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posts by LooseCannon Peralogue | joined 03 Feb 2004 | 72


posted 03 Feb 2004, 15:02 in Author Q & AMen v. Nonmen by LooseCannon, Peralogue

Exellent information. That indeed explains a lot about what went down in the prologue. Can you give us any indication of how many nonmen still exist? For instance, could they muster an army or are there just a few left? view post


posted 03 Feb 2004, 18:02 in Author Q & AMen v. Nonmen by LooseCannon, Peralogue

Thanks for the timely response! Nice to see a response from an author that doesn't contain the phrase "read and find out". And I echo what others have said on this site: great work and keep it up, looking forward to the rest of the series. :) As for the book launch - where and when? I saw you at Chapters last summer in north London but didn't have my copy of Darkness with me and was on the way to work so didn't have any time, unfortunately, to chat. view post


posted 04 Feb 2004, 02:02 in The Darkness That Comes Beforekellhus == good guy?? by LooseCannon, Peralogue

I got the impression that Kellhus was completely apathetic to every person he encountered in the book. He seemed to use them as tools and easily discard them if they were of no further use (as he did with Leweth). As for his intentions - I thought he was still planning on killing his father by the end of the book. However, I think in the second and/or third book he is going to change his priorities. For instance once he meets his father they will probably have a long conversation and his father will know how to break through all his Dunyain schooling and turn him to his side or whatever. Other than that I really don't know. It's all just wild speculation on my part. I need to reread tDtcB before May. Hard to remember a lot of this stuff. view post


posted 04 Feb 2004, 02:02 in The Darkness That Comes BeforeBest character by LooseCannon, Peralogue

I liked them all pretty much. However, the Emperor Xerius really stood out for me. The guy was absolutely hilarious. His inner monologue was a treat to read, not to mention the way he treated his mother. Needless to say I got mucho amusement from his chapters. Hopefully if he dies he will come back as a disembodied voice or something. ;) view post


Magic posted 04 Feb 2004, 13:02 in Author Q & AMagic by LooseCannon, Peralogue

Just wondering if you could shed a little more light on the Schoolmen in your series. We know that the Mandate have the "Gnostic of the Ancient North" which seems to make them more powerful then the other Schools from the Three Seas. Can you explain the Gnostic a little on this board? What exactly is it? And also, I'm not sure if it was ever mentioned in tDtcB but are certain Schoolmen more powerful than others from the same School, and if so what separates them in terms of power (i.e. natural ability, being able to draw more power into them, etc, etc)? view post


posted 05 Feb 2004, 22:02 in Author Q & AQuestion to R.S. regarding release dates. by LooseCannon, Peralogue

Yeah, that news isn't too bad at all. Just out of curiosity, do you have a page count for the Canadian version yet? I think you said somewhere on this forum that it was bigger than tDtCB... Also, was it your choice or the publishers to put it in the trade paperback style? Whatever the case, it is easily the most durable book I've ever read (even more than Mieville's which is in the same style) because the pages and the front and back cover actually flex instead of bending and creasing. Please don't change the style! view post


posted 10 Feb 2004, 04:02 in Author Q & ACurious if you... by LooseCannon, Peralogue

I find it interesting that so many chose the S&S cover yet the clear choice from all the people I've seen online is the Penguin cover. Anyway, the first thing I usually do when I'm looking at a book in a store is to see if there is a map of the world. The moment I saw yours I thought 'hey, this looks like the map of Middle Earth from Tolkien's work'. But I thought that in a good way ;). It comes across as familar by the way it is drawn and also, to me, made Earwa more credible because I was comparing it to such an amazingly realized world. Funny how you mentioned the Tolkien quote on the back there, I didn't even notice that. I remember when I first picked up Jordan's Eye of the World off a library shelf about ten years ago I read that blurb on the front about Jordan being the next Tolkien. It seems like every new, promising fantasy book these days gets that same Tolkien comparison placed on the cover. I have to admit that it is a good marketing tool as it made me interested in Jordan's series which I knew nothing about at the time. However, the Steven Erikson quote is what made me buy your book. And he didn't let me down I might add ;). view post


posted 11 Feb 2004, 14:02 in Author Q & ACurious if you... by LooseCannon, Peralogue

