, 01:29:10 pm »
prefer the one by Commander "Sharky" Ward: Sea Harrier Over The Falklands Pwncho.  did not like the one you are reading by Admiral Woodward for various reasons which do not belong in this forum.
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« Reply #148 on: April 12, 2011, 07:44:50 pm »
Having (Much belatedly) realized that highschool reading skipped some definite classics in favor of...  well trash, I've decided that I've gone long enough without them.  Starting with Hemingway, and "The Old Man and the Sea."

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« Reply #149 on: April 19, 2011, 12:05:20 pm »
I'm reading some incest hentai doujins (shock and dismay, anyone? :P).
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