I have read Mieville's [u:3ksjylik]Perdido Street Station[/u:3ksjylik] and the [u:3ksjylik]Scar[/u:3ksjylik] and must say I quite enjoyed both. I like tasting different flavours of fantasy writing and Mieville is definitely at the top of the so-called Speculative Fantasy genre. I believe he is a self-proclaimed socialist and a lot of that reflects in his writing, but if the reader decides to ignore it you can easily enjoy his stories (well, at least I can). His comments on Tolkien are nothing more than a rant. When I read Tolkien I don't sit back and think "gee, this guy is ultra-conservative", I think "wow, what a great world and storyline he has created". Mieville is too political sometimes I think. view post


posted 15 Feb 2004, 20:02 in Author Q & AWhat are you most looking forward to? by LooseCannon, Peralogue

I'm looking forward to learning more about the history of the world, i.e. more about the First Apocalypse. Also, more info on Kellhus' father, Maithanet, the Kianese, Non-men, No-God, Gnostic of the North, and Golgotterath. Or to sum it up: everything! ;) view post


posted 15 Feb 2004, 21:02 in The Warrior ProphetAbout the books by LooseCannon, Peralogue

I read it pretty slowly as well. I think you can compare it to really good food as you want to take your time eating and enjoying every last bite. My apologies for the analogous cliche :P view post


posted 16 Feb 2004, 23:02 in Philosophy DiscussionOn The Warrior Prophet by LooseCannon, Peralogue

Back to the AI discussion (Sorry, I am a terrible philosopher): One of my teachers last semester gave us an interesting final lecture on the state of computer technology and where it is headed in the next hundred years. According to Moore's law integrated circuits will continue to double in efficiency every year. While some argue that this theory is no longer valid the fact of the matter is that when you think about how fast a computer processor is now and you start doubling that capability and then doubling it again and again and again you are talking about incredible advancements. By the end of the 21st century some of the things we've seen in movies like the Matrix and other cheesy sci-fi movies will be reality. Also, with all the advancements in nanotechnology processors will finally have the ability to transfer data at speeds that compliment them. I think it is also going to reduce prices on many technological devices by a considerable margin. view post


posted 17 Feb 2004, 22:02 in Philosophy DiscussionOn The Warrior Prophet by LooseCannon, Peralogue

The problem here is that the Nazis, as a society, didn't possess what most societies do have and that is a shred of honour or respect for your enemy. They systematically killed men, women and children in brutal gas chambers. I can't understand how they could look past this and still say "We are doing the right thing, the rest of the world is wrong in this". view post


posted 23 Feb 2004, 03:02 in Author Q & ADunyain by LooseCannon, Peralogue

Been reading through TDTCB and a question came to mind near the beginning. It is stated that when Kellhus left Ishual all the remaining Dunyain commited suicide to cleanse themselves of being polluted or some such by Moenghus' sorcery. Does this mean that Kellhus is the only remaining Dunyain in all of Earwa? I guess this might be bordering very close to spoilers so I guess if this topic is covered in later books just ignore this. view post


posted 03 Mar 2004, 13:03 in Author Q & AOther authors you enjoy by LooseCannon, Peralogue

I agree, Mal. I hate to go off on a tangent but this is what angered me about the new movie the Passion of the Christ. Besides all the other controversy the one thing that really irritated me was that people are calling this film too violent. It is like they expect the film not only to be politically correct by today's standards but also to sanitize it for today's sensitive market. How can you learn about history when modern ideals are inserted to appeal to today's audience. It isn't right I tell you! view post


posted 03 Mar 2004, 14:03 in Interviews and ReviewsMore laudations... this time from a very important group by LooseCannon, Peralogue

Here's hoping many people use that as their shopping list the next time they are in a bookstore. view post


posted 18 Mar 2004, 13:03 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by LooseCannon, Peralogue

I had the same problem with Liveship Traders. I read it off and on for a month and finally gave up. I just couldn't get interested in the so-so plot. I am sure I will eventually return to it at some point. Also, I have been struggling to get into Otherland: The Mountain of Black Glass. Just don't have the time I need at the moment to read so it is hard to get into books, I guess. Been about eight months since I read the previous novel in the Otherland series. Just finished Midnight Tides about two weeks ago (no trouble getting into this one!), and as Mal said, it was very good although MoI is probably still the best in the series. Erikson's series is definately at the top of the genre right now. Of course Bakker's series is looking like it might take a run for the title if the first book is any indication ;). view post


The Series That Comes After? posted 18 Mar 2004, 13:03 in Author Q & AThe Series That Comes After? by LooseCannon, Peralogue

Hi Scott, I was just wondering what your plans are after you finish the PoN series? Are you planning to stick to the basic fantasy genre or are you going to delve into other stuff? If so can you give us any indication on what we might be in for later on down the line? view post


posted 18 Mar 2004, 13:03 in The Darkness That Comes Beforekellhus == good guy?? by LooseCannon, Peralogue

@Sovin and Mal - He does indeed say he is on his way to kill his father, but he says it to Nauir and we are reading from Nauir's POV at that moment. So, you probably have a valid point there as I don't think Kellhus actually thinks to himself about killing his father anywhere else in the books. Regardless I am unsure if he will be able to kill his father. I imagine some sort of Darth Vader/Luke Skywalker encounter in the WP ;). view post


posted 18 Mar 2004, 18:03 in Author Q & AThe Series That Comes After? by LooseCannon, Peralogue

Interesting response! Not sure what to make of the comparison to the Hobbit. Are you implying that the next trilogy will focus on an even more epic plotline than the current one and that PON is just an introductory story into this world? That boggles my tiny little mind if that is the case. view post


posted 05 Apr 2004, 02:04 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by LooseCannon, Peralogue

Err that was me. Looks like I am yet another victim of the dreaded log-in curse ;). view post


posted 12 Apr 2004, 19:04 in Author Q & AA few questions by LooseCannon, Peralogue

On a completely unrelated note I saw a cow on TV a few weeks ago that has a third leg growing out of it's forehead. Thank you, that is all. view post


posted 13 Apr 2004, 21:04 in Off-Topic DiscussionOS's and Browsers by LooseCannon, Peralogue

I have a dual-boot of Redhat Linux 9 and Windows XP on my Laptop and just XP on my desktop. I use vmware at home on my PC so that way I can install several different OS's whenever I need to without them affecting my hard drive. You might want to give that a try, Loof if you are interested. www.vmware.com I like Linux but I do find that Windows XP beats it just for the overall graphics and multimedia aspect. And I prefer Outlook 2003 over the garbage e-mail clients that come with X Windows. Also, I heard that the next version of IE (7.0 I imagine) will feature tabbed browsing as well as a built in pop-up blocker to counter Mozilla. view post


posted 13 Apr 2004, 21:04 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by LooseCannon, Peralogue

I liked American Gods, took me a while to get into it but the last 200 pages or so went by very quickly for me. The book reminded me a lot of Steven King's style for some reason. Been meaning to read Neverwhere for over a year now :oops: Rereading Gardens of the Moon by Erikson at the moment. First time in a couple of years so it is refreshing to start from the beginning again. Also, I finished the Gunslinger last weekend and must say I enjoyed it. Some of the stuff at the end about the time nexus, etc was very interesting. Can't wait to get the rest. view post


posted 15 Apr 2004, 01:04 in Off-Topic DiscussionOS's and Browsers by LooseCannon, Peralogue

I've read articles that speculate if Linux ever manages to make its way onto a majority of desktop computers there could be an increase in viruses and software exploits. That is probably the only bad thing about open source - everyone can see the code and look for ways to exploit it. Of course on the flip side decent-minded people can see the code as well and alert developers to any potential flaw in their kernel code. Anyway, my point is that a lot of the flak Microsoft takes about all their critical patches is not entirely fair. They are just an easier target because people that use their software are the average computer user (read: idiot ;)) while users of Linux tend to keep their systems updated and patched and know enough not to click on shady file attachments. view post


posted 15 Apr 2004, 01:04 in Member Written WorksMy Book - A Faceless Shadow by LooseCannon, Peralogue

The pic of the map has been "temporarily removed" at your site, Mal. view post


posted 16 Apr 2004, 01:04 in Member Written WorksMy World (In Progress) by LooseCannon, Peralogue

I think it is a decent opening to a novel. Might even be good as the first chapter following a prologue that has some action in it and fills in some of the backstory (i.e. the usual formula you see in fantasy books). Two things that didn't seem to fit were the use of the word 'wetlanders' which seems sort of ripped off from a Wheel of Time book and the desert being described as stretching for miles and having never been crossed by these wetlanders. It doesn't sound daunting enough. Perhaps "hundreds of miles of barren desert" or something more descriptive like that. But good stuff. I know how hard it is to put to paper what you create in your mind. That is why I don't do it :P view post


posted 16 Apr 2004, 01:04 in Literature DiscussionStephen Erikson's Books by LooseCannon, Peralogue

I'm rereading GOTM for probably the fourth time (I think) and the first time in a few years and I am discovering a few tidbits I hadn't noticed before. Erikson has admitted that there are a few inconsistencies between this book and later books (some characters undergo sex changes as well as some erroneous dates) but it does become clear as you go back and read the books over. Btw, are you done reading GOTM yet, Wil? view post


posted 17 Apr 2004, 19:04 in Literature DiscussionStephen Erikson's Books by LooseCannon, Peralogue

Yeah you will probably get a better understanding of things if you reread the books. Erikson is the kind of writer that you have to read the story a couple of times before a lot of the detail sinks in. Either that or you have to read very slowly ;). MOI is my favorite of the series, btw. view post


posted 19 Apr 2004, 15:04 in Off-Topic DiscussionOS's and Browsers by LooseCannon, Peralogue

I love using Apache and MySQL, PHP, etc with Linux. PHPMyAdmin is a very handy database management tool. They are, as Sovin said, great for testing pages and stuff on your own machine first. IIS, that actually comes with Windows 2000 and XP (although it isn't installed by default), is not as good IMO but it is still available. I heard that Microsoft's next version of Windows (Longhorn) is apparently getting further and further pushed back and they might have to cut some of the more ambitious features from it and leave those until the next version after that (can't remember the code name). Anyway, this means we will prolly be seeing a Windows XP version 2.0 rather than the full-fledged next-generation OS as Gates promised :(. view post


posted 03 May 2004, 21:05 in The Darkness That Comes BeforeMoenghus = Mallahet? by LooseCannon, Peralogue

I never really gave much thought to it but leafing back through TDTCB on pg 153 (of the Canadian version at least) it says: [quote:2c8mb3gd]Mallahet is second only to Seokti in the Cishaurim. And only then because their Prophetic Law bars non-Kianene from the position of Heresiarch. Even the Cishaurim are fearful of his power!"[/quote:2c8mb3gd] I'd have to agree with this theory as it makes the most sense. Mallahet is also described as speaking "flawless Sheyic" which might be a dead giveaway that he is Dunyain. Another interesting tidbit in this passage is Skeaos being uncharacteristically shocked when it is revealed that the Holy War has made an alliance with the Scarlet Spires. I would assume that the Consult intended the Imperial Shiak to be used by the Holy War thus allowing the Nansur Empire to control it and in turn be controlled by the Consult. [/quote] view post


posted 03 May 2004, 22:05 in The Darkness That Comes BeforeBest character by LooseCannon, Peralogue

Yeah, the thing I like about Achamian as a character is he obviously holds a lot of power with his sorcery yet is still very vulnerable to Chorea so he is forced to restrain himself. I can just imagine the frustration of not blasting that bastard Sarcellus into oblivion ;). view post


posted 03 May 2004, 22:05 in Literature DiscussionStephen Erikson's Books by LooseCannon, Peralogue

The last hundred pages in GOTM are absolutely classic. I would recommend slogging through the novel just for the ending if anything. I was as confused as anyone the first time I read the novel, and that was after reading the whole thing, but once you do read the second one and then perhaps reread GOTM it all begins to click and your patience will be rewarded. Something that I find unique with Erikson is his use of extremely powerful characters constantly converging in hotspots in the Malazan world and then massive sorcerous and sword battles taking place. Just when you think you've seen it all out of nowhere pops someone even more powerful. And it all works really well IMHO. view post


posted 06 May 2004, 18:05 in Literature DiscussionStephen Erikson's Books by LooseCannon, Peralogue

Hawkwood's Voyage is the first book in Kearney's excellent series. I never got into Cook's books after the first one, which I believe is titled Black Company. The series seems like the poor sibling to Erikson's Malazan series. view post


posted 15 May 2004, 17:05 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by LooseCannon, Peralogue

Currently reading Chasm City by Alastair Reynolds. He writes believable sci-fi, in my opinion. Most of the technology in his books have that feeling of being authentic and that is what I like about it. Also, CC has a nice element of the hard-boiled detective in it and that is damn interesting when it is set in a far away solar system :). view post


posted 15 May 2004, 17:05 in The Darkness That Comes BeforeMoenghus = Mallahet? by LooseCannon, Peralogue

I think Maithanet does indeed know about Sarcellus and whoever else is like him. We don't really know what Maithanet's motivations are right now but I would be very surprised to find him nothing more than a holy man. The way he manipulated the Thousand Temples into a cohesive mass in so short a time speaks volumes. Does anyone else think that there might be more than just Moenghus and Kellhus in the Three Seas who are of the Dunyain? The Chorae are interesting. Right now it appears the only ones not affected by them are the Consult. The Cishaurim are affected, but in a different fashion then the Scarlet Spires, Mandate Schoolmen, Imperial Shiak, etc. Since the Mandate draw their knowledge from the sorcery of the North I wonder if the Nonmen are affected by the Chorae as well? view post


posted 07 Jun 2004, 00:06 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by LooseCannon, Peralogue

Evil view post


posted 07 Jun 2004, 00:06 in The Darkness That Comes BeforeJust bought my beautiful hardcover by LooseCannon, Peralogue

The artist who did the GOTM American cover has done all the covers for Hobb's books as well I think. And they all looked horrible IMHO. I wonder why the cover was changed for TDTCB for the British version anyway? The Canadian version seems like a pretty good universal cover if you ask me. view post


posted 07 Jun 2004, 00:06 in Author Q & AOther authors you enjoy by LooseCannon, Peralogue

I think with [i:19w71lg7]The Scar[/i:19w71lg7] Mieville really brought his writing to a new level. PSS was great but there were some moments that dragged in it. With [i:19w71lg7]The Scar[/i:19w71lg7] I could not put it down. The transition from the festering, sleazy city to the wide open ocean was amazing. If there was ever a book I would want to read on a beach or cruiseship that would be it. view post


posted 07 Jun 2004, 01:06 in Off-Topic DiscussionThe LOTR Films by LooseCannon, Peralogue

Well the ROTK is on DVD now and I am enjoying it more now that I have seen it a few times. The last charge of Theoden still puts shivers down my spine. What an amazing scene. Only disappointed that there was no preview for the extended edition. view post


posted 16 Jun 2004, 16:06 in Off-Topic DiscussionOS's and Browsers by LooseCannon, Peralogue

That was me :oops: view post


posted 16 Jun 2004, 16:06 in The Warrior ProphetTWP In Canada by LooseCannon, Peralogue

I would guess that Amazon.ca is your best bet as they are the cheapest. I have ordered many books from Amazon.co.uk to Canada and they took a week or less to arrive and you just have to pay a little extra for shipping. All in all it has always been a satisfactory experience. view post


posted 17 Jun 2004, 21:06 in Off-Topic DiscussionOS's and Browsers by LooseCannon, Peralogue

Well I am thinking more along the lines of implementing Linux in a server environment rather than at home so that means you can't just install the latest version on a whim most of the time. Thus, I've used 7.x of Redhat far longer than 9.0 so I am a little bit of a stickler I guess. And yes, you could update the packages and the kernel and it would basically be like version 9.0 as far as I know. But hearing it from a few of my teachers who are far more knowledgable then myself they claim it is a better version than 9.0. You should really have a look at Gentoo if you are interested in Linux. It is a really neat distro. view post


posted 20 Jun 2004, 16:06 in The Warrior ProphetMy thoughts on TWP by LooseCannon, Peralogue

*A few Warrior-Prophet spoilers obviously* I absolutely loved it. The battles were some of the best I've read in a fantasy series and the way Scott handled Achamian's dreams was great. I thought the No-God might end up being hokey or cliched but I was impressed. I read the advance copy a few months ago so refresh my memory here if I am wrong. Was Golgoterath a meteor of some kind that fell from space? I get the impression that the No-God and the Consult's strange powers, rather then from another dimension or something, fell from the sky. Also, the ending left me drooling at the mouth for TTT. The Consult are really nervous about the Dunyain now ;). view post


posted 20 Jun 2004, 16:06 in Off-Topic DiscussionOS's and Browsers by LooseCannon, Peralogue

Hmm, can't help you there. I run a dual-boot of Windows XP and Redhat 9 off of my laptop but I rarely use Redhat off of it. Have you heard of an application called vmware? It lets you run a virtual computer in a window. So basically in a nutshell you start up vmware and set it to load from a cd or an iso image and you can install a Linux or Windows OS right on that virtual machine. Nice way to test things out before you actually start repartitioning your HD. Really handy program as you can have multiple virtual machines open at once (memory permitting) and network them all together to experiment with certain things. www.vmware.com is the address. I'm pretty sure they have a 30-day free trial. view post


posted 24 Jun 2004, 22:06 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by LooseCannon, Peralogue

I am reading the Drawing of the Three by King. Second of seven in the Dark Tower series. I love Martin's series but I have to admit that Robb Stark dying was too easy to predict. Didn't know it would be a Red Wedding or anything but it was pretty obvious that he didn't really serve any sort of purpose in the first two books, nor did he have a POV. view post


posted 24 Jun 2004, 22:06 in The Warrior ProphetThe No-God by LooseCannon, Peralogue

The Sranc are some sort of race bred by the Inchoroi are they not? Regardless I think they are an offshoot of the No-God in one form or another so that would be a no-brainer. As for the Scylvendi I have no idea. I would imagine it would be through a crapload of lies and manipulation on the Consult's part as the Scylvendi's seem to be easily manipulated (aside from Cnaiur of course). It is interesting to think who the Scylvendi worshipped before the No-God. By the way, I just loved the description of that battle with the No-God and the umbilical reaching up to the sky. There's been so many evil gods in fanasy books and so few are written convincingly. The No-God, so far, as been great. Less is more as certain beer companies like to say. P.S. Anyone have any ideas on what exactly this Heron Spear is? Just a regular piece of wood with a metal tip? Or is the "Spear" metaphoric? view post


posted 24 Jun 2004, 22:06 in Author Q & ACouple of questions after a reread by LooseCannon, Peralogue

Wow, you smoked weed with your Grandma?! Well you did say you were of Dutch descent ;). view post


Chapters? posted 29 Jun 2004, 00:06 in Tour and Signing InformationChapters? by LooseCannon, Peralogue

Hey Scott, you planning on doing any book signings at Chapters in London again this year? I still have to buy a copy of TWP :). view post


posted 29 Jun 2004, 00:06 in Off-Topic DiscussionOS's and Browsers by LooseCannon, Peralogue

Good luck :). Suse 9.1 just became available a few weeks ago as an ISO download. Downloaded it and installed it in vmware and had a few problems. Finally got it running and then had to reboot to change the resolution size and now I can't boot it back up. It look really good on first impression, though. view post


posted 29 Jun 2004, 00:06 in Off-Topic DiscussionAges by LooseCannon, Peralogue

I'll be 24 in a week and a half. view post


posted 29 Jun 2004, 05:06 in Off-Topic DiscussionOS's and Browsers by LooseCannon, Peralogue

Yes and no. Until a few weeks ago you could only download a Live CD version of SUSE that let you test it out but it runs entirely off CD. You had to pay for it if you wanted to install it on your computer. Although I heard an earlier version was available for download. Anyway I partitioned my hard drive and put SUSE on it a few hours ago. Everything seems to be running fine more or less. SUSE is probably the easiest install of Linux I've ever used. My 84 year old Grandma could install it. view post


posted 03 Jul 2004, 15:07 in The Warrior ProphetThe No-God by LooseCannon, Peralogue

At the end of TWP we see some sort of command structure that we didn't know existed in the northern waste lands. That big ass demon dude (sorry, the book isn't near me at the moment) and then the Nonmen on their horses basically herding the Sranc. I would wager the Sranc are pretty much mindless beasts bred for the single purpose of overwhelming and then overrunning more organized armies of humans. view post


posted 05 Jul 2004, 14:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by LooseCannon, Peralogue

Greece view post


posted 05 Jul 2004, 14:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by LooseCannon, Peralogue

I really have to read this Dan Simmons fellow as it seems everyone is reading his work. Anyway, recently finished The Waste Lands by Stephen King and started King Rat by everyone's favorite Tolkien-basher, China Mieville :). view post


posted 05 Jul 2004, 14:07 in The Warrior ProphetMy thoughts on TWP by LooseCannon, Peralogue

No I'm pretty sure it was the Nonmen that "sailed" to the Three Sea's planet. The Inchoroi crossed over the Great Northern Mountains of Kayursus from Eanna didn't they? Or was that the first human settlers? Okay, now I am just as confused :). view post


posted 05 Jul 2004, 17:07 in Tour and Signing InformationChapters? by LooseCannon, Peralogue

It's in London (Ontario) but I can't remember where. Is that the one near Masonville Mall? view post


posted 06 Jul 2004, 04:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by LooseCannon, Peralogue

The Etched City is an amazing book, Aldarion. In my top three books that I read last year after TDTCB and The Scar by Mieville. You just reminded me that I wanted to reread that :). view post


posted 06 Jul 2004, 04:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow listening to... by LooseCannon, Peralogue

Haha, yep, that's the one I've been listening to in my car for the past week. Really like it. Other than that I've been listening to the old Nirvana Unplugged album. view post


posted 06 Jul 2004, 04:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by LooseCannon, Peralogue

I agree. I remember back in the mid 90s I had finished the fifth or sixth book in the Wheel of Time series and I just sat back and thought to myself of the lack of epic fantasy or just any type of decent fantasy-type books that were being released around that time. Now Martin, Erikson, and Bakker have come along and Mieville, K.J. Bishop, Vandermeer (in his own weird way ;)) are filling those gaps. view post


posted 06 Jul 2004, 05:07 in The Warrior ProphetMy thoughts on TWP by LooseCannon, Peralogue

I'm pretty sure that Akka says the Consult were humans who ventured into Golgotterath after the Inchoroi were long gone and discovered [i:3k3yfl2l]some[/i:3k3yfl2l] of their secrets. One of those secrets being the ability to shift skins. And yes, that demon dude at the end said he and his brother were the last who descended from the void so they might just be Inchoroi. view post


posted 06 Jul 2004, 22:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionThe LOTR Films by LooseCannon, Peralogue

Well I never heard about Daniel Day Lewis (big fan of his though), but I do know for the first few days of filming they had Stewart Townsend (the guy from Queen of the Damned) cast as Aragorn and they had to get rid of him because he was too young for the role. Ian Mackellan and Chris Lee were both amazing. Ian Mackellan made the entire first movie a classic, rather than just great. Can't wait to see Saruman's deleted scene in the EE later this year! view post


posted 06 Jul 2004, 22:07 in The Warrior ProphetMy thoughts on TWP by LooseCannon, Peralogue

Damn good point. I overlooked the "Old Father". That might explain how the one brother is searching for clues about the Dunyain thousands of miles away from Kellhus and the Apocalypse. His brother, the Synthese, told him through sorcerous means and now he is looking for answers. view post


posted 12 Jul 2004, 03:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionSex by LooseCannon, Peralogue

[quote:1ofrqc09]You're disappointed now aren't you, after eagerly clicking on the title? [/quote:1ofrqc09] Yep, I fell for it, hook line and sinker :( Oh, and male as well. view post


posted 12 Jul 2004, 03:07 in Literature DiscussionA Game of Thrones by LooseCannon, Peralogue

I picked aGoT up from the bookstore back in the day on a whim. The quote on the front "'It's brilliant' - Robert Jordan" practically made the book jump off the shelf, grab my wallet and drag me to the checkout. It's been a brutal wait for each book and to be honest I have really lost interest in the series as it has been so long a wait since 2000. Also, from reading one of the preview chapters for aFfC I realize it is going to be hard keeping track of all the character names as I can't remember all the Xeryo's and Deryo's after this long. I think I have reread the books a couple of times each but I haven't touched them in 2-3 years so it has been a while. view post


posted 12 Jul 2004, 03:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow listening to... by LooseCannon, Peralogue

Been listening to the Killers and Franz Ferdinand. Heard their singles on the radio and decided to get the cds. I believe both are British bands. view post


posted 12 Jul 2004, 03:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by LooseCannon, Peralogue

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posted 12 Jul 2004, 03:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionYour top 5 fantasy series... by LooseCannon, Peralogue

In no particular order: A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin The Prince of Nothing by Some Guy ;) A Tale of the Malazan Book of the Fallen by Steven Erikson The Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan The Lord of the Rings by J R. R. Tolkien Honorable mentions: Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn by Tad Williams The Monarchies of God by Paul Kearney The Dark Tower by Stephen King (I've only read the first three so far) Someone who hasn't really written an epic fantasy series but who I want to mention anyway is China Mieville. While I disagree with many of his views I do love his writing ability. [i:1doywq8k]Perdido Street Station[/i:1doywq8k] and [i:1doywq8k]The Scar[/i:1doywq8k] are two of my favorite books. view post


posted 12 Jul 2004, 03:07 in Author Q & AWomen In the Three Seas by LooseCannon, Peralogue

Haha, I think a reviewer burned Scott on this before and he made a post on here about this very topic. Anyway, and this is my opinion only, I think it makes his world seem a lot more believable that a civilization with so many religious convictions and feudal monarchies would have this sort of social structure. The world of Earwa would seem strange if it was rampant with modern day western ideals. Hope that didn't sound chauvinistic. view post


posted 12 Jul 2004, 05:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by LooseCannon, Peralogue

cha (cha cha) view post


posted 13 Jul 2004, 22:07 in Author Q & AWomen In the Three Seas by LooseCannon, Peralogue

It's true that it is up to the author but some might look at it as more of a logical choice. What sounds more credible - an author who writes about a land decimated by ancient war, and about to head right back into it, yet somehow along the way this land and its societies had time for civil rights movements - or an author who goes the easy way and injects his/her story with western ideals that only came into being after certain specific events that only occured after industrialization of their society? To me that is the easy way out so that they can appeal to as vast an audience as possible while sacrificing any sort of authenticity in their writing. I realize the genre is called fantasy but it is more credible to the structure of the story when there are specific reasons from the story's history as to why women have achieved equality or why there is a large middle-class smack dab in the middle of a feudal society. If there are good reasons then I would love to read a story with the examples above. If they are simply thrown in to appease an editor then no thank you. view post


posted 13 Jul 2004, 22:07 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow listening to... by LooseCannon, Peralogue

@Neil - Both are pretty good although I haven't listened to them a lot yet. Keep forgetting to bring the cds with me in the car. Anyway I'd say I am leaning a little more towards the Killers as the better. But FF has a couple of good singles on it and also sound a lot more British than the Killers. view post


posted 13 Jul 2004, 22:07 in Interviews and ReviewsAddendum to the wotmania Interview: Re: Monkeys by LooseCannon, Peralogue

I love Terry Goodkind(tm) jokes and this one is no exception. :) view post


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